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  • Inhofe blocks climate change resolution

    07/29/2014 9:19:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) blocked Senate Democrats on Monday from passing a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) asked unanimous consent to pass S.Res. 524, which is a measure that expresses the sense of the Senate that climate change is occurring and poses a risk to the United States. But Inhofe objected. “All we wanted to say in this resolution is climate change is happening,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said on the Senate floor. “We can’t afford to sit around here debating whether climate change is real.” Inhofe has been an ardent...
  • Student Government Passes First Anti-BDS Resolution

    06/11/2014 3:37:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/6/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The anti-Israel movement has made academia its breeding ground, and new initiatives to boycott Israeli academics and research are frequently introduced to student and professorial bodies. But the BDS movement was dealt a crippling blow on Wednesday, after one college turned the tables - introducing the first anti-BDS resolution at an American university. The student government at Western Washington University (Associated Students WWU) voted unanimously Wednesday that it will not consider boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) based on national origin, according to Israel advocacy organization StandWithUs. The 7-0 vote represents the first time ever that a North American university’s student...
  • BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues

    04/12/2014 11:09:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 164 replies
    MyNews3.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | KSNV MyNews3.com
    BUNKERVILLE (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- The gathering of rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle in northeast Clark County has been stopped by the director of the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM announcement came as Bundy was meeting with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie about the week-long dispute. The BLM had been using contract cowboys to round up Bundy's 900 head of cattle that have been grazing over 600,000 square acres in northeast Clark County for more than 20 years without his payment of grazing fees. As of Friday they had secure 389 cattle from the Gold Butte area, nearly 90 percent of...
  • MARK LEVIN: Republicans should pass resolution declaring NULL AND VOID

    01/28/2014 5:37:17 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/28/2014 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin says he thought long and hard about what the House of Representatives can do, given that they won’t use the power of the purse to reign in this president, and has come up with a solution. He says they should pass a resolution declaring null and void all presidential acts that are unconstitutional. Hey lays it out below: There’s something the House of Representatives actually can do. …Congress is a co-equal branch of the federal government and the House of Representatives is a co-equal branch of the United States Senate. The House of Representatives should pass a resolution....
  • Regulators release public portions of resolution plans for smaller banks

    01/16/2014 12:43:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | 16 JAN 2014 | Bora Yagiz
    The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) released the public portions of resolution plans for 116 institutions that submitted plans for the first time in December 2013, a group comprising smaller banks affected by Dodd-Frank requirements for winding-up plans. The Dodd-Frank Act requires that bank holding companies (and foreign companies treated as bank holding companies) with total consolidated assets of $50 billion or more and non-bank financial companies designated for enhanced prudential supervision by the Financial Stability Oversight Council periodically submit resolution plans to the Federal Reserve Board and the FDIC. Each plan must describe the...
  • San Francisco Supervisors Criticize Anti-Abortion Banners On Market St.

    01/16/2014 4:29:57 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    KCBS (radio, San Francisco) ^ | January 15, 2014 | Barbara Taylor
    SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have taken aim at anti-abortion banners placed on busy Market Street. Supervisor David Campos and six other supervisors are supporting a resolution opposing the banners and questioning their legality. The banners were put up by Walk for Life West Coast, a San Francisco based anti-abortion group that holds an annual rally in the city, scheduled for January 25th in Civic Center Plaza. --SNIP-- Eva Muntean of Walk for Life said her group obtained a permit and met all the criteria for their banners. --SNIP-- Muntean said the resolution...
  • 2014 New Year’s Resolution for all True Patriots

    01/01/2014 7:21:01 PM PST · by DonMashak · 21 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 12/31/2013 | Don Mashak
    For about 5 years now, various Americans from across the political spectrum have talked about taking back their country and restoring strict adherence to our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Patriots; There has been a lot of talk, not much action and even less success. In truth, there has been an even further erosion of our liberties as our government continues to expand its power and because less transparent and accountable to WE THE PEOPLE. With that perspective, it seems essential that WE THE PEOPLE commit to a 2014 New Years Resolution focused on turning back this erosion of our...
  • Good News! Harry Reid Passed the ‘National Chess Week’ Resolution!

    10/06/2013 3:03:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/06/13 | Jim Geraghty
    This weekend, you’ll hear a lot of senators, particularly Democratic senators allied with Harry Reid, insist they’re doing everything possible to end the government shutdown. **SNIP** On Friday, the Senate found time to pass a resolution “Designating the week of October 7 through 13, 2013, as “National Chess Week” to enhance awareness and encourage students and adults to engage in a game known to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills.”
  • The Successful Democratic Party "Shutdown"

    10/02/2013 5:05:08 AM PDT · by KC Burke · 17 replies
    Vanity | 10/2/2013 | KC Burke
    The Democratic Party shutdown has gone exactly as it was planned. We all have heard the terms, "budget crisis", GOP (or Tea Party) Shutdown, and House Shutdown. What is often neglected is the information that this is not a budget fight. there is no Federal Budget. The Obama Administration has made sure of that in setting this thing up. Instead Budgets have been positively avoided for half a decade. When the Democrats had the Majority, a super majority in both houses, they didn't pass a budget and when they lost the House they didn't turn in a Budget on time...
  • Syria resolution dies at U.N., and British lawmakers balk

    08/28/2013 6:24:59 PM PDT · by South40 · 42 replies
    LATimes ^ | 8/28/2013 | Paul Richter and Henry Chu
    The moves are a setback for the U.S. bid to strike Syria militarily for its alleged chemical weapons use. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's move to punish Syria's government for allegedly using chemical weapons in a deadly attack last week appeared to suffer a setback Wednesday when the U.S. failed to get United Nations approval for use of force and British support was thrown into question. The collapse of diplomatic efforts aimed at securing a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Syria was expected. The British impediment was not.
  • Resolution hits US Senate floor supporting Kerry's Mideast peace push

    07/30/2013 6:32:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 7/31/13 | Michael Wilner
    WASHINGTON -- Senator Dianne Feinstein of California introduced a bill Tuesday night that would have the Senate resolve itself to supporting Secretary of State John Kerry's push for a two-state solution. The bill hit the Senate floor just hours after direct negotiations began in Washington between Israel and the Palestinians. The two parties agreed to negotiate in earnest over the next nine months— with the United States facilitating— addressing final status issues with the aim of establishing two independent states side by side. Calling the two-state solution the only way to "ensure the State of Israel's survival as a secure,...
  • House GOP leaders blindsided by defections on spending vote

    03/10/2013 5:04:13 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 10 , 2013
    House Republican leaders have a new problem. They can’t count on their members to support them on procedural votes. Sixteen Republicans defected Wednesday in a vote on the rule governing consideration of a government-funding bill meant to prevent a government shutdown. The defections could have caused the rule to fail since most Democrats voted also voted against it. Even more striking? Seven of the Republicans who voted against the rule then voted for the funding bill.
  • Georgia Legislators Propose Ending Direct Election of Senators—Why Not Just Get Rid of the Senate?

    02/17/2013 10:14:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 101 replies
    Mother Jones (yeah, I know, I know) ^ | February 15, 2013 | Tim Murphy
    It is a matter of public record that the United States Senate is a terrible place where serious policy issues are ignored; routine votes are occasionally delayed over concerns about non-existent terrorist groups; and proverbial cans are proverbially kicked down the proverbial road of sadness, gridlock, and despair. What's less clear is why the Senate is such a congress of louts. Is it the endless pressure to raise money? The never-ending campaign? The fact that Americans hold lots of substantive disagreements on important things and are themselves—it's been said—somewhat dysfunctional? Actually, according to Georgia state Rep. Buzz Brockaway, the biggest...
  • Siskiyou Board of Supervisors Passes Resolution to Protect the Second Amendment (my title)

    02/15/2013 12:36:58 PM PST · by helpfulresearcher · 5 replies
    County of El Dorado, Siskiyou Board of Supervisors ^ | 2/12/2013 | Siskiyou Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Briggs
    Resolution 006-2013 in support of the Second Amendment and the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms ... NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Siskiyou supports all discussions seeking new ideas to protect our citizens from violence but cannot abide by any order, provision, law or agency initiative that violates the protections of the Second Amendment. See pdf here: http://eldorado.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1273909&GUID=CCC279CE-9092-4B0F-8523-5A6BEC8852F6
  • The next generation of surveillance. (Video)

    01/29/2013 12:14:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    dump.com ^ | 1-23-2013 | PBS
    A clip from the episode of NOVA entitled "Rise of the Drones." The full episode can be viewed here: http://video.pbs.org/video/2326108547
  • Glenn Beck’s New Year’s Resolution: No One On My Show Can Mention ‘That Man’ Obama Anymore

    01/02/2013 1:47:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/2/13 | Andrew Kirell
    We’ll see how long this pledge lasts. As part of his New Year’s resolutions, conservative talk host Glenn Beck returned from the holidays with a new policy: no one can mention President Obama anymore on his show. “Anybody who brings him up, besides me, is fired,” Beck said of the new policy. Astonished by the severity, co-host Stu Burguiere asked if staffers could get by with just mentioning that “the president said,” to which Beck said it would be evaluated on a “case-by-case basis.” Instead choosing to refer to the president as “that man” or “that guy,” Beck explained the...
  • New Year's Resolutions for 2013

    01/02/2013 8:21:08 AM PST · by fattigermaster · 2 replies
    Me | 1/1/13 | fattigermaster
    Haven't run across a thread on this timely ritual, so here's one. My New Year's resolutions, such as they are. Share some of yours if you wish.
  • Sony’s 84-inch LED TV with 4K resolution costs $24,999, ships in November

    09/08/2012 2:13:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    BGR ^ | 9/06/12 | Raymond Wong
    Sony’s 84-inch LED TV with 4K resolution costs $24,999, ships in NovemberBy: Raymond Wong | Sep 6th, 2012 at 11:35PM As if there was any doubt Sony’s (SNE) giant 84-inch 4K resolution LED TV would be expensive, Sony has finally priced its upcoming XBR-84X900 TV. The flat screen with a whopping 3840 x 2160-pixel resolution and integrated speakers will sell for $24,999. While Sony will start taking preorders for the TV beginning Thursday, September 6th, it won’t actually be available until November.
  • Six-month deal reached to avoid government shutdown, aides say

    07/31/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    national journal ^ | 7-31-12 | Katy O'Donnell
    The House will have just eight legislative workdays in September, and at least one of them will now be spent taking up a stopgap spending bill to fund the government past the election and through what is expected to be an extraordinarily hectic lame-duck session. The chamber will not take up a continuing resolution bill this week, according to aides, but House and Senate leaders are expected to announce as early as Tuesday afternoon that they have reached an informal agreement to take up a roughly six-month continuing resolution when they return from the August recess.
  • House Republicans release final Holder contempt resolution

    06/22/2012 10:55:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/22/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Republicans release final Holder contempt resolutionBy Pete Kasperowicz - 06/22/12 06:22 PM ET Republicans late Friday released the final version of the resolution asserting that Attorney General Eric Holder is in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation. The crux of the resolution is just three paragraphs: "Resolved, That Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, shall be found to be in contempt of Congress for failure to comply with a congressional subpoena. "Resolved, That pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 192 and 194, the Speaker of the...
  • House to 'deem' approval of 2013 budget on Tuesday

    04/17/2012 8:18:57 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House on Tuesday will pass a resolution that will deem the GOP-passed budget resolution as passed for the purpose of setting budget targets as members work on FY 2013 appropriations bills. The so-called "deeming resolution" is included in a rule setting the terms of debate for a gun rights bill, H.R. 4089, which will also be debated on Tuesday. Republicans on Monday evening released a statement explaining why it is proceeding this way, and pinned it on the failure of the Senate to approve a budget for the third year in a row. "When the Senate refuses to act,...
  • Republican Party of Texas Passes Resolution WARNING Mitt Romney

    04/03/2012 9:45:22 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 38 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/3/12 | David Bellow
    The State Republican Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Texas met for a quarterly meeting on Saturday March 31st, 2012 in Austin, TX. Several things of importance happened at the meeting, but this article will only cover the resolutions that were passed by the SREC. I will post other articles regarding the other things that happened at the meeting. There were five resolutions passed at this meeting. The most pressing and striking resolution that passed was a resolution warning Mitt Romney to go to the Texas Presidential Debate that the Texas GOP is putting together before the Texas...
  • UN General Assembly Approves Syria Resolution

    02/16/2012 5:33:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/2/12
    The United Nations General Assembly approved on Thursday a resolution calling for Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign and turn over his powers to his deputy. The resolution was passed by a decisive majority of 137 votes in favor and 12 votes against. 17 countries abstained. Despite the majority, however, the resolution is mostly symbolic...
  • BREAKING: New Media Alert: RNC passes Resolution Exposing UN Agenda 21

    01/16/2012 10:02:55 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies · 1+ views
    We The People USA ^ | January 15, 2012 | Shelly Kennedy
    Great news. Some have seen my FB note about the Indiana committeeman verifying that the RNC passed a resolution exposing UN Agenda 21, unanimously. This is true. (See attached). Now Oklahoma also verifies it. See below correspondence from Robert Semands, Govern Edmond Locally spokeperson, and please repost. Let's hold our GOP elected officials at all levels accountable to adhere to this RNC resolution. Are they Republican or not? Time to hold them accountable. By the way - who is OUR NJ RNC Committee person? Let's thank him/her! In other news, the National Federation of Republican Assemblies adopted the following resolutions...
  • IAEA Envoys 'Close' to Agreeing on Iran Resolution

    11/16/2011 11:23:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/11/11 | Elad Benari
    World powers are close to overcoming their differences on what message the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will send to Iran when its board of governors meets Thursday, diplomats told AFP on Wednesday. According to the reports, diplomats to the IAEA in Vienna were “close, but not there yet” to agreeing on a resolution amenable to all the main powers, including Russia and China. One diplomat told AFP that the resolution “will call on Iran to intensify dialogue with the agency and comply fully with its obligations. It also calls on the director general to report in March on the...
  • House Delays Vote on Resolution to Pull U.S. Forces Out of Libya (Kucinich tries to stop Obama)

    06/01/2011 2:01:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    WHSV ^ | 6/01/11
    House Delays Vote on Resolution to Pull U.S. Forces Out of LibyaWASHINGTON (AP) Posted: 4:08 PM Jun 1, 2011 The House has delayed a vote on a resolution pulling the U.S. military out of Libya. The measure's chief sponsor, Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, says President Barack Obama and the Republican leadership are trying to buy time to build support for the war. In a statement, Kucinich said the GOP leadership told him the vote, slated for Wednesday, had been delayed to obtain more information and consult with the administration. Kucinich says Obama violated the War Powers Act requiring...
  • In Violation Of UN Resolution, Western "Boots" Are Now On The Libyan Ground

    05/30/2011 3:22:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/30/11 | Tyler Durden
    In a TV slip caught by Al Jazeera, yet another Zero Hedge prediction has been confirmed: namely that it was only a matter of time before NATO "boots on the ground" would promptly replace the CIA's "sandals on the ground" in a fully Western-backed land invastion of Libya. Since it is too early to predict the nationality of the armed invaders, we will assume they are British as Al Jazeera speculates, because otherwise Congress is about to find itself in an unprecedented scandal for completely ignoring its duty to impose the War Powers Act, which in turn would mean that...
  • Is Obama in Violation of the War Powers Resolution? (Where's Congress?)

    05/26/2011 8:14:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Infozine ^ | 5/26/11
    Is Obama in Violation of the War Powers Resolution?Obama "Will Not Relent" on Libya, Where's Congress? Thursday, May 26, 2011 :: Staff infoZine Washington, D.C. - infoZine - Fox News is reporting: "President Obama warned Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi that the NATO military campaign against his regime 'will not relent,' as both he and British Prime Minister David Cameron reaffirmed their commitment to the mission and called on Qaddafi to leave power." **SNIP** "But isn't this just a technicality? Why is it important? The issue is critical for the American republic because when the United States was founded, the framers...
  • Obama Rejects Republican Short-Term CR Cutting DC Abortion Funds

    04/05/2011 12:42:27 PM PDT · by julieee · 6 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 5, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Rejects Republican Short-Term CR Cutting DC Abortion Funds President Barack Obama said today he would not sign a Republican short-term continuing resolution that reinstates a ban on taxpayer funding of abortions in the nation’s capital. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/04/05/obama-rejects-republican-short-term-cr-cutting-dc-abortion-funds/
  • Breakdown. The GOP is readying a short-term spending resolution as budget talks collapse.

    04/05/2011 8:15:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/05/2011 | Andrew Stiles
    House Republicans are preparing a third short-term spending resolution in the event that a long-term compromise cannot be reached with Senate Democrats and the White House before April 8, GOP aides confirm. That scenario suddenly looks a lot more likely after a tense back-and-forth Monday between leaders on both sides of the debate. The measure would last for one week, cut $12 billion in domestic discretionary spending, but would include funding for the Defense Department until the end of the current fiscal year (September 30). GOP leaders are also distributing pamphlets instructing members on how to prepare for a government...
  • President Obama notified Congress that he started an Illegal War 2 days after

    03/24/2011 7:57:15 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 5 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 3/24/11 | Alaphiah
    Exercising extra-Constitutional authority president Barry Hussein Soetoro started a war with Libya. What is extra-Constitutional authority? Allow me to put it this way, when President George W. Bush when to war with Iraq, looking for weapons of mass destruction, he first consulted with Congress and Congress, both the Senate and the House authorized the Iraq invasion. (see Iraq war resolution below) George W. Bush had the full authority and backing of the U.S. Congress before he initiated any action against Iraq. Barry Hussein Soetoro already has two wars going, the Iraq war that was ongoing before he was elected and...
  • "AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST IRAQ RESOLUTION OF 2002"

    03/19/2011 5:13:38 PM PDT · by torchthemummy · 9 replies
    FR Webgate ^ | October, 16, 2002 | 2002 Joint Resolution
    AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST IRAQ RESOLUTION OF 2002 -------------------Snip----------------------------- SEC. 3. (title snip) (a) Authorization.--The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to-- (1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and (2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq. (b) Presidential Determination.--In connection with the exercise of the authority granted in subsection (a) to use force the President shall, prior to such exercise or as soon thereafter as may be...
  • Repeal It and Then Fund It?

    03/14/2011 5:42:10 AM PDT · by jenk · 15 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 03/14/11 | Jen Kuznicki
    Dear Republican Leadership, those little campaign promises that got you elected are being clearly brought to mind. The CR cannot pass without including language to right a wrong. The Democrat's dirty trick of including appropriations to the Obamacare bill cannot be tolerated. The party loyalists are getting fed some pretty murky swampwater on why Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor are insisting on a continuing resolution that funds Obamacare. We elected you to cut and slash like Edward Scissorhands on an overgrown juniper. Istook's testimony is devastatingly clear on what needs to be done. Perhaps this quote from Politico will show...
  • Resolution and Forgiveness

    03/13/2011 6:22:47 PM PDT · by hawkins · 2 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 03/13/2011 | Erik Smith
    We all have been there. It’s a great day, everything is going fine, and then someone does something to hurt or offend us. Maybe, it’s a co-worker, our boss, a fellow student, a teacher, a clerk in the store, or even a member of our own family who says or does something that injures us physically, mentally, and/or emotionally. Our first instinct, usually, is to feel a bit surprised and angry. We are now at an important crossroads, a significant point of decision. We must now choose what our next response will be. At this “fork in the road,” we...
  • Levin Surge!

    03/10/2011 8:02:02 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Vote NO on the C.R. 202-224-3121 Call your member of Congress and say, "Vote No On the Continuing Resolution because it doesn't cut funding for Obamacare!" 202.224.3121
  • Lawmakers kill bill to repeal 17th Amendment

    03/01/2011 7:21:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    KTVB.com ^ | March 1, 2011 | The Associated Press
    BOISE -- A resolution supporting repeal of the amendment that gives voters the right to pick U.S. Senators has died in a House committee. The House State Affairs Committee voted 13-6 to defeat the measure encouraging the repeal of the 17th Amendment in the U.S. Constitution. The loss is a blow for Mountain Home Rep. Pete Nielsen, who claimed such a step was necessary to get the U.S. Senate more in tune with the needs of states. But several lawmakers said they were concerned with wording in measure, including a reference calling Congress an "arrogant bureaucracy."
  • Pelosi edits honorary resolution...on Pelosi

    02/25/2011 7:54:49 AM PST · by La Lydia · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | February 25, 2011
    The Democratic National Committee wanted to honor Nancy Pelosi Thursday -- but its praise wasn't good enough for the House minority leader. When the DNC's Resolutions Committee brought up a resolution commemorating Pelosi's years as speaker of the House, Pelosi's daughter sought to alter the proposal at her mother's behest, adding some of the accomplishments that the elder Pelosi felt the committee had overlooked. "I have some friendly amendments," said Christine Pelosi, a political strategist, at the committee's session during the DNC Winter Meeting Thursday. She is a member of the committee. "You think I'm kidding," Christine Pelosi added, to...
  • U.N. Resolution on Israeli Settlements Puts Obama in Bind

    01/20/2011 6:16:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    yahoo, time ^ | 1/20/11 | Tony Karon
    It was always going to be a struggle for the U.S. to dissuade its Arab allies from going ahead with a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements. But last week's "people power" rebellion in Tunisia has made Washington's effort to lobby against the plan more difficult. Tunisia has given the autocratic leaders of countries such as Egypt and Jordan more reason to fear their own people. For those regimes, symbolically challenging unconditional U.S. support for Israel is a low-cost gesture that will play well on restive streets. Going ahead with the resolution, which was discussed on Wednesday at the...
  • New Year's resolution for America: stop the fiscal insanity

    01/04/2011 10:44:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Review Messenger ^ | 01/04/2011 | Prof. Mark Hendrickson, Grove City College
    As we enter the New Year, the financial landscape is littered with essentially bankrupt governments. Governments at every level are in dire financial straits. During the last decade’s governmental spending binge, total state and municipal bond debt has nearly doubled to almost $3 trillion, while federal debt rose over 150 percent from under $6 trillion to almost $14 trillion. Several dozen cities, including Harrisburg, Los Angeles, and Detroit, teeter on the brink of insolvency. Municipal bonds, once considered ultra-safe, are approaching junk status. State governments from coast to coast are broke. From Republican Governor Chris Christie’s New Jersey on the...
  • Obama's New Year's resolution? Fix the economy (Good luck, America. You're gonna need it.)

    01/01/2011 12:54:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/1/11 | Jeff Mason
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has set his New Year's resolution high for 2011: repair the struggling economy. In his weekly radio and Internet address on Saturday, the vacationing president said recent data showed the economic recovery was gaining traction even as millions of Americans are still out of work. "Our most important task now is to keep that recovery going," Obama said. "As president, that's my commitment to you: to do everything I can to make sure our economy is growing, creating jobs, and strengthening our middle class. That's my resolution for the coming year." Unemployment of nearly 10...
  • Arab League to turn to UN for anti-settlement resolution

    12/15/2010 3:57:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 12/15/10 | HERB KEINON
    J’lem concerned PA may not want even indirect talks without freeze; Fayyad says Palestinians seeking state, not just another declaration. The Palestinian Authority was looking to Arab League foreign ministers who met on Wednesday night in Cairo to “tie its hands” and not authorize even proximity talks until Israel freezes settlement construction, Israeli government officials said. And, indeed, the Arab League obliged, with the ministers speaking out against any talks – direct or indirect – unless the US takes a firm stance on the future borders of a Palestinian state. “The negotiation track between the Palestinians and Israelis is futile....
  • Merkel urges Germans: stand up for Christian values

    11/17/2010 7:30:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2010 | Tom Heneghan
    (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans debating Muslim integration to stand up more for Christian values, saying Monday the country suffered not from "too much Islam" but "too little Christianity." Addressing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, she said she took the current public debate in Germany on Islam and immigration very seriously. As part of this debate, she said last month that multiculturalism there had utterly failed. Some of her conservative allies have gone further, calling for an end to immigration from "foreign cultures" -- a reference to Muslim countries like Turkey -- and more pressure on immigrants...
  • Geithner urges quick resolution of tax cut issue (even a temporary one for the 'evil' wealthy)

    11/16/2010 9:29:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/10 | Martin Crutsinger - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Tuesday the administration remains opposed to a permanent extension of tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, something strongly favored by Republicans. He said it is critical for Congress to resolve the issue before the end of the year. Geithner said that the administration wanted to see a permanent extension of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 annually. He said a permanent extension of tax cuts for households making above that amount would be very expensive. But during an appearance at a forum for corporate executives, Geithner...
  • MAINE REPUBLICANS STAND WITH ARIZONA

    08/13/2010 2:58:11 PM PDT · by maine yankee · 22 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lance Dutson, Communications Director, Maine Republican Victory Campaign 207-322-3843 August 13, 2010 MAINE REPUBLICANS STAND WITH ARIZONA Maine-authored resolution receives unanimous support from Republican National Committee AUGUSTA - A resolution in support of Arizona's right to enforce existing federal immigration laws was passed last week at the Republican National Committee meeting in Kansas City. The resolution was introduced by Maine GOP Committeewoman Jan Staples, and received unanimous support. "Maine Republicans stand with the people of Arizona," said Staples. "As a border state, we understand the gravity of this issue. The safety of our citizens is of...
  • Can Lame Duck Season Be Cancelled?

    07/29/2010 3:35:56 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 15 replies · 1+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 07/29/10 | CaroleL
    Is no Congress at all better than the one we'll have between Election Day and the swearing in of the winners? According to a resolution offered today by Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Georgia), the answer is most definitely yes. The resolution calls on Congress not to hold a so-called lame duck session to pass unpopular legislation such as card check, cap & trade, tax increases and more deficit spending bills.
  • NAACP Won't Release Text of Tea Party Resolution Until October

    07/14/2010 3:05:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 14, 2010 | Philip Klein
    The NAACP will not release the actual text of its resolution condemning "racist elements" within the Tea Party movement until October, when the organization's board gives it final approval, a spokesman for the group has told me. Though the final version has not surfaced, I reported on some excerpts from the preliminary draft of the resolution yesterday, which I was able to record before a live webcast broadcasting the NAACP conference was cut off. Among other things, an early draft called Tea Party movement, a "threat to the pursuit of human rights, justice and equality for all." In a blog...
  • abc: What Do You Think of the NAACP's Condemning Tea Party Elements as 'Racist'?

    07/13/2010 9:05:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 54 replies
    abcnews ^ | June 13, 2010 | HUMA KHAN
    The NAACP is expected to approve a resolution today condemning the Tea Party for "racist elements that are a threat to democracy." The proposed resolution, which is expected to pass today at the organization's annual convention in Kansas City , Mo., cites cases of what it calls "explicitly racist behavior," including "signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically." NAACP spokeswoman Leila McDowell told ABC News, "We're deeply concerned about elements that are trying to move the country back, trying to reverse the progress that we've made," and asked that "law-abiding members of...
  • NAACP may pass resolution condemning tea party racism

    07/13/2010 7:42:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2010 | Allahpundit
    They’ll probably finesse it so that it targets “racist elements” within the tea-party movement rather than declaring the movement itself wholly and irretrievably racist, but of course the goal is to taint everyone involved by association. Despite its absurdities and own occasional racist excesses, the NAACP still has moral authority to burn when it comes to race. So this will serve two purposes: One, it gives them a shot of relevance per the endless media hyperventilating that’ll ensue once they pass it, and two, it’s obviously a nice weapon for Democrats to wield against grassroots candidates like Sharron Angle and...
  • Congressional Resolution Promotes Eco-Bunkers

    06/22/2010 10:26:24 AM PDT · by H8LIBERALS · 1 replies
    Nanny State Liberation Front ^ | June 22, 2010 | Nanny State Liberation Front
    In case you missed it, last week (June 13-19) was declared by a congressional resolution to be “High-Performance Building Week.” It wasn’t quite the most creative or intriguing name for a national ‘holiday,’ but properly referring to it as “Go Broke Trying to Green Your Office, School and Other Buildings Week” was too long-winded and probably would have generated unwanted attention to a handful of congressional tree-huggers’ plans to bankrupt builders before they even lay the foundations. According to H. Res. 1407, High-Performance Building Week recognizes “the importance of high-performance buildings through the inclusion of a definition of high-performance buildings...
  • Carnac's U.N. Resolution

    06/09/2010 12:20:07 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 2 replies · 24+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | June 9, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The fact that Turkey voted against the resolution is telling. How long do you figure it will be before we hear of freshly-listed illegal arms and supplies from Turkey being found in Iran? Months? Weeks, even?