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  • China Overtakes US As World’s Largest Economy

    10/08/2014 2:01:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/08/2014
    The Chinese economy just surpassed the U.S. economy to become the world’s largest in terms of purchasing power, according to the International Monetary Fund.The IMF measures economic strength by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in both market exchange rates and average purchasing power, the latter being where China has overtaken the U.S. with a GDP of $17.6 trillion by the end of 2014 — 16.4 percent of the world’s purchasing power. The U.S. will close out the year with a purchasing-power adjusted GDP of $17.4 trillion, or 16.2 percent of the world’s total.Financial Times predicted the change in April and illustrated...
  • Immigration Doesn’t Have the Votes Yet, Ryan Says

    03/12/2014 7:33:28 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 54 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 3-12-2014 | Daniel Newhauser
    House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan told his local newspaper that Republican leaders do not have the votes yet to pass a rewrite of the nation’s immigration system. “We don’t have the votes right now,” the Wisconsin Republican told his local newspaper, the Janesville Gazette, in an interview Monday. “Right now, we’re working hard to find where that consensus lies.” Ryan said both the right and left are holding up an overhaul. A poll of House Republican offices by CQ Roll Call found that just 18 members, including Ryan, publicly support the immigration principles Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio...
  • Government Coverups Behind Islamic Invasion of America

    02/16/2014 7:23:24 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | February 15, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    Grover Norquist, who founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)... his connections to Muslim Brotherhood groups and individuals in the U.S. is irrefutable. One such individual is Abdurahman Alamoudi. Another is Suhail Khan, whose father helped found the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Students Association (MSA). His mother sat on the board of a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter... Norquist helped Khan become the White House gatekeeper relative to selecting Muslim leaders who the Bush administration partnered with before and after 9/11. Those Muslim leaders belonged to Muslim Brotherhood front groups. ... Last year it was...
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Drops Crusade Against Obamacare

    01/18/2014 12:11:06 PM PST · by Qbert · 50 replies
    eba.benefitnews.com ^ | JANUARY 14, 2014 | ELLIOT M. KASS
    In a striking about face, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will no longer seek the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, working instead to correct what it sees as its flaws. It was three years ago this month, during his annual State of American Business address, that the Chamber’s president and CEO, Tom Donahue, labeled the ACA “unworkable” and called for its repeal. During last week’s address he softened his views, calling instead for business-friendly adjustments to the new law. “The administration is obviously committed to keeping the law in place, so the chamber has been working pragmatically to fix...
  • The Hypocrisy Of Congress´s Gold-Plated Health Care

    09/24/2013 9:09:37 AM PDT · by opentalk · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 23, 2013 | William Bennett & Christopher
    As close observers of history and human nature, James Madison and the other Founders of the U.S. Constitution knew that the equal and unbiased application of the law to all people, especially elected officials, is essential to freedom and justice and one of the primary safeguards from authoritarianism and oppression by a ruling class. And so, referring to the members of Congress, James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 57: "[T]hey can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of the society." Today, elected officials need...
  • ATT,Verizon,Sprint Are Paid Cash by NSA For Your Private Communications

    09/23/2013 12:09:17 PM PDT · by shego · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/23/13 | Robert Lenzner
    The National Security Agency pays AT&T T -0.38%, Verizon and Sprint several hundred million dollars a year for access to 81% of all international phone calls into the US, according to a leaked inspector general’s report, which has been reported by the Washington Post, AP, and the New York Review of Books. In fact., this secret report says that “NSA maintains relationships with over 100 U.S. companies, underscoring that the U/S. has the “home-field advantage as the primary hub for worldwide communications,” the New York Review of Books reported in its August 15 issue.... AT&T charges $325 for each activation...
  • Marco Rubio, John Boehner meet on immigration

    06/14/2013 10:09:45 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 18 replies
    Not much is truly known about where House Speaker John Boehner stands on immigration reform. He says he wants it done, but has barely waded into the policy. But in a closed meeting with his closest Capitol Hill allies — a group informally known as Team Boehner — he’s giving more clues. Rubio talked about the Senate Gang of Eight immigration bill, according to sources familiar with the meeting. Boehner didn’t heavily weigh in on the legislation, but the fact that he would welcome Rubio in to talk about the bill. shows that the speaker is actively gaming out the...
  • Marco Rubio: In immigration reform, legalization comes first — ‘It is not conditional’

    06/10/2013 5:14:06 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-10-2013 | Byron York
    In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform group, made his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements. “Let’s be clear,” Rubio said. “Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border....
  • Marco Rubio goes all-in on immigration bill

    04/12/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 107 replies
    Polutico ^ | Friday April 11, 2013
    Marco Rubio is preparing to go all in to support sweeping immigration legislation, offering himself up as the public face of a bill that will split the Republican Party — but that his allies hope will propel him to the front of the GOP presidential sweepstakes. After offering lukewarm support until now, Rubio is preparing to fully embrace a measure that is the most significant of his political career so far. The gambit could pay off in spades by crowning a leading presidential contender in 2016, or it could permanently damage the Republican’s brand with conservatives. Rubio is planning a...
  • Sen. Mark Kirk: Booze and boat parties smoothed bipartisan gun deal

    04/11/2013 7:37:42 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 99 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Sen. Mark Kirk says the real driving force behind the gun deal that was hatched by bipartisan work was booze and boat retreats. The Illinois Republican said to reporters that visits to the Black Tie, a yacht owned by Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin, played a large role in the Democratic-Republican come-together over background checks and other legislation related to gun control, Roll Call reported. “You guys really ought to go out to National Harbor and see the Black Tie, which has been much of the reason for much of the bipartisan cooperation around here,” he said, as quoted in Roll...
  • Boehner voices support for emerging House immigration deal

    03/19/2013 11:42:24 AM PDT · by AuntB · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mar. 19, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday voiced support for the work of a secretive bipartisan immigration coalition in the House, but he said Republican lawmakers must be educated on the issue before legislation can advance. A group of eight lawmakers — four Republicans and four Democrats — has been meeting privately for years to craft a comprehensive immigration overhaul, and they told Boehner and other Republican leaders last week that they were close to a deal. He also refused, as he has before, to weigh in on the contentious question of a path to citizenship for the illegal immigrants now...
  • WATCH: President Obama Takes A Dozen GOP Senators To Dinner At DC's Jefferson Hotel

    03/07/2013 6:39:36 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 28 replies
    WMAL.com ^ | March 7, 2013 | WMAL
    President Obama and Republican senators had a “good exchange of ideas” Wednesday evening during their roughly two-hour-long dinner at the posh Jefferson Hotel, just blocks from the White House, according to a senior administration official. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gave the meeting a thumbs up as he exited the hotel, saying it was “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.” McCain told reporters gathered across the street that it was a “very enjoyable evening,” but declined to discuss specifics.
  • White-Flag Surrender on Cliff

    01/02/2013 8:39:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    For all the pissing and moaning over the fiscal cliff, there was never much of a "cliff" in the first place. Worse yet, every delay made matters increasing irresponsible in terms of addressing the deficit. The final result, as passed by the Senate, watered down budget cuts from $600 billion to a mere $12 billion. Moreover, the extension of the tax cuts will add almost $4 trillion to the deficit over 10 years according to CBO analysis of the American Taxpayer Relief Act. Nonetheless, that was not enough for liberal democrats who thought they did not get enough out of...
  • Alert: Immigration sellout underway? (Boehner, Cantor, GOP-e ready to cave?)

    11/09/2012 7:37:39 AM PST · by Qbert · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2012 | Mickey Kaus
    Alert! The entire GOP elite seems to be trying to sell out en masse on immigration. Not only Boehner, but Cantor. And Hannity  (who works for pro-amnesty world citizen Rupert Murdoch). Even Krauthammer. …Maybe these people are convinced the larger GOP project can be saved simply by caving on just this one issue...[Snip]. But by then there will be another wave of new, instinctively Democratic illegal immigrants (lured by the Boehner Amnesty) for Dems to appeal to. [Snip] The larger point is that “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”–which is supposed to be a simultaneous combination of an amnesty plus enforcement measures–is a terrible idea. It’s...
  • Republicans Join Democrats to Save Corporate Welfare (Again)

    06/11/2012 10:42:13 PM PDT · by Flashman_at_the_charge · 10 replies
    Cato @ Liberty ^ | June 8, 2012 | Tad DeHaven
    Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) introduced three amendments to the recently passed Energy & Water appropriations bill that would have eliminated a slew of business subsidies at the Department of Energy. Unfortunately, House Republicans once again teamed up with their Democratic colleagues to keep the corporate welfare spigot flowing.
  • Romney nails endorsements from George H.W. Bush and Florida Senator Marco Rubio

    03/29/2012 2:59:06 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 108 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 03-28-12 | Jonathan Lemire
    Mitt Romney trotted out a pair of big-name GOP endorsements Thursday to urge Republicans to close ranks around him — but his main rivals refuse to abandon their own White House dreams. Romney received the blessing of powerful Republicans past — former President George H.W. Bush — and present - popular Florida Senator Marco Rubio — in a 24-hour span, further signaling that the GOP establishment wants the grueling primary process to end. Romney even met with opponent Newt Gingrich over the weekend in New Orleans to ask for his support, but no deal was brokered, advisors to both men...
  • Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    02/08/2012 8:11:18 AM PST · by rarestia · 116 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Shaun Waterman
    Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s … a drone, and it’s watching you. That’s what privacy advocates fear from a bill Congress passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace. The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.
  • House agrees payroll tax deal as Republicans cave in to Obama

    12/22/2011 2:32:54 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 216 replies · 3+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 22 December 2011 | Ewen MacAskill
    House speaker John Boehner is set to sign an offer from Obama to accelerate negotiations. Republicans in the House of Representatives have capitulated in the showdown over the payroll tax, handing Barack Obama an important victory going into election year. Under pressure from other senior Republicans for blocking a bill that would extend tax cuts to millions of Americans, the House speaker, John Boehner, is backing away from his insistence that any deal must cover a full year. A deal agreed by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate on Saturday covers two months, to allow further negotiations in January. It...
  • Country music gets its day at the White House; Obamas to showcase...stars (Tomorrow)

    11/20/2011 5:28:28 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Country music gets its due at the Obama White House next week. The Obamas will play host to a string of country stars — legendary and contemporary — Monday at their seventh “In Performance at the White House” program. Among those performing Monday night: Lauren Alaina, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Mickey, Darius Rucker and James Taylor.
  • GOP leaders seek backing for tax compromise (Boehner leading the charge for tax increases)

    11/15/2011 10:23:32 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-16 | Lisa Mascaro
    Republican leaders have started laying the groundwork to persuade GOP lawmakers to support a compromise on a tax increase, an issue that has deadlocked a congressional "super committee" pressed to come up with a deficit-reduction plan by next week. GOP leaders on Tuesday presented to their rank-and-file members a scenario under which Republicans would agree to $250 billion in new tax revenue over the next 10 years, largely by limiting itemized deductions for upper-income households.
  • Republicans put revenue in the mix

    11/09/2011 12:00:01 AM PST · by Redcloak · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/7/11 11:39 PM EST | JAKE SHERMAN & SEUNG MIN KIM
    A remarkable thing has happened on the way to the supercommittee deadline: Republicans are beating the “we-want-more-revenue” drum. No, congressional Republicans haven’t taken up the mantle of tax increases, but as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction lurches toward its Nov. 23 deadline to cut $1.2 trillion from the nation’s deficit, GOP lawmakers are talking a lot about how to raise revenue and still stick to their no-tax-increase pledge.
  • Debt-limit vote postponed as GOP seeks support

    07/28/2011 5:08:25 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 28, 2011 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The endgame at hand, House Republicans struggled Thursday to pass legislation to prevent a looming government default while slicing nearly $1 trillion from federal spending. Senate Democrats pledged to scuttle the bill — if it got to them — in hopes of forcing a final compromise. As afternoon debate headed toward evening, GOP leaders ordered an unexplained halt on the measure and Speaker John Boehner summoned a string of recalcitrant rank-and-file Republicans to his office. Asked what he and Boehner had talked about, Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said, "I think that's rather obvious. .. There's negotiations going...
  • Obama to Push for Wider Deal With G.O.P. on Deficit Cuts (has Boehner made a deal with Obama?)

    07/07/2011 4:26:08 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2011-07-07 | Carl Hulse & Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — Heading into a crucial negotiating session on a budget deal on Thursday, President Obama has raised his sights and wants to strike a far-reaching agreement on cutting the federal deficit as Speaker John A. Boehner has signaled new willingness to bargain on revenues. (snip) The president’s renewed efforts follow what knowledgeable officials said was an overture from Mr. Boehner, who met secretly with Mr. Obama last weekend, to consider as much as $1 trillion in unspecified new revenues as part of an overhaul of tax laws in exchange for an agreement that made substantial spending cuts, including in...
  • Sen. Kyl: GOP Open To $150-$200 Billion In Revenue Increases As Part Of Debt Deal

    07/06/2011 6:25:22 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies
    Dow Jones ^ | 2011-07-06
    WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) - U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.) said that Republicans are open to between $150 billion to $200 billion in increased federal revenues as part of an agreement to cut federal deficits in a bid to smooth the passage of a debt ceiling increase. But Kyl said these figures didn't include closing any of the business tax deductions that Democrats have been pushing for, saying instead the total was reached by increasing fees charged to entities regulated by the federal government or sales of federal-owned property. "I have characterized those as things like fee increases, revenue from...
  • 'A deep-rooted hatred of the British': How Israelis 'armed junta' in Falklands conflict

    04/20/2011 8:08:52 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 76 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20th April 2011 | Mail Foreign Service
    'A deep-rooted hatred of the British': How Israelis 'armed junta' in Falklands conflict Israel secretly provided arms and supplies to Argentina during the Falklands conflict, according to revelations in a new book. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin had such a deep-rooted hatred of the British that the Jewish state covertly became the biggest supplier of military equipment to the Argentine military junta. Gas masks, radar alert systems, air-to-air missiles and fuel tanks for fighter bombers were sent from Tel Aviv to arm General Galtieri’s forces. The most audacious deal involved supplying 23 French-built fighter aircraft – Mirage IIICs – which...
  • Party convention hinders key California budget vote

    03/18/2011 2:20:44 PM PDT · by fifedom · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 17, 2011 | Jim Christie
    Potentially standing in the way of a vote on extending the tax increases is the Republican Party party convention this weekend. There is little point for Democrats who control the legislature to schedule a vote on a tax measure with activists on their way to the convention demanding that Republican lawmakers live up to their anti-tax rhetoric analysts said. "The more probable outcome is that they'll wait until after the convention," said Jon Coupal,
  • Presidential candidates won't need to show birth certificate for Arizona ballot

    02/15/2011 12:13:47 AM PST · by blockhead51 · 50 replies
    East Valley Tribune ^ | Howard Fischer
    It doesn't look like Barack Obama will need to get his original birth certificate to state officials to be on the presidential ballot in Arizona next year. On a 5-3 vote Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee defeated SB 1526 which would let Arizona impose its own requirements on what someone needs to prove before being on the ballot in the state. Three Republicans voted with the two Democrats on the panel to kill the plan offered by Sen. Ron Gould, R-Lake Havasu City. Virtually identical legislation was introduced in the House in the form of HB 2544. But that measure...
  • Texas Governor gives Mexico 48 hours to find body of missing American shot by pirates

    10/07/2010 10:07:12 AM PDT · by txroadkill · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/07/2010 | Staff
    Texas Governor Rick Perry has given Mexico's president 48 hours to contact him with information on the ongoing efforts to find the body of an American man reportedly shot dead on a border lake. Mr Perry said he hoped the body of David Hartley will be recovered by the time Felipe Calderón contacts him. 'If not, we're not looking hard enough,' he declared on Wednesday. Mr Hartley's wife Tiffany claims her husband was shot by Mexican pirates on Falcon Lake last week as they returned over the U.S. border on jet skis.
  • Federal Police: US Consulate Worker Killed For Providing Rival Gang Visas

    07/03/2010 11:51:06 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    KFOX14 ^ | 7/2/10 | AP
    MEXICO CITY -- A top drug gang enforcer said he ordered the killing of a U.S. consulate worker because she helped provide visas to a rival gang in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, federal police said Friday. Jesus Ernesto Chavez (aka El Camello), whose arrest was announced on Friday, leads a band of hit men for a street gang tied to the Juarez cartel, said Ramon Pequeno, the head of anti-narcotics for the federal police. Pequeno said Chavez ordered the March 13 attack that killed U.S. consulate employee Lesley Enriquez and her husband as they drove through the violent...
  • Why Endorse McCain?

    07/01/2010 9:49:00 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 1, 2010 4:00 A.M | Andrew C. McCarthy
    I haven’t been keeping score, but my sense has been that National Review stays out of Republican congressional primary races, at least most of the time. This is a good thing. It reflects an ethos focused on the strategic direction of the conservative movement rather than tactical politics. It underscores that issues are more critical to us than personalities. As a practical matter, moreover, it avoids diminishing the magazine’s prestige. A candidate who wins despite NR’s endorsement of his opponent could become hostile — and less open to our ideas — especially because he knows NR’s endorsement of the other...
  • Obama's evangelical cabinet on immigration reform (amnesty)

    07/01/2010 11:20:49 AM PDT · by fifedom · 29 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | July 1, 2010 | Dan Gilgoff
    The White House invited four of the country’s top evangelical pastors to attend President Obama’s speech this morning calling for immigration reform. ... The Rev. Leith Anderson, President, National Association of Evangelicals. NAE is the nation’s largest evangelical group and has long sought to be a moderate evangelical alternative to the Christian Right. Dr. Richard Land, President, Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. ... worries that conservatives will burn bridges with the country’s fast-growing Hispanic bloc if they take a hard anti-immigrant line. Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Council. Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of the...
  • Top PR firm for BP tied to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

    05/30/2010 12:20:05 PM PDT · by devane617 · 92 replies · 3,187+ views
    Washington Exmainer ^ | 05/30/2010 | Mark Hemingway
    Over at The Next Right, the've pieced together some interesting connections about the White House's ties to British Petroleum, better know as the company currently polluting the Gulf of Mexico. We all know Obama was the biggest recipient of BP's campaign cash in Washington, but it seems BP's ties to the White House run even deeper. According to The Next Right, PR firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner "helped BP plan and evaluate its successful re-branding campaign, focusing the company's branding on energy solutions, including the development of solar and other renewable energy sources." The firm's Stanley Greenberg is married to Rep....
  • Stupak, Dems reach abortion deal; 'eight or nine' will vote yes

    03/21/2010 12:57:43 PM PDT · by CWW · 277 replies · 7,714+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03-21-2010 | cww
    Stupak, Dems reach abortion deal; 'eight or nine' will vote yes By Jared Allen - 03/21/10 03:33 PM ET Democrats have reached a deal on an executive order on abortion that could hand them a victory on healthare. "Eight or nine" Democrats, including Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), will announce the deal at a 4 p.m. press conference, according to an anti-abortion Democrat. "We've changed [our votes]," said Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio). Driehaus said he's seen the executive order and can now vote for the healthcare bill. He said Stupak has signed off, as well. Driehaus made his remarks just a...
  • Catholic Health Group Accepts Abortion Language in Reform Bill

    03/13/2010 2:42:31 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 29 replies · 707+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | March 13, 2010 | David Gibson
    David Gibson Posted: 03/13/10 The head of the national association of Catholic hospitals, which holds great sway in the health care debate, threw her support Saturday behind the contested Senate reform bill in a move that could give a major boost to the legislation's prospects. But the endorsement of Sister Carol Keehan, president of the Catholic Health Association, could also put the nun and her organization at odds with the Catholic hierarchy, which continues to oppose the bill due to its provision on abortion coverage. As Politics Daily has reported, the Senate bill does not appear to allow for abortion...
  • Palin and the General (Putting the McCain Endorsement in Perspective)

    03/09/2010 8:28:51 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 210 replies · 2,629+ views
    3/09/10 | Vanity
    I cannot tell how much of this outrage about Sarah Palin's endorsement of McCain is feigned by those who do not wish her well. It is not principally to those folks that this post is directed. To those conservatives who are genuinely disappointed by Sarah Palin's decision to support McCain, let me say that I think Rush and Mark Levin understand it and have said that it is a question of loyalty and that loyalty is a virtue. That makes sense to me and, personally, I would be a little put off if she did otherwise, since it would look...
  • Money That Encourages International Migration -- a Typology

    11/24/2009 10:24:55 AM PST · by AuntB · 2 replies · 442+ views
    Center for Immigration studies ^ | November 20, 2009 | David North
    Although one would not know it by reading immigration policy debates, money paid to middlemen, mostly Americans, plays a major role in the whole process. If one seeks to manage, or at least nudge, events in immigration it is useful to visualize the financial transactions involving the non-migratory actors in the field, the people and institutions that shape migration but do not migrate themselves. As I see it, there are seven groups of such players, three of whom are motivated by personal financial considerations, three of whom are not, and one in between, where the institutions gain funds when there...
  • Laura Bush praises Obama, bemoans excessive partisanship

    09/09/2009 12:16:27 PM PDT · by Route797 · 145 replies · 3,778+ views
    CNN ^ | 9-08-2009 | Zain Verjee
    PARIS, France (CNN) -- Former first lady Laura Bush praised the performance of her husband's successor Monday, breaking with many Republicans in telling CNN that she thinks President Obama is doing a good job under tough circumstances.
  • How about some ANTI-Chicom agitprop around here for a change? Sheesh. ("free trade" vanity)

    04/18/2009 3:27:06 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies · 505+ views
    What's with all the pro-Chicom nonsense on FR today?
  • Sarah Palin calls Johnston a liar and fame seeker

    04/03/2009 6:08:46 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 214 replies · 7,155+ views
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is firing back at her grandson's teenaged father, Levi Johnston, for comments he made on TV about the circumstances surrounding his son's conception. On an episode of "The Tyra Banks Show" to air Monday, Johnston, 18, claims that Gov. Palin did not think that he and her daughter Bristol were being abstinent when they were together. "Bristol did not even know Levi was going on the show," Palin's rep tells People.com. "We're disappointed that Levi and his family, in a quest for fame, attention, and fortune, are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distortion...
  • GOP Cross-Overs Have Earmarks to Gain in $410 Billion Spending Bill

    03/10/2009 10:16:10 AM PDT · by jackmercer · 14 replies · 638+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2009 | FoxNews.com
    <p>Senate Democrats are expected to win over just enough Republicans to move forward on a controversial $410 billion spending bill....</p> <p>But it may come as no surprise that almost all of the Republican senators who are either expected to support the bill or are considering supporting the bill have billions of dollars worth of earmarks in the package.....</p>
  • Idiot GOP Congressmen Now Touting Obama's Trillion-Dollar Turd

    02/14/2009 12:15:33 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 21 replies · 1,296+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 14 Feb 09 | EC
    Almost as if to undo all the good vibes with the grassroots that the House GOP gained in staying united against Obama's Trillion-Dollar Turd, at least two GOP Congressmen are now touting the benefits of the massive pork-laden spending bill.
  • Any Republican Congressman or Senator who votes for any form of Porkulus is a traitor!!

    02/07/2009 11:50:21 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 99 replies · 2,250+ views
    February 7, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    Any Republican Congressman or Senator who votes for any form of Marxist enabling Porkulus is a traitor who deserves to be run out of office!! In days gone by, they would've been tarred, feathered and run out of Washington on a rail!! Porkulus is nothing more than a bloodless coup attempt by the America-hating Marxist, B. Hussein Obama. Massive government spending is not freedom. Government control of industry is not freedom. Government attempting to control the economy is not freedom. Not capitalism. This is socialism, fascism, Marxism. Centralized control. Nationalization of banking. Government control of banking, finance, manufacturing, production, transportation,...
  • Barely Bipartisan But a Senate Stimulus Deal is Done

    02/07/2009 12:09:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies · 1,207+ views
    Time ^ | February 7, 2009
    Barely Bipartisan But a Senate Stimulus Deal is Done Sat Feb 7 The U.S. Senate looks to be on track to pass a bill that sounds almost exactly like what President Barack Obama asked for last month. The measure - now heralded as $780 billion, down from $890 billion - will include about 40% in tax cuts and more than 80% of the spending will flood the faltering economy within the next 18 months. But with just three Republican votes, the bill falls well short of the bipartisan goal Obama worked hard to achieve. The final cost of the bill...
  • QUORUM CALL VOTE ON PORCULUS

    02/06/2009 6:01:59 PM PST · by Danae · 411 replies · 21,143+ views
    Free Republic | 2/6/2009 | Danae
    (sigh) Time to bend over and grab the Vaseline.
  • McCain Derangement Syndrome

    01/22/2009 2:13:10 PM PST · by Bob J · 441 replies · 12,245+ views
    FR | 1-22-08 | Bob J
    There has been much talk of the 8 year BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) from the left but I think it's time we admitted there are DS's on the right and we have to look no further than our own backyard here at FR to find the most glaring example, McCain Derangement Syndrome. McCain wasn't my preferred candidate. In fact, I'd have to go all the way back to Reagan to find my own preferred candidate victorious. But you never get everything you want in politics so many times you have to work with you got and make the best of...
  • Blacks Trade Colin Powell

    10/19/2008 8:07:56 AM PDT · by wiseprince · 16 replies · 1,105+ views
    YouTube ^ | wiseprince
    This is a must see video. Colin Powell and Condi Rice were traded in the "racial draft" to Whites
  • Rabbis Say Iran Seeks Peace, Respects Judaism - Calls for True Dialogue With Ahmadinejad

    09/22/2008 6:26:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies · 237+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 9/22/2008
    Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, spokesman of Neturei Karta International, issued the following statement on the eve of the arrival of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. "It has been our honor and privilege to meet with President Ahmadinejad, as well as other Iranian leaders, several times in the past. In addition we have had the pleasure of visiting Iran on different occasions. At each encounter with the Iranian leadership, we have emphasized to them that, despite media hysteria and the statements of some misinformed Jews, we have found the Iranian people and their leaders to be friendly and respectful." "Likewise, although...
  • Have both parties, actually now been taken over by each's own worst stereotypes? (vanity)

    04/19/2008 2:47:41 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 12 replies · 117+ views
    It occurs to this poster - for the election of 2008 each of the parties - has fallen under the control of the caricatures, each is accused of by the other: Democrats, really are becoming the far-left bug eyed Marxists, they're accused of being by Republicans. Republicans, really are beholden to a few big businesses, to which they pledge open borders and so-called "free trade".
  • A Bankrupt Superpower: The Collapse Of American Power

    03/20/2008 2:56:09 AM PDT · by Fennie · 311 replies · 5,095+ views
    Intelligence Daily ^ | March 19, 2008 | By Paul Craig Roberts
    The Bush administration forecasts a $410 billion federal budget deficit for this year, an indication that, as the US saving rate is approximately zero, the US is not only dependent on foreigners to finance its wars but also dependent on foreigners to finance part of the US government's domestic expenditures. Foreign borrowing is paying US government salaries--perhaps that of the president himself--or funding the expenditures of the various cabinet departments. Financially, the US is not an independent country. A troubled currency and financial system and large budget and trade deficits do not present an attractive face to creditors. Yet Washington...
  • Businesses Face Cut in Immigrant Work Force

    03/14/2008 7:45:22 AM PDT · by indcons · 24 replies · 639+ views
    NYT ^ | KATIE ZEZIMA
    For years, William Zammer Jr. has relied on 100 seasonal foreign employees to turn down beds, boil lobsters and serve cocktails at the restaurants, golf course and inn he owns on Cape Cod and in nearby Plymouth. This summer, however, the foreign workers will not be returning, and Mr. Zammer, like other seasonal employers across the nation, is scrambling to find replacements. “It’s a major crisis,” he said. “We’re very short on work force. We’ll be looking at opening a little later, closing a little earlier, looking at how we do our menus.” Mr. Zammer is caught up in a...