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  • GOP lawmaker to CNN: 'You guys are getting played'

    07/03/2017 11:08:49 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/03/2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    "Republican representative @Scotttaylorva says media overreacts to Trump provocations: " — New Day (@NewDay) July 3, 2017 Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.) told CNN early Monday that the media is “getting played” by covering President Trump’s tweets. The congressman said the media needs to cover "real issues" instead of Trump's tweets when asked on CNN’s "New Day" about whether Trump should have tweeted out a video of himself attacking the news network on Sunday. Trump tweeted a video of himself beating up a figure with the CNN logo superimposed over their face, receiving major backlash from lawmakers and journalists. The...
  • Be a Rock Star... Start Hating Big Government

    12/27/2014 6:31:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | December 27, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The self-proclaimed “Robin Hood of Rock” is beginning to sound a little more like Grover Norquist than a traditional pop-culture leftist. The U2 frontman, Bono, recently praised Ireland’s extraordinarily low tax rate, while claiming that the move has brought unparalleled prosperity to the Emerald Isle. According to the UK Independent, Bono boasted about the tax-policy’s ability to bring wealth to Ireland for the first time in centuries:“We are a tiny little country, we don’t have scale, and our version of scale is to be innovative and to be clever, and tax competitiveness has brought our country the only prosperity we’ve known.”He even...
  • EU's triple whammy: Recession, deflation, and debt

    10/16/2014 7:34:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/2014 | Rick Moran
    Here we go again. Another sovereign debt crisis on the periphery of the EU is underway and many of the same factors that led to previous debt meltdowns are present. Germany is headed for a triple dip recession. Continent-wide deflation is nearly a reality. And many EU nations are smashing the debt limits demanded by treaty, thus threatening the Euro itself. All of this is impacting the percentage of debt in relation to GDP in several countries, making government bonds more expensive and debt servicing a nightmare. The Hill: Among Europe's most recent economic tremors has been the growing evidence...
  • Susan Collins Says It's Too Late To Repeal Obamacare (Surprise!)

    10/10/2014 4:50:29 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 10-10-2014 | Sabrina Siddiqui
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) thinks it's time for Republicans to let go of their efforts to repeal Obamacare. Speaking to an NBC affiliate in Portland on Thursday, Collins argued that the GOP has missed its chance to get rid of the health care law entirely. She noticeably did not say whether she would vote to repeal or defund Obamacare, despite being asked. "You know at this point, I think we’re past that," Collins said. "I think it would’ve been much better if there’d been a bipartisan bill crafted in 2008 that had provisions that both parties could agree on, such...
  • No Minimum-Wage Free Lunch: CBO says 500,000 jobs will be eliminated as minimum wage increases

    02/19/2014 5:35:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/19/2014 | The Editors
    If there is a single lesson that the Obama administration is committed to not learning, it is that economics involves tradeoffs. A recent report from the Congressional Budget Office contains what the administration must surely receive as good news: Its plan to raise the minimum wage to the Democrats’ new target of $10.10 could lift as many as 900,000 Americans out of poverty. The bad news is that it would cast 500,000 American into unemployment by eliminating their jobs. In December, the president claimed that there is “no solid evidence” that raising the minimum wage costs jobs, an assessment that...
  • Marco Rubio, We Hardly Knew Ye (His reversal on immigration has confounded some former supporters)

    06/24/2013 7:38:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/24/2013 | Jonathan Strong
    In the winter of 2010, Virginia national Republican committeeman Morton Blackwell, president of the Leadership Institute and key conservative power broker, stared down 50 of his friends on behalf of Marco Rubio. “I asked them to raise their hands,” Blackwell recounts. Did they think Rubio’s primary campaign against the liberal Republican Charlie Crist was one of the most important Senate races of the year? Yes. Were they impressed by Rubio? Definitely, yes. Would they join Blackwell in contributing $1,000 to Rubio’s campaign? A lot of hands raised, but Blackwell peered into the eyes of those who wouldn’t, until many of...
  • Gingrich: Conservatives Will Have to Accept Marriage 'Equality'

    12/20/2012 3:05:19 PM PST · by Kazan · 322 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/20/2012 | Stephen Feller
    <p>Newt Gingrich said that conservatives will have to accept marriage equality after three more states this year voted to allow same sex marriage and more will likely do the same in the 2014 election.</p> <p>The former Speaker of the House said he didn’t expect gay rights to become the “wave” issue it has, but that he can accept the difference between a marriage in a church and a legal document, reported Huffington Post.</p>
  • GOP magic trick:Making George W. Bush vanish

    06/20/2011 6:02:23 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 261 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | June 20th, 2011 | Johnathan Martin
    NEW ORLEANS — Republicans head into 2012 united in their disdain for an unpopular, Big Government-loving, internationalist president. The name of that president: George W. Bush. From Capitol Hill to the statehouses to the presidential primary, Republicans are turning their back on almost every important accomplishment of the Bush administration.
  • World Net Daily fabricates a "Missile" Contrail tale

    12/12/2010 10:47:16 AM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 649 replies · 4+ views
    Faith, Reason, and Health ^ | 12/12/2010 | Dr. Brian Kopp
    World Net Daily fabricates a "Missile" Contrail tale I've been following the California contrail saga closely since the original video was captured in early November. I was never fully satisfied with any of the explanations, so I tracked down the two known first hand eyewitnesses and spoke to them about what they actually witnessed. As a result of these interviews, I contacted World Net Daily (because they were still writing about the subject a month later, from the bias that the contrail was indeed a missile, and I had written for them once before) and asked them if they would...
  • Peggy Noonan: He Can't Take Another Bow (Beltway Types Realizing Obama Is Just An Empty Suit)

    11/30/2009 1:48:27 PM PST · by caddystacks · 73 replies · 3,943+ views
    From journalist Elizabeth Drew, a veteran and often sympathetic chronicler of Democratic figures, a fiery denunciation of—and warning for—the White House. In a piece in Politico on the firing of White House counsel Greg Craig, Ms. Drew reports that while the president was in Asia last week, "a critical mass of influential people who once held big hopes for his presidency began to wonder whether they had misjudged the man." They once held "an unromantically high opinion of Obama," and were key to his rise, but now they are concluding that the president isn't "the person of integrity or even...
  • LEAKED NETWORK MEMO REVEALS: Obama Controls Your Television Set

    10/15/2009 5:14:23 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 258 replies · 11,667+ views
    Big Hollywood/Breitbart ^ | October 15, 2009 | John Nolte
    On September 10th of this year the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) posted a press release informing the world that “from October 19-25, more than 60 network TV shows [will] spotlight the power and personal benefits of service,” and that this “unprecedented block of TV programming is the first wave of a multi-year ‘I Participate’ campaign.”
  • [Catholic Caucus] Mel's marriage is annulled ... by his own dad

    08/04/2009 5:43:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 143 replies · 3,429+ views
    No wonder Mel Gibson is giving the thumbs-up. Full time has been called on his 28-year marriage to Robyn Moore. The Pope didn't give the order, though. That edict came from Mel's 90-year-old father Hutton Gibson, and it paves the way for his son to marry his pregnant Russian girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva by Christmas. Having had his request turned down by Catholic bishops, Mel, 53, pleaded his case in front of a tribunal of members from the Church of the Holy Family, his breakaway Catholic church in Malibu. Hutton, who once studied for the priesthood only to leave before he...
  • The Stunning Level of TARP Waste, Fraud & Abuse

    04/23/2009 9:15:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 1,150+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 4/23/2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    <p>Fraud: The government's $750 billion bank bailout was passed six months ago amid great hype. So far, a new government report claims, the program is rife with inefficiency and fraud. Surprised? You shouldn't be.</p> <p>In what Special Inspector General Neil Barofsky calls only a "first wave" of investigations, some 20 criminal probes have been opened for possible securities fraud, tax-law violations and insider trading, among other serious financial crimes.</p>
  • Dick Cheney: The Most Pro-Gay Vice President in History

    01/20/2009 10:39:23 AM PST · by AJKauf · 38 replies · 1,578+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 20 | B. Daniel Blatt
    His actions, especially his treatment of his gay daughter Mary, helped define him as the most pro-gay vice president in American history. In her book, Now It’s My Turn, Mary recounts how her father reacted when she first came out to him: “The first words out of his mouth were exactly the ones I wanted to hear: ‘You’re my daughter and I love you and I just want you to be happy.’” Later, he would welcome Mary’s partner Heather into their family. They sat together at President Bush’s first inauguration in 2001, his second in 2005, and even today at...
  • Proposal: Have children or annul

    02/06/2007 10:02:28 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 85 replies · 2,243+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 6, 2007 | Rachel La Corte (A.P.)
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Proponents of same-sex marriage have introduced a ballot measure that would require heterosexual couples to have a child within three years or have their marriages annulled. The Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance acknowledged on its Web site that the initiative was "absurd" but hoped the idea prompts "discussion about the many misguided assumptions" under- lying a state Supreme Court ruling that upheld a ban on same-sex marriage. The measure would require couples to prove they can have children to get a marriage license. Couples who do not have children within three years could have their marriages annulled....
  • Governor Breaks His Promise - Proposes New Taxes [CA - Schwarzenegger]

    01/09/2007 11:10:05 AM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 39 replies · 996+ views
    Flash Report ^ | 1-9-2007 8:41 am | Jon Fleischman
    I feel like a chump. This entire past year, Arnold Schwarzenegger had as a central theme to his campaign for re-election the fact that he would oppose any increase in taxes. I think it would be fair to say that this was a central theme to his campaign. As a matter of fact, in a candidacy that often times stressed issues that were not very appealing to core Republican voters, it was his focused contrasting of Phil Angelides' "The Tax Man" against his own rhetoric of opposing new taxes that helped to mollify, and excite the GOP base to support...
  • Silent Sistani

    08/27/2006 7:24:35 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 37 replies · 913+ views
    Newsweek/ MSNBC ^ | September 4, 2006 Issue | Scott Johnson
    For months, calming statements from the ayatollah held Shiites back from retaliating for killings by Sunni insurgents. But three years of insurgency, sectarian tensions and miserable living conditions have shrunk the space for temperance and given extremists plenty of room to operate. "[Sistani] doesn't have the same degree of influence," says Joost Hilterman, director of the International Crisis Group's Iraq program, based in Jordan. "He may be saying the same things, but fewer people are listening to him." As much as anything, the battle now is about which voices will shape the future of Iraq. Not too long ago Sistani...
  • Iraqis loot base after British leave

    08/25/2006 12:03:52 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 44 replies · 1,370+ views
    AP ^ | 25 Aug 2006 | HAIDAR HANI
    AMARAH, Iraq -- Looters ravaged a former British base Friday, a day after the camp was turned over to Iraqi troops, taking everything from doors and window frames to corrugated roofing and metal pipes, authorities said. About 1,200 British troops had been stationed at Camp Abu Naji in Amarah, 200 miles southeast of Baghdad, and the base had come under almost daily attack. The troops pulled out Thursday to redeploy along the border with Iran to crack down on weapons smuggling. Shortly after the troops pulled out, Iraqi police managed to disperse looters by firing warning shots into the air,...
  • The Harriet Miers I Know

    10/14/2005 4:55:21 AM PDT · by G.Mason · 97 replies · 2,429+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 14, 2005 | MATTHEW SCULLY
    October 14, 2005 Op-Ed Contributor The Harriet Miers I Know By MATTHEW SCULLY Los AngelesWHITE House speechwriters first learned the name Harriet Miers in January 2001, when drafts started reappearing full of corrections, instructions and particularly annoying requests for factual substantiation. In the campaign, life had been simpler, the editing and fact-checking a little more casual. Now the old ways wouldn't do anymore because "Harriet said" this or "Harriet said" that. Who was this woman, and could the staff secretary please confine herself to secretarial duties? We had a few things to learn about the job of the staff secretary...
  • Camp Casey III Admits Hasn’t Spent Any Money On Katrina

    10/05/2005 2:59:21 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 34 replies · 1,614+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | October 5, 2005 | N/A
    If this email is legit, the Veterans For Peace admit that as of the 27th of last month they had yet to spend one red cent on Katrina aid, despite raising at least a half million dollars purportedly for that purpose.(Patrick Tate is the head of the VFP's #116 local chapter, who are the folks running this Katrina scam. He also owns the "Impeachment Bus.") From: "Patrick Tate" <pjtate@...> Date: Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:01 pm Subject: Re: [VFP-116] VfP-116 Meeting Notes 050926 at FB VetsHall pjtate56 Offline Send Email Just so everyone is aware. Due to the need to...