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  • Advice to Democrats: Don't say "recovery"

    04/18/2014 6:18:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4/18/14 | David Espo
    Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.... Stan Greenberg, James Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word "recovery" is trumped by a Republican assertion that the Obama administration has had six years to get the economy moving and its policies haven't worked.
  • A Dog Is Invited to Vote in the European Parliament Elections ... Norton, England

    04/15/2014 7:02:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    A dog is invited to vote in the European Parliament elections Zeus, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The pup belongs to RussellHoyle of Norton, a village in north east England. Hoyle told The Evening Gazette, “I can remember when the people came round to do the census. I remember saying ‘There is myself and my wife. My son is not old enough to vote. We have got Zeus living here as well and he is 63 in dog years.’ When the polling card addressed to ‘Zeus...
  • More Political Street Art At Masters [Anti Obama at Golf Tournament]

    04/12/2014 8:52:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/12/14 | Kerry Picket
    More political street art has surfaced and this time it is in Georgia. A familiar poster with an image of President Obama taking a putt above the words “SUB PAR” appeared in Augusta on Friday morning around the Masters Golf Tournament.
  • Death Certificate Used to Steal Woman's Identity

    04/10/2014 6:01:55 AM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | Thursday, April 10, 2014 | Heather Sells
    Identity theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, can include credit card fraud, government identity theft and medical identity theft. It can also include stealing the identity of someone who has died, as Ohio fraud victim Lindsey Reichheld recently discovered. While the family of Amy Reichheld mourned her death, the identity thieves got busy. Their strategy was to simply spend $10 to purchase a copy of her death certificate. When Reichheld inquired about who was behind the purchase, she said a town official told her, "Anyone can walk in and they don't keep track of it."...
  • Scheme to neutralize 36 states' votes advances

    04/10/2014 12:49:47 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    WND ^ | Apr 9, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    The National Popular Vote effort, which could see the 14 states with the largest populations decide the presidency, is more than halfway to its goal of legally bypassing the Electoral College established in the Constitution. Now 10 jurisdictions possessing 136 electoral votes are part of the plan, just over half of the 270 electoral votes needed to bring the National Popular Vote interstate compact into effect. The NVP effort is fully partnered with a George Soros-funded election group, as WND was first to report. The group, the Center for Voting and Democracy, received original seed money in 1997 from the...
  • Do You Think Climate Change is a Pressing Issue?

    04/04/2014 8:51:21 PM PDT · by cutty · 11 replies
    Flathead Beacon ^ | Apr. 4, 2014
    Vote and/or comment on the poll.
  • Why French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen is attracting youth [Tough on immigration]

    03/30/2014 5:01:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4/11/12 | Bastien Inzaurralde
    Although he has studied the French far-right party National Front for nearly two decades, even sociologist Sylvain Crépon didn’t expect party leader Marine Le Pen's popularity among young voters to reach the heights it has. ... distrust in mainstream politicians and the ongoing struggle to find jobs has made Ms. Le Pen increasingly popular with young voters – to the extent that she could get as many or even more votes from this age group than President Nicolas Sarkozy in the April 22 election. A March poll of 18 to 22-year-olds by the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP) found...
  • Calvin Turnquest for Congress

    03/28/2014 4:37:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Calvin Turnquest was born in Nassau, Bahamas, into a family with a long tradition of public service and deep involvement with the church. Calvin was raised with the values of hard work, service to others, and faith in God. Calvin applied for an F-1 visa in 1989 to attend the University of Miami, where he earned a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. He then worked to earn his Green Card. Calvin took the oath of U.S. Citizenship in September, 1999 and calls it his proudest day. While attending the University of Miami, he met Sheryl Thompson,...
  • 2nd Vote – A New Tool For Conservatives

    03/27/2014 5:40:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/27/14 | Chris Walker
    “Follow the money.” That phrase was made famous in the 1976 movie, “All the President’s Men.” Robert Redford and Hal Holbrook met in a dark parking lot at 2:00 am in the morning, which Bob Woodward said was in the bottom level of an underground garage just over the Key Bridge in Rosslyn. The phrase has withstood the test of time because it is a simple explanation for many things in life. If you want to know why a decision is made in government or in business, most likely, it has to do with money. This is the premise of...
  • How much weight should our opposition to abortion carry in our voting decisions?

    03/22/2014 2:46:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 190 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 3/22/14 | RC Sproul, Jr
    How much weight should our opposition to abortion carry in our voting decisions? God calls us to think His thoughts after Him. That means all of His thoughts. That is, we ought to have a sound and biblical view on everything the Bible touches on. Where it touches on political issues, we are called, again to have sound biblical views. We need to think biblically about what is just war and what is not. We need to think faithfully about taxation, and the size and scope of government. We need to think through what obligation, if any the state has...
  • T.W. Shannon For U.S. Senate From Oklahoma [Sarah Palin's Official Endorsement]

    03/20/2014 7:20:50 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    SarahPAC.com ^ | 3/12/14 | Sarah Palin
    Tom Coburn leaves large conservative shoes to fill as he retires from the U.S. Senate. At 6’5 feet tall, T.W. Shannon is just the leader to fill them. T.W. is the underdog in his race, but that’s not a position he’s unfamiliar with. He’s had to beat the odds all of his life. He became the first Republican to ever win his district’s seat in the Oklahoma state legislature even though the naysayers said it couldn't be done. When he sought to be Speaker of the House, the naysayers said he was too young and too conservative to win....
  • Kansas, Arizona prevail in voter citizenship suit

    03/19/2014 1:32:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | March 19, 2014 | By Dion Lefler
    A judge in Wichita has ordered a federal commission to enforce Kansas and Arizona laws requiring documents proving citizenship for new voters. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren ordered the Election Assistance Commission to immediately add Kansas- and Arizona-specific instructions to the federal voter registration form. Those instructions will say that new registrants will have to provide documents proving citizenship before being allowed to vote, as required by state law. --SNIP-- The League of Women Voters and others have said requiring the proofs essentially makes it impossible to register voters in the kind of sidewalk or shopping-center drives that were once...
  • Former Miss America Comes Up Short in GOP Primary .

    03/19/2014 5:42:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/19/14 | Todd Beamon
    Former Miss America Erika Harold lost her longshot bid on Tuesday to unseat first-term Rep. Rodney Davis as Illinois primary voters cast their ballots... Davis received 55 percent of the vote to Harold's 41 percent in the downstate district. Another candidate, Michael Firsching, a veterinarian who lost in a 2012 race, won 4 percent. Davis, 44, declared victory about 10:45 p.m. He won the 2012 race by slightly more than 1,000 votes... Harold, 33, who was Miss America 2003, is an attorney and a Harvard Law School graduate whose battle to unseat Davis was seen as uphill from the outset...
  • Harold predicts 'upset' [Illinois Republican primary 3/18/14]

    03/17/2014 7:42:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    news-gazette ^ | 3/17/14 | Tom Kacich
    In her final campaign speech before Tuesday's primary election, Republican congressional candidate Erika Harold said she was satisfied with her 10-month-long campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville. "At the outset of this I wanted to run a positive campaign where we focused on issues and focused on giving people a reason to vote for as opposed to running against," Harold, an Urbana attorney, told a McLean County Republican Party luncheon in Bloomington. "At the beginning people said, 'Oh, that's naive. People always have to go negative.' And I sincerely believe that one of the reasons that people are...
  • Clay Aiken dazzles at Di'lishi

    03/17/2014 6:17:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    The Randolph Guide ^ | 3/14/14 | Larry Penkava
    Clay Aiken's appearance here recently seemed as much a fan tour as a campaign stop. The former American Idol contestant and current Democratic candidate for the Second Congressional District was at Di'lishi Frozen Yogurt Bar to meet people and have his picture made with them. Some talked politics while others just seemed to want to see and touch him. Marlo Francis, owner of Di'lishi, said the event was the result of a friendship between Aiken and Lane Ragsdale, who works at the N.C. Zoo. "Clay's PR person asked me about visiting the Zoo," said Ragsdale, who added that Aiken's Zoo...
  • Black GOP hopes for banner 2014

    03/15/2014 6:12:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Phillytrib.com ^ | 2/9/14 | Charles D Ellison
    ....While GOP enthusiasm mounts for a retake of the Senate, the Republican National Committee is spicing up its Black minority outreach operations. Not that there’s any expectation of a sudden groundswell of grassroots support for the GOP from African Americans — in fact, most observers laugh that off as fiction. But, Republican strategists hope that this Congressional midterm cycle could give Black voters something to think about, or maybe pause long enough to take a broader look at the political landscape. “The response to the RNC’s initiative to engage Black voters and share our positive message has been phenomenal,” said...
  • House ObamaCare vote sets stage for new campaign attacks (delay tax penalty for five years)

    03/14/2014 4:47:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/14/14
    The Republican-run House of Representatives on Friday approved a bipartisan deal to spare doctors from a looming Medicare pay cut but included a provision to undermine Obamacare, which critics said was a non-starter in the Democratic-controlled Senate. The vote was 238-181, with most House Democrats refusing to swallow what they called an Obamacare “poison pill,” a provision to delay for five years the tax penalty that most Americans must pay under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law if they decline to sign up for insurance. **SNIP** Hundreds of thousands of doctors who participate in traditional Medicare face a 24 percent pay...
  • Why a Republican Wave in 2014 is Looking More Likely Now

    03/12/2014 7:57:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    National Journal ^ | 3/12/14 | Josh Kraushaar
    David Jolly wasn't expected to win Tuesday's special election. But he capitalized on an increasingly favorable political environment for the GOP.... Tuesday night's special election in Florida should be a serious scare for Democrats who worry that Obamacare will be a major burden for their party in 2014. Despite recruiting favored candidate Alex Sink, outspending Republicans, and utilizing turnout tools to help motivate reliable voters, Democrats still lost to Republican lobbyist David Jolly—and it wasn't particularly close.
  • Alex Sink's Concession Speech ["The bars are open..."]

    03/12/2014 6:37:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/12/14 | Alex Sink
    ... She called Jolly to congratulate him.
  • National GOP turns on Florida candidate

    03/10/2014 8:19:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/7/14
    Their frustration had been mounting for weeks. But by late January national Republicans had had it with David Jolly, their candidate in Tuesday’s nationally watched Florida congressional special election. The candidate had just told the state’s top political reporter that he disagreed with an ad the party was airing against his Democratic opponent — a spot paid for with the nearly $500,000 the GOP had already spent on Jolly’s behalf....
  • Tea Party challengers fizzle in Texas

    02/18/2014 5:04:48 AM PST · by thackney · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Nearly two years after Ted Cruz's come-from-behind primary victory, Tea Party challengers are fizzling in Texas. Defeating the former Senate and House GOP campaign committee heads would be a top trophy for conservative insurgents. But with just over two weeks until Election Day, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) are both heavy favorites against their primary opponents. Texas Republicans laugh that gadfly Rep. Steve Stockman's (R-Texas) challenge to Cornyn has been a comedy of errors. Tea Party leader Katrina Pierson (R) has failed to gain any real traction against Sessions as she’s struggled with fundraising and name...
  • Oklahoma State Senate Votes To Bind State's Electoral Votes To National Popular Vote

    02/15/2014 6:14:40 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 155 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/15/14 | LD Jackson
    Here in Oklahoma, we like to call ourselves the reddest of red states. But even here, the insanity is encroaching and hard to keep at bay. That is why it is ever so important to keep a watchful eye over those who represent us, both on the national and state level.The President and Vice President of the United States are elected by a process known as the Electoral College. I'm not going to bore you with a long and complicated explanation of why that is the case, so here is my simple and condensed version. The United States is made...
  • 81% of people receiving public housing benefits vote Democratic – and that’s just the tip

    02/13/2014 10:11:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    rare ^ | 2/13/14 | Matt Palumbo, Rare Contributor
    Perhaps I spend too much time lurking around left-leaning blogs, but there are many myths taken as fact without any additional analysis. One of the most prominent? The notion that red states take the most aid from the government. Mitt Romney sparked outrage during the 2012 election for his comments about the “47 percent” of Americans who are dependent on government. Romney was actually quoting the percentage of Americans who pay no federal income tax, not the percentage of people who receive government aid, which is a slightly larger 49 percent. In an article published before Romney’s gaffe, liberal economist...
  • A fight in Florida for national bragging rights

    02/13/2014 4:31:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/13/14 | Isenstadt
    Voters in a special congressional election next month will decide between an ex-banker who backs Obamacare and a smooth-talking former Washington lobbyist...
  • Holder wants felons to vote

    02/11/2014 11:41:17 AM PST · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2-11-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    I wonder who he thinks they will vote for? Let me think about that a while, ahem, tough call. Eric Holder wants millions of convicted felons to vote, urging states to change existing laws. Holder Urges States to Repeal Bans on Felons’ Voting: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday urged states to repeal laws that prohibit felons from voting, a move that would restore the right to vote to millions of people. The call was mostly symbolic — Mr. Holder has no authority to enact these changes himself — but it marked the attorney general’s latest effort to...
  • HKonJ: Thousands march in downtown Raleigh

    02/08/2014 8:26:38 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    .newsobserver ^ | February 8, 2014 | THOMASI MCDONALD
    RALEIGH — State NAACP President William J. Barber II laid out goals for a diverse coalition of groups Saturday afternoon at a rally attended by thousands of people from all over the state and the nation who marched, sang, chanted, cheered and even danced through downtown Raleigh. Organizers said the “Mass Moral March” was intended to push back against last year’s Republican-led legislation in North Carolina. Barber called for well-funded public education, anti-poverty policies, affordable health care for all that includes the expansion of Medicaid, an end to disparities in the criminal justice system on the basis of class and...
  • Democrats Aim for a Presidential Fervor in ’14 Vote

    02/06/2014 5:42:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 2/6/14 | Ashley Parker
    The Democrats’ plan to hold onto their narrow Senate majority goes by the name “Bannock Street project.” It runs through 10 states, includes a $60 million investment, and requires more than 4,000 paid staffers. And the effort will need all of that — and perhaps more — to achieve its goal, which is nothing short of changing the character of the electorate in a midterm cycle. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is preparing its largest and most data-driven ground game yet, relying on an aggressive combination of voter registration, get out of the vote, and persuasion efforts.
  • Protesters vow to annul Thai vote, step up rallies

    02/03/2014 1:28:20 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 2 , 2014 | THANYARAT DOKSONE
    Thai protesters vowed Monday to stage larger rallies in central Bangkok and push ahead their efforts to nullify the results of elections that were expected to prolong a national political crisis. Despite fears of violence, voting proceeded peacefully in 90 percent of polling stations Sunday. The protesters forced polling booths to close in Bangkok and southern Thailand, disenfranchising millions of registered voters. As a result, not all Parliament seats will be filled and a series of by-elections are required to complete voting, extending political paralysis for months.
  • Did Al Franken really cast the '60th vote' for Obamacare?

    02/02/2014 12:50:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 1/05/14 | KEVIN DIAZ
    So who did cast the critical 60th vote for the Affordable Care Act, a k a “Obamacare”? Facing a new election year, the GOP has an answer ready to go: U.S. Sen. Al Franken, the Minnesota Democrat whose 2008 recount victory over Republican Norm Coleman helped alter the balance of power in national politics. With the rocky rollout of healthcare.gov, Minnesotans can expect to hear a lot about the symbolic 60th vote; for example, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann recently penned an opinion piece calling Franken “a leading cheerleader and the 60th vote for Obamacare.” But in a body of 100 senators, Franken...
  • A Charlie and Nan Debate? See Charlie Run [Florida Democrat Primary]

    01/29/2014 4:19:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 1/27/14 | Nancy Smith
    I dare Charlie Crist to debate Nan Rich. No, I double-dare him. Not that I think a debate between these two is ever going to happen. Charlie would be shaking in his patent leathers -- he doesn't have the spine for it. But isn't the thought pure sweetness? One on one with Nan, Charlie Crist knows as a Democrat he would lose any debate on any stage -- lose like Houston lost Enron, like the Broncos lost to the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIV, like Wylie Coyote loses to Road Runner every time. So he waits -- a little nervously,...
  • Ed Gillespie's Senate Bid Isn't As Crazy As It Seems

    01/27/2014 8:00:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | 1/23/14 | Charlie Cook
    Former RNC Chair Ed Gillespie has little to lose and much to gain from running against Mark Warner in Virginia's Senate race. ..Sure, Warner is an incredibly formidable opponent, certainly as strong as a Democrat in Virginia could possibly be. He has built a reputation as governor, and in the Senate, as a moderate and pragmatist. He is one of the handful of Democrats whom Republicans can go to when trying to forge a compromise, and he is one of the few Democrats equally at ease working across the aisle with Republicans. Virginia is also a very expensive state for...
  • Liberal groups: O-Care breaking voting law - ACA website not properly registering voters

    01/23/2014 10:39:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    According to the NVRA, government offices that provide public assistance of any kind are also deemed voter registration agencies, and must provide a host of voter registration services.Two liberal voter rights advocacy groups sent a letter to the White House on Wednesday saying the voter registration services provided under the Affordable Care Act are “grossly inadequate” and violate the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Demos and Project Vote contend that the application process through the federal exchanges don’t provide sufficient voter registration services, and that the “several million” people who have sought coverage under ObamaCare “did not receive an...
  • Dear International News Agencies Imbeciles (Egyptian Voting Videos at Link)

    01/18/2014 9:16:54 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Eman Nabih ^ | January 17, 2014 | Eman Nabih
    I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being. ” said Jackie Robinson” If you want Egyptians to respect you, you better respect yourselves and treat us fairly. You can criticize us, disagree with us but with honesty and fairness, not by false accusations and fierce attacks, and ruining the reputation of our country in front of your public opinion and misleading your readers and spreading lies and fabricated narrative stories. Your job is to publish facts and not to incite for violence or biased to terrorism against...
  • Lying starts when you keep silent about things that matter

    01/17/2014 8:27:16 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    miskelayla ^ | 1/18/14 | miskelayla
    ‘Wishing the ideal Egypt is no substitute for understanding the real one.’ , a tweet by a gray eminence from Egypt I saw today, which reflects an attitude one would wish revolutionary romanticists to adopt..Last night I had been taken by surprise with a random poll on social media that gained 97%  with clearly “Yes, I do” answers to “Does Human Rights law apply to terrorists? – Questioner and participants suggest coming from a sound intellectual environment and having an economically middle class and up background. Hardly any of the 84 comments saw a conflict. The argument goes  ‘Yes. Not easy...
  • Ted Cruz raps Virginia's Mark Warner, calls Ed Gillespie 'friend'

    01/17/2014 6:35:40 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/17/14 | Paul Bedard
    He isn't giving GOP primary endorsements, but Tea Party leader Sen. Ted Cruz calls newly-minted Virginia Senate candidate Ed Gillespie a friend, and he blasted the Republican's opponent, Democratic Sen Mark Warner. The Texan told the Hill's Cameron Joseph: "I like Ed Gillespie, he is a friend of mine, he's a good man. That's ultimately a decision for the voters of Virginia." ...Cruz has vowed to stay out of GOP primaries. But their friendship is more than talk: Gillespie and his wife contributed Cruz's upstart campaign in 2012.
  • Democrat Mike McIntyre plans to retire at end of term [Good chance for Republican pick up!]

    01/09/2014 4:12:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, a nine-term Democrat from Robeson County, said Wednesday he would not seek re-election. The 57-year-old Lumberton native announced he would retire and leave office at the end of his term after almost two decades in office. His decision has caught many people off guard and suddenly creates a wide-open race for the 7th Congressional District, which stretches from southern Hoke County to Wilmington. “My family and I spent some time together and talking and praying about it over the holidays,” he said, speaking from Washington during a break. “And we came to the conclusion that we...
  • Senate delays test vote on jobless benefits extension (global warming)

    01/06/2014 5:29:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/06/14 | Ted Barrett and Halimah Abdullah
    Washington (CNN) -- With more than a dozen lawmakers absent due to travel delays caused by bad weather, the U.S. Senate postponed until Tuesday a key procedural vote on a politically charged proposal to extend long-term unemployment insurance affecting some 1.3 million Americans. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid received unanimous approval for a postponement from both parties just before the chamber was due to hold the test vote on the first partisan showdown of the New Year on Monday evening. A razor-close margin was expected and the projected outcome of the vote to move ahead with debate was too close...
  • Non-citizens caught voting in 2012 presidential election in key swing state (Ohio)

    12/18/2013 5:23:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/13 | Eric Shawn
    Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Wednesday that his office found 17 non-citizens illegally cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election -- and has referred the case for possible prosecution. The alleged crime would be a notable case of voter fraud in a key swing state. By law, only American citizens are allowed the privilege of casting ballots for the nation's leaders. Ohio officials say that did not stop some from getting around the system. "I have a responsibility to uphold election law, and under both federal and state law you must be a citizen to vote," said Husted,...
  • Senators fight cuts to veteran benefits ahead of key budget test vote

    12/17/2013 6:11:47 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 67 replies
    AP and Fox News ^ | 17 Dec 13 | AP Staff
    <p>Republican senators were making a last-ditch bid to undo cuts to military retiree benefits in the House-passed budget deal ahead of a crucial vote Tuesday morning in the Senate.</p> <p>Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions filed an amendment late Monday to restore money that was cut from veteran and military retiree pension benefits by closing a loophole that allows illegal immigrants to qualify for child tax credits.</p>
  • Haters gonna hate. But they plan to vote Republican.

    12/17/2013 6:04:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/17/13 | Sean Sullivan, Scott Clement
    Meet the haters. We’re talking about the voters who’ve had it with all Washington politicians: President Obama, congressional Republicans and congressional Democrats. Despite their distaste for, well, everyone, when push comes to shove, these voters are lining up squarely behind GOP candidates for Congress. It’s encouraging news for a Republican Party eyeing midterm elections now only about 11 months away. Why? Because it suggests the image problems the party’s congressional members have experienced — which have been worse than those suffered by Obama or congressional Democrats — don’t translate to a death knell at the ballot box. Seventy-two percent of...
  • Swiss vote against cap on executive pay: TV

    11/24/2013 7:44:00 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    afp ^ | 24 November 2013 | Jonathan Fowler
    Two-thirds of Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a referendum to cap executive pay at 12 times the wage of a firm's lowest earner ... Switzerland, which has long boasted a business-friendly climate coupled with one of the highest average salaries in the world, has largely avoided the economic crisis dogging the European Union, of which it is a staunch non-member. The referendum campaign was spearheaded by the Socialist Party, plus the Greens and trade unions.
  • ST. CLAIR COUNTY 4TH GRADE BOOK SAYS WHITE VOTERS REJECTED OBAMA BECAUSE OF RACE

    11/22/2013 10:29:24 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    illinoisreview.typepad.com ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2013 | IR
    DUPO, IL - Fourth graders in Dupo Illinois are reading a biography of Barack Obama that's raising eyebrows among St. Clair County parents. The book, which supplements the school's Common Core curriculum, blames television for the negative behaviors the first African-American president picked up as a teen: Screen Shot 2013-11-21 at 7.05.21 AM The book - brought to the attention this week of those on the "Moms Against Duncan - MAD" Facebook page, goes on to say white Americans were hesitant to vote for a black president, and that Obama pushed the race issue to bring the nation together. "But...
  • It's for Voter and Gun Registration, not Healthcare

    11/20/2013 5:38:14 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 46 replies
    11/20/13 | Originalbuckeye
    Caller on the Rush Limbaugh show yesterday said his wife was told she couldn't register at a medical clinic unless she answered the question: are there any guns in your house?
  • GOP: No cover for Dems on O-Care vote (“It’s like quicksand")

    11/17/2013 3:17:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Republicans say Democrats who voted for a bill Friday to let insurers offer limited plans cancelled under ObamaCare won't save themselves from the political fallout of the bill in 2014. Nearly every vulnerable Democrat in the House voted for the fix. But Republicans argue that, if anything, those votes are just examples of Washington duplicity — and they won’t let voters forget it. “The clear lie and rank hypocrisy on health coverage will be a major issue next year,” said Dan Conston, communications director for the Congressional Leadership Fund, a GOP super Pac. “They’re caught in a lie that’s going...
  • "A State with No Republicans!"

    11/17/2013 6:52:32 AM PST · by oldbrowser · 34 replies
    email ^ | unknown | unknown
    "A State with No Republicans!" Very interesting...Note this. A US State with zero Republicans in office - The State of Illinois. Think about this. Some interesting data on the 'state' of Illinois ... There are more people on welfare in Illinois than there are people working. Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S. averaging $110,000/year. Their pensions average 80-90% of their income. Wow, are Illinois and Chicago great or what? Be sure to read till the end. I've never heard it explained better. Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago ? Body count:...
  • Democrats gird for defections on Obamacare vote (they expect 40 to 50 or even more)

    11/15/2013 9:05:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | November 15, 2013 | Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan
    House Democrats expect dozens of their members to vote for a Republican bill that would allow health insurance companies to continue selling plans canceled under Obamacare through 2014, the first test of support on Capitol Hill since the law’s disastrous rollout. Senior Democratic aides say between 40 and 50 of their members might support the bill, penned by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.). The bill is expected on the floor Friday. It’s a massive show of disloyalty to President Barack Obama, but aides expected the defections to be far higher. Upton’s bill would allow individuals whose insurance...
  • ‘Stand your ground law’ survives Florida House vote

    11/08/2013 6:02:04 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    Fox News via AP ^ | 11-8-2013 | Fox News via AP
    A panel of Florida legislators on Thursday easily defeated an effort to repeal the state's controversial "stand your ground law" Thursday following hours of passionate testimony. The vote by a committee of the Republican-controlled House, which seemed unlikely just a few months ago, comes after the trial of George Zimmerman renewed scrutiny of the self-defense law that was first passed in 2005. Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin after claiming self-defense. While "stand your ground" was not directly mentioned in the trial, the law was included in the jury instructions and sparked a monthlong...
  • Six of 11 counties in Colorado vote to secede

    11/06/2013 4:39:57 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 6, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Eleven of the state’s 64 counties placed a measure on their Election Day ballots for voters to decide whether to pursue secession. In six counties, the measure passed by mostly wide margins, the The Denver Post reported. The push is unlikely to succeed. In order for the new state to be created, the Colorado electorate or legislature would have to approve and so would the U.S. Congress. Read more: http://thehill.com//thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/other-races/189411-6-of-11-counties-in-colorado-vote-to-secede#ixzz2juqEI7Q8 Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook
  • Biden, Rubio head to Virginia for governor's race

    11/04/2013 6:47:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    My Way ^ | 11/4/13 | PHILIP ELLIOTT and JOSH LEDERMAN
    Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli are both looking to make Tuesday's election for governor into a referendum on President Barack Obama's health overhaul. McAuliffe planned to campaign Monday with Vice President Joe Biden a day after Obama weighed in, throwing national Democrats' full backing into the race. Cuccinelli, meanwhile, would be campaigning with Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and planned his final campaign rally with former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, a hero of the libertarian wing of the GOP.
  • Quinnipiac: Shutdown Hurt Virginia, But Not Republican In Gov Race (46%-39%-10%)

    10/23/2013 8:34:44 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 34 replies
    http://www.quinnipiac.edu ^ | 10/23/2013 | Quinnipiac
    While 47 percent of Virginia likely voters say the government shutdown hurt the Old Dominion "a great deal," it apparently has no impact on the governor's race, where Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli 46 - 39 percent, with 10 percent for Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to the results of an October 10 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, showing McAuliffe up 47 - 39 percent, with Sarvis at 8 percent. In today's survey, McAuliffe leads 92 - 3 percent among Democrats, with 2 percent for Sarvis,...