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  • Carly Fiorina's charity has given half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood since 2011

    10/05/2015 10:59:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Week ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jeva Lange
    Nothing has defined Carly Forina's presidential campaign quite like her outspoken opposition to Planned Parenthood ó a point she has brought up repeatedly at debates and press conferences. It might seem odd, then, that her Fiorina Foundation has given half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood since 2011. The Fiorina Foundation isn't actually, legally, a foundation, per se; it's an account Fiorina and her husband hold with The Ayco Charitable Foundation, a "donor-advised fund" that stashes charitable donations for clients in case they want to quickly receive tax benefits, The Daily Beast explains. One expert on the topic described it...
  • Ethicist: The ACLU is Right to Sue Catholic Hospitals

    10/05/2015 10:24:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/05/2015 | Arthur Caplan
    The visit to the United States by Pope Francis left a lot of goodwill behind. But there are areas where that goodwill slams into a church-state wall. The views of the church are completely out of step with American law and values when it comes to health care for women. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has just announced a lawsuit against Trinity Health Corporation, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country. The suit highlights a key area where the Catholic Church and the law of land are colliding.The lawsuit says Trinity is failing in its duties...
  • Totally inspired by the Pope, House Dems want to extend ObamaCare coverage to illegals

    10/05/2015 8:54:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Robert Laurie
    <p>In a move that virtually every conservative on Earth saw coming a mile away, House Democrats have introduced a bill that would extend ObamaCare coverage to Americaís illegal alien population.</p> <p>Sponsored by radical Dem Representatives Luis Gutierrez and Judy Chu (the usual suspects of illegal support) the ďExchange Inclusion for a Healthy America Act of 2015Ē seeks to grant illegals ACA enrollment via the healthcare exchanges.</p>
  • Planned Parenthoodís Defense: We Harvested Brain of a Different Baby

    10/05/2015 8:46:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Fletcher Armstrong
    Planned Parenthood and its allies have offered a bizarre defense against Carly Fiorinaís recent comments in which she describes ďa fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, ĎWe have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.íĒ They say that the living baby seen in the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) video (at the 6-min mark), aborted at 18 weeks and left to die in a stainless steel bowl, is not the baby whose brain was harvested in a PP clinic. No, they cut open the face of a different baby to...
  • Washington Post gives Planned Parenthood Three Pinocchios for Lying about Giving Mammograms

    10/05/2015 10:30:37 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/2015 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    --regarding the repeated, misleading claim that Planned Parenthood Ďprovidesí mammograms We uphold the rating we gave to the president in 2012, and award Three Pinocchios to Planned Parenthood supportersí continued use of misleading language to suggest that it directly administers mammograms. ......................................................... ďAll of the signatories [of a letter in support of defunding Planned Parenthood] are men. None of whom will get pregnant, or need a cervical screening for cancer, or a mammogram, or a pap smear, or other life-saving services that are provided by Planned Parenthood.Ē Ė---Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on...
  • This Catholic healthcare group is being sued for refusing to provide abortions

    10/04/2015 10:07:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | October 4, 2015 | Maggie Maslak
    Detroit, Mich., Oct 4, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Trinity Health Corporations, one of the largest Catholic health care operations in America, is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union over its refusal to provide women with abortion services at their medical facilities.   "This case has no merit.  A federal court already dismissed a similar ACLU claim, and we will seek dismissal of this suit for the same reason," stated Eve Pidgeon, the manager of public relations at Trinity Health Corporations. Trinity Health Corporations is a multi-facility operation headquartered in Livonia, a...
  • ACLU Sues Catholic Hospital for Refusing Abortion Services to Pregnant Women

    10/04/2015 2:17:00 PM PDT · by amorphous · 21 replies
    Rick Wiles' TruNews.Com ^ | 4 Oct 2015 | Kelly Sloan
    The American Civil Liberties Union has sued a Catholic health care provider for refusing to provide abortions. They claim Trinity Health Corporation has violated federal law by ďrefusing to provide pregnant women suffering emergency medical conditions with abortions necessary to stabilize themĒ. The 86 hospitals that fall under the corporation are required to abide by ďDirective 45Ē which states abortion is never permitted. In June, U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell dismissed a similar ACLU lawsuit against Trinity Health. He ruled federal courts have no jurisdiction over hospital policy and that patients who believed they received inadequate care should file...
  • Pope opens synod; calls for welcoming Church but no gay marriage

    10/04/2015 12:09:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4, 2015 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage as he opened a three-week gathering of bishops from around the world but said the Church had to show love and understanding towards all. Francis presided at a solemn Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to open the meeting, known as a synod, on the theme of the family in the modern world.
  • Obama: There Will Be a Government ĎShutdown Threat Two Weeks Before Christmasí

    10/03/2015 5:29:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 3, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In his Weekly Address today, resident Barack Obama warned that there will be another government shutdown threat two weeks before Christmas and said he ďwill not signĒ a short-term spending bill. The continuing resolution that Congress passed this week runs until Dec. 11. If resident Obama does ďnot signĒ the spending bill Congress sends him to fund the government after that date, Obama will shut down the government. The government will not be funded until Obama signs an appropriations bill passed by Congress. Fortunately, there were enough votes in both parties to pass a last-minute bill to keep the government...
  • Reporter asks Pelosi uncomfortable abortion questions, press assumes he's just some activist

    10/02/2015 6:33:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/2/15 | T. Becket Adams
    CNS News' Sam Dorman peppered House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Thursday afternoon with several questions about abortion, and a few unimpressed reporters responded quickly by assuming that he was either a conservative activist or just some protester. "A conservative journo asked Pelosi [about] what constitutes a baby being alive," MSNBC's Luke Russert tweeted, making an assumption about Dorman's political affiliations. The Washington Post's Kelsey Snell took it a step further, and initially identified Dorman in an article as a pro-life "protester." The Post has since updated its story to reflect that Dorman is, in fact, a reporter. CNS News...
  • Is An Unborn Baby With a Human Heart a Human Being? Pelosi: ĎI Do Not Intend to Respondí

    10/02/2015 12:04:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 73 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-1-2015 | Sam Dorman
    October 1, 2015 Is An Unborn Baby With a Human Heart a Human Being? Pelosi: ¬ĎI Do Not Intend to Respond¬í by Sam Dorman ( --¬†House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said at her press briefing today that she did not intend to respond to the question of whether an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver is a human being and that the question has "no basis" in the public policy they do in asked Pelosi: ‚ÄúIn reference to funding for Planned Parenthood: Is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a...
  • Obama outraged about guns, but not the murder of living fetuses for sale of their body parts

    10/01/2015 3:32:01 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 46 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    President Obama is on fire about the evil of guns! Starting to look more and more like today's shooting was a precursor to a speech. Has he congratulated Congress for funding the abortion baby hacker for body parts clinic?
  • Democrats Begin the Long, Tortuous Retreat from Obamacare

    10/01/2015 12:35:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | Ed Morrrisey
    After 5 years, two midterm disasters, and a rollout that reminded Americans why they fell out of love with big government in the 1970s, reality has finally begun to dawn on some Democrats about Obamacare. With open enrollment about to start and a third straight round of premium spikes about to hit votersí pockets, the Democratsí leading presidential candidate has offered a ďmajor breakĒ with the Obama administration on its signature domestic policy achievement. Hillary Clinton will speak out against the so-called Cadillac tax on high-coverage health care plans, as early as this week, according to The New York Times....
  • Look at what we learn from Planned Parenthood when theyíre under oath

    09/30/2015 1:54:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | September 30, 2015 | Rob Corzine
    It took testifying under oath to get Cecile Richards (CEO of Planned Parenthood) to tell the truth about what Planned Parenthood does.‚ÄĒ She confessed that abortion does not account for ‚Äú3 percent of their business‚ÄĚ as previously regurgitated, but in fact a full 86 percent of their non-tax funded revenue.‚ÄĒ Planned Parenthood raked in 127 million dollars ‚Äúin excess of revenue‚ÄĚ. She personally got a $240,000 raise two years ago bringing her yearly ‚Äúcompensation‚ÄĚ up to over half a million dollars. So much for being a non-profit. ‚ÄĒ She admitted that none of the 600+ PP-clinics conduct mammograms. None. And...
  • Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood caught in a lie to Congress

    09/30/2015 6:48:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/30/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Yesterday was a tough day for Planned Parenthood‚Äôs chief executive officer Cecile Richards (daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards). In addition to a grilling on the shocking videos (she denied everything ‚Äď it was all ‚Äúdoctored‚ÄĚ even though complete unedited versions of the tapes were available), her lavish half million dollar-plus salary, first class travel and parties, and PP‚Äôs $127 million ‚Äúsurplus‚ÄĚ (don‚Äôt call it a profit because PP is a non-profit, doncha know), she managed to get herself caught in a lie.¬† The organization stoutly maintains that only 3% of its services constitute abortions, as if it...
  • Archbishop:'True Intention Behind' Push for Same-Sex Marriage is 'Imposition of Totalitarian System'

    08/27/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Judge
    Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of Agana, Guam has posted a message on his archdiocesean website stating that the ‚Äútrue intention‚ÄĚ behind the push for same-sex marriage ‚Äúhas always been about the destruction of the family and the imposition of a totalitarian system.‚ÄĚ The archbishop also predicted the next step in the process would be to use the education system so ‚Äúthat our children, your children, will be forced to assimilate to this pattern of non-gender.‚ÄĚ ¬ďIt is important to understand that the political pressure to push the agenda for same sex ‚Äėmarriage‚Äô has never been about gay rights; the true...
  • 'Preemptive Surrender': Cruz Criticizes Colleagues for Passing Spending Bill that Funds PP

    09/29/2015 7:53:54 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 29, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    'Preemptive Surrender': Cruz Criticizes Colleagues for Passing Spending Bill that Funds Planned Parenthood Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was fuming Monday night after his Republican colleagues voted for a "clean" spending bill that fully funds Planned Parenthood. The Senate voted 77 to 19 to advance the 10-week bill, avoiding a government shutdown that was looming Wednesday. Cruz, one of several conservatives determined not to see one more taxpayer dollar go to Planned Parenthood in the wake of several disturbing videos, criticized his party after the vote for about an hour, accusing them of failing to show any passion for the causes...
  • Senate Advances Spending Bill With Funding for Planned Parenthood [response: STATES NEED TO NULLIFY]

    09/29/2015 7:51:03 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 28, 2015 | Natalie Johnson
    The Senate voted 77-19 Monday to advance a short-term government spending bill, narrowing the chances of a federal shutdown days before Wednesdayís deadline. The Senateís continuing resolution leaves intact taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, shelving a fight that conservatives wanted Republican leadership to wage with President Barack Obama. Planned Parenthood, Americaís largest abortion provider, is under scrutiny following a series of undercover videos. With the Senateís vote Monday, Congress now has two days to finalize a spending agreement for Obama to avoid a shutdown. The spending measure, which funds the government through Dec. 11, is likely to sail through the...
  • Lies, Carly Fiorina and Abortion [Were the Videos fabricated?]

    09/29/2015 7:24:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/29/2015 | Ross Douthat
    There has been an impressive amount of angry liberal commentary, which has spilled over into the mainstream press coverage (or do I repeat myself?) of the issue, about how in the last Republican presidential debate Carly Fiorina allegedly cited an entirely imaginary video in order to make a crazy claim about Planned Parenthood‚Äôs brain-harvesting ghoulishness that‚Äôs totally unsupported by the facts. Here‚Äôs Slate‚Äôs Dahlia Lithwick, in a representative rant, attacking Fiorina‚Äôs ‚Äúbig fib,‚ÄĚ the sheer ‚Äúenormity‚ÄĚ of which has shaken Lithwick‚Äôs faith in honesty in politics and journalism: Nobody¬ónot even Fiorina¬ís staunchest defenders¬ócan say that these videos that clearly don¬ít...
  • Hillary Clinton: I totally favor some abortion restrictions [Consistently Inconsistent]

    09/29/2015 7:17:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/29/2015 | Taylor Millard
    Remember when Hillary Clinton made it sound like she didn’t favor any government involvement in late-term abortions in an interview with CBS? CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Well she’s backtracking on that. Here’s her comment to NBC’s Chuck Todd, as grabbed by The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO That’s a B-I-G big difference from the CBS comment and there’s no other way to spin it. At the same time, Clinton didn’t say she supported restrictions after say 26 weeks, but closer to weeks 35-44. So basically late term abortion. Now here is where Clinton...
  • Rep blasts Planned Parenthood taxpayer $$, as forensic study says videos not doctored

    09/29/2015 7:35:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/29/2015
    A top House Republican, in emotional and heated remarks at the start of a high-profile Hill hearing Tuesday, excoriated Planned Parenthood for its "insatiable" desire for taxpayer dollars -- while also brushing off claims a series of disturbing videos showing the group's employees discussing fetal tissue harvesting were doctored. Ahead of the hearing, a forensic analysis said the videos "are authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing." Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also brushed off claims of doctoring but focused squarely on the issue of taxpayer funding. "Their desire for more of...
  • South Dakota proposes plan to expand Medicaid

    09/29/2015 1:23:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2015 7:50 PM EDT | James Nord
    South Dakota may join 30 other states in expanding its Medicaid program if federal officials approve a plan Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to outline to the nationís top health and human services administrator in Washington on Tuesday. The Republican governor is meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to explain the plan, and the federal government has so far been more open to discussions than in the past, said Tony Venhuizen, chief of staff to Daugaard. The proposal, which is in its early stages, would make about 48,500 South Dakota residents newly eligible for the program. Itís...
  • Full transcript of Pope Francis' inflight interview from Philadelphia to Rome

    09/28/2015 11:43:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 9/28/15
    In a 47 minute Q&A with journalists on his way back to Rome Pope Francis touched on sensitive topics such as forgiving abusers and conscientious objection, as well as the upcoming synod of bishops and womenís ordination. The Pope answered 11 questions posed in English, Spanish and Italian Sept. 27 while on board his American Airlines overnight flight from Philadelphia to Rome. Among the themes addressed were the new, streamlined annulment process, womenís ordination to the priesthood, the migrant crisis and whether or not government officials have a right to conscientious objection. He reaffirmed the Catholic Churchís position on womenís...
  • Trump Pushes Single Payer Healthcare, Tax Increase On Wealthy

    09/28/2015 11:40:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 217 replies
    Copyright © 2015 Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | John Nolte
    During his ď60 MinutesĒ interview Sunday, Republican presidential front-runner appeared to come out in favor of a form of single payer health insurance for the uninsured ... and openly called for raising taxes on the wealthy.
  • Trump Proposes Replacing Obamacare with Government-Funded Universal Healthcare

    09/28/2015 11:27:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 91 replies ^ | 09/28/2015 | Barry Donegan
    YoutTube Video: Donald Trump Endorses Universal Health Care - "The Government's Gonna Pay For It." On Sunday‚Äôs episode of 60 Minutes on CBS, Donald Trump said that ‚ÄúObamacare is a disaster‚ÄĚ and that he plans to repeal it and replace it with a government-funded universal healthcare plan.During the lengthy interview, CBS correspondent Scott Pelley asked billionaire real estate mogul and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump his position on healthcare reform. ‚ÄúObamacare‚Äôs going to be repealed and replaced. Obamacare is a disaster if you look at what‚Äôs going on with premiums where they‚Äôre up 40, 50, 55 percent,‚ÄĚ replied Trump.Pelley...
  • Jindal Slams ĎTrumpcareí Ė Government Dependence for All

    09/28/2015 11:26:55 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 69 replies
    Bobby Jindal for President ^ | 9-28-15 | Team Jindal
    BATON ROUGE ¬Ė On 60 Minutes Sunday, Donald Trump made one thing perfectly clear ¬Ė he supports a new federal entitlement program to give free government funded health care to every American. This is how the Donald described ¬ĎTrumpcare¬í on 60 Minutes:Scott Pelley: Universal health care.Donald Trump: I am going to take care of everybody. I don‚Äôt care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody‚Äôs going to be taken care of much better than they‚Äôre taken care of now.Scott Pelley: The uninsured person is going to be taken care of. How? How?Donald Trump: They‚Äôre going to be taken care...
  • I Didn't Jump Off the Liberal Crazy Train for This

    09/27/2015 4:58:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Bill O'Reilly ^ | 9/42/15 | Bernie Goldberg
    I grew up in a blue-collar family in a working class neighborhood (the South Bronx) where just about everybody (if not literally everybody) voted Democratic. In college, I was a liberal Ė and proud of it. The big issue was civil rights and liberals were on the right side of that one while conservatives Ė yes, mostly Democrats from the South Ė were on both the wrong side of history and the wrong side of decency. When the issue of womenís rights came along, I was on board with that too. I didnít think much about taxes, mainly because I...
  • The Pope, the Little Sisters, and ObamaCare

    09/28/2015 10:08:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Pope Francisí unexpected and unscheduled visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor, a convent of elderly nuns fighting ObamaCareís contraception mandate in the courts, is a clear message shot across the Obama administrationís bow that such religious persecution is not acceptable, backing up the American Catholic Churchís mantra: we will not comply While the lamestream media focuses on the Popeís seeming alignment on issues such as climate change and immigration reform, the chattering class ignores this ongoing battle over religious liberty.
  • Ted Cruz's big moment

    09/28/2015 9:00:16 AM PDT · by VinL · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/15 | Katie Glueck
    If Ted Cruz is ever going to break through in the Republican presidential primary, the time is now. Cruz has been the workmanlike conservative of the GOP field: a strong fundraiser but no Jeb Bush, well-liked by the activist right yet unable, so far, to generate the kind of breakout moments that have vaulted his anti-establishment rivals out of the single-digit doldrums. But Cruzís supporters see the showdown in Congress over Planned Parenthood and the budget ó which kicks into high gear this week and could stretch into the winter, on the cusp of voting in early states ó as...
  • Donald Trump on healthcare: if you like your plan, you can keep it

    09/28/2015 7:45:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2015 | Gabriel Malor
    Last night, Donald Trump sat down with Scott Pelley on ’60 Minutes’ and made a gloriously confused barrage of promises and wishcasting about taxes, Social Security, ISIL, trade, and immigration. There’s a lot in there, but for my money his most laughable comments were about repealing Obamacare. Here’s the key section: Scott Pelley: What’s your plan for Obamacare?Donald Trump: Obamacare’s going to be repealed and replaced. Obamacare is a disaster if you look at what’s going on with premiums where they’re up 40, 50, 55 percent.Scott Pelley: How do you fix it?Donald Trump: There’s many different ways, by the...
  • Government officials have right to refuse gay marriage licenses: pope

    09/28/2015 7:09:03 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 28 September 2015 | Reuters
    Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a ďhuman rightĒ to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience.
  • Now Show Mitch McConnell the Door

    09/28/2015 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2015 | Christian Whiton
    Last week, House Speaker John Boehner decided to retire rather than chance being ousted by his own colleagues. Despite this lucky break, the congressional GOP has little chance of winning back disenchanted Republican voters unless it also shows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the door. Continued Republican control of the Senate is on the line. A brand-new poll reveals that 72 percent of Republican primary voters are dissatisfied with McConnell and Boehner. Only 2 percent of those polled were ďvery satisfiedĒ with the partyís two congressional leaders, who the majority believe have accomplished essentially nothing. The situation is actually...
  • Fiorina on Defunding Planned Parenthood: 'This Is Something We Must Stand Up and Fight For'

    09/28/2015 3:39:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/28/15 | Susan Jones
    Chuck Todd, the liberal host of NBC's "Meet the Press" asked Republican Carly Fiorina on Sunday if Republicans should "force a government shutdown" over federal funding of Planned Parenthood. "I believe if the president of the United States and Democrats are willing to stand up and defend what is roughly a $500 million to $600 million line item in the budget -- if they are willing to stand up and defend this practice (harvesting baby parts) and shut down the government over it, then let them explain it to the American people," Fiorina responded. "You think Republican leaders in Congress...
  • Obama: Marriage equality probably wonít be 2016 issue

    09/28/2015 3:45:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/27/15 | Kyle Balluck
    President Obama late Sunday predicted marriage equality probably wonít be an issue in the 2016 presidential race, saying the U.S. has ďcome too farĒ since the 2004 campaign. "Tonight we live in an America where 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' is something that 'don't exist,' " he said to cheers and applause at the beginning of his remarks to a Democratic National Committee LGBT gala in New York, according to a reporter traveling with the president. The president told the audience that cynics who said change is ďtoo messyĒ have been proven wrong time after time. Obama also said that 2016...
  • Boehner Wants ĎObamacareí in Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

    11/21/2012 9:40:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 21, 2012 | Michael Ono
    President Obamaís reelection guaranteed at least one thing for his second term Ė Obamacare is here here to stay. But that is not going to keep Republicans from trying to chip away at the law. House Speaker John Boehner wrote, in an op-ed, Tuesday that cuts to the presidentís landmark legislative achievement should be included in efforts to deal with the looming fiscal cliff. ďWe canít afford it, and we canít afford to leave it intact. Thatís why Iíve been clear that the law has to stay on the table as both parties discuss ways to solve our nationís massive...
  • Tom McClintock Resigns from House Freedom Caucus

    09/28/2015 5:05:58 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 115 replies
    Rep. McClintock ^ | 9/16/15 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    September 16, 2015 Congressman Jim Jordan Chairman, House Freedom Caucus 1524 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 HAND DELIVERED Dear Jim: When the House Freedom Caucus formed in January, I fervently hoped that it would provide responsible and effective leadership to advance conservative principles in the House of Representatives. I know that every member of the HFC sincerely supports these principles, but as I have expressed on many occasions during our meetings, I believe the tactics the HFC has employed have repeatedly undermined the Houseís ability to advance them. Allow me to review a few examples. On February 27th,...

    09/27/2015 6:06:58 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 77 replies
    Breibart ^ | 9/27/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNNís ďState of the Union,Ē House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)9% refused to acknowledge the controversial series of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors negotiating prices for fetal tissue are real. Pelosi said, ďI donít stipulate that these videos are real. And the fact is ó and fact is that the research that is being criticized there is research that has been supported. now. I havenít seen ó Iíve seen some news reports of it, but I also know that itís not real and you can create any reality that you want.Ē She continued, ďAnd I think...
  • Pope's Address to Victims of Sexual Abuse

    09/27/2015 2:42:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Zenit ^ | 9/27/15
    Here is the Vatican translation of the Pope's address to victims of sexual abuse by the clergy, who he met with early this morning at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. Following his address, the Pope met privately with each of the individuals present at the meeting. * * * My dearest brothers and sisters in Christ, I am grateful for this opportunity to meet you. I am blessed by your presence. Thank you for coming here today. Words cannot fully express my sorrow for the abuse you suffered. You are precious children of God who should always expect our...
  • ANGRY Pro-Abortion Activists Interrupt Carly Fiorina Event, Throw Condoms at Her (VIDEO)

    09/27/2015 9:32:50 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/27/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Planned Parenthood supporters and Code Pink activists showed up at a Carly Fiorina event in Iowa yesterday at a tailgate before a Hawkeyes game. They screamed insults and threw condoms at her. They are furious that she brought up their baby harvesting practices at the last debate. Carly was asked about a female protester she had a confrontation with. ď She came on and said she was concerned about womenís health and as a cancer survivor I said, I was too. And, she said she was concerned about womenís rights and I said I was too. I said you ought...
  • Carly Fiorina, Chuck Todd clash over Planned Parenthood claims

    09/27/2015 9:14:14 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/27/2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Carly Fiorina on Sunday defended her assertion that an undercover sting video shows Planned Parenthood officials keeping a ďfully formed fetusĒ alive ďto harvest its brain.Ē At the second Republican presidential debate earlier this month, one of Fiorinaís strongest moments came when she described a gruesome scene from one of the controversial undercover videos. "A fully-formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, 'We have to keep it alive to harvest its brainí,Ē Fiorina said at the time. Fiorinaís description of the scene, and her supporting super-PACís subsequent use of it in an campaign...
  • GOP Rep. Peter King: ĎThe crazies have taken over the partyí

    09/26/2015 10:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 26, 2015 | Zachary Roth
    The abrupt resignation of House Speaker John Boehner shows that ďthe crazies have taken over the party,Ē Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Friday. ďI think it signals the crazies have taken over the party, taken over to the party that you can remove a speaker of the House whoís second in line to be president, a constitutional officer in the middle of his term with no allegations of impropriety, a person whoís honest and doing his job. This has never happened before in our country,Ē King said in an interview on CNN. ďHe could have stayed on.Ē King praised Boehner,...
  • A Real Revolutionary Appears

    09/26/2015 5:06:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 25, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    Cuba has got to be one of the most revolutionary places on the planet -- if you're naÔve enough to believe the official slogans, street signs and the rest of the prolefeed on display in the Castros' crumbling little police state. The old Soviet Union used to be heavy on talk of revolution, too, though most Russians came to realize it was only talk. In the grim, gray reality, Russia was anything but revolutionary. When that evil empire collapsed, so did the empty slogans about revolution, the workers' state and all the rest. Official lies may hold up for a...
  • Gloria Steinem eviscerates Carly Fiorina with scathing post on Facebook

    The surging candidateís remarks on Planned Parenthood drew Steinemís ire. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem blasted Carly Fiorina in a post on her Facebook page, saying the presidential hopefulís commentary on Planned Parenthood at the Republican debate last week ďwas a 100 percent lie.Ē ďI dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes,Ē Fiorina railed during the debate. ďWatch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.Ē Fiorina was referring to a series of ďstingĒ videos produced by the Center for Medical...
  • Boehner Prepares Planned Parenthood Surrender, Cruz Becomes Last Hope

    09/25/2015 4:12:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 25, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ripped into the leadership of outgoing Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). ďYesterday, John Boehner was Speaker of the House,Ē Cruz said. ďYaíll come to town and somehow that changes.Ē Cruz added that the crowd should come to DC more often. But Boehnerís exit also sets up a major choice for Cruz Ė and a potential moment of strength. Boehner reportedly intends to ram through a budget deal with the help of Democrats in order to forestall a potential government shutdown over funding...
  • Pope Francis: Pro-Life Cause "Primary Reason" For U.S. Visit

    09/23/2015 5:48:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 102 replies
    National Review ^ | September 23, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Pope Francis praised Americaís Roman Catholic church for its ďunfailing commitmentĒ to the pro-life cause on Wednesday, saying it was ďthe primary reasonĒ for his visit to the country.
  • Cruz Slams Outgoing Boehner Over ĎEarly Reportsí That He ĎCut a Dealí With Pelosi Before Resigning

    09/25/2015 1:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 25, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    WASHINGTON ó Hours after House Speaker John Boehner announced that he would be resigning from Congress, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz added fuel to the fire by saying heíd heard ďearly reportsĒ that Boehner cut a deal with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to continue funding some of President Barack Obamaís most controversial measures. ďI will say, the early reports are discouraging. If it is correct that the speaker, before he resigns, has cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi to fund the Obama administration for the rest of its tenure, to fund Obamacare, to fund executive amnesty, to fund Planned Parenthood, to...
  • 'Political assassin': Meet Boehner's attack dog

    09/25/2015 1:11:07 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    WND ^ | Sep 24, 2015 | Garth Kant
    (Sep 24, 2015) The allegation of a conservative turning on his own and becoming an enforcer for Republican leadership came to light as House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, arrived at a dilemma. If he sides with House conservatives and defunds Planned Parenthood in the upcoming budget bill, he will almost certainly face a government shutdown, a prospect that terrifies GOP leadership. If he doesnít try to defund the abortion provider, that will likely trigger a brewing revolt by conservatives seeking to dethrone Boehner as speaker. And, if Democrats play along, they may have the votes. If Boehner isnít feeling the...
  • Pope Francis to Release Pop-Rock Album 'Wake Up!'

    09/25/2015 1:38:23 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 25, 2015 | Daniel Kreps
    As Pope Francis embarks on his historic visit to the United States, His Holiness will spread his message of hope, faith and unity in the form of a prog-rock-infused album titled Wake Up! this November. The Vatican-approved LP, a collaboration with Believe Digital, features the Pontiff delivering sacred hymns and excerpts of his most moving speeches in multiple languages paired with uplifting musical accompaniment ranging from pop-rock to Gregorian chant. Wake Up! arrives November 27th, with the iTunes pre-order now available with an instant download of "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!," which Rolling Stone is proud to premiere.
  • Ted Cruz threatens to kill Ayatollah after Pope warns against violent fundamentalism

    09/25/2015 1:35:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | September 25, 2015 | Drew Salisbury
    On the day after Pope Francis spoke to Congress about the dangers of violent extremism in the name of religious fundamentalism, presidential candidate Ted Cruz, appearing at a Values Voter summit, threatened to murder Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Texas senator vowed that, if elected, he would ďrip to shredsĒ the Iranian agreement deal recently passed through Congress, and kill the countryís leader if it didnít give up its nuclear ambitions. ďIf the Ayatollah doesnít understand that, we may have to help introduce him to the 72 virgins,Ē Cruz said to wild cheers from the audience of conservative Christians. The...
  • The GOP Leadership's Dubious Achievement: Donald Trump

    09/15/2015 3:49:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/15/15 | John M. Ellis
    The spectacular rise of Donald Trump as leading presidential candidate should at last force Republicans in Washington to face the chronic ineffectiveness of their party: rank and file Republicans are turning to the Donald because he, unlike the party establishment, seems energetic, articulate, and determined to get something done. They have so long despaired of a party leadership that is inarticulate, somnolent, and inept that they are not deterred by the fact that Trump is dangerously unpredictable. The problem is not an insufficiently conservative party, as some conservatives think; a two-party system will always have a broad spectrum of viewpoints...