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Paging #NCSEN’s Hagan: NC Obamacare premium hikes may be published in August

Posted by: ST on May 22, 2014 at 11:41 am » 5 Comments

Another day of more worrisome news for NC’s embattled Senator Kay Hagan: States are nailing down dates to release 2015 premium costs under ObamaCare, and their decisions will guarantee a drumbeat of news about rate hikes all the way to the November midterm elections. Democrats are bracing for grim headlines that could put the unpopular […]

 

Team Clinton ‘worried’ about #Benghazi investigation, pushed for Dems on panel

Posted by: ST on May 22, 2014 at 9:32 am » 2 Comments

The Politico reports that in spite of the grandstanding of several House Democrats in response to the creation of the Benghazi special committee led by Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Team Clinton played a large role in getting them to agree to participate: Hillary Clinton’s world was so worried about a Republican investigation of the Benghazi […]

 

(Video) Bill Whittle on Boehner and McConnell: “Time to go”

Posted by: Phineas on May 16, 2014 at 4:40 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas In this episode of Afterburner, Whittle talks about the role and nature of the Loyal Opposition and how its leader or leaders should act. After examining great Opposition leaders of the past, Bill looks at Boehner and McConnell and concludes it’s time for them to go and for a younger, more combative leadership […]

 

King Obama I: DC “doesn’t work” because the GOP always tells me no

Posted by: ST on May 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm » 2 Comments

Aww. Poor guy  just can’t get anything done without issuing an executive order or signing statement (via): President Obama told attendees at a high-dollar Manhattan fundraiser Wednesday night that the Democratic Party would be in better shape if he “could just get a million surplus votes in Brooklyn” and move them to Nebraska, where Tea Party […]

 

Chilling: Reid would back Constitutional amendment limiting free speech

Posted by: ST on May 15, 2014 at 11:53 am » 6 Comments

He’s not just losing it. He has LOST it. Via BuzzFeed: WASHINGTON — Frustrated by the “sewer” of modern American political campaigns, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Wednesday said that he would bring a constitutional amendment to the floor granting Congress the ability to set strict new limits on campaign contributions, warning he will force […]

 

Potential 2016 contender Rand Paul “clarifies” voter ID remarks

Posted by: ST on May 14, 2014 at 10:28 am » 1 Comment

The Politico reports that the junior Senator from Kentucky, considered a possible presidential contender in 2016, yesterday “clarified” remarks he made to the New York Times on voter ID which have been cause for concern among conservatives: Sen. Rand Paul is clarifying his recent comments that Republicans should lay off voter ID laws, saying now […]

 

Congressional veteran John Conyers (D-MI) fails to qualify for primary ballot

Posted by: ST on May 14, 2014 at 8:19 am » 6 Comments

An update to this story. Via The Hill: Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) won’t appear on the Democratic primary ballot after failing to submit enough valid signatures, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett said on Tuesday. “It is my determination that in accordance with the current laws and statutes of the State of Michigan, the nominating petitions filed by […]

 

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz sinks to new lows w/ #Benghazi tweet

Posted by: ST on May 9, 2014 at 9:21 am » 4 Comments

Well, the Democrats are laying down the gauntlet on the issue of the Trey Gowdy-led Benghazi select committee and rather than agree to participate in the investigation, they’ve chosen to suggest Republicans are doing it for political gain. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz led the way last night with this disgusting tweet: The GOP voted for […]

 

#TBT: Congressman @TGowdySC owns media on questions surrounding #Benghazi (VIDEO)

Posted by: ST on May 8, 2014 at 11:15 am » 13 Comments

In honor of Throwback Thursday, I present to you this awesome video of Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC-4) – recently named Chair of a new select committee on Benghazi – taking the media to task (presumably) last October for their failure to ask important questions of the President and his administration on the Benghazi issue. My […]

 

#NewTone: Senate Majority Leader Reid compares GOP to “greased rodeo pigs”

Posted by: ST on May 6, 2014 at 3:41 pm » 3 Comments

Via The Hill: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday said trying to work with Republicans reminds him of chasing a greased pig at the rodeo. “Oft times, working with some Senate Republicans feels a lot like chasing one of those greased pigs,” Reid said on the Senate floor Tuesday. “Anytime we get close […]