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Harry Reid blocks NIH child cancer funding even though individual funding used to be the norm

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

Harry Reid blocks NIH child cancer funding even though individual funding used to be the norm

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10/3/2013 at 7:44pm
I guess this is no surprise. The rising anger of Obama, Harry Reid and other Democrats has made it impossible even to come to agreement on funding NIH clinical trials for children with cancer. Even though the children with cancer turned away were a major Democratic talking point until the House passed the…
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Harry Reid and the Constitution: the power of the purse

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

Harry Reid and the Constitution: the power of the purse

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10/3/2013 at 5:15pm
Here’s what Harry Reid said yesterday in answer to a question from CNN’s Dana Bash: What right did [the House of Representatives] have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded? It’s obvious what’s going on here. You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is…
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House National Guard Pay Act Vote

House passes National Guard pay act (UPDATED – Veterans funding too)

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

Net-Net Today: Vast majority of House Democrats vote against paying National Guard, Reserves and Veterans.

House passes National Guard pay act (UPDATED – Veterans funding too)

House National Guard Pay Act Vote
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10/3/2013 at 2:02pm
The House of Representatives will bring two funding bills to a vote today, H.R. 3230 – Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act, and H.J.Res. 72 – Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act (again). The vote just concluded on the National Guard funding, and it passed, with 160 Democrats voting against it: Breaking…
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Rep George Miller accuses Republicans of Jihad

Democratic Party eliminationist rhetoric gone wild

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

The 2013 Democratic Party reflects Richard Hofstadter’s warning about the paranoid style of politics.

Democratic Party eliminationist rhetoric gone wild

Rep George Miller accuses Republicans of Jihad
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10/3/2013 at 11:45am
Laurel documented the other day the extreme language and demonization of Republicans coming from the highest levels of the Democratic Party, The new civility: Dems turn public debate into schoolyard taunts: 1. “Unhinged” Arsonists (Wasserman-Schultz) 2. Insane People Who “Have Lost their Minds” (Harry Reid) 3. “People with a Bomb Strapped to their Chest”…
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CoveredCalifornia1

Measuring success of Obamacare exchanges based on clicks and eyeballs, what could go wrong?

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

Hey, remember the last time we measured success by clicks and eyeballs?

Measuring success of Obamacare exchanges based on clicks and eyeballs, what could go wrong?

CoveredCalifornia1
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10/3/2013 at 10:30am
To say that the launch of the Obamacare exchanges was full of fail would be an understatement. All we hear about is web traffic and clicks, but mostly silence about people actually enrolling.  Hey, remember the last time we measured success by clicks and eyeballs? The Bubble 1.0 tide rose all boats. …[A] large portion…
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CBS Normandy memorial closed

Next House funding bill should be to reopen Normandy and other overseas military cemeteries

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

Next House funding bill should be to reopen Normandy and other overseas military cemeteries

CBS Normandy memorial closed
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10/3/2013 at 9:39am
It appears that Obama and the Democrats will leave the WWII Memorial in its natural open status, and drop the barrycades, after the negative publicity. That said, the Senate is likely to kill the House funding bill passed yesterday to reopen various Parks Service monuments along with the Smithsonian and Holocaust Museum. …
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Drudge Barrycades

Hah! “Barrycade” enters Urban Dictionary

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

“Dude, Obama barrycaded the park.”

Hah! “Barrycade” enters Urban Dictionary

Drudge Barrycades
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10/3/2013 at 8:15am
Tuesday night Mandy wrote a post, WWII Vets storm Barry-cades, regarding the absurdity of the Obama administration erecting barricades in open spaces for no reason other than to hassle Veterans at the World War II Memorial. The term Barry-cade, and its acceptable variant Barrycade, became hits on Twitter (here and here). The term was…
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Vicious Smirkle, Part 2

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

Vicious Smirkle, Part 2

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10/3/2013 at 7:00am
In my now classic post on December 3, 2011, Vicious smirkle, I explained the conundrum wrapped in a paradox sitting on top of a puzzle, the algorithms which feed ads to Legal Insurrection and most other blogs: Michele Walk has noticed that Alan Grayson is gracing these pages with great frequency, and…
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John Boehner after White House Mtg 10-2-2013

Obama sticks to “no negotiation” position

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Obama sticks to “no negotiation” position

John Boehner after White House Mtg 10-2-2013
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10/2/2013 at 7:00pm
Well, apparently today was just a photo op at the White House. Obama is still in a no negotiation mode. Instead, he’s deliberately trying to talk down the markets.
 

House Vote on “Research for Lifesaving Cures Act” – LIVE (Update – Approved, 170 Dems vote against)

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Funding for National Park Service approved

House Vote on “Research for Lifesaving Cures Act” – LIVE (Update – Approved, 170 Dems vote against)

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10/2/2013 at 4:53pm
As of this writing, the House is debating the “Research for Lifesaving Cures Act” meant to restore funding to the National Institutes of Health, including to continue the child cancer clinical trials. That debate is over, voting later. Now debating National Parks funding. Obama has threatened to veto the measure. Harry Reid…
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Cornell sign - Path Closed Due to Govt Shutdown

Fake “government shutdown” notice at Cornell

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Fake “government shutdown” notice at Cornell

Cornell sign - Path Closed Due to Govt Shutdown
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10/2/2013 at 4:12pm
In addition to the real shutdowns at the WWII Memorial and elsewhere, we can expect to see all sorts of non-shutdowns blamed on the federal government partial shutdown. I noticed this along a path in the Collegetown section of Ithaca, a path along the Gorge next to the Schwartz Theater.  That path…
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McCaskill at WWII Memorial: Park Service has “a lot more common sense than the Tea Party”

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

McCaskill at WWII Memorial: Park Service has “a lot more common sense than the Tea Party”

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10/2/2013 at 2:15pm
After the Parks Service erected barricades at the World War II Memorial on orders from the Obama administration, Veterans showed up today to protest. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) also showed up.  She decried people playing politics, but then launched into an attack on the Tea Party: McCaskill: “The thing that’s a little confusing is…
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Obama to veto NIH funding – will liberals who screamed about kids with cancer call him out?

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

“Research for Lifesaving Cures Act” will be killed. (Update – VIDEO: Harry Reid scoffs at question, “if you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?)

Obama to veto NIH funding – will liberals who screamed about kids with cancer call him out?

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10/2/2013 at 1:30pm
UPDATE 6;50 p.m. — House approves funding for NIH, 170 Democrats vote Nay.  Measure now goes to Senate. ——————————– The Atlantic ran a story yesterday about kids with cancer allegedly being turned away from National Institutes for Health clinical trials. The story was vague on the details of whether this meant they didn’t get…
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Obama Threat to Veto Child Cancer Cure Act

Obama Shutdown candy: Good and Petty

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Obama Shutdown candy: Good and Petty

Obama Threat to Veto Child Cancer Cure Act
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10/2/2013 at 12:53pm
The reports are coming in of incredibly petty shut downs beyond the WWII Memorial and Lincoln Memorial. Newt Gingrich posted this image (h/t Twitchy) of a bus turnaround shut down at Mount Vernon: https://twitter.com/newtgingrich/statuses/385433008473260032 They shut down the bus turnaround even though Mount Vernon is OPEN: https://twitter.com/newtgingrich/statuses/385214703808413696 (video added 10-3-2013 h/t Crawdad Hole) UPDATE added by Mandy,…
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Charge of the Scooter and Wheelchair Brigades

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

WWII Vets turn tide of battle, again

Charge of the Scooter and Wheelchair Brigades

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10/2/2013 at 11:39am
Have you noticed? Everything has changed since the Obama administration Barry-caded the World War II Memorial and tried to keep out a group of visiting WWII Veterans, and then the Democrats in the House killed funding for the Veterans Administration. When Obama and Democrats declared political war on Veterans, it was a bridge…
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More barricades at WWII Memorial 10-2-2013

WWII and Lincoln Memorial Barricade Showdowns – Live Updates

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Obama administration already sending in reinforcements

WWII and Lincoln Memorial Barricade Showdowns – Live Updates

More barricades at WWII Memorial 10-2-2013
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10/2/2013 at 9:38am
Obama has barricaded the World War II Memorial for not good reason. The excuse that the government needed people on duty who knew CPR was laughable — the Memorial is open-air and open to the public 24 hours a day, even though previously staffed only part of the day. There is a protest…
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Obama barricades Lincoln Memorial unlike during 1995 “shutdown”

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Barry-cades become symbol of Obama’s shutdown.

Obama barricades Lincoln Memorial unlike during 1995 “shutdown”

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10/2/2013 at 8:49am
Updates here: WWII and Lincoln Memorial Barricade Showdowns – Live Updates Morgen Richmond, of the former Verum Serum blog, has been doing great research on the closure of parks and monuments in Washington, D.C. by Obama and the Democrats, revealing rank hypocrisy and mean-spiritedness. For example, The White House now claims that it needed to erect barricades at the WWII…
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