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House vote Veterans Parks DC

Dems in House vote down funding for Veterans, Dist. of Columbia, Holocaust Memorial and Smithsonian

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2013

Dems in House vote down funding for Veterans, Dist. of Columbia, Holocaust Memorial and Smithsonian

House vote Veterans Parks DC
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10/1/2013 at 7:56pm
Under the Rules of Suspension they were operating under (not sure why, but it’s what it was), a 2/3 vote was needed in the House to pass legislation funding various agencies. [If someone has a procedural explanation, please post in comments.] Democrats in the House voted against funding the Veterans Administration, the…
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WWII-vets1

WWII Vets storm Barry-cades

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2013

Update – The barricade was all a set up for photo op — Obama admin knew Vets were coming

WWII Vets storm Barry-cades

WWII-vets1
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10/1/2013 at 6:46pm
More than 90 veterans arrived in Washington DC today, having embarked upon a visit to the World War II Memorial as part of an Honor Flight, only to be met with barricades erected as part of the government shutdown. The need for the barricades was questionable: https://twitter.com/collegepolitico/status/385100309355593728 But in the end, this would not…
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Roll Call Reid releases emails Boehner staff

At some point Obama needs reconsider hitching his presidency to Harry Reid’s fist

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2013

Harry Reid poisons another well by releasing normally-private communications between his office and Boehner’s staff.

At some point Obama needs reconsider hitching his presidency to Harry Reid’s fist

Roll Call Reid releases emails Boehner staff
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10/1/2013 at 4:47pm
Is there any well of cooperation on Capitol Hill Harry Reid will not poison? His verbiage, and that of his colleagues, is vituperative to the point of eliminationist. Now he’s leaking communications between his staff and John Boehner’s staff, in a move Roll Call called taboo: Updated 11:30 a.m. | Senate Democrats are considering…
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Martha Robertson Email - I cannot believe it_Redacted

Dem challenger Martha Robertson (NY-23) fundraises off allegation “GOP ops” tried to shut her website

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2013

Update — Reed campaign responds: “show us the evidence of this attack or admit that this is just a lie manufactured … to raise money”

Dem challenger Martha Robertson (NY-23) fundraises off allegation “GOP ops” tried to shut her website

Martha Robertson Email - I cannot believe it_Redacted
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10/1/2013 at 3:15pm
Martha Robertson is a Democrat running for Congress in the NY-23 District against incumbent Republican Tom Reed. Reed was the candidate featured in my post about immigration amnesty advocates attending Republican town halls over the summer. I’m on Robertson’s mailing list, although I never signed up for anything. Robertson is an Emily’s List priority candidate. …
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Very little societal fabric left to tear

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2013

Senior Democrats are engaging in eliminationist rhetoric.

Very little societal fabric left to tear

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10/1/2013 at 1:17pm
The President of the United States, Democratic Senators, Congressmen, and mainstream journalists have called us terrorists, suicide bombers, insane and racists because we actually want to keep our health insurance and doctors, and want other people to do the same. It somehow is considered illegitimate and terroristic that we are…
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The new civility: Dems turn public debate into schoolyard taunts

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2013

The “unhinged” caucus: 5 nasty names Democrats are calling Republicans

The new civility: Dems turn public debate into schoolyard taunts

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10/1/2013 at 11:05am
Democratic lawmakers are definitely not holding back with name-calling lately, even comparing conservatives to arsonists, people with bombs strapped to their chests, and extortionists. Check out 5 recent outrageous accusations, which have the Democrats seeming rather, um, “unhinged” themselves. 1. “Unhinged” Arsonists Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat, told Candy Crowley of CNN in a recent…
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Harry Reid and Senate Dems reject conference proposal – #BlameHarryReid

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2013

Harry Reid and Senate Dems reject conference proposal – #BlameHarryReid

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10/1/2013 at 10:13am
The latest development. I think negotiating with empty chairs will be a good thing. Reid and Obama are riding high, convinced the media will convey their messaging. There’s reason for them to think that:
 

Obama foreign policy – Keep your enemies close, push your friends away

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 10/01/2013

Obama foreign policy – Keep your enemies close, push your friends away

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10/1/2013 at 9:45am
In a remarkable op-ed last week, Jackson Diehl of the Washington Post excoriated Obama’s Myopic Worldview. After noting that the President claimed in his U.N. speech, “The world is more stable than it was five years ago,” Diehl responded: So: Why, according to Obama, is the world better off than in 2008? Well,…
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LI #02

Cities may need to “Kickstart” bankrupt budgets

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2013

Cities may need to “Kickstart” bankrupt budgets

LI #02
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10/1/2013 at 8:30am
As a big fan of capitalism, I am fascinated by the concept of crowdfunding, whereby individuals network and pool their money via websites to support potentially profitable enterprises initiated by savvy entrepreneurs. It’s small-scale venture capitalism! Perhaps the best known crowdfunding enterprise is Kickstarter, which offers a chance for citizens to directly fund…
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Terrorism and barbarism

Barbarism and Islamic terrorism: goals and aims

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2013

Barbarism and Islamic terrorism: goals and aims

Terrorism and barbarism
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10/1/2013 at 7:00am
A few days ago I used the term “barbarism” in reference to the Nairobi mall attack. An excellent article by Brendan O’Neill appeared today in the Telegraph making a similar point, and entitled “I’m sorry, but we have to talk about the barbarism of modern Islamist terrorism.” We do, indeed. But there…
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Dick Durbin Senate Floor Shutdown

The culmination of Democratic dysfunction – #BlameHarryReid

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2013

The culmination of Democratic dysfunction – #BlameHarryReid

Dick Durbin Senate Floor Shutdown
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9/30/2013 at 10:52pm
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18 There will be no Continuing Resolution tonight. There will be a partial shutdown of non-essential services. All because Democrats refused to have Congress treated like ordinary citizens as to Obamacare exchange subsidies, and ordinary citizens like businesses on…
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John Boehner during debate on Amendments 9-30-2013

House voting on new Amendments LIVE (Update – Done for night, No CR)

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2013

(Consider this an “Open” post with updates all night)

House voting on new Amendments LIVE (Update – Done for night, No CR)

John Boehner during debate on Amendments 9-30-2013
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9/30/2013 at 7:10pm
Current status a/o 10:15 p.m. Eastern — House passed two amendments, Senate then rejected. Looks like no more House votes tonight. House will simply request a conference with the Senate tomorrow. So Harry Reid gets his “shutdown.” https://twitter.com/robertcostaNRO/status/384864630440337408 You can watch House floor here and here (will embed when House comes back in…
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Syrian Electronic Army hacks GlobalPost website and Twitter account

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2013

Syrian Electronic Army hacks GlobalPost website and Twitter account

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9/30/2013 at 6:17pm
The Syrian Electronic Army breached the Twitter account of GlobalPost on Monday and claims to have hacked the outlet’s website, in retaliation for an article the outlet published about the group earlier this month. Posting from GlobalPost’s Twitter account, the pro-Assad hacking group tweeted, “Think twice before you publish untrusted informations[sic] about…
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Obama Press Statement Shutdown

Obama Press Statement on Shutdown, but how much really shuts down?

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2013

Obama Press Statement on Shutdown, but how much really shuts down?

Obama Press Statement Shutdown
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9/30/2013 at 4:34pm
Coming up at 4:45 p.m. Any guesses? [live feed over now][transcript here] Basically what was expected.  The 2012 election was about Obamacare, he won, we lost, it’s done, move on.  The election was about Obamacare?  Actually, it was about everything except Obamacare: Update: This National Review post lists all the things that do not…
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Senate Final Voting to Table House Continuing Resolution

Senate Dems kill House bill funding gov’t, partial shutdown looms #BlameHarryReid

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2013

Senate Dems kill House bill funding gov’t, partial shutdown looms #BlameHarryReid

Senate Final Voting to Table House Continuing Resolution
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9/30/2013 at 2:20pm
The Senate voted to “table” the House Continuing Resolutions passed Saturday night to fund the government with a delay in Obamacare. It was a party-line vote. Remember to tweet the hastag #BlameHarryReid, which continues to rise (a/o 2:35):
 
Atlantic Liberals Want Elizabeth Warren

If the Elizabeth Warren presidential train picks up steam, will Hillary raise the Cherokee issue?

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2013

I hear Elizabeth Warren’s presidential train a comin’, it’s rollin’ round the bend

If the Elizabeth Warren presidential train picks up steam, will Hillary raise the Cherokee issue?

Atlantic Liberals Want Elizabeth Warren
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9/30/2013 at 1:14pm
Hillary Clinton should watch her back. If Hillary thought there couldn’t possibly be another Barack Obama ’08, she better think again We’ve addressed this many times before. Elizabeth Warren is playing the base perfectly. Stoking them up with class warfare and anti-Supreme Court demagoguery, yet playing coy to a presidential bid. But her train is…
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RI Keychain Gun

ICYMI this weekend

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2013

ICYMI this weekend

RI Keychain Gun
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9/30/2013 at 11:15am
Another really busy weekend. Preparing to #BlameHarryReid. “Why you should read College Insurrection” week 12-year old RI student suspended for small keychain “gun” CBS News buries poll result showing Tea Party support rising Dear Hamilton College Bd. of Trustees, maybe your Diversity Industry is making race relations worse Annoying Sitemeter Pop-up (Update) College “confession” forums replace open dialogue…
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