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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 23: U.S. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) (2nd R) takes the podium as U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (R) looks on during a news conference May 23, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Senate Democratic leadership held a news conference to highlight the continued obstruction by Senate Republicans of President Obama’s executive and judicial nominees.
We can't afford to give amnesty to every person who wants to illegally cross our borders ... We don't have enough money in our piggy bank. Amnesty begets more amnesty. I cannot in good conscience ratify illegal conduct with my vote. Any Republican who advocates ratifying illegal conduct with their vote is subverting the very principles that made the United States a great nation.
Most — not all — of the teachers were assholes and, as in any environment where closet cases are overrepresented (the Catholic church, the GOP, Ultimate Fighting pay-per-view audiences), homophobia was not just tolerated, it was encouraged. Bullying was rampant at Quigley, and I was a target.
The GOP made a good faith effort to put this before the delegates, but the delegates resoundingly voted down the opportunityMore quotes »
President Barack Obama sees terror threat reduced to pre-9/11 level
al-Qaida 's staying power."Wishing the defeat of terrorists does not make it so," said Rep. Mac Thornberry , a Texas Republican who is vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a member of the House Intelligence Committee .In Thornberry's view, 5/25/13 Read more »
GOP pols: Pritzker should win Commerce post
on hundreds of U.S.-based trusts, including family accounts, Anderson said was inadvertently omitted from the initial filing.Republican senators, including Thune and Charles Grassley of Iowa , have said her nomination is a hypocritical move by Obama after Read more »
Obama: Drone strikes effective, legal; but not perfect
including lifting a moratorium on prisoner transfers to Yemen . However, shutting the prison will still require help from Republicans reluctant to back Obama's call to move some detainees to U.S. prisons and try them in civilian courts.Obama framed his address Read more »
GOP looks to keep majority in Southampton Town
and was a councilwoman from 2002 through 2007, will face Independence Party member Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, the town Republican Party announced after a meeting on Tuesday.Kabot was unseated by Throne-Holst in 2009 and lost a write-in campaign against Read more »
Senate proposal: 5 casinos upstate, video slots on Island
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Republicans are pushing a bill to authorize up to five new upstate casinos over the next four years and video-slot machines at off-track betting facilities on Long Island.The legislation would place three casinos in the Catskills, Read more »
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City voters stick with what they know is killing them
remains to be seen. He still has to beat Gary Lewis, the Republican nominee, in November. Ms. Randol was counting on Republican write-in votes to keep her campaign alive, but as the official count broke for the day on Friday, it was clear the math is not on 42 m ago from Scranton Times-Tribune Read more »
A Democratic House: Possible?
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Given the math — 233 Republicans, 201 Democrats , one vacancy — he must knock off 17 Republican incumbents. Conventional wisdom here says that’s unlikely. But the Brooklyn-born Israel, who was in marketing before 4:15 AM from New York Daily News Read more »
Huckleberries: Richard Mack won’t be held up by vote this time - Sun, 26 May 2013 PST
downtown Coeur d’Alene bars or urinating in the alleys behind them … At the somber postmortem of the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans on Thursday, spokesman Jeff Ward admitted he was upset by the loss of all four RR endorsees in Coeur d’Alene area elections 4:09 AM from SpokesmanReview.com Read more »
IRS scandal: More from the GOP playbook: letter to the editor
in any way that they think will benefit them politically. Fortunately, I believe that voters are beginning to understand that the Party of No and its Tea Party supporters do not represent the best interests of the vast majority of Americans and, in fact, are 3:56 AM from Cleveland Plain Dealer Read more »
Legislature won't trade taxes for reforms
Sen. Denis proposed a big boost in the modified business tax, a levy that already punishes job creation, a levy his own party previously supported eliminating. Ms. Kirkpatrick suggested expanding the state’s live entertainment tax to recreational activities, 3:53 AM from Las Vegas Review-Journal | LVRJ.com Read more »