April 14, 2013
On his Friday HBO program, “Real Time” host Bill Maher said what many people on the left have been reluctant to say: that he opposes the Second Amendment guarantee of the right to bear arms.
Maher complained his side would not come out and say that, making the argument a “constant center-right debate.”
“I’m so sorry, but this is the problem with the gun debate — it is that [...]
It is now starting, Problem, Reaction and Solution.
The last 3 minutes you can tell Barry and Eric get emotional.
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“The courts have consistently determined that the Second Amendment does not ensure each individual the right to bear arms,” the worksheet [...]
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The everyday corruption of our government by Big Money has real consequences for Americans, many of whom are struggling to feed their families.
Take the farm bill that Congress spent time working on this week. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced an amendment to restore $4.5 billion in funding for the food stamp program, which assists some of the poorest Americans, by cutting “guaranteed profit for crop insurance companies from [...]
This week, President Obama rolled out a plan to invest $50 billion in infrastructure as a way of boosting job creation, which will be (at least partially) paid for by cutting subsidies to oil and gas companies. Republicans immediately criticized the proposal, with even Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who typically jumps at the chance to approve infrastructure spending, saying he wouldn’t vote for it.
But many Republicans, at the same time that they are [...]
Earlier today an amendment proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that would have prevented Food and Drug Administration agents from carrying guns and from raiding farms without warrants, was voted down on the Senate floor by 78 senators. These 15 senators, meanwhile, supported the amendment. Not a single one is a Democrat:
Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
John Boozman (R-AR)
Jim Coburn (R-OK)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Mike Crapo (R-ID)
Jim DeMint (R-SC)
Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Rand Paul (R-KY)
Jim Risch (R-ID)
by Dylan Love
PIPA support is crumbling after yesterday’s widespread Internet protests as 26 new senators oppose the bill, seven of which were former co-sponsors, reports Ars Technica.
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said he had “legitimate concerns about the impact the bill could have on access to the Internet and about a potentially unreasonable expansion of the federal government’s power to impact the Internet” and that the Senate should “avoid rushing through a bill that [...]
Republican and Democratic lawmakers on the deficit-cutting supercommittee said they’re still aiming for a last-ditch agreement even as one of the panel’s leaders voiced doubts about an accord by a Nov. 23 deadline.
The supercommittee faces a “daunting challenge” as its 12 members seek to bridge gulfs over taxes and spending, Representative Jeb Hensarling of Texas, the Republican co- chairman, said today. Time is running out for a plan to carve at [...]
Joe Paterno was inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame in 2007. (PSU Sports)
U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced today that they are rescinding their support for the nomination of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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More spending ‘very bad idea,’ tea-party favorite Sen. Toomey says
By Robert Schroeder, MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The 12-member “super committee” tasked with cutting the U.S. budget deficit has a “great opportunity” to simplify the tax code, Sen. Pat Toomey says. What it won’t do, if the Pennsylvania Republican gets his way, is spend any government money in an attempt to boost economic growth.
Spending, the former Club [...]
Fiscal conservatives like Rand Paul will be omitted to ensure unconstitutional body can fast track tax increases
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Senators who voted against the debt ceiling hike will be barred from being on the panel of the unconstitutional “Super Congress,” as the Washington elite ensures all roadblocks to crippling tax increases and other planned assaults on the constitution are removed.
By Warren Mosler
Republican Senator Pat Toomey is now making the point that with debt payment an executive priority, and with tax receipts more than sufficient for interest payments, not raising the debt ceiling will not mean default, instead it will mean other federal spending will get cut, which he pronounced analogous to a partial government shut down. While this has always been factually correct, [...]
It’s debt-limit hysteria, says Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey. Scare tactics, says Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina. To Representative Joe Walsh of Illinois, it’s fear-mongering.
A growing number of Republicans are scoffing at warnings that failing to raise the U.S. debt limit would trigger a financial catastrophe. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s cautions are merely aimed at stampeding Republicans into lifting the $14.3 trillion limit, said [...]
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Republican presidential aspirant Rick Santorum told National Rifle Association members at their annual convention Friday that President Barack Obama doesn’t “understand America,” and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told them the administration is “consistently anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment.”
Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, criticized remarks the president made about two weeks ago when he said America not only was a [...]
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Pennsylvania Senate (1% of expected vote reported)
* Pat Toomey (R) 46%
* Joe Sestak (D) 53%
Kentucky Senate (56% of expected vote reported)
* Rand Paul (R) 54% (WINNER)
* Jack Conway (D) 46%
Florida Senate (47% of expected vote reported)
* Marco Rubio (R) 50% (WINNER)
* Kendrick Meek (D) 20%
* Charlie Crist (I) 29%
Delaware Senate (4% of expected vote reported)