Tag Archive for Politics

NEWSLINK: Hillary energized, but voters show signs of Clinton fatigue

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[“Hillary energized, but voters show signs of Clinton fatigue” – Washington Times 6.22.14]  The Washington Times covers signs of “Clinton fatigue.”  Poll numbers have been declining for former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator from New York, First Lady and Arkansas lawyer Hillary Rodham Clinton. Significant questions arise about where the trend will lead by 2016. As Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares for an expected presidential run,

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor upset in Republican primary by Tea Party unknown Dr. Dave Brat

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia’s 7th District, was upset in Virginia’s June 10 primary by unknown Tea Party candidate David Brat. Roll Call indicates that the district was considered a safe seat for the Republicans, with no Democrat yet emerging as a challenger.  Unofficial results have Brat leading Cantor 56% to 44%. Links & Resources :: Cantor upset in Virginia GOP primary by

NEWSLINK & VIDEO: Alaska Republican U.S. Senate Hopeful Dan Sullivan Sees Advantage as First-Time Candidate

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[“Alaska Republican Sees Advantage as First-Time Candidate” – Roll Call 6.6.14] Roll Call covers Alaska U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s primary race.  Sullivan has federal background in Washington, D.C., as well as experience in appointed positions as state Attorney General and Commissioner of Natural Resources: Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan, a first-time candidate for elected office, says his dearth of experience on the trail will help — not

VIDEO: Romney critical of Obama “naivete” and “bad judgment” over Ukraine, Russia

Russian Naval Vessel at Crimean Base in Ukraine

Appearing on Sunday-morning chat show “Face the Nation,” former Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney raised concerns over failed leadership by President Barack Obama when addressing Russia and the turmoil in Ukraine. Said Romney: Well, there’s no question, but that … the President’s naivety with regards to … Russia and his faulty judgment about Russia’s intentions and objectives [have] led to a number of foreign

NEWSLINK: House Releases Continuing Resolution With Sequester Reductions in Place

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[House Releases Continuing Resolution With Sequester Reductions in Place - Roll Call - March 4, 2013] Roll Call covers a continuing resolution by House Republicans to address spending cuts while providing greater flexibility for how military spending is adjusted: House appropriators on Monday unveiled a proposed final fiscal 2013 spending package that would effectively cap federal operating expenses at $982 billion, when the cuts already

The “Immigration” Name Game

File Photo of U.S.-Mexican Automobile Border Crossing - adapted from fbi.gov image

(Analysis and Commentary) Are they immigrants? Or are they illegal aliens? Or illegal colonists? Illegal colonists … illegal aliens … illegal immigrants … undocumented immigrants … undocumented persons … immigration … migrants … the massaging of jargon continues to be part of the political posturing over U.S. residency and illegal entry. The would-called “immigration” debate rages anew.  Both the Senate “Gang of Eight” and the

Group of Senators, Obama Announce Separate Immigration Proposals

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A group of eight U.S. Senators announced an immigration proposal on Monday, Jan. 28, 2012, followed by President Barack Hussein Obama giving his own immigration address the following day. Several difficulties not faced up to publicly include the undeniable fact that, because so many illegal aliens come from narrowly focused ethnic and national origins, any amnesty would, by definition, have a racist impact, something that

New US Congress Sworn In

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(VOA News – January 03, 2013) A new U.S. Congress was sworn into office Thursday, but it will quickly face an old dispute about the country’s burgeoning debt and in the coming weeks controversial new gun control and immigration proposals. The Congress leaving office squabbled this week in its final days over contentious tax and spending legislation before finally agreeing to increase taxes on the