Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover : It's All Politics. Texas Republican Gov.
Greg Abbott ordered the Texas National Guard to monitor a joint U.S. Special Forces training taking place in Texas, prompting outrage from some in his own party. Eric Gay/AP hide caption itoggle caption Eric Gay/AP Texas Republican Gov. Leading Climate Denier and Harvard Scientist Took $1.2 Million Bribe From Oil Companies. Wei-Hock Soon, an aerospace engineer and a part-time employee at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is one of the few respected scientists who spoke against the general consensus that human activity is a significant contributor to climate change.
He has published 11 papers on climate change since 2008. However, it was recently shown that he received $1.2 million from oil companies in exchange for his “science”. According to leaked documents, the papers were simply “deliverables” that he completed in exchange for their money. He used the same term to describe a testimony he prepared for Congress. Science against money. Ted Cruz, Longtime Foe Of NASA And Science, Will Oversee NASA And Science In New Congress. Following the ratification of Sen.
John Thune (R-S.D.) as chair of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committtee last week, Sen. Here's what's tucked in the spending bill. Lawmakers tucked in dozens of items to the spending billItems affect everything from financial regulations to white potatoesCongress must pass bill by Thursday to avert a shutdown Washington (CNN) -- The Congress that has done virtually nothing for two years is wrapping up 2014 with a bang.
Dozens of policy provisions are tucked into a nearly 1,603-page bill that will keep the government open through next September. The provisions affect everything from campaign finance laws to financial regulations, marijuana possession and even the government's purchase of white potatoes. The bill, which was negotiated between Democrats and Republicans over several weeks, is expected to get a vote in the House on Thursday -- right as Washington faces a deadline to avert another government shutdown. The provisions are notable because House Republican leaders frequently tout a transparent process. Ted Cruz's Net Neutrality Take Isn't Just Dumb, It's Dangerous. Censoring American History. My students walked out on me last week.
Just got up, left my classroom and marched right out of the school. I’ve been an English teacher in Jefferson County, Colorado, for eighteen years and I’ve never seen anything like it. State Rep. Steve Hickey Wants South Dakota Doctors to Say That Being Gay Is Dangerous. A Third Of Louisiana Republicans Blame Obama For Hurricane Katrina Response Under Bush. A large number of Louisiana Republicans think President Barack Obama is to blame for the federal government's poor response to Hurricane Katrina, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday -- despite the fact that the storm occurred three years before he took office.
The Democratic-leaning polling firm, which provided its results to Talking Points Memo, found that 29 percent of Louisiana Republicans said Obama was responsible for the Katrina response. Twenty-eight percent put the blame on President George W. Bush, whose administration did in fact oversee the federal response to Katrina. Nearly half (44 percent) of the Louisiana Republicans polled didn't know who to blame. Bush was heavily criticized at the time for the government's response to Katrina, a storm that caused 1,833 fatalities, damaged an estimated $81 billion in property, and ranks among the five deadliest hurricanes in United States history. GOP rejects Dream Act-like deportation deferrals. WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House voted along party lines Thursday to prohibit funding for President Obama ’s Dream Act -styled program, which temporarily halts the deportations of young immigrants if they have served in the military or are attending college.
The 224-201 vote underscored the resistance of House Republicans to the immigration overhaul that has gained momentum in the Senate . The amendment was proposed by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who is among the chamber’s most hardened opponents of a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people living in the country without legal status. The vote came as House Speaker John A. Debunked: The Harvard study that Republicans used to push austerity. A 28-year-old economics graduate student has rewritten a study led by Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff that has been widely cited as the intellectual basis for worldwide government austerity measures.
The Harvard study argues that higher public debt slows down economic growth when the GDP rises above a 90% threshold. Cantor Speech Aims to Refocus GOP on Middle-Class Stagnation. There is a single chart — three colored lines on a grid — that shapes the political reality of this country.
During the 2012 campaign, one of President Obama’s senior strategists called it “the North Star” and started his internal PowerPoint presentations with it. When Republican majority leader Eric Cantor speaks on Tuesday about his vision for the future of the Republican Party, the chart’s central message will bind together his words. Ohio faces controversy over voting machines. (MoneyWatch) As people head to the polls today to cast their ballots, a critical "battleground" state in the presidential election faces a last-minute controversy over its voting machines.
In Ohio, a lawsuit alleges that Secretary of State Jon Husted and Election Systems & Software, an Omaha, Neb., company that makes electronic voting systems used in the state, improperly approved the use of untested, non-state certified software in voting machines to help tally results. The suit -- filed Monday in federal district court by Robert Fitrakis, a Columbus, Ohio, college professor, voting rights activist and congressional candidate representing the Green Party -- claims that the software could erroneously alter election results or even lead to election fraud. Jon Stewart destroys Sen. John McCain over hypocritical Benghazi outrage.
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DolanThursday, February 21, 2013 0:17 EDT The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped into Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on his show Wednesday night, using the senator’s statements about the Iraq war to pummel his current outrage over Benghazi. Republicans filibustered the confirmation vote of Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel last week, demanding more information from President Barack Obama about the attack on a consulate in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead. Bill would define abortion as murder. GOP leaders moonwalk away from debt-ceiling Armageddon. Slowly, painfully, political reality has begun to dawn on Washington Republicans and their supporters: If they force a major battle over the debt ceiling — a battle that they have acted oh-so-eager to fight — they are guaranteed to lose, and to lose badly. Such a battle would be fought against superior forces, and on ill-chosen ground. The president’s approval rating are consistently above 50 percent; Congress has an approval rating of 14 percent.
While Republicans still hold the House majority, they lost seats in the 2012 election and acknowledge that they held onto the majority only because of gerrymandering. Laura Trice: Why the GOP Is Scared of Ron Paul and 4 Reasons He Might Still Get the 2012 Republican Nomination. Wait, isn't Dr. Ron Paul out of the presidential race? Isn't it all tied up nicely in a bow with the Romney/Ryan ticket? No. Virginia Republicans Call for Armed Revolution if Obama Wins in November.
Republican Jobs Bills Won't Actually Create Jobs, Say Economists. God and the GOP. More Vaginaphobia: GOPer proposes abstinence for married couples. Wake up GOP: Smashing system doesn't fix it. Rep. Virginia Foxx to Lead GOP Attack on Higher Education. Pensito Review » GOP Tax Plan Costs $36.6 Bil More Than Dems’ – Swing Voters, You’ve Been Had.
Pensito Review » GOP Now Running Against Wall Street Bailout They Voted for – Here’s a List of GOP Reps and Senators Who Voted ‘Aye’ Infowars.com - Top House Republican: Idea that CO2 is harmful is comical. The Washington Monthly. October 11, 2010. San Francisco's Alternative Online Daily News » Anthony Weiner and Blatant Republican Hypocrisy. A Trap of Their Own Making. Too Good to Check. State of the Nation. In the red. Weigel : Can Republicans Take Credit for Good Economic News? The Republican shakedown - War Room. The Ham Report: The $3.73 Trillion Republican Nightmare. Boehner: ‘Not my job’ to correct the birthers. Boehner: If Jobs Are Lost As A Result Of GOP Spending Cuts 'So Be It' The GOP's Anti-Clean Air Act Bill is an Assault on Science Itself.
New York State is broke, but Gov. Cuomo joins GOP push to spare wealthy. Republicans Vote To Repeal Obama-Backed Bill That Would Destroy Asteroid Headed For Earth. Married GOP congressman trolls Craigslist for a date - War Room. There's no 'job-killing health-care law' Tax cuts: The party that says no does it again - Taxes. Eric and Irene. House GOP votes unanimously to protect big oil subsidies. AP dismantles Republican claim that health reform will cost jobs. UPDATE 2-Obama to drop smog initiative, GOP claims win.