Even Some Democrats Want Gitmo-to-Yemen Transfers Stopped

By Douglass K. Daniel, Associated Press Washington (AP) – Some Democratic lawmakers who support closing Guantanamo Bay say the U.S. should reconsider whether to repatriate suspected terrorists from Yemen, given the al-Qaida activity in the poor Arab nation.   President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, said Sunday the transfers will continue if the […]

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Democrats Jumping Ship

William M. Daley– The announcement by Alabama Rep. Parker Griffith that he is switching to the Republican Party is just the latest warning sign that the Democratic Party — “my lifelong political home — has a critical decision to make: Either we plot a more moderate, centrist course or risk electoral disaster not just in […]

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Moulitsas: Democrats Get Killed in 2010 Elections

Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos and an influential leader of the Web-based political left, said Sunday that Democrats are facing huge defeats in the 2010 elections because the Obama administration has alienated the Democratic Party’s liberal political base with its escalating involvement in Afghanistan, and its failure to push for universal healthcare. Speaking […]

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Senate Democrats Subvert the Rules of Order

Posted by Erick Erickson We can only hope the Senate Republicans learned their lesson today. As so many of us have tried to tell Mitch McConnell for weeks and weeks and weeks, the Senate GOP must throw everything they can at killing the health care bill. Instead, we have seen the Senate Republicans working collaboratively […]

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GOP Fights to Shut Down TARP Slush Fund, Return Money to Taxpayers

With the federal government coming off a $1.42 trillion deficit (“roughly twice individual income tax revenue“) and Washington already another $292 billion in the red, the president and his allies are determined to ramp up government “stimulus” spending even more and turn the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) into a slush fund for politicians.  But […]

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Democratic Homeland Security chairman faces ethics probe

Rep. Bennie Thompson’s (D-Miss) panel under investigation after credit card hearing WASHINGTON – At a hearing in late March, the nation’s credit card companies faced the threat of expensive new rules from an unlikely regulator: the House Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). The committee had never before dealt with credit […]

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CA Atty. Gen. Offer Incoherent, Troubling Answers Regarding Currupt ACORN

CALIFORNIA– On Tuesday November 24th, the day after Big Government broke the story revealing tens of thousands of documents containing sensitive material had been unceremoniously dumped in a trash bin behind the San Diego ACORN office, Attorney General Jerry Brown appeared on Talk Radio KABC’s Peter Tilden Show. Considering this document dump occurred just a […]

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Lieberman Says No

Posted by Erick Erickson The Wall Street Journal reports Joe Lieberman is digging in his heels. He will filibuster any health care legislation that contains a public option, even if the legislation allows states to opt-out. Lieberman has been a thorn in the side of the left ever since they decided to challenge him back […]

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