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After Obama spends 1M on campaign trip, Democrats Deny Republicans Funding for Gulf Visit

July 1, 2010 Politisite 0

From NOLA: House members who had planned to travel to Louisiana next week for a tour and meetings on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill being organized by Rep. Steve Scalise won’t be able to tap their member accounts to cover the costs, the Republican congressman said he was told Tuesday. The travel would appear to be to in the category of “general oversight” into an issue in which several […]

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Trending: When Congressmen Attack, Etheridge assaults student

June 14, 2010 Politisite 0

Maybe it is my Catholic upbringing, but I’ve always been cursed with a bit too much empathy. It is often difficult to witness people bearing the full weight of the consequences of their decisions, even when it is richly deserved. (And, in the case of House Democrats few have ever been more deserving of reaping everything they’ve sown.) We’re human, after all, and witnessing people on the cusp of realizing […]

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Republicans take Hawaii House seat for first time in 20 years

May 23, 2010 Politisite 0

For the first time in some twenty years a Republican has taken a Hawaii congressional seat.  The special election was held Saturday to replace retiring Congressman Neil Abercrombie.  Charles Djou won with nearly forty percent of the vote, with his closest competitor Colleen Hanabusa who had with 31 percent. The election was a “winner take all” election which is different from other states that require a run off if a […]

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Specter Dementia: Thanks Allegheny County Republicans for endorsement

May 12, 2010 Politisite 0

It’s been a tough week for Arlen Specter.  He’s dropped out of the lead in his Democratic primary, falling behind Joe Sestak in exactly the way he feared he would against Pat Toomey in the Republican primary — by losing the base.  In fact, Specter had a difficult time remembering exactly which base he was addressing last night: The first time Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) slipped up here Tuesday night […]

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Tea Party Racism? – Blacks respond

April 19, 2010 Politisite 0

Frank Rich was quoted in the New York Times Op-Ed section The Tea Party movement is virtually all white. Is this true? He then closed On March 27, 2010 writer Frank Rich was quoted in the New York Times Op-Ed section The Tea Party movement is virtually all white. Is this true? He then closed his article with Are these politicians so frightened of offending anyone in the Tea Party-Glenn […]

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The GOP health care count: 209 no, 204 yes, 18 undecided

March 17, 2010 Politisite 0

There are two ways to count votes for the Democrats’ national health care plan. The first is to tally the lawmakers who are definitely yes or leaning yes. The second is to count the ones who are definitely no and leaning no. From the Republican side, it’s the second group that matters. Just like Democrats need 216 votes to pass the bill, Republicans and their Democratic allies need 216 to […]

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The 11 Senate Republicans who voted for the $17 billion No jobs bill

March 17, 2010 Politisite 0

The tax breaks and projected jobs in the Senate jobs bill are illusory. The $17 billion package circumvents pay-go rules. But no matter. The Senate passed the Porkulus II today by 68-29 — with support from 11 Republicans. Here’s the roll call vote: The Republicans who sided with the endless spending-spree Democrats: Alexander Bond Scott Brown Burr Cochran Collins Inhofe LeMieux Murkowski Snowe Voinovich *** via Michelle Malkin

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Axelrod to GOP: 'Go Ahead Make my day'

March 14, 2010 Politisite 0

Top White House adviser David Axelrod says that if Congress passes the Democrats’ national health care bill, it will be politically impossible for Republicans to undo the changes brought by the massive legislation. “I say, Let’s have that fight. Make my day,” Axelrod said on “Meet the Press.” “I’m ready to have that, and every member of Congress ought to be willing to have that debate was well.” Axelrod made […]

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DNC Attacks Ensign, McConnell, and Vitter on ethics to Defend their own Scandals

March 12, 2010 Politisite 0

With recent scandals with Massa and Rangel the DNC wants to turn the tables on the issue of Ethics back to the Republicans by painting the entire party are unethical because of Ensign and Vitter.  When President Clinton was president the same folks said that a persons private life is of no consequence to his ability to govern.  Seems like the DNC has taken a different viewpoint about Republicans while […]