Wpisy oznaczone tagiem "Democrats" (19)  

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In the last twenty-four hours, four more Democrats have announced their retirement , including the first two in the 2010 election season to retire from the United States Senate, according to Politico.com. In the meantime, the special Senate in Massachusetts just got too close for Democratic comfort.

Link: www.examiner.com/x-28973-Essex-County-Conservati…

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Allen Quist, a Republican candidate seeking the nomination to go up against Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), has made a serious pronouncement: That the political battle against the Democrats is the defining fight of this generation, even greater than the fight against terrorism.

Link: tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/(…)gop-house-candidate-…

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From the time he launched his campaign for president three years ago, Barack Obama had to consider how he would react to the first serious act of terrorism during the campaign, or if he won, on his watch. His fellow Democrats had been thinking about the moment even longer – since the September day in 2001...

Link: biggovernment.com/(…)democrats-worst-nightmare-terr…

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Two House Democrats who favor a government insurance plan, a central element of health care legislation passed in their chamber, acknowledged Sunday it might have to be sacrificed as negotiators work out a final agreement with the Senate.

Link: www.foxnews.com/(…)house-dems-ok-drop-govt-option…

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Senate Democrats reached a compromise Saturday with holdout Senator Ben Nelson that secured the 60 votes they need to pass the broad healthcare overhaul sought by President Barack Obama.

Link: www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5B83ZG20091219

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Support for the Democratic Party is slumping amid a wave of public discontent, according to a new WSJ/NBC News poll.

Link: online.wsj.com/(…)SB126100346902694549.html…

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The White House is reportedly to put Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base on the list of military facilities to be reviewed for potentially closing if Nelson doesn't fall into line. Offutt Air Force Base employs some 10,000 military and federal employees in Southeastern Nebraska. Offutt is the headquarters for US Strategic Command.

Link: www.lifenews.com/nat5773.html

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Network reduces Obama's bank bailout savings by 99 percent | Another day, another Fox News reporting "mistake" that conveniently supports the news network's editorial bias...

Link: rawstory.com/2009/12/day-convenient-fox-flub/

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Obama's messianic cult simply expected too much of him... Some parishioners in the Church of Obama discovered last week that their spiritual leader is a false prophet.

Link: www.washingtonpost.com/(…)AR2009120403077.html…

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Members of Congress are turning their focus toward jobs creation in a bid to save their own, but they're running into doubts from their own party about whether another stimulus-style package can do any good.

Link: www.foxnews.com/(…)democrats-run-doubts-benefits-se…

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Democrat Landrieu said she would vote to move forward with debate on health-care legislation, as the chamber moved toward an evening vote on whether to bring the bill to the floor. The support of at least one other centrist Democrat remained in doubt.

Link: online.wsj.com/(…)SB125882206089559155.html…

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When Sweden’s IPRED legislation came into force on April 1st this year, the country saw a massive 30% drop in Internet traffic. Many attributed this to Internet user fears associated with increased powers of anti-piracy groups. Now, 8 months later, traffic is completely back to normal and on track to exceed pre-IPRED levels.

Link: torrentfreak.com/uk-anti-piracy-plans-slammed-by…

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Here's a list of the 39 House Democrats who voted against the health care legislation:

Link: spectator.org/(…)the-39-democrats-who-voted-no…

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Republican victories in the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races may make some congressional Democrats more leery of backing key elements of President  BarackObama's agenda because of the political price they could pay,analysts said.

Link: www.bloomberg.com/(…)news…

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There really isn’t any predictive value of the Virginia and New Jersey victories.

Link: www.nytimes.com/2009/11/05/opinion/05teixeira.html

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It is hard to avoid the conclusion that unified Democratic government has sparked a conservative counter-mobilization. Because we cannot rerun history as a controlled experiment, we will never know whether this could have been avoided had the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats adopted a different strategy.

Link: www.tnr.com/(…)more-signs-trouble-2010…

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leaders are close to securing enough votes to advance a sweeping healthcare reform backed by President Barack Obama, a top Senate Democrat said on Sunday, adding that it likely would include a national health plan that would allow states the option of dropping out.

Link: www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE59M4PB20091025

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Of course, that would be the same gimmick Congress has been using for years. But in politics, a lot of small gimmicks are easier to justify than one big gimmick.

Link: www.washingtonpost.com/(…)AR2009102003211.html…

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