Let's bring some perspective here. People have become hysterical. They are DEMANDING Net Neutrality. Now. Right NOW. But, wait a second... they already have it. Right now, we all enjoy a neutral net. It's here. It exists. It's alive. And it's fantastic.
“I reject accusations that his policies and beliefs make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals,” wrote Sen. John McCain of President Obama in the Washington Post. “And I reject accusations that Americans who vigorously oppose his policies are less intelligent, compassionate or just than those who support them,” said McCain of the Tea Party.
This is the report that Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has been dreading since the tragic event on Saturday January 8. The sheriff has been editorializing and politicizing the event since he took the podium to report on the incident. His blaming of radio personalities and bloggers is a pre-emptive strike because Mr. Dupnik knows this tragedy lays at his feet and his office. Six people died on his watch and he could have prevented it. He needs to step up and start apologizing to the families of the victims instead of spinning this event to serve his own political agenda.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) "on Friday announced the launch of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, making good on an idea he floated during last year’s campaign,"Roll Call reports. GOP Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.) and Mike Lee (Utah) will join the Kentucky Republican as the first members of the caucus. The group’s "first meeting will be on Jan. 27."
Unlike most of the 111 that preceded it, the 112th Congress must begin the process of restoring the national regime and civic culture the Founders bequeathed.
There is evil among us. Always has been, always will be. As I write this, in the past four days, a high school assistant principal in Omaha was shot and killed and the principal wounded. Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and 19 other Americans were gunned down at a constituent meeting being held at grocery store in Tucson.
James Eric Fuller, who was shot in the knee and back in last week's Tucson rampage, allegedly shouts, 'You're dead!' at a 'tea party' activist during a town hall meeting for victims and witnesses. Reporting from Tucson and Los Angeles — A man who was wounded in last week's shooting rampage in Tucson was apprehended by authorities Saturday after he allegedly threatened a "tea party" activist at a town hall meeting of victims and eyewitnesses of the attack.
University of Arizona student Daniel Hernandez, an intern for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who many credit with help saving her life during the Tucson shooting rampage, addresses a memorial service in honor of the attack's victims.
WASHINGTON — A House committee has asked the Homeland Security Department to provide documents about an agency policy that required political appointees to review many Freedom of Information Act requests before the records were released, according to a letter obtained Sunday by The Associated Press. The letter to Homeland Security was sent late Friday by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. It represents an early move by House Republicans who have vowed to launch numerous probes of President Barack Obama's administration, ranging from its implementation of the new health care law to rules curbing air pollution to spending in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Associated Press reported in July that Homeland Security had sidetracked hundreds of requests for federal records to top political advisers to the department's secretary, Janet Napolitano. The political appointees wanted information about those requesting the materials, and in some cases the release of documents considered politically sensitive was delayed, according to numerous e-mails that were obtained by the AP. The Freedom of Information Act is supposed to ensure the quick public release of requested government documents without political consideration. Obama has said his administration would emphasize openness in providing requested federal records. According to Issa's letter, Homeland Security's chief privacy officer and FOIA official told committee staff in September that political appointees were simply made aware of "significant and potentially controversial requests."
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King is ready to return to official House business after marking the shootings in Tucson, Arizona, from the Hawkeye State. "I expect we will vote to repeal Obamacare next week," the conservative Iowan said of the House GOP, which had planned to bring a vote to the House floor this week to repeal last year's comprehensive health care reform bill. Agenda items were swiftly scrubbed from this week's calendar in the wake of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' wounding over the weekend from the shooting spree.
If our military cannot attract leaders who are mature enough to know the difference between morale and morality, we are truly sunk.
In just 5 minutes, Former Judge Louie Gohmert says pretty much everything that needs to be said about imbecilic Pima Country, AZ Sheriff Clarence Dupnik: wondering what he's hiding by lashing out so strongly. Wanting to know what he could have done to stop Jared Loughner. and finally, to "Shut up and stop hurting the prosecution's case". If only Obama or Holder had called Dupnik in the days after the shooting to shut him up. But that would take actual leadership.
Many analysts described the November 2010 midterm elections as a sea change, with Republicans taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives and narrowing the Democratic majority in the Senate. But this political overhaul appears to have had little effect on the religious composition of Congress, which is similar to the religious makeup of the previous Congress and of the nation, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.
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With the GOP having gained 63 House seats and the majority, picking up an additional 6 in the Senate, you would think the Grand Old Party’s optimism would be high heading into the 2012 campaign. That appears not to be the case. Michael Steel stepped aside when his bid for a second term as chairman of the Republican National Committee began to stall. After seven ballots, it became clear he was losing support. Reince Priebus, who headed the Wisconsin Republican state party, and is credited with helping to unseat long-time Democrat incumbent Sen. Russ Feingold, will now steer a national party that has alienated its deep-pocket donors and is $21 million in debt.