Investigative reporter, former longtime CBS employee, best-selling author and Obama administration target, Sharyl Attkisson spoke at the Hillsdale College Center for Constructive Alternatives on January 25th. This lecture is part of Hillsdale College’s CCA seminar on American Journalism. Ms. Attkisson is the author of Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.
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by Wendy Davis, January 19, 2015, 4:06 PM
Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have unveiled legislation that would require broadband providers to follow some Net neutrality principles, but would also prevent the Federal Communications Commission from enacting more stringent rules.
The draft bill, released late last week, would restrict broadband providers in at least three key ways: It would prohibit broadband providers from blocking or degrading content, while also banning them from charging companies higher fees for faster delivery. The proposed bill also specifies that the restrictions apply equally to wireline and wireless providers. Read more at mediapost.com.
The Republicans won a strong majority in November. They should have used their power of the purse to stop Obama’s fundamental transformation of America. But what did they do? They funded Obamacare, they funded executive amnesty. Maybe the RINOS in the House and Senate carry purses.
Live tweeted during the State of the Union Speech:
26 Republicans Vote Against Blackburn Amendment To Defund Obama’s Executive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
A whopping 26 Republicans joined the Democrats in Congress to vote against an amendment to the DHS funding bill sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). That amendment aims to block funds for President Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), largely believed to be the root cause of the border crisis last summer.
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) was the first Republican to break ranks. “Ellmers is [the] first GOP no vote,” Politico’s Seung Min Kim Tweeted as the vote began.
The other Republicans who voted against the measure, which passed, are: Reps. Mark Amodei (R-NV), Mike Coffman (R-CO), Ryan Costello (R-PA), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Jeff Denham (R-CA), Charlie Dent (R-PA), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Bob Dold (R-IL), Chris Gibson (R-NY), Richard Hanna (R-NY), Joe Heck (R-NV), Crescent Hardy (R-NV), John Katko (R-NY), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Peter King (R-NY), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Pat Meehan (R-PA), Devin Nunes (R-CA), Dave Reichert (R-WA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Fred Upton (R-MI), and David Valadao (R-CA). Read more at breitbart.com.
By the way, Representative Ellmers, and I use the word representative loosely, has a long history of ignoring and being combative and argumentative towards her constituents. Watch the short videos on page two of the following link, and you will see for yourself: pjmedia.com.
I received this last night:
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives elected John Boehner to be the Speaker of the House for the 114th Congress. While I did not support his candidacy and desired a different outcome, I am still hopeful.
I am hopeful because the 24 Republicans who stood with me against the status quo and Speaker Boehner made history. Our efforts to change leadership for the better have been the most successful attempt to do so in over 100 years. Our group of conservatives came just 4 votes shy of dramatically changing the direction of our country for the better. Never before has a sitting Speaker of the House faced such opposition.
More than that however, this marked the beginning of a new Congress. This was a chance for members who supported Rep. John Boehner and those who voted against him to be a part of the solution. This was a chance for Speaker Boehner to prove to the members of the House and more importantly the American people that Republican leadership will act in the best interests of all Americans. It was a chance to show that legislation will be brought to floor based on merit, not because it is politically popular.
Unfortunately, the actions of the Speaker this week to remove Rep. Nugent and Rep. Webster from the Rules committee as well as taking Rep. Weber off key legislation do not reflect a promise of good things to come. In fact, several media outlets report that more retribution is to come for those who voted for someone other than Speaker Boehner.
Regardless, I am proud of the efforts of my friends and colleagues who stood up for the American people. In the face of retribution and pressure from other members as well as leadership, they stood on principle and for that, they should be commended.
My twenty four colleagues that stood with me are the true Patriots and I thank each and every one of them for their courage. A very big thank you goes to all of the thousands of constituents who called, emailed, and faxed Representatives from all over the Country. Without your efforts, this would not have been possible.
The following was a quote from Mark Twain that guided our group of 25 throughout this process:
“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”
Our group of 25 will continue to represent the People and will not stop in our pursuit of the core values, founding principles, and defense of our Constitution. Washington didn’t build this Country – We the People did. The time is now to take it back and rebuild America.
“The Republican Party today is not a conservative party” – Mark Levin
We didn’t win in November to have “Obama’s Buddy” continue running the House!
Fortunately, Congressman Ted Yoho will not vote for Boehner. Please let him know that you appreciate that. And contact as many other representatives as you can , using whatever means you can, and tell them to do the same!
From TeaPartyNation: We have three days to save America.
On January 6th, the House of Representatives will hold its first vote of the new Congress to determine who the Speaker will be.
House Speaker John Boehner is running for reelection. We must stop him.
In the four years Boehner has been Speaker, he has been nothing short of a disaster. He has refused to fight Obama on anything. Yes, some of his options have been limited because the Republicans only controlled the House of Representatives.
However, he has not made the slightest effort to fight Obama and the Democrats.
If John Boehner is reelected, he has already said one of his priorities this year is to pass amnesty. His problem with Obama’s executive amnesty is not the amnesty itself, only that Obama did it instead of Congress.
We have to stop Boehner’s reelection.
Ordinarily the selection of a House Speaker is not a controversial decision. Most times, Congressmen do not even hear from their constituents on this issue.
They need to hear from us.
The vote will be on Tuesday, January 6.
Between now and then Republican Congressmen must feel the heat so they will see the light.
Go on social media this weekend. Every Congressman has a Facebook page as well as a Twitter account. Some even have Pinterest, Linkedin and Instagram accounts. Get on all of them and send a message. Vote against John Boehner for Speaker.
These accounts are monitored by staff and sometimes by the member themselves. They will hear about this.
On Monday call.
We have to melt the phone lines.
One of the things we desperately need in this effort is numbers. Call and email your friends. Ask your local Tea Party group to put this call out over the weekend. Ask your local Republican Party to do the same.
If John Boehner is reelected Speaker, we will see an agenda driven by the Chamber of Commerce, not by conservatives. That agenda will support big government and big business. It will not be for real Americans.
The holidays are over.
Start calling. Start emailing. Start posting on social media.
This story originally appeared on teapartynation.com.
PJ Media, Dec. 10th, 2014: Can Republicans endure the wrath of voters if Texas Sen. Ted Cruz disrupts government operations this year like he did in 2013? Scott Ott thought not.
Alan Gross, just freed from five years of captivity in Cuba, is pictured (below) in his Lawyer’s office. But look at the photographs on the wall. Does anyone look familiar? Whad’ya know, isn’t that Che Guevara?
Hat tip: twitchy.com
On the air last night, fiery radio talk show host, Constitutional scholar and life-long Republican, Mark Levin, said that after the way Republicans have acted since their November 4th election victory, that he is “one inch away from leaving the Republican Party.” Many people do not know that Mr. Levin served in the entire eight years of the Reagan administration.
Listen to what Mark had to say last night here.
Gohmert: Leadership Wouldn’t Work With Conservatives on Cromnibus
Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said that conservatives in the House heard “not one word” from House GOP leadership on compromises to make changes to the cromnibus in order to get conservatives to vote for it even though “we were willing to work with them to compromise” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Read more at breitbart.com.
The Nuclear Option – by Charles Hurt – Dec. 10, 2015
Call it the mysterious case of the Incredible Shrinking GOP.
Barely one month ago, the party sailed to victory in one of the biggest rout election waves of the past century. They ran the board and took control of the U.S. Senate. They grew to historic levels in the U.S. House. The Democratic Party was left in tatters in state, local, and governor races across the country.
But today, just a few weeks later, before GOPers even take hold of their new reins of power, the party is crying poverty. They are stricken with paralysis. House Speaker John A. Boehner, known for his weeping, begs powerlessness.
“Frankly, we have limited options and limited abilities to deal with it directly,” Mr. Boehner said last week when asked about President Obama’s unconstitutional executive action to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens presently living illegally in the U.S.
“Limited options?” “Limited abilities?” We have an unbridled madman in the White House right now taking a machete to the U.S. Constitution and the leader of the opposition party that was just thrust to power in a historic rejection of the president and his cleptocratic policies is now talking about “limited” options and abilities?
Funny, I don’t recall a single Republican running in a single race this year on a campaign that Republicans in Congress have only “limited” options and abilities to stop Mr. Obama. No, in fact, every single one of them ran their entire campaigns on the singular promise that we have to vote for Republicans so they could stop Mr. Obama. And Americans voted. [Bold type, mine] Continue reading at breitbart.com.
The following video clips are of several members of Congress questioning Obamacare architect and admitted liar, Dr. Jonathan Gruber, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator the
honorable arrogant Marilyn Tavenner during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on December 9th. I could write several pages of commentary, but the videos, which are just a small sampling of the questioners, speak for themselves.
“…so get over this damn glibness?” Rep. Cynthia Lummis finishes her questioning time at the health care hearing by talking about her husband, who died from a heart attack, and the problems they had with Obamacare.