Falling in Line? Dem Congressman on ‘Hillary’s Hit List’ Now Endorses Her for 2016
Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:12:14 AM by Red Steel
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who according to a forthcoming book is on Hillary Clinton’s “hit list,” offered his support for the former secretary of State, senator and first lady if she runs for president again in 2016.
“I’m a huge supporter of Hillary Clinton. I hope she will run for president, and I’ve indicated I would be a supporter of Hillary Clinton if she runs, but again, I’m trying to figure out this last one,” Van Hollen said on MSNBC. “As I say, it’s an unsolved mystery. Maybe someone will pick up the phone and tell me. Again, this assumes this is a true report.”
See the interview starting at 3:30:
The book, “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton,” by reporters Jonathan Allen of Politico and Amie Parnes of The Hill newspaper, talks about a spreadsheet prepared as one of the last orders of business by the 2008 campaign staff, “so that friends could be rewarded and enemies punished.”
Members of Congress were ranked on a scale of 1 to 7 in her run against Barack Obama, with 1 being wholehearted supporters of Clinoton’s 2008 bid and 7 being people “those who endorsed him but really should have been with her.”
Van Hollen was among the sevens. Van Hollen, the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, who in 2008 was the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and was in charge of recruiting and raising money for Democratic House candidates.
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Fewer people say Obama can govern effectively – he’s neither honest nor trustworthy
The Hill ^ | November 25, 2013 | By Rebecca Shabad
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 11:33:49 AM by Cincinatus\’ Wife
According to a CNN/ORC international poll released Monday, 40 percent said they believe Obama can manage the federal government effectively. That’s a 12-percentage-point-drop since June, and the worst score he received among nine personal characteristics measured in the poll.
New GOP strategy on ObamaCare: Let it burn
Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:38:13 AM by Hotlanta Mike
After the government shutdown over ObamaCare fizzled in mid-October, people wondered whether the GOP would try the same strategy again in early 2014 to force an end to the ACA. The Hill reports that the House and Senate Republican caucuses are now united in dumping that strategy.
The GOP Daily Dose ^ | 25 September, 2013 | Amy
Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:21:05 AM by Texas Fossil
Yes, strong statement that the US elects Serial Killers as President. Really? This lady deserves to be in jail.
(The Hill) Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that it “would be a very strong statement” for the U.S. to elect a female president.
(“…a report that has gone virtually unnoticed in the mainstream press”) ~First Responders: Radios Failed During Navy Yard Shooting Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!
First Responders: Radios Failed During Navy Yard Shooting
Technical snafu adds extra layer of mystery to Navy Yard shooting’s questionable events
Sept. 21, 2013
In a report that has gone virtually unnoticed in the mainstream press, D.C. police and firefighters who first arrived to assist at the Washington Navy Yard earlier this week say they were frustrated when their radios failed during inspection of the building, adding yet another strange development to the already questionable set of circumstances that took place that day.
Unknown Republican Blocks Bill That Will Require Search Warrant Before Police Access Emails
Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/4/13 | Jim HoftPosted on Sunday, August 04, 2013 2:05:23 PM by NachumAn
unknown Republican Senator is blocking a bill that will require police to obtain a search warrant before accessing emails and online messages. The Hill reported:An anonymous Republican senator has delayed a vote on legislation that would require police to obtain a warrant before accessing emails and other online messages.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy D-Vt. pushed for a vote on the bill before Congress left for its August recess. He secured unanimous support from Democrats, but at least one Republican objected to the bill, according to a Democratic Senate aide.Leahy had hoped to fast-track the bill to passage with unanimous support, but the opposition means a vote will be delayed until at least September.
CIA Agents Who Were In Benghazi Warned By CIA: Keep Silent – “You Jeopardize Your Family”Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Tim BrownPosted on Friday, August 02, 2013 11:14:41 AM by EXCH54FEOn Thursday, CNN’s Jake Tapper reported that the Central Intelligence Agency is now pressuring agents who were on the ground in Benghazi, Libya on the night of September 11, 2012 to keep silent and not talk to Congress or the media.
The Hill reports:The CIA allegedly had “dozens” of agency operatives on the ground at the U.S. diplomatic annex in Benghazi, Libya, during last year’s deadly terrorist attack that ended with the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.Langley is taking extreme measures to mask the agency’s operations in Benghazi and in northern Libya at the time of the strike, according to CNN.Agency employees involved with CIA operations in the country are being subjected to monthly polygraph tests, among other counterintelligence measures, an unnamed source told CNN.
Inhofe: Clinton showed “forceful attitude” you usually “don’t hear from women”
Salon.com ^ | May 10, 2013 | Jillian Rayfield
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2013 1:42:51 AM by Rennes Templar
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., said that Hillary Clinton showed a “forceful attitude” not usually heard from women when she blew up in January’s Senate hearings on Benghazi, in response to repeated questions about the State Department’s initial claims that the attacks were the result of protests.
Justice Thomas: Obama is president because he’s approved by ‘elites’
The Hill ^Posted on Friday, May 03, 2013 9:14:53 AM by Sub-Driver
Justice Thomas: Obama is president because he’s approved by ‘elites’ By Jonathan Easley – 05/03/13 08:17 AM ETSupreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said having a black president in the U.S. is only possible if the candidate is “approved by the elites and the media” because otherwise the person will be expected to behave in the “prescribed” way that whites expect.
Speaking in an April 9 interview with C-SPAN that has drawn little attention, Thomas was asked if he had been confident before President Obama’s election that a black person would one day live in the White House.“Oh yeah, I guess I’ve always thought there would be black coaches, black heads of universities,” Thomas said.
“Maybe again as I said I’m naïve, but the thing I always knew is that it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites and the media because anybody that they didn’t agree with, they would take apart.”
“You pick your person, any black person who says something that is not the prescribed things that they expect from a black person will be picked apart,” he added. “You can pick anybody, don’t pick me, pick anyone who has decided not to go along with it; there’s a price to pay. So, I always assumed it would be somebody the media had to agree with.”
IRS: We can read emails without warrant (Where’s the American Outrage?)
The Hill ^ | 04/11/2013 | Brendan Sasso
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:24:02 PM by SeekAndFind
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has claimed that agents do not need warrants to read people’s emails, text messages and other private electronic communications, according to internal agency documents.
Obama phone advocates fight back, but call drops (rife with fraud?)… “…41 percent of those receiving free mobile phones don’t meet the requirements — some because they’re dead — the proponents of the so-called “Obama phone” program are firing back. But they still miss the point.”
Bizpacreview ^ | 3/16/13 | Michael Dorstewitz
Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2013 7:41:27 AM by Libloather
After the Federal Communication Commission reported this week that 41 percent of those receiving free mobile phones don’t meet the requirements — some because they’re dead — the proponents of the so-called “Obama phone” program are firing back. But they still miss the point.
Ever since GOP Rep. Tim Griffin of Arkansas announced early this week that Lifeline, a free phone service for low-income families that costs taxpayers $2 billion a year, was rife with fraud, conservative lawmakers and pundits alike have jumped on the bandwagon to bash it.
The program’s supporters are now fighting back.
The retirement of Congressman Ron Paul from the House of Representatives last week did not end the Texas libertarian’s influence in Congress. And if the first week of the new Congress is any indication, his influence has only multiplied.
Congressman Paul’s battles to audit and ultimately abolish the Federal Reserve Bank have been picked up by his former colleague Paul Broun of Georgia, who scored 92 percent on The New American‘s “Freedom Index” in the last Congress.
“I applaud Congressman Paul’s efforts. He was fighting for liberty,” Broun told The Hill newspaper, which covers Congress from Washington, D.C. The story, entitled “Georgia’s Broun keeps Ron Paul’s anti-Fed mission alive in new Congress,” details how Broun — like former Congressman Paul, a medical doctor — has continued the anti-Fed mantra of Ron Paul. “My plan is to pick up right where Congressman Paul left off,” Broun said on his congressional website, “I’m just going to stand on his shoulders and go forward in that same fight.”
On Friday, November 09, 2012, FoxNews published online “Obama holds firm to tax hikes as he invites Hill leaders to talks on ‘fiscal cliff’” In which Barack Obama, was in full puffery and arrogant narcissism three days after somehow managing to completely fool the polls by fixing a victory in the face of oft-predicted landslide proportions of defeat.
The arrogance was highly evident as Obama claimed his election was a vindication of his fiscal policy. Then he added this bit of self-puffery, “I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced,”. “This was a central question during the election … and on Tuesday night, we found out that a majority of Americans agree with my approach.”
The second part of that last sentence “we found out that a majority of Americans agree with my approach” is praise undeserved but seemingly routine for this self-loving egoist. There was NO majority of Americans agreeing with his approach.
The Hill is reporting today that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a partner group of the United Nations, will deploy 44 observers from countries such as Germany, France, Serbia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan to observe the U.S. election amid concerns of voter suppressionefforts by conservative groups.
The draft proposal, which has been sent to relevant federal agencies for feedback, is a clear sign that the administration is resolved to take action on cybersecurity even as Congress remains gridlocked on legislation that would address the threat.
The Hill ^ | 8-8-12 | Pete Kasperowicz
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2012 6:48:55 AM by afraidfortherepublic
King put forward this suggestion to an Iowa audience on Tuesday, when he also reiterated his threat to sue the Obama
administration for its June decision not to deport younger illegal immigrants. Under that policy change, illegal immigrants who are in school or have served in the military would get a two-year deferral from deportation.
after the failed effort to bring the Democrat-supported cybersecurity bill to a full vote in the Senate last week.In response to a question from The Hill, a Washington, D.C. political newspaper, about whether President Obama was considering advancing his party’s cyber-plan through an executive order, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney didn’t rule out the possibility.
Praise the Troops, Screw the Troops
Praise the Troops, Screw the Troops by RALPH PETERS July 30, 2012
It’s a rare politician, left, right or center, who won’t grab a photo opportunity with our troops then plaster the image all over campaign materials. Even the hard left has learned to mouth insincere praise for the men and women in uniform before attacking our national defense. Nonetheless, we’re about to see another shameless and shabby example of Capitol Hill hypocrisy: Those senators and representatives-including yours, my fellow conservatives–are going to put 100,000 veterans out on the street. And that’s just the beginning.
Your Kids Will Have It Better Than You Do (Don’t Worry About Your Kids’ Economic Future Worry about yours, says Gary North.)
I read that Americans who have spoken to poll-takers express the fear that their children will not live as well as they have. Here is an example. The poll was taken in October 2011.
More than two-thirds of voters say the United States is declining, and a clear majority think the next generation will be worse off than this one, according to the results of a new poll commissioned by The Hill.
A resounding 69 percent of respondents said the country is “in decline,” the survey found, while 57 percent predict today’s kids won’t live better lives than their parents. Additionally, 83 percent of voters indicated they’re either very or somewhat worried about the future of the nation, with 49 percent saying they’re “very worried.”
The memory haunts him still. “There was some material from the president’s head that had gone off to the right rear,” Hill told Guthrie. “And she had got – come up on the back of the car, trying to retrieve that material. She didn’t know I was there. And so when she came up in the car, I finally got a hold of her and helped her get it into the backseat. When I did that, the president’s body fell to its left into her lap.”
Sens. Paul, McCain clash over terrorist detainee amendment
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1:02:26 PM by B Knotts
Republican Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and John McCain (Ariz.) battled on the Senate floor Tuesday over a proposed amendment to the pending defense authorization bill that could allow American citizens who are suspected of terrorism to be denied a civilian trial.
Paul argued the amendment, which is cosponsored by McCain, “puts every single American citizen at risk” and suggested that if the amendment passes, “the terrorists have won.”
November 27, 2011
The establishment has left the flubber Rick Perry in the dust and may do likewise to Mitt Romney as the 2012 election season gears up. It looks like they are putting their money behind the former Speaker of the House and seasoned globalist, Newt Gingrich.
On Sunday, Gingrich received the endorsement of the influential editorial board of the New Hampshire Union Leader. “We are in critical need of the innovative, forward-looking strategy and positive leadership that Gingrich has shown he is capable of providing,” said an editorial penned by publisher Joseph W. McQuaid.
“A lot of candidates say they’re going to improve Washington. Newt Gingrich has actually done that, and in this race he offers the best shot of doing it again,” he added.
Perry: Obama administration ‘absolute failure’ at collecting intelligence
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:50:01 PM by casinva
During Tuesday night’s GOP presidential debate on foreign policy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry hammered the Obama administration, claiming they had been an “absolute failure” in providing support for the intelligence community.
“We’ve really failed … in our ability to collect intelligence around the world,” said Perry.
Obama to Occupy Wall St. Protesters: “You are the reason I ran for office.”
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 5:31:18 PM by MissesBush
“I appreciate you guys making your point; let me go ahead and make mine,” Obama said before continuing his speech. “I’ll listen to you, you listen to me, OK?”
A few minutes later, Obama acknowledged the Occupy protest movement again, saying: “You are the reason I ran for office.”
Enough, Already, With The Debates
The Silent Majority ^ | 11-21-11 | J.D. Longstreet
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 9:27:30 AM by Lexluthor69
I am not a debater… never have been. Although I have been speaking publicly since the age of nine, I hate debates.
You may have noticed that I DO tend to favor commentaries. In a commentary I am allowed to express my views completely, without interruption, and then sit back and wait for the fur to fly.
I have no interest in arguing my positions or opinions. Once stated — that’s it! I don’t argue. Its not worth the time and effort necessary to sway someone else’s opinion my way. I simply don’t care if you disagree with me. Once my personal deliberations are complete and I make my opinions known, I am finished. (I know the shrinks would have a field day with this!)
All this leads me to the so-called debates between the GOP candidates seeking the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States. Only a child would confuse the debates with a press conference … for that is all they are … press conferences. They are “gotcha” sessions. Little is learned from them though they make for grand spectacle.
Perry’s congressional supporters wary of plan to cut lawmaker pay
The Hill ^ | November 20, 2011 | Debbie Siegelbaum
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:17:23 AM by Cincinatus‘ Wife
In response to inquiries from The Hill, the lawmakers disagreed with some aspects of the plan but said they liked other parts, such as the idea of spending more time in their districts.
Former Sen. and Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern, who ran on an anti-Vietnam war platform, is calling for the Transportation Security Administration and the entire Homeland Security Department to be eliminated, reports The Hill.
In a new book, What It Means to be a Democrat he says that current airport security procedures are “ridiculous.” He writes, further:
The whole silliness of our response is exemplified by what has happened at our airports. Once sources of architectural pride, air terminals are now barricaded behind concrete. Inside we are required to remove our shoes and belts, hand over our gels and liquids and submit to body scans – with the ante being raised each time there’s a new scare.
What upsets me the most is when I see an elderly woman trying her dardedest to comply with these ridiculous rules. As if she could possibility harboring an explosive in her suitcase,” he continued. “Now that our initial distress over 9/11 has dissipated, I suggest that we stop this needless hassle, a palliative that costs $7 billion a year and rising.
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:41:18 PM by rabscuttle385
Ron Paul says that Republicans will be punished if they do not hold the line against tax increases in the super-committee negotiations and argued that his campaign was well situated to challenge Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination in a radio interview with Sean Hannity Thursday.
“If we capitulate, they will punish the Republican Party,” Paul said in response to questions about proposed tax increases. He also said that Republicans needed to be thinking more dramatically about reducing the federal deficit.
“Even if they cut a trillion dollars over the next couple of years from the baseline budget it doesn’t mean anything,” Paul said.
Gov. Perry challenges Pelosi to a debate (Pelosi to respond at today’s morning press conference)
The Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2011 | Caroline May
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 8:52:50 AM by Cincinatus‘ Wife
In a letter obtained by The Hill, Perry requested that the pair meet for a debate during Perry’s visit to Washington next week to compare the plan he rolled out this week to “Uproot and Overhaul Washington” with the current system.
“I think it would be a tremendous service to the American public to see a public airing of those differences,” he wrote. “Let the people decide.”
Perry’s challenge comes just days after his roll out of his plan to reform Washington. A central piece of his plan is a part-time Congress with half the salary and office budgets.
Perry: ‘If we’re electing the debater in chief, don’t elect me.’
The Hill ^ | 11-10-11 | Alicia M. Cohn
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 3:14:37 PM by Driftwood1
On the June 6, 2008, episode of America’s Pulse, Hill asked whether a fist bump between then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle, after the final 2008 Presidential Democratic primaries was a “terrorist fist jab”. Hill, introducing an upcoming discussion before a commercial break, posited that the gesture was either “A fist bump? A pound? [or] A terrorist fist jab?,” but never explained the term when the segment continued after the break.
The incident set off a controversy among bloggers and television commentators. Hill apologized for her comments the next day. The next week, the Fox News Channel announced that Hill’s show America’s Pulse had been canceled. Martha McCallum‘s show The Live Desk would become two hours (1–3 p.m.), and Trace Gallagher would become a co-host with McCalum.
In November 2008, after the general election, it was announced that Hill’s contract with Fox would not be renewed. She would continue with the network until her contract expired. Senior Vice President of Programming at Fox Bill Shine says that he “chose not to renew E.D.’s latest contract” but noted that “Hill has been a valued contributor to the success of FNC over the years, and we wish her all the best”.
On October 14, 2008, Hill was a guest co-host of the ABC daytime show The View, then returned to co-host again on September 23 and 25, 2009, while Elisabeth Hasselbeck was on maternity leave; she also hosted on July 28, 2010, while Barbara Walters was on leave.
Beyond the economy, the wars and the polls, President Obama has a problem: people.
This president endures with little joy the small talk and back-slapping of retail politics, rarely spends more than a few minutes on a rope line, refuses to coddle even his biggest donors. His relationship with Democrats on Capitol Hill is frosty, to be generous. Personal lobbying on behalf of legislation? He prefers to leave that to Vice President Biden, an old-school political charmer.
“We’re about a year out from the elections, and the senators are turning to their own races,” the strategist said. “They don’t have a lot of energy or political capital to spare for the president at this point.”
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Speaking at a Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference in Washington, the California Democrat said Obama’s “been very nice” in his negotiations with Republicans, but now he needs to fight harder.
“He’s been on the other side of the aisle talking with people. He’s invited them up to the White House to have beer. He’s invited them to come and watch the Super Bowl games,” Waters said, as reported by The Hill. “He’s done all of that, and when they eat his food and drink his beer and leave, then they go and try to kill him [on Capitol Hill].”
“You’ve gotta fight – you will not win this battle without fighting,” she said.
According to The Hill, Waters said she and other Democrats believe that by fighting the Republican Party Obama can be successful — although she also suggested there are questions about whether he will keep fighting for liberal priorities when things tough.
“We love the president. We want him to be successful,” Waters said. “But does he feel our pain? Does he understand what’s going on out here?”
Waters criticized Obama last month for not paying more attention to black communities, particularly in the face of their disproportionate unemployment rate, and said black voters are hesitant to call him out because they “love him.”
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