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  1. Nevada Medicaid Kills Eric De La Cruz

    Do you think the insurance company would sell you an insurance policy in the middle of a fire destroying your house? It's the same thing as when you have a preexisting medical condition and you want to be insured for it.
  2. COMMON-SENSE HEALTH CARE REFORMS OUR NATION CAN AFFORD "It’s time to start over on a common-sense, bipartisan plan focused on lowering the cost of health care while improving quality. That’s what I heard over the past several months in talking to thousands of my constituents. Replacing your family’s current health care with government-run health care is not the answer. We can do better, with a targeted approach that tackles the biggest problems." – Rep. Charles Boustany, Jr. , MD, September 9, 2009 The American people have spoken. They oppose government-run health care. Republicans are on the side of the American people. What Americans want are common-sense, responsible solutions that address the rising cost of health care and other major problems. In the Republican address following President Obama's speech to a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, Dr. Charles Boustany (R-LA) outlined a series of such solutions: * "We do need medical liability reform, and it needs to be real reform. We need to establish tough liability reform standards, encourage speedy resolution of claims, and deter junk lawsuits that drive up the cost of care." * "Let's also talk about letting families and businesses buy insurance across state lines. I and many other Republicans believe that will provide real choice and competition to lower the cost of health insurance." * "All individuals should have access to coverage, regardless of preexisting conditions." * "Individuals, small businesses and other groups should be able to join together to get health insurance at lower prices, the same way large businesses and labor unions do." * "We can provide assistance to those who still cannot access a doctor." * "nsurers should be able to offer incentives for wellness care and prevention – something particularly important to me. I operated on too many people who could have avoided surgery if they’d simply made healthier choices earlier in life."
  3. Have I crossed into the Twilight Zone. Were we were told by the jugeared messiah that we were going to spend ourselves to prosperity?
  4. A report released Wednesday by Forbes magazine ranked the U.S. Military Academy as the top college in the country in their America's Best College review. "Marked by an intense work ethic and drive to succeed on all fronts, the West Point undergraduate experience also allows graduates to leave without a penny of tuition loans to repay," Forbes stated in its release. In the Forbes rating, West Point outpaced other highly-ranked schools such as Princeton (#2), Cal Tech (#3), Harvard (#5) and the U.S. Air Force Academy (#7). "All of us at West Point are very proud that Forbes has rated us as the number-one college in the nation," said Brig. Gen. Patrick Finnegan, dean of the Academic Board at West Point. "This ranking recognizes the exceptionally high quality of a West Point education. It is always exciting to be validated by independent organizations." The Center for College Affordability and Productivity staff gathered data from a variety of sources, basing 25 percent of the rankings on 7 million student evaluations of courses and instructors, as recorded on the Web site RateMyProfessors.com. Another 25 percent of the ranking depended on how many of the school's alumni, adjusted for enrollment, were listed among the notable people in Who's Who in America. The other half of the ranking were based equally on three factors: • average amount of student debt at graduation held by those who borrowed • percentage of students graduating in four years • number of students or faculty, adjusted for enrollment, who have won nationally competitive awards like Rhodes Scholarships or Nobel Prizes. West Point was founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering. Its mission remains constant: to educate, train, and inspire cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of duty, honor, country and prepared for a career of service to the nation as an officer in the U.S. Army. To see the complete college rankings go to http://www.forbes.com.
  5. Chambliss Victory

    If you have the time we need you for the following events: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 Sandy Springs, GA WHO: RNC Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan Co-Chair Jo Ann Davidson WHAT: Fulton County Victory Center Visit WHEN: Monday, November 24, 2008 at 3:30 pm EST WHERE: Fulton County Victory Center 5920 Roswell Road Sandy Springs, GA 30328 Marietta, GA WHO: RNC Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan Co-Chair Jo Ann Davidson WHAT: Cobb County Victory Center Visit WHEN: Monday, November 24, 2008 at 5:00 pm EST WHERE: Cobb County Victory Center 1234 Powers Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30067 Woodstock, GA WHO: RNC Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan Co-Chair Jo Ann Davidson WHAT: Cherokee County Victory Center Visit WHEN: Monday, November 24, 2008 at 7:00 pm EST WHERE: Cherokee County Victory Center 1105 Parkside Lane Woodstock, GA 30189 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Lawrenceville, GA WHO: RNC Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan Co-Chair Jo Ann Davidson WHAT: Gwinnett County Victory Center Visit WHEN: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 9:30 am EST WHERE: Gwinnett County Victory Center 911 Duluth Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30043 Fayetteville, GA WHO: RNC Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan Co-Chair Jo Ann Davidson WHAT: Fayette County Victory Center Visit WHEN: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 11:30 am EST WHERE: Fayette County Victory Center 111 South Glynn Street Fayetteville, GA 30215
  6. Chambliss Victory

    Just a quick note Barack Obama is sending his campaign staff to Georgia to help our liberal opponent: "Obama is keeping 25 of his Georgia field offices open for Martin, leaving most of his in-state paid staff here and importing about 100 field operatives from Southern states to help Martin ..." (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 11/12/2008) The resources we have on hand going into the next 12 days will directly impact Senator Saxby Chambliss campaign's Get-Out-The-Vote operations. And, now that early voting is in full swing, there's no time to waste. https://secure.donationreport.com/donation....ey=ALFOESVPZVFA
  7. Third and Final Presidential Debate

    Meet Joe the Plumber Joe Wurzelbacher is pleased with McCain's tax cuts plan. Joe thinks Obama's plan does not help the middle class and will not help him out.
  8. Acorn claims it signed up more than a million new voters is now facing allegations that many forms may be fake. There have been hundreds of thousands of new voter registrations processed in Philadelphia, including a vast majority of good, clean registrations from ACORN. The bad news, Philadelphia has already sent 1,500 obvious fraudulent registrations to the U.S. Attorney to be investigated. Every one of them from the same group, ACORN. Learn more about Acorn. http://www.johnmccain.com/videolanding/aco...obamaacornvideo
  9. Third and Final Presidential Debate

    Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Robert M. "Mike" Duncan released the following statement tonight. "In the final debate tonight between Barack Obama and John McCain, the difference between the two Presidential candidates was clearly drawn. Sen. McCain has the experience and leadership to guide our country in a positive new direction. "Sen. McCain gave Americans specifics on how he will work to increase jobs, establish energy independence, and lower health care costs, while Barack Obama showed he was unable to give Americans the straight talk and straight answers they deserve. For every hardworking family who strives to achieve the American Dream, they must now decide whether to elect a candidate who rewards their hard work or a candidate who punishes them with tax hikes and stands behind 'spread[ing] the wealth around.'" Paid for by the Republican National Committee.
  10. Credit Crisis

    AGREED. Republican Representative Adam Putnam of Florida, said a speech Speaker Pelosi gave ahead of the vote in which she blamed the Bush administration policies for the crisis – "set a partisan tone [and] cost us votes.'' About 33% of GOP representatives voted in favor of the bill.
  11. Credit Crisis

    You are way off on this ONE. REPUBLICANS your taxes or the federal deficit will skyrocket! Don't fall for Socialist tactics. Sign Senator Bernie Sanders letter now. http://sanders.senate.gov/petitions/?petit...ancial_Crisis_1
  12. Obama's Ties to Terrorist!

    Send you thoughts to Ayers on how he is a traitor to our country. http://billayers.wordpress.com/2008/09/01/...-on-witch-hunt/
  13. Obama's Ties to Terrorist!

    William AyersWho Am I? "[W]illiam Ayers … [Was] A Founding Member Of The Group That Bombed The U.S. Capitol And The Pentagon During The 1970s." (Russell Berman, "Obama's Ties To Left Come Under Scrutiny," The New York Sun, 2/19/08) Ayers' Wife And Fellow Weather Underground Leader, Bernardine Dohrn, Appeared On The FBI's Most Wanted List Prior To Her Surrender To Authorities In 1980. (James Litke, "Fugitive Leader Surrenders With No Regrets," The Associated Press, 12/4/80) Ayers And Other Leaders Of The Weather Underground Set Up A Bomb Factory In New York, Planning To Blow Up Ft. Dix In New Jersey And Various Police Headquarters. (Jon Anderson, "Weathering Change '60s Revolutionary Bill Ayers Says He Has Always Been A Teacher, But He No Longer Uses Bombs As Study Aids," Chicago Tribune, 7/8/93) The Bomb Factory Accidentally Exploded In 1970, Leveling The Townhouse And Killing Three People. (Jon Anderson, "Weathering Change '60s Revolutionary Bill Ayers Says He Has Always Been A Teacher, But He No Longer Uses Bombs As Study Aids," Chicago Tribune, 7/8/93) In 1969, Ayers And 300 Other Radicals Launched An Unsuccessful Attack On The Home Of U.S. District Judge Julius Hoffman. (Jon Anderson, "Weathering Change '60s Revolutionary Bill Ayers Says He Has Always Been A Teacher, But He No Longer Uses Bombs As Study Aids," Chicago Tribune, 7/8/93) Ayers Is "Flatly Unrepentant About The Bombings." (Ben Smith, "Obama Once Visited '60s Radicals," The Politico, 2/22/08) In 2001, Ayers Did Not Express Regret For His Past Conduct And Even Claimed The Weather Underground "Didn't Do Enough" Bombings. (Russell Berman, "Obama's Ties To Left Come Under Scrutiny," The New York Sun, 2/19/08) Facts About Me and Barack Obama First Met Ayers At A 1995 Meeting Of Local Liberal Activists That Took Place In Ayers' Home. (Ben Smith, "Obama Once Visited '60s Radicals," The Politico, 1/22/08) The Meeting Launched Obama's Illinois State Senate Candidacy And Allowed Ayers To Introduce Him "To The Hyde Park Community As The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread." (Ben Smith, "Obama Once Visited '60s Radicals," The Politico, 1/22/08) From 1999 To 2002, Obama Served With Ayers On The Board Of Directors For The Woods Fund Of Chicago. (Timothy J. Burger, "Obama's Chicago Ties Might Fuel 'Republican Attack Machine'," Bloomberg, 2/15/08) "[Obama And Ayers] Have Also Appeared Jointly On Two Academic Panels, One In 1997 And Another In 2001." (Russell Berman, "Obama's Ties To Left Come Under Scrutiny," The New York Sun, 2/19/08) In 1997, Obama Reviewed Ayers' Book, A Kind And Just Parent: The Children Of Juvenile Court, In The Chicago Tribune, Calling It "A Searing And Timely Account Of The Juvenile Court System." (Chicago Tribune, 12/21/97) "From 1995 To 1999, [barack Obama] Led An Education Foundation Called The Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), And Remained On The Board Until 2001. … The CAC Was The Brainchild Of Bill Ayers…" (Stanley Kurtz, Op-Ed, "Obama And Ayers Pushed Radicalism On Schools," The Wall Street Journal, 9/23/08) "Ayers And Obama Were Also Part Of A Group Of Four Instructed To Draft The Bylaws That Would Govern CAC. Surely That Endeavor Would Have Involved Significant Interaction Between Them. Then There's The Question Of Unrecorded Meetings Of Both The Board And The Collaborative." (Stanley Kurtz, "Obama's Challenge," National Review Online, www.nationalreview.com, 9/23/08) "As CAC Board Chair, Obama Was Essentially Authorizing The Funding Of Ayers's Own Educational Projects, And The Projects Of Ayers's Radical Allies." (Stanley Kurtz, "Obama's Challenge," National Review Online, www.nationalreview.com, 9/23/08) "Ayers And Obama Guided CAC Money To Community Organizers, Like ACORN (The Association Of Community Organizations For Reform Now) And The Developing Communities Project (Part Of The Gamaliel Foundation Network), Groups Self-Consciously Working In The Radical Tradition Of Saul Alinsky." (Stanley Kurtz, "Obama's Challenge," National Review Online, www.nationalreview.com, 9/23/08) "The Chicago Annenberg Challenge Stands As Barack Obama's Most Important Executive Experience To Date. By Its Own Account, CAC Was A Largely A Failure." (Stanley Kurtz, "Obama's Challenge," National Review Online, www.nationalreview.com, 9/23/08) "The Failure Of CAC Thus Raises Entirely Legitimate Questions, Both About Obama's Competence, His Alliances With Radical Community Organizers, And About Ayers's Continuing Influence Over CAC And Its Board, Headed By Obama." (Stanley Kurtz, "Obama's Challenge," National Review Online, www.nationalreview.com, 9/23/08) "The Obama Campaign Has Struggled To Downplay That Association. … Yet Documents In The CAC Archives Make Clear That Mr. Ayers And Mr. Obama Were Partners In The CAC." (Stanley Kurtz, Op-Ed, "Obama And Ayers Pushed Radicalism On Schools," The Wall Street Journal, 9/23/08) My Donations and Bundling for Barack In 2001, Ayers Contributed $200 To Obama's State Senate Campaign. (National Institute On Money In State Politics Website, www.followthemoney.org, Accessed 2/15/08) What Barack Says About Me Obama: "This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He's not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis." (Sen. Barack Obama, ABC Democrat Candidates Presidential Debate, Philadelphia, PA, 4/16/08) Obama Chief Strategist David Axelrod: "Bill Ayers lives in his neighborhood. Their kids attend the same school … They're certainly friendly, they know each other, as anyone whose kids go to school together." (Ben Smith, "Ax On Ayers," The Politico's "Ben Smith" Blog, www.politico.com, 2/26/08) Obama Spokesman Bill Burton: "Senator Obama strongly condemns the violent actions of the Weathermen group, as he does all acts of violence … But he was an eight-year-old child when Ayers and the Weathermen were active, and any attempt to connect Obama with events of almost 40 years ago is ridiculous." (Russell Berman, "Obama's Ties To Left Come Under Scrutiny," The New York Sun, 2/19/08)
  14. Antoin "Tony" Rezko Is A Chicago Businessman With Investments In Both Real Estate And Fast Food Restaurants. (David Jackson and John Chase, "Rezko's Life A Story Of Pizza And Politics," Chicago Tribune, 10/12/06) Rezko Was Convicted Of Wire And Mail Fraud, Money Laundering, And Aiding And Abetting Bribery. (Bob Secter and Jeff Coen, "Rezko Convicted," Chicago Tribune, 6/5/08) "Antoin ‘Tony' Rezko And Stuart Levine Used Rezko's Influence With Public Officials To Sustain Their Scheme To Collect Kickbacks From Firms That Wanted State Business, Prosecutors Charged." (David Jackson and John Chase, "Rezko's Life A Story Of Pizza And Politics," Chicago Tribune, 10/12/06) Eleven Low-Income Housing Buildings Located In Obama's State Senate District And Owned By Rezko's Company, Rezmar, Were "Falling Apart" And Going Into Foreclosure. (Tim Novak, "Obama And His Rezko Ties," Chicago Sun-Times, 4/23/07) Rezko Courted Local Politicians Who Controlled Decisions That Affected His Business Efforts, Giving At Least $385,000 Since 1994 And Bundling "Millions Of Dollars" For Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL). (David Jackson and John Chase, "Rezko's Life A Story Of Pizza And Politics," Chicago Tribune, 10/12/06) Facts About Me and Barack Rezko Was Among Obama's First Political Supporters When Obama First Ran For Public Office. (Christopher Drew and Mike McIntire, "An Obama Patron And Friend Until An Indictment In Illinois," The New York Times, 6/14/07) Obama Paid $300,000 Less Than The Asking Price For His Home, While Rezko's Wife Paid Full Price For A Vacant Lot Next Door On The Very Same Day. (Tim Novak, "Obama And His Rezko Ties," Chicago Sun-Times, 4/23/07) The Seller Of Obama's Home "Wanted To Sell Both Properties At The Same Time." (Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz, "The Rezko Connection," ABC News' "The Blotter" Blog, abcnews.go.com, 1/10/08) Obama Later Purchased A Portion Of Rezko's Land For $104,500; It Was Valued At $40,500. (Peter Slevin, "Obama Says He Regrets Land Deal With Fundraiser," The Washington Post, 12/17/06) "As A State Senator, Barack Obama Wrote Letters To City And State Officials Supporting His Political Patron Tony Rezko's Successful Bid To Get More Than $14 Million From Taxpayers To Build Apartments For Senior Citizens." (Tim Novak, "Obama's Letters For Rezko," Chicago Sun-Times, 6/13/07) Obama Completed Legal Work On Rezko-Related Projects. (Tim Novak, "Obama And His Rezko Ties," Chicago Sun-Times, 4/23/07) The Obamas And Rezkos Took A Trip Together To Rezko's Home At Lake Geneva, WI. (Sen. Barack Obama, Interview With Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL, 3/15/08) My Donations and Bundling for Barack Obama Has Acknowledged That Rezko Has Raised About $250,000 For His Campaigns. (Tim Novak, Chris Fusco, Dave McKinney and Carol Marin, "More Rezko Dough Found," Chicago Sun-Times, 3/15/08) However The Most Recently Reported Total Of Rezko Related Funds The Obama Campaign Has Donated To Charity Is $160,000. (Dan Morain, "Obama To Be In Background Of Trial," Los Angeles Times, 3/3/08) FLASHBACK: In December 2006, Obama Said His "Best Estimate" Was That Rezko Raised Between $50,000 To $60,000. (Chris Fusco and Tim Novak, "Rezko Cash Triple What Obama Says," Chicago Sun-Times, 6/18/07) What Barack Says About Me Obama Has Referred To Rezko As A "Friend" Who He Called For Advice On The Purchase Of His Home. (Lynn Sweet, "Waukegan Interview Transcript. On Rezko, Mistakes And Being Held To A High Standard." Chicago Sun-Times' "Lynn Sweet" Blog, blogs.suntimes.com, 11/7/06) Obama: "I've Never Done Any Favors For [Rezko]." (Rick Pearson, "Obama Believes Himself A ‘Viable Candidate' For Presidency," Chicago Tribune, 12/14/06) Obama On The Rezko Verdict: "This Isn't The Tony Rezko I Knew…" ("Jury Convicts Rezko," Chicago Tribune, 6/5/08)
  15. The United States is Now in a Recession

    You Liberals are a dime a dozen. I believe Rep. Hansarling statement was very clear. ----- I believe that this Congress, in a rushed effort to provide stability to a troubled credit market, did not adequately discuss or investigate potential alternatives that would have constituted a work out and not a bail out. Even at this moment, it still remains more important for Congress to do it right than to do it fast. I stand ready, as do many of my colleagues, to stay here for as many days as it takes to do this right.
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