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Posts Tagged ‘In Their Own Words’

  • In Their Own Words: A Warning Label on the Constitution

    Posted June 10th, 2010 at 6:00pm in First Principles 35

    Diane Macedo over at FoxNews.com points out that one publishing company–Wilder Publications–has put warning labels on their editions of the United States Constitution. The warning label  on “Foundations of Freedom: Common Sense, The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, The Federalist Papers, The U.S. Constitution” reads: “This book is a product of its time and [...] More

  • Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) told The Washington Post this week: “This is getting to be Judgment Day on the spending issue. I’ve come to the conclusion that voters are saying now that just throwing money at various kinds of issues — virtually all of which are deserving — isn’t good enough.” Throwing money at issues [...] More

  • Asked how Montana has managed to squirrel away a $400 million surplus while 48 other states in the Union are all in the red, Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) told Morning Joe: “The reason we have money in the bank is we said ‘no’ to everybody that asked for it.” But what if somebody comes along [...] More

  • Yesterday, President Obama signed his health spending bill into law promising the American people: “These reforms won’t give the government more control over your health care.” This statement is simply untrue, otherwise over 16,000 new IRS agents wouldn’t need to be hired to enforce the mandates. And if this was the case, Senator Tom Coburn [...] More

  • A video from a David Horowitz retreat several months back has already cost one person a job. The video shows Patrick Caddell, former pollster to Jimmy Carter, lament that “the whole idea of the environmental movement isn’t to clean up the environment” but rather to “basically deconstruct capitalism. They are against capitalism.” A little later Caddell continues,  “I [...] More

  • In Their Own Words: Spending Our Way Out of the Recession

    Posted February 3rd, 2010 at 1:30pm in Ongoing Priorities 4

    House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) was quoted in The Hill earlier this week discussing the country's economic outlook. Despite the President's recent efforts to talk about savings, Rep. Clyburn took a different tack, saying that "wouldn't help alleviate the recession." He added, "We're not going to save our way out of this recession. We've got to spend our way out of this recession, and I think most economists know that." More

  • In Their Own Words: 9/11 Commission Vice Chair Lee Hamilton

    Posted January 7th, 2010 at 12:43pm in Protect America 10

    “I just think what’s pervasive through the country, and has been now for a number of years, is a complacency, an inertia, a business-as-usual. You ask anyone, is this an important problem? They say yes of course it is, then they stack it up with 150 other priorities. You either have to give this top [...] More

  • The Wall Street Journal draws our attention to a burst of honesty from The New Yorker’s John Cassidy: The future cost savings that the Administration and its congressional allies are promising to deliver are based on wishful thinking and sleight of hand. Over time, the reform, as proposed, would almost certainly add substantially to the budget [...] More

  • In Their Own Words: Sonia Sotomayor

    Posted May 26th, 2009 at 1:22pm in Rule of Law 5

    I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life. - President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor, October 2001. Read the full text of Judge Sotomayor’s speech “A Latina [...] More

  • In Their Own Words: Jim Cramer

    Posted March 3rd, 2009 at 2:11pm in Ongoing Priorities 10

    Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the EconomyThis morning on the Today show, Jim Cramer, who hosts CNBC’s Mad Money and is a former hedge fund manager made some bold statements on the Obama Administration’s response to the economic crisis. Given Jim Cramer’s history of support for liberal causes and leaders, [...] More

  • In Their Own Words: The Stimulus Bill

    Posted February 12th, 2009 at 10:15am in Ongoing Priorities 2

    Some select quotes from today’s news that don’t necessarily inspire confidence in the Stimulus bill: “[Senate Democrats] don’t know everything that’s in the bill,” said a laughing Charles Rangel (D-NY), chairman of the Ways and Committee. “So I’m afraid to go to that da#*ed conference.” “Basically, it is whatever Obama wants,” said one House staffer up all [...] More

  • In Their Own Words: President Obama on the Stimulus

    Posted February 4th, 2009 at 11:47am in Ongoing Priorities 6

    Yesterday, President Barack Obama was interviewed by several cable and network news outlets on matters ranging from Tom Daschle to the Trillion Dollar Spending Bill. Below are some excerpts of what he said in those interviews, and why President Obama needs to visit readthestimulus.org as soon as possible, so he can learn why this Trillion [...] More

  • Introducing a new feature, where we will give you the most surprising quote from the Sunday news shows. This week’s quote is courtesy of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos: STEPHANOPOULOS: “Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?” PELOSI: “Well, the family planning services reduce [...] More