Capitol Hill & Mitt Romney

Capitol Hill, aside from being a metonym for the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington D.C., stretching easterly in front of the United States Capitol along wide avenues. Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman who was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election. 5.0/5

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A good read for conservatives. Once again we’re being lied to. The mainstream media wants us to believe that only “moderation, cooperation and compromise” can save the GOP…and America. This is one of the greatest lies ever told. First of all, moderation won’t save the GOP. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is the GOP has had a long list of moderate “saviors:” Gerald Ford- LOSER Bob Dole- LOSER George H.W. Bush- LOSER (to Bill Clinton) John Mccain- LOSER Mitt Romney- LOSER So much for “moderation” winning elections for the GOP. The reality is the Republican Party has had one true conservative in modern history. His name was Ronald Reagan. I was there when my liberal friends at Columbia University called Reagan “loony” “nutty” “extreme” “radical right wing nutcase” and “out of touch with average Americans.” Well that “radical right wing nutcase” won in two massive Presidential landslides. Perhaps the media wants us to forget that. But wait, there’s ...
MORE BROKEN PROMISES According to the June 26th edition of "Politico," the Senate passed "the most monumental overhaul of U.S. immigration laws in a generation." The vote 68-32, which meant that 14 courageous Republican Senators crossed the aisle to vote along side of every present Democrat. This bill would clear the way for millions of undocumented residents to have a chance at citizenship, attract workers from all over the world and devote unprecedented resources for security along the U.S.-Mexico border. The June 26th bill also puts the burden of immigration reform on the Republican-led House (if you recall, it was Mitt Romney's 15.6 million defeat in the 2012 Presidential election that caused the GOP to court Hispanics, to begin with). "Politico" quoted Senator Chuck Shumer (D-NY) as saying "that the strong bi-partisan vote we took is going to send a message to the other end of the capitol, as well." Shumer further state that "The bill has generated a level of support we believe will be impossible f . ...
OK it's long but there is a lot of very good info and honest reporting of FACTS Thursday, October 3, 2013 To: Friends & Supporters From: Gary L. Bauer BREAKING NEWS: Shots were fired on Capitol Hill this afternoon. Reuters reports that several people were injured. The U.S. Capitol was temporarily locked down and a female suspect is reportedly dead. Obama's Rhetoric Yesterday Barack Obama sat down for an interview with CNBC's John Harwood. He said a lot of outrageous things. But I nearly fell out of my chair when Harwood asked Obama about the appropriateness of some of his recent rhetoric. Here's what Obama said: "John, I think it's fair to say that during the course of my presidency I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican Party. And have purposely kept my rhetoric down." Is he joking? We hear a lot about low information voters, and I guess there are people who believe whatever Obama says. But he has been the most partisan president in our history. He never stops campaigning. He never gets o ...
Washington (CNN) -- The full Senate formally kicks off debate Tuesday on the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill -- a plan which, if enacted, will create a 13-year path to citizenship for most of America's 11 million undocumented immigrants. Among other things, the measure aims to strengthen border security while raising the cap on visas for high-skilled workers and establishing a new visa program for low-skilled workers on America's farms and elsewhere. "This week, the Senate will consider a commonsense, bipartisan bill that is the best chance we've had in years to fix our broken immigration system," President Barack Obama said Tuesday. "If you genuinely believe we need to fix our broken immigration system, there's no good reason to stand in the way of this bill." Needless to say, a lot of folks on Capitol Hill disagree with the president. "This bill has serious flaws," warned Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky. "There will need to be major changes to this bill if it's goin ...
THE INTERFAITH TASKFORCE FOR AMERICA AND ISRAEL (ITAI) 123 S. Broad Street, Suite 1832, Philadelphia , PA 19109 Friday, February 15, 2013 Dear ITAI MEMBERS AND DONORS: ITAI ON THE MOVE…ITAI has had a magnificent showing on Capitol Hill this week. Its delegation consisting of Herbert London, PhD (President Emeritus of the Hudson Institute, author of many books, Dean of Humanities at New York University, advisor to Presidential candidates Sen. John Mccain and Gov. Mitt Romney on foreign affairs, New York State gubernatorial candidate, and an ITAI Board member); Joseph Hakim (President of the International Christian Union, a native of Lebanon, a successful New Jersey businessman, and an ITAI board member); Rami Nuseir, Esq. (an Arab-Israeli Christian from Nazareth, Israel), and yours truly. The day began early Wednesday morning (2/13/13) with a car trip to Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill. In the early afternoon, a panel discussion on The Future of Israel took place in the hall right underneath the Capitol ...
CNN) - Clint Eastwood isn't pleased with the job Congress is doing. "It's almost like they don't give a *** " he said Friday in an interview with CNBC. "So if they don't give a *** why do they expect anybody else to?" And he's not the only one. A CNN poll conducted last month found only 21% approved of how Congress is handling its job. That survey was taken fresh on the heels of the fiscal cliff standoff, where bickering between the parties sent the U.S. over the so-called fiscal cliff, although only briefly. Some would say conditions on Capitol Hill hasn't improved much since, especially as lawmakers find themselves in gridlock ahead of future financial battles, such as the sequester deadline next month and the debt limit by May. Congress also has immigration and gun violence legislation in the pipeline, and a number of Cabinet nominations to consider. But Eastwood, who endorsed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and drew attention for a rambling address at the Republican National Convention this su .. ...
President Obama’s post-election offer to sit down with vanquished GOP rival Mitt Romney has spurred talk of a possible White House role for Romney, a move that could help calm jitters on Wall Street and warm the partisan chill on Capitol Hill. Romney is still licking his wounds from the devastating.
Well, here we are...10 days from the election. I've done a lot of things and said a lot of things since this race started...although I'd be hard pressed to tell you when that really was. I've seen republicans *** near tear their own party apart (I was still a registered republican then) during the primary. This has been one of the most whirlwind elections I've ever seen. I don't know if I can even count how many front runners the GOP has had. Herman Cain, Rick Santorum,Newt Gingrich, and now the official nominee Mitt Romney. I voted for John Mccain in 2008, just like a good Marine should. At that time I had just finished my tour at the Marine Corps prestigious 8th and I barracks on Capitol Hill. At the time I was dating a girl who worked for the RNC. I had even done some canvassing for republican candidates in Maryland. I suppose I was concerned about our national security and I wanted a candidate who had experience with that. John Mccain is a hero. He was a POW during what was at the time our nation's m ...
Obama Jockeys for Lead with Horse Jab For the first time in a year and a half, Mitt Romney woke up this morning without a debate to prepare for. Last night's contest was his 22nd--and the Governor's final one, he hopes, until 2016. Like the previous two, Tuesday's head-to-head had plenty of defining moments--most of them punctuated by the President's biting sarcasm. The exchange that made the most news on Capitol Hill was Barack Obama's surprise assertion that the sequestration cuts, which gouge the military's budget by a half-trillion dollars, "will not happen." That came as quite a surprise to Congress, which had been trying for more than a year to engage the White House on a deal to avoid the cuts. "First of all," the President insisted, "The sequester is not something that I proposed. It's something that Congress has proposed. It will not happen..." True, the President didn't propose the sequester--but his current chief of staff, Jacob Lew, did. At the time, Lew was head of the Office of Management an ...
From the Orlando Sentinel's endorsement of Mitt Romney: "Obama's defenders would argue that he inherited the worst economy since the Great Depression, and would have made more progress if not for obstruction from Republicans in Congress. But Democrats held strong majorities in the House and Senate during his first two years. Other presidents have succeeded even with the other party controlling Capitol Hill. Democrat Bill Clinton presided over an economic boom and balanced the budget working with Republicans. Leaders find a way. With Obama in charge, the Federal Government came perilously close to a default last year. Now it's lurching toward another crisis with the impending arrival of massive tax hikes and spending cuts on Jan. 1." Para 1: That was before it required 60 votes in the Senate to get almost anything accomplished. Para 2: Yes, including raising taxes. See para 1. Para 3: Yes, default owing to the need to raise the meaningless debt ceiling, said ceiling resulting from budgets that both parties ...
How about these "moochers" Mitt Romney: • Mitt Romney's father, George, moved to the United States from Mexico. The penniless family survived on GOVERNMENT RELIEF IN TEXAS before moving to California. After his missionary work, Romney's father worked for 2 years as a staffer on Capitol Hill, then, after a failed business, he was hired as a lobbyist for Alcoa. (1) • Bain & Co. received a $10-million federal bailout while Romney was at the helm. In a 1994 report in the Boston Globe, Romney worked with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) to bamboozle the American people out of money under the guise of “debt forgiveness.” “Mitt Romney says he saved Bain & Company, but he didn’t tell you that on the day he took over, he had his predecessor FIRE HUNDREDS OF EMPLOYEES, OR THAT THE WAY THE COMPANY WAS RESCUED WAS WITH A FEDERAL BAILOUT OF $10 MILLION. Paul Ryan: • Paul Ryan, whose grandfather served as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin under President Calvin Coolidge, RECEIV ...
Mitt Romney's vow to cut federal funding for PBS at last night's debate --- even as he said he "loved" Big Bird and liked debate moderator Jim Lehrer --- has triggered a rebuke from public broadcasting advocates on Capitol Hill.. TV News from the entertainment source: Variety. PBS blasts R...
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) recently appeared on CNN with Candy Crowley to discuss the state of the presidential race, Medicare, and political gridlock in Washington, D.C. When asked by Crowley whether the "toxic dynamic" between Capitol Hill and the White House will change if Pres...
Video on msnbc.com: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced new stimulus action to spur the economy and predictably, Mitt Romney came out and criticized it. And Paul Ryan made a nostalgic visit to Capitol Hill. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell discusses with former DNC communications director Kare...
The conventions have come to a close, and the candidates are back on the campaign trail. Watch for all the latest coverage from the presidential election. Today's programming highlights... 12:30 pm ET -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney holds a briefing with reporters. Topics expected to be discussed include spending, the election and the Chicago teacher strike. 2:00 pm ET -- House and Senate lawmakers return to Capitol Hill after a five-week recess to discuss and debate the issues of the day. 3:00 pm ET -- GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a campaign event for supporters in Mansfield, Ohio.
Factcheck.org has determined that a satirical Broadway musical contains more valid content on Mormonism than four nights of a Republican convention or the nightly news. Likewise, the film "Wall Street" and the distinction between venture capital and Private Equity, the song "I'm Just a Bill on Capitol Hill" and the workings of the Federal Government, and a windsock and the political career of Mitt Romney.
This morning, Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.) and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) have shaken up Capitol Hill with an intriguing, bipartisan plan for reforming Medicare, and also the private-sector employer-sponsored insurance system. Politically, the plan is a huge boost to Mitt Romney, whose own...
Lobbying on the DREAM Act made strange allies on Capitol Hill. A new poll shows Mitt Romney ahead in some key battleground states. And the DCCC hits Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Mic.) on Medicare.
- Despite right-wing misinformation, the program that benefits 55 million seniors, disabled Americans, widows, widowers and orphans has a $2.7 trillion surplus. Social Security, which is funded by the payroll tax, has not contributed one nickel to the deficit and, according to its trustees, can pay 100 percent of all benefits owed to every eligible American for the next 21 years. Despite Social Security's overwhelming success, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has been a proponent of privatizing the retirement program by putting seniors' savings into risky Wall Street investments. Even before tapping Ryan as his running mate, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had said he wants to begin the process of privatizing Social Security. He also would gradually increase the retirement age to 68 or 69. And he favors slowing the growth of benefits for persons with "higher incomes." Under a plan floated by Romney's allies on Capitol Hill - Sens. Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee - someone maki ...
Sen. John Mccain said on Tuesday he can "personally vouch" there was nothing disqualifying in the 23 years' worth of tax returns that Mitt Romney submitted to his team in 2008, when he was vetted for a Vice Presidential spot. "Everything was fine," McCain told reporters on Capitol Hill.
Reid: Credible Source Says Romney Owns a Pet Elephant by Keith Koffler Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today that "extremely credible source" has revealed to him that Mitt Romney has a pet elephant. "I cannot disclose the source, but he - or she - is extremely credible," Reid said. The elephant, according to Reid, was shipped in to Boston from the planet Neptune last March and his been living with Romney at an undisclosed location ever since. Reid, who earlier this week had charged that a separate "extremely credible source" had alleged Romney didn't pay taxes for ten years, said the tax and the elephant allegations were completely separate matters. "The is an outrage!" sputtered Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) in an outburst during Morning Hour on the House floor. "I mean, a pet gazelle, maybe. But an elephant? It's just too much." Reid denied he was making up outrageous, unsutantiated charges just to get the Romney's to disclose their veterinarian records. Some Democrats believe the records will show ...
Mitt Romney not even going to vote for him..no vote of confidence..Pres Obama came in a rough time, not perfect at all, but what would Romney have done...if you have looked at any President great leaders step in when the nation is in its worst, Obama did exactly that and Republicans never like their African American constituants - we can all play naive and smile, so imagine an African American president. *** no..look at each and every vetoe, vote against any policy the republicans have done since Obama has been in, let it be a republican less vetoes, but the numbers would be higher on unemployment...It does not matter what I think but what does Romney really bring to the table more lies and deception..not impressed at all..just hope Capitol Hill does not f^ anything further more
Less than a week after hosting a lucrative fundraiser for Mitt Romney in Montana, former Vice President *** Cheney will be on Capitol Hill today, warning House Republicans about the dangers of looming, automatic defense cuts.
Outsourced Americana! ... UnLearn TV 07/17/12 After yet another record breaking viewership week, the word has gotten out that the commentary broadcasted from a tiki bar studio in NJ is an industry force to be reckoned with... and by that, we're sure that our competition means that they'll try to avoid soiling themselves as they deliver more biased, vapid platitudes disguised as news. Among the Items we'll be Discussing are: There's been a lot of speculation this week as to whether or not Mitt Romney will choose former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as his running mate, or if he'll go the traditional route of offering the job to someone more boring than himself... which admittedly is an almost impossible task. Either way, we'll soon find out who will be the next American Idle. Also! ... Outrage was sparked on Capitol Hill over the U.S. Olympic Committee's decision to assign the task of making our team's uniforms to a company that manufactures overseas, while simultaneously making our country's best at ...
David Axelrod and other advisers met with House and Senate Dems to give pointers on attacking Romney Obama reelection strategist David Axelrod and members of the administration visited Capitol Hill on Tuesday to give Democrats tips for attacking presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Axelrod – along w...
To Republicans seeking to repeal or ignore Obamacare. That's not the best route to go. Improve it; adjust it; tweak it. After all it was YOUR idea! Despite some protests, the Heritage Foundation laid the ground work. Mitt Romney put it to work. Every one of our friends around the world has a version of it. Why would we tie a hand behind our backs and try to compete economically while handicapping ourselves? If you believe too many people are freeloading and living off entitlements, make them responsible by buying in, not opting out. To all the tough-talking governors, get a grip and get a plan Take the time to read the full story. EDITOR'S NOTE: An analysis of this comment by President Barack Obama was published on April 1, 2010. After it appeared, the Heritage Foundation's communications office contacted us to argue that our rating of Mostly True was too generous to the president. We did some additional reporting to review our ruling. Our second round of reporting -- primarily talking to conservative po ...
7/2/12 - This is not a good thing. The national tea party group's leader suggested Monday that Republicans might want to explore whether it's too late to replace Mitt Romney atop the party's ticket after one of Romney's campaign's top advisers argued that the individual mandate in the President Obama's health care law is not a tax. Tea Party Nation's Judson Phillips said the Supreme Court ruling upholding health care reform offered Romney an opening with anti-tax advocates and the middle class — an opening that was squandered by Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Monday that the former Massachusetts governor disagrees with the contention that the law is actually a huge tax increase. "We did not like Obamacare to start with and now that the Supreme Court has called it a tax, it gave Romney the room to run straight for a touchdown," Mr. Phillips wrote on the group's blog. [That, of course, is the point I've been making since Thursday. But Phillips goes on.] "What kind of *** are running the Romn ...
WASHINGTON -- Speaking on Capitol Hill shortly after the Supreme Court's historic decision, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the fact that health care reform was upheld as constitutional on Thursday makes it more urgent than ever for the American people to vote President Barack Obama out ...
On Thursday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke went up to Capitol Hill to testify in front of the Joint Economic Committee. He faced a fairly skeptical, even hostile, audience, primarily the Republicans who think Bernanke has been doing too much to help the economy.
With five months until Election Day, Barack Obama faces a grim new reality: Republicans now believe Mitt Romney can win, and Democrats believe Obama can lose ... Last week's anemic job-creation and economic-growth data was sandwiched between two Bill Clinton specials: in one television interview, the 42nd President lauded Romney's business record as "sterling"; in another, he veered from the Obama line on the extension of Bush-era tax cuts ... The failure to unseat Wisconsin's Republican governor Scott Walker in a recall election was another bad sign for Democrats since it will rev up conservatives nationwide, including the kind of millionaires who gave big bucks to Walker's effort ... Veteran Democratic strategists from previous presidential bids and on Capitol Hill now wonder if the Obama re-election crew is working with the right message ... The White House remains on a rough political trajectory, with a potentially adverse Supreme Court decision on the Obama health care law looming, additional bad eco ...
"So we keep spending billions on Cold War weapons systems like nuclear attack submarines, aircraft carriers, and manned combat fighters that pump up the bottom lines of defense contractors but have nothing to do with 21st-century combat. For example, the Pentagon says it wants to buy fewer F-35 joint strike fighter planes than had been planned - the single-engine fighter has been plagued by cost overruns and technical glitches - but the contractors and their friends on Capitol Hill promise a fight. The absence of a budget deal on Capitol Hill is supposed to trigger an automatic across-the-board ten-year cut in the defense budget of nearly $500 billion, starting January. But Republicans have vowed to restore the cuts. The House Republican budget cuts everything else -- yet brings defense spending back up. Mitt Romney's proposed budget does the same."
Sen. Lindsey Graham says Jeb Bush is the GOP VP candidate who could most likely put Mitt Romney over the top in the November elections. “He’d be an outstanding pick. It’s up to Gov. Romney but if I had to recommend a single person it would be Jeb,” Graham told The Hill via Newsmax. Chatter is picking up on Capitol Hill that...
Responding to veepstakes rumors, Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, vice chair of the House Republican Conference and a rising star on Capitol Hill, says she's open to being Mitt Romney's running mate and encourages him to tap a woman for the job. From National Review's Robert Costa: In an inte...
Indiana's Lugar loses, NC passes *** marriage ban Sen. Richard Lugar reacts before speaking to supporters Tuesday, May 8, 2012... WASHINGTON — Six-term Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar was routed by the right flank of his own Republican Party on Tuesday, and North Carolina voters decided overwhelmingly to strengthen their state's *** marriage ban. It was a double-barreled show of conservative enthusiasm and strength six months before the nation chooses between Democratic President Barack Obama and GOP rival Mitt Romney. Romney swept three Republican primaries, moving ever closer to sealing his nomination in an otherwise sharply polarized environment. "We are experiencing deep political divisions in our society right now. These divisions have stalemated progress in critical areas," Lugar, a Capitol Hill diplomat and a deal-maker, said as he conceded to the tea party-backed GOP opponent who ended his nearly four-decade career in the Senate. Lugar's foe, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, had painted the Republic ...
"On Tuesday, 76 people – including actor Noah Wyle – were arrested for demonstrating outside Congressman Paul Ryan's Capitol Hill office. The demonstration was organized by the group Disabilities for Attendant Programs Today – which is trying to raise awareness about the devastating impacts of the Paul Ryan's trickle-down Republican budget on state Medicaid programs. The Ryan budget gives $3 trillion in tax cuts to billionaires and pays for it by radically cutting Medicaid funding over the next ten years – cutting federal healthcare money to treat the working poor and disabled people by over a third. The Urban Institute estimated that the Republican cuts would lead to 27 million poor, disabled, and elderly Americans losing their Medicaid health insurance coverage over the next decade. This meat-axe Republicans want to take to the nation's social safety net only does one thing - free up funds for a $3 trillion tax cut for the Koch Brothers, Mitt Romney, and the rest of our nation's oligarchs. Progr ...
Robert Costa writes on NRO: In late March, Mitt Romney met with a handful of Republican senators in Senator Jim DeMint’s Capitol Hill office. DeMint, a South Carolina conservative, made clear to the group that he would remain unaligned during the presidential primary. But he wanted to give his colle...
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