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("There is something I know.") Pelosi On A Gingrich Presidency: "That Will Never Happen"

Pelosi On A Gingrich Presidency: "That Will Never Happen"

King: "Why?"

Pelosi: "He's not going to be President of the United States. That's not going to happen. Let me just make my prediction and stand by it, it isn't going to happen."

King: "Why are you so sure?"

Pelosi: "There is something I know. The Republicans, if they choose to nominate him that's their prerogative. I don't even think that's going to happen."


My Favorite State of the Union Pic

Obama: Millionaires should pay at least 30 percent in taxes

Obama: Millionaires should pay at least 30 percent in taxes

People earning over $1 million per year should pay an effective tax rate of no less than 30 percent, President Obama said in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.


"Tax reform should follow the Buffett rule: If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes," Obama said.

The president also said that Americans earning over $250,000 per year should also no longer be able to claim special tax breaks or deductions; he said households earning under $250,000 shouldn't face a tax increase.

"You can call this class warfare all you want," Obama said. "But asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary in taxes? Most Americans would call that common sense."




Gay AF colonel invited to Obama address tonight

Gay AF colonel invited to Obama address tonight
By Markeshia Ricks - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Jan 24, 2012 15:30:50 EST

When donít ask, donít tell was repealed on Sept. 20, Col. Ginger Wallace thought it would mean sheíd finally get to recognize the silent sacrifice of her partner in front of her colleagues and military friends.

The intelligence officer never dreamed it would get her an invitation to sit with first lady Michelle Obama at President Obamaís State-of-the-Union address at the Capitol.

But thatís where sheíll be tonight. And her partner of more than a decade, Kathy Knopf, will be watching from the White House.

In December, Knopf got to participate in Wallaceís promotion ceremony, which apparently was the first reporting of such an event following the repeal of the policy that kept gay and lesbian military members from serving openly.


*** Biggest Political News of the Day ***


MSNBC "You Don't Want To Put A Financial Burden On Your Children-But You Haven't paid child support

Bashir asked him "Congressman Walsh, you said you don't want to put a financial burden on your children so tell me, why haven't you paid $117,000 in child support."

The sweat beading up on Walsh's upper lip said it all, he stated that Bashir was making a low ball statement and that he didn't owe the money and was still in court on the matter. Bashir then stated that Walsh when in the Ill State Congress voted "yes" on a bill that if you owed $10,000 in child support you could not run for office. Again, Walsh said that he was innocent and would prove so in court.


The GOP Is Bound To A Bloated Budget

24 Jan 2012 04:06 PM
The GOP Is Bound To A Bloated Budget


James Traub spotlights the party's huge disconnect on foreign policy and defense spending:

The Republican elite remains committed to a hawkish, big-spending policy and will keep hammering Obama as a peacenik, the way Republicans have done to Democrats for the last 40 years. It won't resonate the way it used to, however, because too many ordinary conservatives have lost the faith. Paul arouses plenty of antipathy with his attacks on U.S. foreign policy, but he also gets a great deal of applause -- more than Romney ever gets when he calls for more ships and planes. Polls consistently find that Americans are prepared to accept serious cuts in defense spending.


Barney Frank's Badass Answer TO NYT Re: His Views On Marijuana

The Most Badass Excerpt From Barney Frank's Interview With The NY Times
Barney Frank was interviewed about a variety of subjects by the NY Times recently. Hereís how he answered a question about his views on marijuana.

Interviewer: Youíve long argued for the decriminalization of marijuana. Do you smoke weed?

Barney Frank: No.

Interviewer: Why not?

Barney Frank: Why do you ask a question, then act surprised when I give an answer? Do you think I lie to people?

Interviewer: I thought you might explain why you support decriminalizing it but donít smoke it.

Barney Frank: Do you think Iíve ever had an abortion?






The group hopes the website and issue benefits from Republican candidate Mitt Romney's endorsement of self-deportation as a solution to the problem of illegal immigration, according to spokesman Stephen Winters.

"A surprising number of authentic patriots have found in their own genealogical searches that one or more of their ancestors came here or stayed here illegally, and yet continued to make a living in this country and have children who in turn became instant citizens," said Winters. "Some patriots, faced with this moral dilemma, have decided to set an example for others. Knowing that their own presence in this country is not on moral solid ground, they have decided to demonstrate the highest level of civic dedication and sacrifice, and engage in self-deportation."

In order to address the surprisingly large number of such cases, Patriots for Self-Deportation launched SelfDeport.org to support, inform, and assist those undertaking or considering a similar move. At SelfDeport.org, patriots can answer for themselves the following questions:

How can I know if ancestors of mine came here legally?

If I suspect that an ancestor should never have received citizenship, am I morally obliged to do something about it?

What support is available if I decide to self-deport?

If several of my ancestors came over illegally, how do I decide which country of origin to return to?

How do I go about self-deportation?

Patriots for Self-Deportation urges all patriotic Americans to visit SelfDeport.org for answers to these questions and more, and for testimonials by patriots who have chosen to live in accordance with their values. "We hope that this resource will help guide other patriots in carrying out this difficult but essential duty," said Winters.

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