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Sanford gets second chance:
On political scrapheap 4 years ago,
ex-governor wins 1st district seat

Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Glenn Smith*

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 5/8/2013 12:59:28 AM

Former Gov. Mark Sanford completed the trail to political redemption Tuesday with a win over Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch to reclaim his old seat in Congress. Sanford defeated Colbert Busch 54 percent to 45 percent, according to full unofficial results. Turnout was heavier than expected, with about 32 percent of the district’s 455,702 registered voters casting ballots. Sanford, who has never lost an election, returns to the 1st District seat he held for three terms from 1995-2001. It’s a remarkable comeback for a man many pundits had written off after his highly publicized affair with an Argentine

Comments:
*with Robert Behre and Schuyler Kropf

A and I are very happy that CB was trounced. If the media had covered "Media silent on arrest record of Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch," at

http://tinyurl.com/ce7bc25

as heavily as it covered the "trespassing" charge recently filed by his ex-wife (who is probably foaming at the mouth and throwing things right now), Sanford might well have had far more than his winning 54%.

On Thursday look for what probably will be a media event at family court as Sanford defends himself from the "trespassing" accusation.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 5/8/2013 1:55:58 AM     (No. 9315863)

Hmmm since straight marriage has so been gutted and Sanford had no arrest record he won.
Is the public tired of people with arrests behind them running for governing jobs?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 5/8/2013 2:23:45 AM     (No. 9315869)

If I were Sanford, I´d have a big picture of Bill Clinton on my desk and turn it around to face the media whenever they came into my office.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/8/2013 3:03:24 AM     (No. 9315885)

Email his office with that brilliant idea, #2. Too funny!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: neanderthal, 5/8/2013 3:29:35 AM     (No. 9315892)

Better an adulterer than the sister of who?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Daisymae, 5/8/2013 4:02:31 AM     (No. 9315899)

#2, priceless


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grambo, 5/8/2013 7:01:56 AM     (No. 9316003)

Wrong link.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: raisedright2, 5/8/2013 7:19:53 AM     (No. 9316030)

Wrong link.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bearcat, 5/8/2013 7:23:55 AM     (No. 9316037)

This is why we don´t have better candidates. We have more fun being snarky then we do actually evaluating them. As for the trespassing charge, in the midst of my divorce my husband came into our house after I had gone to bed early and it scared the hell out of me. Sanford had no right to go back into his wife´s house. e was trespassing, he did not have her permission. He is an arrogant misogynist, who betrayed his wife, his children, and the Republican Party. Hope the first district is happy. Gee, he´s back on track to screw up another presidential election.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Arby, 5/8/2013 7:42:00 AM     (No. 9316071)

The key word is Republican. The second key word is won.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 5/8/2013 7:55:04 AM     (No. 9316090)

Like Simon & Garfunkel said, laugh about it, shout it when you have to choose, any way you look at it, you lose. In the end, "My Brother is a TV Celerity" obviously wasn´t a winning campaign slogan, so the people of SC went with the conservative with an icky past. Like #8 said, decent people avoid politics because they don´t want to get involved in such a dirty game, and so we are forced to choose between two less than stellar candidates. And we wonder why we´re in such a mess as a country.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Zarin, 5/8/2013 7:56:03 AM     (No. 9316092)

The scary part is that fact that this Busch woman had an arrest record from her own messy divorce & no one in the media ´noticed´ it. She refused to debate Sanford & declined many interviews - her campaign was run by Pelosi´s Democrat congressional campaign committee. Sanford lucked out - it was perhaps a case of the devil we know vs the devil we don´t know.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: msjena, 5/8/2013 7:56:15 AM     (No. 9316094)

I am no fan of Sanford, but I can´t help but be happy that the Democrats´ bubble was burst here. It was kind of a win-win situation.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jinx, 5/8/2013 7:56:18 AM     (No. 9316095)

I don´t approve of what he did but what he did was not even close to what Ted Kennedy or Bill Clinton or JFK did and people still loved (love) them and put them back in office.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 5/8/2013 7:56:47 AM     (No. 9316097)

Just checked the link and it´s good. Perhaps the P&C was doing a bit of updating.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/8/2013 8:02:40 AM     (No. 9316109)

Anything but a lying, stealing, corrupt democrat socialist.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: cobieone, 5/8/2013 8:20:44 AM     (No. 9316144)

Many on this site will disagree, but I believe we should celebrate any Republican House victory. South Carolina just took the first step to saving our republic in 2014. Just like the 2012 presidential election, we can not allow the dems to win the House. If they do, all could be lost for many years at best. Thank you South Carolina!


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Reply 17 - Posted by: fysammy, 5/8/2013 8:25:56 AM     (No. 9316158)

I RUSHED out yesterday morning to gladly vote for Sanford. He may be a "goober", but at least he is a conservative "goober". I´m hiring him, not marrying him.

Much better than the Pelosi liberal running against him. Hopefully this is a strong message for 2014.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: lana720, 5/8/2013 8:26:34 AM     (No. 9316160)

No question, the dems will launch a voter fraud investigation! S/o
I am so happy Sanford trounced her beyond the shadow of a doubt. There is hope for 2016 mid-terms.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Hermoine, 5/8/2013 8:27:04 AM     (No. 9316161)

I noticed last night on Facebook that quite a few of my moderate-to-liberal friends where just shocked and disgusted that Sanford was elected. Yet, I´m CERTAIN that none of these same people where shocked that Sen. Kennedy was re-elected time and again, that Barney Frank and the scandalous male prostitution ring run from his DC townhome, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Bill Clinton, and the list goes on.

At the very least, Mark Sanford has publicly owned up to his transgressions, asked for forgiveness and is repentant. What heartens me is that his constituents were astute enough and informed enough to vote for someone who embraces conservative policies rather than a dressed-up and well-connected socialist.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: OleGator, 5/8/2013 8:38:27 AM     (No. 9316181)

Excellent! Compared to Bubba Clinton, Sanford is a saint. He´s a conservative, Christian Republican - good enough for me.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 5/8/2013 8:42:01 AM     (No. 9316190)

I hope that Todd Akin reads this and other articles regarding Mr. Sanford´s successful return. I would be dreaming to think that the idea of a retail campaign would stir any memories in the dark recesses of his mind. In August of 2012 I presented him with a recovery plan centered on the approach that Mr. Sanford successfully executed.

Now for stage 2, and yes, Reply #2 nailed it. Mr. Stanford needs to hang the image of Bill Clinton on the press and the Democrats (alas, I repeat myself) every time that the "war on women" me me is raised. And he has to do it in good humor and openess. The snarky response of "So I guess I can only count on your support if a credible allegation of rape surfaces?", will not work.

Finally, with whom does he align? If he is as politically smart as he seems right now, I suggest that he follow the lead of Paul Ryan. Just understand that it will be a long time before Mr. Ryan wants to publibly work with Mr. Sanford, who has a trust deficit to cure.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lakerman1, 5/8/2013 8:47:34 AM     (No. 9316206)

#2, how about a picture of Barack and Reggie Love?
And, number 8, let go of the bitterness.
Sanford went into his house to watch the super bowl with his son. How dare he try to act like a caring father, right?
The more I read about the ex Mrs. Sanford, the more I am willing to forgive him for his affair.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 5/8/2013 8:48:06 AM     (No. 9316207)

Typical election. Choose between the lesser of 2 evils.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: olcap, 5/8/2013 8:49:26 AM     (No. 9316211)

Shows that a lot of republican voters have no more integrity than the republican politicians who "represent" them.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: dolphin, 5/8/2013 8:53:04 AM     (No. 9316219)

...and the politician with the perfect life is...??

He won. Good.

It irritates the left. Better.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 5/8/2013 8:54:28 AM     (No. 9316220)

If the Dem had won the media would be trumpeting it as an early indicator of 2014. Hey - maybe that´s right. A Republican with a shaky background will win (easily) against a heavily-financed celebtrity-endorsed Dem.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ok state mom, 5/8/2013 8:56:58 AM     (No. 9316224)

I met a Republican from SC who was a devout Christian soon after Sanford stepped down. He was very complimentary about what Sanford had done for SC.

#19: Gov Mary Fallin of Oklahoma is divorced and remarried. Prior to being divorced she was caught kissing a member of her security detail. I had the same experience on FB as you the next day...liberals were horrified and disgusted that someone who was caught in adultery would be elected. Her election opponent was obese, not disgustingly so, but fluffy. In an attempt at sarcasm, I told them I could not vote for someone so fat. Oh. My. I lost a fb friend over.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: LZK, 5/8/2013 9:10:02 AM     (No. 9316249)

Let´s see what he can do.....

Is he conservative enough to get things done in DC?

THEN I´ll make a judgment call....

LZK

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Aegedius, 5/8/2013 9:14:07 AM     (No. 9316260)

There´s an important lesson here for any Republican running for the House. The 3 top things you are running AGAINST are:

1. Nancy Pelosi
2. Nancy Pelosi
3. Nancy Pelosi



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Reply 30 - Posted by: Daisymay, 5/8/2013 9:23:04 AM     (No. 9316282)

I agree with #19. Sanford messed up with his marriage, BUT, we don´t know what went on in his house. It´s no excuse, but he´s no Bill Clinton or Barney Frank. I would have gladly voted for him if I lived in his State and I´m happy he beat the very LIBERAL Busch!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: chicodon, 5/8/2013 9:30:46 AM     (No. 9316290)

I guess we go forward with the army we´ve got. Can´t Republicans find any other candidates?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: udanja99, 5/8/2013 9:32:04 AM     (No. 9316292)

#25, Mitt Romney was close and look what happened to him!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 5/8/2013 9:35:10 AM     (No. 9316297)

If he´s a conservative Republican let him do his job. Just hide his back pack and walking stick so he doesn´t hit the Ozark trail again. Get my drift?
As far as the ´my brother is a celebrity´ angle that was pretty weak. Colbert isn´t much of a celebrity. Conan O´Brian is funnier and that isn´t saying much.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 5/8/2013 10:17:17 AM     (No. 9316358)

I did not read the article. (Apparently there is a bad link anyway) My mind has already been made up. Sanford is not a liberline. He is a man who had the misfortune to fall in love with another woman, who is now his fiancee. The people of S. Carolina liked his policies and want him back. I am glad to see him getting on his feet again.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 5/8/2013 10:38:56 AM     (No. 9316423)

Christian charity and simple fairness demand that you not judge this man until you, too,
have had an Argentine girlfriend.

Walk a mile in those shoes, bubba.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: EQKimball, 5/8/2013 11:20:40 AM     (No. 9316514)

Republicans pay a much higher price for this stuff. If you are JFK, WJC, Barney Frank, hey, "it´s just about sex."

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Reply 37 - Posted by: starboard, 5/8/2013 12:18:53 PM     (No. 9316649)

#2 Great idea.
It´s time we get aggressive with the media and let them intimidate.


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Reply 38 - Posted by: pickle1, 5/8/2013 12:34:20 PM     (No. 9316684)

When is the public going to stop settling voting for the lesser of two evils?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: lencu255, 5/8/2013 12:39:14 PM     (No. 9316689)

This is direct question to "mainstream" media - actually it is leftist-dirty-lies-and-propaganda media:
All your (kneepad, noses and tongues smeared with stinky brown substance media) headlines yesterday were "disgraced former governor" blah-blah-blah...
I never heard from you, media, "disgraced (former) prez Clinton", or "disgraced (former_ Congressman Wiener", or "supposedly disgraced Senator Menendez".
Why is that?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: thelmalou, 5/8/2013 2:58:29 PM     (No. 9316928)

Apparently I remain the only person who has a major problem with this dilbert abdicating the responsibilities of his office for several days, leaving the country, and not leaving any way to get in touch with him. Also, the slams at the wife as "justification" (for lack of a better word) for his affair are pretty sad.

#35 - :snort: Good one.


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Reply 41 - Posted by: JediJerry, 5/8/2013 4:03:18 PM     (No. 9317010)



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Reply 42 - Posted by: JediJerry, 5/8/2013 4:05:50 PM     (No. 9317017)

I don´t know too much about his X, but it´s like this. If you ain´t gettin bread at home, you go down the street to the bakery. Apparently his lover was an excellent baker.
I am happy for him and his new love and his constituents.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/9/2013 4:42:26 AM     (No. 9317584)

Perhaps the Republicans of South Carolina have decided they should vote like Democrats--if you think he can do the job, you needn´t worry about things like his marriage, divorce, etc. After all, they´re personal matters.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Mike43, 5/9/2013 4:19:00 PM     (No. 9318664)

I read somewhere the mistake was having Sanford´s opponent use her married name.

Low info voters know that any with the name of Busch is horrible.

Even if they aren´t related, belong to the same family, etc.

Bush=Busch. Sanford wins!!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 5/10/2013 5:16:58 PM     (No. 9320552)

Re#43, I don´t know if I can subscribe to that analysis. I´ve known a lot of guys whose home lives were not satisfactory, but they kept their vows.

End one relationship before commencing a new one.

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Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
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New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
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Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
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There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
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It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

You´re on the clock:
Doctors rush patients out the door

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USA Today*, by Roni Caryn Rabin    Original Article
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Joan Eisenstodt didn´t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear, nose and throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for more than three or four minutes. "He looked up my nose, said it was inflamed, told me to see the nurse for a prescription and was gone," said the 66-year-old Washington, D.C., consultant, who was suffering from an acute sinus infection. When she started protesting the doctor´s choice of medication, "He just cut me off totally," she said. "I´ve never been in and out from a visit faster." These days,

The Increasing Desperation of Democrats
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National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
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Harry Reid isn’t backing down from his claim that rancher Cliven Bundy’s supporters are “domestic terrorists.” It’s astonishing rhetoric given the White House’s characterization of the mass shooting by a genuine terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 Americans at the Fort Hood Army base after yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great.) Rather than labeling Hasan’s actions “domestic terrorism,” the Obama administration is prosecuting him for having committed “workplace violence.” Democratic rhetoric is become ever more desperate and overheated as we approach the November midterm elections. Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that GOP positions on immigration were motivated by

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
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Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief


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