Congress

What Would You Do as President?

by Steve MacDonald April 18, 2016
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We start by asking former congressional candidate Jim Lawrence what he’d first do if he were president, which leads to getting congress to embrace reform, problems with fraud and EB-5 and HB-1 visas, the rigged game in general, and a lot more. (Get the full podcast here.) Here’s a 36 second clip from the segment […]

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Once again, a Democrat crying over the Bureaucracy getting hamstrung?

by Skip March 18, 2016

The Administrative State – as I’ve said for years, it is the end goal of Progressives and we see too many Republicans (right, Ovide?) supporting other Republicans in moving the Overton Window leftward in achieving it in diminishing the power of the Legislative Branch by the empowerment of the Executive Branch’s agencies.  The only way […]

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Jack Flanagan is the NH House Majority Leader….hmmmm

by Skip March 14, 2016

Update: ‘Grok friend Seth reminds me that Flanagan stepped down from being the Majority Leader.  So, mentally stick a “former” below and it will still read as badly. *************** So, Steve posted this tidbit from those Republicans who vote with Democrats and CERTAINLY don’t vote the Republican agenda according to the Establishment’s cri de coeur […]

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Congressman Trey Gowdy on National Security, Refugees, and The Middle East

by Steve MacDonald November 19, 2015
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(5:30) “With all due respect to (the President) what I’m really afraid of is a foreign policy that creates more widows and orphans. So, where maybe he ought to start, is a foreign policy in the Middle East, including Syria, where people can go back to their homeland. Which is their preference. Go back to […]

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Speaking of the Rule of Law – Obama about to dope smack Congress again?

by Skip September 6, 2015

The fish rots from the top down.  And for those Democrats that are railing against fellow Democrat Kim Davis for not “enforcing” the Law (when, as Steve points out, she is).  So where did she get this notion?  Well, Sanctuary Cities are those not enforcing Federal law (controlled by Democrats), various Federal agencies going beyond […]

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Really, Obama has brought in the ChiComs / Russians to talk up his Iran deal – to CONGRESS?

by Skip August 9, 2015

This is HIGHLY disturbing – and very much illustrates that Obama’s words of “a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world“. What does it say about being a proud citizen of the United States when HE can’t hold his own to his fellow Dems in Congress and has to […]

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GrokTALK! – GOP Promises Not Kept

by Steve MacDonald July 14, 2015
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The Republicans asked for the majority to fix things like ObamaCare and big government and when the voters gave them that majority what did they do with it? That and trimming the administrative state. (Yes, I said that last time – got my segment notes mixed up.) Listen to the entire program here Follow us […]

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GrokTALK! – Congress Passed A Budget?

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2015
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Greg Moore asks why is it remarkable that congress passed a budget? Is it even more remarkable that what “passes” for a budget might someday be balanced?  We also talk about budget priorities, tax reform, business taxes, and more.  Listen to the entire podcast here Follow us on YouTube,USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us […]

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GrokTALK! With Carly Fiorina

by Steve MacDonald April 20, 2015
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Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina joins us for a Q&A on Common Core, dealing with bureaucracies, spending and budgets, Congressional responsibility, health Care in the US, and what the GOP can do to win the Presidency. Listen to the Entire Program Here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with […]

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Agendas Outshine Veterans Affairs, again.

by GrokWatch News Desk March 12, 2015

Kathy Dunton | GrokWatch News Desk I went to Frank Guinta’s 5th Town Hall Meeting in 2 months. I may have bones to pick with him right now, but I have to say there is no one who interacts with their constituents, better than Guinta. You can count all of Shea Porters Town Halls on… […]

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Washington’s increasing Assaults on our Freedoms, Prosperity, and Future

by Don March 3, 2015

Today 257 Congressmen joined 68 Senators and President Obama in stabbing most Americans in the back. To curry favor with their supporters and to benefit themselves, Congress and President Obama are enacting legislation that will make our lives, and the lives of family members and future generations, much more difficult. If you have a job, […]

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Full Speech To Congress (March 3, 2015)

by Steve MacDonald March 3, 2015
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You can skip to 5:00 for the start of the actual speech. H/T The Savage nation on YouTube

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Washington’s Budget Betrays the American People

by Don December 17, 2014

Washington Democrats and Republicans just passed a budget that rewards the special interests at the expense of the American people.  Senators Ayotte and Shaheen and Congresswoman Kuster voted for the special interests.  Congresswoman Shea-Porter voted for the people over the special interests. The budget was created by the political party establishments, including President Obama, Speaker […]

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What To Do About Obama

by Steve MacDonald November 17, 2014
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Radio host Pete Ingemi joins us to talk about the changing dynamics in congress, what Republican majorities might, can, could, or shouldn’t do in the next two years, and why every Democrat must be made to understand that there is a long term price for whatever Barack Obama does that he will never have to […]

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Bygones

by Steve MacDonald September 24, 2014
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Marilinda Garcia’s primary opponent Gary Lambert is heading up the Garcia campaign’s Veterans coalition. “Marilinda Garcia is a principled, honest, and independent leader who will guarantee that New Hampshire is fully prepared for the challenges that lie ahead,” Lambert said Tuesday in accepting the chairmanship of Garcia’s coalition. Nashua Telegraph Ann Kuster must be defeated.  […]

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Marilinda Garcia – Trust

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2014
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GrokTALK! Aug 2nd, 2014 with Brendan Kelly

by Steve MacDonald August 6, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! Brendan Kelly.  Brendan calls in to discuss his primary race to challenge Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire Congressional District One.   We talk candidates, issues, how the press doesn’t take his campaign seriously, and  a lot more… Audio – 30 Min – Brendan Kelly – Candidate NH CD-1 You Can Also […]

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It’s bad when even LIBERAL Law Professor Jonathan Turley says Congress is making itself irrelevant

by Skip July 18, 2014

The Founders' belief that self-interested branches would protect their own appears to have been their single, fatal miscalculation. — Thomas H. Crown (@ThomasHCrown) July 9, 2014 I have been saying this for a number of years now – that Congress has been following in the footsteps of the Roman Senate – still having the self-righteous words, […]

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House Votes To Ban Taxing Internet Access Forever

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2014
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The US House bill that just passed a bill that would prohibit any state or federal government from taxing internet access forever.  This is good news but I think states should retain the right to decide this matter individually.  Oh, and what’s with that “forever” thing, right? The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act is an […]

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Notable Quote – Mark Tapscot

by Skip July 15, 2014

On separation of powers (emphasis mine): Ultimate test of checks and balances The credibility of Congress and the courts thus now depends upon their successfully exposing the truth about the IRS scandal and punishing those responsible. If they fail, the executive branch will be effectively liberated from constitutional restraint. Thus, the IRS scandal has now become the […]

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Data Point – Public confidence in the Mainstream Media

by Skip June 20, 2014

 newspapers: fallen to 22 percent, down from 23 percent last year and tying the record low in 2007. higher levels of public confidence in institutions that are often criticized by the press: the military (74%) small business (62%) the police (53%) organized religion (45%). Heh!: Faith in the U.S. Congress currently stands at seven percent, down […]

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You Might Be A New Hampshire Democrat If…. (updated)

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2014
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If you think your neighbors are not a better judge of how to spend their own money than their Congressman or some bureaucrat down in Washington DC…. …Yooooou,  Might be a New Hampshire Democrat.   If you think the 69 billion dollars per year spent on the Dept of Education does a whole lot more […]

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Congress – the reason we can’t have nice things?

by Skip June 11, 2014

Do we know how they will impoverish us next?  Or by what amount?  Or what Rights they will try to diminish? (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)    

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Is Dan Innis A Faculty Lounge Democrat Plant?

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2014
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I’ve been waiting a while to ask this.   Is Dan Innis a Faculty Lounge Democrat Plant sent to use a Republican wave election to ensure the left holds CD-1 in New Hampshire? He was a registered Democrat. He did give 500.00 dollars to Jackie Cilley,  she being the more extremist left wing Democrat in the […]

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Lambert Challenges Kuster to Debate

by Steve MacDonald June 5, 2014
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Lambert Challenges Kuster to Debate   Nashua – In response to Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s incoherent statement regarding the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange, Marine Corps Colonel (Ret.) and 2nd Congressional District candidate Gary Lambert issued the following statement: “Once again, Ann Kuster has made it clear that she is unprepared and unqualified to represent us on […]

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Carol-Shea Pay to Play?

by Steve MacDonald May 30, 2014
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Last week on GrokTALK! I remarked on a site that tracked donations to votes in congress and how New Hampshire Congress Person Carol Shea-Porter had a remarkable record.  Remarkable in that 93 percent of Carol-Shea Pay to Play’s votes could be correlated with cash donations to her Campaign within 30 days of her vote. Out […]

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Current GrokPOLL! Result for NH CD-1 With Two Days Left to Go

by Steve MacDonald April 21, 2014
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With Two days left to vote in this weeks unscientific GrokPOLL! , the political crack study monkeys have pushed the buttons for their early congressional candidate of preference in CD-1 over 1800 times.  Dan Innis currently has a 12 point lead.  Will he be able to hold that lead? If you have not voted yet […]

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Income Equality….? I Have Some Ideas.

by Steve MacDonald April 10, 2014
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I think income equality starts with the people in government, most of whom make way too much money and have far too many incentives to milk the taxpayers and the system dry without fear of repercussion.  People should not be getting rich from elected office, period. The answer (maybe) is to ensure the job of […]

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It’s The Democrats IRS Now

by Ed Naile March 27, 2014

Republicans in Congress are used to letting the Democrats run things and as Democrats usually do they achieve the most political mileage they can out of positions of power. Take the IRS for instance. The Obama Regime has used this bureaucracy to keep any political opposition, in this case the TEA Party groups, from acquiring […]

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GrokSHOTS! Phil Kerpen – Real Regulatory Accountability (That Democrats Block)

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2014
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This week, Phil Kerpen from American Commitment explained a bill called the REINS Act that would dissuade congress from writing huge bills that abrogate them of responsibility or accountability by assigning broad power to unelected regulators.   Phil Kerpen  – Keeping Congress Accountable with the REINS Act. ( 1 min. 54 sec.)   Listen to […]

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