Monthly Archives: March 2014

Does Rep. Reed Really Represents Us? Open Secrets.

In an earlier article I asked if “Rep. Reed Really Represents Us” by highlighting a sample of his votes on Family, Veterans, Economics, and the Safety Net issues. When trying to figure out if elected officials really represent their constituents, … Continue reading

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What do politicians say about Ukraine?

American political opinion on the Ukraine crisis of 2014 varies wildly from those who emphasize diplomacy to those who would rekindle the cold war.  Here are some examples: President Obama “President Obama underscored to President Putin that the United States … Continue reading

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Reed No Friend of Innovation

In accepting his “Spirit of Enterprise” award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, our congressman, Rep. Tom Reed, bragged that he is pro-growth, pro-jobs, and a supporter of innovation. These are odd words coming from a congressperson who voted to … Continue reading

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Condoleezza Rice

“Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to … Continue reading

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Trey Gowdy

Harold Watson “Trey” Gowdy III (R-SC represents South Carolina’s 4th congression district. He was elected in 2011. About himself, Gowdy writes: Representing South Carolina’s 4th District, Trey Gowdy entered Congress with a resolute commitment to the conservative principles that have … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Group Rejects Rep. Reed

The Blue Dog Forum, lobbyists for conservative democrats organized by former congressman Bud Cramer (D-Ala), has changed their name to “Center Forward”. Their mission is to support discussions between Republicans and Democrats. Cramer has said, “I think from my perch, … Continue reading

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Andrew Cuomo

Andrew M. Cuomo was elected the 56th Governor of New York State on November 2, 2010. About himself Cuomo writes: Born on December 6, 1957, Andrew M. Cuomo was the second child of Mario Cuomo & Matilda Raffa Cuomo. His paternal grandparents, Andrea and … Continue reading

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“At the end of the day, we are one. We are upstate we are downstate but we are one. We are Latino we are African-American but we are one. We are New York City and we are Buffalo but we … Continue reading

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William A. Jacobson

Harvard Law graduate and Cornell Law professor William A. Jacobson is a conservative blogger living and working in the area of Ithaca. If you have seen internet postings from “legal insurrection” or “college insurrection,” you are reading Professor Jacobson’s blogs. About … Continue reading

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Reed Welcomes Accolades of the Very Rich

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently presented our congressman, Tom Reed, with its “Spirit of Enterprise” award. Reed has posted a photo of himself receiving the award from the Chamber’s president, Tom Donohue. What is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce? … Continue reading

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