Rod Blagojevich trial, Obama testify?, Blagojevich lawyer Sam Adam Jr, Obama has material information on case, US District Judge James Zagel

From the Chicago Tribune, December 17, 2009.

“State of corruption: Blagojevich lawyer hoping to get Obama to testify at trial”

“Lawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday sought early access to an interview of President Barack Obama by federal investigators as the defense weighs whether to try to call Obama as a witness in Blagojevich’s trial next year.

Blagojevich’s lawyer, Sam Adam Jr., said he realizes it would be an uphill battle to get a sitting president to testify.

Obama was questioned by investigators after Blagojevich was arrested last December on charges he tried to sell the Senate seat vacated by Obama after being elected president.

The defense is also seeking reports of interviews of Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s chief of staff, as well as other staffers about any conversations they might have had with Blagojevich or his aides about the Senate seat.”

“U.S. District Judge James Zagel gave prosecutors until Jan. 8 to respond in writing to the defense request. The defense is also seeking all witness statements in the case earlier than the rules of evidence call for so it can be prepared for the June 3 trial.”

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84 responses to “Rod Blagojevich trial, Obama testify?, Blagojevich lawyer Sam Adam Jr, Obama has material information on case, US District Judge James Zagel

  1. OT: Did anyone hear R. Limbaugh today?
    He was saying that Tiger Woods’ actions were finally unveiled and that Obama will be
    “unmasked” as well. He made the comment
    that we don’t know much about this president,
    just that he hung out with unrepentent terrorist
    Bill Ayers, etc.

    I hope Limbaugh will PULL OFF THE MASK and soon!

  2. Make Barry & Rahm both testify. Let’s get to the bottom of it all and see who really was
    involved in the pay to play—my guess is ALL
    of them and more.

  3. Patriot Dreamer

    Hi Maddie,

    Rush referred again today to a recent article that compared Tiger Woods to BO:

    “Tiger, Barack, and the Law of Transitivity”
    by Lisa Schiffren

    “We are staring because we’ve been had. Betrayed. We see now that the image was all a fraud. ”

    Rush was saying that BO is also an image that has been created by the media. It will be interesting to see what comes out!

  4. Patriot Dreamer

    Big Brother Is Already in the Consulting Room
    by Yale Kramer, MD

  5. On Glenn Beck now Judge Napolitan was discussing “standing” with a legal maven. I was hoping they were going into BO inelegilibility. It’s getting close to breaking out.

  6. Patriot Dreamer @5:17 As soon as the Tiger Woods debacle was revealed around day three with Media complicity in the cover-up all these years, dollars involved etc., I saw big trouble for the other media creation Obama. Hypocrisy to the nth degree for both of them. To think Tiger was done in by a bunch of jealous girl friends-it is insane.
    (Thankfully, his family life remains above suspicion.) This is considered a joke on the streets of Chicago, as Obama’s prior life is being discussed more and more openly, not exactly everyone’s definition of a family man.

  7. re: Global Warning we got 14″ of rain here in South Florida-storm is on its way North, this storm is huge-they expect 10-20 inches of snow Mid-Atlantic, Eastern states. Watch your local weather.

  8. OBAMA THREAT TO CONGRESSMAN: ‘Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother’…

    Barack Husssein Obama, Unconstitutional Thug in Chief

  9. I heard Rush today and I almost expected him to say that we need to demand Barry produce his birth certificate. It felt so close. I believe Rush knows far more than he is letting on.

    There is a perfect storm just hovering over America. owned and published by that dispicable George Soros is advising its visitors to call their senators and ask them to not vote for Obama’s health care bill. Could it be there has been a fall out between them?

    There are many red flags coming forward regarding the confidence in this presidency. They (the Dems and his collection of czars) are beginning to to feud with each other. They do not have the ability to hold the control they need to continue with their many, many, many farces they’re foisting upon America. Their actions are beginning to be counter productive. They are acting out of desperation. I am guessing their behind their time limit on their blue print to “transform America in fascist country” This health care plan is one of their key items.

    One of the greatest revelations of their fear and weakness is when they posted ads to raise $500,000 to fight Sarah Palin after her book was published. Imagine a man holding the most powerful position in the world advertising his fear of one lady from Alaska! Is this the best his advisors could do for him?

    I seriously doubt Barry Sotoero will complete a second year.

  10. Vote if you’d like but this is from a liberal Broward Co newspaper. If he’s getting an F here, he’s in deep doodoo.,0,6945625,post.poll

  11. Question?

    If Barry makes it to 2012 and wants to re run for president does he have to file with all of the 57 oh, I mean 50 secretarys of state?

  12. Ginger // December 18, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    57 Islamic States

  13. Barack Hussein Obama, Mullah in Chief

    “My administration is now committed to diplomacy [appeasement] that addresses the full range of issues before us and to pursuing constructive ties among the United States, Iran [The Mullahs] , and the international community [57 Islamic States]. This process will not be advanced by threats [except to American infidels who oppose allah and my administration]. We seek engagement [submission to Islam] that is honest [deceptive] and grounded in mutual respect [deception]…”

  14. DenisetheMenace


    Jonah // December 18, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Vote if you’d like but this is from a liberal Broward Co newspaper. If he’s getting an F here, he’s in deep doodoo.,0,6945625,post.poll
    I just took the poll and the numbers DO NOT add up. 1595 is the number voted by adding each response numbers. But under the 4 choices, it says well over 2000. (I’m blanking on the actual number) So, it is rigged??

  15. DenisetheMenace

    OK – so it is 2265

  16. never happen. he will be impeached first

  17. Benaiah…… I know I was trying to be funny repeating Barry on us having 57 states.

    Yep! Once a muslim always a Muslim. I wish he would go to one of those 57 Islamic states and stay.

  18. Video: “EUROPA! EUROPA!” – Must see! Must hear!

  19. I saw on the news that Sarah Palin and her family vacationed in Hawaii but left early because of the attention they were getting. Do you think Sarah paid a visit to her friend, Gov Linda Lingle? Maybe she sent someone over to the Dept of Health to get a copy of Barry’s original birth certificate or some other documents. Hmmmmmmm.

  20. azgo @6:59 On the lawyer shows, sometimes the judge says well you opened it ….If I see an opening, any opening-off goes jbjd. Everyone should include her web-site, so that she gets proper credit for all her hard work. Others were naughty and passed her work as if it were their own. Not nice.

  21. The Independent: “Obama loses his cool with China.”

    I think we will be seeing many more tantrums from the great leader, very soon. Gee, wonder what happened to the “cool kid”?

  22. Hi everyone,… Greta has a poll:
    who is the mor arrogant.
    choices are:
    bush 43

  23. Wait until he’s told he’s finished as President, the charade is over, fraud is exposed. He will really be POd then.

    When Nixon left office they flew him out of DC on the Marine One helicopter. When the usurper is removed he should leave DC in a paddy wagon headed to his arraignment.

  24. Patriot Dreamer—
    Thanks so much for posting the article about
    Woods & Obama and the construction of a
    fake persona. It was excellent —how true.
    USAPatriots—I agree with us. I was waiting for
    Rush to tell him to pull out that original BC
    or else. Limbaugh was building up to something, hopefully.

  25. Joyceaz—
    Please tell G. to remove the LAST 3–none of
    them are arrogant.

  26. Jonah // December 18, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I saw on the news that Sarah Palin and her family vacationed in Hawaii but left early because of the attention they were getting. Do you think Sarah paid a visit to her friend, Gov Linda Lingle? Maybe she sent someone over to the Dept of Health to get a copy of Barry’s original birth certificate or some other documents. Hmmmmmmm.
    Wouldn’t that have been great. Unfortunately,
    I doubt that that happened. If Palin wanted to handle this, she would have said it already, imho. The criticism and “attention” she ended up getting involved the visor she wore that
    used to say “McCain…” on it until she blackened
    out the name McCain, media saw it, and Palin
    ended up acknowledging it. End of vacation.

  27. Jonah,
    Speaking of Gov. Linda Lingle, why doesn’t SHE
    speak up, she SAW it?! I’m just tired of waiting
    for this dog and pony show to end. Records produced NOW or he’s OUT, GONE, headed for

  28. Exclusive: Copenhagen Summit has established a

    World Government

    Looks like they’ve set up the framework now.

  29. owned and published by that dispicable George Soros is advising its visitors to call their senators and ask them to not vote for Obama’s health care bill
    SAY WHAT????

  30. Michelle – at 7:43 pm

    If a person takes only a portion of the Work and tries to compose a fraud circumstance, then that would like trying to formulate a watergate but without the water.

    All of the ingredients will make the whole!
    Only a part of the ingredients will destroy the true flavor!

  31. venice // December 18, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Evening, Venice,

    I was just about to post that link; you’re quick on the trigger up there!

    That article gave me a laugh; BOTH Barky and Hillie snubbed. It don’t get no better than that!

    This makes up for all the snubbing Barky has done since Day 1, and it’s soooo satisfying to see the Chinese extend *their* middle finger and scratch their right temple.

    The only thing better than this would be for the military to meet Air Force One upon arrival from Copenhagen and ask to see Barky’s papers before he could enter the U.S.

    Wouldn’t that be the BEST??!!

  32. Following president Obama’s announcement that he would attempt to circumvent the legislative process and bypass Congress to implement a cap and trade system on carbon emissions, Lord Monckton noted “If he tries to do that he will be impeached.”

    “He had better tread very carefully indeed or he will be out of office and in prison before he knows it. There are constitutional constraints which, thank god, may yet save not only America but the rest of the world from what you rightly describe as a tyranny.”

  33. SueK,


    Yes, darn that middle finger, has a life of its own. Just like the drawn look, or the tight muscles in his jaws. There’s no panic or rage there, no, no, no, “we’re cool” aren’t we?

  34. JJ 9:14pm.

    Do you have a link for that?

  35. God Bless America!

  36. JJ, is now against the health care bill because they took off the public option and the expansion of medicare.
    No matter what, it is still government health care. I bet if they get anything passed they’ll slip all that back in…

  37. Obama’s administration favorability rankings:

    Top place goes to Hillary R. Clinton with a 75%
    approval rating.
    This is far, far above Barky’s.

    FOX NEWS on Hannity tonight.

  38. Kim,
    I was just going to say that—all the far left
    wants the public option and is going to be
    livid if they don’t get it—

    the rest of us don’t want any of it.
    I just want to be assured it can all be repealed

  39. South….I watched the last video you posted…..Remember that Ron Paul is part of the problem….he refused to call out the FRAUD as an ineligible POTUS when many of us wrote and called him and asked him to do his job……I don’t see him as a true Constitutionalist…….that is why I am and Alan Keys supporter…..he is not afraid to voice the truth……we have a FRAUD in our white house and that is the #1 issue in our country right now….once the Constitution is upheld again then other things will fall into place but IMO Paul let the country down early on when he could have questioned and can still question the FRAUD’s qualifications!!! IMO Ron Paul would have a very difficult time getting the vote to be POTUS….of course I am not an Alex Jones fan either……I don’t buy into a lot of his BS!!

  40. Christmas reigned today at Target. Did some
    Christmas shopping there, and the clerk wished me a Merry Christmas. I asked her if the workers had been told what to say, she said that
    they hadn’t and so was wishing that for everyone. I told her fine with me and returned the comment.
    Next, went with family to P.T. yesterday,
    Christmas music was playing and the staff member at the desk wished us a Merry Christmas–another example of good Christmas spirit in a public place.
    Finally, we have noticed an INCREASE in the number of nativity scenes lit up on display this year! We’ve started to count them as we drive.
    So, the rest of America is NOT doing as the WH would have them do and ignore Christmas–
    Christmas is alive and well in the Heartland!

  41. LET”S ROLL!!

  42. I am disappointed in all of our illustrious
    politicians & media who won’t question obama’s
    records. Is there one brave soul who will
    speak up? Man or woman—there must be
    one person who can open their mouth on this.
    Glenn, Rush, Sean, Sarah, Bill, Michelle B.,
    Huck, Greta,—- we are all waiting….

  43. A friend just sent me this email….please pass it to everyone you know!!!

    Want Pelosi OUT — past this around as a starter….!

    Just a little fuel for the Pelosi fire. My suggestion is every patriot should stop buying Del Monte products specifically Starkist. Politicians seem to only understand money or the lack of.

    Sorry Charley….

    No more StarKist Tuna for me …..


    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s home district
    includes San Francisco .
    StarKist Tuna’s headquarters are in San Francisco, Pelosi’s home district.
    StarKist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi.
    StarKist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75% of the Samoan work force.
    Paul Pelosi, Nancy ‘s husband, owns $17 million dollars of StarKist stock.
    In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25,
    Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage.
    This would make Del Monte products less expensive than that of its competitors.
    Last week when the huge bailout bill was passed,
    Pelosi added an earmark to the final bill
    adding $33 million dollars for an “economic development credit in American Samoa ”

    Pelosi has called the Bush Administration “CORRUPT” and many other things !!!
    How do you spell “HYPOCRISY” ?




  44. Maddie // December 18, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Hi Maddie,

    But did you get to show anyone your birth certificate? 🙂

    I had to go to my local hospital this afternoon for a chest X-ray (bloody cold won’t leave!) and when I was finished I went into the lobby to see a beautiful, large Nativity scene! All the figures were there including the animals with one exception-the Baby Jesus! A woman was sitting next to it and she told me that the hospital doesn’t place the Baby Jesus until December 25. How appropriate and wonderful! We had a short gab about how many cities and towns are removing Nativity scenes and even Christmas trees and we agreed that it had gone too far. She told me about a superb Nativity scene at City Hall, and I’ll be visiting that sometime next week (I’m on vacation!).

    We wished each other a very Merry Christmas!

    So, yes, Christmas is also alive and well in the Boston area :).

  45. #

    Maddie // December 18, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I am disappointed in all of our illustrious
    politicians & media who won’t question obama’s
    records. Is there one brave soul who will
    speak up? Man or woman—there must be
    one person who can open their mouth on this.
    Glenn, Rush, Sean, Sarah, Bill, Michelle B.,
    Huck, Greta,—- we are all waiting….

    Maddie….Alan Keyes has done it on several occasions…..We need to get behind this man….he is a true Constitutional Conservative!!

  46. To all my Christian friends on CW’s blog….please send this far and wide….please help this family with their prayer request!! 🙂

    Subject: Prayer request

    Prayer request for Gary and Cindy Hogman by way of Faith Presbyterian


    Gary is serving in Iraq while his young wife is fighting cancer here.

    See his Request below.

    Bobby S. Briggs, MSgt, USAF

    823 ESFS/SFOC

    Flight Sergeant


    My name is Gary Hogman. Some of you receiving this know me, some do not.

    My wife, Cindy, is 32 years old and has just been diagnosed with stage 4

    Cervical cancer. Her chances for survival are very slim.

    She was pregnant with our second child and had miscarried recently at 3

    Months; and now we know why.

    This is a request for you to forward this e-mail to everyone you know asking

    for prayer. The more people that pray for her to be healed, the better.

    Pray and forward. It only takes a second to hit ‘forward.’ Please do it and

    don’t delete this.

    Your prayer can, and perhaps will, save her life.

    Please pray and ask everyone you know to pray for the HEALING of CINDY


    And the removal of all cancer from her body, so she may enjoy all that life

    has to offer, and to continue to be the wonderful mother to our 5-year-old

    son Michael.

    The power of Prayer is unsurpassed. I want the whole world to have her in

    their prayers

    The next few weeks. God will hear our cry. Please do not be offended by my

    plea. This is only a request for your help.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading this and helping with our

    request for healing! No words can express the power we have when we each do

    a little to come together.

    Regards, Cindy’s husband –


    Thank you, and please send it to the far reaches of our world!

  47. Glenn Beck was on Leno tonight. They were attempting to make Glenn grandma’s Christmas sugar cookies-they made a mess. Leno makes guest earn their “shameless plug”, in this case “Arguing with Idiots.”
    Political discussion: Glenn is a Libertarian, does not like the deficit spending (who would?) both did not like Cap and Trade-Jay said he redid his house in solar because he wants to stick it to the Arabs (who wouldn’t).
    The thing I was surprised at Jay believed Obama’s hokey story that he was raised a poor boy by a single mother. I wonder how many other people believe that beyond ridiculous story?
    To all who are going to be snowed in tomorrow, if you can stay home, Florida is still flooded-a real mess down here. Cars abandoned everywhere. This is one huge storm.

    St. Peregrine Patron Saint of Cancer – Prayer to
    O great St. Peregrine, you have been called “The Mighty” and “The Wonder-Worker” because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you.
    For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fibre of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more.
    You were favoured with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you.
    (Pause here and silently recall the names of the sick for whom you are praying)
    Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy.

  49. More THUGACRACY from this illegitimate administration….read the entire post at….


    Pelosi Bars Republicans from Copenhagen Press Conference
    by Connie Hair

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) today barred Republican members of the congressional delegation to Copenhagen for the U.N. “climate change” conference from participation in the official congressional press conference at Bella Center. Sources at the event told HUMAN EVENTS that Republicans were not initially informed of the event then were subsequently barred from participation. The Bella Center is the base for the U.S. Delegation in Copenhagen.

  50. Michelle // December 18, 2009 at 11:54 pm
    St. Peregrine Patron Saint of Cancer – Prayer to
    O great St. Peregrine, you have been called “The Mighty” and “The Wonder-Worker” because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you.


    Thanks for posting this prayer Michelle…..I will pass it on along with the prayer request by the Hogman family!!!

  51. Jacqlyn Smith-something you said reminded me of a part of Shirley Caesar’s song “His Blood. “If there is a way into a situation there is a way out”.

  52. I don’t know how many of you here saw “The Hammers” article today but here it is…..COOL….I love “The Hammer” more and more with each passing day…..he is one of a kind!!

    Friday, December 18, 2009

    An Anniversary of Sorts
    by Charles Krauthammer

    WASHINGTON — Twenty-five years ago this week, I wrote my first column. I’m not much given to self-reflection — why do you think I quit psychiatry? — but I figure once every quarter-century is not excessive.

    When Editorial Page Editor Meg Greenfield approached me to do a column for The Washington Post, I was somewhat daunted. The norm in those days was to write two or three a week, hence the old joke that being a columnist is like being married to a nymphomaniac — as soon as you’re done, you’ve got to do it again.

    So I proposed once a week. First, I explained, because I was enjoying the leisurely life of a magazine writer and, with a child on the way, I was looking forward to fatherhood. Second, because I don’t have two ideas a week; I barely have one (as many of my critics no doubt agree).

    The first objection she dismissed as mere sloth (Meg was always a good judge of character). The second reason she bought. On Dec. 14, 1984, my first column appeared.

    Longevity for a columnist is a simple proposition: Once you start, you don’t stop. You do it until you die or can no longer put a sentence together. It has always been my intention to die at my desk, although my most cherished ambition is to outlive the estate tax.

    Looking back on the quarter-century, the most remarkable period, strangely enough, was the ’90s. They began on Dec. 26, 1991 (just as the ’60s, as many have observed, ended with Nixon’s resignation on Aug. 9, 1974) with a deliverance of biblical proportions — the disappearance of the Soviet Union. It marked the end of 60 years of existential conflict, the collapse of a deeply evil empire, and the death of one of the most perverse political ideas in history. This miracle, in major part wrought by Ronald Reagan, bequeathed the ultimate peace dividend: a golden age of the most profound peace and prosperity.

    “I recently told an assembly at my son’s high school,” I wrote in 1997, “that they were living through a time so blessed they would tell their grandchildren about it. They looked at me uncomprehendingly … because it is hard for anyone to apprehend the sheer felicity of one’s own time until it is gone.”

    I concluded with “golden ages never last.” Throughout the decade, and most especially as it began to wane, I returned to this theme of the wondrous oddity, the sheer impossibility of an age of such post-historical tranquility.

    And inevitable ennui. So profound was that tranquility, so trivial the history of that time, that George Will and I would muse that if this kept up — an era whose dominant issue was a president’s zipper problem — he might as well go back to the academy and I to psychiatry.

    Of course, it didn’t keep up. It never does. History is tragic, not redemptive. Our holiday from history ended in fire, giving birth to a post-9/11 decade of turbulence and disorientation as we were faced with the unexpected resurgence of radical eschatological evil.

    Which brings us to the age of Obama, perhaps — mirabile dictu — the most exhilarating time of all. There is nothing as bracing for democracy as the alternation of power, particularly when it yields as serious, determined and challenging an ideological agenda as Barack Obama’s. This third wave of transformative liberalism — FDR, then LBJ, now Obama — is no time for triangulation. This is not incrementalism. We’re not debating school uniforms. When Obama once declared Ronald Reagan historically consequential and Bill Clinton not, he meant it. Obama intends to be the Reagan of the new liberalism.

    It’s no secret that I oppose nearly everything Obama has proposed. But after the enervating ’90s and the tragic 2000s, the prospect of combative and clarifying 2010s, of sharply defined and radically opposed visions, is both politically and intellectually invigorating.

    For which I’m tanned, rested and ready. And grateful. To be doing every day what you enjoy doing is rare. Rarer still is to be doing what you were meant to do, particularly if you got there by sheer serendipity. Until near 30, I’d fully expected to spend my life as a doctor. My present life was never planned or even imagined. An intern at The New Republic once asked me how to become a nationally syndicated columnist. “Well,” I replied, “first you go to medical school. …”

  53. Jacqlyn Smith -If Nancy Pelosi is not insane, does she realize what this makes her look like to the people of the United States of America and the World. Free Speech?, she acts like a Nazi.

  54. #

    Michelle // December 19, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Jacqlyn Smith -If Nancy Pelosi is not insane, does she realize what this makes her look like to the people of the United States of America and the World. Free Speech?, she acts like a Nazi.

    She is just a part of the entire THUG MACHINE we see on a daily basis from this regime holding our White House hostage!!

  55. Video: Robert Gibbs threatens Chinese or whatever

    Chinese officials attempted to bar US journalists from a meeting in Copenhagen and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs threatened to leave.

  56. “The Hawaii Department of Health has just published a dossier of excuses to rebuff public inquiry into the vital records of Barack Hussein Obama, which the Office of Health Status Monitoring alleges to maintain.”

  57. Very scary stuff:
    Global carbon trading market to grow over US$1 trillion in 5 years
    SINGAPORE: The global carbon trading market could grow to over a trillion US dollars in the next five years, from its current size of over US$100 billion.

    How the $5.7 trillion in Boxer’s proposed amendment would be spent: Barbara Boxer distributed this breakdown yesterday detailing how the money will be spent in her proposed amendment to the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act. There are more than $6.7 trillion in carbon credit allowances and auction revenues that will be distributed over the life of the bill, and this shows where that goes.

    Legal limits on greenhouse-gas emissions are coming fast, with a $1 trillion carbon market emerging.

    Al Gore could become world’s first carbon billionaire – Telegraph
    Al Gore, the former US vice president, could become the world’s first carbon billionaire after investing heavily in green energy companies.

    Carbon trading looks to be an attempt to flood the world with US dollars. It is a last ditch effort to implement a one world currency in the form of US dollars before they devalue completely. If it does happen to crash, then they introduce the Amero or some other currency based on carbon instead of gold. You see, one man can have all the gold but one man can never own all the carbon. The UN and US government are creating a market under “climate change” to back their money.

  58. Winter storm watch for NE; last year, the schools closed a few days before winter break because of snow. If we get 12 inches on Saturday night / Sunday morning, that might happen again this year. (Of course, we ended up with classes into the last week of June…)

    But I love the snow (albeit I suffer from an increasingly reactive allergy to cold, called cold urticaria, for which I have to take medication).

  59. Don in California

    When is the House of Representatives going to follow their own rules?
    [109th Congress House Rules Manual — House Document No. 109-157]
    [From the U.S. Government Printing Office Online Database]

    [Page 614-648]

    Rule XIII

    [[Page 623]]

    (d) Each report of a
    committee on a public bill or public joint resolution shall contain the following:
    (1) A statement citing the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to enact the law proposed by the bill or joint resolution.

    This reporting requirement replaced former clause 2(l)(4) of rule XI, which became a part of the rules under the Committee Reform Amendments of 1974, effective January 3, 1975 (H. Res. 988, 93d Cong., Oct. 8, 1974, p. 34470). In its original form the provision required an
    analytical statement of inflationary impact, but in the 105th Congress it was converted to require a statement of constitutional authority (H.
    Res. 5, Jan. 7, 1997, p. 121).

  60. I watched this interview of Jim Demint on O’Reilly last night and was deeply concerned, not so much about Franken dissing Lieberman, but about comments Jim Demint made. About 5:30 into the interview he talks about the process of the Dems writing the health care bill. It is extremely disturbing to me, that the PRESIDENT’S STAFF is involved in writing a Senate bill but Republican Senators are locked out.

    Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers, The Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial. WHY IS THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH INVOLVED IN THIS PROCESS DESIGNATED ONLY TO THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH? THIS IS CLEARLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Is anyone in Congress going to protest this usurpation of their Constitutional responsibility? Are Americans going to look up from their Christmas shopping to offer support to our Representatives and Senators and demand that the President GET HIS HANDS OFF CONGRESS! Are we on the road to becoming a dictatorship? Where are the Patriots on this one?

    Bill O’Reilly: Sen. Al Franken Insults Joe Lieberman – 12/18/09

    DEMINT: We’ve been debating for two or three weeks now but they’ve been developing the real bill behind closed doors and Harry Reid and his office…

    O’REILLY: Who is they? Harry Reid and who else is in there?

    DEMINT: His staff, the PRESIDENT’S STAFF and they’re bringing different members in, seeing what they need, threatening to take their air bases, giving money to Louisiana. It’s become a bag of, I think, political promises and bribes. I mean I’m afraid I’m very cynical about the process. A bill of this magnitude and importance should be out for weeks before we have to vote on it. But they’re going to bring it out in the next day or two and Harry Reid will immediately file cloture to end the debate as soon as we see the bill. So we’ll have a couple of days to decide about it and it takes weeks to study these bills when they’re that big. Bill, this is outrageous. It’s not anything like a real democratic process here. I frankly think it verges on tyranny. I just hope Americans will look up from their Christmas shopping and see what’s going on here.

    O’REILLY: Alright, so you haven’t seen the final bill. It’s changed from the initial 2000 bill that was a couple of weeks arrived upon. You’re saying that it’s Harry Reid and some of the President’s guys are behind closed doors doing this, that and the other thing. They’re going to throw it out there over the week end to you. You expect to get that big package, this thing, over the weekend. Is that what you expect?

    DEMINT: Yeah, the next day or two and when we say we want to take a day or two to read it, they’re going to say Republicans are obstructing again, as they’ve been saying all along.

  61. Jacqlyn Smith // December 18, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    To all my Christian friends on CW’s blog….please send this far and wide….please help this family with their prayer request!! 🙂

    Subject: Prayer request

    JS – That prayer request was so sad. God Bless this family.
    ms. helga

  62. Just received this beautiful Christmas email. I will try to copy & paste. I hope it works.

    The Christmas Tree – animated Flash ecard by Jacquie Lawson

  63. Too bad. It won’t paste as a link. I will try to find a link.

  64. OK. Here’s a link to the Christmas Tree card-“An Angel Brings the Christmas Story to Life”. Absolutely beautiful. The link will bring you to a page. Click on the featured card picture.

  65. NancyDrew:

    Thanks for sharing the card and link…it was absolutely stunning!

    Jacquie Lawson is such a talented artist!

    Merry Christmas!


  66. DenisetheMenace

    Nebraska Sen Ben Nelson is voting for cloture. On Fox News now with comments.
    I’m sure Nebraska is getting to opt out of the expense for Medicaid. Among other things.

  67. JS, the prayers for Cindy Hogman will be for her complete healing. I have seen so many healed from cancer over the last two years. There was never one who was turned away by Jesus, but He healed all that asked of Him. ‘Father I pray in Jesus name the healing virtue would flow to Cindy Hogman and her body would be totally and completely made well. I thank you in advance for what You are doing and the divine work that is going on in her body. Be healed in Jesus name…..

  68. NancyDrew // December 19, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Morning, Nancy,

    That’s the Christmas card I sent out this year. I’ve been a Jacquie Lawson member for years and this is one of her absolute best!

    I wrote to her in Britain and told her so; this one makes people cry!

  69. Linda & Sue:

    I know it made me cry! I had never heard of Jacquie Lawson before.

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  72. NancyDrew // December 19, 2009 at 10:30 am


    For 12 bucks per year, U.S., you can send unlimited cards. People seem to love them and they’re much better than paper cards which are tossed in a few days.

    Check out Jacquie’s web site!

    Note that she spells her first name a bit differently!

  73. Reid Unveils Health Compromise, Wins Nelson’s Support

    Another perspective…

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  75. Well they finally did it!! They have enslaved America. There is only one honest action left for American citizens–revolt. Revolt from this tyrannical government that picks and chooses what laws to obey and which not obey as if they are choosing from a Chinese menu. We have all been thoroughly betrayed by a cowardly, deceitful, self serving Congress & Senate who all should be arrested and tried for their endless crimes against America beginning with the usurper and his wife Evita.

    And all the king’s horses and all the king’s men will never put America back together again. Revolution, chaos, and loss of good American lives are in store. This is what the usurper wants because there will never agains be another presidential election again. From health care control to dictatorship. May God–not allah–have mercy upon us all.

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