Biden compares a woman coming of age to "a snake in the bed."7:49 AM, May 2, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Last night in Washington, Joe Biden stated that abused women fear getting "raped again by the system." He also made the push that Washington, D.C. should be its own state, with two U.S. senators.
Via the pool report:
Piles of Bidens are here. In addition to Kathleen [Biden's daughter], VP Biden's wife Jill, his sons Beau and Hunter, and his granddaughters Maisy and Finnegan are also here.
VP Biden began his remarks by praising Kathleen for the passion she brings to the cause. He described his initial push for VAWA in the early 90s, when "nobody thought very much of it," including women's groups. Biden singled out D.C. delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton for her help in getting it passed -- and gave a plug to D.C. having equal representation in Congress.
"By the way, there should be two senators from the state of D.C.," he said to hoots and hollers.
Two new U.S. senators from Washington, D.C. would almost surely be Democrats. In the last presidential election, President Obama picked up 91.4 percent of the vote in Washington, D.C.; Mitt Romney picked up only 7.1 percent.
Biden also made comments about women coming of age:
He spoke of the wonders of having granddaughters: "All you women out there: Daughters are wonderful. Granddaughters are betters." He lamented, though, that they grow up.
"When they're 12 to 14, a dad puts his beautiful little daughter to bed. And then the next morning, there's a snake in the bed."
2:49 PM, Apr 4, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
John Kerry, who is worth an estimated $198.65 million, will donate $9,175 because of the so-called sequestration.
"A day after Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said they'd return 5 percent of their paycheck to the Treasury, Secretary of State John Kerry followed in somewhat similar fashion," the Huffington Post reports.
9:04 AM, Jan 18, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
A group called Gun Control = More Crime is planning anti-gun control rallies at state capitol buildings across the nation. The event, being billed "Guns Across America," is scheduled for tomorrow, January 19.
10:44 AM, Dec 13, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Here's video of the North Korean rocket launch, which played on state-run TV:
10:35 AM, Dec 12, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In response to North Korea successfully launching a rocket earlier today, the Iranian regime sends its congratulations.
2:01 PM, Dec 8, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Last week, North Korea announced that it would launch a satellite into space later this month. Today, the North Koreans are suggesting that launch might be delayed "for some reasons."
5:44 PM, Nov 29, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
America's ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, stated that today's resolution on the status of Palestine as an observer state "does not establish that Palestine is a state."
8:45 AM, Oct 18, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
A new report by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service finds that the largest federal budget item is spending on welfare programs. To support the 83 programs that CRS identified as welfare programs, the federal government spends $745.84 billion.
That dollar amount exceeds the $725 billion spent by the federal government on Social Security, $480 billion on Medicare, and $540 billion on non-war defense.
11:04 AM, Sep 5, 2012 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
There is much to admire in Michelle Obama’s speech to the Democratic convention: the admirable delivery, the praise of her husband’s virtues was sincere and moving, and the rags-to-riches tale avoided seeming stale after so many others.
6:05 AM, May 8, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
One aspect of President Obama's philosophically revealing — and mock-worthy — "Julia" web ad doesn't seem to have garnered as much attention as one might have expected. Just as Julia's life of government dependency isn't likely to inspire a new set of books along the lines of the celebration of self-reliance and freedom depicted in the Little House on the Prairie series, her romantic life isn't likely to spawn any sequels to Jane Austen novels.
2:15 PM, Jul 1, 2010 • By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
The widespread condemnation Europeans have expressed toward Israel after its commandos boarded the so-called peace flotilla on May 31 - and used force only when threatened with death - signals a desire to turn every Israeli action of self-defense into absolution for the crimes of the Holocaust.
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