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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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Tonight starts a new chapter for Freedom's Lighthouse! We have a brand new site that we hope you will visit and continue to use. We continue to have Headlines, our regular posting area, and are excited that in the not too distant future will be adding "Forums" that will include a "Share your Article" area, which you can use to post links to your own article or blog, or to share a link to someone else's article that you really liked.

We hope to see you over at the new Freedom's Lighthouse!


Judd Gregg: Dems Still Want “Lending to Just About Anybody Who Wants a Home” – Video

Here is video of Sen. Judd Gregg on CNBC today where he placed the blame for most of the U.S. financial crisis squarely at the feet of the Democrats. Gregg was asked about the so-called “Financial Reform” bill, which he described as a “disaster” because it does nothing about reform of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.

That’s where Gregg drew the link between the Democrats and the economic crisis:
“The problem was created by the Congress. It was the Congress that told Freddie and Fannie to radically expand their securitization efforts. It was the Congress which said “Forget your standards – Go out there and lend to anybody who wants a home and securitize it for them.” That was purely at the initiative of the Congress. In 2005, Richard Shelby brought to the floor a reform package which, had it passed at the time, would have avoided almost all the problems we’ve had with Fannie and Freddie. . . . . There is still an attitude in the Congress which says we should be pushing out lending to just about anybody who wants a home…..It’s still the philosophy of the majority party.”

The majority party – the Democrats – love to blame all the ills of the world on George W. Bush. But their philosophy of making home ownership a “right” in large part brought us to where we are today, and it sounds like they have not learned a thing from this crisis. That’s why they need to become the minority party, and this time, the Republicans need to govern with true conservative principles.


President Obama Orders 1,200 National Guard Troops to Help Secure Border with Mexico – Video 5/25/10

President Obama has ordered 1,200 National Guard troops be sent to help secure the U.S. border with Mexico. He will also request $500 million be allocated for securing the border.

You think the pressure from the new Arizona law has anything to do with this decision?


Democrat Rep. Patrick Murphy Faces Angry Constituents Asking for a”Real Town Hall Meeting” – Video

Here is raw video of Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Patrick Murphy this past weekend facing constituents at a meeting he thought was going to be a “one-on-one” series of conferences with people. However, he found out that they wanted a “real town hall meeting” instead of “one-on-one” meetings.

Murphy looked shell-shocked as his constituents repeatedly asked if he was going to hold a town hall meeting. Murphy seemed desperate to keep the thing a “one-on-one” format rather than allow it to be a town hall meeting, which the vast majority of the people wanted. Murphy represents the 8th Congressional District.

H/T Real Clear Politics


Rep. Darrell Issa: “There’s a Cover-Up Going on at the White House” – Video 5/25/10

Here is video of California Rep. Darrell Issa on Fox News today where he talked about the issue of the job offer made to Rep. Joe Sestak by someone at the White House to try and get him to drop his bid for the U.S. Senate against Sen. Arlen Specter.

Issa has requested a “Special Prosecutor” be appointed to look into the matter, which has been rejected by Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder has said the matter “could be investigated,” but no such decision has been made.

Issa said it is not for the White House to decide what is “inappropriate,” referring to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ assertion that “nothing inappropriate” took place.

“This problem is not going away” for the White House, Issa said. Issa went on to also say, “There is a cover-up going on at the White House,” and the offer of a job “could be impeachable.”

H/T HotAirPundit


Once Again, Joe Sestak Repeatedly Dodges Questions on Job Offer Bribe - Video 5/25/10

Here is video of Rep. Joe Sestak on CNN with John King, where he continued his repeated dodging of questions regarding a job offer he says he received from the Obama White House to try and get him to drop his U.S. Senate bid against incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter. Sestak confirmed again that he did receive a job offer, but will not say from who or what the job was. Of course, the looming question is what did President Obama know about this job offer, and when did he know it?

The media seems to be starting to get active on this story. The question won't go away. At some point, no matter how hard he tries, Obama is going to get hit with a question about this matter and what he knew about it.


President Obama to Skip Going to Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day

Over at Michelle Malkin, Doug Powers reports that President Obama has decided to go back to Chicago over the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, instead of staying in Washington to visit Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. It is traditional for the President as Commander-in-Chief to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers on Memorial Day.  Nothing like getting your priorities right.


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