Obama Betrayed by His Own Words on Market Collapse
Given the complete collapse in the Stock Market – and Wall Street’s obvious vote of ‘no confidence’ in the new administration, it’s funny to read the plan that Barack Obama laid out for himself just two months ago: …but the markets are obviously a slightly different situation. Right now, given the sensitivities of the market, I’ve got to pay some attention to market psychology because | Read More »
Keith Olbermann Sure is Thin Skinned
Wow! All it takes is a dig at Keith Olbermann’s non-Ivy League diploma to earn Ann Coulter ‘worst person in the world’ status, and a lengthy haranguing on his show. For all those Red Staters upset at missing out on the badge of honor in the past, Ann Coulter has shown you the door. But Keith, let me offer you some advice in the spirit | Read More »
Obama Loses Another Convert as Taylor Puts Down the Kool Aid
Stuart Taylor is one of America’s leading authorities on legal matters, and has been praised for his independence and his critical thinking. Taylor characterizes himself as a centrist; others seen him as a member of the center-right. He has spoken positively of Obama, saying for example that Obama has the potential to be ‘a transformative president.’ Taylor had this to say about Obama just a | Read More »
Obama Claims a Record!
Congratulations Mr. President: you’re in the record books again: President Barack Obama now has the distinction of presiding over his own bear market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen 20 percent since Inauguration Day, the fastest drop under a newly elected president in at least 90 years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The gauge has lost 53 percent from its October 2007 record | Read More »
Democrats Pick Trade War With Mexico?
Barack Obama and the Democrats swept to power on a promise of doing more to restore good relations with key trading partners. To that end we’re selling Eastern Europe out to Russia in a vain attempt to deter Iranian nuclear ambitions, and we’re giving UK Prime Minister copies of Toy Story. And when it comes to treaty compliance, Congressional Democrats are eager to stiff Mexico, | Read More »
Pat Toomey is In Against Specter
It’s being reported by multiple outlets, and the word reportedly comes from close associates: Pat Toomey has begun telling friends that he will run for U.S. Senate against Republican Arlen Specter in 2010. Two sources said they spoke with the former Lehigh Valley congressman this week and were told that he’s made up his mind about a repeat challenge of the five-term incumbent in next | Read More »
Will the Last One out of Detroit Please Turn Off the Lights?
GM’s auditors are talking about bankruptcy for the automaker: General Motors Corp.’s auditors have raised “substantial doubt” about the troubled automaker’s ability to continue operations, and the company said it may have to seek bankruptcy protection if it can’t execute a huge restructuring plan.
Why Didn’t Obama Invite Any Health Care Experts to His Health Care Summit?
Update: It looks like the list of participants is considerably longer than Roll Call reported. Sorry to have steered you wrong. Although I still wonder what half the groups on the linked list have to do with health care! Roll Call reports on the White House’s list of groups it invited to send a representative to today’s health care summit: The White House delayed releasing | Read More »
NJ Poll: Corzine in Trouble
In recent years, statewide races in New Jersey have been a constant tease for Republicans. It seems that every cycle there are multiple polls showing the Republican candidate in a close race, but when the smoke clears the Democrat wins walking away. This time the polls not only show the Republican running close; they show him in the lead:
Freedom Works Targets Blue Dogs with Stealth Google Ad Campaign
More of this, please: The conservative advocacy group FreedomWorks is launching a search engine advertising campaign this week targeting all 49 of the fiscally conservative House Democrats, either criticizing or applauding them for how they voted on the stimulus package. The organization is buying spots in Google’s “Sponsored Links” column, which appears alongside searches for the lawmakers’ names. Don’t be surprised if, in the comfort | Read More »
Obama Budget Saves $1.6 Trillion by Not Extending Surge to 2019
I missed this yesterday, but it’s something you need to be aware of.
Senate Democrats Dropping Burris Fight?
Roll Call reports that Senate Democrat leaders have basically decided that they won’t succeed in getting Roland Burris to resign anytime soon:
WPost: Why Do Democrats Hate DC Students?
My colleague Rob Bluey wrote the other day about the cruel move by Congressional Democrats to kick nearly 2,000 D.C. students out of private schools and back into the city’s failed public schools. Today the Washington Post calls Democrats out for their cruelty and their fealty to the unions: REP. DAVID R. Obey (Wis.) and other congressional Democrats should spare us their phony concern about | Read More »
CPAC Straw Poll Results
We have the results of the CPAC straw poll of preferences for the 2012 presidential race: Mitt Romney — 20 percent Bobby Jindal — 14 percent Sarah Palin — 13 percent Ron Paul — 13 percent Newt Gingrich — 10 percent Mike Huckabee — 7 percent Mark Sanford — 4 percent Rudy Giuliani — 3 percent Tim Pawlenty — 2 percent Charlie Crist — 1 | Read More »
Bunning Saga Gets Weirder and Weirder
Jim Bunning is in an increasingly nasty fight with the Senate Republican leadership over his 2010 re-election campaign. While NRSC Chair John Cornyn and GOP Leader Mitch McConnell would be happy if he steps aside, they will not publicly acknowledge it. For his part, Bunning has said that he will seek re-election next year. But many wonder if the incumbent can win. He has raised | Read More »
Another Obamise Expires: Honest Budgeting Gives Way to Rosy Scenario
Greg Mankiw points out that while Barack Obama’s budget promises to increase the national debt by more than $9 trillion over the next ten years, even that figure relies on rosy growth projections that overstate tax revenues. I’ll refer you to Mankiw for the specific numbers. On the average however, Obama projects annual economic growth to be about a full percentage point better than the | Read More »
McConnell: Arlen Will be a Good Soldier
I’m here at CPAC, where I’ve had the opportunity to meet briefly with Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell to talk over current issues. After a strong speech (which you might ultimately be able to find here), McConnell addressed questions from several bloggers. To me, the most notable answer from McConnell came in response to a question from Fausta – when she asked his thoughts on | Read More »
Jim Tedisco Leads by 12 In NY-20 Poll
This is the latest polling in the race to succeed Kirsten Gillibrand: The first independent poll in the special House election to replace now-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) shows that Republicans have a strong chance of taking back Gillibrand’s upstate seat.
Earmark-Opponent Obama Has Earmarks in Omnibus Bill
Now this is a surprise: President Obama, who took a no-earmark pledge on the campaign trail, is listed as one of dozens of cosponsors of a $7.7 million set-aside in the fiscal 2009 omnibus spending bill (HR 1105) passed by the House on Wednesday…
Obama Undercuts Nuclear Power
Harry Reid reports that Barack Obama is striking a blow in support of more global warming, and against sound science, by halting the establishment of a central nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Thanks to Mr. Obama, nuclear waste will continue to be stored at more than 120 locations around the United States. Check the map below to see if you’re among the millions | Read More »