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    Lots of news in Alaska Gov. and Senate races

    In case you missed this yesterday, the governor’s election in Alaska is now a two-man race. Incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell (R) faces re-election this fall. He was leading Byron Mallott (D) and Bill Walker (I) 37-22-20 in the latest RCP poll. All that is out the window now. The Democrats schemed with “Independent” Walker to have Mallott run as Walker’s Lt Gov instead. Meanwhile there | Read More »

    Michelle Nunn resurrects an old trick

    You know how badly Michelle Nunn is being hurt by ties to Harry Reid when she unleashes this tired corker: “I will vote for the Democratic leader that I think best represents our capacity to get things done and move things forward.” In other words: “David Perdue is killing me by tying me to Reid, and it’s just not fair!” If she isn’t doing it | Read More »

    Did anyone read Holder’s statement on Ferguson?

    The one he issued Monday is mind-boggling to me. Here is it in its entirety with some comments from here in the cheap seats. Attorney General Statement on Latest Developments in Federal Civil Rights Investigation in Ferguson, MO As I informed the President this afternoon, the full resources of the Department of Justice are being committed to our federal civil rights investigation into the death | Read More »

    It all depends on what you mean by “austerity”

    Thursday’s Post: With 2015 budget request, Obama will call for an end to era of austerity President Obama’s forthcoming budget request will seek tens of billions of dollars in fresh spending for domestic priorities while abandoning a compromise proposal to tame the national debt in part by trimming Social Security benefits. With the 2015 budget request, Obama will call for an end to the era | Read More »

    Gingrich just HAPPENS to know what his super PAC will produce

    A Romney super PAC led the negative charge against Newt in Iowa, and Gingrich was none too shy in complaining about it. “Governor, I wish you would calmly and directly state it is your former staff running the PAC,” Gingrich demanded, of the pro-Romney PAC. “It is your millionaire friends giving to the PAC. And you know some of the ads aren’t true. Just say | Read More »

    An interesting AP story on a Cain accuser

    Surpringly, some of the reliably left-wing news agencies are actually doing their job. Today the AP has a story about Karen Kraushaar that contains a number of interesting tidbits, especially when you read between the lines. She settled a complaint with NRA in 1999 and then filed another complaint about treatment at her next job about 3 years later through the same lawyer. She was | Read More »

    Greece bites the hand that feeds it … again

    We thought we’d stop hearing about Greece for a while after last week’s machinations stiffed the current holders of Greek debt (such as all the clients of the previous NJ governor) while dumping even more money down the Greek toilet. Not so fast there Batman…. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced this morning that he was calling a referendum and a vote of confidence. All | Read More »

    Not again! Same US Atty’s office puts another border patrol agent in jail based on immunized drug smuggler’s testimony

    This would too ludicrous to make it as a novel. That it actually happened is a crying shame. The same US Attorney’s office in west Texas that sent Agents Ramos and Campean to the slammer after a border-crossing drug smuggler got shot has struck again. Agent Jesus Diaz Jr has been sentenced to two years in the slammer for arresting a 15yo who was part | Read More »

    Occupy Oakland – lunacy at its finest

    Occupy Oakland was in the news early Wednesday morning because Oakland PD forcibly removed “protesters” from a city park after they refused orders to disburse. Sadly, a peacenik Iraq War vet was injured in the process. It’s hilarious to read more about these morons. In response to Wednesday’s ouster, they of course are doubling down and want to shut down the entire city. The knee-slapping | Read More »

    Occupy Austin whiners are just as incoherent as their comrades

    Four of them were arrested this morning when they refused to move off the sidewalk for regularly scheduled street cleaning. I put together what their (apparent) spokesman said in the video here. I guess they chose him because he’s the most well-spoken of the bunch…. “… to wear down uh the people here who are the organizers that are here, some of us 24 hours | Read More »