Final pre-vote speeches in Baucus committee are underway (UPDATE: Snowe is voting yes)

    The Democrats are all whining about the insurance industry report in their pre-vote speeches. Lincoln is trying to have it both ways of course – she’s voting for the Baucus Bill today but makes no promises about voting for the final bill as it ends up on the Senate floor. So whether you Arkansans are fer it or agin it, she shares your view and | Read More »

    Romneycare Rationing

    From the diaries by Erick According to this Boston Globe article, the good ole Commonwealth of Mass is trying to save its universal health care plan — by doing pretty much the same sorts of things that liberals whine that HMOs and private insurance plans do. The state’s ambitious plan to shake up how providers are paid could have a hidden price for patients: Controlling | Read More »

    DiFi calls for more troops in Afghanistan

    I certainly didn’t see this coming. The article has more from Levin than from DiFi, but it also tosses in McGrahamCain to balance it out. Below are the parts with DiFi and Levin quotes. This seems like a big deal to me, as until now there has been zero comment from any influential Dems saying we need more troops there. Ike Skelton has taken McChrystal’s | Read More »

    NFL Union wants its multi-million-dollar salaries from someone other than Rush

    The St Louis Rams have displaced the Detroit Lions as the laughingstock of the league, but apparently the only thing this group of loser would find embarrassing would be if Rush was part of the ownership group who bought out the team. In an e-mail to the union’s executive committee on Saturday specifically addressing Limbaugh’s bid, Smith said, “I’ve spoken to the Commissioner [Roger Goodell] | Read More »

    If our troops in Afghanistan aren’t supposed to use their weapons anyway…

    then is it really a big deal if they don’t work? A jammed gun can’t shoot a civilian after all. In the chaos of an early morning assault on a remote U.S. outpost in eastern Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Erich Phillips’ M4 carbine quit firing as militant forces surrounded the base. The machine gun he grabbed after tossing the rifle aside didn’t work either. When the | Read More »

    Another Obama “friend” crawls out from under a rock

    After the murder of that kid in Chicago was caught on video, Obama shipped off Holder and Duncan to make it looked like he was concerned. But there wasn’t much report nationally about how the actual leaders in that community were locked out of that meeting and instead they met with a few others including — you won’t believe it — Rev. Michael Pfleger. Community | Read More »

    ACORN steals money from firefighters – What’s the big deal?

    The VRWC arm of the media has been all over this one. Nearly $1 million in Homeland Security funding typically earmarked for fire departments has been awarded to ACORN, despite a clear signal from Congress that it intends to cut off federal funding to the embattled group. … It was one of only three such grants issued to the state and made up almost 80 | Read More »

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    Make room for Greg Craig under the Obama bus

    It’s his fault that Obama made up a date and stated it for all to hear. It doesn’t get more comical than this. But sources familiar with the process believe Craig is being set-up as the fall guy and say the blame for missing the deadline extends well beyond him. Gee, you think so? Instead, it was a widespread breakdown on the political, legislative, policy | Read More »

    Gee what a shock – “conservative” Senate Dems cave on health care

    via the Corner’s tweet tracker…. Any talk of some Senate (alleged) conservative Dems is — well it’s nothing but talk as usual. The middle two paragraphs are the interesting part. It looks like the Reid/Obama approach is to say “What’s your price?” and then meet it. Moderate Democrats Fall in Line “Moderate Senate Democrats face increasing pressure to support a health care bill that includes | Read More »

    A deadly day in Afghanistan; I suppose only one question about it is unanswered

    The Taliban stormed a base near the Pakistani border. 8 Americans were killed and many Afghanis on our side were killed or captured. Insurgents stormed remote outposts in eastern Afghanistan killing eight Americans in the deadliest battle in more than a year near the border with Pakistan, the U.S. military said Sunday. Afghan provincial authorities said they had lost contact with scores of Afghan policemen | Read More »