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    The choices for the House if the Senate passes something

    There are three choices if the Senate manages to act. First, Boehner and the GOP can accept a Senate deal, and let it pass the House with bipartisan support and significant conservative opposition. Such a result may endanger Boehner’s speakership. Moreover, it will leave Republicans exposed to agreeing to more tax increases when the debt limit votes happen next month. A second alternative is for | Read More »

    Ode to Cold Warrior: Redistricting of Ohio 14 means LaTourette can and should be defeated

    Here’s a report from an Ohio paper: “The district represented by Bainbridge Township Republican Rep. Steve LaTourette will pick up parts of Cuyahoga County he does not currently represent, including Brecksville, Independence, Lyndhurst and Mayfield Heights, as well as communities in Summit, Portage and Trumbull counties.”   What does this mean? LaTourette’s district is now solidly Republican and would elect a conservative nominee in a | Read More »

    Princeton’s Robert George on the importance of uniting economic and social conservatives

    Princeton University scholar Robert George’s recent speech on the natural harmony of economic and social conservatism is now available online at http://www.torenewamerica.com/robert-george-no-mere-marriage-of-convenience George’s insight and clarity are on display throughout the speech. Read it all as they say, but here’s a slice: “Economic and social conservatives have common enemies in the overbearing social welfare state, the entitlement mentality, and the statist ideologies that provide their | Read More »

    Ambinder reporting that Obama side is telling folks it’s a close race

    check out http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com and scroll down a bit. Both got posted by Ambinder around 4:30 p.m. eastern Here’s one: I’m a student at Carleton College who has contributed (financially and with my time) to the Obama campaign. I just got an automated call from Jeff Blodgett, the chair of the MN campaign. The text of the call was: “Hello, this is Jeff Blodgett from the | Read More »

    Red State Directors: Please Launch a Sarah Palin for Senate Write-in Campaign!!!

    I’ll make this brief: The Red State Directors should endorse a Sarah Palin write-in campaign in the Alaska Senate race. It could be the one thing that saves the seat for the GOP. Stevens might even choose to end his campaign if faced with this additional obstacle. If she wins, she can decline the seat, whether she becomes vice president or remains governor. The seat | Read More »

    Don’t forget Khalidi: Ayers isn’t the only sleaze Obama enjoys spending time with

    Obama’s association with Rashid Khalidi also deserves notice, given Khalidi’d lifetime of work dedicated to the vilification and destruction of Israel. Obama has way too much tolerance for those who wage murderous terror against America and its democratic allies Here’s what WorldNet Daily reported earlier this year:

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    Of Course McCain Can Win ! Part 2: Outline for an Economic Surge

    John McCain won the nomination on foreign policy. He dispatched Romney and Huckabee because he made foreign policy and the Surge the decisive questions of the campaign. Beyond promises to take on spending and some tactical tax-cutting to cut off Romney’s running room, McCain needed to say little about the economy. McCain had hoped to do the same with Obama. But the economic crisis has | Read More »

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    Of Course McCain Can Win!

    When the bailout passes, and the American people begin to dig out from the wreckage of the credit freeze, their first question will be: What do we do now? That is the question that can and ought to be John McCain’s focus for the next 33 days, for it gives him the chance to contrast his ideas for strengthening the American economy through low taxes | Read More »

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    Buffett endorses the bailout- calls credit crisis an “economic Pearl Harbor”

    Warren Buffett, on cnbc this morning, made clear that he thinks we need the bailout. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, calling the market turmoil an economic Pearl Harbor,” said Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s $700 billion proposal to prop up the U.S. financial system isabsolutely necessary.” The market could not have taken another week” like last week, Buffett told CNBC today, a day after saying his Berkshire | Read More »

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    Senator Shelby, please consider making accounting reform your line in the sand

    Henry Paulson’s opposition to suspending mark-to-market accounting rules has been incredibly obtuse. Today, one of the most accurate economic forecasters, Brian Wesbury offered an alternative to the bailout that is much less costly. While I think we now need some kind of bailout to prevent a collapse, Wesbury’s argument is compelling. http://www.ftportfolios.com/Commentary/EconomicResearch/2008/9/22/heresaplantoavoidanew_rtc Conservative Republicans can and should insist on this reform as part of any | Read More »

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