Why Thad Cochran is Unfit to Serve
As the Mississippi primary ticks down to its closing hours, Senator Thad Cochran finally came out of his witness protection program to give an interview with the Washington Post. But in that interview, he clearly shows why he is unfit to represent Republicans in the state of Mississippi: During his campaign stop at the hospital, Cochran had not mentioned the Affordable Care Act, a flash | Read More »
Three things about this Bowe Bergdahl / Taliban prisoners swap.
It’s a heck of a thing when your only hope is “Maybe they put a remote tracker in one guy’s gut.”
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Union Ain’t Wanted: Pro-union Workers Want UAW To Leave Mercedes
Question: When do you know a union trying to unionize a group of workers has worn out its welcome? Answer: When the union’s supporters tell the union to go away. A mere four months after the United Auto Workers’ devastating defeat at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, pro-union workers at Mercedes-Benz’s plant in Alabama want the UAW to go away. While the UAW had had more | Read More »
Tech at Night: FCC is still a problem. GOP vs UN-run Internet. Snowden complains ironically.
I know, I’m late again. Turns out after being sick my body’s just been exhausted recovering. We’ll be better off next week.
Ajit Pai came to RedState on Friday to tell us about the Zapple Doctrine was being used by the FCC to stifle freedom of speech, specifically to try to hinder Scott Walker. The Zapple Doctrine is now dead, but we need to check the FCC to keep it from returning.
Broadcasters also want to check the FCC but they’re going to the courts, the same way ISPs had to over Net Neutrality.
And House Republicans are hard at work to shut Net Neutrality down again, after the courts already had to slap it down twice before.
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, Patent Trolls
, Scott Walker
, Tech at Night
, Zapple Doctrine
Elizabeth Esty (D, Connecticut-05) seems… worried… about her electoral chances.
You have to wonder. First off, the DCCC is planning to dump about three quarters of a million dollars in ad buys for Esty’s campaign. This is a little surprising, because the actual Republican candidate for that district is still kind of up in the air. There’s also more than a touch of scandal potentially looming over Esty’s general campaign this year: back in 2013 | Read More »
Protecting Free Speech from FCC Regulation
The First Amendment won big at the end of February. Due to an avalanche of public opposition, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cancelled the so-called Critical Information Needs study. Americans across the political spectrum joined ranks to make two things clear. First, the government has no place in the newsroom. And second, the American people—not the FCC—should decide what information is important.
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NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Can’t Name ONE COUNTRY Where Obama Has Improved Foreign Relations
Appearing on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Thursday, NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel was asked to name one nation with whom relations have improved under President Obama’s foreign policy leadership. In the exchange with Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone, Engel finds the task impossible. LANGONE: Name one country with whom we have better relationships today than we did when he became president of the United | Read More »
Leslie Rutledge Thinks Hiring Conservatives is Discrimination
Leslie Rutledge has worked for the RNC and the NRCC. She has worked for Mike Huckabee. She’s a Republican. But a lot of conservative lawyers are skittish about her being the Republican nominee for Attorney General in Arkansas. Rutledge has, five times, voted in Democratic primaries in Arkansas. She’s running against David Sterling, who never left Arkansas for the greener pastures of the RNC, and | Read More »
‘She Gets Everything She Wants’
“She gets everything she wants,” Jack Abramoff said in an email. He was referring to Ann Copland who spent 29 years working for Thad Cochran, working her way into the position of his Executive Assistant. An Abramoff associate was complaining that Ms. Copland wanted to see Paul McCartney, Green Day, and others. She was demanding. But she got everything she wanted because she delivered Thad | Read More »
Media: VA Health Care is a model for the United States
This week we have seen the Inspector General of the VA deliver a devastating critique that lays direct blame for the death of some veterans on the VA’s practice of denying care to veterans for prolonged periods of time in order to make their appointment wait-times look better. A whistleblower in Texas equates the VA management with a crime family. Despite the avalanche of evidence | Read More »
PatientCare: Patient-centered, market-driven healthcare
*Promoted – Aaron Gardner* By: Dr. Milton Wolf The verdict is in. Americans want full repeal of ObamaCare. We have seen the future of government-run healthcare. It is a VA hospital where even our nation’s heroes learn the hard way that healthcare delayed is healthcare denied. This is the future of ObamaCare and we must repeal every single word of it. With more primary victories | Read More »
Colorado’s 4th CD Must Do Better Than State Sen. Scott Renfroe
Colorado’s 4th Congressional District covers most of the eastern half of Colorado. It is a +12 Republican district. And frankly, it deserves better than State Senator Scott Renfroe. While there are a variety of issues with Renfroe, the largest issue for those in the rural farm land that makes up the district is the connections to New Frontier Bank [NFB] and its failure in 2009.
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Thad Cochran Hosts Fundraisers for Liberal Democrats
The Washington Examiner reports that Thad Cochran hosts fundraisers for Democrats in his home. Well . . . they report it slightly differently. The Washington Examiner reports that Cochran’s executive assistant, Kay Webber, hosts fundraisers in her home and Thad Cochran rents a basement apartment there. But there is no basement apartment in Kay Webber’s home available for rent. That’s according to the District of | Read More »
Bipartisan Corruption in the Texas Legislature the Media Mostly Ignores
Wallace Hall is a University of Texas Regent appointed by Gov. Rick Perry. He is presently facing impeachment and possible jail time for uncovering what looks and smells like systematic corruption in the enrollment process of the University of Texas system due to interference from members of the Texas legislature. The Speaker of the Texas House is implicated. The Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee | Read More »