Internet Gambling: Two Coalitions, One Debate, and Billions of Dollars
Internet gambling has been a contentious issue ever since there has been an internet. Recently, the Coalition for Consumer and Online Protection leaned into it full tilt week, with an ad buy of about $250,000 in print and online ads against a federal ban on online gambling.
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Bipartisan Coalition in Georgia Wants to Kill the Free Market
In Georgia, a state run by Republicans, a bipartisan coalition of legislators is coming together to kill the free market. HB 907 would regulate out of existence new upstart car services like Uber and Lyft.Peach Pundit in Georgia has a post on this.The legislation is being done at the behest of the taxi cab monopoly in the metro Atlanta area. Ironically, instead of asking that | Read More »
The Republicans look like they are doing well and headed to pick up the Senate. Polling in Arkansas, Louisiana, and elsewhere shows strong Republican support. Ironically, the GOP may wind up still losing the Senate because of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. Another new, independent poll — this one from WHAS-TV and the Louisville Courier-Journal has 30 year incumbent Mitch McConnell four points | Read More »
The Lesson of Chris Christie and Bridgegate: Don’t Fall In Love Too Fast
The political fallout of “Bridgegate” may not be entirely clear just yet – but the lesson it holds for Republicans looking for a 2016 presidential candidate should be. Don’t fall in love too early. Nobody should be rushing to pick a 2016 presidential nominee two years before the first primaries. One of the iron laws of politics is that sooner or later, everybody gets a | Read More »
Ken Buck Leads The Pack To Take Out Mark Udall in Colorado
Mark Udall is looking vulnerable. And according to a Quinnipiac poll releasted today, it’s Ken Buck who is best positioned to take out the Colorado Senator who rode the Obama wave to election in 2008. The poll shows Udall with a slim lead over Buck at 45-42 with a 2.9% MoE. Essentially this race is tied, and a look at some of the cross tabs | Read More »
Harry Reid and the Lockstep Senate Democrats
Party-line votes now take up almost 70% of the Senate’s business, and Senate Democrats were unanimous 52% of the time in 2013.
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Obama’s Plan to Bankrupt Coal Continues Without Congress
Remember back during the 2008 presidential campaign when Barack Obama promised to bankrupt anyone who wanted to build a coal-fired power plant and essentially shut down the coal industry? For those not paying attention, despite his inability to get cap-and-trade passed, he is still pursuing this plan. Now, he’s doing it via EPA regulations known as New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)– which amount to a “cap” | Read More »
Ben Sasse Has Momentum in Nebraska
It is time for you too to get behind Ben Sasse in the Nebraska Senate Primary. At three percent in the polls this past June, Sasse is now tied at the front with Mitch McConnell’s pick. Unsurprisingly, Mitch McConnell and the Washington Lobbyist crowd’s pick does best with people who don’t like the tea party and Sasse does best with those who do like the | Read More »
The 2014 Slate Card
Our friends over at ActRight set up a slate card for us for 2014. It will evolve over time, but here’s a solid list of races if you’re looking to send some to a campaign.Your contribution will be processed through ActRight and delivered to the campaign. These are all people I am supporting in 2014.
*Trust* David Plouffe, Democrats. He is all-knowing, and always right.
And he has some excellent advice for Democrats worried about the 2014 elections: If GOP challengers want to run ads criticizing the recovery act as wasteful, Democratic candidates should lift up the police officers, teachers and construction workers in their state or district, those who are protecting our communities, teaching our children and repairing our roads thanks to the Democrats’ leadership. Highlight the small-business owners | Read More »
GOP Debt Ceiling Strategy
In a sane world, President Obama and the Democrats would be on the hook for requesting yet another debt ceiling increase after already racking up record high amounts of debt. Obama is extremely unpopular, saddled with the failures of Obamacare, and accruing more debt than every other president combined. Yet, thanks to self-immolation on the part of the stupid party, it is Republicans who find | Read More »
The @NYTimes Touts 2.5 Million Full Time Job Losses as a Win
This morning I caught an editorial from the New York Times which just blew my mind. In light of the news that the CBO has identified 2.5 million full time jobs that will go away as a result of Obamacare, the paper of record let everyone know that this is working as intended. The Congressional Budget Office estimated on Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act | Read More »
And We’re Doing Immigration Reform?
Dana Milbank is a liberal columnist at the Washington Post who has enraged liberals overnight. Why? This column. It concludes, “Obamacare has been undermined by the very entity they had used to validate it.” As I noted on twitter yesterday, during the 2009-2010 fight over Obamacare, the left told Republicans, “Live by the CBO, die by the CBO.” The GOP had been convinced the CBO | Read More »
McConnell Auditions for Job as Cable News Commentator
At present, we are getting rolled in Washington. Democrats have pushed an omnibus bill, a disastrous farm bill, endless debt ceiling increases, and amnesty for illegals. Instead of an equal and opposing force in the opposite direction, Republicans have….. pushed an omnibus bill, a disastrous farm bill, endless debt ceiling increases, and amnesty for illegals. There is a serious lack of leadership and vision within | Read More »
In Kentucky, Matt Bevin Polls Better Than Mitch McConnell Against the Democrat
Here’s a fact — Mitch McConnell polls badly in Kentucky. He has been in Washington since 1985. Kentuckians, like everybody else, are tired of Washington. So Kentucky has tired of Mitch McConnell. In fact, there may be no incumbent Republican Senator more vulnerable this year than Mitch McConnell. He stays in the race because of pride. Any other Republican with his polling would be shown | Read More »