BREAKING: Free Speech win in McCutcheon v. FEC!
More details as they come in. Breaking: #scotus strikes down aggregate campaign contribution limits 5-4 per Chief Justice Roberts in McCutcheon case. — SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) April 2, 2014 Background here: basically, the question was whether you could limit campaign contributions to political groups. Court said no. Cue the screaming by the people who apparently think that the only speech that the Founders wanted to ever | Read More »
Will Paul Ryan Fight for his Budget?
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his budget proposal for FY 2015 yesterday, and as expected, it is quite similar to the budget blueprints from previous years. Let me first say that this budget would be superior to the status quo a million times over. Medicaid and Food Stamps would be block granted to the states and Medicare would be subject to at least some optional | Read More »
READ THIS POST! READ IT! DID YOU READ IT YET? YOU SHOULD READ IT!!
Yesterday, tee hee the President spoke about yesterday’s oh man, about the .. about the Obamacare deadline and mentiohah ha ha ha h ah ah ah aha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. *dies* April Fool’s Day joke goes here. I have heard some pretty outrageous whoppers in my time. I once had a guy tell me he took out the Yakuza. Like, all of them. True story. But this | Read More »
Why did the National Republican Congressional Committee Young Gun Program just endorse a RINO in New Jersey?
TEA Party conservative Steve Lonegan is fighting RINO unknown Tom MacArthur for the soul of the GOP in New Jersey’s 3rd congressional district. Liberal Republican Mayor Tom MacArthur of Randolph has a lot of money but not a lot of support. And so, like any former insurance company CEO with ties to AIG, he’s trying to buy it by bribing the local GOP county clubs in New Jersey’s | Read More »
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D, Oregon): soft on Iran, for apparently most of my life.
I appreciate the Oregonian nervously reporting* about the Washington Free Beacons’s chronicling of Senator Jeff Merkley’s knee-jerk tendency to apologize for a regime that hangs homosexuals and adulterers: I might not have gotten to it for a while otherwise. Anyway, it’s depressing how unsurprising this report is: The senator who fronted a campaign against new sanctions on Iran earlier this year has since 1979 been | Read More »
[MAP] States Update Laws, Protect Electronic Data from Government
*Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron* In January, we wrote how police agencies in 33 states are using different methods to obtain private citizens’ cellphone location information in massive quantities. Recall that: The main problem is that there are few restrictions or reporting requirements on government efforts to obtain access to cell phone and electronic data. In most states, law enforcement agencies can obtain cell | Read More »
#NotAJoke: Nanny State Wants To Send Fat People Text Messages
*Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron* The Obama administration plans to send text messages to fat people and offer online weigh-ins to help the country’s obese population get down to what a cartel of career academics considers to be a healthy weight. April Fool! No, wait. This is real. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee–the folks responsible for bringing you the food pyramid–is in the midst | Read More »
ObamaCare: Cruel April Fools Joke
Yesterday, was the deadline – March 31, 2014 – the last day to submit an application for ObamaCare. Yet HealthCare.gov had another “glitch.” On the last day to apply for ObamaCare, the ObamaCare website couldn’t accept new applications.
It’s a derisively cruel April Fools joke.
But that’s what ObamaCare is, a self-perpetuating, seemingly endless April Fools joke.
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Ken Cuccinelli: More Sacrifices to Come in Fight for Religious Liberty
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ken Cuccinelli to discuss the Hobby Lobby case before SCOTUS, religious liberty and lessons from his 2013 race for Virginia governor.
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Satan, Witchcraft, Role Play, and Challengers
You may read this and believe it to be an April Fool’s Day joke. Sadly, it is not. And sadly, I must give a slight NSFW warning. Congressman Ted Yoho is one of the congressmen the Chamber of Commerce and Establishment have problems with. He was one of the congressmen who would not vote for John Boehner as Speaker. He has been one of those | Read More »
Vladimir Putin and The Return of The Czars
Andrej Illiaronov, Putin’s economic adviser between 2000 and 2005 and now senior member of the Cato Institute think tank, said that “parts of Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic States and Finland are states where Putin claims to have ownership. Putin’s view is that he protects what belongs to him and his predecessors,” International Business Times So Czar Vladimir has started chopping off pieces of the | Read More »
MAILBAG: I shall contact the Attorney General
Every day we get hundreds of emails to our contact address, many of these emails are generally supportive, but occasionally there are complaints. When the complaint come, it is my job to assess the complaint and take appropriate action to resolve the same. Today, I received two emails which asked me to unsubscribe two individuals from our Morning Briefing mailing list. I have attached the | Read More »
Oooh, those scary Koch Brothers and their AFP minions!
The Left has always had everything it needed for a successful populist movement, except for actual people.
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Pete Ricketts for Nebraska Governor
Pete Ricketts is running for Governor of Nebraska. I’m very happy to endorse his candidacy. Nebraska has a lot of farmers and one of the things Pete has championed is a proposal to reduce property taxes on family farms. Pete is a fiscal conservative and also a solid social conservative. He’s long been involved in Nebraska politics and in conservative politics. He is the former | Read More »
Possible voter fraud involving Covered California. DEFINITE incompetence in handling it.
For the record, even if this story is true I still do not think that this represents a concerted effort: A local couple called 10News concerned after they received an envelope from the state’s Obamacare website, Covered California. Inside was a letter discussing voter registration and a registration card pre-marked with an “x” in the box next to Democratic Party. The couple – who did | Read More »