Updated: Refocusing on Obamacare
[Update: Based on what I'm hearing from House sources, the worst suspicions are confirmed. Eric Cantor is floating an idea to pass a short-term CR with a defund rider. But just as we predicted, they plan to write a rule that will sever the defund rider from the body of the bill after it passes the House. This will allow the Senate to vote down | Read More »
An Inside Look of the Lehman Brothers Collapse
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the SEC’s Investigation of Lehman’s 2008 collapse, the failure to find criminal negligence and why Repo 105 was a key focus of the investigation.
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Spoken Like a Democrat Married to a Democratic Operative
a href=”http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/357900/todd-half-gop-opposing-syria-because-politics-75-percent-dem-opposition-rational-and”>Chuck Todd thinks Democrats opposed to going to war in Syria are “principled”.But Republicans opposed to going to war in Syria are doing so because of politics.Really.Let’s use this as a timely reminder that Chuck Todd was once a Democratic staffer to Senator Tom Harkin and is married to Kristian Denny Todd who served as a communications person for the Democratic Party and then | Read More »
$15 for 15 days to support Quin Hillyer, a proven conservative, for Congress
It’s rare these days to have the opportunity to send both a principled conservative and someone brandishing pre-attained experience necessary to make an impact on Day 1. Yet that’s exactly the choice the voters of Alabama’s 1st Congressional District have in the person of Quin Hillyer, who’s time and time again risen to the challenge of consistent conservatism over a career spanning back to President | Read More »
Madison, Wisconsin mayor trying to deal with the CHICKENS! ….Coming home to ROOST!
Hey, remember all those sweetheart under-the-wire deals that Wisconsin public sector unions negotiated with Wisconsin Democrats, just after collective bargaining and public union reform got passed by Walker and the Wisconsin state legislature? Basically, they loaded up in 2011 for the foreseeable future… if you define ‘foreseeable future’ as ‘three years;’ to be fair, most Democratic politicians do. Anyway. Welcome to the World of Tomorrow!
House decides to let Senate be on the hook for #Syria.
Which is the smart call, by the way. The House could push back a vote on a resolution authorizing military strikes on Syria by as long as a week, according to a memo Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) sent to Republican lawmakers Friday. “Understanding that there are differing opinions on both sides of the aisle, it is up to President Obama to make the case | Read More »
Tech at Night: Kim Dotcom in trouble? Let’s bar anarchists from the country. Net Neutrality vs the Bill of Rights.
Apparently Kim Dotcom is already tired of living as a fugitive in New Zealand. Tired of laying about, risking capsizing an island, he’s quitting the new Mega to focus on his defense.
Meanwhile, it’s unfortunate that this anarchist was allowed in the country. Let’s just bar him from the United States, please?
The latest problem with Net Neutrality? It tramples over the Bill of Rights. Opposing the FCC’s power grab is the position in favor of civil liberties.
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, Net Neutrality
, New Zealand
, Pirate Party
, Tech at Night
ObamaCare eats Kentucky
Humana actuary Nick Mueller today confirmed the Kentucky Department of Insurance has approved ObamaCare health premiums very close to the eighty percent increase he requested in June. Internal Department of Insurance documents received today from Lori Brown at the Department contain final, approved premium information for Humana, Anthem and Kentucky Health Cooperative, the only three companies who applied to participate in the Kentucky Health Benefit | Read More »
Blame vs. responsibility
The New Yorker has a long, fascinating piece by Ariel Levy on the Steubenville, West Virginia rape case – a confusing affair in which teenage drinking, old town culture, and New Media hysteria combined to produce an incomprehensible mess. The basic outlines of the case are clear enough, as a teenage girl drank enough to pass out, and was mistreated by a group of high-school athletes. It’s | Read More »
The Obama Administration Gets Pwned By AIPAC?
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When Elizabeth O’Bagy penned an influential — and seemingly deceptive — op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, she shaped the view of the Administration on Syria. It looks like she had a lot of help.
Many Miles Away From Syria
We can lay the viper-struck waste that is Syria aside for the nonce. Unless the House of Representatives holds an epic fold, we aren’t going to Syria with Congressional authorization. If we currently have 187 Neas, 33 Yeas and 215 Undecideds, a 435 vote session should end up about 290 Nea to 145 Yea. Also, we have much, much bigger things to worry about. Like | Read More »
Mr. Putin’s Reasonable Proposal
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Because of the smashing success of the “reset” in Russia-US relations under Obama and Hillary!, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a reasonable proposal to Obama. Present your evidence of Assad’s complicity to the UN and let the Security Council decide. Obama should do this. Not because he should base his actions on what the UNSC decides but because he needs to show the world… and America… the evidence that is leading us to war.
Where Congress Stands on #Syria
In case you missed it, the Washington Post has an excellent graphic laying out where each Representative and Senator stands on the AUMF for Syria. The Post has divided Congress into four categories: “Against military action”, “Leans no”, “Undecided”, and “For military action”. Long story short: this is a winnable fight for those of us out there who want Congress to say “No” to the | Read More »
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, Foreign Affairs
, Foreign Policy
, House of Representatives
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The August Employment Report and How Technology is Stealing Your Job
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the August employment report, a study on the impact of evolving technology on the job market and why globalization is playing a key part in our unemployment.
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Attention, Republican legislators: let the Democrats vote FIRST.
As I have said, many times: I do not know what the right answer is when it comes to intervening in Syria. Every option is bad, with negative consequences and poor results. If I was a Member of Congress I would be frantically trying to go through what information I have available, in order to determine the least-worst scenario and vote for that. Because of | Read More »