We’ll Probably Get Fooled Again
The Washington Post and ABC have conducted a joint poll which asked respondents to rate Obama’s presidency on whether it has been a “failure” or a “success.” Note that this question is different conceptually from whether you approve or disapprove of the job someone is doing as President, which indicates current trajectory rather than overall performance. The results nonetheless were probably about what you’d expect: | Read More »
The piecemeal presidency
How bad are President Obama’s poll numbers? So bad that the poll-crazed media has essentially stopped talking about them, as the Media Research Center noticed on Monday. Last week’s cataclysmic Gallup poll was given zero coverage on the Big Three networks. They scarcely bother to report their own partnership polls. That’s quite a contrast with the way polls were used to drive news coverage of the Bush | Read More »
Planned Parenthood puts revenue above women’s health
During the 2012 presidential campaign the Democrats first employed the term “war on women” to attack the GOP. It was typical of the genitalia-centric politics the Democrats are so fond of but a convincing enough argument to the truly stupid to have an impact no only on the presidential race but several Senate and House races. And naturally, it sent the GOP establishment running like | Read More »
Harry Reid Trolls Himself
Harry Reid and other Democrats are mad at Republicans. The reason? Republicans have allowed a vote on the Bernie Sanders/Tom Udall anti-Koch Brothers constitutional amendment. Seriously. Via Politico: Many of the Republicans only voted for the bill to foul up Democrats’ pre-election messaging schedule, freezing precious Senate floor time for a measure that ultimately has no chance of securing the two-thirds support necessary in both | Read More »
Russia increases pressure on the Baltic States
As we noted last week, Barack Obama’s speech in Tallinn, Estonia, declaring that NATO would defend the sovereignty of the Baltic States — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — has not gone unnoticed in Moscow. Less than 48 hours after Obama gave his speech, Russian FSB agents crossed the Estonian frontier and abducted an Estonian counter-intelligence officer. The man is still being held incommunicado by the | Read More »
Greta van Susteren: White House Pressured Fox News to Back Down on Benghazi
A lot of you probably caught Fox News’ special this past weekend “13 Hours at Benghazi”. As you might imagine, the White House is none too pleased with the special. Between it and the House Benghazi Committee’s upcoming first public hearing on September 14, the Obama administration is clearly feeling the heat on the issue. On Friday, Greta van Susteren spoke on her show about how | Read More »
House GOP Setting the Stage for Massive Crony Capitalist Pay Backs in a Lame Duck
House Republicans are preparing a continuing resolution to keep the government open. In doing so, they’ve decided to be total sluts for K Street and Wall Street. The Crony Capitalists, emboldened by the Chamber of Commerce’s help during primary season, are doing some very unusual things. Here’s what I hear is happening. First, they will reauthorize the Ex-Im bank, which is something K Street is | Read More »
The Comedic Climate Change Agenda of the U.N.
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Daniel Payne to discuss the U.N.’s comedic climate agenda, their many failed prophesies and how the left has removed the welfare stigma.
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Mike Ditka endorses Da Bruce (R CAND) for Illinois-GOV.
Mike Ditka endorsed Bruce Rauner for governor. Ditka supported Pat Quinn in 2010.
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Sen. Mark Udall (D, Colorado) Slapped with FEC Complaint
Senator Mark Udall, who yesterday had to apologize for his use of beheaded Americans as a political shield in his weekend debate with Republican opponent Rep. Cory Gardner, has been hit with an accusation of a campaign finance violation. What Senator Mark Udall did, which was caught on camera by Revealing Politics, is a rather blatant violation of the Federal Elections Commission rule which bans | Read More »
Do Not Be Fearful About September 11th
I have been inundated with emails, texts, and the like from friends regarding September 11th. Am I going to withdraw money from the bank? Will I stock up on food? What about filling my car up with gas? Is something going to happen? No. No. No. And I don’t know. There is nothing wrong with being prepared. But there is a lot wrong with worrying | Read More »
Tech at Night: This DC establishment leader talks tough on ‘fast lanes’ but keeps on using them herself
Right now there’s a huge astroturf campaign going on, spamblasting fake messages to the FCC, pretending that there’s this giant grassroots army of opposition to the idea that people or businesses should be able to pay ISPs for faster service. This is what they’re calling “fast lanes” and the progressives are having a fit.
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The GOP’s Missing Electoral Link
Paul Ryan is a smart man, and probably represents the mainstream thinking of the Republican Party, though like every ambitious politician he likes to position himself as a critic of the crowd. But In a recent interview with Matthew Continetti Ryan started out well by complaining about the GOP consultant class. “The consultant class always says play it safe, choose a risk-averse strategy. I don’t | Read More »