Los Angeles Mayor To IBEW: If you won’t answer where the money went, here’s a subpoena for you…
You know, in addition to the pattern of spending-to-the-brink-of-bankruptcy
, the problem with living in a union-controlled state like California is that there is very little accountability.
Since taking office in June, however, the mayor of Los Angeles has been asking some questions of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and, up until now, the IBEW bosses have given him the proverbial finger.
Here’s the back story:
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Gov. John Hickenlooper (D, Colorado) pretends his job-killing 2013 policies… never happened.
Well now. Governor John Hickenlooper played fast and loose with jobs numbers during his State of the State address today. In one of the key sound bites of his speech, so critical that he also tweeted it out, Hickenlooper touted that Colorado had gone from being 40th in the country for job growth in 2010, to 4th now. Hickenlooper must want to forget everything about | Read More »
Robert Gates: Traitor Or Patriot? Erickson And Kurtz Discuss
Last night, Redstate’s own Erick Erickson appeared on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor and discussed whether or not Robert Gates’ explosive new book is a betrayal of President Obama and/or is damaging to this country.
Kurtz refers to the contents of the book as a betrayal, and suggests that this type of memoir hampers the ability of the President to do his job. O’Reilly asks if it is not patriotic to let the American people know exactly how the President is dealing with vital issues. …
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Does the National Republican Senatorial Committee Turn a Blind Eye to Kiddie Porn?
We can all agree that it should be a ridiculous question. But given the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s smear attacking radio host Mark Levin today, it is one that should be asked, if only to highlight the absurdity of the NRSC’s attack on Mark Levin.Brad Dayspring of the NRSC alleges Mark Levin entered into a quid pro quo relationship with the Senate Conservatives Fund to | Read More »
Obama proposes education mandates his own education can’t meet
In yet another cycle of what’s good for the government goose is not good for you, President Obama’s Department of Education proposes rules for private-sector colleges that his own education at Harvard Law would fail to meet. The new leaner and meaner rules require that students graduate with less than 12% debt-to-income ratio or debt-to-discretionary-income ratio lower than 30%. When President Obama graduated from Harvard Law, he financed that, | Read More »
Obamacare’s War Against Religious Liberty
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Adele Keim to discuss Little Sisters of the Poor v. Sebelius, Obamacare’s controversial contraceptive mandate and the fight for religious liberty.
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Sen. Mark Udall (D, Colorado) tried to strong-arm CO Division of Insurance into ‘revising’ #obamacare cancellation numbers.
Executive summary: Back in the beginning of November the Colorado DoI reported that 249,199 Coloradans had received notices indicating that their insurance policies had been canceled. This apparently caused Udall’s office to flat-out freak; they started going after DoI officials to, ah, ‘revise’ those numbers. The DoI was understandably reluctant (read: “refused”) to do so, given that 249,199 Coloradans had in fact received those notices, | Read More »
Barack Obama Hangs Iraq Out To Dry Like The Wash
“We will need to retain some forces in Iraq and the region,” Obama said. “We’ll continue to strike at al-Qaeda in Iraq.” Obama made the point repeatedly: “In ending the war, we must act with more wisdom than we started it,” he said a month earlier. “That is why my plan would maintain sufficient forces in the region to target al-Qaeda within Iraq.”
The quote above was a strong position held by Candidate Obama during the 2007-2008 Democratic Presidential Primary. We now flash forward to 2014, because President Obama now has a golden opportunity to honor that pledge he made while he sought to establish himself as a credible steward of America’s commitments to the world. You see, Al Qaeda is still very much in Iraq and has taken up dominion over the City of Fallujah.
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This is an Easy Fix by Chris Christie
First, it actually is pretty brilliant that Christie came out using Barack Obama’s standard excuse of not knowing and being misled. That’s well played.Second, this is such an easy fix. Christie can turn it around quickly. He needs to follow through and see that heads roll. Then he can point out that he has actually fired people, unlike President Obama.This may be the rough and | Read More »
Help fight poverty with school choice for every child
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, in a speech at the Brookings Institution earlier, said that greater school choice is “the surest way” to end the cycle of poverty: “School choice is the surest way to break this vicious cycle of poverty and we must act fast before it is too late for too many. The fact is, the federal government’s approach to fixing our schools | Read More »
Mike McIntyre cuts and ru… what’s that? CAROLYN MCCARTHY (D, NY-04) is out?
Carolyn “I’m blaming my lung cancer on my father being around asbestos and not my pack-a-day habit?” McCarthy? Carolyn “I used Heath Shuler’s money-laundering-for-lobbyists scheme” McCarthy? Carolyn “PMA Porker” McCarthy? Ayup. Announced it at the same time as McIntyre. My response? “O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” He chortled in his joy.
The Politics of A–holes
The media that built up Chris Christie as the salvation of the GOP is turning on him in the lead up to Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign announcement. It is what it is. The media does this routinely. The story of the day is Chris Christie’s staff behaving badly, possibly at his direction, to hurt elected officials who did not back Christie. Private messages between Governor’s | Read More »
The GOP Open Borders Train Revs Up its Engine
For those of you who thought that our previous warnings about an amnesty push in the near-term were overblown, today’s developments should serve as a wakeup call. In what was clearly a coordinated effort by the establishment, Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor issued a call for passing immigration legislation this year during their weekly conference meeting at the same time Chamber of Commerce President | Read More »
Nick Rahall (D, West Virginia) and the carbon tax.
This ad from the American Energy Alliance against Congressman Nick Rahall is not precisely subtle: …which does not mean that it’s incorrect. Basically: in 2013 Rahall voted for the Progressive Caucus’s budget amendment. Said amendment relied on a carbon tax; carbon taxes are bad news to West Virginia coal miners, given that you tax things when you don’t want more of it; and Nick Rahall | Read More »