@NancyPelosi is being FAR too modest about her protection of FISA.
I admit, Nancy Pelosi talks a good game about how she hates FISA on general principles: When contacted, a Pelosi aide did not dispute the minority leader’s assertive role in influencing Democrats, but passed along a letter Pelosi sent to the president today raising skepticism about the NSA’s surveillance powers. “Dear Mr. President,” reads the letter. “Although the amendment was defeated 205-217, it is clear | Read More »
R.I.P. George Mitchell, Father of the Shale Boom
George P. Mitchell, the son of a goatherd, master salesman and the Father of the Shale Boom, died Friday in Galveston at 94.
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No, the 2016 election cycle has *not* started…
…at least on the Republican side. It has on the Democratic side, because the Democrats already know their (and I use the term loosely) talent pool: it’s Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Andrew Cuomo, and that’s it*. No, seriously, that’s it: nobody in the Senate or about to be in the Senate is going to be the Democratic nominee in 2016. Even the Democratic | Read More »
California Republican Wins State Senate Seat With – YES! – Hispanic Support [Promoted]
Promoted from Diaries. I will not write too much myself, but the Republican establishment needs to pay attention to this election. From BREITBART: Excerpts: As Breitbart News had previously reported, though, “Vidak, a working class candidate, resonated with working class Hispanics in the district who also saw how coastal California elites were not putting their bread-and-butter interests first.” Vidak ran broadly on “the bifurcation of | Read More »
Daddy, What Was a Truck Driver?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the future of automated truck driving, the 5.7 million people who may lose their job and what to do about declining blue-collar jobs.
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Rep. David Camp is annoying the IRS employee union.
First off, yes, I know: “IRS employee union” are three words that should never, ever have been allowed to form a coherent phrase in English in the first place. So stipulated; but it happened. So at least be comforted by the thought that representatives of such an affront to good sense are unhappy at the threat of making the federal government use the same exchange | Read More »
The Ephialtes Establishment in the Republican Party
I can see how the GOP loses in November of 2014. The establishment and base have moved so far apart the base is about ready to go third party or sit at home. If the GOP does not make a stand against Obamacare, they will not see the energy they need to effectively compete in 2014. Let me explain what is happening and what will | Read More »
.@SenatorBurr Thinks You’re Dumb. Call Him at (202) 224-3154 & Tell Him Defunding Obamacare is Smart
o you think the GOP should hold the line on Obamacare? Do you think the GOP should tell the Democrats no continuing resolution will contain funding for Obamacare? If you do, Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina thinks you are dumb.Senator Mike Lee’s strategy on Obamacare is very simple. Don’t let the implementation begin. He has gotten a number of senators to sign a letter | Read More »
The Consultants Who Brought Us President Romney & The GOP Senate Majority Oppose Obamacare Defunding
Polling suggests Republicans drawing a line in the sand over Obamacare funding in the continuing resolution would be unpopular with the American public. Instead of trying to find a way to convince the American public this is the right thing to do, the Republican consultant class wants to run rapidly away from the idea. They have convinced Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker John | Read More »
Obamacare: The Law of Unintended (but Perfectly Foreseeable) Consequences
Under the guise of a health care fix, we’ve been sold a system that will convert legions of full-time burger-flippers with benefits into part-time burger-flippers with bupkis.
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Do These Republican Senators Support Obamacare?
A supremely unpopular bill already a proven trainwreck before (delayed) implementation is even fully in effect: Moderate Democrats are retreating from Obamacare, according to the Washington Post. Hospitals are retreating from Obamacare. Americans broadly doubt Obamacare will help them. Consumers in most states won’t see reductions in premiums for their healthcare, contrary to what the Democrats claimed. In fact, there are twenty-seven ways in which Obamacare will increase the costs of your healthcare. | Read More »
Low tide for the ocean of tomorrows
Barack Obama’s latest “pivot to the economy” speech will soon fade from memory, just like everything else he says, except for the words he really needs us to forget, such as “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” But before all the gassy rhetoric and silly claims of a roaring economy only he can see have been lost | Read More »
But Journolist Was Okay, Right?
When Journolist, the liberal group of journalists and wonks, was discovered, David Corn was down right dismissive. Mother Jones‘s D.C. Bureau Chief and Politics Daily columnist David Corn isn’t buying the whole liberal journalism conspiracy theory about Journolist as portrayed in a series of stories in The Daily Caller this week. In his view, Journolist was a progressive place for a group of “progressive journalists” | Read More »
Texas Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) No Longer Supports Defunding Obamacare. Call Him at 202-224-2934 to Ask Why
Senator Mike Lee has been collecting signatures to a letter pledging to defund Obamacare.Senator John Cornyn was an original signer of the letter. This has been confirmed by multiple outlets, including the Blaze, and confirmed by multiple Senate sources.But, after pressure from Senator McConnell’s office and others, Senator John Cornyn has yanked his name from Senator Lee’s letter.Senator Lee today publicly revealed the existing signatures | Read More »
Tell Senator Blunt: Defund Obamacare
Both RedState and Jim Hoft have noted the effort to defund the hugely unpopular, expensive, and unworkable Obamacare. The GOP in the senate are moving to trip over their own feet: Senate Republicans are floating an idea to defund the unpopular and disastrous Affordable Care Act in the upcoming budget negotiations. Obamacare will kill off at least 2.3 Million full-time American jobs and put one million Americans on welfare. | Read More »