Why @BarackObama will cheerfully ignore the AP’s photo complaints.
This would be the complaint in question: Manifestly undemocratic [...] is the way Mr. Obama’s administration — in hypocritical defiance of the principles of openness and transparency he campaigned on — has systematically tried to bypass the media by releasing a sanitized visual record of his activities through official photographs and videos, at the expense of independent journalistic access. The White House-based press corps was | Read More »
We’re Back to the “Next Fight”
The past three years of GOP control in the House have been marked by the rallying cry of fighting “the next time.” With every budget deadline comes a degree of leverage from which Republicans can extract concessions on reducing the size of government. Yet with every budget battle, House leadership shirks from the fight and blithely points to the next battle – the debt ceiling | Read More »
Milwaukee’s Best: A Lesson In School Choice
As a Blogger, I’ve had the privilege of traveling to many places around the country to learn about various issues. While it’s always exciting going to a new place, I admit to being a little torn upon finding out The Franklin Center’s School Choice Conference would be in Milwaukee. Not that there is anything wrong with Milwaukee, I just didn’t know anything about it and | Read More »
Sunday Morning Open Thread: SNL Cold Open
Sunday Morning Open Thread featuring video from last night’s Saturday Night Live cold open sketch. Remember the sign language faker at Nelson Mandela’s Memorial? He’s back!
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Sen. Pat Toomey (R, Pennsylvania) relates his family’s failed #obamacare exchange situation.
And ‘failed’ is the word: Just last week, my wife, Kris, tried to sign up on the health exchange website that’s available to us. Now, my wife is a very sharp woman, she’s a former computer software consultant. She’s also an amazing person and a great mom, but that’s another story. When Kris went onto the website, she typed in all our personal information and | Read More »
10 Reasons to Vote Against the Murray-Ryan Giant Spending and Deficit Increase
(1) IT INCREASES SPENDING BY OVER $50 BILLION DOLLARS. PERIOD. “New discretionary spending” would be increased by $26,300,000,000 this year, $21, 600,000,000 next year (fiscal year 2015), and $8,600,000,000 in fiscal year 2016. Thus, the total discretionary spending increases for three years is $56,500,000,000. This budget’s projections concerning spending in 2023 or any other out-year aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. Even the fake | Read More »
Tech at Night: Retransmission Consent is like Net Neutrality? Also, something happens with phone unlocking.
Here at RedState this week, Fred Campbell compared Retransmission Consent with Net Neutrality. Some may think the Steve Scalise bill (on an idea backed by Jim DeMint when he was in the Senate) doesn’t go far enough, but it’s a step, and it’s a lot better than the heavy headed, high-regulatory approach promoted by Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren, Democrats both.
The Obama administration may be terrible on phone unlocking, but they managed to get something done with industry after all.
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Latest victim of #Obamacare: …New York cultural mavens? Is the man MAD?
(Via @EWErickson) Remember, we must be careful not to gratuitously grind these people’s faces in the dirt over their problems: Many in New York’s professional and cultural elite have long supported President Obama’s health care plan. But now, to their surprise, thousands of writers, opera singers, music teachers, photographers, doctors, lawyers and others are learning that their health insurance plans are being canceled and they | Read More »
How not to handle internal party divisions
While others in these parts have teed off with admirable vigor on House Speaker John Boehner’s oddly shrill anti-conservative budget deal offensive, I’d like to offer a little something to study in contrast: Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) pulling the rip cord and trying to blast herself clear of the ObamaCare tailspin. Here’s the Landrieu ad: This is all a bit much to swallow given the | Read More »
The Tragic Self Beclowning of Speaker John Boehner
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Speaker Boehner’s budget deal, rammed through the House in violation of his own promise, has been rejected by nearly all GOP Senators. His legacy will be a budget deal that passes the Senate will only Democrat votes.
PolitiFact Commits Flip-Flop of the Year
The mainstream media fact-checking outfit PolitiFact may have just performed the “flip-flop” of the year. The group, which has outlets in several states, named as “Lie of the Year” President Barack Obama’s now infamous claim that under ObamaCare if you like your current health insurance, you can keep it. The presidential claim has been made a lie by the reality of thousands of Americans receiving | Read More »
The Politics of Football
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the Mike Shanahan and RG3 saga at the Washington Redskins, the will he won’t he retirement of Mack Brown and if Nick Saban will leave Alabama to coach for the University of Texas.
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Politifact Gives Itself “Lie of the Year” Award
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After rating the “if you like your plan you can keep your plan” claim as True during the 2008 presidential campaign, the fraudulent “fact checking” group, Politifact, now gives it the Lie of the Year award.
This Is Not A Monarchy Watch: panicky HHS just making up new #obamacare ‘laws’ on the spot.
Glenn Reynolds has a question about this: The Obama administration on Thursday pushed back the deadline for consumers to make their first payment for coverage under the healthcare law. Rather than a deadline of Dec. 23, insurers will be required to accept premium payments through Dec. 31 for people who are seeking coverage that starts on Jan. 1. [snip] In addition to the one-week extension | Read More »
Boehner’s Crocodile Tears for Amnesty
It is an odd fight. Such a weird little battle over meaningless and known outcomes. Conservatives, aware from press reports and congressional leaks, knew what would be in the Paul Ryan drafted budget plan. The conservative groups released statements in opposition to the plan based on what they had been told. But there was never any doubt about the Ryan plan passing. After the plan | Read More »