Haley on HealthCare: Part One
Now that Barack Obama has been sworn in for a second term, the focus will again turn to ObamaCare and health care exchanges. A key component of ObamaCare, health care exchanges are to be set up by the states giving consumers a limited amount of options to purchase health care in their state. Those that traditionally cannot afford to purchase health care will be given | Read More »
Dell Buyout Highlights Changing Tech Sector
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the cop-killer in California, news that the Pope is stepping down, and why the buyout of Dell Computers illustrates a changing technology sector.
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Cutting Spending – Washington Style
Throughout the past few years, we’ve noted that there’s too much focus on the dollars and cents of the budget. Even Obama and Democrats are talking about billions in spending cuts. It’s beginning to sound like an Old McDonald song: “a few trillion here and a hundred billion there; here a trillion there a billion, everywhere a spending cut.” However, once we cut through the | Read More »
Douglas County’s GOP Blocks GA Black Republican Chair from being a County Delegate
It’s not often I get to write about happenings in my old neck of the woods, but that’s a fact of life when you were born and raised in a relatively sleepy suburban county of metro Atlanta. Still, don’t let the “sleepy” bit fool you; once you peel back that layer, you find the same kinds of political gamesmanship and good ol’ boy network shenanigans | Read More »
A *very* entertaining truth-to-power speech by Dr. Benjamin Carson.
I have to admit: Obama’s poker face is getting better. He managed to maintain it in the course of oh, about seven or eight kidney punches that Dr. Benjamin Carson made about Obama’s policies on education, health care, fiscal responsibility, and bipartisanship (or, more accurately, the lack of that) at the National Prayer Breakfast. Seriously, if you haven’t seen this yet and you have a | Read More »
Obama Administration Touts 38 Million Acre Lease Sale, But It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again
This week the Department of the Interior grandly announced plans for its March oil and gas lease sale in the Central Gulf of Mexico, off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The announcement might have been more fitting for Groundhog Day.
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FBI arrest one Matthew Aaron Llaneza for trying to blow up San Francisco bank.
Short version: the feds arrested one Matthew Aaron Llaneza for attempting to blow up a bank for the Taliban; as is the FBI’s wont, they got him via a sting operation that was kept up right up to the moment where Llaneza pulled the remote trigger on the ‘bomb.’ Which is, obviously, fine by me: I want the FBI out there actively trolling the fringes | Read More »
Tech at Night: If people cared about privacy they already wouldn’t be using Gmail.
Been a while since we started with some Google. Taking fire from two directions right now: I’ve pointed out that we need to watch them to see if they end up as politically even handed as they now claim to be. Microsoft is also after them by attempting to discredit their privacy policies.
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Jack Lew benefited from newly doubleplusungood off-shore tax policies.
Now this is just getting embarrassing. Doesn’t anybody talk to anybody else in this administration? As recently as 2010, Jack Lew, President Obama‘s nominee to be the next secretary of the Treasury, had $56,000 invested in a CitiGroup venture capital fund based in the Cayman Islands’ notorious Ugland House, a building whose mailboxes are home to nearly 19,000 corporate entities, many of them tax shelters. | Read More »
America’s Opportunity: A Discussion with the Heritage Foundation
I took part in a Google Hangout today to discuss the Heritage Foundation’s report “America’s Opportunity For All” which lays out their vision for the future. Part of that vision involves how to message small government principles to groups of people that have thus far rejected conservative policies. I was joined by Rich Tucker, Senior Writer for The Heritage Foundation; Emily Zanotti, Principal at Iconoclast | Read More »
Why is Bipartisanship a One-Way Street?
We really need to make Republican members of Congress sign a pledge that they will not engage in gang violence against the party. This secretive bipartisan gang work is getting out of hand. While working on ways to stop the hemorrhaging in our party from the Schumer/Rubio amnesty gang, I discovered today that Senator Coburn is working with a Democrat gang to advance a universal | Read More »
American-US Airways Merger Waiting in the Wings
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the hacking of the Bush family email accounts, the impending merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways, and the appalling lack of customer service in the airline industry.
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Breitbart.com told that Chuck Hagel took money from “Friends of Hamas.”
Well now. On Thursday, Senate sources told Breitbart News exclusively that they have been informed that one of the reasons that President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has not turned over requested documents on his sources of foreign funding is that one of the names listed is a group purportedly called “Friends of Hamas.” That is quite the accusation, and it | Read More »
Whose side is Google on? We’re going to find out this year.
A few years ago, Google was deeply in bed with the left wing activists like Moveon.org and Free Press pushing for Internet regulation. When Obama was elected, Google got even more deeply embedded with both the left and the government. At this point, Republicans began paying more attention to Google and Google realized it had a political problem.
So, after years of lining up with the left to demand more government regulation of the internet, Google changed course. (“Google cozies up to the GOP”) Google promoted their Republican lobbyists, hired Republican consultants, sucked up to conservative organizations and even hired a squishy Republican, Susan Molinari (R-MSNBC) to run their DC office.
But if they were playing footsie with Republicans, Google was still sleeping with the Democrats.
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Gov. Kasich’s Medicaid Arguments Mirror Strickland’s Pleas for Passenger Rail Spending
Ohio Governor John Kasich Governor John Kasich has defended his decision to expand Medicaid eligibility in Ohio with logic he rejected when killing a “high-speed rail” project barely two years ago. Governor Ted Strickland, a Democrat, emphasized the need to goose Ohio’s economy using our “fair share” of federal funds – an argument Kasich, a Republican, is now employing to justify Medicaid expansion. The 2010 | Read More »