Democrats Put Abortion before Helping Human Trafficking Victims
In January of this year, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) 60% introduced the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. The most important part of this law is that it would impose an additional fine of $5,000 upon anyone caught engaging in various actions involved in human trafficking, and the money from these fines would go into a Domestic Trafficking Victims’ Fund. It had | Read More »
Hillary is Not One of Us
From the diaries… The level at which many liberals excuse Hillary Clinton’s actions is already exhausting, and she has yet to formally announce a 2016 presidential candidacy. This has been apparent for quite some time, but especially so in recent days with “emailgate.” For them, to be Hillary Rodham Clinton is to be untouchable – a privilege that has only increased from her time as | Read More »
Big Banks Face Another Round of Fed Stress Tests
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the latest round of stress tests for big banks, if these capital plans could have made a difference during the financial crisis, and what may trigger the next crash.
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Tom Cotton: The Most Powerful Man in Washington
Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) 90% (R-AR) is the junior senator from Arkansas. In fact, Cotton has only been in the Senate for two months. He spent one term in the House of Representatives before making the leap to the upper house. Prior to his stint in elected politics, Cotton was a soldier in the Iraq War. He is now the most powerful | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends: Hillary’s Email, Iowa Corn, and the Logan Act
Welcome back to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends! This week, guest Noah Rothman of Hot Air returns to the show to join the regular panel featuring Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, and Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute. Tonight, the guys will discuss Hillary’s continuing email troubles, the | Read More »
Did Hillary let friends use State Department gigs as a piggy bank?
Hillary Clinton had good reason for operating on a private email server. She had an even better reason for deleting some 30,000 email that she and her paid staffers deemed to be “personal.” The reason is that Clinton and a coterie of favored fluffers appear to have used their time at the State Department as a piggy bank; a position from which they could draw | Read More »
Follow the Money: DIAGO
Green is coming. Green shirts, green ties, green hats, green beer and even green rivers. Saint Patrick may be the Patron Saint of Ireland, but these days, the holiday honoring him is less religion and more libation. Over 35 million Americans claim Irish ancestry according to the United States Census Bureau, which makes for about 11.6% of the population. As the third largest ancestry group | Read More »
Obama’s Iran scheme makes nuclear war likely
The rabid frothing of the administration and its lackeys (if you can suppress your gag reflex, this is a sample) over a simple and direct letter by Senator Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) 90% to the head extremist of Iran should tell you something. The administration does not want anyone looking very close at what it is doing. Before reading further keep in | Read More »
E-mailgate is Dead! Long live E-mailgate!
David Brock penned a brief column over at USA Today that is about as David Brock as it gets. If anyone was wondering why the Republicans have stoked this e-mail controversy, you now have your answer: the investigation into the Benghazi tragedy is all but dead and this is a desperate gambit to keep it alive in the 2016 elections. Millions of taxpayer dollars have | Read More »
Medicaid Expansion Comes to Indiana
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Joy Pullmann to discuss Mike Pence’s Medicaid expansion plan in Indiana, the amazing amount of Hoosiers who qualify, and health savings accounts.
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On Conservatives and Losing
Sarah Mimms has an interesting piece at National Journal regarding the conservative losing streak in the House and Senate. It is intended, I guess, to cast a ray of hope for alternate tactics that conservative members of Congress can use to get around the blocking efforts of leadership, and Mimms makes several good points. For example: Conservatives came to Washington labeling President Obama as enemy | Read More »
Ten Dollars in Cuts for One Dollar in Tax Increases
During the 2012 debates, Republicans were asked a simple question: would they accept a dollar in tax increases for ten dollars in spending cuts? A friend asked them that question. It was not meant as a bullcrap question, but it is. The reason is because it generates a sound bite that advances a narrative that leaves out a whole lot of history. As could easily | Read More »
Cobain is Dead, The 90’s Are Gone, Yet Hillary Rodham Clinton Still Wallows in the Grunge
As Cute As Always I had trouble selecting the most overdone and obnoxious Grunge track to post in honor of our nation’s malarial outbreak of Slime-Ball Clinton 90’s Nostalgia. Somewhere Vince Foster’s suffering poltergeist is wailing. “No! Not Soundgarden again!” The suppurating pustule of sleaze and dishonest ambition that is the Clinton Family erupted forth with the putrescent pestilent pasty puss | Read More »
Mick Mulvaney’s Chance to Redeem Himself
Next week conservatives in the House of Representatives can depose Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% by “vacating the chair.” It is there for the taking, and Boehner has given them every reason to get rid of him. But they have to be willing. Unlike the vote in January to elect a Speaker, this vote is not automatic. Someone must offer the motion | Read More »