Mike Pence’s Medicaid Expansion Boondoggle
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Kristina Ribali to discuss Mike Pence’s “Healthy Indiana” plan, why it’s really Medicaid expansion and the reason’s it is nothing like an HSA.
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Fix America Challenge
It’s no secret; Washington has some serious problems when it comes to spending and debt. Do you have ideas to fix it? Want to talk about them over lunch with Rand Paul and Paul Ryan? We want to hear from you. The Democrats have shown their true colors and have dragged their feet on producing a serious plan to get our fiscal house in order. | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ State of the Primaries Open Thread
We have a break in primaries today. The main event for this week will be the election between Raul Labrador and Kevin McCarthy for the majority leader in the house on Thursday. Next week, however, things begin to pick up: Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel will fight for the Mississippi Republican Senate nomination one last time in a runoff. There are primaries in New York, | Read More »
Governor Hickenlooper & Half Ass Apologies
As I said on twitter this weekend, Governor Hickenlooper is going to have a bad week. It all started last Friday when news broke that the Governor apologized to a group of Colorado sheriffs for the gun control bills he supported and signed into law. Then we found out that Governor Hickenlooper lied to the sheriffs with regard to whether or not he had spoken | Read More »
Principle Over Profits
Yesterday at the New York Meeting, a gathering of conservatives in New York, Haley Barbour said the GOP’s goal should not be purity. He also praised Eric Cantor. There is a great disconnect in the political press and among politicians like Haley Barbour over the endgame of conservatives in America. It is not actually about purity for the sake of purity. It never has been. | Read More »
Tech at Night: Email technology behind the ECPA and IRS issues
Email technology has changed over the years, and some people hope you don’t understand why, and how that matters for the issues of the day. So tonight I’m going to discuss how the technologies have changed, and why that influences the debates over both the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and the IRS missing emails scandal.
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Department of Veterans Affairs is Concerned About the Ocean
The Department of Veterans Affairs is bogged down in a scandal. That scandal is getting worse. So what does the VA do? It takes to Twitter to solve the crisis. Only that crisis is not the scandal. That crisis is the oceans. Seriously. The V.A. wants you to help the oceans heal — something Barack Obama said would happen with his election. Just another broken | Read More »
Lois Lerner’s Emails Not Lost. They Were Buried.
So I was watching the TV news this morning while the caffeine kicked in and I gradually achieved wakeful sentience. The report was a clip called “Money Matters.” It had to do with people selling cars that had been recalled but not repaired. “Are you driving a deathtrap?” asked the “journalist” with hype worthy of Geraldo Rivera. They ultimately explained that you could get a | Read More »
Rep. Lamborn Campaigns on Military and Veterans, But Skips Committee Meetings
Voting in the Republican primary for the Colorado’s 5th Congressional District has already begun, and after a late start, Rep. Doug Lamborn is up on the air attacking his opponent rather than telling us all the great things he has done for the 5th District. It doesn’t surprise me that Lamborn has decided his only chance at winning this primary is to drag his opponent | Read More »
Obama to reward a state sponsor of terrorism for committing terrorism
What a difference six weeks make. Today John Kerry said that the United States is considering a partnership with Iran to stabilize Iraq: Secretary of State John Kerry cautiously signaled on Monday that the United States would be open to cooperating with Iran militarily in Iraq to beat back al Qaida-inspired fighters who pose an “existential” danger to that war-torn country and may look to | Read More »
Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. Planned Parenthood targeting | Read More »
The real question is, are Democratic politicians done with Barack Obama?
I don’t often do this, but I feel that this Hill article about how much Barack Obama hates Washington, wants to leave it, and doesn’t like hanging out with all the other Democrats is missing a couple of key paragraphs at the end. I intend to now provide them. Barack Obama’s detachment from, and disdain of, Washington DC reportedly concerns many Democrats, particularly those running for re-election this year. | Read More »
Democrats Not Sure What Flag Is Celebrated On Flag Day
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On Flag Day, the Democrats twitter feed sent out a photo to, one assumes, celebrate and honor the day. There was only one slight, tiny, no big deal little problem with the flag. It wasn’t ours. Happy Flag Day! pic.twitter.com/I93jQ7ji1e — The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) June 14, 2014 As you can imagine this is all over the news in the mainstreahaha ha ha ha ah just …
What All the Partisanship Narratives Forget
Ron Fournier at National Journal, among others, has been wringing his hands over the latest Pew research on partisanship. The research shows a growing gap between left and right. Naturally, a lot of scholars and members of the media are blaming conservatives because the scholars and members of the media are more ideologically aligned with the left. Some admit it. Most think that where they’ve | Read More »