Matt Bevin to Primary Mitch McConnell
Tea party groups in Kentucky have finally united behind one candidate. Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin today is declaring a primary challenge to Mitch McConnell. He’s going after McConnell’s record in the Senate. Having talked to a number of tea party groups in Kentucky, they are pretty united around this challenge for now. McConnell is wasting no time responding to Bevin with an attack ad calling | Read More »
Lessons from Reagan
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Don Devine to discuss his new book, his time in Washington working for Ronald Reagan and what we can learn from The Great Communicator.
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Will Senate Republicans Surrender the Fight?
Yesterday, when asked directly about Republicans shutting down the government over Obamacare, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell sounded less than committed to the endeavor. This is not a hypothetical question. Senator Mike Lee has issued a letter saying he will not pass a continuing resolution that funds Obamacare. He has been joined by fifteen Republican Senators. Unfortunately, I can confirm from multiple sources in the | Read More »
Despite ‘Fairness’ Pledge, Obama’s NLRB Picks Have Blatant Conflicts of Interest
Never mind the obvious fact that the National Labor Relations Board, above all, is supposed to
protect the rights of employees
from both employers and
from unions, there is something inherently wrong when a federal agency–let alone an “independent
” federal agency that is assigned with applying the law in a fair and impartial matter–becomes merely a tool for one side or another.
From Day One, this has been the paramount problem with Barack Obama’s picks for the National Labor Relations Board. The alleged “neutrality” with Obama’s NLRB has become something of a standing joke among employers dealing with union issues.
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Remember all the Green Jobs in our New Green Economy?
In the first four years of the Obama Administration, the Department of Labor spent $595 million training workers for the New Green Economy that President Obama promised. A recent Washington Post article (“Why it’s hard for the government to create green jobs“, July 21, 2013) says: Four years later, it’s still not clear what all the cash for green jobs achieved–and a Government Accountability Office | Read More »
Just a Courtesy Note to TheTeaParty.net
Just a courtesy note to TheTeaParty.net. I saw this item today in the Washington Examiner. TheTeaParty.net, sponsors of the “Tea Party Legislative Forum,” secured the Strom Thurmond Room for the meeting through Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who confirmed to the group that he would attend the invite-only gathering. Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas; Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman Roy Blunt, of Missouri; | Read More »
The Stop Hillary PAC Comes Online
It’s not even the mid-terms yet and Stop Hillary PAC is already online raising money to stop Hillary Clinton in 2016. Usually it is the GOP with the heir apparent. Not this time and the Republicans are taking advantage of that fact. The first major email from the group was sent under the name of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Ted Harvey, a Republican State Senator in | Read More »
Even Democrats are giving up on ObamaCare
Scott Clement, a survey research analyst with Capital Insight — the independent polling group of Washington Post Media, reports that a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that even Democrats, at least those who are Moderate or Conservative have turned against ObamaCare. According to Clement, only 46 percent of Moderate or Conservative Democrats now support ObamaCare. That’s down 11 percent in the past year and | Read More »
Why Are Republicans Bent on Pushing Amnesty Now?
I understand what you are thinking. If you are watching the political process, you are probably thinking, as a sane person, that Republicans would completely ignore amnesty and focus on what’s important. After all, the country is focused on other trivial news, summer vacations, and the scandals. After August, the main fights will be over funding Obamacare, the budget, and the debt ceiling. So why | Read More »
After Mitch McConnell Speaks, Legislators Want Mike Lee to Unsign His Letter
Mike Lee has begun the legislative fight to defund Obamacare. He has a letter out calling on leadership to join him in the fight and others are signing his letter. At the same time the Speaker’s Office pushed out two stories — Americans are increasingly souring on Obamacare and Democrats are starting to turn on it. But earlier Mitch McConnell suggested the GOP would not | Read More »
The Magical Mythical History of the Government Shutdown Hurting Republicans
There is a lot of talk these days about how the GOP cannot afford to shut down the government like they did in 1995. “Remember,” they the chattering class say, “the GOP got destroyed at the polls in 1996.” That talk has everything to do with the Democrats winning the message battle in the media, but has nothing to do with anything else. Let’s roll | Read More »
Over and out for the middle class
The latest gaudy repackaging of Barack Obama’s cobwebbed economic “ideas” is to declare them a “middle-out” approach to growth. It doesn’t really mean anything – it’s just the latest effort to make the Sainted Middle Class feel as if Democrats really, really, really care about them. Republicans use such language, too. The entire political class speaks always and only to the Sainted Middle Class. A | Read More »
Study Suggests Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Would Cut Ohio’s Workforce
The Obamacare Medicaid expansion could reduce nationwide employment by up to 940,000, a National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper released this month estimated. If every state implemented the expansion sought by Ohio Governor John Kasich, as many as 4.2 million Americans would be pushed from private health insurance into Medicaid. Working paper authors Craig Garthwaite of Northwestern University, Tal Gross of Columbia University, and Matthew J. Notowidigdo | Read More »
Gay Marriage Imposed on Ohio: Hurrah for Federalism.
This is strictly for the “I told you so” files. Today a federal judge ordered the State of Ohio to honor a gay marriage executed in Maryland because of the decision of the Supreme Court in overturning one section of the Defense of Marriage Act. The judge held that even though the Court had only jettisoned Section 3, the section that prohibited the federal government | Read More »
Ohio Pro-Life Groups Oppose Medicaid Expansion
Ohio Right to Life (ORTL) endorsed Medicaid expansion in February without input from its local affiliates, many of whom are against expanding Medicaid. Republican Governor John Kasich has nonetheless touted ORTL’s endorsement as proof his push for billions in new entitlement spendinghas conservative support. “ORTL does NOT confer with their affiliates when they make a decision to take any action,” Cleveland Right to Life President Molly Smith | Read More »