Keep the Benghazi Select Committee Select
Now that House Speaker John Boehner has moved forward with the formation of a Select Committee on Benghazi under Representative Trey Gowdy, John McCain and Lindsay Graham are lobbying for the committee to be a joint House-Senate probe. Graham was up first, asking Harry Reid, mother-may-I. From the Washington Examiner Harry Reid: No Benghazi select committee in the Senate Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., | Read More »
House Rams Through Another Corporate Welfare Bill
We already have the Ex-Im bank, which ostensibly subsidizes foreign countries – often unfriendly ones – to purchase products sold by specific domestic companies. But even as conservatives seek to abolish it, the House is sneaking through reauthorization of its sister agency – Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) – under suspension. OPIC is in some sense the rear-view image of Ex-Im in that it subsidizes | Read More »
Dave Weigel’s Hand Waving Will Not Make Benghazi Go Away
Right now the left is attempting to minimize the significance of the investigation into the attack on our consulate in Benghazi. These follow three basic rubrics. Controversialization This was pointed out by former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, Controversialization simply means that you try to make the subject a controversial one rather than the object of empirical examination. The left does this regularly. This is | Read More »
Call your Representatives: Ask them to support discharge of H.R. 3086
One of the great, lingering bipartisan achievements of the early days of the commercial Internet, was the moratorium on taxes on Internet access. We all know governments would love to slap all sorts of taxes on something just because it’s new, and there. But in the Clinton era, Republicans and Democrats came together to stop that.
The moratorium is in danger of expiring, but the Congress doesn’t seem all that eager to move on extending it. Please call your representatives today and ask them to support a discharge of H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, which would end this renewal game forever.
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An Inside Look at the Left’s Elite Donors
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Lachlan Markay to discuss his scoop unveiling the membership list for the Democracy Alliance, the super wealthy liberal donors who are part of this secretive Democratic campaign organization and the hypocrisy of the Left.
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Jahan Wilcox, RNC Spokesman, Attacks Republican Candidate as “Fraud”
Jahan Wilcox is the rapid response director at the RNC. He’s charged with responding quickly to attack Democrats and rebut Democrat attacks on the GOP. Last night, Jahan Wilcox responded quickly to Thom Tillis’s victory in North Carolina by declaring that next would be to defeat Matt Bevin, the Republican candidate in Kentucky, who Wilcox called a “fraud.” Holy crap! RT @DrewMTips: Team GOP ladies | Read More »
I Gave $100 to Thom Tillis’s Campaign
Whether he wins his nomination or not, I won’t send even a penny to Tom Cotton in Arkansas unless he fires his campaign manager Justin Brasell. Brasell used Ben Sasse’s children in a television commercial to attack Ben Sasse. Then, after producing and placing the ads, Brasell quit his PAC that placed the ads. What a cowardly thing to do. You’d think a guy like | Read More »
About Last Night’s Primary Results
It’s been less than two hours since the North Carolina Senate primary was called for Thom Tillis, and there are already copious pages of commentary attempting to explain the masterful strategy of the establishment in pulling off the victory. With 97% of precincts reporting, Tillis avoided a runoff, earning 46% of the vote, while Greg Brannon and Mark Harris took 27% and 18% respectively. But | Read More »
NC GOP Primary Results Open Thread
Tonight is the North Carolina primary election. The big race to watch is the GOP Senate primary between Greg Brannon, Thom Tillis, and Mark Harris. Early results show Tillis with a large lead while Brannon and Harris split the rest of the pie. Republicans and conservatives have been divided in this race, whether it was about liberal records or rookie mistakes and missteps. After tonight, | Read More »
Justin Brasell, Tom Cotton’s Campaign Manager, Puts Ben Sasse’s Daughters in an Ad. To Attack Ben Sasse.
Tom Cotton’s campaign manager, Justin Brasell, just placed a hit job on Nebraska airwaves against Ben Sasse. Cotton, who is running for the U.S. Senate from Arkansas as a Republican, apparently has no problem with his campaign manager moonlighting to attack another Republican. Cotton’s campaign manager, however, is using video of Ben Sasse’s daughters in an attack ad against Sasse. Even more bizarre, the clip | Read More »
Even as the White House rolls out its new two-fisted climate-change agenda and dares anyone to stop them from cranking up the cost of energy, we learn California is pitching in by finding new ways to humiliate and control its citizens, courtesy of CBS News in Los Angeles: The California Legislature is looking at a voluntary program that would tax motorists for every mile they | Read More »
CBS News President David Rhodes (Inadvertently) Exposes Obama’s Benghazi Lie
Every day seems to bring another revelation that highlights the duplicity of the Obama administration in reporting to the nation on what went wrong in Benghazi. As we’ve already documented, the talking points for Susan Rice’s serial prevarications on the Sunday morning shows on September 16, 2012 were coordinated by Ben Rhodes. From what we know now, there was at no point at which anyone | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ An Open Thread
California Republican Assemblywoman Shannon Grove has introduced the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act — AB 2336 — that would prohibit performing an abortion because of the gender of the unborn child. A summary of the bill states: Existing law generally ensures the right of a woman to choose or obtain an abortion, but provides that the performance of an abortion is unauthorized under certain circumstances, including when | Read More »