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 »
Prostitutes and Their Johns
State Senator Hunter Hill proposed legislation, Senate Bill 63 (“SB63″) to bring some semblance of common sense to the State of Georgia. Georgia is one of five states that prohibits beer brewers from selling their beer directly to the public. Wineries can, but breweries cannot. The issue is not about beer. It is not about whether or not you like beer. It is about whores | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Patent fight is on (with bonus Logan Act “violation”)
Looks like we have the same problem going on with patents we’ve had with so many other legislative issues over the years. There’s a kernel of a good idea (go after patent trolls), but then the lobbyists all pile on, and we get a monster of Comprehensive Patent Reform. Which works about as well as comprehensive immigration reform or omnibus budgeting. ACU’s against it, economists | Read More »
A 2016 Advantage?
Yesterday, something phenomenal happened. While I dare not call DOOM (1. that’s Moe Lane’s job and 2. I think it would be a bit premature), I do believe Hillary irreparably hurt herself in the race for the White House in 2016. My colleague Leon Wolf updated the Republican Power Rankings yesterday, so you can see where the GOP is in terms of having a series | Read More »
Mitch McConnell says he will fight really, really hard this time
In other words, we are looking at more Failure Theater (here | here). Via National Journal and McConnell Puts Democrats in a Box (the title here alone is a clue that McConnell’s people have planted this story): Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% has caught Democrats between a rock and an abortion rider. After weeks of Democrats questioning his unwillingness to schedule the | Read More »
Human Trafficking vs. Taxpayer-Funded Abortion
The Democrats are really working hard to remain genuinely awful, and a bill that fights human trafficking is their latest attempt to do so. Senate Democrats are threatening to pull their support from a bipartisan anti-trafficking bill set for Senate action this week. They are infuriated over an abortion-related provision that Democrats say was slipped in without their knowledge. The legislation passed the Senate Judiciary | Read More »
Hey President Obama: Do Something About It
As it happens, I tend to agree that members of the opposition party in Congress should not send letters to foreign governments that the President is negotiating with in order to undercut his negotiating position. I think the proper thing to do in case the opposition party feels that they will not ratify an agreement the President might make is for them to send a | Read More »
Hillary Clinton to America: Bite me!
It wasn’t political theater on the scale of Andrew Breitbart hijacking Anthony Weiner’s press conference but it verged on epic in a Buddhist-monk-self-immolating type of way. Hillary Clinton used the occasion of her appearance at the UN on behalf of the ongoing RICO violation and money laundering operation known as the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation to address the building avalanche of questions around | Read More »
Jed Babbin on Hillary’s Email Scandal and a Nuke Deal with Iran
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jed Babbin to discuss Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, the Iran nuke negotiations and reactions to Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress.
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