The K Street Revolving Door Continues Turning
A few weeks ago, we noted that House GOP leadership has carefully picked which partial Obamacare bills come to the floor. Notably, only those aspects of repeal that are fully supported by the health care lobbyists on K Street ever see the light of day for a floor vote. The example from last month was a bailout of Cigna’s calamity with expatriate health insurance plans | Read More »
Apple’s Bid for Beats
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Apple’s potential purchase of Beats, Janet Yellen’s testimony on Capitol Hill and Timmy Geithner.
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34-Year Incumbent Lashes Out against Conservative Challenger
From the diaries, by Erick An ironclad rule of campaigns is that desperate candidates launch negative ads. Last week, we saw only the latest example of this in northeast Texas, where our primary runoff election will be held on May 27 (early voting begins May 19). First, a bit of background. Congressman Ralph Hall (R-TX) first ran of political office in 1949. You read that | Read More »
Steve “Snake Oil” LaTourette Cheers Primary Wins for Big Government
Republican lobbyist Steve LaTourette celebrated the defeat of conservative primary challengers in North Carolina, Indiana, and Ohio in a May 7 release from Main Street Advocacy.
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Nebraska and the Status Quo
The Nebraska Republican primary draws near and the race is clear test of whether Republicans support the status quo. As Shane Osborn collapses in the Senate polling and Ben Sasse’s lead grows, some Republicans are flirting with Sid Dinsdale. Dinsdale claims to be a “life long” Republican, with a pattern of giving to Democrats. He’s a pretty good example of a crony capitalist, having used | Read More »
The Obamas: It Is All About Us
One of the more public displays of narcissism by Obama has been his constant inserting of himself into every situation. It started out funny when it was noticed that Obama had been inserted into the official White House biographies of other presidents. Then he became a part of Rosa Parks’ legacy by having himself photographed in the bus where she refused to give up her | Read More »
Obama Blames GOP For His Failed Administration
As we observed during the Clinton Administration, once you have rid yourself of any sense of shame the world is your oyster. If you can’t be deterred from an action by shame then there is no action you can’t undertake. Barack Obama has shown us that when it comes to shamelessness, Bill and Hillary Clinton are rank amateurs. On Wednesday, Obama gave another in his | Read More »
OMG!!!Eleanor Clift loses her mind: Chris Stevens wasn’t murdered, he died of “smoke inhalation.”
Just when you think it couldn’t get any crazier, it does. Eleanor Clift, the shrill harridan apologist for the left, on “The McLaughlin Report” today, somehow, I surmise, trying to defend Hillary, opined that Stevens’ death was an unfortunate industrial accident: Next she’ll tell us that the 30o girls in Nigeria weren’t kidnapped by Islamic terrorists..they were actually just out on a school field trip, | Read More »
Reuters can’t quite bear to say that Obamacare is a bear for New Hampshire Democrats.
This Reuters article is fascinating reading, not least because it’s a hoot. Executive summary: Barack Obama and the Democrats’ call to run on Obamacare will be tested in New Hampshire… where people hate it, and both the Senator and two Representatives up for re-election this year are currently in deep trouble over the law and things aren’t improving for any of them*. Let me drill | Read More »
When Your ‘Goal’ is not really Your Goal
It’s a massive “tell”: The Kyoto goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions was never the global warming crowd’s ultimate goal.
Washington Post (!) editorial writer (!!) slams administration over global warming hysteria.
That it showed up in the Washington Post amuses me; that it showed up under their PostPartisan label makes me anticipate the screaming even more.
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The Watercooler ~ Benghazi Trilogy
For those who may have missed different aspects of all of the events that have transpired in the last week relative to the Benghazi investigation, here are some brief highlights: First, Congressman Tom Cotton on the House floor: Next, we have Senator Lindsay Graham making bold observations and declarations: And finally, (my fave), we have Judge Jeanine Pirro calling for the impeachment of Obama: Have | Read More »
John Conyers fails to make the Ballot in his Michigan District
With Dingell retiring at the end of this term after serving almost 59 years in Congress*, his fellow Michigan representative in the 13th District John Conyers is poised to become the longest serving member of the House. Actually, he would be poised to do so–if he can get on the ballot. Yes, a Congressman seeking his 26th term might see his career end in one | Read More »
Tech at Night: Will Google and the rest of the far left shoot down Net Neutrality 3.0?
I asked back in February of last year, which seems like forever ago, whether Google would end up remaining a left-wing outfit. As it turns out, they’re joining the Occupy radical left claiming the Obama administration’s new Net Neutrality plans don’t go far enough. These radicals are flipping out because they won’t be happy until we get single payer Internet. So whether the left shoots down Chairman Tom Wheeler’s vote on Net Neutrality 3.0 remains to be seen.
Will the Obama FCC dance to the tune set by the furthest left wing of the President’s party, in an election year where the electorate is going to be much further to the right than the one that re-elected the President?
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Boko Haram, Mike Hammer and Barney The Dinosaur In Jurassic Park
There are a lot of reasons offered as to why Boko Haram is so mean and why the rioters in Benghazi were so violent and nasty. Let me simplify this for you a bit. They did it because as long as people like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry are allowed to make important decisions with regards to America’s Foreign Policy they can. People with no | Read More »