Reps. Defazio, Grijalva slavering over Ed Markey’s Ranking Membership.
I’m not entirely certain why – Natural Resources is one of those committees where the basic goal of the Republicans is to inflict Maximum Fun on the Democrats; and when the GOP holds the House the Maximum Fun is very, very Maximum indeed – but I guess that there’s money in it? Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has yet to win the Senate seat vacated | Read More »
Trey Gowdy With Another Epic Smackdown at Committee Hearing
I almost broke my computer screen watching John Conyers and Luis Gutierrez at the Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, but it was all worthwhile to see another smackdown from Trey Gowdy. The subject of yesterday’s hearing was the Safe Act (HR 2278), sponsored by Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the immigration subcommittee. This bill represents true immigration reform that protects America first. Among other things, this | Read More »
Modern Wall Street Leaves No Room for the Common Man
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss modern Wall Street, micro-second trading, and why information access is king.
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They That Are Fated To Be Fools Have One Consolation
Marco Rubio told Sean Hannity yesterday that he had wanted border security before amnesty, but now thinks we need amnesty first so, in paying the government for their amnesty, we can use the illegal aliens’ to pay for securing the border. After all, the border will take several years to secure, so we should encourage people to cross the border illegally and forge documents to | Read More »
Is Colorado state senator Angela Giron resorting to PAYING to have anti-recall supporters?
So, basically it’s going on like this: Colorado State Senator Angela Giron is being threatened with a recall for her support of the rather draconian gun control laws that the (currently) Democratic-controlled Colorado state legislature just passed. This was, of course, not received well by Democrats, and so Colorado Peak Politics did what all smart Right-populist groups do these days: they saturated the area with | Read More »
Congress is currently convulsed in a titanic struggle over immigration reform… a topic that rarely cracks the top-10 list of top concerns for the American people, and never gets into the top 5. Border security polls far higher than anything else in the “comprehensive immigration reform” basket, particularly among those Americans who actually live along the border, but that’s the one thing the ruling class | Read More »
Poll: Americans Think Obamacare Will Make Things Worse for Their Family
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Michael Ramlet to discuss a new poll from Morning Consult, the nation’s opinion on Obamacare and what are the most popular tax reform proposals.
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Democrats in Congress can’t afford to keep their jobs under Obamacare?
My first response to this was “Cry me a river”… Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting. The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers | Read More »
Were George Orwell alive today he would write a book titled 1986. It would include a narrative of all the cast of characters who lied to us about immigration enforcement 27 years ago, yet are now serving as the problem-solvers to fix the lies they originally propagated. It would include a character of John McCain demanding to “build the dang fence” in order to win | Read More »
No More Games
So many conservatives have been dancing around the issue of Senator Marco Rubio’s collaboration with Chuck Schumer to pass comprehensive immigration reform. We have blamed his staff. We have blamed Democrats. We all like and respect the Senator, even if we disagree on this issue. We do not want to blame him for the mess the GOP now finds itself in holding a legislative tiger | Read More »
Tech at Night: More on the Playstation 4. Kids don’t belong on the Internet.
Heh, the Playstation 4 is pro-used games and cheaper, right? Not so fast. The PS4 simply didn’t include the Eye and will let publishers restrict used games after all. Told you EA didn’t stop online passes because they were suddenly fine with used games.
Kids don’t belong on the Internet, because predators are out there. Even if your kid is high school aged, Be careful!
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Obama ‘Strongly Objects’ to Religious Liberty Amendment
The Obama Administration “strongly objects” to a proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have protected the religious rights of soldiers – including evangelical Christian service members who are facing growing hostility towards their religion. The amendment was authored by Rep. John Fleming, R-La. It would have “required the Armed Forces to accommodate ‘actions and speech’ reflecting the conscience, moral, principles or | Read More »
Immigration Battle Heats Up in the Senate
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Dan Holler to discuss the Gang of 8 immigration bill working its way through the Senate, what the prospects for legislation look like in the House and how you can help Heritage in this immigration debate.
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The Status Quo is Eminently Better Than Bad Legislation
Earlier today, Speaker Boehner announced that he will bring the farm bill to the floor and personally vote for it. This is a sharp departure from his previous statements railing against the Soviet-style subsidies and productions quotas for sugar and dairy farming. Hence, he is caving on one of the few issues for which he has always shown intrepid conviction. There’s a new platitude that | Read More »
Wisconsin Democrats looking at “Anybody But ME!” for Governor race?
Democrats in Wisconsin want you to know: they’re going to be on the stick for 2014! Wisconsin Democrats repeatedly made the argument at their state convention over the weekend that Governor Scott Walker needs to be defeated in 2014. Hear that! They’re tanned! Rested! And ready to go! However, there continue to be few hints about exactly who will take on that challenge in the | Read More »