RedState Candidate Briefing: Chris Day (R-NY)
Chris Day is running for Congress in New York. He ran in 2014 and actually did pretty well despite no money and little support. He’s going up against Democrat who has been in office since 1989. Following the Chattanooga, Tennessee terror attack, Day has a proposal to keep service men and women better armed. The proposal, in his words, calls for “active duty military personnel | Read More »
Democrats Attack Hyde Amendment Once Again
As if the expansive abortion rights available in this country weren’t enough, the loud and unoppressed women on the Left are asking for more. In the 40+ years since the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Roe v. Wade, unfettered access to abortion has cost countless lives at the altar of choice. According to the Guttmacher Institute, and reported on Life News: A new analysis indicates the | Read More »
Does Your Representative Support Ripping Babies’ Limbs Apart in Painful Abortions?
An unborn child is ripped limb from limb – their skull is crushed – as the baby is painfully and gruesomely murdered inside his or her mother’s womb.
184 Members of Congress voted in favor of this heinous act. They voted to give the most abominable form of excruciating death the color of law. They voted for death. You need to know who they are.
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Labor Department Preparing Blacklist Rule for Government Contracts
As their previous actions have shown, the Obama administration has proven it has no idea what a functional economic policy looks like. Obamacare is the biggest example of this, but the Department of Labor has just given us another. They are creating what amounts to a blacklist rule to help determine which private businesses are awarded government contracts. Using a 2014 executive order, here’s what | Read More »
Congress is Investigating Asylum Seekers with Terror Ties
Last year, I discussed how the United States should be among the countries offering asylum to Iraqi Christians. The same can also be said about Christians in all territories currently under the Islamic State’s control. However, our offer of asylum should not come without attempting to weed out those who could be threats to America. Unfortunately, some with ties to terrorist groups have managed to | Read More »
Around 6,400 Lois Lerner E-Mails Found
Anyone sufficiently skilled with computers knows that it’s extremely hard to make your data truly disappear without a trace, even when your hard drive crashes. Lois Lerner’s probably thinking about that right now. Earlier today news surfaced that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the official IRS watchdog, found about 6,400 of Lois Lerner’s supposedly lost e-mails during its investigation. Even though these e-mails | Read More »
Congress Should Reschedule Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s Address
During and prior to World War II, both Germany and Japan committed numerous atrocities, of which the Holocaust and the Japanese “comfort women” might merely be the most well known. After their respective surrenders, Germany was forced to take responsibility for its horrible acts, but Japan was not. To this day, most Japanese leaders are reluctant, at best, to even acknowledge that they might have | Read More »
The Hill: Yeah, the Democrats Empowering Boehner Now
After caving to the Obama administration as well as the Democrats in Congress and the media by bringing a “clean” DHS funding bill up for a vote, we here at RedState admitted the fact that Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% now essentially owes his job to the Democrats. Now, the Democrats themselves are willing to go on record as wanting to | Read More »
Changing of the Guard By Force
I’ve gone on the record before as saying that you shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. In my mind, I’ve always thought a liberal Republican was better than any Democrat in terms of who we got into Congress. I have staunchly opposed the agendas of Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% in | Read More »
Boehner & McConnell’s Playbook Incentivized Barack Obama’s Liberal Push
Dan Pfeiffer was one of the President’s early advisors. He has departed the White House and conducted an exit interview with New York magazine. On the leftward tilt of the Obama Administration, Pfeiffer actually echoes what many conservatives from Rush Limbaugh to myself have been saying. Essentially, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% incentivized | Read More »
Political Strategy and Pro-Life Legislation
So, it’s no surprise that the moment there was conflict and concern over the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the possibility it could damage the GOP’s image among the women that Boehner, et al. would pull the legislation and put forward a much safer and much smaller bill that is meant to appease the “base.” Ever-conscious of its image, the leaders of the | Read More »
The Obamacare Penalty could be Bigger than Many People are Expecting
Back in December, I wrote about the upcoming deadline on February 15th to purchase insurance or face the Obamacare penalty doled out by the IRS. It should come as little surprise with all the confusion and misinformation about the ACA that many people still seem to be ignorant of just how much they might have to pay if they refuse or forget to sign up for a | Read More »
Dynamic scoring takes another step forward in Congress.
Well, this is a promising first step: “House Republicans are moving to increase the use of dynamic scoring through a rules change that would require long-term estimates of the economic effects of major legislation. The macroeconomic estimates required under the rule would include the projected effects of legislation on economic output, employment and capital stock, resulting in an assessment of how a proposal would cause | Read More »
IRS Scandal: Investigators Uncover Lois Lerner’s E-mails in Data
Here at Redstate, we’ve already talked about how Lois Lerner’s assertion that her and her colleague’s e-mails were lost when their hard drives were “mysteriously” destroyed is a load of bunk. We also know that the e-mails probably exist in the government’s back-up system, although the relevant bureaucrats are just too lazy to go through the files and find them. Now, the Treasury Inspector General | Read More »