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 »
Dump Gruber Ally, Doug Elmendorf, as CBO Director
A critical decision facing the new Congressional majority is the appointment of a director for the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO acts, in the words of former Bush economic advisor and economics professor Greg Mankiw: Someone recently said to me that the CBO director is not really a player in the political game. He is more like the referee. That analogy sheds light on why Doug is the | Read More »
Democrats now facing a lame-duck session crunch time ENTIRELY OF THEIR OWN MAKING.
Lotta good bits in this: [Aside from confirming nominees, Harry] Reid also wants to move a package of expiring tax provisions, the annual Defense Department authorization bill and an extension of a tax moratorium on Internet purchases in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That will be a challenge not only because of the tight schedule, but because of expected clashes between Democrats over what should | Read More »
I get it. We live in an eternal political cycle, so it only comes naturally that we should look ahead to who could or will run in 2016. Whether it is Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, , Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, , Megan McCain, Erick Erickson, or even Rick Santorum (which is, frankly, ridiculous), now does not seem, to me, to be the time | Read More »
Majority of young likely voters prefer a Republican-run Congress
A new Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) poll of 18- to 29- year-olds finds a majority, 51%, who say they will “definitely be voting” in the November midterm elections prefer a Republican-run Congress. Only 47% favor a Democrat-controlled Congress. That’s a significant shift from the 2010 midterm elections, when IOP found 55% preferred Democrat control and 43% prefer Republican control. Among those most likely to vote, President Obama’s job approval | Read More »
Tags: 2014 Elections
, Budget Deficit
, Foreign Policy
, Harvard Institute of Politics
, Race Relations
Congress must move slow on increasing NIH funding
As the administration continues to flop about like a landed fish in its response to Ebola, the agencies that mismanaged the US response are looking at the panic caused by their ineptitude as a fund raising gimmick (here | here). The core of the problem is not that NIH or CDC has too little money but rather they have too much. The Washington Free Beacon | Read More »
NRSC will drop money in New Hampshire, other states after all.
The NRSC will be throwing money into New Hampshire and elsewhere after all.
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Philip Bump Just Wrote One of the Stupidest Pieces Ever in the Washington Post
Hey, did you know that if you are not clocked in at the office you are not working, even if you are sitting at home on your laptop cranking away on a report? That is the essence of this ridiculously stupid piece from Philip Bump at the Washington Post. Bump is apparently the new court jester of conventional wisdom over at The Fix. According to | Read More »
Congress Must Reject President Obama’s Plan for the Syrian Rebels
We as a nation must do something about ISIS. The organization is a threat to our national security. If we do not kill them now, they will come here to kill us. They are not a rational player. They are an apocalyptic player. They do not just have expansionist desires. They have desires to bring about the end of the world to usher in the | Read More »
Open Thread: Primary Night in Florida and Arizona
Hey, guys. It’s primary night in Florida for several races and in Arizona for just a couple. You can check out the results as they come in at AOSHQDD.com (follow them on Twitter at @AOSHQDD), the Decision Desk of our pals at Ace of Spades. I/We will update this post throughout the evening until the races are called. This post is also an open thread. | Read More »
When America Fell from Grace
For the past forty-plus years, America has slowly and steadily declined as a nation and a world power, thanks to the rise and growth of the naïve progressive ideology that promotes the hobbling of American power projection. As a subset of this ideology, American influence has been hijacked. In its place are social justice programs and anti-colonial measures that victimize takers and demonize makers. For | Read More »
, America The Beautiful
, American Exceptionalism
, Barack Obama
, Dinesh D'Souza
, free market capitalism
, middle class
, National Debt
, New Deal
, Robert Frost
, September 11
Paul Dietzel for Congress (LA-6) #RSG14
There’s a host of candidates running for Bill Cassidy’s soon-to-be-vacant seat in Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District. Cassidy is running against Mary Landrieu for Senate, but that leaves a hole. That hole is being eyed by Edwin Edwards, an ex-convict and former governor of Louisiana. The 87 year old (whose birthday was right before the RedState Gathering) has a newborn child by his wife, who fell | Read More »
A Good Man Goes Down. But Change Is Good.
“[I]f we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.” Thomas Jefferson (1802). Being an astute political analyst with a long history of being right about political races 50% of the time, I have some thoughts on the recent GOP primary for Georgia’s U.S. Senator. Congress is awful. The | Read More »
Sheila Jackson-Lee Should Be Impeached For Encroaching Senility
Image Credit: Bill Day It was June 10, 2008 and Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich from the 10th District of Ohio had proudly introduced H.Res.1258 entitled Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors. He brought with him a Star-Wars Cantina Scene of 11 co-sponsors including Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee proudly representing the 18th District of Texas. The bill went on | Read More »
Wikipedia bans Capitol Hill from making Wikipedia edits.
To the best of my knowledge, Donald Rumsfeld is NOT an alien lizard.
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