IRS Commissioner Koskinen – The Obama Administration’s Chicago Politics Consigliere
Congressman Paul Ryan spoke for most of America when he pointblank told IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, “I don’t believe you.” Commissioner Koskinen has been defensive, defiant, dismissive, and what even Democrats are calling “arrogant” in his blind defense of the IRS targeting of conservative Americans. While constantly contradicting himself in his testimony on Capitol Hill about Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails, Commissioner Koskinen has been entirely | Read More »
Obamacare Glitch Could Endanger Almost 2 Million Children
A “well-known” glitch in Obamacare could put nearly two million low income children’s healthcare at risk.
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Fact: They Are After Your Guns and Here is the Proof
How many laws have to be passed before you believe they are after your guns? President Obama and the left have an aggressive gun control agenda – and it’s hiding plain sight. Yet even in respected circles there are many who believe we only need to enact new legislation further restricting gun and ammunition ownership and our problems with crime and mental health will go | Read More »
, Andrew Cuomo
, Barrack Obama
, Executive Order
, Firearm Safety Act
, gun tax
, Gun-Free Zones
, magazine capacity
, Mental Health
, New York
, Sandy Hook
, Second Amendment
, The New York Times
, washington times
National Seersucker Day comes back to Congress, thank God.
No, I am not joking about either half of that title. Today, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced that National Seersucker Day has been formally reinstated. A bipartisan Capitol Hill tradition, Members of the House of Representatives typically wear Seersucker on Wednesdays and Senators wear it on Thursdays. The tradition started in 1996 by Trent Lott, and continued until 2012. That year ninnyhammers in the Senate | Read More »
Peter Vivaldi Dodges Question About Him Falsifying Sworn Document
People like this should know better than to try to run for office and deceive voters. This information is public record, and you can rest assured that Alan Grayson and the Democrat campaign machine will use this to tie all Republicans to Vivaldi. You can bet on it.
Don Beyer Promises to Tax Virginians Into Oblivion (Video)
Via Friends of Don Beyer, this video is a couple of months old but, the ‘progressive carbon tax’ he promises to support in the video should frighten every Virginian. With no significant warming occurring in the last 17 years, is this tax really necessary? What does a tax like this mean for Virginia families?
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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 »
Paul Dietzel for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District
It’s somewhat of a minor race in the grand scheme of things – Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District is a red district in a red state. It’s being given up by Bill Cassidy, who is running for the Senate seat currently held by Mary Landrieu. As a result, a myriad of candidates have jumped into the race, including former Democratic governor (and ex-convict) Edwin Edwards. Edwards | Read More »
Remove from Congress all Potted Plants…
I stole my headline from Sarah Palin. You need to read this piece, and then you need to think very carefully about what kinds of statesmen you are supporting and why. Freedom is a precious commodity and it’s all too easily lost. Are we so desperate to hold an insipid and impotent majority that we lose the greatest gift of all? It’s time to stand | Read More »
Wisconsin Republican Petri Runs from Record, Weighs Future
He’s been in Washington for nearly 35 years and in that time he’s amassed a record that includes some very liberal votes. Congressman Tom Petri (R) hails from Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District, and since his first few re-election campaigns he’s had nothing to worry about. Until now. On Thursday, the aging Republican blasted a conservative group – Media Trackers – and myself for daring to | Read More »
Rep. Ann Kuster (D, New Hampshire-2): hates town halls, likes being rude.
Ooh, I can answer this one! Since taking office in 2013, Rep. Annie Kuster has yet to hold a legitimate townhall meeting for constituents in New Hampshire’s 2nd congressional district, and onlookers are taking notice. Today Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, a Republican-leaning group, released video footage of trackers merely asking why she’d yet to appear before the people who elected her in such | Read More »
Until we have periodic referenda, “the Constitution” isn’t legal authority
Living voters haven’t approved the Constitution “We the People” so it’s not legal authority.
The headline reads “equal opportunity” but in the fine print the Constitution employs the army to segregate itself from fresh ideas.
It’s not possible for the gov’t to impose an unapproved constitution in a nation where the gov’t derives its “just powers from the consent of the governed.”
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, David Gergen
, equal protection
, intergenerational equity
, Thomas Jefferson
The Myth of “Polarization-” Part 2: The Senate
In the previous entry, I tried to illustrate that the House was not as polarized or ideological as some would have us believe. The statistics do not bear out the accusations and even if they did in some way, the two most recent Congresses with a Republican leadership in the House are not that far off modern norms. Additionally, a case can be made that | Read More »
Louisiana Politics Open Thread: Return of the Ex-Con
I figured sense politics is either so much fun or extremely painful for us here in Louisiana, I’d give folks a chance to learn what’s going on as well as offer Louisiana residents a real chance to share their views. Here goes nothing. U.S. Senator David Vitter to Run for Governor For those of you not in Louisiana, you know of David Vitter in one | Read More »