Today’s Headlines — March 6, 2009 Jobless rate bolts to 8.1%, 651K jobs lost — ‘Angry’ Obama aides push Katrina recovery Cabinet officers take new administration’s promises to Gulf Coast — Senator: D.C. students ‘end up’ in gangs City officials lash out at voucher supporter — Clinton ‘testing waters’ with Iran, Russia — Senate delays spending bill vote New stopgap measure needed to keep government going | Read More »

    More on the Durbin Child Expulsion Amendment.

    Senator Durbin, why do you want to throw these kids out of their schools?

    Today’s Headlines — March 5, 2009 EXCLUSIVE: Big donors dominate Obama panel ‘Distinguished citizens’ include subprime banking executive — Foreign ties of nominee questioned Post handles classified data — Shell Oil exec sees ‘cap-and-trade’ win Wants to shape bill, not kill it — Gun planks stymie D.C. vote — Minor offenses trip up illegals ICE program meant to catch perpetrators of serious crimes — Rove, | Read More »

    Congress Letting Kids Fail In Bailoutville

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York has been a self-styled education mayor. He’s made all sorts of proposals and tried several different angles — some good some not so good — to improve the education of the kids of New York. He has, though, been a proponent of school choice and this advocacy looks to be a success, at least for the kids of Harlem’s | Read More »

    Today’s Headlines — Feb. 27, 2009 Obama to conclude Iraq mission by 2010 — Obama proposes sweeping, $3.6 trillion budget — Charity tax limits upset many — Obama’s intelligence pick linked to Saudi Arabia — Banned firms given millions despite fraud Loopholes used to gain contracts — Redskins sign Haynesworth — Nats sources say GM’s job in jeopardy — Poker industry woos CPAC | Read More »

    More on DC Voting – “Let’s do something” is the problem with Washington

    In response to my first post, there were too many issues raised to deal with all of them, but several merit a response. First, and most importantly – the phrase “let’s do something” raised in one comment is precisely the disease that too often engulfs Congress and the rest of Washington. It is almost never necessary to “do something.” It is almost always VERY BAD | Read More »

    Washington, D.C. 2.0: U.S. Capitol – the mobile version

    Cross posted to The Political Class. While I earnestly wish for President Obama to escape his leftist bubble I certainly applaud this sentiment: President Barack Obama said Tuesday that getting out of Washington, D.C., and hearing from the people reminds him how important his job is and, therefore, vowed to leave the nation’s capital once a week. Obama’s remarks came during an interview with ABC’s | Read More »

    Need RS input…Why no representation for DC?

    I know the political reason for Obama wanting DC to have house representation, and consequently why we would not want that, but what are the underlting premises that justify them not having some sort of representation in federal government? I am pinned down by some nasty liberals that I would love to give a constitutional answer to, and provide whatever collateral reasoning available. Thank you | Read More »

    Today’s Headlines — Jan. 2, 2009 Obama faces Mexican drug war Cartels’ turf fights escalate and threaten to spread into U.S. — Pakistan drives militants into trap U.S. coalition girds at border — D.C. fire kills 5; boy in grave condition Electrical cause determined — Simple pleasures: Frugality takes hold Americans embrace thriftiness — PRUDEN: Oh, woe is us: A new year ahead — THOMAS: | Read More »

    New Friends for Sidwell

    Townhall’s Amanda Carpenter is reporting Barack and Michelle Obama have selected Sidwell Friends – the same school Chelsea Clinton attended – for their two girls, Sasha and Malia.Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, currently attend University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, one of Chicago’s premier private schools, but will make the transition to the Washington-area private Quaker school in January. The Obama’s will be following in the | Read More »

    Today’s Headlines — Nov. 19, 2008 Intel panel foresees lesser U.S. role Steele chastises ‘country club’ GOP eyes posts for Cleland, Holder bailout could stall on the Hill let Lieberman keep post names Bowie priest bishop in D.C.Maria Stainer Assistant Managing Editor Continuous News The Washington Times

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    Americans for Prosperity

    The Kansas AFP chapter is flying me out to DC and I was curious if anyone else is going. I believe Redstate’s own Eric Erickson will be a speaker. If you are going I would love to meet some new people maybe buy a few rounds…

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    DC Area RedState’rs, Lets All Go!

    In a previous post, I told my sad tale of going down to DC Friday to get in the House gallery and support the GOP drilling protest. Unfortunately, they shut it down earlier than they said they would.Minority leader Boehner announced (here) that they are doing it again Monday, so I’m going to give it another shot.Consider this an open invitation for other DC area | Read More »

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