Oregon and the Medicaid Meltdown
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss a dramatic new study about Medicaid results in Oregon, the liberal talking points this shatters, and what it may mean for healthcare policy in the future.
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Union Briefs for Wed., March 13, 2013: SCOTUS to hear constitutionality of Obama’s NLRB…
Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board will soon be getting its day at the high court. Meanwhile, the CWA is giving Rand Paul accolades…sort of.
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RS Interview: Rob Cornilles (R CAND, OR-01).
This one is the special election called for Oregon’s First District after incumbent David Wu retired. Suddenly. Under circumstances best described as “murky.” Or possibly “neurological.” It’s a D+8 district, but the Democrats are certainly acting as if it’s in play. Rob’s a small business owner who ran against Wu in 2010 and gave the incumbent his toughest re-election fight; we talked about his chances | Read More »
Democratic shenanigans, million-dollar ad buys in OR-01.
Background: OR-01 is a D+8 district which has not gone Republican in decades. This should normally make it reasonably safe for the Democrats… except that the seat is vacant because David Wu… well. Something happened in David Wu’s head. Possibly something neurological; definitely something that caused what was at best a sex scandal and at worst… something else. So – and despite the best efforts | Read More »
Will the Tea Party in Oregon Primary Him?
He was elected in 1998, and is serving in his 7th term. The Almanac for American Politics says, “he is a conservative on fiscal issues but more moderate on cultural issues.” The Almanac doesn’t know what it’s talking about. He is certainly bad on a host of cultural issues in his support for using federal funds to clone humans, conduct stem cell research that destroys | Read More »
Did Rep. David Wu (D, OR) rape a girl?
Sorry to put it that bluntly. It’s just that Rep. David Wu (D, OR*) has gotten increasingly erratic… actually, let us not mince words: Wu has been acting nuttier and nuttier for the last year. This RedState diary from February of this year tells what we thought was the tale: strange emails, bizarre statements, erratic behavior… and two pieces of interesting data: The first is | Read More »
Beware the Liberal War on Bags
Liberals truly think of everything as they assail the American consumer and producer alike. They ensure that gas prices are high, thereby inflating the cost of driving to the supermarket or mall. They devalue the dollar and subsidize the agriculture sector, ensuring that food prices remain high at the supermarket. Now they are plotting to tax the bags that hold the food on the way | Read More »
CPAC 2011: John Kuzmanich.
John’s the head of the Oregon Tea Party, former Congressional candidate, and may be a possible Congressional candidate again. We talked a little of the state of the state of Oregon (which is better than you’d expect, in practical terms): There’s also some interesting bits on David Wu. Check it out. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Support Rob Cornilles in Oregon’s First Congressional District
Before I highlight another Young Gun candidate, just wanted to let you know about an interview I did with Esquire that you can check out here. I’m still traveling through the scenic Pacific Northwest. Today, I’m campaigning in Oregon’s First Congressional District for Young Gun candidate Rob Cornilles.
Kitzhaber (D CAND, OR-GOV) supporter(?) punches cameraman.
I got tipped on this by RedState diarist BigGator5, who is as gobsmacked as I am that this happened to a (presumed) Chris Dudley (R CAND, OR-GOV) supporter. Short version for those who can’t see/haven’t seen the video: a guy was filming Democratic candidate John Kitzhaber at a political event held in a church. He was asked to turn off the camera: he refused, on | Read More »
Dudley staying close, Wyden staying safe
Candidates matter. Even in a wave year, some candidates on the losing side will have no trouble. Dianne Feinstein was an example of that in 1994, and Democrat Ron Wyden appears to be one in 2010, as he is comfortable over Republican Jim Huffman in the latest SurveyUSA poll even as that poll and the Riley poll both have Republican Chris Dudley highly competitive for | Read More »
Tags: "Chris Dudley"
, Jim Huffman
, John Kitzhaber
, Rasmussen Reports
, Riley Research
, Ron Wyden
Tech at Night: RIAA, DMCA, Viacom, Google, Gun Owners of America, Free Press
Good evening. A story I expect to hear more about is this a proposed subsidy for radio stations and the RIAA both of some sort of legal requirement for new cellular phones to include an FM radio receiver. Such a requirement would raise costs on everyone, lower innovation and even basic differentiation options, and be nothing but a detriment to anyone who shops for cellular | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, digital libertarians
, Eric Schmidt
, Free Press
, Gun Owners of America
, Net Neutrality
, Pirate Bay
, Pirate Party
Meet Scott Bruun (R CAND, OR-05).
Scott’s running a campaign that’s making the DCCC nervous – to the point where they’ve decided to throw money at his opponent as part of their DOOMList – and we spoke this morning about that and other matters. Scott’s site is here, and it’s a measure of the cycle that we’re legitimately talking about taking seats in Oregon. Roll on November… Moe Lane Crossposted to | Read More »
Dudley’s lead confirmed
From Unlikely Voter: We’re now at three polls in a row, counting the new Rasmussen, that show Chris Dudley ahead of John Kitzhaber in Oregon. Even without a third party candidate mucking up the poll, the Democrat just can’t pull ahead.
Progressive split on the Oregon Trail
SurveyUSA polled the Oregon race for Governor and interesting enough, has it as a three way race. Featured are Republican Chris Dudley (6’11″ center out of Yale), Democrat John Kitzhaber, and Progressive Jerry Wilson. By the name of the third party I think we all know what’s going to happen.