Hobby Lobby likely to succeed against HHS abortion-pill-coverage mandate

    That is the conclusion inherent in the decisions last week of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit  in remanding the matter to the U.S. (Western) District (of Oklahoma) Court Judge Joe Heaton, and in his order issuing a rare temporary restraining order against the federal government. Judge Heaton’s TRO enjoins Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius from “…any effort to apply or enforce” those | Read More »

    Court Defies HHS on Plan B

    Court Defies HHS on Plan B

    To be to the left of President Obama on the issue of abortion seemed an impossible task, until Friday’s ruling by Federal Judge Edward Korman.  Defying Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, with whom the president sided on the issue, Korman ruled that the FDA may not stand in the way of the emergency contraceptive, Plan B, being sold over-the-counter with no restrictions on age. | Read More »

    John Boehner Couldn’t Negotiate His Way Out Of A Wet Paper Bag

    With Speaker John Boehner’s Plan B(as in Bad) having gone down in flames last night now is the time to look back on Boehner’s negotiating ability, or more to the point the lack thereof. First up we have the Pledge to America Boehner and crew crafted in the 2010 election cycle.  In the Pledge Boehner and the boys promised to cut $100 billion in federal | Read More »

    Plan B fails as Conservatives win

    This week, House Republicans put together a bill aimed at preventing America from going over the Fiscal Cliff, or so it seemed.  Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), with the help of Eric Cantor (R-VA) put together a proposal known as “Plan B” that would temporarily replace automatic sequestration cuts and raise taxes on Americans making more than $1 million dollars. At first glance, both conservative and | Read More »

    Boehner Should Resign

    There comes a certain point when enough is enough: American Majority Action (AMA) believes it is time for Speaker John Boehner to resign after his embarrassing failure to pass his “Plan B” fiscal cliff bill. Speaker Boehner killed the planned 7:30 p.m. vote last night when he realized that AMA and other groups had succeeded in holding enough conservative members to defeat the measure. AMA | Read More »

    Boehner Should Resign

    There comes a certain point when enough is enough: American Majority Action (AMA) believes it is time for Speaker John Boehner to resign after his embarrassing failure to pass his “Plan B” fiscal cliff bill. Speaker Boehner killed the planned 7:30 p.m. vote last night when he realized that AMA and other groups had succeeded in holding enough conservative members to defeat the measure. AMA | Read More »

    Stop Pretending We Can’t Disagree on This

    Not a day goes by that I am not forced to confront the idea that I could be wrong about a lot, including the notion of going over the fiscal cliff.The problem is that a lot of Republicans, including most of the conservative press out there jockeying for access in the Speaker’s Lobby, have so thoroughly drunk the kool-aid (yes, I know it’s flavor-aide and | Read More »

    Plan B Aborted

    John Boehner proceeded with Plan B and gave neither assurances nor reassurances that he would fight for meaningful spending cuts or entitlement reforms. He asked Republicans to give up the last plank in their party they had not surrendered in the name of big government without getting anything meaningful from the Democrats.In short, John Boehner has spent two weeks negotiating with himself, ending what amounted | Read More »

    It’s all About Trust

    If you listen to many in the Republican intelligentsia, you will hear this accusation that conservative rebels destroyed the Republican Party.  The reality is that nothing changed after the defeat of Boehner’s plan B other than Republicans not buying into the premise of raising revenue for the federal leviathan. Before last night’s vote, we faced two possible outcomes; either we go over the cliff (which | Read More »

    Republicans: Don’t Get Outbid On Taxes

    Republicans: Don't Get Outbid On Taxes

    Unlike some of my RedState colleagues, for reasons I explained on Tuesday, I agree with the basic theory behind John Boehner’s Plan B solution to the tax side of the fiscal cliff standoff: rather than trading Republican blessings on tax hikes for illusory “spending cuts,” let Democrats get the tax hikes they want with no pretense that Republicans support them, pass a bill making permanent | Read More »

    Republicans Plan B threaten by Democrats

    House Republicans have put together a bill that would prevent America from going over the dreaded Fiscal Cliff come January 1, 2013.  In a surprising move, Republicans are banding together over a series of votes that would accomplish two key economic goals.  Temporarily replacing automatic sequestration cuts (to include defense spending) but allow a slight raise in taxes on Americans making more than a million | Read More »

    Oppose Plan B

    epublicans in Congress intend to vote today on Plan B, John Boehner’s fall back plan on the fiscal cliff.The President says he will veto it.In other words, the Republicans are going to go on record that they will sell out their last remaining principle — no tax increases — and get nothing from the Democrats in return. Nothing.There’ll be no Democrat deal on entitlements. There’ll | Read More »

    Obama’s Outrageousness

    Lost in the midst of the fiscal cliff drama are President Obama’s outrageous offers. A cursory review of his plans reveals he is fundamentally unserious about addressing our nation’s coming fiscal crisis. This should come as no surprise, of course. Throughout his presidency and even during his reelection campaign, President Obama spurned serious solution in favor of big-government gimmicks.

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    Obama’s Outrageousness

    Lost in the midst of the fiscal cliff drama are President Obama’s outrageous offers. A cursory review of his plans reveals he is fundamentally unserious about addressing our nation’s coming fiscal crisis. This should come as no surprise, of course. Throughout his presidency and even during his reelection campaign, President Obama spurned serious solution in favor of big-government gimmicks.

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    Bull—-

    Bull----

    An old joke, long attributed to Winston Churchill goes like this. Churchill asked a famous British socialite, “Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?””My goodness, Mr. Churchill. Well, I suppose we would have to discuss terms, of course,” the socialite replied.Churchill then asked, “Would you sleep with me for five pounds?” at which the socialite angrily responded, “Mr. Churchill, what kind of | Read More »