Texas Attorney General on Guns, the EPA and Medicaid Fraud
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to discuss new the battle against the Second Amendment, challenging the EPA, and his efforts to tackle Medicaid fraud.
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Jerry Brown gets smacked by Rick Perry over California’s business climate, and reacts… poorly.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) I can’t believe that Jerry Brown led with his chin with this one: Gov. Jerry Brown publicly scoffed at Gov. Rick Perry’s attempt to draw Californians to Texas for better business, saying that the ad campaign is “barely a fart.” [snip] Brown told reporters that if Perry wanted to be taken seriously, he would have to spend at least $25 million | Read More »
Smokers Are Singled Out in Obamacare Rate Hikes
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the premium spikes smokers will see under Obamacare, where medical malpractice reform efforts have helped access to care and healthcare’s coming two-tier system.
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Tech at Night: Still talking about copyright. Barack Obama still fails to lead on ITU.
It’s funny how the same House Judiciary Committee that took up SOPA is now taking up IRFA, opposed by a growing list of groups including Taxpayers Protection Alliance, ATR, CAGW, and ACU. SOPA of course would have grown government in the name of strengthening copyright. IRFA makes government meddle more in a way that weakens copyright. And not in a good way, either: IRFA would not encourage innovation or content creation. It just favors Internet broadcasters over everyone else.
Also yeah, the RSC paper on Copyright that I backed before it was wrongly pulled, it is not a statement against property rights nor is it against copyright at all. If the side favoring ever-lengthening copyright cannot argue honestly with us, and has to mischaracterize those of us who favor an approach to copyright that balances the interests involved, then that to me suggests a deficiency in their position.
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Private Emails From Texas Speaker Joe Straus’s Office Reveal War Against Conservatives
“These e-mails from the redistricting process shed new light on just how dismissive the Straus team was of Republican Party and conservative efforts to draw more fair districts – and should serve as a warning bell to the new House that it is time for Straus to go.” RedState has uncovered never-before-seen, profanity-laden e-mails between senior staff and legislative lieutenants of Texas’ liberal GOP House | Read More »
Texas’s Fight against Planned Parenthood
With the election and Hurricane Sandy sucking up most of the news oxygen, you may have missed the epic showdown in Texas going on between Rick Perry’s administration and Planned Parenthood. The Texas legislature passed a law last session (2011) prohibiting any state tax dollars from going to abortion providers or their affiliates. In short – Texans shouldn’t have to fund the killing of babies | Read More »
Texas Attorney General warns OSCE on Election Observations
Left-wing groups have gone to international organizations in the run up to this election, seeking to apply global governance to the United States. The results of this is that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE, not the UN as is often reported) has announced it will send election observers, with the implication that Voter ID laws are a problem.
Now, the reason they’re only investigating Republican-run areas is that Republicans would never run to the OSCE or anyone else to interfere with American elections. But that said, we must not let the OSCE observers think they are above the law. The OSCE is a voluntary organization and it has no binding authority over anyone, which is why Texas Attorney General Grag Abbott has warned the OSCE that Texas laws will apply, including bars on unlawful entry of polling places.
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The Con$ultant Cla$$
A few weeks ago I wrote this about the GOP’s consultant class: can I just say what a bunch of charlatans and grifters most GOP consultants are. We have all these GOP Super PACs sucking up millions and millions of dollars to help Mitt Romney and now in the summer lull? Nothing. But I bet some consultants are getting rich. It’s like the GOP consultant | Read More »
Ted Cruz at #RSG12 gives credit to Marco Rubio and bloggers
Promoted from the diaries Ted Cruz, fresh off his amazing win in the runoff for the Texas Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, was in Jacksonville, Florida on Friday for this year’s RedState Gathering. He gave a great speech to kick off the conference and was kind enough to sit down for a interview with me. I first met Cruz at CPAC 2011 and have followed | Read More »
Ted Cruz Interview at RedState Gathering 2012
From the diaries by Neil… In what is widely being described as one of the TEA Party’s biggest upsets, Ted Cruz became Texas’ Republican nominee for US Senate on Tuesday night. Heavy advantages in name ID, money and institutional support were overcome by grassroots activists, ready to send a fighter to Washington. I’ve known Ted for two years but this weekend at #RSG12 I had | Read More »
The Establishment’s Near Sexual Advances on Ted Cruz Are About to Begin
“[T]he Perry-Dewhurst shared campaign team spent $50 million in the past year to ruin the reputations of Rick Perry and Ted Cruz. That’s just sad.” It turned into an atrociously nasty runoff. The same crew who failed Governor Rick Perry’s Presidential bid has now also sunk David Dewhurst’s bid for the Senate and spent tens of millions of dollars in the process. Along the way | Read More »
Under the Radar: Erin DeLullo
The first time I met Ken Cuccinelli it was because of the persistence of a lady named Erin DeLullo. She would not leave me alone. She, a long time friend and wife of the Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis (he’d totally write about her if he hadn’t put a ring on her finger then got her pregnant. After marriage of course), found out I was headed | Read More »
Texas Tea On Tuesday?
So who here believes the media spin that The Tea Party is done for and kaput? Anyone? If such is the case, you can relax. Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst is going to dispatch State Solicitor General Ted Cruz in the Texas Senatorial Primary this Tuesday. The Good Old Boys have this one well in hand. Dewhurst even offers up polling that supports that contention. | Read More »
Conservative Grassroots Must Claim Texas Victory
Rumors of the Tea Party’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, as Mark Twain might say. Following massive victories across the country, which netted 63 House pickups and seven new Republican senators last cycle, this year alone, the Tea Party has won important primary contests with conservative candidates in Indiana and Nebraska. But the biggest prize is Texas. A state of 25 million people with 20 | Read More »
Dewhurst in B Minor
Our own Ben Howe put this together for the Ted Cruz campaign in Texas. It is must see TV. By the way, Ben won’t brag on himself, but he’s available for hire.