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    Fast and Furious – Will Obama Administration Ever Come Clean?

    The Ted Cruz campaign has released a new video detailing the timeline of the Fast and Furious scandal: I’m an avid news consumer, but the Cruz video really drove home to me just how deeply the Obama administration is in it in this scandal. Full transcript is below the fold. Here’s more from the campaign: Shocking revelations keep coming in the “Fast and Furious” scandal. | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 13, 2012

    Today is April 13th. It is Friday the 13th. Friggatriskaidekaphobics take note: there are three Friday the 13ths in 2012, each exactly 13 weeks apart! On Friday, April 13th in 1945, the city of Vienna, Austria, then under Nazi rule, fell to Soviet troops after an 11 day battle. People just really like those little sausages, I guess. On Friday, April 13th in 1860, the | Read More »

    Watch Live! Wisconsin Senate Debate

    Please join us in watching this critical primary debate, brought to you by The Franklin Center and Wisconsin Reporter. Debate will begin streaming live at 8pm, ET. Citizens can submit questions for the candidates in the following ways: E-mail questions to WIDebate@WisconsinReporter.com Tweet questions on Twitter using the hash tag #WIDebate Post questions on the Facebook pages of Wisconsin Reporter or Franklin Center Submit a YouTube video (via e-mail or Facebook) for a chance to have your question | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 11, 2012

    Today is April 11th. On this date in 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte was forced to abdicate power and was exiled to the island of Elba. In March of the following year, he escaped and returned briefly to power before finally being defeated at Waterloo. He spent the remainder of his life trying to convince people to vote for Pedro. Also on this date, in 1970, the | Read More »

    Wisconsin Senate Debate Tonight

    Tonight you can catch a debate between candidates for the Senate in Wisconsin, hosted by the Franklin Center, here at RedState, where we’ll be carrying the live stream. As more and more citizens turn to social media and online resources to gather information and news, the Wisconsin U.S. Senate Debate of Republican candidates scheduled for this Wednesday will feature questions submitted by citizens via social | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 10, 2012

    Today is April 10th. On this date in 1849, Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. He sold the patent mere hours later for $400. Hunt was a prolific inventor, having received patents for a fountain pen, a sewing machine, and even a pre-Winchester repeating rifle. Coincidentally, it was this date in 1790 that the very first U.S. Patent Office was established. I once invented something | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 9, 2012

    Today is April 9th. On this date in 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederacy to General Ulysses S. Grant in Appomattox, Virginia, ending the Civil War. After the terms were agreed upon, a band struck up a celebratory song, but General Grant famously shushed them, saying “The war is over. The Rebels are our countrymen again.” And since the band was Nickelback, nobody minded. | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 5, 2012

    Today is April 5th. On this date in 1792, George Washington cast the very first Presidential veto, on a bill that would have increased the number of Representatives in the House from northern states. In a letter urging the veto, Thomas Jefferson wrote that apportionment should based on “arithmetical operation, about which no two men can ever possibly differ.” Man, Congress sure was different back | Read More »

    Revealing Video: Same Tired Rhetoric

    The above video from the RNC compares Obama’s 2011 speech on the House budget to Obama’s 2012 speech on the House budget. The orator in Chief is often accused of rehashing used talking points in speeches, both from lack of imagination, and due to the fact that, having failed to tackle any problems effectively, he constantly has to address the same problems. As you can | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 4, 2012

    Today is April 4th. On this date, in 1818, Congress adopted a plan that added five more stars to the American Flag, bringing the total to 20. It also permanently reduced the number of stripes to 13, in honor of the original colonies. Fans of the original practice of adding a star and a stripe for each state promptly started a Facebook page to protest | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 3, 2012

    Today is April 3rd. On this date in 1860, the Pony Express began service. It lasted until October of 1861, when Kevin Costner finally defeated General Bethlehem. Also on this date, in 1996 suspected “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski was arrested at his remote shack in the woods of Montana. His main beef was with technology and “industrial society,” and he was eventually sentenced to life in | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 2, 2012

    Today is April 2nd. On this date in 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain. He believed to be an island. He named it “La Florida”, both for the lushness of the foliage, and because it was Easter week, or Pascua Florida. After several days visiting Disney World, he decided it had become “too commercial” and carried on looking for the Fountain of | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 1, 2012

    Today is April 1st. It is April Fool’s Day. April Fool’s Day was first celebrated by ancient druids. Each year on this date, they would ritually sacrifice the person considered to be the most indigent, gullible, and least productive member of their society. After burning the “fool” alive in a giant “wicker man”, they would perform elaborate rituals, or “pranks”. It evolved over the centuries | Read More »

    Daily Links – March 31, 2012

    REMINDER: Today is the LAST DAY to get the Early Bird Rate for the RedState Gathering. Read about it here, or sign up right away here!Today is March 31st. On this date in 1889, the Eiffel Tower had its first official tour, as Gustave Eiffel led a group of reporters and city officials throughout the structure. The ascent to the top was accomplished by stairs, | Read More »

    Daily Links – March 30, 2012

    Today is March 30th. On this date in 1867, the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million smackers. So if you win the lottery tonight, you can buy, like, 80 million Alaskas all at once, which is way more Alaskas than most people will own in a lifetime! Also on this date in 1981, Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Jr. in Washington, | Read More »