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    Is Lisa Jackson Looking to Get Back at Barack Obama?

    As Obama moves closer to his perception of the center, he moves further from the environmental base that had placed their hopes and dreams in him.  Over the summer, he ended up in a heated battle with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Lisa Jackson over a proposed Ozone rule that he was set to weaken against her wishes.  According to the New York Times, it | Read More »

    This Is It!

    [promoted because Ben is too modest for his own good] So its come down to this moment.  RedState readers and my friends on Twitter have helped me make it through round 1 & 2 of the Next Talker contest to win my own radio show on the 50,000 watt radio juggernaut that is WBT which on clear nights can be heard in 22 states. I | Read More »

    The Regulatory Climate is Affecting More Than Business

    The chorus of CEOs and business leaders saying that regulation is choking business and growth had a new addition yesterday: CEO Clarence Otis, Jr. of Darden Restaurants, Orlando, Florida’s only Fortune 500 company and the parent company of Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse. This is interesting to me for a handful of reasons.  The first is that a quick look at campaign donations from | Read More »

    Fast & Furious – ATF Weapons Scheme Designed to Push Gun Control

    Obama’s tactics are becoming obvious. Whether it’s destroying coal to prop up green, endlessly extending unemployment benefits to keep the public desperate so as to allow him to push through more entitlements, how he intends to bring his “fundamental changes“ to the United States are about as veiled as laminate.  He is a radical trying to institute change by manipulating the facts on the ground in | Read More »

    Obama Administration Uses EPA to Buy Favor and Harm Cars

    I’ve said before that when the Democrats propose a tax credit it’s called a “business incentive” and when a Republican proposes a tax credit it’s called a “loophole.”  This game of semantics only works because of a complicit media which is more than willing to apply the Democrat designated classifications to ensure the correct narrative. In reality, all sides are using fancy words to avoid | Read More »

    DNC Discrimination Against Non-Union Business Challenged By NC Lawmakers

    Several weeks ago, I told you the story of John Monteith, a Charlotte, NC business executive that had been told his company could not bid on work related to the Democratic National Convention because the printing firm he worked for was not unionized. The person that John spoke to is an executive on the Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee who are central to the planning of the | Read More »

    Obama Administration and EPA Use Clean Water Act for New Overreach

    Just as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has used the Clean Air Act to broaden the scope of their authority way beyond its original intention with rules like MACT and CSAPR, the Clean Water Act is becoming a tool of overreach by the out of control agency. Barack Obama and the EPA’s Lisa Jackson have made it clear through their actions that they will circumvent | Read More »

    Obama Administration Sends Weapons Contract to Foreign Company with Ties to Iran

    Late Thursday night, American company Hawker Beechcraft was informed by the U.S. Air Force that they were not going to be allowed to compete for an American military aircraft contract. The Air Force has notified Hawker Beechcraft Corp. that its Beechcraft AT-6 has been excluded from competition to build a light attack aircraft, a contract worth nearly $1 billion, the company said. The company had | Read More »

    Was the Tea Party Kicked Out of the Capitol By Former Bennett Staffers Mad at Mike Lee?

    Yesterday, the long planned Tea Party Debt Commission gathered in Washington, D.C. after months of development and procedure.  Everything was set, the meeting had been approved through all of the appropriate channels, the tables had been set up, the microphones were in place. One snag.  Bad blood in D.C. You may have seen the reports come out yesterday that the Rules Committee had determined a | Read More »

    HELP: I’ve Made it to Round 2, Now Vote to Get Me to Round 3!

    Promoted by streiff because Ben is too modest to ask for your help. If you were reading RedState a few weeks ago, you may have seen a post by Neil asking for help expanding the RedState Radio Empire by voting for me in a contest at my local AM flagship station WBT in Charlotte, NC. Put simply, the contest will put someone on the air | Read More »

    I’m Sorry Ms. Jackson: The EPA and I Have Both Failed at Research

    About 2 weeks ago, I wrote an article quoting another publication’s claim that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chief, Lisa Jackson, had called Republicans “Jack Booted Thugs.”  And, while I accurately quoted the original article which had made the claim, that publication subsequently retracted the quote saying that it was incorrect and we at RedState promptly issued a retraction as well (you can read a | Read More »

    Objectivity Lost: Journalist Covering Shale Gas Sues Same Industry

    I don’t read the New York Times or the Chicago Tribune.  For that matter, I don’t read the closest newspaper to my home, the Charlotte Observer.  I don’t read these rags for a simple reason: I find the that the objectivity that is claimed within their pages is a sham.  There are plenty of polls and countless bits of anecdotal evidence and investigations that have | Read More »

    Did Journalists Promise to Stay Silent on Obama-Netanyahu Gaffe?

    Let me say at the outset that as it stands, this is only being sourced from one location.  Having had some experience with relaying quotes that turn out to be bunk, I think this is worth noting.  However, if there’s any truth to it, it is absolutely worth talking about. Apparently President Obama had a moment similar to the one George W. Bush got caught | Read More »

    Democratic National Convention Outsources Charlotte Jobs to Beltway Union Shop

    On Friday, you met John Monteith, a Charlotte, NC print shop executive who was told that he would not be awarded any contracts in conjunction with the upcoming 2012 Democratic National Convention to be held in his town because his shop was not unionized.  Given that Charlotte is located in a right-to-work state, this upset John enough that he sought media attention to shine light | Read More »

    EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Calls Republicans “Jack-Booted Thugs” [UPDATE: Nope, she didn't.]

    [UPDATE (Moe Lane): Turns out that E&E/Greenwire completely took the quote out of context: EPA Director Jackson was sarcastically referring to her own employees with the jack-booted thugs comment. We are thus retracting that portion of the article, and apologize to our readers for any inconvenience.] Yesterday at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson fought back against criticisms aimed | Read More »