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    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 | 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 »

    Occupy Wall Street Has Jumped the Shark

    There’s been a surprising number of people that on the right that have actually issued limited support for the Occupy Wall Street movement, myself included.  I even wrote an entire article announcing my support of the movement, not because I agreed with their politics or their odd sense of community, but rather because I hoped this movement would move to push the Democrat party closer | Read More »

    2012 DNC Discriminates Against Charlotte Businesses, Demands Unionization

    After working in construction for many years in Canada, John Monteith had had enough of unions calling all of the shots and forcing themselves onto employers.  So John did some research on the United States, and found that one of the best right-to-work states was North Carolina. John got in touch with an immigration attorney, and worked with him to emigrate legally to the United | Read More »

    UPDATE: Curt Anderson Denies Knowledge of Cain Harassment Charges; Cain Camp Backs Down

    *UPDATE* Video of Cain’s Chief of Staff, Mark Block, walking back the allegations that Perry’s camp was involved reveals a very odd position they seem to be staking out.  According to Block, even though “all evidence” points towards Perry’s camp, given the fact that Anderson worked there, they are very pleased that Anderson denies involvement and claim to be ready to move beyond this silliness. | Read More »

    Obama Administration Flip-Flops on Charitable Giving

    The Obama administration firmly believes that one of the contributors to our national debt and budget deficits is the fact that the wealthy give to charity.  His jobs bill makes this clear by proposing a cap on the deduction high income earners (the one’s most likely to take advantage of the deduction as well as provide the largest contributions) can claim when engaging in philanthropy. | Read More »