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    Obama Administration Continues to Fail on Energy Policy

    One would think that one of the primary requirements of energy independence would be having the ability to collect the energy through which one becomes independent by using. Somehow, this logic escapes the Obama administration as evidenced by their “Five-Year Plan.” However, if their goal was to diminish opportunities for energy resources, they’ve done a magnificent job. It is pretty well established that there is | Read More »

    $20 Million to Inspect Catfish: Zero Catfish Inspected

    A few weeks ago I wrote about how the government is doubling up on the ever important Catfish inspection duties by having the USDA inspect catfish at an even greater cost than currently spent by the FDA to do the same thing. Either way, it seems that the Agriculture Committee found it too important to America to allow us tone limited to only one gigantic | Read More »

    Buzzfeed Uses Vice Presidential Selection to Bash Sarah Palin

    Earlier today, BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins put up a hit piece citing an anonymous source that claims the Romney team’s choice in Paul Ryan is especially awesome because Sarah Palin totally sucks. Each response from the campaign, if they are indeed from the campaign, are fairly benign to Mrs. Palin until Coppins inserts his own opinion. According to the article, one source said, “Paul Ryan has | Read More »

    MUST SEE: Senior Obama Campaign Advisor Robert Gibbs Refuses to Condemn Ad Calling Romney Murderer

    Let me warn you up front that this is a 9 minute video. Let me further warn you that it is from this morning’s edition of Morning Joe on MSNBC. But let me urge you to watch anyway so you can see the depths with which the Obama campaign is unwilling to condemn something as blatantly outrageous as accusing Mitt Romney of being responsible for | Read More »

    UPDATED– Mitt Romney: Murderer

    Update by streiff: Politico reports that the woman Romney allegedly murdered in this disgusting video died in 2006. For those of you without a calendar 2006 was the last year of Mitt Romney’s tenure as governor of Massachusetts and over at least four years since he has been affiliated with Bain. Even Politico had to note: “[T]he fairness of this one is open to interpretation.” | Read More »

    Rep. Perlmutter: Obamacare Real Hero in Aurora Tragedy

    Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Co) held a Facebook teleconference meeting with constituents last night and when the discussion turned towards Obamacare, Perlmutter had an interesting theory on pre-diagnosed conditions of gun shot victims from the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. Via Revealing Politics:

    Sen. Tom Harkin to Release GAO Report on For-Profit College Amidst Looming Questions From His Last One.

    Sen. Tom Harkin will be releasing a report today on For-Profit Education but here’s a spoiler: He’s not a fan. His previous investigation into For-Profit schools resulted in error-ridden reports & accusations of witness tampering. Much of the controversy surrounding that investigation still leaves ample doubt that Harkin is capable of providing an objective assessment of for-profit education. To start with, Harkin had commissioned a | Read More »

    Government Determined to Waste Money on Catfish

    If you don’t remember the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM), better known as the Farm Bill, here’s a quick refresher: Put simply, the farm bill is an anathema to free enterprise, limited government, and individual responsibility. The House version (H.R. 6083) authorizes $957 billion in spending over 10 years, 80% of which will go towards food stamps. Despite erroneous claims in the | Read More »

    Bloomberg’s Nanny-State Receives Help from Nanny-International

    Since the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, conservatives have been groaning and rolling our collective eyes at Nanny-in-Chief Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s fresh calls for gun control. This followed our recent groaning and collective eye-rolling at the Big Nanny’s moves to ban the Big Gulp. And our prior groaning and collective eye-rolling at moves to ban smoking in outdoor, public places like parks. We can groan, eye-roll | Read More »

    Putting Students First

    One of the things that we should take from the epic battle in Wisconsin as well as the fundamental changes that are taking place in New Jersey, is that real education reform is no longer a “third rail” political issue. Organizations, governors and activists are taking the issue of education head-on and even the National Education Association (NEA) is learning that their time as the | Read More »

    Obama Campaign Official Sen. Louise Lucas: Romney Campaigning on Racism

    Disagreement continues to be defined as racism by the Democrat party. Speaking on the John Fredericks Morning Show, State Sen. Louise Lucas, part of President Obama’s “Truth Team” and an official member of the campaign, accused Mitt Romney of gearing his campaign in Virginia to “fringe racists” which, one can only assume, is anyone that opposes President Obama.

    A Tale of Two Campaign Ads

    I have a very simple question. Which do you care more about? How Romney’s taxes were filed … … or how your tax money was spent? Decide which one has a greater effect on your life and vote accordingly. Follow @BenHowe

    YouTube & BMG Playing Politics?

    Yesterday I put up a post about the new video from the Romney campaign called “Political Payoffs and Middle Class Layoffs.” Today, YouTube pulled the ad at the request of music giant BMG for a copyright violation. The Romney camp has disputed the copyright claiming fair use since the ad was a commentary specifically involving Obama’s use of that song with those words. For some | Read More »

    Group Exempt from DISCLOSE Requirements Meets with DISCLOSE Lead Sponsor During Vote

    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has had a lot to say about money in politics. As lead sponsor of the defeated DISCLOSE Act, he has made a firm stand against the special interests. “The flawed Citizens United decision allows corporations, including international corporations, to use their vast wealth to drown out the voices of the American people…” (“Senators Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Clean Up Campaign Finance System,” | Read More »

    David Brock’s Paranoia Doesn’t Prevent Him From Stalking People

    You may recall a Daily Caller piece from earlier this year that exposed the odd behavior of Media Matters founder David Brock as the reincarnation of Mel Gibson’s character in the 1997 film Conspiracy Theory. As a refresher, here’s a typical day in the life: David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall | Read More »