White House Expedites Wind Farms; Stalls Drilling
Interior Secretary Salazar has decided that America has serious energy needs – needs which must be addressed through an emergency effort to activate new sources quickly. Is this a sudden move to expedite offshore drilling – and reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil? Not quite. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday said his department would propose regulatory changes to simplify and speed the leasing process | Read More »
FreedomWorks Livestreams Election Results
RedState’s Tabitha Hale is hosting a livestream of tonight’s election results, along with a number of other well-known bloggers. Watch it here, and you’ll hear from a number of great candidates and new Members of Congress. Word is that guests will include Marco Rubio, Mike Lee, Joe Miller, John Raese, and lots of others.
Harrah’s Pressures Staff to Vote for Reid
Harry Reid is locked in a tight election contest with Sharron Angle, and his campaign is pulling out all the stops to improve his chances for re-election. According to National Review, that includes pressuring Harrah’s Casinos to dragoon their staff into voting for Reid: Executives at the casino giant Harrah’s pushed company employees to vote early in an all-out effort to help the Harry Reid | Read More »
Report: Hinchey Assaults Reporter
Congressman Maurice Hinchey is clearly stressed by polls showing his re-election campaign in serious trouble. How else to interpret his unhinged reaction when a reporter asked him about earmarks he secured which seem to have enriched him personally, Hinchey reportedly came unglued: After the shooters turned off their cameras and started to break down, Hinchey made a beeline for Kemble and got in his face, | Read More »
The liberal majority in Congress is in meltdown. The New York Times reports that no Democrat seems safe any more. Raul Grijalva is endangered. John Dingell might be defeated. Even Barney Frank’s constituents are waking up. In New York, Hinchey, McCarthy, and Maffei are in trouble. Each day brings a new story of a longtime incumbent who’s suddenly facing the strongest challenge of his (or her) career. | Read More »
Jerry Labriola Opposed the Health Control Law
There’s something vaguely familiar about this commercial. It makes me feel like I’m watching a sporting event on TV, somehow. If you live in Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional district, Jerry Labriola could use your help. And if you live anywhere in America outside the district, he could certainly use a donation.
Liberals Pointing Fingers Ahead of their Loss
Before we dive into the frenzied attack some on the Left are mounting against the US Chamber of Commerce, let’s look at the record, shall we? While the Left is concerned today about the possibility of foreign money influencing elections, how vigilant have they been in the past? Let’s consider their scrutiny of some notable episodes in the past.
The Obama-Reid-Pelosi Tax Increase
Heritage Action for America has put together a cute video to raise awareness of the roughly $4 trillion tax increase coming on January 1. via Ace The Democratic leadership of the House and Senate cannot be allowed to think that the American people take them at their word, when they promise to cancel a part of this tax increase. The right time to address this | Read More »
On the Left, the View of the Tea Party Gets a Little More Nuanced
Who says the Left will never understand the Tea Party movement? Sure, they may have a long way to go, but they are making progress. Take for example, this new ‘documentary’ from… some liberal activist. You can watch the preview if you have a masochist streak, or you can just accept my word that it’s another hack job aimed at grassroots activists – one that | Read More »
Remember When Democrats Wanted Majority Rule?
House and Senate leaders have promised that there will be a vote – sometime this year – to block a portion of President Obama’s tax increase, which will otherwise go into effect on January 1. According to Congressional leaders, they will allow a tax increase of about $700 billion to go into effect on higher earners, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. This is despite the fact | Read More »
Rep. Phil Hare is Starting to Panic
A few months ago, Congressman Phil Hare (D-IL) was an obscure backbench Democrat in a safe House seat, in the president’s home state. With each passing day, however, it becomes clearer and clearer that his big government voting record and apathy toward the Constitution has led to a real race. First Congressman Hare was caught on video confusing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, | Read More »
Is Michelle Obama Still Proud of America?
Michelle Obama received a lot of criticism a few years ago when she said “for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country.” She said it was not just because Barack Obama was winning, but because ‘people are hungry for change.’ It was a stunning admission – an acknowledgment that she could not ‘really’ be proud of her country | Read More »
Intel CEO Otellini: The Democrats Are Destroying our Economy
This is a stunning indictment from the leader of one of America’s most successful technology companies: Unless government policies are altered, he predicted, “the next big thing will not be invented here. Jobs will not be created here.” The U.S. legal environment has become so hostile to business, Otellini said, that there is likely to be “an inevitable erosion and shift of wealth, much like | Read More »
Win a Trip to the 9/12 March in Washington, DC
Do you want to attend the 9/12 rally and events, but can’t spare the money right now? The grassroots organization Liberty Central (for which I work) is sponsoring a contest to send one luck participant to Washington, DC for the upcoming 9/12 march. All you need to compete is a camera and a little creativity! Watch and enter: Visit Liberty Central for more information!
Blue on Blue: Grijalva, Giffords Tangle over SB1070
Giffords’ district – one with a significant Republican lean – is currently rated as vulnerable by respected analyst Charlie Cook. For a Democrat in a conservative state, representing a Republican-leaning seat, it is important to stake out moderate stances on controversial issues. That’s particularly true on a hot-button issue such as immigration, which is obviously very important to Arizona voters this year. That’s probably the | Read More »
Rep. Weiner Again Dodges Taking Position on Ground Zero Mosque
Cross-posted to Liberty Central. New York City Mayor Anthony Michael Bloomberg is a strong proponent of the Ground Zero Mosque. He has gone out of his way to speak up in support of the rights of Cordoba House to build a mosque at Ground Zero, in Manhattan. The Wall Street Journal reports that Congressman Anthony Weiner – a frequent rival to the Mayor – has | Read More »
Real Change: Faith in Government Collapses Under Obama
Cross-posted to Liberty Central President Obama and the current Congressional leadership were swept into office on a wave of dissatisfaction with George Bush and a Republican Congress. Polls showed that Americans were open to the idea of greater government intervention as a way to address serious problems. President Obama promised that he would expand the role of government to ‘fix’ health care, Wall Street, the | Read More »
Judd Gregg, Kent Conrad Push Massive Tax Increases in Lame Duck Session
Cross-posted from Liberty Central. Obviously, balancing the federal budget is a worthy goal – an extremely important one, in fact. Congress has massively increased spending, to the point that the United States is projected to run inordinately high deficits for years to come. The problem is one of historic proportions. It would be a welcome change if this Congress were to consider a package of | Read More »
IRS: New Health Care Law Imposes ‘Significant’ New Burdens
Cross-posted at Liberty Central. Advocates of the president’s health care bill made a lot of promises in the run-up to passage of the law. They said health care costs would go down, people could keep insurance that they were happy with, the law would not increase the budget deficit, and small business would not be burdened by the new law. In the months since the | Read More »
Liberals Rearrange Deck Chairs
Flashback to March, 2009: the White House unveils an unprecedented effort. Rather than allowing President Obama’s campaign organization to hibernate for four years, the DNC turns Obama for America into Organizing for America – a permanent campaign that will push aggressively for enactment of the Obama agenda. The Obama administration and the Democratic National Committee opened a new chapter Saturday in their ambitious project to | Read More »
How Low Can He Go?
Via Jim Geraghty, we get this delightful story of a Barack Obama fundraising event that sounds more like a Cippers game than an appearance by the Commander in Chief: Pres. Obama is the best fundraiser the Dem Party has, but his drawing power is way down from its peak during the ’08 campaign. Obama is heading to MO and NV today to raise money for | Read More »
Stop the Dodd-Frank Financial Overhaul
Early on Friday morning, after a 20-hour long conference, House and Senate negotiators agreed on a consensus version of their Wall Street overhaul. It’s nominally intended to address the problems exposed by the 2008 near collapse, which gave birth to our current bailout culture. But instead of addressing the problems of Fannie and Freddie, this bill does nothing to reform those GSEs. Faced with a | Read More »
Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) Cares a Lot About our Troops
She cares so much in fact, that she is really deeply committed to making sure that if they get accused of a crime, they get their day in court. In fact, just last week she sent a letter to a constituent, saying how confident she was that three Navy SEALs accused of punching a terrorist would get justice:
Climate Change Disconnect
On Thursday, the US Senate is scheduled to vote on Lisa Murkowski’s SJRes 26, which would stop the EPA from imposing a cap-and-trade-style energy rationing plan. This will be the most important climate change vote of the year, particularly in the Senate. But how is the White House dealing with the possibility that the Senate will reject cap and trade? Are they lobbying the Senate, | Read More »
Announcing Liberty Central
The first part of the Obama administration has shown us clearly that the leadership in Washington is committed to a far left agenda. Forced to choose between steering a moderate course and preserving their popularity, or dramatically expanding the size of the state, Congress and the president have chosen the latter. Their extremism is bound to cost them seats in November, but that won’t reverse | Read More »