Romney and Bachmann lead in Iowa

    Bachmann and Romney lead in the first Des Moines Register Iowa Poll on the Republican 2012 presidential field: Romney 23% Bachmann 22% Cain 10% Gingrich 7% Paul 7% Pawlenty 6% Huntsman 2% Bachmann and Romney gained momentum from their strong performances during the June 13, Republican Presidential Debate in New Hampshire. There are still six months before the February 6, 2012 Iowa Caucuses, but two | Read More »

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie still refuses to run for president

    Last night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rejected the entreaties of a group of Iowans that he enter the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The Iowans, energy company executive Bruce Rastetter and a half-dozen other prominent Iowa Republican donors, met with Christie over dinner at the governor’s mansion in Princeton. According to the Associated Press, Christie told Iowans that “a run for the | Read More »

    Obama’s military gap

    Gallup reports that veterans and active military are less likely to approve of President Obama’s job performance. Gallup found that 37% all active-duty military personnel and veterans approve of Obama’s job performance compared with 48% of nonveterans. This is fitting rebuttal to TIME’s Joe Klein, who recently asserted on “The Chris Matthews Show” that Obama’s relationship with the military is better than was President Bush’s. | Read More »

    Supreme Court upholds Arizona’s restrictions on hiring illegal immigrants

    The Supreme Court has upheld Arizona’s Legal Arizona Workers Act. That law allows the state to shut down businesses that hire illegal immigrants: A recently enacted Arizona statute—the Legal Arizona Workers Act—provides that the licenses of state employers that knowingly or intentionally employ unauthorized aliens may be, and in certain circumstances must be, suspended or revoked. The law also requires that all Arizona employers use | Read More »

    Herman Cain is officially running for President

    Herman Cain, a conservative radio host and former business executive, has officially entered the 2012 presidential campaign. You can watch Cain’s “Presidential Announcement” video below: Gallup reports that of all the announced and potential Republican candidates Gallup tracks that have name recognition below 50%, only Cain creates strong enthusiasm among those who recognize him.

    Sen. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii retires – makes it 12

    Hawaii’s U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka will not run for reelection in 2012. Akaka’s retirement brings to 12 the number of members of the 112th Congress — 5 Senate and 2 House Democrats and 2 Senate and 3 House Republicans that have announced plans to leave Congress on or before the January 3, 2013 end of the 112th Congress: SENATE Democrats Daniel Akaka (HI) Retiring | Read More »

    GOP Governors stand with Scott Walker

    The Republican Governors Association has a new television ad defending Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in his Kerfuffle with the Obama campaign machine, and Obama’s suddenly stealthy union support, over certain Bargaining rights for Wisconsin public workers’ unions: “It’s a sea of red ink in Madison and while senate Democrats are fleeing their responsibility, governor Walker is leading. . . . In Wisconsin, leaders don’t run | Read More »

    Obama hides his union label

    Democrats are wondering why President Obama isn’t speaking out in support of the public workers’ unions in Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. Several, including Representatives Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Chellie Pingree of Maine, and Judy Chu of California have urged Obama to do more to stand by public employees. They have a point. Obama did accuse Gov. Walker of an “assault” on unions and it was | Read More »

    Paul Ryan shames the Wisconsin fleebaggers

    Congressman Paul Ryan gets it exactly right concerning the Wisconsin legislators fleeing the state to avoid their duty to vote. I didn’t like the legislation that was moving through Washington the last two years — I didn’t like cap and trade, I didn’t like ObamaCare, I didn’t like the stimulus. But I didn’t walk out. We stayed and did our jobs. We voted, we tried | Read More »

    67% disapprove of legislators fleeing Wisconsin to avoid vote

    Two-thirds of likely voters disapprove of Wisconsin legislators fleeing the state to avoid their duty to vote. New Rasmussen Reports polling finds America’s voters strongly oppose Wisconsin state senators fleebagging tactics to avoid a vote that would restrict collective bargaining rights for government workers’ unions. Only 25% of likely U.S. Voters approve of this failed 2003-vintage Democrat tactic. Sizable majorities of Republicans and Independents reject | Read More »

    Obama finally breaks silence on violence in Libya

    President Obama condemned the violence in Libya, dispatched Secretary of State Clinton to Geneva for talks aimed at stopping the bloodshed, and said he directed his administration to prepare a full range of options to respond. Obama also said the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and unacceptable. Obama made these profound announcements Wednesday evening — his first public comments on the violent unrest sweeping Libya. | Read More »

    Obama’s leadership rating falls to a new record low

    New Rasmussen Reports polling finds only 37% of likely voters think President Obama is doing a good or excellent job as a leader. Forty percent rate his performance as poor. The poll’s finding represents a huge shift in opinion from just a month ago after Obama delivered his State of the Union speech. Back then, 47% of voters viewed Obama’s leadership positively. Other interesting findings | Read More »

    Obama slinks away from Wisconsin union fight

    After throwing the weight of the presidency and its campaign apparatus behind the Wisconsin public workers’ unions, the Obama regime is now backing away. The New York Times reports the regime claims it did “nothing to encourage the demonstrations in Wisconsin.” This latest bit of Obama trying to have it both ways can only mean someone has read the polls and knows Obama blew it. | Read More »

    Just how broke are we?

    Having had a chance to look at President Obama’s new budget, which he had the audacity to say will “help us live within our means.” It is clear Obama misspoke in his, I mean “Your Weekly Address.” Obama’s budget proposes to spend $3.73 trillion, and includes another $1.1 trillion deficit. Worse, even with the Obama administration’s optimistic projections, the national debt would increase by another | Read More »

    Obama’s deficit reduction – a measly $400 billion over ten years

    President Obama offers deficit reductions of a woefully inadequate $400 billion over ten years as he continues his “trillion-dollar deficits for years to come.” In this week’s edition of his, or rather “Your Weekly Address,” President Obama claims he is “proposing a new budget that will help us live within our means”: My budget freezes annual domestic spending for the next five years – even on programs I | Read More »