Liz Cheney calls on Enzi to return special ObamaCare subsidy
Yesterday, Republican Senate Candidate Liz Cheney called on Senator Mike Enzi to commit to return his taxpayer-funded ObamaCare subsidy to the U.S. Treasury and to convince his Senate colleagues to do so, as well. Tuesday Cheney called on Senator Mike Enzi and other elected officials to renounce special treatment that they will now receive under ObamaCare. As we previously reported, two weeks ago President Obama | Read More »
The people support defunding ObamaCare
A new Heritage Action poll finds broad support for defunding ObamaCare: Likely voters support defunding 57%-34%. Among those with strong opinions on either side, those who “strongly support” defunding outnumbered those who “strongly oppose” defunding by a 41%-22% margin, signifying much greater intensity among opponents of the law. Independents, support for defunding 57%-34%, exactly mirroring the result in the overall sample. A large majority, 77% | Read More »
The Workforce Fairness Institute launches Union Boss of the Year contest
The Workforce Fairness Institute (“WFI”), an organization that works to stop big labor’s harmful encroachment on the workplace, has launched its Union Boss of the Year contest. Every few days, WFI will add a Union Boss of the Year contestant on its Facebook page. You can vote for your favorite boss by liking and sharing the image. The boss that gets the most shares and | Read More »
It’s up to you to stop ObamaCare
At the RedState Gathering in New Orleans on Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz called for a grassroots effort to persuade Republicans to eliminate funding for President Obama’s health care law. Or as he put it, the “biggest and the most important battle 113th Congress is going to face” — the battle to defund ObamaCare. Senator Cruz told the gathering of Conservative activists that the best way | Read More »
Democrats obsessed with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
Is the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) gunning for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell? They are obsessed with McConnell and apparently want him very badly. They spend all day every day taking shots at McConnell. Don’t take my word for it. Look at the facts. Consider the DSCC twitter feed as well as those of the DSCC’s Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director and National Press | Read More »
Even Democrats are giving up on ObamaCare
Scott Clement, a survey research analyst with Capital Insight — the independent polling group of Washington Post Media, reports that a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that even Democrats, at least those who are Moderate or Conservative have turned against ObamaCare. According to Clement, only 46 percent of Moderate or Conservative Democrats now support ObamaCare. That’s down 11 percent in the past year and | Read More »
American Commitment Action Fund hits the Cory Booker charade
The Democrats’ candidates in the primary for the New Jersey U.S. Senate seat aren’t the only ones releasing campaign ads. American Commitment Action Fund, a conservative SuperPAC, is launching a video which effectively throws cold water on the pretense of Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s Corey Senate Campaign’s claims of accomplishment. The new ad, made by RedState’s own Ben Howe, does so by showing the real | Read More »
Fact Checking Obama’s latest effort to sell ObamaCare
The Associated Press, in an article titled, “FACT CHECK: Obama spins health insurance rebates,” fact checks President Obama’s latest speech in his continuing effort to convince Americans they should like the so-called health care reform law. The “Obama Assertions” are quotes taken from the transcript of Obama’s speech. The “Facts” are from the AP article. Exaggerated Rebates OBAMA ASSERTION: “If they’re [insurance companies] not spending | Read More »
Reid’s place in Senate history: a nuclear black chapter?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can dish it out, but he can’t take it. Harry Reid was Senate Democratic Whip when George W. Bush became president. Under him, the Senate Democrats mounted an unprecedented filibuster campaign against Bush’s judicial nominees. According to The Heritage Foundation’s Todd Gaziano, the average number of days a Court of Appeals nominee waited for final Senate action grew from | Read More »
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Democrat scandal brewing in CA52 race
California Democrat Rep. Scott Peters (CA52), is one of the GOP’s top targets in the 2014 midterm elections. Peters is a freshman Congressman and won by only a few points in 2012. The Republicans have a credible candidate to oppose Peters in Carl DeMaio, a young and “new generation” Republican who, so far, is beating Peters by a healthy margin in polling match ups. This should | Read More »
The Obama regime’s terrible Egyptian optics
It was terrible optics, the next day the President goes golfing and Secretary Kerry is out on his yacht. – Reuters’ David Rohde On the Face The Nation, Reuters’ David Rohde nailed it when describing the incompetent manner in which the Obama administration has handled the Egyptian coup. Rohde noted that the administration could have a much clearer public position about its goals in the | Read More »
The New York times sacrifices its credibility on the Obama altar
Within hours of the disclosure that the federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us to deal with them because we have internal mechanisms (that we are not going to tell you about) to make sure we do not violate your rights.
Those reassurances have never been persuasive — whether on secret warrants to scoop up a news agency’s phone records or secret orders to kill an American suspected of terrorism — especially coming from a president who once promised transparency and accountability. The administration has now lost all credibility.
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Obama rewards Susan Rice for misleading the American people
This afternoon President Obama will announce that Tom Donilon will be departing as National Security Adviser in early July and will be succeeded by United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice. The National Security Adviser position is Rice’s reward for appearing on five Sunday news shows on September 16, 2012 and misleading the American people — claiming the vicious attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that | Read More »
McAuliffe’s stalled electric car company salary raises funding scheme questions
At this point the failures and false promises of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s electric car company, GreenTech, have been well documented.
For those who need a refresher, Clinton fundraiser and party insider McAuliffe re-christened himself a ‘Virginia businessman’ in his second quest for the Old Dominion governorship and touted several supposed job-creating ventures on the campaign trail, one being a wood pellet firm that has yet to become operational, and another was GreenTech Automotive, which he pledged would create thousands of jobs.
First, it was revealed that those promised jobs were to be created in Mississippi, not Virginia. Then, McAuliffe was caught fibbing about why the company chose to locate outside the state, claiming Virginia authorities had rejected their application before it was made clear that GreenTech had never completed its application materials. Then the revelation that Virginia officials were concerned that the company was “a visa-for-sale scheme” given its lack of a credible business plan and utilization of the EB-5 funding mechanism, which hands out U.S. visas to foreign investors (more on this later).
Eventually, it came out that McAuliffe had resigned from GreenTech in December 2012 despite continuing to use his role with the company as a key talking point as he campaigned around Virginia.
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Congress should rein in the Export-Import Bank
Another sign of the blatant cronyism involving the Export-Import Bank emerged this week.
First Solar, a solar panel manufacturer, is by most standards a failing company. It suffered a net loss of $39 million in 2011, and an even greater loss of nearly $100 million in 2012. The company threw away $215 million at one point on solar panels that ended up failing at high temperatures. (A solar panel that can’t withstand heat?)
But First Solar has political connections within the Obama Administration. And it also has a trump card: First Solar is a member of the “Business Alliance,” a secret clique of corporate donors to the Center for American Progress (CAP). CAP, in turn, lobbied Capitol Hill for First Solar, without disclosing the financial support it receives from the flailing solar energy company:
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