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    Morning Briefing for March 31, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For March 31, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Joanne Kloppenburg Is Bothered By Outside Money Spent in Judicial Elections, Except for the $3 Million in Outside Money Being Spent to Elect Her2. Ten Reflections On Libya3. According to Dick Durbin, Presidents Should NOT Come To Congress Before Going to War4. AARP Investigation Reveals Obamacare Will | Read More »

    Boots on the Ground in Libya — The Erick Erickson Show

    We’ll be talking about boots on the ground in Libya tonight. You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    According to Dick Durbin, Presidents Should NOT Come To Congress Before Going to War

    From the “say or do anything to defend your man” file, Dick Durbin just ingratiated himself to the American anti-war left with a doozie of a tale on the floor of the United States Senate.According to Dick Durbin, a man who once called American soldiers nazis, Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush broke precedent by going to Congress before initiating hostilities.Yes, I | Read More »

    The Wisconsin Fight

    National Review has an editorial up on what is at stake in Wisconsin.The Greater Wisconsin Committee is preparing to throw $3 million into the judicial election to defeat Prosser — not because it is feared that he will fail to administer the law impartially, but because it is feared that he will. To that end, Wisconsin Democrats are working to install one of their own | Read More »

    Will the Durbin Amendment Stay? If So, Consumers Are Screwed.

    I’ve written about this before. The Senate may very well today or tomorrow consider fixing the problem. I hope.After I wrote about Durbin’s amendment to the financial reform package, the Wall Street Journal took him on as well. The Wall Street Journal noted, “Congress’s 2009 effort to regulate credit cards shows what will happen. Do you like free checking? Enjoy it while you can, because | Read More »

    Does Supporting Planned Parenthood Increase The Risk of Breast Cancer?

    We’ve heard all the stories before. Planned Parenthood provides breast cancer screening services for poor women. By cutting off funds for Planned Parenthood, we increase the chance poor women will get breast cancer.New undercover work shows that this is not only a lie, but a damn lie.Cecile Richards, the current president of Planned Parenthood, has been all over TV talking about how Planned Parenthood provides | Read More »

    House Republicans Leaders Want Democrats, Not Conservatives, To Vote For Their Budget

    The Washington Post reports that the House Republicans, instead of picking a fight for real spending cuts, are set to woo House Democratic “moderates” to vote for the GOP budget instead of conservatives. This is really amazing. In other words, the House Republicans have decided to reject defunding Obamacare and reject defunding Planned Parenthood and reject defunding NPR. Instead, they will get House Democrats together | Read More »

    Barack Obama Is Now Admitting Some of the Libyan Rebels May Not Be Friendly

    This is so insane it makes my head hurt. In an interview with NBC News and another with CBS News, Barack Obama is finally admitting some of the rebels we are helping in Libya may not be friendly to the United States. “I’m not ruling it out. But I’m also not ruling it in,” he added on NBC, but cautioned that though Washington’s knowledge of | Read More »


    Morning Briefing for March 30, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For March 30, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.BREAKING NEWS: In a Human Events exclusive, Emily Miller has the details on a letter sent to Congress by several Governors, including Haley Barbour and Rick Perry, demanding Congress enact a Balanced Budget Amendment.Governors Haley Barbour (R.-Miss.), Bob McDonnell (R.-Va.), and Rick Perry (R.-Tex.) sent a letter to | Read More »

    More on Obama and Libya & Silver Bullets — The Erick Erickson Show

    I’m going to give the definitive take on Barack Obama, the left, and Libya tonight on the Erick Erickson Show. You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.—————————————–UPDATE: At 8:00 p.m., I’m going to talk about silver bullets.If you are a tea party activist, you will want to tune in at 8:00 p.m. and find out what I’m | Read More »

    On Ethanol, Conservatives Should Stand With Tom Coburn

    Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) are out to get rid of the ethanol subsidy. The subsidy was put into the tax code to make it much harder to get rid of. How much harder? Well, according to Grover Norquist, if we get rid of the ethanol subsidy, we are raising taxes. I’ve written before how Grover Norquist gets lots of money from | Read More »

    On Intervention and Opposition to the Libyan Engagement

    “Right now, the best case is simply to sit back and root for injuries between the warring parties in Libya — not intervening for either side.”Using the same rationale George W. Bush used to go into Iraq, Barack Obama has now gone into Libya.It seems that the world is upside down. Suddenly Republicans are concerned about going into a Middle Eastern country and Democrats are | Read More »

    Winning the Battle and Losing the War

    Republicans have, of late, gotten very good at winning battles while losing wars. Look no further than Wisconsin. While the GOP got its legislative victory, the left is now intent on going gangbusters over recall efforts.But before they even get there, the left is going after Justice David Prosser on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Leon has a good write up on this, but the nutshell | Read More »

    The Stupid Party Prepares to Get Down Right Dumb

    While we’ve all been focused on the Administration’s schizophrenia over Libya, there is another political battle being fought in the halls of Congress over the budget.The starting point for this is this report from Emily Miller at Human Events. The key take away is that “the Senate Republicans are preparing to tell President Obama that they want a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to the Constitution | Read More »

    Regime Change for Sissies

    UPDATE: The Associated Press, of all organizations, is fact checking Barack Obama and he isn’t exactly coming up smelling like roses. It’ time to go back to Pinocchiobama.By the way, what’s the difference between Pinocchio and Obama? Pinocchio had no strings attached.———————-Now let me be clear?—?I suffer no illusions about Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his | Read More »