Sen. Jeff Merkley (D, Oregon): soft on Iran, for apparently most of my life.
I appreciate the Oregonian nervously reporting* about the Washington Free Beacons’s chronicling of Senator Jeff Merkley’s knee-jerk tendency to apologize for a regime that hangs homosexuals and adulterers: I might not have gotten to it for a while otherwise. Anyway, it’s depressing how unsurprising this report is: The senator who fronted a campaign against new sanctions on Iran earlier this year has since 1979 been | Read More »
Oooh, those scary Koch Brothers and their AFP minions!
The Left has always had everything it needed for a successful populist movement, except for actual people.
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Possible voter fraud involving Covered California. DEFINITE incompetence in handling it.
For the record, even if this story is true I still do not think that this represents a concerted effort: A local couple called 10News concerned after they received an envelope from the state’s Obamacare website, Covered California. Inside was a letter discussing voter registration and a registration card pre-marked with an “x” in the box next to Democratic Party. The couple – who did | Read More »
Lt Gov. Anthony Brown’s utter failure: Maryland #Obamacare exchange to be scrapped.
Over a hundred million dollars’ worth of tax money – partially my tax money – down the drain: “Maryland officials are set to replace the state’s online health-insurance exchange with technology from Connecticut’s insurance marketplace, according to two people familiar with the decision, an acknowledgment that a system that has cost at least $125.5 million is broken beyond repair.” – This comes two months after | Read More »
So why *did* the Democratic House leadership vote against pediatric research?
So, once upon a time the House of Representatives took up the “Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act.” Come, I will conceal nothing from you: it is a bill designed to reduce some of the – well deserved – anger felt towards the national parties by ending a particular subsidy. To wit: the bill takes about 126 million dollars (over ten years) that would normally | Read More »
Mark Begich, carpetbagger.
Hey, I’m just following the same rules that Begich stalking horse Put America First PAC is trying to implement: “A Super PAC in support of Sen. Mark Begich (D., Alaska) is attacking his Republican opponent for having a home out of Alaska despite the fact that Begich himself owns a home in Washington, D.C.” Essentially, one of the Republican candidates (Dan Sullivan) bought a house | Read More »
Democratic gun-grabber Leland Yee arrested for running guns.
Democratic state Senator Leland Yee publicly hated guns, yet privately tried to run them.
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Barack Obama torpedoes changes to NSA program.
Ostensibly, he’s doing something completely different: “The Obama administration is preparing to unveil a legislative proposal for a far-reaching overhaul of the National Security Agency’s once-secret bulk phone records program in a way that — if approved by Congress — would end the aspect that has most alarmed privacy advocates since its existence was leaked last year, according to senior administration officials.” “If.”
How #Obamacare hurts battered wives.
Short version: Obamacare assumes that married people file jointly. The problem with that? “In May 2012, when the Internal Revenue Service proposed its rules for Americans to get government subsidies for health insurance, officials acknowledged that a legal quirk needed to be fixed: The Affordable Care Act was written in a way that inadvertently denied such help to some people who live apart from spouses | Read More »
Excuse me, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D), but is that Barack Obama’s dagger in your back?
This was just mean: Former Bay State U.S. Senator Scott Brown is reacting to President Obama’s comments about his potential Senate run in New Hampshire. “I’d be happy to – you know, if Scott Brown wants to move down to Texas, you know, then we could always use some moderate Republicans in other parts of the country…” Or possibly just stupidly incompetent of the President. | Read More »
The Democratic party’s devolution on the values of military service.
Remember how, from 2001 to 2006 or so, the Democrats kept screaming about “chickenhawking?” – Oh, yes, the Left has been re-purposing homophobic slurs for some time: they used that term to attack anybody who supported the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but did not actually serve. It went nowhere, of course: your average anti-war type not only does not understand the concepts of ‘democracy’ | Read More »
Cigarette smuggling business booming in NYC. Of course.
There are days when I wish that classes in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century European history were mandatory for government officials – wait, no, I always wish that. There are simply days where my desires are given explicit validation by a new report: “More than half of the cigarettes sold in New York State are smuggled in from other places to avoid the Empire State’s taxes | Read More »
Washington Post publishes sloppy anti-Koch hit piece, forgets to correct mistakes.
Wow, but Wonkblog has gone downhill since Ezra Klein left…. Yeah, I’m shocked to write that, too. Anyway, here’s the summary of today’s epic oil sand reporting oopsie, in a nutshell: The Washington Post’s Wonkblog’s Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin essentially wrote a hit post on the Koch brothers (two high demons in American Orthodox Progressivism, or AOP) by attempting to link them to Canadian | Read More »
Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane (D) threatens to sue newspaper for committing… journalism.
I was going to do a background paragraph on the story, but the first line of this article makes it redundant: “State Attorney General Kathleen Kane has hired one of the most feared litigators in the region, Richard A. Sprague, to represent her in possible defamation suits arising from accounts of her decision to end an undercover investigation that taped at least five Philadelphia Democrats | Read More »