National Seersucker Day comes back to Congress, thank God.
No, I am not joking about either half of that title. Today, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced that National Seersucker Day has been formally reinstated. A bipartisan Capitol Hill tradition, Members of the House of Representatives typically wear Seersucker on Wednesdays and Senators wear it on Thursdays. The tradition started in 1996 by Trent Lott, and continued until 2012. That year ninnyhammers in the Senate | Read More »
The NRCC lines itself up behind Dave Brat.
No doubt much to the disappointment of people looking and hoping for a bloody internal fight over the district, the NRCC is playing it straight: “Eric Cantor has been a steadfast leader for our party, and a great friend and mentor for so many House Republicans. I know Eric will continue to lead on the issues he cares so deeply about. Virginia families have selected Republican | Read More »
Colorado Democrats approve $13 million dollar rate hike to keep Obamacare exchange going.
Every time I sit down to write a story about a state Obamacare exchange I always seem to end up at the part where the whole thing is like throwing money into a hole.
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New USA Today / Pew poll: Veterans hate the Bergdahl/terrorist swap.
When they write the books on the crash and burn of the Obama administration, they’re going to pick this time period as a good place to start Part III.
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#Obamacare causing MORE Medicaid recipients to use emergency rooms.
More Medicaid means more emergency room visits. …In accordance with the prophecy.
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Cook Political Report shifts California-26 from Lean D to Toss-up.
This is fallout from last Tuesday’s California primary: freshman Democrat Julia Brownley got 46% of the vote to Republican Jeff Gorell‘s 44%. What should probably worry Brownley more is that the combined total percentage of Republican votes was over 50%. It was generally not a great night for California’s Democratic candidates: In CA-07 incumbent freshman Democrat Ami Bera is likewise dealing with an environment where Republicans got | Read More »
The Taliban promise more kidnappings. …Of *course*.
Me, May 31st, 2014: The Taliban will step up their kidnapping campaigns, because from their point of view said campaigns have been proven to work. Time Magazine, June 5, 2014: A Taliban commander close to the negotiations over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told TIME Thursday that the deal made to secure Bergdahl’s release has made it more appealing for fighters to capture | Read More »
Senator Chuck Schumer has no idea at ALL about what Thomas Jefferson said, wrote, or thought.
Oh, Chuck Schumer. “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute,” Mr. Schumer said. Funny: I think that Thomas Jefferson is even at this moment being gently but firmly dissuaded from manifesting on Earth with a large stick and an eye towards | Read More »
RGA slams Hawaii’s state #obamacare exchange, Neil Abercrombie.
Mind you, both the state Obamacare exchange AND the governor deserve it. The state Obamacare exchange for not working, and the governor for contributing to the general lack of function. For those who missed the original story: Hawaii, like many other Democratic controlled states*, produced its own state exchange. And, like many other Democratic-controlled states, the exchange has crashed, burned, exploded, sunk below the waves, | Read More »