Gov. Pat McCrory (R, North Carolina) shuts down pro-abortion protest! …by giving them cookies.
That was not a typo. Or euphemism. (Photo by Irene Godinez) Gov. Pat McCrory hasn’t been willing to meet with the women (and a few men) protesting an abortion bill that opponents say restricts access to safe abortions. But he did stop by this afternoon with a plate of chocolate chip cookies. McCrory was flanked by four security guards as he came out of the | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi must resign from the House over Bob Filner coverup.
I usually try not to put things that starkly, particularly since a Republican saying that a Democrat needs to resign is going to be (justifiably) taken with a grain of salt, but… this is ridiculous. “I blew the whistle on [Bob Filner's sexual harassment] two years ago to the Democratic Party leadership,” former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña said. Saldaña said that in summer 2011 six prominent | Read More »
Why the government cannot social-media the young into signing up for #Obamacare.
This morning, while running errands with kids in tow, I did something that I try not to do (and usually regret doing): I listened to CSPAN radio when they were taking comments. Normally, this is a mistake of epic proportions: CSPAN callers typically are like Youtube commenters who have been hit with an Evolvo-Ray, only it’s a prototype and there’s still that pesky stress atavism | Read More »
@NancyPelosi is being FAR too modest about her protection of FISA.
I admit, Nancy Pelosi talks a good game about how she hates FISA on general principles: When contacted, a Pelosi aide did not dispute the minority leader’s assertive role in influencing Democrats, but passed along a letter Pelosi sent to the president today raising skepticism about the NSA’s surveillance powers. “Dear Mr. President,” reads the letter. “Although the amendment was defeated 205-217, it is clear | Read More »
No, the 2016 election cycle has *not* started…
…at least on the Republican side. It has on the Democratic side, because the Democrats already know their (and I use the term loosely) talent pool: it’s Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Andrew Cuomo, and that’s it*. No, seriously, that’s it: nobody in the Senate or about to be in the Senate is going to be the Democratic nominee in 2016. Even the Democratic | Read More »
Rep. David Camp is annoying the IRS employee union.
First off, yes, I know: “IRS employee union” are three words that should never, ever have been allowed to form a coherent phrase in English in the first place. So stipulated; but it happened. So at least be comforted by the thought that representatives of such an affront to good sense are unhappy at the threat of making the federal government use the same exchange | Read More »
Actually, Barack Obama was unlikely to be sensible about #Obamacare. Ever.
This is an interesting and amusing alternate history by National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar: …it’s useful to consider an alternate history of what could have happened if Obama pursued an economy-focused agenda after passing a stimulus in February 2009. Instead of taking up health care reform in the wake of the Great Recession, the president could have spent his time addressing Americans’ economic insecurity by promoting | Read More »
How Alejandro Mayorkas, Anthony Rodham, Greentech, Terry McAuliffe, Hillary Clinton, and EB-5 all cohere.
Amazing how all of these things keep interlocking. Via Instapundit comes this report from Reuters that “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas, who has been nominated to be the deputy secretary of Homeland Security – and who could soon run the department – is under investigation by the department’s inspector general.” Why is Mayorkas being investigated? Because he allegedly broke ethics rule by | Read More »
IRS rank-and-file STILL not getting it?
Oh, pity this poor, poor, put-upon Cincinnati office anonymous IRS lawyer. S/he wrote in to Robert Anderson’s Witnesseth blog after Anderson noted that campaign contributions among IRS lawyers skewed heavily towards Democrats (government lawyers in general do, really). After complaining a bit about that awful Republican party, and its hostility towards government lawyers, the government lawyer finished up: …if there is a lack of political | Read More »
ACLU reverses course on further #Zimmerman prosecution: will @BarackObama… AGAIN?
Jeralyn Merritt of Talk Left has always had a stubbornly sensible streak about her when it comes to the absurdities of her side’s legal-themed shenanigans, and sometimes it gets loose. Case in point: her addressing of basic reality on the Martin-Zimmerman case, and exactly why the ACLU was smart to reverse course and get out of any further race-baiting in the form of trying for | Read More »
Barack Obama has never HAD the upper hand in the #Obamacare debate…
…so why are we talking about his need to “regain” it? Obama tries to regain ObamaCare edge after mandate delay setback The White House is working to get back on offense in the debate over ObamaCare, after a surprise delay in part of the implementation knocked its message off course. President Obama touted the law’s benefits in a White House speech Thursday, emphasizing a provision | Read More »
WaPo reluctantly reports Terry McAuliffe’s bald-faced debate lie.
It’s bad when the Washington Post can’t come up with a way to excuse a Virginia Democrat: In the most obvious misstatement of the debate, [Democrat Terry] McAuliffe attacked [Republican Virginia Attorney General Ken] Cuccinelli over the findings of a Richmond prosecutor who had been tasked with investigating Cuccinelli’s financial disclosures. “If you read the whole report, which I have, it says in here that | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi’s (@nancypelosi) former colleague Bob Filner.
Apparently Nancy Pelosi doesn’t like it when people point out that fellow CPC founder Bob Filner is a former colleague: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may have worked alongside former Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.) for 10 years in Congress, but now that he’s facing a string of sexual harassment allegations, she isn’t exactly rising to his defense. During a Thursday roundtable with reporters, Pelosi | Read More »
Federal Officials: #Obamacare implementation ticking along, right behind schedule.
This is both less and more than it sounds. Two U.S. government officials warned on Wednesday that the launch of new state healthcare exchanges could potentially be delayed, raising further doubts about the implementation of President Barack Obama’s signature legislation. Alan Duncan, an auditor with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, an Internal Revenue Service agency that monitors performance, said testing the systems needed | Read More »
Detroit files for bankruptcy (with apologies to William Butler Yeats).
So. Detroit has filed for bankruptcy. Ahem. Deeper and deeper in its gathered regret The city cannot bear its crushing debt; Things fall apart; Blue Models cannot stand; Smith’s virtuous Fist is loosed upon the land, The bankruptcy is loosed, and everywhere The solvency of proud Detroit is drowned; The Left lacked all competence, while the Right Was kept away, per standard policy. Surely some | Read More »