Defeat the Slavitt Nomination

    Andrew Slavitt should be nominated as the poster boy for crony capitalism rather than the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  Slavitt is the former health care executive whose former company has received hundreds of millions of dollars in government contracts while serving as a deputy administrator at CMS.  Slavitt was able to join the administration only after the White House | Read More »

    No Bailout for ObamaCare Enablers

    The biggest drug companies in America have their hands out and want a bailout. Congress should not give it to them. Although news reports indicate that a bill to reform patent law may be dead, big and powerful pharmaceutical companies are lobbying for a huge bailout paid for by seniors and taxpayers that relates to a proposed change in patent law. We have seen this | Read More »

    Report Finds FDIC Pressured Banks in Operation Chokepoint

    A new report by the Inspector General of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation finds that FDIC officials were neck deep in “Operation Chokepoint” working with the Department of Justice to try to pressure banks to drop “high-risk” customers such as gun shops and pay-day lenders. Thirty-four Members of Congress and the FDIC’s Chairman Martin Grueberg had requested the review. This report is evidence that the | Read More »

    Feds Demand Warrantless Access to Your Emails

    If you ever doubted that the federal government is the biggest threat to your privacy, those doubts were put to rest at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). At issue are efforts by a bipartisan group of members of Congress who are seeking to strengthen privacy protections online. Liberal Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) 5% and conservative | Read More »

    A Principled Argument Dooms Chaffetz’s Internet Gaming Ban Legislation

    Utah is one of two states in America that have no legalized form of gambling — and they want to keep it that way. When Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) 81% (R-Utah) introduced legislation on behalf of Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson to outlaw the ability of states to legalize Internet gambling, he cited Utah’s opposition to gaming as one of his | Read More »

    Register that Lawn Mower

    The Environmental Policy Alliance has released a new ad detailing the absurdity of new Environmental Protection Agency rules that will outlaw everyday activities like cutting your grass.  It is worth your time. Under communist-rule in Romania, citizens were expected to register their typewriters to ensure anyone writing material against the state could be tracked.  It appears that we are heading down a similar track but | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton Not Only Email Scandal in Town

    The Hillary Clinton email scandal is not the only game in town.  A new report by the the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal),  entitled Private Interests & Public Office: Coordination Between Governors, the Obama White House and the Tom Steyer-“Founded and Funded” Network of Advocacy Groups to Advance the “Climate” Agenda (and an appendix of source documents), reveals a vast, coordinated, three-track effort by public officials and | Read More »

    I Want to Like Marco Rubio — But I Can’t

    I want to like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92% (R-Florida). In fact, I want to love him. I want to support him for president. I thought his debate performance was magnificent. He was clear, concise and consistent. It’s clear Rubio has a Reaganesque speaking and communications skills lacking in the DNA of most GOP candidates. But I cannot. While Rubio might have | Read More »

    Solyndra in Spanish Means Abengoa

    The desire of the Obama administration to fund green energy project extends well beyond our borders.  Abengoa, a Spanish company, was the recipient of more than $2.8 billion in taxpayer loans and grants making them the second largest recipient of the $16 billion doled out by the Department of Energy’s 1705 loan guarantee program.  Abengoa is now collapsing before our naked steaming eyes and no one | Read More »

    Corruption in ObamaCare Exchanges

    A corruption scandal has hit the Obamacare exchanges.  States are trying to keep federal money that was given to them to set up exchanges that failed. The federal taxpayers are bailing out bad decisions of state lawmakers and federal ObamaCare officials. Like dominos tumbling over, the state Obamacare exchanges have failed one after the other.  These exchanges were built with over $5 billion in federal | Read More »