Obamacare net effect? Mounds of red tape, rising premiums
(ABC) – Three months after the $938 billion health care bill was signed into law, questions abound about whether the Obama administration can meet all the deadlines in the massive law while dealing with the political pressures of Congress. Meanwhile, the impact on Americans’ health insurance costs remains negligible, and premiums are actually rising as […]
Meet the jokers in charge of interviewing Kagan
(Associated Press) – WASHINGTON (AP) – A cast of graybeards, rising stars and a lame duck once in charge convenes Monday as the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider giving President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, a lifetime appointment as a justice. This collection of 12 Democrats and seven Republicans can ask Kagan questions […]
Justices Extend Gun Owner Rights Nationwide
U.S. Constitution Stands (Associated Press) – The Supreme Court held Monday that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, advancing a recent trend by the John Roberts-led bench to embrace gun rights. By a 5-4 vote, the justices cast doubt on handgun bans in the Chicago area, but signaled […]
Washington Cheats Arizona!
No Conferences For You! (FoxNews) – Arizona Dem Reaffirms Charge That Feds Moved Conferences to Protest State’s Immigration Law. An Arizona congresswoman refused to back down from her allegations that two federal agencies moved their conferences from the state to boycott its new law cracking down on illegal immigrants despite the agencies’ denial. Democratic Rep. […]
Welfare recipients withdrew $1.8 million at casino ATMs
(Los Angeles Times) – California welfare recipients using state-issued debit cards withdrew more than $1.8 million in taxpayer cash on casino floors between October 2009 and last month, state officials said Thursday. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued an executive order requiring welfare recipients to promise they will use cash benefits only to “meet the basic subsistence […]
Aide: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot
(Chicago Sun-Times) – A top aide to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he believed Barack Obama knew of Blagojevich’s plot to win himself a presidential Cabinet post in exchange for appointing Valerie Jarrett to the U.S. Senate. John Harris, Blagojevich’s former chief of staff, testified Wednesday in the former governor’s corruption trial that three days […]
Sharron Angle: Harry Reid ‘Raided the Lockbox’ of Social Security
(NewsMax) – Republican Sharron Angle, who
Arizona Democrats urge Obama not to sue
(The Hill) – Arizona Democrats facing tough reelection races are distancing themselves from the Obama administration as it prepares to file a lawsuit against the state over its controversial immigration law. Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-Ariz.) on Monday sent a sharply worded letter to President Barack Obama urging him not to sue.
McChrystal told the truth
(Human Events) – The military is finally telling the unvarnished truth about President Obama’s dysfunctional national security team. Oddly, Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his inner circle chose to dish dirt to a reporter for Rolling Stone, a decidedly left-wing publication that portrays the U.S. military negatively and knows as much about counter-insurgency as a 4th […]
Dems: We’re not bound by president’s tax vow
(The Hill) – Democrats are looking at the possibility of raising taxes on families below the $250,000-a-year threshold promised by President Barack Obama during the election. The majority party on Capitol Hill does not feel bound by that pledge, saying the threshold for tax hikes will depend on several factors, such as the revenue differences […]
Thin-skinned prez fires general — will not tolerate any criticism
(Fox News) – President Obama said Wednesday he feels no “personal insult” from Gen. Stanley McChrystal but accepted his resignation as the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan because he couldn’t abide scathing comments by McChrystal and his aides that appeared in an article out this week in Rolling Stone magazine. “The conduct represented in […]
Tea Party Candidate Tim Scott Wins!
(NewsMax) – Black SC Republican Nominated in 1st District. South Carolina voters have nominated a black Republican state lawmaker for an open congressional seat, rejecting one of the state’s legendary political names. Tim Scott beat Paul Thurmond, the son of the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, in a GOP runoff Tuesday in the state’s coastal […]
Sen. Kyl: Obama holding security hostage over his immigration plan
Obama said, “If we secure the border then you all won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform” …
Obama to fire top general?
(Fox News) – The top U.S. war commander in Afghanistan is being called to the White House for a meeting with President Obama after issuing an apology Tuesday for an interview in which he took shots at top administration officials and his staff described the president as unprepared for their first one-on-one encounter. In the […]
Obama’s thuggery is useless in fighting spill
(The Washington Examiner) – Thuggery is unattractive. Ineffective thuggery even more so. Which may be one reason so many Americans have been reacting negatively to the response of Barack Obama and his administration to BP’s Gulf oil spill. Take Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s remark that he would keep his “boot on the neck” of BP, […]
Senator: Bush handled Katrina better than Obama on oil spill
(The Hill) – President George W. Bush displayed better leadership during Hurricane Katrina than President Barack Obama has during the oil-spill crisis, a Republican senator said Friday. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) compared the two disasters to have devastated the Gulf Coast, especially in Louisiana, inasmuch as he thought Bush had handled his crisis better. “Remember […]
Returning soldiers cherish Father’s Day in person
(Miami Herald) – Sometimes, Sgt. Chad Martens gets a reminder that he and infant son Caden still are working through the getting-to-know-you stage. “Today when he woke up, I don’t think he had any idea who I was,” Martens said. Martens no longer is a voice through a toy or face on a computer, […]
Whitman stabs Cal.in back! Opposes Ariz. law and Prop 187!
(Los Angeles Times) – During the Republican gubernatorial primary, Meg Whitman responded to her rival, Steve Poizner, by enforcing her opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants. She even went so far as to enlist former Gov. Pete Wilson, who declared Whitman “tough as nails” on the issue. But that was then. Now, Whitman is on […]
Tea Party President/Founder Says: “Keep Focused”
(TeaParty.org) – What is the Tea Party? The Tea Party is a grassroots movement that calls awareness to any issue that challenges the security, sovereignty, or domestic tranquility of our beloved nation, the United States of America. www.teaparty.org/about.php From our founding, the Tea Party is the voice of the true owners of the United States […]