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Republicans Solicit Ideas From The Public, Hilarity Ensues

by @ Thursday, May 27th, 2010. Filed under General

A few days ago the House Republicans opened a web site called America Speaking Out designed to be yet another one of those opportunities to plow the wisdom of the vast unwashed. Well, it didn’t work out so well: “End Child Labor Laws,” suggests one helpful participant. “We coddle children too much. They need to […]

Let’s Do Some Parliamentary Math

by @ Saturday, May 8th, 2010. Filed under General

With news late today that the head of the Scottish National Party is calling for an anti-Tory Parliamentary alliance, the math in Great Britain has gotten just a little more interesting: No party has enough seats to win votes in parliament without the support of members of other parties. The Conservatives are the largest party […]

Six Reasons To Get Rid Of The Capital Gains Tax

by @ Friday, May 7th, 2010. Filed under General

Cato’s Dan Mitchell makes the case:

RNC Fires Staffer Over “Lesbian Bondage Gate”

by @ Tuesday, March 30th, 2010. Filed under General

Late yesterday, the Republican National Committee fired the staffer responsible for making the reimbursement request for a party at a Hollywood nightclub: A Republican National Committee staffer who accompanied a group of young donors to a bondage-themed West Hollywood club and then expensed the nearly $2,000 tab has been fired by the committee, POLITICO has […]

More Speculation About Supreme Court Retirements, And Replacements

by @ Friday, March 26th, 2010. Filed under General

The New York Times wrote yesterday about the widespread speculation that there will be at least one Supreme Court retirement when the Court’s term ends in June: No announcement has been made, but the widely anticipated retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens in coming weeks has the White House, Senate and lobbying groups bracing for […]

Don’t Trust Those CBO Numbers

by @ Friday, March 19th, 2010. Filed under General

The Washington Post, of all places, explains today why the CBO numbers released yesterday should not be trusted: The latest estimate of what health-care reform would mean for the government’s finances was such a hot document Thursday that at times the Congressional Budget Office’s Web site couldn’t handle the traffic. But as much as the […]

Barbara Boxer: Stupak Amendment Will Not Make It Through Senate

by @ Tuesday, November 10th, 2009. Filed under General

Yet more evidence that the health care reform battle has now planted it’s feet firmly on the third rail of American politics, abortion: One of Congress’s foremost champions of abortion rights said on Monday that the Senate did not have the votes to add a more restrictive anti-abortion amendment to health care reform legislation. Senator […]

Introducing October’s Nanny Of The Month

by @ Monday, November 2nd, 2009. Filed under General

Huckabee Beats Romney In Head-To-Head Race

by @ Sunday, October 18th, 2009. Filed under General

According to the latest Rasmussen Poll: If the choice for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 comes down to a choice between Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney, Huckabee has a slight edge The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone¬† survey of Republican voters finds that 44% prefer Huckabee, 39% favor Romney, and 17% are not sure. […]

PPP: McDonnell Maintains Slim Lead Over Deeds In VA Governor’s Race

Public Policy Polling is out with a new poll of the Virginia Governor’s Race and, as with the other polls we’ve seen recently, it shows that Bob McDonnell’s once substantial margin is much, much slimmer: Creigh Deeds has now pulled to within five points of Bob McDonnell in the race to be Virginia’s next Governor, […]

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