Posts tagged as: election

Earth to House Republicans: Don’t Blow It Now!

Earth to House Republicans: Don’t Blow It Now!

(John Hinderaker) As long as Congress remains in session, there is a risk that Republicans may turn victory into defeat by making an ill-advised deal on immigration. In the House, a group of Republicans led by Kay Granger has produced a report that looks alarmingly like the Gang of Eight proposal. At National Review , the tireless Jeff Sessions explains why Republicans should avoid that course like the plague: The border crisis is the direct and predictable result of the President’s sustained …

Pro bono law morphs into left-wing lawfare

Pro bono law morphs into left-wing lawfare

(Paul Mirengoff) Do you remember Shirley Sherrod? She’s the former Department of Agriculture official caught on camera saying she denied a white farmer the full measure of benefits she could have given him, before later describing how she ended up rejecting this racist approach to her job. The late Andrew Breitbart posted excerpts of the Sherrod video that failed to include the part about how she overcame her racist impulse and ended up helping the white farmer. The Obama administration fired Sherrod after Breitbart posted the video. However, based on a review of the full video, …

Bruce Braley couldn’t be bothered with VA oversight hearings

Bruce Braley couldn’t be bothered with VA oversight hearings

(Paul Mirengoff) Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democratic candidate for the Senate in Iowa, landed in hot water when video emerged of a fundraiser with trial lawyers at which he ridiculed Sen. Chuck Grassley for being an Iowa farmer. Now we learn, via the Des Moines Register , that Braley missed 75 percent (15 of 20) of meetings of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, which provides oversight for the immensely troubled Veterans Administration. One of the committee meetings Braley missed occurred just a few…

The Eternal Spotlessness of the Sunshine Mind

The Eternal Spotlessness of the Sunshine Mind

(Steven Hayward) In today’s climate news, those crazy people who are sometimes called “climate skeptics” have from time to time pointed at the bright yellow thing in the sky during the daytime and suggested that maybe it has something to do with the earth’s climate.? Noooooo , say the climatistas—it’s SUV emissions all the way down.? Shut up.? Because 97 percent! The Los Angeles Times , which proudly announced it would publish no more letters to the editor from climate skeptics (because 97 percent!), today reports on a current puzzle that hitherto only climate skeptics have been asking about: the sun goes through…

These costly government regulations could hit right after the election

These costly government regulations could hit right after the election

A Republican group is suggesting that President Obama ‘s administration is purposely delaying the implementation of controversial government regulations until after the midterm elections .

FREE PRESS ‘CHILL’? FEC head warns books at risk of regulations

FREE PRESS ‘CHILL’?  FEC head warns books  at risk of regulations

FLASHBACK: FEC chairman warns agency’s desire to regulate media ‘alive and well’

Montana Dem Senator revealed as plagiarist

Montana Dem Senator revealed as plagiarist

(Paul Mirengoff) The New York Times is reporting that Montana Sen. John Walsh plagiarized “at least a quarter” of his 2007 master’s degree thesis for the U.S. Army War College. According to the Times, Walsh copied an entire page nearly word-for-word from a Harvard paper, and each of his six conclusions is copied from a document from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace without attribution. The Senator’s response? “I didn’t do anything intentional

FEC chairman warns book publishers at risk of regulation at heated meeting

FEC chairman warns book publishers at risk of regulation at heated meeting

The Republican chairman of the Federal Election Commission warned Wednesday that his agency colleagues could try to regulate book publishers, during a heated session over a forthcoming book by GOP Rep. Paul Ryan.

Is Amnesty a Civil Right?

Is Amnesty a Civil Right?

(John Hinderaker) Eric Holder says that amnesty for illegal immigrants is “civil and human right.” On the Senate floor, Jeff Sessions brings an appropriate level of indignation to that illogical claim. Sessions said, in part: Obama administration officials have gone so far as to describe amnesty as a civil right. That is an argument against the very idea of a nation-state….How could this possibly be, that…

Obama kicks off Western fundraising tour amid global, domestic crises

Obama kicks off Western fundraising tour amid global, domestic crises

PRESIDENT OBAMA begins a three-day West Coast swing in Seattle amid criticism from Republicans for his departure from Washington during fighting in Gaza, the aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines tragedy in Ukraine, and the surge of illegal immigrant children. FOX NEWS FIRST: Kimmel nixed, Bear is not so loose VIDEO: Mounting crises not stopping Fundraiser-in-Chief VIDEO: Critics call on Obama to cancel fundraisers, focus on crises

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