Thursday, June 21, 2018

Senator Inhofe Stuns Global Warming Activists

Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight If you are unfamiliar with Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), he is Capitol Hill’s skeptic-in-chief on global...

Opinion: Time to stand against public service unions

President Obama has said that public service unions shouldn’t be blamed for the budget problems of state or local government. Then who should Mr....
Americans for prosperity Wisconsin Rally

Update from on the Ground in Wisconsin: We Stand With Governor Scott Walker

Click here for more pictures Update from Wisconsin from AFP President Tim Phillips: As I looked out from the stage on the faces of thousands of...

House votes to prevent reporting system for assault-weapon sales

The House voted overwhelmingly Friday to block the Obama administration from implementing a controversial proposal meant to give federal authorities a new tool to catch gunrunners to Mexico.

The Muslim Brotherhood: Secular? Nonviolent?

James Clapper! Most had never heard his name until recently. James Clapper is President Obama’s Director of National Security (DNI) and has a history...

Obamacare Must Be Repealed

The health care reform saga continues. First the House of Representatives voted to repeal the law, but repeal was defeated in the Senate. Then...
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, called on the 14 Senate Democrats who fled the state instead of voting on a controversial anti-union bill, to return and do their jobs

Every Child Left Behind

I know what you must be thinking as you watch Wisconsin Teachers crusade in Madison for the children: 'Those teachers must be turning out...

To Defend Planned Parenthood, Congresswoman Talks About Her Own Abortion

In the middle of a charged debate on the floor of the House over a plan to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood, Jackie Speier, a Democratic representative from California, found "her stomach in knots." The proposal was part of an attempt to cut off money from Planned Parenthood in order to force the group to stop performing abortions. Republican Chris Smith had just read at length from a former abortion provider turned anti-abortion activist, describing in great detail what a second-trimester abortion looks like on an ultrasound.
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Facebook Adds More Options for ‘Relationship Status’

After several gay-rights groups lobbied Facebook for more inclusiveness, the company added both "In a civil union" and "In a domestic partnership" to its list of relationship statuses. No word yet on the disastrous-at-relationships lobby's efforts to get "Complacency until something better comes along" or "Came on too strong, so trying withholding" on the drop-down menu.
Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) returns to his office from the House chamber after votes on Friday

House of Mirrors: A Week of Odd Allies, Sharp Shifts

The House's weeklong debate over spending cuts exposed just how much the 2010 election has blurred the lines of authority in Washington. Critical votes in the debate over a proposal to cut more than $61 billion this year have been decided by alliances that shift, break and re-form across party lines.
Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel campaigns Tuesday in Chicago.

Emanuel Seeks Outright Win Tuesday

CHICAGO—Rahm Emanuel headed into the final weekend before Tuesday's mayoral election hoping to win 50% or more of the vote and avoid a runoff.

Don’t Not Do That!

Buying health insurance will no longer be an option because failing to do so will be illegal. In other words, “Don’t not do that!” or face the full force of the law and miraculously not doing something becomes doing something.

On Wisconsin

Do you remember the first time it was your turn to walk through the airport metal detector – shoeless, beltless, while your cellphone and laptop toasted silently alongside you in the X-Ray conveyer? You were then grabbed, spun around and thoroughly and vigorously groped by the friendly Transportation Security Administration folks. No flowers, no candy, no, “Thank you.” Just, “Next!” That, more than anything, epitomizes the relationship between the citizen and the pampered and ever so unionized public employee.
Rally for same-sex marriage Hundreds of supporters of gay rights gathered in Annapolis Monday night to push for passage of the same-sex marriage bill in Maryland. The Washington Post's count indicates the bill has enough votes to pass in the Senate, and it is thought to have even stronger support in the House.

Maryland Senate committee approves same-sex marriage bill

Legislation that would legalize same-sex marriages in Maryland appeared headed for passage in the state Senate after winning approval Thursday from a key committee and the backing of a Prince George's senator who had withheld his support.
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio

Boehner: ‘Read My Lips: We’re Going to Cut Spending’

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) said Thursday that he would not agree to another temporary extension of federal government funding at current levels, upping the stakes in the debate over federal spending.

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Supreme Court rules states can require online retailers to collect sales tax

The justices broke with 50 years' worth of legal rulings that barred the states from imposing sales taxes on most of the purchases their residents make from out-of-state retailers.
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The Butcher Shop Cuts Meat

The Butcher Shop Cuts Meat! The country is in a furor over the events down here in Texas concerning the separation of families. Opinions...

US hit with $3.2 billion in tariffs by EU

Wednesday, the European Union hit the US with retaliatory tariffs on goods this week in response to President Donald Trump's duties on metal imports from the...