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A New Leaf for Federal Forests

A New Leaf for Federal Forests

on January 7, 2014, 5:00 AM / in National News, News

The Independent Institute When two million federal workers rate a government agency as among the worst managed of the lot, you know something must be dreadfully wrong. And so it is with the U.S. Forest Service. The agency, which employs 35,000 workers to care for about one-tenth of the land in the United States, was ranked 260th out of 300 […]

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How the Obama administration dismantled American government

How the Obama administration dismantled American government

on January 7, 2014, 5:00 AM / in Opinion

By Ken Hoagland / Chairman, Restore America’s Voice Obamacare is a flea bitten dog that never would have been enacted without wholesale and deliberate falsehoods said over and over again by Barack Obama and every Democrat cheerleader. It never would have been enacted without legislative sleights-of-hand and backroom bribes offered to key Democrats. It never would have been enacted and […]

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How Gas Taxes Subsidize Central Planning

How Gas Taxes Subsidize Central Planning

on January 7, 2014, 5:00 AM / in National News, News

Should automobile drivers be forced to fund an open-space preserve they’ll never visit or to subsidize high-density housing? Drivers might ask this question if they knew how the taxes they pay at the gas pump are increasingly being spent. With little fanfare, the Highway Trust Fund—the program financed by the 18.4 cents per gallon federal gas tax—is becoming a key […]

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Peter Coyne, grappling with the Fed’s “Worry Effect”…

Peter Coyne, grappling with the Fed’s “Worry Effect”…

on January 6, 2014, 5:43 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

Chalk one up for the Fed’s gushing money spigot. Turns out $75 billion per month in stimulus — roughly $2.5 billion a day — keeps the doctor away. At least a March 2013 study out of the University of California at San Diego seems to suggest as much. The two researchers responsible for the study, Joseph Engelberg and Christopher Parsons, […]

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Another Gun From Botched ‘Fast and Furious’ Operation Turns Up

Another Gun From Botched ‘Fast and Furious’ Operation Turns Up

on January 6, 2014, 5:38 PM / in National News, News

Laura Probucki | Fox News A gun from the failed “Fast and Furious” operation has turned up after a shootout at a Mexican resort this month, Fox News confirms. The gunfight took place between authorities and suspected cartel gunmen at a seaside Mexican resort on Dec. 18 in Puerto Peñasco. The gun was found and traced through the owner of […]

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2014: The Resurgence of the Tea Party

2014: The Resurgence of the Tea Party

on January 6, 2014, 7:51 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

It is not looking good for the Tea Party and our efforts to restore America in 2014. The Obama Administration, mainstream media, major liberal advocacy groups and the GOP establishment have launched an extremely well-funded war against us. So, how do we compete? Answer: We do what we did in 2010. The Bible says one will put a thousand to […]

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Tenn woman wanted on animal cruelty charge found

Tenn woman wanted on animal cruelty charge found

on January 6, 2014, 7:47 AM / in News, State News

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) – A woman who skipped her trial on misdemeanor animal cruelty charges has been found in Illinois and returned to Tennessee. The Paris Post-Intelligencer reported  that police arrested 68-year-old Cheryl A. Kidd of Paris, Tenn., on Friday morning in Metropolis, Ill. Henry County, Tenn., deputies transported Kidd back to Tennessee, where she was being held on charges […]

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Creating a Constitutional Litmus Test

Creating a Constitutional Litmus Test

on January 6, 2014, 7:38 AM / in Opinion

By: Daniel Horowitz It’s understandably hard to focus our attention directly on all the fronts the radical left has opened up in their truculent effort to transform our Republic.  They are erasing our borders, disrupting the markets, infringing on our liberties, appeasing our enemies, and taking over major sectors of the economy.  Most of us would like to direct the […]

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Why Faith?

Why Faith?

on January 6, 2014, 7:32 AM / in Opinion

By: Erick Erickson I find myself writing more and more about matters of faith.  And in writing about matters of faith, I find the hostility of the critics and opponents vastly more ferocious than when I just stick to politics.  When I was in England back in November, I had breakfast with Matthew Lee Anderson.  He said he noticed I […]

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Reboot and Recommit for 2014. Support @NikkiHaley.

Reboot and Recommit for 2014. Support @NikkiHaley.

on January 6, 2014, 7:26 AM / in Announcements

By: Erick Erickson As many of you settle back into your office chairs this morning, understand this: the left still dominates the right in online fundraising.  They are able to fund and support candidates online in a way we can only dream about.  And they intend to harness the power of the online left to support candidates in states around […]

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Rand Paul: One single warrant should not apply to everybody who has a cell phone

Rand Paul: One single warrant should not apply to everybody who has a cell phone

on January 6, 2014, 7:23 AM / in National News, News

By JOSEPH LAWLER / Washington Examiner Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul sharpened his rhetoric against the National Security Agency‘s snooping on American citizens Sunday, comparing the agency’s programs to the British actions that provoked the American Revolution 230 years ago. “One single warrant should not apply to everybody who has a cell phone in America,” the freshman Tea Party favorite said on […]

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Johnson to sue over O-Care contributions

Johnson to sue over O-Care contributions

on January 6, 2014, 7:20 AM / in National News, News

by Bernie Becker / The Hill Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is planning to sue the Obama administration over the federal contributions that lawmakers and their staffs get for health insurance. A provision in the Affordable Care Act forces lawmakers and aides to buy insurance plans created by the healthcare law or sold on ObamaCare exchanges. The Office of Personnel Management […]

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10 things you need to know today

10 things you need to know today

on January 6, 2014, 7:08 AM / in National News, News

1. Senate launches a fight over extending unemployment benefits Back from a two-week holiday, the Senate on Monday is set to start the year off by clashing over President Obama’s push to renew unemployment benefits for 1.3 million people. The Democrat-led Senate also plans to hold a vote soon to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to […]

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GOP state senators urge AG to file lawsuit over Obamacare rules

GOP state senators urge AG to file lawsuit over Obamacare rules

on January 6, 2014, 7:05 AM / in News, State News

News release from Senate Republican Caucus: NASHVILLE — State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) and State Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville) today called on Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper to join his counterparts in eleven other states in asking Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to go through proper channels before changing rules for the federal health care plan commonly […]

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Tea Party Democrats?

Tea Party Democrats?

on January 6, 2014, 6:47 AM / in National News, News

By Dean Obeidallah / From the left leaning Daily Beast Is this the beginning of the end of Democratic Party unity? Will we see primary challenges to incumbent Democrats who are viewed as not being liberal enough? How far are we from moderate Democrats be labeled as “DINOs”—Democrats in name only? Only time will tell, but there is a growing […]

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Corruption trial of Trenton, N.J., mayor starts Monday

Corruption trial of Trenton, N.J., mayor starts Monday

on January 6, 2014, 6:42 AM / in National News, News

(Reuters) – Jury selection in the corruption trial of the mayor of New Jersey’s capital city and his brother begins on Monday, in a case U.S. prosecutors say is filled with secret meetings and code names. Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, 47, who is still in office, and his brother, Ralphiel Mack, have denied charges related to a 2010 bribery scheme […]

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Terry McAuliffe’s campaign gives Democrats playbook for 2014

Terry McAuliffe’s campaign gives Democrats playbook for 2014

on January 6, 2014, 6:39 AM / in National News

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Terry McAuliffe’s successful campaign for governor in Virginia might provide a playbook for fellow Democrats in 2014 – and a warning for Republicans. Outside money makes a difference. A really big difference. Nominally independent committees, political action groups, environmentalists and unions poured almost $14 million into McAuliffe’s campaign. He went on to raise […]

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Brain dead girl Jahi McMath released to coroner, mother: hospital

Brain dead girl Jahi McMath released to coroner, mother: hospital

on January 6, 2014, 6:26 AM / in National News, News

By Henry Austin, NBC News contributor / NBC News The body of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after suffering complications from routine tonsil surgery, has been released to her mother by coroners, the hospital that had been treating her said in a statement Sunday. The Eighth-grader was released to the coroner who then released her into the […]

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Liz Cheney to withdraw from Wyoming Senate election race

Liz Cheney to withdraw from Wyoming Senate election race

on January 6, 2014, 6:19 AM / in National News, News

By Chuck Todd, Chief White House Correspondent, NBC News WASHINGTON, D.C. – Liz Cheney, whose bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary. The official announcement from Cheney – the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney – […]

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White House offers ‘grand bargain’ on tax cuts and infrastructure

White House offers ‘grand bargain’ on tax cuts and infrastructure

on January 6, 2014, 6:17 AM / in National News, News

By Tom Curry, National Affairs Writer, NBC News   Gene Sperling,  the director of President Barack Obama’s National Economic Council, said Sunday  that Obama is offering congressional Republicans “a grand bargain on jobs. He  has said he would be willing to do corporate tax reform that lowers rates to 28  percent, simplifies taxes for small businesses, but do it together […]

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