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Who is running where? Political Primer

Who is running where? Political Primer

on January 24, 2014, 6:11 AM / in National News, News

FLORIDA Congressional District -19: Businessman Curt Clawson (R) is 3rd GOP to launch primary challenge vs Cong Trey Radel (R). MASSACHUSETTS: Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung (D) is 5th Dem to enter open seat race for Lt Governor. VIRGINIA Congressional District-8: State Dem Chair & State Del Charniele Herring (D) is 3rd Dem to announce run for open congressional seat. […]

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Smile… it could be worse

Smile… it could be worse

on January 24, 2014, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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20 Early Warning Signs That We Are Approaching A Global Economic Meltdown

20 Early Warning Signs That We Are Approaching A Global Economic Meltdown

on January 24, 2014, 5:51 AM / in National News, News

By Michael Snyder Original Post Have you been paying attention to what has been happening in Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Ukraine, Turkey and China?  If you are like most Americans, you have not been.  Most Americans don’t seem to really care too much about what is happening in the rest of the world, but they should.  In major cities all over […]

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Politics around the nation

Politics around the nation

on January 24, 2014, 5:46 AM / in National News, News

John Lott Jr. argues in new book that judicial-nominations system is broken; responses from Michael Teter, Clint Bolick, John McGinnis [Cato Unbound] “Weaponized IRS” meets Administration’s political needs at cost of future public trust [Glenn Reynolds, USA Today] “For some time, however, cause lawyers have moved in and out of government, thus complicating the traditional picture of lawyer-state opposition.” [Douglas […]

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“Quit Bubble-Wrapping Our Kids!”

“Quit Bubble-Wrapping Our Kids!”

on January 24, 2014, 5:41 AM / in Announcements, National News, News

by Walter Olson Will you be in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, February 5? I’m delighted to announce that Lenore Skenazy of Free-Range Kids fame, whose work I regularly link in this space, will be speaking at the Cato Institute at lunchtime. I’ll be offering comments as well as moderating, and it’s free and open to the public. Register here. The event […]

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How big government hurts black Americans the most

How big government hurts black Americans the most

on January 23, 2014, 9:52 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Jack Hunter / The Daily Caller In June, Senator Rand Paul wrote the following in USA Today, “Our government is simply too big and too out-of-control. When it comes to receiving fair justice, perhaps black Americans understand this best.” Indeed. Paul was citing drug-sentencing laws that disproportionately punish African-Americans. He also noted that the federal government subsidizes law enforcement […]

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Constitution Check: Has the Supreme Court already settled the fate of gay marriage bans?

Constitution Check: Has the Supreme Court already settled the fate of gay marriage bans?

on January 23, 2014, 9:48 AM / in Opinion

By Lyle Denniston Lyle Denniston says the question of the correct constitutional standard about same-sex marriage is going to reach the Supreme Court in a way that can no longer be avoided. THE STATEMENTS AT ISSUE: The Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor “requires that when state action discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation, we must examine its […]

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Schumer: Two-party primary undercuts tea party

Schumer: Two-party primary undercuts tea party

on January 23, 2014, 9:26 AM / in National News, News

By DONNA CASSATA WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 3 Senate Democrat says a two-party primary would undercut the tea party movement. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer says a number of states let voters of all parties participate in a primary, with the top two vote-getters deciding the election in a runoff. Schumer says this can result in more moderate Republicans […]

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State of the Union: High volume, low yield

State of the Union: High volume, low yield

on January 23, 2014, 9:20 AM / in National News, News

By JIM KUHNHENN WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s a little secret about the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama will deliver next week: He’ll give Congress a long list of requests but few likely will be approved. That’s just the reality of a politically divided government. Take a look at what happened after last year’s speech. Congress was […]

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See No Evil

See No Evil

on January 23, 2014, 8:39 AM / in Opinion

I just saw a tease on a news site that said Obama didn’t know the extent of the NSA surveillance. It seems that he also didn’t know about our nation spying on the German Chancellor, didn’t know the Obamacare website was nowhere close to being ready to roll out, didn’t know about the IRS targeting conservative groups, didn’t know about […]

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Will Your Doctor Refuse the Government EMR?

Will Your Doctor Refuse the Government EMR?

on January 23, 2014, 8:34 AM / in National News, News

Intrusions sometimes surprise. I was at the doctor’s office recently when into the exam room walked a physician assistant and a young man in a tee shirt pushing a computer on a waist-high rolling stand. This “scribe” was introduced to me, but no one asked me if it was okay for him to stay. As I answered questions he silently […]

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Obama’s Economic Plan Is “Income Inequality”

Obama’s Economic Plan Is “Income Inequality”

on January 23, 2014, 8:29 AM / in National News, News

“[T]he best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. … [T]he more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, […]

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ROUND AND ROUND WE GO

on January 23, 2014, 8:25 AM / in Opinion

By Michael Gaddy “Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” ~Haruki Murakami The great circle of political madness has resumed; a president, in his last term […]

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Tennessee bill takes on NSA encryption-breaking facility at Oak Ridge

Tennessee bill takes on NSA encryption-breaking facility at Oak Ridge

on January 23, 2014, 8:22 AM / in News, State News

The Tenth Amendment Center Many thanks to Steve for sending us this item The state-level effort to turn off water and electricity to the National Security Agency (NSA) got a major boost today as legislators in Tennessee introduced a bill to ban the state from providing material support to the federal agency. A long-standing secretive NSA computing facility calls Oak […]

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Obama Executive Order Has Added $10.2 Billion in Costs to Economy

Obama Executive Order Has Added $10.2 Billion in Costs to Economy

on January 23, 2014, 8:13 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Notes: Taken with the proposed regulations under the executive order, the total burden to the economy would reach $13.7 billion. Check it out: An executive order issued by President Barack Obama that was designed to “cut red tape” has added $10.2 billion in regulatory costs to the economy, according to a new report. Tuesday was the third anniversary of […]

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In Defense of Con-Con, Meckler Chooses Ridicule Over Rebuttal

In Defense of Con-Con, Meckler Chooses Ridicule Over Rebuttal

on January 23, 2014, 8:09 AM / in National News, News

LOL. Those are the letters with which Mark Meckler, president of Citizens for Self-Governance and a leader of the movement to bring about an Article V constitutional convention to alter the Constitution, chose to open his response to my article exposing the radical leftist fellow travelers in the “convention of the states” movement. At The John Birch Society, the parent […]

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Two Children Charged with Doodling in School

Two Children Charged with Doodling in School

on January 23, 2014, 8:05 AM / in National News, News

By Jaye Ryan / DownTrend.com For generations, the art of doodling has suffered a bad reputation: It’s a sign of boredom. It’s unproductive. It’s rude, and so on. However, for two schoolchildren, it’s become a crime. old in Queens, New York, her Alexa was here 2/1/10″ …and “I love my friends Abby and Faith” …scribbles brought handcuffs and a trip to […]

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News from Devvy Kidd

News from Devvy Kidd

on January 23, 2014, 7:57 AM / in National News, News

Navy Sailor after Fukushima: I’m in a wheelchair, now it’s spreading to my arms and hands Chief Arvol Looking Horse at U.N. to speak about Fukushima crisis and threat to future of humanity Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) Urges State To Post Information On Fukushima Disaster’s Risk To California Beaches Local Chef Takes North Pacific Seafood Off Menu I have all […]

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Cardinal Dolan: It’s abortion advocates who are ‘obsessed’

Cardinal Dolan: It’s abortion advocates who are ‘obsessed’

on January 23, 2014, 7:55 AM / in National News, News

by Peter Baklinski  / LifeSiteNews.com NEW YORK, January 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan has come out saying that it’s the “other side” that is “obsessed” with abortion, not pro-life advocates. “They’re so obsessed with it that they want to expand it even more!” Dolan told National Review in advance of the national March for Life in […]

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ObamaCare’s Anti-gun Bias Becomes More and More Apparent

ObamaCare’s Anti-gun Bias Becomes More and More Apparent

on January 23, 2014, 7:52 AM / in National News, News

But Rubio proposal could serve as a poison pill “Congress is moving closer to [passing] a bill which would require virtually every single American to buy government-approved health insurance, whether they wanted it or not.  And, in the process, that bill would feed all of your most confidential medical data into an enormous database, which could be used to take […]

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