Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Members propose bill scrapping congressional pensions

Republicans hit obstacles to altering electoral college

Harkin won’t seek another term in Senate

Threat of automatic cuts costly to federal agencies

Obama Inc Trying to Use Banks to Destroy Gun Manufacturers

Emanuel To Banks: Stop Supporting Gun Makers

Georgia Gop Sen. Chambliss Won’t Seek Re-election

WV Poll: Republican Capito has wide lead over possible challengers

Citizenship And Selective Service Registration for Men Only?

Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Sex assault, combat ban on women linked

America’s Most Bible-Minded Cities | Barn Group

Panetta Says Women In Combat Is A Strength

Google Complies With Government Requests for User Data 88% of the Time

House passes ‘No Budget, No Pay,’ sends to the Senate

Air Force Calls Number Of Sex Assaults ‘appalling’

Unions Suffer Steep Decline In Membership

Atlanta man sues state for denying sexual orientation vanity plate

Obama ‘will not oppose’ House GOP plan to suspent debt limit until May

The Coming Debt Limit Drama: Government Wins, We Lose | Ron Paul

Economic Freedom Declines in America for Fifth Straight Year

1 in 3 Illinoisans lives in or near poverty level: report

Hagel on board of Soros group pushing ‘nuke-free world’ | WND

We Must Preserve the Founders’ Classical Vision for Our Nation’s Capital

“Ira Isaacs Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison in Los Angeles Adult Obscenity Case”

Charities Worry New Tax Law Will Reduce Donations

Obama Asks Doctors to Help Deal With Guns

Court: Ariz. education spending must account for inflation

Arizona Gov. Opts For Federal Medicaid Expansion

“Default” Is a Red Herring in Debt Ceiling Debate

Suicides In Military Rise, Even As Combat Lessens

Why Conservatives Should End the Debt Ceiling Debate | Albert Mohler

    Albert Mohler: But, do politicians bear all the blame? Not hardly. The public has an insatiable appetite for pseudo-events and a horrified aversion to the truth. Why? We are approaching the point that voters will not deal with the issue because it will cost them their entitlements. They will be glad for their children and grandchildren to pay the catastrophic debt. As Brooks explains: “Ultimately, we should blame the American voters. The average Medicare couple pays $109,000 into the program and gets $343,000 in benefits out, according to the Urban Institute. This is $234,000 in free money. Many voters have decided they like spending a lot on themselves and pushing costs onto their children and grandchildren.

  • Posted: 01/14/2013
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Senate Dems: We’ll back Obama if he raises debt limit unilaterally

Bloomberg wants to change the GOP

Sneering Social Constructionists | Mark Bauerlein at Public Discourse

Social Security: It’s Worse Than You Think

The Stealth Tax Hike: Why the new $450,000 income threshold is a political fiction.

House approves $9.7 billion in Sandy relief, 67 GOP members refuse to back insolvent program

Former Rep. Barney Frank wants interim appointment to replace Kerry in Senate

House Speaker John Boehner’s address to the opening session of the 113th Congress (Transcript)

Red states, too, get health care nod from Obama administration

5 reasons why being Speaker of the House ain’t what it used to be

State By State: Implementation Of Health Law

Boehner re-elected as Speaker; Nine Republicans defect in vote

Under pressure, Boehner is said to promise votes on hurricane Sandy relief

Gallup: 50% Believe America’s Best Years Are Behind Us

Senators Got 154-Page ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Bill 3 Minutes Before Voting on It

    CNSNews: Multiple Senate sources have confirmed to that senators received the bill at approximately 1:36 AM on Jan. 1, 2013 – a mere three minutes before they voted to approve it at 1:39 AM.

  • Posted: 01/02/2013
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Millionaires, Billionaires, and Teachers

    Randall Hoven at American Thinker: So in round numbers, let’s say a $1 million investment nest egg is equal to an annual income of $40,000. Suddenly, $1 million doesn’t seem so rich. That relationship can be turned around: if you have an annual pension of $40,000, you are effectively a millionaire, especially if that pension is adjusted for cost of living. Now let’s look at public school teachers. In Illinois, where I live, the Illinois State Board of Education puts out a report on teachers’ salaries . . .

  • Posted: 12/31/2012
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Report: $51 million spent on Montana senate race

    The Hill: Sen. Jon Tester was helped in his reelection bid by $10.2 million in spending from liberal outside groups, nearly twice as much as that spent by conservatives, according to a report from ProPublica. About $4.2 million of that was “dark money,” funds that come from organizations that are not required by law to disclose their donors.

  • Posted: 12/31/2012
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Illinois Dragging Its Feet On Huge Pension Problem

American Dream Fades for Generation Y Professionals

Cantor vows Plan B will pass

US Mint Testing New Metals To Further Debase Coins

“The Decline of Evangelical America” | John S. Dickerson at NYT

    John S. Dickerson at the NY Times: I believe the cultural backlash against evangelical Christianity has less to do with our views — many observant Muslims and Jews, for example, also view homosexual sex as wrong, while Catholics have been at the vanguard of the movement to protect the lives of the unborn — and more to do with our posture. The Scripture calls us “aliens and exiles” (1 Peter 2:11), but American evangelicals have not acted with the humility and homesickness of aliens. The proper response to our sexualized and hedonistic culture is not to chastise, but to “conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that, though they malign you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God” (1 Peter 2:12).

  • Posted: 12/18/2012
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God Suffers With Us | David Limbaugh at Human Events

    David Limbaugh at Human Events: With absolutely no intention of offending adherents of any other faiths, I firmly believe that no other worldview or religion comes close to describing and providing an answer for the human condition and for the evil, pain and suffering in the world. As loving beings, we will never be able to process fully and bear such indescribable pain as the Sandy Hook parents are now experiencing. But the God of the Cross provides us authentic hope and refuge, because unlike any other gods ever contemplated by the mind of man, the God of the Bible suffers right along with us and, because of His superior capacity for love, to a degree immeasurably greater than even we experience.

  • Posted: 12/18/2012
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‘Bigger Than Life’ Christian Radio Personality Frank Pastore Dies

Texas School Board Bans Confederate Battle Flag

Most Governors Refuse to Set Up Health Exchanges

Rand Paul targets Paul Ryan for ‘purge’ of House conservatives

Senate Judiciary Chairman: Let’s Legalize 1 Oz. of Pot Nationwide

Steny Hoyer: The Debt Limit ‘Is Not Real’

$822,000 Worker Shows California Leads U.S. Pay Giveaway

Michigan legislature approves ‘right-to-work’ law in 58-51 vote

Senate GOP Leader Calls On Dems To Spell Out Cuts

Both White House and GOP debt plans put US credit rating at risk

Republican Congressman Won’t Challenge Speaker John Boehner

    LifeNews: A conservative GOP congressman announced he will not challenge pro-life House Speaker John Boehner, squelching rumors that the top Republican in Washington will face a contest for his position. The office of Rep. Tom Price’s (R-GA), a pro-life lawmaker from Georgia, told conservative media outlets mid-day today that he will not seek the Speakership in an inter-party fight against Boehner.

  • Posted: 12/10/2012
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Vetoes Bill To Create Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange

73% of New Jobs Created in Last 5 Months Are in Government

Mich. Legislators Defy Unions, Ok Right-to-work

Pearl Harbor Dead Remembered On 71st Anniversary

Kansas Rep. Huelskamp charges Boehner punished him and others for conservative votes

Conservative blog calls on GOP to depose Boehner