Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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 CNSNews.com 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

McConnell pushes back against super-PAC donor disclosure

Reid blocks Senate vote on Obama’s deficit-reduction plan

Businesses Cutting Hours, Bracing for Costs of Obamacare

Gallup: 53 Percent of Democrats Have ‘Positive Image’ of Socialism

Taxby’s Troubles: Senator Saxby Chambliss may have a primary problem.

The Crisis of American Self-Government

    Sohrab Ahmari at Wall Street Journal: So is it still possible to pull back from the brink of America’s Europeanization? Mr. Mansfield is optimistic. “The material for recovery is there,” he says. “Ambition, for one thing. I teach at a university where all the students are ambitious. They all want to do something with their lives.” That is in contrast to students he has met in Europe, where “it was depressing to see young people with small ambitions, very cultivated and intelligent people so stunted.” He adds with a smile: “Our other main resource is the Constitution.”


  • Posted: 12/05/2012
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Boehner to members: Leadership is watching their voting patterns, already punished four

“Illinois poll of Hispanics finds agreement with GOP on guns, gays, abortion”

Conservative groups rebel against John Boehner – Conservatives booted off committees

    Politico: And Club for Growth, a longtime small-government group, said Reps. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) and Justin Amash (R-Mich.) were “free of the last remnants of establishment leverage against them” after they were booted from their committees by the House Republican Steering Committee for crossing leadership too often.


  • Posted: 12/04/2012
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Mo. Republican Emerson leaving Congress in Feb.

Boehner Threatens To Shut Out Senate Bills If Filibuster Rules Changed

    Human Events: House Speaker John Boehner escalated a battle in the Senate this week to make rules more favorable to the Democrats in charge by issuing a threat to block all future bills passed under the new filibuster procedures. “Any bill that reaches a Republican-led House based on Senate Democrats’ heavy-handed power play would be dead on arrival,” said Boehner, Ohio Republican.


  • Posted: 12/03/2012
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The GOP’s Weakest Leg | Gary Bauer at Human Events

Senator Blasts ‘Secret’ Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

The EPA vs. State Economies

Norquist: Pledge Wavering Republicans Are Democratic Pawns

Hope and Exchange: The feds blame the states for refusing to become ObamaCare subsidiaries.

GOP Divide Surfaces Early In 2014 Senate Contest

Ohio Supreme Court lets legislative map stand

Rand Paul: I Won’t Break the No-Tax-Increase Pledge I Made to the People

Republicans and the Tax Pledge: Grover Norquist is not the problem in Washington.

Why $16 Trillion Only Hints at the True U.S. Debt

More Employers Embrace High-Deductible Health Plans to Pare Costs

Obama faces huge challenge in setting up health insurance exchanges

Sen. Graham ready to ‘violate’ anti-tax pledge for ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

The Mayflower Compact, 1620

GOP Legally Barred From Fighting Vote Fraud

Democrats push to redeploy Obama’s voter database

Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

‘Unskewed Polls’ founder claims Obama stole election

HHS releases rules requiring coverage of people with pre-existing conditions

Conservative Republicans fight back after Romney loss

Unions Flexed Muscles In State Campaigns

Allen West concedes to Patrick Murphy

Brothel owner who employs 80 prostitute wins election as county commissioner in Nevada… and he’s a Republican

Maine ACLU warning feds about Webster comments

Treasury Secretary Geithner: Lift Debt Limit to Infinity