Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Romney Donor Targeted By Obama “enemies List” Gets Irs And Labor Dept. Audits

White House backs bankruptcy for student loans, but only for private lenders

    WSJ: The Obama administration urged Congress to make it easier for people to discharge a portion of certain student debt by filing for bankruptcy protection. The recommendation, in a report by the Education Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, wouldn’t affect the vast majority of student debt, which is issued by the federal government. It would apply only to the roughly $150 billion, or 15% of total outstanding student debt, issued by private lenders such as SLM Corp.’s Sallie Mae and Wells Fargo & Co.


  • Posted: 07/20/2012
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Obama BLS nominee sent kids to communist camp

US partners with Mexico to boost food stamp rolls

Bernanke warns Ron Paul’s Fed audit bill could cause ‘nightmare scenario’

Romney campaign quietly promised ‘vigorous’ porn crackdown, Reagan prosecutor says

Arpaio Investigator: Hawaii is bogus birth-certificate factory, Obama’s is “undoubtedly fraudulent”

Book: Obama’s Communist mentor influenced his political beliefs

Patrick Trueman: The Right to Decency

Ron Paul: Inflation is a Monetary Phenomenon

Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin Joins Family Research Council As Executive Vice President

Arthur B. Laffer and Ford M. Scudder: The Tax Cliff Is a Growth Killer

2dn Circuit tosses child porn conviction because wrong apartment searched

LA County: ‘Safe Porn’ Condom Measure Now on Nov. Ballot

House panel rejects conservative attempt to double food stamp cuts

    The Hill: House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) led a successful effort on Wednesday to defeat a conservative attempt to double the food stamp cuts in the House farm bill, an effort that could have sunk the legislation.


  • Posted: 07/12/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: thehill.com

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Missouri Republicans Sue Over November Healthcare Ballot

Ky. woman fights porn companies’ anti-piracy suits

Rasmussen: 66% Say Across the Board Spending Cuts Should be Considered for Government Programs

Democrats block Senate vote on Obama tax plan

Mitt Romney dubs Barack Obama ‘outsourcer in chief’

    Politico: “It is interesting that when it comes to outsourcing that this president has been outsourcing a good deal of American jobs himself by putting money into energy companies, solar and wind energy companies, that end up making their products outside the United States,” Romney said. “If there’s an outsourcer in chief, it’s the president of the United States, not the guy that’s running to replace him.”


  • Posted: 07/11/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.politico.com

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San Bernardino becomes third Cal. city to file for bankruptcy

When will Romney get specific on policy details? Party worries

McConnell: We’ll Repeal Obamacare, One Way or Another

McDonnell says state needs more answers from feds before Va reacts to Obama health care reform

Wis. GOP lawmaker won’t challenge his recall loss

Independent Voter Surge Cuts Democrats’ Swing State Edge

Political Spending by Unions Far Exceeds Direct Donations

Romney’s $106M haul stuns Dems

    The Hill: Mitt Romney’s $106 million fundraising haul not only stunned Democratic strategists but suggested the presumptive GOP nominee might be building an insurmountable financial advantage against President Obama.


  • Posted: 07/10/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: thehill.com

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Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare

New law gives US companies a break on pensions

Paving over Pension Liabilities

    NCPA Policy Digest: Private corporations are asking Congress to change how they calculate their annual pension contributions, which could create a huge unfunded liability for taxpayers, say Jason J. Fichtner and Eileen Norcross, senior research fellows with the Mercatus Center.


  • Posted: 07/09/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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Can IRS police both taxes and health care law?

Gov. Perry tells feds Texas won’t expand Medicaid

USDA combats ‘mountain pride,’ self-reliance to boost food stamp rolls

    Daily Caller: “Our common goal is to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” the United States Department of Agriculture explains on its “Outreach Toolkits” page. “Our purpose is to ensure that those going through difficult times can feed their families healthy, nutritious food. By working as a team, we can accomplish these goals.”


  • Posted: 07/03/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: dailycaller.com

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NV: Email blast to teachers infuriates union, sparking threat of lawsuit

Public pensions and debt force Calif. ski town into bankruptcy

GOP lawmakers urge governors not to enact Obama healthcare law provisions

House to prohibit IRS from implementing healthcare law

8,733,461: Workers on Federal ‘Disability’ Exceed Population of New York City

Judge Issues Ruling In Obama-eligibility Case: Addresses question of whether dual citizen can be ‘natural born’

Obama’s For-Profit College Regulations Struck Down By Federal Judge

Midwest ranchers, lawmakers protest EPA flyovers

Rasmussen: Only 43% Now Believe America Is The Last Best Hope of Mankind

    Rasmussen: Just 43% of American Adults now view the United States as the last best hope of mankind, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s down from 51% who felt that way in May 2010. Thirty percent (30%) say America is not the last best hope of mankind, as Ronald Reagan famously described it, but nearly as many (27%) are not sure.


  • Posted: 07/02/2012
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  • Source: www.rasmussenreports.com

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McConnell will push for Senate repeal vote before Nov. elections

Boehner pushes repeal, wants health law ‘ripped out by its roots’

GOP worries 2012 election may be last chance to defeat health law

AP: More changes coming as Obamacare phases in

California: Bill to expedite firing teachers is rejected

Obamacare impact: More employers dropping insurance coverage for ages 19-25

Delaware to allow online gambling

Houston’s Strip Clubs Hit by New ‘Pole Tax’

    Wall Street Journal: The City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday that requires strip clubs to pay a $5-per-visitor fee to help pay for the analysis of biological evidence collected from rape victims in hopes of identifying their attackers. . . . The Texas Supreme Court last year rejected a claim that the state fee, sponsored by Ms. Cohen as a state lawmaker, violates free-speech rights by infringing on a mode of expression: sexually suggestive dancing.


  • Posted: 06/28/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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Twitter prepares curbs on hate speech

California governor signs budget relying on voter approved taxe hikes

Census shows drastic drop in number of businesses and jobs since 2008

    PR Newswire: In 2010, U.S. businesses with paid employees numbered 7.4 million, a decline of 36,800 establishments from 2009, marking the third consecutive year of decline, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In comparison, between 2008 and 2009 there was a decline of 168,000 establishments. These findings are from County Business Patterns: 2010 . . .


  • Posted: 06/27/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.prnewswire.com

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After Obamacare ruling, what happens to the money?

Pension costs push Stockton, Calif. to bankruptcy

Rasmussen: 58% Think Federal Government Encourages Illegal Immigration

America’s taxpayers lost big in UAW bailout

    Detroit News: The Treasury Department estimates the taxpayers will lose enormous sums in the auto bailout — more than $20 billion. That is more than Michigan spends on public education, more than the federal government spends on NASA, and more than America gives in foreign aid. None of these losses were necessary to keep General Motors and Chrysler in business. The entire net cost of the bailout came from subsidizing the United Auto Workers’ pay and benefits.


  • Posted: 06/27/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.detroitnews.com

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Rangel wins in NY Dem primary

Tea Party favorite Bridenstine defeats incumbent Sullivan in Oklahoma GOP primary

Graham to defense firms: Notify workers now of layoff threat from automatic cuts

Hatch gets victory in Utah primary

House Dems’ campaign chief urges candidates to steer clear of convention

Obese adults should get counseling, federal task force says

MI: Stripper claims nudity is ‘free speech,’ loses appeal

Missouri Dem Senator may skip convention

Islamic Housing Fulfils US Muslim Dream

Rasmussen: 53% Say Neither Party Represents American People

Trend No. 4: Sales Tax Increases

    NCPA Policy Digest: First adopted in the 1930s during the Great Depression as property tax collections plummeted, the base of sales taxes have eroded over time. Except in a few states, sales taxes generally apply to goods and not services, and often exclude even a significant number of goods (groceries, clothing, medicine, gasoline, sales tax holidays, etc.), says Joseph Henchman, an attorney and policy analyst at the Tax Foundation.


  • Posted: 06/26/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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