Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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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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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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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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Democratic Convention Organizers Cancel Speedway Event For Lack of Funds

Gary Bauer: The Imperial Presidency

    Gary Bauer at Human Events: The trend in recent decades toward more power being concentrated in the executive branch has reached its high point in the Obama White House. Obama’s first three and a half years have resurrected the title “the imperial presidency,” a term that captures how much Obama’s presidency has exceeded its constitutional limits.


  • Posted: 06/25/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.humanevents.com

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Pornography 101: The latest fad in college classes

Americans may become minority in UCSD engineering

    Education News: The number of international students enrolled in graduate programs at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering has risen for the past five years and is nearing the 50 percent mark, according to the campus. Last fall, 665 of the program’s 1,493 grad students — or 44.5 percent — were from countries other than the United States.


  • Posted: 06/25/2012
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  • Source: educationviews.org

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Utah Sen. Hatch seems to have weathered GOP storm

Labor unions sue over Rhode Island pension reform

18% of Americans Say They Would Not Vote For Mormon President

Pat Buchanan: Behind the Crack-up of the Right

Tea Part Group, FreedomWorks, doesn’t intend to endorse Romney

    The Daily Caller: “FreedomWorks has not made it a practice to endorse for presidential elections, and I don’t expect we’ll deviate from tradition this year,” FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe told The Daily Caller. “Our focus elsewhere is always on electing more-conservative candidates.”


  • Posted: 06/22/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: dailycaller.com

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Purpose and Liberty

Largest public union rejects reform candidate as new leader

Hispanic populations grow by 77% in swing states since 2000

Retiring Dem: ‘The People Have Gotten Dumber’

SBC Resolutions address sinner’s prayer, marriage

Senate votes to uphold job and coal killing EPA regs

California to lose big if Supreme Court scraps U.S. healthcare law

Commerce Secretary Bryson resigns

‘U.S. Per Person Debt to Increase 7 Times Faster than Italian Debt’

Washington’s Regulatory Costs Exceed $1 Trillion Annually

“Southern Baptists” vote in favor of alternate name: “Great Commission Baptists”

House Dem: Ruling striking mandate won’t be a ‘show-stopper’ for health law

81% Say Congress Listens More to Party Leaders Than to Voters

Ron Paul convention delegates file suit to vote freely and allege rigged GOP state primaries

    Examiner.com: Last week, 123 Republican convention delegates from seven western states filed suit with the 9th circuit federal court seeking an opinion from the court that would free them from their bound pledge to vote for Mitt Romney and instead allow them to vote their own personal opinions. The delegates who support Ron Paul, but many of which are bound to support Mitt Romney, also sued the RNC, its chairman and all seven GOP state chairs within the 9th circuit.


  • Posted: 06/19/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.examiner.com

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Southern Baptists elect first black president

Mitt Romney Stands By Anti-Tax Pledge

Snapshots of 10 states with biggest pension gaps

Budget turnarounds: Some states socking cash away

Romney says Michigan win would hand him presidency

Labor union limits focus to 8 battleground states

$757 Billion shortfall in state pension plans

New York to close loophole over viewing child pornography

Utah Supreme Court upholds harm to minors conviction for nude drawings defendant sent to his 5 yr. old daughter

Justices could split over decency in FCC case which court heard in January

GOP on health care: No quick replacement

Morality in Media: No More Internet Porn Domains!

IN: ACLU steps in on fight over specialty license plates

SBC baptisms & churches up in 2011, membership declines

    Baptist Press: The Southern Baptist Convention in 2011 reported an increase in the number of baptisms and total churches over the previous year, but declined in total membership, according to the Annual Church Profile (ACP) compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions.


  • Posted: 06/13/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: bpnews.net

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