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In The Senate Race GOP still favored for 2014

According to Politico, the Republicans are closing in on a senate majority, come 2014: Republicans have more options.  They’ve landed top recruits to take on first-term senators in New Hampshire and Colorado, nominated credible female candidates in open-seat contests in Michigan and Iowa, protected all of their incumbents from tea party challenges and thwarted more […] Continue reading →

Permanent internet tax ban moves forward in the House

 The tension between federal and state powers over a permanent ban on Internet access taxes took the spotlight on Wednesday during House Judiciary Committee debate. Without an extension passed by Congress, a moratorium banning state and local governments from taxing internet access, first enacted in 1998, is set to end on Nov. 1. The bill, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom […] Continue reading →

What? Idiot Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

 Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress’ struggle to pay for highway and transit programs. The plan offered by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., would raise the 18.4-cents-a-gallon […] Continue reading →

Senators urge Pentagon to end systematic faking of its accounts

 Four senators have called on the Defense Department to end a practice that involves deliberately inserting false numbers into the Pentagon’s accounting ledgers and financial reports. The senators sent a letter to Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale urging the Pentagon to stop an accounting practice widely known as “plugging.” The letter, dated June 12, 2014, […] Continue reading →

Top VA health official resigns under fire

 The top official for veterans’ health care resigned Friday amid a firestorm over delays in care and falsified records at veterans’ hospitals. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says he has accepted the resignation of Robert Petzel, the department’s undersecretary for health care. Shinseki had asked for the resignation, a department official later said on condition […] Continue reading →

Lawmakers say Rice’s story has ‘absolutely collapsed’ amid more questions on Benghazi

 Leading Republican senators charged Thursday that National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s public account of the Benghazi terror attack has now “absolutely collapsed,” citing inaccuracies in her statements not only on the origin of the attack but the level of security at the U.S. compound. The lawmakers said she is clearly “frustrated” that her story is […] Continue reading →

Is HUD Threatened by a Christian Group’s Plan to Expand its Mission?

 Since 1924, City Gospel Mission has been providing food, shelter and hope for Cincinnati’s homeless population. But the Christian ministry’s mission to house homeless men may be jeopardized because of federal regulations banning religious and gender discrimination. The City Gospel Mission’s plan to move to a new state-of-the-art building has been put in limbo after […] Continue reading →

Pipeline delay gives boost to Obama’s political base

 The latest delay to a final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will reinforce a White House strategy to energize President Barack Obama’s liberal-leaning base before fall elections in which Democrats risk losing control of the U.S. Senate. Environmentalists, worried about the project’s effect on climate change, have put enormous pressure on the president […] Continue reading →

Finally, One Obama Radical Bites the Dust

David Limbaugh  This week, the Senate, by a slim margin assured by opportunist Democrats up for re-election, rejected the nomination of Debo Adegbile, another radical Obama nominee, to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. The feckless Democratic senators who broke ranks with his royalness are probably responding to the latest polling data […] Continue reading →

Big or small, spending-cut efforts hit roadblocks

 The budget gurus in Congress have failed for years to find a grand bargain to reduce the government’s long-term debt, so this year they decided to go small. Just 1 percentage point would be shaved from the annual cost-of-living increase in military pensions for veterans under age 62. That strategy failed, too. Congress promptly caved […] Continue reading →

SB 1062 Legislative Hypocrisy in Arizona

What caused three Republican lawmakers in Arizona to sign SB 1062 only to reverse course a few days later and urge Governor Jan Brewer to veto the bill? The controversial religious freedoms bill, which Gov. Brewer ultimately vetoed, was passed along party lines by a vote of 17 (Republicans) to 13 (Democrats), but as the […] Continue reading →