Archive for June 16th, 2009

Reuters: U.S. senators ask FCC to review mobile handset deals

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several U.S. senators urged regulators on Monday to review exclusive arrangements regarding mobile handset technology between wireless carriers and cell phone makers and how they affect competition and choice in the marketplace. (more…)

Reuters: Canada decries “rising tide” of U.S. protectionism

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Reuters:

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario (Reuters) – Canada decried on Saturday a “rising tide of protectionism” in the United States, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the “Buy American” provisions in an economic stimulus package will not interfere with U.S. trade obligations. (more…)

Reuters: Global PC makers vying for “Green” crown

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Reuters:

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Personal computer makers are increasingly prioritizing “green” strategies, creating a pivotal point of competition for customers that are becoming more attuned to their financial — and societal — benefits. (more…)

Detroit News: President Obama’s pay-as-you-go plan guarantees higher taxes

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Source:

On the surface, it seems the height of fiscal responsibility — if Congress adopts an expensive new health care entitlement, it has to find a way to pay for it. (more…)

Rasmussen: 83% Now Say More U.S. Troops Likely in Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Rasmussen:

Voters for now rule out the idea of negotiating directly with the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban in Afghanistan and feel more strongly that President Obama will have to send more U.S. troops there. (more…)

Club for Growth on ‘Monuments to Me’

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Club for Growth:

Woe is Rep. Maxine Waters. How could David Obey do such a thing? From Roll Call($):

A plan by House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) to ban “monuments to me” in this year’s appropriations bills has been sharply criticized behind closed doors by a senior Democrat who wants to direct $1 million to an employment center in her district bearing her name. (more…)

Hodge 5 months ago, on January 26: “My guess — Ron Thornburgh will not run for governor”

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Benjamin Hodge at RedCounty.com/Johnson in early 2009:

My guess is that long-time Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh will back out of running for governor in 2010.  Thornburgh didannounce his intention of running for governor, and he has a campaign Web site up, but I think he’s going to decide against running against US Senator Sam Brownback.

Mike “Gamecock” Devine at Race42012: The left fears Sarah Palin and understands the effectiveness of her message

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Race42012:

When they lose, they lose to Republicans like Sarah Palin, and many recall their most anxious moments during the 2008 general election campaign were those weeks after Palin’s nomination was announced when McCain actually lead for the first time, before he blew the race by embracing the bank bailout.

Recent polls show that a majority of Americans are now pro-life, that conservatives now out-number moderates, and that women are much more likely to vote Democrats. (more…)