Archive for October 23rd, 2009

MOBILE USE IS LINKED TO BRAIN TUMOURS

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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House health care bill over $1 trillion for decade

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) – Health care legislation taking shape in the House carries a price tag of at least $1 trillion over a decade, significantly higher than the target President Barack Obama has set, congressional officials said Friday as they struggled to finish work on the measure for a vote early next month.

WSJ on NY 23 — Republicans try to lose a House seat.

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Republicans are telling themselves that a political wave is building that could carry them to big election gains next year. Judging by their performance so far in a special election in New York, however, they deserve to wander in the minority for another generation or two.

The November 2 contest will replace nine-term Republican John McHugh, who resigned to become Secretary of the Army. President Obama carried the district along the Canadian border with 52%, but George W. Bush carried it twice and Republicans outnumber Democrats by 45,000 or so. With voters alarmed about the economy and runaway spending, this ought to be an easy GOP retention.

Rubio catching up to Crist

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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Since Stimulus, 49 of 50 States Have Lost Jobs

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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NRO on A Time For Choosing: An upstart conservative threatens a liberal Republican in upstate New York.

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

New York’s 23rd congressional district is thousands of miles from Ronald Reagan’s California, but I think the Gipper would find the sprawling upstate area to his liking. The district is famous for its clean mountain air, and its values have helped to elect a conservative to Congress since 1992.

Heritage — Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) on Buy American

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

When it comes to legislative PR, it doesn’t get much better than “Buy American.” What could possibly be more patriotic than buying American-made products? During tough economic times, mandating that government contractors use only goods with the Made in the USA label doesn’t just sound like good policy, it seems like plain old common sense. We all want to create American jobs and promote American manufacturing.

Devastating drop in job approval numbers for Obama in new Gallup survey — MARK TAPSCOTT

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

President Obama’s push for health care reform during the third quarter of 2009 has seriously damaged his public standing, according to new data from the Gallup Daily tracking poll. His job approval rating dropped nine points from the second to the third quarter, from 62 percent to 53 percent.
The nine-point second-to-third quarter drop is the highest Gallup has ever measured for an incumbent president during his first year in office, and among the highest quarter-to-quarter drops measured for any president at any point:

WSJ — The doctor fix blows up in the Senate, no thanks to the AMA.

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Yesterday saw some rare good news on the health-care front, with the stealth Democratic plan to move $247 billion in ObamaCare costs off the books collapsing in the Senate on a procedural vote of 47 to 53. Maybe there’s more anxiety among Democrats about a huge permanent increase in government health spending than the White House is willing to let on.

Wired — Amazon Kills U.S. Kindle, Cuts International Price

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Perhaps to avoid consumer confusion, or to grab back a few headlines from Barnes and Noble’s sweet looking Nook e-reader, Amazon has dropped the Sprint-powered U.S. Kindle and now sells just the international version along with the super-sized DX. And the price has also been dropped to $260, the same as the old Kindle 2 and the same as the Nook. It looks like this fight is on.

Those of you who already bought the International Kindle for $280 upon launch, you’ll get a $20 refund from Amazon. Here’s the e-mail I got:

Good news! Due to strong customer demand for our newest Kindle with U.S. and international wireless, we are consolidating our family of 6″ Kindles. As part of this consolidation, we are lowering the price of the Kindle you just purchased from $279 down to $259. You don’t need to do anything to get the lower price-we are automatically issuing you a $20 refund. This refund should be processed in the next few days and will appear as a credit on your next billing statement.

Heritage — The U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement: A Good Deal for America

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

For the past nine months, the Obama Administration and Congress have allowed three free trade agreements (FTAs) negotiated by the Bush Administration — Colombia, Panama, and South Korea — to languish unapproved. This delay hurts American workers, as each of the agreements offers its own unique benefit to the U.S. economy. All three FTAs will spur economic development in both the U.S. and its trading partners, strengthening each nation economically and politically.

Conservatives roar; Republicans tremble

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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Investor’s Business Daily — Nanny State, Squared

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Big Government: Hardly a day passes without the unveiling of some new federal intrusion into our lives. At some point Americans must say “enough’s enough,” or sit silently as all our precious liberties are taken away.

The Democrats in Congress and the White House are pushing through the most sweeping changes toward direct government control of our economy since at least the Great Depression. Consider just a few news items from recent days:

Pelosi on the Constitution — “Are You Serious?”

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

From CNSNews.com:

When CNSNews.com asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday where the Constitution authorized Congress to order Americans to buy health insurance–a mandate included in both the House and Senate versions of the health care bill–Pelosi dismissed the question by saying: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”

New K-State sports site, Powercat Vision: PowercatVision.com

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Be sure to check out PowercatVision.com for K-State football and other K-State sports.