Archive for November 4th, 2009

The Double Standard About Journalists’ Bias — John Stossel

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

So I’ll say it now: Reporters who think coercive government control is generally good and I, who thinks voluntary market forces are generally better, both have a point of view.

So why am I the one called biased?

I like what “Americans for Prosperity” defends. I’m an American, and I’m for prosperity. What creates prosperity is free and competitive markets. That means limited government.

And I will speak about that every chance I get.

Jay Cost — Five Reasons NY-23 Doesn’t Tell Us Anything

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

I know we’re all excited to have a dramatic election to ponder – so I hate to be the party pooper (I relish being the party pooper!). No doubt the twists and turns have been dramatic. But sometimes drama has a deeper meaning – like in Hamlet. And sometimes it doesn’t – like in the Young and the Restless.

This is the Young and the Restless. There are few, if any, broader inferences to draw from this race about the national political climate.

Howard Fineman — One year later, big test for big government

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama believes in the saving grace of the federal government.

But do the American people?

2009, Obama’s Policies, and GOP’s Future — Robert Tracinski

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

That’s the message that needs to come in loud and clear to the Democrats: that America has not shifted left and therefore that there is no base of popular support for President Obama’s policies.

How Will Obamacare Affect the Average American? — John Shadegg

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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No Messiah, but a Good Swimmer — Katrina vanden Heuvel

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Denouncing the Obama administration’s missteps or worse doesn’t get us far-it promotes exactly what the president’s adversaries seek: his political disempowerment.

Don’t bury GOP yet — Jonah Goldberg

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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FL-8: A Lesson in How Not to Win Re-Election — Stuart Rothenberg

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

After almost 30 years doing this, I shouldn’t be surprised by anything Members of Congress do. But even I was taken aback when Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) referred to an adviser to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as a “K Street whore.”

Democratic colleagues called the comment “absurd” (Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey) and “inappropriate” (Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland), and Rep. Anthony Weiner (N.Y.) even said that the freshman Congressman is “one fry short of a Happy Meal.”

Virginia Loss Showcases Democratic Troubles — Kyle Trygstad

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

A social conservative who successfully ran on bread and butter pocketbook issues, McDonnell racked up huge victories in the key exurban counties of Loudoun and Prince William, which Gov. Tim Kaine carried in 2005 and President Obama won just a year ago. He also kept it close in Fairfax County, which Obama won by 21 points.

WSJ — GOP Gets Some Love, Liberal self-confidence takes a big hit.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Republicans aren’t normally associated with the Age of Aquarius, but they may be forgiven if they are singing “Let the Sunshine In.” The GOP has been flat on its back since the Obama ascendancy in last year’s presidential election, but Republican Bob McDonnell’s blowout victory over Democrat Creigh Deeds in the Virginia governor’s race and Chris Christie’s defeat of Jon Corzine in New Jersey should help dispel the party’s gloom.

ABC — Top Dems: No Health Care Bill in 2009

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Senior Congressional Democrats told ABC News today it is highly unlikely that a health care reform bill will be completed this year, just a week after President Barack Obama declared he was “absolutely confident” he’ll be able to sign one by then.

“Getting this done by the by the end of the year is a no-go,” a senior Democratic leadership aide told ABC News. Two other key Congressional Democrats also told ABC News the same thing.

Wash Post — Democrats’ concerns over abortion may imperil health bill

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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Israel Official Says Hamas Rockets Can Reach Tel Aviv

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) — The Islamic Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip can now launch rockets capable of reaching the Israeli metropolitan area of Tel Aviv, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said at a Jerusalem briefing.

Pentagon eyes crash analysis on 1,300 satellites

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Tuesday it is now tracking 800 maneuverable satellites on a daily basis for possible collisions and expects to add 500 more non-maneuvering satellites by year’s end.

Video — Gore Denies He Is Profiting From Global Warming

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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