Archive for December 22nd, 2009

KMBC — Is H1N1 Vaccine Linked To Rare Disorder? Kansas Man Afflicted With Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Ten days before he was stricken, Kuckelman received the H1N1 vaccine.

Health officials are adamant there is no tie.

“Nowadays, in about 60 percent of GBS cases, we never know what causes it,” said Jeff Hershberger, with the Kansas City Health Department.

KSGOP Chair Reacts To Wiggans Withdrawal

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

December 17, 2009
Immediate Release
Contact:  CiCi Rojas
785/234-3456

KSGOP REACTS TO WIGGANS’ WITHDRAWAL

Topeka, KS – Kansas Republican Party Chair Amanda Adkins released the following statement today regarding Tom Wiggans’ announcement to withdraw from the race for Governor: (more…)

Jerry Moran on Health Care

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

We are creeping dangerously closer to an unprecedented expansion of bureaucracy and a government takeover of our health care system. (more…)

Kansans for Life on article from AP: Abortion…Could be HCR Dealbreaker–PLUS Key Info & Links

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

SENATE HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL MOVES FORWARD BUT NEW A.P. ARTICLE WARNS ABORTION “COULD BE A DEALBREAKER.”

From article: “Abortion opponents in the House nearly stopped health care once before, and they are poised to try again to preserve their more restrictive approach. It could be a dealbreaker.” (more…)

Tiahrt Welcomes Parker Griffith to GOP

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

For Immediate Release Contact Michelle Schroeder
December 22, 2009 785-249-8095

Tiahrt Welcomes Parker Griffith to GOP

U.S. Representative Todd Tiahrt (R-Kansas) today released the following statement following the announcement that U.S. Representative Parker Griffith (R-Alabama) has switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.

“President Obama and Speaker Pelosi have seen their first victim of the ill-conceived takeover of America’s healthcare system,” said Tiahrt. “Parker Griffith has seen the Obama/Pelosi government-down approach to the economy and fully understands it is bad for the economy and the future of our country.

“Parker clearly understands what most Americans are saying – they do not want government controlling our economy or running our healthcare system. If President Obama and Speaker Pelosi continue to turn a deaf ear to the American people, Parker and I will be joined in Congress by many more Republicans following the 2010 elections.

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The Health-Care Backlash — PETER WEHNER

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Mr. Obama has revived the worst impressions of the Democratic party – profligate and undisciplined, arrogant, lovers of big government, increasers of taxes. The issues and narrative for American politics in the foreseeable future has been set – limited government versus exploding government, capitalism versus European style socialism, responsible and measured policies versus reckless and radical ones.

American Patients, Get Ready to Wait — Sally Pipes

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

As of this year, 694,161 Canadians are on a waiting list for medical procedures. Assuming one person per procedure, that means 2.08 percent of the population is queued up for “free” care, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual survey on wait times.

US Senate primary, Kentucky: Rand Paul is dominating 44-25% over Secretary of State Trey Grayson

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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NY Senate — Rudy Giuliani is out

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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Rasmussen — Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans Post Eight-Point Lead On Generic Ballot

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

The new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 44% would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 36% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent. Support for GOP candidates held steady over the past week, but support for Democrats slipped by a point.

66% Favor Smaller Government With Fewer Services, Lower Taxes

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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Rasmussen — 50% Now Say Global Warming Caused by Long-Term Planetary Trends. Only 34% Blame Humans. Political Class Strongly Disagrees.

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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Dick Cheney: Human Events’ Conservative of the Year

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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Hackers steal SKorean-US military secrets

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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China to require Internet domain name registration

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has issued new Internet regulations, including what appears to be an effort to create a “whitelist” of approved websites that could potentially place much of the Internet off-limits to Chinese readers.

Boston — The 911 on video game obsession; Frazzled Roxbury mom calls the cops on teen gamer

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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Chicago — City To Shut Down Christmas Eve To Save Cash

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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Politico on Democratic Rep. Parker Griffith — House Dem blames leaders for party switch

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House, hailed Griffith’s move from a large majority to a small minority as proof that the Democrats have become “completely disconnected from seniors, young workers and and families in America.”

California — San Jose police test head-mounted cameras for officers

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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Experts: NY dog is 1st in nation with swine flu

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – Experts say a dog in suburban New York is the nation’s first confirmed to be carrying the same strain of swine flu that is infecting humans.