Archive for August 23rd, 2010

Video, Howard Dean: White House “Misjudged” What Goes On In The Country

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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Video, TIME’s Halperin: 9/11 Families Need To Be “Led Through Discussion” On Mosque

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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RedState – Final look at Florida primary

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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Video, NV-Sen: Reid Calls Angle “Just Too Extreme”

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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Video, Coach Says He Was Fired Because Of Anti-Obama Song

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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Rasmussen – 48% Say Obama’s Views Are Extreme; 51% Say Hillary Is Mainstream

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Among five top contenders for the White House in 2012, only former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is viewed as more extreme than the president. Just 38% say Palin’s views are mainstream, while 55% regard them as extreme. Mitt Romney, the ex-Massachusetts governor who unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, is considered mainstream by 45% and extreme by 33%. Twenty-two percent (22%), however, are not sure about his views.
Forty-four percent (44%) say the views of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, another unsuccessful 2008 GOP hopeful, are in the mainstream. Thirty-eight percent (38%) think Huckabee is extreme, and another 18% are not sure.

Tiger Woods’ Divorce Finalized

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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Rasmussen – Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 47%, Democrats 38%

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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Bob Weeks – Goyle’s social security protection pledge is a tax increase pledge

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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Favre’s First Outing Back A Quick One; 49ers Beat Vikings 15-10 In Preseason Game

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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Hutch News – Great Bend police seek help in finding teen

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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Star Parker campaigns in Wichita – Bob Weeks

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Parker appeared in Wichita at a fundraising event hosted by Wichita businessman Johnny Stevens. Parker is running for Congress as a Republican from the 37th district of California, which includes the cities of Compton, Long Beach, and Carson, south of the City of Los Angeles. Her campaign website is Star Parker for Congress.

AP – Nationals’ Strasburg Set For MRI Exam; Ace Right Hander Strained Forearm In Win Over Phillies

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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Bullet Points – MAJOR VICTORY FOR FIREARMS INDUSTRY AND CONSERVATION . . . The president last week signed into law the Firearms Excise Tax Improvement Act of 2010 (H.R. 5552)

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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Glenn Beck on Jim Wallis: Ooops, I guess I did take Soros money

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

After calling Glenn Beck a liar, Obama’s spiritual advisor Jim Wallis had to apologize after the facts blatantly proved that Jim Wallis was the one lying. A reporter demanded Wallis admit he took Soros money – after initially calling him a liar, Wallis had to eat dirt. Check out the full story HERE.

Jerry Moran – This Week’s Update – “Discussing Wichita Aviation with Industry Leaders”

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

This Week in Congress
August 23, 2010

Dear Friend,

Welcome to “This Week in Congress.” Congress was out of session this week for the August district work period. I enjoyed being in Kansas and visiting with Kansans and local businesses about our economy. Creating and protecting jobs in Kansas during these tough economic times continues to be a top priority of mine. We must create a business environment in the U.S. that will sustain the manufacturing industry and allow it to grow. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, the manufacturing industry contributes $19 billion to the Kansas economy, makes up 15% of our gross state product and employs nearly 190,000 Kansans. I am committed to supporting this vital industry, which plays such an important role in our state’s economy. This week’s headlines are: (more…)

USA Today – Feds rethink policies that encourage home ownership

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Just how much should Uncle Sam do to help Americans buy their own homes? For 70 years – and for the last 15 in particular – the answer has been: Whatever it takes.

When Economic Policy Became Social Policy – Peter J. Wallison

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Watching the Treasury conference on housing finance earlier this week, I was struck by the gloomy thought that we will never get out of this housing mess until we are ready to face facts. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s remark that the demise of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was caused by their pursuit of short-term profits was not a constructive contribution to the resolution of the major issues before us. In reality, Fannie and Freddie were doomed by a badly designed government housing policy, and government efforts to disguise its responsibility with a false narrative will only make a solution more difficult.

Don’t Fear A Housing Dip – John Tamny

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

More realistically, the mortgage defaults and resulting housing weakness a few years back signaled an economy on the mend thanks to markets correcting overinvestment in that space. If economic growth is the goal, the best thing we could do would be to let houses and mortgage securities find their natural, market clearing level.

UK Telegraph – America no longer needs Chinese money, for now

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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