Archive for September 22nd, 2010

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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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New Kansas City news source – Shawnee Mission Times, published by Sheriff Currie Myers

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

The Shawnee Mission Times.

Newsweek – Will the Supreme Court strike down controversial provisions of the new health-care law?

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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Loyalties shift towards Republicans in vote-rich suburbs – Philip Rucker, Washington Post

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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Why a Christine O’Donnell Win Is Possible – Henry Olsen at Enterprise Blog

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

My colleague, Marc Thiessen, has a thought-provoking post arguing that Christine O’Donnell could actually win Delaware based on polling data that shows even liberal Delaware is sympathetic to many core Tea Party arguments. The noted Washington Post political journalist Chris Cillizza has a different view, arguing that Delaware’s prior election history and demographics bode ill for O’Donnell. Who is right?

I’m not as optimistic as Marc, but more recent election and demographic data suggest that Delaware is more ripe for O’Donnell’s picking than Cillizza believes.

RCP average on Nevada Senate – Harry Reid up .5%

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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Rasmussen on Alaska 3-way Senate race – Republican Joe Miller up 15 points

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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Lawrence Summers, the director of the National Economic Council and assistant to the president for economic policy, will step down at the end of the year – LA Times

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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Chicago Tribune editorial – Entitlement nation. More are living off tax revenues, and fewer are providing them

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

One problem is that as more people get benefits and fewer pay for them, the democratic pressures to contain federal spending weaken. The Journal notes that payments to individuals of one kind or another now account for 64 percent of all outlays, up from 47 percent in 1990. And people who don’t pay income taxes may be more inclined to raise them on people who do.

2010 U.S. Election Ratings on Google

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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“The Illusion With America” – Erick Erickson warns conservatives on lack of meaning in Contract with America Part II

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

While the Illusion with America will surely defund Obamacare and rein in the regulatory zeal of the Obama administration, I hear it will do nothing about already enacted regulations, will have very little in it relating to a pro-family agenda, and most troubling it will most definitely not rein in the federal government itself.