Archive for December 2nd, 2010

Gingrich Opines On GOP Outreach To Hispanics – Scott Conroy

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday called for an illegal immigration policy that falls within “some zone between deportation and amnesty” and is implemented sequentially, without a large, comprehensive bill in Congress.

“We have to design a solution to the current problem of undocumented workers which gives us a reason to believe that within five to 10 years, everyone in the United States will be legal,” Gingrich said. “We are not going to deport 11 million people.”

Can Congress Stand Up to Ethanol? – Dennis Byrne

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

December brings the biggest showdown with Illinois’ and possibly the nation’s most gluttonous corporate freeloader: the corn ethanol industry.

Symbolically, the upcoming battle of budget hawks against ethanol’s special pleaders is as significant as the fight over continuing the Bush tax cuts.

John Stossel – I’m glad I live in America

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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Bailing out big banks are endangering America – Thomas M. Hoenig, president of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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Wash Post – Swedish court upholds warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange; amid furor, provocateur remains out of sight

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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The Hill – Paul Ryan says “deficit reduction plan” would actually expand ObamaCare

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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You Don’t Actually Have to Be Engaged In Commerce For Your Choices to Be Regulated Under the Commerce Clause – Peter Suderman, Reason

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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The Hill – Will Obama seek re-election?

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

He seems to be a man who is not especially happy in his job – someone frustrated with the inability of the media, leaders of his own party and especially the voters to comprehend what he has accomplished in two very difficult years.

EPA employee in WSJ – The EPA Turns 40

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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Jerry Brown’s Last Hurrah – Victor Davis Hanson

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

If he can, Brown could finally shed the old caricature of “Governor Moonbeam” and become the landmark philosopher-statesman he once promised that he would be, but was not, three decades ago. And if he can’t, he’ll be remembered as just another tax-and-spend California ideologue like hyper-partisan Rep. Nancy Pelosi or fossilized Sen. Barbara Boxer — perpetually fiddling away in office while the redistributive state went up in flames.

GOP Presidential Race Likely to Be a “Competence Primary” – Scott Conroy

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The consensus among many Republican strategists that competence will be a particularly valuable commodity for White House hopefuls is a primary reasons why Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour continue to be named as top-tier potential candidates, even though each currently polls in the low single digits nationally.

Brownback wants corporate welfare, junk science. Signs letter with 5 Republicans and 7 Democrats asking for more ethanol subsidies

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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Club for Growth PAC Welcomes Sarah Steelman to MO-Sen Race

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

WASHINGTON – Club for Growth PAC today welcomed former Missouri State Treasurer Sarah Steelman into the 2012 U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.

“Sarah Steelman’s entry into the Missouri Senate race is a welcome sign for pro-growth conservatives,” said Club President Chris Chocola. “Sarah Steelman is the kind of candidate who can provide a clear contrast to pro-bailout, pro-ObamaCare Sen. McCaskill. We welcome her to the race and look forward to learning more about her candidacy in the coming months.”

Notably, former Senator Jim Talent is also reportedly considering running for U.S. Senate in Missouri in 2012. In his previous time in the Senate, prior to losing to McCaskill in 2006, Talent voted to raid the Social Security Trust Fund, for the infamous Bridge to Nowhere earmark, and for other pork-laden budget busters.

Chocola added, “With a record of support for government expansion and outrageous earmark spending, it would be more difficult for Jim Talent to successfully contrast his record with Claire McCaskill’s. If the 2010 election showed us anything, it is that voters are in no mood to elect Republicans who are only half-hearted at best in their efforts to boost our economy and stop Washington’s out-of-control spending.”

In the just-completed 2010 election cycle, Club for Growth PAC bundled $6 million in direct contributions from Club members to endorsed candidates’ congressional campaigns. Among those who received substantial support from the Club PAC in 2010 included Senators-elect Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, Ron Johnson, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee, as well as incumbent Senators Tom Coburn and Jim DeMint.

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Delaying Tax Vote Could Crash Stock Market – PAUL BEDARD

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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Camden, NJ – Camden City Council, as expected, voted Thursday to lay off almost 400 workers, half of them police officers and firefighters

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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Release Date For Mel Gibson In ‘The Beaver’

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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WikiLeaks – Diplomats describe Afghan president as weak, indecisive, paranoid and beholden to criminals to maintain power

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

He may be vital to western plans in Afghanistan but Hamid Karzai is regularly described by frustrated diplomats and foreign statesmen as erratic, emotional and prone to believing paranoid conspiracy theories.

ABC – NASA: Life That Thrives on Arsenic

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

“Not only did this microbe cope,” said Felisa Wolfe-Simon, a NASA astrobiology research fellow at the U.S. Geological Survey, “but it grew and thrived. And that was amazing.”

NASA – NASA-Funded Research Discovers Life Built With Toxic Chemical

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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Der Spiegel – Climate change is expected to cause sea levels to rise. Elsewhere, the level of the ocean will actually fall

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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