Archive for February 18th, 2011

Washington Post – House blocks federal aid for Planned Parenthood

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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Reason’s Matt Welch on Obama’s support of radical union acts in Wisconsin – Is this how a president should act?

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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Kimberley Strassell, WSJ – Unlike years past, the budget debates in the House were vigorous and democratic, not stage-managed by the leadership of the majority party

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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Reuters – House votes to deny Obama healthcare law funds

Friday, February 18th, 2011

The House’s move against the 2010 healthcare law — one of Obama’s main legislative victories — is certain to be rejected by the Democratic-led Senate, but it has raised tensions over federal spending that could lead to a government shutdown.

Speaker John Boehner Blasts White House for Spreading ‘Disinformation, Confusion’ in Wisconsin Budget Battle

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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Obama, National Democrats Help Mobilize Wisconsin State Budget Protests

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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UK Telegraph – Why Angela Merkel and David Cameron see eye to eye

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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Britain – prime minister David Cameron takes a whack at multiculturalism

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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Young Americans for Liberty – Paul Revere, the original Tea Partier, finally gets his due

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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Wall Street Journal editorial – A seminal showdown between public unions and taxpayers

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Mr. Walker’s very modest proposal would take away the ability of most government employees to collectively bargain for benefits. They could still bargain for higher wages, but future wage increases would be capped at the federal Consumer Price Index, unless otherwise specified by a voter referendum. The bill would also require union members to contribute 5.8% of salary toward their pensions and chip in 12.6% of the cost of their health insurance premiums.

If those numbers don’t sound outrageous, you probably work in the private economy. The comparable nationwide employee health-care contribution is 20% for private industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average employee contribution from take-home pay for retirement was 7.5% in 2009, according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute.

A decisive moment: Public employee unions or the common good? – Jennifer Rubin

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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The Hill – Wisconsin governor: GOP won’t be ‘bullied’ by union bill protesters

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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CNS News – Wisconsin Democratic Party Condemns Hateful Signs Targeting State’s GOP Governor and Lawmakers

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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Nancy Pelosi – I stand in solidarity with the Wisconsin unions

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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Wisconsin – Obama supports union backlash

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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Video – Robot hummingbird passes flight tests

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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AP – Doctors remove knife from man’s head after 4 years

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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Infowars – 10 Ways Google Runs the World

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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ABC – Hillary Clinton: Israeli Settlements ‘Illegitimate’

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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California – GPS To Track Truant Students In Anaheim

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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