Archive for July, 2011

Video, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Speaker John Boehner “Chose To Go To The Dark Side”

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

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Wired – Why Microsoft Can’t — and Shouldn’t — Give Up on Bing Search Engine

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

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Rasmussen – Adults under 29 are twice as likely as those over 65 to think a college degree is not a good financial investment

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

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Jay Cost, Weekly Standard – The Fundamentals Do Not Currently Favor Obama’s Reelection

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

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Drudge: AOLHuffpo stock trades at record lows

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

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Teacher: I smoked meth with Principal in Principal’s office. School closes indefinitely.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

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Record high 46% of likely voters consider most members of Congress as corrupt – Rasmussen

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

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The Alpha missions program at Lansing Correctional Facility – NBC 41 report

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Jim Geraghty – Why Are News Organizations Still Touting Polls of Adults, Rather than Registered Voters?

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

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Aaron Blake, Washington Post – Jon Huntsman campaign manager Susie Wiles resigns

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

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Green, Shovel-Ready Stimulus — 100 Years Ago: Victor Davis Hanson

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Quite simply, Big Creek could not be built today in the United States. Environmentalists would claim that the pristine nature of the San Joaquin River would be unnecessarily altered, citing a newly discovered colony of spotted newts or dappled dragonflies in the way of the proposed penstocks. Unions would demand blanket representation without elections — and every imaginable compensation for such hazardous duty. Workers would apply for stress-related disability benefits given the dizzying heights and the dank subterranean mining. Government regulators and inspectors would outnumber project engineers.

New Republic – We Have No Idea What We Are Doing in Libya – David Rieff

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

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Rasmussen – Just 49% Say Home Is Worth More Than Mortgage

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Upper-income homeowners are more confident in their home value than those who earn less. Investors are much more confident than non-investors about their home’s value. Seventy-one percent (71%) of government workers believe their home is worth more than the mortgage. Just 50% of private sector employees and 42% of retirees share such optimism. This result comes at a time when confidence that home values will improve has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded.

In December 2008, 61% believed their home was worth more than their mortgage. While the numbers have declined since then, this is the first time ever that the number believing they had equity in their home stayed below 50% for two months in a row.

Daily Caller – Politico “reporter” Andy Barr, who covered Republican Sarah Palin, quits for Democratic Party job

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

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Intrade – Rick Perry ahead of Mitt Romney for Republican 2012 nomination

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

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Washington Post – Debt talks bring tensions between Democrats, Obama to surface

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

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Video, Sen. Tom Coburn: “I Will Bet You A Porterhouse Steak” Obama Will Sign Cut, Cap & Balance

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

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Video, Sen. Jim DeMint – We’re Not Elected To “Make It Easier To Increase Debt Limit”

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

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WDAF Fox 4 – Is Safety Seat Really Safe?

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Sen. Jerry Moran: KS Common Sense – We Need a Balanced Budget Amendment

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

We Need a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

The fiscal crisis our country finds itself in is the result of many years of our federal government living beyond its means. Though in recent weeks we have heard much talk about cutting spending and reducing our debt, the past has taught us that the President and Congress will not make the difficult decisions necessary to get our fiscal house in order without a tough budget mechanism in place to force accountability. Washington’s borrows 40 cents of every dollar spent, and I strongly believe a critical part of kicking this reckless habit is passage of a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution. A BBA would turn talk into action by constitutionally binding the President to request and Congress to approve a balanced federal budget each year.

We will soon force a vote on the legislation in the Senate. In recent weeks, I have advocated for a BBA as a fundamental reform required as part of any agreement to raise the debt ceiling. Click here to view a video compilation of my recent remarks on the importance of a BBA.