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May 13th, 2012
Already-unpopular North Carolina Democratic Gov. Purdue after voters approved marriage amendment: “We Look Like Mississippi”
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May 13th, 2012
North Carolina a Political Headache for Democrats – Associated Press
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May 13th, 2012
Mitt Romney uses Jimmy Carter as campaign weapon – Politico
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May 13th, 2012
Poll – 68% of Likely Voters Would Vote To Replace Entire Congress
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Rasmussen:

Here’s some bad news for Washington: More voters than ever would vote to replace the entire Congress rather than keep it.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that, if given the choice, 68% of Likely Voters would vote to get rid of the entire Congress rather than keep them all on the job. Just 12% say they would vote to keep the entire Congress.

May 13th, 2012
George Will on the Toyota Prius
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May 13th, 2012
Shikha Dalmia on “misguided” progressives – Scott Walker Is No More Anti-Union than FDR
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Dalmia:

He’s no more anti-union and right-wing than the libs’ beloved FDR—and that’s his real problem.

Numerous websites have sprouted up dedicated to “keeping an eye on this radical extremist.” Wisconsin Democratic Party chairman Mike Tate has condemned Walker’s alleged “unprecedented assault on not just the rights of Wisconsin workers, but also our shared values and proud Wisconsin institutions.”

May 12th, 2012
Facebook billionaire co-founder Eduardo Saverin renounces US citizenship before initial public offering, may reduce tax bill
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May 12th, 2012
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker produces budget surplus for second year in a row
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May 12th, 2012
Kansas bill banning foreign law in state courts passes House and Senate, sent to Gov. Brownback
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May 12th, 2012
Kansas Legislature runs out of time, will continue past 90-day session
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May 10th, 2012
Jay Cost: Obama’s Nosebleed Seats Problem
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Cost:

If these numbers are borne out on Election Day, then Obama will do about as well with the youth vote and African American vote as Bill Clinton did in 1996 or John Kerry did in 2004. Obviously the election is a long way off, the point is merely that the president is having trouble retaining the support of the subsets of these groups whose support is actually up for grabs.

 

May 10th, 2012
Speaking against Export-Import Bank – California Republican Tom McClintock
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May 10th, 2012
Op-ed against Export-Import Bank, by Club for Growth President Chris Chocola
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Chocola:

Yes, unbelievably, we are subsidizing foreign companies so they are in a better position to compete against our own. This, in spite of the fact that Ex-Im’s own charter clearly states it can only grant loans to credit-worthy entities and must never undermine American companies.

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But maybe the most egregious example of how dysfunctional and misguided the Ex-Im Bank’s actions really are is present in the airline industry. The bank provides financing to foreign airlines that in turn purchase American aircraft, allowing them to compete against U.S.-based carriers. These foreign companies use our subsidy to offer lower prices since American companies cannot qualify for this corporate welfare, and they, in turn, lose business.

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Why is taxpayer-backed money being wasted on companies that should be able to seek capital from private lending institutions? And if banks decide against providing some of these companies with loans, shouldn’t that tell us something?

May 10th, 2012
Kevin Yoder votes for crony capitalism through reauthorization of Export-Import bank, opposed by Club for Growth. Huelskamp, Jenkins, Pompeo vote against.
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May 10th, 2012
Five things to watch at Kansas state high school tennis
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May 10th, 2012
Kansas House conservatives approve tax increases for extracurricular activities at government K-12 schools, already funded at close to $13,000 per student
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Kansas City Star:

The plan to increase funding for extracurricular activities applies only to 66 school districts where local option funding equals at least 30 percent of state aid.

It would apply to five school districts in Johnson County and to the Bonner Springs and Piper districts in Wyandotte County.

It also would cover eight districts in Sedgwick County, including Goddard, Maize, Derby, Haysville and Mulvane.

The proposal had been tried in the House before and was defeated partly because of a bias against Johnson County.

 

May 10th, 2012
Mayor Sly James pushes for higher property taxes in Kansas City, MO – KSHB 41
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May 10th, 2012
DMV in Johnson County closes early for 3rd day in a row because of brand new system
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May 10th, 2012
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal a leading option for Vice President nominee under Romney – Scott Conroy
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Conroy:

“Competent” is perhaps the word admirers use most frequently to describe Jindal after “brilliant,” and his ability to get things done was a trait he demonstrated throughout the crisis in the Gulf region. For weeks, Jindal was a near-constant figure at the frontlines of the spill, and he hit the right political notes with Republicans by frequently butting heads with the Obama administration, demanding that federal officials be more proactive in their response and taking matters into his own hands when he deemed doing so appropriate.

 

May 10th, 2012
Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker winning recall election 50-45% – Rasmussen
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