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SC Senator Graham garners high praise from Senator Reid

Posted by: ST on June 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm » 4 Comments

Via The Hill: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday said Republicans should follow the lead of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Reid said Graham defeated conservative challengers and avoided a runoff after co-authoring immigration reform last year, unlike House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who was defeated in a shocking result the same night. […]

 

.@BarackObama’s political philosophy explained in one tweet – by him

Posted by: ST on June 9, 2014 at 11:27 am » 2 Comments

I think this rather says it all, don’t you? "I will keep doing whatever I can without Congress to help responsible young people pay off their loans." —President Obama #ItsOurInterest — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 7, 2014 Emphasis on “will do whatever I can without Congress” – which he does an awful lot these days. […]

 

Exhibit A from @Politico on how the media manufactures “outrage”

Posted by: ST on June 7, 2014 at 11:28 am » 2 Comments

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Rand Paul to run for both Senate and President in 2016?

Posted by: ST on June 6, 2014 at 11:32 am » 2 Comments

The 1st term Senator from Kentucky hasn’t yet made a decision on a possible 2016 Presidential run, but says if he does it will likely be as he runs for re-election to the US Senate: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that a state law preventing candidates from having their names […]

 

AP: Political climate looks good for GOP to pick up several Senate seats

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2014 at 11:32 am » 2 Comments

Sure enjoyed reading this this morning: WASHINGTON — Contests are set in nearly half the states for November’s elections, and with few contested primary elections remaining on the calendar, Republicans are enjoying clear advantages in their quest for a Senate takeover. “The environment is really good right now, and the quality of candidates is superior,” […]

 

WH apologizes for their “oversight” on Congressional oversight re: prisoner swap

Posted by: ST on June 3, 2014 at 6:48 pm » 2 Comments

Wow: The White House has apologized to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for failing to alert her in advance of a decision to release Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay. Feinstein told reporters that she received a call from Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken on Monday evening apologizing for what the administration is calling an […]

 

The IRS wants to tax your frequent flyer miles and hotel points

Posted by: Phineas on May 27, 2014 at 2:15 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s as if the agency was worried it wasn’t hated enough. Writing at Reason, Ira Stoll reports that the Internal Revenue Service is looking at taxing rewards points offered by airlines and hotel chains: Just in time for your summer vacation, the IRS is getting ready to toughen the tax treatment on […]

 

House GOP to pass “#Obamacare replacement bill” before August recess?

Posted by: ST on May 27, 2014 at 10:02 am » 1 Comment

Interesting development – via The Hill: House conservatives will press their leaders this week to move on an ObamaCare replacement bill before the August recess. But it’s unclear if there are enough votes to pass it. According to several GOP lawmakers, members of the conservative-leaning Republican Study Committee (RSC) plan to wear lapel pins to […]

 

Opposition to #Obamacare is racist, and why Democrats love the race card

Posted by: Phineas on May 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, brother. If we needed any more convincing that it was well-past time for Senator Jay Rockfeller (D-WV) to retire and never be heard from again, this clip of him not just playing the race card, but slamming it on the table and dancing around it should do the trick: (h/t David Freddoso) […]

 

Paging #NCSEN’s Hagan: NC Obamacare premium hikes may be published in August

Posted by: ST on May 22, 2014 at 11:41 am » 5 Comments

Another day of more worrisome news for NC’s embattled Senator Kay Hagan: States are nailing down dates to release 2015 premium costs under ObamaCare, and their decisions will guarantee a drumbeat of news about rate hikes all the way to the November midterm elections. Democrats are bracing for grim headlines that could put the unpopular […]