Obamacare’s Part-Time NationThe Federalist ^ | September 9, 2014 | John Daniel DavidsonPosted on 9/9/2014, 12:13:02 PM by right-wing agnostic
As summer slides into autumn, the Affordable Care Act doesn’t seem to be weighing as heavily on our elected leaders as it was this time last year, before the botched rollout of the health insurance exchanges and the battles over Medicaid expansion in state legislatures. Even Congressional Republicans appear to be losing interest.
Who is Rand Paul?
Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Ralph BenkoPosted on 9/2/2014, 11:29:50 AM by KaslinFor starters, Rand is short for Randal, not an allusion to Ayn Rand, after whom Sen. Paul was not named by his libertarian not Objectivist father Ron Paul. Reportedly, growing up he was called Randy … until his wife shortened the diminutive to Rand.Washington, ordinarily, is committed to maintaining the status quo or making, at best, incremental…
Nanny-State Mindset Leads to Police Brutality
RealClearPolitics ^ | August 4, 2014 | Scott RasmussenPosted on 8/4/2014, 10:13:29 PM
In Florida recently, police pulled up to a young boy playing in the park and asked where his mother lived. According to a report on WPTV, the mom was then arrested for “allowing her son to go to the park alone.”
Her son had a cellphone, and she would check in with him along the way. The mom believes “he’s old enough, but Port St. Lucie Police disagree.”There is a tendency to dismiss stories such as this as a silly mistake by an overzealous police officer, but sadly it’s part of a larger problem. In fact, a similar story of arresting a mom for not supervising her child 24/7/365 took place a few weeks back in South Carolina.
Rand Paul vs. Rick Perry: Who’s winning?
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 14, 2014 | Peter GrierPosted on 7/14/2014, 1:37:39 PM by ConservingFreedomThis Rand Paul versus Rick Perry GOP thunderstorm popped up pretty fast, didn’t it?
It was a dark cloud on the horizon on Friday, when Governor Perry of Texas published an op-ed in The Washington Post that attacked Senator Paul as a foreign policy isolationist.
Paul is reluctant to devote more US troops and weapons to Iraq, and Perry used that position to portray the Kentucky lawmaker as the reverse of Ronald Reagan, as someone who wants to hunker down at home rather than lead the world.“Paul is drawing his own red line along the water’s edge, creating a giant moat where superpowers can retire from the world,” Perry wrote, mockingly.
The Washington Post ^ | 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | David NakamuraPosted on 7/8/2014, 10:58:14 AM by kristinnWhite House to Seek $3.8 billion for Border Control, More Than Previously SignaledThe White House on Tuesday will request $3.8 billion from Congress in emergency funding to deal with an influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America, a far higher amount that the Obama administration had previously signaled, according to a Capitol Hill source familiar with the plans.
VIDEOWashngton Free Beacon ^ | June 29 2014 | Washington Free BeaconPosted on 6/29/2014, 1:44:44 PM by PoloSecNBC’s
Andrea Mitchell slammed Hillary Clinton saying she ”lacks self-awareness” and is “out of touch” Sunday on Meet The Press.“The book tour has looked like a political campaign. I think it’s a little bit that she was rusty and a little bit of lack of self-awareness, when she talks about being dead broke and she then tried to fix it.
But still, not getting the language – to really understand that she is a little bit out of touch,” Mitchell said.“She doesn’t quite realize as Ruth Marcus wrote in the Washington Post, she should stop giving paid speeches, should stop asking colleges to pay out of a foundation.
She’s got enough money just let it go at this stage, she concluded.Last week, Mitchell’s colleague Chuck Todd also criticized Clinton over her wealth gaffe.
“Let’s remember how they created their wealth. They didn’t do it in some incredible business creating jobs and all of this- they just acquired wealth for being the Clintons…I
Washington Post ^ | June 26 at 10:27 AM | RADLEY BALKOPosted on 6/26/2014, 2:51:06 PM by maine yankeeAs it turns out, a number of SWAT teams in the Bay State are operated by what are called law enforcement councils, or LECs.
Some of these LECs have also apparently incorporated as 501c3 organizations.