Much ado about BBQ
So how are those calls for more civility in politics coming? Oh. Read More
Yesterday's Obamacare repeal vote failed along party lines. The GOP is wasting no time going after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., for siding with Obama, as neither the President or his health care plan are very popular back in the Mountain State:
Ben Smith gets the scoop that Dick Lugar, the moderate Republican senator from Indiana, is likely going to get a primary challenge next year: Read More
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee got a lot of free media a few days ago when they announced they had made the first ad buy of 2012, targeting 19 targeted Republican incumbents.
Of course, no one in the media really bothered to look at the how big the ad buy was. It turns out the heavily-in-debt DCCC made an ad buy of just $10,000 or about $450 a district. In other words, next to nothing. Read More
Hey, remember "If you like your health insurance, you can keep it"? Not in Colorado.
How to repeal Obamacare
"The Obama administration snubbed top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa on his first major document deadline." Read More
Remember the new and improved, business-friendly Obama that their was so much hoopla about afew months ago? Yeah, just go ahead and forget about that: Read More
Harry Reid knows he has the votes, so he's going to let the vote happen: Read More
Thomas Sowell's column today is a must read. As ever, the EPA is blurring the lines between policy and parody: Read More
WHO: Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La.
WHAT: Boustany received $2,000 from General Motors' Political Action Committee. Read More
First, it was Happy Meals, now San Francisco is going after the Yellow Pages.
Apparently, "Christian" is a dirty word at the EU. Read More
Yesterday, Federal Judge Roger Vinson ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, was unconsitutional. Specifically, he ruled that the law's mandate that all Americans buy health insurance was not justified by the commerce clause. Many observers noted that the Judge specifically tweaked Obama by citing his own words when he was campaigning against Hillary Clinton and opposed the mandate that was in her health care proposal: Read More
Well, it doesn't look like the U.S. real estate market is roaring back just yet:
More concerning than the home ownership rate is the vacancy rate. The Census tables don't tell the entire story, but they tell a lot of it. Of the nearly 131 million housing units in this country, 112.5 million are occupied. 74.8 million are owned, and that's only dropped by about 30 thousand in the past year. 38 million are rented, but that's up by over a million year over year. That means more new households are choosing to rent. Read More
The Daily Caller reports on Barrasso's legislation, which aims to stop the EPA from from becoming the de facto regulators of the American economy: Read More
So this is a novel argument for tax hikes from California's new governor:
Citing the pro-democracy unrest in Egypt and Tunisia, Gov. Jerry Brown called it “unconscionable” that GOP legislators are vowing to block his attempt to ask voters to extend tax hikes to balance the budget. Read More
The full text of the decision from Federal Judge Roger Vinson is not available yet, but according to reporters who've seen the decision, he's ruled the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. The ruling favors of the 26 state attorney generals challenging the law. The judge ruled the individual mandate that requires all Americans to purchase health insurance invalid and, according to the decision, "because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void." Read More