Posts Tagged ‘ Politico ’

Rotten To The Core

Rotten To The Core

As if we needed a reminder that the Augean Stables of our federal government need to be cleansed from top to bottom, this week brought news of an FBI agent encouraging a would-be Muslim assassin in the days leading up to the jihadist assault on Garland, Texas. I’m not one prone to conspiracy theories,...
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Hillary’s Folly

Hillary’s Folly

The Benghazi Report has finally been published, you can read it in its entirety here, which means we’ve been treated to some predictable political reactions, including this illuminating headline from the New York Times. Leaving aside the predictable spin from Hillary boosters in the fourth estate, one of my main problems with the national debate...
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West Virginia Democratic Primary

West Virginia Democratic Primary

  Update: Trump inches closer to the magic number with a romp in Nebraska.  Well, that was quick. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Hillary is not the most likable public figure.  Watch the results as they come in live, courtesy of CBS News.
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Super Duper Tuesday

Super Duper Tuesday

Update: Harry Enten, of FiveThirtyEight, sums up the confusion on the Republican side of the aisle.  Interesting analysis of the Ohio vote by Tim Carney. HRC aiming for a clean sweep.  Kasich has won Ohio, according to CNN and Fox News.  The Rubio presidential campaign, to all intents and purposes, is over.  Kasich is...
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Live Free or Die

Live Free or Die

  Update: According to CNN projections Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have emerged victorious from tonight’s primary. Notch one for the notoriously inaccurate polling industry!  We’ll see whether New Hampshire lives up to its state motto later tonight, although the pickings are rather slim in this regard. You can follow the undoubtedly dubious exit polling data...
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Exit of a Giant

Exit of a Giant

In news that’s sure to leave at least 0.5% of the Republican Party faithful crestfallen, Senator Lindsey Graham has decided to bow out of the race for the White House. A good measuring stick of how terrible an officeholder or candidate is-as a legislator or a human being-is how effusively he or she is...
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Breaking News…(GOP Refugee Security Bill Passes)

Update: Vote on H.R. 4038: The American SAFE Act of 2015.  A veto-proof majority in the House has just told Barack Obama that, empty assurances notwithstanding, it doesn’t trust this administration to “vet” the 10,000+ Syrian refugees who it intends to resettle within the United States.  The Sith Lord himself, Harry Reid, intends to...
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American Blood Is Cheap

American Blood Is Cheap

In a further demonstration of who pulls the strings in today’s Democratic Party, the U.S. Senate failed to achieve cloture on a bill that would have decreased federal funding for sanctuary cities. With all but 2 Democratic senators opposed to this bill, you can find the roll call of yesterday’s vote here, this means...
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Misgovernance

Misgovernance

Although not bearing directly upon the subject central to this website’s mission, the U.S. Senate’s decision this weekend to revive the heretofore deceased Export-Import Bank illuminates both the rancid nature of Congress and its inability to exercise anything approaching oversight upon an administration flagrantly abusing its authority.
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Capitol Hill Collusion

Capitol Hill Collusion

  Update: TPP is dead…for now. Roll Call 362.  Even as Republican leaders of the House of Representatives whip votes for President Obama, the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership remains in doubt. Assuming any Republican congressmen exist who actually value the opinions of their constituents, they’d be wise to read the coverage of Breitbart...
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