Monthly Archives: January 2014

Christie Knew About Lane Closings, Ex-Port Authority Official Says

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New York Times
The former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in the scandal now swirling around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Friday that “evidence exists” the governor knew about the lane closings when they were happening.
In a letter released by his lawyer, the former…

Rod Wright introduces bill to convert some felonies to misdemeanors

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Two days after a jury found him guilty of eight felonies related to living outside the district he represents, Sen. Rod Wrightintroduced a bill that would allow people convicted of non-violent felonies to have their crimes converted to misdemeanors.
Wright did not attend the Senate’s floor session Thursday, but legislative records show that on that day he…

The ‘Stay in School’ PSA with an Unexpected Ending

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A new ad encouraging young people to stay in school is generating a lot of buzz on the Internet — and after you watch it, you will immediately understand why.

The online YouTube PSA, which claims to be produced by the “Learn for Life Foundation of Western Australia,” appears to show a group of kids ditch school…

D’Souza vs. Ayers at Dartmouth

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Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza and the former leader of the far-left domestic terrorist group Weather Underground, Bill Ayers, battled in a contentious debate held at Dartmouth University on Thursday night.
Billed as the “ultimate fight between left and right,” the pair clashed on a variety of topics including, libertarianism, Israel, the Second Amendment and Ayers’ radical…

Politics of Hate and Envy

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Walter E. Williams 
Part of the progressive agenda is to create hate and envy. One component of that agenda is to attack the large differences between a corporation’s chief executive officer’s earnings and those of its average worker. CNNMoney published salary comparisons in “Fortune 50 CEO pay vs. our salaries” (http://tinyurl.com/c2b24rv). Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf’s…

California’s drought is man-made–by Democrats. Rep. Devin Nunes

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It is common to hear Democrats blame California’s ongoing severe drought on climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown made that claim last week in his “state of the state” address. Now a Republican is also claiming that California’s drought is man-made–by Democrats. Rep. Devin Nunes, who represents the largely rural 21st congressional district, made the claim…

Coulter: Immigration Plan Will Destroy GOP in a Decade

Leading Conservatives, Presidential Candidates Speak At CPAC Gathering

By Lisa Barron

Ann Coulter has joined the chorus of conservatives lashing out at the Republican House leadership’s proposals for immigration reform being discussed at a GOP retreat this week.
House Speaker John Boehner’s plan is expected to include offering visas to foreign workers and a path to legalization, although not necessarily citizenship, for the nation’s 11 million…

Four words in the ACA could spell its doom

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By George F. Will, Washington Post blog

Someone you probably are not familiar with has filed a suit you probably have not heard about concerning a four-word phrase you should know about. The suit could blow to smithereens something everyone has heard altogether too much about, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (hereafter, ACA).Scott Pruitt and some kindred spirits…

Henry Waxman: A man of many bills to Retire after 19 Terms…Thank GOD….Maryanne Williamson to Run, Jioning in is Sen. Ted Lieu to challenge for Waxman’s House seat

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Miracles of Miracles….Maryanne Williamson to Run, Jioning in is Sen. Ted Lieu to challenge for Waxman’s House seat

UPDATED JANUARY 31, 2014
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) announced Thursday that he will retire after serving 19 terms in the House of Representatives. Known as a prolific legislator, he played a major role in the passage of numerous laws…