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Democrats so Fearful of Hillary’s Legal Troubles They Are Actually Pressuring Al Gore to Run Again

August 14, 2015 | Filed Under Al Gore, Anti-Americanism, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, FBI, Government, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Liberals, President, Progressives, Senate, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Democrats so Fearful of Hillary’s Legal Troubles They Are Actually Pressuring Al Gore to Run Again

-By Warner Todd Huston

This is a sure sign of desperation among the Party elites. Democrats are so afraid that Hillary Clinton is increasingly being seen as damaged goods that some party bigwigs are now trying to convince Al Gore to run for the 2016 nomination. Seriously. AL GORE!

First of all, we see a piece by Fox News’ Chris Stirewalt that reveals that Hillary Clinton is doing very poorly in polling in six key swing states. The fact is, Hillary is increasingly looked upon as a liar that no one, even Democrats, can trust.

And as more and more of these stories about her illegal email service slowly leak out bit by bit, the more her credibility is damaged, especially with independents.
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Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump and the Tweet of Frustration

August 8, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Fox News, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Journalism, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump and the Tweet of Frustration

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Friday afternoon at 4:43 PM I Tweeted what to me was just a *funny* Tweet about Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump and the first 2016 GOP debates. But nearly 24 hours later it is still getting tweets, re-tweets, messages, shares, and favorites and it doesn’t seem to be slowing at all. Despite that I thought it was just a throw away Tweet, it has revealed a deep cynicism about the media (including Fox News) and a frustration with the Republican Party that has proven to be a major problem that I think will doom any Republican candidate in 2016.

So, on Friday evening I threw out this Tweet about Megyn Kelly’s slap at Donald Trump in the debates on Thursday…

Now, let me get my own intentions explained. To me, I just thought this was an amusing statement of irony. I often post funny quips or photo memes just to get a rise out of people and to see what sort of impact I can make. To me this was just a funny juxtaposition. While Megyn was attacking Trump for being sexist, here she was objectifying herself in these photos. It was just a quick comment on Kelly wanting to have it both ways.

I have nothing against Kelly. She seems to do well enough on her show and her ratings are very good (note I don’t much watch TV news so I have never seen a full episode of her show). It does appear from the clips I’ve seen that she is a tough interviewer. I don’t want her fired and I see no reason to have her kicked off future GOP debate programs–as many do (see this petition demanding Kelly be fired from future debates).
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In June John McCain Defeated a Move to Arm Our Solders at Recruiting Centers and Bases

July 24, 2015 | Filed Under Congress, GOP, Government Corruption, Guns, ISIS, Islamofascism, John McCain, Liberals, Marines, Military, Senate, Tennessee, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


In June John McCain Defeated a Move to Arm Our Solders at Recruiting Centers and Bases

-By Warner Todd Huston

In June, Nevada’s Republican Sen. Dean Heller tried to get the Pentagon to change its practice of banning arms from our soldiers on bases and in recruiting centers here in America. Unfortunately for our soldiers, John McCain was the principle foe of the move and helped to defeat the arming of our soldiers, a decision that recently had deadly consequences in Tennessee.

Last week Nebraska Senator Dean Heller appeared spoke to radio host Kevin Wall on KKFT AM in Carson City, NV, to talk about his amendment and noted that John McCain himself defeated the move to arm our soldiers.

Here is the audio of Heller’s visit to KKFT:
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Donald Trump is Jeb Bush’s Fault (Along with the REST Of the GOP Establishment)

July 13, 2015 | Filed Under Amnesty, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Donald Trump, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Immigration/Immigrants, Jobs, John Boehner, Liberals, Mexico, Mitch McConnell, Policy, President, Progressives, Rape, Regulation, Security/Safety, Senate, Sex Offenders/Rape, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Donald Trump is Jeb Bush’s Fault (Along with the REST Of the GOP Establishment)

-By Warner Todd Huston

Let’s face it, Donald Trump has tapped into a very serious concern that most Americans have and that is illegal immigration. But the fact that he’s become a rising star in this GOP primary race at this time isn’t because he’s so great. It’s because the GOP is so damn bad on the issue. For Trump’s current success, the whole thing is Jeb Bush, John Boehner, and Mitch McConnell’s fault.

First off, let’s be frank. Donald Trump is not a conservative. He is a recent supporter of single payer healthcare, has claimed in the past that he supports blanket amnesty, and has been all over the map on such important topics as guns and abortion. So, please let’s stop pretending he is a conservative. He absolutely has no such track record.

But his denunciation of Obama’s failed–in fact dangerous–immigration policy is exactly what angers and frightens GOP voters along with a fair portion of Democrats.

Likely without doing the requisite research for statistics to prove the matter, Trump innately understands that what we have going on in immigration is a dangerous and wrong headed policy, one that seems to have a twin purpose: to destroy this country and to set up a permanent Democrat majority through creating automatic Democrat voters after a presidential amnesty.

Trump has been absolutely fearless in speaking out against this dangerous policy that is turning America into a third world nation. He has taken the fight straight to Obama on numerous occasions and that is exactly what Republican voters want to see.
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5 GOP Governors May Refuse to Obey Obama’s Global Warming Rules

July 8, 2015 | Filed Under Bobby Jindal, Budget, Business, Climate Change, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Environment, EPA, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Law, Liberals, Mitch McConnell, President, Regulation, Republicans, Scott Walker, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


5 GOP Governors May Refuse to Obey Obama’s Global Warming Rules

-By Warner Todd Huston

Five Republican Governors are cooperating in a 10th Amendment-styled, states rights bid to defeat Obama’s un-Constitutional global warming power grab. The five are saying that they may simply ignore his edicts and refuse to implement his rules. Is your governor joining them? If not, why not?

Two of the GOP governors rattling their sabers are presidential hopefuls, so this issue just might become a national issue during the upcoming primary season.

The five governors who are warning Obama that they will simply ignore his power grab are Mary Fallin of OK, Greg Abbott of TX, Mike Pence of IN, and presidential candidates Bobby Jindal of LA, and Scott Walker of WS are also part of the group.
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Illinois Media Ignoring Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s Corruption and Whistleblower Case

June 22, 2015 | Filed Under Budget, Congress, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Military, Progressives, Regulation, Senate, Tammy Duckworth, Taxes, Veterans, Veterans Administration, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Illinois Media Ignoring Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s Corruption and Whistleblower Case

-By Warner Todd Huston

In Illinois we have a complicit, left-wing media establishment that will never write a bad story about Democrats. This deal with 8th District Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth–a candidate for the US Senate, no less–is a perfect example. Duckworth is being accused of punishing two whistleblowers who were trying to uncover Duckworth’s massive mismanagement when she was at the VA and yet the media is practically silent on the story.

Durckworth is now being sued by two whistleblowers who came forward to reveal her complete mismanagement of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. They are suing because when they tried to bring this info forward, Duckworth retaliated against them and punished them for shining a light on the mismanagement.

Duckworth is currently selling herself as an ideal candidate for the US Senate and will run against the weak spinned Republican Mark Kirk in 2016. One of her claims to fame is her tenure at the Illinois VA where she served as Director Of The Illinois Dept. Of Veterans Affairs between December 15, 2006 and February 6, 2009.

“I Have Been A Very Effective Administrator… I’m Proud Of The Work That I Did At The State Of Illinois Department Of Veteran’s Affairs,” she said on WFLD in April.
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‘New York Times’ Attacking Marco Rubio’s Wife for Traffic Tickets

June 5, 2015 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Marco Rubio, Media, Media Bias, Media Matters For America, New York City, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


‘New York Times’ Attacking Marco Rubio’s Wife for Traffic Tickets

-By Warner Todd Huston

Liberals love to say that family members of their candidates should be “off limits” for attacks in an election. Despite this claim, The New York Times set its sights on Florida Senator and GOP candidate for President Marco Rubio and his wife because they have a few traffic infractions.

In a bizarre Friday expose, the Times breathlessly reported that Marco and his wife have a combined “17 traffic infractions” and said that the Senator and his wife have “shown a tendency to be in a rush on the road.”

In light of the blockbuster book “Clinton Cash,” we have a Democrat presidential candidate who is under suspicion of giving favors to foreign countries–some of them enemies to the USA–in exchange for hundreds of millions in donations to her “charity.” Now, according to the “paper of record,” we have a GOP candidate in Marco Rubio who has a worrisome driving record. Quite a contrast, that.
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School Choice Finally on the Agenda in Illinois

May 26, 2015 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Chicago Teachers Union, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Pensions, Public Employees Unions, Public School, Republicans, School Choice, Senate, Teachers Unions, Unions, Vouchers, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


School Choice Finally on the Agenda in Illinois

-By Warner Todd Huston

The move for school choice is not only growing in Illinois in general but in Chicago in particular as politicians and parents both see the downward spiral of the public education system picking up speed.

With the costs of public education soaring but neither the rates of graduation nor proficiency growing accordingly, parents are desperate to find a way for their children to gain a better education.

The state is pumping millions upon millions into the bottomless pit of education and taxes are edging higher every year to support the spending habit. As an example, Illinois school district U46 (west of Chicago in the Elgin area) has $600 million in bond debt and this is just one of the nearly 700 school districts in Illinois.

So, as the system founders, many experiments have blossomed. We all know that charter schools have grown rapidly in the Chicago area, but there are other schools such as Leo Catholic High School in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood that are serving as perfect examples of school choice. Leo is a prime example of a private high school that is a wildly successful example of education at its finest.

The school is not fully supported financially by the city’s Catholic system but has since 1926 served students as an independent high school operating in what is now one of the city’s most depressed neighborhoods. The school started back when Auburn Gresham was a heavily Irish-Catholic part of the city but now serves an entirely African American student body. (Edit to note: The Archdiocese of Chicago does support Leo and has provided over $2M in direct, financial operating support for the school between 2009 and 2015, but doesn’t pay all the school’s expenses as it does the schools it has direct control over.)

The school has been such a success that for the last six years 100% of its students have been accepted into a college or university and 96 percent have gone on to pursue higher education.
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Number of Christians Decline ‘Unaffiliated’ Rise in New Pew Religious Survey

May 13, 2015 | Filed Under Atheism, Catholicism, Christianity, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Islam, Jews, Judaism, Liberals, President, Progressives, Religion, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Number of Christians Decline ‘Unaffiliated’ Rise in New Pew Religious Survey

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new poll on religious affiliation in the country shows that the number of Christians has declined while the number of people not affiliated with a religion is up.

Firstly, the new Pew Research Center poll does not suggest that the change in numbers automatically means that agnosticism or even atheism is up a commensurate amount, only that a larger number of respondents are no longer claiming to be part of a particular religion.

“The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing,” Pew said on Tuesday.

“While the drop in Christian affiliation is particularly pronounced among young adults,” Pew continued, “it is occurring among Americans of all ages. The same trends are seen among whites, blacks and Latinos; among both college graduates and adults with only a high school education; and among women as well as men.”
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Voting for Any Obama AG is Voting for Corruption

April 24, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Voting for Any Obama AG is Voting for Corruption

-By Warner Todd Huston

This week ten purported Republicans joined the most power mad president in American history to confirm his next candidate for Attorney General, mz. Loretta Lynch. These so-called Republicans cited presidential privilege in their votes but at this point any vote for anything Obama wants is a vote for pure corruption, not the American way.

In the normal course of American history, it has been traditional to pay deference to a president’s nominations. This is a sensible practice because when a president wins election–especially if he has been given anything like a mandate vote—it is expected that he has been given the nod by the people to attempt to implement his own policies.

So, in the normal scheme of things a president should be able to expect a chance to get his handpicked team in place to do just that.
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Utah Sen. Mike Lee Scolds Conservatives at CPAC 2015: Beware of ‘Unserious’ Candidates

February 26, 2015 | Filed Under Congress, Conservatives, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Republicans, Senate, Utah, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Utah Sen. Mike Lee Scolds Conservatives at CPAC 2015: Beware of ‘Unserious’ Candidates

-By Warner Todd Huston

Mike Lee is one of the few consistent conservatives in Congress, but he made a somewhat interesting choice for his subject at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He scolded the audience against “unserious” Republican candidates.

To tepid applause, Lee warned his audience against the platitudes and talking points of candidates who are just throwing out red meat and urged them to reconsider the candidates in the light of serious policy ideas.

Why is this odd? Well, for one thing that is what many of the participants come for. They want the red meat, the platitudes and catchphrases. One thing that CPACers want is to see how dynamic the speakers can be. In many ways CPAC is a beauty pageant, one where attendees are looking for the candidate that can excite them.
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Obama AG Nominee Insists Illegals Have a ‘Right To Work’ In The USA

January 29, 2015 | Filed Under Amnesty, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Economy/Finances, Ethics, GOP, Government Corruption, Immigration/Immigrants, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama AG Nominee Insists Illegals Have a ‘Right To Work’ In The USA

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Wednesday Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch said that all illegals should be allowed to work in the USA despite the fact that they are breaking our immigration laws and are essentially criminals in this country.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R, AL), Chairman of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, questioned Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch at the Judiciary hearing to consider her nomination. Sessions asked Lynch about the President’s decision to bypass Congress to order an amnesty, and how this action undermined the rights of disadvantaged American workers.

“The president’s actions,” Sessions said, “would give people who came here unlawfully the right to work, the right to participate in Social Security and Medicare, when Congress has not done that. Allows them to stay for at least a period lawfully. Let me ask you this, in the workplace of American today when we have a high number of unemployed, we’ve had declining wages for many years, we have the lowest percentage of Americans working, who has more right to a job in this country, a lawful immigrant who’s here–a green card holder–or a citizen, or a person who entered the country unlawfully?”

In reply Lynch said that all illegals should be allowed to work in the USA despite our current employment and immigration laws.
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Illinois’ House Reps Have More Wealth Than Average Member of Their Electorate

January 24, 2015 | Filed Under Aaron Schock, Adam Kinzinger, Bill Foster, Budget, Business, Chicago, Congress, Danny Davis, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Jan Schakowsky, Jobs, Liberals, Luis Gutierrez, Progressives, Randy Hultgren, Robert Dold, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Illinois’ House Reps Have More Wealth Than Average Member of Their Electorate

(Here is my very first piece over at The Watchdog….)

-By Warner Todd Huston

A recent survey of the wealth of members of Congress revealed that, on average, it would take the combined wealth of 18 American households to equal the wealth of a single member of Congress. While this is an averaged statistic and individual cases vary, a review of the wealth of members of the Illinois delegation to Washington proves the rule rather than the exception.

The January report by OpenSecrets.org found that, “The median net worth of a member of Congress was $1,029,505 in 2013… compared with an average American household’s median net worth of $56,355.”

It is apropos to review what members of Congress are paid as they serve in Washington. Members of the House of Representatives are paid $174,000 a year, a salary that has been frozen in place since 2009. Speakers of the House and majority and minority leaders make a bit more than the average Congressman to befit their higher positions. Members of the House cannot collect a pension until they have served for five years, meaning they’d have to win election three times. Their pensions are never higher than 80 percent of their highest salary and is paid out at retirement age–unless they are still working somewhere in the federal government. In that case, they can’t collect a pension until they are no longer earning a federal salary.

So, what about Illinois? Well, the congressional salary itself certainly puts our representatives in a higher tax bracket than the average citizen of their state. According to information released by the U.S. Census, the median household income of the 13 million some citizens in Illinois is $56,777 annually. That is about 7 percent higher than the national average…

Read the rest at Watchdog Arena.
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The Senate is Finally Getting Back to ‘Normal’ After the Disastrous Reign of Democrats, Harry Reid

January 24, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Harry Reid, Keystone Pipeline, Liberals, Mitch McConnell, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Senate is Finally Getting Back to ‘Normal’ After the Disastrous Reign of Democrats, Harry Reid

-By Warner Todd Huston

Yes, we have some major problems with the Senate but there was a little good news coming out of the upper chamber this week. The new Senate Majority Leader, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, has gone back to allowing the minority party to begin the normal process of submitting amendments and actually voting on bills!

It may seem like a small thing, but when scumbag Harry Reid ran the Senate he made a mockery of our government by refusing to allow the normal rules to work the way they are supposed to.
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Liar in Chief: Seconds After Obama Pleaded for ‘Bipartisanship’ in SOTU He Attacks GOP

January 21, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, The Law, Vote Fraud, Voter ID, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Liar in Chief: Seconds After Obama Pleaded for ‘Bipartisanship’ in SOTU He Attacks GOP

-By Warner Todd Huston

President Obama couldn’t have proved his hypocrisy better at this year’s State of the Union speech than when he called for bipartisanship and reaching across the aisle but only seconds later slammed Republicans as working to take the vote away from people and taunting them with “I won.”

About halfway through his Santa Claus of the Union speech, President Obama once again loosed his tired claim that he is interested in the ideas Republicans have. He once again lied about how he is ready to leave partisan politics behind and is ready to reach across the aisle. This year he had a new catch phrase for it saying several times that we need “a better politics,” one where both parties work together.

But only seconds after he made that call he went on to claim that Republicans are trying to take the vote away from people, and taunted the GOP that “I won” two elections.

Obama’s hypocritical call for “A better politics” was something he described as, “one where we appeal to each other’s basic decency instead of our basest fears.”
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Yet Another Bad Surprise for Obamacare Users: Their Year-End Taxes Will Soar

January 3, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Communism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Liberals, Obamacare, Policy, President, Progressives, Rights, Senate, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Yet Another Bad Surprise for Obamacare Users: Their Year-End Taxes Will Soar

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, you thought the Lord God Obama had given you some “free” healthcare, did you? You’ve happily applied for and used his subsidies all last year because that clunky, constantly crashing Obamacare website said you could, eh? Well, guess what? Come April 15 you’ll probably owe a whopping new tax bill to the IRS because, as it turns out, you didn’t really deserve the subsidy you got. Sucks, doesn’t it?

The government reports that nearly 7 million Americans took advantage of the subsidies they were offered on the Obamacare exchange websites, subsidies that helped them cut down on the costs of the newly mandated Obamacare healthcare policies.

But now, according to tax preparation company H&R Block, as many as 4 million subsidy users might discover that in fact they made too much money to have been allowed to get the subsidy and at tax time the IRS will demand that they pay the money back.
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Boehner and GOP Allowed Obama to Add thousands of New Amnesty Workers With That 2015 Budget

December 26, 2014 | Filed Under Amnesty, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Entitlements, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Immigration/Immigrants, Jobs, John Boehner, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Boehner and GOP Allowed Obama to Add thousands of New Amnesty Workers With That 2015 Budget

-By Warner Todd Huston

This is why I despise government. Every decision made in DC adds thousands of new government placemen at a cost of millions in salary and an ever expanding government. That is what happened when John Boehner did not immediately put a stop to Obama’s amnesty plans in that recently concluded budget negotiations.

One of the things that Barack Obama kicked into high gear with his illicit amnesty announcement was a government employee hiring frenzy. As The New York Times reports, as soon as GOP House Speaker John Boehner allowed Obama’s amnesty plan to keep its funding, 1,000 new federal jobs were opened up at a cost to the taxpayer of $40 million annually in salaries and benefits.

These new employees will be housed in a building in the DC environs (Crystal City, just across the river in Arlington, Virginia) that will cost taxpayers an additional $8 million in rent each year.
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The New Budget Bill: Still Funds Obamacare, Still Bans Abortion Spending, Still Bans Internet Taxes

December 10, 2014 | Filed Under Abortion, Animals, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Earmarks, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Farming, Free Trade, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Lobbyists, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The New Budget Bill: Still Funds Obamacare, Still Bans Abortion Spending, Still Bans Internet Taxes

-By Warner Todd Huston

The New nine-month budget bill called the CR/Omnibus spending bill is a $1.01 trillion spending bill that is over one thousand pages thick. But it takes care of spending for most of 2015 and one has to wonder why the Republicans pushed a spending bill that will prevent them from affecting spending for most of the entire first year they will be in control?

It is absurd that the GOP didn’t push a continuing resolution that only tides the government over for a few short months because next year the GOP will be in full control of both houses of Congress. Yet, the GOP was not just *sighing* and agreeing with this nine-month spending bill, GOP leadership was pushing it. This is a bill that will cut the GOP out from having any influence on spending for most of their first year they are in control.

Still, many of the hundreds of policy riders–little bits of instruction that affects spending–are good for the conservatives. Of course, some will upset Democrats and some Republicans.

Anyway, here are some of the riders of interest in the new budget bill (in no particular order):

Obamacare Fully Funded

The bill fully funds Obamacare, though it does put a limit to any growth in spending and cuts the budget by $10 million for the “death panel” board called the Independent Payment Advisory Board. It also does not give the IRS any new funding so that the taxing agency can implement the Affordable Care Act.

Clean Water Act

In a victory for farmers, the spending bill will prevent the EPA from taking upon itself the power to regulate farm ponds and ditch water. This is also a victory for Republicans–not to mention the country!

EPA Funding Cut

Speaking of the EPA, its budget was cut by $60 million over last year’s budget. The EPA will get $8.1 billion. This is another decrease. Since 2010 the agency has lost 21 percent of its budget.

No Pot Legalization for Washington DC

The City Council of the District of Columbia will be prohibited from legalizing marijuana and will be forced to hew to the federal ban on pot. On the other hand, federal drug enforcement agencies and law groups will be prevented from interfering in state-based pot industries.
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The Wide Diversity in the GOP’s 2014 Freshmen Class

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Congress, Conservatives, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Wide Diversity in the GOP’s 2014 Freshmen Class

-By Warner Todd Huston

A few days ago I noted that an American Indian got elected to the state legislature in Montana as a Republican. But the fact is, the 2014 GOP freshman field was more diverse than ever and many of those candidates won their elections. Minorities took seats as Republicans from coast to coast.

In Montana, G. Bruce Meyers, a member of the Chippewa-Cree Tribe and a Republican, took a seat in the State House and took it away from the Democrats who have held that seat for decades and decades.

But Meyers isn’t alone. A recent New York Times report notes that the GOP took control of 69 of the 99 statehouse chambers (both House and Senates) this year and many of these new and returning Republicans are minorities.
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Obama Shocked by Suggestion Another Prez Might Selectively Enforce Tax Law

November 24, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Immigration/Immigrants, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Regulation, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama Shocked by Suggestion Another Prez Might Selectively Enforce Tax Law

-By Warner Todd Huston

A recent encounter that Obama had with ABC so entirely illustrates his arrogance that it can only make you laugh. George Stephanopoulos asked Obama what would stop a future president from following his example of selectively enforcing laws by refusing to collect certain taxes. Obama was shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you, at the suggestion and told Stephanopoulos that it would be “wrong” of a president to decide not to enforce tax law.

Here was the exchange with Obama filibustering in his opening monologue:

Transcript…
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Where is Hillary on Obama’s Abuse of Power? The Five Times She Said Presidents Need Limits

November 21, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Government, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Immigration/Immigrants, Liberals, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Where is Hillary on Obama’s Abuse of Power? The Five Times She Said Presidents Need Limits

-By Warner Todd Huston

Hillary Clinton has been pretty silent over Obama’s amnesty. She has not chastised this president for his abuse of power. But this might seem to be inconsistent with her past comments because there have been at least five times when she said that our presidents need to be reigned in and have their powers limited.

Clinton railed against an overly powerful executive at least five times in the recent past. In 2006, and twice each in 2007 and 2008 Hillary warned that the US needs to restore its system of checks and balances, a system lost to an over active Chief Executive.

In 2006, for instance, Hillary attacked George W. Bush claiming that he was making “the most extraordinary claims of executive power that we’ve seen in the nation’s history.” At that time Hillary praised our constitutional democracy and urged the nation to force Bush to back off and work better with Congress.

Only months later in 2007, Clinton was again railing against the President and saying that if she were elected to the White House she would roll back Bush’s use of Executive Orders. “I think you have to restore the checks and balances and the separation of powers, which means reining in the presidency,” Clinton said to The Boston Globe.
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Another Government Making it Harder for Citizens to Get Public Records

November 19, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Censorship, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Government, Ill. County, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Nanny State, Progressives, Regulation, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Transparency, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Another Government Making it Harder for Citizens to Get Public Records

-By Warner Todd Huston

Transparency, shmansparency. Once again we see a government doing its level best to keep you, the people, from being able to find out what it is that government is doing to you. This time it is in failing Illinois where lawmakers are trying to make it much, much harder to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Yes, your representatives in the Illinois legislature–Republican and Democrat alike–don’t want you to be able to find out what they are doing in Springfield. Imagine that.

The bill (HB 3796) would make it extremely costly to file for an FOI request allowing the government to charge up to $100 per request and would also give the government even more time to fulfill requests for information.
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Ill. Sen. Dave Syverson is an Example of Why the Ill. GOP is a Miserable Failure

November 12, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Bruce Rauner, Budget, Business, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Government, Ill. County, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Ill. Sen. Dave Syverson is an Example of Why the Ill. GOP is a Miserable Failure

-By Warner Todd Huston

Only days after the 2014 election that gave Illinois a new business-minded, tax-cutting Republican as its new Governor, Illinois State Senator and nominal Republican Dave Syverson gave us all a perfect example of why the Illinois GOP is such a crashing failure when he chirped up that he’d love to make the “temporary” state income tax hike permanent, BEFORE the new Governor even gets a chance to take office.

The 2014 midterm elections were a sharp rebuke to a nation of big spending, big government Democrats that have destroyed state budgets, the American healthcare industry, and engorged government in every corner of the nation. This wave election even affected deep blue Illinois as an insurgent first-time Republican candidate beat a thoroughly entrenched Democrat incumbent.

One of the reasons that new Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner beat Democrat Pat Quinn is because Rauner ran on his outsider status, his business acumen, and his promises to cut taxes and get the state back from the brink of collapse. Rauner promised to change the absolute fact that Illinois is the worst state in the country in every single measure of what makes a successful state.
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Some State Democrats Abandoning Party, Switching to Republican

November 9, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Liberals, Missouri, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston, West Virginia | Comments Off on


Some State Democrats Abandoning Party, Switching to Republican

-By Warner Todd Huston

Thus far at least four Democrats have already jumped the sinking Democrat ship to become Republicans and in one case it gave the GOP a majority control of a state senate since the 1930s.

The first to jump parties was West Virginia State Senator Daniel Hall. The Wyoming County Senator announced the day after the midterm elections that he was switching his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican because, he said, most of his constituents are Republican and he felt he wasn’t serving their interests as a Democrat.

The WV senate was split 17-17 and Hall’s jump gave the WV GOP control of the state senate for the first time since the 1930s.
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Obamacare Voters & Gang of Eight Immigration Senators Saw Big Losses on Tuesday

November 6, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Immigration/Immigrants, Insurance, Jobs, Liberals, Medicaid, Mexico, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Regulation, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obamacare Voters & Gang of Eight Immigration Senators Saw Big Losses on Tuesday

-By Warner Todd Huston

If you are a US Senator that supported Obamacare and/or one who supported the vaunted “Gang of Eight” senators who were seeking immigration compromise you are preparing for a long retirement back home in most cases because voters threw you out on your ear.

All these Democrats have been sacrificed on the altar of Obama.

First of all, you’ll recall that back in 2013 a group of eight US Senators got together supposedly to buck the gridlock and come to a compromise on immigration. The media loved these guys and hailed them as all that is good about Washington.
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Hilarious: Hillary Sings Praises of Possible 2016 Rival, Socialist Elizabeth Warren

October 30, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Boston, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Elizabeth Warren, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Senate, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Hilarious: Hillary Sings Praises of Possible 2016 Rival, Socialist Elizabeth Warren

-By Warner Todd Huston

Hillary Clinton and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, both rumored to be in the hunt for the 2016 Democrat nomination for President, appeared at the same event last week prompting Clinton to praise Warren as a “passionate champion for working people.”

As one of the nation’s most well known Democrat women, Hillary Clinton is certainly expected to throw her hat in the ring for the 2016 Democrat nomination for President. But there is another up-and-coming woman of the (far, far) left who is dallying with the same decision. Senator Elizabeth Warren has slowly begun to soften her stance against running going from a solid “no” to a “we’ll see what happens.”

In April, Warren had told ABC that she was absolutely not running for president. But by October her stance had softened considerably.

In a recent interview with People magazine, Warren said that she has learned not to “be so sure what lies ahead.” This is quite a difference from her previous straight out statement of “I’m not running for president.”
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Congress Mulling Mandatory Isolation for Returning Ebola Doctors

October 28, 2014 | Filed Under Africa, Australia, Barack Obama, CDC, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ebola, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Homeland Security, Liberals, President, Progressives, Security/Safety, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Congress Mulling Mandatory Isolation for Returning Ebola Doctors

-By Warner Todd Huston

After a doctor returning from treating patients in West Africa was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus, some in Congress are proposing that any healthcare worker returning from overseas after treating Ebola patients must be placed in isolation to make sure they are free of the disease.

Doctor Craig Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola upon returning to the US after taking care of Ebola patients in Guinea but when he first came home he was not exhibiting any symptoms. But only days after his return Spencer checked into Bellevue Hospital in New York and in short order was diagnosed with the virus.

The doctor is now in isolation and being treated for Ebola.

Before he began showing symptoms, Dr. Spencer was carrying on his life as normal, riding city mass transit, eating out, even going bowling. This is something that has alarmed lawmakers sparking a motion to make isolation mandatory.
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MEDIA BIAS ALERT: Deadspin Pushes False Story Saying Colorado GOP Sen. Candidate Cory Gardner Lied About School Football Career

October 18, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Colorado, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Gawker, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Senate, Sports, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


MEDIA BIAS ALERT: Deadspin Pushes False Story Saying Colorado GOP Sen. Candidate Cory Gardner Lied About School Football Career

-By Warner Todd Huston

The left was super, super excited to find out that Deaspin.com discovered that Cory Gardner, the Republican candidate for senate in Colorado, lied about playing football for his high school football team in the 1980s. The left went wild pushing the Deadspin.com story until… well, until the Deadspin story turned out to be false in every way.

Gardner is currently a Congressman in the Centennial State but he decided to run against incumbent Colorado Senator Mark Udall–a Democrat. At first the left didn’t worry over much about Gardner because they assumed he couldn’t beat the long time incumbent Democrat. But recently Gardner has surged ahead of Udall in the polls, seriously worrying the left.
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Sen. Durbin’s Wife A Lobbyist Who ‘Accidentally’ Got High Dollar Federal Contracts

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Congress, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Dick Durbin, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government Corruption, Illinois, Liberals, Lobbyists, President, Progressives, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Sen. Durbin’s Wife A Lobbyist Who ‘Accidentally’ Got High Dollar Federal Contracts

-By Warner Todd Huston

Illinois Senior Senator, Democrat Dick Durbin was forced to respond to a Chicago Tribune story that revealed that his wife is a lobbyist who received high-dollar federal contracts. Durbin said it was purely coincidental… then offered to sell us the Brooklyn Bridge.

Durbin told the Tribune that his wife only lobbies with the State of Illinois, not the federal government, so the millions she rakes in from federal contracts is just a coincidence. Really. It was… a totally, unseen, completely accidental coincidence… that a Senator who is the third in line of power in the US Senate has a wife who just coincidentally got millions in federal contracts.
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Republican Leaders Pushing Wealth Redistribution

September 27, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Nanny State, Paul Ryan, Progressives, Senate, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Republican Leaders Pushing Wealth Redistribution

-By Warner Todd Huston

Traditionally, Republicans are supposed to be against the redistribution of wealth in the USA. But it seems times may be changing with at least three purportedly conservative leaders in Congress suddenly advocating for at least some income redistribution.

According to Fortune magazine three major congressional Republican leaders are floating plans that call for some sort of redistribution.

Republican Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio have recently proposed what they are calling a pro-family and pro-growth tax reform plan that would refigure tax rates from the current seven brackets to only two; 15 and 35 percent.
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