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if ‘ObamaCare’ is Partisan Attack Word, why did the Obama Admin buy Google adwords for that term?

if ‘ObamaCare’ is Partisan Attack Word, why did the Obama Admin buy Google adwords for that term?

I’ve heard and read lots of hand-wringing from President Obama’s most ardent supporters that we (the left, right, and center) can’t have “serious discussion” about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“health care reform”) as long as people call it “ObamaCare,” which we do frequently at Cato. So basically, Obama supporters are going to stick their fingers in their ears and yell “LA LA LA” until we meanies stop–*gasp*–attaching […]

White House using Crisis to Catastrophe rhetoric again, this time Debt Ceiling

White House using Crisis to Catastrophe rhetoric again, this time Debt Ceiling

The top White House economic adviser warned lawmakers Sunday that the United States faces a catastrophe if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling, as spend-averse Republicans indicated they’d be willing to support the increase so long as certain conditions are met. The debt ceiling debate is one of the first major legislative clashes on tap as lawmakers return to Washington this coming week for the start of the 112th […]

Bachmann vs. Wiener a Face The Nation Shout Fest

Bachmann vs. Wiener a Face The Nation Shout Fest

Luckily regular Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer was vacationing because the mild-mannered Schieffer might not have been able to keep this wild bunch of elected representatives under control. Substitute host Harry Smith handled the debate well though, as Representatives Michele Bachmann, Anthony Wiener, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Mike Kelly unleashed a fury of verbal blows on one another. Discussion of the nation’s debt ceiling was a frequent topic on […]

Obama spends nearly half his presidency outside Washington

Obama spends nearly half his presidency outside Washington

On “Meet the Press” December 26, top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said President Obama’s “biggest regret” is that the severity of the economic crisis forced him to “spend almost every waking hour in Washington focusing very hard on solving that crisis” and thus kept him from traveling the country to connect with the American people.  According to Jarrett, Obama recently told aides, “I really want to figure out a […]

Incoming Oversight committee chair Issa set sights on Obama

Incoming Oversight committee chair Issa set sights on Obama

It sounds as if incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Rep. Darrell Issa is fine tuning his investigations targets net — and some of his inquires could could touch on GOpers as well. The Hill reports: The incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Sunday that he won’t investigate the Obama administration for offering a job to a Democratic House member to […]

Obama Hawaiian Vacation: Cost to Taxpayers $1.4 Million Detailed

Obama Hawaiian Vacation: Cost to Taxpayers $1.4 Million Detailed

The President will expect the debt ceiling to increase, so you and I can pay for vacations where the President is some  4835 miles away from Washington DC. One would think the President could use one of the many resort areas the Government owns during this economic time.  Instead the President expects to live lavishly at over 700 thousand per week on our dime. Nestled in three luxury beachfront homes […]

Governor Elect Haley tells Oprah No Susan Smith interview

Governor Elect Haley tells Oprah No Susan Smith interview

South Carolina’s governor-elect says she won’t allow talk show queen Oprah Winfrey access to Susan Smith, serving life in prison for killing her two sons. Nikki Haley’s decision Thursday not to grant Winfrey access to Smith continues the state Department of Corrections’ policy of prohibiting inmates from conducting interviews, The (Charleston) Post and Courier reported Friday. “While Gov.-elect Haley has great respect for Oprah, let’s be clear: Ms. Smith got […]

Rep. Davis drops out of Chicago mayor race

Rep. Davis drops out of Chicago mayor race

An Illinois congressman says he dropped out of the Chicago mayoral race in order to bolster the campaign of another contender, former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun. The departure of Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., leaves Moseley Braun as the only African-American candidate in the race to succeed outgoing Mayor Richard Daley. via Rep. Davis departs Chicago mayor race – UPI.com. “I want to make sure at least one of us has […]

DHS Napolitano visits Afghanistan to help secure Border

DHS Napolitano visits Afghanistan to help secure Border

Interesting that Department of Homeland Security head travels to Afghanistan to help them beef up border security.  Does Napolitano know that there is a border security problem in the southwest that requires more than promises and signs? KABUL, Afghanistan — During an unannounced New Year’s Eve visit to Afghanistan, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano traveled to the country’s mountainous border region near Pakistan to see first-hand her department’s efforts in […]