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The People´s Will? What´s That?
American Spectator, by William Murchison

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/11/2014 5:41:18 AM

This isn’t exactly a new topic, I regret to say. For weeks there’s been national conversation — and the requisite component of shouting — over the Obama White House’s determination to stream the legislative music of its choice. Other people’s choices? Those of the states, say, or even of Congress? Sorry, the president can’t hear a word you’re saying. He’s rocking to his own beat. Over just the last couple of days came two more instances of lofty Obaman disdain for others’ views. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder led the way, pushing the federal government toward authoritative affirmation of a question the White

      


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The People´s Will? What´s That?
American Spectator, by William Murchison    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2014 5:41:18 AM     Post Reply
This isn’t exactly a new topic, I regret to say. For weeks there’s been national conversation — and the requisite component of shouting — over the Obama White House’s determination to stream the legislative music of its choice. Other people’s choices? Those of the states, say, or even of Congress? Sorry, the president can’t hear a word you’re saying. He’s rocking to his own beat. Over just the last couple of days came two more instances of lofty Obaman disdain for others’ views. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder led the way, pushing the federal government toward authoritative affirmation of a question the White

   

 

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Obamacare’s $70 billion pay cut
Washington Post, by Marc A. Thiessen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2014 5:24:06 AM     Post Reply
In his State of the Union address, President Obama urged Congress to “give America a raise.” Well, it turns out that Obama is giving America a $70 billion annual pay cut, courtesy of Obamacare. That is the overlooked nugget in the new Congressional Budget Office report detailing the economic costs of Obamacare. While much attention has been paid to the report’s finding that Obamacare will reduce employment by as much as 2.5 million workers, buried on page 117 (Appendix C) is this bombshell: “CBO estimates that the ACA will cause a reduction of roughly 1 percent in aggregate labor compensation over

Aunt, adult, pajamas: Why can´t we agree
how to pronounce common words?
The Week, by James Harbeck    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2014 5:17:54 AM     Post Reply
H ow do you pronounce each of the following words? And is there another correct way to pronounce them? adult, address, almond, amen, arctic, aunt, banal, Caribbean, diabetes, either, envelope, harassment, herb, homage, mayonnaise, neither, niche, nuclear, pajama, potato, produce (as in produce department), schedule, tomato, Uranus These are all (to use a non-technical term) toilet-paper-roll words. You know how the toilet paper roll can go over the top or under the bottom, but most people will prefer one way — and may even hate the other way? Toilet-paper-roll words have two common pronunciations, but people tend to commit to one or the

Is It Over, and We
Just Don’t Know It?
PJ Media, by Tom Blumer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2014 5:05:21 AM     Post Reply
Historians have a tough time agreeing on many of the turning points in ancient history. One of them, in light of events during the past several years and the tone of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on January 28, seems particularly relevant. That’s the question of when the Roman Republic ended: (The republic) began with the overthrow of the Roman monarchy, c. 509 BC, and lasted over 450 years. * * * * * * Towards the end of the period a selection of Roman leaders came to so dominate the political arena that they exceeded the

Oops: Activist charged with felonies after
running afoul of gun law he championed
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In which a good guy with a gun could end up in jail for four years because he lobbied for a law that assumed there was no such thing as a good guy with a gun. Meet Dwayne Ferguson of Buffalo. The 52-year-old is a well-known community activist, founder of MAD DADS (Men Against Destruction Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder), and a public face of the SAFE act, a law passed by New York in the wake of Sandy Hook which made carrying a gun on school grounds a felony. Ferguson was at an elementary school Thursday mentoring students when

Where is Monica Lewinsky?
CNN, by Leigh Ann Caldwell    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2014 4:50:18 AM     Post Reply
Washington -- Bill and Hillary Clinton´s seemingly never-ending political careers have had a tremendous impact on at least one person: Monica Lewinsky. The former White House intern, whose sexual relationship with the 42nd President led to his impeachment, will never be able to escape the spotlight -- as long as the Clintons are still in it. As Hillary Clinton mulls another presidential run in 2016, her husband´s relationship with Lewinsky has become fodder for her political foes. Possible Republican 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has invoked Lewinsky and Clinton´s affair twice in as many months.

   

 

  


 
No, Scott Walker didn’t
say he voted for Reagan
Daily Caller, by Matt K. Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/10/2014 5:58:20 PM     Post Reply
On Monday, a liberal group gleefully announced Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had been caught in a lie. “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has claimed he voted for Ronald Reagan when he ‘had just become a teenager,’” wrote Brad Woodhouse of American Bridge in an email. ”Given that Walker was just 17 years old on Election Day in 1984, that claim is just not possible.” Outlets like Salon, Gawker, and the Huffington Post had also seized on the story. But according to John Hawkins, the blogger who conducted the original interview, Walker never said he voted for Reagan. The mix-up was a result

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Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/10/2014 5:53:24 PM     Post Reply
With no prospects for a successful legislative agenda in Congress and even his talk of governing by executive order not impressing either friends or foes, President Obama seems to be drifting inexorably toward lame-duck status. But there is no better indication of just how politically toxic Obama has become than the rumblings that came out of last week’s meeting between the president and Senate Democrats. As Politico reports, the White House has agreed to stay out of most of the key races that will decide whether Democrats retain control of the Senate this year. Given the fact that his poll

As first defendant in Brian Terry
murder is sentenced, Fast
and Furious questions linger
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/10/2014 1:10:55 PM     Post Reply
PHOENIX – A Mexican man will be sentenced in federal court Monday in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death revealed a botched law enforcement sting in which agents lost track of hundreds of guns sold to criminals. Manuel Osorio-Arellanes is the only defendant to face justice in the U.S. in the death of Agent Brian Terry, whose family is traveling to Arizona to attend the sentencing hearing. Prosecutors are seeking 30 years in prison for Osorio-Arellanes, who was wounded in the shootout on Dec. 14, 2010. The gunbattle brought attention to the Fast and Furious operation in which

Durbin’s claim that 10 million now have
health insurance because of Obamacare
Washington Post, by Glenn Kessler    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/10/2014 1:03:07 PM     Post Reply
“Bob, let’s look at the bottom line. The bottom line is this: 10 million Americans have health insurance today who would not have had it without the Affordable Care Act. Ten million.”Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Feb. 9, 2014 Sometimes, talking points persist even in the face of new evidence negating the previous claims. The Fact Checker has written often about the problems with claims based on the number of new insurance enrollees under the Affordable Care Act. Yet here is the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate trotting out the same tired talking point. So

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Us to Work All the Time?
Politico Magazine, by Benjamin Kline Hunnicut    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/10/2014 12:57:22 PM     Post Reply
This week, America’s political class has been consumed by an intense, vitriolic debate over a single number: 2.5 million. That’s the amount by which, according to the Congressional Budget Office, President Obama’s signature health care law will effectively reduce the U.S. work force over the next decade. The initial Republican reaction was predictable: Pundits filled the airwaves, Cassandra-like, to paint Obamacare as the ultimate job killer. Never mind that, reading the fine print, it’s clear the CBO was talking about workers voluntarily reducing their hours in response to the law—not getting laid off or seeing their shifts scaled back. And

   

 

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91 Minutes With Philippe Reines
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Posted By: StormCnter- 2/10/2014 9:59:04 AM     Post Reply
If you come out in the next 3 minutes,” the e-mail reads, “just look for the SUV trapped in 1983 and rocking to ‘Gloria.’” Philippe Reines is BlackBerrying from an Uber car idling outside Union Station in Washington, D.C. Sure enough, there’s the black Suburban, shining in the afternoon sun amid many impatient taxis. Reines, Hillary Clinton’s most visible spokesman and the guardian of her public persona, is sprawled in the back passenger seat with the window a few inches down. “We’re going to drive in circles,” he says. In person, Reines is none of the things his reputation for



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