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American Spectator, by Larry Thornberry

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Posted By:mikkins2, 8/1/2014 5:24:56 AM

Harry Enten, an analyst with FiveThirtyEight, a political website owned by ESPN, claims he can prove with charts and graphs that Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott and his Democratic challenger Charlie Crist are the most unpopular pair to face each other in a governor’s race for at least the last decade. Without even consulting the charts and graphs, few Floridians outside of Scott’s or Crist’s camp would argue with Enten. Both candidates’ favorable/unfavorable ratings are below water. Scott’s ratings have been in the unfavorable range for almost the entire three-years-plus he has been governor. He has mostly done what he ran

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American Spectator, by Larry Thornberry    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 8/1/2014 5:24:56 AM     Post Reply
Harry Enten, an analyst with FiveThirtyEight, a political website owned by ESPN, claims he can prove with charts and graphs that Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott and his Democratic challenger Charlie Crist are the most unpopular pair to face each other in a governor’s race for at least the last decade. Without even consulting the charts and graphs, few Floridians outside of Scott’s or Crist’s camp would argue with Enten. Both candidates’ favorable/unfavorable ratings are below water. Scott’s ratings have been in the unfavorable range for almost the entire three-years-plus he has been governor. He has mostly done what he ran

   

 

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The Three Faces of Cronyism
American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 8/1/2014 5:09:17 AM     Post Reply
There has been a lot said in recent years by Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and other conservatives about crony capitalism – or if you prefer, crony socialism, crony government, corporatism – or just plain cronyism. Whatever you call it, this conversation is increasingly vital as government grows and continues to pervert markets by picking winners and losers as a way to obtain wealth for powerful lawmakers and their fund-raisers and friends. This rampant cronyism is one of the most insidious outgrowths of a government gone wild, and has become a swirling vortex of self sustaining and systemic corruption. Thus, the focus

Former Senators Take Revolving
Door Lobbying International
Bretbart´s Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 8/1/2014 4:44:05 AM     Post Reply
Former U.S. Sens. John Breaux (D-LA) and Trent Lott (R-MS), who recently merged with international law giant Squire Patton Boggs, say they are excited to leverage their crony lobbying contacts globally on behalf of the world´s highest corporate bidders. "Now we have the opportunity to be able to tell these clients that we’ve had that not only can we do lobbying work on the Hill, but now we can do transactional work anywhere in the world for them,” Breaux told The Hill. To help facilitate such "transactional work," Breaux and Lott say they must convince foreign clients that lobbying is not the
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Bretbart´s Big Government, by Mark Meckler    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/29/2014 9:44:39 AM     Post Reply
The trend creating “career politicians” has been growing for decades, and it has surely contributed to the entrenchment of power in D.C. and its separation from the will of the American people. Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post states, "There are many more people populating our state legislatures and U.S. Congress who have never done anything outside of being a professional politician than there were even a few decades ago. David Mendoza has created a revealing chart to show just how large a shift has occurred. He compiled data on politicians’ job background, including representatives and senators from the 89th Congress in

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She has adopted a daughter from Guate­mala and was a speechwriter under President Reagan, who introduced an "amnesty" for three million illegal immigrants in the 1980s. With her striking good looks and her status as the most listened-to woman on American radio talk programmes, she might have seemed the ideal person to deliver a softer Republican message, as the party hopes to appeal to Hispanic voters. Laura Ingraham is having none of it, however. Instead, she is fast becoming the most powerful conser­vative voice denouncing any compromise on immigration and call­ing for the deportation of the Latin American children

   

 

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Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/26/2014 8:25:16 AM     Post Reply
Senate “Gang of Eight” Republicans are vowing not to try anything sneaky, as Congress considers legislation to address the border crisis. In a statement that underscores the remarkable distance the immigration debate has traveled since their bill passed the Senate with 68 votes last year, the four Republican authors say they do not support bringing up such a bill this year. “Last year, we helped lead the effort to pass immigration reform legislation that received 68 votes in the United States Senate,” Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said in a joint statement. They went on:
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Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/26/2014 8:11:00 AM     Post Reply
A year after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the face of the Senate´s Gang of Eight´s immigration reform bill, one of his top immigration aides will help the Chamber of Commerce push amnesty legislation. According to LegiStorm, "Jon Baselice, who covered immigration issues as Rubio´s legislative assistant for the past four years, filed lobbying forms as the Chamber´s new director for immigration policy." Baselice reportedly joined Rubio´s office in January of 2011 and helped Rubio draft the Senate´s immigration bill. The Chamber of Commerce has been one of the most vocal proponents of comprehensive amnesty legislation,

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Posted By: mikkins2- 7/20/2014 10:26:56 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: mikkins2- 7/20/2014 10:14:41 AM     Post Reply
Washington Examiner columnist David Limbaugh had a column Thursday that deserves careful and thoughtful reading, especially by those to whom it is mainly addressed. What if the GOP wins the White House and Congress in 2016? What then, GOP, Limbaugh asks. "I would wager that many of my Establishment friends will continue to advise restraint, urging us not to drastically roll back Obama´s liberal policies, either because they´ll be horrified about the next election or because they have really, in the end, lost their stomach for political battle and their taste for free market principles," Limbaugh writes. "I suspect that many of them



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