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Entries from December 2011

Canada Hints They Can’t Keep Waiting On Obama On Keystone XL; Americans Can’t Wait For Jobs, Either‏

December 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

At Hot Air today, Ed Morrissey notes a story in Canada’s National Post newspaper about an interview where Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper discusses the still-languishing Keystone XL pipeline. According to the National Post, “Canada could sell its oil to China and other overseas markets with or without approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline […]

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Nixon Removes “Strong Leadership” From Email Header

December 21st, 2011 · No Comments

“If there’s a debt, Missouri’s kids and grandkids will pay that debt off” –Governor Jay Nixon (2009)

Apparently, even the folks running Governor Nixon’s reelection campaign understand it’s a hard sell to trumpet “strong leadership” after he proposed his disastrous plan to balance the state’s budget on the backs […]

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Obama Admin Hands Hezbollah Terrorist Over To Iraq, Instead Of Sending Him To Gitmo

December 21st, 2011 · No Comments

The Daily Beast’s Eli Lake reported on Saturday, “As it formally wrapped up war operations in Iraq, the Obama administration handed over terrorism suspect Ali Musa Daqduq to Baghdad’s government, dealing a blow to U.S. military and intelligence officials who wanted him tried by a U.S. tribunal on charges he plotted the killings of five […]

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Democrats Cave To Pressure From GOP On Keystone Pipeline; Greens Furious

December 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Late Friday night, Democrats gave in to demands from Republicans that any payroll tax cut extension must include a provision expediting a decision from President Obama on the Keystone XL pipeline. As Politico recounts, “[D]uring a marathon day of closed-door negotiations on Friday, Senate Republicans won a major concession: The compromise package includes a provision […]

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Guest Editorial: Do U.S. Citizens Really Own Their Homes?

December 19th, 2011 · No Comments

By  Paul Arman III Every year in the United States (U.S.), people are forced into homelessness because of their inability to pay real estate tax.  Every year hundreds of parcels of land are auctioned off for back taxes at the St. Louis County courthouse.  Age is no barrier to this onslaught; even the elderly are […]

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Video: Ask Claire About Pleasure Beach

December 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Hat tip:BrunnerForMO Claire McCaskill’s support for a $1.9 million earmark for a Pleasure Beach Water Taxi Service in the abandoned and empty Pleasure Beach, Connecticut was exposed today in a new web video by the John Brunner for U.S. Senate campaign. The Pleasure Beach Water Taxi earmark was originally included in the FY 2009 omnibus spending bill.  But when […]

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Video: Rep Jo Ann Emerson Cites Cuts in FY12 Bill

December 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Hat tip: USRepJoAnnEmerson

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One Percenter Dick Gephardt’s (Son of a Milk Truck Driver!) D.C. Lobbying Firm Riding High

December 16th, 2011 · No Comments

“We have a crisis of confidence in this country because we see every day excesses of people that have more money than people can imagine wanting more money. Greed and selfishness can kill this great democracy and ruin capitalism. We need to have governance to make capitalism work for everybody.” – Dick Gephardt, former majority […]

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Obama: “I Didn’t Overpromise,” But What About Stimulus?; Why The Delay On Keystone XL Which Costs Taxpayers Nothing?

December 16th, 2011 · No Comments

On Sunday night, 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft asked President Obama during his interview, “Did you overpromise? Did you underestimate how difficult this was gonna be?” Obama responded, “I didn’t overpromise. And I didn’t underestimate how tough this was gonna be.” Perhaps the president has forgotten the promises he and his administration made about the nearly […]

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Democrats Threaten Gov’t Shutdown After They Called It An “Extreme Step” That Was “Too Risky To Entertain”

December 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Senate Democrats, working with President Obama, are currently threatening a government shutdown. They’ve decided to hold hostage an agreement on appropriations bills, which includes funding for our troops, over political considerations. As Roll Call reported yesterday, “With only three days left before a government shutdown, Democrats took a gamble Tuesday, strategically linking a package to […]

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