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Entries from March 2011

WSJ Editorial: “Democrats Face A Moment Of Truth On Regulatory Cap And Trade”

March 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Discussing the McConnell amendment to prevent the EPA from instituting a backdoor national energy tax through regulation of greenhouse gases as pollutants, The Wall Street Journal writes in a must-read editorial today, “The Environmental Protection Agency debate lands in the Senate this week, amid the makings of a left-right coalition to mitigate the agency’s abuses. […]

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WSJ Editorial: Obama Admin Spent $3.5 Mil. In Taxpayer Money On Pro-Obamacare Ads Starring Andy Griffith‏

March 25th, 2011 · No Comments

The Wall Street Journal editors write today, “We don’t work for the government, but here’s our ‘save’ suggestion: How about not spending some $3.5 million to deceptively promote ObamaCare? It turns out it cost the Health and Human Services Department $2.78 million to buy airtime for three cable TV ads last year, featuring Andy Griffith […]

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Tags: Healthcare

Surprise, Surprise! State Auditor Finds ‘Lack of Oversight’ Regarding Stimulus Money

March 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Joplin Globe: An audit released Thursday says the departments overseeing K-12 schools and public colleges and universities either did not appropriately monitor the use of stimulus funds by schools or were slow in doing so. If you follow Governor Nixon’s logic of a couple of years ago, it really doesn’t matter if the borrowed and […]

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Tags: Jay Nixon

Even Obamacare Supporters Acknowledge Flaws

March 24th, 2011 · No Comments

It’s been interesting that in the course of this week, the one year anniversary of Democrats’ unpopular and expensive health care bill becoming law, we’ve seen supporters of the bill acknowledge some of its serious flaws. According to Politico, “Rep. Anthony Weiner [D-NY] said Wednesday he was looking into how a health law waiver might […]

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Video: ClaireAir – Now Serving Senator Claire McCaskill

March 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Hat tip:TheNRSC Will Senator Claire McCaskill come clean about the $76,000 of taxpayer dollars funneled to her shell companies? Ask her to release the tax records on her LLC’s that she paid $76,000.

Related: STL Post Dispatch: Of hubris and humility: McCaskill, Dooley mistakes offer lesson in shedding political […]

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Tags: Senator McCaskill · Videos

Nearly 1 Year Later, More Americans Still Say Obamacare Will Make Things Worse; Politico: Starbucks CEO Rethinks Health Law Position

March 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

A year ago yesterday, Democrats who ran the House of Representatives had just jammed through the first part of their unpopular health care bill on a party line vote, just as they had a few months earlier in the Senate. At the time, the Chicago Tribune editorialized, “Democratic leaders in Congress got what they wanted […]

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Wash. Post’s Fact Checker: Democrats Repeat ObamaCare Claims “Found To Be False Or Exaggerated”

March 21st, 2011 · No Comments

With the one year anniversary of President Obama signing the unpopular 2,700 page health care bill into law coming this week, The Washington Post’s Fact Checker blog examined some of the claims made by Democrats about it last week. The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler writes, “House Democrats held a birthday party last week for passage […]

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Tags: Healthcare

Quote of the Day: “I Hope I Don’t Even Have to Get Into That Godfather Thing of a Couple of Years Ago”

March 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Corleone crime family consiglieri Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) confers with The Don Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in a scene from The Godfather St. Louis Post Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan pens a “confidential” memo to embattled STL County executive Charlie Dooley regarding his controversial consiglieri John Temporiti. Here’s an excerpt: I hope I don’t even have […]

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Tags: Picture/Quote of the Day · STL County Executive Charlie Dooley

National Journal: Obama Taking Credit For Bush’s Boost In Oil Production

March 18th, 2011 · No Comments

In his news conference last Friday, President Obama said something that struck many observers as interesting. He told reporters, “Last year, American oil production reached its highest level since 2003. Let me repeat that. Our oil production reached its highest level in seven years. Oil production from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico reached […]

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Video: Anthony Barber and the LRA – The Impact of Rejection

March 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Hat tip:showmeinstitute Anthony Barber wants to open a barbecue restaurant in north Saint Louis. But last summer, the city rejected his bid to buy the vacant building where he planned to put it. Now, after a yearlong investigation by Show-Me Institute policy analyst Audrey Spalding, the city has said that it will reconsider his application. […]

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Tags: Mayor Frances Slay · Show Me Institute · St. Louis