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Entries from October 2011

Video: Another Reason Why Govt Shouldn’t Pick Winners & Losers

October 17th, 2011 · No Comments

The company found itself in a political controversy last month when sources said an Air Force general was pressured to change prepared testimony to favor LightSquared, which is backed by Democratic donor Philip Falcone.

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Obama Regulations Potentially Cost Jobs In Ohio

October 17th, 2011 · No Comments

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported, “Smart Papers, the Hamilton-based paper maker, said last Thursday it has begun winding down operations while it seeks a potential buyer for all or part of its nearly 120-year-old paper business. Competition from Asia, rising costs of raw materials and uncertainty surrounding new federal pollution rules contributed to the decision.

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Obama’s HHS Forced To Abandon Flawed CLASS Act, “A Major Setback To The Health Care Reform Law”

October 17th, 2011 · No Comments

The Hill notes, “CLASS is by far the biggest piece of healthcare reform to meet its end, and also the first to collapse entirely on its own. Republicans successfully repealed one much smaller provision, and the individual mandate could be struck down by the Supreme Court. But HHS officials acknowledged that CLASS fell apart simply because it was too flawed to salvage.”

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Why Govt Shouldn’t Be Choosing Winners and Losers

October 17th, 2011 · No Comments

* $2 million pledged to a Cape Girardeau company run by a felon.

* $1 million awarded to a Kirksville company that has since laid off its employees and defaulted on the state loan.

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Video: Talking Biosecurity with the Public, Senator Jim Talent

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Senator Jim Talent, Vice Chairman, The WMD Center, discusses “Talking Biosecurity with the Public” at a special symposium, Charting the Future of Biosecurity: Ten Years after the Anthrax Attacks.

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Video: Dana Loesch at TeaCon 2011

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Dana Loesch at TeaCon 2011

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Reid Finally Bring Stimulus 2 To A Vote, Will A Majority Of Dems Vote For It?

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

AP reports today, “Democratic unanimity is not assured. Moderates like Sens. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. — both are up for re-election next year in states where Obama figures to lose — may abandon their party, even as oil-state Democrats have been assuaged by a decision to get rid of an Obama proposal to have oil companies give up tax breaks.

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VIDEO: Small-Farm Struggles Recounted at St. Louis Hearing

October 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Legislators participating were Sen. Kevin Engler (R-Farmington), Sen. Maria Chappelle Nadal (D-University City) and Sen. Jim Lembke (R-St. Louis County)

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Sen. Majority Leader’s Unprecedented Rule Change Lets Dems Dodge Tough Votes

October 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Last night, in an unprecedented move to help Democrats avoid voting on tough amendments, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) changed the rules and precedents of the Senate with a simple majority vote.

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Democrats Propose New “Poll-Tested” Tax Hike “That Will Raise The Specter Of Class Warfare”

October 6th, 2011 · No Comments

And despite Democrats’ latest political posturing, it’s not clear that many Democrats will support the president’s stimulus bill, even with their new tax hike proposal. In 2009 some Democrats warned that a similar surtax would “negatively affect small businesses.” Meanwhile The Daily Caller reports that Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) “is a ‘no’ vote right now with either the surtax or offsets on the table.” And Politico’s Manu Raju reports Democrat Nebraska Senator “Ben Nelson says he’ll vote against cloture

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