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Anti-Gun Group Declares Victory Over Heitkamp: "She Got The Message"

Anti-Gun Group Declares Victory Over Heitkamp: "She Got The Message"

Over the weekend Senator Heidi Heitkamp made headlines when she called President Obama’s rumored gun control proposals “extreme.” That got the attention of the anti-gun left, who responded swiftly with an ad intending to shame Heitkamp into submission. Heitkamp’s media flaks responded quickly, assuring the anti-gun folks that Heitkamp isn’t ruling out gun control. “The

Obama's Own Personal War On Women

For someone quick to accuse his political enemies of sexism, President Obama sure doesn’t have a lot of women working for him. Obama, who made women’s issues a core of his reelection bid, has nominated men to serve in three of his most prominent national security positions, including secretary of state, where Sen. John F.

Paul Krugman: Obama Should Solve The Budget Deficit By Making A $1 Trillion Coin

Why reduce spending when you can just print more money? First of all, we have the weird and destructive institution of the debt ceiling; this lets Congress approve tax and spending bills that imply a large budget deficit — tax and spending bills the president is legally required to implement — and then lets Congress

Obama: "We Don't Have A Spending Problem"

According to an interview between the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore and Speaker of the House John Boehner, in behind the scenes negotiations President Obama insisted that “we don’t have a spending problem.” Which is an odd admission for a President who says that we need a “balanced approach” to deficit reduction in public. In

Democrat Introduces Constitutional Amendment To End Presidential Term Limits

Rep. José Serrano of New York has introduced H.J.Res. 15, an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment. The 22nd amendment reads: No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as

Americans May Be Getting An Idea For What Social Security Really Costs Them

“For the first time in two decades, we raised taxes on the wealthiest 2% of Americans in a bipartisan way, while preventing a middle-class tax hike that could have thrown our economy back into recession,” President Obama said in his weekly address yesterday. “Under this law, more than 98% of Americans and 97% of small

Heitkamp Still Sending Mixed Signals On Gun Control

Senator Heidi Heitkamp was on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos today. She didn’t really have much of interest to say – generic pleadings for working togetherness, etc., etc. – but on gun control she was downright confusing. “Are you willing to sign on to some of the reforms that Vice President Biden and President

Obamacare Means Less Hiring In 2013

Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act as it is officially known, has been held up by its supporters as a boon to working-class Americans. It was supposedly going to make health insurance, and health care, more affordable (thus the name) and easier to get. The reality, unfortunately, is that the bill institutes big new taxes

If Only The ND Media Put As Much Effort Into Covering Government As They Put Into Covering Football Games

Considering this a bit of an addendum to my post yesterday about pay for public officials versus pay for football and hockey coaches. Today my social media feeds are full of dispatches from North Dakota reporters and media types extolling their coverage of the NDSU Bison championship game in Texas which, apparently, the Bison won.

Obama Predicted 5.2% Unemployment By December 2012

We got an abysmal jobs report today, but in the context of promises made by the Obama administration, it’s all the more grim. Via Jim Pethokoukis, this chart created by the Obama administration for their sales pitch for the stimulus spending spree shows what they expected the unemployment rate to be both with and without

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