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Every Single Democrat Ethics And Transparency Proposal Got A "Do Not Pass" Recommendation Yesterday

Every Single Democrat Ethics And Transparency Proposal Got A "Do Not Pass" Recommendation Yesterday

At the beginning of the legislative session Democrats introduced a raft of transparency and ethics laws. Some of what Democrats are proposing are very, very bad ideas that would do to facilitate partisan bickering, and hinder free speech, than promote ethics or transparency. HB1444, introduced by Rep. Gail Mooney, would require anyone proposing model legislation

ND House Waters Down "Ridiculous" State Smoking Ban

In the last election North Dakotans voted for a statewide smoking ban that, going beyond merely banning smoking, contained a number of provisions for workplaces such as posting signs and removing factory-installed ash trays even in personal vehicles used for work. But today the ND House voted for two laws watering down that ban. North

ND Legislature Hall Of Shame Week 5: Rep. Kim Koppelman

It was hard to pick this week’s Hall of Shame winner, because I was inclined to award it to every single Republican who voted against HB1437, introduced by Rep. Rick Becker, which would have ended the state’s ban on some business opening Sunday mornings and allowed political subdivisions to set their own policies in that

Memo To Bobby Jindal: Republicans Have To Be the Party Of Austerity

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who recently announced a plan to eliminate his state’s personal and corporate income taxes, says Republicans need to talk about growing our way out this national fiscal swamp we find ourselves in rather than cutting our way out: “Our objective is to grow the private sector. We need to focus our

Cramer Votes For Debt Ceiling Increase

The House voted to send the Senate a three-month increase in the national debt ceiling today, which will push the date for the next negotiation on the increase around the time the Senate is required, by law, to produce a budget. North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer voted for the increase, and sent out this statement

Obama In 2006: I'm Not Voting To Raise The Debt Ceiling

“It’s a sad state of affairs,” said President Obama in 2006. “We just voted to increase the debt limit. The US total debt at this point exceeds eight trillion dollars. That’s eight trillion, with a T. So we’ve gotta get our fiscal house in order here in Washington. I’m not sure it’s gonna happen under

Are Gay Republican Groups Getting Traction In The GOP?

At PJ Media, Jordan Michael Smith writes about what seems to be a major shift in the Republican party when it comes to attitudes about gays: Analysts, pollsters, and Republican insiders believe that the GOP will have to formulate more gay-friendly policies in order to attract a younger generation that is familiar and comfortable with

House Passes "Fiscal Cliff" Deal That Makes Debt And Deficit Projections Worse

The House has passed the “fiscal cliff” deal the Senate passed early this morning. The media, of course, is reporting this as “crisis averted.” Which is an absurd notion. Via Zero Hedge, here’s a chart showing the CBO’s projected annual revenues from these tax increases (assuming “the rich” sit still for them and don’t move

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