ProgressVirginia reported Tuesday afternoon that the Virginia Senate’s Privileges and Elections Committee killed Sen. Charles “Bill” Carrico Sr.’s electoral college-rigging bill, despite an offer by Carrico to amend the bill to award electors in proportion to the state’s popular vote. The vote was 11-4 against the bill, although it will not be official until the close of the committee meeting.
(Credit: email@example.com)Gov. Brownback and Deal are each lining up to sign legislation that would block future Democratic governors from expanding Medicaid without the approval of the solidly GOP state legislatures in each state
(Credit: Mait Jüriado)Nationwide, the food insecurity rate for children is 21.6%, reaching closer to 30% in many states.
CBN writer David Brody (yes, that's his name), thinks Rand Paul's jeans are gonna walk him right into the White House.
CBN’s chief political reporter David Brody fawns over every Republican politician he meets, and a recent blog post gushes over Rand Paul’s presidential prospects. You see, Brody explains, Rand Paul sometimes wears blue jeans, and his jeans “could take him into straight into The White House.”
“While other politicians are wearing a suit and tie, Paul is different,” he writes. “Paul’s choice of leg attire represents something. Whether the senator from Kentucky knows it or not, it’s his calling card to say he’s unique, different, and a trendsetter within the Republican Party.”
Those are some magic jeans! I want a pair that will get me a job only one person can have that pays six figures. You?
I figured I'd go try and track down the magic, because clearly Rand Paul must wear these magic jeans a lot to distinguish himself from the other guys who always seems to be in suits.
For some odd reason, Villagers seem to be having a nostalgia attack over Tim Russert's untimely demise this week. The Washington Post had a column about David Gregory's shrink brand consultant which appears to be triggering a lot of thumb-twiddling about whether these shows are dead, with Politico getting in on the act Tuesday.
Political veterans, congressional aides, former administration officials and longtime journalists all attested to the Sunday shows’ decline. The programs are no longer the agenda-setting platforms of days past, they said. Instead, the broadcasts have become a venue for lawmakers to push familiar talking points and for talking heads to exchange conventional wisdom. Occasionally there is an interview or discussion that will make headlines — Vice President Joe Biden’s endorsement of gay marriage, which preceded President Barack Obama’s own announcement, comes to mind. But that has become the exception rather than the rule.
Not surprisingly, the few who adamantly insist that the programs are relevant are the hosts and producers.
“I do not agree that ‘Meet the Press’ is not what it has always been, which is a driver of the conversation,” said David Gregory, the current host, echoing remarks made by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and CBS’s Bob Schieffer. “Administration figures, politicians and candidates come to ‘Meet the Press’ because they know what ‘Meet the Press’ represents.”
(Credit: von Dursfel foto)"It doesn't change anything for us," Claude Giroux said. "We're going to tie it up and go back to New York. We've just got to stay confident."
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor blasted the Roberts court over their decision to uphold the ban on affirmative action in Michigan.
The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Sotomayor said the decision infringed upon groups' rights by allowing Michigan voters to change "the basic rules of the political process ... in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities."
"In my colleagues' view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination," Sotomayor added. "This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society."
Red State and Fox News' Erik Erickson makes believe he's a big time Christian conservative politico, but when he opens his mouth about the left, he almost always sounds like nasty degenerate. I guess he is a Christian conservative active in politics after all.
Here he is on Rush Limbaugh's airwaves, discussing the upcoming election and Charlie Cook's analysis when he went into his goatf*&king child molester routine on Hillary.
Erickson...it's very, very hard for incumbent parties to win three in a row no matter how it goes. Look at Bill Clinton going into 2000. I could be wrong. All my Democratic friends are salivating, yea, I have a couple of them.
They're all salivating at the idea of Hillary Clinton running in 2016. She's gonna be old. I don't know how far back they can pull her face, can I say that on the air? I don't know...There's gonna be an age factor there and does she wanna go out and be like John McCain in 2008, the Democrats were playing up the old card
Oh, my God. This is what qualifies as top notch Conservative policy analysis. This is what Hillary has to look forward to when she runs for 2016. It's not about her policy ideas or issues, but her face, her age, her clothes, her smell, her bitchiness, her sexual preferences, her ____ (Fill in the blank)
Left is Right: Conservatives believe in the market for health care, except when they don’t.
Feministing: Life expectancy for low income American women is declining.
Zandar Versus the Stupid: GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry says give them death.
Burnt Orange Report: Texas taxpayers are on the hook for Rick Perry’s defense in #Briberygate.
Speaking of which, your quotes of the day:
“No, sir, I've never struggled with that at all.” (Texas Governor Rick Perry, asked if he ever lost sleep over 234 executions carried out during his tenure, September 2011)
“Texas will not be held hostage to the Obama administration's attempt to force us into this fool's errand.” (Texas Governor Rick Perry, on expanding Medicaid to two million Lone Star State residents, April 2013)
(Credit: nj.com)The panel also sided with the governor’s office by issuing a ruling that would bar a prominent environmentalist voting on a controversial Pinelands pipeline represented by Samson’s law firm.
(Credit: Eric Mill)It's a battle over copyright law that could shake up the industry. Why do the networks want to kill Aereo?
(Credit: U.S. Coast Guard Senior Leadership)While some may argue that of course no member of the intelligence community should be able to communicate with a member of the media without authorization, they are ignoring a few key points.