Saturday, October 16, 2010

Politico Poll: Angle Wins Debate Against Reid

Who won the debate between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican challenger Sharron Angle?

Politico Poll Results:

Angle:         9320
Reid:            5524
Neither:       2136
Don't Know: 886

Total Votes: 17866

Politico Poll: O'Donnell Wins Debate vs Coons

Who won the Senate candidate debate between O'Donnell and Coons ?

Politico's Poll results:

  • O'Donnell:       9355
  • Coons:             7133
  • Draw:                 516
  • Didn't Follow: 2374
  • Total Votes:  19384


State expected to return infant daughter of 'Oath Keeper' - Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010

State expected to return infant daughter of 'Oath Keeper' - Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010

Johnathan Irish and Stephanie Taylor emerged from a closed family court hearing Thursday afternoon with smiles on their faces and indicated they may be getting back their daughter Cheyenne, whom state officials took from them hours after her birth last week.

Irish said he was instructed to say nothing about the hearing, citing a state confidentiality law, but said: "A picture's worth a thousand words. What's a smile worth?"

All indications were that Irish and Taylor received good news at the hearing.

"I haven't seen you smile in a while," Irish's mother Nancy, who declined to give her last name, said just before embracing her son.

Nancy added: "Justice prevails."

Friday, October 15, 2010

Talk Show America 10/15/2010

Whoppi and Joyce walk off set on View during O'Reilly interview, Matthews disses Tea Partiers during Chilean Mine rescue, The debates of Reid/Angle,Odonnell/Coons Who won ?, President accuses US Chamber of accepting Foreign donations

Harry Reid and Sharron Angle face off, awkwardly, in only debate of their campaign | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Harry Reid and Sharron Angle face off, awkwardly, in only debate of their campaign The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Sharron Angle was every bit the hard line conservative she has been portrayed to be. Harry Reid was just as stiff and pedestrian a communicator as he has always been.

Reid was on the defensive, unable to give a straight answer on whether abortion should be covered by President Obama’s health care legislation or whether English should be designated the nation’s official language by constitutional amendment.

Angle was the attack dog, knocking Reid for living in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C., implying that he had become wealthy through political connections, and challenging his masculinity.

“Man up Harry Reid. You need to understand that we have a problem with Social Security
,” Angle said, arguing for a move toward a privatized form of the entitlement program.

Angle did not run away from some of the more drastic positions she has taken, though she did try to soften the sharp edges. She articulated a belief in a free market capitalist system with virtually no regulatory restraints on large companies and corporations.

On education, she did not make an argument for abolishing the Department of Education but she did say that since its inception the quality of education has diminished in America. Education policy and money should be decided at the state and local level, she said.

“We need to take our 10th Amendment rights, put that education as close to the local level as possible, where parents and teachers make the policies,” she said.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cato Study: ObamaCare’s Hidden $550 Billion Cost

Cato Study: ObamaCare’s Hidden $550 Billion Cost

In a study released today by the Cato Institute, Duke University professor Chris Conover estimates how much ObamaCare and related provisions will reduce economic output:

The Congressional Budget Office has projected the 10-year, on-budget cost of [The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. ObamaCare] will be just over $1 trillion. This paper estimates PPACA will impose an additional, hidden cost of $157 billion to $494 billion in the form of reduced economic output. Related provisions (such as the so-called “doc fix”) could drive the economic losses to $550 billion, or more than half of the bill’s official cost estimates.

Conover will present his paper at a Cato policy forum at 10 a.m. today. Click here to watch online.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Video: Book thrown at Obama’s head during rally

A book was thrown at Barack Obama’s head during his Germantown rally yesterday in Philadelphia, while a streaker also tainted the event that was supposed to rally Obama’s hardcore base of predominantly black supporters. Few white people were to be seen in the crowd in the Germantown neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia, known for its huge African-American population. The tainting of what was supposed to be a pump-up rally of the last few vestiges of Obama’s remaining support in the country instead degenerated into something of a debacle, with the Secret Service now facing questions regarding their apparent laxity in security that actually allowed a book to narrowly miss hitting Obama’s head and a flabby streaker to disrupt the rally.

The launching of a book towards Obama’s head is particularly significant because of the large African-American contingent in the crowd of about 18,000 people. African-Americans are still one of the only demographics in the US who haven’t completely abandoned Obama as he is being increasingly exposed as an inept commander-in-chief who has failed to turn around a struggling US economy. In fact, according to polls, African-Americans are still gung-ho for Obama…almost as if…as if…they only watch MSNBC, read the New York Times, and get all their analysis from the likes of that extremely angry-yet-barely-watched Keith Olbermann and his radical buddy, Ed Schultz.

Read more here, and here, DailyMail

Unmployment at 10.1% or 9.6%?

By Frank McCaffrey -

Recent numbers from a Gallup poll differ greatly from the unemployment situation report released from The Department of Labor. Why is that? Americans For Limited Government’s Rick Manning explains.