Politics

Dominican Flights Cost Menendez Up to 18 Percent of Net Worth

When New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez decided this month to reimburse–after two years–his campaign donor and longtime friend Dr. Salomon Melgen for two 2010 flights to the Dominican Republic on his private jet, he took a huge chunk out

Dominican Flights Cost Menendez Up to 18 Percent of Net Worth

Facebook Refuses to Shut Down Vile Anti-Palin Page

In what seems like a double standard against conservatives, Facebook has not taken down a vile page depicting former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin holding a gun to her head while allowing users and “fans” to post

Facebook Refuses to Shut Down Vile Anti-Palin Page

IRS Begins Implementation of Obamacare

The IRS has begun implementing Obamacare; starting in 2014, “people who choose not to buy insurance and don’t qualify for an exemption from the mandate will have to pay a fine of $95.” The $95 penalty will increase to $695 in

IRS Begins Implementation of Obamacare

Senate Passes House Debt Ceiling Plan

(AP) Congress sends Obama bill to raise debt ceilingBy ANDREW TAYLORAssociated PressWASHINGTONCongress passed must-do legislation Thursday to permit the government to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars more to meet its obligations, averting a first-ever government default that had loomed

Senate Passes House Debt Ceiling Plan

Kansas Latest State to Take on Unions

Kansas is the latest state to seek to curb union power; on Wednesday, a preliminary vote in the Kansas legislature approved the Paycheck Protection Act aimed at eliminating automatic dues collection for unions. The measure was passed on Thursday by

Kansas Latest State to Take on Unions

Report: Geraldo Rivera Exploring a New Jersey Senate Bid?

Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera announced on his radio show that he is “truly contemplating” a Republican run for the Senate in New Jersey. “I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his Thursday’s broadcast. “I mentioned

Report: Geraldo Rivera Exploring a New Jersey Senate Bid?

UPDATE: Armed Guard Disarms Shooter At Atlanta Middle School

Update: When news broke that a 14-year old student had been shot at an Atlanta middle school on the morning of Jan. 31, reports did not mention that the shooter had been disarmed by an armed guard at the school. But Atlanta Police

UPDATE: Armed Guard Disarms Shooter At Atlanta Middle School

Hagel Nomination Puts Pressure on Red State Dems

Chuck Hagel’s uneven performance during the first round of questioning before the Senate Armed Services Committee has raised questions about his nomination’s viability. His answers, often stumbling and confused, have raised more questions about his fitness to run the Defense

Hagel Nomination Puts Pressure on Red State Dems

David Kopel: Take Dangerous People, Not Guns, Off the Streets

During the Senate Judiciary’s hearing on gun violence on Jan. 30, the Independence Institute’s David Kopel made two poignant observations: First, the gun control plans being proposed in the wake of Sandy Hook necessitate gun registration. Second, the current plans

David Kopel: Take Dangerous People, Not Guns, Off the Streets

California GOP Proposes Training School Personnel in Use of Firearms

In California, the argument over how to protect schoolchildren is becoming a partisan political issue, with Republicans now offering a proposal to train teachers, administrators, and janitors in the use of firearms to guard the children, while Democrats assert that the

California GOP Proposes Training School Personnel in Use of Firearms

CA Gas Prices Heading Back to Over $4 per Gallon

Gas prices in California are heading skyward again, with the anticipated average in Southern California on its way to exceeding $4 per gallon. The average price in California is currently $3.73 a gallon, with Southern Californians paying $3.31 per gallon

CA Gas Prices Heading Back to Over $4 per Gallon

WH Tries to Blame Sequester Cuts Devised by Administration on GOP

On Wednesday, the White House suggested the threat of sequester during the fiscal cliff negotiations was responsible for the dismal GDP report that showed the economy contracted during the fourth quarter.  White House press secretary Jay Carney tried to pin

WH Tries to Blame Sequester Cuts Devised by Administration on GOP

MA Senate Showdown Set for June

Yesterday, MA Governor Deval Patrick appointed a long-time aide to temporarily fill the vacancy left by John Kerry’s departure for the State Department. The Governor also selected June 25th as the date of the special election to serve out the

MA Senate Showdown Set for June

Biggest Hurdle of 'Bipartisan' Immigration Plan May Be Obamacare

In an interview on Rush Limbaugh’s radio program on Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that one of the major issues that must be resolved if a bipartisan immigration reform policy is to succeed is President Obama’s signature health care

Biggest Hurdle of 'Bipartisan' Immigration Plan May Be Obamacare

Poll: Cuomo Job Approval Tanks After Gun Laws

After ramming through arguably the country’s toughest gun control law after the Sandy Hook massacre, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) approval rating dropped 15 percentage points. A Quinnipiac poll last month found 74% of New Yorkers approved of Cuomo while

Poll: Cuomo Job Approval Tanks After Gun Laws

Menendez Repays Donor for Flights After 'Exhaustive Review' of Travel

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has repaid donor ophthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen $58,500 for two flights to the Dominican Republic, NBC News’ Michael Isikoff reported late Wednesday evening.  Isikoff notes Menendez made the payment via check this month after

Menendez Repays Donor for Flights After 'Exhaustive Review' of Travel

Pentagon Lobbies for Hagel to Be Boss

Today, the Senate Armed Services Committee begins its consideration of the nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. The former Republican Senator from Nebraska is a combat veteran, but has little other experience in America’s national security infrastructure. His

Pentagon Lobbies for Hagel to Be Boss

Menendez Donor Melgen Financed Clintons, Wasserman Schultz, GOP Pols

Federal Election Commission records show that Dr. Salomon Melgen, the Miami ophthalmologist connected to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s alleged prostitution scandal, has financed several high-ranking politicians from both political parties. Over the years, Melgen and his wife Flor

Menendez Donor Melgen Financed Clintons, Wasserman Schultz, GOP Pols

Jobless Claims Jump to 368k

(AP) Weekly US jobless aid applications rise to 368KBy CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics WriterWASHINGTONThe number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose sharply last week but remained at a level consistent with moderate hiring. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits leapt 38,000

Jobless Claims Jump to 368k

Hillary: No Politics; Just Writing, Speeches After State Department

Retiring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has finally weighed in on what she will do with her time after she leaves the State Department.  Fans and detractors alike imagine she’ll run for president, but Hillary herself is now saying she’ll

Hillary: No Politics; Just Writing, Speeches After State Department

Rep. Lamar Smith: McCain's Immigration Plan Rewards Lawbreakers

After Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and seven other senators presented their immigration proposals on Monday, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) declared it was not worthy of support because it was nothing less than “amnesty.” Smith said the bill reward lawbreakers and

Rep. Lamar Smith: McCain's Immigration Plan Rewards Lawbreakers

Obama: 'I Am Not a King'

It’s good to be king–or at least the man who has to deny being one. In an interview with the leading Hispanic network Univision, President Barack Obama stated, “I think it’s important to remind everybody that, what I’ve said previously,

Obama: 'I Am Not a King'

Claim: Obama 'Uncomfortable' at Touted Skeet Shoot

In a recent interview, President Barack Obama tried to blow off criticism for his gun control push with a revelation of regular firearm use. “Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time,” he claimed. As soon

Claim: Obama 'Uncomfortable' at Touted Skeet Shoot

Unnamed Pollster Asking New Yorkers: Weiner for Mayor?

An anonymous pollster has been calling New York City voters with a penetrating question: would they vote for Anthony Weiner for mayor? The unnamed pollster asked voters which Democratic candidate they would be likely to vote for: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio,

Unnamed Pollster Asking New Yorkers: Weiner for Mayor?

Walmart to Limit Ammo Purchases, Citing Shortages

Walmart, one of the nation’s leading sites for ammunition and gun sales, has caved in to pressure from the leftist media, limiting ammunition sales per customer. According to a Walmart spokesperson, customers will be restricted to purchasing three boxes per

Walmart to Limit Ammo Purchases, Citing Shortages

Dems to Fund Tea Party Candidates Against McConnell to Help Judd

Intent on splitting the Republican Party – exploiting seams on illegal immigration and gun control, to start – Democratic leaders have hit upon a new strategy to destroy any semblance of Republican coherence: backing Tea Party candidates they believe will

Dems to Fund Tea Party Candidates Against McConnell to Help Judd