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29 Single-Payer ‘Community Activists’ Arrested for Disrupting Vermont Governor’s Inauguration

Some 29 protesters will be in a Vermont court next month facing charges ranging from unlawful trespass to resisting arrest. The protesters, organized by the Vermont Workers’ Center, a union-financed “progressive” non-profit that has received regular annual support from a George Soros-backed entity, were arrested in the chambers of the Vermont State Legislature for disrupting the inauguration ceremony of Governor Peter Shumlin (D-VT) on Thursday.

Jonathan Gruber: ‘Anything I Say Will Just Feed the Haters’

Jonathan Gruber: ‘Anything I Say Will Just Feed the Haters’

Internal emails between Vermont bureaucrats and controversial MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber reveal that Gruber’s public silence is a strategic decision to avoid engaging with what he calls the “haters” who have criticized him. Gruber, the “architect” of Obamacare, has

VT Lawmaker: Cancel Gruber's Contract

VT Lawmaker: Cancel Gruber's Contract

Vermont State Senate Minority Leader Joe Benning (R) called for the state to terminate its contract with Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on Tuesday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel. “We actually have a saying here in Vermont that

Reuters, New York Times: Wendy Davis Campaign in Big Trouble

Reuters, New York Times: Wendy Davis Campaign in Big Trouble

Reuters and The New York Times have both had paradigm shifts in their coverage of the gubernatorial campaign of Wendy Davis. From early stories that seemed intoxicated with the soaring hopes of the Texas Democrat, the tone has shifted to

Vermont Governor Signs GMO-Labeling Food Bill into Law

MONTPELIER, Vt., May 8 (UPI) — Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law yesterday a bill that makes Vermont the first state in the country to require the labeling of all GMO foods and prohibiting the use of the terms “natural”

Democratic Governors Reject Wendy Davis

Democratic Governors Reject Wendy Davis

Amid consistently poor polling numbers and key policy positions often indistinguishable from her Republican counterpart, the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) withheld State Senator Wendy Davis from its targeted race list for 2014. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin dashed hopes by reminding

Small-Time City in Vermont Has Big-Time Heroin Problem

Small-Time City in Vermont Has Big-Time Heroin Problem

Widespread use of heroin and drugs in cities across the nation is indeed a sad story, but most would admit that it is not a surprising one. One might conjure up visions of hardscrabble life on tenement-lined streets in an

Heroin and Pill Abuse Stir a Battle Cry in Vermont

Heroin and Pill Abuse Stir a Battle Cry in Vermont

(AP) Heroin and pill abuse stir a battle cry in VermontBy WILSON RINGAssociated PressMONTPELIER, Vt.Behind the facade of pristine ski slopes, craft beer, quaint village greens and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, Vermont is grappling with

Left Looking Toward Vermont's Single-Payer System

Left Looking Toward Vermont's Single-Payer System

Now that ObamaCare is under attack from all sides, the state of Vermont is getting some love from the left because it is considering an even more insidious healthcare alternative to ObamaCare: a “single-payer” system called Green Mountain Care.  The

PA Governor Compares Gay Marriage to Incest

PA Governor Compares Gay Marriage to Incest

On Friday. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) fired up pro-gay marriage supporters when he said that same-sex marriage could be compared to incest because both involved relationships with adults in which the parties involved could not legally marry in his state. 

Eight States Allow Hemp Growth; Fed Law Conflicts

Eight States Allow Hemp Growth; Fed Law Conflicts

By LISA RATHKEAssociated PressWAITSFIELD, Vt.Some Vermont farmers want to plant hemp now that the state has a law setting up rules to grow the plant, a cousin of marijuana that’s more suitable for making sandals than getting high. But federal

Governor's Races a Wash; Look Out for Pence in 2016

Governor's Races a Wash; Look Out for Pence in 2016

The advantage that Republicans hold in the number of governors across the country marginally increased thanks to Tuesday night’s elections.  The GOP had 29 governors to the Democrats’ 20 before the election. Now they have at least one more, from

Republicans Set to Win Eight of Eleven Governor Races

Republicans Set to Win Eight of Eleven Governor Races

Republicans are slated to dominate 2012’s gubernatorial races according to the latest polls. There are eleven states with gubernatorial races this year: Missouri: In Missouri, Governor Jay Nixon (D) is running for re-election against businessman Dave Spence. Nixon looks to

A State-by-State Look at the East Coast Superstorm

(AP) A state-by-state look at the East Coast superstormBy The Associated PressHurricane Sandy is churning off the East Coast and is expected to join up with two other weather systems to create a huge and problematic storm affecting 50 million

For Liberals, Any Ruling Would Have Led to Single Payer

For Liberals, Any Ruling Would Have Led to Single Payer

Liberal website Firedoglake.com sent supporters an email hours after the Supreme Court decision on health reform telling their readers that the ruling sets the stage for a complete takeover of the medical system via single-payer health care. The letter from Brian

Big Pharma's 'Pay to Play' Lobbying Campaign of Democrat Governors

Big Pharma's 'Pay to Play' Lobbying Campaign of Democrat Governors

If you want to see the ugly underbelly of American politics, take a look at the documents we released last week detailing private events involving Democratic governors and Big Pharma. The events were held during the February 2012 winter meeting of the