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I forget, which lives matter?

So it comes as no surprise that one shell-shocked Democratic office-seeker got a little lost in the weeds concerning his party’s new views on the value of some human lives as compared to others.

41 liberals reject Keystone Pipeline, leave Mary Landrieu to drown

SOUTH FLORIDA, November 19, 2014 — Locked in a tough Senate runoff that has her on the verge of defeat, a drowning Mary Landrieu begged for a political life preserver. Her caucus threw her a brick. A 19th century parable attributed to Martin Niemoller still chills to the bone while offering a cautionary tale about ...

Dark Money illuminates the truth

WASHINGTON, November 11, 2014 — The scolds in the mainstream media fear and hate “dark money.”  The term is meant to conjure sinister connotations of free people putting their money where their political speech is. Though secret financial support to political action committees (PACs) comes from both the left and right, the mainstream media’s chief complaint — ...

With Republicans in control of Congress, watch the economy soar

WASHINGTON, November 6, 2014 — The American people overwhelmingly rejected the policies of the Obama Administration on Tuesday; they elected Republicans to a majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. If the Republican Congress can enact its agenda without having the President veto their legislation, economic growth will soar. For the past six years, the ...

Election 2014: It’s the economy, stupid, not the GDP

WASHINGTON, November 1, 2014 — The Commerce Department released new growth estimates Thursday for the third quarter; GDP rose at an annual rate of 3.5 percent. According to polls, the economy is voters’ main concern. A Christian Science Monitor/TIPP poll finds that 81 percent of registered voters consider the economy a “high priority” going into ...

Obama says his policies are on the ballot: Republicans agree

WASHINGTON, October 4, 2014 — Last week, President Obama gave a speech at Northwestern University to lay out the economic achievements of his administration. The intent was to convince voters that they are better off today than they were six years ago, when he was elected. He argued that his policies are on the ballot. Will that help ...

Nancy Pelosi’s fight to save ‘civilization as we know it’

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2014 — The intellectual powerhouse of the Democratic Party, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, told comedian Bill Maher that traditional Democratic voters are shiftless, ungrateful schmucks. “Nobody comes out to vote to say ‘thank you,’” Pelosi said, “The people who get health care now – they’re the people least likely to vote. The ...

Senate Democrats abandon Bill of Rights, Reid will make America ‘sane’

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2014 — Vulnerable Democrats face severe obstacles in maintaining their control of the U.S. Senate this election cycle: Public support for Obamacare stands at 35 percent, down three points from a Kaiser Health Foundation survey released last May; a new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that 52 percent of Americans, including one-in-four Democrats, call ...

Election 2014: Democrat Landrieu at risk in Louisiana Senate race

BATON ROUGE, La., September 6, 2014 — This year’s midterm elections are the best chance Republicans will have to take the Senate until 2018. Of 36 Senate seats being contested this year, 21 are held by Democrats, 15 by Republicans. If Republicans can pick up six seats, they will have a majority in the Senate. ...

What happened to liberal Republicans and conservative Democrats?

OCALA, Fla., June 30, 2014 — The midterm elections are coming up, and partisan politics remain high octane. In spite of this, very few understand the true nature of our nation’s leading political parties. Today’s partisan alignment of “conservatives” and “liberals” only came about after Richard Nixon’s presidency. Prior to that, both the Democratic and ...

Congressional greed, public disapproval, and the power of incumbents

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 — The latest public opinion polls show that 84.7 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Congress conducts business. Despite this incredible disapproval rating, members of Congress have an uncanny knack for getting reelected. From 1964 to 2012,  incumbents retained their positions in droves. The lowest return rates were in 1970 and ...

Election 2014 primaries: McConnell wins big, Clinton relative shellacked

STAMFORD, Connecticut, May 21, 2014 — In a key test of the 2014 elections, several states held primaries on Tuesday. For those who support mainstream Republican candidates, it was a great night. For Democrats hoping the GOP would implode, their prayers went unanswered. For those who still believe the Clintons have any influence anywhere, the ...