Browsing Month February, 2012

JENKINS:: CONSERVATIVES and the MANDATE – WSJ

By at February 29, 2012 | 12:45 am

JENKINS:: CONSERVATIVES and the MANDATE – WSJ

ObamaCare's individual mandate, it turns out, is no more popular with the public than it is with the GOP hopefuls. A USA Today poll this week finds that 72% of voters believe the mandate to be unconstitutional. Only fools and angels, then, might tread forth to defend a now-embarrassing history of conservative support for the unpopular mandate. Former Bush speechwriter ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012:: Romney wins Michigan and Arizona – LATimes

By at February 29, 2012 | 12:30 am

ELECTION 2012:: Romney wins Michigan and Arizona – LATimes

Mitt Romney's tentative hold on the status of GOP front-runner received a significant boost with victory in Michigan, where he won his native state and fought off a spirited challenge from Rick Santorum. Combined with a resounding triumph in the winner-take-all state of Arizona, Romney extended his lead in the delegate race and assuaged concerns of party leaders that ... Go To Article

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GINGRICH talks trees, not losses, in primary night speech – CBS News

By at February 29, 2012 | 12:15 am

GINGRICH talks trees, not losses, in primary night speech – CBS News

As the votes rolled in Tuesday night for primary contests in Michigan and Arizona, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivered lengthy remarks in his home state of Georgia, discussing everything from gas prices to the Middle East in a speech that ran more than 36 minutes long. But there was a notable omission in the former House speaker's speech: The ... Go To Article

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PAUL A. GIGOT:: RUBIO’S Early VP Vetting – WSJ

By at February 29, 2012 | 12:10 am

PAUL A. GIGOT:: RUBIO’S Early VP Vetting – WSJ

By PAUL A. GIGOT So far in the vetting of potential vice presidential candidate Marco Rubio, we've learned that his family left Cuba in the mid-1950s, earlier than most people believed, and that he was a Mormon as a child. Believe it or not, this is good news. On most GOP running-mate lists, Mr. Rubio is at or near the top. So it's especially important that the ... Go To Article

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The OBAMA ADMISTRATION Creates a New Political Market – Forbes

By at February 29, 2012 | 12:05 am

The OBAMA ADMISTRATION Creates a New Political Market – Forbes

When the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission weighed the merits of AT&T’s proposed purchase of T-Mobile, they focused almost exclusively on the post-merger competition landscape. As a result, they failed to take into account a key rationale for the proposed deal: T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom (DTE), badly needed to get out ... Go To Article

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GOVERNMENT WASTING ‘tens Of Billions’ Of Dollars Annually On Duplication, Overlap – Fox News

By at February 29, 2012 | 12:02 am

GOVERNMENT WASTING ‘tens Of Billions’ Of Dollars Annually On Duplication, Overlap – Fox News

As lawmakers across the Capitol hear appeals Tuesday from Obama administration secretaries pleading for their budgets, duplication and overlap in dozens of areas of government is wasting "tens of billions of dollars annually," a new government report shows. According to the Government Accountability Agency's 2012 annual report, nearly every department of the Executive ... Go To Article

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VIRGINIA SENATE Passes Revised Ultrasound Bill – NYTimes

By at February 29, 2012 | 12:00 am

VIRGINIA SENATE Passes Revised Ultrasound Bill – NYTimes

Changing course after an unwelcome national uproar, the Virginia legislature narrowly adopted a revised bill on Tuesday that still requires doctors to perform an ultrasound on women before they have an abortion, but also says that women cannot be forced to have an invasive vaginal ultrasound. The revisions were demanded last week by Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican ... Go To Article

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FRED BARNES:: ROMNEY Regains Frontrunner Status | WeeklyStandard

By at February 28, 2012 | 11:24 pm

FRED BARNES:: ROMNEY Regains Frontrunner Status | WeeklyStandard

After months and months of campaigning, Mitt Romney is finally sounding like a conservative. It took the strong challenge by Rick Santorum in Romney’s home state of Michigan to produce this transformation. But it worked as Romney overcame a double-digit Santorum lead to win yesterday’s Michigan primary. To fight off Santorum, Romney unveiled a supply-side tax plan ... Go To Article

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VIDEOS: Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum Speak Following Arizona and Michigan Primaries | Fox News Insider

By at February 28, 2012 | 9:28 pm

VIDEOS: Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum Speak Following Arizona and Michigan Primaries | Fox News Insider

After two big primaries tonight, the two frontrunners, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, spoke to their respective supporters across Michigan and Arizona. Mitt Romney won both primaries, followed by Rick Santorum who came in second. Following a night of Mitt Romney‘s big wins, he thanked supporters and explained the importance of his fight for president: “This ... Go To Article

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LIVE:: Track MICHIGAN GOP PRIMARY in Real Time – Feb 28 – PNN

By at February 28, 2012 | 9:29 am

LIVE:: Track MICHIGAN GOP PRIMARY in Real Time – Feb 28 – PNN

Track the race in real time. Interactive ... Go To Article

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