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Monday, August 15, 2011

Bachmann Wins Ames

Congratulations to Rep. Michele Bachmann! She finished first at the Ames, Iowa, straw poll with 29% of the vote. Ron Paul was a close second (28%). Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty finished a distant third (13%).

In fourth place was former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (10%), followed by businessman Herman Cain (9%). Texas Governor Rick Perry, who did not compete, received 4% of the vote from write-in ballots. Perry’s write-in vote beat out...

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Friday, August 12, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: This afternoon, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia, declared ObamaCare’s individual mandate unconstitutional. The majority wrote that the mandate was “a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive … product they have elected not to buy, and to make them re-purchase that … product every month for their entire lives.”

Several...

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Debate Night

Eight GOP candidates will share the stage during tonight’s presidential debate sponsored by Fox News, the Washington Examiner and the Iowa Republican Party. The candidates participating in the debate are: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. The debate will air at 9:00 PM ET.

This is an important debate that could well influence the results of Saturday’s...

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Big Labor Loses; Tea Party Triumphs

All eyes were on the Badger State yesterday as the Battle of Wisconsin reached its climax. Six Republican state senators who had backed Governor Scott Walker’s controversial legislation to limit collective bargaining rights were on the ballot fighting recall elections instigated by Big Labor.

The unions poured millions of dollars into these races. Thousands of volunteers were mobilized. The media, local and national, were beating the...

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

2012 Update

  1. The 2012 campaign has been underway for some time now. But this weekend’s big straw poll in Ames, Iowa, serves as an unofficial kick-off for the GOP nomination. I remember well the excitement I felt 12 years ago when my presidential campaign beat expectations at Ames.

    For those who finish in the top three, the Ames straw poll can provide a big boost in name ID and fundraising. And there are probably one or two candidates who can’t go much further...

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Monday, August 8, 2011

A Bad Weekend

Friday was certainly a bad day for America. The historic downgrade of our debt is a reflection of the leadership we have had under Barack Obama and his band of socialists. For most of past week there was a consensus that the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s would not downgrade America’s bonds, but that it would instead wait until later in the year to see what the super committee recommends and what Congress does in the way of additional deficit...

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Obama Celebrates, America Mourns

Thousands gathered in Chicago Wednesday night to wish Barack Obama a happy 50th birthday a day early. Many of the attendees paid $30,000 a plate for the honor. For that, they were able to rub elbows with Hollywood headliners and popular music stars. The president held a second birthday bash at the White House yesterday. Everyone at the party seemed quite happy.

While the president was opening presents from his elite admirers, America was opening...

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

2012 Update

  1. A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds President Obama in serious trouble in the key battleground state of Florida. According to the poll, Obama’s approval rating in the Sunshine State stands at 44%. Only 33% of independent voters approve. Just 42% of all registered voters surveyed believe the president deserves to be reelected.
  2. Last night Barack Obama told liberal activists that the 2012 election will “in some ways be more important...
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

From The Budget Deficit To The Jobs Deficit

Yesterday President Obama signed the legislation extending the debt limit as soon as it reached his desk. He did it alone — without the usual ceremony and without congressional leaders flanking him. Then Obama promptly turned to his obsession — raising taxes to feed the growing appetite of his ever-growing government. In his Rose Garden remarks, Obama said:

“…since you can’t close the...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

2012 Update

  1. Pollster Scott Rasmussen yesterday released some new polling data on the state of the GOP primary campaign. Among likely Republican primary voters, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leads with 22%. Texas Governor Rick Perry is second with 18%, followed closely by Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann at 16%. Texas Representative Ron Paul is fourth with 10%. Herman Cain receives 9%, followed Gingrich (6%), Pawlenty (3%) and Huntsman (2%).

    Rasmussen...

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