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Alaska surprise: Another GOP incumbent goes down

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2010 10:35 PM

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Video – Caution: Big Labor hypocrisy at work

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2010 02:16 PM

From my friends at CEI, a new video capturing Big Labor hypocrisy at work: Should labor unions pay their protesters the wages and benefits that the unions demand of other employers? CEI labor policy attorney Vincent Vernuccio crashed a union protest in Washington, DC this week and questioned several people involved in the protest. The […]

First Rule of Obamacare Club Is: You Do Not Talk About Obamacare Club

By Doug Powers  •  August 31, 2010 01:38 PM

**Written by Doug Powers First they had to pass it so we could find out what’s in it, and now they know what’s in it but they can’t talk about it: The progressive coalition Health Care for America Now fought hard to pass health care reform. Now it’s fighting hard to help reelect lawmakers who […]

N.C.-07 and N.C.-02 GOP: Ilario Pantano and Renee Elmers for Congress

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2010 11:41 AM

Longtime readers of this blog and Hot Air know the extraordinary story of Ilario Pantano’s heroism. He’s the Marine sniper-turned-Wall Street trader who rejoined the military after 9/11, faced the death penalty for killing two Iraqi insurgents in the heat of battle in a terrorist-infested town near Baghdad, fought fiercely and successfully to clear his […]

Terrific: Bankrupt Freddie Mac hires “diversity officer”

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2010 09:59 AM

Taxpayer-supported mortgage behemoth Freddie Mac — yes, the same government-sponsored entity that is sucking $64 billion of your money to stay afloat — is proud to announce that it is squandering more of your bucks on a “diversity officer:” Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage buyer, on Monday named Subha V. Barry to head its newly […]

Barack Obama on Iraq: Then and now; Update: We are all patriots…for the moment

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2010 09:42 AM

Scroll for update… Barack Obama, 2002: What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in this administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our […]

Great News! More Economic Stimulus on the Way

By Doug Powers  •  August 31, 2010 08:57 AM

**Written by Doug Powers If you’re selling US economy stock short, now is the time to get aggressive: WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–President Barack Obama on Monday said his economic team is working to identify new measures to stimulate U.S. growth as part of a “full-scale attack” to strengthen the lackluster economy. Obama, speaking in the White […]

Boot Barney Frank: Support GOP challenger Sean Bielat

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 30, 2010 11:12 PM

Spread the word and send your money. Corruptocrat Barney Frank has a strong GOP challenger who needs your help in advance of the September 14 primary. His name is Sean Bielat. He’s a businessman. He’s a Marine. He’s a young father fed up with “systemic corruption” in arrogant Washington. He opposes cap-and-tax, will fight other […]

Sec. of Education Urged Employees to Attend Sharpton Rally, Unfortunately Not to Spell Check Signs

By Doug Powers  •  August 30, 2010 11:05 PM

**Written by Doug Powers So much for the separation of race baiter & State: President Obama’s top education official urged government employees to attend a rally that the Rev. Al Sharpton organized to counter a larger conservative event on the Mall. “ED staff are invited to join Secretary Arne Duncan, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and […]

US Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Pro-Palestinian Ad Campaign in Israel

By Doug Powers  •  August 30, 2010 03:02 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Last month, a California Congressman distributed talking points among the ranks stressing Obama and the Democrats “unprecedented” support for Israel: The July 22 memo from Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs, declared that the backing from Obama and the House Democrats have […]

Appropriate: A delayed economic speech on the delayed economic recovery

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 30, 2010 01:06 PM

Tick, tick, tick. I noted in an earlier post that President Obama’s economic address in the Rose Garden had been scheduled for 12:30pm Eastern. It is now past 1:00pm Eastern. Wonder what kind of tension there must have been on his economic team phone conference this morning? Reader @nicklaus on Twitter quips that the recovery […]

E-mail of the day: Commander-in-chief in mom jeans on daughter’s bike

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 30, 2010 12:23 PM

From reader Lynn S.: “I like this photo of Dear Leader on his daughter’s bike and wearing his mom jeans…Is he ringing the little bell to warn others on the paved trail? [Training wheels were photoshopped out of this picture by WH press].” Snort. Lynn contrasts the current commander-in-chief with his predecessor: Pictures worth a […]

Culture of dependency: Record number on government dole; Obama to push for more

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 30, 2010 11:26 AM

One in six Americans is now on government aid. Liberals consider this a sign that their system is working. Via USA Today: Government anti-poverty programs that have grown to meet the needs of recession victims now serve a record one in six Americans and are continuing to expand. More than 50 million Americans are on […]

Delaware and the GOP need fresh blood: Christine O’Donnell for Senate

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 30, 2010 10:23 AM

GOP 8-term incumbent Mike Castle a no-show at a recent Delaware voter forum. Conservative challenger Christine O’Donnell on the right. I’ve said it before and Republican voters need to hear it again: Entrenched incumbency is not an argument for more entrenched incumbency. Remember these cap-and-tax Republicans? Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti Well, 70-year-old, nine-term House cap-and-taxer […]

The Silver Lining in the Ground Zero Mosque Debate

By Doug Powers  •  August 29, 2010 06:42 PM

America: Religious freedom and settled tax debts, not necessarily in that order

‘Restoring Honor’: The Day After Wrap-Up & Whitewash

By Doug Powers  •  August 29, 2010 09:55 AM

**Written by Doug Powers The challenge: to trivialize this in order to dismiss it as irrelevant: No simple task. The best way dismiss the gathering is to make it into a racial issue (no big surprise). This requires proving it’s all about racism, but in order to do so, the media must wade into the […]

Summer of corruption: Another CBC Democrat in trouble

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 29, 2010 08:51 AM

Cronyism of color strikes again (previous cases here). Former Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is in hot water over CBC Foundation scholarship favoritism for her family and staff’s family in clear, direct violation of the foundation’s eligibility rules. The Dallas Morning News reports: Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of […]

Who Should Drive the Car?

By Doug Powers  •  August 28, 2010 05:01 PM

**Written by Doug Powers After a few weeks worth of President Obama’s endless “who would you rather have behind the wheel of the car” metaphors, this fits in fairly nicely: Unlike most of the motorcade’s rides across the island during the president’s vacation, which were choreographed to perfection by Secret Service agents and state police […]

‘Restoring Honor’ at the Lincoln Memorial; Update: Live Stream Included

By Doug Powers  •  August 28, 2010 09:05 AM

**Written by Doug Powers Today is Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” gathering at the Lincoln Memorial (this is also the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech, which you can watch here). Beck partnered with the Special Operations Warrior Foundation to sponsor the event, which starts at 10 a.m. eastern, and […]

The Government Highly Discourages Stealing… Coffee That Is

By Doug Powers  •  August 27, 2010 03:51 PM

**Written by Doug Powers By way of Moonbattery, a sign spotted at the State Department: Van Helsing adds: The leftist criminals running the federal government are stealing literally $trillions from us, from our children, and from our grandchildren, and using nonsensical bailouts and pork-stuffed “stimulus” farces to pass out the loot among their corrupt cronies. […]

More Proof That Obamacare Leads to Rationing

By Doug Powers  •  August 27, 2010 02:14 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Most of us are fully aware that the Health Care Bill will inevitably lead to rationing (it already has), but because these unpopular power and money grabs have put districts into play for Republicans that were once thought safe, it’s also leading to a rationing of campaign funds for the Democrats: […]

Dept. of Social Justice strikes again: USS Cole bombing prosecution “shelved”

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2010 11:40 AM

Before there was 9/11, there was 10/12. Do you remember? We are nearing the 10th anniversary of the USS Cole bombing that took the lives of these American heroes on Oct. 12, 2000: Electronics Technician 1st Class Richard Costelow Mess Management Specialist Lakina Francis Information Systems Technician Tim Guana Signalman Seaman Recruit Cherone Gunn Seaman […]

Obama jobs death toll: Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2010 09:54 AM

The Summer of Wreckage turns to fall… Children’s Hospitals plans to cut up to 250 jobs – “The provider — with campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul — said Wednesday the down economy is forcing more children to rely on Medicaid.” Nearly 400 StarKist Co. cannery workers lose jobs – “StarKist has had to contend […]

Hurricane Katrina and the race card: 5 years later

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2010 09:25 AM

President Obama is headed to New Orleans this weekend to mark the 5th anniversary of Katrina. The papers and airwaves will be clogged with all sorts of retrospectives. My column today reminds you of the ugly racial demagoguery by leading Democrats and “civil rights” leaders from Jimmy Carter to Charlie Rangel to Malik Zulu Shabazz. […]

Former Canadian Idol Contestant Arrested on Terror Charges

By Doug Powers  •  August 27, 2010 08:49 AM

“Lookin’ like a fool witcha bombs on the ground”

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