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Obama’s Sputter-nik moment: Cash for Education Clunkers

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 26, 2011 03:53 AM

My column today contrasts President Obama’s State of the Union hype about “innovation” and “investment” in education with the abysmal failures of massive federal spending on America’s schools. The White House loves to talk about global “competitiveness,” but refuses to support competition in our government-run K-12 schools monopoly. “Sputnik moment” — or Sputter-nik moment? As […]

The folly of high-speed rail, redux; Plus: Did Obama consult J-Nap on “no pat-down” promise?

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 26, 2011 12:04 AM

Among President Obama’s many pie-in-the-sky promises tonight, he delivered this: “Within 25 years, our goal is to give 80% of Americans access to high-speed rail, which could allow you go places in half the time it takes to travel by car. For some trips, it will be faster than flying – without the pat-down. As […]

Date Of The Union: One night only (thank goodness);Full embargoed speech leaked, “Sputnik” card recycled

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 25, 2011 06:00 PM

Photoshop: Amy Marsh Welcome to your open thread for tonight’s Beltway love-in a.k.a. PromNightDC a.k.a. the Date of the Union. GOP Rep. Paul Ryan’s official party response can be viewed online through Facebook here. FoxNation will carry GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann’s response. Weaker Pelosi rejected GOP Rep. Eric Cantor’s invitation to the dance. As Allahpundit […]

NY Mag: Obama Has Yet to Meet With a Half Dozen Cabinet Members

By Doug Powers  •  January 25, 2011 03:07 PM

**Written by Doug Powers According to an article by John Heileman in New York Magazine, President Obama hasn’t conferred with some half dozen cabinet members — that’s two years for those keeping score at home. But hey, when you’re this smart, why consult with anybody? Obviously there have been the group cabinet meetings, but we’re […]

Chicago way: Rahm Emanuel back on the ballot

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 25, 2011 01:19 PM

Remember when I noted yesteray how Rahm Emanuel cackled at his press conference after expressing confidence that he’d prevail in the mayoral ballot case? Cue the cackle again. He’s baaaack: The Illinois Supreme Court has granted Rahm Emanuel’s stay. Which means he’s back on the ballot. Earlier today Emanuel’s spokesman Ben Labolt said the mayoral […]

Overdose of SOTU hype on the left and right; Plus: Talk Like a Republican Day!

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 25, 2011 11:27 AM

The State of the Union self-promotion circus is in overdrive. On the left side of the aisle, here are your tax dollars at work hyping the Making of the State of The Union Address, featuring Team Obama’s p.r. and speechwriting blowhards patting each other and their boss on the back for their creativity, hard work, […]

Culture of Corruption: Not so fast there, Carol Browner

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 24, 2011 10:00 PM

The Obama Culture of Corruption won’t be the same without her. But the question is: While lying, eco-radical czar Carol Browner may be stepping down (Politico has the scoop), does it really mean she’s stepping out of the inner circle? Word has it she may have lost out to health care czar Nancy DeParle for […]

Heh: Former Michigan Gov. Granholm to Teach Job Creation at UC Berkeley

By Doug Powers  •  January 24, 2011 04:25 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Note: to enhance your reading experience, this post comes equipped with an on-demand laugh track ********** Former Michigan Governor Granholm initially planned on getting a job teaching job creation in the state she ran for eight years, but I think the guy who would have hired her lost his job a […]

Dead fish rumble: Court throws Rahm off the Chicago mayoral ballot; “I have no doubt…we will prevail”

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 24, 2011 01:38 PM

Hoo-boy. Crook County is all shook up today following the Illinois Appellate Court’s decision to throw Rahm Emanuel off the Chicago mayoral ballot over his residency troubles: The Illinois Appellate Court has tossed mayoral frontrunner Rahm Emanuel off the ballot, reversing the decision of a lower court. The Appellate Court reached a 2-1 decision to […]

The fallen and the brave: 10 11 13 law enforcement officers shot over past two days

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 24, 2011 12:15 PM

Have you noticed? *Two police officers were shot and killed a U.S. Marshal was wounded in St. Petersburg, Florida on Monday. *The shooting in St. Petersburg occurred on the day of the funeral in Miami of two Miami-Dade County police officers who were shot and killed by a fugitive murder suspect last week. The fugitive […]

Investigating Obamacare Waiver-mania

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 24, 2011 10:24 AM

The House GOP is stepping up to the plate. Newcomers on the congressional oversight subcommittee on health will probe the who, what, when, where, and why of the Obama administration’s HHS Obamacare waiver program. The Hill reports: “If there are exemptions,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told The Hill, “what was the process by which those […]

Suicide bombing at airport in jihad-targeted Moscow

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 24, 2011 09:59 AM

You’ll recall the grisly images from last March, when Moscow’s rail stations were hit by twin jihadi suicide bombings: Well, this morning brings news that Moscow was hit again — this time at the international baggage claim area of the city’s airport. At least 31 are dead. At least 31 people were killed and more […]

The March for Life 2011: America’s REAL rally to restore hope and sanity

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 24, 2011 09:34 AM

Photo credit: ProtestShooter Washington DC – Pastor Luke Quinn, Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Frederick MD, asks: “Where is President Obama? Where is Jesse Jackson? Where is Al Sharpton?” Today marks the 38th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Throngs of peaceful activists — increasingly young and minority — will fill the streets of the nation’s […]

‘SOTU Prom Night 2011’ Update and Quote of the Day

By Doug Powers  •  January 23, 2011 04:53 PM

**Written by Doug Powers The State of the Union address & congressional prom night is just a couple of days away, and the kids are getting giddier by the day: Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the chamber, told “FOX News Sunday” that he and newly elected Republican Sen. Mark Kirk from his […]

Maybe Hu Got the Last Laugh

By Doug Powers  •  January 23, 2011 12:36 PM

A dis dis from Lang Lang?

Obama to Push for Massive Spending Cuts in State of the Union Speech

By Doug Powers  •  January 22, 2011 05:23 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Sorry, did I say cuts? I meant increases, but you probably already figured that out: President Barack Obama will call for new government spending on infrastructure, education and research in his State of the Union address Tuesday, sharpening his response to Republicans in Congress who are demanding deep budget cuts, people […]

State of the Union/Congressional Prom Night 2011 Seat Buddies Update

By Doug Powers  •  January 22, 2011 10:54 AM

**Written by Doug Powers Over the weekend, Congress will be consumed by the important national business that will no doubt involve sending their colleagues text messages that say things like, “OMG, I totally heard that he’s going to ask you to go to the SOTU with him!” Back when this idea was first floated, there […]

MSNBC Leans Forward, Pushes Olbermann Out the Door

By Doug Powers  •  January 22, 2011 12:53 AM

**Written by Doug Powers Friday night was Keith Olbermann’s last day doing “Countdown” on MSNBC, and it would appear that most of America found out about it at around the same time Olbermann did. NBC Universal’s statement about Keith’s seemingly sudden departure is here. The media blogosphere lit up like Olbermann’s face when discussing arresting […]

Introducing Robert Gibbs’ Replacement: The New York Times

By Doug Powers  •  January 21, 2011 03:12 PM

**Written by Doug Powers It’s always fun to hear Robert Gibbs refer to the New York Times as if they’re just an extension of the White House press office, and yesterday was one of those days: White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters on Thursday to read a New York Times story on President […]

Playing Hardball With the ‘New Civility’

By Doug Powers  •  January 21, 2011 10:43 AM

Lead by example? Nevah!

The Philadelphia Horror: How mass murder gets a pass

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 21, 2011 12:00 AM

The “fetal material”-stuffed freezer at Philadelphia’s “Women’s Medical Society” The mainstream news reports about Philadelphia’s serial baby-killer Kermit Gosnell and his abortion clinic death squad only scratch the surface of his barbaric enterprise. You must, must, must read the entire, graphic, 281-page grand jury report (embedded after my column below) to fully fathom the systematic […]

Ted Kennedy Jr. Floated as Potential Candidate for Joe Lieberman’s Senate Seat

By Doug Powers  •  January 20, 2011 09:43 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Apologies for the title — it’s the Boston Herald’s wording, not mine: The late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s son, Ted Jr., is among the names being floated as potential candidates for Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s seat in 2012. Kennedy, the middle child of the late senator and his former […]

Another Day, Another Congressional Constitutional Scholar

By Doug Powers  •  January 20, 2011 02:02 PM

**Written by Doug Powers A recent poll found that the general public knows more about the Constitution than elected officials, and one Congressman is on a mission to validate the poll’s findings: Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) believes the Constitution justifies Obamacare’s mandate that people must buy health insurance. According to him, the Constitution’s reference to […]

H.R. 3: The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 20, 2011 12:28 PM

President Obama paid lip service to opposing taxpayer funding for abortion. So, let’s see him join with GOP House Speaker John Boehner in supporting a common-sense codification of the bipartisan ban. Make your words matter, Mr. President. Via Speaker Boehner’s office: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) held a press conference […]

Lib radio talker attacks GOP Lt. Gov. of WI: She “performed fellatio on all the talk show hosts in Milwaukee” and “pulled a train”

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 20, 2011 12:10 PM

This is Rebecca Kleefisch, the Republican Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin: This is John “Sly” Slyvester, liberal radio host at WDTY in Madison WI: Lt. Gov. Kleefisch is a wife, mother of two, cancer survivor, journalist, and free-market advocate who is trying to persuade businesses to come to Wisconsin through cold phone calls. This is what […]

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