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Debt Deal Watch; Boehner Having Trouble Rounding Up Enough House Votes; Politico: Biden Says Tea Party Has ‘Acted Like Terrorists;’ Update: Mr. Gaffetastic denies smear; Giffords’ return eclipses anticlimactic House passage, 269-161

By Doug Powers  •  July 31, 2011 12:59 PM

**Written by Doug Powers (Scroll down for updates) I’ve got C-Span 2 on right now because, well, it isn’t football season yet — that and a vote may take place soon in the Senate on the Reid bill (I’ve discovered that the Detroit Lions aren’t the only thing that can make me yell at the […]

Pelosi: Boehner Chose to ‘Go to the Dark Side’

By Doug Powers  •  July 31, 2011 11:23 AM

The Sith Sense

Saturday night Kabuki bickerfest; Update: Sunday Senate Vote Pushed Back to 1pm; Backroom deal details emerge

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 30, 2011 06:26 PM

The Senate Punch and Judy show…all for show It’s around 6:15pm Eastern. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just summoned all Senators and took to the floor to lament a GOP filibuster of his bill. Earlier today, the House rejected his plan. He repeated “filibuster” 100 times and even spelled it out — f-i-l-i-b-u-s-t-er. Senate […]

Saturday Roundup & Debt Ceiling Collision Warning System Test

By Doug Powers  •  July 30, 2011 12:32 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Lots going on this weekend, and not all of it is debt ceiling related. Here’s a quick rundown: –Funny how the Democrats and mainstream media outlets started talking about Republicans taking “hostages” almost simultaneously. It’s almost as if it was planned somehow. –Shortly after the White House began its Twitter spam-fest, […]

What a, uh, Surprise: Scott Brown Says He’d Support the Reid Debt Plan

By Doug Powers  •  July 29, 2011 07:43 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Given Sen. Brown’s brief Senate voting history (i.e. this and this), it won’t be surprising at all if he votes for Harry Reid’s debt bill. It’s just too bad that the fact Brown is in Kennedy’s old seat makes him feel compelled to ask “what would Ted do” before deciding how […]

The Boehner-Obama-Reid-Obama-McConnell-Obama-Anti-Hobbit Debt Ceiling Increase Vote; 6:23pm update Bill passes House, 218-210; 8:25pm update: Senate tables Boehner bill 59-41, Reid whinnies about “filibuster” while filibustering himself

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2011 05:43 PM

I’m spent, how about you? The Friday night vote on Boehner 3.0 or whatever iteration it is now will take place at approximately 6:15pm Eastern tonight. C-SPAN has it live here. Latest versions of the House GOP and Senate Reid Illusory Cuts bills are here. Fiscal conservatives fought the good fight. But after all is […]

New Obama motto: Yes, We Spam!

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2011 04:21 PM

The King of Spamalot The social media-amusement of the day from D.C. involves the White House campaign to spam House and Senate Republicans on Twitter. You can see it in real time on the Barack Obama Twitter account. Here’s a screen grab to give you an idea of what it’s all about: The whole thing […]

Gallup: No Need to Raise the Presidential Approval Rating Ceiling

By Doug Powers  •  July 29, 2011 04:07 PM

**Written by Doug Powers The presidential approval rating ceiling doesn’t have to be raised, but the floor might need to be lowered soon. Los Angeles Times: As the economy sags, unemployment climbs and debt negotiators dawdle, President Obama’s job approval rating has fallen to a new low. A new Gallup Poll, just released, finds the […]

Harry Reid: The Only Compromise There Is, Is Mine

By Doug Powers  •  July 29, 2011 02:16 PM

**Written by Doug Powers I let out a hobbit-like laugh just writing the headline — and it’s not an exaggeration, he really said it. Reid also complained today about “behind closed doors” dealings in the Republican leadership offices. Reid’s frustration must stem from the fact that the GOP isn’t being as transparent and open to […]

The George Soros waivers

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2011 10:23 AM

Obama’s exclusive George Soros waivers by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 “Millionaires and billionaires,” President Obama says derisively, must make more “sacrifices” and live by the same rules the rest of America lives by. But there are seven little words that will never appear on the White House teleprompter: “And that means you, too, […]

Meet Greg Ebert — the Texas hero who stopped a jihadi plot

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2011 09:57 AM

Yesterday, I gave you full coverage of the attempted second jihad attack on our soldiers at Fort Hood. As I noted, a vigilant gun dealer in Killeen TX is being credited with blowing the whistle on the jihadi plotter who visited his store. Cam Edwards at NRA News interviewed the hero. Meet Greg Ebert and […]

New Dem Talking Point: GOP Debt Plan Will Steal Christmas

By Doug Powers  •  July 28, 2011 08:00 PM

Trillions of dollars worth of Who Hash at stake

The GOP Crappy Meal: It’s Not Perfect, But It’s Better Than Nothing!; Update: VOTE POSTPONED; Woodshed time for GOP holdouts; Bill to be “tweaked”

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2011 05:29 PM

Not lovin’ it.

Analysis of NASA Satellite Data Suggests UN Climate Models are Full of Hot Air

By Doug Powers  •  July 28, 2011 12:28 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Stand down, Green Helmets! From Forbes by way of Yahoo News: NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. […]

Report: Another jihadist plot against American soldiers on American soil; Alert gun dealer, local police blew the whistle

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2011 10:56 AM

Two days ago, I noted the little-noted sentencing of Little Rock jihadist Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, who killed 24-year-old Private William Long and gravely wounded 18-year-old Private Quinton Ezeagwula at a recruiting center in a bloody shooting spree targeting our military on American soil. Muhammad got life without parole. Accused Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan still […]

Sarah Palin to Keynote September 3rd Tea Party Event in Iowa

By Doug Powers  •  July 27, 2011 10:49 PM

Up for a run?

So How’s Steny Hoyer Doing With That ‘New Tone’ He Promoted?

By Doug Powers  •  July 27, 2011 02:11 PM

**Written by Doug Powers In January, Congressman and first runner-up in the 1986 Fred Gwynne lookalike contest Steny Hoyer called on Americans to tone down the “intense political rhetoric”: “Far too many broadcasts now and so many outlets have the intent of inciting people to opposition, to anger, to thinking the other side is less […]

Rancor on the Right: Of elephants and asses

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2011 01:20 PM

Just a quick update for all of my fellow outside-the-Beltway-ers watching the debt-talk circus with increasing dismay and disgust: The hot story on the Hill right now involves a House GOP meeting this morning where Boehner supporters demanded the head of a conservative staffer for the Republican Study Committee — whose chair, GOP Rep. Jim […]

One nation, under Moody’s; Updated: Reid trumpets CBO score, Schumer goes bonkers over GOP pep talk

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2011 10:55 AM

I was noodling around on a column for tomorrow titled “Who elected the credit agencies?” But it can’t wait. The downgrade hysteria is reaching fever pitch as the House holds hearings this morning featuring the big credit ratings agencies. It’s been aggravating to hear Republicans join Democrats on this fear-mongering meme — holding America hostage […]

The Creepy Enablers of Wu

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2011 10:15 AM

Photo credit: Willamette Week My syndicated column today spotlights the scandal behind the David Wu scandal: Nancy Pelosi’s pattern of malign neglect. While Washington looked the other way, it was left to local journalists and activists in Oregon to clean up the mess. Today, Washington County Democrats are expected to hold a no-confidence vote on […]

The Unhappy Meal makeover; Photoshop contest call!; Updated

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 26, 2011 09:36 PM

With the approval of First Nutritionist Michelle Obama, McDonald’s is getting rid of caramel apple dip, reducing the French fries portion, and adding more apples to its Happy Meals offerings. Mrs. Obama expects more: “McDonald’s is making continued progress today by providing more fruit and reducing the calories in its Happy Meals. I’ve always said […]

Gingrich Regrets That Everybody Misconstrued His Pelosi Climate Change Ad

By Doug Powers  •  July 26, 2011 04:25 PM

Spirited debate?

Update: Democrat Rep. David “Tigger” Wu to resign (*after debt-limit vote), Nancy-come-lately exhales; statement added

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 26, 2011 12:18 PM

News is just coming over the Washington wires that Oregon Democrat Rep. David “Tigger” Wu changed his troubled mind and decided he will resign after all. The caveat: He’ll stay on just long enough to provide one more Dem vote on the debt-limit negotiations. Yesterday, I discussed the case on FNC with Martha McCallum and […]

The Little Rock Jihadist gets a life sentence

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 26, 2011 11:41 AM

You remember Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, don’t you? In June 2009, he walked into an Arkansas Army recruiting center, murdered 24-year-old Private William Long and gravely wounded 18-year-old Private Quinton Ezeagwula. He had planned on killing many more in the name of Allah. While the White House and media decried the “climate of hate” fostered by […]

Did Nancy Pelosi Say That?

By Doug Powers  •  July 26, 2011 09:42 AM

**Written by Doug Powers Nancy Pelosi violated a major tenet of comedy, which is “never open with your best joke”: Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on proposals announced today to reduce the deficit and avoid default: “It is clear we must enter an era of austerity; to reduce the […]

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