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Fighting Global Warming, Ted Turner Style

By Doug Powers  •  February 29, 2012 03:48 PM

Step 1: Get a Prius

Fannie Mae: Brother Can You Spare $4.6 Billion?

By Doug Powers  •  February 29, 2012 01:58 PM

**Written by Doug Powers “These two entities — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — are not facing any kind of financial crisis.” … “I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation towards subsidized housing.” — Rep. Barney Frank, 2003 Maybe it’s a good thing Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection […]

The Autoworkers Obama Left Behind

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 29, 2012 08:59 AM

Photoshop credit: Moonbattery As long as Barack Obama insists on spinning fables about the auto bailout, I will continue to call attention to the forgotten victims and sacrificial lambs who got screwed. Yesterday’s UAW pep rally in Washington was another exercise in reality denial. I’ll say it again: The Right needs to forcefully counter the […]

Open thread: Michigan and Arizona; Update: Romney projected winner in both states

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 28, 2012 08:28 PM

Image source: AbsoluteMichigan.com Prepare for a long night. In the Arizona GOP 2012 primary, Mitt Romney has an overwhelming lead. But polls close between 8 and 9pm EST in the hot spot of the night, Romney’s “home state” Michigan. Exit polls indicate that despite lower turnout, there was an increase in BOTH conservative voters and […]

Breaking: Olympia Snowe not seeking re-election

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 28, 2012 05:14 PM

What do I keep tellin’ ya? Entrenched incumbency is the disease. Fresh blood is the cure. GOP Sen. Olympia Snowe reads the tea leaves and decides it’s time for her to go. On her own: The Portland Maine Press Herald reports: In a statement issued by her campaign, Snowe said that both she and her […]

Carney: Obama’s UAW Address ‘Not at All’ a Campaign Speech

By Doug Powers  •  February 28, 2012 04:31 PM

Denial du jour

Toughen up, Mitt-ercup; Update: Guess who pushed for Michigan’s open primary? Hint: Rhymes with “snit” and “fit”

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 28, 2012 10:44 AM

Call the waaaaahmbulance. Mitt Romney is railing against Rick Santorum for robocalls calling attention to his TARP bailout support/auto bailout flip-flop. Romney is decrying the robocalls aimed at Democrats as “outrageous” and “disgusting” and a “terrible dirty trick.” Today’s Michigan primary is an open primary. Inconvenient truth: There’s nothing “dirty” and there’s no “trick” in […]

New Government PSA Featuring Michael Douglas: Greed, is Bad

By Doug Powers  •  February 28, 2012 09:47 AM

Gekko switches sides

Warren Buffett: Rising Gas Prices Won’t Derail Economic Recovery

By Doug Powers  •  February 27, 2012 10:33 PM

Got your back

Fast and Furious follow-up: Issa, Grassley press Holder on ICE officer Jaime Zapata’s murder

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 27, 2012 04:09 PM

Just delivered to corruptocrat AG Eric Holder’s office: A joint letter from House Oversight and Government Reform chair Darrell Issa and Senate GOP Judiciary Committee ranking member Charles Grassley pushing the DOJ for answers after relations that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) “was aware of straw buying by Manuel Barba during […]

For Clark Durant: Michigan’s Senate GOP race

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 27, 2012 12:36 PM

You’ll recall that I published my first round of Senate GOP endorsements last month. As I wrote on 2/15: “While fiscal conservatives remain split over the GOP presidential candidates, grassroots activists are coalescing around a stellar slate of limited-government candidates looking to reinforce and reenergize the right in Washington.” Here’s another. Clark Durant is running […]

Poison preachers: The return of Farrakhan and Pfleger

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 27, 2012 10:44 AM

God damn! They’re baaaaaack. Louis Farrakhan and Michael Pfleger, the Jew-bashing, race-hustling Friends of Barack Obama and Jeremiah Wright, reared their heads this weekend. With demagogic pals like these… In a fiery lecture to thousands of followers of the Nation of Islam on Sunday in Chicago, Minister Louis Farrakhan warned that racial hatred could lead […]

Health Care Law Hurting Obama in Swing States

By Doug Powers  •  February 27, 2012 10:00 AM

Photoshop credit: Rachael in Kentucky, via our Obamacare photoshop contest 2009 **Written by Doug Powers According to the latest poll, if the Supreme Court were to throw out the Obamacare law after they hear the case this spring/summer, they’d be doing President Obama an election year favor. From USA Today: The health care overhaul that […]

Sunday News Roundup: Politics at Daytona; Update: Race Postponed Until Monday

By Doug Powers  •  February 26, 2012 12:21 PM

Start your engines

The ‘Taxpayer Subsidized Clean Energy Company Losing Money and Laying Off Workers While Execs Get Raises’ Story of the Day

By Doug Powers  •  February 25, 2012 05:50 PM

That was then, this is now

Joe Biden: Americans are Tired of Being Tired

By Doug Powers  •  February 25, 2012 01:05 PM

People’s Exhibit A

Big Surprise: Obamacare’s Pre-Existing Condition Plan Costing Twice as Much Per Enrollee as Originally Estimated

By Doug Powers  •  February 24, 2012 07:17 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Here’s the latest “it’s costing twice as much as we thought” revelation from the people who are working 24/7 to make health care more affordable: Medical costs for enrollees in the health-care law’s high-risk insurance pools are expected to more than double initial predictions, the Obama administration said Thursday in a […]

Obama Offers Alternative to Fossil Fuels

By Doug Powers  •  February 24, 2012 01:35 PM

One word: Algae

Lin-sanity: The chink in AAJA’s armor

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 24, 2012 08:54 AM

I’ll get to the ridiculous AAJA “media coverage guidelines” on basketball star Jeremy Lin in a moment. First, some background. I’ve been poking fun of the “Asian American Journalists Association” for more than a decade. The idea of color-coded journalism steeped in identity politics has always grated on my nerves. But no one does a […]

The $4 Billion Obamacare Slush Fund for Progressives

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 24, 2012 12:45 AM

The $4 Billion Obamacare Slush Fund for Progressives by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 If you like how the Obama administration’s multibillion-dollar “investments” in bankrupt solar companies have turned out, you’ll love the latest federal loan program to nowhere. It’s the Obamacare loyalty rewards program for progressives. To appease liberal Democrats pushing for the […]

Man Arrested After Striking Son for Not Paying Attention to Obama Speech

By Doug Powers  •  February 23, 2012 10:40 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Talk about a mixed message: “Hey! Pay attention to the Nobel Peace Prize winner!” THWAP! A North Stamford father trying to make his pre-teenaged son listen to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech last month was arrested on a warrant Wednesday and accused of striking his son with a […]

Obama: Republicans Playing Politics with Spiking Gas Prices

By Doug Powers  •  February 23, 2012 04:25 PM

Who would do such a thing?

Becket Fund victory: Federal judge upholds religious liberty in Washington state

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 23, 2012 12:44 PM

Attention, Washington, D.C. Pay attention to Washington state. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which has worked vigilantly to protect religious freedom across the country, prevails in a key health care case involving pharmacists and abortion pills: A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Washington state cannot require pharmacists to dispense emergency contraceptives if to […]

Warren Buffett Thanks Dem Senator for Introducing ‘Buffett Rule’ Legislation

By Doug Powers  •  February 23, 2012 11:15 AM

Happy days are here again

Thursday morning link round-up

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 23, 2012 09:00 AM

My kids are on a two-hour snow delay, hubby is recuperating from double hip labral surgery, and I’m on column deadline. So here’s a quick morning link round-up for y’all while I tend to the Malkin Family Chaos. 😉 Employee bonuses for bankrupt Solyndra have been approved. In Colorado, state capitol officials have broken precedent […]

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