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Most political handicappers of Senate races this fall generally assume that the GOP will capture the seat of former-Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT). Cook Political Report ranks the race as "Lean GOP," a relatively bullish indicator. A new poll from liberal polling...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Senate liberals--a mix of almost all Democrats and a few Republicans--missed by a hair last week in a bid to overturn the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, which ruled unconstitutional the Obama administration’s heavy-handed requirement that...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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After a federal court ruled on Tuesday that the Obama administration exceeded its statutory authority when it decided to grant Obamacare subsidies through state and federal exchanges, Dr. Ben Carson said Chief Justice John Roberts is probably having...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue narrowly beat Rep. Jack Kingston in the Georgia GOP primary runoff tonight, and in the days leading up to election day, he made a big push to tie the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's support for amnesty to Kingston, who...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal aliens via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and other executive orders is a “magnet” for illegal immigration, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News on Tuesday....
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Just hours after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down Obamacare's subsidies on the federal insurance exchange in a 2-1 ruling, the Fourth Circuit upheld the same subsidies 3-0, setting up a near-certain Supreme Court challenge....
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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On July 20, Slate magazine asked whether immigration stops inside the state of Arizona, "25 to 50 miles north of Mexico," exceed the Border Patrol's "legal mandate." The article deals with "interior checkpoints"--randomly located--where drivers are...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The shocking announcement that Microsoft is cutting 18,000 jobs is still sinking in. Most of those employees do not have a realistic chance of obtaining as good a job as the one they are losing. In the United States, the number of engineering jobs...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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President Obama's un-Constitutional practice of lawlessly ignoring and rewriting laws to suit his left-wing political agenda has come back to bite his signature domestic achievement. Tuesday morning a federal appeals court dealt what USA Today describes...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A 2-1 panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has reversed a lower court's ruling and invalidated the Internal Revenue Service regulation that provides for insurance subsidies to millions of lower-income Americans using...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Editors Note: M. Catharine Evans of American Thinker today provided a devastating analysis of the 'soccer balls and teddy bears’ meme: While we regular, cash-strapped taxpayers concerned about the well-being of our country stood on the overpasses Saturday...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Scammers representing fake charities are preying on the families of the thousands of illegal immigrant children who are coming across the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America.  According to Reuters, an FBI investigation uncovered numerous instances...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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On Monday, DREAMers stormed the halls of Congress to stage a "GOP funeral" in front of the offices of Republican senators, some of whom have expressed concerns that President Barack Obama's unilateral grants of temporary amnesty have caused the current...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said federal officials confirmed during a Tuesday conference call that illegal immigrant children are being released to adults or "sponsors" whose identities the federal government often cannot verify.  The Republican governor...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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On Wednesday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed conservative Tennessee state representative Joe Carr in his primary bid to oust incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN). Carr has been hammering Alexander before the August 7th primary for voting...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), an immigration hawk, shredded House Speaker John Boehner's working group border crisis recommendations in a Wednesday afternoon statement, calling Boehner’s plan an “institutional...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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La Raza President Janet Murguia said it is "un-American" to protest illegal immigration. Keynoting La Raza's annual conference on Monday in Los Angeles, Murguia said she was "sickened" by Murrieta protestors from who chanted "no illegals" and "USA!...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) blasted the Obama administration on Tuesday after discovering on a conference call with other governors and White House officials that eight illegal immigrant juveniles had been dumped in his state. “I only learned that children...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Nine out of 10 illegal immigrant children who were scheduled to appear before a federal immigration judge in Texas did not show up on Tuesday.  According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, there were 20 youths "from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A Maryville, Tennessee restaurant owner says her business has only increased since she posted a "Guns Are Welcome" on the front door. Owner Sharma Floyd said she posted the sign after a restaurant in Durham, North Carolina posted a "No Weapons, No Concealed...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The Obama administration may have known as early as three years ago that an influx of illegal immigrant children from Central America would be on its way. An investigation by News 4 Tuscon found e-mails that revealed that in 2011, Tony Coulson, "the...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguia said it sickened her to hear Americans against illegal immigration chanting "USA! USA!" at protests around the country.  Singling out the Murrieta demonstrators during her keynote address at La Raza's annual conference...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, has "beefed up security measures" after four students were robbed in one of the university's commons "in broad daylight" this past weekend. The CWRU online student handbook clearly "prohibits...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The top line recommendations of Speaker John Boehner’s border crisis working group recommendations do not address President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, like the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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On the border crisis, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is leading the Ted Cruz brigade in the House. The six-term lawmaker has introduced the House companion to Cruz's bill seeking to block President Barack Obama from implementing more executive amnesty...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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With the world in turmoil, foreign policy is shaping up to be one of the most important issues facing potential 2016 presidential candidates. Hillary Clinton, who enthusiastically bullied Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Secretary of State,...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Americans are facing increasing budget crunches regarding spending on household essentials this summer, according to a July 23rd report by researchers at Gallup.  To respond, American consumers say in the past four weeks 83% purchased generic or store...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A working group of lawmakers appointed by Speaker John Boehner released a set of recommendations to the House GOP conference Wednesday, including $1.5 in new spending and proposals to send the National Guard to the border and require the Obama administration...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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On Friday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who is widely considered a possible challenger to 2016 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, spoke about her “11 commandments” for progressives. Because progressives need one more commandment than God,...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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On January 29 Breitbart News reported that Beretta USA had chosen Gallatin, Tennessee as the location for its newest factory. At that time, the designated purpose of the factory was for the manufacturing of new product lines. However, on July 22 Beretta...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Paul Miller, writing for Algemeiner.com, reveals that Brandeis University has professors on its staff who are overtly anti-American and anti-Semitic. Examining writings gleaned from a faculty listserv and reported by Daniel Mael, a student at the university,...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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In the third installment of pro-life organization Live Action’s exposé of Planned Parenthood’s alarming practice of counseling young women about dangerous sexual behavior, a Planned Parenthood employee in Portland, Oregon, offers advice to an undercover...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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This week, the NAACP is holding its 105th Annual Conference, with “All in for Justice and Equality” as its theme. Apparently, black conservatives are not welcome under the organization’s umbrella. As evidenced by a video posted on Progressives...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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On July 17, a man died while police were trying to subdue him outside a beauty salon in Staten Island, New York. Police used a chokehold on the man even as he claimed he was having trouble breathing. Now, in the aftermath of the incident, the New York...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Police in Connecticut recently announced the arrest of a grandmother and grandson, charging them with allegedly running a drug ring out of their Plainfield home. Police charged Elaine Coffey, 65, and her grandson, Nicholas Coffey, 24, with a series of...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden declared that America's jobs picture is brighter than ever. "Businesses are hiring at historic rates, with 52 consecutive months of net private sector job growth," said Biden in the newly released report supporting...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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NASHVILLE, TN -- Talk radio show host Laura Ingraham skewered Sen. Lamar Alexander during a rally this evening in support of his primary challenger Joe Carr, comparing him to an “old sweater” that had become full of moths, with faded colors. “It’s...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Before Republicans rush to formulate a response to the border crisis, they should first investigate the nature of the border crisis. The narrative percolating into the media from the Obama administration is that we are dealing with a sudden humanitarian...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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On Monday, Dr. Ben Carson said he is starting to think about running for the White House in 2016. Carson, the retired brain surgeon, won a Western Conservative Summit straw poll this weekend in Colorado, and the Draft Ben Carson for President Committee...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Democrat Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley wants to put illegal immigrant children in foster homes.  After O'Malley said recently that the illegal immigrant children who are flooding across the border should be classified as "refugees" and given asylum...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin believes that President Barack Obama's actions -- or lack thereof -- show that he is "in over his head" as the country's chief executive.  Noting that Obama golfs, vacations, passes the buck and points fingers during...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Following Obama's July 16 executive order banning the importation of Russian made AK-47s and other firearms that use the famous "Kalashnikov" action, sales of Russian AK-47s have gone through the roof. Thus solidifying Obama's position as gun salesman...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Nearly all of the illegal immigrant children who have been apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border in the last two years have been teenagers.  According to a new Pew Research report, in fiscal year 2013, 91% of illegal immigrant "children" apprehended...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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In a tweet last week, radio’s Laura Ingraham taunted House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), a top champion of immigration reform, saying that because he supports raising immigration levels, he should take the first step and replace...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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As the debate examining prohibiting late term abortions has unfolded, I can't help but think of my youngest grandson who was born a few years ago, weighing only 2 lbs 5 oz at 28 weeks. After his birth, I spent a lot of time with him in the neonatal intensive...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Illegal immigrant children who are released with "notices to appear" will likely remain in the country for three to five years while their cases are resolved in a system that is reportedly on the verge of "implosion." During this period, many will be...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Lawmakers in Louisiana filed a lawsuit Monday in Baton Rouge district court that seeks an immediate suspension of the Common Core standards in the state’s schools. According to the Associated Press, the 17 legislators – 13 Republicans and 2 Democrats...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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House Speaker John Boehner is lowering expectations on whether any border bill will pass in the wake of heavy criticism from conservatives like Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and increasingly intransigent Democrats. “Republicans have...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Over the weekend, New York City, defying those who think such a move is insulting to the poor, approved a move by the developer Extell to build a separate entrance at an Upper West Side condominium for its affordable housing tenants. Assemblywoman Linda...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A bill introduced by his home-state colleague and Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) “does not go far enough” in addressing the tens of thousands of illegal alien children streaming across the southern U.S. border, Catherine Frazier, a...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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