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Tuesday
Sep172013

BostonGlobe.com Political Headlines - September 16, 2013

  • Martha Coakley launches bid for Mass. governor: In a promotional video posted online, the attorney general tried to shake the perception from her devastating 2010 Senate loss that she is aloof. Jim O'Sullivan details her campaign.

     

  • Budget, debt ceiling loom on Capitol Hill: Lawmakers have only a handful of days in session to prevent a government shutdown and a debt default, yet virtually no progress toward compromise has been made. Noah Bierman reports.

     

  • Lawrence Summers won't seek Fed post: The Harvard professor is asking not to be considered for chief of the Federal Reserve as opposition mounts over his style and his record. Noah Bierman and Matt Viser report.

     

  • Martha Coakley's redemption tour begins: The attorney general's run for governor is about removing a stain - the memory of her loss to Scott Brown in the 2010 Senate race.  Adrian Walker details her campaign.

Monday
Sep162013

Townhall Daily - September 16 - John Ransom, Star Parker, Michael Schaus, Katie Kieffer, Mike Shedlock and More 

Sunday
Sep152013

Townhall Daily - September 15 - Kurt Schlichter, John Ransom, Derek Hunter, Doug Giles, Ransom Notes Radio and More

Townhall Daily Newsletter

Andrew Breitbart’s Sweet, Sweet Victories
Kurt Schlichter
Kurt  Schlichter
Whatever Happened to Eric Holder?
John Ransom
John Ransom
What Putin Got Right
Derek Hunter
Derek Hunter
Hey, Wussville and Entitlement Culture: Meet The X-Factor’s Rion Paige
Doug Giles
Doug Giles
Gun Grabbers Beware the Tides of Snark
Ransom Notes Radio
Ransom Notes Radio
Want to Get on the Disability Gravy Train? There's an App For That
Mike Shedlock
Mike Shedlock
Post-Microrecession Blues In Trade and Jobs
Political Calculations
Political  Calculations
Green Acres 94103
Debra J. Saunders
Debra J. Saunders
Is It Time to Feel Sorry for the President and other Obamacare Supporters?
Daniel J. Mitchell
Daniel J. Mitchell
Bag the Bag Ban
Bruce Bialosky
Bruce Bialosky
Plumber Wrench into the Gears of Gun Control
Paul Jacob
Paul Jacob
Obama and the Misery of a Second Term
Steve Chapman
Steve Chapman
Colorado Gun Elections Gives Conservatives Blueprint: Grassroots
Mark Baisley
Mark Baisley
Now Playing: Budget Brawl 2013
Tad DeHaven
Tad DeHaven
Beware Of The Foolish Politics Of Climate Change
Marita Noon
Marita Noon
Abortion Industry Throwing Tantrum Over New Regulations in North Carolina
Marjorie Dannenfelser
Marjorie Dannenfelser
Pass up the Twitter IPO Trade
Crista Huff
Crista Huff
Incompetency at Home
Michael Tanner
Michael Tanner
Social Security Overpays $1.3 Billion in Benefits
Heather Ginsberg
Heather Ginsberg
Exclusive: Co-Founder of Global Down Syndrome Org on Giving Life, Despite Being Shown Video Suggesting Abortion
Cortney O'Brien
Cortney O'Brien
Must-See Television: Lawrence O’Donnell Brings Anthony Weiner on his Show to Embarrass Him, Fails
Daniel Doherty
Daniel Doherty
Newly Released IRS Emails Reveal Depths of Lerner's Duplicity
Carol Platt Liebau
Carol Platt Liebau
Al Qaeda Leader Calls for Attacks on US: "We Should Bleed America Economically"
Leah Barkoukis
Leah Barkoukis
Saturday
Sep142013

HotAir Daily Express 09/13/2013 

Hot Air Daily Express

White House: Decisiveness is overrated
9/13/2013 10:01:51 AM  Ed Morrissey
14 Comments
This explains a lot.  Or maybe it doesn’t. According to Jay Carney, decisiveness is old and busted, and the new hotness is vacillation. For now. President Barack Obama’s Syria strategy may not have been particularly decisive, but that’s not a bad
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Senate committee passes shield law defining “journalist”
9/13/2013 9:21:15 AM  Ed Morrissey
53 Comments
Journalists who clamored for a federal shield law to help them fight off legal battles to protect sources have reason to cheer.  Last night, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would shield reporters from people like Eric Holder and the
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NBC/WSJ poll shows 2:1 opposition to raising the debt ceiling
9/13/2013 8:41:41 AM  Ed Morrissey
49 Comments
The polling news hasn’t improved much for Barack Obama, even without a military attack on Syria in the offing.  A new poll from NBC and the Wall Street Journal shows Americans lining up 2:1 against the debt-ceiling increase Obama needs, and his
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Video: Taliban attack on US consulate in Afghanistan, seven attackers dead
9/13/2013 8:01:49 AM  Ed Morrissey
26 Comments
If the Taliban intended to make a point on the first anniversary of the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi, then they were a day late — literally — and several dollars short.  The Taliban used two bombs and a wave of gunfire in their
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Quotes of the day
9/12/2013 10:41:10 PM  Allahpundit
355 Comments
On Thursday, Sept. 12, when Russian and American diplomats came to the negotiating table in Geneva, the Russian side came in with the upper hand. The previous night, they had sent Washington a proposal for dismantling Syria‘s stockpiles of chemical
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Demise: Wisconsin’s third-largest school district says no thanks to union representation
9/12/2013 10:01:34 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
51 Comments
What happens when teachers don’t have to join a union? Today, teachers in Kenosha, Wis., voted to decertify their union, the Kenosha Education Association, by a margin of nearly two to one. Only 37 percent of the teachers opted to retain the union
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Shocking new report: $600+ million in DOE next-gen biofuels funding falls flat
9/12/2013 9:21:02 PM  Erika Johnsen
26 Comments
Regular readers know that neither Jazz nor myself are exactly what you’d call “fans” of the Renewable Fuel Standard, the epically stupid federal requirement wherein refiners must blend an ever-increasing volume of regulators’
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Chinese communist party spews blather about human rights while implementing stricter Internet controls
9/12/2013 8:41:15 PM  Erika Johnsen
18 Comments
While we’re on the subject of opprobrious, human-rights-crushing world leaders spewing hypocrisy by couching their nefarious deeds in deliberately misleading but pretty words, ahem, here’s yet another fresh example of the archetype doing the
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Rand Paul on dad’s 9/11 comments: Some terrorists want to attack us whether we’re overseas or not
9/12/2013 8:01:47 PM  Allahpundit
97 Comments
I wondered in last night’s post whether Rand shares Ron’s fondness for the “blowback” magic-bullet theory of terrorism, so here’s your answer. It feels surreal crediting a U.S. senator and aspiring presidential nominee for
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Chris Christie releases first television ad: “They said it couldn’t be done…”
9/12/2013 7:21:00 PM  Erika Johnsen
46 Comments
It just goes to show how very different are the natures of 2013′s only two gubernatorial elections; down in Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe have been sniping at each other in television ads for months already trying to gain the upper
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Bad news: Colorado Democrat defeated in recall election over gun control not taking it well
9/12/2013 6:41:34 PM  Allahpundit
185 Comments
Via the Corner. Tuesday night, expecting a close race, I couldn’t believe that she lost by 12 points. Now, after watching her for the first time, I can’t believe she lost by only 12 points. She’s got one argument here —
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Shep Smith loses 7 p.m. show on Fox News, promoted to managing editor of “breaking news” division
9/12/2013 6:01:40 PM  Allahpundit
113 Comments
Megyn Kelly’s moving to 9 p.m. and Greta let on months ago that she’s guaranteed a show in primetime in her contract. Barring an unanticipated retirement by O’Reilly or Hannity, that put Shep, who already has his own show in the
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“This is not a game”: Kerry rejects Assad’s timeline for WMD compliance at meeting with Russian foreign minister
9/12/2013 5:21:24 PM  Allahpundit
132 Comments
But … it is a game. That’s the whole point. If the White House takes this disarmament charade seriously at the UN with demands that Assad turn over his arsenal expeditiously and verifiably, it’s going to put Obama right back in the war
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Boehner and Menendez react to Putin’s op-ed: “I was insulted,” “I almost wanted to vomit”
9/12/2013 4:41:27 PM  Allahpundit
71 Comments
Via the Free Beacon and the Corner. No surprise that two of O’s few Syria allies in Congress would be outraged on his behalf by Putin’s latest humiliation, but honestly, I’ve been against striking Syria all along and I was irritated by
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Cantor’s clean-CR plan apparently not going over too well
9/12/2013 4:01:07 PM  Erika Johnsen
44 Comments
Budget-battle season is back on Capitol Hill, and not without the requisite drama; it sounds like the House leadership was hoping to pass a continuing resolution (which Congress needs to do before October 1st in order to avert a government shutdown) this
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The Ed Morrissey Show: Kerry Picket, Steven Crowder
9/12/2013 3:27:53 PM  Ed Morrissey
0 Comments
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), Kerry Picket brings us up to date on the goings-on inside the nation’s capital, and Steven Crowder returns to discuss his latest video efforts. The Ed Morrissey Show and its dynamic chatroom can be seen on the
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Tapper: Did Obama’s Syria fumble blow his political capital?
9/12/2013 3:21:14 PM  Ed Morrissey
88 Comments
The video here is instructive not because of the discussion that ensues, but because of the question Jake Tapper asks. DCCC chair Rep. Steve Israel can be relied upon to carry Barack Obama’s water on this subject and cry about the
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DC mayor vetoes living-wage bill
9/12/2013 2:41:59 PM  Ed Morrissey
58 Comments
Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray faced a tough choice.  Should he sign a living-wage bill that would make him the darling of progressives and unions in the nation’s capital, or should he veto it and cling to the opportunities for job creation in
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Assad: We’ll start handing over our chemical weapons when the U.S. stops arming Syria’s rebels
9/12/2013 2:01:17 PM  Allahpundit
178 Comments
I … don’t remember this being part of the offer. Obama had better run it past Putin right away to see how he wants the U.S. to respond. Syria will fulfil an initiative to hand over its chemical weapons only when the United States stops
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Chuck Todd: The Colorado recall means Dems will tell Bloomberg’s anti-gun group to take a hike
9/12/2013 1:21:28 PM  Erika Johnsen
42 Comments
Plenty of Democrats apparently still feel inclined to believe that this week’s successful Colorado recall election was the result of a teeny, tiny but vociferously vocal minority that only managed to pull out a victory because of 1) the egregious
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Video: Student told not to write about God as her idol
9/12/2013 12:41:15 PM  Ed Morrissey
159 Comments
Lord forgive them, for the leadership at Memphis’ Lucy Elementary clearly knows not what it does. A 10-year-old girl wrote what her mother describes as a “cute” presentation for a class assignment to discuss who she sees as her idol.
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CNN poll: ObamaCare support collapsing with women, working class
9/12/2013 12:01:14 PM  Ed Morrissey
58 Comments
Now that Congress can take a pass on authorizing military strikes on Syria, they can get down to the expected business of the fall session — passing a budget.  Republicans plan to make ObamaCare a big issue in the three-phase process of writing a
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WH ally Bob Corker: Let’s face it, Obama seems uncomfortable being commander-in-chief
9/12/2013 11:21:21 AM  Allahpundit
76 Comments
Palpable frustration from a guy who’s worked with them on immigration and is trying to work with them on Syria amid the endless, endless bumbling. Money line: “He’s a diminished figure here on Capitol Hill, I can assure you that.”
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Kerry arrives in Geneva to “test” the Russians
9/12/2013 10:41:35 AM  Ed Morrissey
62 Comments
CBS News’ report misses one crucial question: Did John Kerry bring another reset button? Nothing says seriousness to Sergei Lavrov like an American Secretary of State handing him a big red button labeled “Reset” — er,
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Saturday
Sep142013

Townhall Daily - September 14 - John Hawkins, John Ransom, Ransom Notes Radio, Suzanne Fields, Mike Shedlock and More 

Townhall Daily Newsletter

5 Americans Who Were Murdered For Being White
John Hawkins
John Hawkins
Why 2014 Shapes Up to be Another Tea Party Year
John Ransom
John Ransom
The Brilliance of Liberal Stupidity
Ransom Notes Radio
Ransom Notes Radio
The Improbable 'God in the Machine'
Suzanne Fields
Suzanne Fields
Where are the Jobs? Who Has Them? Who's Likely to Get Them?
Mike Shedlock
Mike Shedlock
Is the Left’s New Attack on Self Insurance an Example of Obamacare Sleaze?
Daniel J. Mitchell
Daniel J. Mitchell
Why Do Liberals Believe What They Believe?
John C. Goodman
John C. Goodman
Syrian Rebels Try to Con the West Out of Diplomacy
Night Watch
Night Watch
The Other 9-11—When Commies Tasted Their Own Medicine
Humberto Fontova
Humberto Fontova
Don't Stop Making Sense
Kathryn Lopez
Kathryn Lopez
Early Cracks in Nunn’s Armor
Brandon Howell
Brandon Howell
Exodus...Success Takes Flight
Charles Payne
Charles Payne
Stopping the Obamacare "Train Wreck"
Ed Feulner
Ed Feulner
Colorado Dems: "It's about voter suppression"
Bob Beauprez
Bob Beauprez
An Unthinkable 9/11: War in Support of al Qaeda
Diana West
Diana West
Putin the Peacemaker?
Steve Deace
Steve Deace
The Shocking Truth About Wall Street
Bill Tatro
Bill Tatro
Stocks in the News: Bring on the Bulls
Crista Huff
Crista Huff
Our Never Ending Obama Nightmare
Jeff Crouere
Jeff Crouere
First A Mulligan on Syria, Why Not A Mulligan on Obamacare?
Hank Adler
Hank  Adler
Newly Released IRS Emails Reveal Depths of Lerner's Duplicity
Carol Platt Liebau
Carol Platt Liebau
Al Qaeda Leader Calls for Attacks on US: "We Should Bleed America Economically"
Leah Barkoukis
Leah Barkoukis
Rocker Gene Simmons: If Tebow Wore a Burqa, Liberals Would Defend Him
Katie Pavlich
Katie Pavlich
Hashing Out a Sweetheart Obamacare Deal: Obama Meeting With AFL-CIO
Katie Pavlich
Katie Pavlich
What is Liberalism? Jeopardy's Not-so-Subtle Political Agenda
Cortney O'Brien
Cortney O'Brien