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Poll Spells Bad News For Political Establishment, Possibly Good For Tea Party

Poll Spells Bad News For Political Establishment, Possibly Good For Tea Party

The results of a new poll indicate that a record number of Americans identify themselves as political independents. And while the number of Americans who call themselves Democrats remains unchanged from the past four years, Republican identification is at its lowest point in 25 years.

Obama’s Poverty Pivot Invites More Poverty

Obama’s Poverty Pivot Invites More Poverty

As President Barack Obama attempts to stave off an election-year repeat of the public relations disaster he saddled his own party with in 2013, he’s kicking his policy rhetoric into community-organizing mode. Launching an income inequality initiative is Obama’s way of bailing incumbent Congressional Democrats out of the Obamacare debacle.

Overall Obama Regulatory Burden Nears $500 Billion

Overall Obama Regulatory Burden Nears $500 Billion

The American Action Forum, a moderate conservative research institute, released its most recent examination of the regulatory burden caused by government, finding that Federal regulations cost the U.S. economy $112 billion in 2013.

EPA Takes Land From State In Violation Of Century-Old Congressional Act

EPA Takes Land From State In Violation Of Century-Old Congressional Act

Republican Wyoming Governor Matt Mead issued a statement Monday blasting the Environmental Protection Agency for unilaterally ignoring Congressionally established law in order to take roughly 1 million acres of property out of State jurisdiction and hand it over to two Indian tribes.

Income Inequality: Obama Rewards More Donors With Posh Ambassador Posts

President Barack Obama demonstrated his commitment to ending income inequality in America this week by asking the Senate to lavish five major Democratic donors with cherry ambassadorships in conflict-free countries like Iceland, New Zealand and The Netherlands. Obama sent his picks to the Senate on Monday for confirmation, even though the nominees knew before Congress […]

Democrat Lawmaker Wants To Rename Welfare; EPA Proposals Would Kill Coal; Boehner Says GOP Is On Immigration Reform; Approval Of Congress Still Dismally Low— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 1-8-2014

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Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee Renames Unemployment: Think Of It As A ‘Transitional Living Fund’

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) offered her thoughts on increasing political support for the Nation’s social safety net on Wednesday, contending that further softening the language used to describe being on the public dole would increase public support for expanding welfare benefits. “(T)he safety net has to be something for all of us,” she said […]

New EPA Rules Would Effectively Kill Coal

Environmental Protection Agency regulatory proposals published in the Federal Register Wednesday detail the agency’s plan to effectively ban the construction of new coal fired plants in the U.S. unless they include clean coal technology. The new rules would require new coal plants to meet emissions standards that many people in the coal industry say are […]

California Legislators Propose Legislation To Keep NSA Out Of Their State

California Legislators Propose Legislation To Keep NSA Out Of Their State

A bipartisan group of California State lawmakers introduced legislation Monday to fight the National Security Agency’s spying on American citizens by prohibiting the State and its localities from providing “material support” to the Federal agency.

EPA Announces New Regulations For Woodstoves

EPA Announces New Regulations For Woodstoves

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced details about new regulatory proposals for residential woodstoves that could go into effect throughout the United States by 2015 and tighten dramatically by 2019.

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