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GOP-Backed Patent Reform Ignores the Constitution, Costs $1 Billion +, and Taxes Innovation

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Posted by    Friday, June 24, 2011 at 3:13pm

You probably haven’t heard about yesterday’s passage of the “America Invents Act” in the House, but as the bill goes into reconciliation after gaining the support of all but 67 Republican Representatives and three Republican Senators (along with two Democratic Senators and 50 Democratic Representatives), it’s important that you know what it...

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If Even Ben Bernanke’s Not On Your Side, You Know You’re Spending Too Much . . .

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Posted by    Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 8:44am

While I’m certainly not a fan, especially of his policies like the finally ending QE2, I was pleasantly surprised to see Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke offer up a sliver of straight talk on President Obama’s record breaking deficits earlier this week.

Prodded to respond to the CBO’s recently released Long Term Budget...

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Did these so-called shovels ever exist?

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 1:34pm
(by Michael Alan)
Oh look, he made a funny:
But when he was selling the $800 billion stimulus both before and in the months after it was passed, all he could say was “shovel-ready”:
Last October, the President first denounced the use of the term “shovel-ready”:
Mr. Obama reflect[ed] on his presidency, admitting that he...
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Weinergate Development Takes a Back Seat to Palin Emails

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Posted by    Friday, June 10, 2011 at 9:08pm
(By Michael Alan)

As the mainstream media descends upon Juneau to do opposition research on someone who hasn’t been governor for almost two years, a crucial development in the Weinergate story–about a sitting Congressman that may very well have pursued underage girls–is being completely ignored.

Any one wanna take bet when outlets like...
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Ed Rollins Is Hardly The Spokesman For “Seriousness”

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Posted by    Friday, June 10, 2011 at 12:31pm
(by Michael Alan)

By now you’ve probably heard veteran campaign strategist Ed Rollins’ comments about Sarah Palin:

Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years. She got the vice presidential thing handed to her. She didn’t go to work in the sense of trying to gain more substance.
Apparently Rollins wasn’t...
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The NFL: Higher Moral Standards than Congress

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 4:13pm
(By Michael Alan)

When retired NFL quarterback legend Brett Favre was first suspected in 2010 of having a habit of “sexting” the female hosts provided to him at venues his team visited, specifically the Jets’ Jenn Sterger in 2008, he was immediately put under investigation by the NFL.


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Wasserman-Schultz on Weinergate: It’s Okay, He’s a Democrat

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Posted by    Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 8:45am

(By Michael Alan)

Earlier this week, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz told CNN that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is dealing with “a personal matter.” That “personal matter” includes not knowing “with certitude” whether or not the, er, picture that was tweeted to a 21 year old college student belongs to the Congressman.


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