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Catching Up…Political News…6.13.11

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Scrutinize the president, not Palin

By Matt Welch (Special to CNN)

On Friday afternoon the websites of the five most important newspapers in the United State – the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today – each had above their digital folds the same breaking story:  it seemed the former governor of the 47th most populous state in the union, a woman who holds no elected office now and almost assuredly will not again anytime soon, had thousands of emails from her 21-month tenure data-dumped on the public.  Read the full story here.


GOP may push for two-year budget as price of a debt deal

By Bob Cusack and Erik Wasson (The Hill)

Republican leaders are considering asking the White House to back a significant reform of the federal budget process in exchange for raising the nation’s debt ceiling.  The GOP wish list for hiking the debt ceiling will be long, and Republican sources contend that overhauling the annual appropriations process is in the mix.  Read the full story here.

An observation from  While working in the Congress I observed there was limited oversight of programs, spending and the results of same.  A move as proposed here would allow more time.  The 1974 Congressional Budget Act passed during the Watergate scandal worked for a while.  Another idea that should be on the table is a Capital Budget for the Federal Government.


Gallup poll shows Republicans 2012 focus on beating Obama

By Alexis Levinson (The Daily Caller)

A USA Today/Gallup poll released Sunday found that Republican and Republican leaning independents would prefer the candidate who can beat Obama rather than the one who they most agree with on issues.  The poll gives an insight into how voters are thinking about the largely unsettled primary field, and seems to bode well for Mitt Romney, who is currently the frontrunner in most polls.  Read the full story here.

Political News

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Obama defaults to economic blame game

By Neil Munro (The Daily Caller)

A cascade of  bad economic and political news knocked President Barack Obama off his game today, and promoted him to revive his 2008-style criticism of his predecessor, and also to suggest that investors, consumers and even the media are responsible for today’s stalled economy.  Read the full story here.

One-stop place for Obama administration documents

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Karl Rover’s Crossroads GPS launches Wikicountability document-sharing website

By Mathew Boyle (The Daily Caller)

Through his Crossroads GPS organization, former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove rolled out a new document-sharing website similar to Wikileaks on Wednesday called Wikicountability.  Crossroads spokesman Jonathan Collegio told The Daily Caller the website’s goal is to provide a one-stop place for access to Obama administration documents, both ones that are already public and those received through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  Read the full story here.

Legislation To Block EPA

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Legislation to block EPA regulations makes significant gains in Congress

By Amanda Carey (The Daily Caller)

Republicans in the House and Senate made major gains Tuesday in efforts to block Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.  Read the full story here.