From the daily archives:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Al Franken Smacked Down

January 12, 2009

Via PowerLine Blog, Al Franken recently requested that Gov. Pawlenty certify his election to the Senate.  Gov. Pawlenty smacked him down by pointing out Minnesota Law to the would-be Senator. I have a duty to follow state law and our statutes are clear on this issue. I am prohibited from issuing a certificate of election [...]

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Pork By Any Other Name Is Still Pork

January 12, 2009

Democrats love pork.  Obama promised no more earmarks.  What to do?  Instapundit has found that the liberals will just call earmarks by a new name, thus allowing the pork to continue while allowing Obama to save face.  Says House Majority Whip James Clyburn: I know the politics of all this. I just think they’re wrong [...]

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Boehner: No More Bailout Money

January 12, 2009

House Minority Leader John Boenher announced yesterday that he opposes releasing the remaining $350 billion of the TARP Bailout fund unless there is a proven need. I think until there is a demonstrated need in our economy and a plan to address that need, I think it would be irresponsible for Congress to release the [...]

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Omnibus Lands Bill Brings Out RINOs

January 12, 2009

Sen. Harry Reid kept the Senate in session over the weekend to invoke cloture on an Omnibus Lands Bill.  The bill, as described by the Heritage Foundation, would create 10 new protected areas, all overlapping with potential oil drilling sources.  It designates 2 million acres as “Heritage Areas” which would make them effectively wilderness that [...]

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