“Obama said Sue me. So we are.” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) expressed frustration on Wednesday regarding what he described as President Obama’s willingness to sidestep Congress to write his own laws. Chaffetz joined Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) on a conference call to discuss the resolution being voted on Wednesday ev [...]
The coming tax season brings new forms, which apparently will need to be filled out and included with your return in order to satisfy the requirements of newly-added Line 61 on your Form 1040: Health care: individual responsibility. New this year for your computational and documental pleasure: Form 1095-A, Form 1095-B, and (assuming you were [...]
Despite the fact that Lois Lerner’s emails were destroyed to protect her from prosecution mysteriously vanished, investigators have retrieved some of the missing emails. Newly uncovered emails reveal Lerner’s bias against Republicans, including calling them “assholes”.
In a press release today, Rep. David Camp (R-MI), [...]
[Reposted from my blog at http://hillsboroerik.com .]
Today we continue our discussion of the politically biased and racist Equity training materials, provided by the organization “Uniting To Understand Racism”, that I began describing in my last blog. These materials have been used to train staff members in how to achieve Equit [...]
Like many others, it seemed curious to me that the notorious Cover Oregon website was opened to insurance agents but never to private individuals. Oracle, who built much of the site, says it came down to politics over proficiency.
Software vendor Oracle provided information last week to the U.S. House and Energy Committee claiming the website [...]
More details are emerging in the ongoing drama of fingerpointing between Governor John Kitzhaber, Cover Oregon, ObamaCare and software developer Oracle. KATU reported on Sunday evening that, according to Oracle, the Cover Oregon site that they built was functional and ready to use in February 2014, and was only shut down for political reasons [...]
Amanda Pratt is a 28-year-old survivor. She’s undergone five surgeries to remove a massive tumor in her brain and now she’s fighting a new battle: the battle to afford life-saving care under ObamaCare.
Prior to ObamaCare, Amanda paid far less for her treatment. MRIs cost her $800 out of
English: President Barack Obama’s signature on [...]
English: John Kitzhaber (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This morning, The Taxpayers Association of Oregon issued a press release highlighting two polls on John Kitzhaber, showing that his reelection bid is in deep trouble. The bad news for John Kitzhaber is a continuation of a strong trend among Oregon voters that show just how badly Kitzhaber̵ [...]
[5440 note: originally published 5 March 13 at WatchdogWire.org/Oregon. This post has been reproduced in its entirety here for the sake of posterity.]
Senator Ginny Burdick (D-18) has long been a proponent of regulating the purchase and ownership of firearms. As we reported last week, gun legislation has been a very hot topic in Oregon during [...]
This is a response to the recent ad campaign by Cover Oregon.
As native Oregonians, we found it strange that a large-scale, federally-funded ad campaign is trying to twist the meaning of “the Oregon Spirit.”
Quoting the Oregonian – ‘Mark Ray, co-owner and creative director of North [who created the ad campaign], said t [...]
Reposted from Heritage.org:
With the weekend’s grand slam appearance on the Sunday talk shows by yet another official unqualified to talk about Benghazi, the Obama Administration has again shot itself in the foot.
White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer attempted to defend U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s mischaracterization of the Beng [...]
A union of government tax collectors that opposes small-government Conservatives & anti-tax Tea Parties–and Obama doesn’t want a special prosecutor…Coincidence?
[cross posted from RedState: LaborUnionReport]
At a protest in downtown Manhattan last week, a group of federal workers chanted: “Hey, hey, ho, ho, sequestrati [...]
In response to the growing scandal around the IRS controversy of targeting of tax exempt status of conservative non-profit groups for extensive scrutiny, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) released a statement on May 15. While Merkley’s statement denounced the actions, he left more questions than answers regarding a 2012 letter he cosigned that dem [...]
Over at Townhall.com, former Congressman Bob Beauprez has an excellent review of the unanswered questions about Benghazi and the coverup still being perpetrated by the Obama administration. It’s well worth a read.
Benghazi: Still looking for Answers:
It has been nearly eight months since Ambassador Chris Stevens, his diplomatic aid Sea [...]
A good working definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, always expecting a different result. By that definition, the American legacy media are collectively nuts.
Note to legacy media: it may be about time to consider shutting the hell up. Let’s face it – you’ve never been right; you’ve been droolin [...]
Sunday October 19, 2014 Despite the spread of Ebola in places like the U.S., Nigeria has gone 42 days without any new infections and has been declaredEbola free by the World Health Organization. Senegal also appears to be free of the virus. Elections for nonpermanent members of the UN Security Council took place this week. […]
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1) Sri Lanka has announced that they will call for early presidential elections. Sri Lanka has a four year presidential term, but will be setting new elections almost two years early. Experts think President Mahinda Rajapaksa is calling the snap elections to take advantage of his current popularity. Sri Lanka’s government has been under a […]
An Illinois judge dealt Gov. Pat Quinn (D., Ill.) a blow by appointing a monitor to oversee hiring at state agencies following accusations that his administration was filling positions based on politics rather than qualifications, the Chicago Tribune reports.
More than 1,000 Iranians took to the streets across Iran early Wednesday to protest a rash of so-called “acid attacks” against women who do not strictly follow Islamic law, according to Iranian opposition members and video of the mass demonstrations.
In an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal, the Antiplanner argues that transit agencies in medium-sized cities such as Albuquerque should experiment with “bus-rapid transit lite”–meaning increasing bus frequencies, reducing the number of stops so as to speed schedules, and prepayment of fares to speed loading of passengers. But dedicating traffic lanes to buses
The Forest Service has historically been dominated by foresters and engineers, so a wildlife biologist who joined the agency in 1978 wouldn’t expect to advance very far. But after getting a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of California at Berkeley, Hal Salwasser went to work for the Forest Service and quickly moved up […]
Two years ago, Virginia Beach put a measure on the ballot to extend the Norfolk light rail (which stops at the border between the two cities) into Virginia Beach. All of the advertising for the measure said “Vote Yes to Study Light Rail.” But the actual measure read, “Should the City Council adopt an ordinance […]