“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 [...]
"This was never a teacher employment program and this was never an industry to hire superintendents and teachers. This was a program to educate kids.” The post Governor Cuomo on Teachers Union—“Don’t Say You Represent Students” appeared first on Washington State Wire.
So 12 is key to paving the way to the Super Bowl. It is also a key to decent pay in our state. The post Let’s Extend Passion of 12’s to Passing $12 Minimum Wage appeared first on Washington State Wire.
Voices representing labor unions, businesses, public health advocates, diverse community organizations, and environmental organizations today announced the formation of the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy. The post Broad Coalition Calls for Action on Climate Change in WA appeared first on Washington State Wire.
1) ISIS threatened to kill a hostage if a new deadline for an exchange (sundown today) was not met. Jordan announced they would be willing to trade suicide bomber, Sajida al-Rishawi for the captive Jordanian pilot, Lieutenant Muath al-Kasaesbeh. The fate of Kenji Goto, the Japanese man also held, was not mentioned by the Jordanian government. 2) The Pentag
Guest: JUST ME! Japanese Hostage Crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izPbmnVmCnA The Islamic State released a video of two Japanese hostages, Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa. In a break from previous ISIS messages, the terrorists announced a 72-hour deadline to receive a $200 million ransom. While announcing a deadline is new to ISIS, the request for ranso
1) ISIS released a new video of Japanese hostage, Kenji Goto, late yesterday. The audio is reportedly spoken by Goto, in English. Goto says that Islamic State will execute him and Muadh al-Kasasbeh, a Jordanian pilot, unless Jordan releases the terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi in the next 24 hours. A campaign for Goto, to raise awareness and show solidarity … Con
Iran is encouraging its terror allies to pursue the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s children, publishing personal information about them, including photographs of the kids lined up in crosshairs, and declaring, “We must await the hunt of Hezbollah.”
Supporters of a Milwaukee streetcar boondoggle are chiding a city alderman for expressing the fear that streetcar passengers could be vulnerable to crime. Apparently, opponents of progressive ideas like streetcars aren’t supposed to use real facts when making the case against those ideas. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports crime by transit mode.
Self-driving cars could “make congestion dramatically worse,” warns a headline in the Atlantic‘s CityLab. Simulations show that, if just 25 percent of cars on the road are self-driving, the article says, there will be a lot more delays at intersections. It’s not surprising that the transit crowd would want to try to discredit the idea […]
With its “vibrant mix of residential, retail, commercial and green space,” Arlington County, Virginia is exactly where a lot of Millennials in the Washington DC area would like to live–at least according to one such Millennial named Harrison Godfrey. However, many can’t, as the median home price is $550,000, which is far more than two […]