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Posts tagged John McCain

GOProud Board Member Resigns; Contemplating Primary Challenge To South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham

Bruce Carroll, an openly gay Republican and board member at GOProud, has resigned his position on that organization’s board of directors. He is seriously contemplating making a run for Senate and challenging Lindsay Graham in the primary. He would be South Carolina’s first openly gay Senator.

Red Lobster, Olive Garden Testing Program Where Even Fewer Workers Are Full Time Due To ObamaCare | Right Wing News

In case you missed this earlier this week: Who would have seen this coming? Legislation has consequences out in the Real World (Washington Times) The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting costs from President Obama’s health care law. Darden Restaurants […]

Just A Friendly Reminder Of Your President’s Past Associations

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Remember when John McCain, running for President in 2008 against Barack Obama, decreed that talking about Obama’s past influences was verboten and not important to the election? Remember when the legacy media declared that vetting a poorly known and poorly understood candidate was racist? Well, this is a different election. As Breitbart.com has so aptly […]

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  • Washington responds to House pulling the AHCA March 24, 2017
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan conceded Friday that there are not enough votes to pass the American Health Care Act through his chamber. Ryan needed 216 votes to pass the legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a system of flat tax credits dispersed to residents based on age, […]
  • Press Release: O’Ban, Rossi say Sound Transit move to engage misses mark March 24, 2017
    The Sound Transit board passed a motion today to authorize its CEO “to continue communications and engagement with the State Legislature” in order to “pursue options to address public concerns” about its inflated car tab tax calculation method.  Sens. Steve O’Ban and Dino Rossi said the premise of the motion does not address the public […]
  • Republicans share their budget proposal, but don’t expect a deal anytime soon March 23, 2017
    The Republican Senate majority unveiled its proposed budget for the 2017-2019 biennium this week. The $43.3 billion plan to fund state government includes $1.8 billion in new money for schools, spending more than 50 percent of the state budget on education for the first time since the 1980s. Senate plan spends over 50% of state […]
  • Signer of Anti-Trump Letter Withdraws From Pentagon Think Tank March 24, 2017
    Patrick Cronin, a liberal Republican China hand who signed a letter denouncing President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, on Friday withdrew from taking a plum position as director of a Pentagon-funded think tank in Hawaii. The post Signer of Anti-Trump Letter Withdraws From Pentagon Think Tank appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • DC Report: Thousands of City Jobs Will Be Lost as Minimum Wage Hike Goes Into Effect March 24, 2017
    Washington, D.C. will lose thousands of jobs as the district's plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 goes into effect, while the higher wages will primarily benefit workers in the surrounding suburbs, according to a new report by the city's chief financial officer. The post DC Report: Thousands of City Jobs Will Be Lost […]
  • How Washington Handed TrumpHis First Defeat March 24, 2017
    President Trump and his advisers ought to study the collapse of the American Health Care Act. It's a case study in how Beltway institutions—the so-called Swamp Trump pledged to drain—can herd a president and his party toward unpopular legislation and political defeat. Begin with this question: Why the rush to repeal and replace Obamacare? Yes, […]
  • Backstabbing in the Self-Driving Car Industry March 24, 2017
    Bloomberg has a long article about Google’s lawsuit against Uber over self-driving car technology. In a nutshell, one of Google’s top engineers, Anthony Levandowski, left Google to start a new company called Otto that was then purchased by Uber for $700 million, and Google is accusing Levandowski of taking its company secrets with him and […]
  • Transit Ridership Down 2.3% in 2016 March 23, 2017
    With little fanfare, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released its fourth quarter 2016 ridership report last week. When ridership goes up, the lobby group usually issues a big press release ballyhooing the importance of transit (and transit subsidies). But 2016 ridership fell, so there was no press release. The report showed that light-rail ridership […]
  • Did Nader Really Call Apple a Monopoly? March 22, 2017
    “Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, concerned about fake news prevalent on social media sites, believes Congress should weigh in with antitrust legislation targeting Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple,” reports the Washington Examiner. Say what? Just what do Microsoft and Apple have to do with so-called fake news? How are any of these companies monopolies? Is Ralph […]