Daily Archives: May 4, 2011
David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details the heated House subcommittee debate over a bill dealing with informed consent and abortion.
Results from the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics test were released today. NAEP reports aggregate scores from a national (and representative) sample of 4th, 8th, and 12th grade students. The results were not encouraging. From Education Week, Many high school seniors may be old enough to vote, but just one-quarter of themContinue Reading
This past weekend’s monumental events have given President Obama a boost politically. Weekly Standard senior writer and Fox News contributor Stephen Hayes touched on the significance of Osama bin Laden’s death and other recent news during a John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon today in Raleigh. Hayes highlighted the importance of Tea Party activists and theContinue Reading
Live BlogThe US House passed a bill to stop federal grants for states to set up ObamaCare exchanges. It was a < generic cialis online a href=”http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll285.xml”>mostly party-line vote, but looking to the state’s three most vulnerable Democrats: Mike McIntyre was one of five Democrats to vote in the majority, Larry Kissell voted “no,” andContinue Reading
The D.C.-based outlet points out that Republicans controlling the Tar Heel State’s redistricting process are looking at a way to survive a likely Voting Rights Act challenge and make life safer for the GOP: add a third majority-minority congressional district. By moving the lines, it’s possible to create a district centered around Fayetteville with moreContinue Reading
Don Boudreaux here responds to a WSJ letter writer who claimed that without federal intervention in the mortgage industry, poorer people wouldn’t be able to buy houses. It’s an indication that America is overly politicized that so many people beg for government favors, claiming that there will be some social calamity without them. Editor, TheContinue Reading
The House will conduct the final vote on their version of the bill today. The House will go into session at 2pm today to debate the bill and the vote will happen sometime this afternoon or evening. Yesterday for the second reading of the budget bill 72 members voted in favor of the bill, includingContinue Reading