Politics (page 1064)

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    Beacon Hill Institute’s tax model

    Some on the Left have said the Beacon Hill Institute’s methodology to determine the economic impact from tax cuts was debunked in Arizona, but Beacon Hill presented a thorough response to those criticisms. If you’re interested in the technical points and assumptions of tax and spending policy models, you…
    Joseph Coletti, May 13, 2011
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    York asks, ‘Where’s Mitt?’

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article delves into former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s strategy for winning the 2012 Republican presidential nomination: [I]n some key caucus and primary states, there is another, more basic question being asked these days: Where is the Romney campaign?…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2011
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    Friday funnies courtesy of The Onion

    John Edwards Pays $30 To Register Edwards2016.com Just In Case CHAPEL HILL, NC—Disgraced former senator and democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told reporters Friday that while he has no plans to run for president in 2016, he has nonetheless registered Edwards2016.com because “you never know.” “I’m definitely not going to…
    Terry Stoops, May 13, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Becki Gray about the legislative redistricting process. Rick Henderson’s guest Daily Journal questions the value of North Carolina’s business progressivism.
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2011
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    NC Legislative Leaders Urge Court to Strike Down Health Care Law

    An Amicus Brief filed on May 11th, 2011 in the NC Court of Appeals supports Florida’s lawsuit against PPACA (also known as ObamaCare). PRESS RELEASE BELOW: Raleigh, N.C. – President Obama’s federal health care law is unconstitutional, violates states’ rights, and would bust the state budget, according to an Amicus…
    Nicole Fisher, May 12, 2011
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    Romney’s Tragic Flaw

    Live Blog The Wall Street Journal sets the bar for Mitt Romney’s health reform speech today in Ann Arbor. The sum of it is that Romney tried to finesse the core conflict of health care visions. The raucous national debate over health care isn’t about this or…
    Joseph Coletti, May 12, 2011
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    Barone nips talk of a GOP front-runner in the bud

    Is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination? Michael Barone devotes his latest Washington Examiner article to disputing that notion. In the realclearpolitics.com average of recent polls Romney gets 16.6% and Mike Huckabee 16.4%. They’re followed by Donald…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
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    ‘Uncomfortable moral questions’ highlighted by bin Laden’s death

    The latest Newsweek, a special edition devoted to Osama bin Laden’s death, labels the killing the “finest moment” in President Obama’s administration. But as Yale law professor Stephen L. Carter notes, the operation that led to the terrorist’s demise raises some questions about administration…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011