About that ObamaCare Small Business Exchangea
We all know by now that the "If you like your plan you can keep it. Period." was a flat out lie by President Obama in his 2012 campaign.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Advocates Calling Obamacare By Its Full 'Orwellian' Name
Sen. Ron Johnson said he thinks the health care law should no longer be called Obamacare.
How Two Similar States Ended Up Worlds Apart In Politics
In this June 2008 photo, the bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Winona, Minn., and the Wisconsin side of the river is closed to traffic.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Sen. Ron Johnson: Reinsurance Tax Exemption 'Payback' to Unions
President Barack Obama's plan to exempt self-insured groups from the reinsurance tax is a payback to unions who supported Obamacare, says Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.
The Washington Post
Next up for ALEC: Taming the federal government
President George W. Bush addresses the American Legislative Exchange Council in 2007 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.
Secretive Right-Wing Group Continues Its War On Clean Energy
This week the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council , an influential lobbying group composed of Republican politicians and big businesses, is hosting its "States and Nation Policy Summit" in Washington, DC.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Conservatives' Improbable New 'Convention of States' Project
The Grand Hyatt in downtown DC is like any other hotel designed to host conventions - huge and as inoffensive as possible.
Negotiations may end open records lawsuit against Leah Vukmir
State Sen. Leah Vukmir is in settlement talks with a group that sued her under the state's open records law, and the negotiations could avoid a showdown over when legislators are immune from lawsuits.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
RNC chair: a Of coursea Ia m supporting McConnell
The head of the Republican National Committee waved off any suggestion he might not rally behind Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in his bid for reelection.
a Gop Civil War: Who Benefits?
If the Republican Party descends into civil war over the next two years, a luncheon in October of this year will count as its Fort Sumter.
ALEC's Extreme Legislative Agenda for 2014
The American Legislative Exchange Council meets in Washington, DC this week for its "States and Nation Policy Summit," which is one of the ways ALEC crafts and pushes its legislative agenda for the coming year.
Ron Johnson Reacts To Relaunch
Senator Ron Johnson reacts to the relaunch of the ObamaCare website and the looming problem of insurers not having all necessary information come January 1st to actually insure those enrolling in ObamaCare! Plus, the senior senator from Wisconsin offers his response to the nuclear deal struck between the Obama administration and Iran.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Socialism is the "New" Middle Ages for Dummies
Ambassador Chris Stevens, Tyrone S. Woods, Glen Anthony Doherty and Sean Smith died on or shortly after September 11th, 2012 in a terrorist attack on the embassy in Benghazi, Libya by supposed allies of the Obama administration.
In leadership, Blunt works old ties, new tools
On Sept. 28, with three days to go before funding for the federal government dried up, the Senate was shuttered and quiet.
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Portman's shutdown bill: Cure or cop-out?
Sen. Rob Portman is one of a handful of lawmakers appointed to a special budget committee charged with finding a fiscal compromise to stave off another government shutdown before Jan. 15. But even as the Ohio Republican participates in those delicate negotiations, he's also pitching a fallback plan: the "End Government Shutdowns Act" he introduced ... (more)
Wed Nov 27, 2013
The prohibition of animal fight spectators
Sheriff's say that they have broken up an alleged rooster fighting ring operating at an abandoned dairy farm about seven miles north of Patterson.
Do Republicans have ideas on health care?
We wanted to get to the heart of the question, and we tackled it by fact-checking two claims on this topic.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
John Doe - " Stay denied, Plot thickens
The subjects of the expanding John Doe investigation hired heavy duty lawyers to block the investigation that has spread to at least five counties in Wisconsin.
Ron Johnson: 'Republicans have proposed dozens of (health care)...
As Republicans continue to score points bashing the early struggles of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, the common refrain from Democrats is to claim their GOP counterparts lack an alternative.
The Washington Post
Obama nominee could fill DHSa s long-vacant IG role
President Obama last week nominated Food and Drug Administration official John Roth to serve as inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, attempting to fill a position that has remained vacant for nearly three years.