TODAY IN POLITICS: Cloture Votes on Continuing Resolution and START Treaty Expected in the Senate, Slain Christian had religious ties to Israel

December 21, 2010

Cloture Votes on Continuing Resolution and START Treaty Expected in the Senate

Lame-Duck Session Continues

Updated 8 min. agoThe lame-duck Senate has returned to resume consideration of the START treaty as well as a Continuing Resolution which will fund the government through March 4th.  A vote to advance the Continuing Resolution is scheduled for 10:15am.  Later the Senate will vote on cloture on the START arms reduction treaty.

Muslim Student Files Complaint Against Teacher … for Talking About Ham

by Aaron Hanscom

When parody becomes reality in Spain.

U.S. to Unveil 2010 Census

Population Projections

Updated 2 hr., 1 min. ago

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U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the first official population numbers from the 2010 census today. The figures, updated every 10 years, detail the residential population of the United States and specify the new distribution of seats in the House, based on population updates since the 2000 census. Several states are expected to lose seats which will affect future votes in Congress. More »

Cloture Votes on Continuing Resolution and START Treaty Expected in the Senate

Lame-Duck Session Continues

Updated 8 min. agoThe lame-duck Senate has returned to resume consideration of the START treaty as well as a Continuing Resolution which will fund the government through March 4th.  A vote to advance the Continuing Resolution is scheduled for 10:15am.  Later the Senate will vote on cloture on the START arms reduction treaty.

FCC Considers Adopting “Net Neutrality”

Plan Faces Obstacles

Updated 7 min. ago

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Computer Keyboard

Earlier this month, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  Chairman Julius Genachowski released a draft proposal on “net neutrality,” a strategy that aims to address concerns about the way large Internet service providers manage their networks. Today, the FCC will hold a meeting to consider adopting Genachowski’s plan. More »

Obama gets his repeal, troops pay the price

An advocate for America’s fighting men and women says those troops are going to pay a high price for the reckless decision of Congress to repeal the law that bans homosexuals from military service.

Hollywood ‘eager’ to sexualize young girls

The Parents Television Council has released a new report detailing the nature and extent of Hollywood’s obsession with sexualizing teenage girls.

Univ. of Wisconsin aborts abortion plans

A campaign against late-term abortions in Wisconsin has proved victorious, and one supporter of the effort feels it should be an encouragement to the rest of the country.

Senate shuts down DREAM Act

Immigration reform activist Ira Mehlman is pleased that the lame-duck session of the Congress has once again failed to pass the DREAM Act, which would have paved the way to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.

‘Pedophile guide’ author busted

Florida authorities have arrested a Colorado man who wrote a how-to guide that instructs pedophiles on how to have sexual encounters with children while avoiding criminal charges.

Slain Christian had religious ties to Israel

An American who was killed in a forest outside Jerusalem had deep spiritual ties to Israel through her involvement with an evangelical ministry that promotes Christianity among Jews.

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Meet the Candidates for RNC Chairman

by Bryan Preston

Plus, a look at each candidate’s social media presence.

The Great Tea Party Express/CNN Alliance: Who’s Sorry Now?

by Roger L Simon

How does the Tea Party Express justify an alliance with a network that ten minutes ago was making a mockery of the tea party?

The Small-Business Hiring Outlook? Two More Years Wandering in the Desert

by Jeff Pope

Small businesses, like my 53-person outfit, see no reason whatsoever to do anything but hold tight to our cash for the next two years.

Run Jeb, Run!

by Myra Adams

Eight reasons why Jeb Bush should run, and could defeat Obama in 2012.

Missing the California of My Youth

by Tim Daniel

California has been fundamentally transformed. The results stand as a warning to the rest of America.

130 Million Strong: Al-Qaeda’s Muslim Support Runs Deep

by Brian Fairchild

A new poll offers a little silver lining and a whole lot of cloud.

I’m from the UN and I’m Here to Help

by Theodore Dalrymple

Beware of internationalists trying to do good: how the UN inadvertently supplied Haiti with cholera.

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Daily help for Hollywood’s homeless teens

A volunteer organization is reaching out to homeless and at-risk youth who venture to a famous California city in hopes of finding work and a more promising future, but often end up living on the streets.

Christians voting their values

Christian historian David Barton says findings from the 2010 midterm elections indicate the highest Christian voter turnout ever.

Court says ‘no’ to nurse’s conscience rights

A New York nurse has lost her appeal of a court decision involving a work incident that she believes violated her conscience rights.

Criminal attorney reaping what he sowed

In reaction to charges made against a California attorney who embezzled money from a widow he represented, one Christian lawyer says every action has its consequences.

Woman sues for ‘exit guide’ in suicide

A Georgia woman has filed suit in federal court for the right to assisted suicide.

Court turns deaf ear to jilted business owners

An analyst for a public policy organization dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government is criticizing the Supreme Court for not hearing a challenge to an eminent domain dispute.

More businesses bid California adios

An expert on business says companies in California are leaving the state in droves because the government is “just not listening” to them.

Chaplain: Congress redefines morality

Now that the Senate has voted to repeal the 17-year-old ban against homosexuals serving openly in the U.S. military, a number of groups have issued warnings over the consequences of Saturday’s decision.

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Reapportionment Favors the Red States

by Bryan Preston

The congressional delegation is bigger in Texas.

British Snowstorm Brings Out Moonbats and ‘Superheroes’

by Bryan Preston

The weather outside is frightful useful, if you’re Gaia Girl!

Snubbed: No Obamas at Britain’s Royal Wedding

by Belladonna Rogers

Barack and Michelle earn themselves a tempest in a Wedgwood teapot.

Rewarding Misbehavior with Presidential Nominations

by Hans A. von Spakovsky

How does Obama treat a political appointee who may have helped suborn perjury and obstruct an investigation? By nominating him to a higher office.

The Ultimate Troll: Democrats Plan For Media Management

by David Solway

The federal government must never be given control of the internet and the airwaves.

Hugo Chavez: CommuNazi

by Ron Radosh

Chavez passes his “Enabling” act, giving him near-dictatorial power in Venezuela. Sure to make the American far left ecstatic!

Today’s ‘Progressives’: Repeating the Mistakes of Yesterday’s Communists

by Barry Rubin

Revisiting the case of Bertram Wolfe, who was horrified to realize the fundamental evil of leftism — the cause to which he had dedicated his life.

Worse for Internet Freedom: Hugo Chavez or the FCC?

by Seton Motley

The administration brings the Obamacare touch to the Internet.

‘Snowfalls Are Now Just a Thing of the Past’

by Ed Driscoll

Global Warming: Is there nothing it can’t do?

Tale of the Tape: Obama vs. Palin

by David B. Jenkins

Polar opposite visions of what leadership should be.

Roman Polanski’s ‘European Oscar’

by John Rosenthal

German-funded “European” film prize goes to German-funded anti-American film.

Bollinger & Hayek

by Roger Kimball

The very model of a modern major bureaucrat versus the Nobel-winning economist who first surveyed the Road to Serfdom.

It’s Still the Demography, Stupid

by Ed Driscoll

Census data shows Big Red Texas picking up additional seats in Congress, and families shrinking in at least two prominent Blue State cities. As Mark Steyn once wrote, “what’s the point of creating a secular utopia if it’s only for one generation?”

On Race Relations, Hail to College Sports

by Kyle-Anne Shiver

A jock matriarch sets the story straight.

Another victory against ObamaCare?

Attorneys are expecting a Florida judge to contribute another favorable ruling in their fight against President Obama’s healthcare reform law.

Wicker: It’s time for the 10th

A U.S. senator is discussing his proposed legislation that would restore the Tenth Amendment.

Christian broadcaster censored

A Canadian television show has been reinstated after being taken off the air in response to the host’s comments about homosexuality.

Pelosi: No regrets

By DAVID ROGERS | 12/21/10 5:46 AM
Nancy Pelosi is pictured on Capitol Hill. | AP Photo

Belarus erupts

A peaceful demonstration turned violent as some 20,000 protesters took to the streets of Minsk, Belarus, after elections there on Sunday.

National motto gets thumbs-up

A California mayor is pleased with the decision made by county board members who voted last week to display the nation’s motto in the board’s chambers.

Merry Christmas…without the ‘X’

Peter Heck smallMemo to atheists and humanists: Creating a Christ-less holiday season may seem like a worthy cause — until you realize where it leads.

Axelrod on the 2012 Campaign – Eleanor Clift & Daniel Stone, Newsweek
Ending Obama’s Big Government Binge – James Capretta, National Affairs
FCC Internet Grab a Christmas Nightmare – Rep. Marsha Blackburn, RCP
Unpatriotic Resistance to New START – Cynthia Tucker, Atlanta JC
Good Riddance to the 111th Congress – Frank Donatelli, Washington Times
Bond Market Rejects Fed’s Unconditional Love – Caroline Baum, Bloomberg
California Is Not Broken – Bill Lockyer and Stephen Levy, Los Angeles Times
Gov. Christie Grabs More GOP Attention – Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post
One-Sided 60 Minutes Report on State and Local Budgets – AFSCME
Saving the Euro is Up to Europe – John Bolton, New York Post
Victory & Vindication for Gay Rights – Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
The Army and the Ivy – William McGurn, Wall Street Journal
Erica Brown and The Arduous Community – David Brooks, New York Times
Time to Move on Mideast Peace – Desmond Tutu & Jimmy Carter, USA Today
Christmas with Clarence Darrow – Paul Kengor, The American Spectator
The Political Power of Social Media – Clay Shirky, Foreign Affairs
Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene – Thomas Sowell, Investor’s Biz Dly
RCP Videos: Holder | Krauthammer | Fineman | O’Reilly | Schakowsky


START Would Be a U.S. Gift to the Russians – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
60 Minutes Nails Illinois as a Deadbeat – Chicago Tribune
DREAM Mustn’t Die – Los Angeles Times
Pension Outrages Old and New – San Diego Union-Tribune

Should Michael Steele stay as RNC chairman?

Star Parker smallSteele’s leadership style and management is not the central issue. Restoring the GOP’s credibility is.

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