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  • Nanny State Update: Radioactive Meters and Flavored Cigar Wrappers

    06/05/2012 10:36:13 AM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-06-01 | [Staff]
    ...Farewell to Flavored Cigar Wrappers in Illinois: In the process of cracking down on the use of heroin, legislators in Illinois this week took the next step towards criminalizing the sale of flavored cigar wrappers this week. The one-size-fits-all ban would punish legal behavior in the name of being “tough on drugs,” banning cigar wrappers just because some have mispurposed them for use with illegal substances. The lone opponent to the ban, which passed the state Senate 46-1, expressed dismay at the cavalier attitude displayed by fellow lawmakers; proponents failed to offer any sound reason for why flavored cigar wrappers...
  • Louisiana House approves bill banning abortions after 20 weeks

    06/03/2012 5:02:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/01/12 | Kathy Finn
    Louisiana House approves bill banning abortions after 20 weeksBy Kathy Finn Fri Jun 1, 2012 7:50pm EDT NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The Louisiana state House of Representatives on Friday unanimously approved a bill that would prohibit abortion beyond 20 weeks after fertilization unless the mother's life is in danger. Georgia a month ago became the seventh state to ban most or all abortions after 20 weeks. Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska and North Carolina also have such restrictions. Under the Louisiana measure, doctors who violate the 20-week provision could face up to two years in prison.
  • The Great Obama Blunder

    05/31/2012 6:11:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    President Obama and his wife, the health nanny in chief, obviously don't know when they've gone too far in their crusade to socialize and Obamatize America. They couldn't stop pushing for the Obamacare mandate that would force religious organizations to pay for coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization for their employees regardless of the institution's moral or religious objections. Now the Obamas are sorry. They've awakened the sleeping giant -- the Catholic Church. And they're going to pay the political price. Last week the University of Notre Dame and 42 other Catholic institutions sued the administration to overturn the...
  • Lugar Says He Won't Campaign For Mourdock

    05/29/2012 4:59:23 AM PDT · by Abathar · 51 replies
    AP/theindychannel.com ^ | May 28, 2012 | uncredited
    INDIANAPOLIS -- U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar said he doesn't intend to campaign for the man who defeated him in Indiana's Republican primary. Lugar said Sunday on CBS' "Face The Nation" that he would not actively campaign on behalf of GOP senatorial nominee Richard Mourdock. The state treasurer will face Democrat Joe Donnelly in November.
  • More details: Breaking down the IHOP indictment (money laundering, illegal immigrants and more)

    05/24/2012 2:19:32 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 8 replies
    Toledo News Now ^ | 5/23/12 | Nick Bade
    The 65 page indictment unsealed Wednesday outlines a massive conspiracy to defraud employees, IHOP corporate, investors, the Internal Revenue Service and federal, state and local law enforcement. Background Prior to 2003, Tarek Elkafrawi owned and operated two IHOP franchises; one in Decatur, Illinois and the other in Evansville, Indiana. During his time in Decatur, the indictment alleges, Elkafrowi began a social friendship with Autumn Lee Tangas, an employee of IHOP Corporate in Decatur. Between 2003 and 2006 Elkafrawi purchased, either entirely or in partnership with other investors, 6 other IHOP franchises. Those stores are located in Toledo (2), Holland, Findlay,...
  • The House's octogenarian incumbents

    05/24/2012 8:39:12 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    When Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., lost the GOP primary to challenger Richard Mourdock this month, Beltway types saw the voters' verdict as a victory for the Tea Party and a defeat for the kind of Republican who could work across the aisle. I think Lugar, 80, lost because he was out of touch with Indiana. He started the primary registered to vote at an Indiana home he had sold in 1977. The Lugars have resided in Virginia ever since. Lugar had been working in Washington for so long that he didn't realize he needed to keep up at least the...
  • Karl Rove: North Carolina and Indiana Are ‘Gone’ for Obama, Wisconsin a ‘Battleground’ State

    05/20/2012 3:07:43 PM PDT · by Signalman · 104 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/20/2012 | Madeline Morgenstern
    Republican strategist Karl Rove said Friday he believes North Carolina and Indiana are “gone” for President Barack Obama in November and that Wisconsin has become a “battleground” state. “I think North Carolina is gone just like Indiana is gone. Obama has no chance to win them,” Rove told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. “I think Ohio and Florida are leaning today towards Romney. I think places like Iowa and Colorado are in danger of floating into the Republican column. And states like Nevada and Pennsylvania are moving from lean Democrat into toss-up category. And on June 5th, mark my words,...
  • The Eight States Romney Should Easily Flip To Beat Obama.Do You Live In One Of Them?

    05/16/2012 6:55:46 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 150 replies
    Based on what has happened in Wisconsin,can we safely hand it to Romney? Lets assume so.Now this leaves us with these seven states Romney should take in November.North Carolina,Virginia,Iowa,Michigan,Indiana,Ohio and either New Hampshire or Nevada.Now this is not including the crucial states of Florida and Pennsylvania.Two of the states where no one can expect an honest count.{aka Voter Fraud}.If you live in any of the eight states,can you tell us the real deal on what to expect on election night?
  • Mitch Daniels: Richard Mourdock no tea party win (Will the GOP-E ever accept the GOP-TEA?

    05/16/2012 10:22:36 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16th | MJ Lee
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that Richard Mourdock's upset victory over incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) last week was a "tea party phenomenon."
  • Sen. Bradley's view on the loss of Lugar.

    05/15/2012 8:25:36 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
    Wgntv.com ^ | 5-14-12 | WGN NEWS MIDDAY
    Towards the end of the interview Bradley expresses his sadness at Lugar's loss and the dumb sheep that voted Lugar OUT.
  • Indiana Black Expo holds forum on Trayvon Martin case

    05/14/2012 11:28:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WXIN-TV ^ | May 14, 2012
    Indianapolis-The Indiana Black Expo's Indianapolis chapter hosted a forum for the community downtown Monday to talk about the death of Trayvon Martin. It was meant to address the sudden and controversial shooting death of the unarmed teen back in February. The event featured community and religious leaders as well as a student from Arsenal Tech High School. "This forum is an outlet so we can get our ideas out there and properly process them, and once we've done so, we can take proper action to make sure this incident never happens again," said Robert Sherrell, student. They event was just...
  • Voter files FEC complaint against Mourdock campaign (GOP-E and John McCane)

    05/13/2012 1:53:01 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies
    WISH ^ | April 23rd | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Richard Mourdock's Senate campaign is now the subject of a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission. It has to do with the accusation that the Mourdock campaign improperly downloaded information from a GOP database. The state Republican Party last week cut off the campaign's access to the database known as Salesforce. The complaint was filed by John McCane, a former mayor of Rushville, who alleges that Mourdock used a state campaign committee to pay the $125 fee to access Salesforce and then illegally transferred information including email addresses to his federal campaign.
  • Richard Mourdock money bomb

    05/11/2012 2:46:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 9, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    It’s not enough for Operation Counterweight to get a candidate through the primary. We need to support the candidate immediately to keep the momentum going. Richard Mourdock is not running to the left (often mischaracterized as running to the center) one bit. Listen to this interview, which has the mainstream media up in arms because Mourdock defined bi-partisanship as Democrats coming over to our side on issues (3:25): “What I hear you say is you’re not going to compromise,” O’Brien observed. “In fact, the only compromise you’ll do is really getting other people on the other side of the aisle...
  • Interesting News Out Of Indiana (Mourdock/Donnelly)

    05/10/2012 7:51:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 9 May, 2012 | John Richardson
    While State Treasurer Richard Mourdock's win in the Indiana Republican primary over Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) was not unexpected given recent polls, it was welcome. As Sebastian notes, he was a guy "who didn’t even think enough of the Second Amendment to sign on to the Heller brief." However, interesting as Mourdock's win and Lugar's loss is, that isn't the most interesting thing that came out of Indiana yesterday. Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) who will be facing Mourdock in the general election became the first Democrat to support the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's efforts to get Attorney General...
  • Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock's Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate...

    05/09/2012 3:57:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 8, 2012 | Chris W. Cox
    Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock's Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate Primary Election Thanks to your votes, Richard Mourdock has won the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate in Indiana defeating 36-year incumbent, Sen. Richard Lugar. Since the 1990s, Sen. Lugar has become notorious for his zealous support of gun control schemes and his fervent anti-gun positions. Your NRA was fully vested in this race with a comprehensive campaign that encompassed thousands of radio and television ads in the months before the today's primary election. This effort also included 600,000 web ads. The media campaign was...
  • Dick Lugar's Indiana Loss Is a Win for Democrats

    05/09/2012 9:21:11 AM PDT · by central_va · 62 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/9/12 | Chris Good
    In a tough year for Senate campaigns, Democrats will take everything they can get. This year's map of Senate races heavily favors the GOP, which will defend only 10 seats to Democrats' 23. Six Democratic incumbents have declined to run, and Democrats will have to defend seats in 11 competitive races, while Republicans will only defend in five. All of which makes Sen. Dick Lugar's loss welcome news for Democrats, who seem to have figured all along that their candidate, Blue Dog Rep. Joe Donnelly, would fare better against Tea Party-backed, Saran Palin-endorsed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in November. Now...
  • Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock’s Significant Win...

    05/09/2012 7:43:25 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 7 replies
    NRA Political Victory Fund ^ | May 08, 2012 | Chris W. Cox
    Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock’s Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate Primary Election Thanks to your votes, Richard Mourdock has won the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate in Indiana defeating 36-year incumbent, Sen. Richard Lugar. Since the 1990s, Sen. Lugar has become notorious for his zealous support of gun control schemes and his fervent anti-gun positions.
  • Why Lugar Lost

    05/09/2012 4:35:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2012 | Brian Bolduc
    Senator Dick Lugar of Indiana lost his party’s nomination tonight because he had lost touch with the party’s grassroots. Since his election to the Senate in 1976, Lugar had cut a profile as a moderate Republican: He had supported the ethanol mandate, backed the Brady Bill, and opposed the Iraq surge. In previous cycles, Republicans had forgiven Lugar his ideological transgressions, but in recent years, he had become more brazen. Not only did Lugar support the DREAM Act; he cosponsored it. Not only did he vote for New START, he spoke forcefully in its favor. True, Lugar wasn’t Arlen Specter...
  • Lugar Defeated by Mourdock in Republican Primary

    05/08/2012 4:39:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 95 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Sean Sullivan
    Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., one of the longest-serving members of the Senate, lost the Republican primary to state Treasurer Richard Mourdock on Tuesday. With 14 percent of the vote counted according to the AP tally, NBC News has called the race for Mourdock, who leads Lugar 61 percent to 39 percent. Facing a headwind of tea party anger and hamstrung by a lingering story about his out-of-state residency, Lugar's campaign struggled badly in the final weeks of the campaign to make a forceful case for his re-election. Mourdock's bid was boosted by national conservative support from groups like the anti-tax...
  • Mourdock Defeats Lugar in GOP Indiana Senate Primary

    05/08/2012 7:35:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/08/2012 | Tom William
    Sen. Richard Lugar, the third longest-serving member of the Senate, went down to a primary defeat tonight to his Tea Party-backed opponent in the Republican primary. State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, backed by tea partiers and conservative campaign groups outside the state, ousted Lugar in Indiana’s GOP primary, the Associated Press projected. Mourdock will face Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly in November. In Lugar, the Senate would lose one of its few remaining members with a habit of bipartisanship. In Mourdock, Lugar has been unseated by a mild-mannered, twice-elected statewide official who wants to eliminate five federal departments and cut more spending...