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  • In Great Lakes States, Union Retribution Fizzles

    11/14/2014 7:55:46 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/10/2014 | Tom Gantert
    In December of 2012, in the aftermath of Michigan’s Republican Legislature passing a right-to-work law, thousands of union members from around the state participated in a teleconference where their leaders promised “retribution” against the GOP. One union member wondered if Democrats took control of the Legislature, “Could we shove it right down their throats?” Al Garrett, president of Michigan AFSCME Council 25, shot back: “If we were to change the composition of both houses, where we were the majority and had the governor, no question we would be able to get rid of it right away. … In November of...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Barbara Bush: Oval Office not limited to political dynasties

    01/16/2014 4:55:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 16, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former first lady Barbara Bush reiterates in a new interview that presidents don’t have to be members of political dynasties. "If we can't find more than two or three families to run for office, that's silly, because there are great governors and great eligible people to run," Bush says in an interview that will air Monday on C-SPAN. "And I think that the Kennedys, Clintons, Bushes — there are just more families than that. And I'm not arrogant enough to think that we alone are raising" presidential candidates. Her son Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, is considered a potential...
  • Republican Governors and a Few others . . . Pick Your Top Five

    11/06/2013 10:00:13 PM PST · by MrChips · 30 replies
    November 7, 2013 | MrChips
    OK, if you play along nicely, I'll tabulate the results later. So let's assume for the sake of argument that the next electable Republican president will come from the ranks of governors or from a handful of Senators or from an ex-office-holders like Jim DeMint or Mitch Daniels or Jeb Bush or Rick Santorum. PICK YOUR TOP FIVE (electability has to be your first consideration): Republican Governors here: http://www.rga.org/homepage/governors/
  • Report: Campaign that pushed dirt to reporters on Herman Cain and Mitch Daniels...was...Huntsman?

    11/05/2013 6:22:28 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies
    HotAir ^ | November 4, 2013 | Allahpundit
    To think, we’ve spent two years believing it was Romney that had the nastiest, most relentless seek-and-destroy oppo operation on the GOP side. Now I feel like Frank Drebin discovering the missing evidence in the Kelner case. My god — he was innocent. If you believe the sources in “Double Down,” Team Huntsman feeding a mega-smear of Romney to Harry Reid was the tip of the iceberg. 1994, his wife Cheri left [Mitch] Daniels for a married man, but then the couple reconciled and remarried. “In the years since, she had never spoken publicly about the turmoil, and Mitch had...
  • Mitch Daniels: Sequestration Is a Bad Idea

    10/31/2013 5:13:00 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 31 Oct 13 | John Gizzi
    In rare political remarks since becoming president of Purdue University, former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has voiced sharp disagreement with many fellow Republicans over whether the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration should continue. Daniels, once director of the Office of Management and Budget under George W. Bush, dubbed sequestration a "bad idea" during a press breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. In so doing, the 64-year-old Daniels put himself on the opposite side of such national conservative leaders as Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, who recently told Newsmax "in the short term, it's important to...
  • Philly city council wants socialism taught in schools - in praise of mass murdering dictators

    10/27/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 27, 2013 | Robby Soave
    Philadelphia city council members have approved a resolution that calls for socialist historian Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” to be taught in public high schools. The resolution was backed by council members Jim Kenny and Jannie Blackwell, who believe that Zinn’s far-left socialist vision of American history is currently missing from high school textbooks. “Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’ emphasizes the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history; not simply the version retold by those powerful enough to ensure history remembers their actions...
  • Mitch Daniels Was Right

    07/30/2013 7:41:24 AM PDT · by National Review · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | July 29, 2013 | National Review
    By The Editors Mitch Daniels, whom some Republicans would like to see president of something more than Purdue University, is under attack because as governor of Indiana he objected to the use of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States in public-school curricula. In recently published e-mails, the plainspoken Governor Daniels described Zinn’s work as “anti-American” and “crap,” which, when expressed in sufficiently polite language, is the professional consensus: “a polemicist, not a historian,” says Arthur Schlesinger; his work a “deranged” “fairy tale,” says Harvard’s Oscar Handlin; a man who traded in “every left-wing cliché with which the...
  • Mitch Daniels vs. Howard Zinn. Daniels Wins.

    07/20/2013 3:45:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 20, 2013 | Roger Kimball
    Did former governor, now university president, Mitch Daniels seek to censor the late Howard Zinn, a Communist prof who wrote the anti-American bestseller A People’s History of the United States? No, but that’s what the AP suggested. “Mitch Daniels looked to censor opponents,” ran the headline. “[E]mails obtained by The Associated Press show Daniels went out of his way during his second term as governor to destroy what he considered liberal breeding grounds at Indiana’s public universities.” The second bit appears to be true. And congratulations to Mitch Daniels for his efforts at swamp-clearing. Public universities should not be breeding...
  • Mitch Daniels (Hero)

    07/17/2013 6:41:39 PM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | July 17, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    I’ve never thought of Mitch Daniels as the heroic type; not until now. But he deserves a medal for trying to spare Indiana students the mis-education that comes from reading the execrable Howard Zinn. The Associated Press obtained emails by then-Governor Daniels, now the President of Purdue: Purdue University President Mitch Daniels said Wednesday he never tried to quash academic freedom while serving as Indiana’s governor and criticized an Associated Press report citing emails in which he opposed use of a book by historian and anti-war activist Howard Zinn.
  • Rise of the Republican Governors - A new liberal era? Not according to these reformers.

    05/11/2013 7:04:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2013 | Steven Malanga
    Shortly after Barack Obama won reelection in November, New Jersey governor Chris Christie pointed out that Republicans’ cloudy political prospects had a bright silver lining. “One of the reasons you have 30 Republican governors in America, and why we’re the only organization to add Republican strength,” Christie said, “is because people see us getting things done.” Christie’s stance countered most of the elite postelection commentary, which gleefully pronounced the Republican Party’s political irrelevance. But the governor was right. Since Obama first took office in 2008, Republicans have picked up a net nine governorships, bringing their total to 30 states,...
  • Indiana Superintendent Race a Test of Education Vision and Power

    11/05/2012 12:31:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    If the Indiana State Teachers Association had its way, 2011 never would have happened. While much of the focus was on the antics of leftists at the Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin and their efforts to subvert Gov. Scott Walker’s reforms, Indiana endured its share of union silliness, too. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and State Superintendent Tony Bennett were pursuing a bold plan to remake the government education system and expand educational options for families. Enacting the first statewide school choice program in the country, the duo led the nation with a comprehensive education reform plan. That program was, of course,...
  • Republicans Missing Chance on Education Reform

    06/25/2012 4:29:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2012 | Star Parker
    One area that awareness of the need for freedom from government control has penetrated black attitudes is in education. The chronic failure of public schools to notably improve dismal test scores and high dropout rates of black children has made it clear to many black citizens of good will that there has got to be a better way. Polls show black support for school choice. For example, in a poll done last year in New Jersey by the Rutgers-Eagleton Center at Rutgers University, 54 percent of blacks expressed support for school vouchers compared to 36 percent of whites. Growing grass...
  • Gov. Daniels Named Purdue's Next President

    06/21/2012 7:37:03 AM PDT · by Abathar · 10 replies
    theindychannel.com ^ | June 21, 2012 | uncredited
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Gov. Mitch Daniels has been named the next president of Purdue University, a role he'll take on after leaving office in January. Purdue trustees voted unanimously Thursday morning to appoint Daniels to succeed France Cordova, who will leave in July after five years at Purdue's helm.
  • Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers

    06/12/2012 4:31:20 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 428 replies
    AllGov ^ | June 11, 2012 | Noel Brinkerhoff
    Police officers in Indiana are upset over a new law allowing residents to use deadly force against public servants, including law enforcement officers, who unlawfully enter their homes. It was signed by Republican Governor Mitch Daniels in March. The first of its kind in the United States, the law was adopted after the state Supreme Court went too far in one of its rulings last year, according to supporters. The case in question involved a man who assaulted an officer during a domestic violence call. The court ruled that there was “no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police...
  • Rick Santorum Backs Richard Mourdock in Indiana Senate Race [Lugar Endorsed by McCain & Daniels]

    05/05/2012 10:11:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 05, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    Rick Santorum Backs Richard Mourdock in Indiana Senate Race By Shushannah Walshe | ABC OTUS News Rick Santorum has weighed in on the fierce primary battle in the Indiana senate race. The former presidential candidate tweeted his support of State Treasurer Richard Mourdock over longtime Sen. Dick Lugar. @RickSantorum: I encourage Hoosiers to help GOTV for @RichardMourdock. If I lived in Indiana he'd have my vote in Tuesday's #INSen race. Lugar has held the seat since 1976, but Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock is waging a serious challenge and is leading in state polls. Mourdock also has the backing of...
  • To Win Burbs, Romney May Pick 'Double-Vanilla' Veep

    04/19/2012 11:57:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Some 20 million Americans in primaries and caucuses will take part in selecting the Republican presidential nominee. One person will choose the vice presidential nominee. This has long struck me as absurd: One person choosing someone who, as a result, might become president for as long as 10 years. But just about everyone in politics says it's the only proper way. Over the last 25 years, presidential nominees of both parties have engaged in conscientious consultation and have mostly made pretty good choices. No more picks at five o'clock in the morning to meet a convention deadline. For even longer,...
  • Indiana Governor Signs Bill Allowing Citizens to Protect Themselves Against Police Actions

    03/28/2012 2:49:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    guns.com ^ | 22 March, 2012 | Shelley_Rae
    Tuesday night, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a bill that would protect citizens who reasonably believe force is necessary to protect themselves, someone else or their own property from unlawful actions by a public servant. While supports believe the proposal strengthens the legal rights of people against public servants or government agents illegally entering their home, police groups are worried that many will use it as justification for attacking officers or will not understand the law fully. "For those who don't take the time to read the law, it is going to be devastating for someone to think they have...
  • Romney's got the numbers but is a GOP surprise coming? (Thinks Jeb or Mitch will be 2012's Palin)

    03/20/2012 6:21:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 1+ views
    KSAZ-TV ^ | March 20, 2012 | Douglas Schoen, Democratic pollster
    With Mitt Romney increasing his lead over Rick Santorum with a victory in Puerto Rico over the weekend, it is likely, that at the very least, Romney will hold his own or increase his lead over Santorum in Tuesday’s Illinois primary. Mitt Romney now holds a lead of more than 2-1 over Rick Santorum (521-253) -- positioning him as the clear and indeed most likely Republican nominee for president. But while Romney has won 55% of the delegates thus far – and indeed, it seems clear that neither Santorum on his own or Gingrich will be able to individually stop...
  • Taxpayer Refund Could Be Bigger Than Expected

    03/20/2012 1:39:15 PM PDT · by Abathar · 2 replies
    theindychannel.com ^ | 03/20/2012 | Norman Cox
    INDIANAPOLIS -- State refunds for Indiana taxpayers will likely be bigger than first expected, Gov. Mitch Daniels said Tuesday. The governor signed into law a bill that refines the automatic taxpayer refund that's triggered when the state surplus exceeds 12.5 percent of the state budget, RTV6's Norman Cox reported. "This, of course, makes Indiana a state that says at some point, when budgets are balanced and reserves are full, the state should stop collecting money and leave it with the people who earned it," Daniels said. "We think it's a very important principle." The refunds will come as an add-on...
  • Indiana Senate approves diluted state smoking ban

    03/01/2012 4:43:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 2+ views
    The Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | February 29, 2012 | Associated Press
    For all the bluster a statewide smoking ban sparked at the beginning of the 2012 legislative session, the version Indiana lawmakers may end up approving seems little more than a wisp of smoke. The Senate approved a statewide ban Wednesday for the first time in its history, with 13 Democrats joining 16 Republicans for a 29-21 vote. But the proposal passed hardly resembles the one the House has approved six times in recent years.
  • DeMint: Mitch Daniels only last-minute candidate ‘who could make it happen’ (Huh?)

    02/22/2012 2:35:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Hill's Blog Briefing Room ^ | February 22, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) kept the speculation about a possible brokered GOP convention alive this week when he was asked whether Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels could still become a last-minute presidential candidate. DeMint spoke highly of Daniels when asked at a meeting of the Aiken Republican Club in Aiken, S.C., on Tuesday night. “He’s the only one who could make it happen,” DeMint said, according to a report published by the Augusta Chronicle, a local paper. “But I don’t think his wife will let it happen.” In a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was chosen as...
  • GOP Candidates Bicker While Others Lead

    01/28/2012 8:18:47 AM PST · by CaroleL · 5 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 01/28/12 | CaroleL
    Like strong solid bookends on either side of a couple of trashy dog-eared paperbacks, two men that represent the best of what the Republican Party offers made speeches this week. Between them, another accusation-filled debate between the contenders for the GOP presidential nomination. On Tuesday, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels gave the party's response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Not only did he clearly articulate how runaway government spending and an unaffordable national debt is the root of our ongoing economic crisis, he proposed common sense and unity where the president has advocated for already failed policies...
  • A Missed Opportunity

    01/28/2012 7:22:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    The official Republican response to the President’s State of the Union Address was fine—as far as it went. But Gov. Mitch Daniels missed a golden opportunity to put before the American people a better vision of family, faith, and freedom.   Interestingly, the only mention of family in Gov. Daniels’ response was his praise for President Obama’s own family. Let me stipulate: The Obama family is a model family, apparently devoted to one another. The president even lives happily under the same roof with his mother-in-law. Now, that’s devotion.   But Gov. Daniels could have noted that the policies of the Obama...
  • Doubting Daniels (can we blame those who dream about a late entrant to the GOP presidential field?)

    01/26/2012 6:41:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2012 | Calvin Freiburger
    I can't blame anyone for dreaming about a late entrant to the Republican presidential field -- Mitt Romney is tone deaf, Newt Gingrich is insufferable, Rick Santorum seems unable to catch fire, and Ron Paul, well, is Ron Paul. The likelihood of beating Barack Obama with any of these guys is uncertain at best, and the desire for someone more conservative, competent, and capable is hard to deny.A sizeable slice of the conservative commentariat seems to think drafting Mitch Daniels is the answer. The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol declares the Indiana Governor the winner of a debate he didn't...
  • Americans Don't Want a 'Truce' on Social Issues - Daniels is misinterpreting the voting public.

    01/25/2012 4:19:57 PM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MARCH 4, 2011 | RICHARD LAND
    Americans Don't Want a 'Truce' on Social Issues Gov. Mitch Daniels is misinterpreting the voting public. By RICHARD LAND Indiana governor and likely Republican presidential candidate Mitch Daniels has suggested that Americans call a "truce" on divisive social issues until our precarious financial house is back in order. Many pundits have praised the idea, typically thrilled that a Republican leader seems willing to jettison, even temporarily, strong positions on abortion or gay marriage. But social conservatives are mad, and rightly so. Throughout the 1980s and '90s, social conservatives were the foot soldiers for Republican victories—only to see their issues bargained...
  • Mitch Daniels Delivers Terrific Speech

    01/25/2012 11:58:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 25, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, the response to the State of the Union last night is getting more positive reaction than the State of the Union speech itself. Mitch Daniels. And I have to tell you, other than his opening when he started, I said, "Oh, no, no, no, please." Then I started thanking God that nobody was watching 'cause it's a response that's, you know, 15 minutes after the State of the Union speech. But after he got through the open, it was good. It was really, really good. Mitch Daniels was really, really good in his response last...
  • Candidates Should Learn From Daniels

    01/25/2012 9:04:09 AM PST · by CaroleL · 7 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 01/25/12 | CaroleL
    As Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich continue to throw millions of dollars and hundreds of sarcastic barbs at each other, their constant attempts to prove they are the best at gotcha politics is wearing thin. Of course every primary process includes some of what is politely called "contrasting" (in reality it is highlighting the negative aspects of an opponents record), but getting lost in all the mud slinging and chest thumping is the most important issue in the country today. In the GOP response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address last night, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels clearly...
  • New Republican Governors Association video: Second look at Mitch Daniels?

    01/24/2012 2:28:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2012 | Allahpundit
    Via Daniel Halper at the Standard, where Bill Kristol’s umpteen-thousandth plea for Daniels to jump in and rescue the party was published this morning. This isn’t a campaign ad, just an (unusually long and polished) RGA promo keyed to Daniels’s SOTU rebuttal tonight. But let’s face it: If he does well, the “second look at Mitch?” murmurs will be deafening tomorrow and this video will operate effectively as a campaign ad, and the RGA surely knows it. Just as Daniels himself surely knew that his spotlight turn tonight, starring the great what-might-have-been of 2012 positioned opposite Obama on national TV...
  • Romney Adviser Said Party Elites Will Find Alternative If Romney Can't Win Florida

    01/24/2012 4:33:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 125 replies
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 1/24/2012 | Andrea Mitchell
    "I talked to a top Romney adviser tonight who said, 'Look, if Mitt Romney cannot win in Florida then we're going to have to try to reinvent the smoke-filled room which has been democratized by all these primaries. And we're going to have try to come with someone as an alternative to Newt Gingrich who could be Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels, someone.' VIDEO AT SOURCE
  • Debate Winner: Mitch Daniels [So Says Weekly Standard Editor, Bill Kristol]

    01/23/2012 9:27:41 PM PST · by Steelfish · 92 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 23, 2012 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    Debate Winner: Mitch Daniels JAN 23, 2012 BY WILLIAM KRISTOL I’ve got to think Monday night’s debate further swelled the groundswell of support for Mitch Daniels. The liveliest part of the debate was at the beginning, when Mitt went after Newt—and Republicans all over America watched with fascinated horror at the thought that these are the two GOP frontrunners. The only spectacle in American politics more off-putting than Newt Gingrich in self-righteous defense mode is Mitt Romney in self-righteous attack mode. I thought Mitt’s attacks were somewhat more dishonest than Newt’s defenses were disingenuous, but it was good to move...
  • Will Unions Occupy Super Bowl Over Right To Work?

    01/23/2012 12:48:30 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 23, 2012 | IBD staff
    Big Labor: Indiana unions, opposed to becoming the first right-to-work state in the Rust Belt, may disrupt Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Their unnecessary roughness will cost the Hoosiers needed jobs. On Friday, as the Indiana Senate was scheduled to take up legislation supported by Gov. Mitch Daniels to make Indiana the 23rd right-to-work state, Indiana unions considered copying the disruptive and coercive tactics of Occupy Wall Street to disrupt arguably America's premier sporting event, the Super Bowl, to be held in Indianapolis on Feb. 5. As in Wisconsin, where embattled GOP Gov. Scott Walker faces a recall election over...
  • Did The GOP Estabishment Just Blink?

    01/23/2012 1:12:32 AM PST · by CaroleL · 28 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 01/23/12 | CaroleL
    In case there was any doubt, the results of Saturday's South Carolina primary proved there's a proxy war going on in the Republican Party. While casual observers may see a battle between former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the real fight is between a party establishment that believes only a moderate can win in November and conservatives who want to block a moderate from winning the nomination. After the first three official contests, three different candidates have scored a victory and the fourth showed well enough to stay in the fight. Far from...
  • Weekly Standard: Mitch Daniel's Speech Leak "Reconsidering Run For President"

    01/19/2012 11:11:20 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 124 replies · 16+ views
    This morning, the Republican leadership on the Hill announced that Indiana governor Mitch Daniels would deliver the GOP response Tuesday night to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. An hour ago, a dark lady mysteriously appeared at our offices and dropped off an envelope before vanishing down the stairwell. We can’t vouch for the authenticity of the document the envelope contained, of course. But it appears to be a draft of a section—the final section, apparently—of Daniels’s speech text. On the first page of the section is typed, in capital letters, “DO NOT CIRCULATE WITH THE REST OF THE...
  • Daniels To Deliver GOP Response To Obama Address

    01/19/2012 8:44:26 AM PST · by Abathar · 17 replies · 1+ views
    theindychannel/AP ^ | January 19, 2012 | uncredited
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a popular fiscal conservative who flirted with a presidential bid, will deliver the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced the selection of Daniels in a statement Thursday in which they praised his "solid record of effective government and fiscal responsibility." Daniels provides the GOP with a one-time potential White House hopeful as a counterpoint to Obama in an election year heavily focused on the nation's economic outlook. He also governs a state that Obama...
  • Smoking ban, government reform on Daniels' 2012 agenda

    12/17/2011 8:16:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | December 16, 2011 | Francesca Jarosz
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he will push for a statewide smoking ban and mild local government reforms in the 2012 legislative session. Those are among the priorities Daniels, a Republican who will begin his last year in office in January, plans to outline in a noon speech Friday at the downtown Skyline Club for the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis. In an interview Thursday, he also hinted that he would support a proposal seeking legislative approval to let voters decide whether to increase local income taxes to expand mass transit in Marion County and surrounding counties. “My attitude is the...
  • Hoosiers Could Get Tax Refund After Money Found

    12/06/2011 10:08:31 AM PST · by Abathar · 6 replies
    theindychannel.com ^ | December 6, 2011 | Norman Cox
    INDIANAPOLIS -- There was positive economic news for Indiana on two fronts Tuesday, including some found money that could eventually result in a tax refund. State revenue is still pacing well ahead of projections, and the state found $300 million that it didn't know it had, RTV6's Norman Cox reported. The state collected about $10 million more than revenue projections in November, Gov. Mitch Daniels said. Tax collection was about $42 million higher than the same period last year. Daniels said corporate income taxes paid by e-check were mistakenly put into a holding account and weren't credited to the General...
  • Libertarian Case For Jon Huntsman[and conservative case for zotting the retread morons who like him]

    12/02/2011 10:07:47 AM PST · by Retro Llama · 50 replies
    Portsmouth Herald ^ | 12/2/11 | Eduardo J. Lopez-Reyes
    Last May, when Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was pondering a White House bid, Jason Sorens of the University of Buffalo wrote a commentary that went largely unnoticed. Wanting to "take a look at Jon Huntsman," who has been "widely viewed as a 'moderate' Republican, but whose" policies "stake out a position that may be more libertarian than Daniels'," Sorens concluded that after former Gov. Gary Johnson and Texas Congressman Ron Paul, Huntsman offered the most libertarian credentials — besting even Daniels. Sorens's views deserve recognition in New Hampshire, a generally conservative state with decisively libertarian leanings, as our first-in-the-nation presidential...
  • Why Not Santorum?

    11/11/2011 5:08:27 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 79 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 9, 2011 | Quin Hillyer
    Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush — conservatives all year long have been wishing, yearning, even begging people who aren’t in the presidential race to enter the fray and save them from what seems like a frighteningly uninspiring field of candidates. Yet could it be that the sharpest, most accomplished, most campaign-savvy, and most full-spectrum conservative in a quarter-century of presidential contests has been in the contest all along, working harder than anybody, making at least as much intellectual sense as anybody, never blowing a debate, and never failing to stand on...
  • Can Romney Kick It Away? (Barf)

    10/30/2011 2:59:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    Republican candidates for president have been busy for weeks now, laboring strenuously to give the 2012 nomination to Mitt Romney. And he keeps trying to give it back. The former Massachusetts governor could walk to next year's GOP convention without touching the ground, treading exclusively on the bodies of rivals who have fallen on their faces. He's the equivalent of the Alabama Crimson Tide, playing a schedule heavy on Southeastern Louisiana and Middle Tennessee State. He should be running up the score every week. Instead, he keeps finding ways to keep his opponents in the game. Look at the opposition....
  • Republicans can learn from Mitch Daniels and Paul Ryan when they talk about upward mobility

    09/26/2011 2:59:40 PM PDT · by rzman21 · 7 replies
    ConservativeHome ^ | September 26, 2011 | Ryan Streeter
    Yesterday on CNN’s State of the Union, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels said the following about the current GOP presidential field: I don't think they're yet talking about the things…that have a lot of zeros attached to them, the ones that are threatening to kill not just an economy but the entire idea of America, the idea of upward mobility from the bottom and tomorrow is better than today…I'll tell you what's bothering me a little bit [is] the president is clearly in very desperate political shape. And it seems more clear every day. And I worry a little bit, ironically,...
  • Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run, Will Decide in Days

    09/23/2011 2:56:24 PM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 443 replies · 1+ views
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reconsidering his decision not to enter the 2012 presidential race — and he says he will let top Republican donors know within days about his plans, Newsmax has learned. During the past few weeks, several leading Republican donors and fundraisers have been urging the popular Republican governor to reconsider his decision not to run and to enter the GOP primary. These Christie supporters note that significant GOP support has remained on the sidelines of the primary fight. Many leading fundraisers have yet to commit to any current primary contender, including frontrunners Rick Perry and...
  • It's Time To Summon Fatman

    09/23/2011 12:57:38 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 7 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 09/23/11 | CaroleL
    The candidates in last night's Republican presidential debate failed to deliver again. The two hour event included the same old stump speech sound bytes, lots of defensive posturing and attempted jabs at each other most of which missed their marks. The allegedly conservative front runner claimed anyone against giving illegal immigrants tuition breaks is heartless, the moderate that's currently running second is still trying to defend his state health care mandate and the most memorable moment of the night came from a candidate few have even heard of. Meanwhile hours before the debate, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared with...
  • Mitch Daniels: Obama not a socialist

    09/23/2011 12:39:50 PM PDT · by freespirited · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/23/11 | Cameron Joseph
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) disagreed with several of the GOP White House contenders after Thursday night’s GOP debate, saying President Obama is not a socialist. During the debate, most of the candidates described the president that way. When asked Friday if he thought Obama had pursued socialist policies, Daniels laughed wryly and simply said, “No.” He also used the opportunity to warn the contenders to be more careful with their rhetoric. “At some stage I just think that if you’re interested in results you should just try to be careful to use words that don’t drive anybody away and...
  • Daniels echoes Perry criticism of Social Security as 'Ponzi scheme'

    09/20/2011 2:36:22 PM PDT · by Qbert · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/11 | Justin Sink
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels defended his description of Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme" Tuesday, wading into a debate about the popular entitlement program that has enveloped the Republican primary. Daniels describes the program as such in his yet-to-be-released book, Keeping the Republic, echoing a critique that Texas Gov. Rick Perry made in his own book last year. Leading Perry challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has seized on the "Ponzi scheme" comments , arguing that Perry needlessly "scared seniors" by describing the program in that way.  But Daniels sought to downplay the significance of the descriptor Tuesday morning...
  • Pataki Mulls Possible Presidential Run

    08/22/2011 3:29:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    WTNH ^ | Monday, 22 Aug 2011
    <p>Former New York Gov. George Pataki is taking a harder look at running for president, saying Democratic President Obama is faltering and the Republican field is thinning.</p> <p>Spokesman David Catalfamo said Monday that several factors are in play as the 66-year-old Pataki again considers a White House run.</p>
  • Here's who wants Paul Ryan to run for president

    08/17/2011 8:23:28 PM PDT · by DRey · 105 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 17, 2011 | Zeke Miller
    Republican fiscal conservatives are coalescing around a candidate for president — and he currently isn't in the race. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan have all encouraged House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan to run against Obama, The Weekly Standard reports. The policy wonk, known for "the Ryan plan" to eliminate the federal debt through dramatic spending cuts and reforms, has to date shown little interest in running. But the conservative magazine says his wife is "on board" if he decides to enter...
  • State Workers To Get Part Of $1.2 Billion Surplus

    07/15/2011 11:56:11 AM PDT · by Abathar · 36 replies
    theindychannel.com ^ | July 15, 2011 | uncredited
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Gov. Mitch Daniels is dipping into the state's $1.2 billion surplus to give bonuses to most state workers. Daniels said Friday that most state workers will get bonuses of $500, $750 or $1,000 based on their performance over the last year. The bonuses will total between $15 million and $20 million. State Auditor Tim Berry reported Thursday that the state ended the year with $1.2 billion in cash reserves. Berry called state workers "heroic" for their efforts to save money. Daniels said Friday that the rest of the state's surplus is likely to be socked away rather than...
  • Daniels OKs bonuses up to $1,000 for each state employee

    07/15/2011 10:40:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    The Northwest Indiana Times ^ | Jul 15, 2011 | Dan Carden
    the times Daniels OKs bonuses up to $1,000 for each state employee By Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 | Posted: Friday, July 15, 2011 10:45 am INDIANAPOLIS | State employees will be paid a bonus of up to $1,000 each for their efforts in helping Indiana amass a $1.2 billion budget surplus. Gov. Mitch Daniels authorized the one-time payment on Friday to recognize employees he said have spent years doing more with less. "There's not a state in the nation where state employees are more committed to efficiency and care with tax dollars than Indiana," Daniels said. The "efficiency dividend...
  • In Iowa, Bachmann, Paul, Palin on the Rise: Romney can't capitalize w/Huckabee, Trump, out of race

    07/13/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | July 13, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    A poll unveiled this week from American Research Group shows that three Republican presidential candidates -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska -- are gaining serious momentum in Iowa, site of the first presidential caucus. Bachmann, who declared her candidacy in June and has been surging in polls at both the national and state levels, topped the poll with 21 percent. Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts placed second with 18 percent. Paul, who was the Libertarian candidate in 1988 and ran for the Republican nomination in...