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  • Illinois puts hold on $100 million public funding of Obama Library

    06/02/2014 4:39:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    You would think a state with such dire financial problems couldn’t even consider spending such a large sum of tax dollars on something that’s usually built with private money. Luckily, the Illinois House has backed off the idea for the moment. USA Today reported… Illinois shelving $100M gift to Obama library A plan to offer $100 million in tax dollars to lure Barack Obama’s presidential library to Illinois is on the shelf, with lawmakers prepared to wrap up their spring session without advancing the idea. Democrats in the president’s home state pushed the proposal to compete against rival bids from...
  • Crock of Ages: Sebelius plays ignorant on abortion funds

    11/04/2013 11:42:14 AM PST · by topher · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:52 EST | by Tony Perkins
    <p>Nov. 4, 2013 (FRC) - If the White House told insurance execs to "keep quiet" about ObamaCare, they certainly listened when it came to abortion coverage. Last week, even the boss of the entire system, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, managed a surprised expression when Congressman John Shimkus (R-Ill.) asked her why the agency was hiding coverage details from pro-lifers. Without skipping a beat, the HHS chief insisted she didn't know what she so clearly knew in 2009, which is that ObamaCare is the biggest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion in U.S. history.</p>
  • Without Public Arts Funding, We Wouldn't Have Les Misérables

    01/07/2013 9:34:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    The Nation ^ | 01/07/2013 | Michelle Dean
    Here is a thing it is difficult to remember in the midst of its box office tidal wave: Les Misérables owes its birth to a debate over public arts funding. We think of blockbusters as antithetical to the high arts that public funding might typically support, but in Les Miz’s case at least, the relationship was symbiotic. Some might say parasitic, of course, but the story reveals that we don’t quite know who was leeching off of who. Les Misérables was originally staged, in 1985, under the auspices of the Royal Shakespeare Company, a large portion of whose budget was...
  • Under Sandra Fluke's Logic, Secret Service Agents' Condoms Should Be Reimbursable

    04/22/2012 5:54:59 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 21 replies
    Free Republic -- Vanity (American In Tokyo) ^ | 23 April 2012 | AmericanInTokyo
    Ms. Sandra Fluke is attached to an organization with high moral values, that places an emphasis on ethics, honesty and integrity. There is in fact not only a student code at Georgetown University, there also an ETHOS CODE , and there is also the history, tradition and mission statement of the Catholic university guiding certain behaviors (both on and off campus as stated and each student is to be aware of this).It is this very essence and aspect of core institutional values which "15-Minutes-of-Fame Sandra" very publicly whined about, mocked and assailed on national TV and also asserted that the...
  • Justices strike down taxpayer-supported campaign spending law

    06/27/2011 9:55:53 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 2 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 06/27/2011 | Bill Mears
    The Supreme Court has tossed out an Arizona law that provides extra taxpayer-funded support for office seekers who have been outspent by privately funded opponents or by independent political groups. A conservative 5-4 majority of justices on Monday said the law violated free speech, concluding the state was impermissibly trying to "level the playing field" through a public finance system. Arizona lawmakers had argued there was a compelling state interest in equalizing resources among competing candidates and interest groups. The cases are McComish v. Bennett (10-239) and Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett (10-238).
  • The Folly of Public Campaign Funding

    03/28/2011 2:08:05 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 1 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 28, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Should political candidates get their campaign costs covered by the government? What if a candidate chooses not to take taxpayer money? And should taxpayers give more money to his opponent if a candidate raises more money for his campaign? Those are the questions that the Supreme Court is discussing today as they hear oral arguments in McComish v. Bennett, a case challenging Arizona’s taxpayer-funding for political campaigns. Supporters claim that such public financing encourages political debate. They contend that giving everyone the same amount of money ensures all points of view will be heard. The argument seems simple enough, but...
  • Public broadcasting on the chopping block in Virginia

    12/16/2010 8:33:27 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | December 16, 2010 | By Julian Walker
    Sesame Street residents, beware. State funding for public broadcasting is again on the chopping block in the package of budget amendments Gov. Bob McDonnell plans to submit to the General Assembly for consideration in 2011. The governor is proposing a $2 million reduction in the next fiscal year and a full phase-out by the close of the following year to save $4 million, according to administration figures. McDonnell included public broadcasting funding cuts in budget amendments he submitted to the legislature in the spring as part of a four-year plan to eliminate state support. They were rejected. While the governor...
  • FEC: Obama 'not automatically eligible for audit'

    10/08/2009 7:56:16 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 15 replies · 1,024+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 08, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    John McCain's campaign is still being audited by the Federal Elections Commission, while Obama – the only presidential candidate in history since the public finance system was established to decline public funds during the general election – may have escaped similar scrutiny by the FEC. An FEC spokesman told WND that the commission is obligated to complete an audit of McCain's campaign because he received public funds during the general election. "Under regulations, that is automatically audited by the FEC once you receive public funds," he said. "For the Obama committee, there's a possibility, just like with any other committee,...
  • Is August 30 really the last day we can legally contribute to the MCain campaign?

    08/30/2008 7:55:09 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies · 175+ views
    self ^ | August 30, 2008 | My ignorant self
    ???Somebody answer quick!
  • Obama Opts out of Public Funding:

    06/19/2008 5:53:22 AM PDT · by WesA · 170 replies · 906+ views
    Time.com ^ | 06/19/2008 | Mark Halperin
    The Illinois Senator makes the announcement Thursday morning in a video sent out to his supporters.
  • Trans-Texas Corridor

    03/09/2008 1:08:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 1,328+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | March 8, 2008 | Adam Rink
    Topic: Globalism The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning on building a new super highway system called the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC). The Trans-Texas Corridor will not be just another interstate and will it will be used by more than just automobiles. It will include 10 lanes for traffic, two high speed rail tracks, four standard rail tracks, utility lines, oil pipelines, and gas pipelines. The Trans-Texas Corridor will consist of many corridors segments that are 1,200 feet wide, with each mile consuming 146 acres of land. This land is currently ranch and farm land that is being taken by...
  • Rudy Giuliani: "There must be public funding for abortions..."

    03/12/2007 9:37:05 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 395 replies · 4,749+ views
    ""There must be public funding for abortions...I disagree with President Bush's veto...of public funding for abortion."
  • Ending taxpayer funding (good column by George Will)

    09/28/2006 9:13:02 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 2 replies · 558+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/28/06 | George Will
    Unalloyed good news is rare, so rejoice: The foremost achievement of the political speech regulators -- aka campaign finance ``reformers'' -- is collapsing. Taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns, which was in parlous condition in 2004, will die in 2008. In 2000 and 2004, George W. Bush declined public funding -- and its accompanying restrictions on raising and spending money -- for the primaries, as did Howard Dean and John Kerry in 2004. In 2004, candidates accepting taxpayer funding were restricted to spending $45 million before the conventions. Bush and Kerry raised $269.6 million and $234.6 million respectively before the conventions....
  • P Is for Permanent (WSJ - Peggy Noonan on PBS funding)

    06/16/2005 6:11:28 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 54 replies · 1,182+ views
    WSJ ^ | 6/16/05 | Peggy Noonan
    We need PBS, but we could do without the politics. You know what would be fun, and actually helpful? If in the latest struggle over funding for public television, people said what they know to be true. The argument, once again, is about whether PBS has a liberal bias. There are charges and countercharges, studies, specific instances cited of subtle partiality here and obvious side-taking there. But arguing over whether PBS is and has long been politically liberal is like arguing over whether the ocean is and has long been wet. Of course it is, and everyone knows it. Not...
  • Dear Mr. Moyers

    02/20/2005 10:01:53 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 185+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb, 20, 2005 | Michael Curran
    Dear Mr. Moyers: I’ve been meaning to write you for quite some time, in fact, if the truth were known, I originally intended to communicate with you in 1964, when as Special Assistant to Lyndon Johnson, you approved that television ad showing a small girl picking daisy petals as a nuclear blast in the background foreshadows, not only her demise but also, the deaths of thousands. Johnson’s voice then came on to tell us, “…We must love each other or we must die.” [!] Were you trying to set new standards for your successors in coming elections? At any rate,...
  • David vs. Goliath: We Must Slay the NEA

    05/16/2004 1:18:46 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 458+ views
    Opinioneditorials.com ^ | 5/13/04 | Jason F. Wright
    So, are you a David? I love that question. I ask it to whoever will listen anytime we stroll past a random sculpture in a city square of a well-endowed man slumped over, lost in thought. Then I wonder, often aloud and to the amusement of those in the pleasure of my company, “Geez, I wonder how much that cost us….” Conduct a quick search on the Internet and you will find dozens of articles arguing against continued funding of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). Some offer appeasement solutions by playing the middle ground. Others call for slowly...
  • Dark twist on 'Painter of Light'Kinkade parody raises hackles in Vallejo

    06/09/2002 6:37:58 AM PDT · by Drango · 110 replies · 7,922+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 6/9/02 | Sam McManis
    <p>My, my, isn't that a pretty knockoff of a bucolic Thomas Kinkade scene hanging at the Fetterly Gallery in Vallejo? Smoke curls from a charming New England cottage, a brick footbridge is reflected in a shimmering stream, and heavenly light filters through the trees.</p>