A poll released by Democratic pollster Pat Caddell and Republican pollster John McLaughlin shows that a vast majority of American voters want a special select committee to investigate the Benghazi scandal.
Also demanding hearings are three family members of the Benghazi victims. We, on the Left, don’t pay much attention to Benghazi but it is an entire industry on the Right.
Chicago gun ban thrown out. According to the ruling:
Chicago’s ordinance goes too far in banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms, and at the same time the evidence does not support that the complete ban sufficiently furthers the purposes the ordinance tries to serve.
They don’t like Yellen at Breitbart:
He predicts that Yellen will be like Fed Chairman “Bernanke on Steroids.” If Bernanke is a “believer” in a Keynesian approach of creating artificial stimulus policies and keeping interest rates artificially low, then Yellen is a “true believer.”
Yellen believes, like many Republicans and Democrats, you can “spend your way to prosperity,” says Lewis. She will be expanding money supply and will in effect be destroying the middle class by keeping interest rates so low that they can’t earn money on their savings. Lewis makes the point that if “inequality” is your concern then the Fed’s manipulating interest rates by continuously printing money contributes more to that than anything else in the economy.
Democrats consorting with terrorists again!
Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon reports that three Democrats–Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)–had invited a “representative of a human rights group headed by a designated al Qaeda terrorist” to brief them on U.S. drone policy late last year.
The group, Al Karama, was founded and is currently headed by Abdul Rahman Naimi, who was added to the U.S. Treasury’s list of terrorists and Al Qaeda supporters in December, according to Goodman. Other Al Karama officials have suspected terror ties. Mohammad Al Ahmady, the official who was to have briefed the Democrats in question, was denied a visa by the State Department for unspecified reasons, though he blamed President Barack Obama directly: “I curse Obama and the traders of wars,” he said in a statement to the Free Beacon.
RedState also picks up on this story. So I bet you’ll be hearing more about it.
And for appreciators of the 2nd amendment and some gore (not the Al kind), Breitbart.com brings you this:
A professional mixed-martial artist killed one home invader, put another in the hospital with facial injuries, and sent two more fleeing on New Year’s Day in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
The trailer exhibited dried blood, broken glass, and overturned furniture in the fight’s aftermath.
RedState is enjoying some global warming hilarity:
The Akademic Shokalskiy ventured forth to show the world that there just wasn’t enough ice around Antarctica during the Austral Summer. This would demonstrate beyond any reasonable doubt that Earth had a fever. We then, yea verily would have to put up with self-congratulatory lectures from the mighty Nobel prize winners like Al Gore or Michael Mann.*
Then reality intruded when the Akademic Shokalskiy got stuck in the imaginary ice.
RedState is also excited about turning Missouri into a “Right to Work” state from being a “Forced Unionism” State.
Heritage Foundation has a list of the 10 worst regulations of 2013. In particular, they are not happy with a certain bureau:
The mortgage market will undergo radical change on Jan. 10, when virtually every aspect of home financing will be commandeered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The consequences of government overreach for creditors and borrowers will be all too predictable—more costly products and services, fewer options and, worst of all, the erosion of economic freedom.
Nasty Democrats have been engaging in class warfare:
Class warfare: SEC rules on executive pay. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 18 proposed a requirement that public companies disclose the ratio of CEO compensation to the median earnings of all employees. The agency had no real choice in the matter. The rule was among several dictates in the Dodd–Frank act that have no purpose other than to stoke populist anger about wage “inequality.” The inanity of the regulation is exacerbated by the difficulty in calculating median earnings for myriad employee groups that cannot be compared with any statistical credibility.
They don’t like the Volcker Rule, transfat bans, limiting carbon usage, or Obamacare either. Speaking of which, they offer Ten Broken Obamacare Promises. These would be worth taking a look at — particularly if you want to take up refuting cogent conservative talking points.