Judicial Activism 101

 Posted by at 21:29  Politics, Republicans
Jan 312011
 

In a blatant display of Republican judicial activism, a federal judge in Florida today ruled that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Actually, Roger Vinson (appointed to bench by Ronald Reagan) became the second Republican judge to rule that the clause in the law requiring all Americans to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional. He went a bit further, however, and ruled that the entire law must be voided because of that one clause. Wow. Talk about legislating from the bench.

Needless to say, the White House was not impressed.

Republican activist judge Roger Vinson
Republican activist judge Roger Vinson

 

Weekly Address 01-29-11

 Posted by at 10:17  Politics
Jan 292011
 

“Out-Innovating, Out-Educating & Out-Building Our Competitors”

From the White House weblog:

The President discusses his visit to a company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and how it exemplified his agenda for America to “win the future” spelled out in the State of the Union Address.

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Jan 282011
 

Welcome to the January 28, 2011 edition of Friday Night Cartoons. Click and enjoy.

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As always, our thanks go to the talented and observant cartoonists who, each week, help us smile through the pain.
 

State of the Union 2011

 Posted by at 21:53  Politics
Jan 252011
 

In case you missed it or just wish to watch again, here’s President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union Address.

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State of the Union preview

 Posted by at 17:20  Politics
Jan 242011
 

President Obama will deliver his State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress tomorrow evening at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Check your local listings. Here’s a quick preview of what you can expect…

 

Weekly Address 01-22-11

 Posted by at 09:04  Politics
Jan 222011
 

“We Can Out-Compete Any Other Nation”

From the White House weblog:

President Obama discusses the steps he is taking to make America competitive in the short and long terms, and why he chose GE CEO Jeff Immelt to head up the new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

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