"The leukemia patient whose insurance policy was canceled [and] could die without her medication, Mr. President, that's an ad being paid for by two billionaire brothers. It's absolutely false. Or the woman whose insurance policy went up $700 a month--ads paid for around America by the multibillionaire Koch brothers, and the ad is false.
Former Vice President Al Gore raised eyebrows last week when he suggested that "fertility management" was the key to fighting global warming and promoting economic development in poor countries. Gore's comments drew criticism from free-marketeers who said his remarks amount to "eco-imperialism."
"Gore's agenda for saving the world from global warming has always included population control," Myron Ebell, director of global warming and international environmental policy at the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Ever since Americans were old enough to crawl in front of a television set, they've been told that Republicans are the party of rich white guys, and Democrats are the champions of the poor.
Prepare to flip that thinking upside down. Results from an analysis based on Open Secrets reporting shows that the GOP has lost out to the Democrat Party in the eyes of fat cats by $416 million over the last 25 years. This chart comes via Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) laid out a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city during his first State of the City address, but many of his ambitious proposals may find a difficult path to passage. Albany lawmakers must sign off on de Blasio's hopes to raise the minimum wage for city residents and for the centerpiece of his agenda: a tax hike on the rich to fund universal pre-kindergarten. "We're simply asking Albany to allow New York City to tax itself: its wealthiest residents, those making a half-million or more a year," de Blasio said Monday during his address at LaGuardia Community College in Queens. "Raising taxes on the rich makes our commitment to our kids more than just words. It makes that commitment real."
SANTA FE The lone Democrat who voted against a House of Representatives budget deal backed by her party took to the floor Monday afternoon and said she has received political threats in the wake of her vote.
"When did it stop being okay to vote our conscience?" Rep. Sandra Jeff, D-Crownpoint, said. "When did it stop being okay to do what we think is right?"
Last Friday, Jeff cast a "no" on a budget deal that resulted in a 34-34 tie in the House, which means a series of House appropriations bills have to go back to the drawing board.