Obama and the art of political compromise: I ‘shouldn’t have to offer anything’ to GOP

Meghashyam Mali The Washington Examiner 9/30/2013

President Obama on Monday said that he “shouldn’t have to offer anything” to House Republicans in exchange for a funding bill to avert a shutdown.

“They’re not doing me a favor by paying for things that they have already approved for the government to do. That’s part of their […]

Rand Paul On The War Path

Once dismissed by the GOP establishment as a gadfly, Paul is starting to look a lot like the leader of his party — and his enemies are panicking. “There’s a big transition in the Republican Party,” the Kentucky senator says in a BuzzFeed interview.

 

McKay Coppins BuzFeed 9/13/2013

 

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Chris Christie Tells Local Dad Medical Marijuana More ‘Complicated’ Than Just Letting His Daughter Live

Ed Krayewski Reason Magazine 8/15/2013

So New Jersey legalized medicinal marijuana in 2009, but implementation’s been slow and stupid. It took three years, for example, for the first dispensary to open. Unsurprisingly, it’s still easier to buy street drugs in New Jersey than legal marijuana, even for medical marijuana patients. This June, the state legislature […]

Christie Signs 10 Gun Control Bills

Matt Rooney The Save Jersey Blog 8/8/2013

Well, this post doesn’t require extra commentary from me, Save Jerseyans. At least not today. The Governor has repeatedly said that we have “enough” gun laws in New Jersey, but here’s ten more. What could I add that you aren’t already thinking?

For now, a signing statement for […]

Christie Spars With GOP Again, This Time Over Common Core

Lisa Fleisher The Wall Street Journal 8/8/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican who hasn’t backed down from fighting with the GOP, took on his fellow party members once again last week when he said they were wrong for opposing new education standards.

Mr. Christie, speaking at a charter-school conference, said Republicans who opposed […]

Republican turncoats: naming the names

Anthony Martin Conservative Examiner 7/31/2013

In a previous Examiner report it was noted that talk radio host and attorney Mark Levin, who served in the Reagan Administration, had not only lamented but lambasted the elitist leadership establishment of the Republican Party for being just as dangerous as Democrats.

Levin cited various and sundry votes and […]