First major GOP bill may be a big subsidy to Disney, the NFL and property insurers

Timothy P. Carney The Washington Examiner 1/6/2015

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scolded Republicans last month for abandoning a federal reinsurance program beloved by many industries: the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.

Reid instructed Republicans to put TRIA — which created a taxpayer backstop for property insurers after 9/11 — at the top of their […]

Coburn: Expanding park service a ‘disastrous idea’

Sean Lengell The Washington Examiner 12/13/2014

A federal lands package tucked into Congress’ annual defense policy bill has sparked a larger debate over the government’s role as a landlord.

The package, which was approved with broad bipartisan support Friday as part of the 2015 Defense Authorization Bill, designates 250,000 acres of new federal wilderness, in […]

Rep. Amash: Congress last night gave massive new domestic surveillance powers to the President

Editor AgainstCronyCapitalism 12/10/2014

The below commentary and letter were just posted to Representative Justin Amash’s Facebook page. I post here for your review.

 

When I learned that the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2015 was being rushed to the floor for a vote—with little debate and only a voice vote expected (i.e., simply declared […]

IRS workers who didn't pay taxes got bonuses

Gregory Korte USA Today 4/22/2014

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service handed out $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with disciplinary issues — including more than $1 million to employees who didn’t pay their federal taxes, a watchdog report says.

The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said 1,146 IRS employees received […]

Senator: Obama ‘Perilously Close’ to Impeachment

Says administration has violated law

Garth Kant WorldNewDaily 8/22/2013

The momentum to remove the president is growing rapidly, as almost every day another lawmaker raises the possibility of impeaching President Obama.

Now, it’s Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla, who said Wednesday the president is getting “perilously close” to qualifying for impeachment.

Speaking at the Muskogee Civic […]

OK Sen. Coburn won’t cave on disaster pork: ‘You watch how we handle this’

Joe Saunders BizPac Review 5/23/2013

This is how a conservative Republican smacks down the media.

Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn on Thursday went into the lion’s den of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program and not only stuck to his guns on his longstanding opposition to pork-barrel spending dressed up as disaster relief, he went after liberalism’s essential […]