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Monday mid-day News Roundup

A couple of commenters are confused by my position over the latest flap over contraceptives. My position is that religious freedom is a right granted to individual US citizens by the Constitution. The right is not granted to institutions. I’m sure that this clarification will make things perfectly clear. ūüôā

Wall Street is happier with the Greek deal.

Highlights of the Obama budget plan for 2013 can be found here. There are $350 billion in short-term job growth initiatives in this budget. I’ll have more on this later.

I was truly surprised at how Mitt Romney decided that begging was the right tactic at CPAC. Basically, he thought it was necessary for him to roll out a list of his credentials to prove to the conference that he was truly a conservative. If you are truly a conservative, you shouldn’t have to prove it. One would figure that a conference full of conservatives should be able to spot a conservative from a mile away.

Somehow, we need to change our jury system. We are way too influenced by eye-witness testimony, which can be terribly flawed.

Iran is censoring the Internet and blocking access. This is confirmed by Google.

The Department of Justice withheld vital information on wiretapping from Congress. Congress, the supposed overseers, were out to lunch.

A study of 2009 of sexually active American women between the ages of 18 and 34 revealed that 30% of them had put off a visit to their gynecologist or family practitioner in order to save money. A quarter of the women who are on birth control pills were not taking the pills every day in order to save money. Women need affordable healthcare and this includes birth control. It is that simple.

In a shocking study, 10% of physicians admit that they’ve been untruthful with their patients.

Although Adele takes the Grammys, Whitney Houston is definitely remembered.

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CPAC, really

As I mentioned earlier, I really don’t follow the ins and outs of CPAC, but what was Donald Trump doing there? Did he pay someone to speak? I guess that someone needs to explain to da Donald how to win friends and influence people. He unveiled a simple truth about Ron Paul.

Watch it:

Just remember conservatives are telling America that it the left that is out of touch.

Grab Bag – Friday Night


From Political Animal:

  • Case closed: “After seven frustrating years probing the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings, the FBI closed the case Friday, concluding a mentally unhinged government researcher acted alone in the attacks that killed five people and unnerved Americans nationwide.”
  • The mortgage crisis¬†isn’t over: “President Barack Obama used a campaign push for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Friday to announce a new fund to support homeowners in five states hit hardest by the housing crisis.”
  • In fact, the mortgage crisis¬†may be shifting: “A mortgage crisis like the one that has devastated homeowners is enveloping the nation’s office and retail buildings.”
  • Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) has a¬†cancerous stomach tumor, but is expected to make a full recovery. He may miss some Senate votes, but intends to keep working throughout his treatments.
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom becomes¬†Operation New Dawn.
  • When it comes to analysis of the federal budget, deficits, and government spending, Peggy Noonan is¬†almost comically confused.
  • The estimable Harold Pollack¬†reminds us how truly ridiculous the¬†Wall Street Journal‘s editorial page is on health care policy analysis.
  • At CPAC, it’s apparently not too soon to¬†tell jokes about anti-government radicals flying airplanes into buildings.
  • In tough times, states put Medicaid¬†on the chopping block.
  • Time for¬†concealed weapons at college?
  • In a depressing sign of the times, former Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.)¬†was booed at a CPAC panel today when he described waterboarding as torture.