Missouri Bill Would Consider Sex Between Lobbyists and Lawmakers a “Gift”

lobbyists Since it would be defined as a gift, the sex would have to be disclosed in monthly reports filed by lobbyists. CNBC reported: Lobbyists in Missouri who have sex with state lawmakers or their aides would have to disclose that activity to the state ethics commission, under a bill introduced this week by a Republican state representative. The measure, pushed by Rep. Bart Korman, defines sexual relations between lawmakers and lobbyists as a "gift" to be reported on the disclosure forms that lobbyists Read more [...]
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Why Are Millennials Losing Their Religion?

millennials leaving church A new Pew Research poll indicates that American Millennials are losing trust in the positive impact of churches on society: Younger generations tend to have more-positive views than their elders of a number of institutions that play a big part in American society. But for some institutions – such as churches and the news media – Millennials’ opinions have become markedly more negative in the past five years. Since 2010, Millennials’ rating of churches and other religious organizations Read more [...]
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Ben Carson and Donald Trump: The Accidental Bully and the Oscar Wilde Gentleman

bully The GOP has a reputation for being filled with a bunch of great big old meanies. In the past few days, Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been both accidentally and intentionally feeding that reputation. Let’s begin with poor Ben Carson who, in an apparent attempt to create rapport with a group of fifth-graders, encouraged them to point out the worst student in their class. Carson has long told a story about how he himself was the worst student in fifth grade, but this attempt to relate that Read more [...]
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SunTrust Bank Using Your Money to Fight Against Religious Liberty and for the Gay Agenda

Gay Nazi If I played and won the $700 million Power Ball lottery, I would not put my winnings in SunTrust Bank. In fact, I’m in the process of moving my accounts to another bank. Why? Because SunTrust Bank is pushing the same-sex agenda in Georgia. You may remember the story about David and Jason Benham who got booted from HGTV because of pressure from a left-wing pro-homosexual anti-Christian group. The Benham brothers did not lash out. They believed in principle over money. Soon after the old heave-ho, Read more [...]
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Cruz Takes Trap-Question About Deportation, and Blows it Out of the Water

illegal-immigration-is-a-crime "No legacy is so rich as honesty." - William Shakespeare We've developed into a society in which honesty is the most hated value. Honesty often acts as a knife, paring away deception that's been carefully layered over the truth. That can be tremendously painful, and as a result, we've essentially let go of honesty, and replaced it with lies. We are masterful liars. We lie because it benefits us personally, or it makes the people to whom we're lying feel better. In the end, however, a lie is damaging Read more [...]
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No, 2015 Wasn’t the Hottest Year on Record

2015 temp The warm phase of El Niño came at a very opportune time for global warming enthusiasts. Most of the low-information liberals had the same reaction that Bette Midler had, which was to blame the east coast warm winter weather on “climate deniers.” There were some more honest liberals out there who showed that it wasn’t global warming causing the summery weather, but El Niño. As Wikipedia describes: “El Niño is the warm phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (commonly called ENSO) and Read more [...]
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Video: Rand Paul Schools The View on Automatic Rifles

randpaul The ladies of the The View had Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul on their show. They brought up the press conference the other day where President Obama cried about mass shooting victims. They asked Paul what he would have done had he been president. He said that he would have to go to Congress, because it’s dangerous for the president to have as much executive power as Obama does. Having that much power vested in the executive branch will lead to tyranny. But the ladies remarked Read more [...]
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Ted Cruz Sits Down for an Interview with Dr. James Dobson

Ted Cruz Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been on a barnstorming tour around the state of Iowa, and on Monday night he sat down in Winterset, Iowa with Dr. James Dobson to discuss his presidential aspirations and his hope for the coming campaign. Dr. Dobson has joined a large group of conservative Christian leaders who are offering their full-throated support to make sure that Ted Cruz is elected the next President of the United States. Dr. James Dobson interviews U.S. Senator Ted Read more [...]
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Ugh. Most Americans want to Kill Free Speech

0803_freespeech_630x420 A new poll commissioned by the Huffington Post finds that a majority of Americans favor efforts to check hate speech on campus, even if it means limiting the free exchange of ideas. But a plurality of Americans also view the spread of special “diversity offices” on university campuses as a waste of money. The poll was conducted online by the pollster YouGov from Dec. 16-17 and was released this week. Overall, 53 percent of respondents said colleges should punish students who “make racially Read more [...]
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Shocking Surprise: Minimum Wage Hikes Increase Unemployment

minimum wage unemployment I know this will come as a real shock to our regular readers, but it turns out that increasing minimum wage doesn’t actually help the poor very much. It just increases the workload on fewer employees. In other words, it stimulates unemployment: The study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that minimum wage increases reduced employment opportunities for low-skilled workers by nearly 6 points during the Great Recession. “This period’s full set of minimum wage increases Read more [...]
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The Cost of Conservative Incrementalism: The Foredoomed Bill that Repeals ObamaCare and Defunds Planned Parenthood

conservatism repeal obamacare The House just passed a bill that would repeal ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood. Don’t rejoice just yet because it means almost nothing. Yes, there is basically no way it will actually accomplish anything at all: Congress sent an ObamaCare repeal bill to the president’s desk for the first time on Wednesday, marking an election-year victory of sorts for Republicans who have tried since 2010 to scrap the law. The bill repealing most of President Obama’s signature health care law was Read more [...]
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Hot Air's Jazz Shaw Pens Ludicrous Piece Slamming Cruz for Supporting the Free Market

gas pump I feel like the Ted Cruz police. Over the last month or so, a pattern has begun to form. Ted Cruz will say or do something, and Republicans will flip out, alleging that it's not in line with what he said or did (insert number of months or years) ago. The problem often stems from a deliberate refusal to understand what has occurred. Sometimes, this refusal is based in a simple bias against Cruz, but other times, it's simply rooted in ignorance. Jazz Shaw, a writer for Hot Air, a website I read Read more [...]
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