Archive for October 2011

$200 Million of Calif. Taxpayer's Money Spent With No Accountability

-By Stephen Kruiser Voter-Approved First 5 LA Program Spends $200 Million of Taxpayers Money without Oversight As the Los Angeles Times reports, a recent independent audit of the First 5 LA Commission revealed massive problems with the agency, including lack of accountability, spending oversight or competitive bidding. First 5 LA is part of a statewide... Read more »

Atheists Lie And Do So On a Billboard!

-By Warner Todd Huston Talk about making a mistake everyone can see! Atheists in California have done a disservice to their own crusade to spread atheism by launching a new billboard campaign that ascribes a false quote to Thomas Jefferson. That’s right, they’ve essentially become liars for atheism. In Costa Mesa, California a group of... Read more »

Alter: Obama is 'Honest' and 'Free of Scandal'

-By Warner Todd Huston When does a columnist write something so utterly absurd that his credibility is forever damaged? I am not sure how to answer that in general terms, but I think at least one journalist answered the question for his own, now thoroughly destroyed veracity. Jonathan Alter of Bloomberg has written one of... Read more »
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Illinois Government's War Against Religious Child Services Continues

-By Warner Todd Huston Earlier this year the State of Illinois moved to force religious-based children’s services to break their religious principles and give children in their charge to homosexual couples. Organizations such as Catholic Charities have been told by the state that they either break their religious principles or face being shut down by... Read more »

Joe Walsh Calls for Eric Holders Resignation

From the office of Rep. Joe Walsh (R, Illinois 8th District)… This week I called for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. His response to the “Operation Fast & Furious” scandal is unacceptable and should not be tolerated. http://walsh.house.gov/

Roskam Hosts Naturalization Ceremony for Over 130 New U.S. Citizens

From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, Illinois 6th District)… WHEATON, IL – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) spoke and presented certificates at a naturalization ceremony today for over 130 area-residents and new U.S. citizens. The new citizens all took their oath of allegiance which is the final step in becoming a U.S. citizen. The... Read more »
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The Hultgren Huddle - October 30, 2011‏

From the office of Rep. Randy Hultgren (R, Illinois 14th District)… Last week we learned that the United States’ credit rating is at risk of a downgrade by another ratings agency before the end of 2011. This is a stark reminder of the consequences of the Senate’s failure to pass the Cut, Cap and Balance... Read more »

Weekly Republican Address 10/29/11: Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-IL)

A Chance to Turn the Tide

From the Illinois House Republicans… Since the Democrats approved their historic 67% income tax increase in January, Illinois has lost over 92,000 jobs. The staggering tax increase has produced record job loss in our state—far outpacing job loss in any other Midwestern state. Now there is a chance in Springfield to turn the tide on... Read more »
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Video Spotlight: Rep. Dold on the 3% Withholding Tax

From the office of Rep. Robert Dold (Ill., 10th District)… WASHINGTON, DC –U.S. Congressman Robert J. Dold (IL-10) released a video on the repeal of the 3% withholding tax. This was a bold, bipartisan bill that will help job creators throughout the 10th District and the nation. http://dold.house.gov/