Pawlenty Open to Individual Mandate in 2006

From Politico: Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty said in a 2006 speech that mandated health insurance was a “potentially helpful” — but incomplete — solution to the problem of the uninsured. Pawlenty described a Massachusetts-style mandate in his speech as “a worthy goal and one that we’re intrigued by and I think at least open to,” but suggested […]

Romney Supports Ethanol Subsidies

I’ve long tried to tell my conservative friends that Mitt Romney is not conservative, something they should have been convinced of after he ushered in the leviathan of a government intervention known as RomneyCare during his time as governor of Massachusetts. Visiting in Iowa, Romney has presented more evidence to my claim: “I support the subsidy […]

Progressives Lobbying to Circumvent Senate Approval of Warren Appointment

From a Huffington Post article conspicuously renamed from “Progressives Demand Backdoor Appointment For Elizabeth Warren” to “Elizabeth Warren Recess Appointment To Lead CFPB Sought By Progressives:” WASHINGTON — Forget the buzz about Elizabeth Warren running for Senate. Progressives still want her to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau she’s helping to create, and they want President […]

Kucinich Still Against Unconstitutional Wars

There are plenty of reasons to dislike Dennis Kucinich, but this is not one of them: The House is expected to vote soon on a bill that hands over to the president Congress’ constitutional authority to declare and authorize war, substantially altering the delicate balance of powers that the Founding Fathers envisioned. The annual reauthorization […]

Romney, Gingrich Skipping First GOP Debate

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, who have both formed presidential exploratory committees, will not be taking part in the first GOP debate in South Carolina tomorrow night: Romney, a putative front-runner for the party’s nomination, won’t participate in the debate in South Carolina because of its early position in the cycle, according to top aide […]