Fwd: New Strategy Memo

I want to share a very informative and insightful strategy memo put together by our PA GOP staff on how our Party is preparing for the 2011 and 2012 elections. We all know that Pennsylvania has become a top targeted state. There is no doubt in my mind that President Barack Obama will be spending […]

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CNN: Americans Oppose Obamacare By 17 Points

Jeffrey H. Anderson The Weekly Standard A recently released CNN poll shows that Americans oppose Obamacare by a margin of 17 percentage points (56 to 39 percent). Independents like Obamacare even less, opposing it by a margin of 25 points (60 to 35 percent). CNN also shows that, by a 10-point margin — 52 to 42 percent — […]

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Yes, Revenues Are Up, But We Still Have A Deficit

Harrisburg Patriot-News Having read The Patriot-News’ recent characterization of tax collections as a budget “surplus,” I’m compelled to remind readers that while we’re encouraged that tax revenues are nearly $540 million over estimate through May, it’s misguided to talk in terms of surplus when we’re facing a $4.2 billion deficit. The reality is that nearly […]

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75% Support Showing Photo ID At The Polls

Rasmussen Reports Support remains high for requiring voters to show photo identification before being allowed to cast their ballots. An increasing number of states across the country are putting that requirement into law. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of Likely U.S. Voters believe voters should be required to show photo identification […]

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Help Wanted

National Review The latest numbers on the economy are alarming. The unemployment rate ticked up to 9.1 percent. Housing prices have dropped to a new low. Consumer confidence is down. The manufacturing index has taken a hit. GDP projections are being revised downward. Most people are dreading higher gas prices. Some analysts make a case for […]

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Pa. Voter ID Aids Electoral Process

Lancaster New Era State lawmakers are taking another stab at legislation requiring government-issued photo identification at the ballot box. A previous measure was vetoed by then-Gov. Ed Rendell in 2006. The requirement, aimed at preventing voter fraud, made sense back then, and it makes sense today. A voter ID would prevent a person from registering […]

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It’s Obama’s Economy

Jonah Goldberg Real Clear Politics “Now, my administration has a job to do as well, and that job is to get this economy back on its feet,” President Barack Obama declared on July 14, 2009, in Warren, Mich. “That’s my job, and it’s a job I gladly accept. I love these folks who helped get […]

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The Obama Economy

Fred Barnes The Weekly Standar The Obama administration is 0-for-3 in meeting economic expectations. In 2009, President Obama and his advisers believed the bountiful stimulus package would give the economy a strong jolt. It didn’t, and still hasn’t. In 2010, Obama declared Recovery Summer and predicted a surge in employment. The economy lost 283,000 jobs […]

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Look Beyond The Law To Faith, Corbett Tells Duquesne Grads

Moriah Balingit Pittsburgh Post-Gazette At the graduation ceremony for Duquesne University Law School Sunday, commencement speaker Gov. Tom Corbett urged the graduates to practice law morally and with compassion, looking beyond the law and to their faith and consciences to guide them. “It’s not something the law will ask of you,” he said. “You must […]

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The Real Cost Of The Auto Bailouts

David Skeel Wall Street Journal The government’s unnecessary disruption of the bankruptcy laws will do long-term damage to the economy President Obama’s visit to a Chrysler plant in Toledo, Ohio, on Friday was the culmination of a campaign to portray the auto bailouts as a brilliant success with no unpleasant side effects. “The industry is […]

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