The failure of Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun money to buy a critical Virginia Senate seat may be a harbinger of future election dismay. 

It was not an idea too big to fail. And it failed big. Voters in Houston, Texas, rejected the controversial and misnamed “Houston Equal Rights Ordinance” (HERO) by a wide margin yesterday.

On November 2, President Obama signed a budget bill into law that increases spending by more than $100 billion and suspends the $18.1 trillion debt limit until 2017.


Quick, do something! There are John Birch Society types ready to spread “conspiracy theories” from the “margins” into the “mainstream,” and they seem to be hiding under practically every bed in America! At least that's the impression given in a new “intelligence report” by the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization whose slanderous vitriol against conservatives may have sparked a recent federal terrorism case. In its report the SPLC reputedly aims to expose false conspiracy theories that are being churned out by right-wing radicals. But, ironically, while expressing outrage over “conspiracy theories” on the “right,” the SPLC report sounded like an expanded version of Hillary Clinton's bizarre conspiracy theory about a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” To hear the SPLC tell it, practically everyone in America to the right of Obama is participating in a giant conspiracy to spread conspiracy theories. For what purpose is never explained, although apparently it is all very bad for “democracy.”

Paul Ryan has been characterized by Laura Ingraham as "John Boehner with better abs." Given his track record, is there any reason to expect leaner, meaner budgets under Ryan's House leadership?

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