Adam Radman

Video: The DC School Voucher Program and President Obama


Posted by Adam Radman on Monday, May 4th, 2009, 5:52 PM PERMALINK

This video by Reason.tv does a fantastic job of highlighting the adverse effects of the President’s decision to eliminate the Washington, D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program using the real life story of a mother and daughter living in the district. 

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Updated: How Many People Attended the Tax Day Tea Parties?


Posted by Adam Radman on Thursday, April 30th, 2009, 6:00 PM PERMALINK

Update V: Here is the final update on attendee estimates for Tea Parties all across America last week. With your help, we have tallied over 640 and counting Tea Parties with a combined attendance of at least 615,000 and counting! ATR would like to thank those of you who have given us new numbers and new locations from the Tea Parties in your area. If you would like to see the PDF version of the list, click here.Thank you!

Update IV: ATR has once again updated the list of Tea Parties held around the country last week. This update includes nearly 100 additional cities from all over the United States. This now brings the ever-growing total of Tea Parties to 457, with a conservative estimate of 521,177 attendees nationwide. Thanks to everyone out there visiting the site and giving us information regarding Tea Parties you were a part of! Please visit this feature on ATR regularly as we will continue to update this list as information becomes available to our organization. If you don't see your Tea Party listed, please comment below with the City, State, number of attendees and a news source to verify. Thanks!

Update III: We’ve made another round of updates for everyone. This update includes an additional 75 new Tea Parties. This brings our total up to 364 Tea Parties with a conservative estimate of 449,385 people. Thank you again to everyone that continues to update us. We’re continually making edits to this list. Check back again soon for an even bigger list!
 
Update II: Here’s the latest estimate we have for Tea Party attendees. This is updated from the numbers we had at 9:30am this morning. We’ve now compiled 289 Tea Parties with about 360,495 attendees. Thank you again to everyone who helped us either by leaving comments or emailing us with your Tea Party numbers.
 
Update: We’ve included an additional 34 Tea Parties on our list. We have now 242 Tax Day Tea Parties with about 299,071 attendees. Thank you to everyone who sent us their Tea Party numbers in the comment section or by email. We’ll continue to update this as we receive more information.
 
ATR is working to compile an accurate number of how many people attended Tax Day Tea Parties yesterday. So far, we’ve tallied up 208 Tea Parties with roughly 271,941 attendees. I encourage anyone who attended a Tea Party yesterday that isn’t included in this post to leave your numbers in the comment section below. This project will be continually updated.
 

Tea Party Location
Number of Attendees (Low Est.)
Abilene, Tx
1,000
Abingdon/Bristol, VA
554
Ada, OK
200
Adrian, MI
267
Alamogordo, NM
80
Albany, NY
2,500
Albany, OR
140
Albuquerque, NM
3000
Algonquin, IL
30
Altoona/Hollidaysburg, PA
200
Amarillo, TX
400
Anchorage, AK
1,200
Anacortes, WA
587
Anderson, IN
100
Ann Arbor, MI
200
Annapolis, MD
1,500
Apple Junction, WY
20
Appleton, WI
3000
Arkadelphia, AR
225
Arlington, TX
700
Asheville, NC
2,000
Ashland, OH
600
Ashtabula, OH
275
Astoria, OR
100
Atascadero, CA
700
Athens, AL
200
Athens, GA
200
Atlanta, GA
15,000
Augusta, GA
1,700
Augusta, ME
600
Austin, TX
5,000
Aztec, NM
35
Bad Axe, MI
100
Bakersfield, CA
2,500
Baltimore, MD
150
Bangor, ME
350
Bartow, FL
200
Batesville, AR
150
Baton Rouge, LA
5,000
Baxley, GA
100
Baxter, AR
1,000
Beaumont, TX
1,000
Beaverton, OR
1,000
Beeville, TX
200
Bella Vista, AR
200
Bellevue, WA
1,000
Bellingham, WA
1,500
Belmar, NJ
2,000
Belton, TX
2,000
Bemidji, MN
350
Bend, OR
1,500
Bethlehem, PA
300
Big Bear Lake, CA
30
Billings, MT
500
Birmingham, AL
5,000
Bismark, ND
400
Blackshear, GA
200
Bloomington, IL
500
Bloomington, IN
200
Boca Raton, FL
200
Boerne, TX
1200
Boiling Springs, SC
120
Boise, ID
3,000
Borger, TX
275
Bosque City, TX
250
Bossier City, LA
5,000
Boston, MA (1)
2,000
Boston, MA (2)
2,000
Bound Brook, NJ
20
Bozeman, MT
500
Bradenton, FL (1)
75
Bradenton, FL (2)
300
Bradford City, NE
200
Brainerd, MN
300
Bremerton, WA
200
Bristol, TN
150
Brookville, PA
400
Buffalo, NY
150
Bullhead City, AZ
500
Burleson, TX
500
Burlington, KY
100
Camden, NY
100
Camdenton, MO
300
Camp Verde, AZ
30
Canton, OH
2500
Cape Girardeau
600
Cape May, NJ
90
Carbondale, IL
50
Carmel Mountain Ranch, CA
1,000
Carson City, NV
2,000
Carterville, IL
40
Cedar Rapids, IA
600
Champaign, IL
400
Chanute, KS    
40
Charles Town, WV
200
Charleston, SC
3000
Charleston, WV
600
Charlotte, NC
2,000
Charlottesville, VA
1500
Chattanooga, TN
2,000
Chelsea, MI
250
Chester, NY
80
Chestertown, MD
300
Cheyenne, WY
300
Chicago, IL
4000
Chico, CA
500
Chico, WA
100
Chilliclothe, MO
50
Chillicothe, OH
400
Cincinnati, OH
4,000
Clarksburg, WV
200
Clarksville, TN
500
Cleveland, OH
5,000
Cleveland, TN
200
Clinton, OK
60
Cocoa, FL
100
Cody, WY
300
Coeur d'Alene, ID
1,000
Coldwater, MI
200
Colorado Springs, CO
2,000
Columbia, SC (1)
3,000
Columbia, SC (2)
1,500
Columbus, GA
300
Columbus, IN
2000
Columbus, MS
450
Columbus, OH
7,000
Concord, NH
600
Conway, AR
200
Cookeville, TN
800
Coos Bay
500
Corning, NY
1000
Corona, CA
65
Corpus Cristi, TX
1,000
Cotulla, TX
80
Council Bluffs, NE
150
Covington, LA
400
Craig, CO
221
Crescent City, CA
42
Crossville, TN
300
Crown Point, IN
100
Crystal Lake, IL
550
Cullman, AL
1000
Culpeper, VA
250
Cumming, GA
60
Currituck, NC
150
Dallas, TX
5,000
Danville, KY
180
Dayton, OH
7,500
Defiance, OH
175
Dekalb, AL
200
Deland, FL
1500
Denton, TX
1,000
Denver, CO
5,000
Des Moines, IA
3,000
Detroit, MI
400
Dickinson, ND
200
Dodge City, KS       
162
Doral, FL
800
Dothan, AL
300
Dover, DE
400
Dover, NH
125
Duluth, MN
500
Durango, CO
500
Eatonton, GA
200
Eau Claire, WI
1000
Edenton, NC
400
El Dorado, AR
300
El Dorado, KS       
175
Elba, AL
400
Elizabeth City, NC
150
Elizabethtown, KY
275
Emporia, KS    
125
Endicott, NY
200
Enterprise, AL
350
Enterprise, OR
150
Erie, PA
600
Escondido, CA
2000
Estherville, IA
60
Eugene, OR
700
Eureka, CA
500
Eureka, MO
200
Evansville, IN
200
Everett, WA
2000
Fairhope, AL
500
Fall River, MA
70
Farmington, NM
600
Fayetteville, AR
1,500
Fayetteville, GA
200
Fayetteville, NC
300
Findlay, OH
150
Fisherville, VA
500
Fishkill, NY
4000
Flatwoods, KY
100
Flemington, NJ
200
Florence, AL
350
Fon du Lac, WI
350
Fort Benton, MT
110
Fort Collins, Co
1,500
Fort Lauderdale, FL
2,500
Fort Meyers, FL
5,000
Fort Mill, SC
80
Fort Plain, NY
12
Fort Scott, KS
200
Fort Smith, AR
500
Fort Worth, TX
5,000
Frankfort, KY
300
Franklin, TN
2,000
Frederick, MD
500
Fredericksburg, VA
400
Freeport, IL
50
Fremont, OH
100
Fresno, CA
7,500
Friendswood, TX
300
Frisco, CO
50
Front Royal, VA
45
Gadsden, AL
35
Gainesville, GA
1,000
Gardiner, PA
400
Gastonia, NC
100
Georgetown, DE
300
Gerring, NE
300
Gilbert, AZ
1,000
Gilmer, TX
250
Glendale, CA
250
Glenwood Springs, CO
100
Goldsboro, NC
300
Goodland, KS
80
Goshen, IN
60
Grand Junction, CO
2,700
Grand Rapids, MI
1,000
Grants Pass, OR
1,500
Great Falls, MT
200
Green Cove Springs, FL
30
Green Valley, AZ
400
Greensboro, NC
1,000
Greensburg, PA
1,500
Greenview, CA
75
Greenville, NC
200
Greenwood, MS
100
Grosse Point, MI
200
Gulfport, MS
1,000
Hackensack, NJ
200
Hagerstown, MD
300
Hammond, LA
200
Hannibal, MO
200
Harrisburg, IL
300
Harrisburg, PA
2,000
Harrison, AR
300
Hartford, CT
3,000
Hattiesburg, MS
300
Havasu, AZ
2250
Helena, MT
200
Hemet, CA
75
Henderson, NC
150
Hernando, MS
1,200
Herrin, IL
60
Hollidaysburg, PA
400
Honesdale, PA
300
Honolulu, HI
2,500
Hornell, NY
300
Houma, LA
600
Houston, TX
4,000
Hudsonville, MI
1000
Huntington, IN
300
Huntsville, AL
3,500
Hutchinson, KS
2,000
Hyannis, MA
600
Idabel, OK
35
Independence, KS  
100
Indian River Cty, FL
3,500
Indianapolis, IN
4,500
Iola, KS
300
Iowa City, Iowa
400
Jackson, MI
300
Jackson, MS
2,500
Jacksonville, FL
4,500
Jasper, IN
100
Jefferson City, MO
200
Jefferson, Oh
350
John Day, OR
150
Joliet, IL
300
Jonesboro, GA
15
Joplin, MO
1,000
Junction City, KS           
135
Kahului, HI
250
Kalamazoo, MI
400
Kalispell, MT
1500
Kansas City, MO
4,000
Kauai, HI
35
Kerrville, TX
1000
Kingman, AZ
200
Kingsport, TN
250
Kingston, NY
100
Kingston, PA
100
Klamath Falls, Oregon
300
Knoxville, TN
2,000
Kokomo, IN
550
La Crosse, WI
400
La Grande, OR
400
Lafayette, IN
2000
Lafayette, LA
300
Laguna Beach, CA
150
Lake Charles, LA
1000
Lake City, WA
24
Lake Havasu City, AZ
2,500
Lakeland, FL
3000
Lakewood Ranch, FL
300
Lakin, KS          
60
Lancaster, PA
400
Lancaster, SC
260
Lander, WY
250
Lansing, MI
5,000
Lapeer, MI
400
Laredo, TX
43
Las Cruces, NM
400
Las Vegas, NV
2,500
Laurel, DE
150
Laurel, MS
300
Laurens, SC
150
Lawton, OK
160
Lexington, KY
1,000
Lexington, KY
500
Lexington, NE
400
Lewisville, TX
250
Lincoln, NE
1,220
Lincolnton, NC
100
Lisbon, OH
500
Lisle, IL
1,000
Little Rock, AR
700
Live Oak, FL
300
Livingston, MT
50
Livonia, MI
400
Lodi, CA
200
London, KY
100
Longview, TX
1,000
Loveland, CO
1000
Lowell, MS
300
Lubbock, TX
1,300
Lynchburg, VA
1200
Madison, KS   
50
Madison, WI
8,200
Magnolia, AR
50
Manchester, NH
1,000
Mandeville, LA
1,000
Manhattan, KS
500
Mankato, MN
200
Mansfield, OH
700
Marble Falls,
1000
Marianna, FL
150
Marietta, WV
500
Marion, IL
100
Martinsburg, WV
400
Massapequa, NY
300
Matamoras, PA
500
McAlester, OK
1000
McAllen, TX
1,300
Medford, OR
2,000
Medina, OH
1,000
Melbourne, FL
750
Memphis, TN
3,000
Merced, CA
200
Meridian, MS
100
Metairie, LA
1,200
Miami, FL
1,200
Middletown, DE
300
Millersburg, OH
200
Milltown, NJ
50
Milwaukee, WI
80
Minden, LA
100
Mission Viejo, CA
500
Missoula, MT
500
Mobile, AL
1,000
Modesto, CA
400
Monterey, CA
500
Montgomery, AL
2,500
Monticello, AR
200
Montpelier, VT
500
Montrose, CO
400
Morgan City, LA
300
Morgantown, WV
350
Morristown, NJ
1,000
Moscow, ID
300
Mound City, KS  
50
Mount Juliet, TN
3000
Mountain Home, AR
1,500
Mt. Vernon, WA
750
Murfreesboro, TN
2,000
Muskegon, MI
300
Myrtle Beach, SC
500
Nacogdiches, TX
2,000
Nanuet, NY
100
Napa, CA
50
Naperville, IL
500
Naples FL (1)
2000
Naples FL (2)
2000
Nashville, TN
7,000
Natchez, MS
75
Natrona, WY
1,000
Neunan, GA
200
New Bern, NC
1,200
New Braunfels, TX
600
New Haven, CT
1,000
New Richmond, WI
80
New York, NY
5,000
Newark, NJ
100
Newport News, VA
350
Newport, Oregon
200
Niceville, FL
500
Nicholasville, KY
400
Nicholson, GA
50
Nobelsville, IN
35
North Platte, NE
400
Norwalk, OH
250
Norwich, CT
400
Oak Harbor, WA
100
Oakland, CA
50
Ocala, FL
1,000
Oceanside, CA
2,000
Ogden, UT
150
Oklahoma City, OK
5,000
Olean, NY
50
Olympia, WA
5,000
Omaha, NE
1,500
Opelousas, AL
50
Oregon City, OR
700
Orlando, FL
3000
Oswego, IL
200
Ottawa, KS         
100
Ottowa, IL
80
Overland Park, KS - evening
10,000
Overland Park, KS - afternoon
2,000
Owensboro, KY
100
Pagosa Springs, CO
200
Palm Springs, CA
1000
Palmer Township, PA
200
Pappilon, NE
200
Parkersburg, WV
300
Pasedena, CA
200
Pataskala, OH
30
Pearland, TX
450
Pensacola, FL (1)
300
Pensacola, FL (2)
1,000
Philadelphia, PA
200
Phoenix, AZ
5,000
Phoenixville, PA
600
Picayune, MS
400
Piscataway, NJ
500
Pismo Beach, CA
200
Pittsburg, KS
600
Pittsburg, PA
2250
Pittsburg/Antioch, CA
50
Pittsfield, NY
100
Plainville, CT
13
Plattsburgh, NY
100
Pleasanton, CA
2000
Plymouth, MI
1,000
Pocatello, ID
1000
Porsmouth, NH
200
Port Charlotte
700
Port St. Lucie, FL
600
Porterville, CA
50
Portland, ME
400
Portland, OR
5,000
Pottawatomie County, KS  
85
Powell, WY
200
Prescott, AZ
2000
Priest River, ID
300
Providence, RI
1000
Pullman, WA
200
Punxsutawney, PA
200
Raleigh, NC
1500
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
1000
Rapid City, SD
1000
Reading, PA
150
Red Lodge, MT
30
Redding, CA
1,500
Redlands, CA
500
Redmond, WA
300
Reno, NV
200
Reston, VA
500
Rhode Island
2,000
Richardson, TX
300
Richfield, UT
200
Richmond Hill, GA
60
Richmond, CA
30
Richmond, KY
300
Richmond, VA
3000
Rio Rancho, NM
50
Riverhead, NY
750
Roanoke, VA
325
Rochester, MN
1000
Rochester, NH
200
Rochester, NY
500
Rockford, IL
200
Rocky Mt., VA
325
Rome, NY
1,000
Roseburg, OR
750
Rowlett, TX
200
Russelville, AR
300
Rutherfordland, NC
1000
Ruttland, VT
300
Sacramento, CA
10,000
Salem, OR
4,000
Salina, KS 
700
Salt Lake City, UT
2000
San Angelo, TX
1,000
San Antonio, TX
13,000
San Bernardino, CA
400
San Diego
1,000
San Francisco, CA
500
San Jose, CA (1)
300
San Jose, CA (2)
1,000
San Juan Capistrano, CA
30
San Marcos, TX
90
San Mateo, CA
250
Sandusky, OH
300
Santa Ana, CA
1,000
Santa Barbara, CA
200
Santa Fe, NM
500
Santa Maria, CA
1,500
Santa Rosa, CA
500
Sault St. Marie, MI
200
Scottsbluff, NE
300
Scranton, PA
200
Seabring, FL
200
Seabrook, TX
3000
Seal Beach, CA
1000
Seattle, WA
1,200
Seguin, TX
200
Selma, AL
30
Sevier Cty, TN
50
Sevierville, TN
40
Shelton, CT
100
Sierra Vista, AZ
500
Simi Valley, CA
150
Sioux City, IA
500
Sioux Falls, SD
3,000
Sitka, AK
12
Solon, OH
150
Sonora, CA
150
South Kitsap, WA
150
South Waverly,PA
200
Southern Pines, NC
1,500
Southlake, TX (1)
1,000
Southlake, TX (2)
500
Spearfish, SD
100
Spencer, IA
275
Spokane, WA
3,000
Springfield, IL
400
St. Clair Shores, MI
368
St. Cloud, MN
450
St. George, UT
2500
St. Louis, MO
10,000
St. Paul, MN
7,000
St. Simmons Island, FL
500
Starkville, MS
100
Staunton, VA
100
Steamboat Springs, CO
100
Stephenville, TX
700
Stevensville, MT
200
Stockton, CA
200
Stuart FL
2,000
Stuebenville, OH
300
Sumner Cty
1,000
Superior, WI
200
Syracuse, NY
400
Tallahassee, FL
1,500
Tampa, FL
500
Texarkana, AR
500
Temecula, CA
2,500
Terre Haute, IN
225
Terrell, TX
300
Thousand Oaks, CA
175
Toledo, OH
800
Tomball, TX
700
Topeka, KS
1,500
Towanda, PA
100
Traverse City, MI
250
Traverse City, MI
600
Trenton, NJ
400
Tri-Cities, WA
1,000
Troy, MI
2,000
Tucson, AZ
3,000
Tulsa, OK
3,500
Tupelo, MS
800
Tuscaloosa, Al
600
Tyler, TX
1500
Valdosta, GA
400
Valencia, CA
800
Valparasio, IN
520
Van Nuys, CA
2000
Vancouver, WA
300
Venice, FL
600
Ventura, CA
1000
Vernal, UT
600
Vernon, CT
97
Vero Beach, FL
3,500
Vineland, NJ
100
Vineland, VA
100
Virginia Beach, VA
650
Waco, TX
3,200
Walton, FL
200
Warsaw, IN
700
Wabash, IN
200
Washington, D.C.
1,000
Wasilla, AK
500
Watertown, NY
115
Watkinsville, GA
150
Wausau, WI
1000
Wauseon, OH
350
Weatherford, TX
850
Wenatchee, WA
40
West Covina, CA
60
West Palm Beach, FL
1,000
Westerly, RI
135
Westerville, OH
50
Westminster, MD
750
Wheeling, WV
1,200
White Plaines, NY
200
Wichita Falls, TX
900
Wichita, KS
200
Wilkes-Barre, PA
450
Wilmington, DE
1000
Wilmington, NC
1,000
Winamac, IN
110
Winchester, VA
300
Windham, NY
217
Winona, MN
45
Winston, NC
1,000
Winston-Salem, NC
1,500
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
150
Witchita, KS
2,000
Woodinville, WA
200
Woodland, TX
7,000
Worcester, MA
2,000
Yakima, WA
700
York, SC
350
Youngstown, OH
200
Ypsilanti, MI
50
Yucaipa, CA
300
Yuma, AZ
1500

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House Republicans Vote Against FY 2010 Budget


Posted by Adam Radman on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009, 6:00 PM PERMALINK

Today, the U.S. House passed a $3.5 billion budget mainly along party lines: 233-193 with 17 Democrats voting with Republicans. Only 6 members of the Blue Dog coalition voted against the budget. It’s disappointing that more of the Blue Dog coalition’s 51 members didn’t vote against this irresponsible and reckless proposal by the Pelosi-Obama- Reid troika.  However, some Democrats are already beginning to feel the pressure for their decisions to support the Stimulus package and the budget. Rep. Mike Acuri recently told constituents at a town hall that he “probably shouldn’t have voted for the Stimulus package.”

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Barrow
Boren
Bright
Childers
Foster
Griffith
Kratovil
Kucinich
Markey (CO)
Marshall
Matheson
McIntyre
Minnick
Mitchell
Nye
Taylor
Teague
 
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Posted by Adam Radman on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009, 9:00 AM PERMALINK

Here’s a Tax Day fact sheet for anyone looking for quick and easily digestible information about Taxes and Spending

Number of employees at the IRS in FY 2010: Over 100,000 
Number of employees at the IRS in FY 1994: 101,000 
Current IRS Budget: $11.4 billion
 
How many words does the IRS Code contain? The IRS Code is more than 3.4 million words
 
What is the origin of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? The IRS dates back to President Lincoln when he created the position of commissioner of the Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax during the Civil War. The income tax was repealed ten years later.
 
When was the U.S. Constitution amended to include the 16th Amendment? Wyoming ratified the 16th Amendment in 1913 providing the necessary majority of states to amend the Constitution. The first form 1040 appeared the same year.
 
When is the Cost of Government Day (COGD)? In 2001, Americans finished paying off their share of the total cost of government on July 5th. Due to bailouts, the Stimulus Package, and President Obama’s budget, Americans will finish paying off their share of the cost of government somewhere between August 9 and August 19th. To read more about COGD, visit ATR’s Center for Fiscal Accountability.
 
How much more has President Obama increased spending over other Presidents? The 40 year average for federal spending as a percentage of GDP is 20.7%. Looking at President Obama’s budget, federal spending will account for 28.7% of GDP this year.
 
Are there any new taxes in President Obama’s proposed budget? President Obama's Budget contains over $1 trillion in tax increases.
 
How much would President Obama’s Cap and Trade tax cost Americans? It would cost each American family up to $3,100 in new energy taxes a year.
 
How many members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge? How many U.S. Senators? 172 members of the U.S. House and 34 members of the U.S. Senate have signed the Pledge never to raise income taxes.
 
How many state legislators have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge? There are 1,113 Pledge signers on the state level. 

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The Fix's Best State Blogs List


Posted by Adam Radman on Thursday, April 9th, 2009, 5:00 PM PERMALINK

Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post's "The Fix" compiled a list of the best political blogs in each state. His list includes blogs from all over the political spectrum. It should be a good start for anyone trying to compile that ever elusive "comprehensive state blog list" for conservatives.

Feel free to add any of your own blogs in the comment section.  I may just compile my own list after going through his list.

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Battle Rages on in NY-20: Tedisco up 17 Votes


Posted by Adam Radman on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009, 12:51 PM PERMALINK

It’s an exciting time up in New York’s 20th congressional district. The special election occurred over a week ago on March 31st. Republican Jim Tedisco, a Taxpayer Protection Pledge signer, found himself down by 65 votes to Democrat Scott Murphy by the end of the night with several thousand absentee ballots to be counted. Over the last week, the New York Board of Elections adjusted the vote totals several times. Roll Call reported that Tedisco pulled ahead of Murphy by 12 votes on Thursday, April 2nd. Rensselaer and Dutchess counties, after recanvassing, changed their vote totals putting Tedisco ahead by 12 votes- 77,236 votes to Murphy’s 77,224 votes. On Monday, CongressDaily reported the Board of Elections had announced the race tied with both candidates at 77,225 votes. Yesterday, Josh Kraushaar of Politico wrote that Tedisco was up 17 votes with 77,035 votes to Murphy’s 77,018 votes.

Both candidates are revving up their fundraising machines for the fight ahead. Tedisco created the Ballot Integrity Fund over the weekend while Murphy posted a message on the front of his site urging supports to donate. Election officials start counting the absentee and military ballots today.

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A Fitting Question for the New York Times


Posted by Adam Radman on Monday, April 6th, 2009, 11:00 AM PERMALINK

I came across this question while reading the All American Blogger this morning. Don Boudreaux of Café Hayek recently wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Times. In this letter, he asks, “So why do you not routinely describe government as "big government"? The menacing overtones of such a description are especially appropriate for the state because, unlike "big tobacco" and "big oil," government uses violence against persons who refuse to fund its budget and otherwise do its bidding.”

 It’s an appropriate question and I’d like to see a response from the NYT but somehow I have a hunch that won’t happen. I would strongly encourage everyone to write their local paper and ask them that question.
 

 

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House and Senate Republicans on the Democrats' Budget


Posted by Adam Radman on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009, 1:30 PM PERMALINK

Here is today's YouTube video from the Senate GOP on the Democrats' budget proposal. Basically, what you need to know about their proposal is it spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much. I recommend you contact your representative and Senators about the budget before it's too late.

I also suggest reading Rep. Paul Ryan's article in the WSJ today about the GOP's alternative budget proposal. He makes it quite apparent what the differences are between the two.

 

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