When the Damian McBride scandal blew up, Ed Balls was quick to distance himself from his former colleague saying he spoke to “Mr McBride” once or twice and had dealings… Continue reading The post Damian McBride tells The Spectator: I spoke to Ed Balls every week appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
How well did Damian McBride know Ed Balls ? Is he surprised at the scale of interest and hostility towards his book? How strong was his relationship with Ed Miliband?… Continue reading The post The View from 22: Fraser Nelson interviews Damian McBride + Labour conference review appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
MP3 Audio Premiums in the health insurance exchanges set to open next week will be lower than anticipated, the Obama administration announced Wednesday. According to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services, "premiums nationwide will... Show More Summary
http://www.libertarian.co.uk/multimedia/2013-09-24-sig-spitting.mp3 Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance, speaking on BBC Radio London on the 24th September 2013. Waltham Forest Borough Council in London has won the legal right to issue on the spot fines for spitting in the street. … Continue reading ?
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., is a busy, busy man. That’s why he didn’t stick around last week during a congressional hearing into the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. He wasn’t disrespecting the families of those killed, he said. “The hearing...
By Mark Green Shrum & Erickson debate why the GOP House votes repeatedly to defund Obamacare but not once to defend people from nuts with guns. While Erick scoffs at diplomacy deterring Iranian nukes, Bob thinks that bipartisan sanctions...Show More Summary
This week, Bruce, Michael, and Dale discuss the week’s shootings, and the debt limit. Be sure not to miss the hilariously incompetent closing credits. The direct link to the podcast can be found here. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For [...]
The Big Three broadcast networks made their slanted priorities clear on their Thursday evening newscasts, as they fawned over Caroline Kennedy's Senate confirmation hearing earlier that day, but failed to cover the emotional congressional testimony of Pat Smith. Show More Summary
In association in Gatwick Airport Does Britain really need a new airport, or simply more competition between existing ones? In this special View from 22 podcast, the Spectator’s editor Fraser… Continue reading The post The View from 22 special: the airport conundrum: is competition they key? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Are the Tories right to see Ed Miliband as a joke? On this week’s Spectator cover, Peter Brookes has drawn Miliband as Wallace, with Ed Balls as his ‘Gromit’ sidekick.… Continue reading The post The View from 22 – Ed Miliband’s last laugh, the IPCC’s latest climate change report, and Lib Dem party conference appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
MP3 Audio NPR's Morning Edition has a very interesting report on how Edward Snowden pulled off his document theft, and it turns out he did no "hacking" of any kind. Snowden actually took advantage of a file-sharing system that was set up after the 9/11 attacks, to allow law enforcement and intelligence agencies to share top secret data more easily. Show More Summary
BYE-BYE: Daley quits the Illinois governor’s race after just a few months. By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD — One year in the White House and half that on the campaign trail. Bill Daley, President Obama’s former chief of staff, couldn’t even make it six months in his bid for Illinois governor. He quit...
This week, Bruce, Michael, and Dale discuss the Republican-led House’s decision to fully fund Obamacare, the economy, and the Obama Administration’s Syria-related stupidity. The direct link to the podcast can be found here. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those [...]
By Mark Green Erickson & Reagan debate the deus ex machina of Putin salvaging Obama's Syrian policy after the chemical attack. Looks like 44's smart audibles worked better that 42's "resoluteness" on Iraq and that McGovern's 'come home'...Show More Summary
Come November – a little over a month from now – TEPCO will all by itself try to remove the spent fuel rods from the Fukushima number 4 reactor.
BEHAVIORAL BATTLE: The controversy over allegations of $36 million of potential fraud in New Mexico has now taken to the airwaves.. By Rob Nikolewski ? New Mexico Watchdog SANTA FE – Allegations of what the Human Services Department has called “credible allegations of fraud” among behavioral health providers has sparked a heated debate. The source...
Roger Goodell's shift on the "Redskins" name is ever-so-slight, but it could portend a much bigger shift in the near future. The post NFL Commissioner: ‘We Have To Listen’ To People Offended By Redskins Name appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Have political parties had their day? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Ross Clark and Fraser Nelson debate whether party conferences are now pointless, filled with lobbyists not members,… Continue reading The post The View from 22: the end of political parties, RBS and Lib Dem conference preview appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD — There won’t be two sets of $700,000 doors at the Illinois Capitol, not now that Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered a freeze in renovation spending. VERSAILLERS OR SPRINGFIELD? Gov. Quinn says lawmakers are not living among the French royal family. But Quinn’s order comes too late to...
Tom Steward Watchdog | Minnesota Bureau E-Cigarette Advocate Conley: A great incentive for an e-cigarette vendor to set up shop outside of Duluth. DULUTH — If it looks like a cigarette, puffs like a cigarette and fits in your hand like a cigarette, the city of Duluth says it should be banned like a cigarette....