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Michael Steele named RNC chairman...

...and many limited-government types aren't happy.  Prominent blogger Robert Bluey laid out his opposition to Steele's chair bid in a Jan. 4 posting on RedState.com.

$3 TRILLION? Obama considers tripling cost of government growth plan

Economist, columnist and CNBC host Larry Kudlow reports the Obama administration is considering making the $1 trillion government expansion plan even bigger -- throwing in an amazing $2 trillion in additional bailouts for banks.

LP quoted in "The Hill"

Libertarian National Committee Chairman Bill Redpath is -- once again -- one of several Washington leaders quoted in today's installation of The Hill blog's "The Big Question." 

Today's "Big Question" was "Politically, was it a good move or a blunder for House Republicans to vote en bloc against President Obama's stimulus package?"

StimulusWatch.org dissects the pork

Have you every wondered just what exactly is in Barack Obama's massive government spending plan, now estimated by the Congressional Budget Office to end up costing over $1 trillion?

The creators of StimulusWatch.org have taken the proposals from the U.S. Conference of Mayors that may end up in the stimulus bill, and broken it down by project.  The sheer amount of high-cost, low-job creation pork-barrel spending is amazing.

Which Obama proposal will do the most to delay economic recovery?

Tax hikes on employers who emit carbon dioxide, estimated to eliminate between 3 and 4 million jobs by 2030
8% (96 votes)
Raising taxes on employers by refusing to renew the 2001 and 2003 tax relief acts
10% (114 votes)
Eliminating the secret ballot in union elections, allowing organizers to unionize a business through coercion
8% (88 votes)
His now-$1 trillion dollar package of wealth transfers and expanded government spending
74% (853 votes)
Total votes: 1151

Polls: Independent voters turning heavily against Obama spending plan

No wonder President Barack Obama is demanding the Senate pass his $825 billion government expansion plan with no further study or debate.  Evenly divided a week ago, independents are now turning against Obama's $825 billion government expansion plan.

Judging from the polling data, the only thing preventing Obama's government expansion plan from dipping into Bush-approval-rating territory is monolithic support from Democrats, which is above and beyond bad news for a "unifier" president only a little over a week into the job.

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Libertarian Party congratulates Judge Jim Gray on retirement

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Respected Libertarian Superior Court Judge steps down after 25 year career

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- America’s third-largest party congratulates Libertarian Judge Jim Gray on his retirement from the California Superior Court, Libertarian National Committee Chairman William Redpath announced Thursday.

“Libertarians thank Judge Jim Gray for his decades of public service,” said Redpath.  “Because of his commitment to good law, California is a better and safer place to live.  We congratulate him on his retirement from the bench and look forward to his future endeavors promoting liberty.”

"Carbon capturing contests" and killing cows? More questionable spending unmasked in Obama plan

Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin is staying busy these days keeping track of some of the more wasteful items included in President Obama's government spending plan.  Pitched as a plan to create jobs, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office now estimates its final cost will top $1 trillion, and most of the spending has little to do with creating jobs.

Which is the most wasteful item in Obama's pork spending plan, now projected to cost taxpayers $1 trillion?

$650 million for digital TV coupons
44% (273 votes)
$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts
5% (34 votes)
$200 million to re-sod and beautify the National Mall
20% (127 votes)
$20 billion to computerize the health care records of all Americans
25% (157 votes)
$400 million for "National Treasures"
6% (35 votes)
Total votes: 626

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Libertarian Party urges 'no' vote on Holder

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Attorney General nominee hostile to Second Amendment rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- America’s third-largest political party urged the Senate Wednesday to reject the nomination of Eric Holder to be Attorney General, citing his record of hostility to Second Amendment rights.

“The Attorney General is expected to defend our Constitutional rights, not infringe them,” said Libertarian Party spokesman Donny Ferguson, “Americans value the precious rights protected by the Second Amendment, and they demand the Senate reject this nomination.”

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