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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.

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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

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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.”

CBO: Obama spending package costs could top $1 trillion

The Politico today reports when interest costs are added to the $825 billion government spending plan proposed by President Barack Obaama, the total costs to taxpayers could top $1 trillion.

In a letter to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), ranking member of the House Budget Committee, Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf reports the interest cost would be $347 billion over 10 years, meaning the $825 billion plan could cost as much as $1.172 trillion.

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Indianapolis City-County Council Reappoints Two Libertarians

Press release from the Libertarian Party of Marion County, Ind.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- The Indianapolis City-County Council has voted to reappoint two Indianapolis Libertarians to the Metropolitan Board of Zoning Appeals in Indianapolis for a one-year term. Timothy J. Maguire was confirmed in a 29-0 vote on January 12, 2009 to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Division I, of which he is currently the Chairman.

Examiner editorial: Hardest choice of all is scaling back government

The Washington Examiner challenges Barack Obama to turn his pretty words about "change" and "hard choices" into some kind of real action.

"Dim Bulb" or silly goose?

If your carry-on bag is sitting on the bottom of the Hudson River right now, The Washington Examiner suggests New York senator Chuck Schumer may be partially to blame.

Pelosi: Reduce government spending by reducing the population

What do you get when the government begins providing all child care, education and health care?

You get a government that begins to look at its citizens as an expensive burden.  The Drudge Report highlights this exchange Sunday between This Week host George Stephanopoulos and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on some of the more ridiculous items in the so-called "stimulus package."

STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?

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