Daily Update

This seems to be the week that the left and right appear to agree on legislation.  Kenneth Lovett writes in the NY Daily News that the Conservative Party is supporting unfunded mandate relief for counties and goes on to say that Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long said in a phone interview that the recent presidential and congressional elections was an indication that people want to do away with mandates that drive up the costs of doing business. Read the article here.  

Michael Tobin writes in NY Slant (not know for its conservative views) on the right to die, or inevitable obligation which surprisingly reads as if one of us wrote the article.  Mr. Tobin says towards the end of his article that "But most of all, this feels like a dangerous cop-out. Government should focus on improving the lives and quality of life of the living, no matter how sick, not hastening their death."  To learn more about this legislation be sure to attend our 50th annual CPPAC in Albany on January 29 and 30 when former AG Dennis C. Vacco addresses the issue.  Registration form is here

There you have it, two issues where the right and left agree when so many think it is impossible.  The left should listen to former Senator Joe Liberman and certainly not Professor David Farris as Jim Geraghty explains in his Morning Jolt

Unlike the left, National Review and the Heritage Foundation have no qualms with President-elect Trump talking to Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen. 

President Obama is handed yet another federal court setback.

This would not happen under President Trump, why is President Obama doing admitting those Australia rejects

File this under "Be careful of what you wish for."

The smoke and mirrors of the anti-cigarette crusade and Team Obama’s last meddle in Americans’ private lives.  Whatever will we do when we are treated like adults under a Trump Administration and not subject to overzealous (aka -- really dumb) regulations like this:  Federal Agents Threaten Pet Owners With a War on Cats

The war on ‘fake news’ is all about censoring real news. 

The disclosure that could end Eric Schneiderman’s career

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