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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Tim Huelskamp
The Douglas County District Attorney's office says it's no longer looking into an NCAA basketball tournament lottery conducted by Rep. Tim Huelskamp.
A Republican from Clyde is planning to run against incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Kansas congressman who faced no opposition in seeking re-election two years ago.
Problems with web-security questions were one of the key glitches the Obamacare rollout faced early on, both on federal and state-based exchanges. Now that they're working more smoothly, at least one congressman is poking fun at a question on the D.C.-run exchange in which federal lawmakers and their staffs are expected to enroll.
Washington is abuzz over whether House Speaker John A. Boehner is purging conservatives from positions of power within his caucus. In a closed-door meeting Monday, Republican leaders stripped plum committee assignments from four outspoken advocates of limited government.
House Republicans voiced displeasure with their leaders in a closed-door meeting Wednesday after some conservatives were kicked off plum committees this week in retaliation for bucking party leadership on big votes — and were met with warnings that others still could be punished.
Americans don't want to borrow more money and pay higher taxes simply to create temporary government jobs. That's why President Obama's $467 billion second stimulus bill never had much of a chance as a whole. It was meant to be a class-warfare call-to-arms that would engage and excite his liberal base, as even the Democratic-controlled Senate couldn't conjure up the votes for it.
"The Obama administration is threatening the private property rights of farmers and ranchers, as well as threatening needed energy production," said Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan.
Huelskamp, a Hutchinson Republican, said Thursday that Branson's office acted appropriately when it inquired about the contest.