Morning Briefing for November 12, 2009

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For November 12, 2009

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1. We should get on the phones today about David Hamilton

I have written about David Hamilton before.He is the federal judge who believes it is a violation of the first amendment for Christians to pray at school events, but is not a violation of the first amendment when Muslims pray at school events.He is also the judge who was cited by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals for abusing his power by keeping an injunction in place on an informed consent law despite the law clearly being constitutional.Barack Obama has naturally appointed the man to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals — the very court that said Hamilton had abused his power.Call your Senator today and tell him to vote against cloture on David Hamilton’s nomination. Call 202-224-3121. Ask for your Senator. Tell him to oppose cloture and oppose the nomination of David Hamilton.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Gallup: R+4 on the Generic Congressional Ballot

Shift of eight points since July, which for Gallup represents the GOP ‘edging ahead.’ The current numbers are GOP/Democrats 48/44. And 52/30 among independents. And this represents registered voters, not likely ones. Gallup tried to caveat this one every way that it could.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Senator Nelson (D-NE): “it’ll never get here.”

Senator Reid’s very qualified and really one of the best press guys in the city, announced yesterday that Senator Reid has filed the paperwork so the he will be able to proceed to the cloture motion on the motion to proceed next week.This means that if Senator Reid gets 60 votes, he can bring the House bill up before the Senate.If he does not get 60 votes, no bill comes before the U.S. Senate. Or Senator Reid may do what he did on the Doc fix — the unpaid for $250 billion Medicare spending bill — bring it up so it can fail — and then go back to the backroom to negotiate. Pretty clear and simple, yes?Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Likely Causes of the Death of ObamaCare

Robert Costa has written an interesting piece about the many things that could kill ObamaCare in the U.S. Senate.It’s true, the patient known as ObamaCare is looking blue and convulsing on the table as Senators Reid and Durbin wonder what to do about these many symptoms . . .Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Charlie Crist’s Big Financier Is Under Federal Investigation While Crist’s Communications Director Quits

It is almost an admission by the Crist campaign that his campaign is garbage. Governor Crist’s long time communications director is out.If that wasn’t bad enough for Crist, Scott Rothstein, a prominent Florida attorney, is now under federal investigation for a Ponzi scheme. Rothstein is one of Charlie Crist’s big financial backers. This is all the more troubling because Crist was Attorney General of Florida before becoming Governor four years ago. Rothstein’s relationship with Crist could raise some serious questions.Please click here for the rest of the post.