Morning Briefing for February 2, 2011

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For February 2, 2011

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1. Is George Bush Suddenly Back in Charge?

How did this happen?”In 2010, total compensation and benefits at publicly traded Wall Street banks and securities firms hit a record of $135 billion, according to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal. The total is up 5.7% from $128 billion in combined compensation and benefits by the same companies in 2009.”For a minute I had to jump over to the White House website to see if George Bush was back in charge. The Democrats told us that Wall Street got rich because of George Chimpy McBushHitler Halliburton. And yet . . .The dirty little secret is that many of those people on Wall Street who are getting ridiculously rich are Obama supporters. But then the Democrats are so loudly demagoguing Republicans as tools of Wall Street that they hope you don’t notice that fact.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Planned Parenthood Caught Aiding and Abetting Sex Trafficking of Minors

From 2008 to 2009, Planned Parenthood received $363 million in government grants and contracts — our tax dollars. During the same time period, they destroyed the lives of 324,008 unborn babies.As if it could get worse, it does.New footage released just this morning shows a Planned Parenthood manager in New Jersey coaching a man and a woman posing as sex traffickers on how to secure secret abortions and other services for their female underage sex slaves.The Planned Parenthood manager explains to the “pimp” how to make their operation “look as legit as possible” and how to lie to avoid mandatory reporting laws.You have to see it to believe it.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Chrysler asks for billions, loses hundreds of millions…but can afford UAW bonuses?

On Thursday, Reuters reported that Chrysler is lobbying Washington for $3 billion in subsidized loans from the Department of Energy that it was promised in 2009 to spur the development of Al GoCarts a/k/a fuel efficient cars.On Monday, however, when Chrysler reported its 2010 numbers, it revealed the company lost $652 million for the year.This makes handing out bonuses to its workforce somewhat perplexing.To be clear, Chrysler’s CEO Sergio Marchionne is not calling the $750 bonuses to UAW workers profit-sharing (how could he?). Instead, he’s calling them performance award payments because…well, you know, that just sounds better.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. NJ’s Chris Christie & the Best Presidential Campaign Ad…Evah!

New Jersey has a problem. Well, actually New Jersey has a lot of problems—today it’s a freakin’ ice storm. However, at least the Garden State now has a governor that, instead of bedding union bosses while sticking the taxpayers payers with the tab, is actually confronting the very problems created by the all-too-cozy relations between NJ’s typical politicians and their union handlers.While it may be painful to certain sets of public-sector employees, here is a politician that finally tells it like it is.This is probably the most honest confrontation that you are ever likely to see between an elected official and a disgruntled public-sector worker—one of New Jersey’s finest—who, even after having it explained, still doesn’t seem to want to accept the fact that the state is…B-R-O-K-E.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Herman Cain & Me

Tonight, from 6pm to 8pm ET, I’ll conduct an interview with Herman Cain on WSB in Atlanta about his Presidential bid. You’ll be able to listen, as always, at You can also call in and ask Herman your own questions.Then, on Thursday, starting at 7pm, I’ll be taking over that time slot on WSB. My show will run 7pm to 10pm each weeknight followed by Dave Ramsey. This is a big change for me and my family. I’ll continue my CNN commitment and RedState too.In other words, Sean Hannity better pull his weight in his final hour because I’ll be coming on right after him.It’ll make for a fun and exciting time!Please click here for the rest of the post.



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