Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Morning Coffee Reading for May 17, 2011

Here's your morning coffee reading for today:
  • George LeMieux gets caught being a hypocrite regarding earmarks and spending, speaking out against the stimulus bill then writing letters supporting hundreds of millions of stimulus dollars for projects in Florida. 
St. Petersburg Times | George LeMieux sends mixed messages on spending, earmarks
  • Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign may be over before it even began. A voter in Iowa had some harsh words for him at a campaign stop, calling him "an embarrassment to our party," and telling him to "get out before you make a bigger fool of yourself."   
 Michelle Malkin | The Rebuke in Dubuque: Gingrich's Rocky Campaign Start Somehow Gets Even Rockier
  • A new evolution in federal campaign finance law: "Super PACs" now offering contributors the ability to channel their donations to specific candidates.
Wall Street Journal | Super PAC or Pack of Trouble?
  • RedState's Erick Erickson analyzes the potential Republican Presidential candidates.
RedState | Natural Constituencies
  • Florida Governor Rick Scott's mom Esther is in a new web ad produced by RPOF, saying she's still proud of her son.
Orlando Sentinel | Central Florida Political Pulse | Esther Scott gives son a pat on the back
  • Some background on the Herman Cain phenomenon.
Wall Street Journal | Republicans Buzzing About The 'Herman-ator'
  • File this under "It's About Dang Time:" Pakistan is going to return the wreckage from the helicopter damaged during the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound.
The Hot Joints | Pakistan to return Osama bin Laden helicopter wreckage to US
  • Here's a great heartwarming story: Florida's Department of Children and Families is using technology like twitter to help find homes for foster children.
Palm Beach Post | State agency uses Twitter postings to help find adoptive parents for foster children

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