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B: IA Governor's Latest Appointee Illustrates Biased Hiring Pattern

Governor Terry Branstad recently named Nick Gerhart to be Iowa's next insurance commissioner. Gerhart will take over the position from Susan Voss at the end of 2012.
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B: TX Many Top Appointees Resigning Before 2013 Legislative Session

This past week's announcement from the Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner, Tom Suehs, that he will step down later this summer is just the
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B: MI VIDEO State Representative Lisa Brown Draws Line between Religious Freedom and Women's Health

Actually, don't watch her. Watch state Rep. Andrea LaFontaine, below and to Brown's left. She's visible for the first minute and, oh, 45 seconds of the clip.
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B: Mitt Romney Thinks We Have Too Many Teachers

The Romney campaign is trying its hardest to frame this election as a choice between the job-creating businessman and the job-preventing bureaucrat.  But this week, Romney showed that he really only cares about creating certain kinds of jobs.
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B: NJ Childhood Obesity

The Assembly Women and Children Committee heard testimony this morning about child obesity.  Dr. Arturo Brito, Deputy Commissioner of Public Health Services testified that one third of 10 to 17 year olds in New Jersey are overweight or obese.
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B: Pawlenty Hooks Up With Fracking Supply Firm

Former Minnesota governor and also-ran GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty
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B: AL Baldwin County Commissioner Concerned About EPA and United Nations Takeover

After a raucous meeting of the Baldwin County Commission where the burning topic of the hour was boathouses (seriously), a University of Alabama constitutional law professor said it best: "There are two lessons to be learned here: public policy shouldn’t b
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B: TX Republicans Hedge While Democrats Progress in Their 2012 Platform Changes

Party platforms are typically crafted by its activist base, address the standard wedge issues and provide the red meat f
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B: MN Bachmann Invents Jobs Numbers Created by Korea Trade Bill

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) would really, really like it if the invisible free hand of the market would create some jobs in her district.
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