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| Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00 p.m.

“Private Internet providers already compete with each other to provide broadband access to millions of Americans, and limiting their ability to sell their products how they see fit will stifle innovation and competition, not encourage it. The Internet is not broken, and there is no need for a team of government bureaucrats to come in and fix it.”

— Chris Chocola, president of the Club for Growth, on President Obama’s decision to ask the FCC to classify the Internet as a public utility.

“(Ohio Gov. John) Kasich won re-election by marrying George W. Bush’s compassionate conservatism to John McCain’s maverick image. But some political observers worry that he combines Joe Biden’s political instincts with Chris Christie’s occasionally off-putting brusqueness.”

— Joel Gehrke, a political reporter for National Review Online, handicapping the McKees Rocks native’s presidential chances.

“(T)he Obama administration treats the law, not as a rule to be followed, but as an irritant to be avoided when it conflicts with preferred outcomes. The ends, as the saying goes, justify the means.”

— Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, a Baldwin native, writing in The Washington Times on the need to slow down the Obama administration’s confirmation “rush” of Attorney General-designate Loretta Lynch.

“The odds that the Republicans will hold the Senate and seize the presidency (in 2016) are better than the odds that Democrats will win the House, giving the Republicans a better chance than Democrats of enacting their agenda.”

— Nate Cohn, writing in The New York Times.

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