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In The Tank Podcast (ep11): Tuesday’s Elections, Debt Ceiling Suspension, and Lab-Grown Meat

Posted: November 6, 2015 at 7:50 am   /   Politics

Tweet In episode #11 of the In The Tank Podcast, Hosts Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft discuss this week’s big news stories. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, roundtable discussions, stories, and light-hearted segments on a variety of topics on the latest news. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. In […]

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Arizona Rep. Gosar Plans to Introduce Resolution on Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment

Posted: February 9, 2015 at 9:43 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Nick Dranias It is Time to Make the Debt Ceiling Debate Real For the past year or so, there has been no statutory limit on how much the federal government borrows. The debt ceiling was abandoned in the last budget deal. But in the coming weeks, it is scheduled to return—along with the predictable illusion […]

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Ted Cruz and debt ceiling gamesmanship

Posted: February 20, 2014 at 11:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

If the debt ceiling can be routinely raised simply by the president asking that it be done, why have it at all? Star Parker introduces Ted Cruz at the 2013 CURE Pastor’s Policy Summit Once again, bitter feelings are being cast in the direction of Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz. With the House passing the […]

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Mitch McConnell’s Dirty Dozen Sign Obama’s Blank Check

Posted: February 14, 2014 at 9:45 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

McCain and Flake Insult Arizona Republicans When crunch time arrived for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to pass a debt limit extension with no strings attached, he knew he could count on Mitch McConnell and the minority leader’s dirty dozen of loyal followers. McConnell and his cohorts didn’t like it one bit when Senator Ted Cruz […]

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On Debt Limit Vote, Boehner and McConnell Abandoned the Grassroots

Posted: February 13, 2014 at 7:40 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Republican Base Has No Leadership in Congress On the first day, Speaker John Boehner turned his back on his own Republican caucus and led the charge to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. On the second day, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continued the march toward another year of runaway federal spending. The grassroots of the Republican […]

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Salmon Statement on Vote Against Raising Debt Limit

Posted: February 12, 2014 at 9:55 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement on the House vote to raise the debt limit: “Today, for the third time in just over a year, Congress voted to raise the borrowing authority of the federal government while doing nothing to address the underlying problems: that we spend too much. “Once again, I […]

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Obama refusal to negotiate ‘accrued bills’ makes all spending permanent

Posted: December 26, 2013 at 10:45 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

When President George W. Bush began his second term with a proposal to reform Social Security by creating the first real “lock box” that would allow taxpayers to bequeath any accumulated contributions remaining in their FICA accounts at their death, to their heirs, even his own Republican Party allies in Congress refused to negotiate. But […]

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Paul Ryan: Everybody’s New Best Friend

Posted: December 17, 2013 at 11:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

The Ryan-Murray Show Is a Beltway Hit Who would have thought that just a year after his role as one-half of the losing Republican ticket in 2012, Congressman Paul Ryan would be the toast of the town. Suddenly he is everybody’s new best friend. His path to Washington acclaim is the much heralded budget deal he […]

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The Good and Bad in the Ryan-Murray Budget

Posted: December 15, 2013 at 6:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

The Ryan-Murray budget deal is a mixed blessing with several good things and some not-so-good elements in it. These are my impressions, right, wrong, or indifferent. First, I’m happy that both sides of the aisle are talking. I’m thinking that Obama and the left are nervous with the drop in the approval ratings from most […]

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