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Obama “Virtually Absent” from Legislative Process

Posted: February 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Making “No Discernible Effort” to Replace His Sequester   “Too often with this White House, the solution to any challenge is ramping up campaign-style events,” says National Journal’s Charlie Cook. “To a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” We’re seeing that again as the president’s sequester inches closer: lots of campaign rallies and rhetoric, no […]

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Mr. President, Spending Is Clearly the Problem in Washington

Posted: February 20, 2013 at 12:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today released the following statement outlining numerous common-sense alternatives that House Republicans have put forward to responsibly replace the President’s sequester: “President Obama is warning of the grave effects of the sequester he proposed in 2011. House Republicans agree this is not the best way to cut […]

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Next Obama sequester threats from skyscraper window ledge?

Posted: February 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Before one dime of government spending actually gets cut as debt ceilings or continuing resolutions (in lieu of budgets) expire, we learn who the President cares about less than his White House staff. First, during the approaches to the breaches of debt ceilings in 2011 and 2012, our Chief Executive threatened interest payments to holders […]

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Arizona electricity costs soon to rise thanks to Obama’s EPA

Posted: February 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm   /   Features, Politics

EPA regulations threaten Arizona economy, lawmakers told (Phoenix, State Capitol)—Arizona’s economy could soon be feeling the effects of higher electricity rates under regulations recently announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a group of state lawmakers was told Monday. In a rare joint committee hearing chaired by Senator Gail Griffin (R-Hereford), members of the Senate […]

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Professor calls for global warming “deniers” to be executed

Posted: February 15, 2013 at 10:20 am   /   Features, Politics

He believes “the death penalty is barbaric, racist, expensive, and is often applied by mistake.” He believes that “Even mass murderers should not be executed.” But if you do not believe in anthropogenic global warming . . . off with your head! I have often said that the ideology of the left, including, as it does, every […]

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GUEST OPINION: A Refreshing Gulp

Posted: February 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm   /   Politics

Written by Sean Noble ORIGINALLY POSTED AT  Why didn’t he have the water closer?  And, why wasn’t it in a dignified glass instead of a flagrantly ridiculous, miniature bottle? These are valid questions that Hill staffers and campaign hacks asked last night after watching Marco Rubio’s awkward water break in the midst of his […]

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SOTU FACT: President Obama Has Consistently Blocked More American Energy, Driving Up Gas Prices & Destroying Jobs

Posted: February 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics

CLAIM: President Obama claims energy production is at an all time high on his watch, and says he will support more American energy production.   “We buy … less foreign oil than we have in twenty [years]. … We produce more oil at home than we have in 15 years. … That’s why my Administration will […]

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SOTU FACT: Spending Cuts & Reforms Needed to Replace Obama Sequester — Not More Tax Hikes

Posted: February 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics

CLAIM: Everyone agrees we need to replace the Obama sequester, but what “some in this Congress” proposed is bad. “Democrats, Republicans, business leaders, and economists have already said that these cuts, known here in Washington as ‘the sequester,’ are a really bad idea…” (President Obama, State of the Union Address, February 12, 2013) FACT: The […]

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SOTU FACT: Spending is the Problem

Posted: February 13, 2013 at 10:30 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics

CLAIM: We need to raise taxes (again) to address our deficit and debt. “Most Americans – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – understand that we can’t just cut our way to prosperity. They know that broad-based economic growth requires a balanced approach to deficit reduction, with spending cuts and revenue…” (President Obama, State of the Union […]

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