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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Blame Game Begins

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has dutifully tried to protect Obama, claiming he was unaware of Healthcare.gov's problems. But behind the scenes her allies are pointing fingers at the Obama White House.

A source reportedly close to Sebelius and the White House told the New York Times, "she doesn...

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Obama's "Credibility Death Spiral"

The news about Obamacare seems to be going from bad to worse. The good news is that even Obama's liberal media allies are finding it difficult to ignore. Here's a small sample of stories from the past 24 hours:

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Obama Forced To Defend Obamacare

Three weeks in and with no end in sight, President Obama was finally forced to address Obamacare's disastrous rollout. Of course, he delivered yet another speech defending his signature initiative. And, as he has routinely done for the past five years, he avoided taking any questions from the press.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Obamacare's $600 Million Disaster

Barack Obama recently compared Obamacare to Apple's iPhone, and suggested the glitches in Obamacare would eventually be worked out. Well, here's something Obama didn't tell you: Apple spent roughly $150 million developing the iPhone. Obamacare's website, produced under a no-bid contract, has cost at least twice as much and maybe four times as much -- $600 million -- of your tax money.

Meanwhile it continues to be a...

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Obama: The Anti-Reagan

Remember the Boston Globe article I wrote about yesterday? Evidently no one in the White House had the courage to suggest that Obama read it. Obama's press conference this morning was one more example of his failing to bridge the partisan divide. I could write pages about his remarks, but I'll stick to just two points.

Obama said it was time to return to responsible budgeting, adding, "Our deficits are half of what they were a...

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Shutdown Showdown: Day 16

House Republicans were unable to agree on another proposal to end the government shutdown last night, so Speaker Boehner abandoned his efforts and left the negotiations to Senate leaders Reid and McConnell. With the clock ticking toward tomorrow's default deadline, the credit rating company Fitch last night issued a potential downgrade warning on U.S. bonds.

Hours ago, Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid and Senate Republican Leader Mitch...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shutdown Showdown:  Day 15

With just two days left until the October 17th debt limit deadline, a deal acceptable to Senate Democrats, Obama and House Republicans still seems to be out of reach. I am not surprised. In spite of all the talk about the need to compromise, Obama and his allies want bigger government and more spending. We want smaller government and less spending.

Senate Democrats are insisting on a plan to fund the government through mid-January and extend...

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Columbus Day!

This is an abbreviated report on the Columbus Day holiday. 

This year's Values Voter Summit was a smashing success!  Thousands of activists from all over the country came to our nation's capital to hear from conservative members of Congress and pro-family leaders.  Senator Ted Cruz won the 2016 straw poll with 42% of the vote.  Dr. Ben Carson was second and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum finished a close third.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Shutdown Showdown: Day 11

According to the Associated Press, House Republican leaders sent President Obama what has been described as a "framework for fiscal talks." The offer reportedly involves a six-week increase in the debt ceiling, an end to the government shutdown and easing of the sequester cuts. This short-term deal is intended to buy time for negotiations on entitlement spending.

This morning, Obama met with the Senate Republican caucus. Prior the...

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Shutdown Showdown: Day 10

Ten days into the government shutdown and one week before the nation hits the debt ceiling, the frayed nerves and divisions among Democrats are breaking out into public view.

Yesterday Vincent Gray, the liberal Democrat mayor of Washington, D.C., held a press conference with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) highlighting the impact of the government shutdown on the District of Columbia. Gray also called on Barack Obama and the Senate to support funding...

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