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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Passover To Remember

Carol and I were deeply honored to participate last night in the Passover Seder at the home of Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer and his lovely wife, Rhoda, and their five children. Also attending the small, private gathering were members of their extended family and a number of Washington insiders, including journalist Andrea Mitchell.

Secretary of State John Kerry represented the Obama Administration. I was gratified to be there representing the millions...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's Tax Day!

Today is the day many Americans dread -- Tax Day. While taxes are a "necessary evil," the fiscal condition of our country is one of the greatest challenges we face. Early tax receipts suggest that the Treasury Department may bring in record revenues this year due to recent tax increases and a slowly growing economy.

Yet in spite of that record revenue, the Obama Administration still expects to run a deficit of roughly $500 billion....

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Our Lawless Administration

The Obama Administration has a unique approach to law enforcement. Whether or not it enforces a law depends entirely on how it feels about that law. This is a dangerous precedent because it creates tremendous uncertainty for the public and effectively gives the executive branch near dictatorial powers – ignoring laws at a whim and essentially creating new law in the process.

The evidence is undeniable: the Obama Administration has ignored laws...

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Sebelius Out

During a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she would "absolutely" remain in her current position until November, adding, "This is the most satisfying work I've ever done."

Sebelius may have been lying to the Huffington Post, just as...

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

IRS Scandal Takes Stunning Turn

Late yesterday afternoon, just after one House committee voted to demand a criminal investigation of former IRS official Lois Lerner, another House committee dropped a bombshell.

Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released a letter, signed by five subcommittee chairmen, to the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). Issa essentially accused Cummings of making false...

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Poof" Goes The Peace Process

Secretary of State John Kerry likes spending time on his yacht. For the sake of America's relationship with Israel, I hope Kerry strongly considers taking an extended vacation, perhaps a cruise to some remote Pacific island. The longer he stays on the job, the more damage he does.

While testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday, Kerry laid the blame for the breakdown of the so-called "peace process...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Obama's Hypocrisy

Democrats are kicking off their 2014 campaign today by trying to resurrect their "war on women" theme. Today President Obama will sign two executive orders intended to spotlight the pay gap between men and women. (Obama's orders will be limited in their effect and apply only to federal contractors.)

Meanwhile in the Senate, Democrats are expected to push for a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which the New York Times reports "...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Obama's Hypocrisy

Democrats are kicking off their 2014 campaign today by trying to resurrect their "war on women" theme. Today President Obama will sign two executive orders intended to spotlight the pay gap between men and women. (Obama's orders will be limited in their effect and apply only to federal contractors.)

Meanwhile in the Senate, Democrats are expected to push for a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which the New York Times reports "...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Pray For The Persecuted Church

Friday, my wife, Carol, asked readers of her Capital Prayer Alert to pray for Christians and Jews facing persecution overseas. Recent headlines only reinforce the urgency for men and women of faith to pray without ceasing.

There are reports from Syria that Father Frans van der Lugt, a 75 year-old Catholic priest, was assassinated today by militant Islamists in the city of Homs. Father van der Lugt lived in Syria for decades. He spoke fluent Arabic...

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Rove Is Right -- And Wrong

In yesterday's Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove, the guru of GOP consulting, predicted that the 2014 Senate races would soon get ugly. He's right about that.

Why? Because Democrats are desperate to hold onto power, and right now there isn't much going for them. In fact, this week one leading liberal pollster said, "I'm worried this [election] could be a disaster."

But in his column Rove warned, "If GOP...

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