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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Obama's Three Branches Of Government

When most of us went to school, we were taught that there are three branches of the government -- the executive branch, that's the president; the legislative branch, that's Congress; and the judicial branch, the courts. Yesterday Obama made it clear that he sees things differently -- there's the president, the president's pen and the president's phone.

Speaking before reporters during his first cabinet meeting of...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Nuke Deal Is Obamacare Of Foreign Policy

Like Obamacare, President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran gets worse the more we find out what is in it. The goal was to put in place tough conditions to stop Iran from developing its nuclear weapons program. Is that what it does? Not according to the Iranians.

Abbas Araqchi, Iran's lead nuclear negotiator...

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Monday, January 13, 2014
Justices Challenge Obama's Abuse Of Power 
 
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a case challenging one of Barack Obama's many abuses of power. Like you, I am frustrated that Obama is getting away with what appears to be extra-constitutional actions. Rarely a day goes by when I am not asked, "Why isn't something being done?" 
 
Well, something is being done. House Republicans have...
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Friday, January 10, 2014

Obamanomics Still Not Working

Today the Labor Department reported that a puny 74,000 jobs were created last month. That is well short of the 200,000 jobs economists had expected. The "good news" is that the unemployment rate fell from 7% to 6.7%.

So how does a little job growth lead to a big drop in the unemployment rate? Only when seven times more people (525,000) drop out of the work force, meaning fewer people are working and paying taxes. Only 62.8% of the work...

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Christie In The Crosshairs

Finally! The media have woken up and are focusing on scandals. What took them so long?

If you think I'm referring to the IRS scandal, sorry. That's not it. Is Benghazi on the front page of the New York Times? No. In fact, as we have reported, the New York Times has devoted its resources to aiding the Benghazi cover-up. Fast and Furious? Nope. Are the extra-constitutional actions by the president getting attention? Not that...

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Gates Unleashed

A book by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has Washington buzzing today. In Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, Gates blasts the Obama White House as excessively controlling and obsessed with politics. According to the Washington Post's Bob Woodward, Gates' book "simmers with disappointment in Obama" and "outright contempt for Vice President Biden." For example:

  • Gates writes that the Obama White...
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Get Ready For Class Warfare -- It's All They've Got!

Harry Reid and his Democrat Senate majority are once again suspending the normal rules to rush politically-driven legislation on unemployment benefits and the minimum wage to the Senate floor. Why? They are desperate to change the subject from Obamacare as the elections approach.

Don't take my word for it. Today's Washington Post says it all: "Income Gap Takes Shape As Central Issue Ahead Of...

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Monday, January 6, 2014

High Court Delays Same-Sex Marriages In Utah

The Supreme Court this morning surprised some observers when it ordered a halt to same-sex "marriages" being performed in Utah.

The week before Christmas, federal Judge Robert Shelby sadly struck down Utah's state marriage amendment, which protected normal marriage. The amendment was supported by 66% of the state's voters in 2004. Utah officials are appealing Shelby's attack on normal marriage, and have sought...

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Dialogue With Terrorists?

On Christmas Day the Egyptian government issued a decree declaring the Muslim Brotherhood to be a terrorist organization. The Obama Administration, which had thrown its support behind the former government of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi, protested the designation.

"We think it is essential for Egypt to have an inclusive political process," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. "There needs to be dialogue and political...

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Trouble For Obama At The Supreme Court?

As many people were getting ready to celebrate the New Year, more than a few eyebrows were raised when news broke that Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an order blocking enforcement of Obamacare's contraception mandate. The order came as the result of an emergency appeal from the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged, a charity run by Catholic nuns in Denver, Colorado.

It's always dangerous to try to predict how the...

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