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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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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Shutdown Showdown: Day 9

Last week a Park Service ranger dared to expose the Obama Administration's government shutdown game plan. The ranger told the Washington Times, "We've been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It's disgusting." Disgusting doesn't begin to describe it.

The families of our fallen heroes in Afghanistan are being denied...

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Shutdown Showdown: Day 8

As the government shutdown enters its second week, both sides are maneuvering for advantage. The polling suggests Obama/Reid/Pelosi have the advantage, but not by much.

For example, a Quinnipiac poll asked voters which side should give ground in the debate over the government shutdown. Forty-four percent of Americans said that Republicans should accept a budget deal that does not include changes to Obamacare. But 42% said Obama should accept changes...

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Shutdown Showdown: Day 7

Speaker John Boehner appeared on ABC's "This Week" Sunday to defend the GOP position on Obamacare, the debt ceiling and the government shutdown.

He did well, especially when you consider that he was being interviewed by Democrat George Stephanopoulos, a former top advisor to President Bill Clinton. The news media's liberal filter could not have been more obvious.

But Boehner held his ground. He was animated and...

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Obama Reinforces The Barricades

Our friends at The Weekly Standard report that the barricades around the World War II Memorial have been reinforced so they cannot be easily taken down or removed.

Supposedly the National Park Service decided to allow our World War II veterans to visit their memorial. So who made that decision and why?

According to The...

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Shots were fired on Capitol Hill this afternoon. Reuters reports that several people were injured. The U.S. Capitol was temporarily locked down and a female suspect is reportedly dead.

Obama's Rhetoric

Yesterday Barack Obama sat down for an interview with CNBC's John Harwood. He said a lot of outrageous things. But I nearly fell out of my chair when Harwood asked Obama about the appropriateness of some of...

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

World War II Vets Kick "O's" Butt Again

As I reported yesterday, the Obama Administration, citing the government shutdown, has "closed" the World War II Memorial. The Park Police were ordered to shut it down. This was a vicious, mean-spirited act by the Obama White House.

The memorial is a circular plaza where visitors simply walk around to read the tributes to the men who defeated Hitler and Hirohito. No federal employees are needed to access the...

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Government Shuts Down, Obamacare Opens

Parts of the federal government shut down today, and Obamacare struggled to ramp up. People attempting to access the Healthcare.gov website this morning, which is running the Obamacare exchange program in 34 states, quickly discovered that the system had crashed, even after three years preparing for the big day. Watch what...

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