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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Deal Or No Deal?

There was a lot of buzz in Washington yesterday about a possible deal struck by the so-called “Gang of Six” — a bi-partisan group of six senators who have been working separately on deficit reduction ideas for months. President Obama praised the concept yesterday, and the stock market shot up on the news of progress in Congress.

As it turns out, there is no “deal” on the debt limit. What the Gang of Six has proposed is just a basic...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another Day, Another Deal

While the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on its deficit reduction plan later this evening, there is breaking news of yet another possible deal in the Senate.

According to Politico, the plan aims to cut the debt by nearly $4 trillion over the next ten years through a combination of spending cuts, statutory...

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Monday, July 18, 2011

GOP House Moves Forward

Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had an “unscheduled” meeting with President Obama yesterday. According to a Boehner spokesman, “[T]here is nothing to report in terms of an agreement or progress. We believe cut, cap and balance represents the best path forward…”

As we reported Friday, House Republicans have scheduled a vote on their ...

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Another Obama Failure

There was a shocking admission from a top Defense official yesterday that major defense industry computer networks suffered an extensive cyberattack in March, resulting in one of the “largest losses ever of sensitive data.” According to Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn, 24,000 files were stolen during this single attack.

Lynn also said...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

“Don’t Call My Bluff”

Yesterday’s White House debt limit negotiations ended with what reporters described as an “agitated” Barack Obama lecturing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and then storming out of the room. Cantor’s offense? He reportedly interrupted the president. Oh, the horror!

According to Cantor, he was trying...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

McConnell Sets The Stage

Yesterday Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor and fired a broadside against Barack Obama. Here is a brief excerpt:

“An ideological commitment to big government has outweighed the White House’s commitment to find a meaningful compromise that does not damage our fragile economy in the process. …after years of discussions and months of negotiations, I have little question that as long as...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: President Obama reportedly threatens to halt Social Security checks and perhaps even paychecks to our troops if the debt ceiling isn’t raised by August 2nd.

In an interview scheduled to air tonight on CBS News, Obama reportedly tells anchor Scott Pelley, “I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. …this is...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Boehner Backs Away From Bad Deal

Thanks for taking action, friends! Speaker Boehner’s office was deluged with calls and emails Friday. He got the message — as did other members of Congress.

Over the weekend we heard that a significant group of House Republicans met with Speaker Boehner late Friday. They told him to tread carefully, essentially arguing that it wouldn’t help anyone if he agreed to a “big deal” with President Obama only to have few if...

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Sunday Danger!

There are disturbing hints that some GOP leaders are edging into a disastrous debt ceiling deal with Obama this Sunday. It would include massive cuts in our defense budget, possibly a trillion dollars in revenues to Washington’s bureaucrats and ephemeral spending cuts that will disappear over time.

Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard sounded the alarm last night. Rush Limbaugh was concerned enough today to predict that if it happened, the GOP would...

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

2012 Update

Two polls out of New Hampshire this week find Mitt Romney in the lead, but with shrinking support. In a poll conducted by WMUR and the University of New Hampshire, Romney’s numbers fell from 41% last month to 35% this month. Michele Bachmann is second at 12%, up from 4% last month. No other candidates polled in the double digits.

The second poll was conducted by a Democrat firm, but found generally similar results: Romney 25%, Bachmann 18% and Sarah...

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