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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Obamacare A Job Killer

Conservative critics of Obamacare warned all along that the Democrats' health care scheme was a job killer. Those arguments were brushed aside in 2010 when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid rammed Obamacare through Congress without a single Republican vote. Then in 2011 the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office issued a report indicating that Obamacare would reduce employment by 800,000 workers.

Of course, Democrats rejected those claims, and it turns...

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Blame Bush. . .Fush. . .Fosh. . . Fox!

Bill O'Reilly's interview with Barack Obama last night showed Obama is changing. Instead of blaming Bush for his failures, Obama zeroed in on Fox News as the culprit.

Ten minutes to interview the president of the United States is a tough task. O'Reilly conducted a tougher interview than Obama usually experiences. Nonetheless, I thought O'Reilly could have done a lot more.

For example, O'Reilly asked...

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Friday, January 31, 2014

House Immigration Principles

Hold on to your hats, folks. House Republican leaders released their immigration reform principles at their caucus retreat yesterday, and all signs suggest we are headed for a bumpy ride. Reports indicate that the discussion over the principles revealed deep GOP divisions over policy and timing.

It is clear from reading the principles that House leaders were struggling to balance competing interests. There is a lot of language about border...

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Obama's Iran Threat

I want to revisit one of most significant statements Barack Obama made in his State of the Union address. Toward the end of his remarks, while discussing his foreign policy agenda, Obama warned Congress that he would veto sanctions legislation against Iran. Here's what Obama said:

"But let me be clear: if this Congress sends me a new sanctions bill now that threatens to derail these talks, I will veto it. For the...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Day After

Last night the president delivered a prime-time speech to a nation that has largely concluded he is a failure. As we noted in yesterday's report, only 31% of Americans believe the country is better off now than in 2009, when Obama took office.

The general consensus is that Obama's remarks amounted to "small ball" with little substance beyond his threat to stretch the limits of his power and abuse the Constitution. I agree with Charles...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The State Of Obama's America

As Barack Obama prepares to deliver his sixth State of the Union address, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that the state of Obama's America is not well at all. Just consider these figures:

  • Only 28% of Americans believe the country is headed in the right direction.
  • 71% are dissatisfied with the state of the economy.
  • Just 31% of Americans think the country is better off than in 2009,...
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Monday, January 27, 2014

No Confidence In Obama

Leading up to tomorrow night's State of the Union address, Barack Obama and his spokesmen are once again threatening to implement unilateral, constitutionally questionable executive actions if Congress will not bend to Obama's will.

On CNN yesterday, Dan Pfeiffer, a top Obama advisor, said, "He is going to look in every way he can with his pen and his phone to try to move the ball forward. We're putting an extra emphasis on it...

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Friday, January 24, 2014

GOP Defends Marriage

The outrageous decision by Virginia's Democrat Attorney General, Mark Herring, to ignore the will of the people and the commonwealth's constitution by refusing to defend Virginia's marriage amendment has caused a firestorm. We called on Republicans in Richmond to respond boldly and they are.

William Howell (R), Speaker of the House of Delegates, blasted Herring's action for "the dangerous precedent it sets with regard to the rule of...

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Virginia Is For Lawlessness?

Decades ago, Virginia tourism officials adopted the slogan, "Virginia is for lovers." With the election of Clinton hack Terry McAuliffe as governor and Mark Herring as attorney general, Democrats seem determined to change the slogan to "Virginia is for lawlessness."

Earlier this week we warned that Attorney General Herring had suggested that he might not defend the popularly enacted state marriage protection amendment. During...

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Defending Life

Today marks the 41st annual March for Life, which coincides with the tragic anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. That ruling has resulted in, by one count, more than 56 million abortions in America. That's 56 million innocent babies destroyed in the womb; 56 million lives never lived, their contributions to society lost forever.

As they do every year, tens of thousands of Americans braved the brutal Washington winter...

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