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    Oregon’s Top IT Official Recommends Scrapping Obamacare Website

    Oregon’s top IT official is recommending Cover Oregon scrap the state’s disastrous online health insurance exchange that failed to sign up a single resident, The Oregonian today reported. Alex Pettit, Oregon’s Chief Information Officer, this morning recommended to a 16-member technical advisory committee that Cover Oregon—the state insurance exchange that … More

    Turning Bipartisan Policy Into Partisan Politics

    Well, there he goes again! President Obama has, once again, taken unilateral action by announcing a new clemency initiative. The Department of Justice, which reviews applications for pardons and clemency and makes recommendations to the president, said that it will “prioritize” clemency applications for inmates who meet certain criteria. The … More

    Rick Perry Defends Jeb Bush’s Controversial Statement About Illegal Immigration

    Gov. Rick Perry (R–Texas) weighed in on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s contentious comments about illegal immigration, expressing sympathy for those who broke laws “to take care of their family.” “I totally understand about people breaking a law to take care of their family, particularly when the country whose law … More

    Americans to Congress: Don't Give Up on Benghazi

    Americans are still outraged at what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. They know that four brave Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, died at the hands of terrorists. They know American diplomats did not receive the protection and the support they deserved. But what remains incomprehensible … More

    Amid Chinese Aggression, Obama Affirms U.S. Defense of Japan’s Senkaku Islands

    During his trip to Japan, President Obama publicly affirmed long-standing U.S. policy that the bilateral security treaty applies to the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands. China claims sovereignty over the islands and, in recent years, has tried to intimidate Japan—much as Beijing has bullied the Philippines in pursuit of its extralegal territorial … More

    Weak Action, Bold Talk on Russia

    President Obama probably thought he was being clever. “The 1980’s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back,: he chided Mitt Romney during their third and final debate in 2012. Explaining his joke, the President added “the Cold War’s been over for twenty years.” We now know that … More

    Party Up! and End Ex-Im

    Yesterday, the world’s leading aerospace company held its first quarter earnings conference call. A Reuter’s headline sums up the call: “Boeing cash register rings again, sending shares higher.” While the call was good news for investors it was notable for what it was missing: any reference to the Export-Import Bank. … More

    Mississippi Protects Women and Children From Late-Term Abortion

    Yesterday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed into law a bill protecting the health and safety of women and the lives of unborn children by limiting late-term abortion after 20 weeks. At 20 weeks—five months—of pregnancy, unborn children are capable of feeling pain and women are at significantly increased risk … More