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  • Monthly Archives: September 2009

    The Cloakroom: September 8 - 13

    Senate Analysis – Returning from their five-week summer vacation, Senators face an ambitious agenda that includes liberal health care reform, a cap-and-tax energy policy, financial regulatory overhaul, a new strategy in Afghanistan and, of course, appropriations. Some insiders have even mentioned comprehensive immigration and some variation of so-called “card check.” … More

    Sunday Funnies

    Fact Checking the White House: Congressmen Did Opt Out of Public Option

    Contrary to the White House’s video, member of Congress in the House Ways and Means Committee already have exempted themselves from a government-run health plan with the defeat of an amendment by Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV). The amendment, which would have required members of Congress to enroll in the newly … More

    Cash for Clunkers Failed to Create Auto Jobs

    Congress passed the Cash for Clunkers program in order to increase automobile employment and save jobs. As Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow – a key supporter of the law – put it, “This is a jobs program first.” Cash for Clunkers has done many things. It has given hundreds of thousands … More

    Al-Arabiya Television Network Deserves Praise for Anti-terrorism Program

    The popular Arab satellite television network Al Arabiya has done the world a service by broadcasting a program that criticizes al-Qaeda terrorists and exposes the enormous suffering that al-Qaeda has imposed on Arab victims of terrorism, according to Fox News. Reporter Amy Kellogg filed a great segment on the televised … More

    Why the "Trigger" is a Bad Idea

    For most of 2009, President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid have been obsessed with a “public option” for health care, which would create a government-run health care system that would eventually monopolize the industry and create the single-payer system liberals have long desired. Even when town hall protesters … More

    With Cap and Trade, It Will be Laborless Day

    Traditionally, Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer but historically, Labor Day was a “creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.” A day of rest. A paid holiday. Well, if Congress passes cap and trade legislation, many Americans will be … More

    The August Jobs Report: Mission Not Accomplished

    In his speech at the Brookings Institution yesterday, Vice-President Joseph Biden claimed credit for saving between five hundred thousand to one million jobs. There is no way to measure the number of jobs saved by the stimulus bill. A better way to judge these figures is by the Administration’s own … More

    More Crazy Talk From Obama's Green Job's Czar

    Yesterday we highlighted reports from the Washington Times‘ Amanda Carpenter confirming that President Barack Obama’s hand picked Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones, signed a statement in 2004 accusing President George Bush of deliberately allowing 9/11 to happen as a pretext for war. Jones then claimed yesterday that he “did not … More

    Townhall Downfall: Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN) "This Is My Town Hall"

    The Atlantic reports: That’s what Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN), the policy leader of the conservative/moderate Blue Dog coalition, explained to a journalism student at a town-hall meeting Wednesday night who asked why she wasn’t allowed to videotape the event for a school project. “This is my town hall meeting, and … More