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  • Monthly Archives: July 2011

    30-Year-Old Law of the Sea Treaty Still Not Worth It

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    It’s Round 2 in President Obama’s effort to get the U.S. Senate to agree to ratification of a major international treaty. Late last year, the President successfully pressed the Senate to ratify the New START treaty with Russia, which dealt with nuclear weapons. Now, it’s ramping up pressure on another … More

    What Moody's Really Told Boehner and Obama about the Debt Ceiling

    Hiking Taxes to Pay for Entitlements Would Require Doubling Tax Rates

    Everyone’s heard that Moody’s has threatened to downgrade our bond rating unless the debt ceiling is raised. We get that—crisis pending, yada, yada, yada. But if you read the announcement closely, there are important new points they added to the mix. First, Moody’s really doesn’t believe–that the President really will … More

    Women's Treaty Still Threatens American Rights and Values

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    This week the 49th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is meeting at the U.N. to review how Costa Rica, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Italy, Nepal, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Zambia have complied with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against … More

    Religion and the Budget: The Prudence of Principled Dialogue

    WASHINGTON, DC - March 24: Rep. Paul D. Ryan, ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee, criticizes the amount of spending and debt in President Obama's budget proposal.

    In an article for a Catholic Web site, Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI) has again clarified the role he thinks faith and social doctrine should play in creating public policies. Ryan states that, in his role as a policymaker, he takes seriously the teachings of his church, especially the call to … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 15, 2011

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    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Heritage Foundation comes out against McConnell plan – Amanda Carey Sea Treaty puts U.S. interests in deep water – Peter Brookes Voters get strange polling calls – Alissa Smith Regime Change … More

    FOX and the Sharks

    News Corp President Rupert Murdoch on July 15, 2011

    Fox News haters are circling in the water so furiously that the sharks are calling their lawyers. The phone-hacking scandal that led to the closing of one of the world’s oldest papers, the News of the World, has shaken Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp empire, and the whiff of blood in the … More

    Shame on the Politically Motivated McConnell Plan to Hike Borrowing With No Spending Cuts

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    The McConnell Plan to hike the debt limit has only one thought behind it — fade the political heat.  The Plan purportedly makes the Democratic President bear the political burden for increases in the debt limit to the benefit of Republicans, but the Plan does nothing for the good of … More

    Russian Foreign Minister Visits U.S., but Troubles Remain Hidden

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speak to reporters on July 13, 2011

    This week, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov visited Washington to sign agreements on child adoption, visas, and nuclear safety. In reality, however, what Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration are hailing as symbols of closer cooperation between the two countries are only a façade to cover up the lack of … More

    President Obama Is Against A Balanced Budget

    President Barack Obama delivers press conference on debt limit negotiations on July 15, 2011

    President Barack Obama declared in a press conference today that he is against the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act and a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution (BBA).  Obama said that a BBA is not needed for Congress and the President to balance the budget. The facts contradict the President’s … More

    AUL Report Urges Planned Parenthood Investigation

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    Members of Congress are vowing to hold Planned Parenthood accountable for its use of taxpayer funding in the wake of a new report from Americans United for Life. Representatives Renee Ellmers (R–NC) and Randy Hultgren (R–IL) invited AUL President and CEO Charmaine Yoest to Capitol Hill yesterday for a news … More