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  • Monthly Archives: February 2012

    Side Effects: Obamacare Tax Will Kill Jobs, Strangle Medical Device Industry

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    Last week, the IRS released its proposed plan to implement the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices designed to help foot the bill for Obamacare. Harmful effects of the health law’s new taxes and requirements on business continue to emerge as its implementation continues. As Heritage’s Curtis Dubay explains, … More

    Left and Right Argue Terrorism Ups and Downs

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    Can we be confident that President Obama’s counterterrorism strategy is headed in the right direction? When I posted a chart to suggest that the numbers don’t bear that out, many in the blogosphere tried to turn interpreting the chart into a debate over whether the GOP or the Democrats are … More

    DCOSP: Obama Lets D.C. Families Down

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    Yesterday, I received notice that the Obama Administration’s 2013 budget cancels out the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program(DCOSP). I was reminded of how happy the families in the District were last April when they learned that the program had been reauthorized due to House Speaker John Boehner’s (R–OH) determination and the … More

    National Marriage Week: Marriage’s Economic Divide

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    One of the greatest drivers of poverty in the United States is the breakdown of marriage. Eighty percent of all long-term poverty occurs in single-parent homes, over 70 percent of poor families are headed by a single parent, and children in single-parent families are approximately five times more likely to … More

    Al-Shabab and Al-Qaeda Join Forces

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    Last Thursday, the Somali terrorist organization al-Shabab formalized its relationship with al-Qaeda. While the two organizations have long benefited from close cooperation, this move confirms al-Shabab’s weakening influence. However, by integrating into a more sophisticated terrorist network, al-Shabab is also demonstrating its ability to adapt to evolving challenges. As the … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Continuing Assault on the Constitution

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    With tens of millions of Americans watching, Barack Obama stood at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2009, with his left hand on the Bible and his right hand held aloft, swearing to God and country that he would preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the … More

    VIDEO: Obama 'Manifestly Wrong' on U.S. Constitution, Says Sen. Mike Lee

    Few lawmakers have expressed as much outrage over President Obama’s unconstitutional “recess” appointments as Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). He was among the first to warn about the consequences of the president’s unilateral action on Jan. 4. More than a month later, a new director is running the Consumer Financial Protection … More

    Nothing Has Changed: Obamacare's Anti-Conscience Mandate

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    The commotion surrounding President Obama’s press conference Friday on the latest Obamacare mandate caused plenty of confusion over the weekend. But let there be no doubt: Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate did not change. While everyone was busy trying to figure out what the convoluted midday proposal actually meant, the Obama Administration … More

    VIDEO: Sen. Roy Blunt Vows to Fight Obamacare's Anti-Conscience Mandate

    Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced legislation to protect religious organizations from Obamacare’s overreach last summer. Now, as President Obama presses forward with his anti-conscience mandate, Blunt is prepared to keep the pressure on the White House. “This is a genuine assault on First Amendment freedoms,” Blunt said in an exclusive … More

    Rich People Win, Poor Kids Lose, in Obama's America

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    Want a clear indication of President Barack Obama’s priorities? Take a look at the spending decisions emerging from his Administration today. In the battle between $40,000 dollar-electric-car-buying yuppies and at-risk kids in the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, rich people won, and they have President Obama to thank for it. The … More