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  • Monthly Archives: April 2012

    Acupuncturists Lobby HHS to Be Included in 'Essential Health Benefits'

    Alaska News - Feb. 24, 2012

    A trade group representing acupuncturists and practitioners of “oriental medicine” is attempting to convince the Department of Health and Human Services to classify acupuncture as an “essential health benefit” under Obamacare. The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine established a task force to spearhead the effort, which organized a … More

    Presidents Obama and Rousseff Meet: Power Talk, but Little Purpose

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    Americans looked to President Obama to set a bold and decisive course when he huddled yesterday with Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. There are critical issues on the table: Iran, the future of democracy in the Americas, free trade, energy security, and the fight against organized crime. Regrettably, serious discussion of … More

    Ed Feulner Wins Bradley Prize

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    Edwin J. Feulner, who has led The Heritage Foundation to its current international prominence among think tanks, is among four winners of the 2012 Bradley Prize for outstanding achievement, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced today. “Ed Feulner has elevated the influence of conservative research institutions,” Michael W. Grebe, … More

    The Buffett Rule is a Calculated Distraction from Obama’s Failed Leadership

    Newscom

    What do you do when you’re losing a debate?  Change the subject.  That’s really all you need to know to understand President Obama’s resuscitation of his infamous “Buffett Rule” that would impose a minimum 30 percent effective tax rate on businesses and families earning $1 million. The Supreme Court gave … More

    Iran: Truth or Dare for Ahmadinejad

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    According to press accounts, the Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared that “Iran has enough funds to withstand a total embargo on its oil sales for two to three years.” Cool! Let’s put him and his cronies to the test. Robust sanctions, in combination with other efforts to put the pressure … More

    Morning Bell: Is America Prepared for a Saudi Oil Crisis?

    Newscom

    Think fueling up your car at $4 a gallon is rough? How would you feel about paying more than $6.50? Add on top of that massive job losses and a drastic drop in U.S. economic productivity, and you’ll get the picture of what life in America would be like if … More

    Urgent Challenges for New Public Diplomacy Chief

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    Rolling up her sleeves should be new Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy Tara Sonenshine’s first act in office. For the chief of the U.S. government’s outreach to the foreign public, urgent business is waiting. Moving into her office at the State Department on Monday, with her swearing in scheduled for April … More

    Obama's Crystal Ball Wrong on Unemployment Once Again

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    A little over three years ago, President Barack Obama’s advisers released a chart that purported to predict the future. With the President’s almighty stimulus, they said, unemployment in America would plummet. And the President promised that unemployment would never rise above 8 percent. Well, they were wrong. In the chart … More

    Ceasefire in Syria Fizzles As Violence Spills into Turkey

    An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on April 9, 2012 shows a Syrian soldier sitting atop a tank as troops deploy in Saqba on the outskirts of Damascus.

    A ceasefire between Syria’s government and rebel forces appeared, for a moment, to be on the horizon. But in reality it was nothing more than a mirage that evaporated over the weekend when dictator Bashar al-Assad’s government demanded concessions from the opposition who have been under unceasing attacks for the past year. The Guardian … More

    District NCLB Waivers: An Unsettling Pact with Washington

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    Last year, the Obama Administration began making pacts with states that agreed to implement the White House’s preferred education policies, circumventing Congress to grant waivers to No Child Left Behind policy. Some states, like Texas and California, have refused to agree to such terms with the Department of Education and … More