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  • Monthly Archives: June 2012

    Rep. Jim Jordan: Don't Tinker With Obamacare, Repeal the Whole Law

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    Days before the U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare, liberals in Congress are laying the groundwork to preserve some of the law’s badly flawed provisions that happen to poll well with voters. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said conservatives … More

    Chinese Activist Learning English Through Declaration of Independence

     Despite its problems, the American higher education system remains the envy of the world. Students pour in from around the globe to study here, including more than 150,000 from China in 2011. But one student, here for the first time this year, has a higher profile than most. And he’s … More

    Left-Wing Religious Group Circulating Pro-HHS Mandate Talking Points

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    A left-wing religious organization is running a public-relations campaign in opposition to major Catholic groups as part of its ongoing efforts to promote President Obama’s health-care law. The group, Faith in Public Life, circulated a memo, embedded below, to members of the news media on June 7 offering a range … More

    Extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act

    On June 20, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Among the textile provisions of AGOA is an important one that permits the use of third country fabrics; that provision will expire in September 2012. AGOA as a … More

    Disarmament Should Not Be the Driver of U.S. Nuclear Policy

    Recent news articles, including one by journalist and author Bill Gertz, indicate that the Obama Administration will soon release an update to a previous study of U.S. nuclear weapons policy that will recommend that the number of strategic nuclear warheads in the U.S. arsenal be reduced to between 1,000 and … More

    Ten Years of Homeland Security Oversight: Time for Reform

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    Ten years ago today, the House created a 13-member Select Committee on Homeland Security. The decision seemingly made a good deal of sense. With the memory of 9/11 still fresh, President George W. Bush had begun to call for a Cabinet-level department to carry out the nation’s homeland security mission. … More

    An Imperial Immigration Policy

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    On Friday, the Obama Administration’s Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum telling U.S. immigration officials how they should “enforce the Nation’s immigration laws against certain young people who were brought to this country as children and know only this country as home.” The Administration’s move is an attempt to … More

    Reasoning for Marriage

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    The majority of Americans think it best to keep civil marriage as the union of a man and a woman. But a handful of judges have overruled the reasonable judgments and will of the people and their elected representatives, claiming that animus and anti-gay bigotry underlie such conclusions. For example, … More

    To Stop Taxmageddon, Repeal Obamacare

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    Unless President Obama and Congress take action soon, Taxmageddon will hit on January 1, 2013. Taxmageddon is a $494 billion tax increase for 2013 alone. It is made up of several expiring tax policies and the implementation of new Obamacare tax increases that all kick in at the start of … More

    DOE Sent Confidential Information to Loan Guarantee Applicant

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    Emails uncovered by congressional investigators show that a top Energy Department adviser sent confidential government information to representatives of a company vying for federal financing. The company, which is tied to multiple politically connected green-energy firms, eventually received a $1.4 billion partial loan guarantee from DOE. “[P]lease do not sent … More