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  • Monthly Archives: June 2012

    Federal Advisory Committee Members Land Millions in Taxpayer Backing

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    Members of a federal advisory committee on the adoption of biofuels have seen millions in taxpayer dollars steered to their companies while sitting on the committee, Scribe reports in today’s Washington Examiner. The Biomass Research and Development Board, created in 2000, makes recommendations to the Secretaries of Energy and Agriculture … More

    Population Control Advocates and Environmentalists Achieve Little at Rio +20

    Rio +20 Conference

    Last week, world leaders from nearly 200 countries, along with thousands of environmental activists and bureaucrats, met in Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or “Rio +20,” as the follow up meeting to the 1992 U.N. Conference on Environment and Development (which was also held … More

    Fabricated Details on Tax Reform

    Capitol-Washington

    The Democratic staff of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) fabricated details about the

    Morning Bell: Supreme Court Upholds Immigration Checks, but Administration Counters

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    The Supreme Court handed down its decision on the Arizona immigration law yesterday, striking some portions of the law in a 5-3 ruling but unanimously upholding immigration status checks by law enforcement. The Obama Administration countered by announcing it would tell Arizona to release most of the people whose status … More

    Syria Crisis: Turkey Invokes Article 4 of NATO Charter

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    Last weekend, hostilities between Turkey and Syria escalated after a Syrian anti-aircraft gun struck down a Turkish F-4 Phantom jet that was allegedly flying in international airspace. It has also been reported that Syria also fired on a Turkish search-and-rescue plane, but it is unclear if any damage was inflicted. … More

    What Japan's Tax Debate Is Really About

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    A major political struggle in Japan is coming to a head this week, one that could empower the current government or ultimately bring it down. The battle is ostensibly about economic policy but is mostly about politics, as the policy in question is largely symbolic. When the government’s survival may … More

    Cuban-American Leaders: "No Substitute for Freedom" in Cuba

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    When it comes to dealing with the Castro dictatorship inCuba, there are several schools of thought. The one preferred by Washington liberals, idealists, and the architects of the Obama Administration’s Cuba policy holds that increased travel, remittances, and diplomatic engagement is softening hearts, opening Cuba, and loosening the regime’s unwavering … More

    Supreme Court Backs Arizona’s Right to Enforce Immigration Laws

    Arizona

    Today’s Supreme Court decision upholding the major provision of Arizona’s S.B. 1070 immigration law is a strong rebuke of the Obama Administration. The Administration had argued that its own immigration enforcement priorities should be treated as controlling law—that is, above the determinations of both Congress and Arizona. But the Court’s … More

    Inspector General to Investigate EPA Enforcement

    Environmental Protection Agency

    The Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency will begin an investigation into the consistency and fairness of the agency’s enforcement actions, according to a letter drafted on Friday. The IG will focus on EPA Region 7, which includes Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas. The investigation will address three questions, … More

    What Facebook and Five Guys Have in Common

    Whether it’s the founders of Five Guys Burgers & Fries or Facebook, entrepreneurs are at the heart of our capitalist system. Such leaders see the future and take real steps to create it with the tools at hand. By doing so, they create more jobs and opportunities than any other … More