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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    What’s Driving High Gas Prices in California?

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    California’s nation-high gas prices are receiving national attention. The price of $4.67 per gallon, an increase of about 50 cents in the past week, is 86 cents higher than the national average. Representative Henry Waxman (D–CA) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D–CA) are quick to speculate about market manipulation and are … More

    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) Threatens Citizens Group over Election Integrity

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    Representative Elijah Cummings (D–MD) is using his position as the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to threaten True the Vote, a nonpartisan tea party organization that reports voter roll inaccuracies and potential criminal violations of federal election laws around the country. Cummings claims in … More

    Debate Time: Send Us Your Photos Tonight!

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    We are so excited you’ll be joining us for the vice presidential debate tonight! Share your debate watching with us—join us this evening by taking a photo of your debate watch party, whether you are at home, with friends, or in a public setting like a restaurant or bar. Tweet … More

    Libya Security Lapse: The Budget for Embassy Security Is Not Responsible

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    There has been some back and forth between Republicans and Democrats over funding for security in Libya in the wake of Ambassador Chris Stevens’s death. Republicans have questioned whether the State Department had adequate security to protect the ambassador, and Democrats have countered that Republicans tried to cut funding for … More

    Morning Bell: 10 Questions for the Vice Presidential Debate

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    Tonight’s debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan is supposed to cover both domestic and foreign policy. The Heritage Foundation’s policy experts have submitted 10 questions they would like to see asked in the debate. Watch with us tonight—we will be streaming the debate live at 9 … More

    House Oversight Committee Probes Security Arrangements at Libyan Diplomatic Mission

    (L to R) Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, Utah National Guard of the U.S. Army, Eric Nordstrom, Regional Security Officer of the U.S. Department of State, Charlene R. Lamb, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security of the U.S. Department of State, and Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary for Management of the U.S. Department of State, testify on the security failures in Benghazi. (Photo: Xinhua)

    The Obama Administration’s continually evolving narrative about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, prompted the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to conduct a hearing today on the adequacy of security arrangements. Representative Darrell Issa (R–CA), chairman of the committee, bridled at the State Department’s … More

    Religious Freedom Restrictions on the Rise—Even in the U.S.

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    The Pew Forum recently released a noteworthy report demonstrating that religious restrictions worldwide are on the rise. Pew found that between mid-2009 and mid-2010, religious restrictions increased in every major region of the world. Because of this increase, in 2010, 75 percent of people worldwide lived in countries that have … More

    What Malala's Story Tells Americans

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    Malala Yousafzai was 11 years old when she inadvertently became the voice for millions of Muslim girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan who want to attend school. In a moving 2009 New York Times video and her blog on living under Taliban occupation in the Swat Valley of Pakistan, Malala dared … More

    Organizing for America Assists Voter Fraud

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    In a new undercover video sting, James O’Keefe has captured a staffer for Organizing for America, which was established in 2009 to support the Obama Administration’s legislative agenda and is now connected to the Obama campaign, helping an undercover operative get set up to vote twice. In the new video … More

    VP Debate Moderator Has Close Obama Ties

    Martha Raddatz at Sesame Workshop's 8th Annual Benefit Gala. (Photo: PNP/WENN.com)

    It’s a pretty big story that Barack Obama attended the wedding of Martha Raddatz, the ABC News senior foreign correspondent picked as the moderator for Thursday night’s vice presidential debate. It’s an especially good story since Obama was close enough to the groom, Julius “Jay” Genachowski, that he appointed him … More