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  • Monthly Archives: February 2013

    Rick Warren: Religious Freedom Ensures Other Freedoms

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    Pastor Rick Warren stressed the importance of religious liberty to sustaining other basic freedoms during an interview at Georgetown University on February 12. Warren, the founder and pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, highlighted how religious liberty is not only fundamental to what it means to be American—it … More

    Hagel’s Distorted Views on India

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    Former Senator Chuck Hagel’s (R–NE) unfounded comments on India’s role in Afghanistan during a speech in 2011 provide yet another indication that he is poorly qualified to lead the U.S. Department of Defense. In a video recording of an unreleased speech by Hagel at Cameron University in Oklahoma, the nominee … More

    Congressmen: Obama Admin Can’t "Pick and Choose" Who Gets Religious Freedom

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    On February 19, nine U.S. Senators and two U.S. Representatives joined a “friend of the court” brief in Hobby Lobby’s 10th Circuit Court appeal over the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate, highlighting the Obama Administration’s refusal to recognize business owners’ religious freedom. The congressional brief explains that the federal government “may not … More

    National Institutes of Health: No Room for Sequestration Cuts?

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    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) made it onto an Obama Administration fact sheet listing the “most damaging effects of a sequester on the middle class.” According to the White House, under sequestration the agency “would be forced to delay or halt vital scientific projects and make hundreds of fewer … More

    Fake Twitter Accounts? Obama's Political Group Pushes Gun Control

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    How far would President Obama’s supporters go to make his message dominant on gun control? Too far, according to Representative Steve Stockman’s (R-TX) office, which identified a number of fake Twitter accounts posting the same message: “I’m one of the 92% of Americans who support universal background checks. #WeDemandAVote.” After … More

    Chinese Cyber Attacks: Take Off the Kid Gloves

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    Last week, Mandiant, a private company, released a report that identified a specific bureau of China’s military as responsible for hacking massive amounts of data over the past seven years, mostly from the U.S. Yet, the Obama Administration has been actively trying to avoid embarrassing China for fear of repercussions. … More

    Morning Bell: Where Could We POSSIBLY Cut the Federal Budget?

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    If you had to cut your family’s budget, where would you cut? Would you immediately start starving your children and stop wearing shoes? Of course not. You would look at the extras in your life—whether they were coffee shop lattes, movie tickets, or restaurant meals. It’s a good thing the … More

    Kerry’s First Overseas Trip: It’s Not Where He’s Going; It’s Where He’s Not Going

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    Secretary of State John Kerry’s first overseas trip began by sending mixed signals before he even left U.S. soil—by not visiting key U.S. allies in Eastern Europe and Israel. Kerry’s first foreign trip commenced on Sunday and began with a stop in the United Kingdom. He will also visit Egypt, … More

    Sequestration Is Only Part of the Pentagon’s Woes

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    As most commentators are focusing on the impending massive defense cuts that will devastate the military readiness of America, is it possible that this is only a part of the problem? The Department of Defense (DOD) is facing other symptoms of leadership failure. The recent firing of one of America’s … More

    Education: No Room for Sequestration Cuts?

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    If sequestration spending cuts go into effect, President Obama claims that “[o]ur ability to teach our kids the skills they’ll need for the jobs of the future would be put at risk…70,000 young children would be kicked off Head Start, 10,000 teacher jobs would be put at risk, and funding … More