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  • Monthly Archives: May 2013

    Top 5 Reports of the Week

    Heritage-Foundation

    1. The Ugly Facts About the Internet Sales Tax 2. Obamacare Is About Power 3. The IRS Wants to Know If You’re a “Patriot” 4. Looming Student Loan Interest Rate Hike: Prudent Next Steps 5. Serving Justice to Gosnell Policy Picture Share on Facebook | Retweet

    This Week’s Reasons to Repeal Obamacare

    Newscom

    It has been over three years since Obamacare became law. This week, the House voted again to completely repeal it. There are plenty of reasons to repeal Obamacare, especially before its most egregious provisions begin next year, and just this week a few more were added to the list: Small … More

    If Obama Were a CEO, Government Would Hold Him Responsible for Scandals

    Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

    Over the past week, the Obama Administration has been hit with scandal after scandal. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) apologized for targeting conservative organizations, the State Department covered up its reaction to Benghazi, the Department of Justice (DOJ) secretly seized phone records of AP reporters, and the Department of Health … More

    Obama’s “Lead from Behind” Efforts in Syria are Failing

    Massimo Pizzotti Stock Connection Worldwide/Newscom

    On Wednesday the United Nations General Assembly voted on a resolution condemning the Syrian government’s forces while praising the opposition. Although the resolution passed, the non-binding text received less support than last year’s resolution condemning Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. With support for Syria’s rebels waning, it is clear that the … More

    Obama Budget: CBO Shows $1 Trillion Tax Hike, Fake Spending Cuts

    Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call Photos/Newscom

    The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) official score of President Obama’s budget shows in numbers a vision for economic decline in America. The President imposes a tax increase totaling $1.1 trillion (and a net increase of about $1 trillion), some components of which would directly hit middle-class and lower-income Americans. On … More

    House Republicans Are Right to Focus on Spending Cuts as Part of Debt Ceiling Increase

    Newscom

    This week, the House Republican conference met to discuss what their priority will be in connection with any vote to increase the debt ceiling. This is timely since the current suspension of the debt limit expires tomorrow. According to reports of the Republican House caucus meeting, “Members came away with … More

    Honey, I Shrunk the Benghazi Talking Points

    AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/GettyImages/Newscom

    The White House release of the e-mail chain regarding the Benghazi talking points on Wednesday has opened up a slew of new questions. Covering only two days—Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15—and focused only on the production of the hapless talking points, they raise the question: What communication took … More

    Voter Fraud in Missouri: Wrong Candidate Was Elected

    Voters in voting booths

    A guilty plea in a Kansas City, Missouri, voter fraud case this week illustrates something the U.S. Supreme Court pointed out when it upheld Indiana’s voter ID law in 2008: [F]lagrant examples of [voter] fraud…have been documented throughout this Nation’s history [and] occasional examples have surfaced in recent years that…demonstrate … More

    A Spend-More, Tax-More, and Borrow-More Budget Would Hurt, Not Help

    Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call/Newscom

    Congress needs to drive down federal spending toward a balanced budget, including through entitlement reforms, while maintaining a strong national defense and without raising taxes. Neither the House of Representatives nor the Senate achieved that objective when they adopted their respective versions of the government budget for fiscal year 2014 … More

    Governor Pence Pauses Indiana Common Core Standards

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    Indiana has just given every state that agreed to adopt Common Core national education standards and tests a lesson in prudent governance. On Saturday, Governor Mike Pence (R) signed the Common Core “Pause” bill into law, halting implementation of Common Core until state agencies, teachers, and taxpayers better understand the … More