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  • Monthly Archives: June 2013

    Obamacare Cost Rises by $30 Billion

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    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a new statement on the budgetary effect of repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) for fiscal years 2014 to 2023. The CBO did not model or update a full scoring of repeal. It found that the cost of Obamacare has increased by $30 billion … More

    U.S. Ambassador’s Shocking Praise of Mugabe

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    The Zimbabwean state-owned newspaper The Herald recently reported that the U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bruce Wharton, showered “praises” on Zimbabwean autocrat Robert Mugabe at a tourism promotion event in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The more positive statements were the following: “President Mugabe has been calling for peace, and I believe him. … More

    Trade Promotion Authority: Make the Case

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    Trade promotion authority (TPA) does several positive things. For one, it gives the President a window where Congress agrees to an up-or-down vote on trade agreements, without the possibility of amendments. It therefore raises the chances of a vote in favor of a deal and is generally welcomed by free … More

    Iran Steps Up Its Global Terrorism Campaign

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    Senior Obama Administration officials held a background briefing on Friday in which they discussed the “alarming trend” of escalating Iranian support for terrorism. Two high-ranking officials, who remained anonymous under the ground rules of the briefing, warned that the tempo of Iran’s terrorist operations had risen to levels not seen … More

    One Thing All Faiths Agree On: Religious Liberty

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    A Jew, a Catholic, and a Protestant—but also a Muslim, a Mormon, a Sikh, and an Orthodox Christian—walk into, not a bar, but a religious freedom conference where they all sit on a panel entitled “Many Faiths, One America.” And here’s the punchline: they all agree. Not, of course, on … More

    Farm Bill Rock 'n' Roll

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    What you are about to read is not satire or parody. The farm bill pending in the U.S. House of Representatives authorizes a new tax on rocks. Seriously. The House Agriculture Committee, in its infinite wisdom, has actually approved an amendment to the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act … More

    Morning Bell: The IRS and Obamacare, by the Numbers

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    Chilling new details emerged yesterday about the IRS targeting scandal, as representatives from six conservative groups testified before Congress about the scrutiny and demands they faced from Obama administration bureaucrats. Yesterday’s testimony reminded us once again why Washington bureaucrats cannot be trusted, and why Americans should be so concerned about … More

    Our Thoughts and Prayers Are with the People of Central Europe

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    As central Europe continues to cope with record flooding, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and those who continue to struggle with the impact of this natural disaster. Record rainfall during the past week has led to flooding and landslides across large swaths of the … More

    House Stands Up for Important Immigration Enforcement Program

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      For the second year in a row, the House of Representatives has taken a stand against the Administration’s attempts to undermine an important and effective immigration enforcement program known as 287(g), by seeking to restore funding for the program slashed by the Obama Administration. First created in 1996, the … More

    Social Security’s Unfunded Obligation Rises by $1 Trillion

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    Contrary to claims by cheerful news sources, Social Security’s deficit outlook is not “unchanged” or “no worse.” Social Security’s unfunded obligation rose by $1 trillion according to the latest trustees’ report. U.S. taxpayers now owe $12.3 trillion to pay scheduled benefits—in addition to what Social Security can hope to collect … More