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  • Monthly Archives: June 2013

    Things That Will Cost More Under Obama's Climate Change Plan

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    President Obama doesn’t “have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society.” And he probably considers you a member if you disagree with him on his crushing regulatory approach to climate change. The heck of it is, the policies he advocates actually would not help the Earth. Before Obama’s speech … More

    Conservative Congressmen Answer Your Questions Today

    Video streaming by Ustream Conservative members of Congress will take your questions and share their reaction to Supreme Court decisions regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 this morning. Conversations with Conservatives will take place at 11:30 a.m. and will be streamed live online. Viewers are encouraged to engage in the … More

    Obamacare's Shortcomings in Two Charts

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    Obamacare continues to fall short of the lofty predictions about it — and here are two new charts to prove it. The charts, included as part of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) presentation over the weekend, summarize the CBO’s cost estimates of the law in the three years since its … More

    Benghazi: Military Commanders Face Questioning

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    On Wednesday at 9 a.m., Members of Congress will once more try to pry answers from U.S. military leaders regarding the disastrous absence of military response to the terrorist attack on Benghazi. The hearing will be held behind closed doors by the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. … More

    Too Big to Fail: Some Questions for the House Financial Services Committee

    Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) (James Berglie/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom)

    Tomorrow, the House Finance Committee, chaired by Representative Jeb Hensarling (R–TX), is holding a hearing on one of the most damaging legacies of the 2008 financial crisis: the “too big to fail” doctrine. Simply put, the doctrine holds that some firms are so essential to the functioning of the U.S. … More

    Supreme Court to Congress on Voting Rights Act: “History Did Not End in 1965”

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    In its Voting Rights Act decision today, the Supreme Court struck down an outdated provision that was no longer necessary—because thankfully, “Our country has changed,” as Chief Justice John Roberts put it. The decision did not invalidate the entire Voting Rights Act, and it will not promote discrimination. In fact, … More

    Greece: Austerity Doesn’t Involve Public-Sector Layoffs

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    Slate’s Matthew Yglesias might be attacked as an “austerity denier” now that he has joined Heritage’s Salim Furth in pointing out that there is a lot of policy diversity under the broad label of “austerity.” Yglesias explained last week why a small but sudden layoff of government employees might bring … More

    Obama Climate Change Plan: War on Coal Would Hike Natural Gas Prices 42 Percent

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    Remember the shale gas revolution that would bring stably low natural gas prices and fuel a manufacturing renaissance in the United States? Well, the Obama Administration’s war on coal will drive up natural gas prices, and the American manufacturing base will be a casualty. President Obama will make remarks on … More

    INFOGRAPHIC: What You Should Know About Marriage

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    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will release its opinions in cases challenging state and federal laws that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Here are five things that you should know about these cases and a list of ways that you can be prepared to … More

    The Facts on Marriage Laws in America

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    The Supreme Court is expected to announce decisions tomorrow in challenges to state and federal laws that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. At stake in the cases is whether the American people have the freedom to determine marriage policy through the democratic process. Marriage … More