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  • Monthly Archives: July 2013

    The 47-Minute Senate Colloquy on Defunding Obamacare, Starring Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Marco Rubio

    Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) engaged in a colloquy on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon to make the case for defunding Obamacare. Full video of their discussion is embedded above and available on YouTube.

    Obamacare HHS Mandate Headed to Supreme Court?

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    On Friday, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a temporary halt to the coercive Obamacare mandate that requires employers to provide coverage of abortion-inducing drugs. The ruling, which rejected claims under the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, is at odds with a June en banc decision … More

    Keystone XL Jobs vs. Subsidized Green Jobs

    Demonstrators carry a giant mock pipeline while calling for the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline during a rally in front of the White House in Washington November 6, 2011.

    President Obama criticized the job estimate numbers from the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in an interview with The New York Times over the weekend, but if the president wants to complain about job creation, he should really take a look as his failed green jobs programs. While there … More

    Obama’s New "Grand Bargain" Is Another Tax Increase

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    President Obama gave his second in series of summer speeches on the economy today. Like his first speech last week, he recycled several old policies that he’s trotted out before. The only new policy of note was another attempt at a so-called “grand bargain.” The President’s latest iteration of a … More

    Hacker Ring Taken Down

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    Last week, prosecutors announced charges against four Russians and one Ukrainian for what is being called the largest-known hacking and data theft operation to be prosecuted in the U.S. The hackers are accused of several high-profile hacks over the past six years that netted them over 160 million credit and … More

    The Real IRS Scandal

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    Contrary to President Obama’s claim last week in a speech at Knox College, the political targeting of conservative organizations by the IRS is not a “phony scandal.” It is a real scandal that brings into focus the danger of an all-powerful federal government, particularly an agency like the IRS, which … More

    Rand Paul on Defunding Obamacare: "Don't Spend Money on Something That's Going to Be a Failure" (VIDEO)

    Senator Rand Paul (Credit: Benjamin Myers)

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) added his voice to a growing number of lawmakers seeking to defund Obamacare. Appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity” last night, Paul said momentum is building, noting that “Everywhere I go, people say, defund Obamacare.” Here’s why he’s so passionate about defunding Obamacare: We want to defund … More

    Manning Verdict in WikiLeaks Case Sends Message to Lawbreakers

    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom)

    Today’s verdict in the trial of Private First Class Bradley Manning is an important benchmark in the ongoing debate over the handling of secret information. The military court found Manning guilty of nearly all the charges and specifications against him, but not guilty of arguably the most serious charge, aiding … More

    Do Doctors Have a First Amendment Right to Ask Patients About Guns?

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    The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently heard oral arguments in Wollschlaeger v. Florida, popularly known as the “Docs vs. Glocks” case, which involves an apparent conflict between the First and Second Amendments. Last year, a United States district court enjoined enforcement of Florida statute § … More

    Imports: Let’s Hear More Economic Sense Like This from the President

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    As President Obama heads to Chattanooga, Tennessee, today to give a speech at an Amazon.com fulfillment facility, he finally seems to be coming around on the positive effects that imports have on the economy. For a long time, the President failed to acknowledge that both exports and imports create jobs … More