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  • Monthly Archives: September 2013

    House OKs Farm Bill That Staggers Food Stamps, Agriculture Programs

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    While the House of Representatives voted today to rejoin its food stamp bill with its agriculture-only farm bill, it took a critical step to ensure that separation of the farm bill becomes the norm in the future: It established staggered terms for these programs. Food stamps would be authorized for … More

    One Parent’s Fight Against Common Core Education Standards: “Is This America?”

    That was the question asked by a parent while he was being escorted out of a public forum held by the Maryland State Department of Education. The reason he was escorted out: He dared to challenge the school superintendents on Common Core education standards. The concerned parent, after being interrupted … More

    The Legacy of R. Daniel McMichael

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    With the passing of Dan McMichael, whom I had the privilege to know for nearly five decades, we mourn the loss of one of the greatest of the greatest generation. Having fought in World War II, Dan became a brilliant strategist with a superb tactical ability as well to identify, … More

    Obama Debt Limit Proposal: We Spend More, You Pay More

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    During remarks given after the passage of the Senate continuing resolution today, President Obama stressed once again his unwillingness to work with Republicans to find spending cuts before increasing the debt ceiling, while suggesting that he was otherwise eager to find a solution to America’s fiscal future. The President stated: … More

    Iran: Human Rights Record Belies New Era

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    One look at the human rights record of Iran should serve as a warning against President Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive launched at the United Nations on Tuesday. “My hope, aside from personal and national experience, emanates from the belief shared by all divine religions that a good and bright future … More

    61% of Americans Want Spending Cuts Before Debt Limit Is Raised

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    A clear majority of Americans believes that imposing a firm limit on borrowing with spending cuts is the only chance for Congress to kick its gluttonous spending habit. A recent poll released by Bloomberg shows that the majority of Americans oppose President Obama’s demand that Congress raise the debt ceiling … More

    VIDEO: Ted Cruz on His Epic 21-Hour Defund Obamacare Speech

    What motivated Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to spend 21 hours on the Senate floor without food, much water, or a bathroom? He did it to save America from Obamacare, not to make a name for himself. Cruz spoke to Fox News’ Sean Hannity last night about his quest to defund … More

    RSC Health Care Reform: Another Step in the Right Direction

    Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), author of the RSC's health reform bill. (Credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Newscom)

    The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has released its proposal to reform the health care system. The American Health Care Reform Act highlights that there is a better way to address the challenges in American health care. The plan recommends a variety of key policy changes. Some are right on target, … More

    1,850,400 Minutes—and Yet Obamacare STILL Isn’t Working

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    1,285 days. 30,840 hours. 1,850,400 minutes (and counting). That’s how long the Obama Administration has had to implement Obamacare since it was signed into law. Yet the Wall Street Journal reports this morning that not only will Obamacare’s small business exchange not be ready in time for open enrollment on … More

    5 Ways Obamacare Could Impact You in 5 Days

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    Today, Senators face a choice on the fate of Obamacare. Will they allow Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to force Obamacare back into the government funding bill or stand with the House to defund this unfair, unaffordable, and unworkable law? With Obamacare’s government takeover of health care beginning in just … More