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  • Monthly Archives: September 2013

    U.S. Government Muted on Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

    Patsy Lynch/Polaris/Newscom

    Secretary of State John Kerry finally broke the silence of the U.S. government on the fate of Christian pastor Saeed Abedini and two other Americans imprisoned in Iran. Until now, the silence of the U.S. government on the fate of U.S. citizens has been deafening. But Kerry’s statement could charitably … More

    Are These Senators Regretting Their Export-Import Bank Votes?

    President Obama at Export-Import Bank

    For some lawmakers, corporate welfare is okay, unless it hurts someone in their district. Four lawmakers from Minnesota and Michigan are up in arms over a proposed $650 million financing deal for Roy Hill, an Australian mining company. The deal, backed by the Export-Import Bank, the U.S. government’s export credit … More

    3 Reasons These 3 Governors Want to #StopObamacare

    Nikki Haley on Obamacare

    People everywhere are buzzing about Obamacare and with exchanges opening in just 27 days, opponents of the massive bill are doing everything they can to make sure Americans know why and how Congress can stop Obamacare. Republican lawmakers like Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) spent their August … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Universal Child Care Does Not Bode Well for America's Children

    Life with baby

    Rumblings are once again underway indicating movement on President Obama’s State of the Union proposal to “work with states to make high-quality preschool available to every single child in America,” and to drive forward his agenda to create a “cradle to career” government education system. Increased spending of Americans’ tax … More

    Morning Bell: Countdown to Obamacare Exchanges

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    While America was resting from its labors, the countdown to Obamacare began. In just 27 days, the Obamacare exchanges are scheduled to open, and people who don’t get health insurance through their employers (or through the government already) will start buying coverage. Sixteen states are doing their own insurance exchanges, … More

    Suez Canal Attacked by Terrorists

    AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom

    Egyptian authorities announced this weekend that a container ship passing through the Suez Canal was attacked by terrorists, who apparently sought to close the strategic waterway. The Panama-flagged vessel reportedly escaped major damage. More importantly, the canal was not forced to close, which would have disrupted global shipping operations, ratcheted up … More

    Morning Bell: Is America Still the Land of Labor?

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    For all the talk these days of how to revive our supposedly moribund American Dream, it took a college dropout-turned-actor to state the obvious. “I believe that opportunity looks a lot like work,” Ashton Kutcher recently said at the Teen Choice Awards. “I never had a job in my life that I … More