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  • Big Government Still Thwarting Job Creation

    Last Friday the Bureau of Labor and Statistics released its monthly jobs report showing that the U.S. economy shed 85,000 jobs in December, but due to the fact that 661,000 individuals left the labor force, the unemployment rate stayed at 10.0%. The Obama administration again spun the report by stressing … More

    Outside the Beltway: Colorado Ready To Fight Obamacare Post-Passage

    The House and Senate still have to iron out six key differences between their versions of the legislation before Obamacare can be signed into law. But getting past the House and Senate may just be the beginning of the plan’s problems. Not only are the attorneys general of13 states jointly … More

    Morning Bell: The First Step Is Admitting You Have A Problem

    It may have taken President Barack Obama two weeks to deliver a speech on the failed Flight 253 bomb attack without blaming President Bush, but he should still be commended for finally owning up for the massive intelligence failure. President Obama told the American people yesterday: “The U.S. government had … More

    Schwarzenegger on Obamacare: "They Got the Corn, We Got the Husk"

    One of Obamacare’s biggest dirty little secrets is that in both the House and Senate versions of the bill, over half of those who gain health insurance do so through Medicaid. Both bills force more people who are currently eligible for Medicaid to enroll–and the states would be left to … More

    Morning Bell: Why the Stimulus Failed

    The Democratic Party was shaken to its core on Tuesday when Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Gov. Bill Ritter (D-CO) announced they would not run for re-election in 2010, all on the same day. The source of these Democrats’ fears in facing the American people at … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Other Broken Health Care Promises

    When Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) emerged from a closed-door meeting with top House Democratic leaders yesterday, the press asked her about C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb’s request that she permit cameras to televise the final health care negotiations between the House and Senate. After Pelosi first demurred, a reporter reminded Pelosi … More

    Where Is Our Debt Coming From?

    Spending. As Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst Brian Riedl explains, runaway federal spending is where our historic levels of debt are coming from. Watch: And as Reidl mentions, as fast as spending has been rising this century, thanks to our long term Entitlement obligations, our spending and deficit problems will … More

    Morning Bell: A Sham Of A Process For A Sham Of A Bill

    Speaking at a town hall meeting on August 21, 2008, in Chester, Virginia, then-candidate Barack Obama promised the American people: “I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We’ll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies … what we will do is, we’ll … More

    Budget 2011: Why Our Debt Matters

    Interest. Or to be more precise, interest payments. That, Heritage Senior Fellow J.D. Foster explains, is the biggest reason why Americans should be very concerned with the trillions of dollars in debt our federal government is piling up in Washington. Watch: And the situation is only going to get worse … More

    A Constitutional National Security Crisis of Obama's Own Creation

    We touched on this issue this morning, but former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and current National Review Institute senior fellow Andrew McCarthy has in depth article at National Review Online on the Constitutional crisis President Barack Obama is creating by failing to press … More