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  • Morning Bell: Occupy Wall Street Gets More Violent

    The true colors of the Occupy Wall Street movement are starting to shine through, both in actions and affiliations. The picture that is developing is one of increasing violence married with extremist affiliations that is anything but representative of the 99 percent of Americans the movement claims to stand for. … More

    Infographic: Obama's Promise vs. Reality in the October Jobs Report

    Travel in time back to January 2009 when President Barack Obama’s advisers painted a portrait of the future under the President’s recovery plan. It turns out that their prediction was much rosier than reality. With the plan, they predicted in their chart, unemployment today would be somewhere in the neighborhood … More

    McDonald's CEO: Cut Taxes and Spending to Super Size Job Growth

    Want to get the economy growing again? McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner says that Washington needs to cut taxes and get spending under control in order to make that happen. The Telegraph reports: “The question is, how can we get the ox out of the ditch?” Mr. Skinner said. “In order … More

    Infographic: Why Spending Is the Problem

    With its November 23 deadline fast approaching, the “super committee” created by the Budget Control Act is back in the news, and it is still grappling with its mandate to find $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction savings. One of the ideas being bandied about is a continued call to raise taxes … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Spins His Wheels; Economy Stuck in First Gear

    No news is good news–except when it means that the story about America’s slow-moving economy remains the same. A new report this morning from the Department of Labor shows that despite all of President Barack Obama’s promises and policies to grow the economy, there are still 14 million unemployed Americans. Meanwhile, … More

    White House Subpoenaed, Stimulus Loans Under Investigation

    Two new chapters in the Solyndra scandal were written today, one involving a potential bailout of the company and the latest regarding Congress’s move to subpoena the White House for related communications. Meanwhile, the Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General is “is investigating more than 100 potential instances of … More

    Michigan Pre-Republican Presidential Debate Reception and Townhall

    The Heritage Foundation and The Mackinac Center for Public Policy are hosting a Michigan Pre-Republican Presidential Debate Reception and Townhall on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Red Ox Tavern in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The townhall will explore issues important to conservative voters in advance of the CNBC | … More

    Morning Bell: Debunking Obama's Latest Jobs Myth

    Imagine a high-speed train zooming down hundreds of miles of glistening train track stretching across sunny California, connecting Anaheim to San Francisco. It’s a bullet train dream, and it’s a prime example of President Barack Obama’s latest plan to create jobs in America. The trouble is that this dream is … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Student Loan Gift to Occupy Wall Street

    In the 2008 election, Senator Barack Obama reached out to young Americans with a fresh message that appealed to their dissatisfaction with the nation’s political process. He called it hope and change, and he connected with their hearts and minds with such success that he captured 66 percent of the vote … More

    Morning Bell: The Truth About Public School Teacher Pay

    Last winter, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) traveled his state, holding a series of townhalls in which he touted a significant but politically unpopular plan: asking public school teachers to accept a pay freeze and begin contributing 1.5 percent of their salaries toward their health care plans, whereas before … More