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  • Public Employees Strike It Rich in Ohio

    Ohio is struggling with double-digit unmployment, but not all workers are facing tough times. State government employees in Ohio are doing quite well. In fact, nearly 1,800 of them earn more than $100,000 per year. The contrast couldn’t be more stark between bloated government bureaucrats and struggling private-section workers in … More

    Why Not Work for the Government? Federal Workers Make Twice As Much

    The Washington Examiner today exposes a dirty little secret about Washington bureaucrats: Federal employees are bringing home twice as much pay as the average private-sector worker. Data compiled by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis reveals the extent of the pay gap between federal and private workers. As of … More

    How Obamacare Impacts Small Business

    Small businesses will bear a significant burden under Obamacare. New regulations, mandates, taxes and numerous costs will impact how companies operate. The National Federation of Independent Business counted all of these new requirements and came up with 25 ways the new health care law changes life for business owners over … More

    Cornhusker Kickback, Part Deux

    Months after making an ill-fated stand for the “Cornhusker Kickback” in health care legislation, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) has again put himself in the spotlight. Yesterday he was the lone Democrat to vote against moving forward on the Senate’s financial regulation bill. Nelson claimed in a statement, “We need to … More

    Video: Police vs. Press at the White House

    Reporters covering a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” protest at the White House today were forced out of Lafayette Square by police. The scene, captured on video, is remarkable given the historical importance of the park as a protest spot across the street from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. President Obama, who boasts … More

    Pew Poll: Government Is Not the Solution

    President Obama came to Washington to restore trust in government. A new Pew Research Center survey indicates he’s failed. Just 22% of the poll’s respondents said they trust the federal government almost always or most of the time. That’s one of the all-time low points in the survey and represents … More

    Newt Gingrich Speaks at Heritage Today

    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, architect of the “Contract with America” and general chairman of American Solutions, visits The Heritage Foundation today to speak at The Bloggers Briefing. The live feed from Ustream.tv will begin shortly after 12 noon ET. Tune in to hear Gingrich’s prescription for America and what lies … More

    SEIU's White House Visits Are Paying Off

    While most Americans were enjoying a weekend away from work, President Obama kept busy Saturday afternoon, appointing one of Big Labor’s lawyers to a post at the National Labor Relations Board. The recess appointment of Craig Becker was expected—despite the Senate’s bipartisan rejection of him in February. The White House … More

    What Next? Leave Your Lights On Tonight

    Environmentalists are taking a page from North Korea, encouraging Americans to turn off the lights in celebration of “Earth Hour” tonight. The Communist dictatorship, of course, is in the dark every night. Tonight’s event, scheduled for 8:30 local time, is sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. It’s the third year … More

    Why Goodwin Liu Matters

    Rumors of a possible Supreme Court retirement this summer have Washington buzzing with anticipation. Adding to the intrigue is the controversial nomination of Goodwin Liu for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Senate Republicans used a procedural move Wednesday to postpone Liu’s hearing. But the delay will likely do little … More