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    Food Stamps: Getting Help from Mexico to Increase Government Dependency

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just pulled the plug on its controversial outreach program to promote food stamps with “telenovelas” (soap operas), but that’s not the end of its courting of Spanish speakers. As the Daily Caller reports, the USDA and the Mexican government have been working together “to … More

    What Taxmageddon Really Means for Families

    Taxmageddon is approaching closer by the day. Much of the focus has been on the impact Taxmageddon will have on the economy. But just how will this massive tax hike impact America’s most fundamental unit of society? Families will see their taxes go up by more than $4,100—just in 2013—because … More

    Side Effects: Unlawful Use of $8.3 Billion in Taxpayer Dollars?

    Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius raising questions over her legal authority to spend $8.3 billion on a quality bonus payment demonstration for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. The demo was the most expensive project ever undertaken … More

    Obama Proposes Federal Paychecks for Local Teachers

    This week, President Obama proposed a new $1 billion federal program that would establish a “Master Teacher Corps” in 100 locations across the country. This is not the first time the Administration has proposed subsidizing teacher salaries, but it is the first proposal that would give federal-issued paychecks directly to … More

    Evangelical Wheaton College Joins HHS Mandate Lawsuit

    Wheaton College, a leading evangelical postsecondary educational institution, has joined the chorus of organizations suing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over its mandate requiring nearly all insurance plans to cover abortion drugs and contraception. “Wheaton College and other distinctively Christian institutions are faced with a clear and … More

    Stimulus-Backed Solar Facility Touted By Harry Reid Shuts Down

    A federally-funded solar production facility in Nevada has ceased operations, according to a former employee at the facility. The closure could prove troublesome for the company’s political allies. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the North Las Vegas production facility for solar panel manufacturer Amonix has not operated since May. … More

    Obama Misses Budget Deadline—Again

    President Obama seems to view budget deadlines as mere suggestions. During his term, Obama has missed all but one deadline to deliver his annual budget and midsession review. This week marks another year in which the President missed both deadlines. This consistent track record of missing statutory budget obligations is … More

    Ernst and Young: Obama’s Tax Increase Would Kill 710,000 Jobs

    A new study conducted by Ernst and Young proves conclusively that the President’s tax increase would be devastating to the economy and jobs. The study finds that, if Congress misguidedly adopted President Obama’s plan to raise taxes on job creators by allowing the Bush-era tax policies to expire for incomes … More

    Latinos Favor Tax Cuts for All, Including the Wealthy

    Are Hispanics—the fastest growing demographic in the country— on their way to becoming a reliably voting liberal bloc? Not so fast, especially considering a recent McClatchy-Marist poll that found that Hispanics, by a margin of 62 percent to 36 percent, favor extending tax cuts for all Americans—including the most affluent. … More

    President Obama's Missile Defense Plan: Too Little Too Late?

    The Phased Adaptive Approach, President Obama’s missile defense plans for the protection of European allies and the United States, faces increasing scrutiny in the House of Representatives. House Armed Services Committee chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R–CA) and House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces chairman Michael Turner (R–OH) recently penned a … More