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    Devastating Defense Cuts Loom, Panetta Warns

    What happens if the “super committee” fails to meet its target of $1.5 trillion in budget savings by Thanksgiving and sequestration is triggered? It would spell doomsday for the military, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns. In letters sent to Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Panetta said that under the … More

    Nine Companies Financed by Liberal VC Firm Get Taxpayer Backing

    Scribe has reported extensively on the tendency of large government spending projects to reward the politically connected. It’s a virtual constant of federal interventions in the market, and perhaps nowhere is it more evident than in the Obama administration’s “green jobs” push. Writing on National Review Online today, I detail … More

    Canada: U.S. Delaying Pipelines Means We'll Go Elsewhere

    Canada exports almost all of its energy to the United States, but because of resistance from the Obama Administration to approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, that could soon change. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told President Obama that as the U.S. delays, Canada will begin diversifying by … More

    The Individual Mandate: A Step Closer, but the Fight Against Obamacare Must Continue

    As expected, the Supreme Court has decided to take up the court cases challenging Obamacare’s individual mandate and the question of whether the whole law should be struck down if the Court finds the mandate unconstitutional. This is another important step toward undoing this unpopular and unworkable health care law. … More

    Supercommittee: Maximize Nonsecurity Spending Cuts, Do Not Raise Taxes

    The Heritage Foundation has consistently urged, and continues to urge, that the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, known as the Supercommittee, “go big” with its recommendations, to “drive federal spending down — including by fixing ever-expanding entitlement programs — toward a balanced budget, while preserving our capability to … More

    Guest Blog: China's Space Program Threatens U.S. National Security

    On November 2nd, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) completed a critical milestone in its young, yet ambitious, space program. China’s unmanned Shenzhou 8, which launched on October 31, successfully completed an automated rendezvous and docking with their prototype space station module, Tiangong 1. This docking exercise is a critical … More

    It's Not that Easy to "Bow Out" of Obamacare

    Last week’s Des Moines Register’s editorial page takes a sardonic view of the majority of Americans (51 percent as of last week) who are opposed to the health reform law. Saying they are trashing the law they call Obamacare—a word that supporters have openly embraced because of its widespread usage—the … More

    New York Business Owners to Counter-Protest 'Occupy Wall Street'

    Scribe reported last week on the extensive damage to small businesses wrought by the “Occupy” protests being staged around the country. In lower Manhattan, business owners are fighting back. Having been forced to endure nearly half a million dollars in lost revenue, they are planning to stage a counter-protest. At … More

    Senate Lawmakers Launch Attack on Marriage

    Last Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on legislation that would repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). All 10 Democrats on the committee voted against DOMA. DOMA was passed by wide congressional majorities and signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. DOMA defines marriage as one man … More

    Guest Blog: Rep. Ed Royce on the Small Business Lending Fund

    The Small Business Lending Fund was cleverly named by its authors last Congress. Since its implementation, however, it would appear a more appropriate name would be the Bailed Out Bank Refinancing Fund.  When Barney Frank and other supporters proposed the SBLF, it was believed banks would leverage the fund leading … More