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    Obama Jobs Deficit Now at 6.4 Million, and Climbing

    The economy shed 345,000 jobs in May and the unemployment has jumped to 9.4 percent, its highest level since 1983, and this is regarded as good news? Yes. In a way, it is good news, as it agrees with other evidence that the rate of decline in the economy is … More

    Morning Bell: Leadership Lacking in Cairo

    President Barack Obama’s speech in Egypt on Thursday received mixed reviews both among the crowd at Cairo University and across the Middle East. Indeed, there were some praiseworthy passages in the address including his call for greater religious tolerance, his emphasis on women’s rights, and his recitation of America’s founding … More

    Tiananmen Square: 20 Years Later

    Guest Blogger: House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA)

    While Republicans applaud President Obama for bucking the far left of his party on Iraq and Afghanistan policy, we believe that his defense budgets threaten to leave us vulnerable in an increasingly dangerous world. If anything is certain in these most uncertain times, it is that threats to the homeland … More

    Barack Obama’s Massive Middle East Mea Culpa

    Dr. Nile Gardiner is the Director of the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom. Today he commented on President Obama’s speech in Cairo, Egypt for the Daily Telegraph. Below is his commentary in its entirety: It’s never easy delivering a landmark speech before a foreign audience, and a potentially … More

    Microsoft: Obama Tax Hikes Will Cost US Jobs

    Bloomber reports: Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steven Ballmer said the world’s largest software company would move some employees offshore if Congress enacts President Barack Obama’s plans to impose higher taxes on U.S. companies’ foreign profits. “It makes U.S. jobs more expensive,” Ballmer said in an interview. “We’re better off … More

    The Global Government Debt Bubble Is Here

    The New York Times reports today: As governments worldwide try to spend their way out of recession, many countries are finding themselves in the same situation as embattled consumers: paying higher interest rates on their rapidly expanding debt. Increased rates could translate into hundreds of billions of dollars more in … More

    Morning Bell: Remembering Tiananmen

    In the spring of 1989, millions of Chinese peacefully seized control of their own capital and demanded democracy. After then-Premier Li Peng declared martial law on May 19th, the people of Beijing, not just students, responded by setting up bus and truck barricades to protect the demonstrators’ command post in … More

    Bailout Nation: The Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act

    Led by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the House of Representatives this week will consider the “Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009.” This $1 billion bill would give federal employees four weeks of paid maternity leave. Currently they recieve twelve weeks of unpaid leave. Proponents of the bill say … More

    Senator Harry Reid: "I Haven't Read a Single One of Them"

    “…and if I’m fortunate before we end this, I won’t have to read one of them.” Apparently Senator Reid is going to use the same deliberative process for Judge Sotomayor that he used for the stimulus bill. Don’t read anything and hope for the best. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D22_p7CkICE[/youtube]