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    Morning Bell: Obama's Job Killing Tax Plan

    First the good news: earlier this week President Barack Obama admitted that high taxes kill jobs. Now the bad news: he wants to raise taxes on U.S. companies anyway. Pitching his new tax reform plan Monday President Obama said that our tax code “says you should pay lower taxes if … More

    Global Gun Registration...What?

    Just when you thought the Second Amendment would be the only issue we wouldn’t debate this summer. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9X2VbhSH9o&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    President’s Budget “Cuts” Should Go Towards Deficit Reduction Rather than New Spending

    President Obama today released a list of 121 proposed program terminations and reductions, at a savings of $17 billion. It is important for any president to get acclimated to the idea of streamlining government, and this exercise can be the first step. Many of the programs that President Obama has … More

    Who's Behind the Financial Meltdown?

    The Center for Public Integrity has a new project up called The Subprime 25 that identifies the “top 25 lenders who were responsible for nearly $1 trillion of subprime loans made from 2005 through 2007. Together, the companies account for about 72 percent of high-priced loans reported to the government … More

    Let’s Have a Transparent Defense Debate

    This afternoon, the Department of Defense will conduct detailed briefs on the FY 2010 defense budget request. While much of what Secretary Gates’ has proposed for the military budget in FY 2010 and in the coming years has already been made public, today’s proceedings should provide a much clearer picture. … More

    Memorial Service for Jack F. Kemp Open to Family, Friends and Former Colleagues

    A memorial service will be held for the Honorable Jack Kemp on Friday, May 8, at 2 pm at Washington National Cathedral. The service is open to family, friends and former colleagues. Seating for the service begins at 1 pm, and attendees should plan on arriving as close to 1 … More

    Morning Bell: The Obama Spending Cut Farce Continues

    On October 7, long after Lehman Brothers collapsed and the extent of our economic downturn was known, Teresa Finch of Nashville, Tennessee, asked both presidential candidates: “How can we trust either of you with our money when both parties got — got us into this global economic crisis?” Then-candidate Barack … More

    End the Defense Budget Gag Order

    Last month the Washington Post reported that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates required senior defense officials throughout the department to sign non-disclosure on defense budget deliberations. Today Congressman Randy Forbes (VA-04) along with other House Armed Services Subcommittee Ranking Members sent a letter to Secretary Gates calling this policy a … More

    Morning Bell: Surrender Does Not Work

    According to Rasmussen Reports, 60% of U.S. voters are now very concerned about the security of nuclear weapons in Pakistan. That number is up 15 points from last August. And they have every right to be concerned. Facing internal pressure from the Pakistan People’s Party, President Asif Ali Zardari approved … More

    Don't Take A Siesta For This: "Green Jobs" Farce Comes To America

    Just as in Spain, subsidizing renewable energy in America would create increasingly large debt bubbles, according to Dr. Gabriel Calzada of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Spain, the recent author of a study on renewables’ effects on employment there. “Once you start on this path of putting public money … More