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    A Second Stimulus or a No Cost Stimulus?

    Proponents of the $787 stimulus bill had only one complaint when President Obama signed the bill into law. It wasn’t big enough. While Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi acknowledged yesterday that the stimulus plan needs time to work she also said, “You have to keep the door open” for … More

    Morning Bell: Protecting Our Southern Border

    In the first two months of 2009, there were about 200 fatalities in Afghanistan including 29 U.S. troops. But in January alone, over 1,000 people have died in Mexico’s escalating drug war. Fueled by a $25 billion a year industry, Mexico’s two largest drug cartels have an estimated combined 100,000 … More

    One (Small) Reason For Optimism at the G20 Meeting

    The European Union (EU) is once again lecturing America on its economic policies, and thanks to President Obama’s policies and his allies in Congress, the EU is right and America is wrong. Europe, like the United States, is plunging into recession. France saw a stunning 13.8 percent decline in industrial … More

    Governor Sanford on Stimulus Spending: Stop Digging

    Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) has written a letter to the South Carolina state legislature explaining his decision to ask President Obama for a waiver allowing him to use federal stimulus money to pay down state debt. From the letter: The reason we think it is not in our best interest … More

    The Global Government Debt Bubble: Local Government Edition

    We’ve warned before that the federal government’s exploding appetite for debt was helping to create a Global Government Debt Bubble. The Obama Administration has even been trying to worsen the problem by lobbying other countries to borrow even more money, despite the fact that our own record borrowing makes their … More

    La Raza VP Latest to Win Obama Ethics Waiver

    Despite his solemn promise to the American people to keep lobbyists out of his Administration, two more have slipped in. The Hill reports: The waivers were provided for Jocelyn Frye, director of policy and projects in the Office of the First Lady, and Cecilia Munoz, director of intergovernmental affairs in … More

    'No Employee Choice In This Act'

    Washington – Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) had strong words against the Employee Free Choice Act today at the Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing, framing the debate in stark terms. “It doesn’t make any sense-none, unless you are interested in intimidation and coercion and retribution…to have a public peition-signing to form a union,” … More

    Secretary Geithner Parodied on SNL

    Saturday Night Live opened their show this weekend with a parody of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner:           Unfortunately, Treasury policy is just as rudderless as seen on SNL.  What’s needed now, more than ever, are ideas based on principles; not ad hoc, “solutions” that don’t provide people enough information to make … More

    Earmarks Encourage Spending and That's No Lie

    The left is growing frustrated with the success conservatives are having in framing the omnibus spending bill as classic wasteful government spending. Pushing back, the Center for American Progress claims that Cutting Earmarks Doesn’t Save Money and Roll Call’s Stan Collender writes: “Saying That Cutting Earmarks Will Reduce Spending Is … More

    Howard Dean No Longer Eligible to Work for Administration

    The Washington Post reports: Speaking of doctors, former Democratic National Committee chairman and six-term Vermont governor Howard Dean is the latest star to join the government affairs practice of law and lobbying mega-firm McKenna Long & Aldridge. He’s not only a physician but also a “thought leader” on politics and … More