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    Cloakroom: The House and Senate This Week

    House Cloakroom: July 23 – July 27 Analysis: This week, the House is going to focus on untangling some of the massive amounts of red tape that exist in the federal bureaucracy. The Red Tape Reduction Act is an amalgamation of bills that includes a regulatory freeze during the current … More

    IRS, Labor Department Audit Businessman on Obama's Enemies List

    Frank VanderSloot grew up a poor kid in rural Idaho. His father made $300 a month. His clothes came from the Salvation Army. Yet through determination and hard work — and with the help of America’s free-enterprise system — today he’s the successful CEO of a global supplier of wellness … More

    Hatch Wants Answers on NLRB Official's Ties to Criminal Activity

    Richard Griffin, whom President Obama illegally appointed to the National Labor Relations Board, never had to answer a single question from U.S. senators – or even file the standard paperwork for nominees – prior to assuming his post in January. Because of Obama’s unconstitutional non-recess appointment, Griffin’s connections to numerous … More

    VIDEO: House Conservatives Answer Your Questions

    House conservatives gather this morning to take your questions about taxes, sequestration and a range of other issues facing Congress in the coming weeks and months. It’s your opportunity to be heard on Capitol Hill. Submit a question in the comments below. Conversations with Conservatives runs from 11:30 a.m. to … More

    WATCH: Citizen United's David Bossie Previews 'Occupy Unmasked' Film

    Liberals are still lavishing praise on the Occupy movement, months after it dissipated. The most recent example came Monday from Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, who proclaimed Occupy “will always merit praise for placing inequality at the center of our politics.” A new film from Citizens United paints a different … More

    Conservative Opposition Puts Future of Farm Bill in Doubt

    The farm bill won approval from the House Agriculture Committee last week on a 35-11 vote. But it faces an uncertain future with mounting conservative opposition, led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), chairman of the Republican Study Committee. Shortly after last week’s committee vote, Jordan wasted little time to announce … More

    Red Tape Exacerbates Wildfire Trouble

    Fighting wildfires on federal land involves navigating a maze of regulations and differences in government agency approval, according to a Washington Times report. The decision of whether to drop hundreds of gallons of water—or other fire mitigation substances—on a raging wildfire could come down to which federal agency manages the land where … More

    Cloakroom: July 16 – July 20

    House Cloakroom Analysis: This week the House will turn its attention to defense funding. The major bill on the floor this week will be the Defense appropriations bill, which provides the funding for the nation’s military. Additionally, the House will take up a bill to establish strict transparency requirements for … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Imperial Presidency Guts Welfare Reform

    The imperial Presidency has overturned Congress and the law again. Not content to stop at rewriting immigration policy, education policy and energy policy, yesterday, President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an official policy directive rewriting the welfare reform law of 1996. The new policy guts the … More

    VIDEO: Feulner and Limbaugh Discuss the Threats to America's Future

    “Join the side you are on.” In their new book, “The American Spirit: Celebrating the Virtues and Values that Make Us Great,” Dr. Edwin J. Feulner and Brian Tracy celebrate the meaning of what it is to be an American, and explore why concepts like American Exceptionalism and the American … More