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    Americans Don't Fear Defense Cuts? They're Wrong.

    New polling data from Rasmussen Reports shows that 48 percent of Americans think that the United States can make major cuts in defense spending without putting America at risk. Unfortunately, they’re wrong. Case in point: base closures. Some in Congress are looking to the U.S. military’s overseas bases as places … More

    Investing in Liberty: An Interview with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s path to Congress is unlike many others. Representing the 18th congressional district of Florida, she has been one of Congress’ leading voices for democracy and human rights for nearly two decades, and as a political refugee herself from Cuba, it’s fitting that she now chairs the House Foreign Affairs … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: July 18 – July 22

    Next week will be a big week in the House for the fight over the debt ceiling increase. On Tuesday the House will vote on the cut, cap and balance plan that would reduce spending, enact a statutory spending cap and make an increase in the debt ceiling contingent on the passage of a balance budget amendment to the Constitution. On Friday the House will vote on that balance budget amendment. These will be major votes as the administration’s stated August 2nd deadline to raise the debt ceiling approaches. More

    Scribecast: Rep. Darrell Issa Discusses Operation Fast and Furious

    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) says the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is finally “beginning to break down the walls of silence and refusal” from the Obama administration about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. As its chairman, Issa has doggedly pursued answers on the illegal gun trafficking operation run by the Bureau … More

    FOX and the Sharks

    Fox News haters are circling in the water so furiously that the sharks are calling their lawyers. The phone-hacking scandal that led to the closing of one of the world’s oldest papers, the News of the World, has shaken Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp empire, and the whiff of blood in the … More

    Obama Plans Birthday Fundraiser One Day After Debt Deadline

    The White House has pegged Aug. 2 as the drop-dead deadline for a debt-limit deal. But deal or no deal, President Obama is heading to Chicago on Aug. 3 for his 50th birthday bash — a pricey fundraiser for his re-election campaign. Obama’s campaign began promoting the birthday last week … More

    VIDEO: Reagan's Legacy in Europe: Captive Nations No More

    Even 100 years after his birth, the world continues to remember President Ronald Reagan. In one week alone, he was honored with a mass led by the archbishop of Krakow, a special session of the Hungarian parliament, a street named after him in Prague, and statues in Budapest and London. In … More

    Ohio Tea Partiers Get Back to Basics at We the People Convention

    It’s time to get “back to the basics,” as far as Meta Hahn of Westerville, OH, is concerned. Standing in front of a bus emblazoned with the Statue of Liberty and countless signatures, the fifth-grade teacher and board member of the Worthington Tea Party said, “If you are not going … More

    IRS Could Foul-Up Yankee Fan's Good Deed with Big League Tax Bill

    Baseball is unforgiving for the generous. A pitcher serves up a meaty pitch, and the batter hits a home run, never giving credit to the man who threw the ball. A starry-eyed fan gives a trophy to a legend, and now he’s about to get hit with a tax burden. … More

    Sen. Gillibrand Accidentally Makes the Case for Bush Tax Rates

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, is determined to convince Americans that the Bush-era tax rates have directly resulted in job losses for New Yorkers. To that end, she recently published a series of bullet points purporting to show the effect of those tax rates on employment in nine regions of New … More