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    Photographic Evidence: NYT Reporter Incorrectly Describes Rep. Issa's Office

    Eric Lichtblau begins his 2,700-word story in the New York Times about Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) with this vivid description: “Here on the third floor of a gleaming office building overlooking a golf course in the rugged foothills north of San Diego, Darrell Issa, the entrepreneur, oversees the hub of … More

    New York Times Story on Rep. Issa Riddled With Factual Errors

    A lengthy article in today’s New York Times about Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) contains at least five major factual errors, including one that the undermines the central premise of the story, the congressman’s office asserted in a high-profile showdown with the Grey Lady. The newspaper already admitted to one mistake … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 15, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Gallup: Obama job rating sinks below 40% for first time – Michael A. Memoli, Los Angeles Times Economists’ outlook darkens: See 30% chance of recession – Paul Davidson and Barbara Hansen, … More

    Verizon Strike Update: Judge Prohibits Union From Throwing Feces

    A New Jersey Superior Court issued an injunction against a local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical workers, which is one of the two unions currently on strike against Verizon Communications, and represents about 10,000 of the 45,000 striking employees. The injunction prohibits a range of activities, some of … More

    Obama Donor Gets Plum Appointment on Federal Health IT Advisory Panel

    A major donor to the Democratic Party has received favorable treatment from the Obama administration, including a choice appointment to a federal advisory committee, and lavish praise from the president himself. Yet health information technology vendor Epic Systems Corp. opposes a key administration position on health IT. Its founder, Judith … More

    Podcast: Mark Steyn on America's Impending Collapse

    For Americans, the best-case scenario is that Washington’s ruling kleptocracy sleepwalks its subjects into smaller homes, smaller cars, smaller lives, and soft despotism so beguilingly they don’t notice it’s over until late in the day. A more likely prospect is a catastrophically convulsed America that descends into Balkanized ruin and … More

    Chart of the Week: U.S. Corporate Tax Rate Is Uncompetitive

    The U.S. is a worldwide business leader. However, high corporate taxes increase the difficulty for businesses to compete internationally in this age of globalization. Private investment in the U.S. can be increased if the federal statutory corporate income tax rate is reduced. According to Heritage analysts, the federal corporate rate matters … More

    NLRB Refuses to Comply With House Oversight Subpoena

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) claimed on Friday that the National Labor Relations Board had refused to comply with a subpoena the committee issued on Sunday. The subpoena asked for documents related to the NLRB’s action against Boeing, and requested they be sent by today … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 12, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe.  It’s Now Obama’s Economy – Henry Miller Leave ‘No Child’ behind – The Detroit News Faster yuan rise on cards – Zhong Nan “We’re inches away from no longer having a … More

    Washington in a Flash: Packers invade White House

    After a night of fun in New York, President Obama will welcome the Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers to the White House today, despite the bitter rivalry between the President’s beloved Bears and the Cheeseheads. The Packers will be honored for their victory and team efforts. They will also be … More