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    Obama Pulls Back on Nuclear

    A few days after Senator Barack Obama welcomed the idea of building new commercial nuclear reactors in the United States, he criticized Senator John McCain for proposing to build 45 new reactors by 2030 without a solution for nuclear waste. Speaking in Las Vegas, Nevada he disparaged McCain for offshore … More

    Obama Gives Green Light on Nuclear Energy

    Rising gas prices and global warming hysteria seem to have had one positive effect this summer: Washington’s elite are being forced to look at nuclear energy as a serious, if not essential, option for any future energy plan. Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain both recently announced support for … More

    Morning Bell: The Left's Curious Privacy Priorities

    The far left is apoplectic over Sen. Barack Obama’s announced support for the compromise bill passed by the House last week making essential updates to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The ACLU called the bill the “death march for the Fourth Amendment” and MoveOn.org is launching a campaign against … More

    Taxing Like It's 1978

    Yesterday we noted that the U.S. has the second-highest corporate tax rate in the world. Currently, Americans’ personal income tax burden is not nearly as bad, but under Sen. Barack Obama’s tax plan, it would be. Combining Obama’s promise to end the Bush tax cuts with his promise to uncap the … More

    Morning Bell: Government Is Cause Of, Not Solution To, High Health Care Costs

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Monday that health care spending will “rise relentlessly” unless lawmakers overhaul the health care system. As if trying to prove his point, PriceWaterhouseCoopers released a study yesterday showing employer health care costs will increase 9.9% in 2008, more than double the annual rate … More

    Morning Bell: There's No Growth Here

    In the first episode of Seinfeld‘s eighth season, Jerry tries to use his broken engagement from the last episode of the seventh season to conquer the elusive “Dolores” who has rejected him multiple times in the past. But after one brief date, Dolores dumps Jerry saying, “There’s no growth here.” … More

    That '70s Bill

    This week the Senate is traveling back in time to debate Jimmy Carter’s favorite solution to the energy crisis: an oil windfall profits tax. According to the Congressional Research Service, Carter’s oil windfall profits tax failed to raise revenues, decreased domestic oil production, and increased American dependence on foreign oil. … More

    Housing Bill Creates National Fingerprint Registry

    Sens. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) authored a bill (with 11 co-sponsors, including Sen. Barack Obama) that was incorporated into a housing bill passed by the Senate Banking Committee 19-2 before the Memorial Day recess — a bill that creates a national fingerprint registry. According to a Martinez … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Like the new Democratic party under Barack Obama, Venezuela’s socialist government believes that free trade is the cause of, not the solution to poverty. Venezuelan embassy spokesman Gladys Urbaneja Duran, told the UN food summit in Rome that the current food crisis “is the biggest demonstration of the historical failure … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    As bad as many conservatives thought the Clintons were, at least they helped forge a bipartisan consensus on free trade. They helped pass NAFTA and demonstrated leadership in helping to create the World Trade Organization. But now that Bill and Hillary Clinton have been pushed aside, Sen. Barack Obama’s Democratic … More