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    Exclusive Interview: Rep. Paul Ryan Blames Obama for Dividing America

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is mighty disappointed with President Obama. The chairman of the House Budget Committee, who has bested Obama in head-to-head policy showdowns, blames the president for failing to outline a solution to the debt crisis while dividing America with talk of class warfare. Ryan’s speech at Heritage … More

    Top 10 Reads: Oct. 03, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. At 50, the Chinook remains the Army’s workhorse – Michael Hoffman, Army Times Graves eyes upper rungs of conservative ladder – Daniel Malloy, The Atlantic Journal-Constitution Lawmakers: Revamp disaster recovery … More

    Washington in a Flash: Same Old, Same Old in Obama's Deficit Plan

    Driving the conversation: President Obama released his deficit reduction plan on Monday, which would reduce the national debt by $3 trillion over ten years through a variety of tax hikes, superficial cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, and by incorporating savings gleaned from drawing down America’s military presence in the Middle … More

    Top 10 Reads: September 16, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Senator Casey Breaks With President Over Jobs Bill – CBSPittsburgh.com GE Responds to Charges of Crony Capitalism – Tim Carney, The Washington Examiner EPA Delays Global Warming Rules Again – … More

    Morning Bell: Big Government, Big Business, Big Problem

    In what Politico is calling “the first whiff of the desperation inside the White House about the slowness of the economic recovery,” President Barack Obama spoke to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce yesterday, claiming: “I understand the challenges you face. I understand you are under incredible pressure to cut costs … More

    Green Jobs Cronyism and Cannibalism

    To rephrase President Obama’s State of the Union theme:  “This is our generation’s apparatchik moment.” Yes, he said “Sputnik” instead, but his actual agenda is about the apparatchik—government by party leaders, bureaucrats and the well-connected. His agenda is symbolized by his push for “green jobs” as the path to a … More

    Morning Bell: Americans Are Fleeing Obama's Crony Capitalist Economy

    Today the Bureau of Labor and Statistics released its monthly jobs report showing that the U.S. economy added only 103,000 jobs this December. With the unemployment rate now at 9.4%, this marks the 20th month in a row that the unemployment has been over 9 percent, a post–World War II … More

    The Cost of a Seat at the Table

    President Barack Obama recently announced the appointment of 20 private-sector members to the President’s Export Council. Although the President promised to provide Americans an “unprecedented level of openness in Government,” the White House announcement did not mention the numerous financial connections between President Obama and his appointees. To correct that … More

    More Green Crony Capitalism

    Green energy investments are coming from every direction. Whether it is the stimulus package or the cap and trade bills proposed in Congress, the government is eager to invest taxpayer dollars in renewable energy technology. As Americans become desensitized to the copious amounts of money the government is spending, clean … More

    The Public Uselessness of Crony Capitalism

    The Washington Examiner‘s Tim Carney points to news from The Hartford Courant that the development project at the center of the Fifth Amendment takings clause case Kelo v. City of New London has just been abandoned by Pfizer. Watch The CATO Institute’s recitation of the case: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N1svadJQ40[/youtube]