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    Morning Bell: Liberals Force Choice Between Economic and National Security

    Put the security of the nation at risk or raise taxes. This is the sour “deal” liberal lawmakers are offering in exchange for insufficient spending cuts, according to reports of this weekend’s debt negotiations in Washington. The framework that Republicans and Democrats are close to approving would raise the debt … More

    Scribecast: Sen. Mike Lee on the Need for a Balanced Budget Amendment

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is a man on a mission. The freshman senator came to Washington after defeating an incumbent Republican, angering some in the GOP establishment but exciting Tea Party activists for his desire to end Washington’s reckless spending. He hasn’t disappointed. Lee wasted little time crusading for a … More

    The Truth about Obama's Budget Deficits, in Pictures

    Through the fog of the debt limit negotiations, President Obama has attempted to shift the blame for America’s deficit crisis to politicians at large, claiming that “neither party is blameless for the decisions that led to this problem.” Though the culture of overspending is endemic in Washington, don’t let the … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 26, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. What really is poverty? – Ed Feulner Cubans Still Suffer, But Media Looks Away – Mike Gonzalez Learning from the Bay State’s mistake – James Stergios & Lindsey Burke Getting to … More

    Heritage Action Issues Letter on Fiscal Crisis

    Today, The Heritage Foundation’s sister organization Heritage Action for America issued a letter to all Members of Congress regarding the debt limit impasse. Here is an excerpt: Our nation is in the midst of a fiscal crisis, but it is one that has nothing to do with an August 2 … More

    Obama Tells La Raza: 'The Democrats and Your President Are With You'

    President Obama opened his speech to the National Council of La Raza yesterday by publicly acknowledging the Hispanic group’s close ties to the White House, a relationship that has aligned the two on nearly every policy issue during his presidency. “Right off the bat, I should thank you because I … More

    Stop Job-Killing Obama Tax Hikes and Cut Government Spending, Now

    It’s hard to understand why President Obama took to the airwaves tonight at prime time. He still has no plan for dealing with government overspending and overborrowing, and he  gave the nation very little except a repetition of his never-ending call for tax hikes. In noting the risk of ever-increasing … More

    Conservatives Beware: The Boehner Plan Leads to Tax Increases

    Conservatives have a clear objective: Debt limit legislation should drive down federal spending on the way to a balanced budget, while preserving the ability to protect America, and without raising taxes.  The plan suggested by Speaker of the House John Boehner fails to meet that objective — indeed, it sets … More

    Lessons for Today from Reagan's 1982 Deficit Reduction Compromise

    Want some perspective on the debt ceiling negotiations and calls for tax increases in exchange for spending cuts? You might want to consider a cautionary tale dating back to 1982 when President Ronald Reagan agreed to a deficit-reduction compromise—and a result he didn’t bargain for. Former Attorney General Edwin Meese … More

    Washington in a Flash: Obama Makes His Pitch to La Raza

    President Obama takes a break from the debt-limit talks to deliver a speech before the National Council of La Raza — a group that has served as an important bridge for Obama’s administration to the Hispanic community. Don’t expect Obama to deviate from the typical White House line when it … More