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    In Pictures: Debt by President? Obama Leads the Pack

    When House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D–CA) staff released a chart in May that attempted to illustrate how much past Presidents increased the national debt, it collided with a meticulous critique from Politifact that in turn led to a revised chart. The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler weighed in as the … More

    Egyptian Army Faces Difficult Choice as Situation Deteriorates

    Tensions on the streets of Cairo continue to rise. Looters have taken advantage of the widespread disappearance of the reviled police to smash and grab what they can. Gangs have attacked prisons to release Muslim militants held there along with hundreds of common criminals, who have added to the chaos. … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Will Make You Pay More at the Pump

    “What do you say to people who are losing patience with gas prices at $3 a gallon? And how much of a political price do you think you’re paying for that, right now?” This was a question asked of the president at a press conference in August…of 2006. The president … More

    In the Green Room: Former Bush Speechwriter Marc Thiessen Defends "Enhanced Interrogation"

    Before his speech, Thiessen sat down with us for a short interview. He spoke about his concerns with our current national security effort and why he views the “enhanced interrogation techniques” that were used under the Bush Administration as not only effective, but also moral. More

    Voice of America Reaches Out to Haiti

    While television and new technologies like Internet and cell phones are the focus of strategy at the Broadcasting Board of Governors that oversees the U.S. government’s international broadcasting assets, shortwave radio remains by far the most effective means of reaching audiences around the world, particularly in the developing countries. It … More

    Gore Vidal Wishes He Had "Murdered" President Bush

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O2ke-AuJkQ[/youtube] The supposed assassination of a U.S. president is no laughing matter.  All Americans of all political persuasions hold sacred the safety of our elected leaders.  When baby boomers remember where they were on November 22, 1963, they don’t associate that remorse with a particular Kennedy policy, they merely know … More

    Oops, Bush Did It Again

    Poor Dubya. Not even the 43rd president’s exercise regimen — biking and running in addition to hitting the White House gym — is safe from No. 44’s criticism. Joe Curl wrote in The Washington Times the other day how President Obama and congressional liberals think the ol’ “blame Bush” refrain … More

    In the Green Room: Hon. John R. Bolton

    John Bolton, former UN ambassador under George W. Bush, wants to deliver results at the United Nations by making member country’s funding a voluntary contribution, not a mandatory payment. Bolton believes such a reform would enable the US to have influence commensurate with their level of UN funding, currently 22% of the … More

    Obama Administration Must Focus on a Successful Transition in Iraq, Not Just an Exit Plan

    Yesterday Iraqis celebrated a new national holiday, National Sovereignty Day, which marked the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraqi cities. This partial pullback, which is a vindication of the Bush Administration’s surge strategy, has gone relatively unnoticed in Washington, perhaps because many members of the Obama Administration opposed the … More

    Climbing Back on Hugo Chavez’s Hot Seat: Ambassador Duddy to Return to Caracas?

    On September 11, 2008, Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez, at a mass rally of fanatics, ordered U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela, Patrick Duddy, out of the country within 72 hours. The reason for Duddy’s expulsion was Chávez’s pique with the diplomatic spat between the Bush Administration and the government of Bolivian Evo Morales. The … More