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    Exploiting Our National Monuments

    Even as the government he led was building a city named for him, General Washington knew that monuments are for citizens, not governments. He wrote that building them is accomplished “not through the organ of government, as a political act; but in a mode which will best testify the sentiments … More

    Conversations with Conservatives on Obamacare, Debt Limit (VIDEO)

    What’s the latest thinking from House conservatives on Obamacare, the debt limit, and temporary government shutdown? Find out today at 11:30 a.m. ET at the October meeting of Conversations with Conservatives. You won’t want to miss this special opportunity to get the inside scoop from the House’s champions of conservatism. … More

    Government Shutdown: Memorials Closed, Golf Course...Open?

    Many government employees are on furlough. Veterans have been barred from their memorials. Yet despite the temporary slowdown in government, there’s one thing still open: Obama’s golf course. Last week, the President paid a visit to one of his favorite courses at Andrews Air Force Base. Obama deemed that all … More

    Private Charity Steps Up When Government Steps Out of Head Start

    Politico reported this week that the Laura and John Arnold Foundation is donating $10 million to pick up the cost of 7,000 Head Start seats that are currently vacant due to the government shutdown. According to Politico, the funds are a personal donation from the Arnolds and will enable affected … More

    Why Is Obama Needlessly Scaring Seniors?

    Apparently things aren’t ugly enough in Washington, so President Obama has started scaring senior citizens. “In a government shutdown, Social Security checks still go out on time,” he said last week. “In an economic shutdown, if we don’t raise the debt ceiling, they don’t go out on time.” This scaremongering … More

    Obama Needlessly Scares Seniors: Social Security Checks and the Debt Limit

    President Obama is needlessly scaring seniors by suggesting that their Social Security benefit checks may not arrive on time if the U.S. runs out of borrowing authority at the debt limit. The 57 million Americans who receive Social Security benefits should know that their benefits will not be affected—unless President … More

    Obama Keeps World War II Memorial Closed Despite Outcry from Veterans

    The government shutdown means the closure of all national parks and memorials, right? Not necessarily, according to the House Natural Resources Committee. The Obama administration is selectively choosing which monuments to keep open and which to block off (click to see the map). Despite the public outcry and pleas from … More

    Mr. President, You Can End the Government Shutdown

    President Obama has made it clear he “will not negotiate” when it comes to ending the government shutdown. At last check, the nation’s capital wasn’t run by one branch of government, or even one political party. But President Obama is so intent on protecting his unpopular, unworkable, and unfair health … More

    Storming the Barricades in Washington

    Americans are justifiably angry over the political game being played by the Obama administration to barricade the World War II Memorial in Washington. And they should be. Under federal law, there is no justifiable reason for closing the memorial. On Tuesday, the National Park Service put up barricades around the … More

    Government Shutdown Highlights Need for Head Start Reform

    Due to the government shutdown, roughly two dozen federally funded Head Start day care centers will temporarily close their doors this week. For those low-income parents in affected areas expecting to send their toddlers to Head Start this week, the closures will no doubt create some headaches. But all of … More