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    Morning Bell: Harry Reid Opts for Political Theater on Judicial Nominees

    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has rightfully earned the reputation of running a do-nothing Senate. More than 1,000 days have elapsed since the upper chamber approved a budget. He’s currently ignoring the House-passed JOBS Act and actively opposing steps to lower gas prices. Now, in a blatant political stunt, Reid is … More

    Indiana Pins Hopes on Right-to-Work Bill to Spur Job Growth

    Indiana lawmakers are bracing for another high-profile fight over a right-to-work bill when the legislative session opens Wednesday. Last year Democrats fled the state in protest, preventing the legislature from conducting business for five weeks. The right-to-work bill would end forced unionization for private-sector workers in Indiana. Its supporters say … More

    North Dakota's Job Creation Formula

    When it comes to creating jobs, North Dakota has found the right formula. The state has the largest percentage increase in employment over the past year and was the fastest of all 50 to recover from the recession. The reason is simple: energy production. “North Dakota has been the poster … More

    Regulation: You Can't Have Jobs and Eat Them, Too

    As the debate swirls around regulations and jobs, it is refreshing to hear a businessman weigh in on the issue. This week, the CEO of Darden Restaurants, Clarence Otis, Jr., wrote that the excessive burden of new regulation makes it “increasingly difficult for businesses to see why and where creating … More

    How Washington's Outdated Approach to Tech Acquisitions Threatens Jobs

    Silicon Valley is one of the few bright spots in the U.S. economy today, but a new report warns that Washington’s outdated regulation and antitrust policy threatens to stifle growth among innovative technology companies. The report, produced by the Progressive Policy Institute, analyzes the impact of acquisitions in the technology … More

    Job Creators Call for Bold Solutions on Tax Reform, Deficit Reduction

    Washington politicians talk a good game when it comes to job creation. But when it comes to actually doing something, they’ve been unable to provide long-term stability on tax policy and reassure business leaders they’re serious about deficit reduction. The result is a cloudy economic climate that has left businesses … More

    Year After Obama Lifted Drilling Ban, Pace of Permitting Is Worse

    The Obama administration is approving only 37 percent of the deepwater drilling plans submitted this year — a figure that falls below even last year’s low approval rate. It’s also taking federal bureaucrats an average of 115 days to approve the plans, nearly double the historical average. Greater New Orleans … More

    Lack of Offshore Drilling Lease Sales Makes America's Debt Problem Worse

    Offshore oil and gas leases produced $10 billion in federal revenue only a few years ago. Today that number is zero, a consequence of the Obama administration’s reaction to last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the resulting moratorium on production in the region. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) says … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 22, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder’s Employment Section – Hans A. von Spakovsky, Pajamas Media Energy States Lead in Job Creation, Financial States Struggle – Dennis Jacobe, Gallup Did health law … More

    Scribecast: Gov. Scott Walker on Job Growth in Wisconsin

    Last month’s employment report from the Department of Labor offered more dismal news about the U.S. economy. And while many areas of the country continue to struggle, there are a few bright spots. Gov. Scott Walker happens to be presiding over one in Wisconsin, which added a net of 9,500 … More