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    Morning Bell: Why the Rush?

    While campaigning for passage of his economic stimulus plan at the Caterpillar, Inc. plant in East Peoria, Illinois, yesterday President Barack Obama again claimed that “if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.” But after the President … More

    Morning Bell: A Trillion Dollar Failure

    The United States Congress is about to pass the largest single-year increase in domestic federal spending since World War II. Despite the fact that neither the Republicans in Congress, the media, nor the American people have been allowed to read the bill, the House plans to vote on the plan … More

    Morning Bell: Strength in the New Missile Age

    Yesterday in Tehran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took up President Barack Obama’s oft-repeated invitation to engage in direct talks with the United States. President Ahmadinejad told a rally celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution: “It is clear that change should be fundamental, not tactical, and our people … More

    Morning Bell: Yesterday's Top 5 Most Audacious Obama Statements

    Yesterday the Pew Research Center released a new poll on the economic stimulus debate. Like every other poll taken so far, the Pew poll showed again that support for President Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan has fallen since it was first announced. While 92% of those polled viewed Obama as … More

    Morning Bell: The Bush-Obama Borrow-Bailout Parade Must End

    Defending President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan on ABC’s This Week, National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers told George Stephanopoulos: “We need an approach that’s very different than the approach that we had that brought us to this point.” Summers is right; we do need a drastically new approach to … More

    Morning Bell: Stop Digging

    Another day, another poll showing public support for President Barack Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan sinking fast. Trying to turn these numbers around, Obama went on the offensive yesterday delivering some red meat to House Democrats at their posh Resort and Spa retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia. Defending his plan, Obama … More

    Morning Bell: Americans Did Not Vote for This Plan

    President Barack Obama is losing the debate over his Trillion Dollar Debt Plan. According to Rasmussen Reports, only 37% of the American people favor his legislation. And according to Gallup nearly 80% of Americans believe the current plan will not stimulate the economy. Faced with criticism of his plan, Obama … More

    Morning Bell: "They Should Scrub It"

    There are two competing story lines developing on the Trillion Dollar Debt Plan. The first is that the bill passed by the House is basically a sound spending plan that only needs a few minor changes in the Senate before it can be passed and single-handedly save the entire U.S. … More

    Morning Bell: A Trillion Dollar Bridge to Nowhere

    The more the American people learn about President Barack Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan, the more they don’t like it. According to a Gallup Poll released today, 54% of Americans either want Congress to reject Obama’s debt plan entirely, or they want major changes to it. Only 37% support the … More

    Morning Bell: The Ugly Face of Progressive Corporatism

    During the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, President Bill Clinton mastered the art of burying bad news: release everything late on Friday afternoon and hope everyone in Washington forgets about it by Monday. Only one week into his presidency it is clear that President Barack Obama is equally adept … More