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    Morning Bell: Tax and Spend Back with a Vengeance

    While campaigning against Republican fiscal malfeasance in 2006, then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi promised to institute “pay-as-you-go budget discipline” to help lower the federal debt. Speaker Pelosi quickly betrayed that promise to the American people when the House failed to offset the $50.6 billion cost of protecting more than 20 million … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Liberal in Congress are desperate to satisfy both their labor union masters who oppose all trade and their new Wall Street donors who generally support open trade policies. To this end, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is desperately trying to blame the House’s failure to even vote on the Colombia Free … More

    Lowering Gas Prices In Bizarro World

    Last week Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a letter to President Bush on Earth Day identifying three pieces of energy legislation that she claims will “save Americans money.” One bill is actually a decent idea, but has no hope of lowering energy prices anytime soon. Another bill could marginally increase … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    McClatchy columnist Daniel Weintraub takes California lawmakers to task for opposing the Colombia Free Trade Agreement despite its many benefits for the Golden State: Californians gain more from free trade than the people of almost any state in the country. But their leading representative in Congress – House Speaker Nancy … More

    Betraying an Ally

    Colombian President Alvaro Uribe still holds out hope that liberals in Congress will throw off their protectionist blinders and embrace the Colombian Free Trade Agreement. Thus his diplomatic response to questions from the Washington Post this weekend: Q. The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement was not brought to the floor of … More

    American Leadership on Free Trade, RIP April 10, 2008

    Many liberals who are smart enough to support free trade are slowly beginning to realize just how protectionist the Democratic Party has become. Fareed Zakaria reports that one argument he often hears from supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, is “that they don’t really mean what they say, that … More

    Morning Bell: More Empty Ethics Promises

    When Bill Clinton was elected president, he promised “the most ethical administration in history.” Instead we got eight straight years of scandal capped off with the pardon of Marc Rich. When George W. Bush was running for president, he promised “to restore honor and dignity to the White House.” Instead … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The damage from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) decision to kill the Colombia Free Trade Agreement is still being calculated around the world. The Washington Post’s Robert Samuelson explains how it hurts the very people Pelosi claims she is trying to help: What House Democrats did was particularly perverse. They suspended … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The larger story out of Speaker Nancy’s Pelosi’s decision to kill the Colombia Free Trade Agreement is not that she did it, but that how she did it guts more than three decades of precedent and destroys U.S. credibility on free trade. That said, there is still a strong factual … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to rewrite House rules to gut the up or down vote requirement at the core of the U.S. fast track trade policy is a truly historic blow to free trade. For today’s Free Trade Fact of the Day we look at Reuters reporting on the unprecedented … More