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    Operation Fast and Furious: An Obama Foreign Policy Disconnect

    During the past week, the U.S. and Colombia indicted and arrested more than 50 individuals charged with organizing maritime and aerial smuggling of cocaine from Colombia to the U.S. via Central America and Mexico. The arrests again reflect the sustained nature of close law enforcement cooperation between the U.S. and … More

    Are Green Jobs 'Gone with the Wind'?

    President Obama plans a big jobs announcement—right after he finishes his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.  Expect him to say that green jobs are the key to recovery—that they will generate millions of jobs and a new era of prosperity. Oh, you’ve already heard that one?  So has everyone else.  Even … More

    Obama Administration Takes Long-Overdue Action on Syria

    The Obama Administration, which has been tragically slow to condemn President Bashar al-Assad’s violent repression of peaceful demonstrators and call for his resignation, finally took action to do so yesterday. After muting its criticism of Assad’s serial mass murders of his own people for five months, the White House released … More

    Anatomy of An Obama Jobs Speech

    Yesterday, the White House announced that President Obama would once again be giving a “major jobs speech” in September after his Martha’s Vineyard vacation. If spending three years delivering identical speeches created jobs, President Obama would be taking credit for 4% unemployment today. Alas, they do not. In fact, President … More

    Obama’s New "Spread-the-Wealth" Poverty Measure Off the Table…For Now

    Good news: At the end of July, the federal government announced it will not be implementing President Obama’s spread-the-wealth “Supplemental Poverty Measure.” The Census Bureau reported: Since the FY 2011 federal budget did not include the funding requested by the President for the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) initiative, the Census … More

    Russian Threats a Heavy Blow to Obama’s "Reset" Policy

    The U.S. State Department appears to be preempting and diluting the Senate’s Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2011 (S. 1039) by placing some Russian officials on a visa blacklist. Last week, the State Department placed some 64 Russian officials on a visa blacklist that would prevent them … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 10, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Russian ‘reset’ malfunction – Ariel Cohen How Obama can get re-elected: Act like Reagan – Neil Reynolds After $65 billion, Fannie and Freddie want more of your money – Abby W. … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 5, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. House forces pro-forma sessions to avoid recess appointments – Pete Kasperowicz The dead remain on Wisconsin voter list – M.D. Kittle Twitter’s ‘Who to Follow’ List Overwhelmingly Promotes Liberal Pundits, Media … More

    Lack of U.S. Nuclear Modernization Dangerous

    The Obama Administration traded 25 percent of the U.S. operationally deployed strategic nuclear missiles for a Russian nuclear buildup in New START, a bilateral arms control treaty with the Russian Federation, writes Mark Schneider in his latest op-ed. This became clear after the U.S. State Department released a factsheet making … More

    Washington in a Flash: So Long Shuttle

    NASA’s shuttle program came to an end yesterday when Atlantis touched down at the Kennedy Space Center after a 13-day mission to the International Space Station. Atlantis, which embarked on its first mission in 1985, spent 307 days in space and traveled nearly 126 million miles during its 33 flights. … More