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    Government Gone Green: Obama Sets Federal GHG Emission Cuts

    President Obama called on the federal government, the nation’s largest energy consumer, to its increase energy efficiency and to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2020. According to the White House if the targets are met they “would reduce federal energy consumption by the equivalent of 646 trillion … More

    Obama’s Attempt to Revive Cap and Trade

    President Obama gave his first State of the Union speech last night and while his delivery reminded many Americans of the man they saw on the campaign trail, his rhetoric was much of the same. Although the president did call for offshore drilling and an expansion of nuclear, his focus … More

    The Public Student Loan Option

    In a preview of the State of the Union address, President Obama has recommended a plan to help students pay off their debt – with taxpayer dollars, of course. As Politico reports: The Obama-Biden Administration will make student loans more affordable by limiting a borrower’s payments to 10 percent of … More

    83 CEOs Make Case for Cap and Trade

    Calling for a necessary transition to a low carbon energy economy, 83 CEOs sent a letter to President Obama demanding movement on cap and trade legislation to create green jobs. According to the press release, “the letter was signed by 83 CEOs from some of the nation’s largest electric power, … More

    Defense Budget Increases Inadequate to Support the Military’s Plans and Programs

    In a few weeks, President Obama will submit his fiscal year (FY) 2011 defense budget request to Capitol Hill along with a myriad of important supporting documents including the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), long-range shipbuilding and aviation plans, and the Quadrennial Defense Review. While many expect a minimal topline … More

    One Year Later: America Retreats From Global Leadership Under Obama

    The world needs American leadership. In the interwar years, we saw that the enemies of freedom advance when the great liberal and democratic powers of the day failed to lead. We saw it again in the dark years of the Cold War under President Carter. The alternative to an America … More

    Head Start: A $150 Billion Failure

    President Obama and other supporters of increasing government spending on preschool have argued that “investments” on early childhood education yield big results later in life. As President Obama told an audience last March, “For every dollar we invest in these programs, we get nearly $10 back in reduced welfare rolls, … More

    Obama to Send Bipartisan Delegation to Assist Recovery Efforts in Haiti

    According to (confirmed) reports this morning, President Obama will send a bipartisan delegation led by former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to assist recovery efforts in Haiti. The United States has already launched a robust aid operation including Coast Guard and Naval ships and deployed Marines.  The U.S. also has floating … More

    Obama's Green Jobs Plan Will Do More Harm Than Good

    On the campaign trail Barack Obama promised if he were elected president, he would create 5 million “green collar” jobs. Today President Obama announced $2.3 billion in tax credits for a clean energy economy will ostensibly create 17,000 jobs. “Building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create … More

    Video of the Week: President Bush Addresses Threat of Terrorism

    In this week’s Video of the Week, President Bush is asked in 2006 if his administration was complacent to the threat of terrorism in the first eight months of 2001, specifically in regards to Osama Bin Laden.  When given the opportunity to finger point, he declines.  President Bush discusses the need … More