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February 12, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES When America's top intelligence officer calls the Muslim Brotherhood a "largely secular" organization, it's appropriate to wonder what the intelligence community is doing with its generous budget. The spooks might get a clue from the organization's name, if nothing else... (more)


February 12, 2011
NEWSMAX Republicans in the House of Representatives have taken the wraps off a plan for deep cuts in federal spending that sets up a showdown with President Barack Obama's Democrats. Prime targets of the budget slashing include the Environmental Protection Agency and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting... (more)


February 12, 2011
FOX NEWS Seeking to hammer the final nail in the coffin of the Fairness Doctrine, two Republican lawmakers who are former broadcasters have reintroduced a bill that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating political speech on the airwaves... (more)


February 12, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH Until very recently, I was a big Sarah Palin supporter. I don't mean she was my first or second choice to be president. But I really liked the gal. I thought she was a straight shooter. I liked her style. I didn't think she pulled any punches... (more)


February 11, 2011
ANNE JOLIS Last week a severe storm froze Dallas under a sheet of ice, just in time to disrupt the plans of the tens of thousands of (American) football fans descending on the city for the Super Bowl. On the other side of the globe, Cyclone Yasi slammed northeastern Australia, destroying homes and crops and displacing hundreds of thousands of people... (more)


February 11, 2011
WORLDNETDAILY Texas Gov. Rick Perry today took Washington to task for sticking its nose where it has no business -- yet ignoring its constitutional obligations at the same time. Perry was speaking to an assembly at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington... (more)


February 11, 2011
FOX NEWS Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down and handed control of the country to the military, Vice President Omar Suleiman said Friday in an address on state television... (more)


February 11, 2011
AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Arizona is counter-suing the US government, charging that Washington has failed to protect it from an invasion of illegal immigrants and related violent crime, its governor has said... (more)


February 11, 2011
DAVID LIMBAUGH While The New York Times is gloating over "turmoil" in the GOP House "ranks," internal disagreements over spending and other issues are a healthy development and should lead to more disciplined and aggressive action... (more)


February 10, 2011
ABC NEWS An anti-abortion bill unveiled by Ohio Republican state legislators today sets the stage for a Supreme Court fight that could jeopardize the decades-old precedent set by the nation's highest court... (more)


February 10, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS Arizona Republican Jon Kyl said Thursday he won't seek re-election to a fourth term in the U.S. Senate in 2012, creating another open seat as Republicans try to take back control... (more)


February 10, 2011
MONTE KULIGOWSKI Ruling that the ObamaCare insurance mandate is unconstitutional is like saying that water is wet. Of course it's an unconstitutional abuse of federal power. If the feds can force people to buy health insurance, there is virtually no limit to the reach of federal meddling into the affairs of life... (more)


February 9, 2011
POLITICO House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says the bill to fund the government for the rest of the year will have language to withhold funding from the health care law by the time it passes the House next week... (more)


February 9, 2011
JERUSALEM POST One of the greatest beneficiaries of the unrest in Egypt has been the Muslim Brotherhood. Banned but tolerated for decades by successive Egyptian regimes, the Islamist movement is now emerging as a central player in the country's resurgent opposition... (more)


February 9, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS Lawmakers in Rhode Island and Maryland are taking up bills to legalize gay marriage, advocates in New York are making a renewed push, and opponents are fighting for constitutional bans in Indiana and Wyoming and to re-impose bans in Iowa and Hampshire... (more)


February 9, 2011
NEWSMAX Taking a group of fellow scientists to task for alarmism and flawed analysis, a leading group of scientists published an open letter to Congress this week refuting much of the data indicating that the earth is warming... (more)


February 9, 2011
NEWSMAX The GOP is poised to put the Senate in the win column in 2012 after securing its best starting position in decades as a result of state and national wins last year, University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato tells Newsmax.TV... (more)


February 9, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Deepening a rift ahead of the largest annual gathering of conservative activists in Washington this week, some of the movement's top leaders have circulated a private memo urging that conservatism's founding principles be recast to exclude gay rights groups from the Reagan coalition of economic, defense and social conservatives... (more)


February 9, 2011
NEWSMAX Most Republicans don't have high regard for Democratic policies related to the Vietnam War in the 1960s and '70s. But Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, says that in their effort to defund the new healthcare law, Republicans should borrow from techniques used by Democrats back then to curb spending on the war, The Hill reports... (more)


February 9, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS The House on Tuesday failed to extend the life of three surveillance tools that are key to the nation's post-Sept. 11 anti-terror law, a slipup for the new Republican leadership that miscalculated the level of opposition... (more)


February 9, 2011
JOHN STOSSEL You are our Ruler. An entrepreneur tells you he wants to create something he calls a "skating rink." Young and old will strap blades to their feet and speed through an oval arena, weaving patterns as moods strike them. You'd probably say, "We need regulation -- skating stoplights, speed limits, turn signals -- and a rink director to police the skaters. You can't expect skaters to navigate the rink on their own"... (more)


February 9, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH Why is the political left so scared of the "birth certificate" issue, while many on the right dismiss it? The left-wing Mother Jones magazine recently published a lengthy piece by David Corn explaining why the new push by at least 10 states to require proof of constitutional eligibility before future presidential candidates can get on ballots is such a threat to Barack Obama... (more)


February 9, 2011
REP. TED POE The federal government is once again overstepping its authority by messing with Texas. Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leadership continued their game of hardball by stripping Texas of its authority to issue greenhouse gas permits. It is painfully obvious that the EPA is making an example out of Texas... (more)


February 8, 2011
ABC NEWS Harry Reid could have a real headache soon. A group of Senate Democrats is discussing ways to take aim at the heart of the new health care -- the individual mandate. "We're looking at everything humanly possible. I've always had a concern and a problem with the mandate, that we were forcing it, basically saying by the law of the land you have to buy the product"... (more)


February 8, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES The Ten Commandments have no place in an Ohio courtroom, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week. The federal judges insisted a poster featuring the Decalogue constituted "an explicit endorsement of religion"... (more)