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April 20, 2011
MICHAEL BARONE — Did Barack Obama take Tax 1 in law school? I did, and I remember the first day of classes, when mild-mannered Prof. Boris Bittker asked a simple question, "What is income?" I was pretty confident I could come up with a quick answer, and so were a lot of other students... (more)


April 20, 2011
REUTERS — Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on Wednesday signed into law a prohibition on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, making it the fourth state to ban such late term abortions. She also signed a law preventing health insurers from covering elective abortions... (more)


April 20, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — Impeach Scott Walker? Recall Rick Scott? Although it's highly unlikely either first-year governor will be booted from office anytime soon, both are among a list of tea party-backed Republican state leaders who are facing significant public backlash after less than four months on the job... (more)


April 20, 2011
JANICE SHAW CROUSE — Just as President Obama wants to change what it means to be American, controversial author Rob Bell wants to change what it means to be Christian. The cover story for the Easter Week edition of Time magazine is about Mr. Bell's book, "Love Wins"... (more)


April 20, 2011
MICHELLE MALKIN — Ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching. President Obama's perpetual campaign cash-o-matic machine kicks into high gear again this week as the celebrity-in-chief heads to Hollywood for several high-priced fundraisers. But while the Democrats' 2012 re-election team stuffs its hands into every liberal deep pocket in sight, questions about the Obama 2008 campaign finance operation still fester... (more)


April 20, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — Could smoking reefer and having risky sex with hookers be the solution for an economic crisis? That's what a prominent Midwestern Democrat thinks. This "sin solution" exposes a desperate attempt to distract voters from the fact that a morally bankrupt Democratic Party is driving the nation over a cliff... (more)


April 20, 2011
JOHN HAYWARD — The Washington Post teamed with ABC News to poll President Obama's approval ratings, and came up with a dismal 47% approve and 50% disapprove. Strong disapproval is up to 37%, which the Post reports "nearly matches the worst level of his presidency." The President's disapproval rating among independents has reached 55%, which the Post describes as "near record highs"... (more)


April 20, 2011
NEWSMAX — Less than half of Republican voters are satisfied with their choices in the 2012 presidential field. Only 43 percent like the current field compared with the 68 percent approval rate of the field at this point in the 2008 election cycle, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll showed... (more)


April 19, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — Today, on the one-year anniversary, Americans don't have to travel to the Gulf to witness the lingering effect of the the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It's right there in the numbers on their gas receipts every time they fill up at the pump... (more)


April 19, 2011
WORLDNETDAILY — Republicans say the Obama administration's policies are contributing to skyrocketing gasoline prices -- now at more than $4 per gallon throughout much of the country -- and they have introduced legislation to reopen the nation's coasts to drilling... (more)


April 19, 2011
NEWSMAX — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says he would sign a bill requiring presidential candidates to prove they were born in the United States if the state Legislature passes such a measure. "It's not part of our package, but if the Legislature passes it we'll sign it," Jindal press secretary Kyle Plotkin said, according to the Times-Picayune newspaper... (more)


April 19, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday vetoed a bill to require President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before their names can appear on the state's ballot. The bill vetoed by Brewer on Monday would have made Arizona the first state to pass such a requirement... (more)


April 19, 2011
FRANK GAFFNEY — The Muslim Brotherhood's mask is slipping in Egypt. Small "d" democrats there and elsewhere are alarmed by top Brotherhood officials who now aver openly what has been utterly predictable... (more)


April 19, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — Wall Street doesn't believe Washington will get its act together and address the growing debt crisis. Markets tumbled Monday after the Standard & Poor's ratings agency raised a red flag over the deficit, going negative on the outlook for the U.S. economy... (more)


April 19, 2011
NEWSMAX — Donald Trump, who is mulling a run for the Republican presidential nomination, says he will release his tax returns when President Barack Obama releases his birth certificate... (more)


April 19, 2011
NEWSMAX — Former Solicitor General Paul Clement has been tapped by House Republicans to defend the federal law banning the recognition of same-sex marriages. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will try to get the money for the defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) out of the Justice Department's budget, The Washington Post reports... (more)


April 19, 2011
MARTHA ZOLLER — A couple of weeks ago, Tony Perkins and FRC Action, the lobbying arm of the Family Research Council, had a live broadcast called "Time to Act: How big government is fiscally and morally bankrupting America," with pro-life and pro-family leaders talking about the current fiscal situation and its inextricable link to the moral compass of this great nation... (more)


April 18, 2011
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST — Andrew Breitbart is a rebel with a conservative cause. He grew up in the Hollywood atmosphere, was raised in a household of the conventional Hollywood mindset, used his pop-culture smarts to undercut much of the pop culture's political message, deployed "60 Minutes" gotcha tactics to expose the mainstream media's liberal heroes (see ACORN sting video) and proudly thumbs his nose at leftist establishment operatives as he catches them on one tripwire after another... (more)


April 18, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — Donald Trump isn't officially in the Republican presidential sweepstakes yet, but he's easily dominating the GOP stage -- taking another swipe over the weekend at would-be rival Mitt Romney, panning President Obama's budget speech and drawing a big crowd at a tea party rally in Boca Raton, Fla.... (more)


April 18, 2011
NEWSMAX — Who is in the catbird seat when it comes to dealing with the government debt ceiling? Republicans say that as the party of spending cuts, they are the ones, especially as polls show voters don't want to see the debt limit raised. But the White House thinks it has the advantage, The Hill reports... (more)


April 18, 2011
NEWSMAX — The Supreme Court has taken no action on Virginia's call for speedy review of the health care law. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is asking the court to resolve questions about the law quickly, without the usual consideration by federal appellate judges and over the objection of the Obama administration... (more)


April 18, 2011
NEWSMAX — While many Americans are in a state of depression Monday as they mail hefty tax checks to Uncle Sam, the news will ultimately get worse, tax experts tell The Hill. Taxes will eventually move higher thanks to a budget deficit of $1 trillion a year for as far as the eye can see, they say... (more)


April 18, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS — As Monday's tax filing deadline nears, ponder this: The super rich pay a lot less taxes than they did a couple of decades ago, and nearly half of U.S. households pay no income taxes at all... (more)


April 18, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS — State by state, Republicans are moving at light speed on a conservative agenda they would have had no hope of achieving before the big election gains of November. The dividends are apparent after only a few months in office, and they go well beyond the spending cuts forced on states by the fiscal crunch and tea party agitation... (more)


April 17, 2011
BRETT M. DECKER — Sarah Palin gave a rip-roaring speech in Wisconsin on Saturday that excoriated President Obama's deficit spending and took swipes at Republicans inside the Beltway for going along to get along. Superstar real-estate developer Donald Trump has been stealing all the headlines from potential GOP presidential primary competitors recently by going hard to the right and taking on controversial topics... (more)