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July 16, 2011
LOS ANGELES TIMES — Reporting from Washington-- The House Republican majority moved Friday to keep old-style incandescent light bulbs around a bit longer, voting to block enforcement of new lighting efficiency rules and setting up a high-wattage fight with the Democratic-controlled Senate... (more)


July 16, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS — A federal appeals court is allowing the military to temporarily continue its "don't ask, don't tell" policy for openly gay service members in response to a request from the Obama administration... (more)


July 15, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — The White House is fighting hard to resolve the debt-ceiling crisis with a deal that raises taxes to maintain elevated spending levels. Republicans need to understand that compromising on taxes would be disastrous, possibly guaranteeing President Obama's re-election in 2012... (more)


July 15, 2011
ROBERT KNIGHT — Over the past 90 years, a relentless campaign has unfolded to overthrow Judeo-Christian morality and replace it with an amorality that says desires themselves validate choices. This campaign has been advanced largely by hijacking the rubric and moral capital of the black civil rights movement and misapplying it to volitional behavior... (more)


July 15, 2011
THE HILL — The Health and Human Services Department granted 39 new waivers last month from part of the healthcare law, bringing the total to just shy of 1,500. In September, HHS will stop the process of granting a new batch of one-year waivers at the end of each month... (more)


July 15, 2011
THE HILL — The controversial full-body scanning machines used at airport security checkpoints by the Transportation Security Administration do not violate the U.S. Constitution, a court ruled Friday... (more)


July 15, 2011
DAILY TICKER — Is Washington throwing in the towel on tying spending cuts to a debt-reduction ceiling? Given the tentative embrace in the Senate of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's convoluted plan to let President Obama increase the debt ceiling without formal approval of the Congress, that seems to be the case... (more)


July 14, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — A day before his state΄s budget crisis moved into its third week, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton gave in and agreed to a largely Republican-designed proposal that would get the state of Minnesota back to business... (more)


July 13, 2011
NEWSMAX — Rep. Allen West says President Barack Obama is ruling by "intimidation and scare tactics" by warning that delivery of Social Security checks could be curtailed if a decision isn't reached on... (more)


July 13, 2011
TONY BLANKLEY — Some people can spot a slight in every compliment, whereas others -- the happy ones -- find a compliment in every slight. So last week, as a free-market, low-taxes, constitutional conservative, I happily found an apparently unintended compliment from the liberal New Republic... (more)


July 13, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH — Tell me I'm hallucinating. Did Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell actually propose giving Barack Obama the power to raise the debt limit himself through the remainder of his term -- without any requirement to cut even a dime of spending? He drives a hard bargain, doesn't he?... (more)


July 13, 2011
EMILY MILLER — President Obama and congressional Democrats have resorted to scaring seniors and soldiers in order to extract trillions in new borrowing and spending authority from timid Republicans. Some GOP members and even conservative pundits already are raising the white flag now that the debt talks appear beyond repair. It's time for them to show some backbone. Fortunately, there are others in the party willing to fight... (more)


July 13, 2011
MICHELLE MALKIN — A rising chorus of repeal-mongers, outraged at the Obama administration's federal health-care power grab, took over Washington this week. Nope, it's not the tea party. It's Democrats against the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Yes, Democrats... (more)


July 13, 2011
REP. PAUL BROUN — As a wise person, would you invest in a business if its expenses always exceed its revenue? Don't you think it both foolish and dangerous to be involved in a business that is already operating at a huge deficit but continues to assume more debt? Would you operate your family finances in such a way? Would you advise your children that perpetual debt should be their goal in life?... (more)


July 13, 2011
NEWSMAX — New Miss America Teresa Scanlan of Nebraska revealed her embrace of the Constitution in an exclusive videotaped interview with HumanEvents.com at an event for the conservative Young America's Foundation, and says President Barack Obama isn't being faithful to the document... (more)


July 13, 2011
NEWSMAX — Support for Rep. Michele Bachmann has more than doubled, and now she trails only Mitt Romney in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll... (more)


July 12, 2011
DAVID KUPELIAN — "Are you telling me you're going to completely eliminate all police protection for the people of this city between midnight and 8 a.m. every day -- so that criminals will have a free hand to rob, rape and steal every night?" That was the question posed by incredulous citizens to the city council at a packed meeting many years ago in the town I then called home... (more)


July 12, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — The incandescent light bulb failed to earn a last-minute reprieve in the House on Tuesday, leaving the old-style bulb still facing a government-imposed death sentence when new regulations kick in at the end of this year... (more)


July 12, 2011
FOX NEWS — Rep. Ron Paul announced Tuesday that he won't seek re-election to the Texas U.S. House seat he's presented for nearly 24 years, and instead will concentrate on getting the Republican nomination for president to run against President Obama in 2012... (more)


July 12, 2011
ROBERT SPENCER — The suicidal side of the Western elites' pervasive tendency toward fantasy-based policy making was on full display last week when the U.S. and the European Union both announced that they were opening formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood, a group dedicated, in its own words, to "eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house"... (more)


July 11, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — Nearly everyone in Congress says President Obama has mishandled the war in Libya, but that's as far as the consensus goes -- members of the Senate and, in particular, the House have struggled to find unity on ways to rein in his actions... (more)


July 11, 2011
NEWSMAX — Nine in 10 voters say it is important for Congress and President Barack Obama to reduce the nation's long-term debt, and a majority prefer spending cuts over increased revenues as the means of accomplishing that goal, a new IBOPE Zogby Interactive poll finds... (more)


July 11, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she's not worried about the nation defaulting if the debt ceiling isn't increased. The Minnesota congresswoman says there are a number of options to keep the government running if the debt ceiling isn't raised by August... (more)


July 11, 2011
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST — Glenn Beck stepped on a lot of powerful toes while at Fox News, so it was no surprise that his three-year contract ended six months prior to its planned expiration. However..... One very likely reason for that goes to an issue that is largely overlooked... (more)


July 10, 2011
DANIEL J. FLYNN — The California state legislature has passed a book-banning law. Nobody is calling the book ban a book ban because the books the book ban bans offend homosexuals. If the legislature had extended legislative protection to the hurt feelings of, say, Mormons or evangelical Christians, then everyone would have agreed that it's a book ban. But it doesn't, so don't call the book ban a book ban. You just might get banned, too... (more)