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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)


April 17, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH — House Speaker John Boehner says there is no daylight between his position on budget negotiations and the position of the tea party. But Boehner must be referring to some tea party his wife, Debbie, is organizing -- not the tea-party movement that made him speaker... (more)


April 17, 2011
NEWSMAX — Barack Obama raised a record-shattering $750 million on his way to winning the 2008 presidential election. But that stunning flood of cash has triggered an investigation by the Federal Election Commission, which is taking a detailed look at the campaign's records and transactions... (more)


April 16, 2011
THE HILL — The House on Friday approved a fiscal year 2012 budget resolution from Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that seeks to drastically limit government spending next year and in years to follow... (more)


April 16, 2011
AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — US President Barack Obama accused Republicans of wanting to turn the United States into a "Third World" country as he rallied support for his reelection campaign... (more)


April 16, 2011
DAVID LIMBAUGH — In my book "Crimes Against Liberty," I described President Barack Obama as dishonest, hyperpartisan, a bully, a narcissist, and a hardcore left-wing ideologue. Anyone who thinks my description is exaggerated or too harsh didn't hear his Wednesday speech on the budget... (more)


April 16, 2011
NEWSMAX — Billionaire and potential 2012 presidential candidate Donald Trump added more fuel to the debate surrounding President Barack Obama's citizenship Friday night, asking what hidden information is contained on the president's birth certificate... (more)


April 15, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — Crossing the finish line more than six months late, Congress on Thursday finally cleared a spending bill to fund government through the rest of the fiscal year, approving a hard-fought compromise that left neither side happy and that presaged more bruising fights ahead on deficit reduction... (more)


April 15, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — They don't want to undermine the work of their congressional allies, but leading conservatives and Republican presidential hopefuls are already voicing their displeasure with the spending-cut and budget deals taking shape on Capitol Hill... (more)


April 15, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — A federal appeals court Thursday threw out a ruling that would have prohibited the president from declaring a National Day of Prayer, in a decision that cheered social conservatives and occasioned much wailing and gnashing of teeth by groups advocating a strict separation of church and state... (more)


April 15, 2011
RICHARD VIGUERIE — Earlier Thursday, the Republican establishment showed their true colors towards conservative dissenters when an internal email sent from a top aide to House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) became public. According to the National Journal, McCarthy's aide, Pete Meachum, forwarded a message to GOP chiefs of staff complaining about GOP opposition to the budget deal... (more)


April 14, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH — Dear Mr. Speaker: Recently you met with Barack Obama and concluded he is not serious about making meaningful spending cuts and budgeting reforms that are desperately needed to the nation's economic challenges. I am surprised it took you this long to recognize a reality so obvious to most of us... (more)


April 14, 2011
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST — Terry Nichols, serving life without parole in the supermax prison ADX Florence in Colorado for his part in the Oklahoma City bombing (1995), says "John Doe 2" -- a mysterious accomplice in that terrorist act -- does exist. Nichols has offered "not so subtle hints" of foreign complicity in the terror attack... (more)


April 13, 2011
POLITICO — The Senate's Tea Party Caucus will face a tough decision when it comes time to vote to raise the national debt limit: Fall in line behind Republican leadership or go rogue. The founding members of the new caucus -- freshman Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and second-term Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) -- are each considering whether to mount a filibuster to block an increase of the $14.3 trillion national debt ceiling... (more)


April 13, 2011
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — With the 2011 budget battle nearly behind them, Republicans are eager to begin pressing for their 2012 budget blueprint, which would cut spending by more than $4 trillion over the next decade and revamp Medicare and Medicaid... (more)


April 13, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS — The historic $38 billion in budget cuts resulting from at-times hostile bargaining between Congress and the Obama White House were accomplished in large part by pruning money left over from previous years, using accounting sleight of hand and going after programs President Barack Obama had targeted anyway... (more)