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August 17, 2011
POLITICO Larry Klayman -- the conservative gadfly and attorney whose prolific lawsuits made him the bane of the Clinton administration -- just won a round in court against the Obama administration's health care reform effort. Klayman and a new legal group he founded, Freedom Watch, filed suit in 2009 against President Barack Obama and what Klayman called the "Obama Health Reform De Facto Advisory Committee"... (more)


August 17, 2011
NEWSMAX Arizona won a victory against Planned Parenthood, the abortion and women's health provider, after an appellate court removed the group's injunction against state legislation that interfered with its activities, reports CNSNews.com... (more)


August 17, 2011
DENNIS PRAGER There is only one solution to the world's problems, only one prescription for producing a near-heaven on earth. It is 3,000 years old. And it is known as the Ten Commandments. Properly understood and applied, the Ten Commandments are really all humanity needs to make a beautiful world... (more)


August 17, 2011
NEWSMAX Just 20 percent of Americans now support continued U.S. military action in Libya, a new low -- down from 26 percent in June and 24 percent in July, a new Rasmussen Reports poll reveals. For the first time, a majority of voters -- 52 percent -- oppose continued American military action in the North African country, while 28 percent are not sure... (more)


August 17, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES A day after clashing with a tea party activist, President Obama Tuesday told crowds here that it was "a faction in Congress" that was to blame for blocking economic progress. At a rural jobs forum, Mr. Obama ticked off a list of pending bills that he said would create jobs... (more)


August 17, 2011
WASHINGTON EXAMINER President Obama is barnstorming the Midwest this week on a tax-paid but transparently political bus tour. He's shaking hands, bashing Republicans at every turn in his speeches, meeting with Democratic officials and activists who support his re-election, and otherwise acting just like any other candidate pressing the flesh for votes... (more)


August 17, 2011
ROBERT SPENCER Texas Gov. Rick Perry has set many a heart a-flutter by joining the hunt for the Republican presidential nomination, but not so fast: Hard-Left advocacy journalist Justin Elliott of Salon hailed Perry as the "pro-Sharia candidate," and exulted that Perry "is a friend of the the Aga Khan, the religious leader of the Ismailis, a sect of Shia Islam that claims a reported 15 to 20 million adherents worldwide... (more)


August 17, 2011
HOUSTON CHRONICLE Rick Perry has counted on the staunch support of Texas conservatives during his two decades of statewide triumphs in Texas. He's an anti-tax, anti-spending, anti-regulation, anti-Washington stalwart. Richard A. Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com and a leader on the right since the days of Ronald Reagan, called Perry a "committed conservative" whose presidential announcement "brought a wave of relief to conservatives"... (more)


August 16, 2011
REUTERS Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann took aim at the Federal Reserve on Tuesday, after rival candidate Rick Perry caused a storm with fierce criticism of Fed chairman Ben Bernanke. "I've been fighting on that issue since I came into Congress," Bachmann told reporters after a stump speech to about 300 people at a drive-in restaurant in South Carolina... (more)


August 16, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Attorneys for the House of Representatives this week asked a federal court to throw out a case against the Defense of Marriage Act, saying the 1996 law is both constitutional and rational. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1972 "that two men ... had no constitutional right to marry each other," and this "binding" precedent "supports DOMA's constitutionality"... (more)


August 16, 2011
NEWSMAX Americans generally look down their noses at Congress, but they literally thumb their noses in a new poll that drubs lawmakers with an 84 percent disapproval rating -- their highest ever in Gallup polling. That voter angst echoed dismal Gallup numbers for President Barack Obama last week, although he fared better than the legislators did... (more)


August 16, 2011
AVIK ROY You've seen the headlines: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has upheld a lower-court ruling that Obamacare's individual mandate -- which requires all U.S. residents to purchase health insurance -- is unconstitutional. The case in question, Florida v. Health and Human Services, is the most important of all the Obamacare constitutional challenges thus far, because the plaintiffs include the governors and attorneys general from 26 states... (more)


August 16, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Five years after Gov. Mitt Romney signed Massachusetts' groundbreaking health care legislation, it has met its chief goal of extending insurance coverage to most residents -- but with costs rising faster than inflation, lawmakers face the challenge of how to pay for it all... (more)


August 15, 2011
NEWSMAX Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions stating that the Second Amendment guarantees individuals the right to own guns have been interpreted narrowly in lower courts. Those decisions are likely to lead to another round at the high court, The Washington Post reported... (more)


August 15, 2011
MARIELENA STUART I love America. My adopted country opened its doors to me and my family so that we could walk into the greatness of its freedom and its founding values. Every time I look at our beautiful flag and place my hand over my heart for the Pledge of Allegiance and sing our National Anthem, I am reminded of our nation's promise to all her citizens -- as the land of the free and the home of the brave... (more)


August 15, 2011
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST So how are things going for us in Libya? What's the latest? Haven't heard? Neither have I. That must mean things are going to hell in a rocket-ship, because with Obama in the White House, the media have accorded the silent treatment to any bad news on that war front. Why? The activist left can't play the "Bush is Hitler" card anymore, so their media allies ignore it... (more)


August 14, 2011
NEWSMAX The appearances of Rep. Michele Bachmann and Gov. Rick Perry on the same stage in Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday evening were billed as the "shootout at the O.K. Corral," but the target for the two Republican candidates was President Barack Obama instead of each other... (more)


August 14, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH It's been more than two years since Britain banned entry to American talk-radio phenom Michael Savage, along with a short list of terrorists, neo-Nazis murderers and other vile scum. It was in May 2009 that the British government released a list of 16 persona non grata -- banned so as to protect the country from provocateurs of violence... (more)


August 14, 2011
MARK KRIKORIAN Members of the chattering classes keep hoping the immigration issue will just go away. I was once interviewed on a radio show along with an activist on the other side who said Mexico's falling birthrate would mean that pretty soon we'd be scratching our heads wondering what all the fuss over immigration policy was about... (more)


August 14, 2011
MARC SIEGEL Last week, when the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Obamacare's mandate that everyone buy health insurance is unconstitutional, it paved the way for a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court. For the first time, the mandate was struck down separately from the rest of the health-reform law, raising the possibility that we could be left with the behemoth but without its controversial head... (more)


August 14, 2011
NEWSMAX President Barack Obama's approval numbers have hit an all-time low, falling below 40 percent for the first time in Gallup's daily tracking poll. New numbers that Gallup posted today put the president's approval at 39 percent, compared with 54 percent disapproval... (more)


August 14, 2011
FOX NEWS Tim Pawlenty announced an end to his presidential candidacy Sunday after what he called a "disappointing" third place finish in the Ames, Iowa, straw poll. The former Minnesota governor said he had hoped to get a jolt from the preference poll that is an early indicator of a candidate's potential strength in the primary season... (more)


August 14, 2011
STAR PARKER Mitt Romney is a clever and talented man. But, as was evident in the most recent Republican debate, the former Massachusetts governor should not become our next president. Why? Eight of 10 Americans say the country is on the wrong track. We must consider clearly what kind of individual we need as president to take on the prodigious challenges facing us to get back on track... (more)


August 14, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won the mega-hyped presidential straw poll here, while Rep. Ron Paul showed why he's been called the Babe Ruth of these kinds of contests, finishing a close second -- an outcome that's likely to give their candidacies a jolt of momentum heading into the fall campaign season... (more)


August 13, 2011
ABC NEWS ABC's Jason Volack and Michael Falcone report: AMES, Iowa -- Pivoting away from his economic-focused speeches of the past week, presidential candidate Ron Paul told a crowd in Iowa on Saturday that "life does not come from the government-- it comes from our creator"... (more)