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January 25, 2012
MARLO LEWIS At the end of last year's legislative session, Congress let two of corn ethanol's market-rigging policy gimmicks--the 45-cents-per-gallon tax credit (VEETC) and the 54-cents-per-gallon ethanol import tariff--tumble into history's dustbin... (more)


January 25, 2012
CNSNEWS.COM President Barack Obama says the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is the chance to recognize the "fundamental constitutional right" to abortion and to "continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams"... (more)


January 25, 2012
WASHINGTON TIMES Some arrived with fellow parishioners, others with classmates or alongside family members, but the thousands of pro-life activists who rallied Monday on the National Mall to mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade all came to support the same goal: life... (more)


January 25, 2012
DAVID LIMBAUGH Republican internecine squabbles this primary season seem to turn on the vying candidates' respective electability against incumbent Barack Obama. But if even uber-liberal New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has finally awakened to President Obama's arrogance, what does it say about his electability?... (more)


January 24, 2012
JOHN HAYWARD Senator Rand Paul was on his way from his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky to Washington, D.C. Monday morning, when he caused some kind of "anomaly" in a body scanner at the airport in Nashville. Agents of the Transportation Security Agency declared that he would have to submit to one of those legendary full-body pat-downs, but before a single rubber glove had snapped into place, Senator Paul refused... (more)


January 24, 2012
POLITICO The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request for debate over whether Justice Elena Kagan should recuse herself from the health care reform case due to be argued in March.Freedom Watch, a group led by Larry Klayman, asked the court for permission to file a brief on Kagan's participation in the case. The court on Monday denied the request without comment, though it did note that Kagan did not participate in the discussion... (more)


January 24, 2012
ADAM GRAHAM Dear Fellow Conservatives, There is a time when it is time, to put aside what Speaker Gingrich's aide once called "tweets and trivia" and to lay out our concerns in a rational way. I write this as a supporter of Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and is the first in a series of letters to those who support Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) for the presidency of the United States, as well as those who are leaning towards this due to the belligerent tactics of some Gingrich supporters... (more)


January 23, 2012
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST The life story of George Washington is "a miracle." After all, Glenn Beck asks, what other mortal "can lay claim to a legacy that has allowed so many to experience freedom around the world?" In "Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man as You've Never Seen Him," Mr. Beck brings the "father of our country" and first president to life... (more)


January 23, 2012
MARK STEYN The nature of this peculiar primary season -- the reason it seems at odds with both the 2009--2010 political narrative and the seriousness of the times -- was determined by Mitt Romney. Even if you don't mind Romneycare, or the abortion flip-flop, or any of the rest, there's a more basic problem: He's not a natural campaigner, and on the stump he instinctively recoils from any personal connection with the voters... (more)


January 23, 2012
WASHINGTON EXAMINER Being the establishment candidate, as Mitt Romney learned Saturday, was far easier when the establishment really mattered... (more)


January 23, 2012
LONDON DAILY MAIL Newt Gingrich hates the media, right? He unloaded on John King at the Charleston debate for raising this issue of his ex-wife's allegations, blasting the "destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media"... (more)


January 22, 2012
ASSOCIATED PRESS Rick Santorum says he's under no pressure to quit the GOP presidential race so conservative voters can coalesce around Newt Gingrich. The former Pennsylvania senator tells CNN's "State of the Union" that his campaign is building momentum even after a third-place finish in South Carolina. He says he expects to run well in Florida's Jan. 31 primary... (more)


January 22, 2012
GARY BAUER Asked by NPR last week to assess the state of the political battle over abortion, NARAL President Nancy Keenan responded, "The bottom line here is that elections matter." That truism was never more true for the pro-life cause than in 2010, the "Year of the Tea Party." The Tea Party's purpose was to demand fiscal responsibility from lawmakers and to elect candidates who would address the country's towering budget deficits... (more)


January 22, 2012
JOSEPH FARAH Yesterday marked the 39th anniversary of one of the darkest days in American history -- maybe the darkest. I can't think of another day in the history of this country in which the government, in this case, the Supreme Court, took an action that triggered the deaths of more than 40 million human beings, in this case, unborn babies, the most innocent lives of all... (more)


January 22, 2012
CATHOLIC LANE The National Defense Authorization Act is probably something you never heard of before the last few weeks of 2011, even though some iteration or other of this federal law has been enacted every year for the past 49 years... (more)


January 22, 2012
PHILIP KLEIN President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on Aug. 14, 1935, laying what he described as a "cornerstone" of the modern welfare state. At the time, Roosevelt claimed that the sweeping program would, "act as a protection to future administrations against the necessity of going deeply into debt to furnish relief to the needy"... (more)


January 22, 2012
ASSOCIATED PRESS A judge has ordered President Barack Obama to appear in court in Atlanta for a hearing on a complaint that says Obama isn't a natural-born citizen and can't be president. It's one of many such lawsuits that have been filed across the country, so far without success... (more)


January 22, 2012
NEWSMAX Newt Gingrich scored a sweeping victory in the South Carolina primary Saturday, riding two strong debate performances to upset former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Just a week ago, Romney led polls by double digits, but found his lead collapse under questions about his tax returns... (more)


January 21, 2012
WASHINGTON TIMES Rick Santorum said Friday he will continue his campaign on into Florida regardless of how he does this weekend in South Carolina's primary, saying the last 24 hours have been so dramatic they could alter the race in fundamental way... (more)


January 21, 2012
NEWSMAX Mitt Romney's campaign won't firmly commit to Monday night's GOP debate in Tampa, Fla., leaving some to suspect the former Massachusetts governor will not be participating, according to a report by The Hill. With the crucial Republican presidential primary in South Carolina just hours away, stumbling front-runner Romney is acknowledging what some opinion polls are suggesting: He could lose Saturday... (more)


January 21, 2012
GRACE-MARIE TURNER The Obama administration announced today it will wait for a year (coincidentally until after the elections) before requiring religious organizations to comply with an Obamacare mandate that they provide coverage for contraception -- including controversial drugs that can abort an early pregnancy... (more)


January 21, 2012
STAR PARKER The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas gave good reason for celebration for the hundreds of thousands who will arrive in Washington Monday for the 39th annual March for Life... (more)


January 20, 2012
WASHINGTON EXAMINER Newt Gingrich had what will be the most talked about moment on the first question of tonight's South Carolina debate, when he brutally smacked down CNN moderator John King for asking him about his ex-wife saying in an interview that he wanted an open marriage... (more)


January 20, 2012
ASSOCIATED PRESS Rick Santorum edged front-runner Mitt Romney by 34 votes in a surprise flip to the final results of the Iowa caucuses, Republican officials said Thursday. However, the officials did not declare a winner because some votes remain missing in the event's closest finish ever... (more)


January 20, 2012
RICK SANTORUM Name the last nominee to the Supreme Court by a Democratic president who turned out to be a judicial conservative. Maybe Justice Byron White, appointed by John F. Kennedy, who dissented from Roe v. Wade, but one largely draws a blank... (more)