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June 14, 2012
WASHINGTON EXAMINER Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch did so many favors for Raser Technologies, a green technology company in his state, that the company named its geothermal power plant "The Hatch Plant." His role turned out eerily reminiscent of President Obama's support for the failed solar-panel maker Solyndra... (more)


June 14, 2012
WASHINGTON TIMES Arizona is already gearing up to enforce its strict immigration law as it anticipates a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court sometime this month, with Gov. Jan Brewer issuing an executive order this week telling police to bone up on the details of the law... (more)


June 14, 2012
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE Texas senator John Cornyn recently joined the growing number of Republicans who've called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign. And a week from today, the House Oversight Committee will convene to consider pursuing a contempt-of-Congress citation against Holder. If the committee decides to proceed, the entire House will vote on the matter... (more)


June 14, 2012
TERENCE P. JEFFREY Attorney General Eric Holder has refused to provide written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to "questions for the record" submitted to him by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.) that focus on Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's involvement in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act--AKA Obamacare--while she was President Barack Obama's solicitor general... (more)


June 14, 2012
WORLDNETDAILY What would happen if an election took place, and the incumbent losers refused to leave office? That's exactly the situation in Quartzsite, Ariz., where two winning candidates for the positions of mayor and town councilman are not being allowed to be seated... (more)


June 14, 2012
WASHINGTON TIMES Thursday is Flag Day, a time to pay special tribute to the American flag and to the ideals and freedoms it symbolizes. While most Americans can freely display Old Glory, a few still run into small-minded opponents who don't understand what our banner is all about... (more)


June 14, 2012
U.S. NEWS The AFL-CIO has told Washington Whispers it will redeploy funds away from political candidates smack dab in the middle of election season, the latest sign that the largest federation of unions in the country could be becoming increasingly disillusioned with President Obama... (more)


June 13, 2012
WASHINGTON EXAMINER House Republicans say they have run out of patience with the Justice Department over its withholding of documents related to the gun walking operation known as Fast and Furious... (more)


June 13, 2012
WASHINGTON TIMES Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. came under a withering attack Tuesday from Republicans over his handling of the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation, including a call by one senior Senate Judiciary Committee member for his resignation... (more)


June 13, 2012
STAND WITH ARIZONA Sheriff Joe Arpaio's attorneys have filed a "Motion to Dismiss" in response to Eric Holder's ridiculous lawsuit alleging racial discrimination by the Sheriff and his deputies against "Latinos" through their enforcement of existing Federal immigration laws... (more)


June 12, 2012
CONSERVATIVE HQ Documents have leaked indicating that the U.N. is considering a global internet tax based on the "sender pays" principle, similar to how international telephone calls are charged. The U.N. internet tax proposal was offered by European interests at a December meeting of a U.N. agency called the International Telecommunication Union, but the details have just now leaked out... (more)


June 11, 2012
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST Readers were warned at the outset of our our summation of pre-Cold War events that it would require an entire book -- rather than a mere column -- to do full justice to so huge a swath of history. We still are not writing a book, but for those genuinely in search of further (albeit encapsulated) explanations, here goes... (more)


June 11, 2012
ALAN KEYES For some time now I've been sharing (via Twitter, Facebook, etc.) articles I run across that document the fact that Mitt Romney is a crypto-socialist (i.e., a socialist who hides it behind some other label) who has already implemented leftist measures Obama has had trouble implementing on account of strong resistance... (more)


June 11, 2012
WASHINGTON EXAMINER The icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe hung behind the podium. One organizer of the rally held a 3-foot-long wooden crucifix. Some in the crowd quietly prayed the rosary. On a few occasions, the crowd, just outside the Capitol, chanted in unison. But the words weren't the sort you'll hear at Sunday Mass... (more)


June 11, 2012
DAVE TOMBERS On Friday, June 8, while thousands of people gathered in public squares around the country to observe "Stand Up For Religious Freedom" day, at least one law enforcement agency responded by clamping down on the demonstrators' freedom of speech... (more)


June 11, 2012
NEWSMAX Admonishing teachers that she did not want to "offend other cultures," Coney Island principal Greta Hawkins reportedly is refusing to allow students to sing "God Bless the USA" at a school moving-up ceremony later this month... (more)


June 11, 2012
NEWSMAX A new poll shows Americans do not approve of the job the Supreme Court is doing and believe the justices are guided by personal or political views. The nationwide poll conducted May 31 by The New York Times and CBS News shows just 44 percent of Americans approve of how the Supreme Court was handling its job, with 36 percent disapproving, the Times reported... (more)


June 11, 2012
JOHN FUND If elections are won partly on the enthusiasm of a candidate's base, Barack Obama is in trouble. Netroots Nation, the annual left-wing conference for bloggers and activists, held its seventh annual rally here this weekend. The skies were sunny outside, but there was clearly a cloud hanging over attendees inside the cavernous Rhode Island Convention Center... (more)


June 10, 2012
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE In 1977, Star Wars opened in theaters, Apple released its first computer, and Orrin Hatch entered the U.S. Senate. Senator Hatch arrived in Washington, D.C., with a reputation as a fiery, pugnacious conservative. He still insists that "by any measure, I'm considered one of the top conservatives in the history of this country"... (more)


June 10, 2012
DAILY CALLER On Thursday, Utah Senate candidate Dan Liljenquist found himself debating a cardboard cut-out of Sen. Orrin Hatch. After holding onto his seat for 35 years, Hatch is facing a GOP primary challenge ahead of what would be his seventh and final term in the Senate... (more)


June 10, 2012
DAILY CALLER The Planned Parenthood partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District is a dangerous development, according to South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint. Tuesday, The Los Angeles Times reported that Planned Parenthood has opened a clinic in Los Angeles' Roosevelt High School to reduce the school's number of unplanned pregnancies... (more)


June 9, 2012
EMILY MILLER Every four years, thousands of politicians, lobbyists, activists and consultants get together for an extravagant weeklong party. It's all paid for by the taxpayers. These shindigs, otherwise known as national political conventions, no longer realistically serve the purpose of selecting a presidential nominee... (more)


June 9, 2012
MAGGIE GALLAGHER This week, the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to hear any more arguments on gay marriage. Appellate Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain's dissent was scathing: "Based on a two-judge majority's gross misapplication of Romer v. Evans, we have now declared that animus must have been the only conceivable motivation for a sovereign state to have remained committed to a definition of marriage that has existed for millennia," he said... (more)


June 9, 2012
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER Tuesday, June 5, 2012, will be remembered as the beginning of the long decline of the public-sector union. It will follow, and parallel, the shrinking of private-sector unions, now down to less than 7 percent of American workers. The abject failure of the unions to recall Wisconsin governor Scott Walker -- the first such failure in U.S. history -- marks the Icarus moment of government-union power. Wax wings melted, there's nowhere to go but down... (more)


June 9, 2012
RICH LOWRY The recall of Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker didn't fail; it was only outspent. This is the considered verdict of the Left after a year and a half of trying to smite Governor Walker with its terrible swift sword. What began as a crusade to vindicate the rights of public-sector unions ended in a pathetic bleat of a complaint against spending in political campaigns... (more)