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April 2, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate are planning to shut down the government in a week or so in hopes of scaring Republicans into agreeing to more modest cuts in spending. More modest? The cuts Republicans have put on the table are far too little, far too late... (more)


April 2, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Ford Motor Co. beat General Motors in March sales, another small but significant victory of private enterprise over government micromanagement. Since the 2009 government takeover of GM, competition between the two leading domestic auto manufacturers has taken on strong ideological overtones... (more)


April 2, 2011
JARRETT STEPMAN Tea Party activists gathered in front the Robert A. Taft Memorial in Washington, D.C., yesterday to protest the debt, deficits, and the compromise over budget cuts. The rain and frigid temperatures did nothing to dampen the mood of the event, which appropriately took place at the base of a memorial to one of America's greatest senators and an iconic conservative statesmen... (more)


April 2, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES House Speaker John A. Boehner praised tea partyers Thursday morning, and then members of the grass-roots movement assailed him in the afternoon, saying the Ohio Republican shouldn't give in to Democrats' demands in the spending battle in Congress, even if that results in a government shutdown... (more)


April 2, 2011
THE HILL The number of waivers the Obama administration has awarded for a provision of the year-old healthcare reform law grew by 128 in March. With the new waivers, that means 1,168 businesses, insurers, unions and other organizations have received one-year exemptions from a healthcare reform provision requiring at least $750,000 in annual benefits... (more)


April 2, 2011
MONA CHAREN Perhaps you've seen the commercials touting the life-saving benefits of Planned Parenthood. They're very professional, very persuasive, and clearly very expensive. Viewers might wonder why, if Planned Parenthood can afford this multimillion-dollar image advertising, it would be devastated by the loss of about $300 million in taxpayer support?... (more)


April 1, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS A judge Thursday did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn't, halting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's plans -- at least temporarily -- to cut most public workers' pay and strip them of most of their union rights... (more)


April 1, 2011
FOX NEWS An Arizona sheriff says U.S. Border Patrol officials have repeatedly told him they have been ordered to reduce -- at times even stop -- arrests of illegal immigrants caught trying to cross the U.S. border... (more)


April 1, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Barack Obama is a president who won a peace prize and took the nation into a new war. It ought not to be a surprise, then, that he would accept an award for his administration's transparency last week as his third-largest agency was raked over the coals by Congress for obstructionism... (more)


April 1, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS A federal court has thrown out a New Hampshire man's lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the government's health care overhaul, saying he lacked standing to sue because his Medicare coverage will automatically satisfy the law's insurance mandate... (more)


April 1, 2011
ED FEULNER Imagine you could buy a car at only one dealership. Shop for clothes at only one outlet. Buy food at only one grocery store. What kind of service would you expect? Mediocre at best. Which isn't surprising. We all know competition promotes quality. When you can shop wherever you please, merchants know the only way to woo your business is to offer a superior product... (more)


April 1, 2011
PAT BUCHANAN Now that Benghazi has been spared what we were assured would be a massacre by Moammar Gadhafi's army, why are the U.S. Air Force, Navy, CIA and Special Forces still attacking in Libya? If our objective was to spare the defenseless people of Benghazi from slaughter, why, mission accomplished, did we not stop bombing?... (more)


March 31, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES A House panel voted Thursday to limit tax breaks for insurance policies that cover abortions as House Republicans try to chip away at President Obama's health overhaul. The House Ways and Means Committee voted 22-14 on a party-line vote to pass the bill, which would prevent people from deducting the cost of an abortion from their taxable income... (more)


March 31, 2011
POLITICO It's not like Republicans need a reminder of the tensions within their own ranks on government spending cuts. But if they forget what's at stake, all GOP lawmakers need to do Thursday is walk outside the Capitol, where perhaps hundreds of tea party protesters will be urging congressional leaders to hold their ground on major spending cuts... (more)


March 31, 2011
NEWSMAX Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh says a federal government shutdown might actually not be so bad, as it could be the jolt Congress needs to stop stalling and do what the American people really want -- significant movement in resolving the nation's budgetary crisis. Walsh, a tea party-backed Republican, also admonished President Barack Obama, saying he "should be ashamed of himself" for not participating in budget talks... (more)


March 31, 2011
DICK MORRIS With each of his policies, Obama takes a gamble. If they work, he's OK. If they don't, he's on the hook for the outcome. Consider the extent of his exposure: His involvement in Libya makes him responsible if Gaddafi stays in power and slaughters his own people and/or renews his connections with international terrorism... (more)


March 31, 2011
REP. MIKE PENCE On Feb. 18, 2011, with bipartisan support, the House of Representatives passed the Pence Amendment, which would end taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. In response, Planned Parenthood used its vast resources to launch slick Madison Avenue television ads portraying the group -- the nation's largest abortion provider -- as an altruistic organization that provides health-care services to the poor and has only an incidental interest in abortion... (more)


March 30, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Miffed at the inability of Republicans to deliver on promises of deep cuts in federal spending, tea partyers will converge on the Capitol on Thursday to warn both parties about political repercussions if they don't act... (more)


March 30, 2011
DAN STEIN Last April, when Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation authorizing Arizona to enforce federal immigration laws, President Obama stepped before the television cameras in the Rose Garden and threatened to take action to prevent the law from taking effect... (more)


March 30, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES If only there were an app for Sen. Charles E. Schumer's smartphone that would tell him when there's a reporter on the line waiting to trap him. The New York Democrat was caught unaware that others were listening during a conference call he held with colleagues... (more)


March 30, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed what is likely the first legislation in the nation to ban abortions over ethnicity. The law makes it a Class 3 felony to knowingly perform or provide financing for an abortion sought because of the race or sex of the fetus or a parent's race. The maximum punishment if convicted is 3 1/2 years in prison... (more)


March 30, 2011
NEWSMAX Tea party activists in states around the country are making real gains in blocking Obamacare even as the national debate centers on a stalled effort to repeal it in Congress. They're doing it by blocking the law's implementation in state legislatures, according to Politico... (more)


March 30, 2011
FRANK GAFFNEY How curious. At the very moment that the threat posed to U.S. interests by the toxic Islamist organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood is becoming ever more palpable, a top Senate Democrat seems determined to suppress Americans' understanding of that menace... (more)


March 30, 2011
NEWSMAX President Barack Obama's approval rating has dropped to a record low of 42 percent, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. The survey shows that 48 percent of voters disapprove of his job performance, The Hill reports. The 42 percent approval rating represents a drop from 46 percent at the beginning of the month... (more)


March 30, 2011
NEWSMAX Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., dismisses claims the GOP is split between tea party loyalists and its traditional leadership on spending cuts, saying it is the Democrats who are exploiting the nation's budget crisis, because they believe shutting down the government will be politically advantageous... (more)