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January 7, 2011
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER — For decades, Democrats and Republicans fought over who owns the American flag. Now they're fighting over who owns the Constitution. The flag debates began during the Vietnam era when leftist radicals made the fatal error of burning it. For decades since, non-suicidal liberals have tried to undo the damage. Demeaningly, and somewhat unfairly, they are forever having to prove their fealty to the flag... (more)


January 7, 2011
MONA CHAREN — The late Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan coined a pithy test for whether a country is free or not. Take a look at the newspapers, he suggested: "If all the news is good, you're not in a free country. If all the news is bad, you are." A corollary to Moynihan's test could apply today: If a nation is beset by concern about human-rights violations and injustice within its borders, it is a free country... (more)


January 7, 2011
ANDREW STILES — What happens when you get close to the limit on your credit card? Well, if you're the United States Congress, you can just vote to increase that limit and carry on spending -- and Congress has done just that five times in the past four years... (more)


January 7, 2011
DAVID LIMBAUGH — Can you imagine the sheer audacity of outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sermonizing that repealing Obamacare would do "very serious violence to the national debt and deficit"? This is the woman whose four-year tenure as speaker saw the national debt explode from $8.67 trillion to $14.01 trillion... (more)


January 7, 2011
LONDON TELEGRAPH — William Daley, a former Clinton administration official, has been appointed Barack Obama's chief of staff... (more)


January 6, 2011
THE HILL — A group of House Republicans introduced a bill on Wednesday to rein in the various "czars" in the Obama administration. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and 28 other House Republicans introduced legislation to do away with the informal, paid advisers President Obama has employed over the past two years... (more)


January 6, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS — President Barack Obama on Wednesday resubmitted a batch of federal judicial nominations that didn't clear the Senate last year, including four that provoked strong objections from some Republican lawmakers. Obama sent 42 names to the Senate. They include 35 nominees for federal district courts and seven for the appellate courts... (more)


January 6, 2011
FRANK J. GAFFNEY JR. — Tonight, World Net Daily continued its pathbreaking coverage of what amounts to an assault on the conservative movement. Ironically, this assault is not coming from outside the movement's ranks. Rather, it is being perpetrated by some of the key organizers of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) next month in Washington... (more)


January 6, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — With the 100th anniversary of his birth just a month away, admirers of former President Ronald Reagan will have a unique opportunity to see rarely displayed artifacts of the Reagan legacy, from a marked-up draft of his 1983 "evil empire" speech to keepsakes from the Gipper's Santa Barbara, Calif., ranch... (more)


January 5, 2011
ROBERT COSTA — Eighty-seven Republican freshmen stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday, bringing with them an unbridled enthusiasm for conservative reform. Rep. Allen West, a former Army lieutenant colonel from Florida's southeast coast, tells National Review Online that he and others are more than ready to rattle Washington -- and the House GOP leadership... (more)


January 5, 2011
DICK MORRIS — The pas de deux between the Republican Congress and the Democratic president and Senate can get old pretty quickly. The Republican House passes repeal of Obamacare. The Senate either kills it or Obama vetoes it. The Republican House passes spending cuts. The Senate ... you get the drift... (more)


January 5, 2011
FOX NEWS — Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is stepping down as the chief spokesman for the White House to become an outside adviser to the president and his re-election campaign. Gibbs will leave after Obama delivers his State of the Union address at the end of this month, a senior administration official told Fox News... (more)


January 5, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — The cost of illuminating your home is about to go up significantly. Most Americans take for granted that when they flip a switch, darkness immediately gives way to a warm, natural light. That's no longer possible in California, where a regulation that took effect Jan. 1 only allows the sale of harsh, cold compact fluorescents above a certain wattage... (more)


January 5, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — The 112th Congress gaveled open Wednesday with Republicans taking control of the House and immediately rewriting the chamber's rules, making it easier to cut spending and taxes, harder to add new spending, and more open to voters who want to keep tabs on what lawmakers are doing... (more)


January 5, 2011
NEWSMAX — President Barack Obama and the Democrats will face a newly invigorated House Republican leadership this week with sweeping plans for congressional investigations into a wide range of issues... (more)


January 5, 2011
WORLDNETDAILY — A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided a memorial cross on federal land on Mt. Soledad, Calif., violates the U.S. Constitution. In a 3-0 ruling in the Jewish War Veterans v. City of San Diego case, the panel decided that the 29-foot concrete cross, which has stood for 57 years, constitutes a government endorsement of religion and therefore violates the First Amendment's establishment clause... (more)


January 5, 2011
CAL THOMAS — The new House Republican leadership is smart to inaugurate their return to power by reading aloud the U.S. Constitution on the House floor. Recalling America's founding principles is never a bad idea. To some on the left, though, the Constitution doesn't mean what it says, but is to be interpreted by judges and politicians... (more)


January 5, 2011
WORLDNETDAILY — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says that the U.S. Constitution does not prohibit discrimination based on sex or sexual orientation. The comment came during a recent interview he had at the University of California Hastings College of Law, an interview that was published on the website for California Lawyer, a journal publication... (more)


January 5, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS — U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is the keynote speaker at a GOP event in the early presidential caucus state of Iowa later this month, and a spokesman said Wednesday that the tea party favorite has "not ruled out" a bid for president. "Nothing's off the table for her," said Andy Parrish, Bachmann's chief of staff... (more)


January 5, 2011
BLOOMBERG NEWS — Senate Democrats will push as one of their first acts in the new Congress a bid to undercut one of the chamber's most ingrained rules: the filibuster. The effort that begins today is fueled by Republicans' growing use of the filibuster -- the refusal to end debate -- to block legislation since Democrats took control of the Senate in 2007... (more)


January 5, 2011
L. BRENT BOZELL III — national media elite reviewed 2010 with great sorrow for how America has besmirched itself in the eyes of the world with its "seething hatred" of Muslims. CBS anchor Katie Couric announced on her Internet show that there wasn't enough evaluation of "this bigotry toward 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide" which was "so misdirected, and so wrong -- and so disappointing"... (more)


January 5, 2011
TERENCE P. JEFFREY — Next Wednesday, the House of Representatives will take up legislation sponsored by new House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., that is titled, "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act"... (more)


January 4, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — Eager to dispel the notion that their protest movement is a mere flash in the pan, the nation's tea party activists are preparing to welcome the newest crop of lawmakers to Washington by reminding them of the consequences if they walk away from their campaign promises... (more)


January 4, 2011
REUTERS — Republican state legislatures are ramping up a crackdown on illegal immigrants this year, in a concerted drive that risks alienating potential business allies and Latino voters. At least seven states are expected to follow Arizona's controversial push last year to curb illegal immigration... (more)


January 4, 2011
WORLDNETDAILY — Another headache has emerged for the largest annual gathering of conservatives slated for next month. With the Conservative Political Action Conference under fire for allowing participation by a homosexual activist group called GOProud and for a financial scandal in which some $400,000 was misappropriated under the watch of current leadership, Frank Gaffney, a leader of the conservative movement for the last 30 years, charges that CPAC has come under the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood... (more)