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January 20, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland lawmakers reintroduced a gay-marriage bill on Thursday, making it the second state after Rhode Island to start the process this year of changing its marriage laws... (more)


January 20, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Count Bill Cosby as a big fan of school choice. With Congress and the White House gearing up for a major battle over the future of education policy, the comedian who famously criticized academic failings in the black community added his voice Wednesday to that of House Speaker John A. Boehner and others who want to give parents a bigger say in their children's education... (more)


January 19, 2011
POLITICO House Republicans passed a bill to repeal President Barack Obama's health care plan Wednesday, taking their first major step toward rolling back the massive overhaul that has dominated the American political landscape for almost two years... (more)


January 19, 2011
WALTER E. WILLIAMS Some Americans have strong, sometimes unyielding preferences for Mac computers, while most others have similarly strong preferences for PCs and wouldn't be caught dead using a Mac. Some Americans love classical music and hate rock and roll. Others have opposite preferences, loving rock and roll and consider classical music as hoity-toity junk... (more)


January 19, 2011
NEWSMAX President Barack Obama's red-carpet treatment of visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao has failed to sweep away growing alarm over China's no-holds-barred push for military and economic dominance, with one leading conservative expert charging Wednesday that the president's over-the-top coddling of the Chinese amounts to "appeasement"... (more)


January 19, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS Six more states said Tuesday they would join a lawsuit in Florida against President Obama's healthcare overhaul, meaning more than half of the country will challenge the law. The announcement was made as House members in Washington, led by Republicans, debated whether to repeal the law... (more)


January 19, 2011
MICHELLE MALKIN There isn't a shred of evidence that deranged Tucson massacre suspect Jared Loughner ever listened to talk radio or cared about illegal immigration. Indeed, after 300 exhaustive interviews, the feds "remain stumped" about his motives, according to Tuesday's Washington Post... (more)


January 19, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS The House's major investigative committee will explore financial bailouts and the foreclosure crisis on Jan. 26, in the panel's initial hearing this year. Chairman Darrell Issa, of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, invited special inspector general Neil Barofsky and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to testify... (more)


January 19, 2011
JOHN STOSSEL The Republicans promise less intrusive, less expensive government. But will they deliver? In the past, they have said they would shrink the state, but then they came into power and spent more. Consider George W. Bush's eight horrendous years: The budget grew 89 percent -- from $1.86 trillion to $3.52 trillion... (more)


January 18, 2011
REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN Just before Christmas, after Congress had extended tax rates and the halls of the congressional office buildings had emptied, after Air Force One was wheels-up for Hawaii, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) did a remarkable thing. Four days before Christmas, it regulated the Internet... (more)


January 18, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES As the House prepares for Wednesday's vote to repeal the Democrats' health care law, Republicans say it marks more than a shot at a controversial Obama policy -- they argue it is the first step toward making Congress relevant in debates over the Constitution... (more)


January 18, 2011
NEWSMAX Rep. Steve King, a leader of House Republicans seeking the repeal of Obamacare, tells Newsmax that the healthcare reform law constitutes "a theft of the liberty of the American people" and repeal is an ultimate certainty. The Iowa Republican also declares that Obamacare was the "core issue" that ended Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats' control of the House... (more)


January 18, 2011
WORLDNETDAILY Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie suggested in an interview published today that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health... (more)


January 18, 2011
ONE NEWS NOW The newly-crowned Miss America, 17-year-old Teresa Scanlan, is a mostly home-schooled Christian who pointed heavenward when she was announced as the winner Saturday night. According to the new Miss America, she wasn't the only Christian contestant in this year's pageant... (more)


January 18, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from opponents of same-sex marriage who want to overturn the District of Columbia's gay marriage law... (more)


January 18, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH I'm beginning to believe the term "fiscal conservative" is an oxymoron. As long as I have been reporting and commenting on politics (which is a long, long time), I have noticed that those promoting themselves as "fiscal conservatives" are always among the first to call for retreat on economic issues... (more)


January 18, 2011
EMILY MILLER House Republicans demand that President Obama significantly cut government spending in exchange for Congress raising the national debt ceiling... (more)


January 18, 2011
FRANK GAFFNEY In one of the great comedic routines of all time, Abbott and Costello went round and round about a baseball player by the name of Who and which base he was on. As Chinese President Hu Jintao shows up to be feted in Washington this week, the question is not whether Who's on first but whether Mr. Hu's becoming first... (more)


January 18, 2011
JOHN HAYWARD The conservative movement is emerging from a week of the most sustained media attack it has endured in a decade. An attempt was made to use the tragedy in Tucson to render the whole of conservative thought illegitimate and dangerous. Which of the aspirants for the 2012 presidential nomination spoke out for us? Who stood up to be counted, when the Right faced this detestable slander?... (more)


January 17, 2011
TONY BLANKLEY What should congressional Republicans' policy objectives be for the next two years regarding federal deficits and prosperity? Two very different strategies are being considered by authentic conservatives... (more)


January 17, 2011
KATHRYN LOPEZ "It is with a heavy heart that I write to you about the senseless violence in Tucson today," EMILY's List president Stephanie Schriock wrote as so many of us turned to Arizona and prayed for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' survival. We prayed for Giffords, her family, and those who were tragically affected by the civic gathering that ended in bloodshed... (more)


January 16, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS Welcome to Washington, tea partyers. Now that they're freshmen in a GOP-run House, the political movement's candidates are running smack into the traditions, partisan divisions and powerful competing interests that make it so hard to redirect the government... (more)


January 16, 2011
MSNBC A Tucson mass shooting victim was taken into custody Saturday after yelling "you're dead" at a Tea Party spokesman during the taping of an ABC-TV town hall event hosted by Christianne Amanpour... (more)


January 16, 2011
HUMAN EVENTS Rep. Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.), the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has signaled he will conduct numerous oversight investigations of the Obama Administration. Here are the Top 10 areas ripe for investigation for Issa and other congressional Republicans... (more)


January 16, 2011
WENDY WRIGHT It's a delicious irony. Radical feminists' dreams came true recently with the creation of U.N. Women, a new uber-agency that will agitate globally for their pet projects using unrestricted funding from governments... (more)