Putin and Medvedev Break Up over Libya

Russia originally abstained from vetoing the U.N. Security Council resolution allowing operation “Odyssey Dawn” in Libya. Now, however, Moscow is changing its tune: Russia has called for an immediate cease-fire because of the claims of “high civilian casualties.” In other words, as long as Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi was killing thousands of his own people, […]

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Heritage in Focus: Anniversary of Obamacare

This week marks the first anniversary of Obamacare, and already some of the less egregious aspects of the law have taken effect: minimum loss ratio regulations, the small-business health insurance tax credit, high-risk pools, and coverage mandates on insurance companies. However, the worst parts of Obamacare won’t kick in until 2014. You can learn more […]

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Uruguay Recognizes Palestinian Authority as Sovereign Nation, France Defers

Uruguay has joined the parade of Latin American nations choosing to officially recognize the Palestinian Authority as an independent nation. Foreign Minister Luis Almagro said in a statement that Uruguay communicated its intent to the Palestinian Authority.  However, there was no indication as to whether Uruguay would recognize specific borders for the entity, the Associated […]

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In Chile, Obama Says Military Force in Libya Well Planned ‘Prior to My Departure’

(CNSNews.com) – President Obama on Monday defended his decision to launch a U.S. military campaign against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi while traveling outside the country. During a joint news conference with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago, Obama fielded several questions on Libya, including one regarding whether he should have taken a Latin American trip […]

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Chairman of Joint Chiefs: U.S. Action in Libya Isn’t About Forcing Gadhafi Out; ‘Can’t Say’ Outcome

  Washington, D.C. – The U.S.-led international military assault on Libya could achieve its stated goals without forcing Moammar Gadhafi from power, the top U.S. military officer said Sunday as the bombing campaign continued. After a barrage of attacks by sea-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles Saturday, an array of U.S. warplanes including several Air force B-2 […]

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Ousting the U.S. Ambassador Does Not Help U.S.–Mexican Crime Fight

The resignation of U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual, under pressure from President Felipe Calderon, is bad news for the Obama Administration. There is little doubt that this is a “blow to U.S.-Mexico relations, in that the personal overcame the institutional.” It will damage joint U.S.–Mexico efforts to fight organized crime in Mexico and protect […]

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Wanted: A Leader on U.S.–Taiwan Relations

It’s official: There are now 100 countries that offer Taiwanese citizens visa-free travel. Malaysia has the honor of hitting the century mark—following closely behind Australia and Montenegro, which announced their decisions last week. An EU visa waiver for Taiwan went into effect this past January. The U.S. has still not made it across the finish […]

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Lawmakers Form House-Senate Effort to Eliminate Duplicative Government Programs

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has a powerful ally in the fight to eliminate wasteful duplication in government programs: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced the two lawmakers are teaming up for a bipartisan, House-Senate effort to eliminate overlapping and unaccountable government services that cost taxpayers more than $100 billion a year. A recent Government […]

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