36 States Fight Obama’s Socialized Healthcare

States have an extensive and complicated shared power relationship with the federal government in regulating various aspects of the health insurance market and in enacting health reforms. As part of state-based responses to federal health reform legislation, individual members of at least 36 state legislatures are using the legislative process to seek to limit, alter […]

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U.S. lawmakers launch push to repeal NAFTA

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A small group of U.S. lawmakers unveiled legislation on Thursday to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement in the latest sign of congressional disillusionment with free-trade deals. The bill spearheaded by Rep. Gene Taylor, a Mississippi Democrat, would require President Barack Obama to give Mexico and Canada […]

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Is There a Philosophy of Hypocrisy?

by Victor Davis Hanson Here are a few things that I think don’t quite compute. 1) The now familiar Palin/Edwards dichotomy. John McCain was damned for picking Sarah Palin who had not finished her first term as governor, and had previously only been elected to local political offices and served on a state commission. Her […]

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America the Ungovernable?

In the latter days of the Carter presidency, it became fashionable to say that the office had become unmanageable and was simply too big for one man. Some suggested a single, six-year presidential term. The president’s own White House counsel suggested abolishing the separation of powers and going to a more parliamentary system of unitary […]

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Obama Administration Did Not Consult Its Own Homeland Security Secretary Before Deciding to Try KSM in NYC

By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer   Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate Homeland Security committee hearing on Wednesday that she has not been consulted and has not met with Obama administration officials about trying terror suspects on U.S. soil. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – At a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee […]

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Why the jobs aren’t coming back

Posted by Erick Erickson The Politico has an interesting story about Toyota up. It seems the company does not much care for this administration. Internal Toyota documents derided the Obama administration and Democratic Congress as “activist” and “not industry friendly,” a revelation that comes days before the giant automaker’s top executives testify on Capitol Hill […]

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