6 Things the Next U.S. Budget Should Do

It’s time for Congress to make a real budget—and not just any budget. It’s been four years since the U.S. had a real budget. While the House of Representatives has passed budgets, the Senate has stopped each one. Instead, the Senate under Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has done short-term, stopgap measures to keep the […]

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China Hacks Skype to Censor Citizens

Chinafotopress/ZUMApress/Newscom Chinese hackers have infiltrated the popular Internet messaging service Skype. The hackers have modified the operation of Skype so that the Skype programs on Chinese computers all have keyword systems to identify when the citizens use forbidden words, according to Jeffrey Knockel, a computer science researcher at the University of New Mexico. The forbidden […]

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Unemployment Remains a Stumbling Block in the Eurozone

Newscom January’s unemployment numbers for the 17 countries of the eurozone has moved closer to 12 percent. This underscores the strong economic headwinds that face these member nations as they continue to grapple with an ongoing economic crisis. This same data reveals deep internal chasms within the eurozone between the economically healthy member nations and […]

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North Korean Threat: Obama Administration Undermines Missile Defense

Korean Central News Agency via Korean News Service Yesterday, White House spokesman Jay Carney asserted that the U.S. is “fully capable of defending itself” against a North Korean ballistic missile attack. Carney didn’t mention that the Obama Administration has tried to undermine the long-range missile defense program since it came into office. First, it decided […]

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Obamacare Continues to Restrict Hiring

Newscom The Federal Reserve Beige Book, released on March 6, cited Obamacare as a factor in slowing hiring and employment growth. The Beige Book is a report published eight times a year that details the economic activity in the 12 different Federal Reserve regions. As this most recent report explains, “Employers in several Districts cited […]

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Obama Budget to Be Submitted Even Later

Newscom The Obama Administration is on track to beat former President Bill Clinton for second-longest delay in submitting a presidential budget on time. First place for the latest budget in history? That also goes to President Obama. In 2009, he did not submit a budget until 98 days after the statutory deadline. Though the White House […]

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Sessions and Ryan to LaHood: Halt the High-Speed Train to Vegas

Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R–AL) and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI) sent a letter yesterday to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, urging the Department of Transportation to reject a $5.5 billion gamble on high-speed rail. The train, called XpressWest, would run from Victorville, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada. As Heritage Foundation […]

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