Showdown Over A Shutdown

It has been more than 40 days since the House passed a budget for 2011, cutting spending by $61 billion. The task was left undone by the previous Democrat-controlled Congress, the first time since 1974, an embarrassing feat for a body charged with holding the purse strings. Today that task remains incomplete, and the moment […]

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Napolitano: US Border is Not ‘Out of Control’

(CNSNews.com) – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday that “given the statistical framework” the U.S.-Mexico border is not “overrun or out of control”–adding that those who make such claims are just trying to score political points. “But I think the amount of resources we’ve put at the border with Mexico shows how serious this administration is,” […]

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Obama Threatens Gov’t Shutdown if Funding for Abortion, EPA Cut

Washington (CNSNews.com) – President Obama said Tuesday he would not sign a budget agreement to keep the government running that cuts funding for Planned Parenthood and the Environmental Protection Agency. “There can be some negotiation about composition,” Obama told reporters shortly after discussions with congressional leaders on the budget. “What we can’t be doing is […]

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Ryan Budget Critics Incorrectly Attack Heritage Analysis

Except in Jeopardy!,  questions usually come first, followed by answers. Likewise, when criticizing public policy studies and their underlying methodologies, it typically helps to see the policy study and methodology used before one embarks on criticism. Today at 8:37 a.m. ET, Matt Yglesias of the Center for American Progress’ Think Progress blog released a critique […]

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Chairman Ryan’s Budget Resolution Changes America’s Course

America needs to change course. Our current direction is fiscally and economically unsustainable and politically and culturally bankrupting. It is threatening the well-being and future of our country. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) budget proposal, for the first time in recent memory, sets our nation on a different and better path. It tackles […]

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Big Government Vs. the Internet

Following his party’s devastating losses last November, President Barack Obama made clear that where his party could no longer legislate, it will regulate. Just a month later, America saw his words become action when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to issue new rules regulating the Internet, even though courts and Congress have stood in opposition […]

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Middle East Riots Roundup: April 1-3

250 Wounded in Yemen Clashes Dozens were wounded Sunday when police used live rounds, tear gas and batons in a bid to break-up demonstrations against President Ali Abdullah Saleh in San’a and Taiz. About 10 people were hit by live fire, but most were suffering asphyxiation from tear gas, a doctor treating the wounded said. […]

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A Historic Week for Parental Choice in Education, from D.C. to the Heartland

The month of March closed with a victorious week for schoolchildren and families across the nation. School choice bills passed in both Washington, D.C., and in Indiana to expand educational options for students. In Washington, the SOAR Act sailed through the House on a 225–195 vote, reauthorizing and expanding the successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program […]

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