Chinese Scam U.S Navy With Bogus Microchips That Could Have Disarmed U.S. Missiles

(Robert Johnson) Last year, the U.S. Navy bought 59,000 microchips for use in everything from missiles to transponders and all of them turned out to be counterfeits from China. The reports show the chips weren’t only low-quality fakes, they had been made with a “back-door” and could have been remotely shut down at any time, […]

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Obamacare: Bad Sixth Circuit Decision Assures Supreme Court Review in the Fall

Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision upholding Obamacare against a constitutional challenge. While this is disappointing, there are several reasons to believe that this flawed decision is not predictive of how the Supreme Court will rule. In recent years, the Sixth Circuit has achieved a growing reputation for not just reversals, […]

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Two Cheers for the Coburn–Lieberman Medicare Proposal

Senators Tom Coburn (R–OK) and Joseph Lieberman (I–CT) unveiled a major Medicare proposal. Based on preliminary estimates provided by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the proposal would reduce total Medicare spending by more than $600 billion in the next 10 years and cut the program’s long-term (75-year) unfunded liability by approximately $10 trillion. This is […]

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Chemical Industry Fears Job Losses If Congress Subsidizes Natural Gas Cars

America’s chemical industry is one of the biggest consumers of natural gas. But it is stridently opposed to government interference and taxpayer-funded subsidies for the production, use and purchase of natural gas vehicles. American Chemical Council chief executive Cal Dooley, a former Democratic congressman from California, spoke at today’s Bloggers Briefing about the organization’s criticism […]

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The Hamas – Oops, Gaza – Flotilla

The Jerusalem Post By David Harris June 21, 2011 We’re on the verge of another “flotilla” to Gaza. Estimates of the number of ships and participants vary from day to day, tending downward, but the erstwhile organizers insist that the maritime operation will take place. Their spokesmen have been hyperactive in drawing attention to the […]

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Netanyahu: “The Party is Over” for Terror-Prisoners

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said benefits and privileges enjoyed by terrorists in Israeli prisons would be revoked following Hamas’ refusal Thursday to allow the International Red Cross to visit kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit. “I have decided to change Israel’s policy toward terrorists siting in Israeli jails,” Netanyahu said at the closing event of the […]

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Congress Shines Light on Chavez’s Iran Connections

On June 24, a Joint House Committee hearing on Venezuela’s Sanctionable Activities made a concerted effort to shed light on President Hugo Chavez’s dangerous ties to Iran. Representative Connie Mack (R–FL) and others expressed a deep-seated concern that the sanctions recently placed on the government-controlled oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), were insufficient. In May […]

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