House and Senate Cloakroom: June 13-17, 2011

House Cloakroom: June 13-17 Analysis: The House returned from a weeklong recess today and began legislative business.  Completing work on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill is first on the agenda today. Tomorrow, the House will convene at 10:00am and will consider the Agriculture Appropriations Bill.  Patent Reform legislation may come up at […]

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Miami Lies: Herald Publishes Apartheid Smear Op-Ed

Miami Lies: Herald Publishes Apartheid Smear Op-Ed The Miami Herald has seen fit to publish an op-ed by Samah Sabawi who is described as a policy advisor for Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network. A look at Al-Shabaka’s website reveals the organization: provides a platform for diverse Palestinian viewpoints within the framework of the vision and […]

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Guest Blog: Rep. Mike Kelly on the Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement

In April, I visited South Korea and met with government and military leaders to promote vital U.S. interests in East Asia.   Among those priorities is the long overdue passage of the South Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), which has been stalled in typical Washington fashion since 2007. If ratified, KORUS will stimulate America’s economic […]

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Huntsman: Obama economy has ‘failed’

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who is mulling a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, said President Obama has “failed on the economic front.” “On the economic side, there are no signs of success, very little,” Mr. Huntsman said in a taped interview broadcast Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The criticism of […]

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Your Household’s Share of U.S Deficit $534,000 & Increasing

The federal government’s financial condition deteriorated rapidly last year, far beyond the $1.5 trillion in new debt taken on to finance the budget deficit, a USA TODAY analysis shows. The government added $5.3 trillion in new financial obligations in 2010, largely for retirement programs such as Medicare and Social Security. That brings to a record […]

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Economic Freedom: Key to the 50 States’ Economic Recovery

Economic freedom, enhanced by limited government, is critical to economic dynamism and job creation, as documented in the Index of Economic Freedom, an annual cross-country policy analysis by The Heritage Foundation. The individual economies of our 50 states are no exception to that. The strongly positive linkage between economic freedom and economic dynamism holds true […]

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Europe Must Heed Defense Secretary Gates’ Warning on the Future of NATO

In his farewell address in Brussels, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates delivered a blunt warning to America’s European allies: there is the real possibility of “a dim, if not dismal future for the transatlantic alliance” unless NATO member states undertake a firm commitment to increase defence spending and make a bigger commitment to NATO operations. As […]

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Protect and Defend the U.S. Missile Defense

“The Obama administration continues to demonstrate its penchant for bargaining away missile defense,” write James Woolsey, chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, and Rebeccah Heinrichs, an adjunct fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former manager of the Congressional Missile […]

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