If You Like Your Health Care Plan, Can You Keep It?

At a recent Energy and Commerce hearing, health policy experts testified on the effects Obamacare will have on jobs and employer-sponsored coverage. The title of the hearing said a lot: “Cutting the Red Tape: Saving Jobs from PPACA’s [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] Harmful Regulations.” Since Obamacare will require employers to spend more money […]

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Email Shows Solyndra Violated Pledge to Answer Committee’s Questions

Solyndra executives scheduled to testify before a House committee on Friday were likely expecting some tough questions. In general, Republicans will wonder whether their political ties got them favorable treatment from the Energy Department. Democrats will want to know why the company said it was financially healthy mere weeks before it collapsed. But the announcement […]

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Obama’s Missile Defense Plan Less Robust than Bush’s

As Turkish representatives announced last week their decision to participate in the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA), the Obama Administration’s plan for missile defense, there seems to be a misconception about EPAA’s capabilities. This week, The Washington Post wrote, “Development of a European missile shield accelerated under the George W. Bush administration. In September 2009, […]

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The President’s “Debt Reduction”: $1.6 Trillion in Tax Hikes, Almost No Net Spending Reductions

During his Rose Garden speech Monday, the President claimed that his new “debt reduction” plan would provide $2 of spending cuts for every $1 of tax increases. A closer look at the administration’s own numbers, however, suggests the President, well, exaggerated. A realistic assessment—based mainly on table S-6 of the Administration’s plan—shows that his $1.57 […]

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al Qaeda Delivers New Message from Bin-Laden Claiming Credit for “Arab Spring” Uprisings

He may be dead, but he won’t stop talking: Osama Bin Laden’s latest message, apparently recorded shortly before his death, was released by Al Qaeda on Tuesday, two days after the U.S. commemorated the 9/11 attacks. In the message, Bin Laden urged Americans to “rise up” against the large corporations – and Israel -which control the […]

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NTC Given Libya’s UN Seat

The UN General Assembly voted Friday to give Libya’s seat in the UN to the National Transitional Council which led the rebellion that ousted former strongman Muammar Qaddafi. The Associated Press reported that the resolution was approved by a vote of 114-17 with 15 abstentions. The vote means that a senior council official will be […]

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Solyndra Execs Renege, Will Take the Fifth at Oversight Hearing

Two Solyndra executives slated to testify before a House committee Friday have announced they will invoke their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination and refuse to answer any of the committee’s questions. The two had previously told the committee they would not plead the Fifth if they could push back the date of their testimony. Jan […]

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PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES $1.5 TRILLION TAX HIKE, INCLUDING WARREN “BUFFETT RULE” TO RAISE TAXES ON MILLIONAIRES

President Barack Obama provided a broad outline of his deficit reduction plan Sunday that includes $1.5 trillion in new taxes through a new tax rate for millionaires and repeal of the Bush tax cuts for Americans couples making more than $250,000 per year. The millionaire’s tax proposal, dubbed the “Buffett Rule” by the White House, […]

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