|Thursday, December 27, 2012||
Too Late To Avoid The Fiscal Cliff?
President Obama cut short his Hawaiian Christmas vacation and returned to Washington, D.C., this afternoon in order to jumpstart negotiations aimed at avoiding massive across-the-board tax increases on January 1st. While so much of the focus has been on Speaker John Boehner, Barack Obama is president and his party controls the Senate.
|Friday, December 21, 2012||
Careening Toward The Cliff
Tis the season for miracles, and it may take one at this stage to prevent the country from going over the fiscal cliff. Last night, Speaker John Boehner was forced to pull his “Plan B” off the House floor after a revolt by conservative members of his caucus. All day long the GOP leadership team had expressed confidence. But on the eve of the vote it was obvious they would come up short.
|Thursday, December 20, 2012||
Heading Toward The Cliff
Negotiations between the White House and Capitol Hill aimed at avoiding the fiscal cliff have reportedly broken down. Frustrated by President Obama’s resistance to further spending cuts, Speaker John Boehner announced yesterday that the House of Representatives will vote this evening on two bills.
One cuts spending by $200 billion while minimizing the national security impact of planned sequestration cuts. The second bill extends the Bush tax cuts for everyone making less than $1 million a year.
|Wednesday, December 19, 2012||
Benghazi Report Critical Of Clinton State Department
In the aftermath of the September 11th attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the State Department launched an internal investigation to determine what went wrong. The findings were made public yesterday and I suspect Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got an advanced copy of the report. Perhaps that is why she fainted and suffered a concussion this weekend.
|Tuesday, December 18, 2012||
Tis the season for giving, and President Obama and Speaker John Boehner have been exchanging offers on the fiscal cliff, giving the rest of us headaches.
Over the weekend, Speaker Boehner conceded to raising tax rates, but only on those making more than $1 million. Yesterday President Obama made a counteroffer.
|Monday, December 17, 2012||
“A voice is heard in Ramah,
|Friday, December 14, 2012||
As we are going to press, there is breaking news of a horrific shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Details are still unfolding, but initial reports suggest as many as 27 people, including 14 children, may be dead. The evil of such an atrocity is incomprehensible, particularly at the time of year when we celebrate the birth of the Child who was sent to save us from sin. Please be in prayer for the victims, their families and the Newtown community.
Another Vignette From Obama’s America
|Thursday, December 13, 2012||
Handbook For Cultural Surrender
The Wall Street Journal broke a truly shocking story this week about the latest draft Army handbook on how our troops should conduct themselves in Afghanistan. According to left-wing Army bureaucrats, the recent attacks by our Afghan “allies” against U.S.-led coalition troops, that have left 63 of our troops dead, are our fault! Consider this excerpt:
|Tuesday, December 11, 2012||
Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt is a big supporter of President Obama. Schmidt endorsed and campaigned for Obama in 2008. Contributions from Google’s employees were the third largest source of campaign contributions for the president’s reelection effort. And there was even talk of Schmidt joining President Obama’s second term cabinet.
|Thursday, December 6, 2012||
DeMint Resigning From The Senate
South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint announced today that he will resign his Senate seat in January to become the next president of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington, D.C. think tank. Senator DeMint is one of the conservative movement’s staunchest allies in Washington, and his leadership in the Senate will be sorely missed.