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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Senate Begins Debate On Second Amendment 

The Senate Judiciary Committee today began hearings on legislation aimed at limiting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding American citizens. The committee began the hearing with an emotionally powerful statement from former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot and critically injured two years ago by a madman. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Standing With Israel & Against Chuck Hagel 

The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday to consider the ill-conceived and dangerous nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer 

Sending Women To War 

The Pentagon made history last week when Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced that he was lifting the ban on women serving in frontline, combat positions. The new policy is not going into effect immediately. It will be phased in, and the services will be permitted to request exemptions for specific posts such as elite units like Navy SEALs or Army Rangers. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer 

March For Life 

The March for Life is always a highlight of my year in Washington. I spoke to a number of pro-life groups this morning, including the Right to Life delegation from my home state of Kentucky. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer 

Boehner's Warning 

After every election, new administrations usually have a bit of a political honeymoon when the bitterness of the campaign is set aside and the nation's business takes priority. But judging from remarks made by Speaker John Boehner before the Ripon Society this week, the political atmosphere in nation's capital is as frosty as the sub-freezing temperatures Washington has endured lately. Here's what Boehner said: 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer 

"Obama The Liberated Liberal" 

That's how one left-wing British newspaper described President Barack Obama after yesterday's inaugural address. Obama's second inaugural address was not much different than his standard campaign stump speech, just delivered on a grander stage. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer 

State Court Declares Unborn Child A Person With Rights 

Last week the Alabama State Supreme Court issued a ruling that has not gotten the attention it deserves, especially as the nation prepares to mark the tragedy of 40 years of abortion on demand. The Alabama Supreme Court was considering two tragic cases of children born to mothers who were drug addicts. In one case, a baby boy, Timmy, died 19 minutes after birth due to "acute methamphetamine intoxication." 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer 

The Left's America 

As I watched the evening news and thought more about the president's press conference yesterday, I began thinking about how the left's reaction to the Sandy Hook shootings reflected the "fundamental transformation" of America that it is trying to achieve. The way the debate over the future of Second Amendment rights is unfolding fits a pattern that has been followed repeatedly over the last four years. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer 

Obama vs. The Second Amendment 

In response to the tragic Sandy Hook shootings last month, President Obama today unveiled a series of proposals aimed at limiting Second Amendment rights. Some, like expanded background checks, enjoy broad support in most polls. Others, like banning certain guns, are more controversial. The public generally wants the laws already on the books to be enforced, not more laws passed. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Bully's Pulpit

Virtually every day since he won reelection, President Barack Obama has addressed the nation, made a speech, held a press conference or given an interview in which he has criticized conservatives or the half of the country that didn't vote for him. Obama is behaving as though he won a massive landslide. He did not. 

The president got 51% of the vote. At the same time, voters returned a Republican majority to the House of Representatives and increased the number of Republican governors to 30.