|Wednesday, March 20, 2013||
Seven marines were killed Monday when a mortar blew up during a training exercise. Their bodies had not yet been buried before the Senate majority leader tried to exploit the tragedy. Senator Harry Reid took to the Senate floor yesterday and suggested that budget cuts were responsible for their deaths.
|Tuesday, March 19, 2013||
Obama Threatens Easter Bunny?
Washington elites are aghast with reports that a 135 year-old tradition in the nation's capital may be the next victim of "draconian" budget cuts. Yesterday the White House blasted out messages to Easter Egg Roll ticket holders warning them that "this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty surrounding the Executive Office of the President and other federal agencies."
|Friday, March 15, 2013||
A Contrast In Substance & Style
|Thursday, March 14, 2013||
Subpoena The Survivors?
Yesterday President Obama nominated Deborah Jones, a former ambassador to Kuwait, to be the new U.S. ambassador to Libya. The nomination comes six months after the deadly attacks on our consulate in Benghazi, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
|Wednesday, March 13, 2013||
Obama's Outreach "A Joke"?
Last week I said I was skeptical of President Obama's sudden outreach to congressional conservatives. But you don't have to take my word for it. In the past 24 hours, there have been several media reports indicating that Obama's outreach efforts are less than sincere.
Ron Fournier, a veteran political reporter, was told by a senior White House official, "This is a joke. We're wasting the president's time and ours. I hope you all (in the media) are happy because we're doing it for you."
|Tuesday, March 12, 2013||
Ryan's New Balanced Budget
Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled his revised proposal to balance the budget in 10 years. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Rep. Ryan explains how it's done:
|Monday, March 11, 2013||
"Stoke And Scare"
Last week the media were gushing about the president's dinner with his former Republican colleagues from the Senate. Mr. Obama was praised for once again reaching out to his critics, while our media elites waited with bated breath wondering if the recalcitrant conservatives would dare reject him one more time.
|Friday, March 8, 2013||
Bin Laden Son-In-Law Captured
Last night news broke that we had captured Sulaiman Abu Ghaith -- Osama bin Laden's son-in-law. Abu Ghaith was involved in planning the 9/11 attacks and served as a spokesman for Al Qaeda, urging Muslims to wage jihad against the West after the attacks.
His capture is good news. One intelligence expert described Abu Ghaith as being one of the few remaining Al Qaeda leaders "capable of getting the old band back together."
|Thursday, March 7, 2013||
Obama Shifts Strategy?
President Obama invited a dozen Republican senators to dinner last night. Rather than hosting them at the White House, where the president clearly has the upper hand, they met in neutral territory -- at the Jefferson Hotel. And Obama personally picked up the tab.
|Wednesday, March 6, 2013||
Punishing Middle America
Last week we warned that the administration seemed determined to make the sequester cuts as painful for the American people as possible in order to justify a tax and spend, big government agenda. Yesterday we got more proof.
An agricultural official in North Carolina recently asked his superiors in Washington for flexibility in managing the sequester cuts so that vital inspections would not be affected. Here is the response he got back: