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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Back On The Trail

The country is just 34 days away from the so-called “fiscal cliff.” If no agreement between President Obama and conservative House leaders is reached by January 1, 2013, the Bush tax cuts automatically expire. According to the liberal Brookings Institution, “Nearly 90 percent of all households would face tax increases averaging nearly $3,500.” Some are rightly calling it “Taxmageddon.”

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

To Give Thanks

Tomorrow the nation will pause as we spend time with friends and family in a day of thanksgiving for the tremendous blessings of this land. Some years, when things are going well and life glides along smoothly, celebrating is easy. But this year thanksgiving may be tough. Our country faces difficult times, economically and politically, and we are facing tremendous threats to our national security.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Left’s War On Israel

The liberal media’s coverage of the conflict in Israel continues to be incredibly biased. It emphasizes civilian casualties in Gaza while seldom mentioning that the casualties are happening because Hamas and Islamic Jihad are exploiting media prejudices and Western sensibilities to make Israel look like the aggressor.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Petraeus Testifies

Former CIA Director General David Petraeus testified behind closed doors on Capitol Hill this morning about the 9/11 attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Gen. Petraeus told members of the intelligence committees that he “knew almost immediately” that the attack on the consulate was carried out by Ansar al Sharia, an Al Qaeda group in Libya.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Obama’s “Victory Lap”

President Barack Obama held his first press conference in months yesterday. Was news made? Did we learn anything new? Not really. This front page Washington Post headline says it all: “Meeting The Press, Taking A Victory Lap.”

The president’s comments yesterday were reminiscent of his “I won” quip to congressional conservatives four years ago. Once again, Obama claimed a mandate to raise taxes. Presumably, House conservatives also have a mandate not to raise taxes.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Debt IS A Moral Issue

The Associated Press reports this morning that the deficit for October, the first month of the new fiscal year, was $120 billion. That figure is 22% higher than the October 2011 deficit. And even though tax receipts were up 13% from October 2011, spending was up 16%. This level of spending is unsustainable.

Speaking about the debt and deficit yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, “[Obama] does not believe that reducing deficits and debt are values unto themselves.”

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Military Sex Scandal Grows

Washington has been rocked by the growing scandal involving top military and intelligence officials. CIA Director General David Petraeus was scheduled to testify before congressional intelligence committees this week on the Benghazi debacle. But he resigned suddenly Friday afternoon citing an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

BREAKING NEWS: CNN reports that Iranian fighter jets last week fired on a U.S. drone operating in international airspace over the Persian Gulf. The drone was not hit. According to CNN, “the United States protested the incident but has not heard back from Iran.”

Back To Benghazi

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Vets Combatting Unemployment

One of the truly heartbreaking aspects of the Great Recession is the difficulty so many returning veterans have in finding employment. While the national unemployment rate is 8.2%, it is nearly 13% for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

While We’re Waiting…

As the nation awaits the Supreme Court’s ruling on ObamaCare, our friends at The Weekly Standard have gone back and reviewed the polling data. Here’s what they found: