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Social Security May Not Make It Another Four Years

Social Security May Not Make It Another Four Years

The problem with the long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare is that the problems have always been long-term problems. It’s always been easier for Democrats to pander to short-term objections to tax hikes/benefits cuts, and for Republicans to pay nothing more than lip service to fixes, because the day of reckoning was always in

Obama's Recess Appointment Power Grab Backfires And Hands Conservatives A Victory

This is big for a lot of reasons. Politically, it’s a major setback to President Obama. To pay off his organized labor friends, Obama jammed in some very union-biased appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. Those appointments have now been ruling on cases before the NLRB for more than a year, but if this

Democrats Attack Private Citizen For Hosting Fundraiser For A Republican

Earlier today it was announced that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg would be holding a fundraiser for Republican Governor Chris Christie. I haven’t really been paying attention, but apparently Zuckerberg has always been rather private about his politics. This is the first public indication on which way he may lean. But more interesting than the fundraiser

Universal Background Checks Are A Good Way To Deny A Lot Of People Their 2nd Amendment Rights

One of President Obama’s gun control proposals announced after the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary (though a proposal which wouldn’t have done anything to stop that shooting) is universal background checks for all gun exchanges except those between relatives. This would close the so-called “gun show loophole” in existing background check requirements, but really

Cramer Votes For Debt Ceiling Increase

The House voted to send the Senate a three-month increase in the national debt ceiling today, which will push the date for the next negotiation on the increase around the time the Senate is required, by law, to produce a budget. North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer voted for the increase, and sent out this statement

Hillary Clinton On Benghazi Protest: "What Difference Does It Make"

In response to stern questioning from Senator Ron Johnson on the question of whether or not the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi was a protest inspired by a YouTube clip or a planned and coordinated terror attack, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded “What difference does it make?” Jaw-dropping: It makes a lot

“To me, a rifle is not for sporting or hunting, it is an instrument of freedom.”

Via Hot Air, here’s video of an activist speaking in Tienanmen Square about the importance of the individual right to keep and bear arms. It’s a powerful message coming as it does from a place where the importance of being able to defend oneself against overbearing government is well understood, if not embraced legally. Via

Now That He's Out Of Excuses, Will Obama Approve The Keystone XL Pipeline?

The State Department is winding up yet another review of the Keystone XL pipeline issue, and isn’t likely to produce anything all that different from previous reviews, and now the State of Nebraska has approved the route the pipeline will take through their state. It seems President Obama is running out of excuses to sandbag

Interview: Cramer Says President Obama Has Used Sandy Hook Shooting For Gun Control Agenda

Rep. Kevin Cramer was in North Dakota this weekend and announced his plans for a round table discussion about gun rights. It will be a part of a series of forums on American issues, and will be held on February 22nd in Fargo. Cramer says he’s putting this discussion together in North Dakota because he’s

Obama's First Term, By The Numbers

Just a quick run-down of accomplishments from President Obama’s first term in office. First, national debt has increased more than $50,000 per household under Obama: (CNSNews.com) – During Barack Obama’s first term as president of the United States, the debt of the federal government increased by $5.8 trillion, which exceeds the combined debt accumulated under

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