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Darling: Attach Cut, Cap, and Balance to Debt Limit Hike

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin argued on Fox News Sunday for a “clean” hike in the debt limit. Mnuchin also pushed a strategy of attaching the debt limit as an amendment to a bill to provide $7.9 billion in temporary relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

President Donald Trump, right, speaks as Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, left, listens at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, where Trump announced that McMaster will be the new national security adviser. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Darling: President H.R. McMaster’s Yuge Foreign Policy Blunder

I voted for Donald J. Trump because he promoted a foreign policy of restraint. I did not vote for National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster to hijack the Trump agenda to continue failed policies of the past. I voted for Donald Trump’s campaign against “nation-building” and am concerned that this Administration has lost its way on foreign policy.

Jared Kushner

Darling: White House Office of American Innovation Outsourced to German Company

President Donald Trump has created an “Office of American Innovation” and an “American Technology Council” to promote an America First economic policy. The head of the Council, Jared Kushner, hosted an event at the White House last month to promote technology week. Among the invited companies was one that did not fit in – the German tech company SAP.

Darling: A Sickening Example of Astroturf Politics and 9/11 Victims 

Astroturf politics is when a group pays an organization or K Street lobbying firm to send calls, letters, emails, and people to town hall meetings to pressure members to vote in a certain manner. The goal is to present the appearance of a spontaneous movement and to have people communicating with a member of Congress on an issue in a way that makes it appear to be a popular movement. But these individuals are frauds and they are being paid to fool senators or representatives.

New 'Snookie Tax' Enforcement Agents

First of all, I need to disclose a conflict of interest. I am a huge fan of the Jersey Shore, so please do not construe my commentary as critical of Snookie or any of the others on the show. I

Fed's Blue State Bailout Authority Terminated

Senator David Vitter (R-LA) introduced legislation yesterday to prevent the Federal Reserve from secretly bailing out states with budget problems. Senators Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) have joined the effort and signed onto S.251, the State Bailout Prevention

Filibuster 'Reform' May Be Unconstitutional

The left has been messaging for over a year that the Senate should abolish the filibuster. They now are desperate to seize complete control of one chamber of the federal legislature so they can play defense against Speaker of the

Senate to Vote on Tax Hikes Today

Today, the Senate will vote to increase taxes on American job creators. Ironically, the November unemployment numbers came out yesterday and unemployment has risen to 9.8%. Only in Washington would politicians think that this is the time to punish job

I See Dead People and They Have Stimulus Checks

Senator Tom Coburn (R-O K) put out a report this morning titled “Federal Programs to Die for: American Tax Dollars Send Six Feet Under” showing rampant waste, fraud and abuse in government programs. This report has put together programs totalling

President Obama's Updated Enemies List

Senator Barack Obama campaigned for President against the “politics of personal destruction” and a future President who could “bring Democrats and Republicans together.” As President, Obama has denounced opponents of the Administration and brought partisanship to a new level. The

For-Profit Education Under Assault

For-profit education is under assault from elitists who hate the idea of free market educational institutions. It is also under attack from bureaucrats at the U.S. Department of Education who are trying to make it hard for students to arm

New START Treaty May Harm National Security

The New START Treaty is an idea that may harm American national security. The agreement between the United States and Russia purports to reduce nuclear weapons between two superpowers, yet, in an effort to get the Russians to sign the


Remember all of those bold statements that the so called “Troubled Assets Relief Program” (TARP), the Bailout of Wall Street Bill, was a one time deal and our federal government should and will never do it again. Secretary of the

Kagan's Gun Problem

Elena Kagan may be hostile to the view that the 2ndAmendment to the Constitution protects American’s individual right to keep and bear arms. Bloomberg reports today, “Kagan Was ‘Not Sympathetic’ as Law Clerk to Gun-Rights Argument.” With the evidence presented

ObamaCare Strategy Sabotages Bipartisan Summit

President Barack Obama’s highly anticipated Blair House Summit was sold as a bipartisan negotiation on ObamaCare between House and Senate leaders of both parties. The White House claims that this day long meeting is an opportunity for the American people

Leftists Continue War Against Filibuster

Yet another leftist has attacked the Senate filibuster. The chorus from the left is growing and one can only assume that this coordinated attack is evidence that liberal Senators are readying a challenge to the Senate’s filibuster. The left absolutely

ObamaCare Transparency Promise Broken

Transparency be damned. It seems as if many of the elites in Washington, D.C. were for transparency before they were against it. President Barack Obama, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid all promised and

Earmarks Buy ObamaCare

Do you want a good laugh? Check out this press release from January 18, 2006: Democrats from across the country today unveiled their Honest Leadership and Open Government Act. In the Great Hall of the Library of Congress, Senate Democratic

ObamaCare's Do or Die Moment in the Senate

Saturday is a big day in the Senate for ObamaCare. Congressional Quarterly reported that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will unveil his manager’s package of changes to the Senate version of ObamaCare on Saturday morning and immediately file cloture

Race-Based Government Established at Expense of Troops?

The House and Senate are wrapping up work on the last appropriations bill of the year and rumors are swirling that the controversial Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, also known as the “Akaka Bill,” will be included in the Defense

Congress Creating Big Brother for Wall Street

Senator Chris Dodd’s (D-CT) approach to overhaul financial industry regulations is scheduled to be debated next week in the Senate Banking Committee with a mark-up of the bill starting in early December. This bill is sold as an effort by

Historic PelosiCare Debate Starts Right Now

Today, a historic debate will commence on a bill that would impose big government health care on all Americans. Nobody knows if this bill is going to pass and many questions about the bill remain unanswered. All those who cherish

Senator Harry Reid's Hide and Seek ObamaCare Bill

On Saturday, I reported that all 40 Republican Senators signed a letter demanding to see the health care bill Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) claimed he sent to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Yesterday, Reid circulated a Dear Colleague

Senator Harry Reid's Vapor Bill

All 40 Republican Senators signed a letter yesterday demanding to see the health care bill Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) sent to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Reid claimed he submitted the legislation for a CBO score on Monday.