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Bloggers Briefing: Rep. Buck McKeon and Author Edward Conard

Bloggers Briefing: Rep. Buck McKeon and Author Edward Conard

Lawmakers in Washington have six months to figure out a way to avoid the automatic, across–the–board spending cuts agreed to in last year’s debt-limit deal. Those cuts disproportionately target defense, prompting concerns from across the political spectrum. Leading the charge

SUVs Suck in Combat: A True Story from the War in Iraq

SUVs Suck in Combat: A True Story from the War in Iraq

Rebuilding Iraq during the raging insurgency was no easy task. It required ingenuity, courage and innovative ways to get the job done — sometimes with equipment that offered little protection from the car bombs and rocket attacks launched by America’s

'Fast and Furious' Exposes White House Anti-Gun Agenda, Coverup

'Fast and Furious' Exposes White House Anti-Gun Agenda, Coverup

Katie Pavlich’s new book, “Fast and Furious,” assembles the devastating evidence thatimplicates the Obama administration for its botched gun-walking operation and ensuing coverup to mislead Congress and the American people. Few journalists have devoted as much time reporting on Fast

Stossel Regrets Harsh Criticism of ABC News

Stossel Regrets Harsh Criticism of ABC News

John Stossel has made amends with ABC News one week after a harsh critique of the network. In a video that debuted on Breitbart TV last week, Stossel didn’t mince words when asked why he left ABC News: “Because it

Stossel Slams ABC News: 'It Sucked There'

Stossel Slams ABC News: 'It Sucked There'

John Stossel doesn’t mince words when asked why he left ABC News in 2009: “Because it sucked there.” The bestselling author and Fox Business Network host spoke at The Heritage Foundation on Wednesday about his new book, “No, They Can’t: Why

BBC's Charity Drops Proposal for U.S. Taxpayer Funding

Three weeks ago the BBC World Service Trust, a charity for the British network, was angling for a share of State Department funding to promote Internet freedom. But after Americans revolted at the idea, the organization has pulled out entirely,

Where Is Obama's Empathy for Poor Kids in D.C.?

Compared to President Obama’s other initiatives, the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program barely registers on the government’s balance sheet. Yet the $7,500 scholarships for poor children are apparently still too costly for a White House beholden to Big Labor. [youtube rEySpQDdf_o]

Obama's Anti-Energy Policy Is Destroying American Jobs

President Obama’s hometown of Chicago is nearly 1,000 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. But like many other communities across the country, it is suffering the consequences of his Administration’s anti-drilling agenda. Illinois accounted for $376.2 million in shallow-water drilling

Wisconsin Union Talking Points: More Myths Than Facts

“What did Hitler do first? He busted the unions. Right? First you take away the unions, then you take away the Jews, then you take away, you know, that’s where it starts.” -Union protester in Madison, Wis. [youtube gcDnKQul_c8] Protesters

Democrats Cash In on Wisconsin Union Protest

At least two Democrat organizations are using the union-backed protest in Wisconsin to raise campaign cash. The Madison-based State Senate Democratic Committee and the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee of Washington, D.C., both made fundraising appeals Friday. The fundraising efforts came

Tea Party in Action: Freshmen Lead on Spending Cuts

Freshman lawmakers have served less than two months in Congress, and they’ve already had a sizable impact. Now, as the House considers a $100 billion spending cut, they’re leading the charge to rein in out-of-control government spending. [youtube gko1HlB_gzA nolink]

Pence: GOP Must 'Keep Our Word' on $100 Billion in Cuts

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), a former member of GOP leadership, said Republicans must uphold the promise in their Pledge to America and cut “at least $100 billion in the first year.” His comments came as conservatives continued to lobby leadership

House GOP Leaders Support Additional Spending Cuts

House GOP leaders are lining up behind the conservative Republican Study Committee to support additional spending cuts next week when the 2011 continuing resolution reaches the floor. But even with leadership on board, will it be enough to hit the

House GOP's Spending Record: So Far, So Good

Republicans have controlled the House for little over a month, but so far the record is clear: The new GOP majority is living up to its promise to cut spending. In the first four weeks of the 112th Congress, Republicans

Memo to GOP Leadership: Why $100 Billion Matters

**UPDATED** Last summer conservatives rolled their eyes when they read in Politico that Rep. Eric Cantor, then serving as GOP whip, suggested “Republicans may roll back their ban on earmarks.” The self-imposed moratorium, enacted last March, was a triumph for

Boehner's Bold Challenge to Obama on School Choice

Barack Obama attended a private school as a youth. He even sends his daughters to one. But as president he wants to deny that same opportunity to low-income students in the District of Columbia. After two years of limiting educational

Conservatives Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cut Proposal

The conservative House Republican Study Committee today will unveil a rescission bill that will save $2.5 trillion over 10 years. It’s a bold proposal that returns federal spending to pre-Obama levels, eliminates remaining stimulus money and ends more than 100

Media Companies Made Millions From BP Oil Spill

Newspapers and television stations reaped a financial windfall from the BP oil spill — and continue to benefit as the company spends millions on advertising to repair its battered image following the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. BP spent