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$1.6 Trillion? Obama Doesn't Want a Deal

$1.6 Trillion? Obama Doesn't Want a Deal

President Barack Obama has responded to House Speaker John Boehner’s gesture last week towards reaching a deal to avoid the Jan. 1 “fiscal cliff” of tax hikes and spending cuts, putting a specific demand on the table: $1.6 trillion in

Obama Promises MoveOn.org: We'll Raise Taxes

Obama Promises MoveOn.org: We'll Raise Taxes

President Obama held his unity meeting at the White House today over the fiscal cliff. Attendees ranged from John Podesta of the Center for American Progress to Bono; all were there to urge the president to stick by his guns

Parsing the CIA's Detention Denial

Parsing the CIA's Detention Denial

The Executive Order cited by the CIA to deny the agency had detained militia members at the Benghazi annex has a caveat, one which explicitly allows short term detentions. The interpretation of Executive Order 13491 is at the heart of

CA Implements Cap and Trade Tomorrow

CA Implements Cap and Trade Tomorrow

Beginning Wednesday, the state of California will implement a “cap and trade” system designed to curb carbon emissions and cripple the state’s economy. Well, actually, it’s just designed to curb carbon emissions. Crippling the state economy is merely a nifty

Ohio Food Stamp Benefits to Decrease in 2013

Ohio Food Stamp Benefits to Decrease in 2013

The amount of food stamp benefits families in Ohio receive will drop $50 a month based on new US Department of Agriculture calculations. The monthly amount each household is offered under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — commonly known as

Poll: Voters Want Tax Cuts Extended Past 2012

Poll: Voters Want Tax Cuts Extended Past 2012

President Obama has claimed a mandate on the issue of tax increases. Last week, he announced that “this was a central question during the election. It was debated over and over again. And on Tuesday night we found out that

McConnell: Let's See Your Plan, Mr. President

McConnell: Let's See Your Plan, Mr. President

Today, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that President Obama can talk all he wants about raising taxes, but he hasn’t presented any deficit reduction plans. At all. On the floor of the Senate, McConnell announced that slogans and

US Budget Deficit $120B in October Alone

US Budget Deficit $120B in October Alone

Today, President Obama is holding a summit about the fiscal cliff, starring Bono. But while he’s talking with his chums in the unions and in the far left non-profit space, the deficit grows larger each day. In October 2012 alone,

Pelosi Could Step Down from Dem Leadership Tomorrow

Pelosi Could Step Down from Dem Leadership Tomorrow

Today, Nancy Pelosi told reporters that she could step down tomorrow as House Minority Leader. “I love you all very dearly, but I thought I’d tell my caucus first,” Pelosi said. “We may not have the majority. We may not

SCOTUS to Vote November 20th on Obamacare Case

SCOTUS to Vote November 20th on Obamacare Case

Breitbart News reported earlier that the Supreme Court is reconsidering one of the major cases challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare.  The Court has now set that petition for a vote at its November 20th closed-door conference. The outcome of that

Report: Obama Asks Holder to Stay for Second Term

Report: Obama Asks Holder to Stay for Second Term

He’s back. President Barack Obama reportedly asked Eric Holder to stay as attorney general after he’s inaugurated for a second term, and the controversial Cabinet head agreed. “I don’t know if everyone in the White House wants him [Holder] to

IRS and Treasury Investigate Obama's SolarCity

IRS and Treasury Investigate Obama's SolarCity

News that SolarCity, another recipient of millions in government largess from the Obama Administration, would be issuing an IPO forced the disclosure that the IRS and the Treasury Department were now investigating the company, and others, for potential abuse of

Americans Won't Pay $40,000 for a $17,000 Car

Americans Won't Pay $40,000 for a $17,000 Car

From the So-Painfully-Obvious-We-Shouldn’t-Have-to-Run-This-Study Department: Study: Electric-Cars Won’t Make a Big Impact Until Prices Fall Shocker.  What are those sticker prices? (T)he base price of a Toyota Prius comes in at $24,995 but the plug-in version starts at $32,795. The Chevrolet

Oil Industry Tax Breaks Face Fiscal Cliff

Oil Industry Tax Breaks Face Fiscal Cliff

Republicans and Democrats may end some of the the oil industry’s biggest tax breaks during the fiscal cliff negotiations in Congress.  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has indicated oil industry tax breaks will be on the table during the upcoming

Cornel West: Obama a 'Rockefeller Republican in Blackface'

Cornel West: Obama a 'Rockefeller Republican in Blackface'

Princeton African-American studies professor and provocateur Cornel West accused President Barack Obama of being a “Rockefeller Republican in blackface” last Friday on a progressive television program.  In an interview on the liberal “Democracy Now” program, West, with his shocking comments, was essentially saying Obama,

Moody's: Obama Will Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Moody's: Obama Will Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Moody’s, a prominent ratings agency, predicted President Barack Obama would “reverse course” and approve the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas during his second term. “We believe the White House will reverse course and approve the Keystone XL pipeline,