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Norquist: Resurgent Tea Party Will 'Dwarf' First Wave

Norquist: Resurgent Tea Party Will 'Dwarf' First Wave

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, predicted on Friday that an upcoming “Tea Party second wave” will “dwarf” the first wave that propelled Republicans into the majority in the House during the historic 2010 midterm elections.  In an
Pelosi Moves to Force Vote on Top Rate Tax Hike

Pelosi Moves to Force Vote on Top Rate Tax Hike

Democrats are claiming the 2012 elections gave them a mandate to raise taxes on those making more than $250,000, while House Republicans are arguing Americans kept them in power in the House to permanently extend the Bush tax cuts for
House to Be in Session Only 15 Fridays in 2013

House to Be in Session Only 15 Fridays in 2013

The House of Representatives will cut back on Fridays during the 113th Congress, being in session only 15 Fridays through all of 2013, which is nearly a 30% drop from 2011.  The House was in session for 21 Fridays in
ObamaCare Fallout: Walmart Ends Insurance For New Hires

ObamaCare Fallout: Walmart Ends Insurance For New Hires

And so the government takeover of our health care system begins: Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, plans to begin denying health insurance to newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, according to a copy of
Lone Chinese home destroyed; farmer accepts deal

Lone Chinese home destroyed; farmer accepts deal

(AP) Lone Chinese home destroyed; farmer accepts dealBy GILLIAN WONGAssociated PressBEIJINGAuthorities have demolished a five-story home that stood incongruously in the middle of a new main road and had become the latest symbol of resistance by Chinese homeowners against officials
Middle Class Net Worth Collapses to 1969 Levels

Middle Class Net Worth Collapses to 1969 Levels

The angle of a just-released New York University study is, of course, that ole’ left-wing canard known as “income inequality,” but the findings are still useful in drawing other conclusions, and not ones that are very pleasant. Is America now
Consumer spending dipped in October, income flat

Consumer spending dipped in October, income flat

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) –U.S. consumer spending — with disposable income flat — fell 0.2 percent in October, the Commerce Department said Friday. Consumers spent $20.2 billion less than they did in the previous month as incomes rose by $400
Feds propose new tax on health insurers

Feds propose new tax on health insurers

(AP) Feds propose fee on health insurers in new marketBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated PressWASHINGTONHealth insurance companies will have to pay to play in new health insurance markets coming under President Barack Obama’s health care law. The federal Health and Human Services
Congress looks at doing away with the $1 bill

Congress looks at doing away with the $1 bill

(AP) Congress looks at doing away with the $1 billBy KEVIN FREKINGAssociated PressWASHINGTONAmerican consumers have shown about as much appetite for the $1 coin as kids do their spinach. They may not know what’s best for them either. Congressional auditors
Pressure mounting on Obama over pipeline decision

Pressure mounting on Obama over pipeline decision

(AP) Pressure mounting on Obama over pipeline decisionBy JOSH LEDERMANAssociated PressWASHINGTONEmbarking on a second term, President Barack Obama faces mounting pressure on a decision he had put off during his re-election campaign: whether to approve the $7 billion proposed Keystone
Mitt Romney's loss creates GOP leadership vacuum

Mitt Romney's loss creates GOP leadership vacuum

(AP) Mitt Romney’s loss creates GOP leadership vacuumBy STEVE PEOPLESAssociated PressBOSTONMitt Romney’s shadow looms over a Republican Party in disarray. The face of the GOP for much of the last year, the failed presidential candidate has been a virtual ghost

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