Robert Bluey

Articles by Robert Bluey

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

Bloggers Briefing: Rep. Buck McKeon and Author Edward Conard

Bloggers Briefing: Artur Davis on Why He Ditched Democrats

Artur Davis represented Alabama’s 7th congressional district for eight years as a Democrat. He held party leadership roles and was one the first lawmakers to endorse then-Sen. Barack Obama for president. A lot has changed in four years. Davis has

Bloggers Briefing: Artur Davis on Why He Ditched Democrats

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

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

Rep Justin Amash Defends the Constitution, One Vote at a Time

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) swore to support and defend the U.S. Constitution upon taking office.The founding document weighs heavily on him with each vote, and it’s the reason Amash is theonly member of Congress to justify each of those votes

Rep Justin Amash Defends the Constitution, One Vote at a Time

'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

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

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 Regrets Harsh Criticism of ABC News

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

Stossel Slams ABC News: 'It Sucked There'

Obama Using Controversial 'Recess Appointment' to Raise Campaign Cash

President Obama is hoping to capitalize on his controversial decision to appoint Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Less than 12 hours after making the announcement, Obama’s campaign sent a fundraising email seeking up to $2,500

Andrew Breitbart's Heritage Foundation Speech on 'Righteous Indignation'

Andrew Breitbart was in Washington last week to promote his new book, “Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!” He visited The Heritage Foundation to talk about the Democrat-Media Complex, his conversion to conservatism, how the Clarence Thomas

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

Pence Is Right: 'It's Time to Pick a Fight' on Spending

House GOP leaders are facing the prospect of a conservative revolt if they forge ahead with another stopgap measure to fund the federal government. In recent days, a growing number of conservatives have said it’s time to square off with

Rep. Mike Pence Renews Call to Defund Obamacare, Planned Parenthood

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) voted for the two-week continuing resolution this week even though his amendment to defund Planned Parenthood was dropped from the bill in a compromise with Senate Democrats. But now he’s put his foot down: It’s time

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]

House Conservatives to Offer Additional $20 Billion in Cuts

Conservatives are gearing up for a showdown on the House floor over an across-the-board spending cut that would trim the federal government by an additional $20 billion this year. The amendment, which will be offered by a member of the

It's Showtime: High Stakes for Federal Spending Fight

Just how unusual is the current spending debate on Capitol Hill? Based on the size and scope of the GOP’s proposed cuts, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said you’d have to go back to World War II to find

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

Obama Administration Blocking 103 Gulf Drilling Permits

As oil prices continue to climb, a backlog of more than 100 offshore drilling plans for the Gulf of Mexico are awaiting approval from the Obama administration, according to federal data. The federal government has not approved a single new