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Friday, January 31, 2014

Stimulus that failed to stimulate: 6 years into Obama 'recovery'

Judd Gregg: Stimulus that failed to stimulate | TheHill

Dick Morris: Clinton's Benghazi cover-up

Dick Morris: Clinton's Benghazi cover-up | TheHill

Ecumenical gathering recalls modern Christian martyrs

Ecumenical gathering recalls modern Christian martyrs. Published in the 1/31/2014 edition of The Pilot

'MITT' - Official Trailer

Rep. Joe Pitts: No reason for Obama to bypass Congress

By Congressman Joe Pitts

When you go home from work after a long day, do you take a bumpy road that takes additional miles and time? Of course not, you take the most direct, fastest route even if there are some lights and traffic. Why go out of your way when all you want to do is get home?

In Washington, the direct route to getting something done is through Congress. There’s good reason why the President travels down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol to lay out his priorities. Because without changes to the law, the proposals would be written in the sand of executive order and regulation.

Every President wants a lasting legacy, solutions that stand the test of time. When President Obama signs an executive order, that is a promise that may not last even the duration of his own presidency. These orders don’t have the force of law. They are much more likely to be struck down by a court and they can be undone by another executive order.

I understand that the President is frustrated that his big-ticket items aren’t going to go through a Republican-led House, but that shouldn’t prevent us from working together on things we agree on. In his State of the Union address, the President announced at least three proposals that could get bipartisan support. Why go around when we can work together?

The first proposal that could easily get through Congress is reform of federal job training proposals. There are roughly 20 million Americans who are unemployed or underemployed right now. In our fast moving economy, workers have to continue developing their skills over a lifetime. Federal job training programs are supposed to ensure that no one gets left behind.

Unfortunately, federal job training programs have become duplicative and bureaucratic. There are over 50 separate programs now and duplication of effort may be wasting as much as $18 billion annually. Workers find themselves having to jump through a number of hoops before they become eligible.

In the State of the Union address, the President asked Vice President Biden to conduct a review of job training programs and called on Congress to help. The President however, is late to the game. The Republican budget called for consolidation of job training programs three years ago. Last year, the House passed the SKILLS Act that streamlines 30 separate programs into a new, single fund. This bill has been sitting in the Senate for nearly a year.

There’s no need for further review when the Government Accountability Office already studied this issue in depth. We don’t need a duplicative study to get rid of duplicative programs.

In his address, the President also called for cutting red tape to bring more natural gas plants online. Republicans agree that we should take more advantage of a clean-burning natural resource. In fact, we passed the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act last fall with bipartisan support.

New plants can’t be built without safe, efficient pipelines. Again, the Senate has not acted on this bill, even though it had support from 26 Democrats. If the President acts without authority from Congress, it is far more likely that radical environmental groups will stop any progress with lawsuits. We should work together to bring more clean energy online sooner.

The President also called for additional research into vaccines and cures for disease. The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act would eliminate public funding for the Democratic and Republican national conventions and instead fund pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health.

The bill passed with a veto-proof majority in the House. Just like the other two proposals I’ve discussed, this bill is sitting in the Senate. We can immediately move $13 million a year into research just by agreeing that the American taxpayer shouldn’t pay for political events.

The President also proposed a new investment product for low-income Americans, the MyRA. For years, I’ve been working to pass legislation to create individual development accounts to help low-income workers save for the future. I’m sure there are others in Congress who would work with the President to establish this new investment vehicle in law.

So much of what the President called for on Tuesday night has broad support. There’s no reason to go around Congress when there are so few barriers to passing lasting legislation.

U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts is a Republican who represents Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District.

Bankrupt: How Liberal Policies Killed Detroit

Wasn't Obamacare passed to help the uninsured?

Blog: Wasn't the ACA passed to help the uninsured?

Dinesh D'Souza was right about Obama

Articles: Dinesh D'Souza was right about Obama

Free Stuff


Group issues warnings about Obamacare Medicare cuts

Group issues warnings about Obamacare Medicare cuts

What Obama doesn't understand about the economy

What President Obama doesn't understand about the economy

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Oscars rescind nomination for Christian-themed song

The Oscars rescind nomination for Alone Yet Not Alone

The New Obama Constitution


Same Old Story From Obama

Poll: More Now See Failure than Success in Iraq, Afghanistan

More Now See Failure than Success in Iraq, Afghanistan

Another top Democrat bails out of sinking House ship

Waxman opts out, raising questions about Pelosi's future | TheHill

Hollywood, propaganda & liberal politics

Jonah Goldberg: Hollywood, propaganda & liberal politics

Playing Immigration Reform Skeptics for Fools

Playing Immigration Reform Skeptics for Fools

Obama Sends You Another Bill


Pennsylvania workers Learn of Increased Health Costs Due to Obamacare

Watch: Employees in Pennsylvania Company Learn of Increased Health Costs Due to Obamacare

The Other Super Bowl Matchup: Bill O'Reilly vs. Barack Obama

Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Column - The President and Me, Together Again

PA bill would require lottery winners to pay delinquent taxes first

PA House Republican Caucus - Harris’s Tax Delinquent Lottery Winnings Bill Passes House

32 Statistics That Obama Neglected To Mention During The State Of The Union Address

32 Statistics That Obama Neglected To Mention During The State Of The Union Address

Complaint: Texas Democrat Wendy Davis failed to disclose income, lobbyist ties

Complaint: Wendy Davis failed to disclose income, lobbyist ties

MSNBC apologizes for smearing conservatives as racists

MSNBC apologizes for smearing conservatives as racists | Human Events

Real People Need Real Property Tax Reform in Pa.

Poll: 63% say U.S. is on the wrong track under Obama

Poll: Troubling numbers for State of the Union

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

CNN: Democrats Are Afraid to Campaign With Obama

CNN: Democrats Are Afraid to Campaign With Obama

100,000 sign petition to deport Justin Bieber back to Canada

Deport Justin Bieber petition tops 100K

Introducing ... Obama-Man Action Figure


Obama speech draws lowest TV ratings in 14 years

Viewers tune out SOTU | TheHill

Sen. Ted Cruz: 'Obama economic agenda has exacerbated income inequality'

Sen. Ted Cruz: "The Obama economic agenda has exacerbated income inequality"

Poll: 68% of Americans say we're worse off under Obama

Poll: Troubling numbers for State of the Union

Delusional Nancy Pelosi: 'We did not treat President Bush this way'

Nancy Pelosi: 'We did not treat President Bush this way' - Washington Times

Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record

Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record - Washington Times

The Difference It Makes


McMorris Rodgers shines in GOP response

McMorris Rodgers shines in GOP response | TheHill

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus - 2014 State of the Union Response

King Obama Has Spoken


John Stossel: Re-state of the Union

Re-state of the Union

State of the Union: Fifth verse, same as the first

State of the Union: Fifth verse, same as the first | Human Events

FACT CHECK: Less than meets eye in Obama speech

FACT CHECK: Obama and Medicare premiums - Yuma Sun: National News

Republican response State of the Union address

Sen. Rand Paul Delivers Response to President's State of the Union Address

Tea Party Response to 2014 State of the Union by Sen. Mike Lee

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Another Obama voter just figures out she made a huge mistake!

A lackluster year for Obama and his would-be successors

Michael Barone: A lackluster year for Obama and his would-be successors

The State of Ruin Under Obama


Obama needs to do less finger-wagging and more apologizing

David Limbaugh: Obama needs to do less finger-wagging and more apologizing

State of the Union: Few will tune in as Obama becomes lame duck

State of the Union: Few will tune in as Obama becomes lame duck - Washington Times

The Obama 'recovery' goes limp again

John Hayward: The Obama 'recovery' goes limp again | Human Events

Obama is giving a speech tonight - just another rerun

Sen. Chuck Schumer's vile behavior on full display

Editorial: Vile behavior

Sen. Coburn says Obamacare cost him his cancer specialist

Coburn says O-Care cost him his cancer specialist | TheHill

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Deep End


Do we face a disastrous century due to global cooling?

Michael Barone: Do we face a disastrous century due to global cooling? | WashingtonExaminer.com

Wall Street adviser: Actual unemployment is 37.2%, 'misery index' worst in 40 years

Wall Street adviser: Actual unemployment is 37.2%, 'misery index' worst in 40 years | WashingtonExaminer.com

Troubles pile up for Wendy Davis in Texas as media weighs her veracity

Troubles pile up for Wendy Davis in Texas as media weighs her veracity | WashingtonExaminer.com

Pollster: Obama's 'You can keep it' hurts like 'Read my lips' hit Bush

Pollster: Obama's 'You can keep it' hurts like 'Read my lips' hit Bush | WashingtonExaminer.com

Suburgatory: 16.3M poor live in suburbs, 13.3M in cities

Suburgatory: 16,361,075 poor live in suburbs, 13,359,850 in cities | WashingtonExaminer.com

Andrew Cuomo's Empire State


Newspaper: Obama is the 'most polarizing' president ever

Examiner Editorial: The Great Divider is the 'most polarizing' president ever | WashingtonExaminer.com

Why does the federal government want to control contraceptive choices?

Star Parker: Why does the federal government want to control contraceptive choices? | WashingtonExaminer.com

Companies cut coverage for part-timers, shunting employees to Obamacare

Companies cut coverage for part-timers, shunting employees to Obamacare | WashingtonExaminer.com

Obama opens door for GOP

Byron York: Obama opens door for GOP

Weekly GOP Address: Obama's job-killing policies

Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie - Oh, how the mighty may fall

CRYSTAL WRIGHT: Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie - Oh, how the mighty may fall - Washington Times

Wendy Davis Official Bio Still Contains Lie

Day 6: Wendy Davis Official Bio Still Contains Lie

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Most and Least Bible-Minded Cities in the U.S. in 2014

The Most and Least Bible-Minded Cities in the U.S. in 2014

Protecting Their Own


One Year Later... It Still Makes a Difference

Taxpayers Shelled Out Nearly $300K for Obamas, Bidens Presidents Day Weekend Vacation

Records Show Taxpayers Shelled Out Almost $300K For Obamas, Bidens Presidents Day Weekend Vacation…

62 Percent of Americans Want More Abortion Restrictions

62 Percent of Americans Want More Abortion Restrictions

Schumer Calls for Using IRS to Curtail Tea Party Activities

Schumer Calls for Using IRS to Curtail Tea Party Activities

Wendy Davis supporters openly mock wheelchair-bound Republican candidate

Joe Biden's $115,777 taxpayer funded Aspen ski

Judicial Watch has obtained documents showing how the American taxpayer picked up the tab for Joe Biden's expensive ski weekend.

Biden Presidents’ Weekend 2014 | Judicial Watch

Democrat Schumer says he has a plan to poison Tea Party

Schumer to poison Tea Party | TheHill

Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Report Card


Six things you didn't know about abortion in the US

Six things you didn't know about abortion in the US | WashingtonExaminer.com

Liberals ignore facts to push agenda

Thomas Sowell: The Left has a vision, not facts | WashingtonExaminer.com

Andrew Cuomo shows the Left has forgotten what the First Amendment means

Cal Thomas: Andrew Cuomo shows that Left has forgotten what the First Amendment means | WashingtonExaminer.com

Emails expose close coordination between EPA, liberal environmental groups

You wanted proof that Obama has turned over the EPA to radical environmentalists?

Emails expose close coordination between EPA, Sierra Club and other liberal environmental activist groups | WashingtonExaminer.com

This explains a lot about Obama


Unlike Dems, conservatives don't circle the wagons around corrupt politicians

Conservatives don't circle the wagons around corrupt politicians | WashingtonExaminer.com

Gallup: Obama is shaping up to be the most polarizing president ever

Gallup: Obama is shaping up to be the most polarizing president ever | WashingtonExaminer.com

Study: Worldwide freedom on the decline for 8th year in a row

Study: Worldwide freedom on the decline for 8th year in a row | TheHill

Moody's downgrades health insurers over ObamaCare uncertainty

Moody's downgrades health insurers over ObamaCare uncertainty | TheHill

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hacking expert cracked HealthCare.gov in 4 minutes

Hacking expert David Kennedy says he cracked HealthCare.gov in 4 minutes - Washington Times

Under Obama, U.S. in retreat as a global power

We have China building a huge Naval force in the Pacific. We have Iran sending warships into the Atlantic. The U.S. is in retreat as a global power under Barack Obama.

China encroaching on U.S. military dominance in Pacific, says top admiral - Washington Times

Enjoy a few laughs at the expense of liberals: NewsBusted 1/21/14

In Obama's Face: Iran Flexes Military Muscle ... In Atlantic Ocean

Iran Launches First Atlantic Naval Mission

'Free' Obamaphones cost other phone users a bundle

'Free' govt. phones cost other phone users a bundle

Liberal tyrant Andrew Cuomo exiles dissidents from New York

John Hayward: Gov. Cuomo exiles dissidents from New York | Human Events

Who is NOT celebrating the anniversary of Roe v. Wade


Court: Bloggers Have First Amendment Protections

Court: Bloggers Have 1st Amend. Protections

Texas Democrat Wendy Davis Gave Conflicting Story on Her Divorce

Wendy Davis Gave Conflicting Story on Her Divorce

Top 10 most dangerous jobs for US workers

You would think being a police officer or firefighter would be the riskiest profession, but they're not. Click on the link below to see the 10 jobs where you are most likely to lose your life.

Top 10 most dangerous jobs in the US | Finances Online™

More Than One Conflict Between Wendy Davis' Sworn Testimony and Her Actual Life

More Than One Conflict Between Wendy Davis' Sworn Testimony and Her Actual Life | RedState

Map of Obama 'Broken Promise' Zones


Pa. couple fears losing home to rising school property taxes

Wilkinsburg couple says property reassessment may drive them into bankruptcy | Investigations - WTAE Home

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Harry Reid

Editorial: Voter ID should not be abandoned in Pa.

Thirty-three other states have Voter ID laws on the books. Why should a Democratic judge stop Pennsylvania from preventing voter fraud? Gov. Corbett is urged to appeal a judge's ruling that derailed Pennsylvania's Voter ID law before it began.

The Voter ID ruling: Try again

Monday, January 20, 2014

Guest Column: Healthcare.gov lacks security and transparency

By Congressman Joe Pitts

Shortly before Christmas, during the midst of the busy shopping season, hackers stole 40 million credit card numbers from Target. The same hack yielded 70 million records for customers’ phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and home addresses. High-end department store chain Neiman Marcus got hit by a similar attack. Some of their customers reported fraudulent charges on their cards.

Identity theft is a huge and growing problem. According to the Department of Justice, more than 16 million Americans were hit with identity theft in 2012. Financial losses totaled more than $24 billion in that year.

The vast majority of victims find out that their identity has been compromised because a financial institution has informed them. If a consumer doesn’t get informed promptly, the damage can be significant. Half of people who took more than six months to get their identity theft cleared up reported facing severe emotional distress.

Perhaps the worst part of identity theft is that the victim usually wasn’t doing anything risky. In 2014, almost everyone uses a debt or credit card at the cash register.

This year, Americans are for the first time required by law to have health insurance. To meet the requirements of Obamacare, that has to be a government-approved plan. Whether you sign up for a plan through a navigator, or on the phone, or by paper, the application is entered onto the website. Tens of millions of Americans, even if they didn’t buy a plan, submitted personal information to Healthcare.gov and other state sites.

Most people know what a disaster Healthcare.gov has been. Most users couldn’t get through their application without it crashing until the beginning of December. According to testimony given in Congress in the last week, parts of the website hidden from consumers are still being worked on. The government recently chose not to renew the contract of the lead website designer, CGI Federal.

In some of the states, their own website projects have been even more of a disaster. Oregon’s site has never been functional and all applications are being processed on paper by hand. Massachusetts also hired CGI Federal to construct their website and is now thinking about suing the company. Maryland has faced a host of problems and the site is now an issue in the Democratic primary for governor with accusations being traded between the candidates. The executive director of Minnesota’s site resigned after it was discovered that she went on a tropical vacation as the website was down for repairs.

With all these problems, there are tremendous concerns that the sites lack proper security controls. Shortly before the website went live, one federal official refused to sign the security statement believing that there was a great risk of endangering personal information.

Even systems thought to be secure face new and exotic attacks. A relatively new system full of glitches and sloppy fixes is even more at risk. At the beginning of the year, I introduced legislation to require the government to alert individuals if their personal information has been stolen or inadvertently disclosed. Whenever there is a breach, the Department of Health and Human Services would have two business days to alert consumers.

This bill passed the House with overwhelming support from both Republicans and Democrats. With 291 yes votes, the bill had a veto-proof majority.

The House followed this up the next week by passing a bill introduced by my colleague Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) that would require the government to give weekly reports of basic information about the website. This would include information on problems and glitches facing website users. This bill also passed with 33 Democrats supporting it.

Despite promises, the Obama administration has been anything by transparent, especially when it comes to Obamacare. In the more than three months that the website has been up, they have only provided basic data three times. That is unacceptable considering how easy it would be to provide it to Congress and the public more regularly.

The American people have a right to know what is going on with Healthcare.gov and other exchange websites. Security and transparency have to be priorities when personal information is being stored in government databases.

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US Rep. Joe Pitts is a Republican who represents Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District, which includes parts of Berks, Chester and Lancaster counties.
 

Obama Window Dressing


Memo to Obama: Taxes, regulation are the cause of income inequality

Taxes & regulation are the cause of income inequality

Expanded map boosts GOP confidence of winning Senate majority

Expanded map boosts GOP confidence | TheHill

Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Closes in Pennsylvania, 8th Closed Since 2012

Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Closes in Pennsylvania, 8th Closed Since 2012

President Hillary Clinton Is Preventable


Poll: Israelis don't trust Obama on Iran

Poll: Israelis don't trust Obama on Iran | TheHill

Supreme Court case could destroy pillar of union power

Supreme Court case could destroy pillar of union power | TheHill

If you own a gun, any gun, be afraid. Be very afraid

Big Brother is Getting Even Bigger | RedState

Growing Mistrust of Government


MSNBC leans away from journalism

MSNBC leans away from journalism | WashingtonExaminer.com

White House imposes secrecy rules on first lady's lavish, celebrity-filled birthday party

White House imposes secrecy rules on first lady's lavish, celebrity-filled birthday party | WashingtonExaminer.com

Marching for Life

Marching for Life | RedState

The embellished life of Wendy Davis

The embellished life of Wendy Davis | Human Events

The Obama Bobblehead Collection


They Lied: Obamacare's 12 false premises and broken promises

Reason Magazine: They Lied - Obamacare's 12 false pemises and broken promises

Obama blames low approval numbers on racism

Obama blames low approval numbers on racism | Human Events

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Pro-Life People 'Have No Place in the State of New York'

When it comes to abortion, not-so-tolerant liberals like N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo have no room for anyone who believes in the sanctity of human life.

Check out this statement from Chiaroscuro Foundation President Greg Pfundstein on Gov. Cuomo's remarks about anyone who opposes abortion:
"Governor Cuomo's suggestion Friday that pro-life New Yorkers 'have no place in the state of New York' reflects a perverted view of the abortion issue and it raises significant questions that the governor needs to address.  Just which New Yorkers have no place? Is it the 35% of New York Democrats who call themselves pro-life? Or the 76% of New Yorkers who favor requiring parental notification before a minor receives an abortion? Are these the New Yorkers Governor Cuomo is talking about?

"Is it the Ninety-two percent (92%) of New Yorkers who oppose gender selection abortions, which Governor Cuomo's abortion expansion bill would allow up until birth?  How about the 75% of New Yorkers who oppose allowing people who are not doctors to perform abortions? 

"What about the 72% of New York Democrats who favor a 24 hour waiting period before an abortion? Or the 74% of pro-choice New Yorkers who agree with them?"

Andrew Cuomo: Pro-Life People 'Have No Place in the State of New York'

'6-year itch' could fortify GOP grip in the U.S. House

'6-year itch' could fortify GOP grip in the U.S. House

Weekly GOP Address: 10 million Americans jobless under Obama

Hackers finding Obamacare website a tempting target

EDITORIAL: Hackers finding Obamacare website a tempting target - Washington Times

Obama: 'I'll act on my own' to make 'breakthrough year' happen

Obama: 'I'll act on my own' to make 'breakthrough year' happen - Washington Times

Friday, January 17, 2014

Critics: Obama spy plan keeps status quo for NSA

Critics: Obama spy plan keeps status quo for NSA | TheHill

NewsBusted 1/17/14

Obama asks us to stop worrying and learn to love the surveillance state

Obama asks us to stop worrying and learn to love the surveillance state | Human Events

Will New York City become the next Detroit?

Will New York City become the next Detroit?

Christie is an amateur compared to Obama


Pennsylvania voter ID law struck down by activist judge

Dead voters all over Philadelphia are rejoicing today. A two-year-old law designed to prevent voter fraud has been rule unconstitutional by an activist judge in Pennsylvania.

One Democratic judge overturns a law passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor. Shameful.

Pennsylvania voter ID law struck down | TheHill

Pro-gun 'Stand Your Ground' Sunday rallies set at all 50 state capital

Pro-gun 'Stand Your Ground' Sunday rallies set at all 50 state capitals | WashingtonExaminer.com

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Colorado OKs use of welfare cards for pot purchases

The Pueblo Chieftain | Use of public assistance cards OK at pot

SHOCK! Networks Devoted 35 Minutes to Bridgegate, Zero to Benghazi

SHOCK! Networks Devoted 35 Minutes to Bridgegate, Zero to Benghazi | Truth Revolt

A Stain Obama Can Never Remove


Imperial, lawless Obama threatens more unilateral action

David Limbaugh: Imperial, lawless Obama threatens more unilateral action | WashingtonExaminer.com

Population declining in states with relatively high dependence on government

Population declining in states with relatively high dependence on government | WashingtonExaminer.com

Bible ban: Wisconsin university system removes book from campus center rooms

Christianity is under attack in the US, especially at colleges and universities.

Bible ban: Wisconsin university system removes book from campus center rooms - Washington Times

Study: Florida's Alan Grayson Congress' Least Valuable Player

Found: The worst member of Congress ... and there was plenty of competition for the dubious title.

Study: Alan Grayson Congress' Least Valuable Player

Report: Obama's NSA collects 200M texts per day

Report: NSA collects 200M texts per day | TheHill

Poll: Despite MSM Hype, Christie Story Attracts Little Public Interest

The mainstream media has been foaming at the mouth over the so-called "bridgegate" scandal involving NJ Gov. Chris Christie, but a new Pew Research poll finds that public opinion of Christie has changed little despite round-the-clock coverage by the media.

Christie Story Attracts Little Public Interest

The NSA Goes Too Far


Pentagon's hands tied on hunting down Benghazi attackers, transcripts show

Pentagon's hands tied on hunting down Benghazi attackers, transcripts show | TheHill

Gallup: More Americans worse off financially than a year ago

New Years resolution? More Americans worse off financially than a year ago

Check out the most (and least) popular movies in your state

Check out the most (and least) popular movies in your state

George Will: Doubts over Common Core

Doubts over Common Core

What Obama Is Really Good At ...


Obama investigates his own IRS: The fix is in

Editorial: Investigating the IRS: The fix is in

The Benghazi scandal: Obama, Clinton lies laid bare

Newspaper: The Benghazi scandal: Lies laid bare

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

King Obama Says He Won't Wait for Congress: 'I've Got a Pen and I've Got a Phone'

Obama Says He Won't Wait for Legislation: 'I've Got a Pen and I've Got a Phone' | CNS News

Planned Parenthood Got $540M in Government Grants Last Year

Planned Parenthood Got $540.6 Million in Government Grants in FY 2013 | CNS News

Magazine ranks PA among the 'worst' drinking states

Time ranks PA among the "worst" drinking states

Liar-In-Chief: Obama Blaming Video for Benghazi Attack

1.5 million Pennsylvanians live close to large amounts of hazardous ammonia

1.5 million Pennsylvanians live close to large amounts of hazardous ammonia | PublicSource

Obama Must Love The Poor


Harry Reid Obstructing Vote on Iran Sanctions

Harry Reid Obstructing Vote on Iran Sanctions

In Illinois, shoot first, enroll in Obamacare later

In Illinois, shoot first, enroll in Obamacare later

History lesson for the president

History lesson for the president

Millionaires' Club: For First Time, Most Members of Congress Worth $1 Million-Plus

Millionaires' Club: For First Time, Most Lawmakers are Worth $1 Million-Plus - OpenSecrets Blog

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Laying the Blame at Bush's Gates


Ooops! Signing up for Obamacare doesn't mean you're covered

Obamacare sign-ups soar, but confirmed coverage is an issue

USA Today Blasts ObamaCare's War Against Little Sisters of the Poor

USA Today Blasts ObamaCare's War Against Little Sisters of the Poor

Journalists flock to jobs in Obama administration

Journalists flock to jobs in Obama administration - Washington Times

Warning: Common Side Effects of Obamacare


Young enrollees of Obamacare fall well short of goal

Young enrollees of Obamacare fall well short of goal - Washington Times

State Budget Solutions' Fourth Annual State Debt Report

State Budget Solutions' Fourth Annual State Debt Report

Obamacare's 12 false premises and broken promises

Reason Magazine: They Lied

Chester County Democrat to run for Gerlach Congressional seat

The problem with switching parties right before you run for office is that alienate potential supporters from both parties. Republicans won't vote for this guy because he registered as a Democrat in December and Democrats won't vote for him because he was previously a Republican.
 
Malvern Democrat to run for Gerlach seat

An Apple A Day ...


Hollywood Moonbats Sign On For New Obamacare Propaganda Campaign…

Hollywood Moonbats Sign On For New Obamacare Propaganda Campaign…

The spending bill: 1,582 pages of dismay

The spending bill: 1,582 pages of dismay | Human Events

Obama's Iran 'deal': America and the world are being snookered

Editorial: The Iran 'deal': America and the world are being snookered

Monday, January 13, 2014

Liar of the Century Competition


ObamaCare has youth problem

ObamaCare has youth problem | TheHill

Justices skeptical of Obama's recess appointment claim

Justices skeptical of Obama's recess appointment claim - Washington Times

Obama dodges questions on Gates' book

Obama dodges questions on Gates' book - Washington Times

While Nero-Bama Fiddles


Breaking News: The Pope is Catholic

Breaking news: the Pope is Catholic | Human Events

War on Poverty: 50 Years of Failing People

War on Poverty: 50 Years of Failing People

Common Core catastrophe?

Common Core catastrophe?

Liberal self-congratulation: hilarious, sad, and a little frightening

Liberal self-congratulation: hilarious, sad, and a little frightening

Democrats plead with Obama to abandon Social Security cut

Democrats plead with Obama to abandon Social Security cut | TheHill

Hillary's hit list

Hillary's hit list | TheHill

Official WH Portrait of Joe Biden


Friday, January 10, 2014

MSM Deluge: 44 Times More TV Coverage of Christie's Traffic Scandal Than in Last 6 Months on IRS

Deluge: Now 44 Times More TV Coverage of Christie's Traffic Scandal Than in Last Six Months on IRS | Media Research Center

War on Poverty Needs New Strategy

War on Poverty Needs New Strategy — The American Magazine

Don't blame the weather for the dreadful December job report

It's not the weather, it's Obama's failed economic policies.

Don't blame the weather for the dreadful December job report

Latest Obama Jobs Report: Lowest Labor Force Participation Rate Since 1978

Jobs Report: Lowest Labor Force Participation Rate Since 1978 | RedState

The Dumbest New Ban in 2014: Incandescent Light Bulbs



The Dumbest New Ban in 2014: Incandescent Light Bulbs

Congress Is Now Mostly A Millionaires' Club

The majority of members of Congress are now millionaires. And you think they're looking out for you?

Congress Is Now Mostly A Millionaires' Club

Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record

Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record - Washington Times

Media Outrage Over Chris Christie


The Democrats' feckless attacks on income inequality

Michael Barone: The Democrats' feckless attacks on income inequality

Finally! White House to replace Obamacare contractors for HealthCare.gov

White House to switch Obamacare contractors for HealthCare.gov - Washington Times

Robert Gates book 'Duty' reveals Obama's dereliction

KEN ALLARD: Robert Gates book 'Duty' reveals Obama's dereliction - Washington Times

Poll: 1 in 5 Dems oppose Obamacare

New year, same old problems with the Obamacare fiasco.

From Investor's Business Daily:
One in five Democrats now opposes ObamaCare, a record high, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll. And more than one in six Democrats now say they want it repealed, another new high.

Overall, 55% of the public oppose the law, the highest since IBD/TIPP started asking this question in 2010. Just 37% support ObamaCare, matching a record low.

And while support for outright repeal of the law inched down in January, that was because it fell among Republicans and independents. Among Democrats, support for repeal jumped 4 points.
ObamaCare is also clearly driving down President Obama's approval rating, which dropped to just 38% in January from 43% in November. Among Democrats, Obama's approval has dropped 10 points since November.
 Read the full editorial at the newspaper's website.

End of the road for Chris Christie?

Chris Christie's Future

December jobs disaster: The workforce collapses again

December jobs disaster: The workforce collapses again | Human Events

So many skeletons in Hillary Clinton's closet

WESLEY PRUDEN: Hillary's skeleton stampede - Washington Times

'Duty' reveals Obama's dereliction

KEN ALLARD: 'Duty' reveals Obama's dereliction - Washington Times

Pa. lawmakers again eye privatizing liquor sales

Pa. lawmakers again eye privatizing liquor sales

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Obama proposes education mandates his own education can't meet

Obama proposes education mandates his own education can't meet | RedState

The sky is falling ... for global warming alarmists


13,000 illegals apply for Maryland driver's licenses

If you're in this country illegally, how seriously are you going to take motor vehicle laws?

13K illegals apply for Maryland driver's licenses | RedState

Pa. Lawmakers Consider Collecting Back Taxes from Lottery Winners

General Assembly to Consider Collecting Back Taxes from Lottery Winners 

Top 10 Ways Congress Wasted Your Money in 2013

George Will: Liberalism by gesture

Terrific column by George Will:
The next item on Gesture Liberalism's agenda is to raise the minimum wage. Less than 3 percent of the workforce earns the minimum; more than 60 percent of those get a raise within a year; more than half are students or other part-time workers from households with average incomes of $53,000. Never mind. Raising the minimum is a gesture of devotion to "equality."
 Read the full column at the link below:

Liberalism by gesture

Chicago hope: A welcome gun ruling affirms the Second Amendment

Chicago hope: A welcome gun ruling affirms the Second Amendment

Obamacare: Workplace disaster ahead

Obamacare: Workplace disaster ahead

Banana republic update: Obama donor selected to lead IRS probe

Banana republic update: Obama donor selected to lead IRS probe | Human Events

Congress returns ... What can go wrong?


Youth Misery Index hits an all-time high

Youth Misery Index hits an all-time high | Human Events

Col. Allen West: Obama’s monumental strategic blunder in Iraq

ALLEN WEST: Obama’s monumental strategic blunder in Iraq

IRS to get 'license to kill' groups that oppose Obama agenda

Ernest Istook: IRS to get 'license to kill' groups that oppose Obama agenda

How government unions use taxpayer resources on politics

Justice Dept. picks Obama supporter to lead investigation into IRS tea party targeting

Feds pick Obama supporter to lead investigation into IRS tea party targeting - Washington Times

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Stick A Fork In Him: Scandal May End Gov. Chris Christie Presidential Hopes

Gov. Christie 'Outraged' By 'Unacceptable' Email Exchanges Over GWB Lane Closures « CBS New York

92% of Pregnant Women at Planned Parenthood Get Abortions

Abortion-factory Planned Parenthood using the word "parenthood" in its name is insulting to women.

92% of Pregnant Women at Planned Parenthood Get Abortions

Obama's former Defense Secretary gives him hell over Afghanistan

Obama's former Defense Secretary gives him hell over Afghanistan | Human Events

Which is lower? Temps or Congressional Approval?


Don't Let Harry Reid Protect Endangered Democrats From ObamaCare

Don't Let Harry Reid Protect Endangered Democrats From ObamaCare | RedState

Pentagon ex-chief Gates says Obama, Clinton played politics with Iraq war

Gates says Obama, Clinton played politics with Iraq war - Washington Times

Everything Is Because Of ‘Climate Change’, Except What Isn’t

Everything Is Because Of 'Climate Change', Except What Isn't | RedState

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Former Defense Chief Gates unloads on Obama, Biden, Clinton

To hear former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates tell it, the Democratic leadership triumvirate of Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton resemble The Three Stooges when it comes to foreign policy and defense issues.

Gates unloads on Obama | TheHill

Things to keep in mind when running for President as a Republican

Martin Knight: Things to keep in mind when running for President as a Republican | RedState

Shocking Survey: Liberals Don't Think Much of Top-Rated Fox News

A bunch of liberal TV news directors were asked to rank the "journalistic quality" of the major television news divisions. Here's a surprise: the liberals who populate most newsrooms don't like Fox News, even though it is the top-rated news channel.

More So-So Report Cards For National News

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Obama's political agenda backfires, gun sales in 2013 smash all records

EMILY MILLER: Gun sales in 2013 break all records due to Obama's gun-control agenda - Washington Times

Obama's failures may cost Dems the Hispanic vote

Michael Barone: Right and left of the Hispanic vote

'War on Poverty' a $15 trillion failure by Democrats

On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America."

Here we are 50 years later and Washington has spent $15 trillion and created hundreds of new government programs, but the US has officially lost the war on poverty. And thanks to Barack Obama's failed policies, poverty is on the rise again.

Check out Cal Thomas' assessment of where we went wrong ...

Cal Thomas: We must rethink the 'War on Poverty's' $15 trillion failure

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Gun sales hit new record in 2013, ammo boom to follow

Gun sales hit new record, ammo boom to follow - Washington Times

The 14 most important elections of 2014

14 most important elections of 2014 | Human Events

Federal judge strikes down Chicago gun ban

Federal judge strikes down Chicago gun ban | Human Events

Monday, January 06, 2014

Congress should back ally Greece on 'Macedonia' name issue

American Hellenic Institute President Nick Larigakis: Congress should back ally Greece on 'Macedonia' name issue | TheHill

New Al Gore children's book ready for release


Study: 'Basic Economic Principle' Debunks ObamaCare Claim

Study: 'Basic Economic Principle' Debunks ObamaCare Claim

Guess who's helping pay for President Obama's generous birthday gift for his wife?



Nothing but the best ... courtesy of taxpayers ... for America's royal family.

Now let's get back to that "income inequality" His Royal Highness Barack Obama keeps mentioning.

'I didn’t agree to get her that': Guess who's helping pay for President Obama's generous birthday gift for his wife

Dems continue class-warfare rhetoric

Salena Zito: Dems continue class-warfare rhetoric

ObamaCare and the Law of Unintended Consequences

ObamaCare and the Law of Unintended Consequences

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