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Video: Barack Obama stars in “Sequestrageddon”

Posted: March 4, 2013 at 9:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

In spite of the fact that the sequester was his idea, Barack Obama spent weeks trying to scare America into believing that the sky would fall if sequestration cuts happened. So dramatic, so dire were his warnings that Hollywood decided to make a movie version . . . [FeaturedVideo]   Those who have been paying […]

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To the White House & Senate Democrats Tomorrow: Do Your Job & Pass a Bill

Posted: March 1, 2013 at 5:15 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

[XJV88Wi4klY] WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) discussed GOP efforts to replace the president’s sequester and noted his message to the White House and Senate Democrats tomorrow about the sequester will be for them to do their job and pass a bill through the Senate.  Boehner also highlighted […]

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Sequester Cuts Fall Mostly on National Defense

Posted: February 22, 2013 at 3:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

From Heritage: “Sequestration” is a series of automatic budget cuts totaling $1.2 trillion, including interest savings, which will go into effect soon. These cuts will impose 50 percent of reductions on defense, which represents only 17 percent of federal spending in 2013. In contrast, mandatory spending accounts for 64 percent of the budget in 2013… […]

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Bankrupting America’s Spending Daily

Posted: February 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm   /   Politics, Top Stories

Spending Daily | February 21, 2013 “The Great Sequester Panic” Rich Lowry editorializes in POLITICO, “Prepare for the end of food safety as we have known it. For a breakdown in public order. For little children languishing in ignorance. If only Edward Gibbon were here to chronicle the devastation. On March 1, the fabric of our […]

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White House Clearly Not Happy About Being Held Accountable for Its Sequester

Posted: February 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

The White House staff responded on its blog to Speaker Boehner’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal and, well, it’s clear they’re unhappy about being held accountable for President Obama’s sequester. While we agree with them that the president’s sequester threatens “hundreds of thousands of jobs, our national security and our economic recovery,” here are […]

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Mr. President, Spending Is Clearly the Problem in Washington

Posted: February 20, 2013 at 12:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today released the following statement outlining numerous common-sense alternatives that House Republicans have put forward to responsibly replace the President’s sequester: “President Obama is warning of the grave effects of the sequester he proposed in 2011. House Republicans agree this is not the best way to cut […]

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“Obama Waging An ‘Endless Campaign’” While His Sequester Looms, Economy Struggles

Posted: February 16, 2013 at 11:15 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

“Obama waging an ‘endless campaign’,” blares The Hill, which quotes a Democratic strategist saying when it comes to the president, “stump-style appearances are ‘what he’s best at.’” Here are some things we wish the president was better at (and that would be more productive) than stump speeches: Submitting a serious plan to replace his sequester […]

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SOTU FACT: Tepid Growth, High Unemployment & Mounting Debt Are the New Normal in the Obama Economy

Posted: February 13, 2013 at 3:15 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics

CLAIM: The economy is making progress, but that progress is being threatened by the politics in Washington. “Tonight, thanks to the grit and determination of the American people, there is much progress to report. … After years of grueling recession, our businesses have created over six million new jobs.  … Together, we have cleared away […]

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SOTU FACT: ObamaCare Is Driving Up Costs, Jeopardizing Coverage & Hurting Small Businesses

Posted: February 13, 2013 at 10:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics

CLAIM: President Obama says ObamaCare is helping to slow the growth of health care costs. “[P]atients … enjoy stronger protections than ever before. … Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of health care costs.”  (President Obama, State of the Union Address, February 12, 2013) FACT: ObamaCare is driving up costs, […]

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