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Federal judge Gives Salazar 30 days to act on drilling permits

Federal judge Gives Salazar 30 days to act on drilling permits

Federal District Judge Martin Feldman today gave President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar 30 days to act on five applications seeking permits to drill in the Gulf of Mexico submitted months ago by a Louisiana firm. In issuing the directive to the government, Feldman, who sits on the District Court for the Eastern District of Louisian, noted that “it is undisputed that before the Deepwater Horizon disaster, permits were […]

Two Years of Stimulus Left America with Fewer Jobs, more Debt

Two Years of Stimulus Left America with Fewer Jobs, more Debt

Two years ago today, President Obama signed the trillion-dollar “stimulus” amid promises it would keep unemployment below eight percent and create jobs “almost immediately.”  Today, the Obama Administration has little to show for its trillion-dollar, taxpayer-funded “investment” except for more red ink and more out of work Americans.  Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the budget-busting, job-destroying failure that is the President’s “stimulus”: U.S. Debt on February 17, 2009: $6.48 trillion […]

That “Adult Conversation” with GOP? Not Happening! Obama threatens VETO Continuing Resolution, GOP says, Go for it!

That “Adult Conversation” with GOP? Not Happening! Obama threatens VETO Continuing Resolution, GOP says, Go for it!

Let me set the stage a bit.  The reason the government is running on a “continuing resolution” is because the Democrats failed to pass a budget last year.  But you would think it was all the Republicans doing and the Democrats appear to be  setting up for another 1995 government shutdown to frame the blame on the the GOP.  President Obama submitted his budget that “invests in the Future”and “Wins […]

Obama’s Pathetic Budget

Obama’s Pathetic Budget

Has Fred Barnes been watching too many episodes of the  Fox Medical Drama “House”.  Barnes calls President Obama’s budget “pathetic”. The country faces a worsening debt crisis and Obama has not come to play. He kissed off the crisis in his State of the Union address last month. And now his plan for spending over the next 10 years doesn’t come close to dealing with the debt problem. So he’s […]

O’Reilly Obama Oh Really? Super Bowl Interview who scored a touchdown?

O’Reilly Obama Oh Really? Super Bowl Interview who scored a touchdown?

Think of two very skilled fighters getting in the ring for a little exhibition warm-up bout. Both like the payday of big exposure they will get, but neither really wants to lay a glove on the other or draw blood. They just want to show off their moves, flick a few fast jabs across the other’s brow and dazzle the rubes out there in the cheap seats with their prowess. That […]

Obama & Mubarak & the Age of Incrementalism

Obama & Mubarak & the Age of Incrementalism

From The BAZ File: For the Obama administration catching up with the uprising in Egypt is like chasing a runaway locomotive on a bicycle. From its initial public support for doomed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak to its need to appear to be hands-off, the White House is saddled with an event it fears will end in a train wreck. President Obama had a chance tonight to outright derail criticism that […]

No Earmarks for Harry! Senate Democrats signal defeat on Pork

No Earmarks for Harry! Senate Democrats signal defeat on Pork

Signaling defeat, at least for the moment, Senate Democrats said Tuesday they won’t allow any earmarks in spending bills this year. “The handwriting is clearly on the wall,” said Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, in announcing the move. While much of the rest of Washington was moving away from earmarks, Senate Democrats had resisted, with their leader, Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, defending them even after President Obama said […]

Gallup: Obama wants the Bump, but the Voters won’t give him the Bump

Gallup: Obama wants the Bump, but the Voters won’t give him the Bump

Gallup Daily tracking finds no change in President Obama’s job approval rating after his State of the Union address. The president’s 50% average for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 30, matches the prior week’s rating, which was the highest weekly average for Obama since May. Those who watched or saw coverage of the president’s State of the Union address on Jan. 25 generally gave it positive reviews. The speech does […]

Judge uses Obama’s own words against him on Health Care Individual Mandate

Judge uses Obama’s own words against him on Health Care Individual Mandate

In ruling against President Obama‘s health care law, federal Judge Roger Vinson used Mr. Obama‘s own position from the 2008 campaign against him, arguing that there are other ways to tackle health care short of requiring every American to purchase insurance. “I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to […]

Breaking: Judge: Obama Health-Care Reform Act Unconstitutional

Breaking: Judge: Obama Health-Care Reform Act Unconstitutional

President Barack Obama’s health care reform legislation, assailed as an abuse of federal power in a 26-state lawsuit, was ruled unconstitutional by a U.S. judge. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Pensacola, Florida, declared the law unconstitutional in a ruling today. Then- Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum filed suit on behalf of 13 states on March 23, the same day Obama signed into law the legislation intended to provide the […]