Speaking to the Federalist Society Friday, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) outlined both his view of the presidency and what he feels are the job’s constitutional parameters. And he contrasted those views with the actions of the current administration.
All eyes are back on Congress as the lame duck session continues. One topic on everyone’s mind: extending the Bush tax cuts. In fact, the showdown over the cuts is likely to be one of the biggest policy fights of President Obama’s term to date.
Hollywood’s efforts to convince us that illegal immigration is not a crime have jumped the shark. It seems FX Cable Television Network is working on a series in which the main character is a heroic private investigator. Oh, and he also happens to be an illegal immigrant.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has been working for over 18 months to moderate the TSA’s use of the new body scanners that have caused privacy concerns with their explicit images.
Parents will face an entirely new front in the never-ending technological assault on the popular culture. As more and more technology-savvy children get in the routine of watching television online, can parents feel rely on technological help in screening out graphic sex or violence?
The legal arguments surrounding the constitutionality of the health care debate are nuanced, and at the center of the debate is whether Congress can regulate a citizen’s inactivity.
The campaign to criminalize America's response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks continues apace.
Outrage is growing at the intersection of ideology and incompetence that is the jury's collapse in the trial of Ahmed Ghailani, acquitted in the murders of 224 innocents.
Barack Obama remains fixated by George W. Bush. For nearly two years, President Obama and his team have prefaced their explanations for the tough economy, tough finances and tough situation abroad with a "Bush did it" chorus. Apparently, they believed that most of our problems, here and abroad, either started with George W. Bush, or at least would not transcend him.
QE2 seems a poor match with the incoming Congress -- and with the heads of many of the world's other leading economic powers. Can the Fed persist in a policy that has stirred such scathing criticism?
No Democratic presidential candidate has won the "white vote" since 1964.
“We the People” just booted a boatload of spendthrifts out of Congress, after they helped engineer a $1.3 trillion deficit on America’s FY-2010 budget and balloon our cumulative national debt to $13.7 trillion. Unfortunately, renewable fuel lobbyists will try to use the lame duck session to perpetuate the special treatment.
Examination of the actual voting records of professional politicians who called themselves "fiscal conservatives" invariably produced copious evidence they were anything but conservative.
Such abuse of the grand jury process turns what is supposed to be a bulwark against arbitrary government power into an instrument of repression.
OK moms and dads, let's do a quick survey to see how well you're supervising your kids' media consumption.
Israelis are not accustomed to having so much going so well for their tiny country - and no one seems to expect it to last.
During the course making my movie U.N.Me (www.theunmovie.com) I have come across countless acts of absurd behavior by the U.N. This week gives us yet another shining example of such farce. The United Nations recently held an election for its new women’s rights group called, unimaginatively, U.N. Women, which was born from the merger of four other U.N. groups dedicated to women’s rights. (Perhaps the real story should be that the famously turgid bureaucracy of the U.N actually slimmed something down).
Those 638 (at last Castro count and dutiful MSM dissemination) CIA assassination attempts against Fidel Castro have inspired a video game titled Call of Duty: Black Opps that racked up $360 million in its first day on sale.
Two weeks ago, a Palestinian from Bethlehem was arrested by the U.S.-financed and trained Palestinian Authority security forces. He was charged with "carrying out commercial transactions with residents of a hostile state."
President Obama recently fretted that our politics has become so rough-and-tumble that "facts and science and argument do not seem to be winning the day all the time."
Like the Democrats' health care "reform" measure, the Debt Commission's initial recommendations, which will be followed by the full report Dec. 1 contains some good ideas, but the overall template remains flawed because it fails to address the main problem, which is government that encroaches on individual liberty, personal responsibility and living within one's means.
Women didn't vote for Democratic candidates in the November election in the numbers expected, so President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid want to woo them back into the fold by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) in the lame duck session.
With the results of the mid-term election still fresh in our minds, the question needs to be asked again. That being, is Barack Obama the Messiah?
So the main focus of the G20 consisted of everyone else asking their Chinese dad if he could please maybe do his job better while putting their hands out for a favor.
Contrary to stereotype, George W. Bush admits some serious errors up front. He failed to see the "house of cards" in the financial sector that led to the crisis. He should have tackled immigration. His response to Katrina was delayed.
Almost two years ago, a new Democrat administration and congress took control of Washington. They immediately sent out invitations to the American people.
The all-time best government employee has to be Captain James T. Kirk, who, while commanding the Starship Enterprise, saved the universe from certain destruction each week. His motto was simple:”to boldly go where no man has gone before.” Lately, our federal government is echoing a much different philosophy. Federal agencies seem to stray from their primary mission, finding new and increasingly mediocre tasks to perform. They are boldly going nowhere.
In November, 2006 things looked bleak for California Republicans. Governor Schwarzenegger had won re-election, but he had long since abandoned his economic policies of 2003, and by soaking up all the available political money, he was no help to any other GOP candidate. The only other statewide office in Republican hands was the Insurance Commissioner.
President Obama has set the stage for an acrimonious relationship with the newly elected Senators of the 112th Congress. As they come to Washington this week for freshman orientation, his welcome message amounts to: "I want to disenfranchise you."
Since late September, when polls made clear Boehner would be the next House Speaker, scores of fresh press biographies have poured out of Cincinnati, trying to define the man who is about to become next in line to the presidency after the vice president.
A heated war of words has broken out between two conservative groups over conflicting GOP freshmen orientation events scheduled for Sunday afternoon.
At the Susan B. Anthony List, we have a clear mission: to advance pro-life women as political leaders and to elect and preserve pro-life candidates, Republicans and Democrats alike, who will not subordinate the sanctity of life to any other issue, whether that issue is health care reform, bankruptcy reform or deficit reductions.
With great power comes great responsibility. When things go well, the person in power tends to get the credit, and when they go poorly, that same person will bear the brunt of the nation's outrage. Nowhere does this maxim ring more true than in Washington, D.C, and this election cycle the American people sent a clear message to the party in power: We reject your policies and your agenda, and we hold you responsible for the mess you've created.