John Murtha dies at 77 – POLITICO.com

Rep. John Murtha, a Vietnam veteran who became one of the most powerful members of the House serving four decades representing western Pennsylvania, has died at 77.Murtha was the longest serving member of the Pennsylvania delegation — a milestone he passed just this past Saturday. He had been hospitalized in recent weeks with a gall […]

Rep. Paul Ryan clashes with Obama over budget – washingtonpost.com

Rep. Paul D. Ryan says he is determined to make sure the Republican Party is viewed as “the alternative party, not the opposition party.” That is a goal President Obama embraced when he visited House Republicans at their policy retreat in Baltimore last week, and he singled out Ryan as someone he would like to […]

Sarah Palin assails Obama at ‘tea party’ gathering – AP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sarah Palin, in a speech that was short on ideas but big on enthusiasm, took aim at President Barack Obama and the Democrats, telling a gathering of “tea party” activists that America is ripe for another revolution. Noting his party’s dismal showing in elections since Obama moved into the White House a […]

Charles Krauthammer: The Electorate vs. Obama’s Agenda – RealClearPolitics

WASHINGTON — “I am not an ideologue,” protested President Obama at a gathering with Republican House members last week. Perhaps, but he does have a tenacious commitment to a set of political convictions. Compare his 2010 State of the Union to his first address to Congress a year earlier. The consistency is remarkable. In 2009, […]

Michelle’s Anti-Obesity Campaign

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Who really benefits from the ostensible push for improved nutrition in the schools?

Nancy Pelosi, Profligate Spender of Your Money

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According to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, during 2008-2009 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi incurred expenses of some $2.1 million for her use of Air Force jets for travel — including $101,429 for in-flight expenses such as food and alcohol. She regularly used Air Force aircraft to travel to her district at an average cost of […]

Peggy Noonan: The Obama Contradiction – WSJ.com

When you watch a president give a State of the Union Address on television, you’re always watching three people: the president at the podium, and the vice president and House speaker on the rise behind him. As a TV shot it’s awkward. The vice president and the speaker have been instructed by media professionals not […]

White House eyes moving site of 9/11 trial – CNN.com

Washington (CNN) — The White House is considering moving the site of the September 11 attack trial from Manhattan if the U.S. Justice Department sees fit, senior administration officials confirmed Friday. “Conversations have occurred within the administration to discuss contingency options should the possibility of a trial in Lower Manhattan be foreclosed upon by Congress […]

Nigerian Jihad

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Sharia’s pools of human blood in Africa’s most populous nation,

The Spender-in-Chief’s Fiscal Freeze Follies

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There are more loopholes in Obama’s proposed “spending freeze” than in an Olympic volleyball net.