Politics (page 1004)

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    Barone explores lessons from the Canadian Conservatives’ electoral win

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner article looks for lessons Republicans can learn from the recent electoral victory of Canada’s Conservative Party: The Conservatives’ triumph offers a couple of lessons that may be relevant to U.S. Republicans. One is that smaller-government policies, far from being…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2011
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    The bin Laden raid’s impact on the 2012 presidential race

    If you attended the John Locke Foundation’s Headliner luncheon last week, you heard Stephen Hayes of Fox News and The Weekly Standard offer his perspective on the impact of Osama bin Laden’s death on President Obama’s re-election prospects. In summary, Hayes believes the successful operation against bin Laden…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2011
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    Gizzi tackles the debt limit dilemma

    We’ve shared with you in this forum Jonah Goldberg‘s thoughts about the upcoming fight over the federal debt limit. Today Human Events reporter John Gizzi addresses the issue: So what will happen if it appears Congress will say no to raising the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2011
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    Servatius tackles the impact of Obama’s actions on al-Qaeda

    WBT afternoon radio host Tara Servatius has a new column posted at Human Events that strays from the conventional wisdom in assessing the impact of the death of Osama bin Laden: No one on Earth has done more to help al-Qaeda in the last…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2011
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    Tax whom more?

    Live Blog Stephen Moore in today’s Wall Street Journal explores why wealthy proponents of taxing the wealthy don’t pay more in taxes when they can voluntarily pay higher taxes. The federal fund for “gift contributions to reduce debt held by the public” received just $300 million last year,…
    Joseph Coletti, May 6, 2011
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    York analyzes the first GOP presidential debate

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article assesses candidates’ performances in the first debate of the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. [A] number of established pols here in Greenville saw it as a showdown between former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and a bunch…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2011
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    Heritage Action for America seeks answers from Burr, Hagan

    The Heritage Action for America group wants to know what North Carolina’s two U.S. senators think about increasing domestic oil production. The group sent this action alert today: As gas prices rise, Senatorial opposition to American oil production is indefensible. Take Action: Get Your Senators…
    Mitch Kokai, May 5, 2011
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    New at CJTV: Protesters rally as N.C. House approves budget plan

    Anthony Greco’s latest CarolinaJournal.tv report documents the protests that greeted state lawmakers this week as the N.C. House approved its $19 billion budget plan.
    Mitch Kokai, May 5, 2011