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ALG's Daily Grind - House moves against Obama's Internet Giveaway 


May 28, 2014

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House moves against Obama's Internet Giveaway
For years conservative activists have prodded the House of Representatives to use their unique Constitutional power of the purse to rein in Obama Administration excesses.  This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is doing just that through a series of amendments that will be considered to the bill that appropriates money for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, along with other science related agencies.

Obama administration hides its use of bad science
Six years later, we know that President Obama's pledge to run the most transparent administration in history was merely a campaign promise, a White House talking point, and not a statement of management style.

Reid's nuclear-confirmed judge ignores the law
The rule of law is officially dead in America.

Left Says: American Dream the "Worst Logical Thing"
To you, it's your piece of the American Dream, a single-family house with a yard where your kids can play and you can turn up the stereo to 11 without bothering the neighbors. To Denver City Council President Mary Beth Susman, it's ecologically unsound.




MANCHESTER- During an interview with FOX & Friends this morning, Scott Brown addressed the ongoing controversy at the VA, and why Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki should step aside.

Click here to watch the interview, and see transcript below:

STEVE DOOCY: You called for Eric Shinseki's resignation the first week in November. It's interesting, though, now this is bipartisan. There are a number of Republicans and Democrats who say he has got to go.
SCOTT BROWN: Well that's true. It shouldn't take more deaths and more people slipping through the cracks because Moms and families are asking how many people are going to die or slip through the cracks before you lose your job? It's no different in this instance where you have somebody who has given great service to our country, but he needs to go. The President needs to set the tone. He needs to set the agenda. And he needs to let the veterans know that he's serious about really changing and clarifying and fixing this very real problem.
DOOCY: Sure. What happened to this year of action that the President was talking about where I got a pen and I got a phone and I'll get stuff done? He could fix this pronto, but instead he says, I'm going to wait for another report. We've already heard from the IG of the VA and he's already said, yep, they've had these gaming strategies going on for years.
BROWN: Listen, you know it as well as I know it. We don't need need anymore studies. We don't need anymore hearings. There are bills on Harry Reid's desk. I'm not shocked, I'm just going to say, it's not uncommon to have bills sitting on Harry Reid's desk. They could address this in a moment's notice. They could fix it, make it a priority, but they're not. They're playing political games with it and they need to do what's right for our veterans. As I was around yesterday on Memorial Day doing many parades and the day before, the one theme that I heard is when is the President, when is the Senate going to do something about this? And I have as you know called for this to be fixed right away. My opponent Senator Shaheen is with the President once again. As you know she votes 99% of the time. You think there is 1% of the time she would agree with our veterans and do what's right for them.


ALG's Daily Grind - Obama's promise to veterans 


May 27, 2014

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Obama's promise to veterans
If only President Obama had taken his promises seriously and acted on the Inspector General report detailing problems within the Veterans' Association (VA) Health System that was published just prior to his inauguration in 2009. He didn't.

Cartoon: "Briefing Room"

Slideshow — Every scandal Obama found out about on TV
All of the White House's claimed ignorance leaves the American people ignorant of one important thing: who exactly is in charge of the executive branch of the United States government?

Your Technology Is Powered by Coal. Get Over It
You do not have to have an opinion on global warming, or coal itself, to see a logic problem with the posture of eschewing companies that produce coal, but supporting companies that use lots of it


Heritage Morning Bell - The Smallest Victims of Obama's Immigration Policy 


May 27, 2014

The Smallest Victims of Obama's Immigration Policy

There has been a lot of talk from the Obama administration about having more “humane” immigration policies — but the sad fact is that on President Obama’s watch, one of the most inhumane realities of illegal immigration has skyrocketed. Children are crossing the border – and they’re doing it without their parents.

The number of minor children crossing or attempting to cross the U.S. southern border unaccompanied by a parent or other adult relative has exploded from 6,560 in 2011 to an estimated 60,000 for fiscal year 2014. Border patrol agents in South Texas reported over 1,000 such children were apprehended by officials earlier this month, including a 3-year-old boy from Honduras.

What explains the dramatic increase?

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ALG's Daily Grind - Inside Washington's Bipartisan "Housing Reform" 


May 23, 2014

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Inside Washington's Bipartisan "Housing Reform"
Earlier this month the U.S. Senate Banking Committee passed the so-called "Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013" by a bipartisan 13-9 vote. Proponents argue that the bill is a model of how the federal government can manage the major challenges in our economy, but they neglect to mention is taxpayers remain very much on the hook for public losses under this new proposed housing finance framework.   

Congress needs to force Audit of IRS
The very fact that donations to groups that were legally engaged in the public square prompted IRS audits is chilling to all future political speech, and goes to a systemic abuse of power that threatens the basic core of political participation.

Dr. Piketty is committing Malpractice
In any profession, prescription without diagnosis is malpractice and that includes the profession of Economics. Just as there is no need to cure people who have red hair, income inequality isn't an ailment; it is a sign that free markets are properly assessing the value that results from the labor of people in different professions.

Obama gins up his outrage act over VA scandal
President Barack Obama is fed up -- again.