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GOP pushback on AR-15 ammo ban might be worse the useless


President Obama is continuing to play ‘catch me if you can’ with Republicans as he instructs his BATF to reclassify a popular ammunition caliber so the agency can ban it Barack Obama, the “constitutional law professor,” must have finally figured out there is no way he can avoid running up against the Second Amendment when it comes to one of ...

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McConnell’s plan to pass DHS funding is the definition of political cowardice


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thought he had a way to force Democrats to support a House-passed bill that funds DHS but not the President’s executive amnesty, however, he decided to blink instead, demonstrating once more the dearth of GOP leadership in the ‘august’ upper chamber Republican leaders have not shown much backbone in dealing with obstinate Democrats or President Obama when ...

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Congress fiddles (and spends) while our debt prepares to burn


The national debt, coupled with trillions in unfunded liabilities, is a debt bomb waiting to explode, and few on Capitol Hill seem interested enough to address it How do you know when Democrats are not being serious about the federal budget and spending? When, during election time, they pretend like our national debt is an issue that needs addressing. Of ...

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If the ‘Reformicons’ want to ‘reform,’ they can start by cutting regulations


A group of younger conservatives with ‘smarter’ policies seeks to leave the Reagan legacy behind, but the initiatives they favor resemble a Republicanized version of Democratic governance Reform conservatives – “reformicons,” as columnist E.J. Dionne has labeled them – are out to change the Republican Party in a way that frees it from the the “nostalgia” of Ronald Reagan. The ...

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Real education reform means getting Washington out of the way


Federal education policies are expensive and produce substandard results, yet big government statists continue to oppose school choice initiatives that work because they devolve power from Washington, D.C. Big, fat, government types hate any public policy that devolves power away from centralized authority in Washington, D.C., but when states and cities are able to rip away some of that authority, ...

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Top 5 laws the GOP should repeal in 2015

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With congressional majorities and a Democrat in the White House, Republicans will still have a tough time moving their agenda, but they have an opportunity nonetheless to reestablish themselves as the party of small government – and they should  Though Republicans now control both chambers of Congress, the party still has a formidable task ahead in trying to genuinely reform the ...

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