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America Tells Washington How it “Really Feels”

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Why Google and FOX News should be applauded for its handling of the GOP debate and why interactive debates represent the height of American exceptionalism.   There was much applause, laughter, groaning, ooohhing and aaahhing during the FOX News/Google Presidential debate, and if you were forced to watch it online...

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FCC Eliminates Fairness Doctrine

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            From the House Energy & Commerce Committee:  Upton, Walden Welcome Long-Overdue Repeal of Fairness Doctrine WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today welcomed the Federal Communications Commission’s announcement that...

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Balanced Budget Amendment Summary

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              Consensus Balanced Budget Amendment Presidential Requirement to Submit a Balanced Budget Prior to each fiscal year, the President must transmit to Congress a balanced budget that limits outlays to 18 percent of GDP. Requirement to Pass a Balanced Budget With the following limited...

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Congressional Leadership Announces “Super Committee” Appointments

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The Congressional Leaderships’ appointees for the “Super Committee” have been announced. House Republicans: Jeb Hensarling of Texas, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp of Michigan and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton of Michigan. Senate Republicans: Jon Kyl of Arizona, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Rob...

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Liberty Central
              Liberty Central supports the Cut, Cap, Balance approach to saving our economy: Cut, Cap, and Balance Summary Economists agree that the U.S. will face a major debt crisis within the next few years. Erskine Bowles, the top Democrat on President Obama’s debt commission,...

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September – Government Shutdowns & Constitutional Amendments

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Both Houses of Congress must take up the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA).  However, leadership will decide which BBA comes to the floor for a vote, and the actual language of the measure is still unknown.  Many conservative proponents argue that Congress must send a strong and specific amendment to the...

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Senator Rand Paul: Open Letter on Senate Debt Ceiling Compromise

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Aug 1, 2011 To paraphrase Senator Jim DeMint: When you’re speeding toward the edge of a cliff, you don’t set the cruise control. You stop the car. The current deal to raise the debt ceiling doesn’t stop us from going over the fiscal cliff. At best, it slows us from...

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Signing of the Declaration of Independence

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We all celebrate July 4th as Independence Day, but did you know the Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed until August 2, 1776?  In fact, the fifty-sixth and final signature of Thomas McKean wasn’t obtained until sometime in 1777.  Check out the National Archives for more interesting facts about the Declaration....

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U.S. Free Trade Deals – Unnecessary Delay?

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The House Ways & Means Committee is considering three Free Trade Agreements: Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. The International Trade Commission estimates that these three agreements will increase our exports by $13 billion, creating 250,000 jobs within our borders. However, The White House has indicated that it will not submit...

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House Fails to Repeal Incandescent Light Bulb Ban

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By a vote of 233-193, the House failed to pass a repeal of the 2007 light bulb bill, which mandates increased efficiency standards for incandescent light bulbs. Brought to the floor under a special procedural rule, The Better Use of Light Bulbs (BULB) Act failed to secure the two-thirds majority...

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