Articles By: Robert Romano

Why is the GOP Dithering About Global Warming?

Why is the GOP Dithering About Global Warming?

A recent poll found 91 percent of Republicans and 86 percent of Democrats agreed that the economy was a top priority, and 83 percent of Republicans and 89 percent of Democrats said the availability of good jobs was. Posturing on climate change won’t make a lick of difference electorally if the economy does not improve. So, get to work.

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Fast Track Trade Authority: Not Getting the Full Story

Fast Track Trade Authority: Not Getting the Full Story

Congressional Republicans claim fast-track trade authority for the president “would empower Congress to set our negotiating objectives and hold the administration accountable.” In reality, by passing fast track trade authority, members were ceding much of their legislative powers to Obama — something even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), a supporter of fast track, has conceded is “an enormous grant of power.” Why would Congress do that?

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Vote Coming on Amnesty

Vote Coming on Amnesty

The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on legislation that will fund the Department of Homeland Security with $39.7 billion, with separate amendments that reportedly would defund aspects of the President Barack Obama’s executive action to grant amnesty to 4.5 million illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children.

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Independents: The Rise of the Republican Demise?

Independents: The Rise of the Republican Demise?

A number of studies shows independents are on the rise, while the number of Republicans is falling. Considering the combined results of all the studies, Republicans risk extinction if they move too far off the reservation, particularly on issues like immigration and health care. The greater number of conservative independents, the fewer Republicans there are.

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Time for Speaker Boehner to Keep His Word on Amnesty

Time for Speaker Boehner to Keep His Word on Amnesty

It’s time for the party to fight. The American people swept Republicans to majorities in 2014 largely because of opposition to Obama’s executive amnesty. Many of them would have preferred to have that fight in December. But here we are now. Will Speaker Boehner keep his word and fight amnesty now?

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Read Their Republican Lips: Higher Taxes

Read Their Republican Lips: Higher Taxes

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), appearing on Fox News Sunday on January 4, said, “Yes, we have proposed raising the gasoline tax-user fee by 12 cents.” Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), appearing in the same segment, told host Chris Wallace that “I don’t think we take anything off the table at this point,” including a gas tax hike. Read their lips.

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Why U.S. Control of the Internet Remains Vital

Why U.S. Control of the Internet Remains Vital

Foreign, dictatorial governments are bossing around private entities, using either the threat of force or other forms of sanction to suppress what would otherwise be simply the free expression of political speech in today’s digital era. This is why the Obama administration’s plan to turn over Internet governance to a private non-profit, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in 2015 is an exceedingly bad idea.

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President Bush issues statement on economic bailout in 2008 (White House photo by Chris Greenberg)

Bush Paved Way for Obama Executive Abuse

To save American car companies in 2008, then-President George W. Bush opted to use $17 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which had been enacted to extend loans to financial institutions caught in the mortgage backed securities meltdown. There was nothing in the law that had allowed the bailout funds to be used for auto manufacturers. The Administration just made it up.

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Republicans: Keep Your Word on Amnesty

Republicans: Keep Your Word on Amnesty

Early next year, Republicans have to keep their word and defund the executive amnesty, and if Obama vetoes it, then hold votes to override the veto, and hold every member who votes the wrong way accountable to their constituents. Anything less will likely be viewed as a surrender on the issue.

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The House Finally Stops Obama

The House Finally Stops Obama

The U.S. House has voted to deny funding for President Obama’s plan to transition Internet governance to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). It will be the first assertion of Congressional prerogative over Internet governance since 1998, when Congress defunded the National Science Foundation’s administration the system in a rider to the Foundation’s appropriations.

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