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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

Robert Romano

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

Robert Romano

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

Robert Romano

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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How Republicans Could Nail Obama on Illegals

Robert Romano

By far the most egregious part of Obama’s amnesty will be the issuance of work permits and legal status to those who broke the law by either jumping the border or overstaying their visas. So why not defund green card processing down to zero — all of it — and instead give the money to schools being overwhelmed by the influx of illegal immigrants?

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Growth, Not Government, Should Lift Wages

Robert Romano

No, it's not Photoshopped. It is an actual help wanted sign from Williston, N.D. The story is the shale oil boom taking place there that has resulted in an explosion of demand for labor, a surge in property values, and a bevy of new construction.

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Fundamentally Transforming America, One Community at at Time

Robert Romano

Let's just be blunt. If Congressional Republicans do not defund the imminent rulemaking, "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing," by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the upcoming continuing resolution, they are utterly insane.

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What About the Judicial Filibuster?

Robert Romano

24 new federal judges by Christmas? That’s what outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wants in the lame duck session of Congress. Faced with an incoming Republican majority, Barack Obama and Harry Reid want to stack the judiciary in yet another egregious power grab.

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McConnell Pledges to Use Power of the Purse

Robert Romano

“It takes 60 votes to do a lot of things in the Senate, but there are some things we can do with 51 votes," said Senator Mitch McConnell. If he is truly determined to use the power of the purse, McConnell should get busy in the December funding bill — before the 2016 presidential election cycle consumes the congressional cycle. Take as many bites at the apple as possible.

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McConnell Promises to Go After ObamaCare

Robert Romano

In a private meeting with Americans for Limited Government (ALG) staff, senior aides to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised that should Republicans reclaim a majority in the Senate on Tuesday, they would use the budget reconciliation process to go after Obamacare.

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Republicans Shouldn’t Acquiesce to Obama

Robert Romano

The midterm elections are just a week away, and with most predicting a Republican sweep on November 4, House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy is setting his sights on the 2015 governing agenda. But before a new Congress is sworn in, the government's funding for FY 2015 is due to run out on December 11, and Politico's Jake Sherman reports "[McCarthy] would like to use the lame-duck session to pass a long-term government-funding bill, so Washington can begin focusing on big-picture legislating, instead of just trying to keep government's doors open."

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A nativity scene in Portland, Oregon (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Why Nativity Scenes Matter in the Public Square

Doug Carter

When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he explained that our freedoms come from God. “All men are created equal,” he says, and “they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” A nativity display on government property reminds us that all humans have unalienable rights- rights which cannot legitimately be taken away- because these rights come from God.

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

Bush Paved Way for Obama Executive Abuse

Robert Romano

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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Congress Allows Obama to Slap Them With Cuba

Rick Manning

It only took a couple of days for the ink to dry on Congress' decision to fund the Obama administration's objectives for the rest of the year before it came back to bite them. The choice to fund all of the government for the next nine months, besides the Department of Homeland Security, means that Congress has little recourse to rein in Obama's Cuban bailout.

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It is Time for a Christian Values Party

Dave Daubenmire

This is the way the American political system works. Democrats/liberals are the counterweight to Republicans/conservatives. The constant teetering gives the impression of movement, but the status quo rarely changes. This has never been more evident than what has occurred in Congress since Obama was ‘handed his hat’ in the mid-term elections; except nothing has really changed. The teeter has tottered to Republican control of the Congress, yet the policies that Obama has pushed forward still remain in place.

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The Purpose of the Church

Michael Day

Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California has given us the idea of the purpose driven church and the purpose driven life. So, what are “the five basic fundamentals” of the Christian faith? Where did they come from?

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