It’s The Economy, Stupid

Douglas Schoen The Daily Beast Why has President Obama’s post-Bin Laden bounce been so limited, especially among Independents? Douglas Schoen, analyzing the new Newsweek/Daily Beast poll, finds an answer in Thursday’s jobless jump. Despite the fact that the president traveled to ground zero Thursday to celebrate the successful elimination of Osama bin Laden, the most […]

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Reaganomics Vs. Obamanomics: Facts And Figures

Peter Ferrara Forbes In February 2009 I wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal entitled “Reaganomics v Obamanomics,” which argued that the emerging outlines of President Obama’s economic policies were following in close detail exactly the opposite of President Reagan’s economic policies. As a result, I predicted that Obamanomics would have the opposite results of […]

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The First-Person Presidency

National Review President Obama takes credit for operations that would have been impossible had Senator Obama’s views prevailed. Here are a few excerpts from President Obama’s speech on Sunday night about the killing of Osama bin Laden. “Tonight, I can report . . . And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta . . . I […]

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Fitzpatrick Announces Legislation To Help Families Of First Responders

Bensalem Patch Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick today joined Bethann McIntosh to announce the introduction of H.R. 1668, the Danny McIntosh Emergency Medical Service Providers Protection Act. According to a release, the Act, named for Bethann’s husband, Danny, would extend Public Safety Officer Benefits to the families of volunteer emergency service personnel who die in the line […]

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Pennsylvania’s First Lady Hits The Ground Running

Harrisburg Patriot-News It was easy to miss Governor and Mrs. Corbett in the near-capacity crowd Sunday at The Forum for Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra’s final pops concert of the season. They didn’t bring an entourage or do a lot of glad-handing. They were merely there as one of the crowd, clapping and smiling at the end […]

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President’s Approval Rating Declining

CNN President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among Americans is edging down, according to an average of the most recent national polls. A CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released Friday indicates that 45 percent of the public say they approve of the job the president’s doing in the White House, with 48 percent saying […]

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This WH Does Not Care About U.S. Interests

Real Clear Politics If only in the interest of intellectual hygiene, it would be refreshing if the Obama administration would stop ascribing moral impetuses to its foreign policy. Today, US forces are engaged in a slowly escalating war on behalf of al-Qaida penetrated antiregime forces in Libya. It is difficult to know the significance of […]

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Battleground Dearth: The Fight For School Choice

Commonwealth Foundation The Case for School Choice If Pennsylvania’s public schools are broken, why don’t we just fix them? Easier said than done, of course, but it’s not from a lack of trying. For decades, taxpayers, parents and politicians have surrendered to the pleas of the unions and school boards that they would deliver improved […]

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Poll: Obama In Trouble In PA

Thomas Fitzgerald The Philadelphia Inquirer President Obama heads into his reelection campaign with a precarious standing in the must-win state of Pennsylvania, a new poll shows. Fifty-two percent of the state’s voters disapprove of the job Obama is doing, while 42 percent approve, according to the survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm based […]

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Bam’s Fiscal Feint

New York Post Well, that didn’t take long: Less than two days after President Obama reluc tantly agreed to accept a less-than-whopping $38.5 billion in cuts from this year’s spending, the White House announced that Obama will take to the airwaves Wednesday to announce his new plan to deal with the deficit. Paul Ryan, take a […]

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