Here's a morning must-read from The Weekly Standard's executive editor, Fred Barnes, writing in this morning's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Barnes lays out in stark fact the eight chances President Obama and c0ngressional Democrats have had since February to respond in a concrete fashion to the issue that most concerns most voters, out-of-control federal spending. As Barnes makes clear: Read More
Yes, President Obama showed guts in deciding to send in the SEALs instead of a B-2 or Predator to get bin Laden, but the trail that led to the al Qaeda leader's compound in Pakistan started with the determination of the guy in the cowboy hat.
A bit HT to NRO's Jim Geraghty, who received the motivational poster from a reader. Be sure and read Jim's accompanying commentary. Read More
Soon after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy began in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama imposed a moratorium on all off-shore drilling for oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico.
The moratorium was lifted, finally, after a federal judge twice ruled the administration's approach was illegal, but not soon enough to prevent thousands of jobs from being lost around the Gulf coast, and not just in the energy industry. Read More
The reaction to President Obama's decision not to release a photo of a dead Osama bin Laden got mixed responses from lawmakers on Capitol Hill, with many higher-ranking members, including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., fully supporting the decision.
But some prominent lawmakers disagree with the move. Among them is Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. who said the photo should be released to counter claims that bin Laden is still alive. Read More
White House press secretary Jay Carney read reporters a transcript of President Obama's interview with '60 minutes' to explain the White House's decision not to release photos of Osama bin Laden. Read More
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's 2012 federal budget proposal to cut up to $6 trillion in federal spending over the next decade while fundamentally reforming Medicare and other federal entitlement programs is generating a moderately stronger level of opposition, according to Rasmussen Reports. Read More
Think you know a lot about the nation's capitol, huh. Well betcha didn't know about that secret presidential theater deep down in the bowels of the White House. Only specially invited guests get to go down there.
So of course Politizoid wangled an invitation. Here's the result, viewed on Beltway Confidential for the first time ever right now:
Oklahoma is one of the nation's top energy states, so it's no surprise that its senators and representatives are opposed to President Obama's energy and environmental policies. What is surprising, however, is the intensity of their reactions to Obama's proposal to do away with $4 billion worth of energy industry tax breaks. Read More
President Obama says there's not much the federal government can do to bring down gas prices any time soon. Michael Bromwich, Obama's chief bureaucrat in charge of issuing permits for oil and gas companies to drill off-shore, said the same thing today: Read More
President Obama on Tuesday took another whack at his favorite political pinata of late — oil companies — urging congressional leaders to end tax breaks for the corporations as prices continue to skyrocket at the pump. Read More