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Education Reform: ‘A Rollback Of Federal Power’

After 'Long And Arduous' Path, The 'Largest Devolution Of Federal Control To The States In A Quarter-Century' 'This Is A Law That Everybody Knows Needs Fixing' SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER (R-TN): "The real winners today are 100,000 public schools which are attended by 50 million children, where three and a half million teachers work and are eager for us to bring some certainty to federal education policy." (Sen. Alexander, Congressional Record, S.8237-8, 12/1/2015) ALEXANDER: "This is a law tha… Continue Reading


The President’s Former Advisors Weigh In

'Obviously There's A Lot Of Concern' Former Obama Admin Official: 'Change Your Strategy, Mr. President' LEON PANETTA, Former Secretary Of Defense: 'Obviously there's a lot of concern … resources applied to that mission, frankly, have not been sufficient' "Well, obviously there's a lot of concern about whether or not we've deployed the resources to be able to accomplish the mission that the President described. …I think that the resources applied to that mission, frankly, have not… Continue Reading


‘Promise Kept’

'The First Significant Repeal Of Obama's Signature Health Care Law To Land On His Desk' 'A Major Event In The Senate,' 'Fulfilled A Longtime Pledge To Voters' "Republicans on Thursday night achieved something of a milestone in their five-year battle against the Affordable Care Act: They finally passed a bill repealing the law through the United States Senate. …passage in the Senate means that after dozens of failed tries by Republicans in the House, President Obama will get the oppor… Continue Reading


Obamacare: ‘I Was Lied To’

'It's Scary,' 'Really A Panicked Experience' OBAMA PROMISE: "If you have health insurance and you like it, and you have a doctor that you like, then you can keep it. Period." (President Obama, Conference Call With Liberal Bloggers, 7/20/09) POLITIFACT's 2013 Lie of the Year: 'If you like your health care plan, you can keep it' (Politifact, 12/12/13) RHETORIC: 'If You Like What You Have, You Can Keep It,' 'We Guarantee It' SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): "In fact, one of our core principles … Continue Reading


Highway Bill: ‘A Major Victory’

'A Legislative Feat,' 'An End To The Cycle Of Temporary Extensions … That Have Bedeviled Congress For The Past Seven Years' SEN. JIM INHOFE (R-OK): "Passing a long-term highway bill has been my top priority as chairman of the Senate EPW committee, and I've been pleased to work alongside my colleagues to make this historic piece of legislation a reality. This bill will provide the long overdue investments needed to put America back on the map as a place to do business." (Sen. Inhofe, P… Continue Reading


American Families ‘Getting Blasted’ By Obamacare

'It's Obscene' & 'Frustrating' 'My Family Is Being Pushed Out Of The Middle Class By The Obamacare Law' KENTUCKY: Breckinridge County Mom: "My family is being pushed out of the middle class by the Obamacare law…how can we pay almost $1,200 a month on health insurance?" (Sen. McConnell, Constituent Mail) Owensboro Dad: "Before the Affordable Care Act, we paid around $100 bi-weekly for the family plan. That has now increased to $235 during the same timeframe. … It is frustrat… Continue Reading


Obamacare: ‘A Big Nightmare’ For Small Businesses

'A Huge Administrative Burden For These Companies' For Small Companies: 'Costs Are Up In 2015,' While They're Buried In 'Tedious' & 'Ridiculous' Paperwork "The vast majority of small businesses are paying more for health insurance for their employees under the health-care law, and many expect their costs to keep going up next year, according to a survey by the advocacy group National Small Business Association." ("90% Of Small Businesses Say Obamacare Drove Up Health-Care Costs," The Co… Continue Reading


Obamacare: This Deal's Getting Worse All The Time

'Higher Premiums, Fewer Doctors And Skimpier Coverage' "Many people signing up for 2016 health policies under the Affordable Care Act face higher premiums, fewer doctors and skimpier coverage, which threatens the appeal of the program for the healthy customers it needs. Insurers have raised premiums steeply for the most popular plans at the same time they have boosted out-of-pocket costs such as deductibles, copays and coinsurance in many of their offerings." ("Rising Rates Pose Challenge to… Continue Reading


Guantanamo North: ‘The Law Currently Does Not Allow For That’

Obama Administration Scheme To Transfer Terrorists From Gitmo To The U.S. Would Be 'Defying Congress, The Law And The Public' ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: 'With Respect To Individuals Being Transferred To The United States, The Law Currently Does Not Allow For That' REP. JIM SENSENBRENNER (R-WI): "I have a question relative to the issue of the Guantanamo detainees. Congress recently passed and the President is expected to sign into law legislation that explicitly prohibits the use of federal fun… Continue Reading


Punishing The Poor

Coal Miner: 'You Say You're The President Of The People? Well We're People Too' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Obama Administration is trying to impose deeply regressive energy regulations that would eliminate good-paying jobs, punish the poor, and make it even harder for Kentuckians to put food on the table. Their effect on global carbon levels? Essentially a rounding error. Their effect on poor and Middle-Class families? Potentially devastating. And yet. The deep-pocketed left-wingers w… Continue Reading


President Obama ‘Swore An Oath To Uphold The Laws’

President Obama: 'The Problem Is That I'm The President Of The United States, I'm Not The Emperor Of The United States. My Job Is To Execute Laws That Are Passed' "Congress has passed a $607 billion defense bill that bans moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States - something Barack Obama has been trying to do since he was sworn in as president in 2009. The Senate's vote of 91 to 3 gave final legislative approval to the measure. The House has already passed it with a veto-proof majo… Continue Reading


‘Decision First, The Law Later’

Is The Obama Administration Getting Ready To Violate The Law For A 2nd Time On Guantanamo Bay? "The Pentagon's plan outlining the long-stalled effort to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, expected in the coming week, includes details suggesting that the Centennial Correctional Facility in Colorado is one suitable site to send detainees whom officials believe should never be released, administration officials said." ("Pentagon's Plan To Close Guantanamo Expected In Coming Week," Associat… Continue Reading


Guantanamo: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Obama Administration Will 'Not Take Anything Off The Table' In Zeal To Bring Terrorists Who 'Will Seek To Reengage In Terrorist … Activities' To America SEN. KELLY AYOTTE (R-NH): "When the administration transfers a Guantanamo detainee who was formerly assessed as a high risk for reengagement in terrorism, the onus is on the administration to explain openly to the American people what has changed. A failure to do so suggests the administration is more interested in emptying Guantanamo… Continue Reading


President Obama Rejects American Jobs

American Public & Unions Support 'The Creation Of Good Paying Jobs' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I wish I were surprised by the President's decision to reject this jobs and infrastructure project. But it's become painfully clear that the President is more interested in appeasing deep-pocketed special interests and extremists than helping tens of thousands of Americans who could have benefited from Keystone' s good jobs." (Sen. McConnell, Press Release, 11/6/15) 'The Party's Liberal … Continue Reading


Obamacare Sticker Shock Stress Sweeps America

Consumer 'Too Upset' To Finish Premium Increase Letter, Democratic Governor 'Extremely Unhappy' With Obamacare Unaffordability "…as a third sign-up season gets under way, President Barack Obama's health care law is approaching limits." ("Higher Premiums Likely To Slow ObamaCare Signups In Law's Third Year," Associated Press, 11/2/15) "Costs are going up on the private, taxpayer-subsidized coverage sold through and state insurance exchanges, and many of the more than 10 … Continue Reading


Obamacare: ‘The Grim Announcements Keep Coming’

'Nearly Half Of The 23 [Co-Op] Programs Set Up Under The Affordable Care Act Have Failed' SEN. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY): "Remember when President Obama's mantra was 'If you like your health care plan, you can keep it?' Now the administration is singing a different tune… For some people, their old plan won't be available at any price. This includes more than a half-million people insured by one of the health co-ops that have shut down in 11 states over the past few months." (Sen. Barrasso,… Continue Reading


EPA’s Water ‘Nightmare’

'We've Heard Horror Stories' About The EPA EPA Waters Of The U.S. Regulation: 'A Nightmare For U.S. Citizens' "Barack Obama's water war… a massive power grab by Washington." ("Barack Obama's Water War," Politico, 5/27/15) "…it will give bureaucrats carte blanche to swoop in and penalize landowners every time a cow walks through a ditch." ("Barack Obama's Water War," Politico, 5/27/15) "With their efforts to redefine waters to be regulated by the Clean Water Act, they've… Continue Reading


Obamacare: Paying More, Getting Less

'Noticeable Premium Increases,' Fewer Medical Specialists Obamacare 'Premiums Will Increase An Average Of 7.5%,' 'Some Jumped By Double Digits' "The Obama administration said many consumers will see noticeable premium increases when buying health coverage on insurance exchanges in 2016…" ("Premiums For Health Insurance Bought On Exchanges To Climb In 2016," The Wall Street Journal, 10/26/15) "Premiums will increase an average of 7.5% for the benchmark silver insurance plan next ye… Continue Reading


‘Wave’ Of Opposition To EPA Power Grab Grows

'Publication Of The EPA's Carbon Rule … Has Prompted A Flurry Of Legal And Legislative Action' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The publication of these regulations does not represent an end, but a beginning. It's the beginning of a new front to defend hardworking Middle Class Americans from massive regulations that target them. That front is opening here in Congress, and it's opening across the country as states file lawsuits and Governors stand up for their own Middle Class constituent… Continue Reading


Obamacare: A Lose-Lose Situation

In 2016 American Workers Face A Choice: 'Harsh' Penalties Or 'Obscene' Premiums OPTION ONE: The $695 'Harsh, Stiff Penalties' THEN-SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL): "…a mandate does not work unless you impose harsh, stiff penalties on those who don't purchase it." (CNN's "Newsroom," 2/23/08) "…the Obama administration is being urged to highlight that cold fact…" ("Bigger Bite For Health Law Penalty On Uninsured," AP, 10/19/15) 2016: "The math is harsh: The federal penalt… Continue Reading

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