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This week, the House will be voting on a "clean" Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.  The "clean" version is a stripped-down BBA that once passed the House in 1995.  Unfortunately, it also has no requirement for a super-majority to raise taxes, making it likely the budget could be balanced-up (by raising taxes) rather than […]


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HHS wants your private medical information

Congressman Huelskamp recently wrote a letter signed by over 50 Republicans to Chairman Rogers and Chairman Rehberg of the the House Appropriations Committee asking that attempts by Health and Human Services (HHS)  to create a national  database of patients' private medical records be defunded. Read Letter Contact Congress at (202) 224-3121 and ask your representative […]


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Liberty NewsWire – November 14, 2011

The justices will hear arguments on the health care law in March; they are expected to rule by the end of the current term, which normally comes in late June. – USA Today Supreme Court Sets Date for ObamaCare Hearing – USA Today EU Bans X-Ray Scanners at Airports – Yahoo Congress Gets Pass on […]


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Why Are We Defending the Europeans?

The Obama administration has been celebrating its grand victory in Libya, but I keep wondering:  why couldn't Europe deal with a tinpot dictator a short boat-ride away?  After all, the Europeans have a collective GDP and population greater than our own. The problem, of course, is that they can't be bothered to spend much money […]


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Liberty NewsWire – November 11, 2011

A long-running taboo on the idea of splitting the European Union into two zones or tiers is being breached by a debt crisis that has brought Ireland, Portugal, Greece, and now Italy to their financial and political knees. – Christian Science Monitor EU May Split – Christian Science Monitor Obama Delays Keystone Pipeline – CNN […]


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