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Romney needs to focus on messaging as election approaches

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What’s the first thing people think about when someone mentions Mitt Romney? It seems to be something along the lines of he has great hair and is generally considered to be a nice guy. He may be the nicest guy in the world, but kindness doesn’t stop rogue regimes from committing acts of war; bold words backed up by action ...

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Allen West responds to Obama’s U.N. address

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Earlier today, President Obama addressed the United Nations General Council in New York. Amonsgst other things, Obama addressed the “Innocence of Muslims” Youtube video, supposedly responsible for the recent anti-American uprisings in the Middle East. Obama stated “The future must not belong to those who slander the propher of Islam,” Watch the comment in context below: And Florida Congressman Allen ...

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Job Creation: The True Narrative

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There’s been a lot of hype about job creation in the news lately. The Obama administration is basking in the glow of Friday’s report from the U.S. Labor Bureau that unemployment has made the monumental leap from 8.3% down to 8.1% (still a lot higher than the 6% we were told the stimulus would bring). And the prevailing rhetoric at the recently ...

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Obama Releases Ad Questioning If Romney Paid Taxes

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Amidst the controversy over Harry Reid’s claim that a Bain Capital employee told him Mitt Romney has failed to pay taxes over the past 10 years, President Obama has remained noticably silent. Until now. A new ad entitled ‘Son of Boss’ released by Obama for America ominously questions whether Romney has paid 10%, 5% or 0% of his taxes. The ad, ...

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IRS Punishes Excellence: The Tax Burden on Olympic Athletes

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This week, the best of American athletes, who’ve spent years putting hard work and effort into training for their respective sports, are in London for the Olympics. It’s a wonderfully capitalistic competition- the best, the most talented, the hardest working from around the world competing to see who is the best. Excellence is rewarded with medals, international recognition and the ...

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Martin Luther King’s Dream in the 21st Century

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Martin Luther King had the courage to stand up for what he believed in- the idea that regardless of a man’s skin color, he should be treated equally. He should be judged on his character not his skin tone. It is appalling that in 1963 he should have to make such a statement. Just as it is appalling that in ...

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Harry Reid in 1995: I Think We Should Audit the Fed

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Yesterday the House of Representatives  finally voted on, and passed, Ron Paul’s signature legislation the Audit the Fed bill, by a vote of 327-8. The bill had wide bi-partisan support; 89 Democrats joined all but 1 of the House Republicans in voting for the bill. Despite the broad bi-partisan support the bill has, it will be dead upon arrival at ...

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NCAA Decimates Penn State Football, But is it Justified?

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A day after Penn State removed its statue of legendary football coach Joe Paterno, the NCAA brought crippling sanctions against Penn State’s football program. The NCAA fined the program $60 million, a sum equivalent to the annual gross revenue of the football program, which must be given as endowments to programs preventing child sex abuse. The NCAA also banned Penn ...

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Piers Morgan Confronts Justice Scalia on Citizens United

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made a rare media appearance yesterday when he sat down for an interview on Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN. During the interview, Scalia dismissed recent reports that he and Chief Justice John Roberts are feuding over the contentious health care ruling. Scalia also commented on Bush v. Gore, saying he doesn’t regret the decision and told ...

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Obama’s Budget- Better than 4 Years Ago?

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For all the accreditations given to Ronald Reagan, perhaps the greatest contribution he made to the political arena was a simple appeal to the logical minds of voters- Are you better off than you were 4 years ago? During the 1980 presidential campaign, Reagan’s strategy was simple. Let people look at the facts, the result of Carter’s policies, and see if ...

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Obama Individual Mandate Hypocrisy

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On the campaign trail in Cincinnati, President Obama criticized Mitt Romney for flip-flopping his position on the indivudal mandate, apparently because of displeasure among the right wing Washington elites. Obama stated that as governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney supported an individual mandate, then suddenly reversed his position because of right wing pressure: “And the fact that a whole bunch of ...

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Obama on Campaign: I’ve Tried to be Bipartisan

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At an Ohio campaign stop on Thursday, President Obama spoke to local media and did what he does best- shifted the blame. He told a WLTW reporter that he thinks most people would agree he’s tried to be bipartisan, it’s the Republicans who won’t play along. Really Mr. President? Is it bipartison to allow your party leaders to name call? Joe ...

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RI Senator- Tax Rates Don’t Affect Small Businesses

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Tax policy was the subject of a panel, titled 98 to 2: Raising Taxes to Invest in America and Promote Fairness, held in Washington last month. The panel was associated with former Obama administration official and radical Van Jones’s Take Back the American Dream Conference, which basically aims to advance progressivism. The panel consisted of several prominent progressive activists and ...

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Healthcare ‘Tax’ Constitutional?- The Founders Might Say Otherwise

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In today’s completely stunning decision, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Chief Justice Roberts joined the liberal justices, creating a 5-4 majority that declared the individual mandate  a ‘tax’ and therefore constitutional. Unbelievable though it may be, because of Chief Justice Roberts, the federal government can now essentially force you to do whatever ...

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Supreme Court Rules Obamacare Constitutional

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At 10:07 today, the Supreme Court ruled, against all expectations, to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in its entirety. Chief Justice Roberts joined the left side of the Court, causing a 5-4 ruling, which upheld the individual mandate. Justice Kennedy did join the minority and vote against the ACA. The Court ruled that the individual mandate is a tax ...

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