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Government Regulation Kills Entrepreneurial Spirit – Again

Midway, Georgia Police shut down a one-day old small business siting a lack of permits. The enterprising young entrepreneurs had decided that instead of working for someone else, they would open a business and make their own way – their way. The business was a lemonade stand run by three girls trying to save up for a trip to a ...

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Obama Escalates Secret Air War in Yemen

In an escalation of the current air campaign in Yemen, AP is reporting that the U.S. launched an airstrike on a police station on Thursday. The Yemeni police station was thought to have been overrun by Islamic militants. Yemeni officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the U.S. aircraft killed at least six fighters Thursday. While Congress pushed hard ...

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10,000 Jobs Being Cut at Cisco

CINCINNATI, July 14, 2011 — As Cisco looks to reduce costs, the once renowned company is now looking to cut 10,000 jobs. With 3,000 employees accepting early-retirement packages, another 7,000 are facing layoffs. Cisco employees aren’t the only ones shaking in their boots. Companies nationwide are also experiencing job cuts. From big international banks such as UBS to local school ...

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Tax Expert’s Advice: Don’t Count on Social Security

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., July 1, 2011 — According to a poll taken earlier this year, 77 percent of voters think Social Security is in danger. Fewer Americans, however, approve of increasing the retirement age. Voters were split on permitting people to invest their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts. Tax expert Dr. Friday, aka “The Tax Doctor,” falls into the ...

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I Can ‘See’ Her Too: American Braille Flag at Red Sight and Blue

WICHITA, Kan., July 1, 2011 — Three hundred and fifty blind children from July 3-8 will participate in the “Red Sight and Blue: I Can See Her Too” project in Orlando, Florida, at the 71st Annual Convention of The National Federation of the Blind. Thanks to the generous donation of the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, and the help of ...

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Three-Quarters of Americans Give President Obama Negative Ratings on His Handling of Jobs

Three-Quarters of Americans Give President Obama Negative Ratings on His Handling of Jobs Majorities also give the President negative marks on his handling of healthcare, the environment, unrest in the Middle East and education NEW YORK, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — President Obama has seen his overall job rating drop this month as well as his rating on how he is handling the economy. ...

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Governor Scott Signs Legislation to Strengthen, Expand Charter and Virtual Schools

Orlando, Fla. – Keeping his promise to make Florida the state with the best-educated workforce, Governor Rick Scott today visited Hope Charter School in Ocoee to highlight education reforms that expand and strengthen charter and virtual schools and increase scholarship opportunities that empower parents to choose schools best suited to student needs. Later today, Governor Scott will visit St. Petersburg ...

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Cain Confirms Attendance for ATRF/ Daily Caller Debate

(Stockbridge, GA)- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain confirmed his attendance today for the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation/ Daily Caller debate scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 10, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nev. “I have spent nearly all of my professional career in the private sector, rescuing failing companies, balancing budgets and creating jobs,” Cain said. “I look forward ...

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Chris Christie: None of Your Business

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tells a constituent that it’s “none of your business” when she asks why he sends his kids to private school. Gov. Chrisitie nails the voter in a 3 point argument: Christie pays property taxes for a system he doesn’t even use Gov. Christie and his wife pay $38,000 annually in property taxes but don’t use ...

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NBC inexplicably edits out “Under God” from Pledge

At the beginning of NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, the network inexplicably cut the phrase “under God” from a childrens’ recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. What would prompt the network to eliminate that phrase? The editing seems purposeful and Dan Hick’s failed attempt at an apology does nothing to alleviate disdain from viewers. “Earlier we began ...

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Women’s Forum Comments on Wal-Mart Supreme Court Ruling

Member’s of the Independent Women’s Forum speak out on the Supreme Court ruling for Wal-Mart. WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court ruled today on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes, in a case that considered whether roughly 1.5 million employees of Wal-Mart could file a class action lawsuit claiming discrimination. In a 9 to 0 decision, the Court ruled that the ...

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Obama Uses Enron Defense in Gunrunning Scandal

The Obama administration is accused of allowing the illegal sale of guns to those connected to Mexican drug cartels. The FBI said the operation was intended to allow some guns to enter the Mexican drug trade so that they could track the guns and stop that activity. Without understanding how this plan looked good on anything but the back of ...

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Anthony Weiner: Self-Destruction By Pride And Arrogance

I write with a heavy heart today. I sit watching the train wreck that has become Anthony Weiner’s life and my heart aches. First and foremost- yes, I most definitely believe he should have stepped down, and, as my colleague said, it’s about time! But though I agree that he should have stepped down, it is very painful to watch a ...

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House GOP Enables Union Control of Federal Contracts

This week the Republican controlled U.S. House of Representatives had 27 defections to side with Democratic Union buddies on a crucial vote on H.R. 2055, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies  Appropriations Act. The vote concerned amendment H 411, which was introduced by Steven LaTourette (R-OH) to strike section 415 of the bill. Amendment 411 passed by a total of  204-203. This ...

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Did President Obama Learn Anything While in Puerto Rico ?

  President Barack Hussein Obama recently took his 2012 reelection campaign to the island of Puerto Rico in an attempt to corrall the Puerto Rican vote here in the States. The question is did he learn anything while there from the current Governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuno. Governor Fortuno was elected in the 2008 elections and recieved over 220,00 votes, ...

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