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Firearms Industry Files Suit Against ATF

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for America’s firearms industry, today filed a lawsuit challenging the legal authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) under the Gun Control Act to compel 8,500 federally licensed firearms retailers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas to report the sale of two or more rifles. Specifically, the regulation calls for ...

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CBO Analysis of August 1 Budget Control Act

On August First, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released this summary of its analysis of the debt limit compromise legislation (amendment to S.365). The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated the impact on the deficit of the Budget Control Act of 2011, as posted on the Web site of the House Committee on Rules on August 1, 2011. The legislation ...

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Boehner Releases Framework of Debt Ceiling Deal

On Sunday night, Obama announced that a deal on the debt ceiling had been reached. While House minority leader Nancy Pelosi was saying that some or none of her Democrats might vote for the proposal, House Speaker Boehner held a conference with the leaders on the right side of the aisle. Later Sunday night, he released the details of the ...

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Extreme Left Wing Caucuses to Ask Obama to Unilaterally Raise Debt Ceiling

It is being reported today that the Congressional Black Caucus and Progressive Caucus, two of the most extreme left-wing factions within the Democrat party, will go to the White House tomorrow to demand that the President use a flawed interpretation of the 14th amendment to raise the debt limit without Congressional approval. This move is in response to both of ...

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Opposition Emerges to Democrat “Main Street Fairness Act”

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NetChoice strongly opposes the so-called “Main Street Fairness Act,” introduced in the Senate today by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and in the House of Representatives by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI).  The proposed legislation would impose unfair and disproportionate collection burdens on small businesses, while adding less than three-tenths of one percent to state and local tax revenues. “Congress often says ...

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The Obama Economy is So Bad – Even the Illegals are Leaving

Ever since Obama took office, Americans (translation: citizens) have been asking him to deal with the illegal immigrant situation. Unbeknownst to the majority of Americans, Obama did actually have a plan to curtail illegal immigration from Mexico – destroy the American economy. While the United States is struggling with worsening unemployment Mexico’s unemployment rate is now 4.9 percent – much worse than America’s 9.1% rate. ...

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Budget Ceiling Crisis Update: Debt Limit Compromise Passes the House

As the commentary and reports roll out of Washington D.C., it is apparent that we are not as near to a solution as first thought. This post will be constantly updated with the newest activities on the debt ceiling. 8-1-11 7:09pm The debt ceiling compromise passes the house by a wide margin 269-161. The bill will be voted on in ...

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Proposed Natural Gas Act: Dead on Arrival in Washington

NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 — Senior energy executive Karl W. Miller is a major supporter in establishing a comprehensive energy plan for the U.S. However, Mr. Miller has advised numerous times, government handouts do not work, never have and never will. The capital markets must make investment decisions based upon supply, demand, price points and other factors. Natural gas ...

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An OPEN LETTER To The Less Than Honorable Charles Rangel (demonRAT/NY)

Rangel Introduces Resolution to Repatriate POW/MIAs and Abductees From North Korea July 27, 2011   http://rangel.house.gov/news/2011/07/rangel-introduces-resolution-to-repatriate-powmias-and-abductees-from-north-korea.shtml  Charlie-boy…You’re late to the party again! Wassup wid dat? I remember how you stood by silently as Mssrs. Kerry and McCain worked very hard to STOP the duly constructed Senate Select Committee on POWS/MIAS from the successful completion of their mission to your fallen brothers and ...

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Florida Real Estate Takes Double Dip

Government programs ending, new foreclosures starting, zombie foreclosures coming back to life and Florida’s weak employment base all add up to bad news for Florida’s real estate market for the next few quarters, says Roy Oppenheim in a video interview WESTON, Fla., July 26, 2011 — Foreclosure is the new “F” word and it’s back with a vengeance as Florida foreclosure defense ...

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New Book on Radical Islam Declares: ‘This Is the War of Our Generation!’

Dr. Jim Denison Explains to Westerners ‘Why Muslims Still Hate Us, What We Can Do’ DALLAS, July 26, 2011 — On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, author and educator Jim Denison explains in his new book, “Radical Islam: What You Need to Know,” that the greatest threat our children have ever ...

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Terminal at J.F.K. International Airport Evacuated

The American Airlines terminal at JFK in New York has been evacuated after a bomb-sniffing dog alerted security personnel to a suspicious bag left in the terminal by a passenger that had already departed on a flight bound for San Fransisco. Update 10:15: Authorities have now given the all clear for passengers to re-enter the terminal.

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Renewed Calls on Obama and Democrats to Focus on America

NEW YORK, July 21, 2011 — Leading Independent and Senior Energy Executive Karl W. Miller today renewed calls for President Obama to start listening to senior industry executives and experts, resolve the U.S. real estate crisis, address depression era unemployment and put a credible national energy plan in place. The debt limit sideshow is a “red herring” and deferring focus ...

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Atheists ‘Going Public’ Has Some Christians Hot Under the Collar

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., July 19, 2011 — From eye-catching billboards that proclaim, “I can be good without God,” to a critically acclaimed movie at the Sundance Film Festival, atheists are going public with their beliefs like never before. This has some Christians hot under the collar, but the leader of one of America’s leading evangelistic ministries is urging believers to keep ...

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