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A few years ago, I was in China and, through the help of a friend, had the chance to spend a few hours with a senior editor of the People's Daily - the Communist Party's voice and the most influential journal in China.
The 111th Congress has been discredited by its arrogant disregard for the public and has been repudiated at the polls. President Obama and his allies in the Senate are, nonetheless, trying to use the lame-duck session to get a "zombie Senate" to foist on the American people right before Christmas a dangerous New START nuclear arms treaty with Russia. There are compelling reasons why the handful of Republican senators who will decide whether this treaty is approved in its present form - under artificially constrained circumstances that allow minimal opportunity for informed debate - should just say no. Some of the most compelling include:
After a lengthy blockade this year, Senate Republicans have agreed to let at least 19 of President Obama's judicial nominees win confirmation in the waning days of the congressional session, in exchange for a commitment by Democrats not to seek votes on four other, more controversial picks, according to officials familiar with the deal.
Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrats, said Monday that the votes are there for Congress to approve a scaled-back bill providing extra benefits to emergency workers who responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center.
With the Obama administration on the verge of embracing new "network neutrality" rules increasing government oversight of the Internet, it's difficult to tell who objects more: Republicans who denounce the move as a federal power grab or Democrats who dismiss the reforms as too weak to do the job.
"Beware, America, of President Obama's dangerous START treaty," warns Academy Award-winning conservative actor Jon Voight in a telephone conversation with The Washington Times.
The condition of the dollar is a major danger. As President Obama continues to devalue our dollar with his policies, other countries won't just stand idly by and allow their interests to go down the drain. They will stop buying bonds and other instruments and use their hoards of dollars to buy other hard assets that won't depreciate as the dollar spirals downward.
President Obama lobbied senators by phone Monday to back an arms treaty with Russia that he's called a national security imperative, as a top Senate Democrat conceded "house by house combat" would be needed to win enough GOP votes to prevail.
New York's two senators said Monday that the votes are there for Congress to approve a scaled-back bill providing extra benefits to emergency workers who responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center.