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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Democrat-Run Senate
President Obama's decision to seek Congress' approval for a limited, punitive missile strike in Syria is a high-stakes gamble that could further weaken his troubled presidency at home and abroad.
During the past couple of weeks, the Obama administration's favorite word — with everyone on message from the White House to the Cabinet to the liberal media — has been "phony."
It's not too premature to say that President Obama's second-term agenda is adrift — that is, if he ever had a well-thought-out agenda to begin with.
It’s not too premature to now say that President Obama’s second-term agenda is adrift — that is, if he ever had a really well-thought-out agenda to begin with.
The White House is still trying to stir up a climate of fear over the looming budget sequester that is not supported by the size of its puny spending cuts.
The dismal state of our national finances is going to require that the United States downsize the government over the next four years. We don't have any other options. At the same time, we must fight any expansion of government that will guarantee the bankrupting of our country and mortgaging of our future. Under President Obama, America is well on the way to becoming a mortgage-backed security that not even Goldman Sachs would try to sell.
After failing to agree on a long-range plan to keep federal highway and transit programs running, Congress on Thursday returned to one of its most tried-and-true tactics of the past year: It kicked the matter down the road by passing a stopgap funding measure.
In its first real bit of business to mark the new year, the House passed a symbolic Republican measure against President Obama's request to increase the federal debt limit by $1.2 trillion.
The House formally opened the second session of the 112th Congress on Tuesday with a sense of deja vu, as lawmakers faced several issues they've already dealt with — albeit temporarily — in the latter months of 2011.
There have been many attempts to slay the deficit monster that lurks in the appropriations committee rooms of Congress, only to see it return to life more menacing than ever.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' announcement that he can't play in the presidential primaries because his wife and daughters say he's not allowed to is terrible news for the GOP and the country.
The dominant liberal media culture has spun the last days of the Democrats' lame-duck Congress into an unbroken string of legislative victories for President Obama and his party.