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Latest Dick Armey Items
Rick Perry is taking a beating in the latest presidential primary polls. Rasmussen Reports on Thursday released a survey placing businessman Herman Cain at the head of the pack and the Lone Star State governor in sixth place. If there was ever a time for Mr. Perry to make a bold policy proposal, it's now. He's about to do just that.
In 24 hours, Republicans descend on Florida en masse for a grand old party for the Grand Old Party. On Thursday, the mighty eight presidential hopefuls meet once again for another debate, this one hosted by Fox News and the Florida Republican Party, staged in Orlando. That's just the opening act, though.
"A strong public interest exists in knowing whether the executive in charge of the nations most-watched cable newschannel is acting as a political consultant to a prospective Republican presidential candidate. As journalists, plaintiffs may properly assert that public interest as a basis for obtaining these records."
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' decision to forgo a presidential bid has some Republicans openly pining for a choice other than Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty or Newt Gingrich.
If teachers unions are more interested in the rights of their members than in the learning of students, as Dick Armey maintains, then states where unions are strong should produce weak test scores, and vice versa. But that is not the case ("State-union battles revive school-choice hope," Commentary, Tuesday).
Otherwise free people suffer "direct, tangible harm" when forced into a government medical system. That's the argument in a Feb. 11 brief in a court case with direct ramifications for Obamacare. The plaintiffs protest that citizens must enroll in Medicare to collect Social Security benefits for which they paid a lifetime of taxes. The tangible harm is caused because Medicare hampers their ability to secure - with their own resources - the best health care available.
One cannot mention CPAC 2011 (Conservative Political Action Conference) without invoking the Tea Party. The Tea Party's energy, enthusiasm and political stamina permeated CPAC 2011. Speakers at CPAC were not in Washington to rouse a crowd but to harness the Tea Party's power. In fact, speakers like Newt Gingrich, Rand Paul and Michele Bachmann were at most conductors motioning to a seasoned orchestra ready to play. And the driving force of that orchestra, indeed the source of its power is unquestioningly the Tea Party.
Back home, tea partyers clamoring for the debt-ridden government to slash spending say nothing should be off limits. Tea-party-backed lawmakers echo that argument, and they're not exempting the military's multibillion-dollar budget in a time of war.
Conservative lobbies are pressing House Republicans to keep centrists from controlling key congressional panels, as House GOP leaders gather this week to pick committee leaders for the 112th Congress.