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The executive director of the House Republican Study Committee has been fired, and the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots said the ouster is little more than the establishment GOP's latest attempt to drive out the strong conservative element from the party — especially since the replacement hails as an ally of House Speaker John Boehner.
Can Mitch McConnell rescue the conservatives? The senior senator from Kentucky leads an increasingly irrelevant Republican minority in the Senate, but he is the key to bringing down the newly struck budget deal that gives Democrats all they want, and then some. The Republican leaders in the House have surrendered early, giving the Democrats a $65 billion spending card for letting them get home in time for Christmas. They still believe in Santa Claus.
Nobody's going to get any sleep on the red eye to Milwaukee sitting next to a blabbermouth yammering into a plastic box about what he plans to do when he lands. There's growing sentiment that the federal government must protect passengers from this annoyance. Many, no doubt most, passengers want the Federal Communications Commission to keep the prohibition on using cellphones on airliners.
President Obama says income inequality is the "defining challenge of our time" and insists that America must address the difference between the rich and the poor. He may be on to something, but not in the way he thinks — or wants to talk about.
After the 2010 elections, Republicans won enough seats to have a comfortable margin of votes in the House of Representatives. Because all spending bills, constitutionally speaking, must originate in the House, we presented House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, with the ability to spend the nation's money.
President Obama and his Democratic acolytes on Capitol Hill support free enterprise and capitalism only insofar as they allow them to mine the pockets of the capitalists and their employees for their redistribution schemes ("Owning the means of counterproduction," Commentary, Dec. 6).
John Podesta, an outspoken opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline, won't advise President Obama on the project when he starts his job next month as presidential counselor, the White House said Wednesday.
The Democratic chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Wednesday he now backs a bill to fix national security and fraud problems with a visa program that gives coveted U.S. green cards to wealthy foreigners investing in new American businesses.
President Obama's approval numbers have sunk to new lows, with a just-released Quinnipiac poll showing he's dropped a full percentage point in that category in the past few weeks.