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Anneke E. Green

Anneke E. Green

Anneke E. Green, former Deputy Editor of Op-Eds for The Washington Times, was previously a books editor for Regnery Publishing and served in the White House speechwriting office of President George W. Bush, as a leadership staff member to then-Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell, and a stint as a policy advisor and press liaison at the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Articles by Anneke E. Green

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speak during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

GREEN: Obama's incorrect 'acts of terror' assertions

Tuesday night's fierce argument during the presidential debate over Mr. Obama's characterization of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is more than a matter of interpretation. Mr. Obama claimed that he named it an "act of terror" the day after the incident, on Sept. 12, 2012. Mitt Romney accused him of denying the nature of the attack and hiding for 14 days behind dubious claims that an internet video posted in June was responsible for inciting a spontaneous riot. Published October 19, 2012

GREEN: Ryan pick is popular, bold

The reaction to the Romney campaign's announcement of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as the GOP's vice-presidential running mate has already validated the choice. Republicans had been suffering from lingering nervousness about Mitt Romney's persistent nice-guy image and a field operation that was sluggish warming up to full-attack mode. Mr. Ryan's reputation of political fearlessness puts that to rest, and Democrats are reeling. Published August 11, 2012

** FILE ** Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (Associated Press)

GREEN: Food stamps for votes

Welfare to work is the cornerstone of a reform passed in 1996 by a Republican Congress and signed by Bill Clinton. The Obama administration on Thursday announced it was taking steps to gut this landmark law. Published July 13, 2012

Illustration: Concealed carry by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

GREEN: Gun beats knife

Being a retired cop made all the difference for Kio Ebrahimzadeh when he and his date were threatened with a knife earlier this month. The majority of California residents would have been helpless in the face of the imminent assault. Mr. Ebrahimzadeh is one of the privileged few in the Golden State permitted to carry a concealed gun. Published May 29, 2012

Twitter Inc. founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams (from left) are pictured at their San Francisco office. Twitter messages are limited to 140 keystrokes. Revenue has been missing so far, but the firm expects to start making money this year. (Associated Press)

GREEN: Twitter Gitmo

Twitter was buzzing April 29 over news that conservative Chris Loesch was having a hard time keeping his account online. The music producer and composer's account was suspended and reinstated three times in 24 hours. Published May 4, 2012

Kristine Svinicki's term at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission expires in June.

GREEN: Democrats' He-man Woman-Haters Club

The Obama administration announced two weeks ago that it would renominate Republican Commissioner Kristine L. Svinicki to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), but it has yet to act. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, refuses to say whether he will bring up her nomination for a vote. Published May 1, 2012

President Barack Obama sits in front of a large video screen displaying an image of a U.S. national flag at the CEO Summit of the Americas, in Cartagena, Colombia, Saturday April 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

GREEN: The Democratic budget bottleneck

President Obama was in Ohio Wednesday to raise cash and enlarge the cloud of smoke he's blowing to distract from his record. In a speech on the economy, he tried to discredit the House-passed Republican budget authored by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the Budget Committee. Published April 20, 2012

Gasoline prices are shown at a local gas station in Miami, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

GREEN: Gas-pump push-back

Vice President Joseph R. Biden may think the administration's energy policy is "the best it's ever been," but consumers don't agree. Customers outraged by high gas prices are turning to sticky notes to translate their fill-up frustrations into a political message. An anonymous customer left a Post-it on a gas pump at a Kroger store in Douglasville, Ga. "Hey there, voter!" the note reads. "Do you remember that on Inauguration Day [Jan 20] 2009, the national average for a gallon of gasoline was about $1.78? How's that 'Hope & Change' working out for you? Anyone But Obama Nov. 2012." Published April 6, 2012

** FILE ** President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

GREEN: Body politics

The release of stolen emails from private security firm Stratfor has reignited the contentious issue of the disposal of Osama bin Laden's body. The missives published online on Feb. 29 included updates from Stratfor staff as bin Laden's body was removed from Pakistan. One of the emails said it was headed to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda. The Obama administration announced that his mortal coil was disposed of at sea "in conformance with Islamic precepts and practices." Published March 8, 2012

GREEN: Small business expectations

In a speech to the Chamber of Commerce last month, President Obama proclaimed, "Now is the time to invest in America." A National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) survey shows small businesses aren't buying it. Published March 2, 2012

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, with health care experience, is also being vetted for the HHS post. (Getty Images)

GREEN: Right to refuse

Religious organizations fighting the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) contraceptive mandate should take heart from Wednesday's federal district court ruling in Stormans v. Selecky. Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire and her Planned Parenthood cronies were defeated in their campaign to compel pharmacies and their employees to choose between their religious beliefs and their livelihoods. Published February 27, 2012

** FILE ** In this Jan. 25, 2012, file photo Delisa Scales touches up locks inside Master Lock in Milwaukee, Wis. President Barack Obama will try to use his visit to Master Lock Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, to show how the economy is improving and companies are growing jobs in the United States instead of shipping them overseas, but the success story hasn't translated across Wisconsin, which has lost private sector jobs each of the past six months. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)

GREEN: No Master Lock on job creation

President Obama traveled to Milwaukee Wednesday to praise security company Master Lock for setting an example of "insourcing" and promising business leaders who re-create jobs in America that "your country will do everything we can to help you succeed." He was jazzed about the roughly 100 union positions the Wisconsin lock-maker created in its flagship factory after shutting down some manufacturing in China. Published February 17, 2012

**FILE** This image provided by Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc., shows the packaging for the "Plan B" pill. (Associated Press)

GREEN: A bitter pill

A court in Washington is poised to decide whether pharmacists should be forced to violate their religious beliefs at the command of the state or go out of business. Wednesday's closing arguments in Stormans v. Selecky wrangled over whether pharmacists should be compelled to stock and dispense "morning-after" drugs. Published February 3, 2012

President Barack Obama makes a statement at the White House after the congressional debt supercommittee failed to reach an agreement on debt reduction on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

GREEN: Obama's brass ring

Michelle Obama left Saturday for the start of the first family's Hawaiian Christmas. President Obama stayed behind, supposedly to underscore the importance of Congress passing the payroll-tax extension - though some journalists noticed his announcement came awfully close to Mitt Romney's criticism of his planned golf holiday. Published December 20, 2011

** FILE ** Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi gestures during a 2010 ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the evacuation of American military base personnel from Libya.

GREEN: Body of evidence

Five days after being killed, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi was finally buried at dawn in an undisclosed location in the Sahara desert. This would have been five days too late had President Obama been calling the shots. Osama bin Laden's remains were famously disposed of within hours of his death and "eased into the sea" in conformance with Islamic practice, according to the White House. Families of the victims of bin Laden's atrocities have to take the government's word for it that he's actually dead because the Obama administration continues to refuse to provide proof. Published November 9, 2011

Illustration: Food criminals by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

GREEN: Curtains for Cap'n Crunch

Say goodbye to Tony the Tiger and the Jolly Green Giant. Consumer mafia groups want cartoons, images and even celebrities that might appeal to children banned from food advertising - even if the ads are actually aimed at parents. Published October 14, 2011

Cartoon by H. Payne

GREEN: Grading the Tea Party

It's tough for Tea Party supporters these days. The movement's members find themselves under increasing attack as their challenge to the status quo grows stronger. Democrats, still sour from losing the House, have lost their cool. "As far as I'm concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell," proclaimed ethics-challenged Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, at an Aug. 20 community meeting. Published September 12, 2011

In this Oct. 7, 2011 file photo, Osama bin Laden is seen at an undisclosed location in this television image. A person familiar with developments said Sunday, May 1, 2011 that bin Laden is dead and the U.S. has the body. (AP Photo/Al Jazeera, File)

GREEN: Obama to Allah: Pardon Osama

The Obama administration is in lockdown on the particulars of their disposal of the most hated man in the civilized world. Officials have refused to release photos or video of bin Laden’s capture, corpse or controversial sea burial, instead averring that it was “taken care of in the appropriate way.” “Appropriate” seems to be the administration’s final word on the matter. The answer to whether a Muslim expert was consulted was that “appropriate specialists and experts” were sought out, while a senior defense official at a Pentagon briefing emphasized Osama was handled “using the appropriate procedures and rituals.” Published May 6, 2011