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Emily Miller

Emily Miller

Emily Miller is senior editor of opinion for The Washington Times. She is the author of “Emily Gets Her Gun … But Obama Wants to Take Yours” (Regnery 2013). Miller won the 2012 Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting from the Institute on Political Journalism.

Articles by Emily Miller

** FILE ** President Obama speaks at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies dinner in Washington, April 8, 2012. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Running from Obama's anti-capitalism

President Obama's disdain for free enterprise is starting to offend even his fellow Democrats. In a rare breach of loyalty, Mr. Obama's political allies have publicly criticized campaign attacks on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's business success. Published May 22, 2012

Washington Metropolitan Police Department property clerk approves release of Lt. Augustine Kim's firearms. Photo by Emily Miller for The Washington Times.

MILLER: Soldier gets his guns

The active duty soldier who had his guns confiscated by the District of Columbia two years ago will have his property returned by Memorial Day. It took the help of a high-powered lawyer, two U.S. Senators, a member of Congress and national publicity to force the obstinate District to show some respect for the Constitution. It should never happen again. Published May 21, 2012

Some of the firearms confiscated in a yearlong undercover investigation that resulted in the arrests of 70 suspects were put on display at Metropolitan Police Department headquarters Monday in the District by Chief Cathy L. Lanier. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

MILLER: Soldier wants his guns back

Republicans are trying to ensure the District respects the full constitutional rights of our military personnel. Published May 17, 2012

Illustration: Debt cliff by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

MILLER: Jumping off the fiscal cliff

President Obama on Wednesday found out what congressional leaders thought of his gimmicky "to-do" list. The country is headed over a fiscal cliff, and House Speaker John A. Boehner said the only list worth discussing would address the troubles that are going to hit by year's end. Published May 16, 2012

NOT SEEING EYE TO EYE: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are headed in two different directions on Thursday at Blair House for the summit on health care.

MILLER: Shocker Senate budget

Sen. Harry Reid gave up his budgeting responsibilities once President Obama was elected. For the fourth straight year, the Senate majority leader hasn't bothered with a spending plan, enabling a $5 trillion spree at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Published May 15, 2012

** FILE ** Nathaniel Donaker, 4, eats a bowl of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal at his home in Palo Alto, Calif., in April 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

MILLER: Forced to be fat

Americans are fatter than ever, but it's not their fault. That's according to the latest effort to solve an obesity crisis in the only way liberals know how - with more government. Published May 10, 2012

Federal prisoner Keith R. Judd is pictured at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Beaumont, Texas, in March 2008. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, courtesy of Keith R. Judd)

MILLER: Obama's jailhouse rock

President Obama is so unpopular that in Tuesday's primary, 4 out of 10 West Virginia Democrats voted for a federal inmate. Keith Judd, otherwise known as prisoner No. 11593-051, doesn't even live in the Mountain State. Published May 9, 2012

Illustration: Earmarks by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

MILLER: Free trade earmarks

Congressional Republicans are debating whether the GOP conference ban on earmarks and limited tariff relief applies to "miscellaneous tariff bills," or MTBs. These bills reduce or eliminate import duties on certain manufactured goods that can't be bought domestically. Published May 8, 2012

President Obama points to the place where he fired a marshmallow gun while speaking Feb. 27, 2012, at the White House before the National Governors Association. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Hopelessly unchanged

President Obama's campaign slogan isn't "hope and change" anymore. The re-election effort technically kicked off on Saturday with a rally at which Mr. Obama revealed his theme through November will be that the present state of the economy is George W. Bush's fault and it will take eight years to fix it. Published May 7, 2012

President Obama denied Monday that there had been "any excessive celebration" on the first anniversary of the death of the terrorist leader. (Associated Press)

MILLER: One step forward, one giant leap back

President Obama will host re-election rallies on Saturday to try to convince Americans that the country is better off now than it was three years ago. His new campaign slogan, "Forward," encapsulates his pitch to voters encouraging them to give him a second term. Instead of inspiring enthusiasm, the theme has already invited mockery. Published May 3, 2012

President Barack Obama steps out of the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2010, to make an appeal for bipartisanship on his legislative agenda, in the Rose Garden. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

MILLER: Obamacare's big secret

Thanks to Obamacare, more people will find themselves without health insurance. It turns out President Obama's signature accomplishment was so badly drafted that businesses are likely to find it more cost-effective to pay a government penalty than provide insurance to their employees. Published May 2, 2012

Actor George Clooney speaks to reporters after meeting with President Barack Obama about his recent trip to Sudan at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

MILLER: Hollywood's president

Hollywood's biggest stars turned out en masse at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner to see their hero. When a Republican is in the White House, the annual dinner might feature one or two A-list actors, but the rest are D-list celebrities. Published May 1, 2012

**FILE** President Obama listens to former President Bill Clinton speak Dec. 10, 2010, in the White House briefing room in Washington. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Obama's blame game

President Obama must not be familiar with the old saying, "He who excuses himself accuses himself." With a pessimistic populace still dealing with high unemployment, low economic growth and rising fuel prices, he can't campaign on his record. His only hope for re-election is to pin the blame on someone or something else. Published April 30, 2012

** FILE ** In this April 26, 2012, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans ignored a veto threat and overcame a rebellion by party conservatives to push a bill through the House Friday keeping interest rates on millions of federal student loans from doubling this summer. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

MILLER: Obama's loan trap

Congressional Republicans are once again getting outplayed by President Obama. Earlier in the week, they thought they had neutralized Mr. Obama's political college tour by agreeing in principle to extend government-backed student-loan interest rates for a year. Published April 27, 2012

President Obama rolls up his sleeves as he speaks March, 30, 2012, at a campaign fundraiser at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. (Associated Press)

MILLER: The million-dollar stump speech

The "big news" is that President Obama is not yet campaigning for re-election. Mr. Obama has been gallivanting around the country to read highly partisan speeches and host multimillion-dollar fundraisers, but his campaign manager announced Wednesday that the bid for a second term will "begin" on May 5. Published April 26, 2012

** FILE ** President Barack Obama speaks at Lorain County Community College, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Elyria, Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

MILLER: Clipping the lame duck

As President Obama crisscrosses the country to win back his base's support for reelection, congressional Republicans fear what he might do in a lame-duck session. The president blew off House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who sought a gentleman's agreement that the White House would not ram through economically significant regulations after Sept. 30. Published April 25, 2012

President Obama pauses as he speaks April 24, 2012, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Barack's taxpayer-funded college tour

President Obama hit the campaign trail on Tuesday to win back the vote from disaffected 20-somethings who have seen neither hope nor change during his term of office. Taxpayers are footing the bill for a three-state college tour to push Congress to lower interest rates on student loans. Published April 24, 2012

Illustration: Social Security sinks by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

MILLER: Abandoned in retirement

Cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits likely will arrive sooner than expected. The programs' trustees on Monday released annual reports upping the level of pessimism from last year as ever-greater deficits loom on the horizon. The crisis has worsened on President Obama's watch because he hasn't done anything to avert it. Published April 23, 2012

MILLER: Secret Serviced

The Secret Service holds a special place in the hearts of Americans. Their mission of hurling their bodies in front of bullets to thwart presidential assassination attempts captures the essence of true bravery. Sadly, the agency's sterling reputation has been replaced with global embarrassment after agents reportedly brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms during an official trip to South America to protect President Obama. Published April 19, 2012

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MILLER: Cooking the books

America's $15.7 trillion national debt continues to grow at an alarming rate. Though most economists agree we're on an unsustainable path, the president and his allies in the Democratic Senate have done nothing about it. They hope to return to their old ways of borrowing trillions without making dollar-for-dollar cuts. Congressional Republicans are trying to impose a bit of discipline. Published April 18, 2012