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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.

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** FILE ** This file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, (left) and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican. "Families and businesses have had to cut back, and they're demanding that Washington do the same," said Jordan, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the House conservative caucus. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Conservatives' spending pledge

House and Senate conservatives rallied Wednesday around a pledge to vote against any debt-ceiling increase that fails to include enforceable reductions in the size of the federal government. The "Cut, Cap, Balance" pledge to put Uncle Sam on a diet includes cuts in outlays, caps on future spending authority and passage of a balanced-budget amendment that would limit taxing and spending. Published June 22, 2011

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday held out the possibility of a temporary debt limit increase while budget talks continue.

MILLER: Short-term debt fix

Debt-limit negotiations are heading in a direction that raises questions about the prospect of a long-term deal. The bipartisan, bicameral talks led by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. seem unlikely to produce a broad agreement on the GOP demand for spending cuts and entitlement reform by the self-imposed July 1 deadline. Democrats are running out the clock to push tax hikes while avoiding spending cuts and any meaningful change to the Medicare system. Published June 21, 2011

President Barack Obama, left, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are on the first green as they play golf at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

MILLER: The 18-hole president

For his 73rd round of golf as president Saturday, Barack Obama invited House Speaker John A. Boehner to join him on the greens. The top Democrat teamed up with the most powerful Republican for 18 holes against Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican. There's something unseemly about a commander in chief going on this jaunt while troops are in harm's way and the self-imposed July 1 deadline for a deal on spending cuts and the debt ceiling looms. "Boehner has always said that if you're invited to anything by the president, you should go," the speaker's spokesman, Michael Steel, told The Washington Times. Published June 20, 2011

** FILE ** President Obama shows off his golf form. He took advantage of a canceled trip to Poland to play on In April 2010 at Andrews Air Force Base. (Associated Press)

MILLER: The autopen president under fire

House Republicans are calling on President Obama to re-sign the Patriot Act extension bill - this time, by hand. Last month, Mr. Obama became the first Oval Office occupant in history to delegate to a machine his constitutional responsibility of signing legislation because he happened to be in France when the bill was enrolled. On Friday, Rep. Tom Graves, Georgia Republican, and 20 other Republican members dispatched a letter asking Mr. Obama to put his John Hancock on the national-security law. Published June 17, 2011

FILE White House visitor logs show that more than two dozen of President Obama's biggest fundraisers have visited the executive mansion during his first nine months in office.

MILLER: House GOP: Put Barack on a diet

Republicans in the House think federal belt-tightening needs to start with Congress and the White House itself. On Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee will vote on a fiscal year 2012 government-operations appropriations bill that trimmed 5 percent from the Executive Office of the President. President Obama had originally sought to pump up his personal budget by $34 million, showing once more how out of touch he has become in these tough economic times. Published June 15, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, carries his laundry to a laundromat near his home in the Queens borough, Saturday, June 11, 2011. The 46-year-old congressman acknowledged Friday that he had online contact with a 17-year-old girl from Delaware but said there was nothing inappropriate. (AP Photo/David Karp)

MILLER: Cut off Weiner's salary

By a voice vote yesterday, the House approved Rep. Anthony Weiner's request for a two-week absence for "personal matters." As long as he's off-the-clock at an undisclosed location, taxpayers shouldn't foot the bill for the New York Democrat who is supposedly coming to grips with his odd obsession with sending obscene photographs of himself to women. Rep. Mike Capuano, Massachusetts Democrat, sponsored the motion offering Mr. Weiner some time off, and nobody objected. Published June 14, 2011

Illustration: Planned Parenthood

MILLER: Obama's abortion extortion

President Obama is holding $4 billion in Medicaid funding hostage in an effort to force Indiana taxpayers to underwrite the biggest threat to unborn life: abortion. On June 1, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) disapproved Indiana's Medicaid State Plan over a new state law restricting taxpayer subsidies for abortion mills. Published June 10, 2011

**FILE** In this photo from Dec. 11, 2010, former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is seen in Raleigh, N.C. (Associated Press)

MILLER: John Edwards indictment a vindication for National Enquirer

A federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment today against John Edwards, the former senator and two-time presidential candidate. The government charges vindicate the story that the National Enquirer broke four and a half years ago: that Mr. Edwards was having an affair with Rielle Hunter and she was pregnant. Published June 3, 2011

NOW MESSAGING: "I didn't send that picture out," said Rep. Anthony D. Weiner, referring to a lewd photo on Twitter.

MILLER: Weiner's Twitter trouble

Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, has been embroiled in a scandal since a close-up photo of a man's crotch was sent from his Twitter account to a female college student last weekend. Mr. Weiner denies sending the photo, but he cannot say with "certitude" whether the image was of his own private parts. His story isn't adding up. Published June 2, 2011

Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan Republican and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Fairness Doctrine death watch

Congressional Republicans want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to silence the Fairness Doctrine once and for all. Although the policy that gave government the power to regulate political speech in radio and TV broadcasts was dropped by President Reagan's FCC, nostalgic leftists periodically seek to revive the measure as a means of muzzling conservative talk radio. Published June 1, 2011

President of Ireland Mary McAleese, left, watches as first lady Michelle Obama, second right, signs the visitors book flanked by US President Barack Obama, second left, and Martin McAleese at Aras an Uachtarain, the official residence of the President of Ireland in Dublin Monday May 23, 2011. Obama said Monday that the U.S. and Ireland share a "blood link" that extends beyond strategic interests or foreign policy into the hearts of the millions of Irish Americans who still see a homeland here. (AP Photo, Pool)

MILLER: The autopen president

President Obama diminished the relevance of his office on Thursday with the stroke of a robotic pen. He became the first commander in chief to hand off bill-signing duties to a machine because he happened to be in France when the House gave final passage to a bill extending the Patriot Act just four hours before the midnight expiration date for several provisions. Published May 31, 2011

MILLER: Democrats' Mediscare is bankrupt

Democrats are convinced that their Mediscare tactics gave them the win in New York's 26th Congressional District this week. They're also convinced it will give them the same edge nationally in 2012. It's not going to work. Published May 26, 2011

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Elizabeth Warren, announces that Warren will head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

MILLER: Obama's $20 billion mortgage shakedown

The White House is hoping to strong-arm banks into paying off the mortgages of irresponsible homeowners at the expense of the rest of us. The idea is to tap financial institutions to create an unregulated $20 billion slush fund to pay off the principal for people who are upside-down and delinquent on their housing payments. Political appointees in the Obama administration would get to choose the winners and losers in the house pay-off lottery. Published May 24, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn (second from right), managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is led from a New York police station where he was being held on Sunday, May 15, 2011, on charges of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

MILLER: Strauss-Kahn's IMF golden parachute

International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was indicted Thursday on charges that he raped a hotel maid in New York City. Regardless of whether he is ultimately found guilty, the French politician will continue to receive IMF payouts for the rest of his life. The scandal raises serious questions about how U.S. taxpayer funds are being used to subsidize the lavish lifestyles of international bureaucrats. Published May 20, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to media Tuesday on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Reid: No cheap gas for you

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's attempt to raise taxes on U.S. oil companies Tuesday night would not have lowered the $4 price tag on a gallon of gasoline. The political stunt fell short of the 60 votes needed for passage, but Mr. Reid vowed to bring back the attack on "big oil" before any final deal on next year's budget or the debt ceiling could be reached. Published May 17, 2011

**FILE** House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, takes part in a Feb. 2 hearing of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Capitol Hill to discuss the need to create jobs. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Democrats demagogue Medicare

Medicare is headed for bankruptcy faster than expected. The program's trustees released their annual report Friday which concluded that the government old-age health insurance program will go bankrupt in 2024 -- last year's report had predicted it could last until 2029. Published May 15, 2011

Flanked by fellow Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and John Barrasso of Wyoming, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks to reporters Tuesday. "The debate has turned from how much to grow government to how much to reduce it," he said. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Mitch McConnell opens fire on spending

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made the first concrete offer from congressional Republicans to President Obama on how to keep the federal government from defaulting on its obligations. "To get my vote to raise the debt ceiling, it would require doing something in the short term," Mr. McConnell said he told the president at a White House meeting Thursday. The GOP leader's plan would cap discretionary outlays below current levels to finally get the deficit under control. Published May 12, 2011

President Obama delivers remarks to Allison Transmission workers and guests Friday at one of the company's plants in Indianapolis. Obama toured the facility and talked about his long-term plan to protect consumers against rising oil prices and decrease oil imports while ensuring a cleaner, safer, and more secure energy future. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Obama's illegal alien nation

President Obama is in El Paso today to give a speech on what he calls "the broken immigration system." He'd know because he's the one helping break it. Published May 9, 2011

** FILE ** In this Tuesday, June 27, 2006, photo reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. military guards walk within the Camp Delta detention center at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

MILLER: Bin Laden slaying proves Obama wrong to close Guantanamo Bay

President Obama should expunge his executive order to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay in the wake of the operation to kill Sept. 11 terrorist Osama bin Laden. The killing of al Qaeda's leader, in part due to intelligence gathered at Gitmo, underlines the value of keeping terrorists in a military jail. Published May 4, 2011

** FILE ** President Obama gets a round of golf in with hospital executive Eric Whitaker during the president's vacation on Martha's Vineyard in Oak Bluffs, Mass., in August. Mr. Whitaker, whom he met years ago at Harvard, is one of the president's best friends. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Obama golfs while troops hunt Osama bin Laden‬

Capturing Sept. 11 terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden has been the nation’s top national-security priority for 10 years, but carrying out the final kill didn't stop President Obama from playing golf on Sunday. In a tiny concession to his job requirements as commander in chief, Mr. Obama cut his golf game short by nine holes in order to get back to the White House to monitor the final moments as Navy SEALs killed bin Laden in Pakistan. Published May 2, 2011