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Editors Note: M. Catharine Evans of American Thinker today provided a devastating analysis of the 'soccer balls and teddy bears’ meme: While we regular, cash-strapped taxpayers concerned about the well-being of our country stood on the overpasses Saturday...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Good for Elizabeth Warren. She’s letting us know where she stands. No oily evasiveness for her, or at least less than usual from politicians. Here are her eleven tenets of today’s progressivism, outlined in a July 18 speech before Netroots Nation....
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and a key immigration hawk, took to the Senate floor on Monday afternoon to attack the efforts by President Barack Obama to grant amnesty via executive order to millions of...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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A new Politico poll finds 57% of likely voters disapprove of Obama's job performance and essentially split on which party they prefer. Respondents were drawn from areas with competitive House and Senate races this November. The poll also shows that voters...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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On Monday, DREAMers stormed the halls of Congress to stage a "GOP funeral" in front of the offices of Republican senators, some of whom have expressed concerns that President Barack Obama's unilateral grants of temporary amnesty have caused the current...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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In many respects, Dodd-Frank is the forgotten leviathan of the Obama administration – one that is dragging down the economy just as much as Obamacare, even though it hasn’t received the same scrutiny or provoked as much outrage. The 2300-page bill,...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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The U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), a treaty that, if ratified, could undermine parental rights and those of people with disabilities....
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal aliens via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and other executive orders is a “magnet” for illegal immigration, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News on Tuesday....
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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On Monday, Dr. Ben Carson said he is starting to think about running for the White House in 2016. Carson, the retired brain surgeon, won a Western Conservative Summit straw poll this weekend in Colorado, and the Draft Ben Carson for President Committee...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Just hours after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down Obamacare's subsidies on the federal insurance exchange in a 2-1 ruling, the Fourth Circuit upheld the same subsidies 3-0, setting up a near-certain Supreme Court challenge....
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Democrat Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley wants to put illegal immigrant children in foster homes.  After O'Malley said recently that the illegal immigrant children who are flooding across the border should be classified as "refugees" and given asylum...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Most political handicappers of Senate races this fall generally assume that the GOP will capture the seat of former-Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT). Cook Political Report ranks the race as "Lean GOP," a relatively bullish indicator. A new poll from liberal polling...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin believes that President Barack Obama's actions -- or lack thereof -- show that he is "in over his head" as the country's chief executive.  Noting that Obama golfs, vacations, passes the buck and points fingers during...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Following Obama's July 16 executive order banning the importation of Russian made AK-47s and other firearms that use the famous "Kalashnikov" action, sales of Russian AK-47s have gone through the roof. Thus solidifying Obama's position as gun salesman...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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On July 20, Slate magazine asked whether immigration stops inside the state of Arizona, "25 to 50 miles north of Mexico," exceed the Border Patrol's "legal mandate." The article deals with "interior checkpoints"--randomly located--where drivers are...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Senate liberals--a mix of almost all Democrats and a few Republicans--missed by a hair last week in a bid to overturn the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, which ruled unconstitutional the Obama administration’s heavy-handed requirement that...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Nearly all of the illegal immigrant children who have been apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border in the last two years have been teenagers.  According to a new Pew Research report, in fiscal year 2013, 91% of illegal immigrant "children" apprehended...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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In a tweet last week, radio’s Laura Ingraham taunted House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), a top champion of immigration reform, saying that because he supports raising immigration levels, he should take the first step and replace...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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After a federal court ruled on Tuesday that the Obama administration exceeded its statutory authority when it decided to grant Obamacare subsidies through state and federal exchanges, Dr. Ben Carson said Chief Justice John Roberts is probably having...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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As the debate examining prohibiting late term abortions has unfolded, I can't help but think of my youngest grandson who was born a few years ago, weighing only 2 lbs 5 oz at 28 weeks. After his birth, I spent a lot of time with him in the neonatal intensive...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The shocking announcement that Microsoft is cutting 18,000 jobs is still sinking in. Most of those employees do not have a realistic chance of obtaining as good a job as the one they are losing. In the United States, the number of engineering jobs...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Illegal immigrant children who are released with "notices to appear" will likely remain in the country for three to five years while their cases are resolved in a system that is reportedly on the verge of "implosion." During this period, many will be...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Lawmakers in Louisiana filed a lawsuit Monday in Baton Rouge district court that seeks an immediate suspension of the Common Core standards in the state’s schools. According to the Associated Press, the 17 legislators – 13 Republicans and 2 Democrats...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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House Speaker John Boehner is lowering expectations on whether any border bill will pass in the wake of heavy criticism from conservatives like Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and increasingly intransigent Democrats. “Republicans have...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A 2-1 panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has reversed a lower court's ruling and invalidated the Internal Revenue Service regulation that provides for insurance subsidies to millions of lower-income Americans using...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Over the weekend, New York City, defying those who think such a move is insulting to the poor, approved a move by the developer Extell to build a separate entrance at an Upper West Side condominium for its affordable housing tenants. Assemblywoman Linda...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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President Obama's un-Constitutional practice of lawlessly ignoring and rewriting laws to suit his left-wing political agenda has come back to bite his signature domestic achievement. Tuesday morning a federal appeals court dealt what USA Today describes...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A bill introduced by his home-state colleague and Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) “does not go far enough” in addressing the tens of thousands of illegal alien children streaming across the southern U.S. border, Catherine Frazier, a...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Scammers representing fake charities are preying on the families of the thousands of illegal immigrant children who are coming across the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America.  According to Reuters, an FBI investigation uncovered numerous instances...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Is the College Board really honoring state U.S. History standards? Not at all. The anonymous authors of the College Board’s redesigned AP U.S. History (APUSH) Framework created a radical new document that far transcends the previous five-page Topical...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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On Monday, six of the seven members of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation demanded that the federal government reconsider using Fort Sill military base to house illegal immigrant children who have been flooding across the border. The Obama administration...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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On Monday, a federal judge tossed out a lawsuit by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) challenging the Obama administration's decision that members of Congress and their staffs must secure government-subsidized health insurance through Obamacare exchanges. U.S....
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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On July 21 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts tweeted that Virginia's congressional candidate Mike Dickinson is her group's "next target." This was in response to a July 20 tweet in which Dickinson, a self-described "left...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Now that Governor Rick Perry has deployed the Texas National Guard to deal with the deluge of illegal aliens crossing the Rio Grande, two questions arise. First, what will President Barack Obama do about it? And second, will Obama’s reaction be legal?...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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On Monday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said that any border bill that Congress considers should deny President Barack Obama funds to grant more work permits to illegal immigrants. Reports indicate that Obama may expand his Deferred Action for Childhood...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Nationally syndicated radio host Laura Ingraham lit into an immigration proposal from House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) Monday, saying it would actually weaken border security. The proposal, which a group of lawmakers appointed...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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On July 19, a paraplegic man claims to have shot and killed his brother to defend his sister's life. According to Philadelphia's ABC 6, the unnamed, 34-year-old paraplegic man shot his 40-year-old brother whom he said "was abusive toward him and his...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Hours before Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he would send National Guard troops to the border, Texas state Senator Dan Patrick said there are at least 100,000 illegal immigrant gang members in the state.  On Monday's The Laura Ingraham Show, Patrick,...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Lobbyists on both sides of the aisle may not agree more on an issue than the need for amnesty legislation. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told La Raza's annual conference that they should "get louder" to fight "lobbyists" to get amnesty legislation....
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Each week, more illegal immigrants enter Texas than people who are born in the state during the same time period. On Monday's The Laura Ingraham Show, Dan Patrick, the Texas state Senator who is the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) believes Hispanics should get amnesty and citizenship to punish Americans who are against illegal immigration.  After he told the La Raza conference in Los Angeles that President Barack Obama gave the Latino community a "down...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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During a town hall event promoting his White House “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, President Obama encouraged young people to discover their passions to inspire themselves to work hard. “If nothing’s important to you, then you’re not going...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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During a town hall with young people, President Obama explained how he deals with people who criticize him. “I just don’t watch TV,” Obama joked, after he was asked about his critics during a town hall promoting the White House "My Brother's Keeper"...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Three Albuquerque, New Mexico teens--ages 15, 16, and 18--were arrested over the weekend for allegedly beating "two homeless men" to death and "leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable." A third homeless man was able to escape prior to being killed,...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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President Obama reaffirmed demands for “immediate and full access” for international investigators to the flight crash site of Flight MH17 and called for Russian President Vladimir Putin to take immediate action. In a press conference on Monday,...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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How do Americans view Hillary Clinton’s performance as Secretary of State? Only 42 percent of voters called her performance “excellent or good” in a new Politico poll. Fifty-three percent view her performance as “fair or poor,” including 60...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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After reports indicated that Texas Governor Rick Perry was preparing to deploy National Guard troops to the border, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) suggested Perry should send the Red Cross instead.  On Sunday evening, Castro implied the border was secure...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Contrary to his public persona of steadfast support for his wive’s 2016 campaign, a new book claims that a reckless Bill Clinton actually does not want his wife to win the White House and that he sabotaged her 2008 campaign with his disastrous performance...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Chicago once again boiled over this weekend with gang violence driven by the Mexican cartels and their drug trade. Forty were shot and four killed, including an 11-year-old girl. The girl, Shamiya Adams, was struck by a stray bullet that entered through...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has earned at least $12 million since she left the Obama administration, according to Bloomberg News. Data collected by Bloomberg reveals that Clinton earned at least $6 million from her book Hard Choices and...
From: Big Government | Monday, July 21, 2014
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