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  • Obama Policies Stunting Job Growth, Stalling Economic Recovery
    Jun 21, 2012  - The Bureau of Labor Statistics this week reported a significant drop in job openings, indicating America’s employers are hesitant to invest in and expand their businesses. Adding insult to injury, economists at Stanford University and the University of Chicago released a new chart on Tuesday showing... More
  • Obama NLRB Won’t Take No for an Answer
    Jun 13, 2012  - Despite President Obama’s erroneous claim “the private sector is doing fine,” the American people aren’t buying it. Washington’s regulatory onslaught has forced many job-creators to sit on the sidelines, and as a result, the nation has experienced 40 straight months of unemployment above 8 percent a... More
  • Obama NLRB Extends its Losing Streak in Federal Court
    May 18, 2012  - This week, the Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) suffered yet another defeat in federal court. On Monday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg – appointed to the federal bench last year by President Obama – rejected the board’s recent ambush election rule. During the final days of 2011, the ... More
  • Democrats Flip Flop on ObamaCare Slush Fund
    Apr 27, 2012  - The House is scheduled to vote today on the Interest Rate Reduction Act (H.R. 4682), legislation sponsored by Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) that will roll back wasteful ObamaCare spending to pay for a one year extension of the current interest rate on subsidized Stafford Loans made to undergraduate stude... More
  • Facing the Facts on Health Care
    Apr 26, 2012  - Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before the House Education and the Workforce Committee today on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal. While the committee will examine a number of social services programs administered by HHS, members will also ha... More
  • Obama Economy Gets a Failing Grade; Half of College Graduates Can’t Find Work
    Apr 25, 2012  - After delivering speeches at the University of North Carolina and the University of Colorado yesterday, President Obama heads to the University of Iowa today to rally the youth vote and promote his proposal to enact a one-year freeze on Stafford Loan interest rates. Missing from the speeches and pol... More
  • Despite Widespread Complaints, Obama Administration Refuses to Acknowledge Direct Loan Problems
    Apr 19, 2012  - In recent months, a growing number of student loan borrowers and institution leaders have stepped forward to voice complaints about the federal government’s implementation of the Direct Loan Program, which oversees and originates every new federal higher education loan in the country. According to a... More
  • Which Job Training "Intiative" Does the President Plan to Address?
    Apr 18, 2012  - President Obama is in Ohio today to “highlight his Administration’s job training initiatives.” No doubt the people of the Buckeye State will be asking: Just what is the president promoting this time? There are a number of “initiatives” to choose from: Initiative A: The 2011 so-called American Jobs A... More
  • New Report Confirms ObamaCare Leads to Higher Deficits and More Government Spending
    Apr 10, 2012  - Just moments before President Obama signed into law his government takeover of health care, he promised: “This legislation will also lower costs… for the federal government, reducing our deficit by over $1 trillion in the next two decades. It is paid for. It is fiscally responsible.” Not so says a n... More
  • By the Numbers: The Secretary of Education's Startling Record of Executive Overreach
    Mar 29, 2012  - Yesterday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan testified before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on the president’s budget and policy proposals for Fiscal Year 2013. Since assuming his position in the president’s cabinet in January 2009, Secretary Duncan has proven to be an active and ... More
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