Browsing Month July, 2012

ROBERT COSTA:: Reintroducing Romney – NRO

By at July 31, 2012 | 4:50 pm

ROBERT COSTA:: Reintroducing Romney – NRO

By Robert Costa -- Conservatives have never quite been happy with Mitt Romney on policy. Right-leaning critics worry about his past positions, or they think he provides too few specifics about how he would lower taxes, cut spending, and reform entitlements. According to Romney-campaign insiders, the clamor may soon be quieted. After Romney returns from his trip ... Go To Article

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THOMAS SOWELL:: Milton Friedman’s Centenary | RCP

By at July 31, 2012 | 1:15 pm

THOMAS SOWELL:: Milton Friedman’s Centenary | RCP

By Thomas Sowell - July 31, 2012 -- If Milton Friedman were alive today -- and there was never a time when he was more needed -- he would be one hundred years old. He was born on July 31, 1912. But Professor Friedman's death at age 94 deprived the nation of one of those rare thinkers who had both genius and common sense. Most people would not be able to understand ... Go To Article

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JAMES TARANTO:: The Last Hundred Days – WSJ

By at July 31, 2012 | 1:13 pm

JAMES TARANTO:: The Last Hundred Days – WSJ

By JAMES TARANTO -- The presidential election is 14 weeks from tomorrow, which means yesterday was the 100-day mark. The Obama campaign noted the milestone with a fund-raising email from Stephanie Cutter, the deputy campaign manager, carrying the subject line "Romney defeats Obama?": When you read the news 101 days from now, that might be the headline you ... Go To Article

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YORK: GOP sees opportunity in Dems’ support of gay marriage | WashEx

By at July 31, 2012 | 1:10 pm

YORK: GOP sees opportunity in Dems’ support of gay marriage | WashEx

By Bryon York, July 30, 2012 On Monday, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., told the Washington Blade that the Democratic Party's 15-member platform drafting committee has approved a plank supporting gay marriage for the party's upcoming convention. "There was a unanimous decision in the drafting committee to include it in the platform," Frank told the gay newspaper. The ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: The Obama Solar and Oil Shale Legacies – IER

By at July 31, 2012 | 1:05 pm

ENERGY:: The Obama Solar and Oil Shale Legacies – IER

$9 billion in Obama economic stimulus to create 910 jobs . . . $9.89 million per job? The Obama administration has closed 75 percent of previously available oil shale resources. The Interior Department announced last week that it will set aside 285,000 acres in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah for solar projects as part of its “solar ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012:: Mitt Finds Solidarity in Poland « Commentary Magazine

By at July 31, 2012 | 12:50 pm

ELECTION 2012:: Mitt Finds Solidarity in Poland « Commentary Magazine

Alana Goodman -- Polish Anti-Communist and Nobel Peace Laureate Lech Walesa embraced Mitt Romney’s candidacy during his visit to Poland this week, but later added that Romney has to work a bit on his charisma. Still, it’s a pretty good pickup for the Romney campaign: “I wish you to be successful because this success is needed to the United States, of course, ... Go To Article

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iVEEP:: Romney campaign to announce running mate pick with new smartphone app  – NY Daily News

By at July 31, 2012 | 11:02 am

iVEEP:: Romney campaign to announce running mate pick with new smartphone app  – NY Daily News

BY KRISTEN A. LEE / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS -- Siri for VP? Mitt Romney’s campaign is showing off its tech smarts with a new app that promises to break the news of the Republican’s pick for VP. "Just download the app and when Mitt decides on his running mate, you'll get an exclusive notification from the campaign letting you in on the exciting news before the ... Go To Article

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TED CRUZ, the Texas Senate Primary, and the Undead Tea Party – The Atlantic

By at July 31, 2012 | 10:52 am

TED CRUZ, the Texas Senate Primary, and the Undead Tea Party – The Atlantic

Even if the Tea Party favorite falls short Tuesday, he proves the insurgent movement can't be counted out. Time and again, the Tea Party has been declared moribund, splintered, and ineffective. And time and again, it has pulled off surprising upsets. The insurgent conservative moment seems poised to win another significant victory Tuesday in Texas, where attorney Ted ... Go To Article

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DENNIS ROSS:: Exclusive: Key Pro-Israel Obama Ally Splits – DailyBeast

By at July 31, 2012 | 10:43 am

DENNIS ROSS:: Exclusive: Key Pro-Israel Obama Ally Splits – DailyBeast

by Eli Lake -- Dennis Ross, who had worked with the Obama team since 2008, had the ear of the pro-Israel lobby. Now he’s bowing out of politics, Eli Lake reports, just when Obama needs him most. As Republican donors are financing multimillion-dollar campaigns to bring Jewish voters over to Mitt Romney, one of President Obama’s most important liaisons to the ... Go To Article

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WALSEA Gives Romney Strong Endorsement – WSJ

By at July 31, 2012 | 10:22 am

WALSEA Gives Romney Strong Endorsement – WSJ

Poland’s legendary dissident, Lech Walesa, can’t vote in the U.S. presidential elections but he has nevertheless decided to let his preference be known. He gave a strong endorsement to Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican contender and declared disappointment with President Barack Obama’s record. Mr. Romney “talks about values” and “I’m very happy ... Go To Article

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