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  • Examiner Editorial: House GOP leadership votes may decide 2014 election

    House Republicans are set to choose a new majority leader and majority whip Thursday and the outcome of their votes is likely to shape the party's prospects for retaking the Senate in November. If Republicans regain control of the Senate, President Obama's agenda will be dead in the water for...

  • Fracking raises worker salaries and cuts costs for states: Examiner Editorial

    With little and at times fabricated evidence, Big Green activists and their supporters in government have worked hard to undermine the energy revolution underway in the U.S. Exploiting fear and ignorance, they seek to convince Americans that the current natural gas boom propping up the country's...

  • Examiner Editorial: Federal agency can't hide exploding cost of refurbishing its HQ

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray evidently is feeling unfamiliar heat after resorting to a disreputable form of sophistry as a substitute for honest discussion and debate. During a June 10 hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, for...

  • Now IRS claims Lois Lerner emails lost to computer crash: Examiner Editorial

    Just when it might appear that the IRS scandal cannot descend any lower, it has taken on the distinct odor of the Watergate cover-up with the most politically convenient computer crash in history. Naturally, the Obama administration waited to release the damaging news on Friday afternoon to...

  • Examiner Editorial: Obama tenure marked by foreign policy debacles

    It is five years later and the results of policies Obama first proclaimed during his initial year as commander-in-chief are now on full display around the world. The U.S. is leading from behind if it is leading at all, with catastrophic consequences for the forces of human liberty in every corner...

  • Examiner Editorial: The lesson from Cantor's upset is stop talking, start doing

    That nobody saw it coming may be the biggest surprise among the many prompted by Dave Brat's 12-point blowout of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The experts didn't see the signs because they had decided beforehand what the outcome would be and then failed to look for any contrary evidence. In...

  • Examiner Editorial: Negligent Social Security bureaucrats encourage disability fraud

    Nobody wants to prevent any disabled person from receiving the most generous support allowed under the Social Security program. But every disability benefit dollar that goes to an ineligible recipient, either because of administrative inefficiency or criminal fraud, is a dollar denied to those...

  • Examiner Editorial: CBO gives up on projecting long-term costs of Obamacare

    One of the great subjects of debate during the fight over President Obama's health care law concerned the effect that the legislation would have on long-term deficits. When it became law, the Congressional Budget Office projected Obamacare would reduce deficits, but critics, pointing to multiple...



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