More Paul Bedard Articles

  • Obama's brackets may have violated ethics rules banning NCAA betting at work

    President Obama's NCAA bracket, distributed by the White House, and his comments to ESPN that he would buy the first lady some shoes if he won, may have crossed strict ethics lines barring federal workers from doing their own brackets while on duty.

  • Syria terror suspect seized in Detroit renews homegrown terror fears

    A Lebanese-American man nabbed in Detroit on charges that he was on his way to fight for Hezbollah and Syria is raising new concerns about trained jihadists hiding in the United States and the possibility they will turn their fire on America, according to officials and Hill leaders.

  • New Washington memorial is first for living Americans

    Later this year, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial at the base of Capitol Hill will be dedicated. President Obama has been invited to participate.

  • AP photographer hits White House: 'Once we lose access, we'll never get it back'

    The Associated Press has stepped up its attack on White House efforts to block coverage of events involving President Obama, warning that once access is cut, “we'll never get it back.” In the latest media charge that the White House has reneged on promises to be “transparent,” two of...

  • Obamacare warning: Even Superman got sick from kryptonite

    In its 11th hour bid to sign people up for Obamacare, the administration is warning younger Americans that their feeling of invincibility is ending and that, like Superman, they could soon be devastated by “kryptonite,” leaving them broke if they don't have health insurance.

  • Report: New York has highest average taxes at $9,718, New Jersey at $8,830

    As Tax Day approaches in just one month, a new report finds a huge divide between tax rates throughout the 50 states, with New Yorkers the most heavily burdened with an average bill of $9,718, 40 percent higher than the national average. WalletHub provided Secrets with its “2014 Report on...

  • 276 years later, fight erupts over George Washington's cherry tree cutting

    A battle over whether young George Washington really hacked at cherry tree with an ax has broken out between Washington's great-nephew and the keepers of the first president's history, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association that operates the family estate on the Potomac River. In a new book and...

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz mocks: If Chris Christie runs in 2016, 'we're going to be OK'

    She’s not exactly predicting that he will win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but Democratic Party Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn’t too worried should controversial New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie get the nod.

  • Progressives, Team Obama hit the road to push $10.10 minimum wage

    Since Washington isn’t listening, the president’s team and supporters are hitting the road to build grassroots support for boosting the minimum wage to $10.10.

  • Mainstream Media Scream: CNN's Chris Cuomo 'sick' over GOP theme music

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features CNN's "New Day" morning show co-host Chris Cuomo decrying the “Price is Right” theme song used to introduce winning Florida Republican House candidate David Jolly, unaware it was a salute to longtime host Bob Barker, who had endorsed Jolly....

  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe: Happy St. PACtrick's Day

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a storied fundraiser for the Clintons, is celebrating this Irish holiday in a most American way: creating a political action committee to raise money to fund friendly candidates. With similarities to President Obama's Organizing for Action, the first-year...

  • Mr. Regulation: Obama adds 17,522 pages of new regs, has 3 years to go

    President Obama's administration has added a whopping 17,522 pages of new regulations, expanding the "Code of Federal Regulations" by 11 percent with still three more years in office, a report from Competitive Enterprise Institute says. According to a new report from Clyde Wayne Crews, CEI's...

  • Health insurance premiums up 39% to 56% under Obamacare, reach $2,604 a month in California

    Americans buying health insurance outside the new Obamacare exchanges are being forced to swallow premiums up to 56 percent higher than before the health law took effect because insurers have jumped the cost to cover all the added features of the new Affordable Care Act. According to a cost...

  • Zogby Report Card: A lucky shamrock for President Obama

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama checked off a long list of wins to offset a few losses in what amounted to a comeback week. "Oyez, readers of the Right. Beware of the Ides of March. You are going to hate this week's report card.

  • Top Republican: U.S. needs 1 million more immigrants, not less

    A top Republican campaigning for immigration reform is warning that America needs at least 1 million more immigrants every year just for basic farming and construction jobs, not ban like some in the party are advocating. Carlos Gutierrez, Commerce secretary under former President George W....

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