More Philip Klein Articles

  • Supreme Court ruling on recess appointments bolsters John Boehner's effort to sue President Obama

    Liberals have consistently dismissed as political posturing any charges by Republicans that Obama has violated the U.S. Constitution by frequently bypassing Congress. But the decision in the NLRB v. Noel Canning case shows that there's more to the GOP's claims than liberals care to acknowledge.

  • Health care spending actually shrunk 1.4 percent in first quarter of Obamacare, BEA says

    Health care spending actually shrunk 1.4 percent during the first quarter of the year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis now says, after previously saying it soared 9.1 percent -- a massive revision that will shake up the debate over how President Obama's health care law is affecting medical spending.

  • Still waiting for the most important Obamacare ruling --- and it isn't Hobby Lobby

    Health care policy watchers are still waiting for what could be the most important court ruling of the year on Obamacare -- but it isn't Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, the contraception mandate case. Though a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Hobby Lobby could have significant implications for...

  • The story isn't that Hillary Clinton is rich, it's that she's an overrated politician

    Hillary Clinton has stepped in it again. After previously trying to justify her six-figure speaking fees by claiming she and Bill Clinton were “dead broke” when leaving the White House, she's come under fire for stating that she wasn't that “well-off.” This has led to a spate of stories about...

  • Keep an eye on the Supreme Court this week for important decisions

    Some of the most important cases argued before the Supreme Court this term are still left undecided. Opinions are set to be released on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and June 30, the last day of the term. Here's a list of cases left to be decided that could have major impact on a wide range of...

  • Poll is bad for President Obama, but worse for liberalism

    A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll showing Americans with shattered confidence in President Obama's ability to lead may be bad news for him, but it's worse news for liberalism. In his 2008 campaign, Obama sought to make the election about more than merely voting for another Democrat. He spoke...

  • Here's what is actually going on with Scott Walker in Wisconsin

    As the headlines connecting him to a "criminal scheme" tell it, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is in hot water, dealing a blow to his 2014 re-election chances and any future presidential ambitions. But when one looks past the sensationalistic reporting on the issue, it’s clear the reality is...

  • Why Obamacare is driving costs instead of controlling them

    On March 5, 2009, when President Obama began his push for health care legislation at a White House forum, he faced a challenge.

  • House conservatives should also be held responsible for leadership fiasco

    For good reason, conservatives lamented the fact that House Republicans on Thursday voted to replace Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., as majority leader with his hand picked successor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.



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