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  • Uncertain future troubles Eisenhower Memorial Commission and its insular staff

    A federal planning group has delivered what could be a fatal blow to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission's controversial design for honoring the former president and World War II hero. Nine full-time, taxpayer-funded employees and a board of aging political leaders have spent the...

  • Examiner Editorial: Rep. Frank Wolf cracks constitutional whip on Justice spending

    Finally! Somebody is showing the backbone the Founders expected of the House of Representatives in its exclusive exercise of the power of the purse. Rep. Frank Wolf is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee panel with jurisdiction over the Department of Justice budget. The Virginia...

  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Obama's behind-the-scenes budget warrior

    Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama's budget director, was at ground zero of the government shutdown showdown, but you wouldn't know it from the headlines. With Kathleen Sebelius departing, Burwell will be tapped to lead the Health and Human Services Department.

  • Examiner Editorial: Congress should heed GAO and stop duplicative spending

    The United States has always been a nation brimming from one end to the other with pragmatic people blessed with extra helpings of common sense. That’s one of the keys to understanding why Americans have built the richest country on earth, with the most widely distributed prosperity in human...

  • GOP lawmakers believe over $1 billion spent to promote Obamacare

    Republicans are demanding greater transparency on how much the administration spent to promote and implement Obamacare -- and hitting back at President Obama's claim that he “didn't make a hard sell.”

  • EXography: Federal workers make up to twice as much as others doing same job

    Across the country, employees of companies with federal contracts make up to twice what others doing the same work in the region make, dramatically increasing the costs to taxpayers, a Washington Examiner analysis found.

  • Canada shows you can cut government spending

    What's the proper size of government? Here's an article from American Enterprise Institute's The American website citing a study by Canadian economist Livio De Matteo of the free-market Fraser Institute. The bottom line: The optimal government size of maximizing economic growth is 26 percent of...

  • CFPB's spending skyrockets nearly 50 percent

    The CFPB balance sheet, published last week by the Fed's board of governors, may do little to quash concerns of critics and some in Congress that the agency needs tighter controls on its spending and additional oversight by those on Capitol Hill.

  • Sunshine Week is a good time for Congress to be honest about real costs of Fannie and Freddie

    It's Sunshine Week, so there will be more attention to government transparency and accountability in the nation's capital than usual, right? Actually, no, especially as long as there is such a thing as "off-budget" federal spending.

  • Time to clean house in Veterans Affairs

    My military deployments taught me that when a subordinate fails to perform, the proper action is to determine quickly if his performance can be improved, and if not, replace him with someone who can get the job done right. After all, lives are at stake.

  • Shutdown bonanza: States reaped $10 for every $1 spent to keep parks open

    Six states that paid Uncle Sam $2 million to keep 14 popular national parks open during the federal shutdown last year bagged $20 million in visitor spending they would have lost, a colossal investment success, according to the National Park Service.

From the Weekly Standard

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...