Shutdown fears guide Senate Republicans to vote for bad budget deal

By Robert Romano Update:  The Senate has advanced the budget deal by a vote of 67 to 33, with 12 Republicans voting in favor. Senate passage of a two-year budget deal brokered by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) appears all but certain, with at least six Senate Republicans planning on voting in favor of cloture, reports […]

ALG praises Reps. Kline and Camp for investigation

By Rick Manning and Tom Toth   On December 3, Representatives John Kline (MN-2) and Dave Camp (MI-4) issued a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez demanding information regarding how the Department of Labor utilizes and reviews information given for use by the Census Bureau for use in unemployment reports. The letter is in response to recent newspaper reports charging […]

Fighting for right is never wrong

By Rick Manning The play Man of LaMancha was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece, Don Quixote.  In the play, Don Quixote takes up a quest where he battles windmills that he perceives as dragons, declares a local woman who works at a tavern as his princess who he serves as her knight champion. It is a story of honor […]

Senate Dems want delay; Ted Cruz and America win

By Rick Manning As originally published at TheHill.com. Ted Cruz won. Senate Democrats are scrambling to delay the implementation of the very individual mandate they fought to keep in place by choosing to shut down the government. Now, they apparently have seen the light, no longer bamboozled by Obama’s promises that the $600 million healthcare exchange website would work and […]

Ted Cruz stood for what’s right and won

By Rick Manning Common wisdom amongst those who live in the Beltway is that the fight to end Obamacare was not worth it, and those who stood up to the bullying of Obama and his cronies were political losers. Senator Ted Cruz went home to Texas last weekend and made two separate stops to talk to the people at hastily […]

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Obama owes America an apology

By Rick Manning President Obama owes Ted Cruz and Mike Lee along with House Republicans an apology.  He owes the tea party an apology.  In fact, he owes all of America an apology. For weeks, Obama and his minions refused offer after offer that would have delayed implementation of Obamacare for a year.  They not only refused to even talk […]

National Park Service: Just following orders

By Tom Toth Over the course of the 16-day government shutdown, the National Park Service went out of its way to make life as difficult as possible for as many Americans as they could. War veterans were locked out of their own memorials, sightseeing locations in front of Mount Rushmore were coned off from the public, and even children’s playgrounds […]

Special: Political establishment the loser in shutdown deal, Heartland interview with Rick Manning

On the radio podcast program Heartland Daily, Rick Manning (Vice President for Public Policy and Communications with Americans for Limited Government and regular NetRight Daily contributor) discussed his recent commentary on the result of the government shutdown and how the Washington political establishment came out of the shutdown exposed and with a damaged image. Click here to for audio of the full interview.

A House majority in name only

By Robert Romano House Republican leaders never had any intention of defunding or even delaying implementation of Obamacare. No other conclusion can be drawn from the complete capitulation by House Speaker John Boehner in agreeing to end the partial government shutdown, suspend the debt ceiling until Feb. 7, and allow funding for Obamacare to take effect without condition. Oh, and […]

Earth to Obama: Americans voted for divided government in 2012

By Rick Manning “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election.” That was President Barack Obama, commenting on the aftermath of the recent government shutdown and the fight over his signature health care law. Yet, despite his credentials, Obama’s juvenile take on these issues is an […]

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