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Never Let a Good 'Scandal' Go to Waste as Conservatives Push Their Agenda
With at least three Obama administration scandals swirling in Washington, and perhaps more on the way, a number of opportunities “to do the things … you didn’t think were possible” have emerged—like moving a conservative agenda.
Our view: Obama's full court press
President Barack Obama is beginning today what appears to be a full court press to try to get people to sign up for the ACA, a key to its success. MDN editorial board cites IPI's Merrill Matthews, who points out: "One of Obama’s primary justifications for demanding health care reform was to help the uninsurables get coverage, and he has closed that provision to new entrants.”
Actually, Sen. Baucus, ObamaCare Is Facing Multiple Train Wrecks
Sen. Max Baucus’ gaff—defined in Washington as when someone inadvertently tells the truth—about ObamaCare being a “train wreck” was actually an understatement: ObamaCare faces multiple train wrecks.
Cruz: GOP should champion 'the 47 percent'
"We need to champion those climbing the economic ladder," Cruz said last week during the 25th anniversary celebration of the Institute for Policy Innovation at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. "We should be defenders and champions of the 47 percent."
MO. Senators Lead In Throwing Out Constitution?
A contentious and complex bill, the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act, is being rammed through the U.S. Senate so that a variety of important constitutional questions and concerns can be ignored. Aiding and abetting in such public policy malpractice? Both senators from Missouri, Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill.
Sen. Ted Cruz dismisses talk of presidential run
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that he’s not thinking about running for the White House in 2016. “My focus is entirely on the U.S. Senate,” Cruz said before speaking at the silver anniversary of the Institute for Policy Innovation. “Right now the U.S. Senate is the battlefield for preserving liberty.”
States Beg Congress to Regulate Their Tax Systems
Having the federal government mandate nationwide online sales tax collection could be the next step in undermining our legacy of constitutional federalism.
Assistant USTR Optimistic About Strong, Balanced Intellectual Property Provisions in TPP
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative-Intellectual Property and Innovation Stan McCoy is optimistic that negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership can come to a "world-class result" for "strong and balanced" intellectual property protection, despite ongoing debate over the rigidity of those protections, he said at an IPI forum commemorating World Intellectual Property Day.
Seven Reasons The Economy Could Be Headed Into Recession
The U.S. economy—President Obama’s economy—is sending decidedly mixed signals. While some economic indicators are picking up, many others are headed south—which means there’s a good chance the economy could slip into recession again soon.
Senator Cruz to Keynote IPI's 25th Anniversary Gala
“IPI's efforts over the last 25 years to promote principles that fortify the free market, limited government, and individual liberty have been instrumental to the conservative movement, and are critical to the future prosperity of our nation," said Sen. Cruz. "Their exceptional policy leadership continues to be a valuable resource to conservatives across the country. It is a true honor to be a part of IPI’s silver anniversary celebration.”
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