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The Media Grows a (Baby) Backbone 

The Media Grows a (Baby) Backbone 
July 18, 2014 • 09:23 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the mainstream media's treatment of the Obama administration and how important it is that the Fourth Estate begin to hold the administration accountable for its actions and policies.
Independence ... from What?

Independence ... from What?
June 27, 2014 • 07:24 am

With Independence Day approaching, CFIF's Renee Giachino urges us to remember what makes our nation great limited government, free markets, and human liberty and hold the politicians in Washington accountable when they fail to live up to the principles first laid down in 1776.
"Suck it Up and Salute"

"Suck it Up and Salute"
June 13, 2014 • 09:30 am

From the squalid conditions in the VA to Obama skipping the traditional Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to go on vacation, CFIF's Renee Giachino laments the lack of respect afforded the U.S. military by this administration.
The Freedom to Criticize Government

The Freedom to Criticize Government
May 30, 2014 • 08:09 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the latest push by Congressional Democrats to amend the U.S. Constitution to grant Congress the power to further stifle political speech.
The Respect Our Veterans Deserve

The Respect Our Veterans Deserve
May 15, 2014 • 07:02 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the national scandal engulfing the Veterans Administration ("VA"), the systemic dysfunction that plagues the VA, and the need for meaningful and comprehensive reform of a system that has failed to adequately serve our veterans and their families with the respect and service they deserve.
The Special Interests President

The Special Interests President
May 02, 2014 • 09:02 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the special interest-driven politics that is to blame for the ongoing delays preventing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Will Labor Unions Take Over College Football?

Will Labor Unions Take Over College Football?
April 11, 2014 • 07:46 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino takes aim at the recent National Labor Relations Board ruling allowing college football players at Northwestern University to unionize.
Will IRS Lawlessness End ObamaCare?

Will IRS Lawlessness End ObamaCare?
March 28, 2014 • 07:08 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino explains how a pending lawsuit challenging certain ObamaCare IRS subsidies not explicitly authorized in the Affordable Care Act could doom the entire health care law.
"A Smidgen of Corruption" at the IRS

"A Smidgen of Corruption" at the IRS
March 14, 2014 • 08:08 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the IRS's targeting of conservatives and makes the case that, despite President Obama's claim, there appears to be a lot more than "a smidgen of corruption" involved in the scandal.
Comcast-Time Warner Merger: Antitrust Hysteria

Comcast-Time Warner Merger: Antitrust Hysteria
February 21, 2014 • 06:56 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the irrational antitrust hysteria by critics of Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable and explains why their concerns are baseless in fact and reality.
Dumbing Democracy Down

Dumbing Democracy Down
February 14, 2014 • 06:27 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the disturbing level of civic illiteracy in the United States and offers some advice on what all of us can do to help spread the word about the basic principles of American government and why it makes our country so special.
The Inequality Illusion

The Inequality Illusion
January 31, 2014 • 07:14 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino explains how President Obama's push for higher taxes, bigger government and expanded welfare programs is the wrong approach to help the greatest number of people climb the economic ladder.
The Single-Payer Lie

The Single-Payer Lie
January 16, 2014 • 07:33 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino explains that ObamaCare is failing not because its authors are evil geniuses who concocted some deliberate scheme to impose a national single-payer healthcare system, but because it fails to recognize the basic truths of American government.
2013's Naughty and Nice List

2013's Naughty and Nice List
December 13, 2013 • 10:02 am

Renee Giachino presents CFIF's nominations for this year's naughty and nice lists.
The Buck Stops Nowhere

The Buck Stops Nowhere
November 14, 2013 • 04:42 pm

From the IRS targeting of conservatives to Benghazi to now ObamaCare, CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses how there is no real accountability in the Obama Administration.
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
October 31, 2013 • 06:45 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses how President Obama's foreign policy has changed America's standing in the world:  Our enemies no longer fear us and our allies no longer trust us.
Political Correctness in the Classroom

Political Correctness in the Classroom
October 17, 2013 • 04:28 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses political correctness run amok in our nation's schools and how it distracts from the main goal of effectively educating our children.
Green Hysteria

Green Hysteria
October 04, 2013 • 08:45 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the rhetoric and actions of global warming alarmists and how the actual facts contradict their ideological crusade.
An American Humiliation in Syria

An American Humiliation in Syria
September 20, 2013 • 07:46 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the Administration's handling of the Syria crisis.
Big Government Leaves a Bad Taste

Big Government Leaves a Bad Taste
September 06, 2013 • 07:24 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the failure of First Lady Michelle Obama's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and explains that "government has neither the right nor the ability to make our personal, private decisions for us."
ObamaCare Must Go

ObamaCare Must Go
August 23, 2013 • 08:35 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the importance of the fight to defund ObamaCare.
A Town Hall Agenda

A Town Hall Agenda
August 09, 2013 • 08:01 am

From issues like ObamaCare to immigration to the ongoing administration scandals, CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses several questions that should be put to Members of Congress at town hall meetings during the August recess.
Sequester for Thee, But Not For Me

Sequester for Thee, But Not For Me
July 12, 2013 • 08:24 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses how, despite President Obama's constant harping about "shared sacrifice," the political class in Washington continues to avoid the pain of sequester spending cuts while the rest of America is getting squeezed.
The Real Value of Citizenship

The Real Value of Citizenship
June 28, 2013 • 08:10 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the value of citizenship and explains why it should be earned, not stolen.
The Two Faces of Eric Holder

The Two Faces of Eric Holder
June 14, 2013 • 07:32 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino exposes the two faces of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in his own words.
Another Bite at the Apple

Another Bite at the Apple
May 31, 2013 • 07:05 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses how, in the midst of scandals surrounding Benghazi, the IRS and DOJ conducting surveillance on the media, Congress recently decided to scrutinize an iconic American company "for failing  pay taxes that it didn't owe." Giachino points to this latest lunacy as further evidence supporting the need for corporate tax reform that includes lower rates to bring more business back to the United States, create more jobs and generate more revenue for the treasury.
Honoring the U.S. Armed Forces

Honoring the U.S. Armed Forces
May 17, 2013 • 08:30 am

This week, CFIF salutes all the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces for their bravery, honor and service to our country.
On Immigration, We Can't Trust Washington

On Immigration, We Can't Trust Washington
May 10, 2013 • 06:24 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the loopholes and false promises in the Gang of Eight immigration bill and why the politicians in Washington are not and should not be trusted on border security.
Obama's Make-Believe Budget

Obama's Make-Believe Budget
April 24, 2013 • 07:04 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the president's budget proposal and how its calls for even higher taxes, higher spending, bigger government and more empty promises will do nothing to get us out of the Obama recession.
Immigration Lies and Deception

Immigration Lies and Deception
April 05, 2013 • 08:00 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino makes the case for why any serious immigration reform must put our national interests first, including and starting with securing the border.
Sequester Hysteria

Sequester Hysteria
March 15, 2013 • 08:00 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino offers a dose of reality in response to the administration's sequester hysteria.
The Felons' Full Employment Program

The Felons' Full Employment Program
March 01, 2013 • 09:30 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino argues that we should lock up and throw away the key on new EEOC regulations that say employers can now be sued for discrimination if they fail to hire convicted criminals.
Intellectual Property and the American Dream

Intellectual Property and the American Dream
February 15, 2013 • 08:39 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses how recent efforts to erode fundamental intellectual property rights are in fact a direct assault on the American dream.
Putting Global Warming on Ice

Putting Global Warming on Ice
February 01, 2013 • 07:30 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino uses data and facts to cool the heated rhetoric of global warming alarmists.
Our Make-Believe Government

Our Make-Believe Government
January 18, 2013 • 06:30 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses our "make-believe government." Everywhere we turn, we see our elected officials living in a fantasy world proposing solutions that have nothing to do with our nation's problems.
Defending the Right to Work

Defending the Right to Work
December 21, 2012 • 09:00 am

On the heels of heated protests in response to the state of Michigan passing legislation that prevents workers from being coerced to join a labor union, CFIF"s Renee Giachino sets the record straight on the benefits of right-to-work laws.
Fiscal Cliff Myths

Fiscal Cliff Myths
December 07, 2012 • 09:15 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino sifts through the rhetoric and exposes the myths being advanced by the White House in the debate over the "fiscal cliff."
Saluting America's Heroes

Saluting America's Heroes
November 08, 2012 • 10:15 am

This Veterans Day, the Center for Individual Freedom honors the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The President's Imaginary Economic Recovery

The President's Imaginary Economic Recovery
October 12, 2012 • 05:29 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses President Obama's rhetoric on the nation's economic "recovery" vs. the reality.
The Obama Administration's Foreign Policy Failure

The Obama Administration's Foreign Policy Failure
September 28, 2012 • 07:29 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses how the events in the Middle East in recent months show just how naïve, ineffective and downright dangerous the administration's foreign policy has turned out to be.
The War on Federalism

The War on Federalism
September 14, 2012 • 08:35 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the erosion of states' rights, highlighting recent instances of Executive Branch attempts to expand federal power at the expense of state sovereignty.
Voices of Democracy: Great Moments from Political Conventions Past

Voices of Democracy: Great Moments from Political Conventions Past
August 31, 2012 • 06:35 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino looks back and presents some great moments from political conventions past.
Heroes of Federalism

Heroes of Federalism
August 03, 2012 • 08:05 am

As part of CFIF's ongoing State Sovereignty Project, Renee Giachino this week shines a spotlight on Heroes of Federalism.
Slouching at Taxpayer Expense

Slouching at Taxpayer Expense
August 03, 2012 • 05:58 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the recent decision by the Obama Administration to unilaterally gut welfare to work reforms that, by any objective measure, have been a success since passage more than 15 years ago.

Obama's Tax Hike Lies

Obama's Tax Hike Lies
July 20, 2012 • 08:52 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino sets the record straight on President Obama's claim that his plan to raise taxes on small businesses and families earning more than $250,000 per year will somehow help the economy and job creators.
Minority Status for Arab-Americans: Political Correctness Gone Wild?

Minority Status for Arab-Americans: Political Correctness Gone Wild?
July 13, 2012 • 05:30 am

In a recent interview on Fox & Friends, CFIF's Timothy Lee discusses why a Department of Commerce plan to extend racial preferences to Arab-Americans is counterproductive and bad public policy.
Celebrating the Red, White and Blue

Celebrating the Red, White and Blue
June 29, 2012 • 05:30 am

The Center for Individual Freedom celebrates the Red, White and Blue and wishes everyone a Happy Independence Day!
Eric Holder's Greatest Hits

Eric Holder's Greatest Hits
June 21, 2012 • 08:30 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino chronicles Eric Holder's service as U.S. Attorney General, which includes "allegations that the American people are racist, a constant inability to acknowledge the threat from radical Islam and shameless obstruction of Congress' investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal." Giachino further calls on Holder to step down.
Big Labor is at it Again

Big Labor is at it Again
May 25, 2012 • 08:30 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses Big Labor's destructive tactics in both the public and private sectors, including labor union efforts to undercut the bankruptcy restructuring process of American Airlines.
Honoring the U.S. Armed Forces

Honoring the U.S. Armed Forces
May 18, 2012 • 08:30 am

This year, Armed Forces Week runs from May 12 until May 19. CFIF salutes all the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces for their bravery, honor and service to our country.
Obama's Hypocritical Class Warfare

Obama's Hypocritical Class Warfare
May 10, 2012 • 03:51 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the deception and hypocrisy of President Obama's class warfare.
Sources of Hope in Obama's America

Sources of Hope in Obama's America
April 27, 2012 • 05:35 am

Despite enduring the last three years of failed federal policies that included the "stimulus" package, ObamaCare and obstruction of the Keystone pipeline, CFIF's Renee Giachino highlights the enormous progress made in the states in recent years for the causes of responsible, limited government and economic prosperity.
Obama's Legacy of Broken Promises

Obama's Legacy of Broken Promises
April 12, 2012 • 07:15 pm

With President Obama now into his fourth year in the oval office, CFIF's Renee Giachino looks back and compares Obama's promises and rhetoric to his results.
Eric Holder Opens Door to Voter Fraud

Eric Holder Opens Door to Voter Fraud
March 23, 2012 • 08:00 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's politically-motivated campaign to block implementation of state Voter ID laws and how such laws are needed to secure the integrity of our elections.
Who's Anti-Science Now? Obama's War on Affordable Energy

Who's Anti-Science Now? Obama's War on Affordable Energy
March 09, 2012 • 07:29 am

With gas prices at record highs for this time of year, CFIF's Renee Giachino uses facts to dispel President Obama's myth that his administration is committed to an "all of the above" energy policy that includes increased development of domestic oil and gas. Giachino's message to the President: "Stop the dreaming. Start the drilling."
Obama's Presidents Day Lesson

Obama's Presidents Day Lesson
February 24, 2012 • 09:10 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino honored Presidents Day this week by humbly submitting a few pearls of presidential wisdom for our current Commander-in-Chief from the presidents who came before him.
Tax Reform to Put Americans Back to Work

Tax Reform to Put Americans Back to Work
February 10, 2012 • 06:22 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the dire need for meaningful tax reform including lowering and simplifying the corporate tax rate to make the U.S. more competitive in the global economy and put Americans back to work.
The Pipeline to Nowhere

The Pipeline to Nowhere
January 27, 2012 • 05:22 am

From the recent decision to block construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline to Solyndra-like 'green energy' initiatives, CFIF"s Renee Giachino discusses the Obama Administration"s failed energy policies.
Want to Protect American Jobs? Start by Fighting Internet Piracy

Want to Protect American Jobs? Start by Fighting Internet Piracy
January 13, 2012 • 07:22 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino debunks the misinformation by opponents of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and discusses the immediate need for Congress to pass legislation to crack down on foreign rogue websites that are dedicated to stealing U.S. intellectual property.
Obama's Christmas Gift to America: Class Warfare

Obama's Christmas Gift to America: Class Warfare
December 16, 2011 • 07:58 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the increasingly destructive drumbeat of class warfare rhetoric coming out of the White House of late and urges President Obama to stop it and focus on economic growth for all Americans.
Elena Kagan: Is the Fix in on Obamacare?

Elena Kagan: Is the Fix in on Obamacare?
December 02, 2011 • 07:58 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of ObamaCare and raises questions about Justice Elena Kagan's apparent bias in favor of the health care reform law.
The United Nations: 66 Years of Bilking the American Taxpayer

The United Nations: 66 Years of Bilking the American Taxpayer
October 28, 2011 • 03:10 am

United Nations Day was earlier this week. In honor of the occasion, CFIF's Renee Giachino looks back on the world body's 66-year history and highlights how a dream of an institution to protect the goals of world peace has, in reality, been a forum for some of the world's worst despots, funded with U.S. taxpayer money.
Occupy Wall Street Meets the Tea Parties

Occupy Wall Street Meets the Tea Parties
October 14, 2011 • 03:10 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino contrasts the "Occupy Wall Street" protests with those of the Tea Party and highlights the mainstream media's double standard in its coverage of the two.
Trio of Scandals Hits the White House

Trio of Scandals Hits the White House
September 30, 2011 • 03:10 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino points to the mounting scandals – Solyndra, Fast and Furious, Lightsquared – hitting the White House to refute claims that the Obama Administration has been "scandal free."
Government Stupidity! Where's the App for That?

Government Stupidity! Where's the App for That?
September 23, 2011 • 06:10 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino comments on the U.S. Department of Labor's new, taxpayer-funded smart phone app, designed to help outdoor workers prevent heat illness by informing them of...well...the temperature outside. "Yes, that's your government at work," says Giachino. "They can tell you what temperature it is outside, but not how much it cost them to tell you. Maybe there should be an app for that."
The New Adventures of Old Obama

The New Adventures of Old Obama
September 15, 2011 • 11:10 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino analyzes President Obama's "jobs" plan, which he outlined before a joint session of Congress. While the plan has been advertised by the president as a bold new approach to job creation, Giachino says the details reveal that it is nothing more than "a new version of the same old song."
In Memoriam: 9-11-2001

In Memoriam: 9-11-2001
September 09, 2011 • 06:21 am

On the 10th anniversary of September 11, this week's Freedom Minute honors those who lost their lives and the families they left behind. We shall never forget.
Big Labor Takes a Holiday ... from Reality

Big Labor Takes a Holiday ... from Reality
August 26, 2011 • 06:21 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses how everyday American workers are being used as political pawns to advance the job-killing agenda of big labor unions.
Obama's Vacation from Reality

Obama's Vacation from Reality
August 19, 2011 • 06:21 am

With Labor Day approaching, CFIF's Renee Giachino comments on President Obama's planned 10-day holiday in the posh New England retreat of Martha's Vineyard as the nation's economy reels and everyday Americans are forced to tighten their family budgets.
The Nanny State: Coming to a Lemonade Stand Near You

The Nanny State: Coming to a Lemonade Stand Near You
August 12, 2011 • 06:21 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses how overzealous authorities are shutting down children's lemonade stands across the country. Giachino asks the question, "Could there be any more perfect metaphor for how government gets in the way of achieving the American dream?"
"Balanced" Plan: Still More Government Than We Can Afford

"Balanced" Plan: Still More Government Than We Can Afford
August 05, 2011 • 06:21 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino explains why President Obama's "balanced approach" of tax increases and spending cuts for fixing the nation's fiscal woes is far from balanced in terms of its effects on the American people and U.S. economy.
John Kasich's "Silent Revolution" in Ohio

John Kasich's "Silent Revolution" in Ohio
July 29, 2011 • 06:21 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino reminds us that, despite the focus on Washington, "real change often happens at the state level." Giachino spotlights Governor John Kasich's "silent revolution" in Ohio as a perfect example.
Obama by the Numbers: The President's Debt Ceiling Lie

Obama by the Numbers: The President's Debt Ceiling Lie
July 22, 2011 • 06:21 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino debunks President Obama's claim that 80 percent of the American people agree with his plan to raise taxes as part of a debt ceiling deal.
Obama's Backdoor Amnesty Scam

Obama's Backdoor Amnesty Scam
July 15, 2011 • 06:21 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the Obama Administration's move to trump the will of the American people and Congress through de facto imposition of the so-called DREAM Act by executive fiat.
Saying No to the "Politician Tax"

Saying No to the "Politician Tax"
July 08, 2011 • 06:21 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett. Applauding the decision, which struck down as unconstitutional Arizona's matching political funds scheme, Giachino says that no one should be coerced to support political candidates he or she oppose.
In Search of Standards

In Search of Standards
June 24, 2011 • 06:21 am

While a long record of incompetence by those in government makes it hard for the American people to believe they have the answers to our nation's problems, CFIF's Renee Giachino ponders the question, "Shouldn't we at least believe that those in government meet basic standards of decency and integrity?"
CFIF's First Annual Lamestream Media Awards

CFIF's First Annual Lamestream Media Awards
June 17, 2011 • 06:21 am

Renee Giachino reveals the winners of CFIF's first annual Lamestream Media Awards, recognizing the most pathetic contributions of the liberal media to our national conversation.
Time For a Ceiling on Big Government

Time For a Ceiling on Big Government
June 10, 2011 • 06:21 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the debate over raising the debt ceiling.  Giachino urges conservatives in Congress to stand firm on "real and deep" spending cuts against a President and Congressional Democrats who wish to raise the nation's debt limit without any spending cuts.
The Presidential Horse Race, 2012

The Presidential Horse Race, 2012
June 02, 2011 • 10:14 pm

With horse racing's Triple Crown underway, CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the greatest horse race of them all: the jockeying for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination.
The Obama Commencement Address Preview

The Obama Commencement Address Preview
May 19, 2011 • 10:14 pm

With commencement season upon us, CFIF's Renee Giachino speculates on the messages President Obama will deliver to this year's college graduates.
Known and Unknown in the War on Terror

Known and Unknown in the War on Terror
May 13, 2011 • 10:00 am

Following the successful raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the importance of recognizing what former Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld described as the "knowns and unknowns" in the ongoing War on Terror. "What was true a decade ago is equally true today," says Giachino. "In the war on terrorism," the policy must remain, "You're either with us or against us."
Justice, At Last

Justice, At Last
May 05, 2011 • 10:20 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino comments on the death of Osama bin Laden. "Bin Laden's death is a truly momentous moment in American history," says Giachino. "But while we should all celebrate his demise, we must also remain vigilant in our continuing war against Islamic extremists."
Obama Gives Us the Jimmy Carter Blues

Obama Gives Us the Jimmy Carter Blues
April 29, 2011 • 06:20 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses how today, just as in the 1970s under President Carter, Americans are worried about the nation's future. And just as in the 1970s, our current president doesn't seem to grasp that his policies are causing the anxiety. Giachino explains, "The American people need a pick-me-up in the short term. In the longer run, we'll have to wait for the ultimate mood enhancer the 2012 election."
The Gulf Coast ... One Year Later

The Gulf Coast ... One Year Later
April 15, 2011 • 06:20 am

One year after the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the need for the federal government to stop dragging its feet in allowing truly injured parties on the Gulf Coast to be made whole. Furthermore, Giachino implores the Obama Administration to stop standing in the way of developing our much-needed oil resources in the Gulf.
The Next Great Fight for Civil Rights

The Next Great Fight for Civil Rights
April 08, 2011 • 06:20 am

Noting that one of the few areas where government continues to enforce inequality is in America's public schools, CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the fight for school choice and calls it "the greatest civil rights issue of our generation."
The Case for Conservative Optimism

The Case for Conservative Optimism
April 01, 2011 • 07:20 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino makes the case for conservative optimism. Giachino points to the continued public backlash against ObamaCare, the growing movement against government excess, and widespread opposition to Cap-and-Trade and Net Neutrality as evidence that the nation is committed to restoring to America's founding limited-government principles.
The Alternate Reality of Liberal Budgets

The Alternate Reality of Liberal Budgets
March 25, 2011 • 07:20 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the national debt crisis, Congress' addiction to excessive spending and the Democrats budget plan. Giachino warns that without serious and immediate action to right the nation's fiscal crisis, America is destined to a future of higher taxes, greater inflation and a lower standard of living.
The Obama Gas Tax

The Obama Gas Tax
March 17, 2011 • 10:07 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino explains how President Obama's energy policy - namely, his opposition to opening up America's vast domestic resources - amounts to a massive energy tax at a time when prices at the pump are soaring ever higher.
Hope for the Best, But Prepare for the Worst in the Middle East

Hope for the Best, But Prepare for the Worst in the Middle East
March 11, 2011 • 06:07 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino provides viewers with three tips for how to think about the growing revolutionary fervor and ongoing unrest in the Middle East.
A Revolution Brews in Wisconsin

A Revolution Brews in Wisconsin
February 25, 2011 • 06:07 am

CFIF's Renee Giachino comments on the budget clash in Wisconsin between taxpayers and public-sector unions, noting that the standoff and issues surrounding it have the potential to completely change the shape of American politics.
The Gipper at 100

The Gipper at 100
February 10, 2011 • 04:07 pm

This month marks the 100th birthday of President Ronald Reagan. CFIF's Renee Giachino looks back on his commitment to America's founding principles and the cause of liberty. "A good president would have reminded us that America has the potential to be a shining city on a hill," says Giachino. "But because he was a great one, Ronald Reagan took action to ensure that we would become that city."
Obama Can't Win the Future Without Breaking from the Past

Obama Can't Win the Future Without Breaking from the Past
February 03, 2011 • 04:07 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the theme of President Obama's State of the Union address. Giachino notes that in order for America to "Win the Future," President Obama must abandon the tired big-government policies of the past, something he appears incapable and unwilling to do.
Civility, If You Can Keep It

Civility, If You Can Keep It
January 27, 2011 • 11:20 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the debate over whether political discourse in the U.S. is civil enough. Giachino concludes: "Freewheeling political debate is one of the greatest gifts we have in this nation."
The Beginning of the End for ObamaCare

The Beginning of the End for ObamaCare
January 20, 2011 • 11:20 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino challenges the professional cynics in Washington who continue to claim that, despite the recent vote in the House to repeal ObamaCare, full repeal will never become a reality. Giachino further explains why the skeptics are missing three important points and how the House vote was indeed the beginning of the end for ObamaCare.
Liberals' End Run Around the Consent of the Governed

Liberals' End Run Around the Consent of the Governed
January 14, 2011 • 11:20 pm

The election of a Republican majority in the House was supposed to stop the power grabs that were so frequent in the last Congress. But instead, all they have done is moved them out of reach of the voters. CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses how liberals are now trying to advance their agenda through the unelected, unaccountable federal bureaucracy.
The Five Biggest Stories of 2011

The Five Biggest Stories of 2011
January 06, 2011 • 11:20 pm

With 2010 now behind us, CFIF's Renee Giachino presents our predictions for the top five news stories of 2011. (Note: For our more serious viewers, it's okay to laugh.)
Obama's Plan to Make College More Expensive

Obama's Plan to Make College More Expensive
December 16, 2010 • 11:20 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the Department of Education's war on for-profit colleges and universities, and the negative impacts of its proposed "gainful employment" regulations.
Opening the WikiLeaks Floodgate

Opening the WikiLeaks Floodgate
December 09, 2010 • 11:20 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the huge breach in national security presented by WikiLeaks and the need to aggressively prosecute the website's founder, Julian Assange.
North Korea: Right Back Where We STARTed From

North Korea: Right Back Where We STARTed From
December 02, 2010 • 11:20 pm

In this week's Freedom Minute, CFIF's Renee Giachino explains why the Senate should reject ratification of the new START Treaty and how the president should be focused instead on disarming dangerous rogue nations like North Korea.
A Midterm State of Denial

A Midterm State of Denial
November 18, 2010 • 11:20 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses Democrats' response to the midterm elections and the current state of denial of Party leaders about the message sent by voters on November 2.
Veterans Day Salute

Veterans Day Salute
November 11, 2010 • 08:50 pm

On behalf of a grateful nation, CFIF thanks all of our veterans for their service and sacrifice for our freedoms.
The Way We Were: A Look Back at Liberal Rule, 2009-2010

The Way We Were: A Look Back at Liberal Rule, 2009-2010
November 04, 2010 • 08:50 pm

With the midterm elections having come and gone, CFIF's Renee Giachino takes a trip down memory lane to the way things were under liberal rule. 2009-2010: In their own words.
A Liberal Halloween

A Liberal Halloween
October 28, 2010 • 08:50 pm

Wondering what some liberal icons will be wearing this Halloween? CFIF's Renee Giachino presents you with a speculative guide on what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Vice President Joe Biden and others with be posing as this October 31.
The American Public is the Real "Party of No"

The American Public is the Real "Party of No"
October 21, 2010 • 08:50 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses a new Gallup poll on how the American people view the federal government. Here's a hint: The three most common phrases used were "too big," "confused" and "corrupt."
Liberals Running Scared from the Conservative Comeback

Liberals Running Scared from the Conservative Comeback
October 14, 2010 • 08:50 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino comments on President Obama's and his liberal allies' desperation tactics and outright lies against their political and ideological opponents.
Obama's House Cleaning Requires Less Hope, More Change

Obama's House Cleaning Requires Less Hope, More Change
October 07, 2010 • 08:50 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino calls the recent departure of several senior White House staff "a good start," then recommends further cuts in the president's cabinet.
The Duty to Remain Silent - Liberals Stifle Free Speech on ObamaCare

The Duty to Remain Silent - Liberals Stifle Free Speech on ObamaCare
September 30, 2010 • 08:50 pm

As the numerous negative consequences of ObamaCare start to materialize, CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses efforts by the administration and the Left to muzzle the bill's opponents and victims.
Learning the Language of Obama

Learning the Language of Obama
September 23, 2010 • 08:50 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses how the Obama Administration being cute with words can't solve problems at home or abroad.
Driving the Car Into the Ditch: Obama Can't Keep His Hands off the Auto Industry

Driving the Car Into the Ditch: Obama Can't Keep His Hands off the Auto Industry
September 15, 2010 • 08:50 pm

President Obama has claimed time and again that he doesn't want to run the auto industry. But his actions tell a very different story.
Remembering 9/11 from the Perspective of 9/12

Remembering 9/11 from the Perspective of 9/12
September 10, 2010 • 09:01 pm

As Americans commemorate the anniversary 9/11, CFIF's Renee Giachino stresses the need to remember more than the agony of that dreadful day nine years ago. Giachino states that we must remember the defiance and sense of purpose that we found on September 12.
Big Labor Out of Touch With Workers

Big Labor Out of Touch With Workers
September 02, 2010 • 09:01 pm

CFIF's Timothy Lee discusses the announcement by big labor unions to spend more than $100 million on the November elections while their individual members try to make ends meet in a struggling economy.
Standing Up for Israel

Standing Up for Israel
August 26, 2010 • 09:01 pm

The Obama Administration has gone out of its way to turn up its nose at America's allies. According to CFIF's Renee Giachino, "No nation has felt the sting of this rejection quite as severely as Israel… What is at stake is the very future of that nation and its people."
Pelosi's Folly: We Learned What's in the Healthcare Bill

Pelosi's Folly: We Learned What's in the Healthcare Bill
August 19, 2010 • 09:01 pm

Prior to ramming ObamaCare through Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi infamously pledged that they had to pass the bill in order for the American people to learn what's in it. Now that the dust has settled, CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses what we've "learned." It's not pretty.
A Volt Out of the Blue

A Volt Out of the Blue
August 12, 2010 • 09:01 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses President Obama's recent praise of Chevrolet's new taxpayer-subsidized electric car - the Chevy Volt - as the first step towards realizing his vision for a clean energy economy. Calling it "the perfect metaphor" for the Obama Administration, Giachino says the Volt "costs too much, does too little, and can't live up to the media hype."
Obama's Top 10 Birthday Wishes

Obama's Top 10 Birthday Wishes
August 05, 2010 • 09:01 pm

From the president hoping American students improve in math and science to wanting an approval rating higher than his age, CFIF's Renee Giachino highlights Obama's top 10 birthday wishes.
Beware the Lame Duck Session

Beware the Lame Duck Session
July 29, 2010 • 08:25 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino warns that "voting the bums out" this November may not be enough to hold down the 111th Congress and its contempt for the will of the people. Beware the lame duck session.
Berwick's Recess Appointment: A Faulty Prescription for Health Care

Berwick's Recess Appointment: A Faulty Prescription for Health Care
July 22, 2010 • 08:25 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses President Obama's recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick, a man who openly supports health care rationing, to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Gulf Oil Spill: From Hope to Audacity

Gulf Oil Spill: From Hope to Audacity
July 15, 2010 • 08:25 pm

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the Obama Administration's politically-motivated response to the Oil Spill in the Gulf and its cozy relationship with BP.
Repeal ObamaCare Before It's Too Late

Repeal ObamaCare Before It's Too Late
July 08, 2010 • 08:25 pm

Noting that the health care reform measure passed earlier this year doubles down on every problem the nation currently faces, CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the effort to repeal ObamaCare in Congress and what you can do to help.
Obama's Recovery Summer

Obama's Recovery Summer
June 24, 2010 • 08:25 pm

Noting that "no amount of speeches will put Americans back to work or plug the hole in the Gulf of Mexico," CFIF's Renee Giachino criticizes President Obama's "Recovery Summer" public relations tour to sell the stimulus bill that has already passed and failed.





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