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Gowdy’s ENFORCE Act: Obama’s Last Chance to Avoid Impeachment?
By Ashton Ellis
Thursday, March 20 2014
A new proposal by Trey Gowdy seems tailor-made to save Barack Obama from impeachment. But so far the president isn’t listening. Gowdy, a Republican, is a former federal prosecutor representing South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District. He is also the author of H.R. 4138, better known as the “Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of the Law Act of 2014,” or more simply, the “ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014.” At only two-and-a-half pages, the ENFORCE the Law Act nonetheless stakes out an ambitious claim, styling itself as a…
 
Free Market Royalty Act Modernizes Outdated Music Regulations and Levels the Radio Playing Field
Under current law, songwriters, music producers and others receive royalty payments when their songs…
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The High Price of Michelle Obama’s Food Nannying
Stumping for her husband on the campaign trail in 2008, Michelle Obama told a crowd in Puerto Rico, “Barack…
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Union: ObamaCare Will Kill Our Health Plan by 2017
With Democrats trying to pivot to income inequality before the 2014 midterms, a new labor union report…
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On Foreign Policy, An Unteachable President
Back during the 2008 presidential election, Hillary Clinton and John McCain were both prone to criticizing…
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Obama’s 2015 Budget Rejects Compromise, Cements Disastrous Legacy
While his foreign policy disasters accumulate, Barack Obama should be eager to seek domestic compromise…
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Honest Medicare Reform Impossible So Long as President Refuses to Follow the Law
For all the heated political rhetoric and hard-hitting campaign ads, there is a little-discussed reality…
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Obama’s War on Medicare
If the Obama administration is trying to kill half of Medicare, why aren’t liberals angry? No…
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Congressman Camp Proposes Tax Reform to Simplify Code, Lower Rates and Promote Growth
Cyclical recessions and recoveries come and go.  That’s the nature of a market economy. …
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What Rand Paul Gets Right
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul feels a lot like a man who has met his moment. In the aftermath of the George…
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White House Mulling More ObamaCare Extensions Ahead of Midterms
Another federal election on the horizon begets more extra-legal ObamaCare extensions. In October of…
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Question of the Week   
Which of the following Cold War events led to the establishment of the “Hotline,” a direct telephone link between the White House and the Kremlin?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"Much public skepticism about the government’s response to Ebola stems from the dogmatic pronouncements of Obama administration officials. In a video message early last month on stopping the virus, for example, President Obama asserted that 'we know how to do it.' He was wrong. ... To fix his messaging problem, President Obama has appointed political fixer Ron Klain as its new Ebola response '…[more]
 
 
—Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Deputy Commissioner and Tevi Troy, Former HHS Deputy Secretary
— Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Deputy Commissioner and Tevi Troy, Former HHS Deputy Secretary
 
Liberty Poll   

In dealing with deadly and difficult-to-curtail infectious diseases such as Ebola, should government-imposed travel bans and quarantines supersede civil liberty and other concerns?