In this week's Liberty Update, we highlight the falsity of the persistent claim that Barack Obama somehow…
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GDP Report Confirms Our Commentary on Obama's Economic Record

In this week's Liberty Update, we highlight the falsity of the persistent claim that Barack Obama somehow prevented a great depression:

[T]he federal government's own economic data shows that Obama actually inherited an emerging recovery.  The American economy was already rebounding before he even officially became president.  What he has done is impose policies that have resulted in the slowest decade of economic growth in recorded U.S. history."

Yesterday's official report on first-quarter 2016 economic performance provided same-day confirmation.  More specifically, the U.S. Commerce Department announced that gross domestic product (GDP), the basic metric by which the economy is measured and by which recessions and recoveries are defined, grew at a disturbing 0.5%.  Not only is that…[more]

May 03, 2016 • 11:52 am

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Slush Fund Sleight-of-Hand: ObamaCare’s Medicare (Dis-) Advantage
Recall this promise from President Barack Obama back in 2009: “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period.…
   
 
 
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Notre Dame’s Gerard Bradley on Catholic-HHS Contraception Lawsuit
Monday, May 21, 2012, signaled a new round in the fight between Catholic institutions and the federal Department of Health and Human Services…
 
Employment & Labor
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Eric Holder is Obstructing Justice with Fast and Furious Defense
The best reason to tell the truth is that it’s too hard to remember the lies.  When the U.S. Department of Justice released over…
Media Issues
When the dust settles on this wild and wacky GOP primary season, there will be at least one clear Biggest Loser: the Republican National Committee. After 2012, when liberal journalists routinely hijacked the party's 20 televised debates while cashing…
Foreign Policy
Secretary of State John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum in Japan this week, a month before he and President Obama will meet foreign ministers at the G-7 Summit. Reuters reported that he witnessed "haunting displays [of] photographs…
Legal Reform / Tort Reform
In an era of sharp partisan divide, the need for litigation reform is a rare issue on which almost all Americans outside of the plaintiff lawyer lobby agree.  According to surveys, 89% of American voters consider lawsuit abuse a problem, and nearly…
State of Affairs
The Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) has been a vocal opponent of H.R. 4900, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act, or PROMESA. Our opposition to the legislation, which is broadly shared by state governors, Members of Congress…
Education
Brace yourselves, parents: Hillary Clinton's Fed Ed jackboot squad is from the government and is here to "help." Clinton wants a cadre of new government educrats to undo the decades-old damage of old government educrats in America's worst public…
Health Care
On Monday, House Republicans promised a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare within a month. It's not a moment too soon. Obamacare is collapsing. UnitedHealth will abandon most Obamacare markets, it said Tuesday. Giant insurers such as Aetna and the…
Immigration
Colorado dodged a bullet. After a stinging backlash from local leaders and Rocky Mountain politicians in both parties, the Obama White House retreated this weekend from plans to dump in our state 1,000 minors who immigrated here illegally. Good riddance…
Technology & Telecom
According to that rueful Japanese proverb, "The nail that sticks out gets hammered down."  And so it is with the U.S. technology sector and federal regulators' efforts to target it.  More specifically, the Federal Communications Commission…
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— Pete Hegseth, The Washington Times
 
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