Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Washington Examiner Tuesday headlines

Byron York - Fresh doubt cast on Obama's health care story

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama often discussed his mother's struggle with cancer. Ann Dunham spent the months before her death in 1995, Obama said, fighting with insurance companies that sought to deny her the coverage she needed to pay for treatment. Read More

Susan Ferrechio - Light bulb ban faces critical House vote

House Republicans on Tuesday will vote on legislation that would effectively stop a government-ordered ban on traditional incandescent lighting that is set to take effect in January. Read More

Brian Hughes - Obama seeks pragmatist mantle in debt-ceiling struggle

With his blueprint for an extensive debt-ceiling deal slashed by Republicans, President Obama sought to gain the political high ground Monday by portraying GOP lawmakers as unmovable participants in a dangerous game of chicken as the deadline to raise the U.S. borrowing limit looms. Read More

Susan Ferrechio - Eric Cantor - Read My Lips

  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said tax increases remain the big the sticking point in the debt ceiling negotiations that will resume today at the White House and that he has sent a message loud and clear to the White House that the GOP will not back a tax increase. Read More

Philip Klein - Obama wants to make Boehner an offer he can't accept

In his just-completed news conference, President Obama continued to push for a a long-term deal to reduce the debt, but it's hard to take his new found desire to tackle our long-term fiscal challenges as being sincere. As much as he talked in the abstract about his willingness to make tough choices that put him at odds with his own party, Obama refused to get into actual specifics about what types of cuts to entitlement spending he would actually accept. Read More

Mark Tapscott - Western states could out-produce what U.S. now imports from Saudi Arabia, Russia and four other countries

America's energy-rich western states stretching from North Dakota and Montana on the Canadian border to New Mexico on the Southern border can produce enough oil and natural gas to replace what America presently imports from Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Columbia, Algeria, Iraq, Russia, Venzuela, and Kuwait, according to a new study conducted for the Western  Energy Alliance. The study was conducted for the alliance by EIS, with data analysis provided by ICF.    Read More

Mark Tapscott - Obama, meet Obama on tax hikes during an economic slowdown

Can you guess who said this? "Normally, you don’t raise taxes in a recession, which is why we haven’t and why we’ve instead cut taxes. So I guess what I’d say to Scott is – his economics are right. You don’t raise taxes in a recession. We haven’t raised taxes in a recession.” Or this? Read More

Conn Carroll - Fact Check: Obama wrong on Social Security

At Monday’s debt limit press conference, President Obama claimed: “With respect to Social Security, Social Security is not the source of our deficit problems.” This is simply false. Read More

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