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by Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

Theologians often debate the “age of accountability,” the time in a person’s life when he becomes accountable for his actions before God. Obama’s Regulatory Czar, Cass Sunstein, has a unique answer: It must be at least 49.

When Texas Republican Congressman Michael Burgess confronted Sunstein with his own writings, which suggest the government should deny older people medical care, Sunstein said he had written the paper so long … Read the Rest of this Post

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by Ben Johnson

As Egyptians half a world away ponder what kind of government they want to live under, Americans must also ask themselves the same question in the wake of Barack Obama’s latest State of the Union Address. Although his salmon joke got a few (undeserved) laughs, few commented that it came just after President Obama “proposed a “major reorganization of the government.” Although he promised to make America “more competitive,” … Read the Rest of this Post

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by Ben Johnson

In a candid moment while running for president, Barack Obama told the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle, “under my plan…electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” Last week, the Obama administration moved to make that a reality, using its rule by executive fiat to punish the coal industry. The action comes as the president is halting offshore oil drilling and threatening one state alone with millions of dollars in lost revenue. … Read the Rest of this Post

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by Ben Johnson

The dangers of the new airport scanners installed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) go beyond the awkward, self-conscious feeling of having a stranger take an X-ray of your nude body. According to a growing number of scientists, the radiation these scanners emit will infect a number of people each year with skin cancer.

The TSA has downplayed all such concerns, insisting the risk of exposure via the backscatter X-ray scanners – … Read the Rest of this Post

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Next Wednesday, Barack Obama is scheduled to address a United Nations summit calling for a “small global tax” on the U.S. economy and hundreds of millions more dollars in U.S. aid — and some of his advisers do not believe that is enough.

Obama will speak to the UN Summit on Millennium Development Goals, a global “anti-poverty” blueprint that calls for $845 billion in foreign aid from the U.S. before 2015. But the UN and … Read the Rest of this Post

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