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Legislative Lowdown: Conservatives lost one battle — now let’s win the war

Brian Darling
Senior Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

Congratulations to President Barack Obama, newly elected senators and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Conservatives should not be sore losers. Congratulate the victors and move on to the next battle.

Legislative Lowdown: A hurricane of Obama scandals hit before Election Day

9:33 PM 11/02/2012

Thankfully, this election is almost over. But don’t get too comfortable. Important decisions on the future of America will happen right after Nov. 6.

Legislative Lowdown: Obama and Romney entering the fourth quarter

3:43 PM 10/20/2012

The clock is winding down on this presidential race, which can’t end soon enough. Americans already feel burned out by the extended nominating and general-election process. It feels like we are in the last minute of an extended football game. One more debate and a few more weeks to go, then the final buzzer will sound --- finally.

Legislative Lowdown: Time to downsize Big Bird

8:13 PM 10/11/2012

Yes, America, we have officially entered the silly season of politics when Big Bird becomes a national issue.

Legislative Lowdown: Obama stumbles in first debate

11:49 AM 10/05/2012

Most pundits (and, indeed, most polls) declared Mitt Romney the winner — in terms of both substance and demeanor — of the Denver debate. This is interesting news for taxpayers.

Legislative Lowdown: Presidential debates may determine taxpayer’s fate

6:27 PM 09/28/2012

Presidential debates seldom turn an election, yet this year may be different. The race between Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama is close by any measure. Neither side’s voting bloc seems solidified .We may see some swings in the numbers running up to Election Day if either of these candidates has a “Joe Biden moment.”

Legislative Lowdown: A good week for Mitt Romney

7:17 PM 09/21/2012

Only 53 percent pay federal income taxes

Legislative Lowdown: A feckless tea-party Congress

1:03 PM 09/14/2012

Mitt Romney's finest moment

Legislative Lowdown: The calm before the spending storm

3:21 PM 08/31/2012

With the political conventions distracting the American people from the spending in Washington, D.C., one thing is for sure: Washington is bracing for a hurricane of spending in September and after the elections.

Legislative Lowdown: Obama driving US off fiscal cliff

3:16 PM 08/24/2012

Are we better off under Obamanomics? Hardly, a new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reveals. According to the CBO, the federal government will spend $1 trillion more than it takes in this year --- the fourth consecutive year that has happened. Furthermore, CBO projects negative growth and dismal unemployment numbers.

Joe Biden should apologize or resign

6:23 PM 08/17/2012

Vice President Joe Biden’s antics are getting old. His offensive and silly comments were amusing at first, but I don’t think many Americans feel comfortable with Biden being a heartbeat away from the presidency. I met Biden when he was a senator, and I like him personally, but he’s proving to the American people that he is unfit to continue in office.

Legislative Lowdown: Congress finally recesses

11:47 AM 08/03/2012

Congress is scheduled to start a month-long break next week. The purpose of this recess, lawmakers claim, is to spend more time in their districts meeting constituents. Conservatives hope they come back with an appetite to attack the nation’s $16 trillion debt and resist the temptation to raise taxes.

Legislative Lowdown: Obama’s “it depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is” moment

2:28 PM 07/27/2012

President Barack Obama may have abandoned any pretense of President Bill Clinton’s effective triangulation of politics, but he has embraced Clinton’s parsing of words. Remember Clinton’s statement at a deposition during the Monica Lewinsky scandal before a grand jury that “it depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is”? Obama is now using Clinton-speak to run away from his own words.

Legislative Lowdown: President Obama to American entrepreneurs: You didn’t build that, I did

5:12 PM 07/20/2012

It’s not unusual to hear conservative talking heads accuse President Obama of being a socialist. So why is he making it easier for them? Last week, in Roanoke, Va., he said the following:

Legislative Lowdown: The secret congressional plan to raise your taxes

4:14 PM 07/13/2012

The secret plan by Republican and Democratic senators to raise your taxes during the lame-duck session continues apace. More evidence emerged this week.

Legislative Lowdown: Constitution smacked down by Supreme Court

11:16 PM 06/28/2012

The Constitution took a beating at the U.S. Supreme Court this week. There are three lessons conservatives should take from the Obamacare decision.

Legislative Lowdown: Obama guilty of contempt for transparency

11:32 AM 06/22/2012

President Obama promised “an unprecedented level of openness in government.” Instead, he has revealed an apparent contempt for transparency.

Legislative Lowdown: The food stamp Senate

11:02 AM 06/15/2012

Some have accused President Obama of being the “food stamp president” because of how much the food stamp program has expanded under his leadership. But he’s not alone. The Senate this week is earning the title the “food stamp Senate” for doing nothing to stop the costs of the program from exploding.

Legislative Lowdown: The secret plan to raise your taxes

12:38 PM 06/08/2012

Republicans are secretly negotiating with Democrats to raise your taxes after the election.