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Open Letter to a Conservative Friend

An open letter to a Conservative friend….. The election in November showed many of us how the American voters felt about our Federal Government. You tend to blame all the evils on the Liberals and you could not understand how McCain/Palin lost. Looking back at the campaign, you felt that McCain was a Conservative as was Palin. But looking back 20 years ago, both Bush Presidents and McCain classified themselves at Conservatives. None of them fit the agenda of a balanced budget and an honest limited government. But all were announcing they were pro-life Christians.

Another twist from Obama

Sen Hillary Rodham Clinton may have lost the Democratic nomination for President in a bitter, name-calling battle with Barack Obama but that was then and this is now. On Monday, she becomes one of President-elect Obama's top advisers as his choice for Secretary of State.

Sen. Clinton will join a Presidential cabinet that seems more Clinton than Obama because the President-elect has turned to a number of members of former President Bill Clinton's administration to serve with the man who once promised change but now appears to want more of the same.

As part of deal, Clinton will reveal donors

In a concession that few thought would happen, former President Bill Clinton will reveal the names of donors to his foundation and will also allow the state department to review and approve his future foreign travel and speeches.

Clinton's once super-secret list of more than 200,000 donors was a deal breaker for his wife's appointment as President-elect Barack Obama's Secretary of State: No list, no job.

The donor list was also a campaign issue in the hotly-contested battle between Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Presidential nomination.

More last minute shenanigans from Bush

Lame duck President George W. Bush may be going but he's far from gone.

Bush is papering the federal government with last-minue executive orders putting his stamp on everything he can and paying off debts to those who supported him during his controversial Presidency.

Outgoing Presidents often issue last minute rules that they not only hope will last long after they leave office but that will also not be immediately overturned by the incoming resident of the White House.

But Bush's last-minute glut of rules goes far beyond what has been done by other departing Presidents and often stretches the boundries of what may or may not be legal.

It's typical Bush and shows the outgoing President is not going quietly. He will be defiant to the end.

Bill Clinton To Reveal The Names Of Donors

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Nov. 29 -- Former president Bill Clinton has agreed to make public 200,000 donors to his presidential library and foundation as part of an agreement with President-elect Barack Obama's transition team designed to allow his wife -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton -- to be named...

At the Last Minute, a Raft of Rules

In a burst of activity meant to leave a lasting stamp on the federal government, the Bush White House in the past month has approved 61 new regulations on environmental, security, social and commercial matters that by its own estimate will have an economic impact exceeding $1.9 billion annually.

GOP Looks to Young Louisiana Gov. Jindal as Its Own Version of Obama

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Last weekend, 18 days after Barack Obama decisively defeated their candidate for president, a mostly Republican crowd of self-described conservatives received their first introduction to someone many prominent members of the GOP think could be the party's own version of Obama.

U.S. ‘Not Getting What We Pay For’

Talk to the chief executives of America's preeminent health-care institutions, and you might be surprised by what you hear: When it comes to medical care, the United States isn't getting its money's worth. Not even close.

Top Officers Hopeful That Obama Will Bring More Realistic View Than Bush

Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, went unarmed into his first meeting with the new commander in chief -- no aides, no PowerPoint presentation, no briefing books. Summoned nine days ago to President-elect Barack Obama's Chicago transition office, Mullen showed up with...

Bill Clinton To Reveal The Names Of Donors

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Nov. 29 -- Former president Bill Clinton has agreed to make public 200,000 donors to his presidential library and foundation as part of an agreement with President-elect Barack Obama's transition team designed to allow his wife -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton -- to be named...