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Friday, September 17, 2021

Cheney: The mouth that bored

God, even Republicans say former Vice President Dick Cheney should just shut up and go away.

The acid-tongued former Number Two in the Bush cabal is mouthing off like Rush Limbaugh on steroids, telling anyone who will listen (and most, thankfully, don’t) that President Barack Obama is putting America in grave danger because he wants to restore basic freedoms to this country and recognize, once again, basic human rights.

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Obama vows to ‘bend but not break’

With Congress pushing back against his proposals for energy, taxes and other matters, President Barack Obama is taking a bend-but-don’t-break posture.

He will compromise on certain details if he must, he signaled at his news conference Tuesday evening, but not on the heart of his key initiatives.

His strategic retreats are a nod to political reality. He is angling to avoid confrontations he probably can’t win, but to sacrifice no more than is absolutely necessary.

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Fact checking Obama’s claims: Yes, but…

President Barack Obama’s plea Tuesday for patience in the economic turmoil fits with the view of most economists that a turnaround will take some time. It doesn’t fit quite so neatly with his bullish budget.

The president’s spending plans and deficit projections rest on the assumption that the economy will post solid growth next year after a mild, further decline this year. Many economists think that’s too rosy.

Obama was more cautious than that in his prime-time news conference — possibly to the point of having it both ways.

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Cantor calls Obama’s budget ‘out of the mainstream’

A leading House Republican is charging that President Barack Obama is pushing a federal budget so far out of the mainstream that even congressional Democrats are struggling with it.

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor asserted that the $3.6 trillion spending blueprint that Obama will personally push in a visit to Capitol Hill later Wednesday would burden future generations with staggering debts.

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The curse of the rosy scenario

Decades before the advent of the little blue pill, a mid-sized, somewhat pudgy doctor once confided the essential secret of Washington’s upwardly aspiring men. "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac," said Dr. Henry Kissinger.

Today we are focusing upon the fact that once men once they rise to the capital’s height of power — the presidency and the Office of Management and budget directorship — they cannot resist the lure of Washington’s seemingly irresistible femme fatal.

You know her when you see her. She is Rosy Scenario.

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Put the punitive tax bill out of our misery

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has had second thoughts about bringing the punitive bonus tax bill to a vote this week. Instead, the Senate will take up a national service bill, then have a contentious vote on the budget blueprint, and then there’s Congress’ spring break and, before you know it, we’re deep into April.

Delay is good. Killing the measure would be even better.

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Time to say ‘bye bye’ to Republicans?

On top of all its other misdeeds, the Obama administration is now figuring out an authoritarian means to seize American companies, and what we don’t need is Republicans saying yup, yup, bickering among themselves or hiding in the weeds.

What we need is an effective opposition party, a group that won’t read recent election results as an excuse to desert principle, but that will do its best to stop, slow down or at least incisively dissect economically dangerous, freedom-restricting policies pushed by Democrats now in power.

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The Pitch for Expanded Powers

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke pressed Congress yesterday to give the federal government unprecedented new power to seize financial firms beyond banks whose collapse could jeopardize the world financial system.

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