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General Petraeus' Report Is About Far More Than Election Year Politics (Townhall.com)

April 06, 2008

This week, General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker will return to Capitol Hill to provide their latest update on the progress made by our troops and their Iraqi counterparts in the year since the troop surge began.  In spite of the politically-charged rhetoric coming from the Left, the success of the Petraeus plan is quantifiable in many important ways, with regard to both security gains and steps toward long-awaited political reconciliation.  Read More

Congressional Malpractice (National Review Online)

March 03, 2008

A story published in Monday’s New York Times painted a bleak picture regarding the financial future of our nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. “Economists and health policy experts say the federal health programs are unsustainable in their current form, because they are growing much faster than the economy or the revenues used to finance them,” the story noted. “The Medicare program is especially endangered; its hospital insurance trust fund is expected to run out of money in 11 years.” Read More

Ethics Process Needs Real Teeth (The Politico)

February 27, 2008

When I first asked my Republican colleagues to elect me as their leader, I made it clear that rebuilding the bonds of trust between Congress and the American people would be among my very highest priorities. Simply put, Americans have every right to expect the highest ethical standards from the men and women sent here to represent them. Read More

House Must Update Foreign Surveillance Act (Cincinnati Enquirer)

February 27, 2008

While you are reading this, somewhere in the world, a terrorist group is making fresh plans to attack the United States or our allies. And those charged with gathering information about their plans are barred from doing anything about it without needless and dangerous delays. Read More

Energy Solutions to Help American Families, Not Hugo Chavez (Townhall.com)

February 26, 2008

Middle class families fighting to make ends meet aren't seeing too many signs of relief, especially when it comes to energy. With the price of oil topping $101 per barrel last week, skyrocketing gasoline and home-heating bills hit the family budget like new tax increases, so the frustrations felt by American consumers today are both understandable and justified. This is the reality, but we don’t have to sit idly by and accept it. Read More