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"Gasoline Prices Fell By More Than 30 Cents A Gallon Last Month, and Everyone Stands to Benefit"

September 04, 2006

The Christian Science Monitor today highlighted the good economic news for American families feeling the pinch of high gas prices. According to Monitor:“Motorists are finally getting a break at the pump. “Over the past month, gasoline prices have dropped more than 30 cents a gallon with the price of fuel at the lowest level since mid-April. Read More

Capitol Hill Dems: War on Terror Not "Relevant"

September 04, 2006

Divided and confused Capitol Hill Democrats have been united on one thing: their desire to concede defeat in the Global War on Terror. Beyond that, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has admitted, “We don't even have a party position on the war,” as evidenced by their inability to present a plan for combating terrorism in a post-9/11 world. Read More


September 04, 2006

Capitol Hill Democrats often wonder why Americans have no confidence in Democrats’ ability to keep America safe in a post-9/11 world. Perhaps Democrats should start by looking at their record.   Read More

Boehner Statement on Iraqi Authorities Successfully Capturing the #2 al Qaeda Terrorist Leader in Iraq

September 02, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after Iraqi authorities arrested the terrorist Hamed Jumaa Farid al Saaydi, the number two al Qaeda leader in Iraq who has led terrorist attacks throughout the country: “Step by step, Iraqi authorities are combating insurgent violence and securing their country, and today’s successful capture of the terrorist al Saaydi and 20 of his al Qaeda associates represents another important milestone in that effort. Read More

Job Gains the Latest Sign of Strong U.S. Economy

August 31, 2006

U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) highlighted the latest job gains announced this morning by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).  Approximately 128,000 jobs were created in August for a total of more than 5.7 million new jobs since August 2003.  The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent.  Boehner issued the following statement: “The American economy is strong and - as today’s job gains make clear - it continues to provide more economic opportunity and higher wage jobs to working families across the country. Read More