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Jul
2007
July 14, 2007
Ryan.McCann
The Hill reports that "House Republican leaders largely kept their party together on the issue of Iraq last night, with only four members breaking with their party to support a withdrawal of troops by April."  But will the House GOP stay united? From The Hill:Reps. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) and John Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) were the only new defectors though Duncan voted against the 2002 war authorization measure. The other two GOP members to vote with Democrats were Reps. Walter Jones (N.C.) and Wayne Gilchrest (Md.), who have...
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13
Jul
2007
July 13, 2007
Ryan.McCann
The war has become a divisive issue, even among conservatives.  However, before writing off Iraq we should stop and think what would happen if we were to immediately pull out, as some on the Left have suggested.  Besides the "slaughter of the innocents" that retired military officer Ralph Peters predicts if we immediately withdraw troops and the leverage it would give Iran in the region, we must consider who would fill the vacuum after we leave - Islamic Fascists set on destroying all "infidels" (and the U.S. is...
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13
Jul
2007
July 13, 2007
kurt.luidhardt
Veritas Rex found this great opinion from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council:"Faith-based" liberals claim conservatives don't do enough to fight poverty. Actually, evidence shows that preserving strong marriages and families is one of the most effective anti-poverty programs. However, if those who claim to speak for the poor really want to find "common ground" with us, a good place to start might be with opposing state-sponsored gambling. Gambling addiction is a serious social problem that ruins lives and destroys...
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Jul
2007
July 13, 2007
Curt.Smith
        We hear there's disappointment among some Indiana House GOP caucus members that (as a group) they did not push to eliminate all residential property tax in its official response to the growing property tax revolt in Indiana.  Obviously, such a change would require increases in income and/or sales taxes to accomplish such a dramatic revenue shift.  But one source indicates members thought they had that agreement (which would have led to a unified, bold public position), but then something funny...
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