Monthly Archives: January 2011

How Much Does California Owe?

As the national discussion continues on raising the U.S. debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, Californians also should ask: How much is the Golden State in the red? We’ve grown numb to annual budget meltdowns – shortfalls of $20 billion have become the … Continued

GOP 2012 & Palin: It’s Not All About Sarah

Cross-posted to The Daily Caller Now that Reince Priebus has been installed as the new RNC chair, and Sarah Palin has decided that she is “not going to shut up,” the time has come for conservatives to have an open … Continued

House GOP Lists $2.5 Trillion in Spending Cuts

Moving aggressively to make good on election promises to slash the federal budget, the House GOP today unveiled an eye-popping plan to eliminate $2.5 trillion in spending over the next 10 years. Gone would be Amtrak subsidies, fat checks to the … Continued

Palin Putting Out Presidential Feelers in Iowa

Gormer Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has tasked her aides with quietly gauging her level of support for a potential presidential campaign by making inquiries to a select pool of likely allies and grassroots activists in Iowa, RealClearPolitics has learned. Key … Continued

2012 Campaign Picks Up The Pace

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney just completed a weeklong trip to Afghanistan and the Middle East. A handful of prospective GOP presidential candidates voiced their opposition to raising the federal debt limit, staking out the conservative base’s preferred position. More and more … Continued

Republicans Looking For Leadership On Redistricting

Even though Republicans made historic gains at the state level in 2010 that gave them unprecedented control over redistricting, they are currently lacking a unifying organization to lead the process. And the absence of such a group is starting to … Continued

Cantor: Our Approach To Governing Is Simple: Cut and Grow

Following a very emotional week of national healing, Congress has returned to carry out the work of the people. As we keep Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and all the victims of the attack in our prayers, House Republicans look forward to … Continued

A 2012 Checklist For Reince Priebus

Re-posted to The Daily Caller The new chairman of the RNC, Reince Priebus, has a big advantage in rebuilding the party’s national organization leading up to 2012. He already has a checklist of stupid things to avoid — overspending, allocating … Continued