Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Today in the Washington Examiner May 17, 2011

Romney will win over many of the GOP's moneymen, and plenty of independent donors, too. But on the grass-roots level, his corporatism will hurt. Read More

Byron York - Herman Cain sounds off on race, a debate win, and the need to simplify government

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Herman Cain's handsome glass-walled office overlooks the first fairway of the Eagle's Landing Country Club in this exurb of Atlanta, about 20 miles south of Hartsfield Airport. It is here that the 65-year-old Cain planned to spend what he calls his "cruise control" years -- time spent not exactly in retirement, but at an easier pace than a business career that included stints as CEO of Godfather's Pizza, president of the National Restaurant Association, and chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. Read More

Susan Ferrechio - Huckabee decision leaves GOP presidential primary wide open

Mike Huckabee's announcement on Saturday that he will not make a second bid for the GOP presidential nomination has left Republicans with a large field of candidates but no clear front-runner. The GOP's 2012 presidential slate got bigger last week, but Republicans fear it is not necessarily any better, especially since Huckabee was one of the better-known potential candidates. Read More

Philip Klein - Huckabee decision not a surprise

Mike Huckabee's decision not to run for president was not very surprising news if you've followed his life and career. Having grown up poor and moved on to working in the church and public service for his whole life, he never had a chance to earn any big money. That changed when his last presidential candidacy vaulted him to celebrity status, and suddenly he ended up with his own Fox show and a successful book writing career. Read More

Conn Carroll - Obama’s latest fake plan for more drilling

First he promised to open up the Atlantic to exploration. Then he reneged. Read More

Philip Klein - Nixing the "free rider" problem is not the purpose of the individual mandate

Mitt Romney on Thursday joined the Obama administration and its lawyers in advancing the “free rider” argument for the individual mandate. Those who went without health insurance in Massachusetts before he signed the law making it illegal, Romney argued, drove up the costs for everybody else when they showed up at emergency rooms and didn’t pay for the care they received. Forcing them to purchase insurance, Romney argued, was a matter of “personal responsibility.” Read More

Mark Tapscott - South Carolina's Gov. Nikki Haley challenges Obama to 'step up,' tell NLRB to back off on Boeing

Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina typically minces no words, but especially so when it comes to President Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) trying to force Boeing Aircraft Co. to drop its plans to create 1,000 new jobs in her state building the new 787 Dreamliner commercial jet. Here's just a sample from her interview earlier this week on Fox & Friends: Read More

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