Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Today in the Washington Examiner May 4, 2011

Michael Barone - To get bin Laden, Obama relied on policies he decried

For years we heard supposedly enlightened people excoriate our leaders for torture, lawlessness, unilateralism -- the list goes on and on. Now the president they have wanted has used the tactics and methods they excoriated to get bin Laden. Good for him. Read More

Susan Ferrechio - House GOP back to dismantling health care law

A day after Congress joined the bipartisan celebration of Osama bin Laden's death, House Republicans returned to attacking their No. 1 domestic target -- the nation's health care reform law. Republicans on Tuesday set about undoing in a piecemeal fashion the massive insurance reform program they pledged to extinguish during the 2010 campaign. Read More

Hayley Peterson - White House: Bin Laden unarmed when shot

As the Obama administration debates whether to release photographic evidence that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces, new details of the raid on bin Laden's compound emerged Tuesday that suggest the operation was more of an execution than the White House had previously acknowledged. Bin Laden didn't use his wife as a human shield when Navy SEALs charged into a third-floor room of his home in Pakistan and shot him in the head, as John Brennan, P

Conn Carroll - Little to no bin Laden-Bump for Obama in early polls

A lot of people are pointing to today’s Washington Post/Pew poll as evidence that President Obama got at least a 9 point bounce out of Osama bin Laden’s death. Not so fast. Today’s WaPo/Pew poll (56% Obama approval rating) only had a 654 adult sample. Read More

Timothy P. Carney – ‘Before we give you that contract, we'll just need to see how much you've spent to re-elect the President'

As part of an application for a government contract, the White House wants to require the company to report all the company's political activity. The administration presents this as a way to increase transparency. It strikes me as a way to further politicize the process of government contracts. Read More

Philip Klein - Boeing slams NLRB for making false accusations

Boeing on Tuesday sent a letter to the general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, blasting him for making false accusations about the company's decision to build a non-union factory in South Carolina, which an NLRB complaint charges is illegal. Read More

Conn Carroll - Palin’s neo-con departure: A primary fight preview?

After weeks of hawkish statements on Libya, Sarah Palin took a sharp turn yesterday, when she told a crowd in Lakewood, Colorado, that “We can’t fight every war, we can’t undo every justice in the world,” including President Obama’s “ill-defined” mission in Libya. Read More

Philip Klein - Issa says White House employees can use iPads to circumvent records act

Waving an iPad while questioning an official from the Obama White House, House Oversight and Government Reform committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said that administration employees could "circumvent" federal law on presidential record-keeping by using such electronic devices to send official emails from private accounts. Read More

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