Friday, June 03, 2011

Today in the Washington Examiner June 3, 2011

Byron York - Amid media circus, Palin lays out policy positions

In the last week Sarah Palin has commanded the attention of the national press corps simply by taking in a few tourist sites on the East Coast. Whenever she stops her "One Nation" bus, reporters lucky or canny enough to keep up with her have asked about her political intentions. Will she run for president? Is she thinking about running for president? If she ran for president, how would she campaign? Read More

Philip Klein - Obama solicitor general: If you don't like mandate, earn less money

President Obama's solicitor general, defending the national health care law on Wednesday, told a federal appeals court that Americans who didn't like the individual mandate could always avoid it by choosing to earn less money. Read More

David Freddoso - Looks like Geithner picked the wrong week to praise the auto bailout

President Obama and his union allies have decided that the 2012 reelection will prominently feature a defense/justification of the General Motors and Chrysler bailouts. This nascent effort included Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's op ed in the Washington Post this week, which was both inaccurate and ill-timed. Read More

Conn Carroll - Obama admin knew GM lied about paying back taxpayers

In May of last year, after General Motors initiated an ad campaign claiming they had fully repaid American taxpayers, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with Treasury for documents relating to the campaign. CEI Senior Counsel Hans Bader reports: Read More

Philip Klein - Is the media vastly overrating Pawlenty's chances?

Most political observers, myself included, have been operating more or less under the following assumption: that Tim Pawlenty is a top tier GOP presidential candidate along with Mitt Romney, and that the rest of the field is comprised of a bunch of niche candidates who aren't actually viable. The problem is, there is scant evidence to support this view of Pawlenty. Read More

David Freddoso - Obama not waiting until 2012 to get into politics

White House spokesman Jay Carney must not have read our editorial today, judging by his repetition of the excuse about the economy that President Obama has now given more than five dozen times: Read More

Hayley Peterson - Glenn Beck signs up to speak with GOP 2012 hopefuls

Conservative TV personality Glenn Beck will join a host of GOP presidential hopefuls at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference this weekend. Beck will speak at the conference on Friday along with Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul. Read More

Hayley Peterson - It's official: Romney is running for president

Republican Mitt Romney formally began his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday with a full-bore attack on President Obama's economic policies. The former governor of Massachusetts, who lost the GOP nomination to Sen. John McCain of Arizona in 2008, instantly became the closest thing to a front-runner in a field of largely unknown Republicans seeking to become the party's 2012 nominee. Read More

Susan Ferrechio - House GOP to challenge Obama over Libya

The House on Friday will vote on a pair of resolutions that underscore the bipartisan discontent with President Obama's decision to dispatch the U.S. military to Libya more than two months ago. Read More

Washington Examiner teaming up with Fox News for Iowa presidential debate

The Washington Examiner and Fox News are pleased to announce that they, in conjunction with the Iowa Republican Party, will present the first Iowa presidential debate on August 11th. The debate will take place at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and will set the stage for the Iowa Republican Party Ames Straw Poll on August 13th. Read More

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