McConnell: Obama is Stifling Free Speech

President began delegitimizing opposition speech shortly after Citizens United, Senate GOP leader says
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President Barack Obama is at the vanguard of a coordinated effort to silence political opponents in an effort falsely sold as concern over good government, the Senate’s top Republican said on Friday.

Conservatives Reflect on 2012

Conservatives discuss the future of the Republican Party
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Conservatives discussed the future of the Republican Party at a panel discussion Friday at the American Enterprise Institute.

The American Nightmare

Experts Discuss the Growth of Government, Decline in Responsibility

Nicholas Eberstadt presented a report at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on Wednesday on the growth of government over the past half-century and the effects of the welfare state’s expansion to the point that the majority of U.S. families now receive government assistance of some kind.

The Syrian Puzzle

Experts suggest plans to aid Syrian rebels, debate jihadist infiltration

After Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) called for U.S. airstrikes to support rebels in Syria at the American Enterprise Institute on Monday, a group of panelists criticized the Obama administration’s lack of action in the region, but was divided on how to strengthen the rebels and combat Assad’s use of Jihadi terrorists.

McCain Calls for Courage, Intervention in Syria

One day after calling the lack of U.S. military involvement in Syria shameful, Senator John McCain repeated his call to action in a speech at AEI by appealing to the memory of President Bill Clinton’s decision to intervene in Bosnia.

Wisc. Public Employees Still Cashing In

Public-sector employees in Wisconsin receive significantly more in health care and pension benefits than their private-sector counterparts, even after Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011 collective bargaining reforms, according to a new study.