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  • Letter: Canceling Burbank Leader subscription is poor taste

    I find myself amused that people want to cancel their newspaper subscription based upon a one editorial. We live in a free society where open and free discussions are supposed to rule the land. Perhaps those that want to cancel their daily paper are...
  • What would Reagan do?

    Like many Republicans — what's more, like many Americans — I regard Ronald Reagan as my political hero and inspiration. For conservatives who came of age in the 1960s and '70s, President Reagan offered a principled and compassionate argument...
  • Frank Keating of banking group urges GOP to support immigration bill

    Frank Keating of banking group urges GOP to support immigration bill
    WASHINGTON — The banking industry's top lobbyist urged GOP lawmakers to support the bipartisan Senate immigration reform legislation as essential for business and the "most Republican of causes." Frank Keating, a Republican and former Oklahoma...
  • Treasury official tapped to lead Commodity Futures Trading Commission

     Treasury official tapped to lead Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    WASHINGTON — President Obama tapped a senior Treasury official to take over as one of Wall Street's top regulators, leading the agency charged with overseeing complex financial derivatives. Obama said Tuesday he would nominate Timothy Massad to...
  • Obama in the dark on healthcare.gov

    Watching President Obama's press conference Thursday, I almost started humming the old ditty the "Farmer in the Dell" because all I could think was: "The cheese stands alone." The president did his level best to explain that he was as in the dark as...
  • The myths of Obamacare's 'failure'

    The myths of Obamacare's 'failure'
    Attacks on the Affordable Care Act have stepped up over the last week or so. You'd think that the healthcare reform known as Obamacare is leading to the wholesale loss of affordable insurance by huge sectors of the American public, many of whom will be...
  • Charities to lobby Congress to preserve tax deductions

    Charities to lobby Congress to preserve tax deductions
    Representatives of more than 200 charitable organizations plan to go door to door Wednesday on Capitol Hill to convince members of Congress that it would be a mistake to eliminate or reduce tax deductions for charitable donations. “The Congress is...
  • Treasury sells more GM stock, expects to sell the rest by year's end

    Treasury sells more GM stock, expects to sell the rest by year's end
    WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department said Thursday it has sold an additional 70.2-million shares of General Motors Co. stock acquired as part of the automaker's bailout and expects to unload the rest by the end of the year. The sale of the final...
  • An underhanded anti-Obamacare stunt by the California GOP [updated]

    An underhanded anti-Obamacare stunt by the California GOP [updated]
    Update, 7:15 a.m. Dec. 3: The California GOP revised its shadow website for the Affordable Care Act roughly two hours after this post first appeared. The site's homepage now carries a direct link to the state insurance exchange Covered California, as well...
  • Looming Assistance Cuts Hit Most Needy

    Who likes a moocher? No one. But who is a moocher? Is a child a moocher? Is an elderly person who needs help a moocher? How about a person with a disability or a person who can't find a job in an area of high unemployment? No, all these people need help...
  • Disinformation behind Obamacare runs deep

    "Obamacare was sold on a trinity of lies." That ornate phrase, more suitable for the Book of Revelations or perhaps the next installment of "Game of Thrones," comes from my National Review colleague Rich Lowry. But I like it. Most people know the first...