THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Meghan Clyne hosted by Michael Graham:
Sports fans in some important swing states this weekend will get a last-minute dose of politics with their football. Bankrupting America, a campaign project of the conservative group Public Notice, will be flying two banners over the fields at college and professional football games with messages about the national debt. Check out the banners below:Read more
Independent voters trust Mitt Romney over Barack Obama by 10 points on the question of which candidate they would trust to "set and manage" their wallet. A new poll by the Tarrance Group for Public Notice, a conservative non-profit, shows 46 percent of independents prefer Romney, while 36 percent prefer Obama, on this question.Read more
Concerned Veterans of America has a new web video out marking the national debt passing the $16 trillion mark on Tuesday afternoon. The ad focuses on the threat the debt poses to national security, and points out that the "interest on the debt will soon exceed the defense budget." Watch the ad below:Read more
From beginning to end, the debt crisis talks have come down to a struggle between advocates of tax increases and champions of domestic discretionary spending cuts. This important dispute has been at the heart of our politics for decades, and without question our out-of-control discretionary budget has a lot to do with the size of today’s deficit and debt. But it has little to do with tomorrow’s deficits and debt—that is, with the unprecedented oncoming explosion of federal spending and borrowing that terrifies our creditors and gravely threatens our future prosperity.Read more
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