White House Official Heather Higginbottom Needs to Explain Marxist Connection

Trevor Loudon Big Government 1/13/2012

There has been some speculation that Heather Higginbottom, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, may get the top job, as her boss, Jack Lew leaves to become President Obama’s chief of staff.

Before Ms. Higginbottom is considered for one of the key posts in the […]

Investigators Probe White House Role in Massive Energy Loan

[Republicans in Congress] expressed concern that so much federal money was headed to a company whose key investor was George Kaiser, an Oklahoma billionaire who raised more than $50,000 for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

President Barack Obama during a tour of the Solyndra solar panel company May 26, 2010 in Fremont, […]

Chart of the Week: Federal Spending on Defense vs. Entitlements

Abigail White Heritage.org 8/21/2011

Providing for the defense of the United States is Congress’ constitutional obligation. Lawmakers should recognize defense is a necessity, if not the federal government’s most important responsibility.

In recent years, however, defense spending has continued to decline as entitlement spending increased. Priorities are being misplaced as the gap between entitlement spending […]

Inhofe letter asks why EPA requests $1.24 billion in new funding, despite $2 billion on hand

Paul Conner The Daily Caller 5/24/2011

Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe is challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s request for $1.24 billion in new funding when the agency has more than $2 billion at hand left over from the 2011 budget.

A February report from the Office of Management and Budget showed the agency still had […]

SEC Says New Financial Regulation Law Exempts it From Public Disclosure

Dunstan Prial Fox Business 7/28/2010

So much for transparency.

Under a little-noticed provision of the recently passed financial-reform legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission no longer has to comply with virtually all requests for information releases from the public, including those filed under the Freedom of Information Act.

The law, signed last week by President […]