Pipleline denial cost thousands of U.S. jobs

By denying a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline last week, President Barack Obama may succeed in delaying until after November’s election the politically difficult decision of which loyal constituency to offend, big labor or environmental activists. What is more certain is that the political maneuvering to deny a permit for the controversial 1,600-mile pipeline […]

CLASS act flawed gimmick of Obamacare

One of the significant purported cost-savings of President Barack Obama’s massive health care overhaul was supposed to be the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program, CLASS, which was to operate like a private insurance program collecting premiums upfront to pay later for long-term care. On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced […]

Obama plan over-taxes wealthy

President Barack Obama wants to correct government overspending by over-taxing. He is proposing a combination of cuts and tax increases, the latter accomplished by setting his sights on those earning $250,000 and up. We’ve heard Obama’s class warfare rhetoric before. That may be why the president deemed it necessary to deny the obvious, declaring, “This […]

Government can’t create jobs by spending

Hope that President Barack Obama had come up with a brilliant means of creating jobs — something big enough to warrant a joint session of Congress — was dashed after Thursday’s salesman-like pitch for another round of massive stimulus spending. Obama cannot create jobs and is likely to cause more debt. Mitt Romney and Rick […]

Obama, younger Bush show similarities

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama may go down as the man who gave us at least four more years of George W. Bush. The two men seem alike. Only one major distinction survives honest scrutiny: Bush gave us anti-abortion Supreme Court nominees; Obama gave us a pro-abortion-rights nominee. Health care? Sure, Obama federalized it. […]

Obama falls short on Guantanamo policy

Freedom New Mexico White House press secretary Robert Gibbs has pretty much confirmed what most observers have taken to be a done deal, anyway. Despite President Barack Obama’s campaign promises, the prison at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba for detainees in the undeclared, misnamed, and ill-conceived “war on terror” will remain open for […]

Midterm results should alert Washington

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama’s news conference last Wednesday was curious, with him shifting from a partial understanding of what he finally acknowledged was a “shellacking” of his party to extended answers couched in theory and speculation that sounded for all the world as if the midterm elections had not happened. When you get […]

Local reaction: Obama speech inspires

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Chelle Delaney Many people were inspired by the comments of President Barack Obama following the swearing in ceremony. Several said Obama’s speech was what the country needed and what other nations needed to hear. “He called us all to service” and “he said that American was the friend of all men, women and children of […]

Bipartisanship good beginning for new president

Freedom New Mexico It is an exciting and historic development for an African American to be elected president of the United States. People still alive can remember when racial segregation was enforced by law in some states. Racial discrimination has not been completely erased and pockets of bigotry remain in this country. For a country […]

Quay County election results

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By QCS Staff Quay County provisional election results.Canvassing of the votes will be at 9 a.m. at the Quay County Commission meeting in the Quay County Court House. President and Vice President ofThe United States Barack Obama and Joe Biden Democratic Party11 Precinct No. 110 Precinct No. 244 Precinct No. 37 Precinct No. 498 Precinct […]