Fred Lucas

Fred Lucas is the White House correspondent for

What Makes Us Great?


President Barack Obama has yet to adopt a slogan for his 2012 reelection bid, but he does seem to be warming up to a theme, or at least a formula: Spending equals greatness. That’s not to say the president does not realize spending restraint is necessary to avoid a fiscal crisis. Rather — at least […]

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Father, Son, Which One Will Run?


Donald Trump was wrong when he said Ron Paul “has just zero chance of getting elected.” When the buzz about Trump’s presidential campaign dies down, it’s quite possible that Ron Paul — if he runs in 2012 — would outperform Trump in the long run. While he does not have a good chance of getting […]

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The Constitution’s AG


Last Sunday, days before 20 other states went to federal court to oppose the new health reform law Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli — who had already trounced the feds in the first round of his state’s anti-ObamaCare litigation — delivered a national address of sorts in front of the U.S. Capitol. He told an […]

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Your Tax Dollars at Work…for Obama


Some include the words, “Barack Obama, President.” Most say “Putting America to Work.” All say “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.” Regardless, if you see another gaudy sign promoting the $862 billion stimulus package, Rep. Darrell Issa wants to know about it. Issa, the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has set […]

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The Real Abortion Fabrications


Barack Obama stood before a Planned Parenthood gathering and said, “In my mind, reproductive care is essential care.” That was July 17, 2007, when he was a first term senator in an uphill battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, speaking about health care reform. “We’re going to set up a public plan that all persons […]

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Hard Knox


When President Barack Obama spoke to a crowded East Room on June 29 commemorating Pride Month, he took time to recognize a few people from a key constituency in the audience. “It is great to see everybody here today. And there are just — I’ve got a lot of friends in the room. But there […]

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Mike Bloomberg’s Middle March


In Stamford, the multitude of Connecticut residents that take the Metro North train to work every day recognized New York City’s Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg about as easily as they did their own Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman. The two politicians stood outside in long black coats one nippy late October morning — eight days before […]

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