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For more recent news headlines than December 2009 below, refer to the News Highlights page.  An explanation of this news archive feature follows at the end of the page.
The reverse chronological headlines below link to December 2009 news reports, mostly from the AP as published on , with our own comments and some links to related pages for more details.  Many global stories are also sorted by country or topic under Global Issues.
Refer to our Conservative Search and other tools to find news and comments from many sources.  We have also set up a special Tea Party Search Tool for websites related to the Tea Party movement, and others for Republican Governors, Senators, and Representatives
News Archives: Headlines, Links, and Comments for December 2009
Continued at January 2010 news archive
December 2, 2009 Tea Party documentary premiere in D.C. - FreedomWorks movie information.  The DVD will be available soon.  A trailer is available at The Conservative Revolution blog.  For more details, see
December 17, 2009 - WSJ - Democrats' blues grow deeper in new poll - Comment:  The "Tea Party" movement is now outpolling both political parties - higher "favorables" and lower "unfavorables".  That is no reason for complacency or arrogance.  It just means the base is forming for 2010 blowback.

December 14, 2009 - Kick Mark Kirk to the curb - a Republican only a Democrat could love

Labels for Christmas cards and letters : Do you support the Tea Party movement?  If so, mention it when you send out Christmas cards or letters to friends, and let them know how to find your own local group or sites like this one.  Follow the link for more details and sample labels.
December 13, 2009 - Senate sends $1.1 trillion spending bill to Obama - Comment:  Porkulus 2.
December 12, 2009 - Senate GOP denied on spending filibuster attempt - Comment:  Another $1.1 trillion in spending for major increases in government spending programs, including 5,224 pet projects costing $3.9 billion.  Lots of earmarks for Christmas!  Remember this in 2010 elections!
December 11, 2009 - Dem leader urges debt limit increase of $1.8-1.9T - Comment:  Pretending once again that the "blue dogs" are fiscal conservatives while setting the stage to ram through this huge debt limit increase now so that it won't be necessary to raise it again just before the 2010 election.
December 11, 2009 - US health care tab to keep growing under overhaul - Comment:  Health care costs are predicted to go up more with the proposed bill than without it. Leave it to government to figure out how to make a bad situation even worse - and that's just the initial projection of the damage. Imagine how bad the eventual reality could be.  Kill the bill - before it kills us.
December 11, 2009 - Health care loophole would allow coverage limits - Comment:  Sneaking a cap on insurance benefits back into the bill.  Who will define "reasonable" limits?  Death panels?
December 10, 2009 - House approves $1.1 trillion spending measure - Comment:  Complete with 5000+ pet projects - everything except a partridge in a pear tree to try to buy votes in 2010.
December 10, 2009 - House adopts spending measure over GOP protests - Outrageous.
Restore the federal bureaucracy and UN to lower emission targets - cut staff by 85% or more
Did you miss the Sarah Palin "Going Rogue" book tour?  See links related to it.  What next?

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The Manhattan Declaration - a non-partisan "call of Christian conscience" - Download a PDF copy

Read the speech at West Point by Obama about his latest strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, with commentary and related news.  We can only pray that our troops will be successful despite him.
December 7, 2009 - more demonstrations in Iran.  It's not over. - Tens of thousands protest in Iran
December 2, 2009 - Rumsfeld Cries Foul on Obama Claim Troop Requests for Afghanistan Were Denied - Comment:  Too polite to shout "You lie!"  He's just asking Congress to verify the facts since Obama asserted that troop requests by commanders were repeatedly denied.

The West Point cadets had to applaud politely on cue and try to stay awake or stifle yawns and appear respectful during the speech, but Rumsfeld is under no such constraints now - like Cheney.

December 2, 2009 Tea Party documentary premiere in D.C. - For more details about the Tea Party documentary film and to order it on DVD, see   Follow Tea Party Movie on Twitter or on Facebook.  The documentary focuses on the 9/12 march on Washington DC by following five examples of participants, and what inspired their participation.  FreedomWorks blog has movie information, and the promotional trailer is also shared at The Conservative Revolution blog.
See November 2009 news archive for prior stories
News Headlines, Links, and Comments for April 2009 - see News Archives
Prior news headlines, links, and comments have been archived to an April 2009 news page
News Headlines, Links, and Comments for March 2009 - see News Archives
Prior news headlines, links, and comments have been archived to a March 2009 news page
News Headlines, Links, and Comments for February 2009 - see News Archives
Prior news headlines, links, and comments have been archived to a February 2009 page.
Explanation of the News Archive feature
Note that at you can see reader comments about the articles by following the "Show Comments" link which is found at the bottom of each article.  Since most articles no longer show up for visitors there within 24 hours, many articles have few comments unless they were very hot topics that day.  The AP often releases multiple versions of the same story, even with very minor revisions, in which case a new page is created for each version.  That causes reader comments to be scattered across multiple versions of the story.  We do not attempt to link to every version of the story.
At some point links may no longer work because the other websites involved will purge their content, but a Google search for the same headline may still find them through other sources for reference.
This tool was created to make it easier for conservative voters to go back and find relevant political stories long after they have disappeared from the current headlines.  In some cases these stories were hardly even mentioned at the time in the liberal news media, or quickly disappeared from the news, so many voters may be completely unaware of them.  Some of the stories display obvious bias by the reporters, but readers can be the judge of that.  The comments reflect our own editorial opinion on these stories.

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