Friday, September 12, 2014

Today's radio excitement

I spoke with Ray Appleton today about President Obama’s plans to fight the ISIS terror group, as well as the latest developments in the water wars. You can listen to our talk here. Judging by my daughter’s reaction to the interview, I’d say it was riveting radio: 

Separately, the Nunes Digest is updated for your weekend reading here

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Discussing ISIS with Ray Appleton tomorrow 11 am PST

I’ll be discussing ISIS and the growing worldwide terrorism threat with KMJ’s Ray Appleton on Friday at 11:00 am PST. Listen live at this link. For thoughts from Dick Cheney, former CIA Director Michael Hayden, and myself on whether the Obama administration has reverted to a pre-9/11 mentality, read the American Thinker article here.  

Monday, September 8, 2014

Resisting international aggression

As crises erupt throughout the world, the Washington Examiner published a two-part interview with me about two major international aggressors: Russia and the Islamic State. You can read Part I here and Part II here.  

Friday, September 5, 2014

Talking Russia with John Batchelor

Vladimir Putin

Yesterday John Batchelor and I discussed Russia’s latest aggression. You can listen to our talk here, beginning at the 30:30 mark. If you missed my recent article about Russia, you can read it here.

I also wanted to note a Weekly Standard article by Stephen Hayes, who writes about the Obama administration’s strange reluctance to disclose a trove of documents seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound. You can read that article here.   

Separately, the Nunes Digest is updated for your weekend reading here.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day weekend reading: Taxes, Russia, and more

We learned this week that Burger King will buy a Canadian restaurant chain and open a headquarters for the new, merged company in Toronto, a move that may allow the fast-food giant to lower its tax burden. The announcement sparked denunciations of Burger King and threats of boycotts – the same response that apparently caused Walgreens to stop considering a similar move abroad. The White House is reportedly thinking about circumventing Congress yet again and adopting new regulations to stem corporate flight.

We can’t afford to sit back and watch U.S. businesses pull up stakes and move away. But I don’t believe the answer lies in exerting ever-more government control over businesses. Like people, businesses respond to incentives. If the U.S. taxes them much more than other countries do, then U.S. businesses have an incentive to move.

So I suggest we remove that incentive – and while we’re at it, we should revamp the entire way businesses are taxed and provide new incentives for businesses to stay here, expand, and bring money home that is now parked in foreign tax havens. I have proposed using 100 percent expensing as a way to accomplish those goals. You can read more about my proposal here.      

Separately, I have a new op-ed outlining a more effective response to Russia’s belligerence. You can read it here.  

Finally, I wanted to share a few pictures of my trip this week to Sequoia National Park, one of central California’s great natural treasures. Portuguese Ambassador Nuno Brito and I had an instructive talk with the park rangers, who led a ceremony declaring my daughters Julia and Margaret to be junior rangers after they climbed to the top of Moro Rock.  

Not long ago, my daughters saw something they seemed to like as much as Sequoia National Park – John Boehner’s toy monkey.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nunes office seeking interns

I am looking for college interns for the fall and spring semesters to work in my Visalia, Clovis, and Washington, D.C. offices. My current interns drew up a list of reasons to apply:

Top 10 Reasons You Should Intern for Congressman Nunes

10.  You will encounter political figures whom you have only seen on television.
 9.    You will never be hungry because the offices have infinite amounts of jelly bellies and pistachios to snack on, and sometimes you’ll even get doughnuts.
8.      You will have a unique and often comical story to share with your friends and family after every workday. 
7.      You will constantly be amused by the staff’s sense of humor. (Some may call it sophomoric.) You’ll get this once you meet Chief of Staff Johnny Amaral. 
6.      You will become buddies with the Capitol Police, the Sparkletts Water Guy, and Art the Mailman. 
5.      You will never be bored because you will get to talk to new people on the phone all day and conduct tours for visiting constituents. 
4.      You will start answering your personal cell phone by saying, “Office of Congressman Nunes.” 
3.      You will become an expert at Google and acquire a whole new government-themed vocabulary. 
2.      You will always look snazzy because business casual is totally in. 
1.      You will develop lifelong friendships, and your résumé will look great. 

You can find more information and applications for internships on my website here or by calling (559) 733-3861.