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The editor of the Las Vegas Sun killed a column criticizing inflammatory comments by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), a friend of the editor, according to the column’s author.

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The most recent operative of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) to join Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was at the helm of a political action committee that offered access to McAuliffe in exchange for cash.

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(Steven Hayward)I know it’s only the first day of the month—and April Fools Day (which was probably intended with goofy environmentalists in mind)—but despite stiff competition we can award a coveted Green Weenie Award already. There’s stiff competition, though. The presiding

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The American Spectator

Obama’s Ephemeral Middle Class

TuesdayA few thoughts as I watch my dog, Julie, snore in her sleep in my bed. Our fearless leader, President Obama, talks a lot about helping the middle class, and about helping Americans who are not middle class get into the middle class. It is a great goal and I am sure that Mr. Obama’s pol

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This was apparently not a terrorist incident. A man picked up the two men in drag and they spent the night partying at a motel. The two ingrates then stole their benefactor’s SUV and somehow managed to get entangled with security officers at NSA headquarters. The case is eerily similar to the
We already know that Ed Schultz, like many of his cable network prime-time chat show hosts, has an odd definition of what can be considered a "civil conversation," but an argument yesterday with Heritage Foundation fellow Ryan Anderson took the Schultz show to a new level of discourse. After a brie


1 Apr 2015, 10:22 am

For the first time in this too-soon-with-us presidential cycle, Hillary Clinton does not lead all possible Republican challengers in Florida, home of citrus, sandy beaches, and 29 electoral votes.  A Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday shows Mz. Hillary trailing Jeb Bush by 45 to 42 percent. In e

The Federalist

Government Coercion Isn’t A Libertarian Value

There are lots of other people in the world who think they should be able to impose their values on others.

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The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, isn't some awful license to discriminate. It's a balancing test that courts have to weigh based on facts.
At some point, Americans just decided they were going to be offended by everything. And that really offends me.
Ever notice how liberals always freak out about what might happen as a result of things like religious freedom laws, when the opposite is actually happening?

The Washington Free Beacon

Columnist: Vegas Paper’s Editor Killed Column Critical of ‘Friend’ Harry Reid

The editor of the Las Vegas Sun killed a column criticizing inflammatory comments by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), a friend of the editor, according to the column’s author.

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The most recent operative of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) to join Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was at the helm of a political action committee that offered access to McAuliffe in exchange for cash.
Labor giant SEIU spent more than $100 million on union overhead and political activities in 2014, according to federal labor filings released Tuesday evening.
An innovative oil and gas extraction technique is analogous to rape, according to a leading environmentalist group opposed to the practice.

Big Government

Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the na

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President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday.  Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014.  “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think,
On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega
Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare he

American Thinker

Climate Sensitivity: the Victimization Game

Nature itself appears to have shown that the claim of man-made, catastrophic climate change is a myth, and the disillusioned believers of such dire predictions are now acting out.

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All over the Middle East, people see the United States as an enemy rather than a friend.
It's a leftist Establishment now, and the rules have changed.
An opportunity to advance racial progress is just the bait.

Heritage Foundation

Q&A on Indiana: Would Restaurants Be Allowed to Turn Away LGBT Customers?

Does the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act allow business owners to put their beliefs above the rights of their employees or customers? No, the Indiana... Read More The post Q&A on Indiana: Would Restaurants Be Allowed to Turn Away LGBT Customers? appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Why is Dan Savage opposing a religious liberty bill that would protect all Americans—Muslims included? Savage sent out this tweet: “@Heritage says American Muslims should... Read More The post Does Dan Savage Support Religious Liberty for American Muslims? appeared first on Daily Signal


1 Apr 2015, 10:30 am

Do you have concerns or complaints about how some federal regulations affect your life or make it difficult for you to do business? There is... Read More The post Good News on Bad Regs appeared first on Daily Signal.
Pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian Azov Regiment have been battling over the town of Shyrokyne for weeks. The small town on the Sea of Azov... Read More The post Raw Footage: Watch Ukrainian Soldiers, Separatists Battle for Valuable Prize appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Satrapy Fishing in the Yemen

Three years ago, film-goers were treated to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which critic Kenneth Turan called a pleasant fantasy about the Middle East. Today, of course, Yemen is the hub of a bloody conflict, one which President Obama persists in viewing with equal unreality.

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Can we stop putting America up for sale to the most politically connected bidders yet? Where is our self-respect?
America finds itself in what may perhaps be the worst global security situation since the prelude to World War II and that is not hyperbole. We are at a point where our allies feel abandoned and our enemies feel emboldened.
Over the past few months in cities throughout the country, we have seen harsh moments that have been characterized as "racial incidents." Whether it be Ferguson, Mo., New York City or Los Angeles, these events continue to occur in states regardless of which party dominates the political landscape.

The Corner

Harry Reid Admits He Lies On The Senate Floor

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) confirmed the suspicions raised among Republicans during the recent fight over the human trafficking bill: he lies on the Senate floor. Reid has no regrets about accusing Mitt Romney, without evidence, of failing to pay his taxes. &l

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CBS’s Cleveland affiliate reports (my emphasis added): . . . Look, I get it, sometimes it’s hard to fit all the information and nuance you might like into headlines and ledes. But accurately reporting the story would just require replacing “customers” with “


1 Apr 2015, 11:28 am

It now seems to be a matter of official house style for major media outlets to put scare quotes around the term “religious freedom” in reporting on state bills and laws closely modeled on the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Here’s the Wall Street Journal today: NPR:
Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson has returned his state’s version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, HB1228, passed Tuesday, to state legislators. “I’ve asked them to recall it and change the language,” Hutchinson said at a news conference Wednesday morning, c

Red State

@AsaHutchinson assumes fetal position

I posted earlier today about the Arkansas legislature voting overwhelmingly for a state version of the RFRA, a law that would permit people of faith to live their faith publicly. Governor Asa Hutchinson (@AsaHutchinson) has said he won’t sign the current bill. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson sai

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I’ll used this opening graf from the Houston Chronicle because it says it all: No drugs or would-be immigrants were hidden in the sedan that rolled up to a Border Patrol checkpoint on a Southern California highway last week, but within 90 seconds the driver was handcuffed. His 4-year-old boy
The Daily Show plays an important religious role in Post-modern America. It is the temple in which American Progressives echo the prayers of the Iranian Mullahs calling out “Death to America.” When Jon Stewart stepped down to enjoy the luxuries of the country that has spent over a decad


1 Apr 2015, 9:16 am

In January of 1973, the Supreme Court decided that women have the right to an abortion, and the legality of such a procedure was granted. To “celebrate” this decision’s 42nd birthday, NARAL Pro-Choice America recognized it with an event called “Realizing the Promise: Ro
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