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(Paul Mirengoff)Democrats are hoping partially to offset the Senate seats they will lose in November by picking up a seat in Georgia. Their vehicle is Michelle Nunn, daughter of popular former Senator Sam Nunn. Nunn is trailing Republican David Perdue in most polls. However, she is running close eno

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Vox's Matt Yglesias took content from another site and added a few sentences. Those sentences were wrong.

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The American Spectator

Morning Round-Up 7-28

Feature of the Day: We're Missing the Story   Morning Headlines   Domestic                                   &nbs

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28 Jul 2014, 4:40 am

An embarrassing leak today has exposed the core strategies of the campaign of Michelle Nunn, who is running to fill the opening seat by retiring Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia. Not only do the documents show how she will be organizing her candidacy, they also discusses her weaknesses
ISIS have expelled all the Christians from their territory in Mosul and commenced destroying evidence of any faith other than their own twisted brand of Sunni orthodoxy. As predicted, the treasures of Iraq's past, which are the heritage of the three Abrahamic faiths, are being obliterated. ISI
Sunday—Beverly HillsI awakened this morning to a cloudy sky. Off to swim while pausing every minute or so to throw the ball for Julie. We have had no rain in just about forever, and even any rain at all would be a Godsend. Then, breakfast, and while my English muffins were toasting, I opened

The Federalist

Let Me Google ‘England’ For You, Matt Yglesias

Vox's Matt Yglesias took content from another site and added a few sentences. Those sentences were wrong.

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This American Life host Ira Glass has seen King Lear, and has some thoughts.
Energy prices present a golden opportunity to break the left's coalition and win over the working class.
ObamaCare's defenders think they can rewrite the law on the fly because that's how we legislate now.

The Washington Free Beacon

Religious Communities Displaced at High Levels in 2013

More religious communities worldwide were displaced last year than at any time in recent memory, the State Department said on Monday. The department’s annual report on international religious freedom also noted that several U.S. adversaries continue to repress the rights of religious groups.

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New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday he is “proud” of the accomplishments of his anti-corruption panel despite the fact that it is currently under federal investigation, the New York Post reports.
Union front groups are hiring for positions that require long, irregular hours to help champion legislation that will eliminate jobs that require employees to work long, irregular hours.

Big Government

Hamas Chief Refuses to 'Coexist' with the 'State of Israel'

Monday night in an interview with PBS host Charlie Rose  the political leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal said he would not "coexist" with Israel or recognize the "Jewish state." Rose asked, "Do you want to coexist with the state of Israel? Do you want to recognize Israel as

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For most of the ongoing war between the Iraqi government and the jihadist group now known as the Islamic State (formerly Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, ISIS), the latter has used a sophisticated propaganda campaign to win over many in the region. Now, the Iraqi government is slowly trying to f
While in Mexico to discuss joint trade and the effects of climate change with Mexican political leaders, Governor Jerry Brown said that Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to put National Guard troops on the Texas border is misguided. He urged Perry and other U.S. politicians to heed the &l
With reports that two Americans have now been diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working to help Africans in Liberia, Western focus has shifted to the dangers of an Ebola outbreak. According to Samaritan’s Purse, the group for which both Americans work, doctor Kent Brantly contracted Ebola

American Thinker

John Boehner Vindicated on Foreign Policy?

Put the Speaker's domestic actions aside for a moment, and you'll find a thrilling, rousing and prescient speech on neo-Soviet Russia.

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Ten commandments are not enough for Elizabeth Warren.
No matter what one thinks of the Halbig decision, the critics’ overheated rhetoric is inappropriate and unjustifiable.
This nation’s charitable impulses have already been exploited to the limit, and the ultimate effect of Beck’s actions will be to encourage the growth of a multicultural secular welfare state.

Heritage Foundation

Medicare Trustees Report: More Bad News for Seniors and Taxpayers

The annual Medicare Trustees report was released today, detailing the dire financial status of the Medicare program. In large part, it reiterates what has been... Read More The post Medicare Trustees Report: More Bad News for Seniors and Taxpayers appeared first on Daily Signal.

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On July 26, a  federal district court in Washington, D.C. struck down as unconstitutional the District of Columbia’s laws totally banning the public carrying of... Read More The post Federal Court Upholds Right to Carry Handguns in Public in D.C. appeared first on Daily Signal.
On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Commission report, the former commission members released a new analysis of U.S. homeland security that listed Congress as... Read More The post Excessive Oversight Harms U.S. Homeland Security appeared first on Daily Signal.
New details about Obamacare insurance enrollment show that employer-based coverage is eroding, offsetting gains made in individual insurance enrollment, according to a report released today by... Read More The post Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Reveal Decline in Employer-Based Coverage appeared

Obama Administration Turns to “Hand-Packed” Court

When it comes to defending Obamacare subsidies, the Justice Department appears none too eager to take its case to the Supreme Court. Instead, the administration announced it would appeal Tuesday’s adverse ruling by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to… the full D.

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The EPA's war on coal is no less than a war on seniors and our nation's most vulnerable. Seniors on fixed and diminishing incomes pay a disproportionate share of their monthly budget on utilities, and Obama's EPA will serve only to make them poorer and more vulnerable.

28 Jul 2014, 10:41 am

There is a growing battle between the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Democrat-controlled White House.
You and I avoid visiting the doctor by eating well. Doctors like Lee Silverman carry concealed in order to care for us when we do need them.

The Corner

Kissing Cousins

Our editorial today deals with President Obama and what he calls “economic patriotism.” This put me in mind of “economic nationalism” — which is a Patrick J. Buchanan cause. It was also Richard Gephardt’s shtick in the 1988 Democratic primaries. (Just what you ne

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Secretary of State John Kerry’s intervention in a peace plan among Egypt, Israel, and Palestine caused more casualties, and his negotiations drew criticism from both sides, including a Left-wing paper and the Israeli cabinet, which voted 19-0 against the plan Kerry negotiated. “Israe

28 Jul 2014, 6:39 pm

One hundred years to the day after Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, The Economist has posted a copy of an editorial it ran on August 1, 1914 (thus written while Germany, France, Russia and Britain were still at peace).  Given the myths that have grown up about those last few days before
Over on the homepage, I have a piece about what appears to be Michelle Nunn’s campaign plan, which was posted online — I assume unintentionally — several months ago. The document assesses Nunn’s vulnerabilities, among them grants that the Points of Light Foundation, for whi

Red State

Will the Chamber of Commerce Back Democrat Mary Landrieu?

Avowed enemy of conservatives and champion of corporate welfare the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is reportedly contemplating backing Democrat Mary Landrieu over Bill Cassidy in the LA Senate race. Per the Hill, New York Times columnist Joe Nocera may have inadvertently leaked plans on the part of the C

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On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Alan Greenspan's opinion on market swings, if we just go from bubble to bubble and what to expect as the Fed raises rates. The post Alan Greenspan: Market Bubbles are Human Nature appeared first on
Salon justifiably takes a lot of flack around these parts for the many insane things they print, but this this piece by Bill Curry is worth a read as a damning indictment of the Democrats’ wholesale abandonment of populism in favor big business corporate donations. Some of Curry’s piece
The situation in Iraq grows more perilous by the day. The nation seems of the verge of dissolving into now only warring ethnic enclaves but warring ethnic enclave engaged in their own civil war. Barack Obama and his administration has stood idly by as the situation has spiraled out of control and a