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20 Sep 2014, 4:31 pm

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(Steven Hayward)Yes, I know, we really don’t need more evidence that Harry Reid gives a bad name to unprincipled opportunistic guttersnipes everywhere, but this one-minute video of Reid on immigration from the early 1990s, and more recently, gilds the point nicely: (Hat tip: Glenn Reynolds.)

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The American Spectator

Kerry Seeks Iran's Help Against ISIS

You know things are going badly in terms of recruiting a broad coalition against ISIS if the Obama Administration is seeking Iran's help. During a UN Security Council Meeting on Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry said, "There is a role for nearly every country in the world to play, including Iran.

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19 Sep 2014, 11:48 am

With 26 of 32 precincts reporting, the BBC is projecting that Scotland has voted against independence. The No forces are expected to win 55% of the vote.  As Quebec referendums have become a permanent feature of Canadian politics, Scottish referendums will become a permanent feature of U.K. po
Less than 24 hours after the Scottish Referendum, SNP Leader and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has announced he will step down in November. Although the Yes side lost by a 10 point margin, it is certainly far better than anyone expected. So I doubt there was any pressure brought to bear on h


19 Sep 2014, 3:00 am

When Scotland “voted” on union with her southern neighbor 307 years ago, English troops flowed to the border and English pounds flowed through the Scottish parliament. English force sought, unlike Hadrian, to welcome and not repel. The parliamentarians quietly voted “yes”; t

The Federalist

Proof That Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome Is Real

Sarah Palin is a good way to tease out Freudian levels of weirdness. But why are conservative women such a threat? Is it their embrace of life?

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Washington's foolish approaches to the Islamic State will not destroy them or discourage others from following in their footsteps.
I have a few theories about why parents nowadays hover about their kids like hornets.
The Scottish referendum should prompt some long-overdue soul-searching among the Brits, and to some extent it already has, which is a good sign.

The Washington Free Beacon

The Show Won’t Go On

After a series of lackluster reviews, the traveling global warming musical that was financed by the U.S. taxpayers is ending its run early. The Great Immensity, a musical described as “painfully long” and “awkward,” was made possible by a $697,177 grant from the National Sc

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20 Sep 2014, 4:00 am

In 2011, Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies, worried that the future might be over. In a cover story for National Review, the entrepreneur and investor argued that, “when tracked against the admittedly lofty hopes of the 1950s and 1960s, technological progress has fal
Republicans who are backing President Barack Obama’s plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels expressed concerns on Friday about whether the strategy would be far-reaching enough to defeat Islamic militants and other regional adversaries in the Middle East.
On Friday, this year's POW/MIA Day, the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office issued a new fact sheet on its efforts to recover US POW/MIAs from North Korea and the Korean War. But there may be some roadblocks on the way, according to a report from KPOW.

Big Government

Homeland Security Approves Design of Driver's Licenses for California's Illegal Immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved the design of driver's licenses for illegal immigrants in California. DHS had previously rejected an earlier design (pictured above) because it was not sufficiently distinctive from regular driver's licenses. According to the Sacramento B

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A San Diego State University sophomore was forced to remove an American flag from his balcony after apartment managers said foreigners could find the display offensive. Brad Smith, who had just moved into the Boulevard 63 apartment complex in San Diego last month, told ABC 10 News that he received
On Friday evening, a man hopped over the White House fence four minutes after President Barack Obama and his daughters had reportedly left, actually making it "inside the unlocked front doors of the presidential mansion" until "a guard stationed at the door subdued him," according to a Washington
Authorities in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula have discovered a decapitated body believed to be a victim of Islamist radical group Ansar Bait al-Maqdis. The terrorists claimed four decapitations in August. This body was found in North Sinai near the capital of Al-Arish. Officials do not know if

American Thinker

How the NFL Should Fight Domestic Violence

Liberalism is no friend of football -- especially professional football.

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This woman has no idea what it's like to suffer.
Ben Shapiro explains how impeaching the president would legitimize his actions too much.
The world is now full of Jihadist groups, whether al-Qaeda, the Nusra Front, or the Islamic State, some of whose supporters are trained to carry out terrorist attacks in their Western countries of origin.

Heritage Foundation

9 Diplomatic Facts to Know About ‘Madam Secretary‘

Sunday night, CBS will debut “Madam Secretary,” a series starring Téa Leoni as a newly appointed U.S. secretary of state. To get the lowdown, The Daily Signal checked out Politico... Read More The post 9 Diplomatic Facts to Know About ‘Madam Secreta

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As the Islamic State terrorist organization commands attention with its cold-blooded tactics of rape and murder, another group of violent extremists in Syria considers itself... Read More The post Q&A: Meet Khorasan, the Terrorist Group That Might Be Scarier Than ISIS appeared first on Daily Si
After two months on the job, the reshuffled leadership of the House of Representatives drew accolades this week from the Republican conference’s conservative faction for working... Read More The post Listen Up: House Conservatives Like the New Leadership Tone appeared first on Daily Sign
The protests outside fast-food establishments last week featured calls for a $15 hourly wage. Unemployment is only the most obvious unintended consequence we could expect under such... Read More The post Higher Fast Food Wages Could Leave Some Workers Behind appeared first on Daily Signal

Townhall.com

The HRC Is Inciting Fear and Hate

The pictures are dark and ominous, the charges chilling: There exists a network of extremists . . . [who] spew venomous rhetoric, outrageous theories, and discredited science.

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Volatility, the potential for the market or a stock to swerve sharply in value, serves as a deterrent for many prospective investors. After all, who wants to lose a sizable portion of hard-earned savings in a flash?
Most baby boomers will remember the summer of 1967 as the Summer of Love, with huge gatherings in cities across the United States and Canada. Years later, Time magazine said that the overriding theme of the Summer of Love was trust your feelings.
Just imagine how much more campaigning Obama will do if Republicans take control of the Senate... Well, in between golf games anyway. Political consultant Brent Littlefield spoke with John about the political landscape heading into the 2014 elections. Also, Ezra Klein is still an idiot.

The Corner

Scotland to Spanking

We began with Scotland, but somehow we got to spanking. The “we” is Jay Nordlinger and me on our podcast, Need to Know. Huge sighs of relief that the United Kingdom remains united. We would not welcome a world in which Russia is expanding while Great Britain is contracting. We wonder i

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Happiness is evil. Here is the story. Suspended for now, but if they are happy again, they will really be whipped. No comment required. 


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20 Sep 2014, 8:53 am

In the 1980s and even into the 1990s, I think, some of us Republicans had a habit: If our nominee was down in the polls, we would tell ourselves that the people were lying to pollsters. Sometimes we would even say this out loud. Left-leaning types with clipboards would arrive on doorsteps (went our

Red State

Paul Davis’ “Kansas Values”: Busted Getting A Strip Club Lap Dance

Kansas Democrats have not had a great year. They had to go to court to get their own Senate candidate thrown off the ballot. Now comes news that their gubernatorial candidate, Paul Davis, got busted in a strip club in 1998 while getting a lap dance. Politico has the story: In [1998, Davis] was gett

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For nearly eighty years the Oneida (Tennessee) High School football team had opened its games with a prayer. Naturally, such an act could not be allowed to stand. The comically misnamed American Civil Liberties Union and the bigots of the Freedom from Religion Foundation objected and sent a letter
On the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation posted a devastating after-action report pronouncing it “a colossal flop” at the Daily Signal: Since its beginning, U.S. taxpayers have spent $22 trillion on Joh
But it's a good thing that I'm not a cynical blogger. The post A cynical blogger might think that these White House security breaches were deliberate. appeared first on RedState.
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