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The American Spectator

British PM Cameron: "ISIS Not Muslim, But Monsters."

Last week President Obama declared that "ISIS isn't Islamic." Now British Prime Minister David Cameron declares "ISIS isn't Muslim, but monsters." Cameron made the comment in response to the beheading of British aid worker David Haines by ISIS over the weekend.  Obama and Cameron can take the

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The Federalist

This Is The Worst Thing Ever And We’re All Going To Die.

History culminates here. The arrogance of the times demands it.

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The Washington Free Beacon

Udall: Fracking ‘Keeps Us Locked Into the Old System’

Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo.) struggled during a debate with Rep. Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) when he was confronted with his remark that fracking “keeps us locked into the old system.”

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A significant portion of the Americans fighting for terrorist group ISIL are Minnesota natives.
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Big Government

Governor of Northern Nigerian State: President Jonathan 'Lacks Political Will' to Fight Boko Haram

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American Thinker

Israel, Palestinians and the Nation State

In dealing with the Palestinians, the West expects Israel to perform like a Western nation-state; so a careful examination of just exactly what a nation-state is, required.

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The IRS is in fact is a perennial, institutional lawbreaker.
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Heritage Foundation

Top General Re-Opens Door on Ground Troops That Commander in Chief Closed

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The Corner

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Ready to Use Obama Against Tea Party Senators

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Red State

IRS Has 99 Problems But the Church Ain’t One

The scandal plagued Obama Administration IRS admits that it has targeted 99 churches for additional scrutiny after settling a lawsuit with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The IRS settlement with the angry atheist group FFRF is shrouded in secrecy, but the little we do know is enough t

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