Obama’s administration at war with itself over ISIS strategy

17 Sep 2014, 6:21 pm

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17 Sep 2014, 5:50 pm

(Steven Hayward)About ten days ago we noticed here that Colorado Democratic Senator Mark Udall, who got into office chiefly on the benefit of his family name (though his dad Mo was no great shakes in the intelligence department either), is having a tough time against Rep. Cory Gardner.  He did

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"Not administratively and financially sustainable."

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Timothy P. Carney "Consumer Prices Are Ice Cold," blares the headline at the Business Insider. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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The American Spectator

Orioles & Nationals Clinch; Could There Be a Beltway World Series?

Within the space of about 30 minutes, the Washington Nationals clinched the NL East while the Baltimore Orioles clinched the AL East. The Nats shut out the Atlanta Braves 3-0 at Turner Field. Tanner Roark, Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen combined on a five-hit shutout. Ian Desmond drove two of Washi

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Vice-President Biden's use of the term "shylock" is but the latest in a long line of verbal gaffes he has made over the years. But at least he knows he was wrong to have said that and has owned up to it. All things considered, Biden is probably the least anti-Semitic member of the Obama Administrat
Being a sports impresario—in this case an NFL commissioner—has never been easy. I know, such magnificoes oversee the most prosperous sport in the country. They just put the logo of the NFL on a product line and watch the money flow in. Do they have a line of formal wear or of gardening
Nobody tell Harry Reid that a few clauses of Magna Carta are still in effect—he’ll want to repeal them next. We’ve only got a few tatters left of our own counterpart to that document, and Reid just led a party of Democrats on a raid to destroy them. Our Bill of Rights came with te

The Federalist

Biden Gets Another Free Pass

Biden's gaffe is not a big deal. Either are the dozens of much larger stories we've had to endure about GOP gaffes.

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The Federalist interviews Rand Paul on ISIS, his critics, and foreign policy.
State exchanges ignore the law. But even if insurance companies chose to follow it, American taxpayers would still subsidizing abortion.
In what world is Nicole Wallace a good representative for conservative women? Her debut featured her trademarked and tiresome bashing of Sarah Palin.

The Washington Free Beacon

John Kerry Salutes Code Pink

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Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a Canadian terror plot, the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) is extremely worried that if the United States arms Syrian rebels that this will lead to the overthrow of brutal dictator Bashar al-Assad.

Big Government

Obama Complains to First Graders About Press Picking on Him

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama dropped into a first grade class at Tinker Elementary School in Tampa, FL and asked the class what they were learning. One child forgot his answer when the president called on him, which prompted Obama to quip about the press picking on his mistakes. Obama said

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17 Sep 2014, 6:05 pm

Rush Limbaugh spokesperson  Brian Glicklich claims the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is "lying" about Limbaugh's recent remarks on sexual abuse in "a disturbing and cynical attempt to fund-raise from the serious problem of sexual abuse." On Tuesday, DCCC Chairman Steve Isra
A new California State law, which went into effect on Tuesday, requires motorists to give at least three feet of space between their vehicles and cyclists.  Drivers are complaining that they are being unfairly targeted and requesting that law enforcement apply the same level of scrutiny and a
The requirement that illegal immigrants must come forward and subject themselves to background checks to attain legal status as required under various amnesty proposals likely would not catch criminals, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Wednesday.  Speakin

American Thinker

Foreign Policy and Roosting Chickens

Obama’s chickens have come home to roost -- except that these birds are better described as black carrion auspiciously returning to pick clean a morbid foreign policy’s carcass.

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Here is a catalogue of all the white men who influenced me in my career.  No, they were not "trying to keep the black man down."

17 Sep 2014, 12:00 am

An alignment with the Iranian regime will prove to be a fatal error in neutralizing the immediate threat posed by the Islamic State and the more general threat of Islamic fundamentalism plaguing the Middle-East region.
If there were ever a propitious time for that to happen, it is now!

Heritage Foundation

Bobby Jindal: How the ‘Radical Left’ Uses Energy Costs to Control Americans

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal yesterday accused the Obama administration of making energy more expensive with the goal of making Americans more dependent on government. “The... Read More The post Bobby Jindal: How the ‘Radical Left’ Uses Energy Costs to Control Americans appeared fi

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The Census Bureau released updated data this week showing that the so-called “gender pay gap” between men and women reached a record low, with women... Read More The post Do Women Really Earn 22 Percent Less Than Men? appeared first on Daily Signal.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., outlined his views on the role of America in the world, why we need American power, and his position on what... Read More The post 5 Key Points Marco Rubio Made in His Big Defense Speech Today appeared first on Daily Signal.
Under the Common Core education standards, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s 7-year-old son was required to explain why 18 + 4 = 22. Speaking yesterday at... Read More The post How Bobby Jindal’s 7-Year-Old Son Outsmarted Common Core appeared first on Daily Signal.


School Tells Kids to Remove American Flags On 9/11

Sometimes good intentions have unintended consequences. Just ask the principal of Woodruff High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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God created war, theorized Mark Twain, so that Americans would learn geography.
Lessons from the past for the present and future
Abusing the legislative process has become part and parcel of rolling out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). Since it became law in 2010, the Obama Administration has delayed, waived, or otherwise ignored key provisions of the Act over two dozen times.

The Corner

Krauthammer's Take: Don't Be Surprised If Scots 'Flinch,' Choose to Stay in U.K.

Polls show Scotland’s independence referendum, set for Thursday, too close to call, but Charles Krauthammer would not be surprised if Unionists win out. “I think what’s really happened here: You had a poll last week showing succession winning, and now you have the latest poll s

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Today Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) delivered a wide-ranging speech on U.S. foreign and defense policy, billed “American Strength: Building 21st Century Defense Capabilities.” Repairing often to U.S. history, Senator Rubio surveys the global threat environment 
Everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame, but presumably Daniele Watts thought hers would be her role in Django Unchained. As it happens, she’s garnered more attention for a bizarre run-in with Los Angeles law enforcement last week. Watts initially said she was doing “nothing wrong&rdquo
John Kerry faced immediate opposition from his own party Wednesday over President Obama’s plan to reuse the 9/11 authorization for military action to rubber stamp an attack on the Islamic State, with Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Menendez forcing Kerry to make his tortured

Red State

President Obama’s 9/10 Strategy in a 9/11 World

The sad irony of President Obama’s September 10th address to the nation on ISIS is that he laid out a 9/10 strategy in a 9/11 world. Thirteen years ago, we awoke on 9/11 and the world had changed. We awoke to the reality of radical Islamic jihad and its commitment to destroy America. Now w

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When Obama gave his speech on September 10, promising to “degrade and destroy” ISIS, it was interesting for what it said and didn’t say. Obama laid out a four part strategy for defeating ISIS. The most notable thing it didn’t say was that Obama intended to ask Congress
“I realized Julia has has very little instruction in science, history, geography and writing when compared to my boys education in our school system.” After their four sons graduated from public school in small-town Connecticut, Ray and Kathleen were happy with the education they had re
In case you missed it (and you probably did, unless you are a very close follower of the news), Joe Biden was forced to apologize today for using the anti-Semitic slur “Shylock” to describe what he considered to be shady bankers. Look, Joe Biden is stupid and says stupid things and many