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Following Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent announcement that the Justice Department will overhaul its civil asset forfeiture program, a group of congressmen including introduced a bill in Congress Tuesday to reform the practice.

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(Steven Hayward)The old paean to witchcraft is looking more and more applicable to the climatistas these days, as seen in the orgasmic response to the “news” that 2014 was the hottest year ever by a margin of two one-hundreths of a degree.  (Honey, can you turn up the A/C?  It&

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The American Spectator

That Other Bush Steps in the Ring

Jeb Bush may be the front-runner in the GOP 2016 primary. He is the son and brother of former presidents and can tap into their vaunted fundraising machines. In some eyes, the former Florida governor always was the more disciplined, thoughtful and worthy son. Maybe. But Jeb Bush also has a problem:

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What can you say about a 23-year-old treaty born in Maastricht, the Netherlands that might die? That it was sentimental? The victory of the Greek leftist party Syriza on Sunday is likely to test the European spirit of collectivism and continued fiscal austerity, and renew spirited debate about the
“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” Barry Morris Goldwater, may God rest his freedom-loving soul, spoke the celebrated words in accepting the Republican nomination fo
Random thoughts on the passing scene: Who says President Obama doesn’t promote bipartisanship? His complicity in Iran’s moving toward nuclear bombs has alarmed some top Senate Democrats enough to get them to join Republicans in opposition to the Obama administration’s potentially

The Federalist

It Doesn’t Matter That Bergdahl Is A Deserter

While the deal for Bowe Bergdahl may have been illegal and undermined national security, the soldier's actions are separate issue.

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Jonathan Chait says PC language policing perverts liberalism. He's wrong. Liberalism depends on the language police, as Chait himself proves.
No one really acts as if Islam and Christianity are an equal threat. So what exactly causes one religion to be more violent?
Near-total ignorance about how sizable chunks of America see the world should embarrass everyone. Listening to each other’s music is hardly a big ask, especially when hip-hop kicks ass.

The Washington Free Beacon

Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Introduced in Congress

Following Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent announcement that the Justice Department will overhaul its civil asset forfeiture program, a group of congressmen including introduced a bill in Congress Tuesday to reform the practice.

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Senior officials in the Obama administration admitted to Congress on Tuesday that the Iranian regime continues to conduct key nuclear research despite ongoing negotiations with the United States meant to curb Tehran’s contested program.
Google has admitted it was involved in selecting which questions Youtube stars asked President Obama during a recent series of interviews organized by the company. One of the interviewers, Hank Green of Vlog Brothers, confirmed in his own social media posting that Google had intervened in his questi

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

Okay, Liberals: Let's Talk Inequality

Liberals used to hang their hats on helping the working stiff. Government programs, paid for by the rich, would cure the blight of poverty, they told us. Only it didn't.

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What many critics do not understand about American Sniper is that it is not just about war. 
Why did Saudi Arabia, considered to be the linchpin of the OPEC cartel (or former OPEC cartel), permit the price to collapse?

Heritage Foundation

Congress Seeks to Improve Global Anti-Trafficking Efforts

As National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month comes to a close, Congress is turning its attention to combatting human trafficking. New estimates suggest that... Read More The post Congress Seeks to Improve Global Anti-Trafficking Efforts appeared first on Daily Signal.

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27 Jan 2015, 12:40 pm

Japan’s economic freedom score is tied for the second highest it’s ever been since the Index of Economic Freedom was first published more than 20... Read More The post 2015 Economic Freedom of Japan appeared first on Daily Signal.
Supposedly, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, which took effect Christmas Eve, is no big deal. But people who work in the business of manufacturing,... Read More The post What the Firearms Industry Thinks About the UN Arms Trade Treaty Signed By Obama Administration appeared first on Daily Sign
A nonpartisan entity of the federal government has found that the Affordable Care Act will cost the government less than expected. However, the reduction in... Read More The post 5 Takeaways from the CBO’s Report on Obamacare appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Vladimir Putin is a Good Democrat

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Much to the chagrin of Hollywood leftist like Michael Moore, Seth Rogen and Bill Maher, "American Sniper" has been the No. 1 watched film in America for the second weekend in a row.


27 Jan 2015, 11:09 am

A recent report released by Uber sheds some much-needed light on those who drive for the technology company, and why they choose to do so. Its findings add some empirical evidence to the bitter debate over ridesharings effect on the economy, and put opponents of the new technology on the defensive.
The New England Patriots and their quarterback Brady and coach Belichick have been accused of an incredibly cynical crime.

The Corner

Putin’s Greek Win

It’s no secret that Greece’s new government (dominated by the far-left Syriza, but with an assist from the Independent Greeks [ANEL], who are right-wing nationalists) is going to be creating some difficulty for those who run the euro zone, but it’s also worth keeping an eye o

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The Libertarian Republic reports that Virginia’s legislature just pushed its thumb into Governor McAuliffe’s eye — and then twisted it around and around and around: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s promised push for stricter gun control laws ended abruptly Monday, when Repu


27 Jan 2015, 1:03 pm

While President Obama calls for a “national broadband plan,” Google Fiber, the technology giant’s celebrated effort to bring ultrafast broadband internet service to cities across the country, is spreading to four new cities (Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham),
The man who crashed his drone on the White House grounds Monday has confessed to a DUI — droning under the influence. After a recreational remote-controlled, two-foot-wide quadcopter was discovered on the grounds of the White House Monday, the operator turned himself in to the

Red State

Erin May is a Hero Fighting Common Core. More Mothers Will Hopefully Follow.

Erin May is the mother of two boys in the Lafayette Parish School System. She may also be on the verge of launching a revolution to take education back from the bureaucrats. Mrs. May’s sons are required this year to take the PARCC exam in Louisiana. PARCC is the Common Core exam in Louisiana.

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Across the country, unions are reeling. Union membership is at historic lows. Federally, card check legislation has now been dead for years. In Wisconsin, Scott Walker took on public sector unions and won. Michigan has put right-to-work laws on the books. Even in blue states (New Jersey, Illin
Perhaps the only thing in Congress more bizarre that what goes on in ‘s bathroom (here | here) is Nancy Pelosi’s political predictions. says Democrats can recapture control of the House in 2016 by riding Hillary Clinton’s coattails. “Yes, we can win the House,” the Cal
Yet more evidence has surfaced that the United States is opening relations with Cuba in exchange for essentially nothing. As we open the highest level talks with the communist nation in decades, Cuba has made sure to remind us that substantive changes in its system of government will not being comi
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