White House embarrasses itself with claim Taliban is not a terrorist group

28 Jan 2015, 5:41 pm

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Ashe Schow President Obama’s sexual assault task force marked its one-year anniversary last week, and released new guidelines for colleges to develop with law enforcement. Just asking colleges and universities to work with local law enforcement when dealing with claims of sexual assault is a

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The American Spectator

Marco Rubio's Wife Crashed Into a Donor

I wrote a bit about the 2016 Iowa candidate summit this weekend, but I failed to mention that Marco Rubio was there. Somehow, in all of the confusion and hubub and the decision as to whether to write my column about Presidential contenders or crochet shorts (I'm doing both because crochet

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Yesterday, President Obama and his wife Michelle attended the funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah. And while most of the delegation - of all dudes - that met them in the nation's capital was clad in the traditional funeral black (though not the President, who wore navy blue), Michelle Obama dre
Following a videotaped threat by ISIS to kill Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kasaesbeh and Japanese hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours if Sajida al-Rishawi, a female terrorist involved in the attacks on Amman in November 2005; the Jordanian government has now offered to release al-Rishawi in exchange
Over at NRO, Reihan Salam provides a link to an argument by Michael D. Ramsey, a constitutional law professor at the University of San Diego who makes the case that House Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unconstitutional. Ramsey argues that its the c

The Federalist

Anti-Middle-Class Economics: What Obama’s 529 Grab Revealed

Obama's 529 proposal was almost insanely suicidal. What politician in his right mind proposes a tax aimed so narrowly at education and the middle class?

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A veteran reviews ‘American Sniper.’
My family qualifies for Gov. Pence's Medicaid expansion. But we're not poor. No one eligible for public assistance should be able to live as comfortably as we do.
The incentives built into Mike Pence’s Medicaid scheme almost guarantee that poor Hoosiers will become permanent dependents of Indiana’s expanding welfare system.

The Washington Free Beacon

Andrea Mitchell: Obama Wrong, ‘There Is No Progress In Syria’ Against ISIS in Syria

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During his recent trip to India President Obama committed to helping the country fight obesity. Despite a UNICEF survey that found over 30 percent of Indian children under the age of 5 were underweight the president said he would partner with India to fight obesity there.
Senate Republicans hope to use their new majority to rein in President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and labor committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) introduced the NLRB Reform Act on Wednesday to add an additional member to t

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

Rubio's Use of Language

Language is malleable and can be arranged in infinite combinations to generate almost any response, emotion, or action. We need to take advantage of that magic. Don’t keep trying to pull the same rabbit out of the same hat.    

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A war is coming.  China is intent on it and there is nothing any other party can do about it.  The question from here is what is the likely timing? 
Advocates think body cameras hold all the answers...but they're not even asking the right questions.
Call it the Blizzard of Oz.  The “Snowstorm of the Century.”  Monday was supposed to be historic.  All we got was histrionics.

Heritage Foundation

Ted Cruz Pushes Plan to Criminalize Political Targeting by IRS

Sen. Ted Cruz wants to protect taxpayers from political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service. The Texas Republican introduced legislation yesterday making it crime to engage... Read More The post Ted Cruz Pushes Plan to Criminalize Political Targeting by IRS appeared first on Daily Signal

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In his State of the Union address, President Obama had a strong message for a Congress angling to impose new sanctions on Iran: stay out... Read More The post What You Need to Know About Congress’ Debate on Iran Sanctions appeared first on Daily Signal.
President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, made her first appearance before lawmakers today, with Republican senators working to make sure Lynch... Read More The post Your Guide to Loretta Lynch’s Confirmation Hearing in 42 Seconds appeared first on Dai
More acrimony emerged between Democrats and Republicans during yesterday’s third public hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi than had been seen at any... Read More The post Gowdy Accuses State Department, CIA of Not Cooperating With Benghazi Investigation appeared first on Daily

Townhall.com

Obama, Ignoring Realities, Sticks to His Comfort Zone

A week after his State of the Union address, political observers are still trying to figure out what President Obama's game is. That's because rhetorically and substantively, he seems to be in another world.

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While at Gitmo, he told a military review board that he wanted to kill as many Americans as possible. Nonetheless, despite a history of violence at Gitmo, he was returned to his native country Kuwait.
Almost a year before the Iowa caucuses, the fight for the middle class is already well underway. President Barack Obama made income inequality the centerpiece of his State of the Union address, and Hillary Clinton has been honing a populist narrative in recent appearances, though presumably not in h
Some storylines are too irresistible to ignore, even if theyre not true. Sometimes, it involves important stories, laced with violence, tragedy and cultural overtones such as the false hands up, dont shoot, narrative that emerged from the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri last August. Oth

The Corner

AG Nominee Won't Say Whether Future Presidents Can Decline to Enforce Tax Laws

Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch says President Obama’s executive action on immigration is a reasonable use of the president’s executive discretion, but won’t identify the limits of that authority — such as whether a future Republican president could lower

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. . . so says attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch. From her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today (emphasis added): Senator Sessions: Who has more right to a job in this country, a lawful immigrant who’s here– a green card holder, or a citizen, or a person who has e
Yesterday, I wrote about a new NBER working paper by a few economists arguing that the stronger unemployment growth in 2014 versus other years of the recovery seems to be almost entirely due to the expiration of extended unemployment insurance at the beginning of the year. That’s a remarkable
Yesterday, during his visit to India, President Obama delivered a speech that does a very nice job of limning what he gets wrong about trade. The gist of his speech: Our two countries are great trade partners because we get to export to India and India gets to invest in America. In other

Red State

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Primed for a Showdown with Unions

Up in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker has shown it’s possible to take on unions, including government unions, and live to tell the tale, and in large part because of his courage, he is now being considered as a Presidential candidate. It looks like his neighboring governor to the south,

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After word came out that Koch-affiliated groups plan to spend thirteen gazillion dollars in the 2016 election, several media outlets cried foul. Ron Fournier had a piece concerning the evils of dark money: Now we have the worst of all worlds: Gobs of money showered over Democratic and Republican ca
The success of Greece’s Coalition of the Radical Left, also known as Syriza, in the country’s parliamentary elections this past weekend is creating headaches for the European Union, but there’s at least one person in Europe who’s pleased with this development: Vladimir Putin
The last time you filled up your cart at Walmart or checked your balance with your account at Bank of America you were likely making a decision based on the cost benefits and convenience of doing business.  You probably weren’t thinking, “I’m supporting the ‘official Hi
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