CBO revises estimate, warns U.S. economic growth will underwhelm in 2014

27 Aug 2014, 3:01 pm

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JERUSALEM—Emerging from the rubble covering much of Gaza, Hamas leaders on Tuesday declared the seven-week long confrontation with Israel a “great victory for the Palestinian resistance” and a giant step towards the next round of fighting with the Jewish state.

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The Pentagon confirmed that a U.S. F-15C fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning in Virginia during a “routine mission.”

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The American Spectator

Now It’s Official

To the surprise of no one not on controlled substances, Rick Scott and Charlie Crist overcame weak primary opponents in a low turn-out election Tuesday to become the Republican and Democratic nominees for Florida governor. So it’s officially Mr. Sunshine against Mr. Clean (anyone who has seen

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Beijing Today China’s big cities look much like urban areas anywhere else in the world. There are cars, lots of cars. What I didn’t expect was to see a Christian “fish” on an auto. In traffic. In Beijing. Christianity is real, growing, and visible. “Religion is on the
Warren Buffett must pen another letter to his favorite uncle. The last one was a little too cloying. It was a personal missive, which somehow wound up on the top of the op-ed page of the New York Times on November 16, 2010. Here are a few of the key passages: DEAR Uncle Sam, My mother told me to s

27 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

It’s obvious to anyone paying attention that the trend away from party affiliation is gaining steam. In January a Gallup poll showed no less than 42 percent of respondents identified themselves as independent voters, with both Democrats (31 percent) and Republicans (25 percent) operating at 2

The Federalist

Radfems Versus Trans: A Different Breed of Catfight

Why would those we’d expect to march in a transgender rainbow parade rain on it instead?

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History shows how local, mutual aid fed hungry children, covered medical emergencies, and empowered working-class men—no formal government necessary.
Moral clarity in recognizing the evils of ISIS can sometimes stop us from asking hard questions about how we plan to deal with them.
Gov. Bobby Jindal has gone to war to oust the Common Core tests that extend the hand of the federal government directly into classrooms

The Washington Free Beacon

Genevieve Morton Knows How to Dance

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Numerous news outlets have misrepresented the findings of a recent report by the Department of Veteran Affairs Inspector General. The report reviewed allegations that tie patient deaths to wait times at the Phoenix Veteran Health Care System (PVAHCS).
Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) will attend a fundraiser on Wednesday with a trial lawyer who represented a retired Catholic bishop accused of sexually abusing children.
The U.S. economy is falling far short of growth predictions made by the White House just last month, according to ABC News.

Big Government

D.A. Seeks 6-Month Jail Sentence for Wright

The Los Angeles Times reports that suspended Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright may spend six months in jail, if Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Bjorn Dodd has his way.  Dodd requested the Los Angeles County Superior Court not only to issue a six-month sentence, but also fiv

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In addition to calls for executive actions to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants, the White House is also considering requests to expand legal immigration paths, according to a report in The Washington Post. President Obama is expected to announce new executive actions on immigration at
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus slammed President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for working alongside a well-oiled machine of “dark money” leftist donors to engage in “judicial cronyism,” packing courts with liberal activist judges
The Discovery Channel has canceled and halted production on "Sons of Guns" after the series star, William Hayden, was arrested in Louisiana for aggravated rape. The gun maker has been accused of repeatedly raping his 11 year-old daughter for more than a year. This is his second arrest this year. I

American Thinker

Conservatism's Family Snapshot

If we are to counter the Left's poisons, we must first win the battle of hearts and minds by showing that ours is the better road to achieving temporal happiness.

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27 Aug 2014, 12:00 am

The bullet flying over any Black boy's head is more likely to be fired from a firearm brandished by another Black person than by a cop.
Presuming that Islam‘s faithful warriors and shamans will give up their supremacist mindset by stroking their egos and stifling all criticism of their holy book is a dangerous delusion.
This is not a matter of ending Bush's war, though that's how Barack Obama sees it.  Rather, it is a golden opportunity.

Heritage Foundation

Seriously? IRS Says Lois Lerner’s Blackberry Was ‘Wiped Clean’

August is supposed to be a quiet time in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area when Congress takes its traditional recess and everyone else who makes... Read More The post Seriously? IRS Says Lois Lerner’s Blackberry Was ‘Wiped Clean’ appeared first on Daily Signal.

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General Prayuth Chan-Ocha, leader of the May 2014 coup in Thailand, has capped off his rise to power by essentially appointing himself prime minister. His... Read More The post America’s Allies in Thailand Require Insistent Patience appeared first on Daily Signal.
1. Should the U.S. bomb ISIS targets in Syria? It depends. Never take the decision to put U.S. troops in harm’s way lightly. First, there ought... Read More The post Q&A: Should the U.S. Bomb ISIS Targets in Syria? appeared first on Daily Signal.
Nineteen-year-old Jorge Perez will attend Columbia University this fall to study philosophy and economics—something his single mother, Sophia Flores, never dreamed for her son. But... Read More The post Tuition Tax Credit Scholarships: Advancing School Choice Through Charitable Contributions


Plague Strikes in Arkansas

Ebola isn't the only plague in this troubled world.

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It should have been a no-brainer for the U.S. and Russia to cooperate to fight Islamic radicals in the Middle East. But even if you place the high-jump bar on the ground, some people will still manage to trip over it -- then insist on going back and tripping over it again.
This week is a true cause for celebration: the 19th Amendment was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution 94 years ago, which granted women the right to vote. I am so thankful to live in a country that acknowledges the very firm, intelligent, and active voice and contributions of women.
Imagine a world without pain, without joy, without love, without hatred. It sounds like a utopian ideal, but what if this vision came at the expense of the freedom to choose, in pursuit of a society that prioritizes equality of outcomes?

The Corner

L.A. Mayor to Propose $13.25 Minimum Wage

The Los Angeles Times reports that L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti is working on a proposal, to be released on Labor Day, that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $13.25 an hour over the next three years. Garcetti’s office will not confirm the plan, but insiders tell the L.A. Times tha

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Bobby Jindal is having a hard time stopping the implementation of Common Core in his state, so he’s taking it to the next level: The Louisiana governor will sue the federal government on the grounds of that the learning standards’ implementation violates states’ rights. CBS
Illinois Democratic governor Pat Quinn is one of the most unpopular governors in the country, so much so that he couldn’t even get gratuitous applause at a Little League team’s rally. Quinn made the embarrassingly awkward appearance at a celebration for U.S. Little League Champions Ja
Companies such as Burger King that are weighing relocating to more business-friendly countries aren’t grateful for the sacrifices of members of the U.S. military, Senator Bernie Sanders says. “I think where the American people get really, really angry is that we have famili

Red State

“I View John Hickenlooper As A Coward”

As detailed fully by Kelly Maher earlier this week, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is in a political dust up of his own making over the death penalty. Hickenlooper, who is seeking reelection this year and has a formidable opponent in former Congressman Bob Beauprez, recently said that if he is

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You'd think that politicians would learn not to say one thing in public, and another in (presumed) private... The post Gwen Graham’s (D-CAND, Florida-02) two-faced position on #Obamacare. appeared first on RedState.
As more and more have come out to raise the alarm on ISIS, news has come that the Obama Administration wants new ISIS war plans, which may include operations in Syria, as soon as possible. According to the Daily Beast, “President Obama wants to decide by the end of the week whether or not his

27 Aug 2014, 1:17 pm

Even casual viewers and fans of the zombie genre will be made to care. Apparently, it is a big deal that Daryl Dixon may or may not be gay. For those who do not know, The Walking Dead is a show about zombies, among other things, and is filmed here in Georgia. Why we need to know someone’s sex