Scott Walker: Practitioner of ‘racially polarized politics?’

29 Jan 2015, 5:01 pm

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Michael Barone President Obama and California Gov. Jerry Brown are enchanted with high-speed rail projects.

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Government housing agencies seeking to entice more low-income homebuyers to purchase mortgages are engaged in a price war that could leave taxpayers on the hook if another housing meltdown occurs, according to experts.

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The American Spectator

John McCain Takes on Code Pink

Since it's rare to feel proud of the work John McCain does in Congress, it's probably worth keeping this little nugget somewhere deep in your files, so that you can pull it out and remember that somewhere, deep down inside that slowly-melting Maverick, there's still a passionate heart that burns wi

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I have just read George Will's tribute to Bud Selig who retired as MLB Commissioner last week after serving in that position since 1992. In his piece, Will argues that Selig is to baseball what James Madison was to America during the Constitutional Convention. No, I'm not kidding: Now, as baseball
We're confirming a new Attorney General this week, and already, Loretta Lynch's hearings are off to a rousing start as we discover that, yes, it actually is possible to do worse than Eric Holder. Unfortunately, rumor has it, behind the scene, most of the committee members have already agr
For the first time, I'm able to manage to get to Washington, DC for the American Spectator's Annual Gala, this year featuring keynote speaker Senator Rand Paul (though I'm just as interested in hearing the always witty and insightful Bob Tyrrell, a true hero of the conservative movement.) I hope yo

The Federalist

Fifty Shades: Now On Sale At Target

Target welcomes ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ products to its formerly family-friendly shelves. Do we really need society to get any more messed up?

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It’s easy to scoff at a mom who bills no-shows for her kindergartener’s birthday party. But many of us indulge in similar birthday madness.
It is not at all clear that the global evangelicalism surge will be good for humanity or orthodox Christianity.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” was not actually a sacred item passed to humankind on Mount Sinai and Steven Spielberg was not a God.

The Washington Free Beacon

Feds’ Price War on Housing Puts Taxpayers at Risk

Government housing agencies seeking to entice more low-income homebuyers to purchase mortgages are engaged in a price war that could leave taxpayers on the hook if another housing meltdown occurs, according to experts.

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Leading gun rights groups say Washington, D.C.'s issuance of a limited number of gun carry permits has not lessened their objections to the city's law. Though the Metropolitan Police Department has approved a handful of applicants to carry firearms in the city, gun rights organizations continue to

29 Jan 2015, 2:47 pm

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

Sarah Palin is Right: Go on Offense, Tout Conservatism

Many Republicans believe we have lost the argument and the only way to win votes is to abandon core principles, surrender and campaign according to the Left's/Democrats' false premises.

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Jeb Bush thinks he can ride Common Core to the White House.  This is a grave misjudgment. 
Why are some Republican politicians hell-bent on alienating their millennial base?

29 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

With Sarah Palin once again hinting at a presidential run, pundits and politics wonks are all the more aflutter with 2016 talk.

Heritage Foundation

With Bill to Ease Travel, Some Republicans Want to ‘Modernize’ US-Cuba Relationship

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation today that would end the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba. The bill has an equal number... Read More The post With Bill to Ease Travel, Some Republicans Want to ‘Modernize’ US-Cuba Relationship appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal complaint that he is a victim of religious discrimination after losing his job after his... Read More The post Atlanta Fire Chief Fired Over Views of Homosexuality Files Discrimination Complaint appeared first on Daily Signal.
While Winter Storm Juno might not have brought as much snow as some forecasters were predicting, parts of New England weren’t spared, with some locations... Read More The post Volunteer Group Wants to Help Elderly, Disabled With Snow Removal appeared first on Daily Signal.
The long shadow war between Israel and Iran erupted in a high-profile clash yesterday, as Iran’s surrogate Hezbollah attacked an Israeli military convoy, killing two... Read More The post Hezbollah Attacks Israel: Latest Chapter in a Long Shadow War Between Israel and Iran appeared first on D

How is Calling for National Revival "Controversial"?

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal did something supposedly controversial. He called for a national revival.

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The rumblings about the race for California's US Senate seat are heating up. 2010 was a welcome attempt for Republicans to unseat incumbent Barbara Boxer, who has enjoyed relatively low approval ratings throughout her tenure. In the two prior contests, Republicans promoted a weak candidate, Matt Fon
Neal and Danette Childs knew they were in danger.
One of the best ways to cause distrust in public health experts is for the government to politicize science. This can be seen in contentious areas like climate change, embryo research, and the beginning of human life.

The Corner

If You Give a Dictator a Cookie . . .

In a perfect exhibition of the chasm between the power the Obama administration actually wields in foreign relations and the power the administration thinks it wields: the current White House offered, virtually without condition, the restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba (a one-party d

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Mike, if you haven’t read much about Barbara Ward lately, you haven’t read Rupert Darwall’s splendid Global Warming: A History, which I reviewed for NRO here. She plays a very shabby part in the story that Rupert tells. You can get a flavor of it from this Spiked review of the bo
In the last few days, I’ve seen a few people argue that the falling federal deficit, which is real and good news, should mean we can raise spending again. One argument is that spending would boost the economy in the short term — which makes no sense if, as the president claimed in his S
Texas Republican senator Ted Cruz and New York Republican congressman Lee Zeldin demanded answers from Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, sending a letter with questions regarding a taxpayer-funded nonprofit working with President Obama’s former national campaign field

Red State

Scott Walker, Presumptive 2016 Favorite

Forget what the polls say. Polls this far out are notoriously worthless in predicting Presidential nominees. Right now Scott Walker is sitting in the catbird’s seat for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination. Virtually everyone who is contemplating running for President in 2016 or who ha

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Keep in mind that this is MSNBC, but the reporter, Ayman Mohyeldin, is supposedly a straight news correspondent – the foreign affairs correspondent mind you – for NBC News. A lot of stories about when he was back home in Texas. A lot of his own personal opinions about what he was doing
In case you missed it, this week is National School Choice Week. While this post is slightly off the topic of school choice, as most know, many of America’s teachers think they have no choice when it comes to unions–when, in fact, they do. Unaware that they have alternatives like the As
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Zerkle to discuss the Super Bowl, Deflategate, and look at the key match-ups for Sunday's big game. The post Josh Zerkle Talks Super Bowl XLIX appeared first on RedState.