Rubio surges but tough questions about immigration linger

20 Apr 2015, 9:42 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)Things keep looking brighter and brighter for Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign. Last week, I noted that Rubio is running essentially even with Jeb Bush among Florida Republicans, a huge improvement in his standing. Now, CNN finds that Rubio has broken into double-figure supp

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20 Apr 2015, 9:21 pm


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20 Apr 2015, 8:32 pm

(John Hinderaker)I haven’t been posting much the last couple of days because I have been in my home town, Watertown, South Dakota. BISCO (the Business Industry School Coalition), a local organization that promotes a “progressive and meaningful relationship among business, industry and sc

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The American Spectator

John Kasich Wants to Be President, Will Now Go to Gay Wedding

Apparently, over the weekend, the media was absolutely obsessed with asking Republican candidates whether they would ever take part in a family member of friend's same-sex wedding. Turns out, a few had never had the opportunity to attend one, Ted Cruz would probably go but would definitely car

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"Ninety one percent" is a rather arbitrary number, but I suppose Lindsey Graham, when not speaking on the subject of bombing a random nation into the ether, is a very arbitrary person. Shocked, apparently, by the lack of attention being paid to his bid for the Presidential nomination, Graham told r
I saw the 60 Minutes segment on Syria last night which showed images of people in the throes of death following sarin gas attacks by the Assad regime in 2013. Needless to say, the images were horrific. But I agree with their decison to show them. What I object to is this one sentence from
Hillary Clinton’s campaign may have a serious campaign crisis if the allegation is true that she traded official government action for contributions to the Clinton Foundation. The New York Times reports today on revelations upcoming from Peter Schweizer’s new book Clinton Cash: The Unto

The Federalist

Hey Madonna, You’re Doing Sexy Wrong

If what Madonna did to Drake is okay, could Mick Jagger do it to Taylor Swift?

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Twenty years after ‘It Takes a Village,’ we finally have our chance to start constructing Hillaryville by electing Hillary Clinton as president. No one really wants that.
People who believe it a sacrilege to participate in a gay wedding can keep themselves from being persecuted out of business with some savvy marketing.
Collegiate debate generates lots of social leaders. So everyone should be concerned that today’s debaters prefer to jettison logic and scream absurdities at each other.

The Washington Free Beacon

Chicago Concealed Carrier Stops Gunman Shooting Into Crowd

A Chicago man was able to shoot another who'd opened fire on a crowd of people in the city's Logan Circle neighborhood on Friday night. The man who ended the shooting was in the area dropping off a customer from his Uber as the perpetrator began firing. Chicago officials said they will not be chargi

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Comedienne Roseanne Barr says 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton is “the same old s--t,” according to an interview with the Daily Beast.
JERUSALEM—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin have rejected invitations to meet with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on his visit to the region in about 10 days.

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

Hillary's Family Jewels

If political assets are like the family jewels, things inherited but not necessarily merited, Hillary Rodham Clinton has a virtual hope chest, an endowment like no other politician in American history

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20 Apr 2015, 12:00 am

Based on President Obama's actions of the past seven years, one can surmise that his worldview is based on three major premises. 
The left lackey media starts spinning and twisting the Walter Scott shooting.
Obama has significantly increased the risk of nuclear war. So much for that old Nobel Peace Prize.

Heritage Foundation

These Blue States Have Tried the Elizabeth Warren Model. Their Residents Are Fleeing.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently appeared on one of the late night talk shows, beating the class warfare drum and arguing for billions of dollars in... Read More The post These Blue States Have Tried the Elizabeth Warren Model. Their Residents Are Fleeing. appeared first on Daily S

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It’s been 20 years since we experienced the worst act of American home-grown terrorism at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. This... Read More The post How Oklahoma City Rebounded From America’s Worst Act of Home-Grown Terrorism appeared first on Daily Signal.
Modern, Internet-enabled aircraft may be susceptible to hacking, according to a new government report. “Modern aircraft are increasingly connected to the Internet,” warns the Government... Read More The post How Your Airplane’s Wi-Fi Network Could Pose a Security Risk appeared fir
I had the privilege of serving as mayor in the small, Shenandoah Valley town where my wife and I raised our children. So, I am... Read More The post Out-of-State Billionaire Wages War on Affordable Energy in Nebraska appeared first on Daily Signal.

Black Murderers Matter

The "Black Lives Matter" campaign is based on as big a lie as the "campus rape culture" lie; the Rolling Stone magazine gang rape at the University of Virginia fraternity lie; the gang rape by the Duke University lacrosse team lie; the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Ferguson lie; and all the other lies tha

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History is filled with third parties. Unsuccessful candidates for President represented The Free Soil, Socialist, Prohibition, Bull Moose, Constitution, Libertarian and Green, just to name a few.
Once upon a quite different time, Americans debated politics; we didn't just trade videos of politicians making gaffes on the campaign trail. As when Barack Obama tells those who built their own businesses, "You didn't build that." Or the hapless Mitt Romney described the 47 percent of Americans who

20 Apr 2015, 11:01 pm

Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the high prices we pay for democracy.

The Corner

Scene from an American Life

Today in Impromptus, I write a little bit about anthropology (taking off from my NR piece, “Majoring in Anthro: A lament for a field”). I wanted to share with you a letter from an extraordinary reader and friend of ours: NR cruiser, all-purpose sage, and American original Pat Gigliotti.

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During last Wednesday’s hearing before the House Oversight Committee about the future of the Ex-Im Bank, Representative Jody Hice (R., Ga.) grilled Ex-Im president Fred Hochberg about the agency’s lack of transparency — especially its sloppy data prac
Jack Goldsmith has replied to my earlier post, which addressed his critique of my Corker bill column. His latest post at the Lawfare blog is here. Our disagreement is more narrow than it appeared to be. I do not have time to address it further for now, but I appreciate the discussion and his thought
Late last week at Slate — yes, Slate — Yale senior fellow Emma Sky wrote an extended piece on the Obama administration’s failure to secure and consolidate the gains of the Surge, a failure that is costing tens of thousands of lives, has squandered American strategic advantage in t

Red State

April 20, 1914: The Ludlow Massacre

While we rightfully criticize the excesses of labor unions and decry the way capitalism is degenerating into crony capitalism, rent seeking, and lobbyist cage matches we have to keep in mind how we got here. Coal mining is a dangerous occupation today, it was even moreso at the turn of the last cen

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There has been a garden industry erupting among GOP presidential contenders over whether or not they would attend a homosexual wedding... as a guest. Scott Walker (via CNN) "Even though my position on marriage is still that its defined as between a man and a woman, and I support the constitution of
We need more shame and less social media, in my opinion. Also, fewer witch hunts, which social media frankly fosters. The post Some thoughts on shame and social media in the political sphere. appeared first on RedState.
Back in the good old days of the Obama stimulus, green energy companies were looking for a boost direct from the federal government, in the form of straight-up financial subsidies to promote "green-collar jobs." Fast forward to 2015, and the terrain has changed some. We've seen that the stimulus wa