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27 Mar 2015, 11:32 am

Illinois just can't win today. First, two terrible candidates for mayor of Chicago. Then, on his last day in office, disgraced Congressman Aaron Schock decides to compare himself to Lincoln in his farewell speech, even though, despite the fact that he was an Illinois politician, Abraham Lincoln nev

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(Paul Mirengoff)When President Obama decided to employ U.S. air power to support the effort to dislodge ISIS from Tikrit, he pushed for the Iranian-dominated Shiite militias to leave the battlefield. He did so even though these forces made up more than 80 percent of the attacking force. The Shiite m

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Although Rahm Emanuel has pulled well ahead of challenger Chuy Garcia in the Chicago mayoral race (the last poll had him with a comfortable 15 point lead, but still without the 50% necessary to win), with a whopping 18% still undecided and a quesstionable debate performance last night, nothing is g

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The American Spectator

Reid Picks Schumer Over Durbin

Illinois just can't win today. First, two terrible candidates for mayor of Chicago. Then, on his last day in office, disgraced Congressman Aaron Schock decides to compare himself to Lincoln in his farewell speech, even though, despite the fact that he was an Illinois politician, Abraham Lincoln nev

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Although Rahm Emanuel has pulled well ahead of challenger Chuy Garcia in the Chicago mayoral race (the last poll had him with a comfortable 15 point lead, but still without the 50% necessary to win), with a whopping 18% still undecided and a quesstionable debate performance last night, nothing is g
Aaron already announced that Sen. Harry Reid will not seek re-election at the end of this term, ostensibly because of the horrific eye injuries he sustained a few weeks ago, after falling victim to a back-snapping physical therapy resistance band, falling into a Stairmaster and banging his face on
The Obama Administration's reassessment of its relationship with Israel continues with the declassification of Israel's nuclear program. This comes amidst accusations from the Obama Administration against Israel spying on its nuclear negotiations with Iran. The Obama Administration, of course, foun

The Federalist

Colorado: Stabbing And Cutting A Baby Out Of A Mother’s Womb Isn’t Murder

Colorado won't file murder charges against a woman who cut a baby out of its mother's womb, killing it. You can thank the pro-choice abortion lobby.

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If you can’t travel to your favorite major-league team’s spring training, capture the feel by attending increasingly popular minor-league games.
A 38-year-old mom of four just died of cancer. Rather than demanding ‘death with dignity,’ Kara Tippetts exemplified dignity while dying
We're not looking for much in the Republicans' 2016 nominee, just another George Washington.

The Washington Free Beacon

Richard Engel: Military Officials Say Allies No Longer Trust Us, Fear Intel Might Leak to Iran

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered little clarity on whether Tehran was ready to compromise in nuclear talks with six major powers when he spoke with his French counterpart Francois Hollande, France's foreign minister said on Friday.
JERUSALEM—The proxy war between Sunnis and Shiites which has kept the Middle East seething in recent years took a sharp turn yesterday when Sunni states led by Saudi Arabia entered for the first time into direct military confrontation with an Iranian satellite, the Houthi militia in Yemen.

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

Education: Hacks Praise Anything and Always with Enthusiasm

Somehow there is an endless supply of people willing to praise ridiculous, destructive ideas like Common Core.

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You might think that somebody would have explained the facts of life to Mr. Obama in the last six years. But Obama has a hard time listening to other people, especially if they have different ideas. 
By the time taxpayers discover that they’re saddled with exorbitant bills it’s already a fait accompli
Our current president's strategy regarding Iran is patently insane.

Heritage Foundation

Cartoon: Negotiating from Behind

Whether it’s not following through, underestimating the enemy or simply making a bad deal, President Obama doesn’t have the best track record when it comes... Read More The post Cartoon: Negotiating from Behind appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Alcoa is a company with a market capitalization rate of $15.7 billion, $23 billion in sales in 2013 and a CEO making $18.2 million. One... Read More The post $15.7 Billion Company Receives $259 Million Loan (of Your Money) appeared first on Daily Signal.
Senator Sherrod Brown (D–OH) offered a budget amendment today that he claims will “end ‘too big to fail’ bailouts.” But the change could ultimately give... Read More The post Congress Should Resist Latest Efforts to Break Up Large Banks appeared first on Daily Signal.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has added one of Washington’s leading advocates of military readiness to the ranks of advisers helping prepare him for a likely... Read More The post Scott Walker Lands Former Senator as National Security Expert for 2016 Race appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Conservatives, Get Serious

Although only one Republican has officially announced his candidacy for president so far, it looks like a formidable, diverse field of conservatives will be contending in the primaries. One prospect, however and a popular one at that has me utterly nonplussed, and questioning whether conservatives

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The self-proclaimed champions of womens rights, the political left, is once again insisting that a womans right to protect herself from sexual attackers should be regulated, restricted, and in some cases banned.
I remember sitting in my car in college listening to Howard Stern on the radio before class sometime in 2000. Howard and his crew were talking about the stock market which was roaring. The Tech Bubble was in full effect. The sky was the limit. If you werent in the market you were losing out. It was
TED Talks are a hot liberal video series. The 20-minute talks, usually taped in Vancouver, have become such a viral force on the Internet that NPR now has a weekly "TED Radio Hour."

The Corner

Do Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Believe We Can Raise Defense Spending Even More Without Cutting Elsewhere?

On Thursday, Senator Rand Paul proposed an amendment to the Senate budget that would have hiked defense spending and paid for it with a range of spending cuts elsewhere. The summary, via Reason’s Nick Gillespie:  Amdt. 940 will increase, defense spending by nearly $190 b

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27 Mar 2015, 11:14 am

Harry Reid is retiring. Whatever happens to his Senate seat in 2016, this is good news for Republicans and it is good news for America. Good riddance, Harry. Good bloody riddance. Today we will hear a lot about Reid’s “service” to the Senate and to the American people. Ha! &ldquo


27 Mar 2015, 10:54 am

“Jew Or Dog?” is the sort of pop quiz that one might expect from, say, Ali Khamenei. It in fact comes from Lena Dunham, writing in The New Yorker. She offers up a selection of familiar and tired stereotypes (“He expects to be waited on hand and foot by the women in his life,


27 Mar 2015, 10:36 am

Over at Vox, Ezra Klein kindly takes note of my post opposing the Medicare SGR bill this week. I argued, among other things, that the bill would make some of Medicare’s worst features even worse and would make market-oriented reforms more difficult. Klein makes two points in response: that th

Red State

Bernie Sanders’s wife involved in real estate scam?

Socialism, as they say, works until you run out of other people’s money. That appears to have happened to Jane Sanders, the wife of Vermont Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders. The story is banal. A woman who has her job because of her husband’s clout finagles a credulous state agency into

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Yesterday, I wrote a bit about the petulant manchild president whose administration declassified a report detailing quite a bit about Israel’s nuclear program, which does nothing but validate the paranoid, extremist views against Israel in the Middle East. Earlier today, my colleague streiff
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Harsanyi to discuss the Iran nuke negotiations, our changing relationship with Israel and who is to blame for a Middle East in turmoil. The post The Iran Nuke Negotiations and Our Changing Relationship with Israel appeared fi


27 Mar 2015, 9:00 am

As I predicted back in January, the Obama administration is proceeding full speed toward a complete and abject surrender to Iran on the issue of nuclear weapons. Though the administration is touting an imminent breakthrough in negotiations, that breakthrough seems to consist of the United States ab
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