State Department spokeswoman hopes Russia lives by "the promise of hashtag"

24 Apr 2014, 10:46 pm

Charles Hoskinson State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki lit up Twitter late Thursday with one of the worst public diplomacy fails in social media history. It all started with this tweet aimed at Russian aggression toward Ukraine: The response was instantaneous -- and derisive. washingtonexaminer.

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Secretary of State John Kerry called out the Russian state funded propaganda network RT Thursday in a statement to the press blasting the Kremlin for failing to honor last week’s Geneva deal by refusing to deescalate in Ukraine. “In fact, the propaganda bullhorn that is the state sponso

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24 Apr 2014, 9:21 pm


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Chill out.

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The American Spectator

Cliven Bundy and Choosing Our Battles Carefully

Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, who has become a cause célèbre among many conservatives over the past few weeks, made national headlines on Thursday for making comments about African-Americans being better off under slavery. Conservative commentators have denounced Bundy&rsqu

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What kind of world are we living in? The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in [British Columbia] facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in the United States, providing electricity for residents of Oregon. The province&rsqu
What kind of world are we living in? The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in [British Columbia] facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in the United States, providing electricity for residents of Oregon. The province&rsqu
What kind of world are we living in? The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in [British Columbia] facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in the United States, providing electricity for residents of Oregon. The province&rsqu

The Federalist

13 Ways For Feminists To Close The Confidence Gap

Here are some ways that women can demonstrate confidence right now, starting with buying one's own birth control.

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Yes, liberals made severe labor force attrition a focal point of their emergency unemployment insurance advocacy.
For now, the GOP seems planted in the drivers seat. But there are unknowns at every corner.
There seems to an emerging consensus among sophisticates that non-libertarian conservatism is “reactionary.” They couldn't be more wrong.

The Washington Free Beacon

John Kerry Blasts ‘Propaganda Bull Horn’ RT

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Attorney General Eric Holder canceled a speech to a graduating class of police cadets in Oklahoma City on Thursday, after crowds of Oklahomans flocked to the ceremony to protest his appearance.
The U.S. military command in South Korea voiced concerns this week that a Chinese telecommunications deal with South Korea could undermine the security of communications on the tense Korean peninsula.

Big Government

The case of the missing Cover Oregon $305 million

In response to Obamacare Exchange 'Cover Oregon' Collapses in Failure: So... where did all that money go?  Is anyone going to jail over this?  Will anyone other than a few designated fall guys be inconvenienced?  How about the geniuses who decided to hand out a no-bid contract to an

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Breitbart News and others have chronicled the "Unmatched failure" that Cover Oregon has now officially become. As was pointed out on March 20 of this year, "The Oregon Obamacare exchange has received $305 million in taxpayer-funded federal grants, spent $160 million on its busted website, dropped $
According to the Daily Beast, the NRA spews "right-wing crap," while Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA) has "public opinion on their side." The Daily Beast is looking for anything to give MDA a way to come out on top when they gather and push strollers in protest on April 26th, the
In 2012, residents in Pittsfield Township, Michigan objected to the increased traffic and other intrusions that would have descended upon their quiet neighborhood with the construction of a massive new Muslim community center and school. But after residents spoke out publicly at a zoning meeting,

American Thinker

Rogue Hall Monitors

IN HIS 1951 book God and Man at Yale, the document that, to simplify only a little, launched the conservative movement, William F. Buckley, Jr. lamented what he later called “the phenomenon of the somnolent college trustee.” Looking back in 2007, Buckley concluded that little had change

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11 Nov 2013, 5:09 am

President Obama’s foreign policy record remains intact. Across the world from which he is withdrawing American power and influence, governments are recognizing that where once a superpower resided, now only a shadow remains. First it was left to the Communist Chinese to admonish us against sp
It is wrong, of course, to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. Still, I must confess that I have derived no small amount of schadenfreude from news stories about Obamacare advocates who have been adversely affected by the not-so-Affordable Care Act. It would take a stronger man than yours tr

11 Nov 2013, 5:08 am

Private “Rondi” Rondinoni had been in B Company for a little more than one hitch (three years). He had reached the rank of Private First Class (PFC), but was busted back to buck private for repeated fractures of discipline. It didn’t matter to Rondi. He just enjoyed being a soldie

Heritage Foundation

Oregon’s Top IT Official Recommends Scrapping Obamacare Website

Oregon’s top IT official is recommending Cover Oregon scrap the state’s disastrous online health insurance exchange that failed to sign up a single resident, The Oregonian today reported. Alex Pettit, Oregon’s Chief Information Officer, this morning recommended to a 16-member tech

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Well, there he goes again! President Obama has, once again, taken unilateral action by announcing a new clemency initiative. The Department of Justice, which reviews applications for pardons and clemency and makes recommendations to the president, said that it will “prioritize” clemency
Gov. Rick Perry (R–Texas) weighed in on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s contentious comments about illegal immigration, expressing sympathy for those who broke laws “to take care of their family.” “I totally understand about people breaking a law to take care of their f
Americans are still outraged at what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. They know that four brave Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, died at the hands of terrorists. They know American diplomats did not receive the protection and the support they deserved. But w

Did the U.S. Choose War in Libya Over Qaddafi's Abdication?

More than Benghazi skeletons should haunt Hillary Clinton's expected 2016 presidential bid. It now seems that the entire war in Libya -- where thousands died in a civil war in which no U.S. interest was at stake -- might well have been averted on her watch and, of course, that of President Obama's.

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24 Apr 2014, 11:01 pm

Sonia Sotomayor is a wonderful role model. Truly. Through hard work, brains and rare self-discipline at an early age, she was able to overcome poverty and family dysfunction to become what she is today.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's calculating behavior, first in the Crimea and now in Ukraine, sends chills down the spine of the body politic. Once gaga over Barack Obama, their warmth has turned to frost.

24 Apr 2014, 11:01 pm

The Obama administration doesn't have watchdogs. It has whitewash puppies. The president's Chicago bullies have defanged true advocates for integrity in government in D.C. from day one.

The Corner


Writing for Esquire, Stephen Marche describes Thomas Piketty’s confiscation manifesto in measured, restrained terms: The term must-read has lost most of its urgency by this point—if indeed it had any urgency to begin with. When you see it in a review today, you assume it simply means

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MSNBC host Chris Hayes is getting an alarming amount of attention for his latest effort in The Nation, a stemwinder arguing that the abolition of fossil fuels is like the abolition of slavery. The argument may sound forced, but Hayes has a logical premise that goes something like this: Socrates
U.S., EU, and Ukrainian government accounts have been using the Twitter hashtag “#UnitedforUkraine” in the messages they broadcast on the social network about the situation between Russia and Ukraine (see some examples). Today, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Twitter account s
Conservative commentators were out in force Thursday to denounce Cliven Bundy’s comments about race, and Charles Krauthammer followed suit on Special Report earlier this evening. “It isn’t enough to say I don’t agree with what he said. This is a despicable statement. You

Red State

Globalism, Abortion and A Waste-Burning Facility in Oregon.

Well, My Constant Readers, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news, according to B.C. Health Ministry is that bio-medical waste is disposed of through appropriate contracted providers. Furthermore, they follow all health and safety protocols and government regulations. The ba

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Every now and then, the media will scratch its head and wonder why President Obama’s poll numbers are so awful, when there’s good economic news he should be benefiting from.  This almost invariably refers to the stock market, the lone bright spot of the long non-recovery we’v
If John Kitzhaber hadn't nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies! The post Welp: Cover Oregon has died. #obamcare appeared first on RedState.
The Jeanne Shaheen campaign does not think that it has enough in the way of resources to win this election on their own. The post Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D, New Hampshire) is afraid that she’ll lose. appeared first on RedState.