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1 Oct 2014, 8:36 am

(Scott Johnson)With President Obama blaming his intelligence functionaries for his failure to anticipate the swift advances of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, the intelligence community has responded in stories such as the Baker/Schmitt round-up yesterday in the New York Times (discussed by Paul here). I th

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"This sounds like the Keystone Kops."

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said she would “probably look to other models” instead of President Obama when modeling her leadership style in Wisconsin. Following an enthusiastic endorsement from Michelle Obama on Tuesday, Burke awkwardly tried to distance herself f

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1 Oct 2014, 7:42 am

(Scott Johnson)The president and his flacks are talking as fast as they can to explain that the visible deterioration of our interests around the world has nothing to do do with the actions of the administration itself. This past Sunday on 60 Minutes Obama passed the buck to his intelligence functio

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The American Spectator

I LOVE CARS — The Greatest Invention of Mankind

Tuesday So… It is a beautiful, spectacular day here in Los Angeles. I am sitting at my desk and looking out at the swimming pool and I am thinking a DEEP THOUGHT: I LOVE CARS. I don’t just like cars. I don’t just think it’s good to have a car. I LOVE CARS. And I include tru

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Ya gotta admit. Sean Hannity and Mark Levin got rhythm. Just look-see right here at Jib Jab, the site working with the two for months — OK years — to get them honed to Dancing With the Stars quality.  Come on. Give it up for the JibJab Boys! What’s a conservative revolution i

1 Oct 2014, 3:00 am

Can it happen here? It is happening in Europe where French polls show that the National Front’s Marine Le Pen would win the election for president if elections were held tomorrow. Something like it has happened in Italy where an anarchist comedian, the happily named Beppe Grillo, garnered 25
The Democrats’ biggest worry heading toward November is Obama’s fall from grace with his base. This could make things even worse for them than currently expected. Democrats’ only hope to offset Republicans’ anticipated midterm surge is their base’s high turnout. Howeve

The Federalist

Big Brother’s My Keeper, My Soul Shall Want

President Obama's team has added meat to his My Brother's Keeper initiative. Here's a deprecatory ode.

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With several notable exceptions, ‘A Skeptic’s Guide to Climate Change’ is a welcome departure from alarmist climate-change rhetoric.
With five weeks to go until the elections, here's a rundown on how the Senate races look.
If you wait for the perfect time when you have ample amounts of cash and the perfect house, you’ll never have children.

The Washington Free Beacon

Mary Burke Awkwardly Distances Herself From Obama Presidency

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The United States risks emboldening China’s suppression of restive minorities and disaffected regions under its sway unless officials take tougher measures to condemn Beijing’s actions toward Hong Kong, experts and Chinese dissidents say.

Big Government

Narendra Modi Wows Crowd at Madison Square Garden

This article originally appeared at Bloomberg View: The two parts of one of the world’s largest mutual-admiration societies, long frustrated in their efforts to see each other in the flesh, came together Sunday at New York’s Madison Square Garden, when India’s Prime Minister Nare

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A Wisconsin reporter claims that First Lady Michelle Obama's handlers demanded that journalists avoid speaking to any members of the audience who attended the first lady's recent Milwaukee campaign event. Meg Kissinger, a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, took to her Facebook page this
This story originally appeared at The Daily Mail: On 26 August 1978, Cardinal Albino Luciani was elected Pope on only the fourth ballot, taking the name of John Paul I.  He came from near Belluno, some 80 miles north of Venice, his father passing much of his working life as a seasonal worker
This morning's key headlines from Russia's ruble currency drops to record low against the dollar Taiwan officials split on reaction to Hong Kong protests Polio cases surging in Pakistan to record-breaking levels Russia's ruble currency drops to record low against the doll

American Thinker

Oklahoma Terror and Gun Control

The Oklahoma beheading doesn’t just undermine the Leftist narrative of Muslims as a persecuted minority -- it also presents a problem on the issue of gun control.

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When the royal invalids come to town, hundreds of thousands of individuals are inconvenienced; frustration rises, and time and money are lost.
Saudi Arabia discovers the truth of the ancient Arab proverb, 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend'.
Republicans just don’t get it; it’s not personal, it’s all about power.

Heritage Foundation

Mom-and-Pop Restaurants Feel Pinch of Minimum Wage Hike

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.—As far as Rob Pluta is concerned, New Jersey lawmakers who say they want to help restaurant workers by raising the state’s minimum wage... Read More The post Mom-and-Pop Restaurants Feel Pinch of Minimum Wage Hike appeared first on Daily Signal.

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AUGUSTA, Maine—Outspoken and under fire, Republican Gov. Paul LePage is in danger of losing his re-election bid. One of the most conservative governors in the... Read More The post Independent Voters Hold Key in Maine Governor’s Race appeared first on Daily Signal.
Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates have stopped the mudslinging–for now–and are tugging on the Bluegrass State’s heartstrings with ads aimed to show Kentuckians they care. Incumbent... Read More The post Kentucky Senate Candidates Want You to Know They Care appeared first on
Meg Kissinger, a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, covered first lady Michelle Obama’s Milwaukee campaign stop Monday for Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. But, Kissinger... Read More The post Reporter Forbidden to Speak to Crowd at Michelle Obama Event appeared fi

You May Not Be Into Politics but Politics is Into You

People, especially young people, often say that they dont care about politics. Theyre just not into it; they think politics doesnt affect their lives. Even if they cared enough to get involved, theyre too busy with school or building careers and families, or trying to find a job after being laid off

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I know I was surprised to learn that 1.4 degrees of warming (over the last century) was enough to push the cradle of civilization into mass chaos. (Because, as we all know, it was always such a peaceful corner of the world up until recently.)
Thanks to US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a well-known liberal and feminist, Americans are getting an inside look at what Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthoods founder, probably would have embraced today and who she would have embraced today. From her recent comments on abortion, Justi
Much of my writing is focused on the real-world impact of government policy, and this is why I repeatedly look at the relative economic performance of big government jurisdictions and small government jurisdictions.

The Corner

Omar Gonzalez Vs. Alton Nolen

I must say, there’s something about the way accused White House intruder Omar Gonzalez is constantly described in the media that bothers me. I keep hearing him called “Army veteran Omar Gonzalez.” It’s true he’s an army veteran. So I’m not disputing the fact

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There may be a pattern involving the IRS losing e-mails and other key computer records. For months, the House Oversight Committee has been pursuing the lost e-mails of Lois Lerner and other figures in the IRS tax-exempt organization scandal.  Now, the private-jet company NetJets is claiming i
Even though Barack Obama rode into office in 2008 on a wave of media adulation, the Obama administration has exhibited a fiercely hostile attitude towards reporters. It has vigorously prosecuted low-level national-security leakers — while it ignores friendly leakers from the White House who p

1 Oct 2014, 6:30 am

Are mites having sex on your face? John Lennon’s nearly-forgotten 1974 Broadway flop Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road. A Requiem for Saturday Morning Cartoons - they’ve been dying off for a long time but now have ceased to exist. Weird (and funny

Red State

This is What Common Core Looks Like

The picture above is from my third grade daughter’s math book. This is the only page that explains that method for subtraction. There are, for the record, four ways to subtract that my third grader must learn. “The only champions of common core I know are paid to like it and most of the

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What a difference flopsweat makes. Democrat Senator Kay Hagan is feeling the heat and has enlisted aging horndog and former president Bill Clinton in an effort to stave off defeat: Former President Bill Clinton is coming to North Carolina to help raise money for U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s re-elect

1 Oct 2014, 3:30 am

Have you noticed the Republicans have given up a concentrated effort against Obamacare? They have. It is barely on the radar. More and more stories come out every day about how close races are across the country. More and more stories come out about tightening polls. More and more races the GOP mus
With the CDC in Atlanta, of course I spent my whole show talking about the Ebola outbreak. You can listen to the show here: And go sign up for the show notes email. The post Ebola Comes to the United States appeared first on RedState.