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18 Sep 2014, 10:21 am

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The House of Representatives is considering a rule that would require think tanks to disclose any funding by foreign governments, the New York Times reports.

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Behind the scenes of the U.S. military preparations for airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against the al Qaeda offshoot terrorist group Islamic State, the CIA is gearing up for new drone strikes and a surge in intelligence-gathering operations to support it, according to U.S. officials.

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Dissolution?

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The American Spectator

Angels Clinch AL West

The Los Angeles Angels will make their first post-season appearance since 2009 having clinched the AL West last night. They clinched a tie with a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on a combined one-hit shutout by C.J. Wilson, Joe Smith and Huston Street. For a time, it appeared their celebratio

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18 Sep 2014, 3:00 am

On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo sounded the alarm about the escalating danger of a terrorist attack on America by ISIS and other jihadists. Too bad the Obama administration lacks the resolve or sense of urg


18 Sep 2014, 3:00 am

California governors, from Ronald Reagan on, have glowed over the idea that if the state were a separate country it would have the seventh- or eighth-largest economy in the world. Perhaps Silicon Valley millionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper thought that if one California was that good, six Cali
Mosul, Iraq, October 8, 2014 — Multiple sources have confirmed that Free Syrian Army (“FSA”) forces, part of the “moderate” rebel groups recently trained and armed by the Obama administration, have defeated three small groups of ISIS fighters — with perhaps 25 to

The Federalist

Happy Birthday, FDRLST! Here Are Our 10 Most Popular Articles

Happy birthday to us! Here are our 10 most popular articles of the last year.

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My road from decadent heathen to responsible father is well-chronicled. Who knew getting stoned and watching an ultrasound DVD would change me so much?
A brand-new study that purports to show sex-selective abortions don’t happen in the United States instead confirms the opposite.
Poor people say the worst thing about their material conditions isn’t their material conditions.

The Washington Free Beacon

House Proposal Would Force Think Tanks to Disclose Funding by Foreign Governments

The House of Representatives is considering a rule that would require think tanks to disclose any funding by foreign governments, the New York Times reports.

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Behind the scenes of the U.S. military preparations for airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against the al Qaeda offshoot terrorist group Islamic State, the CIA is gearing up for new drone strikes and a surge in intelligence-gathering operations to support it, according to U.S. officials.
(Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found.
Just as Vice President Joe Biden began to leave an interview with The Guardian on his stop in Iowa, he casually put his foot in his mouth. Mercifully, this slip-up is benign compared to his using the word "Shylock" to describe Jews and "the Orient" to describe Asia earlier this week.

Big Government

BREAKING: ISIS Release 'Chat-Show' Style Video Starring British Hostage John Cantlie

John Cantlie, a key witness in the collapsed trial over jihadi-linked NHS doctor Shajul Islam, has appeared in an ISIS propaganda video, apparently showing him willingly discussing the faults of the West. A new video released by ISIS this afternoon shows Cantile, who was originally kidnapped in 20

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Days before the upcoming Vatican summit on marriage, a group of five cardinals have released a book reaffirming traditional Catholic teaching on marriage and divorce. Speculation concerning possible changes in Catholic teaching and practice on marriage, divorce, and annulments has run rampant in p
On September 17, Americans for Responsible Solutions--the gun control group founded by Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly--launched two ads targeting pro-gun GOP candidates in New Hampshire.  One of the ads accuses Representative Frank Guinta (R-NH-1st Dist.) of "following the gun lobby's agenda"
Just as a high stakes gambler in the wrong place at the wrong time might get "rolled" from time to time, Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson appears ripe to get "Roved" yet again based upon reports he's "donated $10 million to a Karl Rove-backed outfit boosting Republican Senate candidates

American Thinker

The Junior Varsity Team in the White House

It is time for us to stop playing checkers while the Ayatollahs and Caliphs are playing chess

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18 Sep 2014, 12:00 am

Obama has just discovered his pre-midterm election method of wagging the dog -- the deadly international threat of Ebola!!!
It might be wise for us and our NATO allies to take seriously Sun Tzu's admonition that we "Know the Enemy" – particularly when that enemy is actually headed in our direction.
The wrong side of everything

Heritage Foundation

Americans’ Trust in Media at All-Time Low

Most Americans don’t trust the media, according to a recent Gallup poll. When asked how much confidence they had in the mass media to “report... Read More The post Americans’ Trust in Media at All-Time Low appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The recently launched al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) attempted to hijack a Pakistani Navy frigate on September 6 in order to use it to... Read More The post Al-Qaeda Attack on Pakistani Ship Demonstrates Need to Support Islamabad in Terrorist Fight appeared first on Daily Signal.
In an effort to increase transparency and reduce complaints, the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., will issue body-mounted cameras to a test group of... Read More The post D.C. May Require Police to Wear Body Cameras. Why That Could Be a Good Thing. appeared first on Daily Signal.
Government insiders who flagged security issues prior to the launch of HealthCare.gov were right to be concerned. That’s according to a new audit by the... Read More The post Government Insider Warned of HealthCare.gov Security Risks: ‘I Am Tired of the Cover-Ups’ appeared first o

Townhall.com

Have You Heard About Hillary?

We hear where she goes. We hear what she wears. We hear how much she makes. But what we dont ever seem to hear about Hillary Clinton is what she would do as president. Her every move is reported, every speech covered as if it were a decree brought down from a mountaintop. But what does she want to d

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17 Sep 2014, 11:01 pm

As a life-long, occasionally conscripted political volunteer, I've encountered my share of smells along the political way. Fried chicken in the summer at church picnics and BBQ on Fourth of July in Newnan, Georgia, (with the argument about which BBQ was better -- Melear's or Sprayberry's). Then ther


17 Sep 2014, 11:01 pm

If unchecked, the Islamic State will turn what is left of the nations of the Middle East into a huge Mogadishu-like tribal wasteland, from the Syrian Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf. And they will happily call the resulting mess a caliphate.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) press office in Kabul confirmed that three ISAF soldiers were killed as a result of a suicide bombing attack in Kabul today.

The Corner

"The Media's Absurd NFL Hysteria"

I wrote my Politico column today on the ongoing self-congratulatory, absurdly excessive media coverage of the NFL:  Over the past few weeks, two sets of initials have dominated the news — ISIL and NFL — and the casual listener would be hard-pressed to decide which is more odio

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California Democrat Barbara Boxer thought she’d seen the dark underbelly of American politics during her career as a U.S. Senator. But the horror she saw in Wednesday’s Foreign Affairs committee hearing was so foul, so utterly vile, that she actually bega


18 Sep 2014, 10:12 am

Marco Rubio is slowly climbing out of the hole he dug himself with so-called comprehensive immigration reform. He has set out the pillars of a reform-oriented domestic platform. Events abroad are vindicating his world view, and he gave a serious defense speech yesterday, as Mario noted; we have an
Scotland will vote today on whether to declare independence from the United Kingdom. Polls show that the race is very close, with a slight edge for the “no”s. Since many Americans will be eagerly following this race, I thought I’d post a few details about when the result

Red State

State Department used Fake Name to Ignore Security Standards in Benghazi

(Via Caleb Howe at TruthRevolt) The quest for the truth on Benghazi made a little progress yesterday, but that hasn’t stopped the developments from being any more outrageous. As the Benghazi Select Committee discovered yesterday, Hillary Clinton’s State Department fabricated the na

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On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Emma Elliot Freire to discuss today's big independence vote in Scotland, how 16 and 17 year old kids came became eligible to vote and what a breakup of a 300 year long union would look like. The post Scots Head to the Polls to Vote
Sending guns instead of armies to support a cause has a lengthy and storied history in America, especially when American politicians have perceived that public support might not exist for actual American lives being spent on a cause that Americans nonetheless marginally support. Other Western natio
Image Credit: Fajar Sullivan Corporation It’s a really good thing Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts Cosmos rather than performing cost estimates. You can say “Billions and billions and billions!” to awe the easily-impressed rubes watching Cosmos and write it off as a ROM. In Cost Estimati
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