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The American Spectator

Obama Backs Down on Assault on 529 College Savings Plans

On Tuesday, just 36 hours after receiving scathing criticism from yours truly on these pages, President Obama has backed down on his proposal to effectively end 529 college savings plans. Even senior Democrats were urging him to pull the plug on his stupid idea...which is why I wish he hadn't. As I

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So our mystery Drink-and-Droner has been revealed.  According to the New York Times, the guy who, yesterday morning, caused a huge ruckus by crash-landing a drone on White House lawn and testing the limits of the Secret Service's abilites at 3am, has been revealed to be an officer with th
Coming off a very big opener this weekend, Scott Walker is forming up the requisite "exploratory" committee for a 2016 Presidential run. The "Our American Revival" organization submitted its paperwork yesterday and the website is scheduled to go live sometime today.  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walk
It was 70 years ago today that Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviet Army (one of the few good things to have happened under Stalin).  As only a few thousand detainees remained in the camp, the liberation was of little help to those who had been evacuated under orders by Himmler earlier in the

The Federalist

It Doesn’t Matter That Bergdahl Is A Deserter

While the deal for Bowe Bergdahl may have been illegal and undermined national security, the soldier's actions are separate issue.

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Jonathan Chait says PC language policing perverts liberalism. He's wrong. Liberalism depends on the language police, as Chait himself proves.
No one really acts as if Islam and Christianity are an equal threat. So what exactly causes one religion to be more violent?
Near-total ignorance about how sizable chunks of America see the world should embarrass everyone. Listening to each other’s music is hardly a big ask, especially when hip-hop kicks ass.

The Washington Free Beacon

CNN: Libya Has Become ‘A Horrible Situation In North Africa’

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The District of Columbia has issued its first concealed handgun carry permits. As of January 26 there are eight civilians who can legally carry a firearm in the nation's capital. Currently, more permit applicants have been denied than approved.
A government contractor that has received more than $2.5 billion for humanitarian and infrastructure work in Iraq and Afghanistan has been suspended from receiving federal funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) due to “serious misconduct.”

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

Okay, Liberals: Let's Talk Inequality

Liberals used to hang their hats on helping the working stiff. Government programs, paid for by the rich, would cure the blight of poverty, they told us. Only it didn't.

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What many critics do not understand about American Sniper is that it is not just about war. 
Why did Saudi Arabia, considered to be the linchpin of the OPEC cartel (or former OPEC cartel), permit the price to collapse?

Heritage Foundation

Here’s Paul Ryan’s Recipe for Achieving Economic Freedom

Rep. Paul Ryan has a simple recipe for how the U.S. can achieve greater economic freedom. Ryan, R-Wis., said Tuesday that stronger trade policies and... Read More The post Here’s Paul Ryan’s Recipe for Achieving Economic Freedom appeared first on Daily Signal.

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President Obama is abandoning his controversial plan to tax the interest on 529 savings accounts, the White House announced Tuesday. The 529 plans are savings accounts... Read More The post Your 529 Plan Is Safe. Here’s Why the White House Changed Course. appeared first on Daily Signal.
Three prominent anti-slavery activists and opposition politicians in Mauritania were sentenced to two years in prison earlier this month. Biram Dah Abeid, the runner-up in... Read More The post Anti-Slavery Activists Imprisoned in Mauritania appeared first on Daily Signal.
In the midst of his recovery from a serious accident at his home in Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has gotten some more bad news:... Read More The post Felony Conviction of Reid Contributor Upheld By Ninth Circuit appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Rachel Marsden: Accused Russian spies come up short on intelligence

Federal prosecutors have filed espionage charges against three Russians allegedly working for Russia's foreign intelligence service, SVR.

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History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes. That observation has been attributed to Mark Twain but, much like Dorothy Parker in our time, old Sam Clemens tended to get credit for any saying that is wise, witty and compact. Talk about history rhyming: The unending news dispatches out of Ukraine mig
Much to the chagrin of Hollywood leftist like Michael Moore, Seth Rogen and Bill Maher, "American Sniper" has been the No. 1 watched film in America for the second weekend in a row.


27 Jan 2015, 11:09 am

A recent report released by Uber sheds some much-needed light on those who drive for the technology company, and why they choose to do so. Its findings add some empirical evidence to the bitter debate over ridesharings effect on the economy, and put opponents of the new technology on the defensive.

The Corner

Report: 52 City Managers in Illinois Earn More than Any U.S. Governor Does

Fifty-two village and city managers in Illinois earn more than any U.S. governor does, according to a report from Forbes. Three managers make more than $250,000 while leading municipalities that, combined, have fewer than 100,000 residents. And it’s not just city managers earn

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On Tuesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer, marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, said that Europe will eventually be empty of Jews, thanks to rising anti-Semitism that is merely a return to normal. “There’s been an interruption in Europea
One of the ways President Obama proposed to pay for his plan to provide two free years of community college and expand certain college tax benefits was to raise taxes a college savings plan that’s popular with state governments and the upper middle class. If that sounds politically
Facebook has chosen to comply with a Turkish court’s order to block webpages containing content offensive to Islam, according to several reports. A Facebook employee told the New York Times that the company agreed to shutdown a number of pages with offensive content within 24 hours of the re

Red State

Gov. Scott Walker (R, Wisconsin) and the Washington Post’s institutional bias.

You’ve no doubt already heard that Scott Walker is, yea, indeed, running for President – with a hundred ‘Throne of Skulls’ jokes already blossoming on Twitter* – but I don’t want to hit that.  I want to hit a problem that I have with the Washington Post&rsqu

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It is difficult not to feel sorry for a mildly-addled and useless time-server like Elijah Cummings. He was named “stuckee” by the Democrat caucus and serves as the senior Democrat on the special committee Trey Gowdy chairs investigating Obama’s and Hillary Clinton&r
Erin May is the mother of two boys in the Lafayette Parish School System. She may also be on the verge of launching a revolution to take education back from the bureaucrats. Mrs. May’s sons are required this year to take the PARCC exam in Louisiana. PARCC is the Common Core exam in Louisiana.
Across the country, unions are reeling. Union membership is at historic lows. Federally, card check legislation has now been dead for years. In Wisconsin, Scott Walker took on public sector unions and won. Michigan has put right-to-work laws on the books. Even in blue states (New Jersey, Illin
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