Ron Dermer does CNN

25 Jul 2014, 3:13 pm

(Scott Johnson)Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer is of course working overtime to speak up for Israel during its present hostilities with Hamas. He went above and beyond the call of duty yesterday, listening to its coverage for two hours. Now that hurts. Dermer noted that something

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The Obama administration is calling on Congress to fully repeal the war authorization in Iraq to ensure that no U.S. troops return to the country, which is under siege by the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS). White House national security adviser Susan Rice petitioned S

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Blake Seitz An estimated 57,000 illegal immigrant youths have entered the U.S. since October of last year, creating a big problem for the Border Patrol agents who process them -- and a big payday for the smugglers who get them here. The smugglers, called "coyotes," can earn up to $5,000 per head fo

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The American Spectator

Why Abortion Will Never Be Mainstream

In 1996, President Bill Clinton stated that "abortion should not only be safe and legal, it should be rare." The far left has since changed its tone with a campaign to normalize and de-stigmatize abortions. The new website, founded by Emily Letts, the woman known for posting a video of

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Smoking is healthier than fascism. The aphorism’s latest affirmation comes via the death of a seller of cigarette singles at the hands of New York City police officers. “Are you serious?” Eric Garner asked the approaching New York City cops. “I didn’t do nothing. What
They call it the “Texas Miracle,” though California doesn’t think there’s anything heavenly about it. Texas’s economic boom, driven by low taxes and a business-friendly regulatory climate under the cocksure leadership of Governor Rick Perry, is the envy of the rest of
A search for the good guys and bad guys of Iraq commenced during a hearing in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs with representatives from the Departments of State and Defense on Wednesday. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was the first "bad guy," in the view of Congress. A few representatives ar

The Federalist

4 Worst Ways Halbig Truthers Have Spun Obamacare Architect’s Comments

One of Obamacare's architects was caught off message this week. Way off message. Defenders didn't handle it so well.

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Obamacare isn't the only major typo in American history. We did some digging and found 5 more typos in landmark laws.
Does Earth-2 Jonathan Gruber also love birds?
Many people are quite amazed to meet a pants-wearing, educated woman who actually favors the contraception-free life. For the curious, here’s an FAQ.

The Washington Free Beacon

White House Wants Repeal of Iraq War Authorization

The Obama administration is calling on Congress to fully repeal the war authorization in Iraq to ensure that no U.S. troops return to the country, which is under siege by the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS). White House national security adviser Susan Rice petitioned S

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Senators are moving to block the White House from giving Iran another $2.8 billion in cash assets until the administration can assure lawmakers that Tehran will not use the money to fund terrorism, according to a copy of new legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Big Government

Poll: Majority Oppose John Boehner's Lawsuit Against President Obama

A majority of Americans oppose House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) lawsuit against President Barack Obama for his executive actions on Obamacare.  A CNN poll found that 41% of Americans approve while 57% disapprove. Among Republicans, 75% approve of the lawsuit. As Breitbart News reported, Bo

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On July 22, the Dallas Independent School District (ISD) Board of Trustees voted 7-2 to renew the contract of school superintendent Mike Miles, who they flirted with firing a year ago and followed up with a failed vote last September. Miles was not axed, though, and despite a tempestuous year, the
This article originally appeared at Rep. Kerry Bentivolio is a freshman House Republican who’s facing a primary challenger on Aug. 5. Yesterday afternoon, he pulled what some might call a “campaign stunt.” He returned, and made a big fuss about returning, a Chamber of C
In 1984 the summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles were arguably the most successful games ever. Now Mayor Eric Garcetti is hoping to give Los Angeles an opportunity to do it again in 2024. According to the Los Angeles Times, Garcetti will be having “low-key, informative sessions” in

American Thinker

Five Fatal Flaws of Solar Energy

Collecting solar energy will never play more than a minor and very expensive role in supplying grid power.  Here's why.

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An encyclopedia would be required to list all the examples of executive and governmental agency overreach.
How many millennials realize they are the lost generation, Barack Obama’s political cannon fodder, used-up in the battle to fundamentally change America?

25 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

The situation in the Mideast is not at all what most commentators take it to be -- but it is generally encouraging for Israel.

Heritage Foundation

Why Are U.S. Interest Rates Falling? Thank the Chinese

U.S. employment growth has recently accelerated, and the Federal Reserve is winding down its program of buying U.S. Treasuries with expectations of raising interest rates... Read More The post Why Are U.S. Interest Rates Falling? Thank the Chinese appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (known as Dodd-Frank) is not just damaging the U.S. economy through excessive and ill-designed regulations. It’s also... Read More The post Dodd-Frank Overregulation Prolongs Conflict in Eastern Congo appeared first on Daily Signal.
One of the Export-Import Bank’s biggest beneficiaries is working to solidify a deal to sell airplanes to Iran. Unrelatedly, Boeing is also asking for more... Read More The post Boeing In Talks for Deal with Iran, Seeks Ex-Im Financing for China appeared first on Daily Signal.

25 Jul 2014, 2:39 pm

This has not been a good week for President Obama: Obamacare is back on the front burners and back in trouble. This week, the D.C.... Read More The post Obamacare Here to Stay? Ha! appeared first on Daily Signal.

Like a Hotel Burglar . . .

Our president and his crew of Great Minds have managed to "reset" relations with Russia, all right -- all the way back to Cold War times.

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25 Jul 2014, 12:30 pm

Russian president Vladimir “Teflon” Putin is on a roll—or so we’re led to believe by the media. The Russian president combines the slick machismo of James Bond, the cojones of George Patton and the craftiness of Cardinal Richelieu.

25 Jul 2014, 8:30 am

Just the other day when I was home in Dunn, a woman standing in the checkout line told me that she felt as though she had less money in her pocket.
Biden joked that he wished he had a Republican kid, so someone would be able to pay for his retirement… I’m glad to see Joe is starting to be honest about how Social Security really works.

The Corner

Iowan Boy Scouts Allegedly Harassed by Border Patrol at the Canadian Border into Alaska

While the Obama administration has begun looking into ways to ensure safe passage to the United States for Honduran children, federal officials have reportedly harassed an Iowa Boy Scout Troop seeking to enter Alaska through Canada. Jim Fox, leader of the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111, told an Iowa

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Protesters in support of illegal immigration ambushed Lynn, Mass., Mayor Judith Kennedy after she left a closed-door meeting. Massachusetts House Minority Leader Brad Jones called a fact finding meeting in his office that included the mayor and other elected officials, county sheriffs, and federa
Comments by MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, who is largely considered the “architect” of Obamacare, actually “didn’t represent his views” on whether the federal government can issue subsidies for health-care plans purchased outside of state-based exchanges, according
Molly Wharton’s post recounts how, when pressed aggressively by Sean Hannity, an apologist for Palestinian jihadists refused to say whether he believed Hamas is a terrorist organization. This question, as we’ve observed here before, is one Islamic supremacists almost always dodge. But w

Red State

Another 2012 Jonathan Gruber ‘speak-o,’ apparently. #obamacare

Dear God but the Left is going to hate that term by the time we're done with it. The post Another 2012 Jonathan Gruber ‘speak-o,’ apparently. #obamacare appeared first on RedState.

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I don’t follow Texas politics but I am an avid player of a political game called “Name That Party.” The game is played whenever a prominent political figure is arrested or implicated in some untoward activity (though in today’s moral climate I am hard pressed to come up with
Bad company corrupts good morals. Or something like that. Who knew that reading RedState diaries such as this one would lure me to a website like Salon. Really. In my attempts to filter non-uplifting and/or demoralizing sources of internet content, I avoid spending (wasting) time scouring sites spa
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the war on poverty, failed government programs and if a guaranteed income could help alleviate poverty and kick start the economy. The post Could a Guaranteed Income Pull People Out of Poverty? app