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Joel Gehrke President Obama's ambassador to the United Nations compared Syrian dictator Bashar Assad's atrocities in the ongoing civil war to the Rwandan genocide that took place during Bill Clinton's presidency 20 years ago. "Twenty years from now, how will we reflect on this council's failure to

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer previewed a followup report on the video purportedly showing over 100 Al Qaeda militants in Yemen Wednesday on The Lead. Barbara Starr broke the story yesterday on The Situation Room. The large and brazen gathering was either undetected by U.S. intelligence services or they

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Expired federal tax credits for the wind industry are in front of Congress again, but the political future for the long-standing subsidies is anything but safe, according to a new report.

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The American Spectator

Zander Hollander, R.I.P.

Sports journalist and archivist Zander Hollander passed away on Friday of Alzheimer’s. He was 91. Those of you who put up with my numerous articles and blog posts on baseball can blame Hollander. The very first baseball book I read was Hollander’s The Complete Handbook of Baseball &mdas

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16 Apr 2014, 9:10 am

Feature of the Day: Why Are So Many Older Veterans Committing Suicide? Morning Headlines Domestic                                                          


16 Apr 2014, 4:22 am

Shrouded in the garb of “reproductive freedom” and “equality," President Obama is launching a new eugenics initiative through a program designed to reduce pregnancies and births among teenage black and Hispanic women. As reported by the Daily Caller, the Centers for Disease Contro
The United Nations Human Rights Council angered Iran by renewing the mandate of monitor Ahmed Shaheed, who has criticized Tehran’s abuses. His work remains vital as long as Iran violates its citizens’ most basic rights. At the same time nuclear negotiations continue. Dealing with Tehran

The Federalist

The Federalist Debate: Pullman vs. Petrilli On Common Core

Michael Petrilli of the Fordham Institute and Joy Pullmann of the Heartland Institute debate Common Core.

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We no longer are clear that the free exercise of religion is freedom for religion—and not merely freedom of private conscience.
This month marks the fifth anniversary of the Chrysler bankruptcy. Here's why it still matters.
You're not the only one who's confused on tax day. Donald Rumsfeld's tax day letter proves that the tax code is impenetrable even for top officials.

The Washington Free Beacon

CNN: Al Qaeda Certainly Not on The Run

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Expired federal tax credits for the wind industry are in front of Congress again, but the political future for the long-standing subsidies is anything but safe, according to a new report.
The State Department issued a travel warning on Wednesday warning U.S. citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE—Victims of the 9/11 terror attacks expressed shock that the FBI may be meddling in the hearings here, and some speculated that it is part of an effort by the Obama administration to completely derail the hearings and force them into federal court stateside.

Big Government

Poll Shows Christie Regaining Political Strength

Governor Chris Christie is down but not out. That's the conclusion of a poll published Tuesday by McClatchy. The new poll results show Governor Christie is not the candidate he once was. In a hypothetical 2016 match-up with Hillary Clinton he trails her by 11 points, 53-42. That's up substantially

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From Edward Lucas in the Daily Mail: Deep in the flat and featureless landscape of eastern Ukraine, it is all too ­possible that the outline of World War III is taking shape. ... We are soon to face a bleak choice. We can chose to surrender any responsibility we have to protect Ukraine and the
Peter Bergen, CNN’s Mr Al Qaeda, has declared via the New America Foundation, that the real threat to America is not the terrorist group responsible for 9/11, the Fort Hood massacre, or the attempted Time Square bombing, but “right wing extremists.” As our own John Sexton has ab

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

Pushback Continues: States Grow Increasingly Wary of Common Core

  Common Core is on the ropes. More and more states are pulling back from the national standards as the 2014–15 school year implementation deadline looms near. In Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal (R)—formerly a Common Core supporter—is now encouraging the legislature to remov

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In today’s Wall Street Journal, the estimable Chris Chocola, former congressman from Indiana and current president of the Club for Growth, writes that Congress should allow all of the so-called tax extenders to expire. The tax extenders are a collection of roughly 50 tax-reducing policies tha
Does anyone really believe the French are overworked? Despite the fact that laws already exist mandating a 35-hour work week, a French court has found some employees need even more protection from being overworked. A new agreement with employers gives more than 300,000 tech-sector workers added gua
Last Friday, in a speech at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference, President Obama proudly announced that the Justice Department had taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009. The problem with that claim is that, since 2009, the Justice Department has taken on only 39 v

Townhall.com

Johnson-Crapo Signals the Triumphant Return of Barney Frank to Washington

With so many Democrat retirements this year, one might think Republicans on Capitol Hill would seize the offensive in promoting a conservative agenda with the political winds blowing at their back. The public's distaste for all things big government is well-established on issues such as Obamacare, r

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On April 1, 2014, President Barack Obama triumphantly announced that 7.1 million Americans had selected a health insurance plan through Obamacare. In doing so, he nastily labeled his political opposition uncaring and unfeeling.
It's no secret that the Republican Party has for some time been coping with a multifaceted identity crisis. With the election of Barack Obama, the fallout from the 2008 economic collapse, the emergence of the Tea Party, unrest among social conservatives, and a Congressional era marked by deep intra-


15 Apr 2014, 11:01 pm

Holder's hypocrisy is stunning given that he once famously chastised Americans as being "cowards" for not talking openly about race. Who's the coward now?

The Corner

Selfie Ends with a Boot to the Face

A teenager identified on a YouTube account as Jared Michael tried to take a selfie at what he thought was ”a safe distance” from a passing train. As he went to snap the picture, he was kicked by the train’s driver. Clearly, “a safe distance” would be farth

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16 Apr 2014, 4:04 pm

I agree with David and Rich that John Hinderaker’s Bundy post is very strong. As a matter of law, Cliven Bundy is in the wrong. He is nevertheless a sympathetic figure, and the concerns raised by the standoff in Nevada transcend the illegality of his conduct. Rich’s recollection of Lin
I’d like to thank Kevin Williamson for pointing us to perhaps the dumbest column I’ve ever read on CNN – an actual argument that allegedly “right-wing” extremists are more deadly than jihadists. In addition to Mr. Williamson’s spot-on critique, can we a
During a visit at the Community College of Allegheny County in Oakdale, Pa., today, President Obama and Vice President Biden ”will announce $500 million in grants aimed at increasing coordination between community colleges and industry groups and another $100 mil

Red State

“Abortion Barbie” is Losing and May Be Corrupt

If the only thing I accomplish during campaign 2014 is being credited with labeling Wendy Davis as “Abortion Barbie,” I will be happy. Defining her early as a single issue candidate outside the mainstream and doing so based on her own words, pink shoes, and hagiographic press clippings

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If you are a Colorado resident, please go here now and sign this petition. The petition signatures will be delivered to the Senate floor today. If you aren't a resident of Colorado but still want to help us stand for the rights of parents and the rights of the unborn, tweet out this post, share the
When Barack Obama unveiled his Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative back in 2010, it looked fairly benign. According the HHS program description: A wide range of evidence-based programs are eligible for these funds. Grants are available to funding medically accurate and age appropriate programs tha
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Harvey Silverglate to discuss his book, Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent, the many obscure laws you break everyday and the how the Feds use "in the name of national security" as a legal w
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