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27 Mar 2015, 7:31 am

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Philip Klein Here is the full statement Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid sent announcing he was not seeking re-election: FROM SENATOR REID: THANK YOU When I was a boy, I dreamed of being an athlete. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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Fare the well, cataclysm; we hardly knew ye.

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27 Mar 2015, 6:49 am

(Scott Johnson)Omri Ceren writes from Lausanne by email with comments for media covering developments related to the negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran: Secretary Kerry and FM Zarif started off the second day in a row with a 10:00am meeting (technically 10:08am), which again including US

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The American Spectator

RECIPE: Donald Trump's Millionaire Shortbread

Donald Trump has formed an exploratory committee to help him determine if he should run for president in 2016. To celebrate him throwing his extravagant hair-covering twenty gallon hat part-way into the presidential ring, this installment of Amelia’s Kitchen offers a delicious tribute to Trum

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Donald Trump has formed an exploratory committee to help him determine if he should run for president in 2016. To celebrate him throwing his extravagant hair-covering twenty gallon hat part-way into the presidential ring, this installment of Amelia’s Kitchen offers a delicious tribute to Trum
The reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will certainly inflame the small but outspoken segment of American Protestantism that is anti-Israel. Mainline Protestant elites, undeterred by their empty pews, have been ideologically hostile to Israel for decades. More politically significant is
Donald Trump has formed an exploratory committee to help him determine if he should run for president in 2016. To celebrate him throwing his extravagant hair-covering twenty gallon hat part-way into the presidential ring, this installment of Amelia’s Kitchen offers a delicious tribute to Trum

The Federalist

Spring Training Brings Americans Home For Baseball

If you can’t travel to your favorite major-league team’s spring training, capture the feel by attending increasingly popular minor-league games.

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A 38-year-old mom of four just died of cancer. Rather than demanding ‘death with dignity,’ Kara Tippetts exemplified dignity while dying
We're not looking for much in the Republicans' 2016 nominee, just another George Washington.
A bill the House of Representatives passed Thursday will encourage doctors—especially the best doctors—to avoid sick people. Brilliant.

The Washington Free Beacon

Three Kings from the East

Anyone who has visited a public art gallery can appreciate the acuteness of observation in one of my favorite Onion articles, “Whole Museum Visit Spent Feeling Guilty About Moving On From Paintings”

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Efforts by the Obama administration to stem criticism of its diplomacy with Iran have included threats to nations involved in the talks, including U.S. allies, according to Western sources familiar with White House efforts to quell fears it will permit Iran to retain aspe
Jeb Bush is cleaning up a mess he helped create. It’s a distraction from what he’d rather be doing, which is building an “aura of inevitability” around his soon-to-be presidential campaign. He’s spent the past week distancing himself from the speech that one of his fore
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is financing the creation of a system for the “automatic detection” of cyberbullying.

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

Education: Hacks Praise Anything and Always with Enthusiasm

Somehow there is an endless supply of people willing to praise ridiculous, destructive ideas like Common Core.

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You might think that somebody would have explained the facts of life to Mr. Obama in the last six years. But Obama has a hard time listening to other people, especially if they have different ideas. 
By the time taxpayers discover that they’re saddled with exorbitant bills it’s already a fait accompli
Our current president's strategy regarding Iran is patently insane.

Heritage Foundation

Scott Walker Lands Former Senator as National Security Expert for 2016 Race

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has added one of Washington’s leading advocates of military readiness to the ranks of advisers helping prepare him for a likely... Read More The post Scott Walker Lands Former Senator as National Security Expert for 2016 Race appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The House Thursday passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 — the so-called “doc fix” bill. The legislation was approved in a 392-37... Read More The post House Passes Medicare Doc Fix Bill. How Did Your Representative Vote? appeared first on Daily Sign
In late February, the Student Success Act, a rewrite of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), was pulled from consideration on the House floor. Conservatives had... Read More The post Conservatives Are Well-Informed, Not Confused, about No Child Left Behind Reauthorization appeared first on Daily Signal.
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Signal, Afghanistan’s chief executive promised a “new chapter” in relations with the United States and vowed that his... Read More The post Exclusive: Afghanistan Chief Executive Vows US ‘Blood and Treasure’ Won’t Go to Wa

Townhall.com

Student Paper Claims Concealed Carry Reinforces Rape Culture

The self-proclaimed champions of womens rights, the political left, is once again insisting that a womans right to protect herself from sexual attackers should be regulated, restricted, and in some cases banned.

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26 Mar 2015, 11:01 pm

Maybe I'm too sensitive, but when a foreign autocrat leads his people in chants of "Death to America," I take it personally.


26 Mar 2015, 11:01 pm

The American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Sociological Association (ASA) submitted friend of the Court briefs in the Windsor case.


26 Mar 2015, 11:01 pm

When Ted Cruz officially stepped into the 2016 presidential ring this week the boo-birds attacked immediately.

The Corner

A Sick and Twisted Culture

Tonight, the New York Philharmonic premiered a work by John Adams. Adams is probably the most famous and important composer in the world (classical composer). His new work is Scheherazade.2, a “dramatic symphony for violin and orchestra.” Before the performance, Adams himself took a mi

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George Will thinks Americans should be glad to hear Saudi Arabia is intervening in Yemen. But Fox News’ Chris Wallace did not appear to fully understand. On Thursday’s Special Report, Wallace noted that the Obama administration both supports and opposes the Ir
From the Washington Post: LONDON — Britain’s highest court cleared the way for 27 private letters written by Prince Charles to government ministers to be made public, the contents of which could prove deeply embarrassing for the royal family and prompt a debate over the proper role of
Another photo — this one not of a dress — has the Internet abuzz. On Tuesday, Matthew Munson, an Ohio tourist visiting the nation’s capital, posted to his Facebook page a photograph he snapped, showing two young girls scrambling atop the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, a small wor

Red State

Harry Reid won’t seek re-election

This is probably wise on the part of the apparently recently-turned-blues-musician. WASHINGTON — Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminat

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Political debate is hard. People say unpleasant things about you when you run for office. Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided that one of the fundamental challenges is that the English language has too many words available by which political adversaries can say mean things about her campaign. So to
Yesterday, I encouraged everyone to call Beth Beskin, Jay Powell, and Wendell Willard to tell them thank you. They had stood with Chick-Fil-A, Hobby Lobby, and people of faith. They fought off attempts to gut the religious liberty legislation in Georgia. After you had taken the time to call them, B
Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends! This week, Kemberlee Kaye of Legal Insurrection joins the regular panel consisting of Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, and Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades HQ
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