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21 Dec 2014, 4:01 pm

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On Sunday, President Obama defended his latest effort to work with Cuba as a calculated diplomatic effort and responded to critics who say the policy is yet another example of the president being too quick to appease bad actors.

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But off to Hawaii anyway.

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The American Spectator

Two NYPD Officers Killed in Ambush - UPDATED

Here is part of what I wrote earlier this month following the decision of the grand jury in Staten Island not to indict Officer Steven Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner:   However, what concerns me is the increasing public perception, right or wrong, that the police are above the l

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For a moment there, it looked like the Matt Kemp wouldn't go through when a physical revealed he had arthritic hips.  But arthritic hips or not, Kemp is now a Padre and so is Will Myers and Justin Upton who were acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays and the Atlanta Braves, respectively.  Now t
My wife and I were flown to Melbourne for me to receive half of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s $80,000 Prize for History for my book Australia’s Secret War: How Unionists Sabotaged Our Troops in World War II. The hotel we were put up at, on the south bank of the Yarra River, wa


19 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

Enemy of the Day, Day 2, builds on Day 1, as yesterday’s laureate, Virginia House Del. Joseph Morrissey, sex offender, seems to bow to pressure and resigns his seat — only to make his resignation effective January 13, which is the date of a special election already announced for his sea

The Federalist

5 Shocking Facts Revealed By E-mails Between UVA And Rolling Stone

The most revealing information in the e-mails is what isn't in them. Apparently Rolling Stone had zero interest in confirming the facts of Jackie's story.

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The University of Virginia just released 104 pages worth of correspondence between it and Rolling Stone. Read all the e-mails here.
Our nation’s first president had some direct things to say about torture, but its use in his time was different than its use today.
Death has become quite the creative enterprise, full of entrepreneurs eager to Americanize death and cash in on your corp$e. It’s time to reclaim a more humane way.

The Washington Free Beacon

Rubio Slams Obama’s Cuba Policy

On Sunday, President Obama defended his latest effort to work with Cuba as a calculated diplomatic effort and responded to critics who say the policy is yet another example of the president being too quick to appease bad actors.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an "assassination", hours after warning on social media that he planned an attack in retribution for recent U.S. police killings of unarmed black men. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday ordered flags flow

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

The Torrents in Torrance

A member of Congress really should know what he's talking about before he decides to write on a topic – in this case, climate alarmism.

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Two darlings of Europe and (liberal) America – two destroyers of human rights.
Maybe if we were more sensible, we would realize that it is the stereotypes themselves that make racial diversity actually diverse.


21 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

Evil people commit evil because they enjoy committing evil, and their “grievances” are rationalizations that only the gullible -- or cynically opportunistic -- court.

Heritage Foundation

13-Year-Old Son of Fallen NYPD Officer Posts Heartbreaking Goodbye to Father on Facebook

The son of fallen NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, who was shot to death along with his partner in their cruiser Saturday afternoon, has penned a... Read More The post 13-Year-Old Son of Fallen NYPD Officer Posts Heartbreaking Goodbye to Father on Facebook appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The spat between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over President Obama’s attempt to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations spilled into the weekend, surfacing... Read More The post ‘Obama-Paul’ Cuba Policy Not Working for Marco Rubio appeared first on Daily Signal.
In early October, President Obama warned his supporters to “make no mistake: these policies [of mine] are on the ballot. Every single one of them”.... Read More The post The Reasons Behind Obama’s Failures appeared first on Daily Signal.
Lawmakers already are talking about reauthorizing No Child Left Behind — the George W. Bush-era education initiative. “I’d like to have the president’s signature on... Read More The post How to Reform No Child Left Behind appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

A Happy Christmas for the Castro Regime

AFTER FIVE YEARS in a Cuban dungeon, American aid contractor Alan Gross was finally freed Wednesday, his release part of a deal to restore full diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.

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Looking over the final voter tallies, the winners and losers for state and federal offices, there remains one undecided gubernatorial contest: Vermont.
I sincerely doubt the families of Officers Liu and Ramos are interested in anything Sharpton might have to say at this time.
Well, heres the problem. No wonder the U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks are going nowhere. Sec. of State John Kerry has had to kick the can down the road--again. He just gave Iran another extension on the Wests deadline to come to an agreement about Irans drive for a nuclear weapon. Deadline? Red line? De

The Corner

'Impatient' Obama Calls for 'Patient Dialogue' on Race Relations

President Obama responded to black activists who deny that racial progress has been made in the United States by arguing that they are preempting the possibility of further progress. “There’s no reason for folks to be patient. I’m impatient. That’s why in the wake of what

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Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) doesn’t plan to let Republican rivals get away with tying him to President Obama’s foreign policy. Paul’s team turned responded to Senator Marco Rubio’s latest critique of his support for normalizing relations with Cuba by turning the attack back
Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) took to Twitter again on Sunday to spar with Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) about their disagreement regarding President Obama’s Cuba policy, after Rubio called Paul “a supporter of the Obama foreign policy.” .@marcorubio forgot to mention his su
This morning at Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cardinal Timothy Dolan — a pastor to a grieving NYPD — explained how he heard the news that Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been murdered: Yesterday afternoon, I arrived for Mass at St. Simon Stock Parish

Red State

Obama very concerned about murder of NYC cops

Via the Twitter timeline of some guy at BuzzFeed Obama briefed on shooting of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn, per WH poorer. pic.twitter.com/VyCrcUwyBF — Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) December 21, 2014 From his first days in office, Barack Obama has made it one of his objectives to use ra

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One of the axioms for anyone entering a twelve-step program such as that pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous is that first the participant must have hit rock bottom The concept of rock bottom is important in the 12 steps and treatment in general because it serves as a touch stone and a reminder. Addi
When Gabby Giffords was shot in Arizona, the left went into a frenzy blaming Sarah Palin. In fact, when I was on CNN, I went on TV with Cornell Belcher and he was livid when I suggested leftwing rhetoric could be as hostile and divisive as rightwing rhetoric, if not more so. John King was apologeti
A few days ago, I wrote about ISIS slaughtering women for refusing to have sex with them and the group’s extremely brutal penal code. However, their inhumanity does not stop there. Yesterday, Fox News reported on even more of their heinous deeds. This time it’s about ISIS selling Christ
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