Harf Refuses to Support Netanyahu’s Claim that Hamas and ISIL are One and the Same

20 Aug 2014, 4:25 pm

State Department spokesperson Marie Harf refused to liken Hamas to ISIL, following Prime Minister Netanyahu’s declaration that “Hamas is ISIS, ISIS is Hamas.” The testy exchange occurred during Wednesday’s State Department briefing. A reporter asked Harf, “Prime Minist

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Becket Adams Blacks differ from whites in America in that they have lower confidence in the police and view the criminal justice system as being discriminatory against minorities, according to Gallup's most recent data on the issue. The Gallup report, which comes at a time when the shooting death o

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Gary Peters invested thousands of dollars in a French oil company to pad his personal pockets, while lining his campaign coffers with money from environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer.

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The American Spectator

Thoughts on the Beheading of James Wright Foley

American photojournalist James Wright Foley was beheaded yesterday by the ISIS. Foley had been missing since November 2012. ISIS stated it beheadd Foley because of the Obama Administration's recent decision to conduct airstrikes in Iraq due to ISIS' genocidal actions against the Yazidis. They have

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20 Aug 2014, 9:35 am

Yesterday I had the chance to interview Congressman (and former VP candidate) Paul Ryan for Colorado's Afternoon News on 850 KOA (Denver.) It was a short interview, but good stuff: http://www.850koa.com/onair/colorados-afternoon-news-54737/paul-ryan-12686353/  
President Obama made a statement in Martha's Vineyard earlier this afternoon condemning the death of photojournalist James Wright Foley who was beheaded yesterday by ISIL. After Obama paid tribute to Foley, he made the following statement: So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhel

20 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

Tampa The governor’s race in Florida is on and it’s ugly. But like our pathetic response to ISIS, it’s almost entirely an air war. Mostly throwing dirt high into the air to little or no effect. Incumbent Republican governor Rick Scott, along with his Democrat (for the moment) chal

The Federalist

Three Problems With President Obama’s Statement On ISIS

President Obama's statement on ISIS didn't tell us what the plan is, but it also suggested the administration misunderstands human nature.

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I’d hate to live in a world where religion dictates how we view science about as much I’d hate to live in a world where science is mistaken for morality.
You won’t believe how intimate state government gets with little kids’ lives.
For this 'libertarian moment' to last, we need young people to understand that virtue is essential to protecting liberty over the long term.

The Washington Free Beacon

Harf Refuses to Support Netanyahu’s Claim that Hamas and ISIL are One and the Same

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Gary Peters invested thousands of dollars in a French oil company to pad his personal pockets, while lining his campaign coffers with money from environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer.
Allies of Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) are now turning to Craigslist to enlist the support of veterans amid a torrent of criticism from Republicans over the Senate candidate’s record on the military.

Big Government

Report: Cop Who Shot Michael Brown Beaten, Taken to Hospital After Incident

From Fox News: Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gu

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During a visit to Goodwin College in Connecticut on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden indicated that the beheading of American journalist James Foley would not change the United States approach to ISIS. Biden was asked by an AP reporter about the event. According to the White House pool repor
The America Enterprise Institute seldom has much positive to say about the impact of California’s leftist public policies on business and job growth in the less-than-Golden State. But AEI’s blog pointed to Monday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment report to show that conse
Don’t tell Jim Caviezel that inspirational sports movies can't make a difference. The Passion of the Christ star tells Breitbart News how he leaned on 1986's Hoosiers as a senior playing point guard for his high school’s basketball team. He remembers his legs felt like they were o

American Thinker

Can you Tell Who the Bad Guys are Now?

ISIS is not only in Northern Iraq and the Middle East. It is a living, breathing monster, lurking in our Western cities, watching and waiting.

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As we have seen time and time again, muddy but lofty sounding words like "Justice" and "Peace" are quickly and easily hijacked.
It’s going to take time for the old order of strongmen and the sword to give way to a new order of political pluralism and economic freedom.
Events in Ferguson puts on display a fundamental divide on the very meaning of “justice” that is unlikely to vanish.     

Heritage Foundation

How the West Can Stop Terrorists From Attracting More Recruits Like Jihadist Who Beheaded Foley

American photojournalist James Foley was beheaded by a member of the Islamic State, his death shown in a YouTube video released on Tuesday. Foley’s executioner... Read More The post How the West Can Stop Terrorists From Attracting More Recruits Like Jihadist Who Beheaded Foley appeared first

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Fifteen Members of Congress have come together to urge the Federal Reserve to further restrict its emergency lending authority, something the 2010 Dodd–Frank Act failed... Read More The post Bipartisan Group Calls for Further Fed Restrictions appeared first on Daily Signal.
Bill Burton, a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress Action Fund, not only attacked Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., in print recently for bashing... Read More The post EPA’s Climate Plan is Flawed, Not Heritage Analysis appeared first on Daily Signal.
Despite the recent news that the Medicare Part A trust fund is projected to remain solvent for four more years than previously projected, it is... Read More The post Medicare Still Needs Reform — Soon appeared first on Daily Signal.


Two for one

Lauren Bacall's death at 89 got front-page coverage complete with picture in the New York Times, and it deserved to. Like so many American images and voices in our vast celluloid memory bank, she may have been more familiar than famous -- if the definition of fame has something to do with greatness

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America tells stories to itself in images, funny ones, sad ones, selfies we send out over our phones with snarky comments. But lately, the ones that get the most traction are the angry ones. They seize us like hands around our throats. And that's what the images from Ferguson, Mo., feel like to me,

20 Aug 2014, 1:39 pm

Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority.

20 Aug 2014, 1:30 pm

In the wake of the gruesome beheading of American journalist, James Wright Foley, it is important to remember that the growing threat of radical Islam is very real.

The Corner

Conservatives Need to Fight for Israel in International Courts

In remarks last month to the U.N. Human Rights Council, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights indicated there was a “strong possibility” that Israel had violated International Humanitarian Law (a cousin to the law of war) and that Israel’s conduct “could

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20 Aug 2014, 2:29 pm

H.P. Lovecraft was born 124 years ago today. My long-ish article on him and horror fiction as a genre appears in the current Claremont Review of Books–and, in honor of HPL’s birthday, it has come out from behind the subscriber firewall. Read it here.  
The United States government must act to address the murder of journalist James Foley by the Islamic State, according to the head of a news organization who worked to bring Foley home during his nearly two years in captivity. GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni told MSNBC he is confident that the U.S.
Per the New York Times: Uber wants your vote of support. And it has hired a campaign manager to win you over. Uber, a fast-growing start-up that promotes private car sharing, announced on Tuesday that it had hired the political strategist David Plouffe to be its senior vice president of policy a

Red State

A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Fascist

I suppose that it was inevitable during the course of this Ferguson fracas that the entitled cop worldview would be heard from in a public forum. Here at last the Washington Post has published this column by a former L.A. cop named Sunil Datta and it is hopefully a real eye opener. I always like it

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My most frustrating moments on CNN were during the course of 2009 and early 2010 special elections. In several cases they went to the Democrats. The liberal on with me would make a passionate case that this was a harbinger of future Democratic successes in 2010 and I would be forced to point out th
Erick has previously noted the existence of a caucus of The Men Who Pee Sitting Down — basically, a bunch of aggrieved white left-wing culture warriors hellbent on utilizing a select few usefully militant American Indians toward the common goal of shaming a proud and iconic American foot
At the outset, we should emphasize that a tremendous amount of fog of war is still clouding our ability to know exactly what happened in Ferguson. My contention all along has been that the self-exonerating reports of police should be greeted with equal suspicion as self-exonerating reports of suspe