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(Scott Johnson)Although it has had to file a Freedom of Information Act to get it done, Judicial Watch has succeeded in extracting a portion of Benghazi-related emails from the State Department. Judicial Watch had sought “Any and all records concerning, regarding, or related to notes, updates,

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Byron York PALM BEACH, Fla. — In perhaps his most campaign-style speech so far, not-yet-official GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed Thursday not to alter his views on immigration despite intense opposition among some parts of the Republican base. "If I go beyond the consideration of ru

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The American Spectator

What If Obamacare Subsidies Disappear?

Does the Affordable Care Act really mean what it says? The Supreme Court will be answering that question in King v. Burwell in the coming months. The question, which surfaced in the public awareness with the Gruber videos, emanates from one line in the Affordable Care Act which says that premium ta

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Thursday’s historic vote by the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband was not the first but merely the latest step toward regulating speech. The FCC voted to no longer classify broadband as a Title I entity (of the Communications Act) but instead as a Title II entity, like
Attending the Conservative Political Action Conference for right-wingers plays much as losing one’s virginity does for many teenagers. An initial euphoria during the obligatory passage rite gives way to the overwhelming need for a shower. The event won pseudo-event status for me moments befor
According to Reuters — this was on news spread on the Internet — which in turn referred to reporting in the Washington Post (not spotted in today’s paper but, like justice, I could be blind), British police agencies have identified a notorious jihad man as the scion of a wealthy A

The Federalist

Mark Cuban: Government Control Of The Internet ‘Scares The Sh** Out Of Me’

‘Shark Tank’ investor Mark Cuban is a modern-day Adam Smith, posing as a billionaire business investor. Here’s Cuban on government, his mini-me, and free markets.

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Comcast and all the other horrible cable companies want to buy off politicians rather than make you happy. That’s why they love net neutrality.
If the 1990s was a Holiday from History, this is the Middle Finger to History: a petulant refusal to take the threat from the Islamic State seriously.
Trust me, the new Clinton Years are going to be fantastic. Well, at least for the most vital people in civil society: professional pundits.

The Washington Free Beacon

The Real ‘Special Relationship’

Long before he was doing battle with thin-lipped, bloodless English villains of questionable virility in films like The Patriot and Braveheart, a more youthful Mel Gibson was starting his career in an 1981 Australian film, directed by Peter Weir, called Gallipoli. Set during a World War One campaign

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The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday in favor of a proposal that will expand its influence over the Internet, but lawsuits from major Internet service providers (ISPs) as well as several congressional investigations mean the fight over Internet regulation is far from over.

27 Feb 2015, 4:01 am

I couldn’t help thinking of New York Times columnist David Brooks while watching the Will Smith caper flick Focus earlier this week.

27 Feb 2015, 4:00 am

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

How to Be a Narcissist in Three Easy Steps

What can we expect next from “Hands” Biden?

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Gallup's efforts at running a clean survey led them to predict a Romney victory and that, in turn, left them to do some serious soul searching when Mr. Obama appeared to win instead. 
Pop quiz: How can the threat of radical jihadists be countered?
It is predictable that when remedy after remedy fails, when spending billions leave racial gaps untouched, we instinctively return to our roots with “solutions” that resemble burning witches.  

Heritage Foundation

12 Takeaways From America’s Biggest Conservative Conference

The Daily Signal made its CPAC debut this year, closely following the 2016 contenders and hot policy debates at America’s largest conservative conference. We’ve pulled... Read More The post 12 Takeaways From America’s Biggest Conservative Conference appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today criticized President Obama for failing to properly combat ISIS and said the United States needs to “hunt down and kill”... Read More The post Bobby Jindal Says ISIS Fighters Need to Be ‘Hunted Down and Killed’ appeared first on Daily Signal.
When a heckler briefly broke into his speech this evening, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had a ready comeback. Walker joked that the man must be... Read More The post Scott Walker Casts Himself as Champion of ‘Hard-Working Taxpayers’ appeared first on Daily Signal.
Don’t expect Amtrak to stop selling $16.15 burgers for $9.50—and asking taxpayers to subsidize the loss. In a 2012 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing,... Read More The post New House Bill Unlikely to End Amtrak’s Habit of Losing Taxpayer Money Selling Food a

The States With the Top Job-Producing Climates Have Two Interesting Things In Common

Given the results of these states' historical and last November's elections, it would be very difficult to not directly connect political ideology and party affiliation with their economic performance. Elections have consequences and these states are enjoying those results.

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26 Feb 2015, 11:01 pm

Democrats are playing a dangerous game with Israel by snubbing the prime minister of America's staunchest Middle East ally.
Hollywood can't help itself. The glitteries inevitably use the Academy Awards to push their personal politics, sometimes cheap and occasionally not, rewarding razzle-dazzle over real life. This year the two most important Oscars, for best picture and best director, went to "Birdman," about razzle-da
WASHINGTON -- In the days leading up to President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline, 14 oil tanker railroad cars derailed in West Virginia and exploded in a fiery environmental disaster.

The Corner

Seventeen Things that Caught My Eye Today (Ash Wednesday 2015 Edition)

1. ISIS Boasted Of These Christians’ Deaths. Here Are The Lives They Lived. 2. Lampedusa struggles to cope with mass influx of refugees fleeing attacks in Libya: — Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) February 19, 2015 3. The Middle East

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Wisconsin governor Scott Walker took another step toward a White House bid, hiring Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffer Mike Gallagher and DCI Group director and Capitol Hill veteran Kristin Jackson to lead his foreign- and domestic-policy teams, respectively. In that role, Gallaghe

18 Feb 2015, 5:42 pm

It looks like we will have our new design up in the morning, barring a last-minute decision by our tech team to pull back overnight. 
In his wistful piece on the rise of campus censorship, Jonah notes that our universities are not really teaching students about mutual respect: Instead, we are teaching young people that being offended is an ideological priority. Indeed, the coin of the campus realm today is victimhood,

Red State

GOP Moderates: fighting Obama is a clown strategy, bro

There is perhaps nothing more craven and disgusting than a man (or woman) who believes in nothing more substantial than their own self-aggrandizement put in the position of having to make a principled decision. That is what we’re seeing in the House of Representatives. House Speaker John 

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27 Feb 2015, 3:30 am

First Barack Obama decided to overreach and extend amnesty by executive order. One judge in Texas has told him no and Republicans are hanging their hat on that judge’s order. Then the FCC decided to declare internet a public utility. They overreached, rushed it through, and committed to as li
Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! Tonight, Casey Mattox of the Alliance Defending Freedom joins Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, and Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute to discuss the ongoing
If the nascent Jeb Bush presidential campaign has a central message other than “I am entitled” it is that Americans are pretty stupid and they need their betters to run things for them. Take, for instance, Jeb Bush’s comments on the egregious loser-ness that being American entails