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27 May 2015, 9:41 pm

Hawks and doves.

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Getting worked.

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(Paul Mirengoff)The Washington Post reports that Iraq’s Shiite militias have launched an offensive intended to put a stranglehold on ISIS fighters in Ramadi by cutting off ISIS supply lines and besieging the city. The Shiite militias in question are heavily influenced, if not dominated by Iran

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"Vaya con Dios."

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The American Spectator

Everything You Need To Know About FIFA And The World’s Biggest Sports Scandal

An FBI investigation led to the arrest Wednesday of seven top officials of FIFA, the organization that governs world soccer, in Switzerland. Overall, 14 people will face 47 racketeering, corruption, money laundering and wire fraud charges. The investigation alleges, among other accusations, that me

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27 May 2015, 11:47 am

You might not know it, but about half the cost of your preferred alcoholic beverage is made up of taxes and fees. One man in Congress, Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) wants to change that. Today he introduced a bill that would introduced a bill that would cut the current federal excise tax rate
Monday–Memorial DayHmmm. Cloudy day today here in West Hollywood. I am sitting at a sushi restaurant on Sunset Strip with my dear pal, Phil DeMuth, world’s most reliable human. The food is fine and Phil’s conversation is brilliant, as always. He is a super-smart analyst of family
Monday–Memorial DayHmmm. Cloudy day today here in West Hollywood. I am sitting at a sushi restaurant on Sunset Strip with my dear pal, Phil DeMuth, world’s most reliable human. The food is fine and Phil’s conversation is brilliant, as always. He is a super-smart analyst of family

The Federalist

The Federalist Radio Hour: Chris Jacobs and Dustin Siggins

Ben speaks with Chris Jacobs about Obamacare and Dustin Siggins about the transgender controversy surrounding Fairfax County schools.

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The U.S. Department of Justice’s indictment of 14 top FIFA officials should make us define the limits of American power, not cheer.
Why do we have to read about the feds using Capone-esque tactics to nab corrupt FIFA officials?
A case in Virginia demonstrates how far the Obama administration will go to force its sexual ideology—regardless of self-governance, local control, and childish innocence

The Washington Free Beacon

Hillary Clinton: ‘You’re Not Going to See Me Turn White in the White House’

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service believes the theft of about 100,000 taxpayers' personal data from its computer system originated in Russia, CNN reported on Wednesday.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Wednesday for a halt to island-building by all parties in the South China Sea and an end to militarization of the dispute, saying the United States would be the principle security power in the region for decades to come.

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

Impoverishment: America's New Normal

The defining American middle class is devolving toward poverty. There seems little doubt that the economic pattern results from government intervention.

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An Illinois special congressional election provides an opportunity to rebuke both a passive GOP and an overreaching left. 

27 May 2015, 12:00 am

Whether the church, para-church organizations, the government, schools, corporations, small businesses, and even blood banks, the plague of liberalism seems to know no bounds. 
Here is how Republicans should answer the "if you knew then what you know now" question.

Heritage Foundation

Obama’s Latest Environmental Action: A New Water Rule

In a controversial use of executive power, the Obama administration has finalized a set of environmental regulations expanding its authority over the nation’s waterways. On... Read More The post Obama’s Latest Environmental Action: A New Water Rule appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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Child Protective Services has ruled out neglect charges in one of two investigations into Maryland’s “free range” parents, according to the Associated Press. Danielle and... Read More The post ‘Free Range’ Parents Not Charged for Letting Their Kids Walk Home Alone appe
This week marks the end of Narendra Modi’s first year as prime minister of India. Elected with an unprecedented majority in Parliament, Indians had high... Read More The post Give Indian Prime Minister a C for His First Year in Office appeared first on The Daily Signal.
As early as next week, the full Senate could take up legislation to establish the defense budget for the 2016 fiscal year. The Senate Armed... Read More The post There’s Good and Bad in Senate’s Version of Defense Authorization Bill appeared first on The Daily Signal.


Ramos Can Stay, But Matt Lauer Has to Go

I finally found a Mexican willing to do a job no American will do!

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A front-page headline in the Wall Street Journal screams out: "Islamic State's Gains Reveal New Prowess on the Battlefield."
I believe that America is kept safe by the military, which has had a spiritual shield held over it from before we were even a country---by the chaplains. But today chaplains are under enormous pressure to fully embrace political correctness.
I've found the perfect place for Sen. Rand Paul to campaign for the presidency of the United States.

The Corner

When The Jab Is Everything

I just got my hard copy of The New Yorker. Here’s the cover: My wife tells me others have pointed this out already, but I’ll go ahead and give my take: Lame. The only way this cover “works” is if the artist deliberately edits out an African-American an Indian-America

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27 May 2015, 4:17 pm

In the most recent issue of our print magazine, Charlie Cooke explains that support for free speech should be absolute, without regard to whether you agree or disagree with what is being said. (Charlie’s thoughts can be read at the link for 25 cents, which is a bargain since it’s at lea
At the Washington Examiner, Byron York notices what was missing from Senator Sanders’s detailed, “densely-packed,” and “sweeping” announcement speech yesterday: The startling omission was the issue of race and policing that has roiled the political deb
Michael Cannon makes that point in updates to this post, which is worth reading in its entirety.

Red State

Journalists: Do Your Job

Partially based on this post by Caleb Howe and partially based on this Blake Hounshell tweet, I've got a quick thought for journalists: How about actually doing your jobs? I get it, you don't like people on the Internet and social media telling you to do your job and all, but considering I use

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, now running for President as a Democrat (and thus forcing the Democrats to take some ownership of having had an avowed Socialist in their Senate caucus for the past decade plus) thinks that America's children are starving due to too many brands of deodorant. No, real
On May 18, 1941 the Bismarck and her consort Prinz Eugen sortied from the Pomeranian port of Gotenhafen, present day Gdynia, Poland, to raid British commerce in the North Atlantic. The Bismarck, displacing some 50,000 tons, had been launched in 1939 and was a formidable combatant carrying 8 x 15 gu
Politico today led the way in a virtual tidal wave of outragey outrage stories across the leftosphere trashing Scott Walker as some kind of monster because he thinks that laws mandating ultrasounds before abortions is "cool" and gosh doesn't he just love rape. Only that's not rape. And, oh yeah, he