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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has told to a member of the House Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon has no information about a covert U.S. Special Forces ransom payment earlier this year that was made in a failed bid to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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“As much self-fulfilling prophecy as organic expression of rage.”

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25 Nov 2014, 4:20 pm

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and CNN’s Van Jones made quite sure viewers knew where they stood with regards to the Darren Wilson indictment decision and the subsequent rioting and unrest Monday in Ferguson, Mo. With a scene of fires and chaos playing before him, Hayes became poetic after a grand

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The American Spectator

A Silver Lining in Ferguson

Despite the fire, spraying of bullets, looting and general mayhem last night in Ferguson following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, the silver lining in all of this is no one died. That might not be of much comfort to those who had their property damaged or destroyed,

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Last night, I tried to stay off social media, but felt the urge to Tweet about how looting and destroying local businesses does nothing to harm corporations, the police, or the legal system, but it does harm community members who are working hard to put food on the table for themselves. No matter h
Look, I think the last thing you should talk about at Thanksgiving is politics. There's too much food, too much alcohol, too much football-related disappointment, and generally, far too many relatives you'd rather not see let alone be related to by blood. But in anticipation of the dinner table con
Consider the following two statements: First, in Britain this winter, one old-age pensioner will die of cold about every five minutes—roughly 30,000 total for the season—because pensions are not large enough to allow both heating and eating. Second, this year, the British governmen

The Federalist

Here’s The Difference Between Feeling Thankful And Thanksgiving

While gratitude based on temporal things will eventually fail us, thanksgiving is an act of communion with the eternal.

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A queer man of color and woman face white men chanting, ‘Racist, sexist, antigay! Christian facists, go away!’ as they merely suggest children have rights, too.
The Pilgrims would be astonished at our abundance and our response to it.
As a capitalist, I want to love the car-sharing app company Uber. But they sure are making it difficult.

The Washington Free Beacon

Hagel Tells Congress He is Unaware if Cash Paid in Failed Hostage Release

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has told to a member of the House Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon has no information about a covert U.S. Special Forces ransom payment earlier this year that was made in a failed bid to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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25 Nov 2014, 4:20 pm

Star Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt decided to show his appreciation to the men and women of the Houston Police and Fire Departments by sending them pizza.
The pace of home price increases slowed in September, according to figures released on Tuesday, but other data show that houses have not become more affordable despite government efforts.

Big Government

Breitbart's Kerry Picket Questions Gov Nixon

Tuesday during his press conference Breitbart's Kerry Picket questioned Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) about Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder claims that the Obama administration leaned on the Missouri Governor to keep the National Guard out of Ferguson. Nixon said, "That is false and absurd and pol

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Tuesday during his press conference Gov. Jay Nixon said the the National Guard's presence in Ferguson will be massively increased for tonight. Partial transcript as follows:  I am deeply saddened for the people of Ferguson who woke up this morning to see parts of their community in ruins. It
Tuesday afternoon on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Tapper asked St. Louis Alderman Antonio French whether or not Michael Brown’s stepfather played a role in the violence that engulfed the streets of Ferguson in the wake of the grand jury’s decision not to indict
Tuesday in reaction to the grand jury announcement that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will not face charges for fatally shooting Michael Brown and the ensuing riots and protests throughout the night, Attorney General Eric Holder emphasize that "we have two investigations that are ongoing"

American Thinker

Obama and the Dispensing Power

Those who view this sweeping assertion of presidential authority by Obama through the prism of politics are missing the point. This is not merely a political outrage -- it is a historic offense against the Constitution and public liberty.

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Yes, the majority are not terrorists.  They are worse! Passive aggressors might be a better description for most of the silent Muslim majority.
Unhappily, as a result of the mediocre quality of science education, many people do not know how to evaluate either a scientific hypothesis in general, or AGW in particular.
Marquette provides the latest example of academic fascism.

Heritage Foundation

White House, Congress Raided Hundreds of Millions from Anti-Bioterrorism Fund

Congress and the Obama White House looked for billions of dollars a few years ago to offset the costs of a legal settlement with black... Read More The post White House, Congress Raided Hundreds of Millions from Anti-Bioterrorism Fund appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Smokers and nonsmokers alike in Westminster, Mass., came together to push back against a move by the town’s board of health to ban the sale... Read More The post After Debate, Massachusetts Town Won’t Ban All Sales of Tobacco appeared first on Daily Signal.
Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf won’t take office for another two months, but one part of his Fresh Start policy plan already has business types feeling... Read More The post Governor-elect’s Proposal for Sick Days Upsets Some Businesses appeared first on Daily Signal.
As a startled nation watched on television, protesters turned violent in Ferguson, Mo., after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who... Read More The post Raw Footage of Violence in Ferguson After No Indictment appeared first on Daily Signal.

Library Tosses My Book, “God Less America”

I received a Facebook message the other day from one of my readers in Cordova, Alaska.

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That split screen of President Obama talking while Ferguson burned was the perfect image of the Obama presidency.
For those who don't know, in Internet parlance, trolling is an effort to elicit outrage from a specific group or the public generally. As the always useful -- but not always G-rated, or spell-checked -- Urban Dictionary explains, "Trolling requires deceiving [sic]; any trolling that doesn't involve
Less than 10 days before Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced his resignation, he addressed a memo to senior defense leaders.

The Corner

Guess Which P5+1 Diplomat Looks Happiest to See the Iranian Foreign Minister?

Kerry enjoys Zarif’s company too much for comfort | — Mike Doran (@Doranimated) November 25, 2014 Hard to imagine John Kerry’s been that animatedly happy to see anyone since the last time a repair on his Hinckley came in under budget.

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. . . doesn’t hold up very well. Here was his comment on the confrontation between Michael Brown and Officer Wilson:  If I had been told to get out of the street as a teenager, there would have been a distinct possibility that I might have smarted off. But, I wouldn’t h

25 Nov 2014, 3:56 pm

Roll Call reports that Republicans are considering passing two budget bills, one that funds most of the government for the next year and one that that provides short-term funding for the immigration bureaucracy. I still think it’s a mistake to pass a funding covering most of the governme

25 Nov 2014, 3:43 pm

In the last few days, defenders of President Obama’s unilateral move on illegal immigration have drawn a few new parallels to bolster their case. They have likened his move to John Boehner’s failure to hold a House vote on the Senate-passed immigration bill, to congressional Republicans

Red State

Liberals Want Toy Gun Control Now

Forget about restrictive laws that curtail and limit the purchase, ownership and use of real firearms. Liberals have their eyes set on a new set of guns in need of The post Liberals Want Toy Gun Control Now appeared first on RedState.

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Yesterday the P5+1 group (5 permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) negotiating with Iran over its nuclear weapons program announced in would make another deadline extension, this The post Obama doubles down on Iranian failure appeared first on RedState.
The grand jury decision and subsequent riots in Ferguson have been dominating the news coverage for the last few days. Meanwhile, in about 48 hours, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving, The post Amid Ferguson and Thanksgiving, Obama’s Rolling Out 3415 New Regulations appeared first on RedStat
One unfortunate side effect of utopian ideology is the quest to create a system of government so righteous and noble that nobody would even try to tear it down.  This is absurd The post Civilization is constantly under attack appeared first on RedState.