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24 Oct 2014, 3:05 pm

(Scott Johnson)We have yet to hear from the White House press office in response to our request for a comment on our reader’s report that a major network problem has hit the computers used by staff in the Executive Office of the President. Our source, however, updated us with the latest on the

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The Department of Defense announced Friday that it has deployed a “germ zapping robot” to kill the Ebola virus—and other types of highly communicable diseases—with “high intensity flashes” of light. The Pentagon reported on its in-house news network and distribut

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) project designed to track “misinformation” on Twitter has removed portions of its website that monitored political users, including conservatives who used the “tcot” hashtag.

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The American Spectator

Re: DHS Wants Your KC Royals Panties

I appreciate Emily for briefing us on this government sponsored panty raid. There are many things I'd like to say to Homeland Security, but they are unmentionable.

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Craig Shirley and Laura Ingraham have written a superb piece in the Los Angeles Times on the Reagan Time for Choosing speech  Among the important points the two made was this: … Yet in the face of the failed big-government Republicanism of recent history and the failed collectivism of

24 Oct 2014, 3:00 am

With exquisitely bad timing, and amid furious protests, this week the Metropolitan Opera premiered a new version of John Adams’ controversial opera, The Death of Klinghoffer. The opera focuses on the 1985 murder of a disabled American tourist, Leon Klinghoffer, by Palestinian terrorists durin

24 Oct 2014, 3:00 am

Terror struck in two disparate venues Wednesday, places — in the Talmudic phrase — “as far apart as east from west.” Indeed Jerusalem, Israel, is the hub of the Middle East and no place is as bleached in its Western-ness as Ottawa, Canada. Yet the hills of each played grim h

The Federalist

Millennials Don’t Really Suck That Much—Consider Ariana Grande

It’s time to shift our eyes to the new revolutionaries, the Millennials, who will become part of our tradition whether we like it or not.

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Heightened interest and concern about Ebola is not panic and the media really need to stop characterizing it as such. Besides, why trust reporters?
With the midterms looming, Obamacare politics are again prominent. But some Republican candidates find themselves defending that law.
We can’t both prevent and encourage suicide.

The Washington Free Beacon

Pentagon Introduces ‘Germ Zapping Robot’ to Fight Ebola

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) project designed to track “misinformation” on Twitter has removed portions of its website that monitored political users, including conservatives who used the “tcot” hashtag.
The John Bolton PAC announced a 6-figure, 11-state expansion of its ongoing ad campaign in support of Republican nominees for the U.S. House and Senate this morning.

Big Government

Bernard Kerik: NYC Lone Wolf Ax Attack Just the Beginning

Friday on NewsMax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," the former commissioner of the New York Police Department Bernard Kerik said yesterday's New York City, hatchet attack on two police officers in Queens is "only the beginning." Kerik pointed to the recent lone wolf attacks in the U.S. and Canada si

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Barely a week after the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) announced it was not going to fund additional television ads in support of challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign to defeat incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the Kentucky U.S. Senate race, the committee has rev
A story published on the NY Times' front page directly undercuts comments made by NIH Director Francis Collins two weeks ago, but the story never mentions Collins or his misleading statement. The NY Times story, which appears on AI today, is titled "Ebola Vaccine, Ready for Test, Sat on the Shelf."
What do you call it when a Palestinian terrorist drives his car into a throng of civilians at a train station in Jerusalem, killing a three-month-old girl with American citizenship?  If you're the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, you put out a memo to your employees referring to it as a "traffic i

American Thinker

Paul Krugman's Indefensible Defense of Barack Obama

For Krugman, an economically equitable society, drained of all prejudice and bigotry, where man pays obeisance to Nature and where its abundant resources are distributed equally amongst the world's citizens, should apparently be the goal of our presidents

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Whatever Vladimir Putin’s objectives may be in general, Russia while he has been in power has been more cordial, or less hostile, towards Israel.
If the GOP hopes to win in November – and actually make a difference afterward – it will have to stand for something!
The Supreme Court puts the kibosh on a last-minute attempt to play the race card in the 2014 Texas midterms.

Heritage Foundation

Those Ebola Vaccines in Testing Now? You Can Thank Dick Cheney for That

Democrats looking to blame Republicans for the lack of an Ebola vaccine may owe Dick Cheney an apology. It turns out that as vice president,... Read More The post Those Ebola Vaccines in Testing Now? You Can Thank Dick Cheney for That appeared first on Daily Signal.

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A Russian-born terrorist who attacked U.S. soldiers in 2009 and is now detained in Afghanistan will be brought to the United States and prosecuted in... Read More The post A Terrorist Who Attacked U.S. Soldiers Will Be Prosecuted in Federal Court appeared first on Daily Signal.
In one Texas town, a business owner is in trouble for displaying too much patriotism. Andre “Frenchy” Rheault, who owns a landscaping company based in... Read More The post Man Ordered By City to Remove Most of U.S. Flags Hung at His Business appeared first on Daily Signal.
Facebook’s massive reach and emergence as a top source of news make it a critical component to any political campaign. But even in 2014, with... Read More The post Can Facebook Predict This Year’s Winning Candidates? These 9 Charts Could Hold a Clue appeared first on Daily Signal.

Republicans and the Language of the Left

As the mid-term elections approach, its high time for Republican commentators to walk the walk. Just the other morning, Mark Steyn, busily promoting his new book, made an appearance on Bill Bennetts radio program. The latter agreed enthusiastically with the former that in order for conservatives to

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The Metropolitan Opera in New York City is hardly a site for hundreds of angry protesters. But they have erupted over their current selection, an opera called "The Death of Klinghoffer." Leon Klinghoffer was the 69-year-old paralyzed New Yorker who in 1985 was aboard the hijacked cruise ship Achille
Iraqi Kurdish leaders have agreed to send fighters to help defend Kobani, now that Turkey said it would allow them to cross Turkish territory.

The Corner

Polling for a Georgia (or Louisiana) Runoff

Andrew, maybe I’m missing something. Heck, I’m sure I’m missing something. Nonetheless, it seems to me that any polls conducted prior to Election Day pertaining to a runoff are beyond useless. The electorate for a runoff will no doubt be different. Moreover, if there’s a run

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Independent Greg Orman continues to lead Republican incumbent Pat Roberts in Kansas’s unexpectedly competitive Senate race, with two new polls showing Orman with a small lead. The latest Rasmussen survey shows Roberts trailing by five points, the biggest gap in weeks for the Republican, with
Republican representative Jim Jordan grilled a top federal health official Nicole Lurie over why the government seems to have expended so much resources on odd types of research while letting work on an Ebola vaccine languish. The Ohio lawmaker zeroed in on grants provided by the Natio
Three new polls find that Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue remain close in Georgia’s Senate race, quite possibly headed for a January runoff, and the latest CNN/ORC survey offers one of the first glimpses of how the two might fare head-to-head. According to the CNN pol

Red State

OK, let us address Vincent Sheheen calling Nikki Haley a ‘wh*re.’

See, this is why we can't have nice things. Background: Vincent Sheheen, the slowly-drowning Democratic nominee for South Carolina governor, had this to say yesterday about Governor Nikki Haley. The post OK, let us address Vincent Sheheen calling Nikki Haley a ‘wh*re.’ appeared first o

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It's time for a break up. If you haven't already seen, Sarah Palin has endorsed Bill Walker and Byron Mallott's Independent-Democrat "Unity" ticket in the Alaska gubernatorial race over Republican incumbent The post Politically, I am Through with Sarah Palin appeared first on RedState.
The fight for justice is never the easy road, and it doesn’t always win the first round. Yesterday a federal district court dismissed two lawsuits (at least a majority of The post Federal Court Puts Road Block in the Way of Justice for Conservatives Targeted by the IRS appeared first on RedSt
Via Eugene Volokh comes some welcome news for watchers of First Amendment jurisprudence, as the Sixth Circuit has decided to rehear a "heckler's veto" case concerning an incident that happened The post Is Islam Compatible with Free Speech? appeared first on RedState.