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Becket Adams Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Angus King, I-Maine, explained at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday that President Obama currently lacks the authority to wage war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the terrorist group that has rampaged across much of the Middle Eas

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More cold water.

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(John Hinderaker)It is hard not to enjoy the spectacle of the Obama administration making the case for pre-emptive war in Iraq, and relying on the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq, which President Obama wanted to revoke just a few weeks ago, as its legal authority for the wa

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The American Spectator

British PM Cameron: "ISIS Not Muslim, But Monsters."

Last week President Obama declared that "ISIS isn't Islamic." Now British Prime Minister David Cameron declares "ISIS isn't Muslim, but monsters." Cameron made the comment in response to the beheading of British aid worker David Haines by ISIS over the weekend.  Obama and Cameron can take the

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When Senator Ted Cruz delivered the keynote address at last Wednesday’s inaugural In Defense of Christians Summit in Washington, D.C., he was expected to place a much-needed spotlight on the plight of the ancient and persecuted Christian communities of the Middle East. Instead, under the guis
According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, just 28 percent of Americans are “confident” that the president’s plan to destroy the Islamic State will succeed. Sixty-eight percent say they aren’t confident at all. We are talking here, my friends, about Americans. What m
The Cosmopolitans, Whit Stillman’s new project about American expats in Paris, is several different kinds of experiment: It’s Stillman's first foray into television. It’s a return to the slightly more naturalistic style of earlier movies like Metropolitan, rather than the more sty

The Federalist

This Is The Worst Thing Ever And We’re All Going To Die.

History culminates here. The arrogance of the times demands it.

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Lost in the bitter fights over Ted Cruz's speech to persecuted Christians was the fact that all sides had valid arguments. Consider what you missed.
No, George W. Bush did not say "Our God is the God who named the stars" just days after 9/11. Are any quotes peddled by Neil deGrasse Tyson real?
The best critiques of 'Capital' show that most of the links in Thomas Piketty’s argument are broken.

The Washington Free Beacon

Maine Democrat Would Allow Illegal Immigrants to Continue to Receive Government Assistance

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud supports the position of allowing illegal immigrants to continue to receive welfare in Maine.

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Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo.) struggled during a debate with Rep. Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) when he was confronted with his remark that fracking “keeps us locked into the old system.”
A significant portion of the Americans fighting for terrorist group ISIL are Minnesota natives.

Big Government

Sushi Prices Could Spike Due to CA Drought

Sushi prices nationwide could rise dramatically in the coming months, as rice production in drought-ravaged California is expected to fall by 25% this year. According to Politico, California's 2,500 rice growers planted just 420,000 acres of the high-quality rice used in sushi this year--significa

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Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that President Obama is “flat not telling the truth” about the nation’s strategy to combat ISIS on CNN’s “The Lead” on Tuesday. “The president is just fl
LUBBOCK, Texas -- A Texas border man who smuggled grenade launchers for drug cartels has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison. On Monday evening in McAllen, U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez sentenced 27-year-old Erik Perez Bazan to 75 months in prison and a three year te
A 23-year-old Ojai, California native has pledged not to shower for 128 days to promote water conservation during the state's devastating drought. Cody Creighton launched what he calls his "One Day Dirtier" campaign on Instagram last week, in honor of his 50th day without a shower. For every repos

American Thinker

Israel, Palestinians and the Nation State

In dealing with the Palestinians, the West expects Israel to perform like a Western nation-state; so a careful examination of just exactly what a nation-state is, required.

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The IRS is in fact is a perennial, institutional lawbreaker.
When we buy into the lie of radical Muslims that there is but one Islam, we strengthen the extremists.
Iillegal immigrant juveniles are being brought into the U.S. to serve the Democratic National Machine.

Heritage Foundation

Q&A: What Is Ebola?

President Obama announced today additional efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  The Ebola crisis has been ongoing for more than six months. ... Read More The post Q&A: What Is Ebola? appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The current anti-corruption campaign underway in China is the real deal. What first appeared to be a convenient way to eliminate political opponents when President... Read More The post The Party Is Over in China, for Now appeared first on Daily Signal.
In his campaign-style speech on Labor Day, President Obama proclaimed that “by almost every measure, the American economy and American workers are better off than... Read More The post Rhetorical Spin vs. Economic Reality appeared first on Daily Signal.
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, today said he may advise President Obama to deploy U.S. ground forces should a... Read More The post Top General Re-Opens Door on Ground Troops That Commander in Chief Closed appeared first on Daily Signal.


School Orders Girl to Remove ‘Virginity Rocks’ Shirt

Virginity does not rock at Ramay Junior High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Thats the lesson 13-year-old Chloe Rubiano learned. Chloe is in the eighth grade. She is also a good church-going girl. So you can imagine her moms surprise when she got in trouble at school.

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While recently commemorating the World War I centenary at an Italian military cemetery, Pope Francis declared: "Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction." The pope's observation begs the
President Obama's decision to commit American forces to contain and defeat the Ebola virus before it breaks out to devastate an entire continent and perhaps others is a good and necessary decision and conservatives and Republicans ought to support it.
Alright. So, Democrat Alison Grimes is no fan of team Obama. Got it. Of course, this kinda raises a few questions, doesnt it? For example: If you dont like Obamas policies, why are you a Democrat?

The Corner

New Mexico Democrat Loses Third Campaign Manager Since Start of June

New Mexico governor Susana Martinez’s Democratic opponent has just lost his third campaign manager and a top-level aide, according to the Albuquerque Journal. New Mexico attorney general Gary King’s first campaign manager, Jim Farrell, resigned in June, reportedly to spend more time wit

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Ian, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who read your post and thought of Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton’s national security adviser (second term). After 9/11, he stole classified documents from the National Archives — to protect his historical reputation (and that of the Clinton Wh
After hearing the Pentagon’s testimony in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Senator Jim Inhofe is more convinced than ever that U.S. “boots on the ground” will end up being used to confront the Islamic State — and he’s accusing President O
Let’s stipulate that Ray Rice should have gotten a much longer suspension for his act of violence against his fiancée, and let’s further stipulate that there are many loathsome thugs in the NFL—and other professional sports—and the league can do a better job setting a

Red State

Staci Appel (D CAND, IA-03): against taking away terrorist traitors’ passports!

From comments to this post comes a remarkably tin-eared comment by Democratic candidate Staci Appel on whether Americans who join terror groups should be allowed to keep their passports.  I sincerely doubt that anybody here will be surprised to hear that Ms. Appel has a problem with

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The scandal plagued Obama Administration IRS admits that it has targeted 99 churches for additional scrutiny after settling a lawsuit with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The IRS settlement with the angry atheist group FFRF is shrouded in secrecy, but the little we do know is enough t
Last week Reagan administration Secretary of Education Bill Bennett appeared on the op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal called The Conservative Case for Common Core. That’s the fundamental idea behind a core curriculum: preserving and emphasizing what’s essential, in fields like liter
One of the things that has intrigued me about the Obama administration’s alleged strategy to combat ISIS is the degree to which it focuses on Syria. Not only are airstrikes within Syria contemplated but another attempt will be made by the administration to arm the Syrian opposition forces. To