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18 Sep 2014, 8:11 am

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Gamechanger.

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(Scott Johnson)When Atlantic political reporter Molly Ball called me a couple of weeks ago to ask me about Rep. Tom Cotton, now opposing Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Pryor in the election for the Arkansas seat that is on the ballot this November, my guard was up. I think Tom is a man of great c

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Links to ISIS?

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The American Spectator

The Anti-Terrorism Bloviators

On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo sounded the alarm about the escalating danger of a terrorist attack on America by ISIS and other jihadists. Too bad the Obama administration lacks the resolve or sense of urg

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Mosul, Iraq, October 8, 2014 — Multiple sources have confirmed that Free Syrian Army (“FSA”) forces, part of the “moderate” rebel groups recently trained and armed by the Obama administration, have defeated three small groups of ISIS fighters — with perhaps 25 to


18 Sep 2014, 3:00 am

Who lost Iraq? In so many words, that is now the increasingly potent counter to years of liberal charges that America’s problems in the world can be traced to the Bush-Cheney foreign policy — specifically the invasion of 2003. The question has now taken root, with “Iraq&rdquo


18 Sep 2014, 3:00 am

California governors, from Ronald Reagan on, have glowed over the idea that if the state were a separate country it would have the seventh- or eighth-largest economy in the world. Perhaps Silicon Valley millionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper thought that if one California was that good, six Cali

The Federalist

Happy Birthday, FDRLST! Here Are Our 10 Most Popular Articles

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My road from decadent heathen to responsible father is well-chronicled. Who knew getting stoned and watching an ultrasound DVD would change me so much?
A brand-new study that purports to show sex-selective abortions don’t happen in the United States instead confirms the opposite.
Poor people say the worst thing about their material conditions isn’t their material conditions.

The Washington Free Beacon

MSNBC Wonders If Debbie Wasserman Schultz Could Be Political Kryptonite

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A Ukranian woman is speaking out against Russian-sponsored militants that publicly tortured her for speaking about the crisis in Ukraine and criticizing Russia’s recent election to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Irina Dovgan, of Donbas, Ukraine, recalled the four days of abuse i


17 Sep 2014, 4:31 pm

Big Government

Cameron Ultra-Loyalist Joins Rebellion Against 'Devo Max'

Claire Perry, Rail Minister for the British government, has warned the Prime Minister not to give Scotland 'financial party bags' if the country votes 'no' today. The normally ultra-loyal minister said that she was concerned that, in the event of a close 'no' vote, Scotland would be offered a &ldq

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HOUSTON, Texas -- During just one month, Border Patrol agents in Texas' Del Rio Sector arrested five convicted sex offenders in the U.S. illegally. Each of the five offenders has been charged with illegal re-entry, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  Jose Castro, a sp
It sounds mad, but a toss of the coin could, technically, decide the fate of the United Kingdom and Scotland.  Oddly enough, even with polls as close as they currently are, the Edinburgh Agreement signed by David Cameron and Alex Salmond last year setting out the plans for today's referendum
HOUSTON, Texas -- Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert took to the House floor on Tuesday, and gave a riveting speech against arming the Syrian rebels.  "The truth is, under this president, we trained people in Libya, we provided weapons in Libya that were then used against us in Benghazi," t

American Thinker

The Junior Varsity Team in the White House

It is time for us to stop playing checkers while the Ayatollahs and Caliphs are playing chess

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18 Sep 2014, 12:00 am

Obama has just discovered his pre-midterm election method of wagging the dog -- the deadly international threat of Ebola!!!
It might be wise for us and our NATO allies to take seriously Sun Tzu's admonition that we "Know the Enemy" – particularly when that enemy is actually headed in our direction.
The wrong side of everything

Heritage Foundation

Government Insider Warned of HealthCare.gov Security Risks: ‘I Am Tired of the Cover Ups’

Government insiders who flagged security issues prior to the launch of HealthCare.gov were right to be concerned. That’s according to a new audit by the... Read More The post Government Insider Warned of HealthCare.gov Security Risks: ‘I Am Tired of the Cover Ups’ appeared first o

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In an effort to increase transparency and reduce complaints, the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., will issue body-mounted cameras to a test group of... Read More The post D.C. May Require Police to Wear Body Cameras. Why That Could Be a Good Thing. appeared first on Daily Signal.
The House special committee investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks today convened its first public hearing, examining progress in implementing security improvements at U.S. embassies and... Read More The post 6 Takeaways From the Benghazi Panel’s First Hearing on Security Failures appea
After lengthy debate that aligned Democrats and Republicans on both sides of the argument, the House  today passed an amendment allowing the Obama administration to... Read More The post As Senators Quiz Kerry on ISIS, House OKs Obama Request to Arm, Train Syrian Rebels appeared first on Daily

Townhall.com

Have You Heard About Hillary?

We hear where she goes. We hear what she wears. We hear how much she makes. But what we dont ever seem to hear about Hillary Clinton is what she would do as president. Her every move is reported, every speech covered as if it were a decree brought down from a mountaintop. But what does she want to d

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17 Sep 2014, 11:01 pm

As a life-long, occasionally conscripted political volunteer, I've encountered my share of smells along the political way. Fried chicken in the summer at church picnics and BBQ on Fourth of July in Newnan, Georgia, (with the argument about which BBQ was better -- Melear's or Sprayberry's). Then ther


17 Sep 2014, 11:01 pm

If unchecked, the Islamic State will turn what is left of the nations of the Middle East into a huge Mogadishu-like tribal wasteland, from the Syrian Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf. And they will happily call the resulting mess a caliphate.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) press office in Kabul confirmed that three ISAF soldiers were killed as a result of a suicide bombing attack in Kabul today.

The Corner

Bad for a Town’s Ego

A friend sends me an article from the Daily Mail. It’s not about Britain but about America. It is, in fact, about my hometown. The article says that Ann Arbor, Mich., is the “most educated” city in the country. I can think of a hundred possible responses, but can’t quite se

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18 Sep 2014, 7:36 am

On the homepage now, we have a picture of David Cameron and the banner headline “A Big Day for Cameron.” Under the headline is a typically excellent piece by our political maestro, John Fund. As regular readers know, Cameron is a major bogeyman of our site. Nige is our pin-up. David Ca
Ewen MacAskill, a former political editor of the Scotsman and now correspondent for Britain’s Guardian newspaper, reports that the pro-independence campaign in Scotland has borrowed many of its tactics from Barack Obama’s operation. “Watching the final rally in Perth on Wednesday
Thirty years ago this month George Will wrote a column on Bruce Springsteen, a nice copy of which I found last night on — as Mrs. Clinton’s staff might say a decade later — Internet. Enjoy. (Springsteen aficionados will freak out of I don’t mention that “Born i

Red State

Science, Ethics and Neil deGrasse Tyson

Image Credit: Fajar Sullivan Corporation It’s a really good thing Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts Cosmos rather than performing cost estimates. You can say “Billions and billions and billions!” to awe the easily-impressed rubes watching Cosmos and write it off as a ROM. In Cost Estimati

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"One, two, three, what are we fighting for? Don't ask me: I don't give a d*mn, my next stop is Vietnam..." The post Attention, whoever in the White House monitors this site. Google ‘Lyndon Johnson micromanagement Vietnam.’ appeared first on RedState.
“Last guys rarely finish nice.”-Saul Alinsky. I can comprehend the temptation that tugs at both President Obama and Senator Rand Paul when they contemplate the difficult issues associated with foreign policy in the Post-modern world. The simple, old maxim goes “Don’t be a d&
The sad irony of President Obama’s September 10th address to the nation on ISIS is that he laid out a 9/10 strategy in a 9/11 world. Thirteen years ago, we awoke on 9/11 and the world had changed. We awoke to the reality of radical Islamic jihad and its commitment to destroy America. Now w
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