US Helped Release Iranian Prisoners As Sweetener for Nuclear Talks

30 Jun 2015, 4:00 am

The Obama administration helped to secure the release of several Iranians detained in the United States and the United Kingdom, some convicted of illegal arms smuggling, according to a report that comes as U.S. prisoners languish in Iranian jails.

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30 Jun 2015, 4:00 am

The Texas Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a costly licensing scheme for eyebrow threaders in a 6-3 ruling on Friday.

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30 Jun 2015, 3:00 am

I’ve never owned a Rebel flag, T-shirt, bumper sticker, or key-chain. No decals, no coffee mug. None. Never will. I’m not keen on capitol displays of the flag. I don’t like, and even hate, some of the connotations and connections. But I do like some of them, and it seems to me tha

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30 Jun 2015, 3:00 am

On a Sunday talk show, Mike Huckabee found himself in the spotlight of the gay-marriage uproar for suggesting that the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision could lead to principled disobedience on a civil rights era scale. Well, might it? Would the court majority care? Has the court majority

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The American Spectator

Optic Cleansing

I’ve never owned a Rebel flag, T-shirt, bumper sticker, or key-chain. No decals, no coffee mug. None. Never will. I’m not keen on capitol displays of the flag. I don’t like, and even hate, some of the connotations and connections. But I do like some of them, and it seems to me tha

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The climate alarmists are practically giddy over Pope Francis’ recently released “climate encyclical”—remember, these are, generally, the very same people who dis the church and its position on abortion, the origin of life on earth, and the definition of marriage. Even Al Go
San Francisco changed America. When then-Mayor Gavin Newsom opened City Hall to same-sex marriages during the 2004 Winter of Love, he had determined to “put a human face on discrimination.” The long line of couples eager to tie the knot appealed to the public’s romantic side. When
Call it the Dred Scotting of religious liberty. Writing gay marriage into the Constitution as once there was a Supreme Court decision that attempted to write slavery into the Constitution. Make no mistake. Whatever else the five lawyers in black robes thought they were doing with their ruling on ga

The Federalist

Diagnosing The Health of Republican Government With F.H. Buckley

Ben speaks with F.H. Buckley, author of The Once and Future King, about the health of Constitutional government in America today.

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A court decision in Colorado could erase sectarian discrimination from 37 state constitutions. Or end vouchers nationwide.
A former Obama adviser published an article in Foreign Policy magazine asking if gay marriage could defeat the Islamic State. We have the answer to that question.
Lost in celebrations of the Supreme Court decision redefining marriage were the grave warnings issued by each of the 4 dissenters on religious liberty.

The Washington Free Beacon

US Helped Release Iranian Prisoners As Sweetener for Nuclear Talks

The Obama administration helped to secure the release of several Iranians detained in the United States and the United Kingdom, some convicted of illegal arms smuggling, according to a report that comes as U.S. prisoners languish in Iranian jails.

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30 Jun 2015, 4:00 am

The Texas Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a costly licensing scheme for eyebrow threaders in a 6-3 ruling on Friday.
JERUSALEM—For the first time since the Israeli embassy in Cairo was trashed by a mob in 2011 and staff members were nearly lynched, a senior Israeli diplomat publicly visited the city yesterday for intensive talks with Egyptian officials.
JERUSALEM—Although Israel has repeatedly declared its determination not to get sucked into the civil war raging across the border with Syria, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon admitted Monday that the country was in fact doing more than just cheering on the good guys.

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

The Most Radical Decision Ever?

The Court's decision represents a much greater departure than such widely-criticized Substantive Due Process cases as Dred Scott, Lochner v. New York, or Roe v. Wade.    

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If the glorious new culture wins the war, then the Supreme Court wouldn't matter so much,.


30 Jun 2015, 12:00 am

The simple truth is that it is radical Islam that constitutes a deadly threat to both countries.  
Under the circumstances, it can’t be said that President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry are unaware of the potential downsides of a bad deal. 

Heritage Foundation

In-Depth: 4 Harms the Court’s Marriage Ruling Will Cause

Judicial activism causes harm. The Obergefell ruling written by Justice Anthony Kennedy will likely cause four distinct types of harm to the body politic: to constitutional... Read More The post In-Depth: 4 Harms the Court’s Marriage Ruling Will Cause appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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The Export-Import Bank’s charter is set to expire Tuesday, meaning the 81-year-old agency is on course to be eliminated, at least temporarily. The bank, the official... Read More The post Today the Ex-Im Bank Expires. Here’s Where the 2016 Prospects Stand on the Issue. appeared fir
Today is the self-imposed deadline for the United States to complete a nuclear deal with Iran. But key pieces of the deal—meant to contain Iran’s... Read More The post The Iran Nuclear Deal Deadline Is Today. Here’s What We Don’t Know. appeared first on The Daily Signal.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is anticipated to announce his 2016 presidential run today. He joins 13 other Republican candidates in the presidential race. Here... Read More The post 6 Things to Know About Chris Christie, the Latest Presidential Candidate appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Supremes: Romance Trumps Process

San Francisco changed America. When then-Mayor Gavin Newsom opened City Hall to same-sex marriages during the 2004 Winter of Love, he had determined to "put a human face on discrimination."

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The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the redefinition of marriage seals the end of America as the Founders envisioned it.


29 Jun 2015, 11:01 pm

"Natural law -- God's law -- will always trump common law," said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, "God will have the final word in this matter."


29 Jun 2015, 11:01 pm

"Beer, family gatherings and fireworks! Gosh, I love the Fourth of July!"

The Corner

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Why not get amazing wines delivered right to your door by joining the National Review Wine Club! Join today and you’ll save $100 on 12 world-class wines. Plus, you’ll get two bottles of elegant Gracenote Pinot Noir worth $50 at no additional cost. For more information, click

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She may be the only formidable Democrat candidate running for president, but Hillary Clinton has plenty of scandals to overcome — and lots of questions to answer. As more Americans decide she simply can’t be trusted  look for alternatives, Clinton’s poll numbers have


29 Jun 2015, 5:23 pm

“The past,” wrote Faulkner, “is never dead. It’s not even past.” Asking Greeks (as Greece’s government has done) to vote “no”  (“Όχι”) to the euro zone bailout may or may not be misguided, but it comes with a certa
On June 30 at midnight or July 1 at 12.01 a.m., the Export-Import Bank’s charter will expire for the first time in 81 years. I hear a lot of people suggesting this isn’t such a big deal since it could still be reauthorized down the road. But that’s underselling what jus

Red State

Batman is Problematic

The new Batman game to hit shelves last week, Batman: Arkham Knight, is a fantastic game that you should play if you have a PS4 or Xbox One, and you like video games and Batman. The story is awesome, the gameplay is great, and there is more than enough suspense to keep you playing. If you're i

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29 Jun 2015, 9:20 pm

For those of us of faith, it appears society has collectively lost its mind. Madness has set in. Yes, in fact, we see what Paul warns of in Romans 1. The people have been handed over to themselves and we are caught in the middle. It is a wildfire of the mind and society. A lot of you want to check
Every war produces a few battles which serve as axioms for that conflict. In my view, the American Revolution produced two battles which really let you understand the war. The first of these is the rapid fire combination of First Trenton, Second Trenton, and Princeton between December 26, 1776 and
The Washington Free Beacon will be happy to keep scoring free points off of the State Department, here. They can do it all day; every scowl empowers them. The post Washington Free Beacon causes US State Department to act like spoiled children. In front of Europe, too. appeared first on RedState.
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