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28 Jul 2014, 8:21 am

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A livestreaming “turtle webcam” in the Florida Keys captured the amazing sight of 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles hatching and crawling to the ocean Friday. With recent Florida headlines like a veteran getting locked inside a VA clinic, a 12-year-old stealing a school bus and driving to

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MARSEILLE France (Reuters) - Thousands took to the streets of Marseille in the south of France on Sunday to show their support for Israel, the first such demonstration in the country since the start of the recent fighting in Gaza, organizers said.

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A rocket hit a fuel storage tank in a chaotic battle for Tripoli airport that has all but closed off international flights to Libya, leaving fire-fighters struggling to extinguish a giant conflagration.

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The American Spectator

Stoned Crazy at the ‘New York Times’

Sunday—Beverly HillsI awakened this morning to a cloudy sky. Off to swim while pausing every minute or so to throw the ball for Julie. We have had no rain in just about forever, and even any rain at all would be a Godsend. Then, breakfast, and while my English muffins were toasting, I opened

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So whose job is it, exactly, to stem the tide of illegal entries into a state? Someone sneaking across the Rio Grande from Mexico is entering both the state of Texas and the United States of America, but if the authorities take notice of his presence here, the federal government will claim jurisdic


28 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras said, “We are neighbors and it’s best to remain friends with your neighbors,” as he arrived in Washington for meetings with his U.S. confrère in the presidents’ club this weekend. They are concerned about emigration and imm


28 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

One of the last places I expected to be was at a concert featuring Norah Jones. And yet there I was standing no more than 20 feet away from her near stage right late last week at The Sinclair in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge.  Jones, the daughter of the late sitar virtuoso Ravi Shan

The Federalist

Halbig Shows How We Legislate Now

ObamaCare's defenders think they can rewrite the law on the fly because that's how we legislate now.

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28 Jul 2014, 6:38 am

Why conservatism still needs a political conscience informed by nature.


28 Jul 2014, 6:38 am

Feminists say one thing, but do another, and pop feminism doesn't have the intellectual grounding to notice.
A picture purportedly showing rocket explosions from space went viral last week. Except that's not what the picture showed.

The Washington Free Beacon

Florida Keys Webcam Captures Sea Turtle Hatch

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MARSEILLE France (Reuters) - Thousands took to the streets of Marseille in the south of France on Sunday to show their support for Israel, the first such demonstration in the country since the start of the recent fighting in Gaza, organizers said.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A rocket hit a fuel storage tank in a chaotic battle for Tripoli airport that has all but closed off international flights to Libya, leaving fire-fighters struggling to extinguish a giant conflagration.

Big Government

The IRS Scandal and the Politicization of Justice

If you want a good illustration of how Attorney General Eric Holder has politicized the Justice Department and its prosecutorial decision-making, all you have to do is look at what Justice has not done in just one part of the IRS scandal. Despite its agreement to settle a lawsuit filed b

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On July 27, the District of Columbia Attorney General's office said it "will seek a stay" regarding federal Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr.'s July 26 ruling striking down D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns in public. Breitbart News reported that Scullin ordered the ban halted "unless and until" DC ad
The British government has refused to comment on whether it paid a £140,000 ransom to secure the release of a teacher held hostage in Yemen for more than five months. Mike Harvey, an English teacher who was working in Sana’a, the Yemeni capital, was kidnapped while on his way home on 1
On Monday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin criticized potential 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on the grounds she has failed to show a grander big picture vision on how to deal with a world that is in turmoil. &ldquo

American Thinker

John Boehner Vindicated on Foreign Policy?

Put the Speaker's domestic actions aside for a moment, and you'll find a thrilling, rousing and prescient speech on neo-Soviet Russia.

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Ten commandments are not enough for Elizabeth Warren.
No matter what one thinks of the Halbig decision, the critics’ overheated rhetoric is inappropriate and unjustifiable.
This nation’s charitable impulses have already been exploited to the limit, and the ultimate effect of Beck’s actions will be to encourage the growth of a multicultural secular welfare state.

Heritage Foundation

Religious Leader Looks to West For Help for Iraqi Christians

The Chaldean Catholic Patriarch is appealing to the international community for action against ISIS’ expulsion of Christians in Mosul, deeming the situation as “21st century... Read More The post Religious Leader Looks to West For Help for Iraqi Christians appeared first on Daily Signal

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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, believes he has the key to reining in the executive branch: suing President Barack Obama for not faithfully executing the... Read More The post Can the House of Representatives Sue Obama for Not Executing the Law? appeared first on Daily Signal.
MIAMI—With thousands of Central American children newly arrived in the United States, and more expected to come, school officials have asked the federal government for a helping... Read More The post Schools Brace for Flood of Immigrant Children appeared first on Daily Signal.
Fifteen years ago, when I was 6, my parents and I moved to the United States from Canada, where I was born. Since moving to... Read More The post I Played by the Rules on Immigration. Why Is the U.S. Making It So Hard for Me to Become a Doctor? appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

A Bullet a Day Keeps the Doctor Alive

You and I avoid visiting the doctor by eating well. Doctors like Lee Silverman carry concealed in order to care for us when we do need them.

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Yesterday my oldest Army buddy lost his foster son to cancer. Sadly Maryland, which funds almost everything, will not provide enough funds for in ground burial of foster children.
What’s happening in Arizona right now is sufficient to make every conservative shudder.


27 Jul 2014, 11:01 pm

In the fall of 2011, Breanne Fahs, an Arizona State University (ASU) Women’s and Gender Studies professor, taught a course called “Psychology of Gender.”

The Corner

Fund: Congress Going to Recess Without VA Reform Would Be 'Dereliction of Duty'

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A friend who read my posting today sends me a reminder of Kipling’s poem “The Glory of the Garden,” which can be read in full here. But this stanza seems especially appropriate: Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing: ” Oh, how beautiful,”
The latest CNN poll is perhaps the worst polling news the White House has seen yet. By a margin of 53 percent to 44 percent, Americans would now vote for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama if they had it to do over again. That nine-point margin is significantly bigger than the four-point 49 percent to


28 Jul 2014, 7:00 am

One of the more depressing things in watching Vladimir Putin is the manner in which Russian “experts” at home have for years now all but cheered him on. In the latest Nation magazine, Stephen Cohen has written one of the most embarrassing apologies of Putin’s imperialist

Red State

Halbig’s Critics Hoist By Their Own Petards

This has not been a good week for defenders of Obamacare and their scorn for the legal arguments challenging whether the statute provides subdsidies for buyers of health insurance policies on the federal Helthcare.gov exchange. On Monday, a divided panel of the DC Circuit ruled in Halbig v Burwell

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While we’re all having a good time with the concentrated stupidity of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber (who allegedly holds some sort of advanced degree from a major institution) claiming he repeatedly made “verbal typos” when clearly stating that only state-run exchanges would
Via CNN.com today comes this truly astounding article that purports to leave the question of whether Hamas is using human shields in Gaza up in the air. The opening four paragraphs here set the stage for the accusation that Israel is using the “human shield” argument as a PR ploy of que
Dear God but the Left is going to hate that term by the time we're done with it. The post Another 2012 Jonathan Gruber ‘speak-o,’ apparently. #obamacare appeared first on RedState.
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