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Paul Gonzalez On average, Americans believe that the federal government wastes more than half of all taxpayer dollars. When asked, respondents to a Gallup poll estimated that the federal government wastes 51 cents of every dollar it receives in tax revenue.

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Democratic Rep. Adam Smith is calling out President Obama for his rhetoric regarding the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS). Smith, who serves as ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, said the president needs to “work on his messaging” when speaking to t

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivered a plea for military aid to the United States Congress on Thursday. Poroshenko warned that young Ukranianian boys, “under-equipped and often under-appreciated by the world,” are the only thing standing between them and “the new Cold Wa

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The American Spectator

Angels Clinch AL West

The Los Angeles Angels will make their first post-season appearance since 2009 having clinched the AL West last night. They clinched a tie with a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on a combined one-hit shutout by C.J. Wilson, Joe Smith and Huston Street. For a time, it appeared their celebratio

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18 Sep 2014, 3:00 am

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

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
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

The Federalist

This Parallel Between LBJ’s And Obama’s War Plans Will Terrify You

This quote about LBJ's Vietnam War strategy will terrify you. Especially when you realize it's the same as Obama's new war strategy.

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Happy birthday to us! Here are our 10 most popular articles of the last year.
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.

The Washington Free Beacon

Dem Rep: Obama Needs To ‘Work On His Messaging’

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Records indicate that Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) did not attend a classified hearing that focused on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) due to a fundraiser that was held for her in New York City.
Following a federal court ruling that declared Washington, D.C.'s ban on the carry of firearms unconstitutional, the city is moving to adopt a new concealed carry law. The law will only allow citizens to carry firearms if the city decides its reason for doing so good enough, WJLA reported.

Big Government

Suspected Boko Haram Attack on College in Northern Nigeria Leaves 'at Least 13' Dead

Both gunmen and suicide bombers stormed the campus of Nigeria's Kano Federal College of Education on Wednesday, killing 13 people and injuring 34 others, authorities reported. While no group has taken credit, the attack has all the signatures of the jihadist terror group Boko Haram. According

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Two anti-Common Core activists in Missouri have joined in filing a lawsuit against state officials that challenges the state’s payment of taxpayer funds to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), one of the two federally funded multi-state groups that are developing tests aligned
GLASGOW, United Kingdom – As Scotland votes on independence, in a campaign led by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and a coterie of advisors, few can claim more influence than Member of the Scottish Parliament Humza Yousaf. Yousaf was recently described by the BBC's Andrew Neil as &ldquo
Kenneth Palinkas, the head of the union that represents more 12,000 officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) bureau, says that terrorists from ISIS and other extremists are likely to try to exploit the immigration system that Presid

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

Russia Propaganda Rises Again: Fake Maps Depict a Much Smaller Ukraine

Russian propaganda specialists, political technologists if you will, are flooding the Internet with redrawn maps of Ukraine, shrinking the country to half its actual size.... Read More The post Russia Propaganda Rises Again: Fake Maps Depict a Much Smaller Ukraine appeared first on Daily Signal.

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18 Sep 2014, 12:17 pm

As head of MEA-MFT, Montana’s teachers’ union, Eric Feaver’s job is to stand up for the little guy. But on payday, he is not at... Read More The post Labor Leader Earns Big Bucks appeared first on Daily Signal.
Former President Jimmy Carter, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, says President Obama is justified in taking military action against the terrorist group... Read More The post Jimmy Carter: ‘I Think We Need to Attack ISIS’ appeared first on Daily Signal.
A longtime head of the Federal Reserve and prominent voice in economics has come out in opposition to a much more controversial government bank that... Read More The post Greenspan Joins Ranks of Opponents to Export-Import Bank appeared first on Daily Signal.

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

Mystic Chords

In response to a post by John McGinnis about Scotland, Michael Greve writes some thought-provoking comments. John writes: “[C]onstitutional federalism likely has a greater future in Europe than in the United States where, with a few exceptions like Texas, geographical areas increasingly do

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18 Sep 2014, 11:53 am

Eliana has a piece on the homepage about the high-stakes governor’s race, where Sam Brownback is in trouble. A little on his comeback plan: Brownback, for his part, appears uncowed by the onslaught, and his strategy for victory is becoming clear. Up to this point, all of the focus on Brownb

18 Sep 2014, 10:51 am

Two claims perpetuated by the Obama administration — that the border is secure and we’re now safer than we’ve been since ( 9/11, 2008, take your pick) — imploded yesterday during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee. Representstive Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) as

Red State

State Department used Fake Name to Ignore Security Standards in Benghazi

(Via Caleb Howe at TruthRevolt) The quest for the truth on Benghazi made a little progress yesterday, but that hasn’t stopped the developments from being any more outrageous. As the Benghazi Select Committee discovered yesterday, Hillary Clinton’s State Department fabricated the na

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On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Emma Elliot Freire to discuss today's big independence vote in Scotland, how 16 and 17 year old kids came became eligible to vote and what a breakup of a 300 year long union would look like. The post Scots Head to the Polls to Vote
Sending guns instead of armies to support a cause has a lengthy and storied history in America, especially when American politicians have perceived that public support might not exist for actual American lives being spent on a cause that Americans nonetheless marginally support. Other Western natio
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