Ambassador who sided with Muslim Brotherhood spearheads State Department’s anti-ISIS effort

19 Sep 2014, 7:45 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)John Kerry has assembled a three-person team to lead the State Department’s efforts against ISIS. Two of the members — Gen. John Allen and Brett McGurk — seem unobjectionable. The third, Anne Patterson, is another matter. In announcing her central role, Kerry praise

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19 Sep 2014, 7:41 pm


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(John Hinderaker)If you thought Joe Biden couldn’t top his “Shylock” performance, you were wrong. Speaking to none other than a Democratic women’s conference, Biden reminisced fondly about the good old days in the Senate, when he got to work with great guys like Bob Packwood.

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When it comes to high-profile Republicans, the media’s great at swirling accusations. Not so much with the swirling exonerations. Joe ...

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The American Spectator

Scotland Votes No

With 26 of 32 precincts reporting, the BBC is projecting that Scotland has voted against independence. The No forces are expected to win 55% of the vote.  As Quebec referendums have become a permanent feature of Canadian politics, Scottish referendums will become a permanent feature of U.K. po

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Less than 24 hours after the Scottish Referendum, SNP Leader and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has announced he will step down in November. Although the Yes side lost by a 10 point margin, it is certainly far better than anyone expected. So I doubt there was any pressure brought to bear on h

19 Sep 2014, 3:00 am

When Scotland “voted” on union with her southern neighbor 307 years ago, English troops flowed to the border and English pounds flowed through the Scottish parliament. English force sought, unlike Hadrian, to welcome and not repel. The parliamentarians quietly voted “yes”; t
Politicians hate it when different voting blocs of their party get crosswise on an issue. See unions and enviros, both groups loyal to the Democrat party and who often don’t see eye-to-eye. Private sector unions want economic growth and the jobs (and resulting union dues) that go with it. Env

The Federalist

Proof That Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome Is Real

Sarah Palin is a good way to tease out Freudian levels of weirdness. But why are conservative women such a threat? Is it their embrace of life?

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Washington's foolish approaches to the Islamic State will not destroy them or discourage others from following in their footsteps.
I have a few theories about why parents nowadays hover about their kids like hornets.
The Scottish referendum should prompt some long-overdue soul-searching among the Brits, and to some extent it already has, which is a good sign.

The Washington Free Beacon

Republicans Raise Concerns About Obama’s ISIL Strategy

Republicans who are backing President Barack Obama’s plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels expressed concerns on Friday about whether the strategy would be far-reaching enough to defeat Islamic militants and other regional adversaries in the Middle East.

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On Friday, this year's POW/MIA Day, the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office issued a new fact sheet on its efforts to recover US POW/MIAs from North Korea and the Korean War. But there may be some roadblocks on the way, according to a report from KPOW.
Russian strategic nuclear bombers carried out air defense zone incursions near Alaska and across Northern Europe this week in the latest nuclear saber rattling by Moscow. Six Russian aircraft, including two Bear H nuclear bombers, two MiG-31 fighter jets and two IL-78 refueling tankers were interce

Big Government

BH INTERVIEW: Michelle Monaghan Talks 'Fort Bliss' & Pays Tribute to Military Moms

Written and directed by Claudia Myers, who spent five years making documentaries and training videos for the United States military, Fort Bliss follows one female soldier’s journey back home after a 15-month deployment.  Sergeant Maggie Swann (Michelle Monaghan) is an Army medic and sin

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The Hill’s Associate Editor, A.B. Stoddard, argued that recent reports of divisions between the White House and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) showed the “centralized” and “insular” nature of the Obama White House on Friday’s “Special Repor
HOUSTON, Texas -- On Friday Texas' Attorney General Greg Abbott and State Senator Wendy Davis -- both gubernatorial candidates -- debated in the state's Rio Grande Valley. During the course of the debate, the issue of education came up. After hearing what Abbott had to say, a defensive Davis spoke
HOUSTON, Texas -- On Friday Texas' Attorney General Greg Abbott and State Senator Wendy Davis--both gubernatorial candidates--debated in the state's Rio Grande Valley. While much of the debate focused on immigration issues, amid the border crisis plaguing the state, the issue of life also arose.&n

American Thinker

Learning from Russia's Return to Its Historical Roots

Having swept all before them in the aimless societies of the west, the LGBTIQ crowd is in a howling fury with Russia’s pro-family movement for its refusal to capitulate to their gay marriage agenda.

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19 Sep 2014, 12:00 am

Three innocent couples were violently attacked walking down the street in three cities in America in the last few weeks, but the media treatment of the incidents varied wildly.  

19 Sep 2014, 12:00 am

If I had left Monticello with no previous knowledge of Jefferson, I would have thought him eccentric at best, twisted and perverse at worst

19 Sep 2014, 12:00 am

The artificial appellation of “religion of peace” is a propagandist’s dream for those seeking to conceal the truth.

Heritage Foundation

This New Technology Could Allow Police to Catch You Texting While Driving

Police may soon have new technology to help them identify texting drivers. A Virginia-based company called ComSonics is developing a detection device resembling a radar... Read More The post This New Technology Could Allow Police to Catch You Texting While Driving appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Producers continue to rebuff talk that the new CBS political drama, “Madam Secretary,” is based on Hillary Clinton. They will, however, admit that the former... Read More The post The Benghazi Moment That Inspired TV’s ‘Madam Secretary’ appeared first on Daily Signal.
Without question, the Obama administration has been slow in coming up with a strategy to counter the threat from ISIS terrorism. This week, Rick Stengel,... Read More The post What Should U.S. Diplomacy Strategy Be in a Time of Terrorism? appeared first on Daily Signal.
Once again, university officials have shown how progressive and tolerant they are by forcing Young Americans for Freedom at Pennsylvania State University to remove its... Read More The post Here We Go Again: Students Prohibited From Passing Out Constitutions on Constitution Day appeared first on Da

What the Non-Fox Media Wrought

In wistful moods, I often wonder what Cuba (a nation with a higher per-capita income than Austria and Japan in 1958) might look like today if media such as Townhall, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, etc. had been around to mount a counterattack against Castro's U.S. media and State Department propagandists.

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An incredible thing happened in the recent reply-comment period regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal to regulate the Internet like old-fashioned monopoly telephone service: the side telling the agency not to regulate carried the day.

18 Sep 2014, 11:01 pm

Indian-American actress Mindy Kaling not only stars in her own sitcom on Fox called "The Mindy Project," she's in charge of it. You might think that feminists would celebrate that achievement, but that would show that you don't know about feminists. Apparently, nothing satisfies them. Instead, they

18 Sep 2014, 11:01 pm

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's arrest on child abuse charges has sparked a huge debate about corporal punishment, one that exposes deep cultural rifts. I have to admit I've been surprised -- no, shocked -- at those who've jumped to the 217-pound football player's defense.

The Corner

Domestic Violence in NFL Has <I>Decreased</I> under Goodell

You won’t hear this from the media too busy calling for Roger Goodell’s head, but the facts show that, under Goodell’s tenure, the domestic-violence rate among NFL players has actually decreased. He should be commended rather than attacked. A Think Progress article on Thursday cl

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Charles Krauthammer has little confidence in President Obama’s decision to personally approve each American bombing strike in Iraq and Syria. “Lyndon Johnson, who had a lot more experience, was also the one who directed air strikes in the north of Korea” during the Vietnam War,
Now the concerned whispers are becoming audible groans. Turns out after premature high-fiving in certain Republican circles, the GOP just may be on the verge of blowing its opportunity to take control of the U.S. Senate in November. A few of us have been warning for months that unless the GOP respo
While Taylor Dinerman’s description of this week’s announcements is generally useful, it really isn’t correct to say that Boeing is getting more money than SpaceX for the new contracts to get NASA astronauts to orbit and back because the former company is “ahead of” th

Red State

Why The Mary Burke “Plagiarism” Story Matters

Andrew Kaczynski at Buzzfeed has a detailed analysis of how Wisconsin’s Democratic candidate for governor, Mary Burke, “plagiarized” the “jobs plan” on her website from three prior Democratic gubernatorial candidates. As Moe Lane noted earlier today, the really hilario

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I am absolutely stunned by the DCCC's recruit crop, this cycle. Stunned! The post You will be SHOCKED by what John Foust (D CAND, Virginia-10) said about his own voters! appeared first on RedState.
Joe Biden has had a tough week. Earlier in the week he used the anti-Semitic slur “Shylock” to refer to unethical bankers and was forced to issue an apology. Today he was speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership forum and decided to wax nostalg
Yesterday, the US Ninth Circuit confirmed a February decision by a panel of that court that school officials can forbid students who are American citizens from wearing American flag themed clothing to school because of the threats made against those students (see earlier RedState coverage here