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22 Dec 2014, 8:33 pm

(John Hinderaker)I will be guest hosting Laura Ingraham’s radio show again tomorrow morning from 9 to 12 Eastern, 8 to 11 Central. It should be another fun show. The first hour will feature lots about Christmas–a departure from my usual hard news focus, so I’m counting on some PL r

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"We love Jeb, and we love Marco. But we've loved Jeb longer."

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The American Spectator

Al Sharpton Worried You've Forgotten About Him Since Yesterday

The events of this weekend are horrifying. Two NYPD officers are dead in an unprovoked attack that seems to have been cheered by at least a segment of the public. A child has been left fatherless, sentiments on both sides of a heated debate have been ignited, and a city is in mourning.  But be

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Over at NRO, our old friend Quin Hillyer makes mincemeat of Rand Paul's arguments in support of President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba. He further goes on to question Paul's fitness for higher office. Here is how Quin begins his piece: With his enthusiastic support for Barack
The New York Yankees will pay for the education of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos' two sons. Ramos, along with his partner Wenjian Liu, were ambushed in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday. Liu did not have any children. In 1982, the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner established the Silv


22 Dec 2014, 7:01 am

Singer Joe Cocker passed away today of lung cancer. He was 70. The British born Cocker came to international performance with his cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends" at Woodstock in the summer of 1969. I remember when I went to see Michael Lang talk about Woodstock a few year

The Federalist

Valerie Plame Just Retweeted An Article Outing A CIA Agent

Remember Valerie Plame, the former CIA agent who was "outed" in the run-up to the Iraq war? She just retweeted an article outing another CIA agent.

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As we close out 2014, as another sad day of violence ends, could we also try to see the best in each other's arguments?
First they came for Bigfoot, but I didn’t speak up because I didn’t believe in Bigfoot.
As feminists complain about the ‘gendered expectations of Christmas,’ Martha Stewart blows them all out of the water in terms of being a woman and gracious hostess.

The Washington Free Beacon

Incoming Coal Country Republican Confident in Dem Energy Adviser

An incoming Republican senator from coal country is taking heat for hiring a veteran Democrat as a top energy and environmental policy adviser. However, the senator, who will sit on two key committees handling those issues, says she is confident in the hire.

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The federal government is spending over $33,000 to figure out whether same-sex couples live closer to tobacco retailers, theoretically making them more likely to smoke.
Facebook is facing heightened scrutiny of its conduct in countries with authoritarian regimes amid reports that an events page for Russia’s most prominent dissident was blocked by the company at the insistence of the Russian government.

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

What was Obama taught about Cuba?

Did Barack Obama ever support the Cuban embargo to begin with?

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The Brooklyn police slaughter is just another example of how black racial hostility is now an everyday fact of life.


22 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

What were things really like under Batista?
There is more to the Sony hacking and movie distribution cancelling than meets the eye.  

Heritage Foundation

Bill vs. Bill: O’Reilly Calls on de Blasio to Resign

He was supposed to be off for Christmas break, but Bill O’Reilly couldn’t stay silent on his views about the Saturday shooting of two NYPD... Read More The post Bill vs. Bill: O’Reilly Calls on de Blasio to Resign appeared first on Daily Signal.

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In the wake of North Korea’s hacking of Sony Pictures in response to the film “The Interview,” the Communist-led country’s Internet is reportedly “under duress,” although... Read More The post Who Might Be Behind the Internet Outage in North Korea appeared f
The New York Police Department is escalating security measures, telling academy trainees not to wear their uniforms or any other NYPD clothing in public. This... Read More The post NYPD Boosts Security Measures, Tells Cadets Not to Wear Uniforms appeared first on Daily Signal.
Myth 1. The U.S. and other nations face a policy choice between sanctions or engagement All instruments of national power should be used simultaneously in... Read More The post Debunking Six Myths About North Korean Sanctions appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Assassinations? Blame Obama and Holder

Uniquely in history these two black men had the opportunity to change the tenor, to change the dialogue on race in this country. And they have. For the worse.

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It can be hard to take the idea of a Mitt Romney 2016 presidential run seriously. After all, this is the man who said of losing general election candidates, "They become a loser for life." At least in presidential terms, he had that mostly right.


22 Dec 2014, 2:54 pm

Is it possible to hold two seemingly contradictory thoughts about the president's decision to partially end the half-century embargo against Cuba? Can one agree with conservative critics, from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), to Rush Limbaugh about how the Castro brothers are, apparently, getting everythi
Last month, a professor of economics at the University of California, Davis made some headlines by basically asserting that there is no American dream. It's a myth. He crunched the numbers, supposedly disproving it. Hmm. My dad used to always say, "Did you ever hear about the statistician who drowne

The Corner

Fiorina 2016?

Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and California Senate candidate, is seriously considering a run for another high office: the presidency. That’s according to a source close to her as well as to detailed accounts by National Journal’s Tim Alberta and the Washi

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22 Dec 2014, 4:55 pm

Jay and I reluctantly leave music behind this week (well, not entirely) to discuss the president’s self-indulgence regarding relations with Cuba, the murder of three police officers, and the North Korean tantrum, among other topics. The contrast between the behavior of Tea Party proteste
Representative Michael Grimm, the Staten Island congressman best known nationally for threatening to throw a reporter off a congressional balcony last January, has agreed to plead guilty to a felony tax-evasion charge tomorrow in New York City. Grimm, a Republican, was facing a 20-count federal in
Even after a reportedly mentally ill ex-prisoner Ismaaiyl Brinkley shot New York City Police Department officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, Governor Andrew Cuomo is refusing to sign a bill, S. 7818, that’s on his desk and could do something about the risks presented by menta

Red State

Shockingly, Salon hasn’t read the Bible

Salon hasn’t read the Bible. I know this because 1) of course they haven’t and 2) they’d know Mary actually gave her consent to carry the child of God. Powerful gods and demi-gods impregnating human women—it’s a common theme in the history of religion, and it&rsqu

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Charles C.W. Cooke at National Review labels this PSA “the worst anti-gun commercial in the history of the United States.”  It’s more like a public disservice announcement, seeing as how it encourages children to commit multiple felony offenses.  I think I


22 Dec 2014, 1:00 pm

I hate Twitter, mostly for politics. I use it for work, for which it is quite useful. But for discourse about controversial topics, it is a horrid medium. And with the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, Twitter and other outlets such as blog comments have again show
I’ll admit that I’m one of those Americans that Dick Cheney frightens. I also agree with comedian Christian Finnigan that he looks like the Penguin from the old Adam West Batman series (which is a delightful comparison and series overall). Still, while he may scare me, I fail to see wha
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