Rubio: Rand Paul “has no idea what he’s talking about”

19 Dec 2014, 11:01 am

Why did a speechwriter quarterback the deal?

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Virginia state delegate Joe Morrissey, who is in jail after he pleaded guilty to charges relating to a relationship with his teenage office assistant, has finally agreed to resign, but announced that he will run in the special election to be held in January.

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"We have a responsibility to stand up against this."

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(John Hinderaker)North Korea, we are told, hacked into Sony Pictures’ computer system. The hackers made off with a vast number of emails, brought film production to a halt by disrupting Sony’s ability to pay bills, and stole passcodes governing entry into the studio’s headquarters

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The American Spectator

Not So Fast: Members of Cuba’s Opposition Respond

President Obama’s speech Wednesday signaling his intention to normalize relations with Cuba (including, eventually, lifting the trade embargo) has prompted many passionate responses from Americans. But Obama's speech — in which he also announced that Alan Gross, an American contrac

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We shall, no doubt, be hearing details about the economics of the Cuba embargo in the weeks or months to come, as Congress takes up the matter. To lift or not to lift, that is the crux of the thing. My position is that you should not jump to conclusions on a policy issue until you know the facts. H

19 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

Christmas came early for Communist dictators. Kim Jong-Un, a fan of Friday the 13th, The Godfather, and Rambo, nevertheless succeeded in reviving the Hays Code this week. Instead of forbidding the pornographic violence of his favorite films, the tyrant banned a film that showcased the pornographic
My wife and I were flown to Melbourne for me to receive half of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s $80,000 Prize for History for my book Australia’s Secret War: How Unionists Sabotaged Our Troops in World War II. The hotel we were put up at, on the south bank of the Yarra River, wa

The Federalist

Would General George Washington Approve Of Today’s Torture Policies?

Our nation’s first president had some direct things to say about torture, but its use in his time was different than its use today.

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Death has become quite the creative enterprise, full of entrepreneurs eager to Americanize death and cash in on your corp$e. It’s time to reclaim a more humane way.
The original Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols began in Cambridge, England, and has migrated all over the world.
Christmas doesn’t need to be the Motherhood Olympics.

The Washington Free Beacon

Jailed Joe Morrissey Resigns, but Will Run in Special Election

Virginia state delegate Joe Morrissey, who is in jail after he pleaded guilty to charges relating to a relationship with his teenage office assistant, has finally agreed to resign, but announced that he will run in the special election to be held in January.

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The Obama administration’s normalization of relations with Cuba has handed the Communist government an economic lifeline, critics say, just when its traditional foreign patrons are suffering from their own domestic troubles.

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

Time for America to stand behind Sony

The theaters that dropped The Interview bowed to dangerous thugs. They should reverse course and proudly show the film.

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We shouldn’t hitch our wagon, or the future of the American idea, to Rove’s lonely and burnt out star. 
Americans must wake up to the fact our president has a preference for authoritarian regimes and will not work to support democratic movements in Cuba any more than he has anywhere else in the world.
Here's what is really destroying black lives – and what liberals could not care less about.  

Heritage Foundation

Is North Korea Capable of Organizing a 9/11 Style Attack?

On Morning Joe today,  Willie Geist asked if the North Koreans were  capable of organizing a 9/11-style attack. “North Korea never carries out its threats... Read More The post Is North Korea Capable of Organizing a 9/11 Style Attack? appeared first on Daily Signal.

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A grand jury convened by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has indicted two Democratic state legislators for accepting bribes in exchange for voting against a... Read More The post Two Pa. Legislators Indicted for Voter ID Bribes in a Case the State AG Refused to Prosecute appeared first
Mark Levin was less than thrilled to hear that Jeb Bush is running for president. On his radio show, Levin called “the ambition of a... Read More The post What Mark Levin Thinks About the Bush Dynasty appeared first on Daily Signal.

19 Dec 2014, 8:31 am

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), in response to a request from a number of Members of Congress, has concluded that the American taxpayers could save... Read More The post Surrender appeared first on Daily Signal.

A Documented American Stands Up Against Fences

Fences throughout history have just been an invitation for someone to climb over and thus make someone else responsible for the undocumented becoming undocumented in the first place. This is a kind of hate crime.

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You can almost see Old Havana and hear the sweet habaneras again, though played to the accompaniment of groans from the Brothers Castro's political prisoners still yearning to breathe free.
Did you notice the timing of President Obamas economic lifeline to Castro as announced on December 17th under the guise of changing our relations with the people (emphasis mine) of Cuba?

18 Dec 2014, 11:01 pm

It may not be too early for President Obama to start job-hunting given his lame duck status, and I have a suggestion for the perfect fit. He should look into a job at Sony Pictures. The president and the company are on the same page when it comes to appeasing dictators.

The Corner

What Do Liberals Have to Say about Majority-Black Prison-Guard Brutality at Rikers?

A central tenet of the current mass hysteria against policing holds that majority-white police departments are prima facie abusive in minority communities. The riots in Ferguson, Mo., were inspired, we were told, by years of mistreatment from a predominantly white police department that by def

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All of the net gains in in jobs since 2007 have gone to immigrants — both legal and illegal — according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies, meaning that fewer native-born Americans are working today than were at the end of 2007. From November 2007 through

19 Dec 2014, 8:20 am

Supercut of the phrase “we’re not so different, you and I” in movies. The winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest. The strangest and most beautiful calculators ever created. These awkward Christmas photos are a hoot. The Origin of the TV Dinner. Vaguely related,
Obviously, Cuban dissidents have no say in U.S. policy toward Cuba. (That is obvious in more ways than one.) U.S. policy is strictly a matter of U.S. interest. But, given all that these men and women have suffered — beatings, torture, imprisonment — we should note their opinions, I thin

Red State

George Clooney discovers the essential uselessness of the Hollywood he helped create.

Oh, God, while the Sony situation isn’t funny George Clooney’s reaction to it certainly is. Well, not Good Funny.  This is Bad Funny… anyway, let’s go over who Clooney blames, shall we? The press. “They played the fiddle while Rome burned.” They should

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In this image (obtained from Wikipedia), the gray area is the territory controlled by ISIS. A couple of weeks ago, ISIS made news for martyring children who refused to renounce their Christian faith. This story was hardly surprising, and in fact, it was depressingly only one of the smaller outrages
Bad news. The IRS says it may have to furlough workers because it doesn’t have enough money to operate. The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown due to recent budget cuts enacted by Congress, its chief said Thursday. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said furloughs — forced unpaid

19 Dec 2014, 3:30 am

With metronomic precision each year the national press corps begins running columns by “religion scholars” who wish you to know that Jesus Christ is a fictional character. Mind you, no newspaper of note in the world is brave enough to run a similar story about the Prophet Mohammed. The