House Report Says CIA Monitored Arms Shipments to Syria

26 Nov 2014, 4:00 am

The CIA was spying on arms shipments from Libya to Syrian rebels at the time of the 2011 attack on its Benghazi facility, according to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. But a controversial Committee report asserts the CIA did not make “unauthorized” arms shipments to

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26 Nov 2014, 4:00 am

The Democratic Party had a really bad 2013. Somehow, it got worse. President Obama admitted in August that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in battling the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, just months after dismissing the organization as a mere “JV team.” Vice

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The U.S. is participating in two trade agreement negotiations that, if successfully concluded, will meaningfully improve our nation’s economic future. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would create a trade agreement amongst Pacific Rim countries including the U.S., Japan, Canada, Australia,

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The American Spectator

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26 Nov 2014, 3:00 am

The hucksters who falsely accused Darren Wilson of a racially motivated “killing” won’t face justice, even though they have ruined his life and inspired monstrous race riots. The media should treat them as permanently discredited, but of course it won’t. Outlets will continu
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The Federalist

Celebrating Bad Food: An Interview With Christopher Kimball

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If the media want to do a better job next time—and that's a big "if"—here are five rules they ought to have followed in Ferguson.
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The Washington Free Beacon

House Report Says CIA Monitored Arms Shipments to Syria

The CIA was spying on arms shipments from Libya to Syrian rebels at the time of the 2011 attack on its Benghazi facility, according to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. But a controversial Committee report asserts the CIA did not make “unauthorized” arms shipments to

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26 Nov 2014, 4:00 am

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has told to a member of the House Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon has no information about a covert U.S. Special Forces ransom payment earlier this year that was made in a failed bid to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.


25 Nov 2014, 4:20 pm

Big Government

Nick Clegg Admits Migrant Benefit Rules Need Changing

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has admitted that the rules on open door immigration from Europe need changing as his party scored another humiliating result in the latest by-election. In an article in the Financial Times, the Deputy Prime Minister demonstrates how attitudes towards immigration h

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Britain pays out £5 billion a year to 415,000 foreign nationals each year, according to figures from the think tank Open Europe. The top-up means that a minimum wage earner from Poland can double their salary by moving to the UK, and a Bulgarian national can see their wages rise by more than
Britain's wealthiest wind farm developer has said he can no longer afford to apply to put up any more turbines because the Conservatives have now stacked the planning process against him. And if that sounds like good news, you haven't heard the best of it yet. The developer in question is none oth
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American Thinker

Obamacare 2015 Includes Federal Subsidies for Abortion

ObamaCare is perhaps the single greatest expansion of funding for elective abortion coverage.

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26 Nov 2014, 12:00 am

Wow. That's some executive order in illegal immigration amnesty. Except there isn’t one.


26 Nov 2014, 12:00 am

“You know, this is a country that allows everybody to express their views.”

Heritage Foundation

White House, Congress Raided Hundreds of Millions from Anti-Bioterrorism Fund

Congress and the Obama White House looked for billions of dollars a few years ago to offset the costs of a legal settlement with black... Read More The post White House, Congress Raided Hundreds of Millions from Anti-Bioterrorism Fund appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Smokers and nonsmokers alike in Westminster, Mass., came together to push back against a move by the town’s board of health to ban the sale... Read More The post After Debate, Massachusetts Town Won’t Ban All Sales of Tobacco appeared first on Daily Signal.
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As a startled nation watched on television, protesters turned violent in Ferguson, Mo., after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who... Read More The post Raw Footage of Violence in Ferguson After No Indictment appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Putting Politics Ahead of National Security - FDR Style

FDRs War Department made it clear that if war was truly inevitable, it would prefer that Japan commit the first overt act. Less than two weeks later, FDRs wish was granted.

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25 Nov 2014, 11:01 pm

Obamas policy of courting Iran also has three victims: Israel, the Sunni Arab states, and the rest of the world.
President Barack Obama has fired Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. The Beltway clerks and pundits tell us Hagel is a political scapegoat, a sacrifice to Obama's electoral drubbing.
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The Corner

Overturning Conventional Wisdom

From my most recent NRO article, on recent major changes in the world picture: “The environmentalists are fighting hard for every inch but they are a bedraggled and battle-weary force compared with their former status as occupants of the commanding heights of public opinion, warning of i

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I’m sure there are conservatives who are upset that the House Republicans have exonerated the Obama administration on Benghazi. Indeed, even Lindsey Graham — not exactly an extremist conservative — has expressed outrage about the House Republicans’ conclusion. But conservati
Senator Rand Paul is introducing a bill to authorize the war against the Islamic State for one year, but at the same time terminate the authorization to use military force passed after the 9/11 attacks. Senator Paul has been reading 1984 again, because labeling this bill a declaration of war is aki

Red State

Sola Civitas: The Left Favors the State Over the People in Ferguson

Michael Brown was a thief. He had used drugs, robbed a store, punched a cop, then the cop fatally shot him. Those are the facts. To the left, that Officer The post Sola Civitas: The Left Favors the State Over the People in Ferguson appeared first on RedState.

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On Friday, the United Food and Commercial Workers union will be engaging is street theater trying to embarrass Walmart. Their schtick is that Walmart is not paying a "living wage." The post The farce of the UCFW’s anti-Walmart Black Friday protest appeared first on RedState.
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