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29 Jan 2015, 7:41 am

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American Sniper has given a lot of Americans an inside look at what actually happened over in Iraq during the war. It has also raised a national discussion on post-traumatic stress disorder, and addresses how veterans come home. Theaters across America have had mixed reactions to the movie. So

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(Scott Johnson)In the January 21 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on our ongoing negotiations with Iran, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared as the principal witness. Treasury Under Secretary David Cohen also appeared in his last time around before he assumes responsibilities

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The American Spectator

Howard Dean Targets Rahm Emanuel

Can you say “Democrat civil war”? How about “progressive civil war”? Howard Dean and brother Jim, the founder and chairman respectively of the progressive PAC Democracy for America, have declared war on…Rahm Emanuel. Yes, you read that right. The PAC founded by H

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The Supreme Court has decided in favor of religious liberty in several headliner cases in recent months — starting with Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and other challenges to Obamacare regulations. Last week, the Court ruled that a Muslim inmate in Arkansas can keep his beard. As I’ve said befo
Can you say “Democrat civil war”? How about “progressive civil war”? Howard Dean and brother Jim, the founder and chairman respectively of the progressive PAC Democracy for America, have declared war on…Rahm Emanuel. Yes, you read that right. The PAC founded by H
This year, for the first time ever, the Super Bowl will be live-streamed over the Internet for free. NBC stated they are making this move to raise awareness of their streaming offerings because more and more consumers are looking toward Wi-Fi signals to receive media content. Although consumers are

The Federalist

Fifty Shades: Now On Sale At Target

Target welcomes ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ products to its formerly family-friendly shelves. Do we really need society to get any more messed up?

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It’s easy to scoff at a mom who bills no-shows for her kindergartener’s birthday party. But many of us indulge in similar birthday madness.
It is not at all clear that the global evangelicalism surge will be good for humanity or orthodox Christianity.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” was not actually a sacred item passed to humankind on Mount Sinai and Steven Spielberg was not a God.

The Washington Free Beacon

MSNBC Reporter: ‘Racist’ Chris Kyle Went on ‘Killing Sprees’ in Iraq

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“Origami condom” inventor Daniel Resnic has said that he must pay back taxpayer funds to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
Iran is encouraging its terror allies to pursue the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s children, publishing personal information about them, including photographs of the kids lined up in crosshairs, and declaring, “We must await the hunt of Hezbollah.”

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

My Problem with Sarah Palin

With Sarah Palin once again hinting at a presidential run, pundits and politics wonks are all the more aflutter with 2016 talk.

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Jeb Bush thinks he can ride Common Core to the White House.  This is a grave misjudgment. 
Why are some Republican politicians hell-bent on alienating their millennial base?
Many Republicans believe we have lost the argument and the only way to win votes is to abandon core principles, surrender and campaign according to the Left's/Democrats' false premises.

Heritage Foundation

How Much Did Extended Unemployment Insurance Increase Unemployment?

It is well-established in theory and practice that unemployment insurance increases unemployment. But by how much? A new working paper by well-known labor economists found... Read More The post How Much Did Extended Unemployment Insurance Increase Unemployment? appeared first on Daily Signal.

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A good primary and secondary education is the cornerstone of the American Dream: it prepares us for economic and personal success and facilitates our pursuit... Read More The post How to Put Parents Back in Control of Their Child’s Education appeared first on Daily Signal.
Sen. Rand Paul is reviving his push to audit the Federal Reserve. The Kentucky Republican and presumptive 2016 presidential candidate said he wants to bring... Read More The post Rand Paul Slams Federal Reserve’s Secrecy, Reintroduces Bill to ‘Audit the Fed’ appeared first on Dail
First Lady Michelle Obama caused quite a stir when she arrived in Saudi Arabia for the funeral of King Abdullah. As she exited Air Force... Read More The post Michelle Obama Goes Scarfless in Saudi Arabia appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Stuck in a Rut and Loving It!

According to Chopra, routine tasks are "tedious and dull at best. At worst, they sap your attention and energy.

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29 Jan 2015, 7:37 am

Were you hit this week by all the climate change? We here in the Baltimore/Washington area received just a light dusting, but Boston was covered in it.


29 Jan 2015, 7:00 am

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's prime minister during World War II.


28 Jan 2015, 11:01 pm

Perhaps its time for some reflection on the part of the media on whether or not they should continue their on-air relationship with one Al Sharpton.

The Corner

Rich Lowry at ASU

Our esteemed editor spoke last week in Tempe on “Abraham Lincoln and the American Idea” at the inaugural event for Arizona State University’s new Center for Political Thought and Leadership (cosponsored by the National Review Institute). You can catch Rich’s very worthwhile

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28 Jan 2015, 7:03 pm

Ekatherimini: A swift series of announcements signaled the newly installed [far left Syriza] government would not back down from its anti-austerity pledges, setting it on course for a clash with European partners, led by Germany, which has said it will not renegotiate the aid package needed to he
On Wednesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said Congress’s lawsuit against President Obama for his administration’s actions on immigration police is respectable in principle, but needs to be complemented by the power of the purse. It’s ultimately private plain
Alabama senator Jeff Sessions will oppose the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. In a statement announcing his dissent, Sessions cited Lynch’s defense of the president’s executive action on immigration as a primary concern. “Unfortunately, when asked tod

Red State

Gov. Walker Is An Adult Running For President

A lot of Republicans would like to be President in 2016. I’m one of them on some days. The intelligent question that needs to be asked is whether these individuals are up to the job. I’ve seen the pretenders and sell-outs bruited around by the sycophantic lick-spittles of the MSM and ca

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A long running theme of Tech at Night is that people don’t care about privacy, and we know this by their actions. That’s why the NSA critics are all wrong. Abolishing the NSA would leave everyone still vulnerable to spying, and just eliminate the agency that exists to counter the other
Up in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker has shown it’s possible to take on unions, including government unions, and live to tell the tale, and in large part because of his courage, he is now being considered as a Presidential candidate. It looks like his neighboring governor to the south,
After word came out that Koch-affiliated groups plan to spend thirteen gazillion dollars in the 2016 election, several media outlets cried foul. Ron Fournier had a piece concerning the evils of dark money: Now we have the worst of all worlds: Gobs of money showered over Democratic and Republican ca
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