Rand Paul: If it was wrong not to protect the Benghazi consulate, it’s wrong not to protect the one in Kurdistan

17 Sep 2014, 1:41 pm

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Over 90 percent of funding for a diesel reduction program paid for by the stimulus law was misspent, according to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG).

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The New York Times lays out some of the problems with socialized medicine in Britain in an article published Wednesday.

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Just 40 percent of Americans put a "great deal or fair amount" of trust in the media--a majority tied for the lowest rate since Gallup started tracking trust in the media nearly 20 years ago.

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The American Spectator

Orioles & Nationals Clinch; Could There Be a Beltway World Series?

Within the space of about 30 minutes, the Washington Nationals clinched the NL East while the Baltimore Orioles clinched the AL East. The Nats shut out the Atlanta Braves 3-0 at Turner Field. Tanner Roark, Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen combined on a five-hit shutout. Ian Desmond drove two of Washi

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17 Sep 2014, 3:00 am

The more violence that comes out of the Islamic world, the more that the Left insists Islam is a “religion of peace.” The rise of ISIS has inspired Western leaders to redouble their attempts at reeducation. Appointing themselves Islamic authorities, they declare that ISIS is “not
Nobody tell Harry Reid that a few clauses of Magna Carta are still in effect—he’ll want to repeal them next. We’ve only got a few tatters left of our own counterpart to that document, and Reid just led a party of Democrats on a raid to destroy them. Our Bill of Rights came with te
Being a sports impresario—in this case an NFL commissioner—has never been easy. I know, such magnificoes oversee the most prosperous sport in the country. They just put the logo of the NFL on a product line and watch the money flow in. Do they have a line of formal wear or of gardening

The Federalist

Biden Gets Another Free Pass

Biden's gaffe is not a big deal. Either are the dozens of much larger stories we've had to endure about GOP gaffes.

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The Federalist interviews Rand Paul on ISIS, his critics, and foreign policy.
State exchanges ignore the law. But even if insurance companies chose to follow it, American taxpayers would still subsidizing abortion.
In what world is Nicole Wallace a good representative for conservative women? Her debut featured her trademarked and tiresome bashing of Sarah Palin.

The Washington Free Beacon

Ninety Percent of EPA Stimulus Funding for Diesel Reduction Program Misspent

Over 90 percent of funding for a diesel reduction program paid for by the stimulus law was misspent, according to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG).

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The New York Times lays out some of the problems with socialized medicine in Britain in an article published Wednesday.
Just 40 percent of Americans put a "great deal or fair amount" of trust in the media--a majority tied for the lowest rate since Gallup started tracking trust in the media nearly 20 years ago.

Big Government

Limbaugh on Sports Talk Radio: 'Condensed, Undiluted, Pure Liberalism Drivel and Bilge'

During his Wednesday broadcast, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh explained to his listeners how liberalism when overt is a failure in the media and offered various examples of where so-called liberal brands have struggled to achieve success. However, as is the case when it isn’t transparent

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Reports from the town of Dhuluyia, Iraq, suggest that the Islamic State terrorists attempted to use a chemical weapon, chlorine gas, to attack Iraqi soldiers. While a Wall Street Journal reporter notes 12 were hurt in the incident, Spanish news agency EFE claims at least 14 jihadists die
The leader of the Greek main opposition party SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, will travel tomorrow to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis. The meeting, requested by Tsipras, is scheduled to take place in the Pope’s office at 10:00 am. Talking points include social justice, unemployment, immigratio
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has spoken of his love of Scotland and how the United Kingdom fought together in WWII.  Brown remains popular in Scotland despite his poor reputation in the rest of the UK, and was brought in to bolster a lacklustre 'No' campaign. If he had given speeches li

American Thinker

Foreign Policy and Roosting Chickens

Obama’s chickens have come home to roost -- except that these birds are better described as black carrion auspiciously returning to pick clean a morbid foreign policy’s carcass.

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Here is a catalogue of all the white men who influenced me in my career.  No, they were not "trying to keep the black man down."


17 Sep 2014, 12:00 am

An alignment with the Iranian regime will prove to be a fatal error in neutralizing the immediate threat posed by the Islamic State and the more general threat of Islamic fundamentalism plaguing the Middle-East region.
If there were ever a propitious time for that to happen, it is now!

Heritage Foundation

This Makes No Sense: Democratic Senator Wants to Make International Religious Freedom Agency More Partisan

With large-scale attacks against Christians by groups such as ISIS in Iraq, Boko Haram in Nigeria, and Al-Shabab in Somalia, religious intolerance has been much... Read More The post This Makes No Sense: Democratic Senator Wants to Make International Religious Freedom Agency More Partisan appeared

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Today, the Constitution turns 227 years old. To “celebrate” the occasion, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev, tried to gut the First Amendment. Last week,... Read More The post What’s Behind the Assault on the First Amendment appeared first on Daily Signal.
Free-market groups are raising concerns about a proposed government regulation that would “break” the Internet. With major tech companies flooding the Internet with messages encouraging... Read More The post Free-Market Groups Mount Campaign to Stop ‘Government Takeover of the Int
A new chart reveals the expansive network of progressive organizations funded by wealthy liberal donors, calling attention to the same “dark money” practices for which... Read More The post The Left’s Political Network, Exposed in One Chart appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Faith, Fanaticism, and Fantasy in the Middle East

God created war, theorized Mark Twain, so that Americans would learn geography.

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Lessons from the past for the present and future
Abusing the legislative process has become part and parcel of rolling out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). Since it became law in 2010, the Obama Administration has delayed, waived, or otherwise ignored key provisions of the Act over two dozen times.
PROSECUTORS ROUTINELY reduce criminal charges or waive them altogether. They agree to plea bargains. They settle misdemeanor cases in exchange for compensation to the victim. Under our legal system, the government's prosecuting attorneys have extraordinary leeway in deciding whom to prosecute, and f

The Corner

Biden's on a Roll: Calls Asia 'the Orient'

Fresh off the heels of apologizing for using the offensive term “Shylocks,” Joe Biden referred to Asia as “the Orient” while detailing his recent trip to the continent and attempting to show off his foreign-policy cred. “On the way back from Mumbai to meet with

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Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) doesn’t put much stock in Republican governors and former governors suggesting that primary voters should not nominate a senator to be president in 2016. “I’m not sure it’s news that governors tend to prefer governors,” Cruz told National


17 Sep 2014, 2:00 pm

National Review is hiring a full-time editor. Applicants should have several years of experience and be familiar with, and enthusiastic about, National Review. If you are interested, please send a résumé and a cover letter to editorial.applications (at) nationalrev

Red State

Media Bias (Again) Shines Through in Coverage of Joe Biden’s Anti-Semitic Slur

In case you missed it (and you probably did, unless you are a very close follower of the news), Joe Biden was forced to apologize today for using the anti-Semitic slur “Shylock” to describe what he considered to be shady bankers. Look, Joe Biden is stupid and says stupid things and many

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Stuff just got real in the Alaska Senate race. The post New Dan Sullivan ad gleefully mocks Mark Begich’s pathetic snowmobile prowess. #aksen appeared first on RedState.
GOP estabishment politics is the epitome of a “green” industry. Nothing is ever thrown away. Baby poo is repackaged as butterscotch and sold to unsuspecting voters. Pathetic losers resurface time and again making the same mistakes over and over and collecting checks in the process. A pr
For years the Democrats have operated their party like a plantation, where black voters in particular are expected to be present but not ever actually given anything in return. Now they appear ready to try the same trick with pro-immigration reform Hispanics, in the service of saving Mary Landrieu&
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