CPAC straw poll winner: Rand Paul

28 Feb 2015, 5:24 pm

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I've had it with you self-righteous, delusional wingnuts.

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The foundation of liberty is life.

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(John Hinderaker)Eric Holder is on his way out, thankfully. In a farewell interview with Politico, he demonstrated again why he was unfit to be Attorney General. He trashes his predecessor, Alberto Gonzales: I had to take a Justice Department that was in shambles, you know, when I got here: politica

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The American Spectator

A Special Gift Idea (Including for Yourself)

You might have thought my note's title was some sort of cryptic preview of a political comment, but it isn't. I really do just want to suggest an interesting idea for a gift for yourself or someone else you think would appreciate it...and for the record I have no financial interest or any other tie

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A couple of weekends ago, when my entire family was down with illness and rain was pouring outside, the Internet was our best friend. What better to do while sick in bed than catch up on all of my Facebook friends’ lives, find new ebooks to download from Amazon.com, catch up on a backlog of m
This just in from the Seattle Seahawks: In a press conference early next week, head coach Pete Carroll is prepared to disavow his earlier statements and deny any personal responsibility for what many have called “the worst play call” at an absolutely critical moment in the history of ma
As the conference has gone on, the potential candidates have gotten increasingly casual. Thursday morning, they were wearing jackets. Thursday afternoon, they were in shirtsleeves. Today, Rand Paul, fresh off a vote on the Hill, showed up wearing jeans. If this conference went on for another couple

The Federalist

Leonard Nimoy, Icon

He lived long and prospered. Leonard Nimoy died today at the age of 83. In his long acting career, he played other roles and played them Read More

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In the Cartman presidency, there are no limits on what Barack Obama can do.
Melanie Griffith hasn’t seen daughter Dakota Johnson’s performance in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ Johnson should be glad her mother loves her so much.
‘Shark Tank’ investor Mark Cuban is a modern-day Adam Smith, posing as a billionaire business investor. Here’s Cuban on government, his mini-me, and free markets.

The Washington Free Beacon

Making World War II Worth Winning

There is a growing genre of World War II literature devoted to chronicling the Allied efforts not just to defeat Nazi Germany, but to rescue Europe in the closing months of the war. Believing themselves the vanguard of a thousand-year empire, Hitler and his inner circle were prone to millenarian thi

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Jed Babbin and Herbert London’s masterful new book, The BDS War Against Israel, opens with a blood-chilling quotation from Mao Zedong: “A lie repeated a hundred times becomes the truth.” Chairman Mao would have marveled at our Information Age, when lies can be shared, pinned, tweet
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, has been shot dead in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said early on Saturday.

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

Academics Are The Less Visible Enemy of School Choice

School choice prevents elite academics from having full control of the variables in their social experiment -- American children -- and we must be vigilant in defending it. 

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When it comes to blacks killing each other in the inner city, liberals worry about racism
A courageous broadside at cyber culture, a dose of reality therapy for the Internet, social networks, video gaming, cyber gadgets, and the damage they might do to malleable, developing minds.
Amidst the hysteria surrounding claims of global warming and campaigns to stop fossil fuel use, the question should be raised, “What ultimately benefits human life?”

Heritage Foundation

Rand Paul Tops CPAC Straw Poll for Third Year, Scott Walker Places Second

For the third straight year, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., won the straw poll of attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. In results announced minutes... Read More The post Rand Paul Tops CPAC Straw Poll for Third Year, Scott Walker Places Second appeared first on Dail

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence closed out the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference, keynoting the the Reagan Dinner Friday night. It was my... Read More The post Twitter Reacts to Mike Pence’s Reagan Dinner Keynote Speech appeared first on Daily Signal.
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen met with a coalition of conservatives on Friday to discuss monetary policy. In December, a coalition of conservative groups led by American... Read More The post Fed Chair Janet Yellen Met With a Coalition of Conservatives Friday. Here’s How t
On Sept.11, 2012, State Department aides knew that the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya was under attack by armed assailants and soon after, that a... Read More The post Emails Show State Department Aides Knew Early On Benghazi Attack Had Terror Ties appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Hollywood's Minimum Wage Problem

Aren't Hollywood actors supposed to be among the most ardent supporters of left wing causes?

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Now, I think youd agree with me when I say we all like it when the market climbs, along with our individual stocks. Who wouldnt? What we do need to be mindful of, however, is when things might change.
Of course, this so-called paradox of thrift is nonsense and might only apply during periods of Great Depression when savings were stashed away as cash under a mattress or stayed idle in a bank account.


27 Feb 2015, 11:01 pm

Even in a Senate then controlled by Democrats, President Obamas National Security Adviser, Susan E. Rice, could not be confirmed as his second term Secretary of State.

The Corner

Seventeen Things that Caught My Eye Today (Ash Wednesday 2015 Edition)

1. ISIS Boasted Of These Christians’ Deaths. Here Are The Lives They Lived. 2. Lampedusa struggles to cope with mass influx of refugees fleeing attacks in Libya: http://t.co/aQPNMcTNzi pic.twitter.com/5IXnrWJkvo — Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) February 19, 2015 3. The Middle East

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Wisconsin governor Scott Walker took another step toward a White House bid, hiring Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffer Mike Gallagher and DCI Group director and Capitol Hill veteran Kristin Jackson to lead his foreign- and domestic-policy teams, respectively. In that role, Gallaghe


18 Feb 2015, 5:42 pm

It looks like we will have our new design up in the morning, barring a last-minute decision by our tech team to pull back overnight. 
In his wistful piece on the rise of campus censorship, Jonah notes that our universities are not really teaching students about mutual respect: Instead, we are teaching young people that being offended is an ideological priority. Indeed, the coin of the campus realm today is victimhood,

Red State

Rand Paul Wins the CPAC 2015 Straw Poll

As I predicted yesterday, won the 2015 CPAC Straw poll for the third time in a row: – 26% Scott Walker – 21% – 17% Ben Carson – 11% Jeb Bush – 8% – 4% Donald Trump – 3.5% Chris Christie – 2.8% Bobby Jindal – 0.9% Sarah Palin – 0.8% Mike Hu

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28 Feb 2015, 4:00 pm

The world is a strange place, and often times we see some of the strangest things getting worshipped as gods that bestow their graces upon their idolators. The Left is prone to this – having moved into a secularist worldview, they give up God and turn toward things of the world. They worship
After having his leadership repudiated by his own caucus yesterday, last night Speaker Boehner  turned to his best friend in the House, minority leader , for a life line. Using a procedural motion to suspend the rules, which required two-thirds vote, Boehner passed the Orwellian named Protecti
Listen my five or so Constant Readers. Draw nearer still as I enlighten you in The Gospel of Post-modern contained within the hallowed verses of The Book of Harf. If only we could just find all the jihadists employment at Sports Authority or Walmart. They’d happily ring up our orders, accept
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