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(Scott Johnson)This morning Bill Kristol explained in a powerful note to the House GOP why it should kill the bill pending before the House to address our current border crisis. Now comes word that House leadership has pulled the bill rather than see it defeated as a result of the conservative revol

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The American Spectator

Michael Walzer Lectures Israel About Civilian Casualties in Gaza

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The Federalist

Obama Will Be Disgraced, Not Impeached

Don’t throw at .260 hitters. Impeachment won’t stop disrespect of the rule of law from this crew. Only crafting a new governing majority will.

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The Washington Free Beacon

Former Employees Allege Widespread Illegality at Taxpayer-Backed Solar Company

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Big Government

Why Lamar Alexander is in Trouble

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Unable to secure the necessary votes to pass it, House leadership pulled the Republican border spending bill from the House floor. After both parties debated the border bill, the chair brought the Senate Transportation bill to the floor instead of the border bill vote that was scheduled to take pl

American Thinker

Time for Hamas's Hollywood Sympathizers to Snap out of It!

They look at pictures of Palestinians, who truly are suffering in this war, which Hamas and its terrorist army have perpetrated against Israel and our civilian population, and they "feel their pain"

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George Will and Hugh Hewitt, despite the mounting evidence that almost no Democrat will enforce existing immigration laws, are still plugging amnesty for the latest wave of illegal aliens.
The behavior of Le Chambon deserves to be remembered for its remarkable implementation of Christian ethical principles.
I have been somewhat confused by the conservative ire rising as a result of leading conservative figures going to the border to assist church groups in delivering relief. 

Heritage Foundation

How Our Broken Accreditation System Increases College Costs

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Obamacare Overruns

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The Corner

House Border Bill Might Still Pass

House Republicans have a special conference meeting at 3 p.m., as the leadership team is trying to rally votes for the Republican border crisis package after pulling the bill this afternoon. “Members are advised that we have a Special GOP Conference Meeting at 3:00 p.m,” a notice from

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The 2–1 Fifth Circuit panel decision in Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Currier, striking down Mississippi’s law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, is at least a short-term loss for the people of Mississippi. Despite the court’s ba
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House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) pulled the House border package under pressure from Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and a core of conservatives who wanted language addressing President Obama’s imminent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and immnent executive actions on imm

Red State

BREAKING: House GOP Pull Their Immigration Bill

House Republican leaders do not have the votes to fund Barack Obama’s amnesty/immigration plan. So they pulled it. The House leaders are thus far insistent they will not close the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. They would rather be embarrassed in their failure to do an

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Progressives are language manipulation masters. Their arguments for or against an issue are designed to corner you with words created to make the ill-prepared and/or the simple-minded retreat from the argument. And they love to play victim and scream about their rights being violated if you do not
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