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24 Nov 2014, 2:21 pm

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VIENNA—Just hours after Secretary of State John Kerry announced that talks between Iran and the West ended in failure, congressional leaders are planning to take their own action against Tehran in a legislative bid to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons, according to multiple lawmakers a

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“If the majority leader would announce that, it would impose real consequences on the president and the administration.”

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The American Spectator

Barack Obama: A GOP President Had Better Not Follow My Lead

One of the dangers of using the Executive Action to accomplish your campaign goals six years after the fact and despite having an agreeable Congress right about the time you could have fulfilled your campaign promises, is that, if the EA survives the endless litigation and bellyaching it's headed f

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By now, I'm sure you've seen Saturday Night Live's Schoolhouse Rock-themed cold open making fun of President Obama's use of executive actions to bypass a Congressional deadlock on a rather important subject. But just in case you haven't: It's pretty good, or as good as we can expect 


24 Nov 2014, 10:03 am

President Obama today again followed in the footsteps of President Bush and forced his Secretary of Defense to resign in the wake of a devastating mid-term election. Chuck Hagel, who was brought in to be a "tougher", more "authoritarian" hand (thanks John McCain!) for the administration as it attem
President Obama has politely relieved Chuck Hagel of his duties as Secretary of Defense. I love how The New York Times spins that Hagel just didn't fit on Team Obama as if Obama hadn't appointed him in the first place. But I blame John McCain just as much for the Hagel debacle as I do President Oba

The Federalist

Chuck Hagel Is Out As Defense Secretary, So You Know What That Means

Now that Chuck Hagel is on the way out as Secretary of Defense, America needs a SECDEF who actually understands the job: Dick Cheney.

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In 2005, a baby died of vicious head injuries. The man sent to death row for Baby Angel’s death was recently released after a team of hotshot lawyers took on his case for free.
Reporters celebrated a congressional Benghazi report that supposedly debunked criticism of the Obama administration. It didn't. Not by a long shot.
Building city trains and streetcars in 2014 is a regressive move that stymies future innovation.

The Washington Free Beacon

Congress Vows to Block Obama After Iran Talks Collapse 

VIENNA—Just hours after Secretary of State John Kerry announced that talks between Iran and the West ended in failure, congressional leaders are planning to take their own action against Tehran in a legislative bid to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons, according to multiple lawmakers a

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The North American Aerospace Defense Command and NORAD will be flying "Civil Air Patrol aircraft, Air Force F-16s, an Air Force C-38, and a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter" over the nation's capitol late tonight.

Big Government

McCain: Obama Outrageously Undermining US Laws with Imperial Presidency

Monday on KFYI AM in Phoenix, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said President Barack Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to upwards of 5 million illegal immigrants already living in the United States was "outrageous," and an illegal example of Obama’s "imperial presidency," that is "underm

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Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh reacted to the departure of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel by arguing that he was fired for disagreeing with President Barack Obama on ISIS on Monday. "Hagel made the mistake of telling the truth about what it'll take to defeat ISIS and he did so in public" he decla
A little less than two weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to the 20th anniversary of the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Restoration Weekend in Palm Beach, FL.  Seriously, you can't beat the view.  There were some familiar faces and topics, but it was also a good opportunity to talk t
When immigration agents begin to implement President Barack Obama's executive amnesty for an estimated five million illegal immigrants, the potential for fraud may increase as officials who are already pressured to rubber-stamp applications may be pushed to approve even more in a shorter amount of

American Thinker

Obama Shreds Constitution

Obama's executive action on illegal immigration proves that he does not care about the will of the American voters. This is because he does not participate in America’s Constitutional Democracy.

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With his immigration executive order that sells out blacks and fails to satisfy Hispanics, Barack Obama has completed his destruction of the former claims of the Democratic Party on the loyalty of its base .


24 Nov 2014, 12:00 am

It is official: Obama has now ushered in the Age of the Dictator for America.
Once again, the rabidly human-hating Obama administration is going to use an obscure bird to make life difficult for ordinary Americans.

Heritage Foundation

Taxpayers May Be on the Hook for Another Massive Bailout. This Time, It’s Unions Who Might Benefit.

If you’re a worker and you have a pension, there’s a government agency that will pay that pension if your company is unable to fulfill... Read More The post Taxpayers May Be on the Hook for Another Massive Bailout. This Time, It’s Unions Who Might Benefit. appeared first on Daily

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It comes as no surprise that the U.S.–China cybersecurity talks at the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) largely failed. While Obama was in China The Washington... Read More The post Cybersecurity: Time for the U.S. to Stop Negotiating with China and Start Acting appeared first o
A pro-life family won’t be forced by Obamacare to pay for others’ abortions through a “secret fee” after all. Barth and Abbie Bracy, who have... Read More The post Family Gets Relief From Obamacare’s Mandatory ‘Abortion Fee,’ but Pro-Lifers Aren’t Rej
The federal government’s mandate to require Americans to use expensive, inefficient biofuels is so broken and dysfunctional that they can’t even decide the ideal target... Read More The post The Ethanol Mandate Proves the Government Is a Poor Central Planner appeared first on Daily Sign

Townhall.com

Hagel Out - New JV Team Yet to Be Announced

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24 Nov 2014, 1:46 pm

Among the 25 freest countries in the world, America now ranks 21st - down from the ninth spot for calendar year 2009, Obama's first year as president.


24 Nov 2014, 1:05 pm

Barack Obama is back -- the one who electrified and united a nation a decade ago when he delivered the keynote address at a national convention. Remember? There was a time when he was still a young, idealistic senator, not a failing and flailing president who has taken many a wrong turn since, and s
It will not shock readers to hear that quite often legislation on Capitol Hill is not as advertised. When Congress wants to do something particularly objectionable, they tend give it a fine-sounding name. The PATRIOT Act is perhaps the best-known example. The legislation had been drafted well before

The Corner

Get Ready for the Super Bowl of Outrage in Ferguson

Many of those on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., have legitimate concerns about police conduct and the possibility of wrongful force regarding Officer Darren Wilson’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Unfortunately, Ferguson also has become a huge electromagnet for professional

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24 Nov 2014, 1:52 pm

The always interesting Jonathan Rauch writes about the science of middle-age disappointment (sometimes the precursor of the classic “midlife crisis.”). According to Gallup data, life satisfaction in the U.S. peaks at age 15 and declines steadily, reaching a nadir between 45 and 50, when


24 Nov 2014, 1:19 pm

Nicholas Kristof starts his latest New York Times column with an op-ed trick that is often attempted but rarely pulled off well: A BOOK, “The Christian Examiner,” warns that “ill-clad and destitute” immigrants are “repulsive to our habits and our tastes.”


24 Nov 2014, 12:44 pm

I’ve never been a fan of Chuck Hagel. I never thought he’d make a good secretary of defense. But this line from a “senior U.S. official” is just awful: “Make no mistake, Secretary Hagel was fired,” a senior U.S. official with close knowledge of the s

Red State

Planned Parenthood becomes a religion

One of the most pernicious things the advocates of various deviancies and social pathologies are fond of doing in finding morally corrupt alleged "clergy" and getting them to endorse whatever The post Planned Parenthood becomes a religion appeared first on RedState.

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The first time I wrote about Chumponomics, a rural homeowner in Tennessee lost his house in a fire after refusing to pay the modest fee for fire protection from a The post Amnesty, Chumponomics, and the rule of law appeared first on RedState.
You know its bad for President Obama when the late night comedy shows start cutting through his Administration’s mainstream media-memorizing spin and exposing his lawlessness. Conservatives aren’t the only ones The post The Power of Satire – President Obama’s Lawlessness Exc
http://www.coffeeandmarkets.com/CoffeeandMarkets112414.mp3 Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Black Friday, breaking news that The post Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Stepping Down appeared fi
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