Women really are the key to elections

17 Sep 2014, 11:45 am

Ashe Schow If Republicans can roughly tie Democrats when it comes to women votes, the GOP will win, according to recent history. In a new New York Times/CBS poll, Republicans have closed the so-called gender gap, statistically tying Democrats, 42 percent to 43 percent. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/

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Iowa Republican Joni Ernst has taken the lead in the state’s closely fought Senate race, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

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(Scott Johnson)Our friends at the Washington Free Beacon have dug up the brief video clip below of Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaking at Yale on Monday. This is the clip of her speech that has been running on FOX News. I would like to post a video of her speech in its entirety (please write me at powerlinefee

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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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The Federalist

Rand Paul Responds To His Critics On ISIS And Foreign Policy

The Federalist interviews Rand Paul on ISIS, his critics, and foreign policy.

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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.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is helping turn science into a show driven by the preservation of a narrative, not by the pursuit of the facts.

The Washington Free Beacon

Joni Ernst Receives Boost In Iowa Senate Poll

Iowa Republican Joni Ernst has taken the lead in the state’s closely fought Senate race, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has invested tens of thousands of dollars in a French oil company that admitted to bribing Iranian officials, despite her insistence that such business deals undermine U.S. economic sanctions.
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Big Government

Brown Surge Marks Comeback In New Hamshire

Even MSNBC now finds itself forced to acknowledge the major shift in the race between Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, "Scott Brown is looking increasingly competitive against Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, raising hopes among national Republicans that the former Massachusetts

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During a televised debate, last week, candidate for U.S. Congress Staci Appel (D-IA) opposed the idea of revoking passports of Americans who have admitted to joining and fighting with terrorist organizations. Appel said, “I would not be urging taking away their passports. I think we need to m
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Houston, Texas -- Law enforcement officers shot a man in his home during the execution of a search warrant in Sugar Land, Texas, southwest of Houston. The shooting occurred while officers and agents of multiple law enforcement agencies were conducting a search of the home. Officers from multiple a

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

FL Anti-School Choice Group Wants Catholic Judge to Recuse Herself

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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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The Importance of Choosing Life

Physician-assisted suicide, much like abortion and same-sex marriage, has become something of a cultural bellwether.

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Elon Musk is a man I hate to applaud. He is a politically savvy business man that understands how to exploit the crony-capitalist mentality of state legislators, federal regulators, and well connected corporate giants. And yet
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The Corner

Ninth Circuit Guts Student Free Speech, Upholds 'Heckler's Veto' of the American Flag

This morning the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined a request for an en banc hearing in a case holding that school officials could censor students who peacefully wore American flag clothing because those students were violently threatened by anti-American classmates. In other words,

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The spokesman for the family of beheaded journalist Steven Sotloff charged that the Obama administration “bullied and hectored” Sotloff’s parents as they sought to free their son from Islamic State terrorists. Barak Barfi appeared Wednesday on CBS This Morning to
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Red State

Lobbyist advises GOP to spend big and think small

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

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