Who would be Obama’s Secretary of Defense?

26 Nov 2014, 4:19 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)Not Michèle Flournoy. She has ruled herself out. Reportedly, her goal is to be Hillary Clinton’s Defense Secretary. In theory, holding the position under President Obama doesn’t preclude holding it under Clinton. Moreover, it is far from certain that Clinton will e

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Newest candidate for SecDef: Jeh Johnson?

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The American Spectator

Schumer's Obamacare Mea Culpa & What It Means for 2016

There was nothing genuine about Chuck Schumer's mea culpa on Obamacare yesterday. Then again there is nothing genuine about Chuck Schumer except that he genuinely wants to become the next Senate Majority Leader. During a speech yesterday to the National Press Club, Schumer said that reforming healt

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26 Nov 2014, 3:00 am

The hucksters who falsely accused Darren Wilson of a racially motivated “killing” won’t face justice, even though they have ruined his life and inspired monstrous race riots. The media should treat them as permanently discredited, but of course it won’t. Outlets will continu
California’s Governor Jerry Brown floated to victory on Election Day. This will be his fourth term (his second as the state’s oldest Governor; his first two were as its youngest). “Floated” is the right word. He gave no campaign speeches, barely any comments about the campai
Vincent van Gogh is one of the most renowned painters in the history of the world. His paintings are worth tens of millions of dollars. Unfortunately for van Gogh he would never live to see this good fortune. His renown would come only after his death by suicide. The life of van Gogh was one of ful

The Federalist

Everything You Need To Know About Winning A Thanksgiving Argument

This one cool trick will guarantee that you win every Thanksgiving political argument with your family.

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Cook's Illustrated founder Christopher Kimball believes food isn't art. Here's how his views have prevailed in a world of food porn.
If the media want to do a better job next time—and that's a big "if"—here are five rules they ought to have followed in Ferguson.
The question about Chuck Hagel isn't why he's leaving. It's why he was appointed in the first place if President Obama had no intention of listening to him.

The Washington Free Beacon

Steyn vs. Mann and the ‘Toilet’ D.C. Justice System

Mark Steyn is tired of the “toilet” D.C. justice system. And he still has a long way to go. More than two years have passed since Penn State University professor Michael Mann filed a defamation lawsuit against Steyn and other conservatives for criticizing his global warming research.

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The CIA was spying on arms shipments from Libya to Syrian rebels at the time of the 2011 attack on its Benghazi facility, according to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. But a controversial Committee report asserts the CIA did not make “unauthorized” arms shipments to

26 Nov 2014, 4:00 am

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has told a member of the House Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon has no information about a covert U.S. Special Forces ransom payment earlier this year that was made in a failed bid to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Big Government

Video: White Ferguson Protestor Demands Black LAPD Officer Feel Shame

On Tuesday evening, in the midst of the Ferguson protest outside the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), a group of protestors confronted a black police officer and challenged him. One young woman, who identified herself as a UCLA student and appeared to be white, demanded of the officer: "As a

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In a video posted to Facebook late Monday night, Creed frontman Scott Stapp confesses that he is broke and currently living in a Holiday Inn hotel. In the 15-minute video, Stapp claims he is "under vicious attack," and outlines a series of recent incidents that have allegedly left him "completely
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC's "Tonight" show because he said it "seemed distasteful" given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer. NBC o
The federal government reinstated Oklahoma’s waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) restrictions this week, restoring the state’s flexibility to use $29 million in public school funding. The restoration of the waiver comes following a battle between the U.S. Department of Educatio

American Thinker

Obamacare 2015 Includes Federal Subsidies for Abortion

ObamaCare is perhaps the single greatest expansion of funding for elective abortion coverage.

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26 Nov 2014, 12:00 am

Wow. That's some executive order in illegal immigration amnesty. Except there isn’t one.

26 Nov 2014, 12:00 am

“You know, this is a country that allows everybody to express their views.”

Heritage Foundation

Hong Kong Police Dismantle Protest Site

With the world no longer looking in so intently, police in Hong Kong overnight swept in and cleared one of the largest protest spots in... Read More The post Hong Kong Police Dismantle Protest Site appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Conservative commentator and radio show host Mark Levin didn’t sugarcoat his reaction to the riots that broke out after the grand jury’s decision not to... Read More The post Mark Levin’s Facebook Post Saying Michael Brown Was Responsible for His Own Death Goes Viral appeared firs
This year, as I have for the past eight years, I will be working on Thanksgiving Day.  I work retail, and we have this thing... Read More The post Why I Don’t Mind Working Retail Thanksgiving Day appeared first on Daily Signal.
Shopping on Black Friday is completely unnecessary I’ll say it again: shopping on Black Friday is completely unnecessary. The deals you think you’re getting on... Read More The post Those Thanksgiving Sales Don’t Even Really Save You Much. So Why Are You Asking Me to Work? appeare


Slaughter in the Synagogue

Israel's enemies are as barbaric as any in the Middle East.

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26 Nov 2014, 10:53 am

Of all the wild talk coming out of Ferguson and the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer -- and all that angry and predictable noise emanating from race hustlers like Al Sharpton -- there are two things I just can't shake.
We havent even had time to hang the mistletoe and would you believe there are already skirmishes breaking out in the war on Christmas?

26 Nov 2014, 7:06 am

When the Barack Obamas and Eric Holders of the world step out to tell us we have much work to do on race, they are right. But the racial progress we need to make is nothing like what they envision

The Corner

The Supreme Court to Hear EPA Case, Just as Agency Proposes New Rules

The Supreme Court announced yesterday it will consider whether the Environmental Protection Agency should have considered the economic expense while adopting its mercury-emissions rule, which utility companies claim carries a compliance cost of around $9.6 billion each year. Meanwhile, the Obama a

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That is the message of Vlad Chituc’s hagiographic piece currently up at the Daily Beast, which chronicles the moral valor of New Jersey’s senator-elect, a vegetarian for two decades, in his decision to go full-on vegan until the end of the calendar year (announced via Twitter last weeke
Last night, Barack Obama admitted that he has rewritten the immigration laws of the United States: **Watch** Obama to immigration hecklers: “I just took an action to change the law” http://t.co/oywNBBCwIK — Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) November 25, 2014 Pres Obama tells

26 Nov 2014, 1:56 pm

Bear with me here. Matt Bruenig has a post on Gawker earnestly making the case that looting and rioting raises the costs of illegal, violent behavior by police and therefore is the economically efficient way to reduce that behavior. He notes that economist Gary Becker’s seminal paper on econo

Red State

Rick Santorum Vindicated

“I’ve just flown in from California, where they’ve made homosexuality legal. I thought I’d get out before they make it compulsory.” --Bob Hope Shortly after the odious Lawrence v. Texas The post Rick Santorum Vindicated appeared first on RedState.

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Courtesy of the indispensable AOSHQDD comes the first early voting numbers for Louisiana's Senate runoff numbers, and if the trends hold they're gruesome for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mary LandrieuSenate Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard4%. The post These fir
The ongoing events in Ferguson have altered the Thanksgiving and Christmas plans for quite a few of the city's residents for the worse. The business owners who have seen their stores The post This Thanksgiving, Let’s Help Those Affected by the #Ferguson Riots appeared first on RedState.
Yesterday, liberal Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer lambasted Democrats for the political failure of both ObamaCare and the stimulus. While he certainly has not changed his core belief that government can The post Schumer: Stimulus “Was a Mistake,” ObamaCare Addressed “Wrong Problem