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The American Spectator

John McCain Takes on Code Pink

Since it's rare to feel proud of the work John McCain does in Congress, it's probably worth keeping this little nugget somewhere deep in your files, so that you can pull it out and remember that somewhere, deep down inside that slowly-melting Maverick, there's still a passionate heart that burns wi

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I have just read George Will's tribute to Bud Selig who retired as MLB Commissioner last week after serving in that position since 1992. In his piece, Will argues that Selig is to baseball what James Madison was to America during the Constitutional Convention. No, I'm not kidding: Now, as baseball
We're confirming a new Attorney General this week, and already, Loretta Lynch's hearings are off to a rousing start as we discover that, yes, it actually is possible to do worse than Eric Holder. Unfortunately, rumor has it, behind the scene, most of the committee members have already agr
For the first time, I'm able to manage to get to Washington, DC for the American Spectator's Annual Gala, this year featuring keynote speaker Senator Rand Paul (though I'm just as interested in hearing the always witty and insightful Bob Tyrrell, a true hero of the conservative movement.) I hope yo

The Federalist

Fifty Shades: Now On Sale At Target

Target welcomes ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ products to its formerly family-friendly shelves. Do we really need society to get any more messed up?

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It’s easy to scoff at a mom who bills no-shows for her kindergartener’s birthday party. But many of us indulge in similar birthday madness.
It is not at all clear that the global evangelicalism surge will be good for humanity or orthodox Christianity.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” was not actually a sacred item passed to humankind on Mount Sinai and Steven Spielberg was not a God.

The Washington Free Beacon

White House Again Struggles To Defend Claim That The Taliban Is Not A Terrorist Organization

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Tens of thousands of workers in California have been impacted by permanent or temporary layoffs in the past six months alone, and despite the governor’s economic development efforts more than 1 million Californians remain unemployed.
The praise continues to flood in for Megyn Kelly, the host of the newest show in Fox News’ primetime line-up.

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

My Problem with Sarah Palin

With Sarah Palin once again hinting at a presidential run, pundits and politics wonks are all the more aflutter with 2016 talk.

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Jeb Bush thinks he can ride Common Core to the White House.  This is a grave misjudgment. 
Why are some Republican politicians hell-bent on alienating their millennial base?
Many Republicans believe we have lost the argument and the only way to win votes is to abandon core principles, surrender and campaign according to the Left's/Democrats' false premises.

Heritage Foundation

Early Indications Are Nothing Was Learned from Last Year’s Defense Budget Mistakes

Several days before the White House release of the fiscal year 2016 budget, the Pentagon leaked its budget request totaling $585 billion. The Department of... Read More The post Early Indications Are Nothing Was Learned from Last Year’s Defense Budget Mistakes appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Cuban leader Raul Castro told delegates to the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States summit this Wednesday that normal bilateral relations between the United... Read More The post Guantanamo Is Ours. Here’s Why We Should Keep It. appeared first on Daily Signal.
On January 13, Senator John McCain (R–AZ) filed an amendment to S. 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, that would repeal part of a 95-year-old... Read More The post Repealing the Jones Act: Good for Energy, Great for America appeared first on Daily Signal.
Megyn Kelly poked fun at herself and longtime Fox News colleague Mike Huckabee last night while giving the former Arkansas governor a chance to rebut... Read More The post Trashy? Mike Huckabee Tells Megyn Kelly How He Really Describes Women at Fox News appeared first on Daily Signal.

The Race for California's U.S. Senate Seat

The rumblings about the race for California's US Senate seat are heating up. 2010 was a welcome attempt for Republicans to unseat incumbent Barbara Boxer, who has enjoyed relatively low approval ratings throughout her tenure. In the two prior contests, Republicans promoted a weak candidate, Matt Fon

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Neal and Danette Childs knew they were in danger.
One of the best ways to cause distrust in public health experts is for the government to politicize science. This can be seen in contentious areas like climate change, embryo research, and the beginning of human life.

29 Jan 2015, 10:49 am

Given the rise of radical Islam, the huge petrodollar wealth of the Middle East and lopsided demography, how has Israel so far survived?

The Corner

White House Stumbles in Trying to Clarify Whether Taliban Is a Terrorist Group

Even with Josh Earnest coming in to clean up his subordinate’s mess on Thursday, the White House still struggled to explain why it doesn’t consider the Taliban a terrorist group. On Wednesday, Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters that the White House considers the Talib

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29 Jan 2015, 1:32 pm

Financial Times: EU foreign ministers are holding an emergency meeting in Brussels on Thursday after a five-month ceasefire in eastern Ukraine collapsed, raising the spectre of open war as Russian-backed rebels turn their sights to the port city of Mariupol. However, political divisions in the E
If the Court rules against the administration’s illegal subsidies, it will be a victory for the rule of law–but it won’t necessarily be a victory for conservative health-care policy. My new Bloomberg column outlines a way Republicans could make it into one: by preparing an exit ra
Nominee for attorney general Loretta Lynch needs to mend the “frayed relationship” between police and the Department of Justice created by Eric Holder, says Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke. Clarke, a defender of policing efforts and champion of gun-right in recent years, s

Red State

Scott Walker, Presumptive 2016 Favorite

Forget what the polls say. Polls this far out are notoriously worthless in predicting Presidential nominees. Right now Scott Walker is sitting in the catbird’s seat for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination. Virtually everyone who is contemplating running for President in 2016 or who ha

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Keep in mind that this is MSNBC, but the reporter, Ayman Mohyeldin, is supposedly a straight news correspondent – the foreign affairs correspondent mind you – for NBC News. A lot of stories about when he was back home in Texas. A lot of his own personal opinions about what he was doing
In case you missed it, this week is National School Choice Week. While this post is slightly off the topic of school choice, as most know, many of America’s teachers think they have no choice when it comes to unions–when, in fact, they do. Unaware that they have alternatives like the As
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Zerkle to discuss the Super Bowl, Deflategate, and look at the key match-ups for Sunday's big game. The post Josh Zerkle Talks Super Bowl XLIX appeared first on RedState.