DHS auditor: It’s not your imagination, we aren’t prepared for a pandemic

24 Oct 2014, 5:01 pm

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Becket Adams Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., at a hearing on Friday asked a top White House official why, of all people, did President Obama appoint a political operative to deal with the Ebola crisis. One of the hearing’s witnesses, Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Nicole Lurie, is far

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At a Democratic rally in Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton’s attempt to attack “trickle-down economics,” resulted in a spectacularly odd statement. Clinton defended raising the minimum wage saying “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, th

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The American Spectator

Re: DHS Wants Your KC Royals Panties

I appreciate Emily for briefing us on this government sponsored panty raid. There are many things I'd like to say to Homeland Security, but they are unmentionable.

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Craig Shirley and Laura Ingraham have written a superb piece in the Los Angeles Times on the Reagan Time for Choosing speech  Among the important points the two made was this: … Yet in the face of the failed big-government Republicanism of recent history and the failed collectivism of


24 Oct 2014, 3:00 am

With exquisitely bad timing, and amid furious protests, this week the Metropolitan Opera premiered a new version of John Adams’ controversial opera, The Death of Klinghoffer. The opera focuses on the 1985 murder of a disabled American tourist, Leon Klinghoffer, by Palestinian terrorists durin


24 Oct 2014, 3:00 am

Terror struck in two disparate venues Wednesday, places — in the Talmudic phrase — “as far apart as east from west.” Indeed Jerusalem, Israel, is the hub of the Middle East and no place is as bleached in its Western-ness as Ottawa, Canada. Yet the hills of each played grim h

The Federalist

Millennials Don’t Really Suck That Much—Consider Ariana Grande

It’s time to shift our eyes to the new revolutionaries, the Millennials, who will become part of our tradition whether we like it or not.

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Heightened interest and concern about Ebola is not panic and the media really need to stop characterizing it as such. Besides, why trust reporters?
With the midterms looming, Obamacare politics are again prominent. But some Republican candidates find themselves defending that law.
We can’t both prevent and encourage suicide.

The Washington Free Beacon

Hillary Clinton: Corporations and Businesses Don’t Create Jobs

At a Democratic rally in Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton’s attempt to attack “trickle-down economics,” resulted in a spectacularly odd statement. Clinton defended raising the minimum wage saying “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, th

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) project designed to track “misinformation” on Twitter has removed portions of its website that monitored political users, including conservatives who used the “tcot” hashtag.
The John Bolton PAC announced a 6-figure, 11-state expansion of its ongoing ad campaign in support of Republican nominees for the U.S. House and Senate this morning.

Big Government

Ingraham Callers: Illegal Immigration Is Hurting Us

Two callers to Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show” who identified themselves as immigrants from Central America argued that illegal immigration was hurting their economic livelihood’s and lack of assimilation was hurting the US. One caller, named Edward, and said he was an im

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Frenemies Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Hillary Clinton campaigned together for struggling Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, just days after Warren potentially pried the door open a bit on a potential presidential run.  Clinton, whom the liberal base distrusts
Multiple reports confirm that the teen who opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on October 24 was freshman student Jaylen Fryberg. Fryberg was a Native American who played on the school's football team. He was named freshman Homecoming King on October 17. According to CNN, a witness said
An upcoming study to be published in the publication Electoral Studies has its authors positing the question “Could non-citizens decide the November election?” Writing in the Washington Post, Old Dominion University political science professors Jesse Richman and David Earnest preview s

American Thinker

Paul Krugman's Indefensible Defense of Barack Obama

For Krugman, an economically equitable society, drained of all prejudice and bigotry, where man pays obeisance to Nature and where its abundant resources are distributed equally amongst the world's citizens, should apparently be the goal of our presidents

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Whatever Vladimir Putin’s objectives may be in general, Russia while he has been in power has been more cordial, or less hostile, towards Israel.
If the GOP hopes to win in November – and actually make a difference afterward – it will have to stand for something!
The Supreme Court puts the kibosh on a last-minute attempt to play the race card in the 2014 Texas midterms.

Heritage Foundation

How Russia Is Using Propaganda

Russian military incursions into the airspace of NATO countries and submarine expeditions into Swedish territorial waters have intensified since its annexation of Crimea in March,... Read More The post How Russia Is Using Propaganda appeared first on Daily Signal.

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After three patients in the United States tested positive for Ebola–with a fourth diagnosed yesterday–federal health officials stepped up efforts to assist hospitals nationwide. Now,... Read More The post Heading to the Doctor or Emergency Room? Prepare to Be Prescreened for Ebola appea
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., delivered a speech on Thursday outlining his foreign policy philosophy. Paul, widely regarded as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, delivered his... Read More The post 8 Highlights From Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy Speech appeared first on Daily Signal.
Democrats looking to blame Republicans for the lack of an Ebola vaccine may owe Dick Cheney an apology. It turns out that as vice president,... Read More The post Those Ebola Vaccines in Testing Now? You Can Thank Dick Cheney for That appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Is It As Close As That?

For most of 2012, I maintained that Mitt Romney would lose to Barack Obama. Only after President Obama's first debate did there seem to be a glimmer of hope. After that debate, polling moved in Romney's direction. Conservatives had hope.

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As the mid-term elections approach, its high time for Republican commentators to walk the walk. Just the other morning, Mark Steyn, busily promoting his new book, made an appearance on Bill Bennetts radio program. The latter agreed enthusiastically with the former that in order for conservatives to


23 Oct 2014, 11:01 pm

When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.

The Corner

Democrats' Attack on Perdue Backfires

Democrats ended up looking foolish after mocking Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue for what turned out to be a gesture of goodwill toward a diabetic girl. On Friday, American Bridge, a Democratic PAC, posted video from a tracker at a Perdue rally purporting to show the Sen

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A shooting at a Seattle-area high school left at least two dead, including the gunman (a student) and one other student or staff member. Several other students injured. The incident occurred 45 minutes north of Seattlen at Marysville-Pilchuk High School. Police say the gun
Several GOP Senate candidates are successfully using the abysmal immigration record of the Democratic Senate and the Obama administration in their races, including Scott Brown, Thom Tillis, Bill Cassidy, Tom Cotton, and Pat Roberts. Their attacks are clearly helping them against their pro


24 Oct 2014, 4:11 pm

Jay has just returned from his annual foray to the Oslo Freedom Forum, and offers reflections on the stunning bravery of so many people in so many awful places on the globe. One young person in particular, 21-year-old North Korean escapee Yeonmi Park, makes you aware of how undeserving you are

Red State

The Ferguson powder keg

"Tensions are rising in Ferguson as new details about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown emerge," reports CBS News in St. Louis.  That would seem odd to the proverbial man The post The Ferguson powder keg appeared first on RedState.

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See, this is why we can't have nice things. Background: Vincent Sheheen, the slowly-drowning Democratic nominee for South Carolina governor, had this to say yesterday about Governor Nikki Haley. The post OK, let us address Vincent Sheheen calling Nikki Haley a ‘wh*re.’ appeared first o
It's time for a break up. If you haven't already seen, Sarah Palin has endorsed Bill Walker and Byron Mallott's Independent-Democrat "Unity" ticket in the Alaska gubernatorial race over Republican incumbent The post Politically, I am Through with Sarah Palin appeared first on RedState.
The fight for justice is never the easy road, and it doesn’t always win the first round. Yesterday a federal district court dismissed two lawsuits (at least a majority of The post Federal Court Puts Road Block in the Way of Justice for Conservatives Targeted by the IRS appeared first on RedSt
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