Bruce Braley’s Poll Numbers Fall Following Farmer Comments

17 Apr 2014, 4:00 am

Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley’s recent criticism of a fellow senator, who he described as a farmer that never went to law school, has significantly hurt his standing among likely Iowa voters, according to a new Washington Free Beacon poll.

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17 Apr 2014, 4:00 am

It’s another pivot to jobs for the Obama administration. President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited Pennsylvania Wednesday to promote a new job-training plan by the government. It’s a common tic of this White House and the Democratic Party during difficult periods, which essen

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17 Apr 2014, 3:00 am

France’s pseudo-bolshevikian government has discovered a new problem in urgent need of a socialist solution: what to do about women. In the land where influential dames, if not dames,have for centuries dominated their menfolk beyond the wildest dreams of American feminists, where medieval kni

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There’s a scene in the second half of the Peabody Award-winning French TV show The Returned (Les Revenants) where two characters are swimming across a reservoir. One cries out and disappears. The other dives under the surface and searches for him, but with no luck. Eventually, he gives up. Th

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The American Spectator

Chattanooga Boohoo

Union power is in terminal decline. In the 1950s 35 percent of American workers belonged to labor unions. This fell to 20.1 percent in 1983 and 11.3 percent in 2013. Between 1983 and 2013, union membership fell from 17.7 to 14.5 million while the population of the United States grew from 233.7

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17 Apr 2014, 3:00 am

Back in 2009, President Obama made one of his first of many unprecedented executive moves: He snatched the Census Bureau out of the hands of the commerce secretary and placed it in the White House. Conservatives were outraged. They predicted that this consolidation of power could result in skewed a


17 Apr 2014, 3:00 am

France’s pseudo-bolshevikian government has discovered a new problem in urgent need of a socialist solution: what to do about women. In the land where influential dames, if not dames,have for centuries dominated their menfolk beyond the wildest dreams of American feminists, where medieval kni


17 Apr 2014, 3:00 am

Back in 2009, President Obama made one of his first of many unprecedented executive moves: He snatched the Census Bureau out of the hands of the commerce secretary and placed it in the White House. Conservatives were outraged. They predicted that this consolidation of power could result in skewed a

The Federalist

The Federalist Debate: Pullman vs. Petrilli On Common Core

Michael Petrilli of the Fordham Institute and Joy Pullmann of the Heartland Institute debate Common Core.

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We no longer are clear that the free exercise of religion is freedom for religion—and not merely freedom of private conscience.
This month marks the fifth anniversary of the Chrysler bankruptcy. Here's why it still matters.
You're not the only one who's confused on tax day. Donald Rumsfeld's tax day letter proves that the tax code is impenetrable even for top officials.

The Washington Free Beacon

Bruce Braley’s Poll Numbers Fall Following Farmer Comments

Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley’s recent criticism of a fellow senator, who he described as a farmer that never went to law school, has significantly hurt his standing among likely Iowa voters, according to a new Washington Free Beacon poll.

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Big Government

Tory Euro Candidate Blames Maria Miller for Harming Electoral Prospects

A Conservative candidate in next month's European elections has blamed former Culture Secretary Maria Miller for harming his electoral prospects. James Cracknell, a gold medal-winning former Olympic rower, is standing for the party in South West England. According to Daily Mail diarist Sebastian S

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A French Socialist MEP has the right to claim the equivalent of £4.5m a year because she was put into the European Parliament six days before it closes for the election. Cllr Christine Revault D’Allonnes Bonnefoy is allowed to claim three months’ worth of expenses and salary, des
If boxing is dead, why did Floyd Mayweather, Jr. earn $73.5 million for just two fights last year? Money, as the boxer aptly goes by, tops ESPN's list of the world's highest paid athletes. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, two soccer players in Spain's La Liga, rank as the highest paid particip

American Thinker

Rogue Hall Monitors

IN HIS 1951 book God and Man at Yale, the document that, to simplify only a little, launched the conservative movement, William F. Buckley, Jr. lamented what he later called “the phenomenon of the somnolent college trustee.” Looking back in 2007, Buckley concluded that little had change

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11 Nov 2013, 5:09 am

President Obama’s foreign policy record remains intact. Across the world from which he is withdrawing American power and influence, governments are recognizing that where once a superpower resided, now only a shadow remains. First it was left to the Communist Chinese to admonish us against sp
It is wrong, of course, to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. Still, I must confess that I have derived no small amount of schadenfreude from news stories about Obamacare advocates who have been adversely affected by the not-so-Affordable Care Act. It would take a stronger man than yours tr


11 Nov 2013, 5:08 am

Private “Rondi” Rondinoni had been in B Company for a little more than one hitch (three years). He had reached the rank of Private First Class (PFC), but was busted back to buck private for repeated fractures of discipline. It didn’t matter to Rondi. He just enjoyed being a soldie

Heritage Foundation

Minimum Wage Hikes Banned in Oklahoma Cities

Republican Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Monday banning minimum wage and employee benefit increases in Oklahoma cities. The bill declares “state preemption authority,” stipulating that “no municipality or other political subdivision of this state shall establish a ma

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Three Republican governors yesterday blasted President Barack Obama over changes to next year’s Medicare Advantage rates, writing in a letter that the Obama administration’s recent rate announcement was “little more than political theater.” While the administration says Medi
On Tuesday, we told the appalling story of Christian Stanfield, a 15-year-old kid with special needs who was, in effect, convicted of the crime of being bullied. After reviewing the trial transcript, it’s clear that convicting this helpless kid of disorderly conduct was criminally dumb. As fi
Last month, the President released a climate action plan designed to cut methane emissions. If you are a cow, be afraid. Be very afraid. The same goes for humans. The plan outlines voluntary measures, such as a “Biogas Roadmap,” to reduce dairy sector greenhouse gas emissions by 25 perc

Townhall.com

The Recovery is Dead

There’s a damning number regarding our economy that Obama doesn’t want to talk about. It’s a number, but for him, would be lower. And, lower, in this case would be a good thing for the economy.

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Bill “punish the rich” de Blasio paid a mere 8 percent of his income in federal taxes. Just to put that in context for any liberal that has accidently stumbled across this paragraph: That’s less than that capitalist pig, Mitt Romney.
If the Rev. Al Sharpton, the bigoted, anti-Semitic, non-tax paying race-hustling poverty pimp, had any credibility left, it just vanished.
Disregarding dividends and certain hedge strategies, like call writing, money can be made or lost when a stock goes up and down. Going long or going short gives you the best opportunity of maximizing profit potential regardless of market or stock direction.

The Corner

TurboTax Maker Says They're Lobbying for Taxpayers, Not Against Them

The left-leaning nonprofit journalism outfit ProPublica recently linked tax-preparation company Intuit to a grassroots campaign against return-free tax filing, but the company, which makes the popular TurboTax software, says it’s just looking out for taxpayers’

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A teenager identified on a YouTube account as Jared Michael tried to take a selfie at what he thought was ”a safe distance” from a passing train. As he went to snap the picture, he was kicked by the train’s driver. Clearly, “a safe distance” would be farth


16 Apr 2014, 4:04 pm

I agree with David and Rich that John Hinderaker’s Bundy post is very strong. As a matter of law, Cliven Bundy is in the wrong. He is nevertheless a sympathetic figure, and the concerns raised by the standoff in Nevada transcend the illegality of his conduct. Rich’s recollection of Lin
I’d like to thank Kevin Williamson for pointing us to perhaps the dumbest column I’ve ever read on CNN – an actual argument that allegedly “right-wing” extremists are more deadly than jihadists. In addition to Mr. Williamson’s spot-on critique, can we a

Red State

“Abortion Barbie” is Losing and May Be Corrupt

If the only thing I accomplish during campaign 2014 is being credited with labeling Wendy Davis as “Abortion Barbie,” I will be happy. Defining her early as a single issue candidate outside the mainstream and doing so based on her own words, pink shoes, and hagiographic press clippings

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If you are a Colorado resident, please go here now and sign this petition. The petition signatures will be delivered to the Senate floor today. If you aren't a resident of Colorado but still want to help us stand for the rights of parents and the rights of the unborn, tweet out this post, share the
When Barack Obama unveiled his Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative back in 2010, it looked fairly benign. According the HHS program description: A wide range of evidence-based programs are eligible for these funds. Grants are available to funding medically accurate and age appropriate programs tha
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Harvey Silverglate to discuss his book, Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent, the many obscure laws you break everyday and the how the Feds use "in the name of national security" as a legal w
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