Demands grow to end secrecy – and robbery – at Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

20 Sep 2014, 9:01 am

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(Steven Hayward)Every once and a while when the planets come into alignment, comet watchers and other New Age gnostics will declare that it means something.  Right now the panic over the NFL, panic over the Democratic Party’s prospects at the polls in November, panic over the Clintons gea

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20 Sep 2014, 7:43 am

(Scott Johnson)The race for the Kansas Senate seat held by Republican incumbent Pat Roberts has been essentially a three-way affair among Roberts, Democrat Chad Taylor and Independent (Democrat) Greg Orman. When Taylor purported to withdraw as the Democratic nominee earlier this month, he did so in

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"The noise was so loud that a neighbor came out to investigate the din"

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The American Spectator

Kerry Seeks Iran's Help Against ISIS

You know things are going badly in terms of recruiting a broad coalition against ISIS if the Obama Administration is seeking Iran's help. During a UN Security Council Meeting on Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry said, "There is a role for nearly every country in the world to play, including Iran.

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19 Sep 2014, 11:48 am

With 26 of 32 precincts reporting, the BBC is projecting that Scotland has voted against independence. The No forces are expected to win 55% of the vote.  As Quebec referendums have become a permanent feature of Canadian politics, Scottish referendums will become a permanent feature of U.K. po
Less than 24 hours after the Scottish Referendum, SNP Leader and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has announced he will step down in November. Although the Yes side lost by a 10 point margin, it is certainly far better than anyone expected. So I doubt there was any pressure brought to bear on h

19 Sep 2014, 3:00 am

When Scotland “voted” on union with her southern neighbor 307 years ago, English troops flowed to the border and English pounds flowed through the Scottish parliament. English force sought, unlike Hadrian, to welcome and not repel. The parliamentarians quietly voted “yes”; t

The Federalist

Proof That Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome Is Real

Sarah Palin is a good way to tease out Freudian levels of weirdness. But why are conservative women such a threat? Is it their embrace of life?

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Washington's foolish approaches to the Islamic State will not destroy them or discourage others from following in their footsteps.
I have a few theories about why parents nowadays hover about their kids like hornets.
The Scottish referendum should prompt some long-overdue soul-searching among the Brits, and to some extent it already has, which is a good sign.

The Washington Free Beacon

The Future and Its Enemies

In 2011, Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies, worried that the future might be over. In a cover story for National Review, the entrepreneur and investor argued that, “when tracked against the admittedly lofty hopes of the 1950s and 1960s, technological progress has fal

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Republicans who are backing President Barack Obama’s plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels expressed concerns on Friday about whether the strategy would be far-reaching enough to defeat Islamic militants and other regional adversaries in the Middle East.
On Friday, this year's POW/MIA Day, the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office issued a new fact sheet on its efforts to recover US POW/MIAs from North Korea and the Korean War. But there may be some roadblocks on the way, according to a report from KPOW.

Big Government

Venezuela to Revoke Citizenship of Conservative Actress for Opposing Socialism

Cuban-Venezuelan actress Maria Conchita Alonso has been at the forefront of the public opposition to the repressive socialist policies of President Nicolás Maduro. Now, the actress--also a Tea Party ally and vocal critic of Sean Penn and Oliver Stone--may lose her Venezuelan citizenshi

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Jihadist fighters in Syria are calling on ISIS to release British hostage Alan Henning, saying that killing him would be "haram" (forbidden in Islamic law). The Times reports that extremists are openly dissenting over the group's threat to kill Henning, saying there is no justification for doing s
MCALLEN, Texas – The protest calling for shutting down various ports of entry across the Texas-Mexico border was called off just hours before it was set to begin. While the group claimed that the cancellation was made due to cartel threats, it remains unclear if lack of protesters played a r
This morning's key headlines from Sierra Leone starts 3-day lockdown to battle Ebola Yemen violence may be proxy between Iran and Muslim Brotherhood China's Alibaba IPO causes lightheaded investors to pop champagne corks Sierra Leone starts 3-day lockdown to battle Ebola

American Thinker

How the NFL Should Fight Domestic Violence

Liberalism is no friend of football -- especially professional football.

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This woman has no idea what it's like to suffer.
Ben Shapiro explains how impeaching the president would legitimize his actions too much.
The world is now full of Jihadist groups, whether al-Qaeda, the Nusra Front, or the Islamic State, some of whose supporters are trained to carry out terrorist attacks in their Western countries of origin.

Heritage Foundation

Listen Up: House Conservatives Like the New Leadership Tone

After two months on the job, the reshuffled leadership of the House of Representatives drew accolades this week from the Republican conference’s conservative faction for working... Read More The post Listen Up: House Conservatives Like the New Leadership Tone appeared first on Daily Sign

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The protests outside fast-food establishments last week featured calls for a $15 hourly wage. Unemployment is only the most obvious unintended consequence we could expect under such... Read More The post Higher Fast Food Wages Could Leave Some Workers Behind appeared first on Daily Signal
SANTA FE, N.M. – There is now a state element to wooing The Bachelor. The New Mexico Tourism Department is joining the Santa Fe City Council in... Read More The post New Mexico to Give $100K to The Bachelor appeared first on Daily Signal.
Great Britain can breathe a huge sigh of relief. The people of Scotland voted Thursday to remain a part of the United Kingdom. This is... Read More The post The Crazy Turmoil That Could Have Happened If Scotland Voted to Be Independent appeared first on Daily Signal.

The HRC Is Inciting Fear and Hate

The pictures are dark and ominous, the charges chilling: There exists a network of extremists . . . [who] spew venomous rhetoric, outrageous theories, and discredited science.

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Volatility, the potential for the market or a stock to swerve sharply in value, serves as a deterrent for many prospective investors. After all, who wants to lose a sizable portion of hard-earned savings in a flash?
Most baby boomers will remember the summer of 1967 as the Summer of Love, with huge gatherings in cities across the United States and Canada. Years later, Time magazine said that the overriding theme of the Summer of Love was trust your feelings.
Just imagine how much more campaigning Obama will do if Republicans take control of the Senate... Well, in between golf games anyway. Political consultant Brent Littlefield spoke with John about the political landscape heading into the 2014 elections. Also, Ezra Klein is still an idiot.

The Corner

Shhhh . . .

In the 1980s and even into the 1990s, I think, some of us Republicans had a habit: If our nominee was down in the polls, we would tell ourselves that the people were lying to pollsters. Sometimes we would even say this out loud. Left-leaning types with clipboards would arrive on doorsteps (went our

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You won’t hear this from the media too busy calling for Roger Goodell’s head, but the facts show that, under Goodell’s tenure, the domestic-violence rate among NFL players has actually decreased. He should be commended rather than attacked. A Think Progress article on Thursday cl
Charles Krauthammer has little confidence in President Obama’s decision to personally approve each American bombing strike in Iraq and Syria. “Lyndon Johnson, who had a lot more experience, was also the one who directed air strikes in the north of Korea” during the Vietnam War,

Red State

A cynical blogger might think that these White House security breaches were deliberate.

But it's a good thing that I'm not a cynical blogger. The post A cynical blogger might think that these White House security breaches were deliberate. appeared first on RedState.

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The Scots rose up yet again against the oppressors from London. They held a vote to decide whether or not to dissolve their ties with the United Kingdom yesterday. The bag-pipes wailed and the claymores were sharpened. In Glasgow they appeared set to Caber Toss about 3 centuries of membership in th
If you were hoping for a doozy of a debate Friday night, the Texas Gubernatorial debate proved to be a wonderful experience for us all, and definitely a learning experience as Wendy Davis was shut down in an argument she was making, then proceeded to lose her mind. In case you missed it, here&rsquo
Andrew Kaczynski at Buzzfeed has a detailed analysis of how Wisconsin’s Democratic candidate for governor, Mary Burke, “plagiarized” the “jobs plan” on her website from three prior Democratic gubernatorial candidates. As Moe Lane noted earlier today, the really hilario