By Its Own Criteria, the Obama Administration Is An Economic Failure

29 Mar 2015, 9:00 pm

(John Hinderaker)Lately there has been a fair amount of happy talk from liberal pundits about our supposedly robust economy. Such optimistic evaluations have been guarded, since everyone knows that the jobs picture is still bleak, largely because of runaway legal and illegal immigration. But there i

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29 Mar 2015, 7:01 pm

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The American Spectator

If The Obama Admin Is Negotiating on Iran's Behalf Then Who Is Negotiating for U.S. Interests?

I came across this post written by Daniel Halper in The Weekly Standard concerning the defection of a former aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Amir Hossein Mottaghi was responsible for Rouhani's social media campaign during Iran's 2013 "elections". Mottaghi was covering the P5 + 1

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This morning the Washington Post carried an interview with John Jenkins, former British ambassador to Iraq, in which he enunciated the view of the “international community” that a nuclear deal with Iran was the key to stemming the chaos in Yemen. “The negotiations are one of the g
A Boston police officer is fighting for his life after being ambushed by a suspect during a traffic stop in Roxbury.  John Moynihan was shot beneath the left eye and is in critical condition at Boston Medical Center. The suspect, who has not been identified, was later shot and killed by police


27 Mar 2015, 11:32 am

Illinois just can't win today. First, two terrible candidates for mayor of Chicago. Then, on his last day in office, disgraced Congressman Aaron Schock decides to compare himself to Lincoln in his farewell speech, even though, despite the fact that he was an Illinois politician, Abraham Lincoln nev

The Federalist

Bad News, Climate Change Alarmists: North Korea Is Destroying You At Earth Hour

When it comes to Earth Hour, North Korea is the all-time world champion. Sorry, climate change alarmists, but y'all are just a bunch of posers.

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Arkansas Democrats support a bill to give traditional schools freedoms similar to those of charter schools. But only traditional schools that have to compete.
Imagine if Lena Dunham had insinuated that a Muslim or a black boyfriend was indistinguishable from a dog. So why is it okay to imply that about Jews?
By any standard, Indiana's new law is about religious freedom, not 'religious freedom.'

The Washington Free Beacon

Martin O’Malley: Hillary Clinton Is No Longer The ‘Best Choice’

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29 Mar 2015, 4:00 am

A few years ago, I was reading a book in which the author related a story about a friend of his, a dog owner, who had told him she was glad dogs could have neither thoughts nor feelings as she understood them. Such incomprehensible dogs could not comprehend her. They had no demands to place on her a
There are growing concerns that Hillary Clinton's decision to use a private email server to conduct State Department business may have allowed foreign spies to access her correspondence, according to the chairmen of three major Senate national security oversight committees.
In 394, a river in Slovenia bore witness to a clash of civilizations. On one side stood a rebel army bearing statutes of Jupiter and Hercules. On the other stood the forces of Emperor Theodosius, bearing the standard of Christ. Battle commenced. Theodosius smashed the would-be usurpers, aided by a m

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

Let's Get Real: Re-evaluating the Two-State Approach

President Obama is insisting on the creation of Palestine with a border separating it from Israel based on the ’67 lines plus swaps. In doing so he is ignoring United Nations Security Council Resolution 242

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Is Ted Cruz eligible to run for president?
Since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s strong re-election, official Washington has been in an uproar over what this might mean for the hallowed “Two-State Solution.”


29 Mar 2015, 12:00 am

Practical advice for our times, because guess what: we're in one.

Heritage Foundation

Remembering the Vietnam War, 42 Years After U.S. Troops Withdrew

On this day, in 1973, the last of the U.S. troops withdrew from South Vietnam. The eight-year war was over. Sort of. Two months earlier,... Read More The post Remembering the Vietnam War, 42 Years After U.S. Troops Withdrew appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said there’s a very high chance she’ll enter the race for president. “What are the chances that you’re going to... Read More The post Carly Fiorina on What Sets Her Apart in a Crowded GOP Field appeared first on Daily Signal.
In a week’s time, a seemingly disconnected run of Middle East chaos has at least one commonality: Iranian influence. A Saudi-led coalition of Sunni nations... Read More The post How Will Middle East Chaos Impact the Iran Nuclear Talks? appeared first on Daily Signal.
The first budget resolution to clear the Senate in four years exposed a divide between four lawmakers who look to be rivals for the Republican... Read More The post Senate’s 2016 White House Hopefuls Use Budget to Message Voters appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

The Bear and the Community Organizer

Vladimir Putin scheduled the war to retake the Baltic States Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for the first half of the last Final Four college basketball game. He anticipated, correctly, that the Presidents focus would be on his brackets instead of Russias plan to recapture its former glory.

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29 Mar 2015, 11:01 pm

In 1979, the year before Republicans nominated Ronald Reagan as their presidential candidate, the Rev. Jerry Falwell and conservative activist Paul Weyrich founded the Moral Majority.
Deeply and deceptively interesting, is how New York Times Magazine described Sen. Harry Reid in January of 2010. Deceptive indeed. Five years later, Reids cache of secrets in the Senate chamber puts Harry Potters wizardry to shame


29 Mar 2015, 11:01 pm

The Middle East witnessed something radically new two days ago, when the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia responded to a plea by Yemen's president and led a 10-country coalition to intervene in the air and on the ground in the country.

The Corner

The White House Doesn't Like Indiana's Religious-Liberty Law, but Won't Say Why It's Different from the One Obama Supported

When Indiana governor Mike Pence signed a religious-liberty-protection statute into law this past week, he probably didn’t expect the activist backlash and accusations that he’d just endorsed or legalized discrimination. In part, that would be due to the fact that dozens of states and

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29 Mar 2015, 3:03 pm

I appreciate a punchy headline as much as the next reader, but whoever wrote this one was trying too hard: “Cardinal Burke: Gays, remarried Catholics, and murderers are all the same.” It’s childish and not just overstated but false. It announces an article by David Gibson and was
Neera Tanden, who’s president of the Center for American Progress, a think tank closely associated with the Clintons, did her best on Meet the Press today to defend Hillary Clinton’s scandalous handling of her e-mails, but her co-panelists, and even host Chuck Todd, weren’t havi
Jay and I had a discussion about the “2 minutes hate” directed at Rush Limbaugh on Need to Know this week. It’s in the section that follows George Will’s appearance. If you’d like to hear the first hand account of what happened at the New York Philharmonic it&rsquo

Red State

When do we stop re-drawing the line?

One of the reasons I switched from being conservative pro-choice (genuine choice, not “choose to have an abortion”) to pro-life was because I recognized something, something I should have recognized a very, very long time ago: It becomes impossible to hold the line when the line is eras

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Hillary Clinton isn't much, but she's all the Democrats have for 2016. The post This is why the Democratic Establishment is still desperate to run Hillary Clinton. appeared first on RedState.
At a time when the human trafficking bill is locked up in the Senate over ‘s refusal to prevent federal funds from being used to provide abortions, the GAO has released a study showing Reid’s resistance as just a part of the rapacious, cash-(and baby)-vacuuming abortion industry. U.S. f
Note: this isn’t Jay Cost’s point: it’s WH Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s. Earnest: “If you have to go back 2 decades to…justify something…today, it may raise some questions about…wisdom of what you’re doing” — Jay Cost (@JayCostT
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