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29 Jul 2014, 9:11 pm


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“Long story short, don’t come at me and Sherri’s house!”

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Former United Nations ambassador John Bolton, remarking on Obama’s recent announcement of new sanctions on Russia, said, “In some respects these minimal sanctions are worse than no sanctions at all, because it reinforces Putin’s view he can do what he wants in Ukraine.” Bolt

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Well, It was fun while it lasted...

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The American Spectator

An Update on Ukraine

It was Soviet civilization, but it was still civilization. Eastern Ukraine does not even have that anymore as the civil war between the Kiev-based government and pro-Russian separatists has caused the remnants of law and order to crumble. The government has gained a foothold in the separatist-contr

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John Kerry's most recent trip to the Middle East earned him such discouraging reviews in the local papers, not to mention receptions from Israeli politicians, that American officials have made their diplomatic displeasure known—diplomatically, of course. Kerry spent last weekend in Cairo nego
President Obama affirmed his belief, in a press conference this afternoon, that Russia holds the keys to future peace in Eastern Ukraine. He announced plans to follow through on promises of further sanctions against Russia, saying that he and the EU were coordinating an attack on key sectors of the
As the executive branch continues to grow and issue orders that sound more like edicts, bypassing Congress in the process, many on the right are growing frustrated. Some have compared President Obama to a dictator. As the frustration increased, so did rumors of the threat of impeachment, stirred by

The Federalist

QUIZ: Parody Or Actual Salon.com Article?

Is this a real Salon.com article or just a parody? Take the quiz to find out. Spotting the real crazy is harder than you think.

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The primary reason to fight against big government is that its final destination is death. As in, murder. At some point, someone’s got to say it.
The level of distrust for the validity of CBO's estimates is growing, and their latest step to game the accounting on Obamacare's ramifications is amazing.
Mixed news with this edition, as Republicans have weakened in North Carolina, strengthened in Iowa’s open seat, and we introduce a new senate elections graphic.

The Washington Free Beacon

Bolton: In Some Respects Obama’s New Sanctions on Russia Worse Than No Sanctions At All

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Chinese authorities are ramping up their persecution of Christian churches in response to what they perceive as an emerging threat to the communist regime, according to reports.
Moscow violated a key strategic nuclear arms accord by developing a ground-launched cruise missile banned under the 1987 agreement, according to the State Department.
A $595 million terror prevention program aimed at shoring up the nation’s high-risk chemical facilities is riddled with problems, an investigation by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee found.

Big Government

The Senate HELP Bill Limited Exchange Subsidies to Compliant States (but No One Mentioned It)

The details of a 2009 draft of health care reform have become relevant again this month. Here's what the so-called HELP bill said and why it matters now. The Halbig case is the one about whether or not tax subsidies can be delivered to people who enrolled on a federal exchange. Last week two courts

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While in Mexico discussing trade and climate change issues, Gov. Jerry Brown said that Texas governor Rick Perry’s plan to deploy National Guard troops along the nation’s southern border will be short-lived and that “wiser minds will prevail.” The Marine Corps Times re
On Monday at 3:30 p.m. what may be the largest water main break in the history of Los Angeles  inundated the UCLA campus and Sunset Blvd. in the tony section of Westwood. A huge geyser, extreme flooding, and a fifty- foot sink hole overwhelmed Pauley Pavilion and the Drake athletic field. A f
A new "quick aid" free CPR app for San Diego residents called PulsePoint is aimed at saving thousands of lives by getting help to cardiac arrest victims faster. The app was made available to San Diegans Monday. PulsePoint is activated when 911 is dialed and local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) p

American Thinker

Putin and Obama, the Bobbsey Twins

Serious nations need clear-thinking, mature, down-to-earth leaders. Somehow America and Russia have blundered into extremely risky leaders who can’t think straight.

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It's time for Republicans to do what Democrats did forty years ago this month to Richard Nixon.

29 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

I’ve been in the Israel Defense Forces for forty years, and I’ve never seen morale so high, and never seen the country so united
For the first time in history, the U.S. is getting poorer.

Heritage Foundation

Obama Administration Halts Export-Import Bank Deals With Russia

The Export-Import Bank announced today it would halt financing deals with Russia and Russian companies. The Department of Treasury notified House Financial Services Chairman Jeb... Read More The post Obama Administration Halts Export-Import Bank Deals With Russia appeared first on Daily Signal.

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An Export-Import Bank official who was fired on suspicion of taking cash in exchange for helping a Florida company obtain financing cited his Fifth Amendment... Read More The post Fired Export-Import Bank Official Pleads the Fifth at Hearing on Corruption, Fraud appeared first on Daily Signal.
Can people respect each other and treat one another civilly even while disagreeing about marriage? No, according to New York Times domestic correspondent Josh Barro.... Read More The post My Exchange with Two New York Times Writers on Marriage Equality and Civility appeared first on Daily Signal.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analyzed several different payroll tax proposals to shore up Social Security’s finances, and the results are not very appealing. The... Read More The post Can Higher Payroll Taxes Fix Social Security? appeared first on Daily Signal.


American Voices

?Barack Obama's foreign policy disasters are about what one might expect from a leftist community organizer elected to be leader of the free world.

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You know you’ve hit a sore spot when the Left starts screeching.

28 Jul 2014, 11:01 pm

Companies are fleeing abroad with capital, even as politicians point the finger of blame at institutions; institutions mind you that have a legal responsibility for profitability even if politicians believe themselves to have no legal responsibility at all.
As rockets continue to rain down on Israeli communities and Israeli troops act to quell the onslaught, I will be boarding a plane bound for the Jewish state to see with my own eyes exactly what is taking place.

The Corner

Jeff Sessions: House Border Bill Is a 'Surrender to a Lawless President

Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ariz.) denounced the House Republican border bill as a “surrender to a lawless president” because the legislation does not include any language to prevent President Obama from expanding his unilateral legalization of illegal immigrants. Here’s the state

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Well, this was predictable. Per Talking Points Memo: Roger Pielke Jr. said Monday that he left FiveThirtyEight, ending a short-lived but turbulent stint with the site launched by Nate Silver earlier this year. Pielke, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado, told&nbs
National Review is seeking an assistant to the editor to work in our New York office. Must be organized, detail-oriented, interested in politics, calm under pressure, and friendly. Key responsibilities and duties include: Handling scheduling and travel arrangements Light research, fact-check
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) accused Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) of making a “deceitful and cynical attempt to derail” the House Republicans border crisis package by suggested Democrats would add the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration legislation to the Ho

Red State

2006 and the GOP’s attempt to flog impeachment as a base-motivation issue.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The post 2006 and the GOP’s attempt to flog impeachment as a base-motivation issue. appeared first on RedState.

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A new CBS/NYT poll has been released which is thus far the most exhaustive simultaneous battleground poll that has been taken this election season. It shows Republicans holding all their “close” seats, with McConnell leading Grimes 50-46 and Perdue leading Nunn 50-44. Obviously, these r
July has been a strange month politically. With virtually no primaries scheduled, we have been left with watching the debate over whether or not to begin impeachment proceedings for President Obama, lamenting over what to do with the current influx of illegal immigrants on the border, rooting for I
It has been well documented that Hamas, a recognized terrorist organization, has been intentionally firing thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians while using Palestinian civilians as human shields, basing their attacks in hospitals, and hiding their rockets in schools. Despite these grave war c