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22 Jul 2014, 9:41 pm

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Byron York Top IRS officials told congressional investigators that Lois Lerner's hard drive -- the one containing emails that could shed light on the IRS targeting scandal -- was irreparably damaged before it was destroyed completely in 2011. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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(Paul Mirengoff)Obamacare by its express and unambiguous terms limits Obamacare subsidies to people using health care exchanges “established by the State.” Thus, subsidies to people in the federal exchange are not permitted, as these exchanges obviously are not established by the State.

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The American Spectator

Court Issues Devastating Ruling Against Obamacare

In a highly anticipated decision, this morning the D.C. Circuit Court ruled on the Halbig v. Burwell case argued back in March. The decision, which had court-watchers on edge for a better part of a month, was closely watched because of its potential impact on Obamacare subsidies and the power the I

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I'm not making this up. Apparently, a tree planted in honor of the late George Harrison has been killed by Beetles. So yes we have a Beetle on Beatle crime. Well, I suppose all things must pass. It's kind of odd though. Earlier this morning, I finished reading Marc Shapiro's posthumous biography of


22 Jul 2014, 10:08 am

Monday, Sandpoint, IdahoA trying day but a rewarding day. The smoke has returned somewhat but temperatures are pleasant and a delightful breeze blows across the lake and the beach. I lay out on the balcony for a while, then came inside to nap with my Big Wifey by my side. My “smart phone&rdqu


22 Jul 2014, 10:03 am

On a 2-1 vote, a panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Obamacare law as written does not permit subsidies for those who purchase health insurance through the federal exchange rather than through state-created exchanges. It is clearly the right decision based on the text of the

The Federalist

Money Can’t Buy Public Support For Common Core

If politicians listened to their constituents like Glenn Beck does, U.S. education might be in for less of a Common Core-induced trainwreck.

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22 Jul 2014, 11:31 am

Today, a federal appeals court read the law as written. Panic ensued.
Corporate tax inversions are a lame bogeyman. The real problem is stupid U.S. tax policy that creates incentives to move capital overseas.
Yes, inflation is a real problem. The prices of major goods are rising faster than American incomes, straining family budgets.

The Washington Free Beacon

Krauthammer: ISIL Conducting ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Against Christians

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate for New Mexico Gary King appears to have bought 1,000 Twitter followers, according to an analysis of his account.

Big Government

The 9 Best Responses to David Ward MP's Terrorist Tweet

British Member of Parliament David Ward has said that if he lived in Gaza, he would "probably" join those firing rockets into Israel i.e. Hamas terrorists.  Ward has form in shilling for Hamas and in involving himself in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic tropes.  Below are some of the best Tw

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One of Britain's most notoriously anti-Israel and anti-Semitic Members of Parliament has caused controversy again after publicly admitting that he would engage in terrorist activities if he lived in Gaza. David Ward MP, who is a member of the Liberal Democrat party that forms a coalition governmen
While Republicans are reluctant to speculate about the possibility of a Mitch McConnell loss to Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky this November, when asked if his number two, Texas Republican John Cornyn, was a lock for Leader if he does lose, it appears Cornyn may have good reason
A licensed San Francisco security guard with allegedly posed as a police officer and attempted to sexually assault immigrant men by luring them into his home.  Authorities have alleged that Jeffrey Bugai, 35, convinced at least two men with limited English-speaking abilities to come to his ho

American Thinker

Rockets, Borders, and 'Proportionality'

Like Woodrow Wilson concerning Mexico, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being skewered for invading Gaza to quell the unrelenting terror his citizens have faced.

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22 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

When Obama finally goes on permanent golfing vacation we Americans know we'll have to endure a period of wrenching change to get the economy moving again and the society back together again.


22 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

Why are conservatives making the speaker's job so much harder when he needs us most?


22 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

8,000 waving, singing, chanting, patriotic masses rally for Israel.

Heritage Foundation

City Officials Accused of Cronyism in Fight Over Uber, Lyft

MEMPHIS—City officials, citing public safety concerns, have imposed cease-and-desist orders against private ride-share companies Uber and Lyft. Now, in the wake of those decisions, officials... Read More The post City Officials Accused of Cronyism in Fight Over Uber, Lyft appeared first on Da

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Tragedy struck Malaysia Airlines for the second time in four months when a passenger plane flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot out of... Read More The post Q&A: The Attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and Why It Matters appeared first on Daily Signal.
City of Hidalgo, Texas—Othal E. Brand Jr. is a man in control, and as such, when drug cartels began exploiting the stretch of river at... Read More The post Border Crossings Stop After Texas Man Takes Security Into His Own Hands appeared first on Daily Signal.
A coalition backing government export subsidies will host several executives of purportedly “small” businesses at a briefing Tuesday to build support for the Export-Import Bank... Read More The post The Not So ‘Small’ Businesses Ex-Im Bank Boosts appeared first on Daily Sign

Townhall.com

Getting Away With Murder

Vladimir Putin is hoping to get away with murder. Last week a civilian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a sophisticated anti-aircraft missile system, and 298 innocent people died as a result. Simple logic and all the early evidence to point to Russia as the guilty party, but Putin smug

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The Transportation Security Administration is strongly denying accusations that it has been allowing illegal immigrants to board American jetliners without proper identification.
Beau Bergdahl has been returned to “active duty.” Apparently, that means a desk job while the Army considers what should be done with this young enlisted soldier. Bergdahl was held for five years by the Taliban since walking away from his post one night in 2009.
Dear Mr. President, I write to you today as a concerned citizen of our great nation, standing as a witness against your historic actions on the morning of July 21, 2014, actions which I hope you will one day repudiate with deep remorse and regret.

The Corner

Summarized Proust: We Have a Winner

Some four decades ago, the Monty Python crew did a classic sketch called “The Summarize Proust Competition.” (NB: The link, at its very end, is mildly NSFW.) Unfortunately, none of the contestants in that competition did very well, so the prize ended up being awarded in a rather memorab

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22 Jul 2014, 7:18 pm

I wrote on the homepage today about the Department of Justice lawyer who is defending IRS commissioner John Koskinen against claims from a pro-Israel group that the agency violated its First Amendment rights in the processing of its application for tax exemption. Before landing at the Justice Depar
One of President Obama’s top aides urged Israel to “take greater care” than it already does to spare Palestinian lives in its targeted strikes. Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday that the administration agrees that Hamas initiat

Red State

The case against an Unconditional Basic Income

An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an external force acts upon it. –Sir Isaac Newton Many moons ago with I was a mid-grade infantry captain in the US Army I was selected for an assignment as an investigator with the Department of the Army Inspector General’s office at th

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A divided panel of the DC Circuit this morning handed down its long-awaited decision in Halbig v Burwell, holding 2-1 that Obamacare does not provide subsidies for purchases of insurance on the federal Healthcare.gov exchange, and that the individual mandate does not apply in states that have not e
Airfare is getting more expensive. The Transportation Security Administration is raising security fees. Fox News has a report on it. But in the interests of intellectual honesty, we here on a Republican site and I, a formerly elected Republican official, do need to point out that the American publi
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the opening salvos fired in the 2016 GOP primary, Rick Perry's makeover and who the GOP dark horse may be. The post Rick Perry vs. Rand Paul and the Start of the 2016 GOP Primary appeared first on RedState.
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