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17 Apr 2015, 7:41 pm

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(John Hinderaker)Last night, three of the PL crew (John, Paul and Steve) got together for a review of the presidential race as it currently stands. A principal topic was Hillary Clinton’s bizarre rollout, complete with her incognito Chipotle appearance, “common man” meetings with D

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Run, Debbie, run!

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It happened again.

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The American Spectator

Gwyneth Paltrow Fails the SNAP Challenge

I know you were all waiting with bated breath to find out if Gwyneth finished her food stamp challenge after spending her "weekly allowance" of $29 in SNAP funds on the ingredients for guacamole, some eggs and seven - seriously, seven - limes.  Well, I'm sorry to say that poor Gwyneth, sa

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17 Apr 2015, 8:40 am

It didn’t take long. Mere days after Marco Rubio announced he would seek the Republican nomination for president with a right-populist message, a Mason-Dixon poll shows him slightly ahead of Jeb Bush in Florida. Rubio’s 31 to 30 Florida lead is within the margin of error. But these numb
Rand Paul has officially entered the ring, battling for the title of 2016 GOP Nominee. Can we see our Kentucky ophthalmologist taking the title? Is there blue grass in his future? A real run for the roses? Or will he fade down the stretch, with only an old-fashioned to offer Southern comfort as he
Rand Paul has officially entered the ring, battling for the title of 2016 GOP Nominee. Can we see our Kentucky ophthalmologist taking the title? Is there blue grass in his future? A real run for the roses? Or will he fade down the stretch, with only an old-fashioned to offer Southern comfort as he

The Federalist

James Baker: The Current Iran Deal Is Pretty Terrible

In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, former Secretary of State James Baker wrote that the current Iran deal is too flawed to be approved..

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Britt McHenry's outburst is understandable if you've ever had to deal with tow company extortion.
The abiding challenge for American conservatives is to preserve a self-regulating economy in our self-governing republic. Right now, it’s unclear whether reform conservatives will help.
Parenting small children is not a science, but we can be confident about it.

The Washington Free Beacon

Feds Spent $410,265 Studying ‘Satisfaction’ Levels of Young Gay Men’s First Time

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent over $400,000 studying the satisfaction levels of the first sexual experiences of young gay men. The four-year study, being conducted by Johns Hopkins University, is examining the “meaning and function” of first “penetrative same-s

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The federal government’s top labor arbiter may use its regulatory power to force non-union employees in right to work states pay union dues.
The U.S. government is offering to help Mexican authorities locate and recover hazardous radioactive materials that were stolen on Monday from a southern municipality in Mexico, a State Department official confirmed on Friday.

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

Rand Paul's Dumb Idea

A strangely liberal-sounding "solution" to reform higher education.

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That is when the crowd turned on him.
One a harrowing tale of kidnapping and torture, the other the story of a tortuous legal fight with the Nazis.


17 Apr 2015, 12:00 am

Yes, the majority of Jews in America love and support Israel. But, at the risk of sounding Clintonian, it depends on what you mean by "Jews"

Heritage Foundation

Why Rick Perry Is Optimistic About America’s Future

NASHUA, N.H.—Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, in a speech today that hinted he might run for president again, said he is “optimistic” about the future... Read More The post Why Rick Perry Is Optimistic About America’s Future appeared first on Daily Signal.

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NASHUA, N.H.—New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie criticized President Obama during a speech today, calling him a “weak president who has weakened our country.” “We can... Read More The post Chris Christie on the Two Things Driving Obama’s Agenda appeared first on Daily Sign
On the surface, abortion and same-sex marriage may seem unrelated. However, as explained in an amicus brief of 100 scholars of marriage, filed in the... Read More The post Forcing States to Recognize Gay Marriage Could Increase Number of Abortions appeared first on Daily Signal.
Not even the week of Hillary Clinton’s announcement of her presidential candidacy could pass without further revelations emerging on her use of email when she... Read More The post Clinton Asked 2 Years Ago About Personal Emails appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

American Jewry’s Moment of Decision

This week in two meetings with prominent American Jews, President Barack Obama threw down the gauntlet. Either the Jews of America will rise to the challenge or they will allow Obama to marginalize them.

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Georgetown sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson has made a very profitable career out of peddling lies about race in America.
Sure, it was one of those hoary historic trivialities that went down "before he was even born"--but President Obama finally signed off on his ultimate betrayal of Cuban freedom (removal of Castro regime from list of terror-sponsors/opening of economic lifeline) on the very week marking the 54th anni
They thought the Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth was about anti-bullying. Instead, about 1,000 teenagers from more than 100 Iowa communities were treated to a profanity-laced performance by a drag queen along with graphic conversations on oral sex and a transgender tutorial on how to make f

The Corner

Technocrat JEB: Mandate Advance Directives for Medicare

Ever the technocrat, JEB Bush proposes that all Medicare recipients be required to fill out an advance directive. From the NYT story: Jeb Bush, defending his efforts to keep alive Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged woman, when he was governor of Florida, suggested on Friday that patients on Medicare

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1. Christians drowned for being Christian. 2. 15 Cardinal George links.  3. ISIS claims blast near U.S. Consulate in Iraq 4.  #Iraq: unbelievable photos coming out of #Anbar province as #Daesh advances on the capital, the exodus of #Ramadi…. pic.twitter.com/PdO1
Harvard is a pretty liberal law school. I’m not expecting that most of the students are going to agree with me. But if I can at least show that there is a rational argument — that there are good reasons on both sides of this debate – that I consider to be a victory. That&r


17 Apr 2015, 3:47 pm

FOR MARIA SHARAPOVA Harder, harder, harder — slam the ball Down through the claws of those opposing hands. The prince and duchess, present in the stands, Will soon invite you into Anmer Hall. They recognize — the winner takes it all. Theirs is a court where one no more commands T

Red State

More fallout in Boston from the slow-motion collapse of Big Wind.

Massachusetts now has to pay for Big Green's 113 million wind farm boondoggle. The post More fallout in Boston from the slow-motion collapse of Big Wind. appeared first on RedState.

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Way back when the Scott Walker campaign was first getting going and was stealing a not inconsiderable amount of momentum from the Jeb Inevitability Tour, he took a trip to England as part of his actual job as governor of Wisconsin. While there, he was asked a stupid and pointless question about evo
As the first week of Hillary Clinton's official campaign for President draws to a close, she has still been very hesitant to lay out a policy agenda. She claims it's because she wants more voter input, but ultimately, it's almost certainly because she doesn't want people to know what she believes.
Via Politico: Jeb Bush says that the Senate should confirm the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s choice for attorney general. A number of Senate Republicans oppose her nomination. “I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said, according to r
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