NBC/WSJ poll: By large margin, Americans want GOP, not Obama, leading on policy

20 Nov 2014, 3:41 pm

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Jason Russell President Obama, outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and the Center for American Progress all resisted selective enforcement of the law under former President George W. Bush. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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When last we heard about the beleaguered, killer automaker, fresh emails revealed that GM knew about its safety defect problem ...

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A video released by the Republican National Committee called #Unconstitutional features President Obama repeatedly denouncing executive amnesty. “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case.” &ldq

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The American Spectator

Israel Eases Gun Control Following Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

Yesterday, Israel's Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch announced that gun control measures would be eased in Jerusalem and 41 other municipalities across Israel. This announcement comes in the wake of the attack on the Jerusalem synagogue which left five people dead including three Ameri

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I saw this tweet from an AmSpec alum Philip Klein which links to a website called The Right Scoop which posted a YouTube video by Ami Horowitz who stands on the campus of Berkeley first waving an ISIS flag and then an Israeli flag. Guess which flag makes Berkeley students angrier? But then why shou

20 Nov 2014, 9:14 am

Mike Nichols, director of film and Broadway, died suddenly last night of a heart attack. He was 83. Born in Germany, Nichols was sent to America along with his brother in 1938 as anti-Semitic measures against Jews intensified. Nichols would study medicine, but his real passion was the theater and&n
I don't know what the Idaho GOP's stance is on reforming the party, but I can tell you that their stance on Larry Craig is, shall we say, wide. The former Idaho Senator lost his job after tapping his toes in a Minneapolis airport bathroom, apparently a signal that he was interested in an anonymous

The Federalist

Welcome To The Eric Cartman Presidency

Welcome to the Eric Cartman presidency – “whatever, I do what I want.”

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House Republicans should stop pretending they can't do anything to stop Obama's executive order. They can, they just don't want to.
Don't let anyone con you into believing that Reagan pushed amnesty via lawless executive order. Nothing could be further from the truth.
President Obama versus Woodrow Wilson on the democratic process, executive orders, and overreach.

The Washington Free Beacon

GOP Video Hammers Obama Ahead of Exec Amnesty Announcement

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As enrollment in Obamacare’s federal health insurance exchange reopens, congressional Republicans are again raising conflict of interest questions in light of a shake-up among top executives at a major Obamacare contractor that they say could give one insurer an unfair advantage. At issue is

Big Government

Common Core Takes Centerstage At RGA Annual Meeting In Florida

Common Core has quickly become the issue that could very well derail any future state or federal elections, especially those hotly contested Republican primary races. During a panel discussion at the annual RGA meeting in Florida, Ohio Governor John Kasich backed his support for Common Core saying

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In 1972 film critic Pauline Kael gave a lecture in which she said, "I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon. Where they are I don't know. They're outside my ken. But sometimes when I'm in a theater I can feel them." Kael is often maligned for a shorthand versio
Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) argued that Republicans should "stop complaining and stop whining" on illegal immigration on Thursday's "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on the Fox News Channel. Gutierrez blamed House Republicans for failing to act on immigration, saying "the House Republican maj
Illegal immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas praised President Obama’s decision to grant millions of illegal immigrants legal status in America. Vargas went public as an illegal immigrant in 2011 and founded the group Define American to highlight the plight of people just like him. Si

American Thinker

Ben Bradlee and the Death of American Journalism

Ben Bradlee was almost singlehandedly responsible for the shift in the role of the print media in the early 1970s from an institution which sought to gather, present, and analyze the news to one that became fixated on the pursuit of justice.

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Common Core is not just a set of standards. That we very well may have been deceived and that there is the potential for total control in the hands of a few who may or may not exploit it, is what keeps this teacher and parent up at night.
The most important vote that the Republican Senate takes next year may be a procedural vote.

20 Nov 2014, 12:00 am

Inside Washington, the Republican establishment -- and everyone else in the beltway to Manhattan media bubble for that matter -- is still obsessed with the few days of shutdown late last year.

Heritage Foundation

You Can’t Watch Obama’s Immigration Speech on Network TV, but You Can See It Here

The White House couldn’t get ABC, CBS or NBC to carry tonight’s immigration address by President Obama. You can tune in via The Daily Signal... Read More The post You Can’t Watch Obama’s Immigration Speech on Network TV, but You Can See It Here appeared first on Daily Signal

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President Obama will announce the details of his executive order on immigration during a prime-time address tonight. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill and Americans are already... Read More The post Here’s What People Are Saying About Obama’s Immigration Executive Order appeared first on Daily
Republicans in the House and Senate disagreed today over how best to use the “power of the purse” to block President Obama’s imminent executive action on... Read More The post Republicans Differ Over ‘Power of Purse’ to Stop Obama Immigration Action appeared first
Jonathan Gruber, once heralded by President Obama and Democrats for his work on Obamacare, in two short weeks has become a lightning rod for criticism... Read More The post Meet the Man Who Found the Jonathan Gruber Videos appeared first on Daily Signal.


Memories of Phil Crane

Phil Crane, a pillar of conservatism before I was politically active, died over the weekend. I didnt know him as a politician, although my Reagan-era boyfriend and this University of Vienna (Austria) graduate were drinking buddies in and around DC.

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20 Nov 2014, 9:06 am

The Keystone XL Pipeline bill failed in the U.S. Senate this week by one vote. It needed 60 votes to proceed to a final vote, but it got only 59.
The president addresses the nation tonight at 8 PM EST. My show will add an extra hour to collect reactions from callers and experts, and thus will be carried on most of my stations until 10 PM EST.

19 Nov 2014, 11:01 pm

Of course there is a reason for this mess (just not a good one). The reason is political arrogance.

The Corner

Poll: Immigration Ranks Low on Hispanics' List Of Priorities

Immigration policy isn’t one of the top priorities for Hispanic voters, according to a new results of a poll in three key congressional races. The findings, from a survey conducted by the conservative LIBRE Initiative, come as President Obama is expected to announce his administration wi

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The Obama administration is looking to strike a nuclear deal with Iran and, according to a Republican member of Congress, some in the administration have begun to talk like the ink is dry.  “There have been conversations about ‘After the deal getting done’ by many&rdquo

20 Nov 2014, 3:21 pm

I have some links, for those interested. Last night, the great Seth Leibsohn and I talked on the radio. We talked about butchery, apocalypse, and other such subjects. To listen, go here. If you would like some musical relief, I have some posts at The New Criterion for you. The first concerns Joyce
We’ve been talking a bit recently about how Congress and the federal government deceive the American people about laws and legislation. A great additional example: the claims that were made the last time the farm bill was debated — how it was necessary for middle-class farmers and was g

Red State

A time for testing

During an appearance on Megyn Kelly's Fox News show Wednesday night, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted CruzSenate Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard94% (R-TX) emphasized that President Obama's impending executive orders on amnesty represent The post A time for testing appeared

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A critical decision facing the new Congressional majority is the appointment of a director for the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO acts, in the words of former Bush economic advisor The post Dump Gruber Ally, Doug Elmendorf, as CBO Director appeared first on RedState.
You people are being played by the GOP. Remember when the GOP wanted to raise the debt ceiling, but claim they would oppose it. They voted to raise it, but The post Republicans Will Vote to Fund President Obama’s Amnesty. Then Try to Take It All Back. appeared first on RedState.
Virginia Democrat and former senator Jim Webb has created an exploratory committee as the first stage in a 2016 presidential run. Via Politico: “I made this decision after reflecting on The post Jim Webb throws his hat in the 2016 ring appeared first on RedState.