CNN Reporter: VA Reform Bill ‘A Little Misleading’, Money Was Never the Problem

28 Jul 2014, 10:07 pm

CNN reporter Drew Griffin, who first broke the news of the VA scandal, criticized the newly-proposed reform bill which would provide the department $17 billion in additional funding. “Not enough money wasn’t the problem in the first place, was it?” asked CNN’s Anderson Coope

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Charles Hoskinson Hamas "is a humanitarian organization," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday in a discussion of how the U.S. should handle the Islamist extremist group's conflict with Israel. How does she know? washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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Charles Krauthammer blamed the chaos around the world, particularly in Iraq and Libya, on “American disengagement and withdrawal” while speaking on a Fox News panel Monday. Krauthammer then added sarcastically, “But when you see what happens when America engages, you wonder whethe

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28 Jul 2014, 9:41 pm

The socialism of fools.

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The American Spectator

Morning Round-Up 7-28

Feature of the Day: We're Missing the Story   Morning Headlines   Domestic                                   &nbs

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28 Jul 2014, 4:40 am

An embarrassing leak today has exposed the core strategies of the campaign of Michelle Nunn, who is running to fill the opening seat by retiring Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia. Not only do the documents show how she will be organizing her candidacy, they also discusses her weaknesses
ISIS have expelled all the Christians from their territory in Mosul and commenced destroying evidence of any faith other than their own twisted brand of Sunni orthodoxy. As predicted, the treasures of Iraq's past, which are the heritage of the three Abrahamic faiths, are being obliterated. ISI
Sunday—Beverly HillsI awakened this morning to a cloudy sky. Off to swim while pausing every minute or so to throw the ball for Julie. We have had no rain in just about forever, and even any rain at all would be a Godsend. Then, breakfast, and while my English muffins were toasting, I opened

The Federalist

Let Me Google ‘England’ For You, Matt Yglesias

Vox's Matt Yglesias took content from another site and added a few sentences. Those sentences were wrong.

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This American Life host Ira Glass has seen King Lear, and has some thoughts.
Energy prices present a golden opportunity to break the left's coalition and win over the working class.
ObamaCare's defenders think they can rewrite the law on the fly because that's how we legislate now.

The Washington Free Beacon

CNN Reporter: VA Reform Bill ‘A Little Misleading’, Money Was Never the Problem

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More religious communities worldwide were displaced last year than at any time in recent memory, the State Department said on Monday. The department’s annual report on international religious freedom also noted that several U.S. adversaries continue to repress the rights of religious groups.
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday he is “proud” of the accomplishments of his anti-corruption panel despite the fact that it is currently under federal investigation, the New York Post reports.

Big Government

Glenn Beck: I Don't Think Conservatives Will Win Fight Against Open Borders

After passing out soccer balls and teddy bears to illegal immigrant juveniles at the border, Glenn Beck declared on Monday that he did not think conservatives will win the fight against illegal immigration and open borders. “I have to tell you, I’m gravely concerned because I don’

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One of the key immigration hawks in the House is signaling that changes to a border crisis package could find acquiescence from the right flank of the GOP conference, although he and like-minded colleagues are still looking to see a resolution accompany the package expressing protest against Presi
On Monday, Nebraska Republican Senate nominee Ben Sasse urged President Barack Obama to fly to Central America and directly—and unambiguously—tell Central Americans that America will not give migrants amnesty if they make it across the U.S.-Mexico border. "The American people are sick
A dump truck carrying 60,000 pounds of bananas en route from Mexico to California tipped over in Alameda County Monday, resulting in some squashed fruit, a bit of oil being spilled from truck, and a few banana jokes on NBC Bay Area's Facebook page where the story was posted. The big-rig truck rep

American Thinker

John Boehner Vindicated on Foreign Policy?

Put the Speaker's domestic actions aside for a moment, and you'll find a thrilling, rousing and prescient speech on neo-Soviet Russia.

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Ten commandments are not enough for Elizabeth Warren.
No matter what one thinks of the Halbig decision, the critics’ overheated rhetoric is inappropriate and unjustifiable.
This nation’s charitable impulses have already been exploited to the limit, and the ultimate effect of Beck’s actions will be to encourage the growth of a multicultural secular welfare state.

Heritage Foundation

Medicare Trustees Report: More Bad News for Seniors and Taxpayers

The annual Medicare Trustees report was released today, detailing the dire financial status of the Medicare program. In large part, it reiterates what has been... Read More The post Medicare Trustees Report: More Bad News for Seniors and Taxpayers appeared first on Daily Signal.

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On July 26, a  federal district court in Washington, D.C. struck down as unconstitutional the District of Columbia’s laws totally banning the public carrying of... Read More The post Federal Court Upholds Right to Carry Handguns in Public in D.C. appeared first on Daily Signal.
On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Commission report, the former commission members released a new analysis of U.S. homeland security that listed Congress as... Read More The post Excessive Oversight Harms U.S. Homeland Security appeared first on Daily Signal.
New details about Obamacare insurance enrollment show that employer-based coverage is eroding, offsetting gains made in individual insurance enrollment, according to a report released today by... Read More The post Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Reveal Decline in Employer-Based Coverage appeared

Townhall.com

Obama Administration Turns to “Hand-Packed” Court

When it comes to defending Obamacare subsidies, the Justice Department appears none too eager to take its case to the Supreme Court. Instead, the administration announced it would appeal Tuesday’s adverse ruling by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to… the full D.

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The EPA's war on coal is no less than a war on seniors and our nation's most vulnerable. Seniors on fixed and diminishing incomes pay a disproportionate share of their monthly budget on utilities, and Obama's EPA will serve only to make them poorer and more vulnerable.


28 Jul 2014, 10:41 am

There is a growing battle between the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Democrat-controlled White House.
You and I avoid visiting the doctor by eating well. Doctors like Lee Silverman carry concealed in order to care for us when we do need them.

The Corner

What About a Private Alternative to the FDA?

Imagine a world where everyone — I really mean everyone — has access to modern, affordable, high-quality health care. In this world, doctors don’t need to beg bureaucrats and insurance administrators for permission to save lives. Entrepreneurs here actively compete to lower prices

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28 Jul 2014, 8:26 pm

Our editorial today deals with President Obama and what he calls “economic patriotism.” This put me in mind of “economic nationalism” — which is a Patrick J. Buchanan cause. It was also Richard Gephardt’s shtick in the 1988 Democratic primaries. (Just what you ne
Secretary of State John Kerry’s intervention in negotiations among Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority has caused more casualties, not preventing them, Charles Krauthammer said Monday on Special Report. His effort drew criticism from all, including criticism from a l


28 Jul 2014, 6:39 pm

One hundred years to the day after Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, The Economist has posted a copy of an editorial it ran on August 1, 1914 (thus written while Germany, France, Russia and Britain were still at peace). Given the myths that have grown up about those last few days be

Red State

Will the Chamber of Commerce Back Democrat Mary Landrieu?

Avowed enemy of conservatives and champion of corporate welfare the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is reportedly contemplating backing Democrat Mary Landrieu over Bill Cassidy in the LA Senate race. Per the Hill, New York Times columnist Joe Nocera may have inadvertently leaked plans on the part of the C

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On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Alan Greenspan's opinion on market swings, if we just go from bubble to bubble and what to expect as the Fed raises rates. The post Alan Greenspan: Market Bubbles are Human Nature appeared first on
Salon justifiably takes a lot of flack around these parts for the many insane things they print, but this this piece by Bill Curry is worth a read as a damning indictment of the Democrats’ wholesale abandonment of populism in favor big business corporate donations. Some of Curry’s piece
The situation in Iraq grows more perilous by the day. The nation seems of the verge of dissolving into now only warring ethnic enclaves but warring ethnic enclave engaged in their own civil war. Barack Obama and his administration has stood idly by as the situation has spiraled out of control and a
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