Bilbray Would Have Voted for Iraq War, but Considers Snowden a ‘Hero’

16 Apr 2014, 1:22 pm

Nevada Democrat Erin Bilbray says she would have voted in favor of Operation Iraqi Freedom if she were in Congress at the time.

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Timothy P. Carney Warren Buffett thinks his taxes should be higher. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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Charles Hoskinson Indiana Gov. Mike Pence jumped into the debate over foreign policy Wednesday during a trade mission to Germany, saying the Obama administration's policy of "conciliatory diplomacy" toward Russia has failed. It's the clearest sign so far that Pence, who flirted with a run in 2008 w

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16 Apr 2014, 1:15 pm

A former member of President Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) warned policymakers Wednesday that unions and Obama’s labor appointees could undermine the principles of worker choice by transforming U.S. labor law.

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The American Spectator

Zander Hollander, R.I.P.

Sports journalist and archivist Zander Hollander passed away on Friday of Alzheimer’s. He was 91. Those of you who put up with my numerous articles and blog posts on baseball can blame Hollander. The very first baseball book I read was Hollander’s The Complete Handbook of Baseball &mdas

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16 Apr 2014, 9:10 am

Feature of the Day: Why Are So Many Older Veterans Committing Suicide? Morning Headlines Domestic                                                          
The remaining two and a half years of the Obama Administration are a dangerous period for the world. There is a window of opportunity for rogue nations and adversaries to take advantage of an administration that has yielded on the world stage and put our foreign policy, if you can find it, into dis


16 Apr 2014, 3:00 am

The world of late night television been through upheaval lately, none of which seems specifically designed to make it funnier. First, Jay Leno retired and ushered in Jimmy Fallon, who has all the late-night charisma of a slice of Steak & Shake Texas toast. Not to be outdone, Fallon replace

The Federalist

The Federalist Debate: Pullman vs. Petrilli On Common Core

Michael Petrilli of the Fordham Institute and Joy Pullmann of the Heartland Institute debate Common Core.

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We no longer are clear that the free exercise of religion is freedom for religion—and not merely freedom of private conscience.
This month marks the fifth anniversary of the Chrysler bankruptcy. Here's why it still matters.
You're not the only one who's confused on tax day. Donald Rumsfeld's tax day letter proves that the tax code is impenetrable even for top officials.

The Washington Free Beacon

Bilbray Would Have Voted for Iraq War, but Considers Snowden a ‘Hero’

Nevada Democrat Erin Bilbray says she would have voted in favor of Operation Iraqi Freedom if she were in Congress at the time.

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16 Apr 2014, 1:15 pm

A former member of President Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) warned policymakers Wednesday that unions and Obama’s labor appointees could undermine the principles of worker choice by transforming U.S. labor law.
A Democratic congressman is attempting to tie the standoff over publicly owned lands in Nevada to a conservative policy group long reviled by the left in what the group says is a baseless and politically motivated attack.

Big Government

Why Texans Trust Their State Government and Californians Don’t

State governments enjoy widely varying levels of trust, that’s the finding of a new Gallup poll summarized by Breitbart’s Joel B. Pollak on April 7.  Illinois rests at the bottom of the trust heap with a trust deficit of 42 percent. North Dakota is tops with 56 percent more of its

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Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg will not be pursuing a carbon tax on consumer fuels as he had announced in February. Instead he will be allocating billions of dollars from California's greenhouse gas reduction law, otherwise known as Cap and Trade, toward the controversial bullet train
The ties between Hollywood and the Democratic party got a little tighter this week. A major studio has recruited a key player from the Clinton administration for a pivotal press role. Warner Bros has hired former White House Press Secretary and political analyst Dee Dee Myers as EV
Just last month Deadline reported that Sony is prepping $100 million in cuts and layoffs caused mainly by the humiliating failure of two very expensive left-wing films. Despite big stars like Will Smith, Channing Tatum, and Jamie Foxx, "After Earth" and "White House Down" flopped. Sony then hit th

American Thinker

Rogue Hall Monitors

IN HIS 1951 book God and Man at Yale, the document that, to simplify only a little, launched the conservative movement, William F. Buckley, Jr. lamented what he later called “the phenomenon of the somnolent college trustee.” Looking back in 2007, Buckley concluded that little had change

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11 Nov 2013, 5:09 am

President Obama’s foreign policy record remains intact. Across the world from which he is withdrawing American power and influence, governments are recognizing that where once a superpower resided, now only a shadow remains. First it was left to the Communist Chinese to admonish us against sp
It is wrong, of course, to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. Still, I must confess that I have derived no small amount of schadenfreude from news stories about Obamacare advocates who have been adversely affected by the not-so-Affordable Care Act. It would take a stronger man than yours tr


11 Nov 2013, 5:08 am

Private “Rondi” Rondinoni had been in B Company for a little more than one hitch (three years). He had reached the rank of Private First Class (PFC), but was busted back to buck private for repeated fractures of discipline. It didn’t matter to Rondi. He just enjoyed being a soldie

Heritage Foundation

Seriously? Are the French Really Overworked?

Does anyone really believe the French are overworked? Despite the fact that laws already exist mandating a 35-hour work week, a French court has found some employees need even more protection from being overworked. A new agreement with employers gives more than 300,000 tech-sector workers added gua

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Last Friday, in a speech at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference, President Obama proudly announced that the Justice Department had taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009. The problem with that claim is that, since 2009, the Justice Department has taken on only 39 v
After the bombing shattered the Boston Marathon last year, hundreds of runners left their shoes behind in a spontaneous memorial. Many wrote messages on them. Those are now part of an exhibit at the Boston Public Library—but thousands of people added pairs of their own running shoes to an out
This year tax day falls on Tuesday of the Christian Holy Week—the day on which, according to the Gospel accounts, Jesus was asked about paying taxes to Caesar. Using an age-old political tactic, Jesus’ opponents posed a question that’s answer was sure to alienate some segment of t

Townhall.com

Johnson-Crapo Signals the Triumphant Return of Barney Frank to Washington

With so many Democrat retirements this year, one might think Republicans on Capitol Hill would seize the offensive in promoting a conservative agenda with the political winds blowing at their back. The public's distaste for all things big government is well-established on issues such as Obamacare, r

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On April 1, 2014, President Barack Obama triumphantly announced that 7.1 million Americans had selected a health insurance plan through Obamacare. In doing so, he nastily labeled his political opposition uncaring and unfeeling.
It's no secret that the Republican Party has for some time been coping with a multifaceted identity crisis. With the election of Barack Obama, the fallout from the 2008 economic collapse, the emergence of the Tea Party, unrest among social conservatives, and a Congressional era marked by deep intra-


15 Apr 2014, 11:01 pm

Holder's hypocrisy is stunning given that he once famously chastised Americans as being "cowards" for not talking openly about race. Who's the coward now?

The Corner

Goldberg: New Census Healthcare Survey to Benefit White House

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16 Apr 2014, 12:55 pm

Let’s say you got into politics running for office as a Democrat. You hate Rupert Murdoch and Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, and you really, really hate Bill Kristol. You despise bankers and got set up in activism by a group working on behalf of “the working class” and comp
Senator Ricardo Lara (D., Calif.) introduced a bill that would authorizes $9.2 million in loans to undocumented students attending California state universities. “Many undocumented students still lack the financial wherewithal to pay for school,” Lara said. &ld


16 Apr 2014, 12:23 pm

NRO today features dueling takes by Charles Cooke and Kevin Williamson on the rule of law, sedition, and related matters. I write to amend a comment by the latter: The relevant facts are these: 1) Very powerful political interests in Washington insist upon the scrupulous enforcement of environmen

Red State

“Abortion Barbie” is Losing and May Be Corrupt

If the only thing I accomplish during campaign 2014 is being credited with labeling Wendy Davis as “Abortion Barbie,” I will be happy. Defining her early as a single issue candidate outside the mainstream and doing so based on her own words, pink shoes, and hagiographic press clippings

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If you are a Colorado resident, please go here now and sign this petition. The petition signatures will be delivered to the Senate floor today. If you aren't a resident of Colorado but still want to help us stand for the rights of parents and the rights of the unborn, tweet out this post, share the
When Barack Obama unveiled his Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative back in 2010, it looked fairly benign. According the HHS program description: A wide range of evidence-based programs are eligible for these funds. Grants are available to funding medically accurate and age appropriate programs tha
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Harvey Silverglate to discuss his book, Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent, the many obscure laws you break everyday and the how the Feds use "in the name of national security" as a legal w
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