Are Washington Republicans Incompetent?

27 Feb 2015, 9:36 pm

(John Hinderaker)It is almost unbelievable how badly Congressional Republicans have botched their opposition to President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty and the funding of the Department of Homeland Security. The House, under John Boehner’s direction, did the right thing: it passed a

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27 Feb 2015, 7:01 pm

Primetime.

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“There is no plan to deport 11 million people.”

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Mature.

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The American Spectator

#CPAC2015: Jeans and Sweater Vests

As the conference has gone on, the potential candidates have gotten increasingly casual. Thursday morning, they were wearing jackets. Thursday afternoon, they were in shirtsleeves. Today, Rand Paul, fresh off a vote on the Hill, showed up wearing jeans. If this conference went on for another couple

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Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich died yesterday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 54. A Republican, Schweich had just been re-elected to a second term as State Auditor in November and only last month announced his intention to seek the GOP nomination for the 2016 Missouri guber
There's some controversy as to whether Ted Cruz's speech yesterday was great or the greatest speech of all time. But no matter which camp you fall in, one thing is for certain: Ted Cruz is ready for a break. Talking to TMZ cameras yesterday outside the Gaylord where CPAC is being held, Ted Cruz gav
Rick Perry is far better at mornings than I am. Rick Perry might be better at mornings than almost anyone. This morning’s round of Presidential contenders featured the Texas governor and Sen. Marco Rubio, but where Rubio was steadfast and eminently relatable, Rick Perry was electric, energizi

The Federalist

Leonard Nimoy, Icon

He lived long and prospered. Leonard Nimoy died today at the age of 83. In his long acting career, he played other roles and played them Read More

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In the Cartman presidency, there are no limits on what Barack Obama can do.
Melanie Griffith hasn’t seen daughter Dakota Johnson’s performance in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ Johnson should be glad her mother loves her so much.
‘Shark Tank’ investor Mark Cuban is a modern-day Adam Smith, posing as a billionaire business investor. Here’s Cuban on government, his mini-me, and free markets.

The Washington Free Beacon

Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, has been shot dead in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said early on Saturday.

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The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution welcoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to America and endorsing his speech before a joint session of Congress.
Thirty-eight percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a new Pew Research Center poll shows.

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

How to Be a Narcissist in Three Easy Steps

What can we expect next from “Hands” Biden?

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Gallup's efforts at running a clean survey led them to predict a Romney victory and that, in turn, left them to do some serious soul searching when Mr. Obama appeared to win instead. 
Pop quiz: How can the threat of radical jihadists be countered?
It is predictable that when remedy after remedy fails, when spending billions leave racial gaps untouched, we instinctively return to our roots with “solutions” that resemble burning witches.  

Heritage Foundation

The Top CPAC Speeches Analyzed in 20 Tweets

Day two of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference began at the same fevered pitch as the opening act Thursday. Presidential hopefuls drew cheers and... Read More The post The Top CPAC Speeches Analyzed in 20 Tweets appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The barbaric assassination today of Boris Nemtsov, a brave adversary of the Putin administration, is a stark reminder of the grave dangers faced by political... Read More The post Putin Adversary Boris Nemtsov Fought for Freedom in Russia appeared first on Daily Signal.
After Congress tonight approved a one-week funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security just hours before a midnight deadline, Republican lawmakers still struggled over... Read More The post Congress Approves One-Week Pact to Fund Homeland Security, but Immigration Fight Lingers appeared fi
If Jeb Bush was having second thoughts as heckling broke out, he didn’t show it during his rocky first few minutes this afternoon in front... Read More The post 15 Things Jeb Bush Said When He Faced Conservative Critics appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Paris And Conan Do Havana

Along with an estimated 637,000 people from the U.S. recently, Paris Hilton and Conan OBrien somehow squeaked through the cracks of the diabolical U.S. blockade of Cuba for a visit to Havana. (Btw, in the 1950ws when Cuba was a U.S. tourist playground! an average 200,000 Americans visited Cuba annua

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Townhall's Cortney O'Brien interviews Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee at CPAC 2015.
If you thought that Scandal was just a popular primetime television show, guess again. While the show is one of my favorites it unfortunately depicts a reality in Washington, DC.
Politicians think this is the same country that Walter Cronkite dominated when he opposed the Vietnam War. Or least that's what they'd like it to be.

The Corner

Seventeen Things that Caught My Eye Today (Ash Wednesday 2015 Edition)

1. ISIS Boasted Of These Christians’ Deaths. Here Are The Lives They Lived. 2. Lampedusa struggles to cope with mass influx of refugees fleeing attacks in Libya: http://t.co/aQPNMcTNzi pic.twitter.com/5IXnrWJkvo — Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) February 19, 2015 3. The Middle East

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Wisconsin governor Scott Walker took another step toward a White House bid, hiring Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffer Mike Gallagher and DCI Group director and Capitol Hill veteran Kristin Jackson to lead his foreign- and domestic-policy teams, respectively. In that role, Gallaghe


18 Feb 2015, 5:42 pm

It looks like we will have our new design up in the morning, barring a last-minute decision by our tech team to pull back overnight. 
In his wistful piece on the rise of campus censorship, Jonah notes that our universities are not really teaching students about mutual respect: Instead, we are teaching young people that being offended is an ideological priority. Indeed, the coin of the campus realm today is victimhood,

Red State

Boehner repudiated by GOP

Sometimes you just don’t know what to think. Earlier today I posted about the Quisling caucus in the House preparing to grab their ankles and let have his way with them… and seemingly looking forward to the experience. At that time the House strategy — if we were to dignify it wi

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What is it about prominent critics of Vladimir Putin and ending up dead? Just to name a few, there’s Anna Politkovskaya, Viktor Yushchenko**, and Sergei Yushenkhov.* Now, we can add former deputy prime minister, opposition party leader, and liberal (in the old sense) Boris Nemtsov. Just one d
"History does not always repeat itself: sometimes it screams 'Why won't you ever listen to what I'm SAYING?' and then hits you with a club." The post Some thoughts, several years before the start of the Tenth Crusade. appeared first on RedState.
First of all, let me say that Net Neutrality is a bad policy that is a) unfair to the ISPs and b) likely to lead to higher rates and lower performance for Internet service. Republicans ought to seek to overturn it as soon as possible either legislatively or through changing the composition of the F
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