Barack Obama: Missing-In-Action

27 Jan 2015, 10:30 am

In July 2014, President Barack Obama traveled to Austin, Texas, for a fundraiser and to tout his economic proposals. Noticeably absent from his schedule was a visit to the border with Mexico, where a surge of child immigrants from Central America was straining state and federal resources. Republican

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Philip Klein Say it ain't so, Mike. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was known as a stalwart fighter for limited government principles as a member of the House of Representatives (one of few Republicans to have voted against President Bush's Medicare prescription drug plan and No Child Left Behind law). was

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The American Spectator

That Other Bush Steps in the Ring

Jeb Bush may be the front-runner in the GOP 2016 primary. He is the son and brother of former presidents and can tap into their vaunted fundraising machines. In some eyes, the former Florida governor always was the more disciplined, thoughtful and worthy son. Maybe. But Jeb Bush also has a problem:

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What can you say about a 23-year-old treaty born in Maastricht, the Netherlands that might die? That it was sentimental? The victory of the Greek leftist party Syriza on Sunday is likely to test the European spirit of collectivism and continued fiscal austerity, and renew spirited debate about the
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Random thoughts on the passing scene: Who says President Obama doesn’t promote bipartisanship? His complicity in Iran’s moving toward nuclear bombs has alarmed some top Senate Democrats enough to get them to join Republicans in opposition to the Obama administration’s potentially

The Federalist

Why Islam Is More Violent Than Christianity: An Atheist’s Guide

No one really acts as if Islam and Christianity are an equal threat. So what exactly causes one religion to be more violent?

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Near-total ignorance about how sizable chunks of America see the world should embarrass everyone. Listening to each other’s music is hardly a big ask, especially when hip-hop kicks ass.
The more we shelter kids and prevent them from practicing their skills when they’re ready, the more we stunt their ability to be independent in the future.
Here are some policy proposals, suggestions, and agendas from 12 right-of-center women leaders on what they would like to accomplish in 2015.

The Washington Free Beacon

At Least Eight Dead as Gunmen Storm Tripoli Hotel

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least eight people, including five foreigners, were killed when gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, a local security official said.

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Recent satellite photos of an island off the coast of China confirm Beijing’s buildup of military forces within attack range of Japan’s Senkaku islands.
A shadowy Bermudan company that has funneled tens of millions of dollars to anti-fracking environmentalist groups in the United States is run by executives with deep ties to Russian oil interests and offshore money laundering schemes involving members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle

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

Okay, Liberals: Let's Talk Inequality

Liberals used to hang their hats on helping the working stiff. Government programs, paid for by the rich, would cure the blight of poverty, they told us. Only it didn't.

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What many critics do not understand about American Sniper is that it is not just about war. 
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Heritage Foundation

Rare Identical Triplets Overcome the Odds for Healthy Birth

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Townhall.com

Governor Starts Up State Run “Pravda” Style News-Service

An independent press is the greatest threat to government overreach, and the greatest ally to the preservation of liberty Too bad we dont have one.

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In the famous 1997 movie comedy "Liar Liar," actor Jim Carrey plays a lawyer who, as a result of his young son's birthday wish being magically fulfilled, cannot tell a lie -- he can only tell the truth -- for 24 hours. Let's imagine that such a wish forced President Obama to do the same, not for 24


26 Jan 2015, 11:01 pm

Within hours after the Supreme Court announced it would decide whether the Constitution requires every state to recognize marriages between persons of the same sex, the New York Times published an editorial gleefully predicting the inevitable outcome. When its ruling comes down in June, the Times as
As I sit down to write this I'm thinking about the recent SOTU address given by Barack Obama and his comments regarding the negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran...

The Corner

Sarah Palin's Fading Star

Kudos to Charles C.W. Cooke for his characteristically superb analysis of Sarah Palin’s place in the conservative world. Here was my take on her political career in 2010. Still valid, I think.   

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27 Jan 2015, 10:23 am

Weather forecasting is an inexact science (whereas predicting the climate a hundred years from now is easy), but the government-imposed freak-out over the predicted blizzard in New York City was something to behold. It used to be that Manhattan basically kept moving during any snowfall because the


27 Jan 2015, 9:52 am

On Sunday, Ohio governor John Kasich said that Common Core was an entirely local/state affair, that opponents of it never offer any evidence to the contrary, and that the only reason to oppose it is if “you’re running for something.” None of this is true. The Obama administration
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Red State

Don’t Expect Changes to Cuba’s Political System Anytime Soon

Yet more evidence has surfaced that the United States is opening relations with Cuba in exchange for essentially nothing. As we open the highest level talks with the communist nation in decades, Cuba has made sure to remind us that substantive changes in its system of government will not being comi

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We knew this true last August:  President Obama traded five vicious Taliban terrorists for a deserter.  And now the U.S. Army nods in agreement. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion, among other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), according to
The nationwide police PR exploitation of the tragic deaths of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos continues apace. As we have already noted here before, the number of police who are killed by citizens wielding firearms is exceedingly low in the United States (especially as compared to the number of citize


27 Jan 2015, 7:00 am

I credit the world’s various political leftists for being brilliant at one thing. They have managed to assemble a coalition of interest groups whose vested interests should probably cause them to chase each other around in the street armed with shotguns. Nowhere is that awesome class divide a
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