Obama: No Plans to Send More Troops Overseas to Fight Islamic State

6 Jul 2015, 4:21 pm

During live televised remarks at the Pentagon Monday afternoon, President Obama offered the public an update on the “long-term campaign” against the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, also known as ISIL or ISIS).

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6 Jul 2015, 3:59 pm

(Steven Hayward)Of the entire GOP presidential field, I think the candidate with the best or most substantive grasp of the constitutional defects of the administrative state—the term for our unaccountable “fourth branch” of government that increasingly governs us without our consen

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A New York City tourist who sparked national outrage after taking a smiling “selfie” in front of the rubble of the deadly East Village inferno in March is now working as a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee and criticizing GOP candidates for their social media output.

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Hillary Clinton, like most candidates for public office, spent the weekend marching in a bunch of Independence Day parades, interacting with the common people as they lined the streets of small towns in New Hampshire, eager to get a glimpse of their local marching band, but only slightly annoyed th

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The United States women’s soccer team took home the FIFA championship last night in a 5-2 landslide win against Japan. It was a legendary win for the Americans, classifying them as the first team to ever win three FIFA World Cups. Perhaps even more legendary than the win, were the goals score


6 Jul 2015, 3:00 am

Despite the Supreme Court’s repeated attempts to prop it up, Obamacare is collapsing. This is obvious not merely to the majority of Americans who have always disapproved of the law, but also to an increasing number of progressives. Consequently, we are once again hearing calls for single-paye


6 Jul 2015, 3:00 am

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The Federalist

Robert Tracinski Outlines The Rules of Culture War 4.0

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The Washington Free Beacon

Obama: No Plans to Send More Troops Overseas to Fight Islamic State

During live televised remarks at the Pentagon Monday afternoon, President Obama offered the public an update on the “long-term campaign” against the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, also known as ISIL or ISIS).

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A New York City tourist who sparked national outrage after taking a smiling “selfie” in front of the rubble of the deadly East Village inferno in March is now working as a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee and criticizing GOP candidates for their social media output.
Marco Rubio on Monday accused the New York Times of reporting the “Castro regime’s propaganda” on him by publishing a story highlighting negative opinions of the GOP presidential candidate held by some Cubans.
Georgia lawmakers are requesting an investigation of a State Department decision to construct a new training facility in Virginia that would cost taxpayers millions.

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

Gay Whale Swallows JONAH

The abolition of any attempt to treat homosexuality as anything but inborn, much less remediable, took a giant step forward in a little-noted court case last month.

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Heritage Foundation

How U.S. Plans Respond to Russia Breaking Yet Another Arms Treaty

In a turn of events that surprises no one, Russia continues to act in a belligerent fashion on the world stage. While testifying before the... Read More The post How U.S. Plans Respond to Russia Breaking Yet Another Arms Treaty appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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Eight years after the program technically expired, Congress is finally debating an update of the contentious No Child Left Behind Act, which poured an avalanche... Read More The post A Big Week in Education: Congress Considers No Child Left Behind Rewrites appeared first on The Daily Signal.
Funny how painfully sobering Monday mornings can be–for a whole host of reasons– but especially after a long, holiday weekend such as Independence Day. For... Read More The post The Rough Road to Reaching a Deal with Iran appeared first on The Daily Signal.
On Sunday Greek voters, following the lead of hard-left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, overwhelmingly rejected an offer from the so called “Troika” of creditors, consisting... Read More The post Majority of Greek Voters Rejected Reasonable Offer to Let Them Stay In Eurozone. What’

Townhall.com

Absurdities and Outrage Rippled Through the Culture

That was a strange week, with intersecting conversations between and among Americans trying to absorb mind-crashing events that fed high and lowbrow attitudes, populist and patrician criticisms, sophisticated and naive pronouncements. There were absurdities and abominations, a massacre and amazing g

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Last week we saw an encouraging sign that the 50 year cold war between the U.S. and Cuba was finally coming to an end. President Obama announced on Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba would restore full diplomatic relations and that embassies could be re-opened in each country by the end of the month.
HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver resurrected piles of news footage on the fact that women are harassed on the Internet.


5 Jul 2015, 11:01 pm

Congressman Ryan was not, as some have supposed, counseling surrender in the health care fight. He was advising the conservatives that they must take the long view, and give the Obamacare architects enough time, and dynamite, to blow themselves up.

The Corner

<i>ThinkProgress</i> Encounters Economic Reality, Becomes Confused and Upset

ThinkProgress is in a huff because the real world insists on standing athwart its unicorn paddock: The U.S. women’s soccer team defeated Japan on Sunday to win the World Cup. For their dominant performance, the team will collect $2 million from FIFA, the internation

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6 Jul 2015, 4:14 pm

There’s plenty of blame to spread in Europe, I write at Bloomberg View today. Greece’s government seems determined to incur the world’s blame for the emergent economic turmoil in Europe. Mark Gilbert summed it up accurately for Bloomberg View: “The nation&rs


6 Jul 2015, 4:11 pm

Senator Cruz’s proposal to amend the Constitution to allow for judicial-retention elections has gotten a fair amount of attention at NRO. George Will suggested that it is evidence that Cruz is “unhinged”; Jim Geraghty reported on the reaction from other conservatives and libertari


6 Jul 2015, 3:06 pm

John Fund’s post below reminded me of something: It was he who concentrated my mind on the Greek problem a few years ago. He had seen men in Greece, leaving their homes in coat and tie, pretending to their families that they still had a job. He saw them scrounging through garbage cans. He saw

Red State

So. Who DOES get the African-American vote in the primaries this cycle?

The African-American vote is more of an issue in the Democratic primary than you might think. The post So. Who DOES get the African-American vote in the primaries this cycle? appeared first on RedState.

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Donald Trump is currently on a roll with the media, getting his name and politics out there like no other candidate has been able to. His numbers are rising and his exposure is huge. GOP higher ups are worried that he'll hurt the GOP brand and that he may spoil the 2016 cycle for them. They are, in
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Greece's no vote this weekend on austerity measures, the likelihood of a Greek exit from the Euro, and what this means for the Greek economy. The post Desperate Times in Greece After No Vote on Bailout
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