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Amedy Coulibaly, the main suspect for the killing of police officer Clarissa Jean-Philippe and friend of Charlie Hebdo terrorists Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, attached a GoPro to his chest and filmed his raid into a Jewish market in Porte de Vincennes. The world watched Coulibaly’s ho

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The Phoenix veterans’ hospital does not have accurate data on nearly a quarter of patients in need of urological care, according to a new report by the inspector general. “In approximately 23 percent of the total cases reviewed, we frequently found approved authorizations for care, nota

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The American Spectator

Rod McKuen, R.I.P.

I am saddened to report that singer-songwriter and poet Rod McKuen passed away yesterday of complications of pneumonia. He was 81. Despite little formal education, McKuen would become a renowned songwriter and producer before eventually turning his attention to poetry. McKuen is responsible for tra

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30 Jan 2015, 10:26 am

Mitt Romney has announced that he will not seek the Republican party's nomination a third time.  Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016. Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering a third campaign for the White House, the former Mas
When Jeb Bush flew to Utah to meet with Mitt Romney a little over a week ago, I didn't think Romney would end up bowing out of the race despite Bush's efforts to persuade him. But when Romney's top donors and one of his top advisers defected to Bush, I guess Romney got the message. Truth be told, t

30 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

Sixty-five years ago last week, Alger Hiss—the protégé of Oliver Wendell Holmes, a rising star in the State Department, and a Soviet agent code-named “Ales”—was convicted of perjury for denying any involvement in Soviet espionage. This should have forever close

The Federalist

The Scott Walker Racial Rorschach Test

Some people see a racist inside every head that formerly wore a mullet.

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Living a moral life and being able to explain why will make the biggest moral difference in the long term, not demands for banning smut.
What happened to Sarah Palin should not be allowed to happen to other conservative women leaders.

30 Jan 2015, 6:40 am

The strongest blows Sarah Palin faces should not come from her own party.

The Washington Free Beacon

New Details of Delays at Phoenix VA

The Phoenix veterans’ hospital does not have accurate data on nearly a quarter of patients in need of urological care, according to a new report by the inspector general. “In approximately 23 percent of the total cases reviewed, we frequently found approved authorizations for care, nota

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is honoring Chris Kyle by setting aside a day in his memory, Abbott announced his intention in his most recent speech.
Members of Congress embarked on the most privately funded trips last year since the practice was curtailed in response to a high-profile lobbying scandal, and Democratic lawmakers topped the list, Roll Call reports.

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

Liberals' Israel Crisis

Liberals raging against Benjamin Netanyahu's "insult" need to think about how Obama's own insults will look in the annals of history.

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Those who attack and demonize Israel for its imperfections in the face of the atrocities committed by its Arab neighbors are not just hypocrites. 
The election victory of the Greek communists would have delighted Obama mentor Frank Marshall Davis.
That's what Vladimir Putin and the Russians are calling us.  And it's not a compliment.

Heritage Foundation

Progress Made on Nuclear Waste Management

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) yesterday completed the last two of five volumes in its safety evaluation report on a nuclear waste repository at Yucca... Read More The post Progress Made on Nuclear Waste Management appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The White House is slated to release its budget request for fiscal year 2016 next Monday, ostensibly kicking off the budget season for Congress. This... Read More The post Annual Defense Spending Has Shrunk By 25% Since 2010. What Should the Defense Budget Be in 2016? appeared first on Daily Signal
Mitt Romney won’t be running for president in 2016. Speaking to supporters today, the former governor and 2012 Republican nominee said, “After putting considerable thought... Read More The post Here Are 33 Tweets About Mitt Romney’s Big Announcement appeared first on Daily Signal.
Mitt Romney has decided not to make a third run for president, he told supporters in a conference call this morning. Talk show host and... Read More The post Romney Gives Way to ‘Other Leaders,’ Takes Himself Out of 2016 Race appeared first on Daily Signal.


Lost Words, Lost Worlds

It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an English household in suburban London. Then i

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The military hero as coward motif has a long tradition with Michael Moore. But his earlier oinkings in this regard--well before the release of American Sniper-- were aimed at much safer targets.
That means that for the year we're at 2.4% GDP growth...anemic in other words, which is exactly how to describe Obama's foreign policy. Weak at home, weaker overseas.

29 Jan 2015, 11:01 pm

In the 90s, the Clinton Administration formed a bipartisan coalition to pass the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA. Nineteen states followed suit. The legislation came in response to a Supreme Court decision that had seen an American Indian suffer legally for having used a drug duri

The Corner

The Romney Decision, As Viewed by Romney Loyalists

I talked to a couple of Romney people about the decision today. They say that Mitt strongly believed that he could win the nomination, but feared that he wouldn’t be best-suited to win the general election, especially after getting bloodied in a primary. And if he didn’t win the nominat

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) may limit the number of amendments allowed on the Department of Homeland Security Funding bill, if they can get to the bill. “There may be a partial tree filling where they are not going to block out all amendments but i think there is going t
In the latest round of verbal gymnastics over the Taliban, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki refused to categorize the murder of American civilians at Kabul International Airport an act of “terrorism.” The Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack on Friday, which
1. Modest Proposal (post-MIttmania): a prize for the best UNWRITTEN columns, to honor those who kept the most misinformation from circulating. — Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) January 30, 2015  2. Burying Ebola victims. 3. Heat for Iraqi refugees. 4. Bill McGurn says that American

Red State

Setting The Record Straight on the GOP’s 20 Week Abortion Ban Debacle

Over the last week, much has been reported on the surprising last minute change that occurred in the House on January 22, 2015. Taking place the evening before thousands of pro-life activists marched in DC to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the pro-life bill that was set to be vote

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Earlier this week and mostly beneath the radar a delegation of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood made an official visit to the State Department. In case your memory needs refreshing, the Muslim Brotherhood is a hardline Islamist group that gained control of Egypt after the ouster of Mubarak…
There have been a lot of stunning things associated with Obama’s foreign policy but perhaps none is quite so dramatic as watching the administration  gradually becoming a de facto  client of Iran. You read that correctly. We have be come an Iranian client state because we are carryi
Common Core horror stories abound, but until now, the most visible opponents of the educational takeover have been Republicans. Washington state’s Democrats have changed that. A few days ago, the leaders of the state party met and formally condemned the education standards. Per Fox News: Lead