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20 Nov 2014, 9:01 pm

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(John Hinderaker)We will have more to say about President Obama’s unconstitutional nullification of the nation’s immigration laws in the days to come; likely, before the night is over. But for now, let’s quote Senator Jeff Sessions, who has been the hero on this issue for a long ti

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Is it global warming or divine relief for the suffering New York Jets fan?

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The American Spectator

Israel Eases Gun Control Following Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

Yesterday, Israel's Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch announced that gun control measures would be eased in Jerusalem and 41 other municipalities across Israel. This announcement comes in the wake of the attack on the Jerusalem synagogue which left five people dead including three Ameri

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I saw this tweet from an AmSpec alum Philip Klein which links to a website called The Right Scoop which posted a YouTube video by Ami Horowitz who stands on the campus of Berkeley first waving an ISIS flag and then an Israeli flag. Guess which flag makes Berkeley students angrier? But then why shou


20 Nov 2014, 9:14 am

Mike Nichols, director of film and Broadway, died suddenly last night of a heart attack. He was 83. Born in Germany, Nichols was sent to America along with his brother in 1938 as anti-Semitic measures against Jews intensified. Nichols would study medicine, but his real passion was the theater and&n
One Carolyn Thompson, reporting for the Associated Press, informed her readers Wednesday that temperatures were falling to freezing and below “in all 50 states.” Perhaps our Carolyn, and everyone who edits her copy there at the AP, temporarily forgot that Hawaii joined the union in 1959

The Federalist

Welcome To The Eric Cartman Presidency

Welcome to the Eric Cartman presidency – “whatever, I do what I want.”

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House Republicans should stop pretending they can't do anything to stop Obama's executive order. They can, they just don't want to.
Don't let anyone con you into believing that Reagan pushed amnesty via lawless executive order. Nothing could be further from the truth.
President Obama versus Woodrow Wilson on the democratic process, executive orders, and overreach.

The Washington Free Beacon

Report: China nuclear forces significantly expanding

China’s nuclear forces are expanding and details about the nation’s strategic weapons programs remain hidden by Beijing’s secrecy, according to the annual report of the congressional U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission.

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It has been exactly one month since the city of Washington, D.C., began accepting applications for its new concealed carry permit, and the city does not know how long it will take to process those requests.
Former top George W. Bush administration official Gen. Michael Hayden said on Thursday that unless Iran provides the West with extensive access to its suspected nuclear facilities—a concession the Islamic regime has strenuously refused—U.S. intelligence agencies will be unable to detect

Big Government

Jay Carney: Obama Taking 'Big Risk' by Challenging GOP on Amnesty

Thursday on CNN while night reacting to President Barack Obama's speech detailing his executive action on amnesty, former Obama administration press secretary Jay Carney said the president is taking a "big risk," adding, "He has no question created a major conflict with this congress just as it's

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a statement supporting President Obama’s decision to grant executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in America. “I support the President’s decision to begin fixing our broken immigration system and focus finite resour
Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu argued that the president's executive order on immigration was "de facto amnesty" for all illegal immigrants on Thursday's "Cavuto" on the Fox Business Network.  Babeu stated that the president's plan to limit protection to illegal immigrants who have been
Incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions says that President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty is something that is “endangering our entire constitutional order” as a democratic Republic. “President Obama’s executive amnesty violates the laws Congre

American Thinker

Ben Bradlee and the Death of American Journalism

Ben Bradlee was almost singlehandedly responsible for the shift in the role of the print media in the early 1970s from an institution which sought to gather, present, and analyze the news to one that became fixated on the pursuit of justice.

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Common Core is not just a set of standards. That we very well may have been deceived and that there is the potential for total control in the hands of a few who may or may not exploit it, is what keeps this teacher and parent up at night.
The most important vote that the Republican Senate takes next year may be a procedural vote.


20 Nov 2014, 12:00 am

Inside Washington, the Republican establishment -- and everyone else in the beltway to Manhattan media bubble for that matter -- is still obsessed with the few days of shutdown late last year.

Heritage Foundation

Announcing His Lawless Executive Action on Immigration, Obama Took Aim at Strawmen

On Thursday night, President Obama called for reasonable debate while attacking an army of strawmen: those who want to rip children out of the arms... Read More The post Announcing His Lawless Executive Action on Immigration, Obama Took Aim at Strawmen appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint called on lawmakers in Congress to cut off funding to stop President Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants. DeMint... Read More The post DeMint on Obama’s Immigration Plan: ‘It’s Unfai
President Obama tonight announced he will begin to fix the nation’s “broken” immigration system by allowing millions here illegally to stay. Obama did not specify... Read More The post What You Need to Know About Obama’s Executive Move on Immigration appeared first on Daily
In the past, President Obama has been adamant that he won’t use executive action on immigration reform. To cite just one example, he said in... Read More The post Watch Obama Say Over and Over He Won’t Take Executive Action on Immigration appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Memories of Phil Crane

Phil Crane, a pillar of conservatism before I was politically active, died over the weekend. I didnt know him as a politician, although my Reagan-era boyfriend and this University of Vienna (Austria) graduate were drinking buddies in and around DC.

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20 Nov 2014, 9:06 am

The Keystone XL Pipeline bill failed in the U.S. Senate this week by one vote. It needed 60 votes to proceed to a final vote, but it got only 59.
The president addresses the nation tonight at 8 PM EST. My show will add an extra hour to collect reactions from callers and experts, and thus will be carried on most of my stations until 10 PM EST.


19 Nov 2014, 11:01 pm

Of course there is a reason for this mess (just not a good one). The reason is political arrogance.

The Corner

Report: Obama Delayed Executive Action After He Saw DSCC Polling

Politico has the behind-the-scenes story of how the executive amnesty came to be. It details the political calculations behind the president’s decision:  What really worried the White House was that opposition wasn’t limited to vulnerable moderates up for reelection in Repub

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Hillary Clinton embraced President Obama’s tactic of using an executive order to pressure Congress to change the laws. Thanks to POTUS for taking action on immigration in the face of inaction. Now let’s turn to permanent bipartisan reform. #ImmigrationAction — Hillary Clinton (@
Below, Ramesh makes a very good point about how the “the policy and the rhetoric are at war with each other.” One could say the same about the presidency and the policy. I was struck by how Obama — like his pre-spinners — kept hammering the claim that he was behaving like e
In the upper chamber, Jeff Sessions will play a key role in the battle against the president’s executive amnesty, as he did in the struggle to defeat the Gang of Eight bill last year and the immigration bill supported by President Bush in 2007. National Review has called him “amnes

Red State

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Immigration, Spotify, and GMOs

In this, the pilot episode of The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends, the regular panel of hosts will tackle a smorgasbord of issues including civil asset forfeiture reform, Obama's The post The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Immigration, Spotify, and GMOs appeared first on RedState.

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Image credit: Shutterstock.com Last month we reported about the Sheldon Adelson-financed group the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling and two of its lobbyists who, when they held The post Is There a Deal Between Adelson and Reid to Ban Online Gaming? appeared first on RedState.
Embedded video via The Daily Signal. It's supposed to be on at 8 PM, so your guess is as good as mine as to when it starts. I doubt that The post Watch Obama’s immigration speech here. appeared first on RedState.
I thank God every day that I don't have to produce this kind of masturbatory fodder for my political party.  'Ethnic cleansing.'  Ye gods and little fishes... Frankly, I don't The post Democrats’ vaunted social media team embarrasses its own party, again. appeared first on RedState.
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