Pataki candidacy revives media talk of the mythical 'social moderate/fiscal conservative'

29 May 2015, 10:04 am

Timothy P. Carney So many people want so much to believe that they exist, and so many politicians claim to be one: the "fiscally conservative, socially moderate politician. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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"They don’t look at these things unless money is offered, and it has to be $500,000.”

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The Republican National Committee released an ad Friday about the hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton when she criticizes wealthy Americans and CEO pay. The ad includes a video of Clinton at a South Carolina Democratic Women’s Council event where she complained about the ‘deck being stacked&rs

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The American Spectator

The Pixelated Moron-Maker

The pope confessed this week to switching off his television for good in 1990. He explained to the Argentine publication La Voz del Pueblo, “It was not for me.” How does one perform pontifical duties lacking awareness of, let alone expertise in, Homeboys in Outer Space, Cop Rock, Dance

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“We have police. They arrest girls or women for having bad hijab or not being covered enough. But it’s not that we live with the police in our head. You know?” Those famous last words were pronounced by Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian journalist, in an interview alongside her husband,
Gee, you’d never know that anything other than a trendy tech or think tank job were available to the youth of America when reading pieces like this one from Bloomberg: “Economists Offer These 10 Career Tips for Today’s Graduates.” Among such questionable advice as “go


29 May 2015, 3:00 am

So who do the Democrats have for 2016? They’ll tell you it’s going to be Hillary Clinton, but with each passing week that looks less like a statement of fact and more like a wish…and a weak wish at that given the constant drip-drip-drip of scandal out of her foundation and incomp

The Federalist

Is America Really More Pro-Life? Probably Not In A Way That Matters.

Social conservatives think the country is more pro-life. But the label doesn't reveal what people really think.

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In addition to the obvious, concrete benefits of a successfully completed DIY project, there are a number of valuable life lessons embedded in the work.
The only thing that's inevitable in politics is crushing disappointment. So you might as well be entertained.
That something $3.5-million-worth of bad happened in Hastert's past isn't the only disturbing thing about Dennis Hastert's indictment.

The Washington Free Beacon

Commerce Secretary on GDP Contraction: ‘Actually, I Think Things Are Pretty Good’

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Friday for bombings outside two heavily fortified five-star hotels in the Iraqi capital that killed 10 people.

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

Ben & Jerry's Doesn't Let Facts Get In Way of 'Climate Justice'

In a recently published info-graphic, entitled “Climate Change By The Numbers”, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream serves up a seamy confection of poor analysis, misleading truths, and downright falsehoods. 

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Brazil is actually two countries: The very white European south, and the very African north. The dichotomy could not be clearer.
Despite mistakes in its prosecution, the Iraq War did much good, and the chaos on the ground now is mostly due to existing factors that would be exacerbated without the war.
California's current predicament is a textbook example of how government creates crises.

Heritage Foundation

Los Angeles Unions: Minimum Wage Hike for Thee, But Not for Me

Los Angeles recently hiked its minimum wage to $15 an hour. Los Angeles unions strongly support this move, with a catch. They want the increase... Read More The post Los Angeles Unions: Minimum Wage Hike for Thee, But Not for Me appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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Earlier this week, professor Patrick Wolf of the University of Arkansas made the case for school choice in Washington, D.C. Based on his research, The... Read More The post These 4 Graphics Tell the Story of School Choice appeared first on The Daily Signal.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is advertising itself as a “safe haven” for newborns. According to Vermont’s Department for Children and Families, the state’s... Read More The post ‘Say What?’ Planned Parenthood Calls Itself a ‘Safe Haven’
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will pull the state out of Common Core education standards—increasingly unpopular among parents and teachers alike—in favor of “higher,... Read More The post Chris Christie Vows to Scrap Common Core in New Jersey appeared first on The Da

Townhall.com

Alex Haley's Roots: The History Channel to Remake a Lie

In 1976, Alex Haley authored the nearly 1,000-page, Roots: The Saga of An American Family. The following year, ABC aired a mini-series that was based upon it. Both book and television show proved to be tremendous successes. Now, the History Channel has officially announced that it will remake Root

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Its not finance but it certainly is All About Money*. More importantly its simple math.


29 May 2015, 8:18 am

Young students obsessed with "triggers" and safety need to take time for some serious self-reflection, writes Peggy Noonan in a witty and slightly-acerbic Wall Street Journal column.


29 May 2015, 7:27 am

"The difference between Bush's mistakes and his disappointments may just be that he hasn't yet taken ownership of the latter," Massimo Calabresi wrote in Time as he covered President George W. Bush's final press conference in January of 2009. Four years earlier, left-wing journalist John Dickerson h

The Corner

Clinton Foundation Demanded $500K from School-Building Charity for Bill's Appearance

Another day, another instance of the Clintons extorting peons for cash. The New York Times reports that in 2014 Bill Clinton agreed to appear at a ritzy fundraiser for the Happy Hearts Fund, a school-building charity hosting a gala to mark the tenth anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami &md

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29 May 2015, 8:25 am

Here’s Kurt Vonnegut’s May 29, 1945 letter home after imprisonment in an underground slaughterhouse during the Dresden bombing. Related: in 2006, Kurt Vonnegut sent this excellent letter to a high-school class. The Real “No-Go Zone” of France: A Forbidde


29 May 2015, 6:59 am

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From the last Morning Jolt of the week: Blame the Clintons for the Clintons’ Greed, Not ‘The System’ Over at The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof rushes to blame the country as a whole for the Clintons’ actions: “The problem is not precisely the Clintons. It’s

Red State

Labor Department Preparing Blacklist Rule for Government Contracts

As their previous actions have shown, the Obama administration has proven it has no idea what a functional economic policy looks like. Obamacare is the biggest example of this, but the Department of Labor has just given us another. They are creating what amounts to a blacklist rule to help determin

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I found an interesting fact nestled amongst the data contained in this latest Q-Poll. Many people are focusing on the fact that it shows a 5-way tie for the GOP nomination at this point, or the fact that Hillary is easily beating everyone except Rubio and Paul in head-to-head matchups. This is all
RedState is an unabashedly conservative site and I, myself, have been serving up hot, dripping red meat freshly torn from the butts of Democrats and Communists, to the extent there is a difference, for over a decade. Yet after the past couple of days I've come conclusion that by any objective stand


29 May 2015, 2:30 am

“The difference between Bush’s mistakes and his disappointments may just be that he hasn’t yet taken ownership of the latter,” Massimo Calabresi wrote in Time as he covered President George W. Bush’s final press conference in January of 2009. Four years earlier, left-w
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