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28 Jan 2015, 7:16 am

(Steven Hayward)The media are downplaying the fact that Obama left India empty-handed on the chief object of his state visit: he wanted India to reach some kind of climate agreement like the phony one Obama made with China a few months ago. India refused. The Hindustan Times reports: India’s r

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You mean that wasn't illegal already?

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(Scott Johnson)In the January 21 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on our ongoing negotiations with Iran, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared as the principal witness. Senator Rubio questioned Blinken over twelve minutes toward the end of the hearing. In the course of his ques

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The American Spectator

The Boehner and Bush Problem

So there sat the Republican Speaker of the House on 60 Minutes, and the conversation with Scott Pelley went like this: PELLEY: Mr. Speaker, can you bring the Tea Party in line? There are Tea Party groups that hold fundraisers under the heading of, “Let’s fire the Speaker.” They d

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28 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

TuesdayIn Isaiah, the prophet comes to see the Lord God Jehovah with his own eyes. And after cleansing Isaiah of sin, the Lord announces he plans to send a message of warning to sinning mankind. But who will send the message? Isaiah answers, “Here I am, Lord. Send me.” I have the melanc

28 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

Hollywood produces an endless stream of decadent and objectionable movies. Few of those generate any outrage on the Left. Often they inspire praise and spirited defenses. Clint Eastwood’s pro-euthanasia movie Million Dollar Baby won an Academy Award for best picture and best director. Eastwoo

28 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

Bob Uecker is surely in the front row of baseball funnymen. Those familiar with the Ueck’s shtick, and with those Miller Lite commercials of a couple of decades back, will understand and agree. In fact, Uecker is nearly as funny as Joe Garagiola thinks Joe Garagiola is. This is high praise in

The Federalist

Anti-Middle-Class Economics: What Obama’s 529 Grab Revealed

Obama's 529 proposal was almost insanely suicidal. What politician in his right mind proposes a tax aimed so narrowly at education and the middle class?

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A veteran reviews ‘American Sniper.’
My family qualifies for Gov. Pence's Medicaid expansion. But we're not poor. No one eligible for public assistance should be able to live as comfortably as we do.
The incentives built into Mike Pence’s Medicaid scheme almost guarantee that poor Hoosiers will become permanent dependents of Indiana’s expanding welfare system.

The Washington Free Beacon

Senate Judiciary to Grill Obama’s AG Nominee

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold two days of hearings starting Wednesday to consider President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, and Republican members will use every opportunity to challenge the Obama administration’s executive actions on a wide range of issue

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The arrest of a Russian SVR intelligence officer and identification of two of his accomplices in New York this week highlights aggressive spying operations around the world under Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Evgeny Buryakov, an SVR officer working undercover as an employee of a Russian bank, was
A delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders was hosted at the State Department this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who rose to power following the 2013 overthrow of Brotherhood-ally Mohamed Morsi.

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

Rubio's Use of Language

Language is malleable and can be arranged in infinite combinations to generate almost any response, emotion, or action. We need to take advantage of that magic. Don’t keep trying to pull the same rabbit out of the same hat.    

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A war is coming.  China is intent on it and there is nothing any other party can do about it.  The question from here is what is the likely timing? 
Advocates think body cameras hold all the answers...but they're not even asking the right questions.
Call it the Blizzard of Oz.  The “Snowstorm of the Century.”  Monday was supposed to be historic.  All we got was histrionics.

Heritage Foundation

Report: 12 Million People Predicted to Use Obamacare Exchanges This Year

The Congressional Budget Office’s new Budget and Economic Outlook includes some interesting projections regarding Obamacare. CBO director Douglas Elmendorf is testifying on the report at... Read More The post Report: 12 Million People Predicted to Use Obamacare Exchanges This Year appeared fi

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Rep. Paul Ryan has a simple recipe for how the U.S. can achieve greater economic freedom. Ryan, R-Wis., said Tuesday that stronger trade policies and... Read More The post Here’s Paul Ryan’s Recipe for Achieving Economic Freedom appeared first on Daily Signal.
President Obama is abandoning his controversial plan to tax the interest on 529 savings accounts, the White House announced Tuesday. The 529 plans are savings accounts... Read More The post Your 529 Plan Is Safe. Here’s Why the White House Changed Course. appeared first on Daily Signal.
Three prominent anti-slavery activists and opposition politicians in Mauritania were sentenced to two years in prison earlier this month. Biram Dah Abeid, the runner-up in... Read More The post Anti-Slavery Activists Imprisoned in Mauritania appeared first on Daily Signal.


Maybe Freedom Should Come with a Government Warning

Unconfirmed reports of Michael Bloomberg weeping with joy have been trickling in since the CDC decided to out-nanny the former NYC Mayor, and ban smoking at every private business in America.

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Dear Reader: Rather than old-fashioned, I think your question is right on target. Especially with the new one-touch payment methods, such as Apple Pay, it's easier than ever to rely on credit cards.
Former Democratic presidential aspirant Howard Dean thinks that the Americans who have been going in droves to see the Clint Eastwood movie American Sniper are angry...

27 Jan 2015, 11:01 pm

A lot of our work starts at the top down, or whats commonly referred to as macro analysis. We can take the lens further and further back to get a general picture then zoom in (micro) for details. Much is being made of the global economy, but its really about Europes perpetual fall from grace.

The Corner

Buckeye Innovation

The administration of Ohio State University wants to grant an honorary degree to Kathleen Sebelius, the architect of those Obamacare websites, because she “was committed to ensuring that America continues to lead the world in innovation.” On Friday, OSU’s regents will vote on

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28 Jan 2015, 7:23 am

In today’s Impromptus, I have occasion to mention Richard Helms, just in passing. He was CIA director from 1966 to 1973. Then he was ambassador to Iran. He was one of my favorite people in public life. (Sometimes the CIA isn’t very public, true.) I had a couple of exchanges with him &md

28 Jan 2015, 6:00 am

From my most recent NRO article, on the president’s State of the Union address: “It was verbose, stylistically grating, and largely fraudulent, as it took credit for benign developments that have not occurred and unctuously denounced political practices of which he has been the chief pr
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Red State

Obama facing Democrat revolt over coddling Iran

The Obama foreign policy legacy will be a litany of blunders and missed opportunities but the salient achievement will be overseeing the development of an Iranian nuclear bomb through a strategy that seems calculated to ensure exactly that outcome (RedState coverage of issue). During the last sessi

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We asked the Republicans who met at the Iowa Freedom Summit what they thought about Common Core. Let’s just say the conservatives running are not exactly fans of Common Core. Hear them in their own words: The post The Common Core and the 2016 Republican Candidates appeared first on RedState.
You’ve no doubt already heard that Scott Walker is, yea, indeed, running for President – with a hundred ‘Throne of Skulls’ jokes already blossoming on Twitter* – but I don’t want to hit that.  I want to hit a problem that I have with the Washington Post&rsqu
It is difficult not to feel sorry for a mildly-addled and useless time-server like Elijah Cummings. He was named “stuckee” by the Democrat caucus and serves as the senior Democrat on the special committee Trey Gowdy chairs investigating Obama’s and Hillary Clinton&r