As Vermont Goes . . . | National Review Online

Gov. Peter Shumli (D-VT)

The one state that not only embraced Obamacare but insisted on going beyond it to a full single-payer system was Vermont, the haven of hippies and expatriate New Yorkers, which has become one of the most liberal states in the nation. In 2011, it adopted a form of neighboring Canada’s government-financed health care and promised […]


DONALD LAMBRO: Renewed Cuba relations adds to Obama’s appeasement legacy – Washington Times

Donald Lambro

President Obama continues to embrace low-tier, go-it-alone executive actions to pad the last two years of his mistake-filled, empty-agenda presidency in a hopeless hunt for a legacy. His arrogant decision this week to re-establish diplomatic relations with communist Cuba is the latest example of a president desperately searching for something do without having to deal […]


The Reagan Void and 2016 – Hugh Hewitt –

Ronald Reagan

We all have to suspect that neither Truman nor Ike would have let the Castro brothers write their own ticket as President Obama did Wednesday. We know with certainty that neither JFK, LBJ, RN, Ford, Carter, Reagan, either Bush nor Bill Clinton would have done what President Obama did vis-a-vis Cuba because none of the […]


Rubio: Obama’s New Cuba Policy ‘Puts a Price on Every American Abroad’ | CNS News

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

( – Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he’s glad that American “hostage” Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, but he opposes the process by which his release was secured — “because it puts a price on every American abroad.” “Governments now know that if they can take an American […]


Jeb Bush: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Waterboy – Michelle Malkin

Jeb Bush (RINO - FL)

Allow me to unite America’s left, right and center in just three words: No, Jeb, No. Former GOP Florida governor Jeb Bush made the obvious official this week when he announced on Facebook that he’s “actively exploring” a 2016 White House run. Of course, he’s running. That’s what inveterate politicians do. Well, I hate to […]


Court: Obama’s ‘Executive Action on Immigration Is Unconstitutional’ | CNS News

King Obama

( – A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued a “memorandum opinion” on Tuesday stating that President Barack Obama’s unilateral action on immigration–which would allow some illegal aliens to stay in the United States and work–is unconstitutional. “The November 20, 2014 executive action on immigration is unconstitutional,” says […]


Obamacare Exchanges Are Looking Like Dysfunctional Medicaid – US News


Obamacare’s exchanges are looking a lot like Medicaid, and that’s not good for anyone. By Hadley Heath Manning Dec. 15, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. EST + More It’s time to shop for Christmas gifts, and it’s also time to shop for health insurance. It’s open enrollment again for Obamacare, this time for 2015 coverage. Analysts […]


Ted Cruz Will Bank on the Base | National Review Online

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

To hell with the independents. That’s not usually the animating principle of a presidential campaign, but for Ted Cruz’s, it just might be. His strategists aren’t planning to make a big play for so-called independent voters in the general election if Cruz wins the Republican nomination. According to several of the senator’s top advisers, Cruz […]


BBC News – Sydney siege: Hostages held in Lindt cafe

Terrorism in Sydney, Australia.

A gunman is holding staff and customers hostage at a cafe in Sydney, Australia. The Lindt cafe in the city centre is surrounded by armed police. Officers have made contact with the gunman. Five people have been seen running from the building. It is not clear how many remain inside. A black Islamic flag has […]


Ted Cruz Forced the Senate to Vote on Obama’s Immigration Plan — Here’s How it Turned Out |

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

On Saturday night, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) won a battle, but not the war, against President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. Cruz led the fight to force a Senate vote on Obama’s immigration plans, as a condition of approving a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill for 2015. He was able to make that vote […]


Obama urges Senate to pass $1.1 T spending bill – AP News 12/13/2014 12:12 AM


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday urged the Senate to ratify a $1.1 trillion, House-passed spending bill that has roiled his Democratic Party, judging it an imperfect measure that stems from “the divided government that the American people voted for.” One day after House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi publicly chastised him for supporting […]


Boehner and Obama Join to Pass Bill Funding Obamacare and Amnesty | CNS News

Thanks to these two, we just got screwed.

( – House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama joined forces today to push their respective party members to provide 219 votes–one more than was needed–to ensure passage of an omnibus government funding bill that permits the administration to spend money implementing Obamacare and Obama’s planned unilateral actions that will effectively amnesty as many […]


Hillary Benghazi BOMBSHELL | The Daily Caller

Hillary Clinton

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew the Obama White House’s Benghazi talking points BEFORE Ben Rhodes even sent them around to administration officials. Hillary Clinton used the administration’s exact talking point blaming the attack on a YouTube video before Obama’s White House speechwriter Ben Rhodes sent them around to other administration officials. As Rhodes prepares […]


Obama Admits 12 million Amnesty | The Daily Caller

King Obama

President Barack Obama told a group of illegal immigrants in Tennessee that his immigration-law rewrite means “you’re not going to be deported.” Obama’s admission acknowledged that his Nov. 21 declaration provides a de-facto amnesty for the 12 million illegals living in the United States. The confession contradicts his many suggestions, and many media reports, that […]


Gruber: ‘I Was Not the Architect’ of Obamacare | CNS News


( – “I did not draft (Mass.) Governor (Mitt) Romney’s health care plan, and I was not the ‘architect’ of President Obama’s health care plan,” MIT Economics Professor Jonathan Gruber told the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday. Gruber, in his prepared statement, said he “ran microsimulation models” on the health care law to help elected […]


Getting beyond Obamacare | National Review Online


Obamacare took a beating in the elections, but it is pretty safe from legislative attack over the next two years. Republicans should spend those years making it less safe during the next presidency. Many, many Republicans who oppose Obamacare won their elections. And they ran on that opposition: No issue featured in more Republican ads. […]


The Forgotten ‘Pearl Harbor’ | National Review Online


Americans remember December 7 as Pearl Harbor Day, but most Americans have never even heard of the “Little Pearl Harbor,” which occurred in Bari Harbor, Italy, on December 2, 1943. More than 100 Luftwaffe bombers mounted a surprise attack on Allied ships moored in the harbor. Their bombs sank or rendered inoperable 28 of these […]


DHS on hiring spree to carry out Obama immigration orders, opening ‘operational center’ | Fox News

King Obama

The Department of Homeland Security is on a hiring spree for 1,000 full-time workers to carry out President Obama’s executive actions on immigration — even as Republicans in Congress battle each other over how to stall the “amnesty” before it starts. According to an internal memo, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is hiring for 1,000 […]


Reports: Obama Mulling Sanctions on Israel | Washington Free Beacon

Benjamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama

The Obama administration is refusing to discuss reports that emerged early Thursday claiming that the White House is considering imposing sanctions on Israel for continuing construction on Jewish homes in Jerusalem. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dodged several questions on Thursday when confronted with reports that the administration had held secret internal meetings to discuss […]


Mark Levin: ‘Republican Leadership Likes Amnesty’ and ‘Sold Out Voters’ | CNS News

Mark Levin

( – Constitutional expert and syndicated talk show host Mark Levin said at an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) summit in Washington, D.C., that the “Republican leadership likes amnesty” and has “sold out the voters.” asked Levin, “Senator Sessions has said that Congress has the power of the purse when it comes to Obama’s […]


17 States Take Obama to Court: You Are Trampling the Constitution | CNS News

Greg Abbott Governor-Elect (R-Texas)

( – A coalition of seventeen states joined together today to file suit against the Obama administration, arguing that President Obama swept aside the constitutional limits on his power and violated his constitutional obligation to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed” when he moved to unilateral dismiss enforcement of the immigration laws against […]


Boehner Retreats on Amnesty | The Daily Caller


Pressure from GOP voters and legislators is forcing House Speaker John Boehner to part-way oppose President Barack Obama’s personal amnesty for illegal immigrants, say GOP legislators. Boehner announced on Tuesday that he and his top deputies were proposing to modify the almost-complete 2015 omnibus appropriations budget to block funding for a critical immigration agency after […]


Is He Out of His Narcissistic Mind? | The American Spectator


There is nothing like watching politicians utter the naked truth. So rare it defies belief. Like Cidinha Campos, the blunt Brazilian Congresswoman from Rio de Janeiro, who points the finger at the bad political apples with justified and refreshing outrage. The late Ohio Congressman Jim Traficant had nothing on her. It is worth watching Brazil’s […]


California pushes to expand immigrant health care | CNS News


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s executive order to spare some immigrants from deportation has galvanized Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates in California to push for expanding health coverage to a segment of the population that remains uninsured. The president’s action excludes immigrants who came to the country illegally from qualifying for […]


The beginning of the end for Nancy Pelosi? | New York Post

Nancy Pelosi

No one in Washington much cares what House Democrats do these days. House rules tend to ensure that the main job of members of the minority is to show up, vote “no” and lose. And in the next Congress, Democrats will have fewer House seats than they’ve had since 1930. So not much notice was […]


Ponzi: Treasury Issues $1T in New Debt in 8 Weeks—To Pay Old Debt | CNS News

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew

The Daily Treasury Statement that was released Wednesday afternoon as Americans were preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving revealed that the U.S. Treasury has been forced to issue $1,040,965,000,000 in new debt since fiscal 2015 started just eight weeks ago in order to raise the money to pay off Treasury securities that were maturing and to cover […]


It’s beginning to look a lot like 2016 to GOP govs – Yahoo News


BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking through the sprawling, manicured grounds of a pink luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party’s most fractured field in decades. They rarely criticized each other in public, but there were subtle jabs in private. […]


Schumer Says Obamacare Hurt Dems: ‘85% of All Americans Were Fine With Their Health Care’ | CNS News

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

( – Speaking at the National Press Club on Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said focusing on health care reform in 2009 was a mistake that hurt Democrats because most Americans were happy with their coverage but were unhappy with the economy. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) spoke on Nov. 25, 2014 at the National Press […]


No charges in Ferguson case; chaos fills streets | CNS News


FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police. Moments after the announcement by St. Louis County’s top prosecutor, crowds […]


Pentagon chief Hagel stepping down under pressure | CNS News


WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism from outside about the administration’s Middle East crisis management. The president said he and Hagel had determined it was an “appropriate time for him to complete his service.” […]


American Thinker: Obama and the five million illegals


In the aftermath of President Barack Obama’s address to the nation on Thursday evening regarding executive orders granting what amounts to amnesty for five million illegal immigrants, and prior to his signing those orders, news stories came out with headlines to the effect of “What we know so far.” The sad fact is, nobody (outside […]


IRS Finds 30,000 Lois Lerner Emails | The Daily Caller

Lois Lerner

Nearly 30,000 of Lois Lerner’s missing emails were recovered, the Treasury Department inspector general informed congressional staffers Friday. The emails, found on backup disaster recovery tapes, were permanently lost. The IRS will continue searching backup tapes for more lost emails from Lerner and her underlings that might still exist. “Though it is unclear whether TIGTA […]


Sen. Sessions reacts: We must stop Emperor Obama

Emperor Obama

Americans defeated President Obama’s disastrous amnesty plans both in Congressand at the voting booth. Tonight, President Obama defied an entire nation and declared that he will impose his rejected amnesty through the brute force of executive order. President Obama’s executive amnesty will provide an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with the exact benefits Congress rejected, […]


Obama Is Not a Monarch – Sen. Ted Cruz – POLITICO Magazine

The American Monarch

The president cannot act alone; the Constitution requires compromise. By Sen. Ted Cruz The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law. Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power […]


A Moral Primer | National Review Online

King Barack

The last but long gasp of the Obama administration is characterized not so much by deceit and incompetence as by growing chaos. Everything appears to be coming apart. The chariot of state now veers up and down with a terrified Phaethon clueless at the reins. Whether it is ISIS, Ebola, Putin, or Obamacare, the common […]