Secrecy Shrouds Obamacare Co-Op Investigation – The Daily Caller

New York regulators refuse to publicly release key documents that explain the failure of the nation’s largest Obamacare health insurance co-op. New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) reportedly launched an official investigation in September 2015 of Health Republic of New York for “substantial under-reporting” of its finances. Health Republic is one of 13 Obamacare […]

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Bush aims to just survive New Hampshire – Politico

His campaign is in overdrive. The family cavalry is en route. It may not be enough. MANCHESTER, N.H. — The pundits think he’s nearing the end. His donors are itching to jump ship. But Jeb Bush thinks he’s about to take the first step toward an unlikely comeback. “You don’t have to listen to the […]

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Republican Candidates Throw Some Hail Marys In New Hampshire Debate – The Daily Caller

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Knowing the end of their presidential campaigns could come with a poor showing here on Tuesday, some of the Republicans running for the White House threw what looked like Hail Mary passes at the final debate before the New Hampshire primary. The most obvious example of this during the ABC News-sponsored debate […]

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Trump, Rubio likely targets in eighth Republican presidential debate – Reuters

Donald Trump and Marco Rubio could be top targets for rivals’ fire on Saturday when seven Republican White House hopefuls take the stage in New Hampshire for their eighth debate, just days before the state’s high-stakes primary. Billionaire Trump held a wide lead in polls in New Hampshire, with U.S. Senator Rubio of Florida second […]

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Democratic establishment starts to gang up on Sanders – The Hill

Democratic lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol are turning their fire on Bernie Sanders as he marches toward a big win in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), a supporter of Hillary Clinton, warned that Sanders could drag down Democratic candidates running for the House and Senate if he wins the nomination. […]

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Lawmaker Says He’s ‘Never Read Anything That’s More Sensitive’ Than Information In Hillary’s ‘Top Secret’ Emails – The Daily Caller

A member of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that he has “never read anything that’s more sensitive” than the contents of the “Top Secret” Hillary Clinton emails identified by the State Department last week. Utah Rep. Chris Stewart also said during an interview with Fox New’s “America’s Newsroom” that there are “actually more” than […]

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PANIC AT THE GOP YACHT CLUB – The American Spectator

The Cruz is over for it as Trump and Ted take the helm. In the Fall of 2013, I wrote a column for TAS that caused a lot of eye-rolling and chuckles among establishment Republicans. The column, titled “Look to Cruz, Not to Christie,” predicted “the future of the GOP is not Christie but Cruz” […]

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Ted Cruz Wins Iowa Caucuses, Edging Out Trump And Rubio – The Daily Caller

DES MOINES, Iowa — Texas Sen. Ted Cruzwon the Iowa Republican caucuses on Monday, barely edging out businessman Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for the first victory of the party nominating season. Voters turned out in large numbers. At one GOP caucus at a middle school in Waukee outside Des Moines, for example, so many […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Secret Fed Docs Show Obama Misled Congress, Public During Debt Limit Crises – The Daily Caller

Federal Reserve Bank of New York officials secretly conducted real-time exercises during the 2011 and 2013 debt-limit crisis that demonstrated the federal government could function during a temporary shutdown by prioritizing spending, even as Treasury Secretary Jack Lew publicly claimed many times that such efforts were “unworkable,” according to a new report by the House Financial […]

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The ‘Magic Number’ That Could Decide Trump vs. Cruz in Iowa – National Review

Des Moines, Iowa — 135,000. That’s the “magic number” to watch Monday night as Republican caucus-goers gather around the Hawkeye State to choose their presidential nominee, according to data collected and analyzed by numerous GOP campaign officials. Four years ago, a record-breaking number of Iowans — 121,503 — participated in the Republican caucuses. If turnout exceeds […]

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22 Hillary Clinton emails declared ‘top secret’ by State Dept. – Politico

A new batch of just over 900 messages released Friday contains 11 deemed ‘secret’. The furor over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account grew more serious for the Democratic presidential front-runner Friday as the State Department designated 22 of the messages from her account “top secret.” It was the first time State has […]

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State to release some Clinton emails on Friday; thousands still delayed – The Hill

The State Department on Friday will release roughly 2,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails, but will delay the final batch of messages until after voters go to the polls in early primary states. In a court filing late on Thursday evening, the department insisted that it “regrets” its inability to publish the final 7,000 pages […]

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Donald Trump Is Aaron Burr Reincarnated

Nearly everyone knows that Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton, but almost nobody knows that Burr was wanted for murder while he was the vice president.  Few people are aware that Aaron Burr was even the vice president at all, and fewer would expect, given the historically serene nature of contemporary politics, that an American vice […]

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Donald Trump quits debate to stay center stage – Politico

The master of earned media gets himself more with six days left until Iowa. MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Donald Trump did it again. With less than 150 hours before the Iowa caucuses, Trump thrust himself squarely into the center of the political conversation and the news cycle with his surprise declaration that he would boycott the […]

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Gowdy: ‘Eye-Opening’ And ‘Surprising’ Results To Come Soon From Benghazi Investigation – The Daily Caller

Chairman of the Benghazi Select Committee Trey Gowdysays the results of the Committee will be “eye-opening” and “surprising.” Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt Show on Monday, Hewiit asked Gowdy, “Do you believe the question has been asked and answered adequately, yet, as to whether or not assets were proximate and available that night to come […]

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JFK allowed passengers arriving on international flight to exit without going through Customs, AGAIN! – NY Daily News

Passengers arriving at Kennedy Airport on an international flight were allowed to exit the busy hub without going through Customs — for at least the second time in recent months, the Daily News has learned. Bumbling airline and security officials let travelers on American Airlines Flight 1223 from Cancun, Mexico, out of the airport on […]

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Glenn Beck Officially Endorses Ted Cruz

Radio host Glenn Beck spoke at a Ted Cruz rally Saturday in Iowa where he announced his support for the Texas senator. This endorsement has been anticipated since it was announced Wednesday that Beck would be joining Cruz to speak in Waterloo, Iowa. Beck was one of the writers in the recent National Review issue […]

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Against Trump – National Review

Donald Trump leads the polls nationally and in most states in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. There are understandable reasons for his eminence, and he has shown impressive gut-level skill as a campaigner. But he is not deserving of conservative support in the caucuses and primaries. Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist […]

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Trump Has Never Voted In A Republican Primary – The Daily Caller

A search of the New York state voter rolls shows that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has never cast a vote in a Republican presidential primary election in the state in which he has long been a resident. Trump’s official voting records, obtained by the Daily Mail, show that the 69-year-old billionaire failed to vote in any […]

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The Bush blame game begins – Politico

With Jeb struggling, supporters, staff and donors start pointing the finger at the super PAC’s chief, Mike Murphy. They think he wasted money on everything from an iPad-sized video mailer to direct mail for donors in states that don’t yet matter. They think his attacks on Marco Rubio are doing more harm than good. And […]

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Report: Emails At The Highest Classification Levels Found On Hillary’s Private Server – The Daily Caller

Hillary Clinton’s private server housed emails containing information at an even higher classification level than previously believed, Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III has found. According to Fox News, McCullough informed the heads of two congressional committees in an unclassified Jan. 14 letter that his agency had discovered “several dozen” classified emails, including messages containing what’s known […]

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REWORKING THE CONSTITUTION TO SAVE THE CONSTITUTION – The American Spectator

Gov. Greg Abbott introduces the Texas Plan to revive and defend our founding document. My governor, the Honorable Greg Abbott of Texas, sallied forth the other day with a plan to revise the Constitution in the interest of returning power to the people. Because of this antique notion, whole cans of rhetorical trash have been […]

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Why the Media Don’t Want You to See the Must-See 13 Hours – The American Thinker

The more naïve members of the Hillary Clinton campaign have long dreaded the release of Michael Bay’s factual account of the Benghazi attack, 13 Hours.  The more sophisticated members of that campaign were less worried.  They were confident their friends in the media would scare off all but the most deluded “tea-baggers.” Yes, the media […]

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Market crash robs $2.3 trillion from investors – USA Today

The stock market rout is starting to get really expensive — destroying $2.3 trillion from the market’s top last year and $1.5 trillion in net wealth just this year. The giant companies that predominantly populate the Standard & Poor’s 500 have fallen an average of 8.9% this year — which, when translated into dollars, is real money. […]

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5 takeaways from the GOP debate – Politico

Cruz wins a round, Rubio fades, Christie lives to fight another day. If you like a good heavyweight donnybrook, this was the best debate to date: The two GOP fighters with the sturdiest jaws and nastiest hooks — Donald Trump and Ted Cruz — finally went at each other after months of faux-friendship shadow boxing. […]

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Chelsea Clinton goes on the attack; Democrats ask why – The Hill

Chelsea Clinton is stepping onto the 2016 battlefield against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a shift that some Democrats are interpreting as a sign of trouble for her mother’s presidential campaign. Making her first solo appearance on the stump, Chelsea Clinton late Tuesday ripped Sanders over his proposals on healthcare and college affordability, arguing the White […]

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Obama downplays ISIS threat, defends economic record in State of the Union – FoxNews

President Obama, with an eye on cementing his legacy and countering the narrative on the Republican campaign trail, used his final State of the Union address Tuesday night to defend his economic record – and, in stark language, downplay the threat from the Islamic State. “Over-the-top claims that this is World War III just play […]

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Convention of states would empower the people – WorldNet Daily

In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The reaction to the proposal has been hostile, out of all proportion to either the originality or the danger of such a convention. The political left has been especially […]

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OBAMA’S VETO JUST POSTPONES THE INEVITABLE – The American Spectator

Sooner or later Obamacare will end up in the graveyard of misbegotten laws. Friday, the President vetoed H.R.3762, which would have repealed Obamacare’s worst provisions. This was not a surprise. Nor was it, as the law’s apologists claim, an indication that the fight is over. As House Speaker Paul Ryan put it, “The idea that […]

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Obama aims to rise above 2016 in final State of the Union – Politico

The White House will campaign for Clinton, but not in this speech. People inside the West Wing have a vision of President Barack Obama’s 2016: he’ll take on the role that Bill Clinton played for him in 2012, the elder statesman and battering ram, laying out a fact- and figure-based case for why Democratic governing […]

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Bombshell Email Shows Hillary Instructed Adviser To Strip Markings From Sensitive Talking Points – The Daily Caller

On June 16, 2011, Hillary Clinton’s top foreign policy adviser, Jake Sullivan, was having trouble sending his boss a list of talking points that contained sensitive — and possibly classified — information. Sullivan told Clinton there were issues “sending secure fax,” an email released by the State Department early Friday shows. So Clinton offered a […]

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Iraqi Refugees Indicted On Terror Charges In California And Texas – The Daily Caller

Two Iraqi refugees living in the U.S. have been arrested in Sacramento and Houston on federal terrorism charges and for lying to immigration officials. Twenty-three-year-old Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab and 24-year-old Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, both Palestinians born in Iraq, were charged in separate cases on Wednesday. Unsealed indictments released on Thursday by the Justice Department […]

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Muslim Male “Refugees” Are Gang Raping Women in Europe – Townhall.com

Two weeks ago the New York Times ran a story about the need to host classes in Norway and Denmark for Muslim men new to the country. The topic? Rape is wrong and unacceptable. A course manual sets out a simple rule that all asylum seekers need to learn and follow: “To force someone into […]

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Benghazi Soldiers Say They Believe Victims’ Families — And Not Hillary — In Dispute About Video Conversation – The Daily Caller

Three members of the security team who responded to the attack on the Benghazi annex on Sept. 11, 2012 say that they believe the families of the four Americans killed that day when they say that then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton blamed an anti-Muslim video for the attacks during private conversations. Clinton has denied claims […]

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Obama Executive Order May Require Those Selling Even a Single Firearm to Become Licensed Dealers – The Washington Free Beacon

Order also brings back plan to keep certain Social Security recipients from buying guns The Obama administration announced during a conference call with reporters Monday evening that the president’s upcoming executive order may require somebody selling even a single firearm to obtain a Federal Firearms License. During the call White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, […]

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Limbaugh’s Al Gore Armageddon Clock About To Hit Zero After Ten Years – The Daily Caller

Former Vice President Al Gore made a prediction for the earth’s point of no return 10 years ago and talk radio host Rush Limbaugh held him to it since that day in 2006. The countdown clock on Limbaugh’s site has been running for nearly 10 years since Gore’s apocalyptic prediction about the earth as a […]

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Obama to meet Monday with AG Lynch about ‘options’ to tighten gun laws – Fox News

President Obama said on Friday he’ll meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch next week to discuss how to use White House powers to reduce gun violence, lamenting that Congress has “done nothing” and declaring he has “unfinished business.” “I get too many letters from parents and teachers and kids to sit around and do nothing,” […]

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Chaos in Carson campaign as top aides resign – Politico

Campaign manager Barry Bennett and communications director Doug Watts both resigned, as Carson’s operation struggles to regain momentum. Ben Carson’s campaign manager and a number of top aides resigned on Thursday, throwing the retired neurosurgeon’s presidential run into turmoil as a controversial general prepares to lead the campaign’s comeback effort. Campaign manager Barry Bennett and […]

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New Year’s Surprise: Obama Regulation To Give Work-Permits To Foreign College-Graduates – Breitbart

As the nation prepares to ring in the New Year, President Barack Obama is preparing a colossal new executive action that could print-up work permits for a huge number of foreign white-collar graduates every year, above and beyond the levels set by Congress. This executive action, which directly bypasses Congressional lawmakers, is likely to reverberate […]

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California Gun Law Will Let Police Confiscate Legally-Owned Weapons – The Daily Caller

A new California law scheduled to take effect Friday will allow the police to seize private, legally-owned weapons for up to three weeks without charges or allowing the citizen to contest the seizure. AB1014 was passed last year in the wake of 2014’s Isla Vista shooting, where teenager Elliot Rodger went on a rampage near the […]

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Obama’s 2016 world tour

The president is planning to travel the globe to seal his foreign policy legacy. President Barack Obama will be making good use of Air Force One while he still can. Obama has asked aides to set a busy international travel schedule for him in his final year, with “half a dozen” trips already in the […]

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Ben Carson on the brink: ‘A process like this is pretty brutal’ – Washington Post

Two days before Christmas, with his presidential campaign fading fast, Ben Carson sought to take control at his manse in the countryside west of Baltimore. A video crew was in the front living room preparing to film a campaign ad. A photo shoot was being prepped in the basement. The Associated Press had come calling, […]

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Obama’s Former Intelligence Director: President’s Strategy Not Working – The Daily Caller

President Barack Obama’s highest-ranking military intelligence official — forced out for excessive candor in 2014 — continued his no-holds-barred critiques in this 20-minute video interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. Retired in 2014, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, President Obama’s former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, served in the U.S. Army for […]

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Obama’s ‘paper tiger’ doctrine – The American Thinker

Andrew Malcolm of Investor’s Business Daily points out the extremely dangerous behavior of the Obama administration toward China.  It concerns the Spratley Islands, where China has created 2,000 acres of new land, dumping dredged sand and coral reefs, and is claiming sovereignty, laying the basis for a vast resource grab in the South China Sea […]

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President Obama’s Top Ten Constitutional Violations of 2015 – Nation Review

As we approach the final year of Barack Obama’s presidency, there isn’t much that the president can do to change people’s opinion of him, for better or worse. His legacy, barring some extraordinary occurrence — including an extraterrestrial one, as the holiday advertising blitz for the new Independence Day movie reminds us — is baked […]

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Why do candidates who can’t win stay in the race? – The American Thinker

Donald Trump thinks he can win the race for president.  So does Ted Cruz.  Maybe Marco Rubio thinks that, too.  And maybe even Ben Carson, though he doesn’t have much grounds to anymore. But what about all the other candidates, who are way, way down in the polls?  At least Scott Walker and Bobby Jindal […]

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Charting Ted Cruz’s meteoric rise in the polls – The American Thinker

Does anyone remember when Ted Cruz was fifth in the polls, behind Donald Trump, behind Ben Carson, behind Jeb Bush, and behind Marco Rubio?  For a long time he hovered between fourth and fifth place in national polls, always behind Marco Rubio, hovering in high single digits, until just before Thanksgiving.  Then he shot up […]

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Talk radio rallies around Ted Cruz – Politico

As Trump and Rubio attack, the 2016 contender’s right-wing friends circle the wagons. Conservative talk radio likes to flirt with Donald Trump, but its hosts are showing their commitment to Ted Cruz. With a month left until the Iowa caucuses, attacks on the ascendant 2016 contender have nudged his talk radio supporters back into line, […]

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Hillary’s Debate Fact-Check Request Backfires

When Hillary Clinton urged viewers of Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate to vet her claim about donations she’s received from Wall Street, she may not have expected people to take her literally. That’s because a check of OpenSecrets.org — which Clinton said supports her contention — shows that the Democratic frontrunner has received more campaign contributions from […]

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NYT Scrubs Details From Article About An Obama Off-The-Record Meeting – The Daily Caller

The New York Times removed significant portions of an article it published on Thursday in which President Obama reportedly made the admission that he failed to recognize Americans’ anxiety level following the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. As often happens with news articles that are published online before being published in print, The Times […]

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