FLASHBACK: In 2007, Schumer Called For Blocking All Bush Supreme Court Nominations – The Daily Caller

During a Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer decried the intent of many Senate Republicans to prevent President Barack Obama from appointing the successor to deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. But less than a decade ago, Schumer advocated doing the same exact thing if any additional Supreme Court vacancies […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Did the CIA Meet With Michael Bay? – The Daily Beast

The action director’s new film tells the story of the Benghazi attack based on a book that made the CIA look bad, but he also had a hush-hush meeting with the agency. When the Central Intelligence Agency met with party-boy, explosion-obsessed Hollywood filmmaker Michael Bay earlier this year, the agency said it was on a matter […]

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Report: Obama Told NSC And FBI To ‘Downplay’ Terrorist Angle Of San Bernardino – The Daily Caller

The FBI has taken heat for failing to immediately classify the San Bernardino shootings as terrorism, but a new report shows that FBI reluctance could have been due to external pressure from the White House. A source told Jack Murphy of SOFREP that the FBI instantly believed the shooting, which left 14 dead, to be a clear […]

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Hillary Clinton’s most repugnant lie – Washington Post

Liar, liar, pantsuit on fire: Hillary Clinton still insists she didn’t tell the grieving families of the Benghazi victims that an anti-Islam video was to blame. Yet family members say she said just that, three days after the attack, at the Sept. 14, 2012, ceremony at Andrews Air Force base. George Stephanopoulos asked her Sunday […]

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New Clinton Email Shows Pentagon Had Forces Ready To Respond To Benghazi Attack – The Daily Caller

American military forces were available for a rescue operation not long after the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, came under attack by terrorists Sept. 11, 2012, according to an email to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s closest aides. The Sept. 11, 2012, email was sent at 7:19 p.m. EST by then-Department of Defense […]

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Feds Gave Sweetheart Deal to Firm Linked To Medical Data Fraud – The Daily Caller

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell awarded a rarely used open-ended sole-source contract to a firm whose corporate owners were embroiled in a $400 million fraudulent medical data scheme that cheated doctors and consumers, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. The company Burwell selected is Optum Labs, which is part of United […]

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ISIS plot for world domination revealed in chilling detail with plans for education and industry – Mirror

The leaked document outlines how the terror group is trying to build a state complete with guidelines for education, natural resources, industry, diplomacy, propaganda and the military. A document outlining how ISIS organises the vast territory it controls has been unearthed – and the terror group is far more sophisticated than we feared. The leaked […]

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It’s time for Constitutional Carry – The American Thinker

The shooting scene hadn’t even been evacuated, a final casualty count determined or the perpetrators even named, when the President Obama, former Secretary of State Clinton and a plethora of leftist pundits began their strident cries for “common sense gun safety laws.” Notwithstanding the proven inefficacy of such laws, the leftists continue to promote them. […]

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The San Bernardino shooting is America’s fault, according to Obama – The American Thinker

Already, à la the Skip Gates-Officer Crowley rush to judgment, the president is quick to explain that these shootings happen more in the United States than in any other developed country.  He goes on to explain how our country needs tighter gun laws.  The conclusion and where the fault lies is subliminally offered by the […]

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Iraqis think the U.S. is in cahoots with the Islamic State, and it is hurting the war – Washington Post

BAIJI, Iraq — On the front lines of the battle against the Islamic State, suspicion of the United States runs deep. Iraqi fighters say they have all seen the videos purportedly showing U.S. helicopters airdropping weapons to the militants, and many claim they have friends and relatives who have witnessed similar instances of collusion. Ordinary […]

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Gov’t Watchdog: HUD’s Financial Books Are Impossible To Audit – The Daily Caller

A government watchdog says it can’t audit billions in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) spending because the agency’s financial books are kept so poorly. HUD’s financial statements and systems are missing records, inaccurate and sometimes even violated federal laws, according to a HUD inspector general report released Monday. Included among the programs with useless […]

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Sorry, Obama: House Easily Passes Syrian Refugee Bill With A Veto-Proof Majority – Townhall

The House just passed a bill aimed to curb the flow of Syrian and Iraqi refugees entering the country unless they pass a vigorous screening process. The bill was brought up in the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attack that carried out by the Islamic State in Paris last Friday, which left over 120 people […]

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White House scrambles to regain control of refugee debate – Politico

Democrats who voted for an anti-refugee bill complain the Obama administration has failed so far to make its case. The White House, caught flat-footed this week as President Barack Obama visited Asia, is scrambling to regain control of the debate on allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. and to slow legislation that it says would […]

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EXCLUSIVE — REPORT: 8 SYRIANS CAUGHT AT TEXAS BORDER IN LAREDO – Breitbart

Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. The federal agents spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity, however, a local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) confirmed […]

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Obama Accuses Republicans Of Being ‘Worried About Three-Year-Old Orphans’ – The Daily Caller

President Barack Obama said Tuesday in Manila that those who want to halt the acceptance of Syrian refugees are feeding “the ISIL narrative,” “fearful of widows” and “worried about three-year-old orphans.” Obama made the remarks standing with Philippine President Benigno Aquino at a press conference. Since the terrorist attacks on Paris last Friday raised questions […]

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Vermont Regulator Who Killed Obamacare Co-Op Has No Regrets – The Daily Caller

Vermont’s top financial regulator has no regrets about being the nation’s only state insurance commissioner to refuse to license an Obamacare co-operative. Susan L. Donegan was commissioner for Vermont’s Division of Insurance in 2013 when she refused to issue a license to the proposed Vermont Health CO-OP, saying it failed to meet state standards. Her action […]

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ObamaCare Cancer Patients Losing Hospital Coverage – The Daily Caller

Hundreds of cancer patients who belong to a failed ObamaCare health insurance co-op could soon have no coverage for their continued hospital treatment, the New York Post reports. Health Republic Insurance of New York, which has lost $130 million dollars in 18 months, was the only ObamaCare exchange insurer contracted with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer […]

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Obama expected to reject Keystone XL pipeline – Politico

The long-awaited decision is a huge loss for the oil industry, the Canadian government and Republicans in Congress. President Barack Obama is poised to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline, handing a major victory to green activists in the defining environmental controversy of the president’s tenure. Obama is scheduled to give a statement at 11:45 […]

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One Tweet Shows How Far Dems Have Fallen Under Obama – The Daily Caller

The damage the Obama presidency has done to Democrats in Congress and state legislatures has been widely reported on over the last 7 years, but, until Wednesday, no one had summed it up in just 140 characters (or less). Republican operative Rory Cooper tied a bow on Democrats’ fall from grace with a Tweet that simply tallied up the […]

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Obamacare Premiums To Soar 3 Times Faster Than Feds Claim – The Daily Caller

Obamacare premium costs will soar 20.3 percent on average in 2016 instead of the 7.5 percent increase claimed by federal officials, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The discrepancy is because the government excluded price data for three of the four Obamacare health insurance plans when the officials issued their recent forecast claiming enrollees […]

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GOP seizes on collapse of Obamacare co-ops – Politico

In Kentucky governor’s race, the president’s health plan takes center stage. The sudden collapse of nonprofit health plans supported by tens of millions of dollars in Obamacare loans is igniting a new political wildfire over the health law — and it’s playing out in a tight gubernatorial race in Kentucky. The recent demise of Kentucky […]

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Stakes high for Clinton, GOP as Benghazi takes center stage – My Way News

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of buildup, Hillary Rodham Clinton finally takes center stage as the star witness in the Republican-led investigation into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for president, testifies from a position of political strength as her potential rival for the nomination, Vice President Joe Biden, announced […]

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Feds Hide Secret List Of 11 Staggering Obamacare Insurers – The Daily Caller

Federal officials have a secret list of 11 Obamacare health insurance co-ops they fear are on the verge of failure, but they refuse to disclose them to the public or to Congress, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has learned. Just in the last three weeks, five of the original 24 Obamacare co-ops announced plans […]

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CO-OP FLOP: The Biggest Obamacare Disaster You’ve Never Heard About – The Daily Caller

It’s an Obamacare story with every imaginable outrage — blatant conflicts of interest, millions of tax dollars going to political cronies, thousands of Americans left without health insurance, lavish pay for incompetent executives, federal funds diverted illegally, multiple congressional investigations, insider trading convictions and big decisions made behind closed doors. Tragically, there is even a […]

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Obama weighs expanding background checks through executive authority – The Washington Post

In response to the latest mass shooting during his presidency, President Obama is seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers. Under the proposed rule change, dealers who exceed a certain number of sales each year would be required to obtain […]

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Job creation misses big in September – CNBC

The U.S. economy created 142,000 jobs in September, a number that missed expectations and could cool expectations that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates soon. Unemployment held at 5.1 percent, according to the Labor Department. A separate member that includes those who are working part-time for economic reasons or have not looked for […]

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Putin Plays Mideast Chess as Obama Looks On – The American Thinker

It is sometimes said that in negotiations with foreigners, American leaders play checkers, while their wilier opponents play chess.   There is perhaps some truth to this, as American leaders sometimes chase short-term political results, a consequence of democratic governance and constantly changing leadership.  By contrast, despotic Persians are credited with inventing chess, and in modern […]

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Russia Surprises U.S. With Accord on Battling ISIS – New York Times

UNITED NATIONS — For the second time this month, Russia moved to expand its political and military influence in the Syria conflict and left the United States scrambling, this time by reaching an understanding, announced on Sunday, with Iraq, Syria and Iran to share intelligence about the Islamic State. Like Russia’s earlier move to bolster […]

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So Is Barack Obama a Muslim or What? – The American Thinker

“The fallacy that President Obama is a Muslim has tripped up many a politician,” said NPR’s Jessica Taylor hopefully on Friday, “and on Thursday night, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump was its latest victim.” Trump’s presumed faux pas was his failure to correct a questioner who asserted that Barack Obama was a Muslim. Taylor’s real […]

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