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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Rand Paul seems to stray from libertarian roots as he courts GOP base – The Washington Post

When the presidential buzz began building around Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) a couple of years ago, the expectation was that his libertarian ideas could make him the most unusual and intriguing voice among the major contenders in the 2016 field. But now, as he prepares to make his formal announcement Tuesday, Paul is a candidate […]

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Putting the O in Johnny Bravo | National Review Online

Dear Reader (particularly those of you who will buy me a drink on the Lido Deck next week), In Men in Dark Times Hannah Arendt says, “Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it . . . it brings about consent and reconciliation with things as they really are.” This, naturally, brings to […]

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President Barack Obama threatens vetoes and executive orders after GOP sweep | Daily Mail Online

President Barack Obama came out swinging on Wednesday just 14 hours after a Republican wave swept over the U.S. Congress in an election that largely repudiated his policies. ‘Congress will pass some bills I cannot sign,’ he said, threatening to dust off a veto pen that he has used only twice in nearly six years. […]

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Feds Release ‘Election Eve Dump’: 64,280 Pages From Fast and Furious

The Justice Department has handed over to House investigators 64,280 pages of documents related to the notoriously botched Operation Fast and Furious — data President Barack Obama had claimed was exempt from congressional review. Calling the information an “election eve dump,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on Tuesday hailed the hand-over. […]

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Republicans Win Control Of The U.S. Senate | The Daily Caller

Republicans won control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, ousting several Democratic lawmakers from their seats and sending a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama. The GOP needed a net gain of six seats to win back control of the Senate from Democrats. As of early Wednesday, Republicans had won seven seats controlled […]

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Report: Election-Eve Bombshell Memo Embroils Jeanne Shaheen in IRS Targeting Scandal

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Conservative groups here are outraged at a memo that surfaced hours before the polls open—a memo that suggests that incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) personally coordinated with the IRS’s Lois Lerner to use the tax agency’s power to target conservative groups. Conservatives in New Hampshire—and in other states with Democratic […]

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Liberals about to get clobbered in midterm elections conclude democracy is outdated | Human Events

How bad are things looking for Democrats in the midterm elections?  So bad that the New York Times ran an op-ed from a Duke professor musing that we should stop having midterm elections, because democracy is, like, totally outdated and stuff: By Tuesday night about 90 million Americans will have cast ballots in an election that’s almost certain to […]

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American Thinker: Executive Amnesty: The Endgame Gambit in Obama’s Revolution

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Al.) issues a response to a Wall Street Journal report that confirms that “the President is planning to issue a massive unilateral amnesty after the election” that will “likely be broader in scope than anyone has imagined.” “Broader in scope than anyone has imagined”?  Who are these dim souls among our politicians […]

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Conservatives not satisfied with Mitch McConnell on Obamacare – Burgess Everett and Anna Palmer – POLITICO.com

Four days before Election Day, conservatives are attacking Mitch McConnell, potentially the next Senate majority leader and in a tight race himself, as insufficiently committed to repealing Obamacare. At issue are McConnell’s remarks to Neil Cavuto of Fox News on Tuesday, when McConnell said that a standalone repeal of the health care law would take […]

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A Referendum on Competence | National Review Online

Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it’s not. First, like all U.S. elections, it’s about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President Obama’s 13-point underwater ratings for his handling of the economy. Moreover, here is a president who proclaims the […]

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HHS: No Reported Cases of Enterovirus Among 68,541 Unaccompanied Illegal Minors | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Of the 68,541 unaccompanied illegal alien children who entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2014, none were reported to have the enterovirus, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. CNSNews.com asked, “Just to clarify, you’re saying that none of the unaccompanied minors who have entered the U.S. had the enterovirus?” “There […]

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Charles Lipson: Obama’s Post-Election Policy Blowout – WSJ – WSJ

By Charles Lipson With the midterm elections looming, the White House has delayed controversial decisions and appointments. That makes sense politically. The administration doesn’t want to force Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Michelle Nunn, who is running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, or other embattled Democrats to defend […]

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CNN poll: Voters are angry – CNN.com

Washington (CNN) — Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows. Democrats are battling to try and save the Senate majority, […]

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Over 200,000 Doctors Avoiding Obamacare Plans | The Daily Caller

The number of physicians nationwide that are declining to accept health plans from Obamacare exchanges is growing, according to a study from the American Action Forum. As of May 2014, over 214,000 doctors wouldn’t participate in Obamacare plans, and that number may be growing, according to AAF, a free-market think tank in Washington. While some Obamacare […]

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The Optimistic GOP Story Everyone Is Missing | National Review Online

The vast majority of political journalists — and I include some of my conservative colleagues — are missing a very big story. The Republicans are going to recapture the Senate, picking up more seats than most any forecaster expects. And the House GOP is going to add to its majority. But then comes the big […]

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Could non-citizens decide the November election? – The Washington Post

Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a screen for an agenda to prevent poor and minority voters from exercising the franchise, while others define such incidents […]

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WH Insists: Don’t Read Anything Into Purchase Order for Up to 34M Green Cards | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Reporters tried again on Wednesday to find out if a DHS purchase order for millions of green cards signals the magnitude of President Obama’s intention to unilaterally grant legal status to illegal aliens after the midterm election. The purchase order requests “an estimated 4 million cards annually” and up to 34 million total. […]

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American Thinker: President Doofus

Doofus is an unusual but appropriate appellation for President Barack Hussein Obama. What Is A Doofus? “Doofus” is slang referring to a boob, for which the thesaurus lists the following synonyms — idiot, nitwit, dunce, fathead, fool, goof, goon, imbecile, jerk. Some might argue that these synonyms may be inapplicable. Perhaps, but a diminishing percentage would argue […]

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The Trouble with Early Voting | National Review Online

Early and absentee voting have their place, but they are becoming the rule not the exception. The headline in Florida’s Sun-Sentinel newspaper this weekend says it all: “People Who Vote Before Election Could Decide Outcome of Governor’s Race.” In Florida, a third of the electorate will vote by mail, a third will vote early by […]

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U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS – The Daily Beast

GAZIANTEP, Turkey—While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “caliphate.” The aid—mainly food and medical equipment—is meant for Syrians displaced from their hometowns, and for […]

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101st Airborne Won’t Get Full Protective Hazmat Suits for Ebola Mission in West Africa | The Gateway Pundit

Unbelievable. Troops from the 101st Airborne Division will not receive full protective Hazmat suits for their mission in West Africa. They’re being sent to West Africa – but won’t get full protective Hazmat suits. US troops prepare for deployment (US Army Africa) The 101st Airborne is a U.S. Army modular light infantry division trained for […]

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Report: Obama Planning to Bring Ebola-infected Foreigners to US for Treatment – Leah Barkoukis

Despite mounting pressure from lawmakers and the public, President Obama on Saturday said that he would not cave on the issue of imposing travel bans on West African nations. “We can’t just cut ourselves off from West Africa,” he said in his weekly radio address. “Trying to seal off an entire region of the world—if that were […]

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Obama: We’ll Keep Ebola Out by Letting West Africans In | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – “I don’t have a philosophical objection necessarily to a travel ban, if that is the thing that is going to keep the American people safe,” President Obama said on Thursday. Obama said the experts have advised him that it’s more effective to let West Africans into the U.S. than it would be to […]

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Nearly 900,000 Illegals with Removal Orders Still in U.S.–167,000 Are Convicted Criminals | CNS News

Nearly 900,000 illegal aliens who have received a final order of removal are still in the United States – and about 167,000 of these are convicted criminals who were released by ICE and are currently at large, a new analysis of government data by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows. According to the CIS’s […]

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Official: 2nd worker isolated within 90 minutes

DALLAS (AP) — A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday. The worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was monitoring herself for symptoms, Dallas County Judge Clay […]

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American Thinker: Not Even JayVee Level: Obama’s Juvenile Communications Team

We are led by a bunch of juveniles — led straight into a ditch that will take a long time to crawl out of, assuming we get a good president in 2017 (a big assumption given the ongoing slow motion Clinton coronation). The White House apparently believes the way to lead is by getting out […]

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CDC Now Considers Everyone Who Cared for Duncan ‘Potentially to Have Been Exposed’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – “We are deeply concerned about this new development,” Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Sunday, after a Dallas nurse who treated a Liberian Ebola patient also tested positive for the deadly virus — the first person-to-person transmission in the U.S. “We now consider all of […]

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A War For Show – Rich Lowry – POLITICO Magazine

Compared with President Barack Obama, even Jimmy Carter is John McCain. The former president practically synonymous with American weakness and retreat thinks Obama was too slow to act against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and gives his current strategy only “a possibility of success,” provided it involves (unspecified) ground troops. When you […]

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CDC: 150 People Enter U.S. Per Day from Ebola-Stricken Countries–or 4,500 Per Month | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Both Homeland Security Secretary Secretary Jeh Johnson and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden said on Wednesday that 150 people a day arrive in the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, the three West African countries that have been hit  by the Ebola virus. “When somebody travels from […]

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Liberals: Fine, Obamacare is Forcing People Off of Their Plans, and That’s Great News – Guy Benson

President Obama and some of his most ardent media acolytes are insistent. No matter what you may have heard, Obamacare ‘is working’ in the ‘real world.’ That’s the new mantra. Learn it, love it, etc. The Lean Forward network, unsurprisingly, has served as the vanguard of this propaganda push. Their working theory seems to be that if you […]

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Claim: 10 ISIS Fighters Have Been Apprehended At US Border | The Daily Caller

  California U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter made the alarming claim Tuesday that at least ten fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been apprehended trying to enter the U.S. at the southern border. “ISIS is coming across the southern border,” Hunter told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren. “You say that […]

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American Thinker: Could this be the biggest Obama administration scandal of all?

One lesson that Watergate teaches us is that nothing says “scandal” better than prison sentences. And prison sentences are on the table in a long-developing scandal involving the IRS, but apparently not Lois Lerner.  In the words of John Hinderaker of Powerline, “…there is strong reason to believe that one or more White House political […]

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Can We End the Crazy Diversity Visa Lottery Yet? | CNS News

Ebola has reached our shores from Africa. Dozens of children are reportedly suffering paralysis from a deadly virus with unknown origins. Medical providers across the country have warned of a looming public health crisis as communicable diseases spread unmonitored and uncontrolled. Other countries are cracking down. But America is stuck on open-borders stupid. The Diversity […]

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Obama To Questioner On Rising Health Costs: You’re Doing It Wrong | The Daily Caller

When a company manager asked President Obama about his company’s rising health care costs on Friday, Obama’s first response was to blame the company. Speaking at Millennium Steel Services in Princeton, Indiana, the president said that if the company’s health insurance costs were still rising, the management simply isn’t “shopping” correctly. “We are seeing almost […]

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Obama team circles wagons as Panetta hits White House on Iraq, Syria and more | Fox News

The Obama administration found itself on defense Friday after former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta criticized the White House for its policies on Iraq, with the State Department and others publicly disputing his claims. Panetta chided the president’s team in his forthcoming memoir, excerpts of which have been published in the media. He alleges the White […]

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If the GOP Retakes the Senate . . . | National Review Online

You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can’t win presidential elections that way. It is therefore vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here’s why. In midterms, it’s all right to be the Party of No. The 2010 election, for example, was a referendum on the liberal overreach of […]

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American Thinker: Another Purple State Looking Red

For twenty-eight years, from 1978 to 2006, Nebraska sent Democrats to the Senate nine out of eleven times.  From 1958 to 1994 they choose nine of twelve Democrat Governors.  Those days are done. In 2012, Nebraskans, disgusted with Washington, sent Sarah Palin’s pick, outsider Deb Fischer, to the Senate, where she earned a Freedomworks scorecard […]

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Pentagon Official: The President Is Lying To America | The Daily Caller

President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flack since his Sunday night “60 Minutes” interview, in which he blamed the intelligence community for his failure to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. And that is right and proper. Because not only was his excuse of blaming us a […]

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Report: Obama Has Missed over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings

A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he […]

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White House calls Yemen ‘model’ for ISIS fight, as security deteriorates | Fox News

The White House insisted Monday that the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen is a model for the fight against the Islamic State — despite the country being engulfed by a violent political crisis that last week led the Obama administration to remove some of its diplomats and urge American citizens to leave. The developments — […]

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Obama tries to shake off Jimmy Carter aura – FT.com

Barack Obama’s first speech to the UN was filled with the giddy hopes that won him the presidency in the first place. “More than at any point in human history, the interests of nations and peoples are shared,” he told world leaders in 2009. Five years later, it was a greyer and more sombre Mr […]

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Thanks To Islam And Political Correctness: Beheading Hits the Heartland – Doug Giles

Last week I penned a column titled, “THANKS TO ISLAM: ‘Beheading’ Has Been Re-introduced Into Our Discussions”. In the column that I penned seven days ago I put forth this warning: “For those of us in the U.S. still skipping around the maypole with rose-colored glasses on, thinking beheadings will never happen in our neck […]

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Judge: DOJ Must Produce List of Fast & Furious Docs by Oct. 22 | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Two days before Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation, a federal court ordered the Justice Department to produce, by October 22, a detailed list of Fast and Furious documents sought by a conservative watchdog group. Judicial Watch requested the documents in a June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Three months […]

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Todd: Eric Holder A Non-Political’ Attorney General, Goldberg Disagrees | The Daily Caller

Following the news that Attorney General Eric Holder will be resigning, “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd told Andrea Mitchell that Holder was “a very non-political person” despite the vitriol he faced over the past six years from Republicans. “I think people used to mistakenly think that this guy was this long-time political operative who […]

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American Thinker: Obama Forbids FBI to Use Religion in Identifying Terror Threats, as ISIS Recruits Openly in U.S. Mosques

AT had a chance to catch up with Steven Emerson, head of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, and hear his assessment of the ISIS threat here on American soil.  Emerson runs the country’s top data center on Islamic terror groups in the United States, working like a man possessed, and accomplishing the work of thousands […]

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Only Obama Thinks Wars Are Always Optional | The American Spectator

Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don’t want another war. In all my 84 years, I cannot recall a time when most Americans wanted war. That is something we should be proud of. But wars are not […]

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Illegals on Obamacare? Feds set to bounce 115,000 from program who can’t prove citizenship – Washington Times

The Obama administration has dragged its feet on revoking Obamacare coverage for people who can’t prove U.S. citizenship or legal residency, allowing some of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. to continue enjoying taxpayer-funded benefits, a Republican senator charged Monday. “The Obama administration is bending over backwards to give Obamacare to illegal […]

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Rand Paul blisters Obama and Clinton, calls for GOP diversity – LA Times

Fewer than 50 days before an election that may give Republicans control of the Senate as well as the House, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Saturday skipped past those contests entirely to focus on one in which he may play a more central role — the 2016 presidential race. Paul, the featured speaker at the […]

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Retired Marine General: Obama ISIS Strategy Can’t Succeed | The Daily Caller

The man who was the top Marine general from 2006 until his retirement in 2010 says President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is doomed to fail. “I don’t think the president’s plan has a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding,” retired Marine General James Conway, […]

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