Time to Trade Turkey for Russia in NATO – The American Thinker

When Turkey joined NATO in February 1952, there seemed to be a purpose to the expansion into traditionally Islamic territory. Proponents of Turkey’s membership argued that the West needed this country as an ally to prevent Soviet expansion in the region. But this was a deal with the devil. Fears of Soviet aggression may have […]

Oh My: Hillary Now Trails Six Different Republicans in New National Poll – Townhall.com

Rubio’s up eight, Jeb’s up six, Trump and Carson are up five, Cruz is up four, and Christie’s up three. Fiorina is tied with Hillary, at 42 percent apiece. The sample is R+1 — perhaps a bit generous — but Hillary’s fundamentals remain terrible, including a dead-last (38/58) ‘honest and trustworthy’ score among the field.  And it’s […]

EXCLUSIVE: 150 on flight from Mexico allowed to skip customs, leave JFK airport – New York Daily News

What airheads! Airline and security officials at Kennedy Airport let 150 passengers arriving from an international flight leave the airport without going through customs, the Daily News has learned. American Airlines Flight 1671 arrived at JFK from Cancun, Mexico, at 8:50 p.m. Friday. When the plane landed, passengers walked out of the airport without having […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Email Reveals Top Aide Huma Abedin Warning State Department Staffer That Hillary Clinton Is “Often Confused” – Judicial Watch

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released more than 35 pages of emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin revealing that Abedin advised Clinton aide and frequent companion Monica Hanley that it was “very important” to go over phone calls with Clinton because the former Secretary of State was “often confused.”  […]

Governors of Michigan, Alabama reject resettlement of Syrian refugees in their states – The Washington Post

The terrorist attacks in Paris have prompted two governors to announce that Syrian refugees will not be allowed to resettle in their states. Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan and Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama, both Republicans, issued individual statements Sunday declaring that their states would not be open to refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. […]

‘An act of war’ – Politico

Hollande blames ISIL for terrorist attacks in Paris that left over 100 dead. PARIS — French President François Hollande called a series of deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last night “an act of war,” saying the Syria-based militant group ISIL was behind them. Scores of people were killed in the French capital on Friday night after gunmen opened fire in […]

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 […]

Cruz Hammers Rubio on Gang of Eight – National Review

Senator Ted Cruz faulted his Republican presidential rival Marco Rubio Thursday for voting against border-security amendments to the Gang of Eight immigration bill, an attack that makes explicit the veiled shots he took at Rubio during the GOP debate in Milwaukee on Tuesday. Cruz set out to debunk Rubio’s statement that he has become convinced […]

In Republican Debate, Candidates Battle Sharply on Immigration – The New York Times

MILWAUKEE — After weeks of personal sniping, the Republican presidential candidates clashed sharply over immigration and other policies in their debate here on Tuesday, with Gov. John Kasich of Ohio and former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida trying to energize their campaigns by heaping scorn on Donald J. Trump’s plan to deport unauthorized immigrants. In […]

US Republicans gear up for debate of eight Tuesday – Yahoo News

Washington (AFP) – A winnowed crop of eight candidates takes the stage Tuesday for the next Republican US presidential debate, with surging outsider Ben Carson’s tumultuous backstory under the microscope and Jeb Bush fighting for his political life. The showdown in Milwaukee, Wisconsin comes two and a half months before the first state-wide votes in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jeb Bush plummets in latest national poll – Politico

Jeb Bush’s support among Republicans nationally has plummeted to the low single digits in the latest Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday, as the former Florida governor’s campaign seeks to hit refresh with its “Jeb Can Fix It” tour. Donald Trump and Ben Carson, meanwhile, continued to lead the field, with Carson outperforming Hillary Clinton in […]

Ninety days until Iowa caucuses: Turmoil in the Republican race – The Hill

With just 90 days left before the Iowa caucuses, the race for the Republican presidential nomination is wide open — and the party appears to be losing control of the process. The last 48 hours have been characterized by efforts from the campaigns to negotiate new rules for future televised debates, with dissatisfaction being voiced […]

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 […]

Paul Singer, Influential Billionaire, Throws Support to Marco Rubio for President – New York Times

One of the wealthiest and most influential Republican donors in the country is throwing his support to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a decision that could swing millions of dollars in contributions behind Mr. Rubio at a critical point in the Republican nominating battle. The decision by the donor, Paul Singer, a billionaire New York […]

More Hillary Clinton emails expected today in first installment since 11-hour Benghazi grilling – but State Department aide says ‘We have better things to do!’ – Daily Mail

Today marks the fifth of eight monthly email releases ordered by a federal judge; last one will come in January, three days before the Iowa Caucuses As of Friday afternoon the State Department is expected to have published a little more than half of the total it received from Clinton a year ago  A State Dept. […]

2016 Republicans vs. the media – CNN

Los Angeles (CNN)Republican presidential candidates tore into CNBC’s moderators at Wednesday night’s GOP debate, issuing the sharpest attacks on the mainstream media of the 2016 election cycle. Sen. Ted Cruz accused the moderators of trying to instigate a cage match, Sen. Marco Rubio called the media a super PAC for Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump […]

Billionaire to Rubio: Time to step it up – Politico

The 2016 contender has been coasting through debates, but rivals will take aim tonight. Like just about every Republican these days, Singer — who accrued a $2 billion fortune through a famously cautious investment strategy — is wondering if the ascendant 44-year-old Florida senator can really create a big-time national campaign, said two people familiar […]

CBS/NYT Poll: Ben Carson edges out Donald Trump – CBS News

Ben Carson has surpassed Donald Trump and now narrowly leads the Republican field in the race for the nomination in the latest national CBS News/New York Times Poll. Twenty-six percent of Republican primary voters back Carson, giving him a four-point edge over Trump (22 percent). Support for Carson has quadrupled since August. The rest of […]

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 […]

Benghazi Victims’ Family Members BLAST Clinton After Hearing – The Daily Caller

Family members of two of the four Americans murdered during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi had harsh words for Hillary Clinton following her testimony in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Kate Quigley, the sister of CIA contractor Glen Doherty, recalled a […]

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 […]

Ryan Willing To Step Up As Speaker If Major GOP Groups Endorse Him – The Daily Caller

WASHINGTON — The House Republican Conference met Tuesday evening and decided that the three House GOP main factions — the Freedom Caucus, the Republican Study Committee, and the Tuesday group — will each decide whether their respective groups should endorse House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan by the end of the week. “That will […]

George W. Bush unleashes on Ted Cruz – Politico

‘I just don’t like that guy,’ the former president tells donors. Inside a sleek Denver condominium, George W. Bush let a hundred donors to his brother’s campaign in on a secret. Of all the rival Republican candidates, there is one who gets under the former president’s skin, whom he views as perhaps Jeb Bush’s most […]

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 […]

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 […]

Source: FBI probe of Clinton email focused on ‘gross negligence’ provision – Fox News

Three months after Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address and server while secretary of state was referred to the FBI, an intelligence source familiar with the investigation tells Fox News that the team is now focused on whether there were violations of an Espionage Act subsection pertaining to “gross negligence” in the safekeeping […]

You won’t believe the price tag for all that free stuff offered by Dem candidates at the debate – The American Thinker

Any time you get a bunch of Democrats together in the same room, it is recommended that you grab hold of your wallet tightly and lock up the family silver. You also might want to hide your wife and daughters – just to be safe. The Democratic presidential candidates who took the stage for their […]

Hillary Clinton Won (But It Won’t Always Be This Way) – National Journal

The Democratic front-runner’s performance was as good as it was dishonest. Hil­lary Clin­ton won. She won be­cause she’s a strong de­bater. She won be­cause Bernie Sanders is not. She won be­cause the first Demo­crat­ic pres­id­en­tial de­bate fo­cused on lib­er­al policies—and not her email scan­dal or char­ac­ter. The em­battled front-run­ner won her­self a news cycle or […]

Democratic debate a breakout chance for O’Malley, others – My Way News

  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Stuck far behind Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Martin O’Malley needs a breakout moment in the party’s first debate to catch up to the front-runners. And he knows it. “This will really be the first time that nationally voters see […]

CNN expects ‘significantly smaller’ ratings for Dem debate – Politico

The Republican and Democratic fields are like night and day, and no event will make that more apparent than Tuesday’s first Democratic debate in Las Vegas, hosted by CNN and Facebook. With only five candidates, just two of whom are registering above single digits in the polls, very few people expect that the ratings or […]

Clinton’s support slides ahead of first Democratic debate – Reuters

(Reuters) – Just days before she will take the stage in the first Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton’s lead over rival Bernie Sanders has narrowed, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Clinton’s support among Democratic voters fell 10 points within less than a week. From October 4 to October 9, Clinton saw her support tumble from 51 […]

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 […]

Hillary Clinton opposes trade deal she promoted as secretary of state – The American Thinker

Hillary Clinton announced yesterday that she opposed the trans-Pacific trade deal completed last week, flip-flopping her position on the agreement that she heavily promoted as secretary of state. Washington Post: The now-united opposition from the Democratic presidential field leaves Obama in the uncomfortable position of watching a Democratic presidential debate next week in which none […]

Second IT firm agrees to give Clinton’s server data to FBI – McClatchyDC

Hillary Clinton hired a Connecticut company to back up her emails on a “cloud” storage system, and her lawyers have agreed to turn whatever it contains over to the FBI, a personal familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The disclosure came as a Republican Senate committee chairman, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, also asked the firm […]

Exclusive: Biden himself leaked word of his son’s dying wish – Politico

The vice president is mourning. He’s also calculating. Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August. According to multiple sources, it was Biden himself who talked to her, painting a tragic portrait of a dying son, Beau’s face partially paralyzed, sitting his father down and trying to make […]

A visibly angry Hillary Clinton just went off on Republicans for their Benghazi investigation – Business Insider

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unloaded on Congress’ Benghazi investigation during a Monday morning interview on the “Today” show. A visibly angry Clinton tore into the Republican-led Select Committee on Benghazi when she was asked how she would react to hypothetical GOP leaders facing scrutiny over their own government email use. “Look at the situation […]

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 […]

The War on America Turns 50 – Human Events

Half a century ago, Democrats looked at the country and realized they were never going to convince Americans to agree with them. But they noticed that people in most other countries of the world already agreed with them. The solution was obvious. So in 1965 — 50 years ago this week — Sen. Ted Kennedy […]

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 […]

Could CNBC Put The Campaigns Of Christie, Paul And Huckabee On Death Watch? – The Daily Caller

If you’re not on stage for the next GOP debate, can your presidential campaign continue to make a sound? At the third GOP presidential debate next month in Colorado, host network CNBC is suggesting that the criteria for making the main stage debate will be stricter than previous debates — and there will reportedly be […]

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 […]

Ted Cruz’s big moment – Politico

If he’s ever going to break out of the GOP pack, the showdown over Planned Parenthood and the budget will be what does it. If Ted Cruz is ever going to break through in the Republican presidential primary, the time is now. Cruz has been the workmanlike conservative of the GOP field: a strong fundraiser […]

The GOP civil war infects 2016 – Politico

The internal struggle that helped doom Boehner now bleeds into the presidential race. Within minutes of John Boehner’s announcement, John McCain was pleading for a GOP cease-fire. “Let’s stop fighting with each other,” the former presidential candidate and now symbol of mainstream Republicanism said during a visit to a conservative gathering Friday. “Let’s sit down […]

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