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Friday
Sep202013

Townhall Daily - September 20 - Michelle Malkin, Hugh Hewitt, Mark Davis, Kurt Schlichter, Brent Bozell and More 

Townhall Daily Newsletter

Jeb Bush's Latest Common Core Snit Fit
Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin
Bravo Ted Cruz. Bob Corker, Sit Down.
Hugh Hewitt
Hugh Hewitt
Our Moment Has Arrived: All Hands On Deck to Slay Obamacare
Mark Davis
Mark Davis
Gun Control Mania, Part II: The Revenge
Kurt Schlichter
Kurt  Schlichter
Newtown Amnesia in Hollywood
Brent Bozell
Brent Bozell
Democrats no Longer Following Obama's Agenda
Michael Barone
Michael Barone
Obamacare Divides Obama Against Himself
John Ransom
John Ransom
Truth and Consequences for Benghazi
Jonah Goldberg
Jonah Goldberg
Is This Still the America We Thought We Knew?
David Limbaugh
David Limbaugh
Mass Shootings: America's Psychosis
Mona Charen
Mona Charen
Jay Carney: Good Liar, Great Dancer
Michael Schaus
Michael Schaus
Is the Sun Peeking Through the War Clouds?
Pat Buchanan
Pat Buchanan
Testifying to the Joint Economic Committee about “Debt Limit Brinksmanship”
Daniel J. Mitchell
Daniel J. Mitchell
Can This Economy Get Worse? Bernanke says, 'Yes we Can'
Ransom Notes Radio
Ransom Notes Radio
She's Come a Long way, Baby
Suzanne Fields
Suzanne Fields
Bernanke Wants 2% Inflation in a Deflationary World
Mike Shedlock
Mike Shedlock
Everything the US Media is Not Telling You About the UN Report on Syria
Night Watch
Night Watch
A Skilled White House, Aggressively on Message
Rich Galen
Rich Galen
Fed Continues to Prop Up Obama's Weak Economy
Donald Lambro
Donald Lambro
Stocks in the News: Rite Aid Making a Comeback
Crista Huff
Crista Huff
Why the Media Hates the South
Elisabeth Meinecke
Elisabeth Meinecke
Reporter to Carney: Isn't Obama Threatening a Credit Default by Refusing to Negotiate?
Guy Benson
Guy Benson
From Clinton Foundation to Muslim Brotherhood Biggie
Carol Platt Liebau
Carol Platt Liebau
[Video] Planned Parenthood: Abortion--No Matter What
Leah Barkoukis
Leah Barkoukis
Spitting on Their Graves: Democrats Leave Benghazi Hearing Before Testimony From Families of Victims
Katie Pavlich

Thursday
Sep192013

HotAir Daily Express 09/18/2013 

Hot Air Daily Express

Video: Walgreens to dump employee coverage for 160,000
9/18/2013 10:01:19 AM  Ed Morrissey
6 Comments
Remember “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan”? For 160,000 employees of Walgreens, that’s now old and busted.  The new hotness will be receiving a flat-rate bonus to spend in private exchanges in order to get out from under
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Did the Navy Yard shooter try to buy an AR-15?
9/18/2013 9:21:27 AM  Ed Morrissey
46 Comments
That’s what the New York Times reported yesterday, after gun-control demagoguesin the media had to at least partially retract their claims that the shooter used an AR-15 to murder 12 people.  It took them several hours to acknowledge the
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IRS targeted groups for “anti-Obama rhetoric”?
9/18/2013 8:41:16 AM  Ed Morrissey
55 Comments
Did the IRS take it upon itself to enforce lèse-majesté — or did the White House demand it?  USA Today uncovered internal IRS documents from 2011 that show targeting of groups for “anti-Obama rhetoric” and “emotional”
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Franchise owners plead for changes to ObamaCare
9/18/2013 8:01:33 AM  Ed Morrissey
31 Comments
The kickoff date for the employer mandate in ObamaCare got put off for a year, but that doesn’t mean small-business owners don’t have to start making adjustments now to the ACA’s requirements — especially in the definition of
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The Most Profitable Company in the History of the World?
Standard Oil… Saudi Aramco… The Dutch East India Company… These companies were bigger and more profitable than any single company on the planet today.
But one company could be on the verge of joining their ranks. It's already more profitable than just about every company on the globe. And yet, you've likely never heard of it. Details here.

Quotes of the day
9/17/2013 10:31:39 PM  Allahpundit
202 Comments
House Republican leadership will attempt to pass a government-funding bill with language that defunds Obamacare, according to senior aides… The attempt to defund Obamacare, which has almost no chance of being enacted into law, signals that Speaker
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Video: Freaky-deaky Oregon Obamacare ad gets psychedelic with your tax money, man
9/17/2013 9:46:54 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
56 Comments
Hey, man, we’re just living in a Yellow Submarine world in which the Yellow Submarine is a taxpayer subsidized acid trip. This ad for Cover Oregon, the state’s Obamacare-pushing entity cost taxpayers a mere couple million, according to
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Retaliation and escalation in the U.S.-China solar trade war
9/17/2013 9:01:51 PM  Erika Johnsen
19 Comments
And the entirely self-defeating and economy-shrinking trade war that comes from first heavily subsidizing your own domestic industries, and then imposing tariffs on foreign ones, rolls on. President Obama has often complained about China
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Blogger has a bad feeling about this “Walking Dead” spin-off
9/17/2013 8:16:24 PM  Allahpundit
54 Comments
They’ve spent three years struggling to make one show about the zombie apocalypse dependably interesting from week to week. How can they possibly sustain another? Is all the non-boring dialogue being left in the writers’ room right now for
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Classic: Energy company probably won’t be building the Virginia offshore wind-farm tract it leased until wind’s costs go down
9/17/2013 7:31:11 PM  Erika Johnsen
21 Comments
Well, this is rich. The Obama administration continues to dismiss out-of-hand even the faintest possibility of allowing for more offshore oil-and-gas development in the near future; their minds are intractably made up on that score, let the fact that oil
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New Fox News primetime line-up: Greta at 7, O’Reilly at 8, Kelly at 9, and Hannity at 10
9/17/2013 6:46:05 PM  Allahpundit
101 Comments
As expected. A friend in media e-mailed me after this post to say that he’d heard through the grapevine that it would be Hannity at 7, then O’Reilly, Kelly, and Greta in her familiar 10 p.m. slot. C’mon. No overtly
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Bill Clinton on the U.S.-Russia plan for Syria: “Who cares” whose idea it was?
9/17/2013 6:01:57 PM  Allahpundit
62 Comments
Via Politico, between this and Hillary’s infamous line to Congress about Benghazi, they’re developing a nifty theme for the next presidential cycle. “Clinton 2016: What difference, at this point, does it make?” Not surprisingly,
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Report: Navy Yard shooter passed federal, state background checks when buying shotgun; Update: RI police warned Naval police?
9/17/2013 5:21:58 PM  Allahpundit
71 Comments
A scooplet from the Washington Times. If you’re wondering how he managed to slip through the security cracks and gain access to a Navy installation, consider this a clue. Nothing he’d done in the past gave the FBI reason to ding him in buying
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Poll: McAuliffe still gaining ground in Virginia
9/17/2013 4:41:02 PM  Erika Johnsen
55 Comments
Via Conservative Intel, it’s yet another polling blow for the Cuccinelli camp in the decidedly negative and now Democratic-leaning Virginia gubernatorial race. Interestingly, a few of the previous polls on the contest haven’t actually
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D.C. mayor: I can’t be sure, but maybe sequestration’s partly to blame for this Navy Yard shooting
9/17/2013 4:01:04 PM  Allahpundit
72 Comments
Via the Blaze, skip to 2:40 for the key bit. What’s worse? The fact that Gray’s obviously spitballing here, chattering reflexively about sequestration when a camera’s stuck in his face without any idea whatsoever of whether it played a
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Surprise CBO report: United States on an “unsustainable” budget course
9/17/2013 3:21:05 PM  Erika Johnsen
69 Comments
Here’s some oh-so-pleasant news to keep in mind as Democrats casually insist that we should simply raise the debt ceiling again and again and again, with no end in sight, and fiercely rip Republicans for even daring to suggest budget cuts to
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The Ed Morrissey Show: Andrew Malcolm
9/17/2013 2:52:41 PM  Ed Morrissey
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Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), my friend Andrew Malcolm joins us as always on today’s TEMS at 4 pm ET! The Prince of Twitter and I will discuss the media coverage of the Navy Yard shooting, Obama’s speech during it, and all of the
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Piers Morgan: On second thought, does it really matter what kind of gun was used at the Navy Yard?
9/17/2013 2:47:37 PM  Allahpundit
166 Comments
Is there anyone in American media who trolls more people with less effort than this insufferable wanker? I’m not even mad. It’s a talent. If you don’t have an actual fan base, the logical thing to do when you’re not playing
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Scarborough blasts Obama’s “harsh partisan speech” during Navy Yard shooting
9/17/2013 2:01:37 PM  Ed Morrissey
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How bad was Barack Obama’s timing yesterday on his speech attacking Republicans for “hurting” Americans while the Navy Yard shooting was still under way?  All of the major networks — including MSNBC — cut away from the
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Another poll: Nope, ObamaCare’s popularity still not improving
9/17/2013 1:21:15 PM  Erika Johnsen
36 Comments
On Monday, Ed summarized three separate new polls from NBC/WSJ, Pew, and Rasmussen all attesting to Americans’ generally unfavorable opinions of ObamaCare and just how big of a challenge the Obama administration is facing in persuading enough
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Congressman: CIA suspends Benghazi survivor over refusal to sign NDA
9/17/2013 12:41:05 PM  Ed Morrissey
46 Comments
CIA Director John Brennan assured Congress last week that the agency was not forcing survivors of the Benghazi attack a year ago to sign non-disclosure agreements or take polygraphs.  In a handwritten addendum to a letter sent to the House Intelligence
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State Dept-cited expert on Syrian rebel “moderates” never was in doctorate program
9/17/2013 12:01:03 PM  Ed Morrissey
153 Comments
That would be 26-year-old Elizabeth O’Bagy, who worked her way up from intern at the Institute for the Study of War to the house expert on Syrian rebels — providing helpful analyses to those arguing for American intervention on their behalf
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Assault weapons, poor base security, untreated mental illness: No easy scapegoats yet in Navy Yard shooting
9/17/2013 11:21:13 AM  Allahpundit
188 Comments
Usually after a horrendous shooting, the conventional wisdom on what’s “really” to blame has congealed 24 hours later. Not this time. Alexis didn’t use an “assault weapon,” as you already know if you read Ed’s
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Bill Daley stuns Illinois, drops out of gubernatorial race
9/17/2013 10:41:06 AM  Ed Morrissey
62 Comments
A Daley who doesn’t want to run for office? We have to admit that this comes as a shocker even to those outside of Illinois. Former White House chief of staff and brother and son to two of Chicago’s mayors, Bill Daley spent the last six
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Thursday
Sep192013

Townhall Daily - September 19 - Ann Coulter, Jackie Gingrich Cushman, John Ransom, Victor Davis Hanson, Larry Elder and More 

Townhall Daily Newsletter

Crazier Than Liberals
Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter
Smart Power Versus Serendipity
Jackie Gingrich Cushman
Jackie Gingrich Cushman
Way to Stick to Your Guns Starbucks
John Ransom
John Ransom
The Decline of College
Victor Davis Hanson
Victor Davis Hanson
Deadly Combination: Political Correctness in a Gun-Free Zone
Larry Elder
Larry Elder
Starbucks and Guns
Neal Boortz
Neal Boortz
Obama: Raising Debt Ceiling Won’t Lead to More Debt
Michael Schaus
Michael Schaus
Why Do Our Military Installations Remain “Gun Free Zones?”
Bob Barr
Bob Barr
Idiots Against Guns
Michael Reagan
Michael Reagan
Climate Change Ice-Capped
Cal Thomas
Cal  Thomas
Has Everyone Forgotten About Benghazi?
Ransom Notes Radio
Ransom Notes Radio
The Fed-Fueled Party Rages On
Mike Shedlock
Mike Shedlock
A Rare Sign of Fiscal Sanity in France
Daniel J. Mitchell
Daniel J. Mitchell
Matthew Shepard, Trayvon Martin and the Power of Leftist Myth
Ben Shapiro
Ben Shapiro
China Holds North Korea's Hand on Negotiations with the West
Night Watch
Night Watch
As Tea Party Fades, Paul Disciples Emerge as Next Organized Force in GOP
Matt Towery
Matt Towery
Stocks in the News: Obamacare Claims More Victims
Crista Huff
Crista Huff
Selling out the Syrians to Putin, Iran and Assad
Donald Lambro
Donald Lambro
The Yin and the Yang
Rich Galen
Rich Galen
Real Climate Science the IPCC Doesn’t Want You to See
Paul Driessen
Paul Driessen
Bipartisan Push to Vote on Mental Health Bill After Navy Yard Shooting
Leah Barkoukis
Leah Barkoukis
Obamacare: Walgreens Dropping Current Coverage for 160,000 Workers
Guy Benson
Guy Benson
A Shocking Number of Homeless People in NYC Have Jobs
Heather Ginsberg
Heather Ginsberg
Townhall's Guy Benson Debuts as Fox News Contributor on Hannity
Townhall.com Staff
Townhall.com Staff
VIDEO: “Obamacare May Be Hazardous to Your Health”
Daniel Doherty
Daniel Doherty
Wednesday
Sep182013

HotAir Daily Express 09/17/2013 

Hot Air Daily Express

Video: Piers Morgan and the scourge of the AR-15 shotgun, or something; Update: FBI confirms no AR-15 used in Navy Yard shooting
9/17/2013 10:01:28 AM  Ed Morrissey
15 Comments
Presented mostly as a public service, since nothing in this segment will change minds, nor was it designed to do so.  CNN’s Piers Morgan wanted to gather a panel for a public beating over the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard and the AR-15
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WaPo/ABC poll: 53% disapprove of Obama handling of Syria
9/17/2013 9:21:07 AM  Ed Morrissey
33 Comments
Did Barack Obama make his case a week ago on military intervention in Syria? A new Washington Post/ABC poll answers that question with an adamant no. More than six out of ten oppose military intervention in Syria, and respondents disapprove of
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Israel: Assad must go
9/17/2013 8:41:41 AM  Ed Morrissey
51 Comments
A significant change from Israel’s earlier diplomatic diffidence on the fate of the Bashar al-Assad regime — and perhaps about three weeks late.  Israel’s US Ambassador Michael Oren tells the Jerusalem Post that the Assad regime and its
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Videos: Costa Concordia righted 20 months after shipwrecked
9/17/2013 8:01:56 AM  Ed Morrissey
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Twenty months ago, the luxury liner Costa Concordia slammed into a reef on Isola del Giglio near Italy, capsized and sank, killing 32 people and shocking the world with tales of cowardice by its captain and heroism from other crew members and locals who
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Quotes of the day
9/16/2013 10:41:42 PM  Allahpundit
315 Comments
A weakened President Obama will back down if there is a standoff over funding ObamaCare and preventing a government shutdown, House conservatives say… At least 43 conservatives want the GOP leadership to go for broke, asserting that Obama has been
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McAuliffe to biz PAC: I’ll bring jobs by being super-good at drinking with people
9/16/2013 10:01:47 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
25 Comments
I had no idea how thoroughly my University of Georgia education prepared me for public office. More drama in the Virginia governor’s race, this time almost entirely of Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe’s making. A PAC made up of Northern
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More bad news for the green lobby: No, fracking does not release outrageous amounts of methane, says new study
9/16/2013 9:21:17 PM  Erika Johnsen
23 Comments
One of the many arguments that the rabidly anti-fracking, eco-radical crowd have been using to try and discredit hydraulic fracturing as a welcome boon to both our environment and our economy is the claim that the process itself leaks an unacceptable
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GOP moving forward with food-stamps cuts, and Democrats aren’t going to like it
9/16/2013 8:41:27 PM  Erika Johnsen
42 Comments
The House finally filed the food-stamps portion of their bifurcated farm bill on Monday, complete with the utterly, contemptibly “draconian” 5 percent cut to current spending levels that the opposition feared, and the ensuing level of drama
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Report: Navy Yard shooter had a “pattern of misconduct” while enlisted
9/16/2013 8:01:45 PM  Allahpundit
165 Comments
No details yet from the LA Times on what the “misconduct’ was, but per their Navy source, it was enough to get him discharged. Hmmmm. An all-around bad guy or a guy with a strange, violent dark streak to him? Here’s a curious report
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Carney: It was entirely appropriate for Obama to knock the GOP over the financial crisis while the Navy Yard was in lockdown
9/16/2013 7:21:49 PM  Allahpundit
69 Comments
Via RCP, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Who needs false piety from the White House at this point? One of the hallmarks of O’s approach to policy is sticking to his agenda even when major events try to intrude. That’s why
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Obama to Iran: Just because my “red line” for Syria was unserious doesn’t mean my “red line” for you is
9/16/2013 6:41:23 PM  Allahpundit
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Iran must know: We will not tolerate a rogue regime obtaining weapons of mass destruction. Or, maybe we’ll tolerate it, but we won’t tolerate those weapons actually being used. More than once. Or a few times, as long as they’re
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The freaky quadruple deaky “Northampton clown” post
9/16/2013 6:01:01 PM  Allahpundit
47 Comments
Nightmare fuel to cleanse the palate. There are pranks, there are good pranks, and then there are pranks so ingenious that they qualify as international news. A spooky clown, dressed in white face paint with huge drawn-on eyebrows, a curly red wig and a
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Rep. Justin Amash: Let’s be real, we’re doing the president a favor by trying to delay ObamaCare for one year
9/16/2013 5:21:56 PM  Erika Johnsen
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The man’s got a point. Starting at around the 9:10 mark: Well, we have to have compromise. The president himself is arguing that we’re not willing to compromise. We’re willing to compromise. And part of that compromise means when you
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Dems hand Obama big loss on Fed appointment
9/16/2013 4:41:34 PM  Ed Morrissey
30 Comments
Last week, I noted that Republicans took great care in staying out of the skirmish among Senate Democrats over the soon-to-be-open chair of the Federal Reserve.  The White House let it be known that Barack Obama favored Larry Summers for the slot, but
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Navy Yard killer identified?
9/16/2013 4:01:04 PM  Allahpundit
415 Comments
I’m going to trust Pete Williams on this, partly because he was the most reliable reporter during the Boston bombings and partly because other outlets like Fox News are confident enough that they’re reporting the same name. SWAT officers
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Biden: John Kerry has been “one of the best secretaries of state so far in the history of the United States”
9/16/2013 3:21:04 PM  Erika Johnsen
66 Comments
Huh. That’s mighty generous praise, considering that John Kerry has been on the job for barely half of a year, that the administration is in the midst of a major foreign-policy identity crisis after getting trounced by the Russians on Syria, and
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The Ed Morrissey Show: Face the Chat
9/16/2013 2:56:05 PM  Ed Morrissey
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Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), we’ll do a 30-minute version of Face the Chat today on the top stories today — the Navy Yard shooting, ObamaCare polling numbers, the salvage of the Costa Concordia, and much more! Be sure to join
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New IPCC report to retreat on global-warming claims
9/16/2013 2:41:25 PM  Ed Morrissey
70 Comments
At least according to the Daily Mail, which heralds the final draft report as a major step back for global-warming advocates. The soon-to-be-released paper from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will admit that the warming rate
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Big media identifies wrong man as the killer in mass shooting — again
9/16/2013 2:03:12 PM  Allahpundit
128 Comments
Ed mentioned it already in the Greenroom but I want to chip in a post of my own to emphasize how commonplace this is now when mass killings occur. Big media’s not always the chief culprit — the theories about Sunil Tripathi being one of the
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OFA ad: “Enough already” with the ObamaCare opposition, silly Republicans
9/16/2013 1:21:08 PM  Erika Johnsen
30 Comments
President Obama’s campaign-turned-”advocacy” arm Organizing for Action has apparently been busying itself this summer with organizing poorly attended rallies concerning such political duds as climate change and gun control, but their
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CNN anchor: Who ever heard of a gunman rampaging across a U.S. military facility?
9/16/2013 12:41:13 PM  Allahpundit
77 Comments
Via Newsbusters. As Santayana said, those who do not learn from history are condemned to broadcast their ignorance about it on national cable news. Probably 80 percent of the public, I’d guess, thought of Nidal Hasan when they heard the news this
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House Oversight: State Dept obstructed Benghazi probe
9/16/2013 12:01:41 PM  Ed Morrissey
48 Comments
Just five days after the one-year anniversary of the attack on our consulate in Benghazi and the murder of a US ambassador and three other Americans, the House Oversight Committee has raised the stakes on the public debate over accountability for the
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Russian diplomat on Navy Yard shooting: “A clear confirmation of American exceptionalism”
9/16/2013 11:21:06 AM  Allahpundit
139 Comments
Awkward, but imagine how much more awkward it’ll be if the shooter — or shooters — turns out to be a pro-Assad fanatic angry at American threats against the regime. (It’s naval assets, after all, that are expected to lead a
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McCain: We’ve given a green light to Assad to escalate the war
9/16/2013 10:41:50 AM  Ed Morrissey
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“I don’t think there’s any credibility left in the Middle East,” Sen. John McCain told Chris Cuomo this morning on CNN’s New Day after the retreat on Syria.  That was in response to a question Cuomo asked about Barack
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Wednesday
Sep182013

BostonGlobe.com Political Headlines - September 18, 2013