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The Audacity of Hope Hubris

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nationalreview.com – ‘The price of greatness,” Winston Churchill once said, “is responsibility.” There can no longer be any doubt that President Obama is unwilling to pay that tariff. In a world defined by uncertainty …

Armed standoff in pro-Russian region raises Ukraine tension

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reuters.com – SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – The United States told Russia to demonstrate in coming days that it was sincere about its promise not to intervene in Ukraine, after armed men seized the regional pa…

Thai anti-govt protesters target PM again despite hint of talks

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reuters.com – BANGKOK (Reuters) – Protesters in Thailand said they will rally at ministries and companies linked to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday, keeping up pressure on her to resign despite a va…

Liberal Professor Slams Obama’s Use of Executive Orders

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blog.heritage.org – Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, warned yesterday that President Obama’s increasing use of executive power has placed the nation at a “constitutional tipping point….

Carnival holiday may take heat out of Venezuela crisis

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reuters.com – CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelans began a week-long national holiday on Thursday as some protests still simmered, but President Nicolas Maduro’s government was hoping the break would take the heat ou…

Jay Carney’s Ironic Statement on Executive Action: It’s the ‘Job of the Executive Branch is To…’

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theblaze.com – Just a day after a congressional panel was warned of a “constitutional tipping point” resulting from President Barack Obama’s use of executive powers, White House press secretary Jay Carney asserte…

News from The Associated Press

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hosted.ap.org – Yanukovych, whose abandonment of closer ties to Europe in favor of a bailout loan from Russia set off three months of protests, finally fled by helicopter last week as his allies deserted him. The …

Crimea is bastion of resistance to Ukraine’s new rulers

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reuters.com – SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Waving the Russian flag and chanting “Russia! Russia!”, protesters in Crimea have become the last major bastion of resistance to Ukraine’s new rulers. In the region’…

Ex-Murdoch editor Brooks: ‘I sanctioned payments to officials’

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reuters.com – LONDON (Reuters) – Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch’s former British newspaper boss, told a London court on Thursday she had sanctioned payments to public officials but denied authorizing illegal sum…

DHS Insider: Obama’s cyber warriors & preparing for collapse

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Canada Free Press

us2.campaign-archive1.com – First of all, two days after the inauguration, at exactly 7:00 a.m. on January 23, something called “the Cyber-Warriors for Obama Project” was activated. I heard about this the week after the elect…

From Iran to Israel: Meet Major M.

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idfblog.com – You may have seen the award winning movie “Argo”, which tells the story of the US diplomats rescued from Tehran, Iran. For Major M., a deputy commander in the IDF Intelligence Corps, watching the f…

Harry Reid’s America | Washington Free Beacon

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freebeacon.com – During a frenzied outburst on the Senate floor Wednesday, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) denounced cancer-research barons Charles and David Koch as “about as un-American as anyone that I can…

Tea party darling Ted Cruz praises movement on five year anniversary

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dailycaller.com – WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday praised the tea party movement on its fifth birthday while vowing to activists that Republicans would repeal every word of Obamacare. During a celebrati…

Senate blocks Dems’ bill boosting vets’ benefits

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bigstory.ap.org – WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation’s veterans, as the bill fell vic…

CBO slams Obama’s recovery as sluggish; labor force won’t recover for years

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The Daily Caller

dailycaller.com – The Congressional Budget Office has more bad news for President Barack Obama: His economic recovery isn’t working — and is much worse than the previous four recoveries. “More than four and a half y…

Obama gave Biden ‘every s- -t job in the world’

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nypost.com – WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden groused that President Obama gave him “every s- -t job in the world,” but still doesn’t fully trust him. The revelations about Biden’s tortured relationship wi…

Camp vs. Lee | National Review Online

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nationalreview.com – Instead of arguing for putting the two tax-reform plans together, as I do, the editors of the Wall Street Journal set them against each other. Mr. Camp deserves plaudits for avoiding the trap laid …

Morning Bits

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washingtonpost.com – Morning Bits By Jennifer Rubin February 27 at 7:45 am More Comments Talk about anti-science. “Boxer warns Keystone will cause cancer.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)  (Andrew Harrer/Blo…

Republicans catch another break in the 2014 Senate elections

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washingtonpost.com – Republicans catch another break in the 2014 Senate elections By Jennifer Rubin February 27 at 8:45 am More Comments The Post reports: “Senate Republicans have scored an unexpected recruiting coup, …

Russia moving into the Crimea?

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humanevents.com – If you take a look at the Parliament building in the Ukrainian Crimea this morning, you’ll see the Russian flag flying over it.  That’s because a gang of several dozen armed men – wearing “plain un…

New Benghazi Witnesses | The American Spectator

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spectator.org – WASHINGTON — National Security Advisor Susan Rice appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday and said that when she had appeared on several news outlets back in September 2012 to state that the attack…

Convicted Terrorist Worked as Obamacare Navigator in Illinois

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nationalreview.com – A terrorist from Jordan briefly worked as an Obamacare navigator in Illinois while authorities remained unaware of her conviction for involvement in a deadly grocery store bombing and two other att…

The Great Divide | The American Spectator

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spectator.org – If you want your federal taxes reduced you will have to wait until 2017. If you want your state and local taxes reduced, move—now. Before President Obama lied about allowing you to keep your doctor…

Ginny Brown-Waite helps Jolly reach out to seniors

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tampabay.com – Former U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite participated in a telephone call tonight with residents in Congressional District 13, talking about Medicare Advantage cuts, Obamacare and issues related to senio…

CBS/New York Times poll: GOP has the upper hand in 2014, thanks to independents

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canadafreepress.com – The results of a new CBS / New York Times poll were released last night, and they’re bad news for Democrats – both in terms of the President’s approval and their party’s midterm hopes. Asked if the…

Clock ticking on war in Ukraine: Column

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usatoday.com – Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin in December in Moscow. (Photo: Alexander Nemenov, AFP/Getty Images) The United States has warned Russia not to inte…

Miami-Dade lawmaker to be honored at CPAC

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tampabay.com –  For the second year in a row, a state lawmaker from Florida has been named one of 10 rising conservative stars under 40. This year, American Conservative Union is recognizing Rep. Jose Felix Diaz,…

A Good Start on Tax Reform

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nationalreview.com – It is a testament to the scale and absurdity of the U.S. tax code that it takes a 979-page bill to reform and simplify it. That’s how much paper Representative Dave Camp’s proposal, from the House …

Rep. Jose Felix Diaz named among rising conservative stars

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miamiherald.typepad.com –  For the second year in a row, a state lawmaker from Florida has been named one of 10 rising conservative stars under 40. This year, American Conservative Union is recognizing Rep. Jose Felix Diaz,…

Rand Paul to Tea Party: Watch what you say

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thehill.com – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told a gathering of Tea Party conservatives that those affiliated with the movement need to watch what they say, alluding to his recent criticism of right-wing rocker Ted Nug…

WATCH Ted Cruz’s FULL SPEECH at the Tea Party Patriots » The Right Scoop -

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therightscoop.com – Ted Cruz gave a fantastic speech today on the 5th anniversary celebration of the Tea Party Patriots. You can watch the full speech below: Blogger extraordinaire since 2009 and the owner and Chief B…

If You Missed Marco Rubio’s Amazing Response to Dem Senator Who Praised Cuban Socialism, Fix That Right Now | Video

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theblaze.com – Earlier this week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) took to the Senate floor to respond to comments made by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) praising Cuba’s socialist government. Harkin, who spent a week in Cuba,…

Ann Coulter – February 26, 2014 – RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $14 AN HOUR USING THIS ONE WEIRD TRICK!

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anncoulter.com – RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $14 AN HOUR USING THIS ONE WEIRD TRICK! Democrats believe they’ve hit on the perfect issue to distract from the horror of Obamacare in the 2014 elections: the minimum wage…

Russian warship in Cuban port while troops train near Ukraine border

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nypost.com – In a pair of brazen moves that resembled 1960s Cold War tactics, a Russian warship cruised into a Cuban port Wednesday as President Vladimir Putin massed troops near his country’s border with Ukrai…

Rome days away from bankruptcy – Telegraph

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telegraph.co.uk – The draft law would have included funding for Rome from the central government budget as a compensation for the extra costs it faces because of its role as the capital including tourism traffic and…

The Missing Data in Krugman’s German Austerity Narrative

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Cato Institute

cato.org – There’s an ongoing debate about Keynesian economics, stimulus spending, and various versions of fiscal austerity, and regular readers know I do everything possible to explain that you can promote a…

I don’t care what anyone says. I am still the legitimately elected editorial cartoonist of this blog.

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rall.com – Whenever a president is deposed, we always go through the same rigmarole: he goes on the lam and issues statements that say that he is still the legitimately elected leader. And in many cases that’…

BBC News – Remembering Japan’s kamikaze pilots

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bbc.com – Japan hopes to immortalise its kamikaze pilots – a squad of young men who crashed their aircraft into Allied ships in World War Two – by seeking Unesco World Heritage status for a collection of the…

NYT/CBS Poll: Six Percent Say Obamacare is Working, Should Remain Intact – Guy Benson

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townhall.com – Katie wrote up one major element of the new New York Times/CBS News poll — namely that nearly six in ten Americans are disappointed in Barack Obama’s presidency — but there are additional pieces …

PJ Media » Kerry: Russia Actually ‘Concerned’ About Pro-Russia Takeover, ‘Previously Scheduled’ Military Buildup

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pjmedia.com – WASHINGTON — As 150,000 Russian troops menacingly hugged the border of Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry said not to worry — he’d received assurances from the Kremlin that it wouldn’t be an ag…

The current political climate is perfect for liberals

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NY Post Opinion

nypost.com – The many jaundiced assessments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on the fifth anniversary of its enactment were understandable, given that the sluggish recovery, now drowsing through th…

North Korea fires missiles into South Korean waters

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New York Post

nypost.com – SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says North Korea has fired four suspected short-range missiles into its eastern waters. A Defense Ministry official said North Korea fired four projectiles believed…

Q&A: Russian Military Mobilization and the Violent Action in the Crimea

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Heritage Foundation

blog.heritage.org – Today, unknown forces wearing uniforms took over the Parliament, Council of Ministers and Justice Ministry buildings in the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea, a majority-Russian speaking area, whic…

Russia’s Military Resurgence Is Reaction To U.S. Military Shrinkage – Investors.com

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Andrew Malcolm

news.investors.com – The Russian warship The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 is docked in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday. — AP View Enlarged Image Russia: America’s old Cold War adversary is acting more and more like it used to, exe…

Mike Lee: ‘Conservative Reform Agenda’ to Take Tea Party Next Level

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breitbart.com – “I remind myself from time to time that as Constitutional conservatives, it’s our job to find converts,” Lee said after opening with a joke about a Christian fatally fighting with another Christian…

Howard Dean: DNC ‘Can’t Be a Force’ Until Millions in Debts Paid

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newsmax.com – The Democratic National Committee is overwhelmed by a mountain of debt with an $8 million bank loan coming due in June, according to Politico. And although the DNC plans to outline grand plans for …

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