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Reagan’s amnesty didn’t work

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dailycaller.com – House Speaker John Boehner says it will be tough to get Republicans to vote for “comprehensive immigration reform” as long as they don’t trust President Obama “to enforce the law the way it was wri…

Speaker: Immigration overhaul tough to pass

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bigstory.ap.org – WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner on Thursday all but ruled out passage of immigration legislation before this fall’s elections, saying it would be difficult for the Republican-led House to ac…

Boehner’s balancing act

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washingtonpost.com – Boehner’s balancing act By Jennifer Rubin February 6 at 4:23 pm More Comments At a press conference today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said this about immigration reform: House Speaker John…

CBO Director: Obamacare ‘Creates a Disincentive for People to Work’

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weeklystandard.com – Testifying before the House Budget Committee yesterday, Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Elmendorf said of Obamacare, “[T]he act creates a disincentive for people to work.” He declared,…

‘Finally, a Conservative Leader’

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blog.acton.org – Acton’s Director of Research, Samuel Gregg, recently wrote a special report, Finally, a Conservative Leader over at The American Spectator. Last year, a reporter asked Gregg who the current “outsta…

Crist raises ethics issue with Scott and Medicaid fine

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tampabay.com – Continuing his Washington media/book tour, Charlie Crist was on Hardball this evening and again pointed to a more extreme GOP. He also again raised the issue of the Medicaid fine the hospital compa…

Bob Costas portrays Putin as great diplomat

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dailycaller.com – If all you know about Vladimir Putin is what you learned from Bob Costas during NBC’s Olympic coverage Thursday night, you might be excused for thinking the Russian autocrat is a great peacemaker. …

House Ethics Committee looking at McMorris Rodgers

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bigstory.ap.org – WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is considering an investigation of the No. 4 ranking member of the House Republican leadership, congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state…

Stradivarius Thief Tied to Congresswoman’s Son

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wisconsinfree.com – Three suspects are now in custody for the theft of a rare $5 million violin, and one of the suspects has ties to US Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s (D-Wis.) son Sowande A. Omokunde, known publically by …

Remember those canceled plans? Keep it for another THREE years, says Obama » The Right Scoop -

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therightscoop.com – Obamacare is officially the President’s personal toy: The Obama administration is considering an extension of the president’s decision to let people keep their individual insurance policies even if…

Ed Driscoll » Krauthammer: Carney’s Words to be ‘Emblazoned on the Tombstone of Liberalism’

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pjmedia.com – “Charles Krauthammer made the bold proclamation on Wednesday that the comments White House press secretary Jay Carney made in response to the recently-released CBO report on Obamacare will be ‘embl…

The PJ Tatler » Reuters: Pentagon Wants To Increase Missile Defense Spending By $4.5 Billion

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pjmedia.com – The U.S. Defense Department plans to ask Congress for $4.5 billion in extra missile defense funding over the next five years as part of the fiscal 2015 budget request, say congressional sources and…

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe rerouted funds for inaugural – Washington Times

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washingtontimes.com – The Virginia legislature years ago banned governors from donating excess inauguration funds to political causes, but that hasn’t stopped Gov. Terry McAuliffe from finding a way to route $211,000 fr…

John Kerry’s bungled threat to Israel

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nypost.com – This week, as John Kerry marks a year at the helm of the State Department, almost everyone in the Mideast is angry at him, while much of Washington is puzzled. The Americans are trying to make sens…

Avoiding Hysteria about China

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Cato Institute

cato.org – There has been a surge of inflammatory comments recently about China’s expansive territorial claims and abrasive behavior toward its neighbors.  Former Defense Department official Joseph Bosco asse…

Malcolm & Melissa #129: America To President Obama: We Like You More When You Shut Up – Investors.com

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news.investors.com – Why do President Obama’s poll numbers go up the less he’s in the spotlight? Terry Jones of Investors.com joins Melissa Clouthier and Andrew Malcolm to discuss the confusing data in the latest Inves…

PJ Media » Senators Refuse to be Obama’s ‘Scapegoats for a Bad Deal’ with Iran

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pjmedia.com – WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s Iran deal came under pressure on three fronts in Congress today: from the Democratic author of the sanctions bill who vowed to “not yield” under the White Ho…

GOP Conference chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces possible ethics inquiry – John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman – POLITICO.com

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politico.com – GOP Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) faces a possible House Ethics Committee investigation over allegations by a former staffer that she improperly mixed campaign and official funds to help win …

Obama IRS Tightening Noose on Tea Party Groups

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Charles Dickerson

breitbart.com – During Thanksgiving week, the Treasury Department announced a proposal to limit the political activity of 501(c)(4) groups. The Obama Administration claimed that the plan was necessary to clarify c…

“Weaponizing of Government” – True the Vote founder explains why she filed ethics complaint against Rep Cummings » The Right Scoop -

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therightscoop.com – Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote, explains to Megyn Kelly why she filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Cummings and called what happened to her ‘weaponizing of government’. Blogger…

NRA Mag Replaces Maxim in Magazine Top 25

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breitbart.com – According to Ad Age, Maxim’s paid circulation fell from 2.5 million to 2 million last year. At the same time. American Rifleman’s readership jumped from 1.7 million to 2.2. This puts American Rifle…

Negotiations or just Dictates?

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canadafreepress.com – Can there be any doubt any more that the the current US administration, the EU, the UN (with its “Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”), the PA and Iran are now all working hand in hand …

Republicans say new proposed IRS rules attack conservatives – CBS News

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cbsnews.com – The IRS’ proposed changes to requirements for tax-exempt “social welfare” organizations, which would put new limits on their political activity, are the latest attempt by the federal agency to targ…

Anti-Establishment Ben Sasse Surges to Virtual Tie in Nebraska GOP Senate Primary

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breitbart.com – A Harper Polling poll released Wednesday found that Sasse, the former Bush administration Health and Human Services Department official who is the country’s youngest president of a university (Midl…

So the Jews Don’t Run America After All? – The American Interest

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the-american-interest.com – AIPAC, the allegedly omnipotent lobby that nobody dares to fight, appears to be losing the battle over Iran sanctions. As the New York Times reports, AIPAC’s effort to put new sanctions on Iran has…

front lines: Raymond Ibrahim: Muslim Brotherhood-Al-Qaeda Connection

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frontlines2011.blogspot.com – Raymond Ibrahim: Muslim Brotherhood-Al-Qaeda Connection CBN – As former Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi’s trials continue, it’s enlightening to consider what is likely to be one of the centerpiec…

VodkaPundit » Required Reading

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pjmedia.com – Nick Gillespie and the GOP’s “suicide pact” on immigration: Gone is the inclusive immigration rhetoric of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) – “If you want to work, if you want to become an American, we welcom…

Racist Black Dem Lawmakers Slam Valerie Jarrett Over Obama Nominating White judges « Pat Dollard

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patdollard.com – Excerpted from THE HILL: A feud between President Obama and black lawmakers over racial diversity among judges escalated Wednesday. Valerie Jarrett, the president’s closest adviser, met with Congre…

ANALYSIS: Boehner’s mysterious immigration comments

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dailycaller.com – House Speaker John Boehner said something Thursday about President Barack Obama’s top legislative goal for 2014, immigration reform. Boehner’s language was simple and his enunciation was clear, yet…

Farsnews

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english.farsnews.com – Zarif said on Wednesday that Iran’s policy of not recognizing the Zionist regime has not changed and he has said nothing to the contrary during his Germany visit. “What I said in the interviews was…

The PJ Tatler » Joe Biden: Infrastructure, Not Personal Freedom, is Behind America’s Economic Dominance

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pjmedia.com – VP Joe Biden spoke on infrastructure in Pennsylvania today, and said a couple of startling things. In the first, Biden said that LaGuardia Airport in New York is “like a Third World country.” Given…

GOP challenger rips ‘crony’ Cantor on immigration « Watchdog.org

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watchdog.org – LOCUST GROVE, Va. — Dave Brat is challenging Rep. Eric Cantor in a Republican primary — and giving the House majority leader a verbal thrashing on immigration. “Cantor is following the agenda of th…

Ryan: Border security No. 1 priority for GOP on immigration – Washington Times

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washingtontimes.com – Republican leaders said Sunday that their immigration plan centers around tightening border security before looking at opportunities for legal residency, while the Obama administration said it can’…

James Carville joining Fox News as contributor

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foxnews.com – Veteran Democratic strategist James Carville has been hired as a Fox News contributor.  The former Bill Clinton adviser will join the network to provide political commentary. Bill Shine, executive …

The Most Embarrassing Efforts to Spin CBO’s Obamacare Report as ‘Good’ News

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mediaite.com – A bombshell Congressional Budget report released this week indicated that the Affordable Care Act will result in the equivalent of 2.5 million workers voluntarily leaving the workforce by 2024, all…

True the Vote founder files complaint with Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Cummings » The Right Scoop -

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therightscoop.com – Wow. This is awesome. Glad Engelbrecht is fighting back against these thugs: FOX NEWS – A conservative activist targeted by the IRS and other agencies claimed Thursday that Democratic Rep. Elijah C…

Charlene Cleo Eiben: EGYPT: Not only was Obama named as a co-conspirator with the Muslim Brotherhood, now Hillary Clinton has been named as a collaborator in Muslim Brotherhood domestic insurrections

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cleowaller.blogspot.com – EGYPT: Not only was Obama named as a co-conspirator with the Muslim Brotherhood, now Hillary Clinton has been named as a collaborator in Muslim Brotherhood domestic insurrections Specifically, a ne…

With Anger Building, Boehner Puts the Brakes on Amnesty – @Jarkesy Political

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JarkesyPolitical.com – “There’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws. And it’s going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes,” Boehner said….

Poll: Republican Land Leads Peters in Michigan Senate Race

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Chuck Nellis

newsmax.com – The Michigan Senate race was supposed to be an easy win for Democratic Rep. Gary Peters, but former Republican Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land has taken a commanding lead in the latest poll rele…

O’Reilly tantrum Jason Chaffetz throwing cheap shot Obama

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fireandreamitchell.com – Bill O’Reilly’s sucking up to Obama has gotten beyond stale at this point. His Super Bowl interview was a joke, allowing Obama to lie threw his teeth without challenging him once during the intervi…

Video: Another great moment in nominating Obama donors as ambassadors « Hot Air

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hotair.com – Granted, it’s not as if this is a new practice or solely the practice of Democratic administrations, not by a long shot. But I don’t recall seeing so many grossly ignorant nominees put their gross …

Russia’s Deputy PM Reveals Sochi Hotels Have Spy Cameras in Showers – @Jarkesy Political

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George Jarkesy

JarkesyPolitical.com – Dmitry Kozak, who has been tasked with Olympic preparations, accidentally admitted what had been suspected and feared when trying to accuse outsiders of trying to sabotage Russia’s image with stori…

Trump: NY GOP Too Divided for Possible Gov. Run

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newsmax.com – Donald Trump says he would run for governor in New York if the state’s Republican party could unify, but he had doubts whether Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox could do that. “I would do it, if the…

EU seeking to upgrade bloc’s ties with Cuba

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bigstory.ap.org – BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe is set to upgrade its ties with Cuba in a bid to broaden economic cooperation and demand more progress on respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms, a senior European …

Obama: I Won’t Get Upset if Democrats Avoid me in 2014 – Daniel Doherty

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townhall.com – In other words, ‘I know I’m unpopular and I don’t want to hurt their electoral prospects.’ Oh my. How far we’ve come since “Hope and Change” was an actual catchphrase: The candid self-appraisal cam…

House GOP launches Investigation of Benghazi website

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fireandreamitchell.com – The House GOP continues to make baby steps trying to get the bottom of Benghazi. They finally decided to launch a website to keep the public updated on their ‘investigation.’ Meanwhile, Leon Panett…

Kerry’s Vain Quest For A Nobel Peace Prize Drives His Sellout Of Israel – Douglas MacKinnon – Page 1

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townhall.com – Secretary of State John Kerry must be really desperate to win the Nobel Peace Prize. So much so, he seems willing to continually force the state of Israel into untenable positions that put its secu…

Progressive Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee Pushes for Obama Dictatorship

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tpnn.com – Reminiscent of FDR’s Second Bill of Rights, members of the Congressional Black Caucus, along with a few more progressive Democrats, have formed the Congressional Full Employment Caucus. The

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