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ObamaCare’s Secret Mandate Exemption – WSJ.com

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online.wsj.com – ObamaCare’s implementers continue to roam the battlefield and shoot their own wounded, and the latest casualty is the core of the Affordable Care Act—the individual mandate. To wit, last week the A…

POLITICS

‘There Is an Advantage for Republicans Right Now’: New Poll Spells Bad News for Obama

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theblaze.com – President Barack Obama’s approval rating sunk to a low of 41 percent in a new poll published Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. Just eight months before November’s midterm elections…

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Once-genteel Caracas plaza is ground zero for protests

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Reuters Top News

reuters.com – CARACAS (Reuters) – An elegant 1940s square in an affluent area of the Venezuelan capital has become a charred battleground at the heart of violent protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s gover…

EDUCATION

Dumbing Down the SAT | National Review Online

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nationalreview.com – The College Board is updating its iconic test yet again in ways that are indistinguishable from dumbing it down. The old vocabulary words are out, the math is easier, guessing is no longer punished…

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Ukraine appeals to the West as Crimea turns to Russia

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Reuters Top News

reuters.com – SEVASTOPOL/KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course…

EDUCATION

California pushes to finish driverless car rules

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The Associated Press

bigstory.ap.org – LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is trying to do something unusual in this age of rapidly evolving technology — get ahead of a big new development before it goes public. By the end of the year, the De…

POLITICS

Front companies, embassies mask North Korean weapons trade: U.N.

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Reuters Top News

reuters.com – SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has developed sophisticated ways to circumvent United Nations sanctions, including the suspected use of its embassies to facilitate an illegal trade in weapons, a Unit…

EDUCATION

50 cents, $1 or $2? Starbucks adding digital tips

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bigstory.ap.org – NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks will soon let customers leave tips with its mobile payment app, which begs the question — how often do people tip their baristas? The coffee chain says the mobile tipping …

POLITICS

Anti-union workers win voice in UAW fight at Tennessee VW plant

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Reuters Top News

reuters.com – (Reuters) – The U.S. National Labor Relations Board has decided that anti-union Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) workers can defend the results of a mid-February union election that the United Auto Workers l…

POLITICS

Obama Must Show Russia That the United States Supports Ukraine

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Heritage Foundation

blog.heritage.org – President Obama should use his meeting tomorrow with Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to prove that he is on the right side of history. While it has been more than a week since Russian fo…

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House Oversight: Lerner Deeply Involved in IRS Targeting – Carol Platt Liebau

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Darrell Issa

townhall.com – Darryl Issa’s committee has released a report on Lois Lerner’s involvement in the IRS targeting of conservative 501(c)(4) organizations — and to no one’s surprise (at least for those who have been…

WORLD

Indian Maoists kill 16 in attack on police

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reuters.com – BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) – Maoist rebels ambushed police and killed 16 involved in a mine clearing operation in a remote part of eastern India region on Tuesday, police said, as the insurgents …

WORLD

Swedish journalist shot dead in central Kabul

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reuters.com – KABUL (Reuters) – A gunman shot dead a Swedish journalist outside a restaurant in a brazen attack in one Kabul’s most heavily guarded districts on Tuesday, police and embassy sources said, undersco…

POLITICS

Intrigue at the top: CIA, Senate feud goes public

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The Associated Press

bigstory.ap.org – WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret reports. Vanishing documents. Whispers of crime, intimidation and cover-up. A quarrel between the CIA and the Senate that’s been rumbling beneath the surface for years burs…

DNC Rapid Response

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Scott

demrapidresponse.com – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Special Election in Florida’s 13th District WASHINGTON, D.C. – After tonight’s special election to represent Florida’s 13th District in Congress, D…

WORLD

Missing Malaysian Jetliner Befuddles World That’s Online 24/7 – Bloomberg

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DRUDGE REPORT

bloomberg.com – The disappearance four days ago of a Malaysian Airline Systems Bhd. (MAS) aircraft with 239 people on board is confounding search teams and a global audience used to around-the-clock connectivity a…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

VIDEO: NYC cabbie scares New Yorkers with his massive python

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The Daily Caller

dailycaller.com – Jimmy Failla, an author, sometimes cabbie and horrible human being, released a “shock video” on Monday showing him driving around the city in his cab trying to pick people up while a 14-foot Burmes…

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Obama’s aides tout, defend Obamacare comedy pitch

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The Daily Caller

dailycaller.com – The White House’s media team tweeted and touted President Barack Obama’s risky use of a mock-interview show to pitch his failing Obamcare plan to young and healthy Americans. Obama’s scripted sit-d…

SOCIETY

Underlying Hobby Lobby | National Review Online

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nationalreview.com – The Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius, which concerns religious objections to HHS regulations. To be precise, should religious objections prevail under the Religious…

SOCIETY

Migrants seek to enter US in San Diego protest – Yahoo News

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Dean Meek

news.yahoo.com – SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens of young migrants trying to cross from Mexico presented themselves to U.S. border inspectors without legal documents Monday, expressing frustration with the pace of efforts …

POLITICS

NY Post | What is Lois hiding? – Conservatives4Palin

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Andi Benghazi Silver

conservatives4palin.com – Posted on March 11 2014 – 4:00 PM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! In this context, it’s not surprising that Democrats have pooh-poohed the investigation. The record shows Democrat…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

It’s Unlikely He Will Ever Forget What He Had to Do After Losing a Bet to His Brother | Video

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theblaze.com – After losing a bet to his younger brother, a Utah man was forced to perform a daunting task — dance in public to a series of songs chosen by his sibling. “My brother had never beat me at basketball…

POLITICS

The Instagram tour of North Korea

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New York Post

nypost.com – North Korea is one of the most private countries in the world, but thanks to social media, one photographer is showing the world this unknown nation. David Guttenfelder regularly visits North Korea…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

News from The Associated Press

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hosted.ap.org – ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota high school wrestler won over the crowd with a hug that came away from the mat – and after a loss. Instead of getting upset when he lost the 120-pound title matc…

SOCIETY

Trey Gowdy Introduces Law to Help Stop Obama’s Overreach

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capitalisminstitute.org – Trey Gowdy, a Representative from South Caroline, is a rock star amongst conservatives. He has been loud and outspoken in his critiques of both Obama’s administration and Democrats in general, incl…

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Michelle Bachmann to speak at world’s most famous debating society

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The Daily Caller

dailycaller.com – Michele Bachmann is taking her speaking talents to the world’s most famous debating society. The outgoing Republican congresswoman from Minnesota is slated to speak at the Oxford Union in the Unite…

EDUCATION

THE LEADING EDGE: BIG-THINK POLICY IDEAS FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE

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National Review

manhattan-institute.org – What is the future of conservatism? Which ideas should it champion? What policies should it embrace? Since the 2012 election, a number of young, leading-edge journalists, scholars, and authors have…

STORIES

Amazing Gracie: Dying Police Dog Stays on the Job

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nbcwashington.com – For almost five years, Gracie has been protecting Alexandria as the police department’s first female police dog. Now Gracie is in a real fight — for her life. The 7-year-old German shepherd is fig…

STORIES

What Is the Resolution of the Human Eye? | Video

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theblaze.com – But you can help! Call at or press CONTINUE to email your provider and urge them to add TheBlaze to your channel lineup. But you can help! Press CONTINUE to email your provider and urge them to add…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Palin pursued as host at streaming network

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New York Post

nypost.com – Sarah Palin is being wooed by two news media veterans to join a streaming network, The Post has learned. Jonathan Klein, who ran CNN’s US operations, and Jeff Gaspin, who was most recently chairman…

Takeaways from Florida’s 13th Congressional District special election

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Jennifer Rubin

washingtonpost.com – Takeaways from Florida’s 13th Congressional District special election By Jennifer Rubin March 11 at 8:50 pm More Comments Republican David Jolly speaks at a candidate forum with Democrat Alex Sink …

SOCIETY

Idaho just passed a bill that will make college students safer and 2nd amendment supporters very happy

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Adam Baldwin

youngcons.com – Co-Founder of YoungCons.com and a graduate of Dartmouth College where he studied American politics and Economics. Former editor for The Dartmouth Review, former starting guard of the Dartmouth men’…

POLITICS

Poll: Colorado Senate race a dead heat

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The Daily Caller

dailycaller.com – Colorado Republican Rep. Cory Gardner’s entry into the race to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall tightened the margins to almost zero, according to a new Rasmussen poll. The two candidate…

EDUCATION

The Left Versus Minorities

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National Review

nationalreview.com – If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political left’s avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now — and the place would be New York City, where…

EDUCATION

Crisis for Common Core: Indiana’s Big Test Over Education Standards

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Heritage Foundation

blog.heritage.org – INDIANAPOLIS – What’s wrong with public education in America today? Across the country, just about everyone has an opinion. Very few, though, have the power to implement sweeping reforms. In Indian…

SOCIETY

House Closes In on Lerner

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Darrell Issa

nationalreview.com – The House of Representatives came one step closer Tuesday to holding former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. As Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., …

SOCIETY

Mark Pryor’s mess: Why he attacked Tom Cotton’s ‘sense of entitlement’ over his military service

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The Daily Caller

dailycaller.com – You’ve probably heard about it. It might be the biggest gaffe in the most hotly contested U.S. Senate race this year. Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor recently uttered these infamous words: ”I think that’s…

SOCIETY

Finally, Justice for Chevron

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National Review

nationalreview.com – The environmental-damages case against Chevron in Ecuador was always a questionable one: Chevron’s only connection to the sites in question stemmed from its 2001 acquisition of Texaco, which for ne…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

‘Billy on the Street’ returns to harass in new season

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New York Post

nypost.com – Most New Yorkers aren’t fazed by a stranger shouting at them on the street. And it’s a good thing, because that’s the basic premise of “Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street,” which has comedian Billy…

Obamacare just keeps on tanking
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Human Events

humanevents.com – How I pray we don’t get so numb to the endless nightmarish stories of Obamacare that we become fatalistic and resigned to its continued existence. As an antidote to that, I submit another update. F…

POLITICS

“Drunks,” “Bullies,” “Traitors,” “Fringe,” and Other Things Mitch McConnell Has Called Conservatives

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Scott

redstate.com – Mitch McConnell is doing his best to walk back his comments about conservatives. He told the New York Times he intended to “crush them everywhere.” Now he says he was only talking about the Jim DeM…

SOCIETY

Is the Left Losing on Abortion?

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American Spectator

spectator.org – It looks like the Democrats are steadily losing the war on women. The state of West Virginia, which votes for Republican presidents but has a Democratic governor and state legislature, passed a ban…

SOCIETY

Planned Parenthood has pushed Obamacare on over one million people

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The Daily Caller

dailycaller.com – The abortion provider Planned Parenthood is stepping up efforts to get people to sign up for Obamacare as the enrollment deadline fast approaches. According to the organization, since October, Plan…

SOCIETY

Saturday morning cartoons made Obama nominee anti-gun

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Human Events

humanevents.com – Vivek Murthy, Obama’s nominee for U.S. surgeon general, who also conveniently founded “Doctors for Obama” (later “Doctors for America”) in 2008, is really anti-gun, a stance which the DailyMail att…

STORIES

Child Receives an Adorable Prescription to Address Monster Problem

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TheBlaze

theblaze.com – Instead of telling a little girl that the monsters disrupting her sleep did not really exist, a pharmacist in Watford City, N.D., took seriously her plight and gave her a remedy. Barrett Pharmacy &…

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