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Marines Ready to Deploy F-35B Fighter

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 - by Rick Moran

The most expensive weapons system in the history of the Pentagon is being deployed after 13 years of development. The Marine Corps version of the Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35B, has been approved for combat and the first squadron of planes is now operational. They are calling the F-35 a fifth generation fighter. But given […]

Huckabee’s Radical, Extremist Proposal on Abortion

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 - by Rick Moran

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s presidential ambitions all but ended yesterday when he made the radical, shocking proposal that he might use federal troops to halt abortions in America, despite Supreme Court rulings that they are legal. At two separate stops in Iowa, Huckabee suggested that he would defy the Supreme Court and use federal […]

MSNBC’s Cancelled Alex Wagner’s Final Word an Expletive

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 - by Rick Moran

Yeah, you stay classy you MSNBC hosts. MSNBC announced on Thursday that three of their more incendiary liberal shows were being cancelled. “The Ed Show” with Ed Schults, “Now with Alex Wagner,” and “The Cycle” all had their final shows yesterday. “The Cycle” signed off with what might be termed a normal final production. But […]

Clinton Camp Releases Letter from Her Doctor, Tax Records and List of Pricey Speeches

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The traditional Friday document dump in Washington was all Hillary Clinton, as her tax records, statements from doctors about her health and a new batch of emails from her tenure as secretary of State were released. The health records just consisted of a summary letter dated three days ago from Dr. Lisa Bardack at Mount […]

Illegal Aliens Overwhelm French Port of Calais

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - by Rick Moran

The situation in the French port town of Calais has gone from bad to worse as striking ferry workers have added to the problem of massive numbers of illegal aliens desperate to use the chunnel to reach England. The ferry workers are protesting job cuts and have set hundreds of tires on fire to block […]

Remember That ‘Hilarious’ South Park Episode Where Christopher Reeve Eats an Aborted Baby?

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - by David Forsmark

What if baby parts could cure… malnutrition? This week on The Five, Greg Gutfeld has been at his brilliant, acerbic best while skewering Planned Parenthood and its ghoulish defenders.  But he has gone farther than just the baby-parts issue to the core of the life debate. Gutfeld’s best point: To Planned Parenthood babies are garbage, […]

How the Iranian Nuclear Deal Fails to Keep North Korea from Aiding Iran’s Program

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - by David Steinberg

On Tuesday, PJ Media’s Claudia Rosett, who is also Journalist-in-Residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, testified before Congress on the failure of Obama’s nuclear deal to cut off Iran from North Korean nuclear assistance. Her eye-opening information further exposes the naivety and folly of these disastrous negotiations. Read below for the start of […]

Cecil the Lion Prompts Legislation to Curb Importation of Animal Trophies

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Four senators plan to introduce legislation that they hope will keep many trophy hunters from bringing their kills back into the United States. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) will introduced the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large (CECIL) Animal Trophies Act, named after the […]

Education Department Admits It’s Violating Law with Prisoner Pell Grants

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee said the Obama administration is making yet another end run around Congress with its plan to make prisoners eligible for Pell grants. The Department of Education said today that the Second Chance Pell Pilot program is intended to “create a fairer, more effective criminal […]

What’s In Those Secret Iran Documents?

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Just when you think the Obama administration can’t get any more contemptuous of the American people, it tops itself: Scattered around the U.S. Capitol complex are a series of Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facilities, or SCIFs, which are typically used to hold Top Secret information. But today in these deeply secure settings are a series of unclassified […]

Cruz to Obama: Let’s Settle This Like Men

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

One of the reasons for Donald Trump’s continuing high standing in the early polls is his perceived willingness to stand up to PC bullies and speak his mind. Now along comes Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, standing up to the man who put the “bully” back into the bully pulpit: According to Texas Sen. Ted […]

Report: Al-Qaeda Kills Five Members of Obama’s 54-Man Syrian Rebel Army

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

Al-Qaeda’a official affiliate in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, reportedly struck the headquarters of the U.S.-trained Division 30, killing five. This follows a week of bad news for Obama’s 54-man army of anti-ISIS Syrian rebels: After Nusra attacked 30th Division HQ overnight (https://t.co/0wxakJFYeY), US airstrikes targeted Nusra’s HQ in Azaz https://t.co/oNpM84718v — Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) July 31, […]

IAEA Refuses to Brief Senators on Iran Deal, Even in Classified Setting

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said at a hearing on the Iran nuclear deal today that they requested a meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency on its agreements with Tehran. These deals are not in the possession of the Obama administration and have never been seen by Secretary of State John Kerry, much […]

Will the Army of Internet Avengers Ever Get Outrage Fatigue?

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

Heather Wilhelm wrote a good piece on the “keyboard kops” who patrol the internet, waiting for the “Most Despicable Person in the World” to emerge. This week, it’s that Minnesota dentist who shot the pretty lion, and man — the solipsists of social media went berserk. This week, Cecil’s story exploded, inciting batten-down-the-hatches outrage. Animal […]

White House Preparing Response to Petition to Extradite Lion-Killing Dentist to Zimbabwe

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The White House will have to formally respond to a citizen petition demanding that a Minnesota dentist be sent to Zimbabwe to face justice for killing, skinning and beheading a protected lion. The petition on the White House’s We the People site would have needed to pass 100,000 signatures by Aug. 28 — 30 days […]

Senate Passes 3 Month Extension of Highway Bill – Export-Import Bank Remains Expired

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

In what Senator Ted Cruz called “a major win,” the Senate approved the $8 billion three-month funding extension of federal transportation funding, without a provision to resurrect the Export-Import Bank.  Conservatives oppose the Export-Import Bank because they consider it to be corporate welfare and have been pushing to keep it dead. The highway bill was passed in a […]

Obama’s New War Against Government Watchdogs

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by J. Christian Adams

The mullahs in Iran should be glad Obama doesn’t treat them like he does the inspectors general throughout the federal government. The Obama administration’s war against inspectors general has been going on so long that even new Obama abuses against  government watchdogs get treated as old news. They should not be. The muzzling of these […]

Earnest: Obama May Not Have Seen Any Planned Parenthood Videos, But Videos ‘Entirely Inaccurate’

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said today that he doesn’t know if President Obama has seen any of the undercover videos regarding Planned Parenthood’s harvesting and sale of body parts, but indicated the administration is writing them off as an anti-abortion tactic. “I don’t know if he has or not,” Earnest replied at today’s […]

VIDEO: Paul Calls Trump Topping Poll ‘Temporary Loss of Sanity’

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) attributed Donald Trump’s place atop the polls to a combination of media saturation and a momentary loss of sanity in the country. A new Quinnipiac poll today put Trump at 20 percent among GOP voters, with his greatest support among Tea Partiers and men. He also tops GOP voters’ “no way” […]

VIDEO: Defense Secretary Doesn’t Know If Ayatollah’s Religion Compels Him to Destroy Israel

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday to answer questions about the Iran nuclear deal, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said he couldn’t determine whether Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had religious motivations to destroy the Great Satan and the Little Satan. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) first asked Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin […]

Bernie to Hillary: Your Excuses for Dodging Keystone Question Are Lame

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) chided Hillary Clinton for ducking a question on the Keystone XL pipeline, stressing that voters have to know where she stands on the project. Asked Tuesday in New Hampshire about Keystone, Clinton said it wouldn’t be appropriate for her to answer the question because she “was in a position to set […]

Boehner Coup Attempt Fails

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

That didn’t take long. An effort by North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows to oust House Speaker John Boehner went nowhere fast. The move was unexpected, befuddling even some of Boehner’s staunchest critics. From The Hill: Rep. Rich Nugent (R-Fla.), who was booted off the House Rules Committee for voting against Boehner for Speaker in January, said the […]

University Language Guide Says Not to Use the Word ‘American’

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

I had a revelatory moment when reading this story. Someone was actually paid to write this “language guide” that recommends not using certain words because they aren’t “inclusive” enough, or don’t reflect “diversity.” Someone sat around dreaming up reasons why some words that were historically innocuous, or even generated pride, had suddenly become objectionable. What […]

Day After Kerry Lobbied Her Committee, House Dem Says No to Iran Deal

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The day after Secretary of State John Kerry tried to convince the House Foreign Affairs Committee to back the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, a Democrat on the panel said she wouldn’t be voting for the accord. “I strongly believe the world could and should have a better deal than that set forth in […]

Boehner on Ouster Effort: A Few Lawmakers are ‘Off the Reservation; No Big Deal’

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) today dismissed the effort by a North Carolina conservative to declare his seat vacant. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has no co-sponsors listed yet for H.Res. 385, which was introduced yesterday and referred to the House Rules Committee. The resolution reads: Whereas the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the […]

Kerry: Maybe None of Us Have Even Read the IAEA-Iran Deals

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Secretary of State John Kerry admitted at the Senate Armed Services Committee today that not only does the U.S. not have a copy of the agreements between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran, but he doesn’t know if anyone in our government has read them. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said he traveled to Vienna […]

The Hill Finds Romney Connection to Lion-Killer Story

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

The Hill published a Pulitzer-worthy scoop Wednesday, with the revelation of political donations made by the Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved lion in Zimbabwe. The Minnesota dentist who authorities say killed a beloved Zimbabwe lion named Cecil donated to Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. Federal Elections Commission (FEC) forms show Walter James Palmer, a […]

Does Mark Cuban Speak for Most Trump Supporters?

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

The spectacular production which has been Donald Trump’s campaign for president has prompted no shortage of commentary. Supporters tout his unconventional rhetoric and willingness to address third-rail political issues like immigration as a refreshing change from politics-as-usual. Add Mark Cuban to that list. The billionaire, who has in other contexts been a rival of Trump’s, […]

Dempsey on ‘at Least Five Other Malign Activities’ That Raise Concern on Iran Deal

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Gen. Martin Dempsey is soon stepping down as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was candid with the Senate Armed Services Committee today about the nuclear deal and threats that remain with Iran. Dempsey was sitting next to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, […]

Hillary: Planned Parenthood Videos ‘Obviously… Disturbing’

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Hillary Clinton called the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood brokering aborted body parts “disturbing,” but the Republican National Committee pounced on her remarks as too little, too late. Clinton told the New Hampshire Union-Leader that she’s “seen pictures” from the videos “and obviously find them disturbing.” “Planned Parenthood is answering questions and will continue to […]

Cotton Stands by Characterization of John Kerry as Pontius Pilate

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is standing by his comparison of Secretary of State John Kerry to Pontius Pilate. Cotton originally made the comments last week on MSNBC. “So John Kerry acted like Pontius Pilate,” he said. “He washed his hands, kicked it to the IAEA, knowing that Congress would not get this information unless someone […]

Harf: The More We Tell People About Iran Deal, ‘The More They Like It’

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

State Department senior advisor Marie Harf said the administration is confident that polls will swing in their favor on the Iran deal because “when the questions are asked, the more information you give people about the deal, the more they like it.” “And I think that that’s an important trajectory that we certainly find heartening […]

Congresswoman Ignores Planned Parenthood, But Outraged Over Shot Lion

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Democrat Congresswoman Betty McCollum, who serves the St. Paul area in Minnesota, responded promptly to news that a local dentist shot a popular lion in Zimbabwe. From MPR News: “To bait and kill a threatened animal, like this African lion, for sport cannot be called hunting, but rather a disgraceful display of callous cruelty,” McCollum […]

Left Arguing Over How Many More Entry-Level Jobs to Destroy

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Ho-hum; another day, another “minimum wage” argument, as if there were a giant pot of money hidden away somewhere that could be tapped in the name of “fairness.”  Isn’t there? Democrats are divided on how much to lift the nation’s minimum wage, an issue that has long united the party. Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) […]

Unhappy McConnell Dresses Down Fractious GOP Senators, Then Fobs Them Off

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Mighty Mitch, having bamboozled not only Kentuckians but the entire nation into returning him as Senate majority “leader,” is displeased with his caucus: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell got his hands on something he believed to be damning: An email from Sen. Mike Lee’s aide to conservative activists plotting to use an Obamacare vote as […]