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‘Afghanistan Is Again at a Decisive Point’: General Says Obama Needs New Plan

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The general in command of U.S. forces in Afghanistan told senators today that the fall of Kunduz was “absolutely” a victory for the Taliban and President Obama needs to reconsider troops levels there in the face of ISIS’ rise. Gen. John Campbell told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the coalition was “surprised” when the […]

Man Kicked Out of Rubio Event After Asking Bizarre Questions and Accusing Him of Adultery

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

A man was kicked out of a Rubio campaign event in New York City Tuesday after he asked Sen. Marco Rubio a series of bizarre questions involving “multibillion wire fraud” and adultery. Rubio looked perplexed as the man asked: How is the Nicole Lapin, Warren Buffett multibillion dollar wire fraud going? I heard there was a big […]

Carly Fiorina: ‘A Lot of Liberals Find Me Kind of Scary Right Now’

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Because GOP contender Carly Fiorina has been steadily rising in the polls, liberal media outlets are on the attack. On Monday, the former businesswoman was forced to respond to allegations that she mismanaged campaign money and failed to pay vendors after her unsuccessful 2010 California Senate campaign. The Washington Post quoted sources Monday who claimed Fiorina’s 2010 U.S. Senate […]

Netanyahu: Shut Down Stores of Palestinian Shopkeepers Who Mocked and Abused Jewish Stabbing Victim

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today visited the site at which a West Bank couple were slain by Hamas terrorists five days ago, stressing that fighting terrorism “does not require harsh criticism, it requires a lot of strength, a resolute attitude, much composure and thoroughness.” And Netanyahu dropped in on the IDF Samaria Brigade HQ […]

‘Daily Beast’ to Jeb!: Drop Out

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Never should have dropped in. The country has had a bellyful of both the Clintons and the Bushes and their self-aggradizing, dynastic notions of “public service.” So, please, Jeb — begone: Jeb, this just isn’t going to work. After all that money spent, you’re still sagging nationally and in fourth place in New Hampshire, a […]

A New Low in Burning Stupidity

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Just when you thought the Social Justice Warriors had dumbed-down the Anglosphere just about as far as they could, along comes this — starring Meryl Streep, no less: A promotional campaign for the new Meryl Streep film Suffragette has become a PR nightmare thanks to T-shirts worn by Streep and her co-stars, which some say […]

Continued Immigration Not in Britain’s Best Interest: Home Secretary

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

What is a Britain that’s no longer British? Indeed, what are any of the European nation-states whose nationness has been hollowed out, leaving only the state behind? That’s what the UK’s home secretary, Theresa May, wants to know: Mass immigration is forcing thousands of British people out of jobs and is making it “impossible” to […]

General Says Afghans Called in U.S. Strike That Hit Hospital

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Obama administration officials said they’re investigating an airstrike in Afghanistan that killed 22 people at a Doctors Without Borders hospital, while the Nobel-winning medical aid group accused the White House of shifting stories. The hospital was struck Saturday morning, with some Afghan officials claiming that Taliban were hiding out there. Kunduz fell to the Taliban […]

Reid: GOP Needs to Stop ‘Right-Wing Ideological Crusade Fashioned by the NRA’

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) unloaded “Republicans that wage a right-wing ideological crusade fashioned by the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America” today on the floor of the upper chamber. Reid read out the names of the victims at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., declaring that “the reality of gun violence […]

White House: Potential Candidate Biden Can Come to ‘Person Who Has Won Last Two Elections’ for Advice

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The White House said today that it’s still not taking sides in the 2016 campaign, but noted that if Vice President Joe Biden decides to run he’ll still have to juggle his vice presidential duties. Biden may announce his decision this weekend and seems to be leaning toward throwing his hat into the ring, Politico […]

Poll: Carly Fiorina Is Crushing Hillary Clinton In Iowa

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is trouncing Hillary Clinton by 14 points in Iowa according to a new poll. Via the Washington Free Beacon: Fiorina beat Clinton 52 percent to 38 percent in Iowa, and she also led her by eight points in New Hampshire, 50 percent to 42 percent. Perhaps more striking was how much […]

Netanyahu: ‘No Restrictions’ on Israeli Security Forces to Crush Terrorists After Hamas Kills Couple

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given the green light to security forces to unleash fury on terrorists who are striking at Israelis. Rabbi Eitam Henkin and his wife Naama, both in their 30s, were driving with their family in the West Bank last week when a car containing at least two Palestinian gunmen pulled […]

Florida Senate Candidate Once Sacrificed a Goat and Drank Its Blood

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

Augustus Sol Invictus, a candidate running for Senate under the Libertarian Party label, should be a poster boy for 2016 politics. I mean, really, can it get any weirder than this? New York Daily News: Augustus Sol Invictus is the Florida Libertarian Party’s candidate and has faced other accusations ranging from his support of eugenics, […]

Hillary Clinton Is a Nasty Piece of Work, Part 632

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

When is this sad farce going to end? Since she began her campaign for the presidency last spring, we’ve seen defiant Hillary, aloof Hillary, regretful Hillary, warm and fuzzy Hillary, comedienne Hillary and now this very morning, “visibly angry” Hillary. Via Business Insider: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unloaded on Congress’ Benghazi investigation during a Monday morning […]

WATCH: Hillary’s Effort at Hip Rebranding on SNL

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Hillary Clinton continued her effort to rebrand her candidacy as more hip with fewer hard edges with an appearance on Saturday Night Live — playing a bartender who gives advice to her doppelganger, played by Kate McKinnon. The deep postgame analysis of Clinton’s skit included an NPR breakdown of how she addressed her problems with […]

Senator Goes on Twitter Rant About Next Speaker of the House, Endorses Non-Lawmaker Pick

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

A freshman Republican senator went on a Twitter rant Sunday about the state of the Speaker’s race in the lower chamber, offering his own solution for a candidate off Capitol Hill. “Have been thinking on House Speaker race. Boehner quitting has prompted some remarkably boring/lazy analysis on where we’re at as a nation,” began Sen. […]

TPP Agreement Reached; Obama Vows Congress Will Have ‘Months to Read Every Word’

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

President Obama this morning lauded the conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, vowing that once the 12 nations involved “have finalized the text of this partnership, Congress and the American people will have months to read every word before I sign it.” “When more than 95 percent of our potential customers live outside our borders, we […]

5 Top Victories for Putin in Syria

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

It’s no surprise that Putin waited till Congress failed to stop the Iran deal (Tehran is an important ally for Moscow) before beginning to visibly ramp up military support for the Assad regime in Syria. Now, Putin is all in. But it’s not clear how far the Kremlin is going to take its new war. What does […]

San Francisco’s Last Gun Store Closing Up Shop

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Liz Sheld

Can you blame them? The last gun store in San Francisco is closing shop, according to ABC News, because “it can no longer operate in the city’s political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.” “It’s with tremendous sadness and regret that I have to announce we are closing our […]

Did Trump Just Set Back the Gun-Rights Cause?

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

There are plenty of appropriate ways to respond to the irrational rantings of gun-grabbers. But this probably isn’t one of them, as reported by the New York Times: [Donald Trump] sounded uncharacteristically resigned on Sunday when it came to last week’s mass shooting in Oregon, saying such shootings will continue in the United States “no […]

Brace Yourselves: Supes Make Sail for More Controversy

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

We seem to have reached the entropic endpoint of American democracy, one in which all matters of national importance will be decided by nine mostly elderly Ivy League lawyers: The last Supreme Court term ended with liberal victories, conservative disarray and bruised relations among the justices. The new one, which opens on Monday, marks the […]

Mad Merkel Losing Political Allies in Ongoing ‘Refugee’ Onslaught

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Really, what is wrong with this woman? In an interview broadcast on German radio station Deutschlandfunk on Sunday evening, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that while the refugee crisis was a “very big task,” Germany would be able to cope. During the “Interview of the Week,” Merkel said that asylum procedures needed to be sped up and […]

As If You Needed Another Reason to Vote Against Hillary Clinton

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

The Dowager Empress of Chappaqua, seeking to “energize” her doomed campaign, keeps sliding ever-harder to the Left: US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will outline specific steps she would take to curb gun violence if elected during scheduled campaign stops in New Hampshire on Monday. Mrs Clinton spoke out forcefully in favor of new gun control […]

Israel Approaches Its Moment of Truth

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent speech before a hostile UN was, to my ears, basically a declaration of war against Iran. In response, the mullahs and their stooges have launched street attacks against Israelis in the streets of Jerusalem, which has led to closing the Old City to “Palestinians” over the weekend. Now, the Israeli prime minister […]

Rand Paul Insists He Isn’t Going to Drop Out of the Race

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

Senator Rand Paul told Fox News’ Media Buzz that, reports to the contrary, he has no intention of dropping out of the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination. Paul also took some more shots at Senator Ted Cruz, after saying last week that the Texas senator was “pretty much done for” in the Senate. “I think […]

Should Christians Arm Themselves?

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

In the wake of the latest instance of an evil man opening fire upon helpless, unarmed people — in which Christians were singled out for instant death — the lieutenant governor of Tennessee has an idea: Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said in a Facebook posting Friday that “fellow Christians” should consider getting a handgun […]

Chick-fil-A Arrives in New York, Gays, Animal-Rights Nuts Hardest Hit

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Can you imagine this happening even ten years ago? This is the pace of “social change” in the seventh year of the reign of the Emperor Hussein: A highly adored and highly controversial fast food chain satisfied cravings and ruffled a few feathers Saturday with the grand opening of its first official Manhattan outpost. Chick-Fil-A, the […]

Trump: Middle East Would Be More Stable if Saddam, Gaddafi Were Still in Power

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

Donald Trump flashed his non-interventionist foreign policy credentials on Sunday, staking out a firm position against establishment candidates who favor a more active role for the U.S. military in the Middle East. On Meet the Press, Trump said that the Middle East would be a more stable place today if the dictators Saddam Hussein of […]

Chaffetz Running for Speaker of the House, Says He Can Unite Caucus

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The race for speaker of the House got a shakeup today as the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced he will run for the post being vacated by retiring John Boehner (R-Ohio). Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was critical of presumed front-runner Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) comments linking the Benghazi investigation […]

Confusion Surrounding U.S. Attack on Kunduz Hospital Run by Aid Group

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

There are conflicting reports about a tragic incident in Kunduz, Afghanistan, where a hospital run by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders was bombed early Saturday morning. The Afghan government claims that there were Taliban fighters in the hospital firing on their troops. DWB says the facility had been secured earlier in the evening and […]

Hillary Believes Gays Booted From Military Should Receive Honorable Discharges

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 - by Rick Moran

Hillary Clinton proposed on Saturday that the military records of gays, lesbians, and transgenders who were kicked out of the military be amended to show they received honorable discharges. This is a major bone tossed to one of the most important Democratic Party constituencies — an indication that Clinton believes her support of gay rights […]

New Education Secretary a Big Supporter of Common Core

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 - by Rick Moran

John King, former education commissioner for the state of New York, has been tapped by President Obama to head up the Department of Education.  King replaces Arne Duncan, who is resigning to go back to Chicago. King was incredibly unpopular in New York for pushing Common Core on school districts.  He even enraged the teachers’ […]

Someone is Lying: Trump vs. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 - by Rick Moran

A “he said, they said” controversy has erupted over what the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce says was a scheduled campaign event by Donald Trump to appear at a candidate forum this coming Thursday. The USHCC says Trump has backed out of the event. Trump says he never agreed to appear. Meanwhile, the two sides […]

Missing: Why Did El Faro Sail Into Hurricane Joaquin?

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 - by J. Christian Adams

El Faro, a cargo ship out of Jacksonville, Florida, with 33 crew remains missing near the Bahamas. The 735-foot ship set sail on Tuesday bound for Puerto Rico. Course data show that the missing ship continued to maintain a heading straight into the intensifying storm even as the National Hurricane Center was providing updates throughout […]

Brit Defense Secretary: Only 5% of Russian Air Strikes in Syria Target Islamic State

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 - by Rick Moran

Despite Russian claims to the contrary, it appears that about 95% of their missions are being directed against US backed rebels, not ISIS. Britain’s defense secretary Michael Fallon told the Sun newspaper that the Russians were killing civilians to prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad, using “dumb bombs” to target CIA-backed rebels. Reuters: Only one […]