Who’s a conservative? GOP hopefuls make their case

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(NYTIMES) — A crowded field of potential Republican presidential candidates scrapped for the hearts of the party’s conservative base here Saturday, implicitly rejecting the more moderate wing favored by big donors and trying to fire up the kind of grass-roots supporters who will play a critical role in the nominating process.
The daylong forum, billed as […]

Obama’s Free Lunch …AND Breakfast AND Dinner

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Carl M. Cannon, OCR
Henry A. Wallace, handpicked as vice president by Franklin Roosevelt, would have liked President Obama. In 1942, Wallace called for federal support for education—a novel concept at the time—and universal health care for workers. Highly progressive even by New Deal standards, Wallace championed many social programs and government giveaways. In response, prominent Princeton economist Harley L. Lutz employed one of the earliest known uses of a now-famo

NO BLAME…

NO BLAME…(Third column, 11th story, link)Related stories:Belichick defends deflated balls…’100 percent’…Sherman, Seahawks Take Trash-Talk Lead Over Patriots…

‘100 percent’…

‘100 percent’…(Third column, 10th story, link)Related stories:Belichick defends deflated balls…NO BLAME…Sherman, Seahawks Take Trash-Talk Lead Over Patriots…

Don’t Forget Me

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In his State of the Union address President Obama focused on the People, those abandoned by Republican politics. The President’s prescriptions for the struggling middle class reminded me of our conversation with author and journalist Gay Talese. Mr. T…

DUI senator claims he’s ‘privileged from arrest’

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(DCClotheline) A Kentucky state senator is having no reservations about proclaiming his political privilege. In fact, he’s simply citing a section of the Kentucky constitution that claims politicians are in fact, above the law.

Sen. Brandon Smith (R) was charged with driving under the influence and wants the case dismissed citing that lawmakers are “privileged from […]

Sunday Roundup

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This week, we learned that the State of the Union is [spoiler alert] “strong.” Asserting that “the shadow of crisis has passed,” President Obama decried growing inequality and laid out a vision of growth for the middle class — which he mentioned seven…

Cruz wows Iowans with sermon-style political speech

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(London Daily Mail) Ted Cruz is running for president, unless he’s engaged in a method-acting experiment to prepare for a movie role – as a senator who’s running for president by channeling his preacher father.

At the Iowa Freedom Summit, the Texas Republican senator boomed a Reaganesque sermon complete with G-rated jokes, scripture references – ‘You […]

Chris Christie Reassures Iowa Voters That He’s Conservative Enough

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DES MOINES, Iowa — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) walked out on stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday and resoundingly rejected the “conventional wisdom” that his East Coast style doesn’t play in the heartland.

“If I was too blunt, too direct, too loud and too New Jersey for Iowa, then why do you people keep inviting me back?” Christie asked. He pointed to his warm relationship with the event’s organizer, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), whom the governor described as “a good friend

Businessweek cover disses Abercrombie & Fitch

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(Jezebel) Much has been written in recent years about the decline of Abercrombie & Fitch. The retailer has gone from producing the must-wear apparel of teens to a company desperately trying to convince people they’re cool. So what better way to represent their age issues than to depict them as a shirtless man wearing A&F […]

Pro-Palestinian protesters storm NYC council

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(WCBS) There was bedlam at the New York City Council on Thursday.

Demonstrators disrupted a deeply moving and symbolic vote, but protest organizers say it wasn’t supposed to happen that way.

As CBS2′s Matt Kozar reported, pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the balcony inside City Council chambers. For five minutes they disrupted a vote on a resolution commemorating the […]

How European dream is dying, state by state

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(London Telegraph) Europe is being swept by a wave of popular disenchantment and revolt against mainstream political parties and the European Union.

In 2007, a majority of Europeans – 52 per cent – trusted the EU. That trust has now fallen to 35 per cent.

Once, Britain’s Euroscpeticism was the exception, and seen as the biggest threat […]

Conservatives At Iowa Freedom Summit Would Rather Not Talk About Gay Marriage

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Many topics animated GOP officials, activists and operatives that gathered at Saturday’s Iowa Freedom Summit, which marked the unofficial start of the 2016 presidential primary.

But an issue that once faced vehement opposition within the party — gay marriage — remained conspicuously absent from the lips of many speakers who took the stage, demonstrating how dramatically politics around the issue has shifted in just a few years.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

The Unbearable Rudeness of Bibi

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With the front page of the paper being occupied by so-called Deflate-gate, Congress was quick to reclaim its rightful place with its own mini-tempest over House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (“Bibi”) Netanyahu to speak before a Joint Meeting of Congress without prior notice to and/or approval from the Obama administration.  

A badly needed economics lesson

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By Tom Blumer
How serendipitous it is that PJTV has begun 2015 with a series of videos covering Henry Hazlitt’s marvelous book, Economics in One Lesson.
Its arrival comes just as Obama administration apologists celebrate the alleged wonders of our current economy. Later, I will provide one example showing how suspect those claims likely are.
PJTV’s effort includes […]

‘Until every child has been saved’

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“Until every child has been saved.”
That’s the forecast from SBA List’s Marjorie Dannenfelser about how long the work will remain for pro-life activists across the United States.
She was interviewed on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that created in the U.S. Constitution a “right” to abortion.
“For years […]