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Heritage Foundation… 3 Things That Don't Make Sense in Putin's World, Amy Payne
March 28, 2014 - Russia’s Vladimir Putin took part of a country. So what kind of world does that mean we’re living in? It’s a world where we can’t act like we did yesterday. Here are three things that simply don’t make sense for America to keep doing. 1. Leaving Europe high and dry - The Obama administration canceled a missile defense site in Europe several years ago and has recently canceled military training with European allies as well. These are bad moves. It’s no wonder that, as Heritage
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Heritage Foundation… Obama Administration: We Never Mean a Word We Say, Amy Payne
March 26, 2014 - No, it cannot happen. It will not happen. The Obama administration absolutely, positively will NOT extend the deadline to sign up for Obamacare. This isn’t even a laugh line anymore. It’s just an eye roller. And how silly these guys look now: “We have no plans to extend the open enrollment period. In fact, we don’t actually have the statutory authority to extend the open enrollment period in 2014
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Townhall Finance… Energy's Role in the Path to Peace, by Dr. Ben Carson
Mar 26, 2014 - While the media have been focused on the missing Malaysian aircraft, massive alterations of the world's geopolitical terrain are underway simultaneously. The annexation of Crimea by Russia should not have been a surprise for anyone who suspects that President Vladimir Putin is trying to re-establish a powerful Soviet-style empire. When he aggressively attacked Georgia in 2008 after both Georgia and Ukraine failed to obtain NATO admission at the Bucharest Summit, we should have realized
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Redstate… Faith and Work, By: Erick Erickson
March 26th, 2014 - There are moments when I am reminded that there are two Americas. Increasingly those Americas are divided by faith and lack of faith — or at least ignorance of faith. Yesterday was one of those days when a friend emailed me this tweet by Brian Beutler of the left-wing trolling site Salon (though soon to be at the credible left-wing site The New Republic). Beutler asked, in his tweet, “For what practical reasons might a corporation adopt
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Politichicks… World Vision Side-Steps the Biblical Definition of Marriage, by Julie Klose
March 26, 2014 - The evangelical relief organization World Vision (U.S branch) has made a policy change to now permit gay Christians in legal same-sex marriages to be employed in their organization. In an interview for Christianity Today the World Vision U.S. president Richard Stearns explained the reasoning for this recent policy change. “Changing the employee conduct policy to allow someone in a same-sex marriage who is a professed believer in Jesus Christ to work for us makes our policy
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Townhall Finance… United Nations Says It’s All Your Fault, John Ransom
Mar 26, 2014 - A new prayer from the United Nations disguised as a four-color .pdf says that the weather is all your fault. ‘We now have a better understanding of human-induced climate change,” chants Michel Jarraud, the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization,“and climate scientists can increasingly determine how large scale pressure and temperature patterns influence the
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Townhall… The Tea Party Isn't Dying – The GOP Establishment Is, Kurt Schlichter
Mar 17, 2014 - If the conservative insurgency has been crushed, why was Mitch McConnell walking around onstage at CPAC with a musket? He couldn’t have sucked up to the right any harder if he wore a tri-corner hat and had the Gadsden flag tattooed on his rear. The death of the conservative revolution, the Tea Party, or whatever you call it, has not merely been greatly exaggerated. It’s been flat-out lied about. It isn’t dead. It just changed, from a shoestring operation to one with real clout. And it’s
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Heritage Foundation… Does the Obamacare Deadline Apply to Me? By Amy Payne
March 18, 2014 - In two weeks, Obamacare’s centerpiece—the individual mandate to purchase government-approved health insurance—kicks in. Are you “covered,” as the White House keeps asking in its endless advertising? Because if you don’t have health insurance by March 31, you will have to pay a penalty on your income tax form next year. For 2014, the penalty for not purchasing
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Heritage Foundation… Does the Obamacare Deadline Apply to Me? By Amy Payne
March 18, 2014 - In two weeks, Obamacare’s centerpiece—the individual mandate to purchase government-approved health insurance—kicks in. Are you “covered,” as the White House keeps asking in its endless advertising? Because if you don’t have health insurance by March 31, you will have to pay a penalty on your income tax form next year. For 2014, the penalty for not purchasing insurance will be either $95 or 1 percent of your annual income
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The Blaze… Oklahoma Sheriffs Visiting State Capitol Building Ordered to Disarm — How Do You Suppose They Responded? Dave Urbanski - Mar. 16, 2014 - Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert traveled to Oklahoma City, the state’s capitol, earlier this week with 40 other sheriffs from around the state like they do every year — to meet with politicians and lobby. Everything was going fine in the state capitol building on Tuesday. More than that, “everybody in that building knew who we were,” Colbert told KTUL-TV in Tulsa. “One... read more
House acts to curb Obama’s imperial presidency; Plans would draw line in sand for White House executive actions
Published: 03/07/2014 - Critics say Barack Obama’s forays outside the Constitution are well known: His Obamacare and his arbitrary changes to the law, waiving work requirements under welfare reform, “recess” appointments, refusing to defend federal law (DOMA) and ignoring states that set up their own laws in direct conflict with federal law. The Heritage Foundation has issued a report of the details, describing the “Top 10 Abusive Executive Actions,” including “inventing labor law ‘exemptions’ in violation
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Redstate… Operating Engineers Union Shovels $165,000 to Ohio Republicans, By: Jason Hart
Anti-workplace freedom smear campaign: Check. Buy off GOP squishes: Check. March 13th, 2014 - Last year Ohio Republicans received $165,450 from International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 18, whose campaign against Right to Work has demonized workplace freedom as poisonous and communist. IUOE Local 18 gave $12,000 — the union’s largest campaign contribution all year — to Governor John Kasich. Unlike Ohio’s other big labor unions, IUOE Local 18
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Heritage Foundation… How Harry Reid Is Trying to End Debate in the Senate, by Hans von Spakovsky
March 13, 2014 - The latest salvo in the Senate’s procedural war was fired yesterday when Senator Chuck Grassley (R—Iowa) introduced a resolution to limit abuse of the cloture rule—a practice frequently employed by Sen. Harry Reid (D–Nev.). Grassley was joined by at least 25 other GOP senators in sponsoring the “Stop Cloture Abuse Resolution.” Most Americans have a limited understanding about the use of cloture in the Senate. Indeed, any familiarity with cloture comes from the claim
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Heritage Foundation… Delaying Obamacare's Individual Mandate Due to 'Hardship' -- Caused by Obamacare - By Amy Payne - March 13, 2014 - It’s getting difficult to take any part of Obamacare seriously. The Obama administration has altered or delayed it so many times—who can be sure what the law is at this point? The individual mandate stating that every American has to purchase government-approved health coverage or pay a fine is supposed to kick in on March 31. That’s the deadline to sign up for coverage, supposedly to avoid this... read more
Heritage Foundation… The Obama Administration's About-Face on Medicare, Amy Payne
March 12, 2014 - The Obama administration seems determined not to rock the boat before the midterm congressional election this fall. It’s already delayed Obamacare mandates that could cause outrage. Now it has stopped proposed Medicare changes that weren’t even part of Obamacare—and with good reason. The administration had proposed new rules for seniors’ prescription drug plans in Medicare Part D. This is significant because Part D is unusual for a government program
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Human Events… Regulations: the tax you don't see, By: Lawson Bader and Ryan Young  
3/10/2014 - Government spending—everybody’s talking about it. But unlike the weather, everyone wants to do something about it. Last week, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) released a comprehensive tax reform plan. This week Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) made headlines by questioning the government’s efforts to tackle poverty, and the following day, President Obama introduced his $3.9 trillion budget proposal. There is another area where government grows in the
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Heritage Foundation… Congress’ Real Problem: They’re Letting Regulators Become Legislators, Rich Tucker - March 3, 2014 - Washington D.C. won’t have John Dingell to push around much longer. The venerable Democrat, who’s been in the House of Representatives since 1955, is preparing to retire and hand his family’s seat (his father held it before him, having been elected in 1932) to his wife. But he’s not doing her any favors. In recent years the problem isn’t that lawmakers have... read more
Politically True… Channeling Jeff Foxworthy In A Country Founded By Geniuses And Run By Idiots, by Fritz Edmunds - EDITORS NOTE: Some have passed my list below around on the Internet, dressing it up as if it were actually Jeff Foxworthy’s words. They’re not. Notice the headline is “Channeling” Jeff Foxworthy, because I borrowed a similar style. But I’m not upset they stole my idea. In fact, I think it’s flattering (next time, how about an attribution?). Snopes even did a piece on my post that’s been pawned off as if it were Jeff’s. Interestingly, in some cases, those who have “borrowed” my list chose to... read more
Townhall… Liberal Students Have a Funny Definition of 'Diversity', Jonah Goldberg
Feb 21, 2014 - Cancel the philosophy courses, people. Oh, and we're going to be shuttering the political science, religion and pre-law departments too. We'll keep some of the English and history folks on for a while longer, but they should probably keep their resumes handy. Because, you see, they are of no use anymore. We have the answers to the big questions, so why keep pretending there's anything left to discuss? At least that's where Erin Ching, a student at Swarthmore College, seems to be coming
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Townhall… Obama's Mistaken Belief That Others See the World as He Sees It, By Michael Barone
Mar 07, 2014 - Solipsism. It's a fancy word that means that the self is the only existing reality and that the external world, including other people, are representations of one's own self and can have no independent existence. A person who follows this philosophy may believe that others see the world as he does and will behave as he would. It's a quality often found in narcissists, people who greatly admire themselves -- such as a presidential candidate confident
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Heritage Foundation… The Sneaky Way Three States Are Getting Around a New Food Stamp Reform, Rachel Sheffield - March 7, 2014 - Three states are trying to get around a new minor reform Congress made to the food stamp program. In the farm bill it passed earlier this month, Congress tightened a loophole dubbed “Heat and Eat” that has made it possible for states to artificially boost the amount of food stamp benefits a household receives. Here’s how it works: Some food stamp households that receive Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) benefits are automatically... read more
WND Exclusive… 'You can't do this!' Parents revolt against 'Obamacore'
'It's truly a grassroots effort. It is extraordinary' - Published: 2 days ago - The battle over Common Core is far from over. More and more people are joining the fight against it, even in states where it is considered a done deal. Parents and concerned citizens now realize what’s at stake is the complete makeover of America’s schools in the image of Common Core. And in all likelihood, homeschools and private schools will eventually be required to follow the national standards, too. “There are a
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WND.com… 25 years murder-free in 'Gun Town USA'; Crime rate plummeted after law required firearms for residents
04/19/2007 - As the nation debates whether more guns or fewer can prevent tragedies like the Virginia Tech Massacre, a notable anniversary passed last month in a Georgia town that witnessed a dramatic plunge in crime and violence after mandating residents to own firearms. In March 1982, 25 years ago, the small town of Kennesaw – responding to a handgun ban in Morton Grove, Ill. – unanimously passed an ordinance requiring each head of household to own and maintain a gun. Since then, despite
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Heritage Foundation… Gov. Bobby Jindal: America, We Can Do Better, Bobby Jindal
March 3, 2014 - In Washington, facts can sometimes be stubborn things. I guess that’s why some media pundits thought my comments at a governors’ association meeting last Monday—which highlighted the slow growth and failed economic policies of our President—impolitic or impolite. But let’s look at the facts. According to Federal Reserve data, our current economic “recovery” is the slowest since World War II. After the deep recession of the 1980s, economic growth exceeded 4 percent
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The Examiner.com… Vladimir Putin's Admiral Yamamoto moment, by Timothy Whiteman
March 1, 2014 - Much like the Japanese admiral who planned the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the Russian president realizes he only has a certain amount of time to "run wild" until someone stands up to him, especially with the 2016 American presidential election literally right around the corner, as reported on by both The New York Sun and The Telegraph (of London, UK) on Mar. 1, 2014. As cited, the de facto Russian invasion of the Ukraine is already underway with 2,000 troops already occupying
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Ohio Citizens PAC… A TEA Party Rebuttal to the misguided attacks by the Republican Establishment and Conservative Media on Ted Cruz and the TEA Party, By Tom Zawistowski, President - March 1, 2014 - In recent weeks a coordinated attack has been launched by the Republican Establishment on Senator Ted Cruz and any Congressman associated with the TEA Party, to belittle their efforts to do what is necessary to reign in an out-of-control government that even liberal law professor Jonathan Turley describes as being at a... read more

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