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Heritage Foundation… Michelle Obama Is Ignoring the Problems Her New School Lunch Standards Have Caused, Daren Bakst - May 30, 2014 - Yesterday in an op-ed, First Lady Michelle Obama attacked the House of Representatives for considering giving some schools a one-year reprieve from complying with the new school lunch requirements. In a New York Times column on her Let’s Move initiative, Obama addressed several issues but sidestepped acknowledging key problems that have been identified with the school lunch program. For example, she doesn’t... read more
Heritage Foundation… A Jail Sentence for Selling Hot Dogs? By Evan Bernick
May 23, 2014 - It should be obvious that throwing people in jail for selling hot dogs is profoundly un-American. But in the state of North Carolina, it could happen to you. In fact, it has already happened. In 2011, a judge sentenced Steven Pruner to 45 days in the custody of Durham County’s sheriff. His sin? Selling dogs from a food cart near Duke University Medical Center. In case you’re wondering, no, Pruner’s dogs didn’t make anyone sick. But Pruner sold food without a license. And, under North
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Human Events… Democrats try to run out the clock on the VA scandal, By John Hayward    
5/23/2014 - It’s comically obvious that the Democrats (and their good buddy, “independent” socialist Bernie Sanders of Vermont) are fully committed to the Obama Scandal Damage Control playbook over the VA outrage.  They’re going to try to drag this thing out for months, and hope the public loses interest.  The delaying tactics are painfully obvious.  In one voice, everyone from President Obama
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Heritage Foundation… School Car Wash Fundraisers Banned in Virginia County
By Eric Boehm, May 24, 2014 - For years, car washes have been a fundraising staple for high school sports teams, marching bands and youth groups. Just get some kids together with buckets and soap, rent out a parking lot, put up a sign and hope it doesn’t rain. But in Arlington, Va., you also have to hope the government doesn’t catch you. Charity car washes and car wash fundraisers are now banned on school property there, after the Department of Environmental Services issued new rules for
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Heritage Foundation… Worth Dying For, by James Carafano
May 26, 2014 - For myself and many other veterans, Memorial Day is encapsulated in one unforgettable experience. That moment for me was while I was still in uniform and teaching at West Point. I took a group of cadets on a study tour of the battlefields at Normandy. We walked the grounds of the U.S. cemetery overlooking the bluffs at Omaha Beach. The crosses and Stars of David trace perfect lines across the rolling grassy knolls — row
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Heritage Foundation… Texas Is Booming With New Jobs and 'Dirt Cheap' Energy. Why Are Some People Still Naysayers? Josh Shepherd - May 25, 2014 - Texas is getting under some people’s skin. Its population is growing. Its people are becoming more prosperous. It is creating both billionaires and employing more minimum-wage workers than any other state. Its energy sector has thrived—year-over-year drilling has doubled so far in 2014, with 10,000 new wells drilled just since January. Its technology corridor now extends for hundreds of miles along I-35. Texas is... read more
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Heritage Foundation… IRS Holds Off -- for Now -- on Rules to Restrict Political Groups
Amy Payne - May 23, 2014 - Any day that the Obama administration halts its regulatory overreach is a good day – even if it won’t last forever. Yesterday, the IRS announced it would hold off until next year on new rules that would have restricted the activities of nonprofit groups. The administration had been working on these behind the scenes since last year. But after the agency’s targeting of
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Townhall… Coming Obamacare Attraction: Summertime "Premium Hike Drumbeat" by Guy Benson
May 23, 2014 - The Hill previews healthcare consumers' upcoming summer slog, and it isn't pretty for Democrats: States are nailing down dates to release 2015 premium costs under ObamaCare, and their decisions will guarantee a drumbeat of news about rate hikes all the way to the November midterm elections. Democrats are bracing for grim headlines that could put the unpopular law back at the forefront of voters’ minds. Premiums are expected to go up in a majority of states, as
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Townhall… The Top 5 Things Graduating Students Need To Hear Before They Go Into The Real World, by John Hawkins - May 24, 2014 - All across America at this time of year, there are high school and college students graduating from our education system and heading into the real world. Here's a little advice for them from outside the liberal cocoon their teachers have weaved over the last few years. 1) You were not born special: Everyone is not a winner. Everyone is not a good person. Everyone doesn't deserve to have high self-esteem... read more
TPNN… New Emails Reveal Obama White House Worked on Concocting Benghazi Lie DURING the Attacks, By Matthew Burke - May 23, 2014 - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said on Thursday that the Obama White House was contacting YouTube owner Google during the Benghazi terrorist attacks, working on the false narrative even before Americans were out of harm’s way and before the intelligence community... read more
Townhall… House Democrat: Obama's Press Conference on VA Scandal Wasn't Good Enough - By Daniel Doherty, May 22, 2014 - We wrote up the president’s uninspiring press conference yesterday. In essence, he called for a series of investigations after numerous and sundry allegations surfaced that corruption and malfeasance is rampant at the VA. He also announced that Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki would stay on, and help with those ongoing efforts. The problem? Even his fellows Democrats aren’t impressed. Indeed, his wooden and emotionless response is provoking all sorts of... read more
Heritage Foundation… Saving for Retirement -- Without the Government, by Amy Payne
May 19, 2014 - We can all agree that it’s good for Americans to save for retirement. But should the government expand from providing old-age entitlement benefits to controlling personal retirement investments as well? Whether you want to or not, we’re forced to pay into Social Security and Medicare. But today’s working Americans don’t have the guarantee that these programs will be there to carry us through retirement. Why? The taxes we’re paying now are supporting today’s retirees – not
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Santorum Slams DCCC for Calling War Veteran Lee Zeldin a Coward; Patriot Voices PAC Endorses Zeldin for Congress in NY-1 - Verona, PA - Former U.S. Senator, former Republican presidential candidate, chairman of Patriot Voices and author of Blue Collar Conservatives Rick Santorum issued the following statement about the Democratic Campaign Congressional Committee's (DCCC) attack on Lee Zeldin in his run for Congress in New York's first Congressional district. "This is an unbelievably egregious attack on an American... read more
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Blue Collar Conservatives… Wall Street Journal and National Review Offer Praise for Rick Santorum's Blue Collar Conservatives - Verona, PA - In case you missed it, both The Wall Street Journal and National Review offered praise for former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum's book Blue Collar Conservatives.  Below are excerpts from each article: From The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib: Republicans already obsessing about the 2016 presidential sweepstakes have paid little attention so far to Rick Santorum. That's a mistake...It is a... read more
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Heritage Foundation… 9 Obamacare Predictions That Have Come True, by Robert Moffit
May 5, 2014 - It directly affects the personal life of every American, and it controls or regulates a complex sector of the American economy that is slightly larger than the entire economy of France. If you guessed Obamacare, you’ve been paying attention for the past four years. Four years ago, many health policy analysts, including those at The Heritage Foundation, predicted some of the effects this law would have on Americans. These
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Heritage Foundation… Terrorists Who Kidnap Little Girls, Amy Payne
May 14, 2014 - Parents and relatives of kidnapped schoolgirls react during a protest over the Nigerian government's failure to rescue the abducted girls. Americans have increasingly been pulled into the frightening story of more than 250 schoolgirls in Nigeria who were kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram. People around the world have watched and prayed and helped spread awareness of
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Policymic… 21 Things Politicians Love to Say — And What They Really Mean, By David Ludwig
If you've listened to more than one campaign speech, press conference or prime time address, you've likely noticed that politicians' vocabularies have become strangely limited. While our elected officials attempt to solve some of America's most difficult problems, their discourse has descended into something between Morse code and picture book. Here are just a few of our politicians' very favorite catchphrases and what they really mean. 1. We need stronger leadership in Washington, D.C. -- I've always
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Redstate… Nebraska and the Status Quo, By Erick Erickson
May 12th, 2014 - The Nebraska Republican primary draws near and the race is clear test of whether Republicans support the status quo. As Shane Osborn collapses in the Senate polling and Ben Sasse’s lead grows, some Republicans are flirting with Sid Dinsdale. Dinsdale claims to be a “life long” Republican, with a pattern of giving to Democrats. He’s a pretty good example of a crony
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Investors.com… Americans Need To Wake Up To Green Movement's Radicalism, By Stephen Moore
5/2/14 - Can Opinion Turn Against Not-So-Jolly Green Giant? How much of a toll on the American economy does the green movement have to charge before Americans start to wake up to the dastardliness of radical environmentalism? Last month we saw firsthand one impact of Big Green on our economy with the White House announcement that the Keystone XL pipeline won't be built for at least six more months. Ten thousand blue collar jobs, almost all paying more than $50,000 a year, down the drain
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Townhall Finance… Google Tells Conservative News Website to Take a Hike, Michael Schaus
May 09, 2014 - The Conservative oriented website dedicated to aggregating news from around the world-wide-interwebs, Weasel Zippers, has just lost its primary funding source because… Well… It’s kinda hard to say. According to the site, Google AdSense (an add generator produced by the infamously liberal corporation in Silicon Valley) has cancelled its agreement with the website because of apparent violations to their terms of use. According to Google, the conservative news site has
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Townhall… Democrats' Latest Idea: Send One Person to Help With Benghazi Investigation, Katie Pavlich - May 09, 2014 - Will Democrats actively participate in the Benghazi Select Committee? At this point, who knows. When Speaker John Boehner announced he would form the Committee last weeks, Democrats threatened to boycott altogether by refusing to participate. Then, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi demanded the Committee be split equally between Democrats and Republicans, despite... read more
Townhall… Why the GOP is So Divided, by Steve Deace
May 10, 2014 - The following is an excerpt from the new book “Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again.” Several times during the 2012 campaign I had newspaper reporters from across the country contact me for my take on what Mitt Romney has to do to rally his base for the general election. I always told them they were asking the wrong question. The question isn’t whether or not Romney would be able to successfully rally his base—the question is whether or not he actually wants to
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D.C. Gets a New Obamacare Tax, by Marguerite Bowling
May 6, 2014 - The District of Columbia’s legislative body voted today to give its health exchange the power to tax any health-related insurance product sold in the city. The D.C. Council, in a unanimous vote, approved the emergency tax measure to help the D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority run the online insurance exchange set up under the national health law known as Obamacare, The Washington Post reported. The D.C. bill
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Heritage Foundation… The Benghazi Select Committee Has Been Established. Why That's a Good Thing. Helle Dale - May 9, 2014 - On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted, 232-186, to establish an investigative Select Committee on Benghazi. The committee, which will consist of seven Republicans and five Democrats, is a welcome if overdue step toward getting to the truth about the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012, which left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The committee was established with bipartisan support... read more
Federal News Radio… Federal government as an employer -- Is the glass half full or half empty?
Monday - 5/5/2014 - Commentary by Jeff Neal - This column was originally published on Jeff Neal's blog, ChiefHRO.com, and was republished here with permission from the author. Now that OPM is sending out the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, it is a good time to talk about the government as an employer. The U.S. government has its share of critics — both inside and out. We also talk about how federal employees have been treated in recent years, with pay freezes, fed
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Heritage Foundation… 9 Obamacare Predictions That Have Come True, Robert Moffit
May 5, 2014 - It directly affects the personal life of every American, and it controls or regulates a complex sector of the American economy that is slightly larger than the entire economy of France. If you guessed Obamacare, you’ve been paying attention for the past four years. Four years ago, many health policy analysts, including those at The Heritage Foundation, predicted some of the effects
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Regulations take $1.8 trillion bite out of economy, By: Christine Hall  
5/5/2014 - The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) this week released its annual Ten Thousand Commandments report on the size and scope of federal regulations. According to the report, federal regulations took a $1.863 trillion bite out of the U.S. economy in 2013. The report aims to establish a baseline for the largely unknown “hidden tax” of the U.S. regulatory state, since more than 99 percent of federal regulations are never subjected to cost-benefit analysis. “Federal agencies crank out thousands
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Townhall… Contempt Vote Coming Down on Lerner, by Katie Pavlich
May 05, 2014 - The House of Representatives will vote this week on whether to hold former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. Back in April, the House Oversight Committee voted to hold Lerner in Contempt after she plead the Fifth for a second time in March. Many lawmakers argue Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights the first time she testified the first time last year due to making an opening statement
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GOP Politics… The Roots of Obama's Foreign Policy Troubles, The White House Dossier
President Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster. He cruised along for awhile, but then the rest of the world figured him out and started taking matters into their own hands, for which the Devil has made ample use. And now, as everyone can see, we’re in deep doodoo in every corner of the globe. Here’s why: 1. Obama never cared about foreign policy. The president came into office with one thing in mind: To “fundamentally transform” the United States into a a kind of Northern Cuba where he could
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WND… Now teachers revolt over Common Core tests
'Our professional judgment dictates that we cannot participate in this assessment' - By Leo Hohmann - Teachers at a New York City high school fired a shot across the bow of the concept of a nationalized education industry Thursday, becoming the first in their state to refuse to administer a standardized test tied to the controversial Common Core national standards. The boycott by teachers at Prospect Heights International School in Brooklyn comes amid a small but growing “opt-out” movement. Thousands
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Heritage Foundation… Caution: Senators at Work, by Amy Payne
May 2, 2014 - Obamacare is wreaking havoc on the economy; entitlement spending is swallowing the federal budget; America’s military readiness is in shambles; and a handful of senators are working hard to make sure the government stays in the housing finance business. Priorities, right? Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the giant government-sponsored entities (GSEs) that dominate the American housing market, were supposed to help people get homes
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Heritage Foundation… Marijuana Is Harmful: Debunking 7 Myths Arguing It's Fine, Kevin Sabet
April 27, 2014 - Don’t believe the hype: marijuana legalization poses too many risks to public health and public safety. Based on almost two decades of research, community-based work, and policy practice across three presidential administrations, my new book “Reefer Sanity” discusses some widely held myths about marijuana: Myth No. 1: “Marijuana is harmless and non-addictive” No, marijuana is not as dangerous as cocaine or heroin, but calling it harmless or non-addictive denies
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Townhall… Carney Tries to Spin Damning Benghazi Email Evidence as "Republicans With Conspiracy Theories" - Katie Pavlich - May 01, 2014 - Speaking and answering questions from the White House briefing room Thursday afternoon, Press Secretary Jay Carney tried to spin newly released and damning Benghazi email evidence as Republicans politicizing a tragedy, accusing them of being conspiracy theorists. "What hasn't changed is the effort by Republicans to claim a conspiracy when they... read more
Breitbart… 8 Things That Won't Get You Banned by the NBA, by Ben Shapiro
29 Apr 2014 - With the lifetime ban by the NBA of despicably racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the door is wide open to further sports bans on people who say offensive things in private. That, of course, is why Sterling was ousted. Everyone knew for decades that Sterling was a disgusting pig racist – he had federal lawsuits led by the Department of Justice against him for discriminating against blacks, Hispanics, and Asians in housing (one allegation in the 2006 DOJ lawsuit: he said black
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