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June 17, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY — Fifty-four percent of Americans say Barack Obama's deal to swap five Taliban leaders for a detained U.S. soldier in the Middle East amounts to providing aid to terrorists -- a violation of federal law -- according to a new poll.... (more)


June 17, 2014
NEWSMAX — House GOP leaders have "failed to bridge the divide" with Republicans outside Washington, conservative Rep. Raul Labrador said Monday in pleading with his colleagues to back his long-shot candidacy for House majority leader.... (more)


June 17, 2014
BUSINESS INSIDER — President Barack Obama is sending 275 U.S. troops to Iraq to "provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad" in the wake of territorial gains made by the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).... (more)


June 17, 2014
NEWSMAX — The interrogation of a trusted messenger for the insurgent Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, led Iraqi commanders to a treasure trove of information on the terror group and its staggering $2 billion in finances, the British newspaper the Guardian reports.... (more)


June 17, 2014
NEWSMAX — The Sudanese government underestimated the American response to the death by hanging sentence imposed in Sudan on Meriam Ibrahim and appears willing to discuss it, says Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council.... (more)


June 17, 2014
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST — A veteran investigator and author believes Libyan missiles fell into the hands of Iran's Islamic regime during the disorder that characterized Libya before and after the overthrow of the rule of that country's longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi... (more)


June 17, 2014
ALAN KEYES — The ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, says that, when it comes to enforcing border security and U.S. immigration laws, Obama "remains committed to escalating -- rather than ending -- the lawlessness." He goes on to claim that "Republicans...are the last bulwark for the rule of law."... (more)


June 16, 2014
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — Eliana Johnson's report is just stunning -- no matter how many times similar "mishaps" have occurred in this administration. The IRS, like other government agencies, has lots of reasons to maintain e-mails, so I'm curious about whether they will be similarly informing courts, Congress, litigants, FOIA petitioners, and other people and bodies they must periodically make disclosures and reports to that they've lost nearly two years' worth of agency communications?... (more)


June 16, 2014
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — Eric Cantor's single largest source of campaign contributions was Blackstone Group, the high-rolling financial titan in Midtown Manhattan. Dave Brat's largest source of campaign cash was Baugh Auto Body on West Broad Street in Richmond.... (more)


June 16, 2014
DAILYMAIL — As Islamic militants continue their bloody march across Iraq, the Obama administration announced plans for an unlikely allegiance with Iran as a way to provide a coordinated response to the violence. The U.S. has also taken steps to increase security at its embassy in Baghdad, and has airlifted many of the 5500 staff members to safer locations in surrounding regions after reports that about 12000 militants were headed to the capital... (more)


June 16, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY — The deployment of Iran's Revolutionary Guard to Iraq came after the Obama administration quietly gave its approval of the Shiite troop movement, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials. The Obama administration pressed Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to allow battalions of the Quds Force to aid the Iraqi military in its fight against the Sunni Muslim Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.... (more)


June 16, 2014
ERNEST ISTOOK — President Barack Obama has squandered America's military victory in Iraq, says Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr., California Republican and a former Marine major who served two combat tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. And the squandering of that victory could now lead to wider-than-ever fighting in the Mideast.... (more)


June 16, 2014
WASHINGTON TIMES — The last American commander in Iraq recommended to the Obama administration that 23,000 U.S. troops remain to cement the victory, but no deal was ever reached with Baghdad, and all combat forces went home.... (more)


June 16, 2014
WASHINGTON TIMES — From school board races to Senate primaries, the education reform package known as Common Core is proving uncommonly divisive this campaign season, popping up as an issue in primary elections all over the country.... (more)


June 16, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY — A federal judge has ordered the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to pay more than $700,000 in legal fees in a case charging the school violated the speech rights of an applicant for a professorship. But the university may not be done racking up the bills. It has appealed a court order that it promote Mike Adams to professor and reimburse him an additional $50,000 for lost salary.... (more)


June 15, 2014
WASHINGTON TIMES — Border Patrol officials are swamped by the number of minors crossing illegally into the United States and frustrated that they can't turn away known Mexican gang members.... (more)


June 15, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY — Wayne Rogers, most famous for his role as "Trapper John" in the TV series M*A*S*H, unleashed a blistering verbal assault on President Obama, calling for his impeachment from office over the current illegal-immigration crisis... (more)


June 15, 2014
WASHINGTON TIMES — Saying he wants to "light a fire" under young Americans and inspire real action to fight climate change, President Obama on Saturday bashed the tea party, the news media and others who he argues are standing in the way of progress.... (more)


June 15, 2014
WASHINGTON TIMES — Sen. Tom Coburn, a doctor, said in Republicans' weekly radio address Saturday that the problems at the VA go beyond the long wait times, and include substandard care that's led to veterans' deaths.... (more)


June 14, 2014
NEWSMAX — An outspoken tea party-backed Republican lawmaker on Friday opened his campaign for the No. 2 leadership post in the House of Representatives against a top deputy of Speaker John Boehner in a bid to boost conservatives' influence in the party.... (more)


June 14, 2014
NEWSMAX — If Rep. Kevin McCarthy is elected House majority leader next week, Republicans will have picked a No. 2 with a less conservative voting record than his predecessor.... (more)


June 14, 2014
NEWSMAX — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is offering words of support for Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, who has announced a longshot bid to become House majority leader.... (more)


June 14, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY — With the Mideast in flames, the Obama administration engulfed in a seemingly endless parade of scandals, and Congress in perpetual disarray, one lawmaker believes it is time to turn to divine guidance.... (more)


June 14, 2014
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — I've just written "Faithless Execution," a book positing that there is such a solid legal case of high crimes and misdemeanors committed by the president that the time is ripe to build a political case for his impeachment. I have argued, moreover, that the president's policy of appeasing and empowering Islamic supremacists has been a national-security catastrophe, catalyzing a jihadist resurgence across the Middle East.... (more)


June 14, 2014
CLIFF KINCAID — Dave Brat's victory over Eric Cantor (R-VA) was attributed to his Tea Party backing, when national groups like the Tea Party Patriots gave him no financial assistance at all. What the media ignored was his campaigning in local churches and emphasis on family values.... (more)