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December 5, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — We've all seen these kinds of games. The team gets pushed around all over the gridiron . . . but it wins anyway. The opposing squad marches up and down the field with apparent ease, piling up yardage, chewing up clock. But each time, something goes wrong at the critical moment: here a fumble near the goal line, there a tipped pass intercepted and returned for a touchdown. At the end of the game, you stare at the stat sheet in disbelief: Your guys have been outgained by a whopping 150 yards, the other team has held the ball almost 40 minutes out of 60. Yet, somehow, you won, 10--3.... (more)


December 5, 2016
NEWSMAX — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday reiterated his harsh criticism of last year's international nuclear deal with Iran and said he would work with President-elect Donald Trump on fixing it, The Weekly Standard reported.... (more)


December 5, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Some 175 immigrants were approved for citizenship even though their names weren't properly run through the FBI's name-check databases, potentially missing red flags that may have disqualified them from naturalization, the Obama administration admitted this weekend.... (more)


December 5, 2016
USA TODAY — A Green Party-backed campaign will take its fight for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's votes in the presidential election to the federal courts after it dropped a case in the state courts. "We are committed to this fight to protect the civil and voting rights of all Americans," Jonathan Abady, lead counsel for the recount campaign, said in a statement. "Over the past several days, it has become clear that the barriers to verifying the vote in Pennsylvania are so pervasive and that the state court system is so ill-equipped to address this problem that we must seek federal court intervention."... (more)


December 5, 2016
NEWSMAX — 'Saturday Night Live' spoofed the post-election Facebook sightings and posts of defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on the hiking tails in Chappaqua, N.Y., calling the video skit "The Hunt for Hil."... (more)


December 3, 2016
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — "The free market has been sorting it out," Vice President-elect Mike Pence said last week, "and America's been losing," Pence is a smart conservative, and he knows that the Trump administration will never make America great again with bribes and threats against every company that ponders exporting its jobs over the southern border to Mexico.... (more)


December 3, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER EDITORIAL — Because market freedoms create an environment for economic growth, thriving businesses and job creation, many people confuse "pro-market policies" with "pro-business" favors.... (more)


December 3, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Trump surrogate Sarah Palin argued in a Friday op-ed that President-elect Trump's negotiations with the Carrier company may be nothing else than "crony capitalism."... (more)


December 3, 2016
NEWSMAX — President Barack Obama encouraged Americans to sign up for Obamacare health insurance plans Friday despite Republicans' stated intentions to repeal, or at least improve, the law during Donald Trump's administration.... (more)


December 3, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — A big question facing Republicans next year is how to pass a national healthcare reform law without taking a beating on Election Day. Obamacare has been implemented, and 20 million Americans have health insurance through the law. That means Republicans have to figure out how they will keep their promise to repeal Obamacare without angering the people who already receive coverage from the law.... (more)


December 3, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — In the postelection world, many Americans remain vexed with the press -- convinced that journalists are guilty of biased reporting, or producing inaccurate, clueless, trite, elitist or even fraudulent news. Unbeknownst to many, the Society of Professional Journalists has a robust set of ethical standards in place "to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough," advising journalists to "seek the truth and report it," among other significant things.... (more)


December 2, 2016
DAVID FRENCH — Donald Trump has picked an honorable, thoughtful, and courageous warrior to lead the Pentagon. He knows how to lead men in battle. He's an outstanding strategic thinker, and he's unencumbered by politically correct nonsense. Trump's cabinet is shaping up very well indeed, but this choice is his best and most crucial personnel decision yet.... (more)


December 2, 2016
NEWSMAX — President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday night that he would be nominating retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as his pick for secretary of Defense.... (more)


December 2, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President-elect Trump announced a libertarian-like foreign policy at his first "thank you" rally in Cincinnati on Thursday night. While sharing core components of the tasks he will have his administration focus on, Trump rolled out new directions for the State and Defense Departments.... (more)


December 2, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The Washington Post is calling on Senate Democrats to support Republican Rep. Tom Price as President-elect Trump's pick for secretary of Health and Human Services.... (more)


December 2, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — President-elect Donald Trump urged his supporters Thursday to be the "agents of change" and to keep the pressure on elected leaders in Washington to make sure they deliver on the promises that he laid out in his victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race.... (more)


December 2, 2016
CNN — Rep. Keith Ellison's past ties to the Nation of Islam and his defense of its anti-Semitic leader, Louis Farrakhan, are resurfacing as he campaigns to lead the Democratic National Committee.... (more)


December 2, 2016
JOSEPH FARAH — I knew the media were out of touch with the American people. I've known it for 35 years. It's why I do what I do. It's why I created WND -- the first independent online news company -- some 20 years ago. It's why I wrote the book, "Stop the Presses: The Inside Story of the New Media Revolution."... (more)


December 2, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Republicans are recommending that authorities prosecute a Planned Parenthood affiliate and eight more human tissue companies, abortion clinics and research centers involved in supplying and buying fetal tissue.... (more)


December 2, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — France's Conseil d'Etat (Council of State) -- a governing body that acts as both legal counsel to the executive branch and a sort of supreme judicial body -- has ruled that advertisements showing smiling, happy children with Down syndrome are "inappropriate" and might "disturb" some women.... (more)


December 1, 2016
WORLDNETDAILY — It's often said "personnel is policy" when it comes to an incoming president's Cabinet selections, and that's what has some of Donald Trump's most fervent supporters asking, "Why THESE people?" In fact, Americans on both the left and right of the political aisle are expressing concern over the president-elect's recent choices for key positions in his administration.... (more)


December 1, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Donald Trump loyalists have been outspoken about the risks of making Mitt Romney secretary of state, but the last 48 hours have shown how useful the former Massachusetts governor can be to the president-elect.... (more)


December 1, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President-elect Trump went on a "dinner date summit" with Mitt Romney Tuesday evening in New York City, and were greeted by a round of applause. The dinner at french restaurant Jean-Georges marked the second time the two have met in recent weeks, as Romney, a former critic of Trump during the campaign, is now being considered for secretary of state.... (more)


December 1, 2016
CHELSEA SCHILLING — The political world is abuzz with speculation about President-elect Donald Trump's consideration of former CIA Director David Petraeus as his choice for secretary of state -- but Petraeus' positions on a variety of issues, including gun control, could upset conservatives if he is indeed selected for the slot... (more)


December 1, 2016
WASHINGTON POST — President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, according to people familiar with the decision, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across the Middle East to run the Pentagon less than four years after he hung up his uniform.... (more)