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January 11, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY A controversy has erupted in Texas after a judge ordered children removed from the home of their Christian homeschooling parents -- over the homeschooling itself -- even though the Texas Home School Coalition notes the state doesn't allow that.... (more)


January 11, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review a challenge to a "false statement" law in Ohio that lets bureaucrats decide on the truthfulness of political ads, according to a group that had been targeted under the law.... (more)


January 11, 2014
MICHELLE MALKIN What do George Soros, labor unions and money-grubbing former GOP Rep. Steven LaTourette all have in common? They're control freaks. They're power hounds. They're united against tea party conservatives. And they all have operated under the umbrella of D.C. groups masquerading as "Main Street" Republicans.... (more)


January 11, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY Dramatic new video footage shows the moment a small plane crashed in December, killing the director of Hawaii's Department of Health Loretta Fuddy -- the woman who verified and released President Obama's birth certificate.... (more)


January 9, 2014
CLIFF KINCAID Having suffered a major setback when Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" got his job back, the gay lobby is now going for a softer target -- a pro-family activist in Ohio whose book Maybe He's Not Gay undercuts their recruitment efforts among kids.... (more)


January 9, 2014
WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. officials believe that former Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu Sufian bin Qumu, who was released in 2007 and sent to Libya, played a role in the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.... (more)


January 9, 2014
WASHINGTON TIMES Iraq's ambassador to Washington says the Obama administration doesn't fully grasp the consequences of failing to more aggressively combat a surging al Qaeda threat inside his country, pointedly suggesting that President Obama has been less engaged with Baghdad than his predecessor.... (more)


January 9, 2014
MCCLATCHY DC The White House pushed back Wednesday against a harsh critique from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who in an upcoming memoir accuses Vice President Joe Biden of being wrong on foreign policy and national security issues over the last 40 years.... (more)


January 9, 2014
NEW YORK TIMES The mystery of who closed two lanes onto the George Washington Bridge -- turning the borough of Fort Lee, N.J., into a parking lot for four days in September -- exploded into a full-bore political scandal for Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday. Emails and texts revealed that a top aide had ordered the closings to punish the town's mayor after he did not endorse the governor for re-election.... (more)


January 9, 2014
POLITICO The Justice Department moved Wednesday night to block the plaintiffs in the most successful legal challenges to the National Security Agency's call-tracking program from obtaining more details about how the surveillance effort operates.... (more)


January 9, 2014
GALLUP Forty-two percent of Americans, on average, identified as political independents in 2013, the highest Gallup has measured since it began conducting interviews by telephone 25 years ago. Meanwhile, Republican identification fell to 25%, the lowest over that time span. At 31%, Democratic identification is unchanged from the last four years but down from 36% in 2008.... (more)


January 9, 2014
TERENCE P. JEFFREY The fertility rate of women in the United States fell to a record low for the second year in a row in 2012, according to data released last week by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... (more)


January 9, 2014
WASHINGTON TIMES Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty in America." American taxpayers have since spent more than $15 trillion on this conflict, employing everything short of the A-bomb, as the CATO Institute's Michael Tanner notes. Money is thrown with abandon at low-income assistance programs, from Section 8 housing to Head Start to Medicare and the Earned Income Tax Credit. There's little to show for the expenditure beyond a $17.3 trillion -- that's with a 't' -- national debt.... (more)


January 9, 2014
ERICK ERICKSON I find myself writing more and more about matters of faith. And in writing about matters of faith, I find the hostility of the critics and opponents vastly more ferocious than when I just stick to politics. When I was in England back in November, I had breakfast with Matthew Lee Anderson. He said he noticed I had taken to writing about faith more and more and he wondered why.... (more)


January 8, 2014
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY Back in October, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin slammed his fellow Republican senator Ted Cruz of Texas for what he portrayed as Cruz's flawed strategy of attempting to defund Obamacare. But it soon became painfully apparent that Johnson had no strategy of his own to mount any meaningful opposition to the law.... (more)


January 8, 2014
NEWSMAX Ret. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters charged it was "as low as any president in history has gone" for President Barack Obama to send troops to Afghanistan into a war in which he didn't believe.... (more)


January 8, 2014
CNN Utah will not recognize the hundreds of same-sex marriages that were temporarily allowed by a federal judge's ruling but before the Supreme Court issued an injunction, the state announced Wednesday.... (more)


January 8, 2014
NEWSMAX Embattled Obamacare official Kathleen Sebelius should revise her "false and misleading" testimony before Congress or face the consequences like possible criminal liability, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa warned Wednesday.... (more)


January 8, 2014
WASHINGTON TIMES The Justice Department put an avowed political supporter of President Obama in charge of the criminal probe into the IRS targeting of tea party groups, according to top Republicans who said Wednesday that the move has ruined the entire investigation.... (more)


January 8, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY A judge has issued a stunning verdict in a homeschooling case in Germany, ordering that the parents cannot have custody of their children because the family might move to another country and homeschool, posing a "concrete endangerment" to the children.... (more)


January 8, 2014
MICHELLE MALKIN The Common Core gold rush is on. Apple, Pearson, Google, Microsoft, and Amplify are all cashing in on the federal standards/testing/textbook racket. But the EduTech boondoggle is no boon for students. It's more squandered tax dollars down the public-school drain.... (more)


January 8, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY Five-time boxing champion Evander Holyfield, known for his Christian faith, has been scolded by a narrator on a reality television show in the United Kingdom for expressing biblical views about homosexuality.... (more)


January 6, 2014
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST Question: Why have today's Republicans tied themselves in knots? Answer: Some of it is their own fault, passing up opportunities to go on offense when justified. But another factor is the influential media demonizes those Republicans who A -- stand up for religious freedom ("War on Women"); B -- attempt to do something about the $17 trillion debt that our children and grandchildren will inherit (party on! blame "the 1%")... (more)


January 6, 2014
ALAN KEYES The DNC has tested the waters with a fundraising appeal using the prospect of a move to impeach/remove Obama to rally support for Democrats in next fall's congressional elections. Did the appeal backfire, building the media profile and credibility of impeachment advocates?... (more)


January 6, 2014
CLIFF KINCAID In a column on the "remarkable lives" of some people who passed away in 2013, Republican strategist Karl Rove writes that British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in concert with Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and Pope John Paul II, "transformed the world." He's right that Reagan, Bush, Thatcher and the Pope did transform the world... (more)