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September 20, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES The leaders of the State Department's Benghazi probe defended their inquiry into the 2012 attack, but they acknowledged to Congress on Thursday that their mission was limited in scope and faced questions over why they gave Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton an advance look at their findings.... (more)


September 19, 2013
JOAN SWIRSKY In July, the state of New York announced the results of its first tests based on the Common Core: The region hasn't been this battered since Superstorm Sandy. Just 26 percent of students in third through eighth grade passed the English exam, and only 30 percent passed the math test. In one Harlem school, just seven percent of students received passing scores in English, and 10 percent in math... (more)


September 19, 2013
FRED HUTCHISON, RA ANALYST Columnist Jonah Goldberg's heart is in the right place about the right to life, but he is a naive innocent when it comes to theology. (See his column of Oct. 17, 2007, "Why be pro-life?") He wrote that "Not even the most adamant pro-lifer claims...that consciousness exists at conception." Some theologians actually do make that claim... (more)


September 19, 2013
CLIFF KINCAID Informed speculation mounted at Monday's Accuracy in Media conference, which officially launched the Citizens' Commission on Benghazi, that House Speaker John Boehner's opposition to a Watergate-style congressional committee to investigate Benghazi stems from his knowledge of arms shipments to al-Qaeda terrorists in Libya and Syria... (more)


September 19, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY In a major surprise move, the usually cautious GOP House leadership will adopt a politically risky strategy to try to stop Obamacare, with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio declaring, "We're going to continue to do everything we can to repeal the president's failed Obamacare."... (more)


September 19, 2013
NEWSMAX In an interview with Telemundo airing Tuesday, President Barack Obama said the growing majority of Americans doubting his healthcare law are wrong... (more)


September 19, 2013
JOSEPH FARAH There are well-heeled foundations created around the untimely death of Matthew Shepard. There is a line of commemorative jewelry named for the alleged "hate-crime" murder victim. There is a movie mythologizing his death at the hands of anti-homosexual bigots.... (more)


September 19, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES A conservative pro-life organization issued a lengthy report Wednesday claiming a Catholic charity is being unfaithful to the church's teachings by funding groups that promote birth control.... (more)


September 19, 2013
EMILY MILLER It is painful and tragic that 12 hardworking people at the Washington Navy Yard went to work Monday and never came home. Aaron Alexis shot 29 people before the police were able to stop him. President Obama and his allies in the liberal media jumped to blame the weapons, but there is not a single gun-control law that could have prevented that horrific massacre.... (more)


September 19, 2013
MICHELLE MALKIN Forget gun control. America needs government control. Have you noticed the common thread among several mass killings and homeland security incidents lately?... (more)


September 19, 2013
NEWSMAX This week's mass shooting at Washington's Navy Yard has thrust the AR-15 assault rifle back in the center of the gun control debate, even though authorities have debunked reports the weapon was used in the gunman Aaron Alexis.... (more)


September 19, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY The shotgun Aaron Alexis allegedly used to launch the shooting Monday at the Washington Naval Shipyard that killed 12 naval and civilian personnel was legal, since when he purchased it, Alexis had no record of either a misdemeanor or felony conviction.... (more)


September 19, 2013
BBC NEWS One of the first teams of heavily armed police to respond to Monday's shooting in Washington DC was ordered to stand down by superiors, the BBC can reveal.... (more)


September 19, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY "There's a lot to look at and I think, at some point, if the smoking gun leads to the White House, we have to take action," Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, soberly reflected. He was talking about impeachment, and it's not the first time he's considered it.... (more)


September 19, 2013
THOMAS SOWELL Many years ago, I was a member of a committee that was recommending to whom grant money should be awarded. Since I knew one of the applicants, I asked if this meant that I should recuse myself from voting on his application.... (more)


September 19, 2013
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON For the last 70 years, American higher education was assumed to be the pathway to upward mobility and a rich shared-learning experience. Young Americans for four years took a common core of classes, learned to look at the world dispassionately, and gained the concrete knowledge to make informed arguments logically.... (more)


September 18, 2013
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE Leadership sources tell me the House will soon vote on a continuing resolution that simultaneously funds the federal government and defunds Obamacare. Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are expected to announce the decision at Wednesday's Republican conference meeting.... (more)


September 18, 2013
NEWSMAX Almost 70 percent of voters are concerned about their healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, and 54 percent would like to turn the clock back on the healthcare system, a Fox News poll showed Tuesday.... (more)


September 18, 2013
THE WEEKLY STANDARD You know things are bad for President Obama when even Warren Buffett has soured on Obamacare and says that "we need something else." Money Morning writes: "Healthcare costs in the United States are like a tapeworm eating at our economic body.... (more)


September 18, 2013
WASHINGTON EXAMINER President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.... (more)


September 18, 2013
MEDIAITE For the very first time, Glenn Beck called for President Obama to be impeached. Why? Because Beck believes that aiding al-Qaeda affiliated rebels in Syria by targeting the government is "the height of insanity" and illegality, and anyone seriously proposing that has to go. Beck made it clear exactly who he wants gone and why.... (more)


September 18, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY In the wake of the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, President Obama plans to implement more executive orders and reiterated his commitment to strengthening gun laws, including expanding background checks to sales online and at gun shows, CBS reported Tuesday.... (more)


September 18, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY Tuesday, on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper," Michael Ritrovato spoke at length about his friend, suspected Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. After expressing his condolences to the victims and their families, Ritrovato then expressed his shock over the actions of a man he described as being "like a brother to me" and a "good-natured guy."... (more)


September 18, 2013
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE Now that the terrifying confusion has abated and the wildly varying reports have been collated into some sort of consensus, we are able to review what happened yesterday at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard with a dispassionate and critical eye. Doing so reveals that it is once again time for the friends of liberty to be blunt and to be forceful in the face of what will inevitably come... (more)


September 18, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY Although U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said "we know" from what Syrian military unit -- and from what hilltop -- chemical weapons were fired Aug. 21 into the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, U.S. military sources tell WND otherwise.... (more)