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November 12, 2010
WASHINGTON TIMES — Margaret Thatcher once said that being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. At the Group of 20 summit in Seoul, President Obama asserted that the results of the midterm elections have not diminished his power internationally and that in some ways, he is even stronger, thanks to the friendships he allegedly has developed with world leaders... (more)


November 12, 2010
REUTERS — A wrangle over extending tax cuts for millions of Americans will be the first major test of whether President Barack Obama and resurgent Republicans can work together to fix the U.S. economy... (more)


November 12, 2010
NBC NEWS — The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday to allow the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military to remain in place while a federal appeals court considers the issue. The court did not comment in denying a request from the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, to step into the federal court review of "don't ask, don't tell"... (more)


November 12, 2010
NANCY PEARCEY — After the Republicans' massive midterm victory, the congressional map popped back to its familiar, pre-Obama pattern--a red plain sweeping across the heartland with blue strongholds sprinkled along the coasts and in major urban centers... (more)


November 12, 2010
NEWSMAX — Statewide polls show former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gaining on fellow former Govs. Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee in a potential matchup of 2012 GOP presidential candidates... (more)


November 12, 2010
MICHELLE MALKIN — Energy czar Carol Browner needs to go the way of disgraced green jobs czar Van Jones: under the bus and stripped of her unbridled power to destroy jobs and lives in the name of saving the planet. ASAP... (more)


November 12, 2010
CBN NEWS — On this week's edition of The Brody File Show, Tea Party Express Chairwoman Amy Kremer says a Mitt Romney presidential bid will run into major trouble with the Tea Party because of the healthcare plan he put in to place as governor of Massachusetts... (more)


November 12, 2010
JOSEPH FARAH — When the Council on American-Islamic Relations decided to sue the people of Oklahoma for approving an amendment to their constitution prohibiting the use by state courts of international law or Islamic Shariah law, the Muslim Brotherhood front and terrorist-linked darlings of the U.S. media gave themselves away... (more)


November 12, 2010
PAJAMAS MEDIA — In the first half of this essay, Gerrymandering 101, I explained how gerrymandering works and why it's so ubiquitous. Here in the exciting conclusion I name and shame the ten most gerrymandered districts of the current 111th Congress -- plus 20 bizarre bonus districts not mentioned in the title... (more)


November 11, 2010
NEWSMAX — Ace political strategist Dick Morris, a Newsmax contributor, was right on in predicting huge Republican gains in last week's elections well before many others. And he's looking for a repeat performance by the GOP in 2012... (more)


November 10, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS — In a fresh sign of turmoil among defeated Democrats, a growing number of the rank and file say they won't support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a politically symbolic roll call when the new Congress meets in January... (more)


November 10, 2010
THOMAS SOWELL — Whenever the party that controls the White House does not also control Capitol Hill, political pundits worry that there will be "gridlock" in Washington, so that the government cannot solve the nation's problems. Almost never is that fear based on what actually happens when there is divided government, compared to what happens when one party has a monopoly of both legislative and executive branches... (more)


November 10, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Alaska election officials began counting more than 92,500 write-in ballots Wednesday in a Senate race that may hinge on voters' penmanship and their ability or lack of to spell "Murkowski" on their write-in ballots... (more)


November 10, 2010
WORLDNETDAILY — Moral decline was surpassed only by economic concerns in importance for voters in last week's election, according to a voter survey by Concerned Women for America. Encouraged by a large turnout by social conservative voters, pro-life activists are demanding immediate returns from the massive GOP electoral victories in the U.S. House of Representatives... (more)


November 10, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Last week's election was bad for Democrats. The next one could be worse. Senate Democrats running in 2012 will be trying to hold their jobs in states where Republicans just scored major congressional and gubernatorial victories--Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Mexico and Virginia... (more)


November 10, 2010
WASHINGTON TIMES — Frank W. Buckles, age 109, still gives interviews about World War I, of which he is the last living American veteran. By contrast, about 2.08 million American veterans of World War II remain among us, but nearly 1,000 die each day... (more)


November 10, 2010
WASHINGTON TIMES — In India on Sunday, President Obama announced the decline of the United States as an economic power. "For most of my lifetime ... the U.S. was such an enormously dominant economic power ... that we always met the rest of the world economically on our terms," he lamented... (more)


November 10, 2010
WORLDNETDAILY — With the 2010 midterm elections now in the tank with a tidal wave of Republicans winning their races, top-rated radio host Rush Limbaugh claims President Obama doesn't even have a prayer of being re-elected in 2012... (more)


November 10, 2010
JOHN C. GOODMAN — Everyone expects the new Republican House of Representatives will vote to repeal Obamacare. This move will probably be blocked in the Democrat-controlled Senate, however; and failing that, the president will use his veto pen to save the Democrats' crown-jewel policy achievement... (more)


November 10, 2010
MONA CHAREN — It's almost enough to evoke sympathy: The entire journalistic world poring over President Obama's post-election comments and applying a humility meter to his words, his facial expressions, and his mood. Does he get it? Is he sufficiently abashed by the voters' rebuke?... (more)


November 9, 2010
LONDON TELEGRAPH — Asia Bibi, a 45-year-old mother-of-five, denies blasphemy and told investigators that she was being persecuted for her faith in a country where Christians face routine harassment and discrimination. Christian groups and human rights campaigners condemned the verdict and called for the blasphemy laws to be repealed... (more)


November 9, 2010
PAT BUCHANAN — Sunday, on the eve of All Saints' Day, Nov. 1, 2010, the faithful gathered at the Assyrian Catholic Church of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad. As Father Wassim Sabih finished the mass, eight al-Qaida terrorists stormed in, began shooting and forced him to the floor... (more)


November 9, 2010
NEWSMAX — President Barack Obama is "blaming the people" rather than taking responsibility for voters' rejection of his big-government programs, GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann alleges... (more)


November 9, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Gay civil rights groups trying to build momentum for a possible Supreme Court showdown filed two lawsuits Tuesday that seek to strike down portions of a 1996 law that denies married gay couples federal benefits... (more)


November 9, 2010
THOMAS SOWELL — Results of the recent elections showed that growing numbers of Americans are fed up with "public servants" who act as if they are public masters. This went beyond the usual objections to particular policies. It was the fact that policies were crammed down our throats, whether we liked them or not... (more)