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September 21, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY WASHINGTON -- It's not all about Obama, after all. Speaking at a Ford plant near Kansas City, Mo., the president accused conservative Republicans of holding the nation hostage by voting to defund Obamacare. He claimed the far-right is "trying to mess with me." However, it wasn't just conservative Republicans who voted to defund the law.... (more)


September 21, 2013
NEWSMAX House Republicans on Friday celebrated passage of a bill to temporarily finance the federal government while defunding Obamacare, and told Newsmax that Senate Democrats need to follow suit for the good of the American people... (more)


September 21, 2013
WILLIAM SULLIVAN Republicans oppose ObamaCare. That's no secret. But there seems to be some conflicting ideas among Republicans about how that opposition should be played out on Capitol Hill... (more)


September 21, 2013
WASHINGTON POST In a blow to the hopes of passing immigration reform anytime soon, the bipartisan House "gang of seven" plan is probably dead and almost certainly won't be introduced this fall as promised, a top Democrat on the group acknowledges... (more)


September 21, 2013
THE OREGONIAN Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas rarely visits the West Coast. He made the journey to the University of Portland, where he spoke Thursday, because he made a promise to E. William Beauchamp, the Catholic school's president... (more)


September 20, 2013
AMERICAN THINKER We are less than one and a half weeks from the Showdown at the CR (Continuing Resolution) Corral, and establishment politicians, of both parties, are panicking. The latest turn of the screw came last week, when opposition from 43 apparently non-establishment Republicans forced Speaker Boehner to cancel a vote on a CR because that CR would have continued to fund Obamacare.... (more)


September 20, 2013
FORBES A new conventional wisdom has congealed among political and media elites in Washington DC: conservative Republicans are insane because they want to defund Obamacare.... (more)


September 20, 2013
BREITBART Obamacare is before the U.S. Supreme Court again. On Thursday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) lawyers filed the first viable petition for Supreme Court review involving Kathleen Sebelius' HHS Mandate, which requires employers to provide abortion-related insurance coverage, even if those employers have a religious objection to abortion.... (more)


September 20, 2013
NEWSMAX The federal government is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether Hobby Lobby and a Christian bookstore chain have to provide a wide range of birth control options for workers as part of the federal health care law.... (more)


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)