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January 19, 2013
BLOOMBERG Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's 2011 legislation curbing the collective bargaining rights of some public unions and not others was upheld in its entirety by a U.S. appeals court panel... (more)


January 19, 2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS Those airport scanners with their all-too revealing body images will soon be going away. The Transportation Security Administration says the scanners that used a low-dose X-ray will be gone by June because the company that makes them can't fix the privacy issues... (more)


January 17, 2013
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST Alger Hiss, Soviet agent inside our State Department, had far more influence at the Yalta Conference than previously imagined... (more)


January 17, 2013
FRED HUTCHISON, RA ANALYST The culture war is part of a collision of two worldviews. Can the disagreements between these worldviews be settled through rational discussion?... (more)


January 17, 2013
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY Whenever a politician proposes a policy surrounded by children, skepticism is in order. But skepticism, logic and sound argumentation are the enemies of President Obama in his gun control push, which kicked off Wednesday on a White House stage filled with kids... (more)


January 17, 2013
WASHINGTON POST The National Rifle Association cast its opposition to Obama's plans as "the fight of the century" in a letter circulated at the 35th annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference, known in the trade as "the SHOT show," in Las Vegas... (more)


January 17, 2013
NEWSMAX President Barack Obama's proposals for gun control are unlikely to even be considered by Republicans in the House, let alone approved. Obama Wednesday is announcing his plan for bans of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, mandatory federal background checks for all gun buyers, and a new law to snuff out gun trafficking... (more)


January 17, 2013
NEWSMAX The conservative group FreedomWatch is suing the White House task force that led to the gun control proposals offered by President Barack Obama Wednesday. FreedomWatch's suit is based on the argument that the White House group conducted illegal meetings with lobbyists without public notice that's required... (more)


January 17, 2013
NEWSMAX A veteran Oregon lawman has told the White House he'll refuse to enforce any and all regulations proposed by President Barack Obama, CNN reports. "Politicians are attempting to exploit the death of innocent victims for laws that would prevent honest, law-abiding Americans from possessing certain firearms and ammunition magazines," Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller says in a defiant letter to Vice President Joe Biden... (more)


January 17, 2013
JERUSALEM POST A day after American Jewish columnist Jeffrey Goldberg quoted President Barack Obama as saying that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu does not understand what is in Israel's best interest, Netanyahu visited the Gaza border on Wednesday and essentially shot back, "Yes I do"... (more)


January 17, 2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday the U.S. "will take all necessary and proper steps" to deal with an Islamist attack on a natural gas field in southern Algeria that has resulted in Americans and other foreigners taken hostage... (more)


January 17, 2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS A Florida Senate panel says police should be banned from using drones to spy on citizens. A bill (SB 92) that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from gathering evidence or other information flew through the Criminal Justice Committee with a unanimous vote Tuesday... (more)


January 16, 2013
BLOOMBERG President Barack Obama proposed the most ambitious set of gun control proposals in decades, calling for a renewal of a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and setting out 23 executive actions he'll take such as ordering agencies to share data for background checks and addressing mental health issues... (more)


January 16, 2013
MICHELLE MALKIN The president of the United States will release a binder full of new gun-control executive orders on Wednesday. Instead of standing alone, bearing full responsibility for the imperial actions he is about to take, President Obama will surround himself with an audience of kids who wrote to him after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre... (more)


January 16, 2013
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT A day before President Barack Obama is scheduled to release Vice President Joe Biden's recommendations to curb gun violence in the United States, the National Rifle Association told U.S. News and World Report that they have seen membership grow by 250,000 in the month since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut... (more)


January 16, 2013
DENNIS PRAGER Last week the New York Times published an opinion piece that offered atheism's response to the evil/tragedy in which 20 children and six adults were murdered at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. What prompted Susan Jacoby to write her piece was a colleague telling her that atheism "has nothing to offer when people are suffering."... (more)


January 16, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES "The favorite news outlet of conservatives ranks just ninth in presser questions in President Obama's first term, getting to ask questions at only half the rate of the 'Big Three' broadcast networks," reports Eric Ostermeier, a University of Minnesota media analyst who literally counted the number of questions at White House press conferences from 2009 through Monday... (more)


January 14, 2013
ALAN KEYES Any effort to disarm the American people is unlawful. That is clear according to the "laws of nature and of nature's God" and the clear, plain language of the Constitution. Moves to disarm the people are unequivocally the benchmark of a design "to reduce them under absolute despotism."... (more)


January 14, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES Anti-gun politicians are wasting no time while the Newtown, Conn., school shootings are still fresh in Americans' minds. The White House task force on gun violence will issue recommendations on Tuesday, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said President Obama might bypass Congress and implement unpopular gun-control measure through executive orders... (more)


January 14, 2013
JOAN SWIRSKY, RA ANALYST When Sandy hit, my husband Steve and daughter Karen and I spent day after day after day freezing in our ordinarily-cozy home, unable even to leave the premises, as police tape cordoned off every means of egress to protect all the shivering residents of our block from the massive trees that had blown over like toothpicks and the downed wires that were strewn all over the place like spaghetti gone wild... (more)


January 14, 2013
BLOOMBERG President Barack Obama plans to push for a comprehensive immigration plan that includes a legislative solution to issues such as undocumented immigrants, according to administration officials... (more)


January 14, 2013
NEWSMAX U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is developing a wide-ranging immigration reform plan -- including steps to give more than 12 million illegals currently in the U.S. legal status -- in an effort to seize the initiative on a contentious issue that polls show is hurting the Republican Party with the nation's rapidly growing Hispanic population... (more)


January 14, 2013
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY Jack Lew, President Obama's nominee for treasury secretary, is a revolving-door K Streeter and Wall Streeter who pocketed a near-million-dollar bonus from Citibank three months after taxpayers bailed out the failed financial titan... (more)


January 14, 2013
JOHN FUND January 9 marked what would have been Richard Nixon's 100th birthday and reignited an old debate among conservatives. Some view him as an underappreciated statesman who is a victim of a liberal double standard. Conrad Black proclaimed in a 2011piece on NRO that Nixon was "halfway to Mount Rushmore."... (more)


January 14, 2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship."... (more)