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January 21, 2012
NEWSMAX Mitt Romney's campaign won't firmly commit to Monday night's GOP debate in Tampa, Fla., leaving some to suspect the former Massachusetts governor will not be participating, according to a report by The Hill. With the crucial Republican presidential primary in South Carolina just hours away, stumbling front-runner Romney is acknowledging what some opinion polls are suggesting: He could lose Saturday... (more)


January 21, 2012
GRACE-MARIE TURNER The Obama administration announced today it will wait for a year (coincidentally until after the elections) before requiring religious organizations to comply with an Obamacare mandate that they provide coverage for contraception -- including controversial drugs that can abort an early pregnancy... (more)


January 21, 2012
STAR PARKER The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas gave good reason for celebration for the hundreds of thousands who will arrive in Washington Monday for the 39th annual March for Life... (more)


January 20, 2012
WASHINGTON EXAMINER Newt Gingrich had what will be the most talked about moment on the first question of tonight's South Carolina debate, when he brutally smacked down CNN moderator John King for asking him about his ex-wife saying in an interview that he wanted an open marriage... (more)


January 20, 2012
ASSOCIATED PRESS Rick Santorum edged front-runner Mitt Romney by 34 votes in a surprise flip to the final results of the Iowa caucuses, Republican officials said Thursday. However, the officials did not declare a winner because some votes remain missing in the event's closest finish ever... (more)


January 20, 2012
RICK SANTORUM Name the last nominee to the Supreme Court by a Democratic president who turned out to be a judicial conservative. Maybe Justice Byron White, appointed by John F. Kennedy, who dissented from Roe v. Wade, but one largely draws a blank... (more)


January 20, 2012
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY Ron Paul knows even less about the history of our enemies than he does about their proper treatment under the Constitution. He actually interrupted Monday night's Republican candidates' debate so he could interject the following: "I would like to point out one thing about the Taliban. The Taliban used to be our allies when we were fighting the Russians... (more)


January 19, 2012
TIM DUNKIN I want to like Ron Paul. I really do. There are a lot of things that he says he believes that I find attractive in a candidate. He obviously talks the talk with respect to economic liberty. His pledges to cut a trillion dollars from the federal budget are just the kind of red meat I want to hear coming out of Washington... (more)


January 19, 2012
ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas Gov. Rick Perry says Mitt Romney changed his position on legalized abortion out of political convenience. Romney supported legalized abortion while Massachusetts governor. He says he changed his mind after weighing legislation that would have created new embryos to be destroyed... (more)


January 19, 2012
BUSINESS INSIDER Last night, BuzzFeed got a hold of the 2008 John McCain campaign's research book on Mitt Romney. In over 200 painstakingly researched pages, it notes every slip-up, political fib, and potential liability for Romney going forward... (more)


January 19, 2012
WASHINGTON TIMES Last year was a bad year for the abortion industry. Each passing month seemed to expose more of the industry's "dirty laundry" and, in direct response, state legislatures enacted a record number of laws intended to put an end to the tyranny of abortion-on-demand and to the American taxpayers' unwitting complicity in it... (more)


January 19, 2012
THE HILL Congressional support for controversial online piracy legislation eroded dramatically on Wednesday in the face of an unprecedented online protest supported by tech titans such as Google, Wikipedia and Facebook... (more)


January 18, 2012
FRANK GAFFNEY "Don't do it." That is the message American officials, from President Obama on down, are delivering to their Israeli counterparts in the hope of dissuading the Jewish state from taking a fateful step: attacking Iran to prevent the mullahs' imminent acquisition of nuclear weapons... (more)


January 18, 2012
WASHINGTON TIMES The White House's pre-emptive strike on the Keystone XL oil pipeline is a disaster for American workers and consumers. President Obama continues to demonstrate that he has no idea how real jobs are created or how the economy works. The proposed pipeline would bring oil from the tar sands in Alberta to refining centers in the United States... (more)


January 18, 2012
MICHELLE MALKIN Well, isn't this rich? And I do mean rich. President Obama, man of the people, will deliver his presidential nomination acceptance speech at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. -- so that Democratic Party fundraisers can reward big donors with skyboxes and other lavish perks... (more)


January 18, 2012
KEN KLUKOWSKI Pastors and priests in five states cannot mention 'Jesus' more than once or twice if they pray in public at an official function after the U.S. Supreme Court stunned constitutional law experts earlier today by letting stand a lower court ruling... (more)


January 17, 2012
BRYAN FISCHER The signs right now are ominous for those who believe deeply in the sanctity of life and marriage. Mitt Romney, a pandering politician who has no core convictions on either issue, is likely to be the GOP frontrunner from now until the GOP convention... (more)


January 17, 2012
WASHINGTON EXAMINER It's conventional wisdom in Republican circles here in South Carolina that if Mitt Romney wins the state's primary this Saturday -- having already won in Iowa and New Hampshire -- he'll be the GOP presidential nominee... (more)


January 17, 2012
LLOYD MARCUS Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Tim Tebow is an unapologetic, outspoken born-again Christian. No politically correct, careful not to offend anyone, skirting around the issue of his faith for Tebow. When interviewed after winning a game, Tebow says, "First, I would like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ"... (more)


January 17, 2012
JOHN HAYWARD Senator Jim DeMint's new book, Now or Never: Saving America From Economic Collapse, begins genially enough, with a brief history of American exceptionalism, the philosophies of liberty and capitalism, and a look at the perils facing us. The first three chapters set the stage for Chapter Four... (more)


January 17, 2012
CATHY CLEAVER RUSE When our sweet little neighbor in her brown camp uniform came knocking on our door this year, we had to say no. I told her mother that I didn't want to hurt Katie's feelings, but I couldn't support the Girl Scout cookie sale anymore because I'd learned too much about the organizers' agenda, primarily their support for abortion and partnership with Planned Parenthood... (more)


January 17, 2012
ROBERT SPENCER Last week, a Muslim in Alabama shot out shop windows in an attempt to provoke a shootout with police, in order, he said, to "draw attention to Islam." Another Muslim in Florida was arrested for plotting to bomb nightclubs and other locations for Islam; he explained: "We all have to die, so why not die the Islamic way?"... (more)


January 16, 2012
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST In years past, incumbent office-holders more often than not could count on a popular passivity to enable them to get by on name recognition and thirty-second sound bites. That neat little arrangement has been interrupted in many places. The state of Utah presents a case study for Americans elsewhere to consider as they pursue their own efforts to hold their public servants accountable... (more)


January 16, 2012
BLOOMBERG NEWS Rick Santorum won the support of a group of U.S. family and religious leaders who called for social conservatives to coalesce behind one Republican presidential candidate as an alternative to Mitt Romney... (more)


January 16, 2012
JOSEPH FARAH As the once-crowded GOP primary race thins out, Christian conservatives are getting serious about how they can be a factor. Over the weekend, hundreds of the biggest names in the movement met here -- on short notice -- to see if a consensus could be reached on a course of action... (more)