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November 16, 2011
GENE HEALY Has it really come to this? Newt Gingrich as the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney? That's what many in the punditocracy have proclaimed as the former speaker of the House has surged recently in the polls. Yet a look at his record reveals that Newt is hardly the "anti-Mitt" -- he's Mitt Romney with more baggage and bolder hand gestures... (more)


November 16, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Blasting the congressional "creatures of Washington" for being overpaid and detached from the struggles of the people outside the Beltway, Texas Gov. and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry vowed Tuesday to eliminate federal agencies, set term limits for federal judges and push for a part-time Congress where both members' pay and office budgets are sliced in half... (more)


November 16, 2011
NEWSMAX Herman Cain's wife has finally come to his defense more than two weeks after allegations that he harassed female employees came to light. Gloria Cain told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren she does not believe her husband's accusers because he could not have kept that side of him a secret from her throughout their 43-year marriage... (more)


November 16, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday she hopes the U.S. Supreme Court steps in soon to rule on whether her state's tough anti-illegal immigration law is constitutional... (more)


November 16, 2011
PATRICK BRENNAN Yesterday, lawyers for the Occupy Wall Street movement successfully filed for a temporary restraining order with a New York court. On paper, at least -- the Bloomberg administration did not comply -- Justice Lucy Billings's ruling allowed the protesters to return to Zuccotti Park between yesterday morning's eviction and yesterday afternoon's full hearing... (more)


November 15, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS House Speaker John A. Boehner publicly blessed a Republican deficit-reduction plan Tuesday that would raise $300 billion in additional tax revenue while overhauling the IRS code... (more)


November 15, 2011
EMILY MILLER The congressional supercommittee was supposed to make all of the hard budgetary choices that representatives couldn't be trusted to make on their own. As the final deadline looms, it's looking like the end result will be the imposition of fake spending cuts and real tax hikes... (more)


November 14, 2011
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST Let's just roll out the facts, and see what you think. Start with the UN report: (1) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has just confirmed the long widespread knowledge that Iran has been trying to build nuclear weapons... (more)


November 14, 2011
REUTERS Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday the full extent of Iran's nuclear program was not reflected in a recent U.N. report, which said that Tehran appeared to have worked on designing an atomic bomb... (more)


November 14, 2011
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The nation's highest court will weigh in on President Obama's landmark health care law in the midst of the 2012 election. Courts around the country have issued conflicting rulings on the constitutionality of Obamacare, requiring the showdown announced Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court... (more)


November 13, 2011
GARY BAUER Of all the divisions between Democrats and Republicans, the deepening religious divide may be the most important. Knowing someone's religion doesn't necessarily predict which party he supports... (more)


November 13, 2011
WASHINGTON EXAMINER When Senate and House negotiators crafted their deal to create the so-called "supercommittee" on federal spending reduction, they forgot that one of the key reasons for Congress' abysmal public approval ratings is the lack of transparency in the legislative process... (more)


November 13, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama is overseas on a nine-day Blame America First tour. He's ostensibly spending time on the other side of the Pacific to explore ways the United States can work better with Asian economies. Instead, he's using his time in the spotlight to criticize the nation he's supposed to be leading... (more)


November 13, 2011
NATIONAL REVIEW If there was a loser on the debate stage tonight, it was CBS. First, they scheduled their debate on a Saturday night between two major football games. Then they decided to only broadcast the first hour of their 90-minute debate. Then their Internet feed failed for the final 30 minutes. This was CBS's first and only debate -- and it showed... (more)


November 13, 2011
TEXAS TRIBUTE After his disastrous "brain freeze" this week in Michigan, many were watching for a fresh stumble that would spell the end of Gov. Rick Perry's campaign Saturday night in the CBS News/National Journal debate in South Carolina... (more)


November 13, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH Before you read what I have to say today, I ask you to scroll down this page a bit and click on the embedded video of what I call "one smart doggie." I've watched this video a number of times, showed it to friends and family and even used it to entertain audiences at speeches. It never fails to evoke howls of laughter. I don't know who made it. I don't know the story behind it. But it sure is amusing... (more)


November 13, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES The 1970s-era cliche "Love means never having to say you're sorry" may not ring true, but it's hard to refute its twisted twin: "Government service means never having to say you're sorry." Just ask Eric Holder. Asked during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday whether he would apologize for the Justice Department's role in the Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal that led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the U.S. attorney general refused... (more)


November 13, 2011
DAVID LIMBAUGH Today's liberals would have you believe they occupy the moral high ground on every political and cultural issue. But have you ever taken inventory of their double standards? The left's inconsistency in applying their principles based on the party affiliation of those they're judging, gives fuller meaning to the concept of moral relativism... (more)


November 13, 2011
MICHELLE MALKIN The bipartisan debt panel to nowhere is exactly where K Street lobbyists want it to be: hopelessly deadlocked. A November 23 deadline for agreement on $1.2 trillion in budget savings is looming, but no real reductions in the size, scope or spending of government are on the table... (more)


November 13, 2011
ROBERT KNIGHT Tuesday's off-year elections revealed a truth well known in sports that also applies to politics: The side that's more energized wins. In Virginia, an energized Republican Party apparently gained a tie in the Senate, giving the GOP control of all three branches - governor, House and Senate - for the first time since Reconstruction... (more)


November 13, 2011
NEWSMAX Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has surged into second place in the Republican presidential race in a new McClatchy-Marist poll that also shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney retaking the lead and former businessman Herman Cain falling to third... (more)


November 13, 2011
NEWSMAX Republican presidential possibilities Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul voiced snub shortly after a CBS News-National Journal GOP discuss Saturday night, alleging that discuss organizers privately cut them out of a discussion... (more)


November 11, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS Leaders across the country felt increasing pressure Friday to shut down Occupy encampments after two men died in shootings and another was found dead from a suspected combination of drugs and carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a propane heater inside a tent... (more)


November 11, 2011
JOHN HAYWARD Here's the awful truth about wars: they begin long before the first shot is fired. Wars do not begin during the eleventh hour of frantic diplomacy and strategic maneuvering. Their roots stretch deep into the peaceful days of a society that harbors aggression toward no one, and believes itself safe for the moment... (more)


November 10, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS A Democratic state senator from Virginia has conceded a narrow loss to his GOP opponent, guaranteeing the Republicans control of not only the Senate but state government. Seven-term state Sen. Edd Houck announced Thursday evening that he would not contest the results of an election Tuesday... (more)