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November 18, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Routed at the polls, House Democrats said Thursday they borrowed millions of dollars late in the campaign in a successful attempt to prevail in 15 or more competitive races... (more)


November 18, 2010
THE HILL — NPR hailed the "good judgment" of lawmakers on Thursday who rejected an effort to cut funding for public radio. NPR hailed a failed vote by Congress to cut off its funding through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which funds both NPR and PBS. "Today, good judgment prevailed as Congress rejected a move to assert government control over the content of news," NPR said in a statement... (more)


November 17, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS — The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial was acquitted Wednesday of all but one of the hundreds of charges he helped unleash death and destruction on two U.S. embassies in 1998 -- a mixed result for what's been viewed as a terror test case... (more)


November 17, 2010
TIM DAUGHTRY — Now that the confetti and balloons have been swept up, it is time for a sober assessment of the nation's predicament after the Republican landslide of 2010. Lurking underneath the national sense of relief and hopeful anticipation is a gnawing feeling that we have been here before... (more)


November 17, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Sen. Lisa Murkowski has become the first Senate candidate in more than 50 years to win a write-in campaign. Murkowski emerged victorious after a painstaking, two-week count of write-in ballots showed she has overtaken over tea party rival Joe Miller... (more)


November 17, 2010
THE HILL — A teary John Boehner on Wednesday said he was humbled after House Republicans unanimously named him their leader for the new Congress... (more)


November 17, 2010
REUTERS — Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to retain Speaker Nancy Pelosi as their leader when Republicans take control of the chamber in January. Rejecting complaints that Pelosi was to blame for Democrats losing the House in the November 2 elections, they chose Pelosi as their incoming minority leader... (more)


November 17, 2010
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has crossed the line. As if subjecting millions of Americans to X-rated x-ray scans and public groping sessions weren't bad enough, the agency now threatens $11,000 in fines against anyone refusing to submit to humiliation at the airport... (more)


November 17, 2010
MICHELLE MALKIN — More than one million Americans have escaped the clutches of the Democrats' destructive federal health care law. Lucky them. Their employers and labor representatives wisely applied for Obamacare waivers earlier this fall and got out while the getting was good... (more)


November 17, 2010
NEWSMAX — Republicans virtually across the board want to oust Michael Steele as chairman of the Republican National Committee, which has been plagued by financial mismanagement and ineffectiveness on his watch. But they want to do so quietly, without a big fight in public, The Hill reports... (more)


November 17, 2010
GOV. BOBBY JINDAL — In America today, we need to trust ourselves -- not look to others to take care of us. As a society, we bloom when we allow individuals to work hard and enjoy what they can achieve. Economist and Nobel laureate F. A. Hayek rightly credited the "unchaining of individual energies" with creating and sustaining the West's freedom and prosperity... (more)


November 17, 2010
WALTER E. WILLIAMS — Let's assume that each of our 535 congressmen cares about the destructive impact of deficits and debt on the future of our country. Regardless of party, congressmen face enormous lobbying pressures and awards to spend more and little or no pressure and awards to spend less... (more)


November 17, 2010
CNSNEWS.COM — As Congress' lame duck session began on Monday, activists from around the country met at the Capitol to "keep the pressure on to ensure Congress does not pass radical legislation"... (more)


November 16, 2010
NEWSMAX — Rep. Charles Rangel, a veteran New York Democrat and one of the longest-serving legislators in the House, has been found guilty on 11 of 13 ethics charges, ending a two-year investigation into his personal finances. The devastating findings came one day after Rangel, claiming he had no lawyer, stormed out of the hearing after being denied more time to secure an attorney... (more)


November 16, 2010
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR — A video of a passenger refusing to undergo a full-body scan at an airport in San Diego has gone viral, propelling the man, John Tyner, to celebrity status. His instant fame reflects widespread frustration with increasingly invasive security methods at US airports nine years after the 9/11 attacks... (more)


November 16, 2010
CNSNEWS.COM — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued a travel warning to Muslim airline passengers on U.S. aircraft in response to the Transportation Safety Administration's "enhanced pat down" policy that went into effect in late October... (more)


November 16, 2010
KSBW — A 13-year-old Stanislaus County boy at the center of a flag controversy got a big show of support Monday as many people rallied to his side. Cody Alicea was earlier told by Denair Middle School officials that he could not ride to school with a U.S. flag on his bike... (more)


November 16, 2010
PAT BUCHANAN — Other than being the highest-profile Republican victims of Tea Party candidates, what do Lisa Murkowski, Mike Castle, Charlie Crist and Arlen Specter have in common? Other than being tea party insurgents who routed establishment Republicans in high-profile primaries, what do Joe Miller, Marco Rubio, Christine O'Donnell, Pat Toomey, Sharron Angle in Nevada, Ken Buck in Colorado and Mike Lee in Utah have in common?... (more)


November 16, 2010
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — Let's review the state of play, shall we? Throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama blasted the Bush administration's decision to treat al-Qaeda terrorists as enemy combatants and detain them without trial at Guantanamo Bay. Now, two years into his presidency, Obama has decided to treat al-Qaeda terrorists as enemy combatants and detain them without trial at Guantanamo Bay... (more)


November 15, 2010
PATRICK RUFFINI — Amid all the recriminations about the electoral ineffectiveness of some Tea Party-backed candidates, it's easy to lose sight of a central fact: It's doubtful that, without a newly emboldened grassroots movement, Republican politicians would have been able to create enough momentum against Obama to produce the landslide of November 2... (more)


November 15, 2010
FOX NEWS — The Department of Justice has spent tens of millions of dollars this year to compensate more than two dozen states, counties and cities for their costs of jailing illegal immigrants -- even though those communities have adopted policies that obstruct immigration enforcement, according to a recently released report... (more)


November 15, 2010
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST — The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a Washington-based think tank, recently carried a favorable review of a book by Howard Zinn... (more)


November 14, 2010
REUTERS — Outgoing House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to secure the top Democratic leadership spot for next year, as the only lawmaker expected to mount a challenge acknowledged on Sunday that he will not have the support to topple her... (more)


November 14, 2010
CHUCK COLSON — According to Britain's Guardian newspaper, the Chinese government "has been considering options for relaxing" its infamous "one-child" policy. While economic realities are forcing the Chinese to rethink that disastrous and cruel policy, many Americans seem to be voluntarily adopting a one-child policy of their own... (more)


November 14, 2010
DOUG PATTON — Amid last week's Election Day hype, a little-noticed grassroots earthquake began in the heartland. Three Iowa Supreme Court justices were tossed out of office by the voters. Why? Because last year the three voted to change the definition of marriage in the Hawkeye State in direct contradiction of the will of the people... (more)