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March 7, 2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Ministers should refrain from invoking Jesus Christ in invocations for City Council meetings, Longview Mayor Don Jensen said. Jensen told the Kelso-Longview Ministerial Association last month that such prayers were not acceptable because they could expose the city to a lawsuit, The Daily News reported Tuesday... (more)


December 15, 2014
PATRICK GARRY, RA ANALYST — A wide array of issues and controversies dominate the political terrain, but none is as important as the health and future of the middle class. A strong middle class has historically stood as a pillar of American society and constitutional democracy... (more)


March 7, 2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS — By adopting the nation's toughest abortion law in the face of certain legal challenge, Arkansas legislators have exposed sharp tactical divisions within the national anti-abortion movement... (more)


December 15, 2014
LARRY KLAYMAN — Freedom Watch's court hearing on Dec. 22, 2014, in a case styled Arpaio v. Obama (14-cv-1966) before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, could be the only hope to stop Obama's imperial fiat amnesty to illegal aliens. Republicans led by Speaker John Boehner are eagerly funding Obamacare and President Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesty for another year. (See www.freedomwatchusa.org.)... (more)


March 7, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY — Islam analyst and author Robert Spencer was scheduled to be honored at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, for his widely read blog JihadWatch.org, but he won't be in attendance, he says, because of a speech restriction sponsors of the award placed on him... (more)


March 7, 2013
JANE CHASTAIN — For more than a century, the term "Boy Scout" has been a synonym for a person of character, someone with high moral values, who respects the law, serves his country and has a reverence for God. In the last couple of decades, the organization that has trained more that 110 million American males to become productive citizens, responsible fathers and respected leaders has been under attack for holding true to the standards in its founding principles... (more)


December 15, 2014
CLIFF KINCAID — A story in Thursday's Washington Post about establishing Obama's "foreign policy legacy" goes a long way toward explaining why the Senate Democrats and the media have been trashing the Bush administration's very productive enhanced interrogation program as "torture."... (more)


December 15, 2014
JOSEPH FARAH — Ronald Reagan said it clearly enough: "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." Evidently the Republican leaders in the House and Senate do not accept or believe that truism.... (more)


March 7, 2013
BREITBART — Thirty Republicans have signed onto a letter drafted by GOP Reps. Jim Bridenstine (OK) and Tim Huelskamp (KS) asking House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to defund Obamacare in the upcoming Continuing Resolution... (more)


December 14, 2014
WALL STREET JOURNAL — In a rare weekend session triggered by a conservative revolt against President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, the Senate on Saturday night passed a $1.1 trillion government spending bill, sending it to the president for his signature and ending the final budget fight of a Congress riven by them.... (more)


March 6, 2013
CLIFF KINCAID — With African Catholic Cardinal Peter Turkson in the running as the next pope, the media have noted that he carries the fancy title of the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, an arm of the Vatican. But they have failed to note the existence of a left-wing lobby in the U.S. working feverishly on his behalf... (more)


December 14, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY — The House of Representatives avoided a government shutdown Thursday night, but Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., says it came at the cost of letting the outgoing Senate Democratic majority have control over government spending for nine months after they lose power, and he says Republicans relinquished their strongest weapon for confronting President Obama's immigration actions in the new Congress.... (more)


March 6, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who led a socialist revolution in the heart of Latin America and garnered global notoriety for allying with Iran and railing angrily and often against the United States, died Tuesday after losing a long battle against cancer. He was 58... (more)


December 14, 2014
LEE DUIGON — "It was pittie/ One so wittie/ Malcontent, Leaving reason/ Should to treason/ So be bent. But his gifts/ Were but shifts/ Void of grace: And his braverie/ Was but knaverie, Vile and base." The poem with the funny spelling was written in 1584 to memorialize the execution of a traitor. But to me it seems to describe the current occupier of the White House.... (more)


March 6, 2013
NEWS FROM VENEZUELA — Criminal Justice International Associates (CJIA), a risk assessment and global analysis firm in Miami, estimated in a recent report that the Chαvez Frνas family in Venezuela has "amassed a fortune" similar to that of the Castro brothers in Cuba... (more)


December 14, 2014
AARON KLEIN — In a stunning exchange with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, offered premature final judgments of why Ambassador Chris Stevens went to Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.... (more)


March 6, 2013
JOHN FUND — With the death of dictator Hugo Chavez, many people are hoping Venezeula will become both more free and less anti-American. Optimists note that Nicholas Maduro, his designated successor, lacks Chavez's charisma and will have to face voters in snap election under Venezuela's constitution. Chavez won by only about 10 percentage points -- his lowest margin yet -- in last year's election... (more)


December 14, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY — Seventy years ago this month, American heroes successfully held the small crossroads town of Bastogne, repelling Nazi Germany's last chance at a settled peace and making total victory in Europe all but guaranteed.... (more)


March 6, 2013
EMILY MILLER — Politicians know the game is up once "Saturday Night Live" mocks them and their policies. President Obama found himself in that unenviable position this weekend. He had mustered all his effort to dispatch Cabinet secretaries to stand before every available camera in sight to recite tales of the mayhem and horror that would follow in the wake of a minuscule across-the-board reduction in federal spending... (more)


December 13, 2014
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE — Representative Marlin Stutzman (R., Ind.) accused House Republican leadership of reneging on a deal made with him to get his support on a crucial procedural vote that almost killed the $1.1 trillion cromnibus funding bill.... (more)


March 6, 2013
JOEL GEHRKE — Attorney General Eric Holder can imagine a scenario in which it would be constitutional to carry out a drone strike against an American on American soil, he wrote in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.... (more)


December 13, 2014
BREITBART — What do you think of Speaker Boehner having President Obama 'whip votes' from the White House in order to pass this bill? It stinks to high heaven.... (more)


March 6, 2013
FRANK GAFFNEY — An ominous pattern has been developing, particularly of late: The Obama administration seems determined to subordinate public safety to political expediency. If a course-correction is not effected promptly, the result is predictable. Americans will be needlessly harmed and, perhaps, killed... (more)


December 13, 2014
RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOW — RUSH: Okay. So let me see if I have this right. We're supposed to be entertained by the apparent fight, disagreement, fisticuffs, whatever, going on between the Democrats, Obama and Pelosi and that lamebrain Elizabeth Warren. We're supposed to be excited by this? Ah, gee, you talk about getting misdirected.... (more)


March 6, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES — North Korea threatened Tuesday to nullify its armistice agreement with South Korea, effectively restarting the Korean war after 60 years, as the U.N. Security Council meets in New York to consider new sanctions against the rogue state for its illegal nuclear weapons program... (more)