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ALAN KEYES — These days, the logic of statements made by our politicians and government officials often defies reason. Take this statement, made by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, justifying the cuts the Trump administration wants Congress to make in the U.S. State Department's budget:... (more)


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CLIFF KINCAID — BuzzFeed, described by Wikipedia as "a liberal American internet media company based in New York City," is in the "donor spotlight" at the national news museum in Washington, D.C., known as the Newseum. The "honor" demonstrates how the media have changed and how low they have sunk.... (more)


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THE RESURGENT — Representative Mo Brooks, a Republican from the 5th Congressional District in Alabama, has filed a one-sentence bill to completely repeal Obamacare.... (more)


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ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — It was a careful choice of words, Bernard Lewis being nothing if not careful. In 2004, the West audibly gasped when its preeminent scholar of Islam famously told the German newspaper Die Welt,"Europe will be Islamic by the end of the century," if not sooner.... (more)


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ROBERT KNIGHT — It's been a long while since I perused Time magazine, either online or in print. Years ago, the weekly ceased being an interesting news magazine and evolved into a caricature of fashionable left-wing thought. It is no longer required reading. However, Time managed to work its way back into national consciousness this week with its colorful cover asking, "Is Truth Dead?" The irony of Time's editors raising that question probably never dawned on them.... (more)


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WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Trump will issue an executive order on Tuesday to begin undoing former President Obama's rule on carbon emissions, Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt said Sunday.... (more)


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JOSEPH FARAH — Headlines in the popular press and science journals have been screaming the claim since January: "Planet Earth makes its own water from scratch deep in the mantle."... (more)


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PHILIP KLEIN — Broken promises are as old as politics itself, and there are many famous examples of them in modern history. President George H.W. Bush's "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge comes immediately to mind, as does President Bill Clinton reneging on his middle-class tax cut, and President Barack Obama never closing Guantanamo Bay. But in each of those cases, those were promises that were made in a given campaign by a given politician. The promise of Obamacare repeal is much different.... (more)


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MCCLATCHY DC — Donald Trump ran for president as a businessman who could make a deal. But on Friday, he failed to close the biggest deal of his young presidency. And then, like a businessman, he moved on.... (more)


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NEWSMAX — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is mostly to blame for the implosion of the GOP healthcare replacement bill, the New York Times reported. But other groups and individuals factored into the bill's doom as well.... (more)


4 days ago
WASHINGTON POST — House Republican leaders abruptly pulled a rewrite of the nation's health-care system from consideration on Friday, a dramatic acknowledgment that they are so far unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "We just pulled it," President Trump told The Washington Post in a telephone interview.... (more)


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THE RESURGENT — In an interview with CNN, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) scorched the House Leadership's proposed Obamacare replacement bill for perpetuating the status quo. Citing a comment from Speaker Paul Ryan, Wolf Blister prefaced his question to Senator Lee by saying conservatives will get roughly 85 percent of what they want from the American Health Care Act. Lee respectfully but strongly disagreed with Speaker Ryan's assertion that this bill provides 85 percent of what conservatives want in healthcare reform.... (more)


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NEW YORK TIMES — President Trump, the author of "The Art of the Deal," has been projecting his usual bravado in public this week about the prospects of repealing the Affordable Care Act. Privately he is grappling with rare bouts of self-doubt.... (more)


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NEWSMAX — House Republican leaders expect to vote Friday on their embattled health-care bill, moving on the legislation under pressure by Trump administration officials who voiced urgency during a closed-door meeting on the Capitol with conservative holdouts.... (more)


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NEWSMAX — House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mo Brooks said Thursday he was still against the American Health Care Act -- "a massive Republican welfare plan" -- even after meeting with such heavy hitters as House Speaker Paul Ryan, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.... (more)


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RALPH Z. HALLOW — House Speaker Paul Ryan didn't just step in it again, big time, on the Ryancare bill this week. The Wisconsin Republican unmasked himself as the man most capable of demolishing his own party and the Trump presidency. The Ryan American Healthcare Bill is a piece of moderate GOP trash that Mr. Ryan owns and has been trying and failing miserably to sell as the long-promised Republican repeal and replacement of Obamacare.... (more)


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CLIFF KINCAID — On the same day that the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal warned that President Donald Trump was going to go down in history as a "fake president," in part because of his "false tweet" about the "wiretapping" of Trump Tower, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee disclosed evidence of the wiretapping, also known as surveillance.... (more)


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FOX NEWS — Republican congressional investigators expect a potential "smoking gun" establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News.... (more)


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DAILY MAIL — The British-born jihadi who killed four and injured 29 in Westminster was last night revealed to be a middle-aged criminal career who MI5 had investigated in the past and had a previous conviction for stabbing a man in the nose. English teacher Khalid Masood, 52, a 'lone wolf' attacker, who was living in the Birmingham area, had a series of convictions for assault and other crimes.... (more)


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ART MOORE — In a refrain that has become remarkably familiar in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, a neighbor of Khalid Masood -- the 52-year-old Muslim who ran over pedestrians on Westminster Bridge then killed a police officer at the Parliament building Wednesday -- described him as a "normal calm and kind family man, always with a smile on his face."... (more)


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GREG COROMBOS — One of the Senate's most conservative members says Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch showed lawmakers and the nation this week why he is a tremendous choice for the high court, while also rejecting the attempts of Democrats to discredit Gorsuch and promising President Trump's choice will be confirmed.... (more)


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WESLEY PRUDEN — Neil Gorsuch took the best shots, such as they were, of disheartened, dismayed and despondent Democrats this week, and nobody laid a glove on him. He was as fresh when it was over as when the slugging, such as it was, began. "So what have we learned?" asked The New York Times, which presumes to be the leader of the insurrection against the new presidency. "He's probably going to be confirmed."... (more)


5 days ago
PETER LEMISKA — Considering America's 240-year history, 16 years is not a long time. But for some, it's long enough to forget the outrage and fear all Americans felt after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.... (more)


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CLIFF KINCAID — President Donald Trump is usually a fan of Fox News, but his opinion may now be changing. Fox News has been caught misrepresenting its own interview with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on the subject of alleged wiretapping of President Trump, in order to make Trump look bad. The cable channel also threw one of its own commentators, Judge Andrew Napolitano, under the bus for highlighting a possible British role in gathering intelligence on Trump and his associates.... (more)


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BOSTON HERALD — President Trump's transition team may have had its communications picked up and distributed throughout the intelligence community, according to a leading Republican on the House Intelligence Committee -- news that had conservatives claiming vindication as shock waves spread across Washington.... (more)