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  • Ready for Joe? Jay Carney, David Letterman are deeply, deeply impressed with Biden

    Former White House press secretary Jay Carney and CBS' David Letterman sure have a lot of nice things to say about Vice President Joe Biden, a man considered by many to be possible 2016 contender.

  • Documents show Obama White House working with insurers against taxpayers

    The Obama White House and the health insurance industry have an uneasy alliance to defend Obamacare's subsidies and mandates--at the expense of the taxpayer. A new report from the House Oversight Committee documents this relationship. Peter Suderman at Reason magazine explains it well: So,...

  • Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago. Clashes along routes to the wreckage site...

  • White House slams GOP; says DREAMers are 'Americans in every way except on paper'

    The White House has just responded to reports that House Republicans are planning to pass a bill that would restrict President Obama's ability to use executive authority to unilaterally grant legal status to millions of currently illegal immigrants.

  • Group pushing Ben Carson into 2016 presidential race records 100,00th donor

    The Ben Carson political phenomenon recorded its 100,000th unique donation, making the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee as successful and popular as the pro-Hillary Clinton group "Ready for Hillary."

  • Bad policies are their own worst enemy

    Newspaper editorials rarely make news — I've been writing them for a long time, and, believe me, I know — but one did the other day, when the New York Times came out for legalization of marijuana. It was an agreeable development for anyone who, like me, believes in letting people live their own...

  • Father of Obamacare makes a 'Speak-O'

    Last week, by 2-1 vote, a Washington, D.C., appellate panel ruled that the Obama administration unlawfully changed Obamacare.

  • Why exposes of the Clintons fail

    It will take a long time to assemble the full case against the Clintons. By the time it is done, however, I doubt anyone will care about them.

  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory. Netanyahu's vow...

  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.12 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, hovering near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan slipped to 4.12 percent from 4.13 percent last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage, a popular...

  • Big presidential entourages from 3 nations facing Ebola outbreak coming to Obama's Africa summit

    The presidents and other top officials from the three nations considered Ground Zero for the deadly Ebola virus have are still planning to attend President Obama's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit next week.

  • Eurozone inflation down again but ECB seen on hold

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone dropped again in July, official data showed Thursday, in a worrying sign that adds pressure on the European Central Bank to beef up its efforts to spur the economy. Extremely low inflation is a concern because it can lead to...

  • US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels. Weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week's claims were revised down to...

  • Target names Pepsi's Cornell as chairman, CEO

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers. The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday that it named PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell to the top spot, replacing John Mulligan, who had been...

  • Exxon profit surges, but production slips

    NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. net income rose 28 percent in the second quarter on a sale of Asian assets and higher oil prices, but oil and gas production slipped 6 percent, disappointing analysts. On Thursday, Exxon reported net income of $8.78 billion in the second quarter on revenue of...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Note to the House GOP: Kill the Bill

    The House Republican leadership is having trouble getting 218 votes for its immigration bill.

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  • A Fetish For Zizek

    It’s surely the most hilarious academic story so far this year: Slavoj Zizek, the most Marxist-chic of all Marxist-chic philosophers, has been caught plagiarizing an article from American...

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  • Lamar Alexander in the Crosshairs

    Nashville One name is ubiquitous at a July 22 rally for Republican Senate candidate Joe Carr, and it isn’t Joe Carr’s. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee senator Carr hopes to defeat in the August 7...

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