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  • Obama: We can't get immigration done because of the GOP's 'nativist elements'

    The Republican Party's "nativist elements" have successfully undermined Congress' many attempts to pass comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama griped in an interview published over the weekend by the Economist.

  • Democratic activists were behind controversial Klan ads in Mississippi

    A Democratic activist has claimed responsibility for controversial radio ads that attempted to tie Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel to the Ku Klux Klan.

  • Where is the GOP's better deal?

    Instead of putting forth a clear growth message -- like a new Contract with America -- congressional Republicans this week voted for a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's abuse of executive power.

  • 'A new dawn' for House leadership, GOP lawmakers say

    A revamped House Republican leadership faced its first real challenge after support for its border security bill collapsed, forcing the team to regroup and try again before rolling out a second plan Friday morning.

  • Republicans need to articulate a health care vision if they want to replace Obamacare

    More Americans have an unfavorable view of President Obama's health care law than at any time since the law's March 2010 passage, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll.

  • Group pushing Ben Carson into 2016 presidential race records 100,000th 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."

  • Amid current fights, a reminder the economy still matters most

    In the long run of presidential politics, the economy is still pretty much the only story that really matters, and there are plenty of troubling indications that today's economic unhappiness will dominate our politics for years to come.

  • House to remain in session until border bill passes

    The House of Representatives will not adjourn for a five-week recess until it holds a vote on legislation addressing the surge of migrants at the U.S. border, lawmakers said after leaving a closed-door meeting.

  • John Boehner gets an earful from GOP members

    House Republican lawmakers, angry over the GOP's decision to abandon a bill to address the border crisis, crowded around Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in the well of the chamber, demanding to remain in session to resolve the issue.

  • Why the White House slammed the GOP border bill

    The White House on Tuesday threw cold water on a pared-down Republican bill to address the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, dismissing the legislative package as insufficient and "arbitrary" just days before Congress is expected to leave town for an extended recess.

  • Conservatives would do well to resurrect Ronald Reagan's Middle East policy

    When likely 2016 contenders Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Texas Gov. Rick Perry squared off for an op-ed duel on the Iraq crisis recently, it quickly degenerated into a rapid-fire "Reagan-off."

  • Is Paul Ryan running for president?

    Rep. Paul Ryan has a lot of reasons to run for president in 2016: Support from major donors, national name recognition and a suite of policy ideas he'd like to enact. One thing he's lacking: any apparent plans to do so.

  • Fighting parasitic bureaucracies and crony capitalism

    "Pare down the parasitic fringe" of government. "Favor a gospel of work" instead of aristocratic entitlement. "Rationalize finance" and "reverse the Parkinson's law of bureaucracy."

  • Paul Ryan touts plan to tackle 'complicated' poverty problem

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan on Sunday defended his new anti-poverty initiative, saying it would reform a welfare and entitlement system that "perpetuates poverty."

  • Republicans can't leave unmarried Americans behind

    There has to be a way to push sensible limited-government policy reforms without making unmarried Americans feel left out.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Yes, We Do Have a Strategy: Keep Out

    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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