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  • Vermont's Bernie Sanders uses Rush Limbaugh, Fox to push his 2016 run vs. Hillary Clinton

    Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is using Rush Limbaugh and Fox News to promote his uphill 2016 presidential bid against Hillary Clinton, suggesting that the right is afraid of his progressive efforts to pull the Democrat to the left. In his daily news wrap-up, Sanders notes that...

  • Cost of filing taxes: 15 hours of 'lost time'

    Simply filing taxes and complying with Uncle Sam's tax code costs the U.S. 6.1 billion hours and $224.3 billion, a jaw-dropping amount that when reduced to individual filers totals $90 billion in "lost time" to meet the April 15 tax filing deadline, according to a "tax day" analysis. The...

  • State economy showdown: Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Mike Pence vs. Chris Christie

    A new report that gauges the economic future of all 50 states could weigh on the 2016 GOP primaries by showing that low tax states such as Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin have a much better outlook than high taxers like New Jersey.

  • Mainstream Media Scream: MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski says of Obama, 'Praise Jesus!'

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski and her ?Praise Jesus!' moment at the White House helping President Obama push for "Paycheck Fairness Act" April 9. Co-host Joe Scarborough: “Speaking of women, yesterday, a big event at the White...

  • Free ride? Democrats failing to field challenger to Eric Cantor

    In a “never mind” move, Richmond, Va., Democrats have been forced to cancel their planned May 3 convention to pick a challenger to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor because nobody stepped forward to take him on. The Henrico County Democratic Committee made the surprise move after presumed...

  • HHS pick decries D.C. bickering, says more done during Clinton impeachment

    Washington's acid partisanship responsible for policy gridlock is even worse than during the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, according to President Obama's pick to replace resigning Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, currently the...

  • 'Tax Man' Obama has sought 442 tax increases

    April 15 is a hard day for many, as their annual federal tax bill comes due. But it could have been worse.

  • Most prefer random name out of phone book to current Congress

    Voter disgust with Congress has hit a new low, with just 9 percent wishing that the current House and Senate be re-elected and half of voters feeling that people picked randomly out of a telephone book would do better than the officeholders of today. Rasmussen Reports revealed in a Sunday poll...

  • Zogby Report Card: Obamacare hate threatens Democrats in midterms

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama's signature health care reform is dragging Democrats down. "President Obama got some chilling news from a USA Today/Pew poll this week. Americans who oppose his health care law say they are significantly...

  • Sunk: Climate change threatens to flood world's largest Navy base, warns Gov. Terry McAuliffe

    Recently elected Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is warning that global warming could raise sea levels high enough to flood the Hampton Roads region, home to the world's largest naval base, without immediate and “smart decisions.” Addressing an environmental summit this week at...

  • Snap: Top Senate Dem group pays women 82 cents per $1 for men

    The Senate Democratic arm threatening to hang the GOP's refusal to OK equal pay legislation around the neck of every Republican in the midterm elections suffers from an even worse gender “pay gap” than the much-advertised 77 cents for women for every $1 a man makes. According to an...

  • Report: 'Returns, removals' of illegal immigrants 'plummet' under Obama

    President Obama has cut in half the number of illegal immigrants “removed or returned” than during the previous Bush administration, according to a new report that cheers the results.

  • Harvard study: Your share of the federal debt is $106,000

    American workers would have to cough up a one-time “debt reduction fee” of $106,000 to pay off the nation's debt that has grown 58 percent under President Obama, according to Harvard University's Institute of Politics annual report on the USA. The 91-page report provided to Secrets pegged...

  • Surprise: Ed Gillespie beating Mark Warner among independents, Hispanics

    He hasn't yet won the Virginia Republican Senate nomination yet, but front-running candidate Ed Gillespie is leading incumbent Sen. Mark Warner among independents and Hispanics, the first sign of a chink in the Democrat's armor. According to Democratic pollster PPP, Warner overall leads...

  • Poll: Mike Huckabee tops Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush in Iowa

    Polls continue to cheer on likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the latest from Iowa, where she commands 63 percent of the party's vote. Unfortunately for Vice President Joe Biden, who is studying a run, “undecided” beat him, 12 percent to 9 percent. The Suffolk...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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