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  • On life support: HHS's Kathleen Sebelius 17 points down in Kansas Senate race

    When Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius finally leaves Washington and returns home for a potential Senate challenge, the former governor is going to find out that she’s not in her old Kansas anymore.

  • Michelle Obama says high school not good enough, 'you have to go to college'

    Having a high school diploma isn’t good enough to make it anymore, first lady Michelle Obama warned high school and college students at Howard University. “No longer is high school the bar. That is not enough in today’s globalizing economy. You have got to go to college, or get some kind...

  • Fox News Sunday beats Meet the Press in D.C.; Chris Wallace gets new contract

    Winning matters in TV. Just ask Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace. He has built up the show’s audience since taking the reins in 2003 and last weekend it hit No. 1 in the critical Washington market among the key 25-54 demographic, a huge victory over slumping Meet the Press. And now he has...

  • Mitch McConnell wants U.S. to arm Ukraine

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that President Obama has yet to provide a “serious response” to Russian President Vladimir Putin's effort to “restore the empire,” and he suggested a good move would be to arm Ukraine.

  • You lie! Reporters accuse Obama of deception, demagoguery just to get attention

    Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women's pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant.

  • With no Iraq-Afghan memorial, Vietnam vets to honor 7,000 dead in first-ever roll call

    Years away from even being allowed to have a war memorial, the dead from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will be honored by their fellow Vietnam veterans Memorial Day weekend at The Wall, where the first-ever reading of the names of all the post-9/11 heroes will take place.

  • John McCain: Obama lets 'bad people' fill U.S. void, says Jimmy Carter was better

    In some of his harshest comments about the administration's lackluster foreign policy to date, Sen. John McCain said that former President Jimmy Carter was tougher with U.S. foes than President Obama has been, and that America's credibility as world power has crumbled under Obama. McCain, the...

  • Mitt Romney pays taxes, tells Harry Reid, 'It's how you get your paycheck'

    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have lost in 2012, but he’s still trying to drive the GOP agenda and take shots at leading Democrats.

  • Capitol Dome damage is so bad, 'We're going to lose it,' warns senator

    Lawmakers are rallying around the 150-year-old U.S. Capitol Dome, weather-whipped and torn open by acid rain, worried that if an 11th-hour restoration isn’t fully funded, its most important traits could be lost forever.

  • Poll: Voters by 3-to-1 say media will help Hillary Clinton over a GOP foe

    She hasn’t even announced her bid for president yet, but voters, by a margin of more than three to one, believe that an adoring media will favor Hillary Clinton over the eventual Republican presidential nominee in 2016. A new Rasmussen Reports survey reveals that 41 percent of all voters...

  • EPA says CO2, cow-pig manure and urine rank 1-2-3 as global warming threat

    Warmer winter weather, which many environmentalists blame on global warming, actually helped to cut emissions of global warming-causing greenhouse gasses to the lowest level in a decade, according to a new EPA report on climate change. In the EPA's “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions...

  • PETA scolds Michelle Obama over using real eggs for Easter Egg Roll

    PETA is urging first lady Michelle Obama to substitute fake eggs for the 19,000 real ones to be used in Monday's Easter Egg Roll, claiming that egg production is cruel and eating them unhealthy and a violation of her “Let's Move!” agenda. In a video featuring young girls playing to the...

  • White House 'taxpayer receipt' shows 25% of income taxes go to health care

    As a thank you for paying taxes today, the White House has written up a “2013 Federal Taxpayer Receipt” that shows most income tax, 25.19 percent, goes to health related areas, after accounting for Medicare and Social Security. “Want to know how your federal taxes are spent? President...

  • 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...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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