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  • Transportation Department floats rules to keep trains carrying crude oil from exploding

    The effort is a response to a number of recent derailments and explosions that have increased partly because of booming oil production in the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and Montana.

  • European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

    BERLIN (AP) — Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Lufthansa and Air Berlin extended their cancelations through Thursday and Air France said it was suspending...

  • VIDEO --- Rep. Jeb Hensarling, former Rep. Barney Frank spar over Dodd-Frank Act

    House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling said Wednesday during a committee hearing that the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act has been a major failure since it passed Congress four years ago.

  • Sarah Palin is married to the idea of impeachment, and she's not going to let reality get in the way

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has for the umpteenth time challenged U.S. lawmakers to impeach President Obama, saying that a failure to remove him from office, thus protecting our freedoms, would be an "affront" to God.

  • The latest in lavish Obama praise, Washington governor edition

    Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., is positively overjoyed with President Obama's recent bill protecting gays, lesbians and transgenders from discrimination by federal contractors.

  • IMF cuts forecast for US economic growth in 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has shaved its forecast for U.S. economic growth this year, mostly because of a sharp contraction in the first quarter. But the global lending organization still expects that growth accelerated in the April-June quarter and will remain healthy...

  • Senate panel backs Robert McDonald for Veterans Affairs secretary

    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has unanimously endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic,...

  • PepsiCo raises outlook, looks to new Lay's flavors

    PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo raised its forecast for the year on Wednesday and said its new Lay's potato chips — including a cappuccino variety — should help boost its profit in the months ahead. The company, which also owns Tropicana, Gatorade and Quaker, said global volume for both its...

  • Derivatives regulator CFTC's 'revolving door' move to industry group criticized

    An outgoing commissioner of the regulatory agency that oversees derivatives contracts will become the CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, a trade group for firms that engage in derivatives transactions, according to a statement from the ISDA Wednesday.

  • Ice cream wars: Oil lobby and climate change activists woo with treats

    The oil industry and climate change activists can agree on one thing: Ice cream is pretty awesome.

  • GOP border security group calls for sending National Guard to border

    A group of House Republicans will call for sending the National Guard to the U.S. southern border, where a months-long surge in illegal immigration has flooded Texas with thousands of children from Central America.

  • Gummit don't do IT good, here and elsewhere

    The private sector is held accountable in the marketplace. If IT doesn't work, or if cost overruns raise prices to uncompetitive levels, consumers have alternatives. When government IT fails, however, the citizen doesn't have any alternative.

  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near. "We certainly have made...

  • How much policing is too much?

    I want the police to be better armed than the bad guys, but what exactly does that mean today?



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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