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  • Oregon moves to dump health exchange website

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead. A top Cover Oregon official, Alex Pettit, said fixing the...

  • Hydra-headed federal bureaucracy threatens American liberty

    “You can’t handle the truth!” Jack Nicholson shouted at Tom Cruise during the climactic court-martial scene in the movie “A Few Good Men.” Caught in a lie that exposed his “above-the-law” mentality, Nicholson’s character, Col. Nathan Jessup, justifies his lawlessness by...

  • Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three Americans — a pediatrician and a father and son — were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists. Another...

  • Editorial cartoons: Pipeline alternatives

    Cartoon by Nate Beeler/Cagle Cartoons.

  • FDA OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer. It was a role previously reserved for the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of women's health. The Food and Drug Administration approved Roche's cobas...

  • UPS blames winter weather for drop in 1Q profit

    DALLAS (AP) — First-quarter net income at UPS slumped 12 percent as winter storms increased costs for the shipping giant and cut into its revenue. The Atlanta company said Thursday that the rough start to the year means that full-year earnings will come in at the low end of its earlier...

  • Oregon to investigate the burning of aborted babies for electricity

    Update below: Lila Rose, president of Live Action, responds. Earlier this week, news broke of an energy plant in Marion County, Ore., receiving aborted babies from British Columbia to burn for electricity. Thursday, county officials said they were seeking an investigation into how such a...

  • Examiner Editorial: Bad actors and deadbeats at IRS get holidays and cash bonuses

    A culture of impunity has taken hold at the IRS, one that should outrage taxpayers who fork over their hard-earned money every year knowing that if they don't the agency will make their lives miserable. It would be bad enough if the IRS were only still trying to put itself in the role of...

  • Darrell Issa seeks answers about Justice Department's role in IRS targeting

    Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is raising new questions about the Justice Department's role in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Issa wants more answers from the administration about a previously unreleased email between a DOJ...

  • Why Elizabeth Warren should run for president

    As she talks to the press, Warren is repeating previous statements that she will not run for president in 2016. But her denials aren't really denials, and her party's unique presidential circumstances give Warren plenty of room to run.

  • Expanding Medicaid will become harder for GOP governors after 2016

    A big part of the pitch for states to participate in the Medicaid expansion through President Obama's health care law is rooted in the fallacy that it represents “free” money from Washington. Republican governors who have fought conservatives to expand Medicaid in their states have relied...

  • Political figures disavow Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's racial comments

    Political figures and commentators of all stripes have denounced embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy for making racially charged comments about African-Americans. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., called Bundy a "hateful racist" after the New York Times on Thursday quoted the...

  • Cliven Bundy's pro-slavery, racist comments sour supporters

    Cliven Bundy's pro-slavery, racist comments have soured a lot of the conservative supporters who regarded his fight with the Bureau of Land Management as a good opportunity to question the federal government's control over vast swaths of federal land. “I want to tell you one more thing I...

  • Jeb Bush cheers Canada-styled 'express entry' immigration reform

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't backing away from his push for comprehensive immigration reform, taking to Twitter to cheer a super-fast new system in Canada that matches jobs to the skills of immigrants. “Canada has an economically driven immigration system. Why can’t we fix our broken...

  • VIDEO: Democrats lash out at big spenders, big polluters

    Environmental advocates on Capitol Hill are lashing out at the Koch Brothers' influence on American politics, accusing the conservative duo of being polluters and calling for limits on their power.   Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., explains, "The congress has been dominated and influenced too...



From the Weekly Standard

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    From Brandeis on the Atlantic to Azusa on the Pacific, an iron curtain has descended across academia. Behind that line lie all the classrooms of the ancient schools of America. Wesleyan, Brown,...

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    When the Republican National Committee adopted a new primary calendar in January, few people fully thought through the impact. Successfully and necessarily fighting the last war, Chairman Reince...

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  • NATO Is Still the Answer

    The continuing Ukraine crisis raises both a critical “what if?” question and a pressing policy issue. What if, in April 2008, the Europeans had not rejected President Bush’s proposal to...

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