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  • Bonjour, Malaise

    It made perfect sense when President Obama appeared last week, tan suit and all, to say he had no idea how to deal with a menace his own appointees had said posed a critical threat to his country. By this time, no one expected one of him.

  • US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died. The leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, has no heir apparent. If he has been...

  • US stock market closes mostly lower

    U.S. stocks are ending mostly lower as energy companies fall and investors look ahead to central bank meetings later this week. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 30 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,067 on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged down one point, or 0.1 percent,...

  • Senate battlegrounds suck up ad money

    More than two-thirds of the money spent on Senate TV ads so far this cycle has been in just nine battleground states, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of data provided by Kantar Media/CMAG, a media tracking service.

  • Mainstream Media Scream: MSNBC blames ISIS torture on Abu Ghraib, Gitmo

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features two MSNBC newsies blaming ISIS torture of prisoners on the types of "enhanced interrogation" used by Americans at the Iraqi prison Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison.

  • Norwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchase

    NEW YORK (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing into the luxury sector by buying the high-end Prestige Cruises International. The deal will give Norwegian access to Prestige's eight ships on the Oceania and Regent Seven Seas cruise lines and its big-ticket vacation packages. Norwegian, which...

  • News prof: Media losing access war with Obama, 'Escalate the fight'

    The news media is losing its battle for access against President Obama and other public officials and should "escalate the fight" for news, a top journalism professor is demanding.

  • VIDEO: Josh Earnest skirts questions about immigration

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest skirted questions about announcing immigration executive actions on Tuesday, telling the reporters repeatedly that he has no update on the timing of such actions.

  • Paul Ryan: Obama-Clinton foreign policy is 'catastrophically weak'

    Rep. Paul Ryan slams the "catastrophically weak foreign policy" of President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and warns that her election in 2016 would just mean Obama-Clinton, Part III.

  • Bill Nelson: U.S. the 'only one' who can stop ISIS

    The Senate Armed Services Committee member says U.S. should waste no time hitting back against the terror group after the Steven Sotloff beheading.

  • House Republicans question Jack Lew over 'too big to fail'

    Rep. Scott Garrett, chairman of the capital markets subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee, wrote a letter to Lew Tuesday with six other Republicans warning that the council's treatment of insurers "has led to uncertainty in the insurance industry and raised concern that the...

  • EPA chief mum on potential new fracking regs

    Gina McCarthy said the agency is on track to release its strategy for controlling methane gas leaks this fall, but didn't hint at whether it would include new regulations.

  • California regulatory judges issue $1.4B fine against PG&E for deadly 2010 gas line blast

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulatory judges issue $1.4B fine against PG&E for deadly 2010 gas line blast .

  • Tea Party taunts Eric Cantor over job

    Kevin Broughton, spokesman for the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, took a jab at Cantor for his new job at New York investment bank Moelis & Company.

  • Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served....



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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