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  • Here's Obama's letter to Boehner explaining the White House's authority to launch airstrikes in Syria

    Shortly after President Obama's address on his decision to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, the White House released the text of a letter sent to House Speaker John Boehner explaining the White House's supposed authority to take action in Syria without congressional consent and approval.

  • Five months later, Nigerian officials again negotiating release of abducted schoolgirls

    It has been five months since nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram, and more than 200 of them are still missing. In mid-August, four months after the girls were abducted, Nigerian government officials tried again to negotiate with Boko Haram for...

  • Words of advice for a failing president

    The following is a leaked transcript of an intervention by Democrats for a politician who is in trouble and cannot help himself.

  • Cry us a river, Lois Lerner

    Everyone in Washington has a P.R. machine, or at minimum, an agenda. That's certainly the case with Lois Lerner, the former IRS executive whose division targeted conservative nonprofit applicants with delays and harassment. Lerner's division of the IRS systematically obstructed and denied...

  • Something is terribly wrong with the Secret Service

    President Obama is supporting the Secret Service in the wake of a deeply troubling incident in which a disturbed man jumped the White House fence, sprinted across the North Lawn, and actually entered the White House Friday evening.

  • Happy 100th birthday to the oldest living former member of Congress

    The oldest living former member of Congress, Ken Hechler, celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday.

  • Fraternity accused of marking students for date rape drug

    The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was served with a search warrant last Tuesday after accusations surfaced that party-goers may have been marked with color-coded "X's" for date rape.

  • Issa responds to Lois Lerner interview

    "She appears to have great confidence that her allies in the Obama Administration will not consider legal action after she resigned and declined to discuss the IRS’ actions against private citizens," Issa said.

  • These 125 black women in Mississippi may be the key to conservatives' chances

    Many small-business owners are like your corner grocer, with no intention to expand. Your neighborhood dry cleaner isn't trying to start a national chain. Your average realtor isn't looking to add a big staff and become a manager.

  • Anti-rape activist to men: Tell your buddies a woman is 'ugly' to prevent rape

    Kat Hofland, president of "I Always Get Consent," an anti-rape organization, told an audience at Arizona State University in early September that suggesting women are ugly is a better rape deterrence than women being aware of their surroundings, Campus Reform reported.

  • The death of the republic part II: Knowledge of Congress edition

    A disturbingly large number of Americans are unable to state which political party controls the U.S. House of Representatives and which party controls the U.S. Senate, according to a new Gallup report.

  • Former Clinton operative jokes about sweatshop conditions of Hillary media defenders

    Paul Begala, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton, thinks David Brock's team of ultra-dedicated Hillary defenders is hilarious.

  • Paul Ryan to GOP: Don't assume a wave

    House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., in an exclusive interview, warned his fellow Republicans not to count on a wave this November as an excuse to avoid outlining an agenda.

  • Why Wisconsin won't become Illinois

    Anyone who doubts the wisdom of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's union bargaining reforms -- and the self-interested short-sightedness of the public union bosses -- need only look southward to neighboring Illinois.

  • Climate justice now! Occupy the climate!

    The genius of the People's Climate March, at least as far as its organizers and participants were concerned, is that the concept of climate is broad and flexible enough to cover everything.



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