More Paul Bedard Articles

  • 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...

  • FOIA suggests Hillary Clinton allies helped State embellish 'accomplishments'

    The State Department is facing new scrutiny in the aftermath of its inability this week to name an accomplishment of a major initiative under former Secretary State Hillary Clinton, an embarrassing episode that overshadowed the release of the title of her new book, “Hard Choices.”

  • Michelle Obama says life on campaign trail felt like military life

    First lady Michelle Obama took her campaign to help veterans find jobs to Fort Campbell, Ky.., Wednesday where she said that most Americans don't know much about the military. Following comments from Jill Biden, the vice president's wife and Obama's teammate in helping veterans, she noted that...

  • New high: 45% rate Obama as 'poor' leader

    Nearly half the nation views President Obama as a “poor” leader. Rasmussen reports, in their latest monthly survey on the president's leadership style, said that 45 percent rate him as “poor,” the highest number he's ever received 66 months of polling on the issue. Rate Obama As A...

  • Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mike Lee start 'Liberty Rally' for Tea Party candidates

    It’s on. Three of the Tea Party's biggest stars, Sarah Palin and Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are joining in a national “Liberty Rally” to back conservatives running in key Senate races. Palin's political action committee, SarahPAC, today said that the trio will kick off the rally in...

  • Growing calls for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to run in 2016

    A growing number of conservatives are calling for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to consider running for president in 2016, believing that while others claim to be Reaganesque, the former radio host and House GOP leader is the real heir to the throne. “I really like Pence,” said Gary Bauer,...

  • War in GOP over same-sex marriage: 82% Republicans back man-woman definition

    The growing internal fight over gay marriage is threatening to split the Republican Party further, with conservatives warning that the GOP cannot win the White House if it shucks long-established social policy positions. In a sharp rebuttal to efforts by moderates to pressure state and...

  • GE boss Jeff Immelt says Obamacare 'uncertainty' hurting medical business

    A week after General Electric blamed Obamacare for hurting its medical business, the company's chairman on Wednesday warned that uncertainty in the health care field will persist for much longer. “I think that there's still a lot of uncertainty in health care and we'll just have to see that...

  • Rand Paul to headline Maine Republican Party convention

    Sen. Rand Paul, a leading 2016 Republican presidential contender, is heading to Maine Saturday to headline the state’s GOP convention. From RandPAC: WASHINGTON, DC - On April 26, 2014, Senator Rand Paul will travel to Bangor, Maine to headline several events for the Maine Republican Party...

  • Report: Iran targets U.S. military satellites with lasers, China with missiles

    A worrisome new memo from the Council on Foreign Relations indicates that China, without warning, is poised to knock out U.S. satellites, especially those used by the Pentagon. "The threats to U.S. space assets are significant and growing," said the "contingency planning memo" titled...

  • Poll: Just 18% of conservatives want Jeb Bush to run in 2016

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, considering a 2016 presidential bid, does not have the support of his party's base, with just one in four Republicans eager for him to run and an even worse 18 percent of self-identified conservatives backing his bid. With the GOP considering a slew of...

  • Shot: Obamacare gets tangled in Hatfield-McCoy feud

    The leader of the feuding Hatfield family, who fears Obamacare will bankrupt the medical careers of his three children, is jumping into politics to help a West Virginia pharmacist win an open House seat to join the GOP effort to torpedo the president's trademark program. “They’re going to...

  • Splash: Hollywood mermaid Daryl Hannah condemns Keystone XL 'serpent'

    The debate over building the Keystone XL oil pipeline took a weird turn Tuesday when a Hollywood actress famous for playing a comedic mermaid called the economic lifeline the real life embodiment of some legendary “serpent” destined to doom America. “Legend tells of a black snake that...

  • Ex-Supreme Court justice pushes gun grab, 2nd Amendment rewrite

    A liberal former Supreme Court justice, still outspoken and influential in retirement, is pushing to change the Constitution's Second Amendment in a way that could lead to massive gun confiscations in states. John Paul Stevens, 94, who retired in 2010, would rewrite the Second Amendment in a...

  • Joe Biden on Dems losing the Senate, 'Believe me, that's a real possibility'

    Vice President Joe Biden is warning his Democratic base to drop the apathy and pledge to vote in the fall midterms or see the administration's achievements like Obamacare get sunk by a Republican majority in the House and Senate. He headlined his latest email “If we lose,” and warned that...



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