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  • President Obama strains to straddle fundraising, foreign policy

    Over the last few days President Obama awkwardly tried to sprinkle foreign-policy references into his fundraising speeches but got more laughs and applause with jokes complaining about "phony scandals" back in Washington at a glitzy dinner at the home of the producer of TV drama "Scandal." 

  • Widespread or not, stopping voter fraud is essential for honest elections

    Several states are adopting new measures to curb voter fraud, and some of them -- such as the Voter I.D. law recently passed in North Carolina -- are facing federal court challenges.

  • These costly government regulations could hit right after the election

    A Republican group is suggesting that President Obama's administration is purposely delaying the implementation of controversial government regulations until after the midterm elections.

  • 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 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 its...

  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — FAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel.

  • Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday. Unspecified glitches in the department's Consular...

  • Police confirm dead man was suspect in 3 shootings

    MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A man found dead in thick brush near a rural Riverside County home probably was wounded by a sheriff's deputy in a confrontation after killing two other people, authorities said Wednesday. A police dog sniffed out the body before dawn Wednesday in Moreno Valley....

  • Casualty numbers raise questions about Gaza war

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people. One of those wounded by shrapnel...

  • Former federal immigration lawyer: Meriam Ibrahim's children are U.S. citizens

    Can the children of a Sudanese woman sentenced to death for leaving Islam, and now residing in the U.S. embassy in Sudan, be considered U.S. citizens under the law?

  • And here's the most useless thing that has been said so far about the border crisis

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced this week that he will soon deploy approximately 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Sen. John Walsh mired in plagiarism scandal

    Sen. John Walsh plagiarized his final thesis for his master's degree at the Army War College from sources at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a 1998 essay written by Sean M. Lynn-Jones, a scholar at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, according to an...

  • Ann Coulter's sad descent into bitter irrelevancy continues apace

    Ann Coulter has abandoned the original and insightful part of what made her famous and has taken up a full-time position peddling controversial "smart takes."

  • As President Obama dithers, Russia returns to the Americas

    During a visit to Cuba two weeks ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly reached an agreement to reopen the huge Russian spy base in Lourdes, on the west side of the island nation.

  • John Boehner calls on Obama to support legislation speeding up deportations

    The House speaker warned that it could be impossible for Congress to green-light additional money to deal with the border crisis unless Obama publicly supports a change in a law that is slowing deportations. 

  • On immigration, Texas Gov. Rick Perry leads while Obama raises funds

    Critics will call the actions of Texas Gov. Rick Perry of showboating, but at least he is taking action, while President Obama, who took an oath to defend the country from all enemies foreign and domestic, drinks beer, plays pool and attends fundraisers as our borders are overrun.

From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...