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  • GOP heads into midterms without detailed conservative manifesto

    House Speaker John Boehner released a five-point economic plan Thursday that outlined general areas of reform, including cutting spending and reforming taxes. The agenda, however, did not include the detailed legislative proposals that were included in the Pledge to America four years ago.

  • Conservatives won't block Boehner

    A group of the most conservative House lawmakers said Thursday that Speaker John Boehner is no longer in danger of losing his gavel to GOP opposition thanks to a leadership shake-up that now includes more conservative input.

  • Corrected: Cruz fundraising site was not referring to this week's controversial speech

    This post has been corrected. – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has long spoken of Israel as Christians' greatest friend in the Middle East, as he did on Wednesday. So it shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that there exists an fundraising ad that underscores the Texas Senator's support for unity...

  • Is Breitbart audit evidence of IRS assault on conservative media outlets?

    "An audit here looks awfully convenient given the facts and circumstances," Grover Norquist said in a letter Friday to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

  • Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The tea party may have learned its lesson. As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank. But a year...

  • Emails: IRS worker got $138,000 to do 'nothing' --- and union saved her job

    Underperforming IRS workers -- one earning over $100,000 -- are being protected from firing by the National Treasury Employees Union, according to internal emails revealed Wednesday.

  • We still don't know why Lois Lerner's Blackberry was wiped clean

    "I'm not aware," an IRS spokesman told the Examiner Friday. "I'm going to have to get back to you on that… Uh, let me see if there's anything I can get for you on that."

  • Competing views on IRS treatment of tea party

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After investigating the IRS for more than a year, two key senators — a Democrat and a Republican — disagree on whether the tax agency treated conservative groups worse than their liberal counterparts when they applied for tax-exempt status. The Senate's subcommittee on...

  • Ted Cruz stumps for female candidates

    While his main focus is on helping Republicans win the Senate, Sen. Ted Cruz is also stumping for a number of female candidates in down-ballot races this fall.

  • Budget cuts may have spared key IRS emails

    A top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said he has learned that key lost emails sent by Lois Lerner may be preserved somewhere within 760 exchange servers that were supposed to be destroyed two years ago.

  • Justice Department blocking House panel from talking to former IRS attorney

    In a letter, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said he was puzzled by DOJ's refusal to disclose Andrew Strelka's contact information, adding that "obstructing a congressional investigation is a crime."

  • Pat Roberts quickly retools campaign

    Still recovering from a bruising August primary, Roberts and the Republican Party's Senate campaign arm are moving aggressively to reorganize and ramp up his campaign in the wake of the Kansan finding himself in an unexpectedly tough re-election battle.

  • DNC chairwoman rhetorically accuses the Tea Party and Scott Walker of violence against women

    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has taken the whole "war on women" narrative to a new level - by rhetorically accusing Tea Party Republicans of attacking women.

  • 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.

  • Mitch McConnell staffer wasn't running campaign

    After guiding the Kentucky Republican through a contentious primary, Jesse Benton was essentially replaced by McConnell's former chief of staff on Capitol Hill, Josh Holmes.



From the Weekly Standard

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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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