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  • Mainstream Media Scream: NBC 'surprised' Obama not on list of greatest leaders

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features NBC's Today show hosts expressing surprise that Fortune Magazine's new list of the 50 greatest leaders didn't include President Obama.

  • Press covering Michelle Obama shoved, screamed at, blocked from events in China

    First lady Michelle Obama's Spring Break trip to China with her daughters and mom has received some glowing news reports, but not because her press corps has had an easy time covering the event-filled trip.

  • Zogby Report Card: Obama no worse than Ronald Reagan

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama doesn't have many options in Crimea, and is following a pattern set by former President Ronald Reagan, who talked tough but then left Lebanon. "In 1987, Yale University historian Paul Kennedy wrote about the...

  • Burials go green; bodies interred in just a cloth bag or wicker basket

    Cemeteries are the latest business go to green. The new trend is for families of the dead to skip the traditional embalming, elaborate casket and concrete box and simply wrap the dead in a cloth shroud and put the body into the earth. A Washington, D.C., cemetery is being recognized for...

  • Study: Blacks with white friends are 'less black'

    When Washington, D.C., councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry this week said that whites need to be “more open-minded” about African-American politicians, claiming “blacks are more open-minded than” whites, he was suggesting that whites can't do what blacks do -- embrace the other...

  • Only 29% would re-elect Congress, an all-time low

    A “throw the bums out” mood is starting to grab voters, with just 29 percent ready to re-elect their member of Congress and only 22 percent believing that their lawmaker is the best person for the job, both historic lows, according to a depressing new poll. Rasmussen Reports also found...

  • Next: Federal Department of Internet Gambling?

    A war over online gambling is about to spill out in Congress as opponents move to restore a long-standing Internet gambling ban and block Uncle Sam from creating a sprawling new federal department to police the web. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plan to...

  • Larry Sabato: Jeb Bush now 'the leader of the field' for 2016

    With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stalled by the “Bridgegate” affair, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has become the establishment's candidate and top pick to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, according to a new analysis of the race. “We now consider Bush the leader of the field...

  • Scientists: Killer solar EMP blast just missed Earth, 10 years of devastation avoided

    Confirmed: Two prominent physicists reveal in a new report that enormous solar blasts with an electromagnetic pulse powerful enough to cause $2.6 trillion in damage and knock out electricity and communications for up to 10 years narrowly missed Earth in 2012. The scientists from the University...

  • Obama's brackets may have violated ethics rules banning NCAA betting at work

    President Obama's NCAA bracket, distributed by the White House, and his comments to ESPN that he would buy the first lady some shoes if he won, may have crossed strict ethics lines barring federal workers from doing their own brackets while on duty.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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