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  • Poll: Mike Huckabee tops Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush in Iowa

    Polls continue to cheer on likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the latest from Iowa, where she commands 63 percent of the party's vote. Unfortunately for Vice President Joe Biden, who is studying a run, “undecided” beat him, 12 percent to 9 percent. The Suffolk...

  • 2 Obama fundraisers after grieving Fort Hood deaths, one at $17 million home

    The White House won some negative headlines for scheduling a fundraiser during President Obama's trip Wednesday to Texas to mourn the shooting deaths at Fort Hood U.S. Army base, but he's actually attending two, one with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a $17.1 million home.

  • $7.9m Obama Ireland trip included $251,161 for Michelle Obama's Dublin 'sightseeing'

    The White House spent $7.9 million flying the first family to the 2013 G-8 summit in northern Ireland, a venture that included a sightseeing tour of Dublin by first lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters that cost $251,161, according to new documents. The first lady's entourage spent...

  • Twitter explodes after White House aide raps male reporters over gender pay

    A soft jab at the mostly male White House press corps from President Obama’s communications director sparked a surge of comments on Twitter, some noting that most of the president’s aides are men, including the very spokesmen those reporters are assigned to quiz every day. “Love all...

  • OMG: Millennials abandoning the Bible

    Members of America's newest generation, the so-called “millennials” ages 18-29, are abandoning the Bible and even driving a shift in America “toward Bible indifference or antagonism,” according to the 2014 State of the Bible survey from the American Bible Society. More than any other...

  • Study: Republican Party will grow with more, not less, white support

    A revealing new study on the political impact of whites becoming a minority by 2042 finds that the Republican Party will gain support as more whites, feeling threatened about their status, embrace conservative policies. The study from Northwestern University and published in the influential...

  • Top conservative: 2016 not Ted Cruz's turn, favors Mike Pence-Rand Paul ticket

    A founding father of the conservative movement who is now a star among Tea Party activists is urging the GOP to choose a governor to duel Washington “insider” Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying that 2016 isn’t the best time for Sen. Ted Cruz to run.

  • Ted Cruz wins top Dem backing to block Iran's U.N. envoy from U.S.

    In a rare sign of Senate bipartisanship, several top Democrats including Sens. Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy backed conservative Sen. Ted Cruz's effort to block Iran's new United Nations ambassador, involved in the 1979 holding of American diplomats for 444 days, from U.S. soil.

  • Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move!' takes over annual Easter Egg Roll --- again

    Exercise, and not colorful marshmallow Peeps, will be the focus of the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 21, the sixth year in a row that first lady Michelle Obama’s fitness-first goal for kids has taken over the once sugar-filled event on the South Lawn.

  • Stink bugs invade Europe; France, Italy hit

    Stink bug infestations have spread to 41 states and Europe's farm basket, having lived through the super-cold and snowy winter by making their own anti-freeze, according to the Agriculture Department's top brown marmorated stink bug watcher. “We are not seeing any difference in the mortality...

  • Mainstream Media Scream: NYT's Tom Friedman slaps climate change skeptics

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman rapping climate change skeptics for not conforming to the mainstream view that global warming is real and a danger.

  • Comeback: George H.W. Bush re-enters politics as top fundraiser

    Former President George H.W. Bush, who has shied away from political dirty work, has jumped feet first into the GOP's bid to win back the Senate and White House in a new fundraising campaign.

  • Bryan Cranston of 'Breaking Bad' urges Obama to use executive orders to build 'legacy'

    Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV's recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama's legacy....

  • Zogby Report Card: Obama's on a roll, the numbers don't lie

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama is improving in his approval rating as unemployment holds steady and the White House makes its Obamacare signup numbers.

  • 17 billion honey bees injured, killed, threatening apple, berry, veggie crops

    Commercial beekeepers who flood California's almond orchards with nearly 2 million hives every March have lost 25 percent of their colonies to chemical sprays and they are blaming loose regulations for the injury and deaths of an estimated 17 billion bees. The crisis, which robbed the...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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