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  • After Laura Bush's slap down, George W. Bush advises, 'Don't paint your wife'

    Former President George W. Bush is going public with his painting and portraits Friday, and in a "Today" interview with his daughter Jenna Bush Hager provides one big piece of advice to other husbands taking up the hobby in retirement: “Don't paint your wife.”

  • Top Marine warns: U.S. can't 'simply pack up and go home' from Afghanistan

    The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps is warning Washington that there “will be no peace dividend” from withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, and he's cautioning against a hasty retreat from the country the marines have secured in time for this weekend's presidential election. “We...

  • Feds: 'Marriage' and 'family' now include same-sex spouses

    Moving quickly to erase the Defense of Marriage Act struck down by the Supreme Court last year, the Obama administration has rewritten the definition of “marriage” and “family” to include same-sex spouses and family members as anyone with a “close" relationship.

  • Ted Cruz demands Obama block Iran's new U.N envoy, 'a known terrorist'

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has joined in the outrage of many former Americans held hostage in Tehran for 444 days 35 years ago over Iran’s move to make one of the hostage handlers its next ambassador to the United Nations.

  • Blockbuster book deal for Ted Cruz; $1.5m advance, bigger than Sarah Palin's

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a darling of the Tea Party and conservative movement, has agreed to write a personal memoir about his controversial days in Washington and his vision for the future for HarperCollins, according to publishing sources. The first term Cruz is expected to receive an advance...

  • Obama's Red Sox diss: 'The White Sox next year!'

    The World Series champion Boston Red Sox heard a lot of praise of “Boston Strong” and the “Red Sox Nation” at the White House on Tuesday, but in the end, President Obama, a Chicago White Sox fan, wasn't wishing the world champs another victory. “May the best Sox win” is how Obama...

  • Fighting Obamacare's 30-hour work week: 'Even the French' work 35 hours

    Critics of Obamacare's regulation that just 30 hours amounts to a full-time job are launching a last-ditch effort to convince Democrats to help pass a change to restore the traditional 40-hour work week as the marker of a full-time job worthy of the insurance benefit. “I always...

  • Lazy judges: 16,000 cases are three years old --- or older!

    There's one problem with the lifetime appointment of federal judges. What can be done about lazy judges, like some of those sitting on about 16,000 civil cases that are three years old or older? According to two top court officials: Not much other than embarrassment. In a revealing...

  • Study: 6-to-1 liberal bias in Hispanic TV news

    Democrats have a strong ally in Hispanic TV news provided by Univision and Telemundo, with their audience of 3 million being fed news on immigration, Obamacare and even religion with a strong leftward bias, according to a new survey of nearly 1,000 stories on the cable networks.

  • Poll: Majority say CIA assassinations 'justified,' trusted more than Congress

    In a significant show of support for the embattled CIA, twice as many Americans say they trust the spy agency more than Congress, and a remarkable majority say that CIA assassinations are “sometimes justified.” In a new Economist/YouGov poll, 54 percent said that killings are sometimes...

  • Mainstream Media Scream: On way out, Piers Morgan demands gun control

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features CNN's Piers Morgan, his last day on air, blasting the National Rifle Association and claiming he's helped push gun control with a tremendous whack.

  • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher defends Vladimir Putin: No 'communist,' no 'power grab'

    A top House Republican and former Ronald Reagan aide is dismissing claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to restore the Soviet Union, suggesting instead that the Kremlin leader is acting like Reagan in helping the cause of democracy in Crimea and Ukraine. According to...

  • Americans step up to fund movie about abortionist Kermit Gosnell

    A word-of-mouth campaign to raise $2.1 million to make a film about Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell's killing spree jumped out of the gate this weekend, collecting over $119,000, more than the hoped for $47,000 a day.

  • Joe Biden warns: 'We could lose' --- to Ted Cruz!

    With the end of the month bringing to a close the latest political fundraising quarter, Vice President Joe Biden is warning that without a ton of new money, the Democrats could lose the Senate to Sen. Ted Cruz. “We could lose,” is the headline on his fundraising email for the Democratic...

  • 'Gosnell' movie will depict 'America's biggest serial killer'

    The mainstream media ignored the horrific abortion case, and a giant fundraiser tried at the last minute to censor the movie about Kermit Gosnell, but a project to bring the story to screens around the country is moving ahead this weekend with a public campaign to raise $2.1 million. “I...



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