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  • Top Dem pollster: 'Don't defend' Obamacare, call it 'flawed from the beginning'

    One of the nation's leading Democratic pollsters and strategists is urging embattled House and Senate incumbents to abandon their defense of Obamacare and instead pledge to “fix it.” Celinda Lake, whose firm Lake Research Partners provided the Democratic analysis of the new George...

  • 24/7 coverage of Malaysian jet doesn't help CNN beat Fox

    CNN’s nonstop coverage of the missing Malaysian jet, which has helped the cable channel’s ratings, wasn’t nearly enough to help it catch Fox News, according to the latest Nielsen Media Research ratings. For the second straight week, Fox dominated the ratings at a time when some expected...

  • Study: ABC/CBS/NBC give Obamacare less than 1 percent of network news airtime

    It's the biggest issue in the midterm elections, and problems with Obamacare are driving Democrats to abandon it to save themselves, but the nation's Big 3 TV networks have devoted less than 1 percent of their airtime to the flawed health care system since Jan. 1, according to a new study. The...

  • Pew: White majority over, next generation more than 50% non-white

    For the first time in American history, non-whites will make up half or more of the next generation, likely pushing Washington toward a bigger government — and the GOP better tone down their anti-government rhetoric if they want to win them, according to a top polling outfit. At a briefing...

  • 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.

  • Syria terror suspect seized in Detroit renews homegrown terror fears

    A Lebanese-American man nabbed in Detroit on charges that he was on his way to fight for Hezbollah and Syria is raising new concerns about trained jihadists hiding in the United States and the possibility they will turn their fire on America, according to officials and Hill leaders.



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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