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  • Recognizing danger, GOP engages with Democrats in battle for women voters

    As the Democratic Party implements its "War on Women" campaign against the Republicans in the hopes of mobilizing female voters and heading off a midterm elections defeat, the GOP is fighting back. In doing so, Republicans on Capitol Hill and GOP candidates running in key congressional races...

  • Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed Wednesday to form a unity government and hold new elections — a potentially historic step toward mending the rift that has split their people between two sets of rulers for seven years. Following the announcement...

  • Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bid

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian lawmaker registered as a candidate Wednesday for the country's June 3 presidential election, becoming the first official contender in a vote that will take place during the country's civil war and one that embattled President Bashar Assad likely will win. Assad...

  • New social networks connect cooks and diners

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — If the latest development in culinary social media catches on, the trendiest restaurants may no longer be restaurants. A growing number of apps and websites are taking the traditional chef-diner relationship out of established eateries and into private homes....

  • Car bomb outside Nairobi police station kills 4

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Nairobi say a car bomb has exploded outside a police station in central Nairobi and killed four people. David Kimaiya, the inspector general of police, says two officers are among the dead from Wednesday night's explosion. An Associated Press reporter at the...

  • TD Ameritrade fiscal 2Q profit jumps 35 percent

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade says brisk stock trading in the first three months of the year lifted its quarterly profit 35 percent. The Omaha, Neb.-based company said Wednesday that it generated $194 million in net income, or 35 cents per share, in its fiscal second...

  • Gold prices edge up for the first time in a week

    Gold prices are settling higher for the first time in a week as tensions between Russia and Ukraine give the precious metal some support. Russia warned Wednesday that it would mount a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine. Separately, Dutch, British and Danish...

  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine. First lady Michelle Obama announced the...

  • NYC mayor proposes tax relief for Sandy victims

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's proposing tax legislation to help homeowners whose property was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. De Blasio's legislation would provide property tax relief to New York City residents who rebuilt or repaired their homes as a result of...

  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and...

  • No, the off-shore oil industry is not spiraling toward another BP oil spill

    Not surprisingly, there is a whole other side to the condemnation recently expressed in the New York Times by former Minerals Management Service Director Liz Birnbaum and Jacqueline Savitz of Oceana regarding the safety of the offshore oil and natural gas industry since the Macondo incident of...

  • GE boss Jeff Immelt says Obamacare 'uncertainty' hurting medical business

    A week after General Electric blamed Obamacare for hurting its medical business, the company's chairman on Wednesday warned that uncertainty in the health care field will persist for much longer. “I think that there's still a lot of uncertainty in health care and we'll just have to see that...

  • Rand Paul to headline Maine Republican Party convention

    Sen. Rand Paul, a leading 2016 Republican presidential contender, is heading to Maine Saturday to headline the state’s GOP convention. From RandPAC: WASHINGTON, DC - On April 26, 2014, Senator Rand Paul will travel to Bangor, Maine to headline several events for the Maine Republican Party...

  • Michelle Obama unveils new jobs website for veterans

    First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday announced a new online initiative to help military members and veterans find new jobs in the private sector. The new online Veterans Employment Center at ebenefits.va.gov includes tools to help "translate military skills into the civilian workforce," the...

  • Conrado Marrero, oldest living ex-MLB player, dies

    HAVANA (AP) — Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Grandson Rogelio Marrero confirmed the death Wednesday afternoon. Marrero was a diminutive right-hander from...



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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