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  • Failed James Foley raid recalls futile past efforts to rescue U.S. captives

    Hostage rescues are among the most dangerous and difficult jobs America asks its military to do. When they fail, it's not the fault of the brave soldiers who carry out the missions.

  • Liberia slum calm; American recovers from Ebola

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Calm returned Thursday to the slum of West Point in Liberia's capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces enforcing the quarantine. In the United States, an aid...

  • 39 dead, dozens missing after Japan landslides

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police said the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima city rose to 39 on Thursday with 51 people still missing, as search efforts continued in the devastated area. Hillsides caved in or were swept down into residential areas in at least...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug 21

    Newly indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry is slated to take part in a panel discussion on immigration reform at the conservative Heritage Foundation Thursday in D.C.

  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is a national embarrassment

    When he's not shirking his responsibilities and hiding from a situation that requires some form of leadership, the governor is jamming his foot in his mouth all the way up to the knee.

  • Sears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears said Thursday that its second-quarter loss widened as it continues to deal with weak sales. The retailer — which runs Sears and Kmart stores — lost $573 million, or $5.39 per share, for the period ended Aug. 2. That compares with a loss of $194 million, or...

  • Republicans look for a long-shot win in Northern Virginia in Micah Edmond

    He's black. He's Jewish. He's a veteran. He's a Republican. And he's running for Jim Moran's House seat. "Anything can happen," Micah Edmond says.

  • In Ferguson, the rise of Eric Holder

    As Holder arrived in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday to address the police shooting of an unarmed teenager, it was clear that the attorney general had emerged as arguably President Obama's most-trusted confidant rather than the source of consternation that once frustrated so many White House officials.

  • Republican presidential candidates flock to Iowa's Joni Ernst

    Presidential jockeying in Iowa has started early, with GOP hopefuls using Ernst's upstart Senate bid to lay a political foundation for the 2016 caucuses.

  • Special session in Richmond could be a challenge for Virginia's Barbara Comstock

    Some wonder whether the Northern Virginia Republican's absence from the trail in the weeks before the general election could be a downside for her campaign.

  • Guatemala's human smuggling network is big business for 'coyotes'

    Guatemala's shadowy human smuggling network is run by a highly sophisticated organization that more closely resembles a corporation with a profit-sharing program than a ragtag band of criminals.

  • Treasury looks to stop 'corporate deserters' on its own

    President Obama may not be able to stop "corporate deserters" from taking up legal residency in low-tax countries. But it appears that his Treasury Department will try to make the prospect of leaving the U.S. as unattractive as possible.

  • Infographic: The changes in Obama's cabinet since 2009

    Graphic illustration by Chris Henderson/Examiner.

  • Environmental groups hope to use Mitch McConnell's words against him

    Environmental groups plan to use Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's comments that a Republican-led Senate would be fine with more government shutdowns to attack the GOP ahead of the November elections.

  • EXography: Senator lives like a Rockefeller but bills the cost to taxpayers

    West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller comes from one of America's wealthiest families and represents one of its poorest states, yet he travels home almost exclusively via private charter plane at $4,400 per trip and sends the bill to taxpayers.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

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  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

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  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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