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Is the American Century Over?

Just published: Is the American Century Over? by Joseph S. Nye. “For more than a century, the United States has been the world’s most powerful state. Now some analysts predict that China will soon take its place. Does this mean [......

Huckabee Wants Term Limits for Supreme Court

Mike Huckabee called for “the imposition of term limits on U.S. Supreme Court justices, saying that the nation’s founders never intended to create lifetime, irrevocable posts,” the Los Angeles Times reports. Said Huckabee: “Nobody should be in an unelected position [...]

Ted Cruz Leads the Talk Radio Primary

Politico: “Tens of millions of listeners — and potential GOP primary voters — tune in each week to the biggest right-wing radio hosts, who hold forth on the merits and demerits of the various 2016 Republican hopefuls as keenly as [....

Rubio Will Soon Announce White House Bid

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) “is nearing an announcement of his presidential campaign — it now seems to be just a matter of when and where exactly it’ll happen,” the Washington Post reports. “Aides to the senator don’t deny reports first [...]

Adelson Upset With Bush Over Baker Comments

Sheldon Adelson “is said to be incensed” over former Secretary of State James Baker’s comments about Israel “and the lack of pressure put on him by the Jeb Bush team before his address — a significant concern, given that Mr. [...]

Duckworth Will Run for U.S. Senate

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will announce a 2016 Senate bid likely on Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. “She is aiming to win the Democratic nomination to run against Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.

Religious Freedom Law Sparks Outrage in Indiana

Indiana faces “a growing backlash over a religious-freedom law that has drawn a hostile reaction from defenders of gay rights, who say it could result in discrimination based on sexual orientation,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “Measures similar to that [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“He will be elected to replace me in 22 months. I think one reason that will happen is because I want him to be my replacement.” – Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), in an inteview with Nevada Public Radio, on backing [...]

Quote of the Day

“The First Amendment says keep government out of religion, not religion out of government.” — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), quoted by David Brody, speaking at a private prayer breakfast in Washington, DC.

What Is Harry Reid’s Legacy?

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told Nevada Public Radio he “wants to be remembered as a kid who grew up in Searchlight and then fought hard for all the little kids growing up in the same hard scrabble way [...]

GOP Lawmaker Suggests Mandatory Church Attendance

Arizona state State Sen. Sylvia Allen (R) raised the possibility of requiring church attendance for every American, the Arizona Republic reports. Said Allen: “Probably we should be debating a bill requiring every American to attend a church of their choice [...]

Obama Dropped from List of Great Leaders

For the second year in a row, Fortune has not included President Obama on its list of World’s Greatest Leaders. “Many wise foreign-policy analysts believe the President’s public waffling on Syria not only fed the terrorism of the Islamic State, [...]

Jeb Bush’s Nightmare Scenario

Jeb Bush “is expected to be a formidable contender for the GOP nomination. But there are signs that his biography will lead to struggles in the primary’s early stages. There are signs that a worst-case, crash-and-burn scenario for Bush is [...]

Reid’s Retirement Shakes Up Senate Battle

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) retirement “is triggering a free-for-all for his seat — with big implications for control of the Senate in 2016,” The Hill reports. “Senate Republicans see Nevada as their best chance at a pickup this [...]

Democrats Avoid a Messy Leadership Battle in Senate

“In his eight years as the Senate’s Democratic leader, Harry M. Reid earned a reputation for legislative sorcery epitomized by the way in which he muscled President Obama’s health-care reform bill through the Senate. And so, it may be fitting [...]

No Clinton Emails Left on Server

“An examination of the server that housed the personal email account that Hillary Clinton used exclusively when she was secretary of state showed that there are no copies of any emails she sent during her time in office, her lawyer [...]

Quote of the Day

“The unfortunate reality is this is what happens when you put someone in office who’s never led before. This president, unfortunately, having been a senator, a state senator, a community organizer, never led anything, and so he’s never been in [...]

Walker Softens Immigration Stance

“Likely GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker told a private gathering of New Hampshire business leaders earlier this month that he supports providing some illegal immigrants with a pathway to citizenship,” the Washington Post reports. “The position would mark a significant [...]

The GOP’s Big Obamacare Problem

NBC News: “With the Obama administration announcing this month that some 16 million people have obtained health insurance since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the Republicans’ intense focus on completely repealing the law is increasingly looking unrealistic.” “Republicans [...]

Reid Will Not Run for Re-Election

“In a surprise announcement this morning, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said he won’t be running for what would be his sixth term in the United States Senate,” the Las Vegas Sun reports. “In a video to supporters, the Nevada Democrat [...]

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