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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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Obama pokes his finger in AIPAC’s eye

The insult could not be more clear. Just days after National Security Adviser Susan Rice declared that Israel’s prime minister’s speech to Congress at the House’s invitation is “destructive” to the U.S.-Israel relationship, the White House designated her as a speaker for the AIPAC annual policy conference that begins Sunday. (U.S. ambassador to the United Nations […]

What I learned at CPAC

Part way through the first day at the Conservative Political Action Conference I have learned a number of things: 1. Conservative talk show hosts other than Hugh Hewitt (who conducted a thoroughly professional interview on air with Jeb Bush Wednesday night) don’t know how to conduct a fair, substantive interview. Anti-immigration hawk Laura Ingraham used […]

Rick Perry talks to Right Turn

Former Texas governor Rick Perry looks out the window of his press interview room at the snow falling outside the convention center in National Harbor, Md., that is hosting the Conservative Political Action Conference. He says he’d prefer rain, noting, “People say, ‘Don’t rain, it’ll ruin my golf. But we farmers like rain. In fact, […]

The Democrats’ bizarre faith in Hillary Clinton

Democrats seem ready to hand over their 2016 presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton. She has a nearly 50-point lead in the polls and no serious opposition. To give her the nomination, liberals would have to swallow an awful lot: She doesn’t want a New Deal or a Great Society or a New Foundation but a […]

Jeb goes on talk radio

Wednesday night former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush gave his first conservative talk radio interview. Choosing Hugh Hewitt for the debut was smart not only because Hewitt will be a future moderator, but because Hewitt is interested in substance and allows interviewees to say their piece. Hewitt did not throw softballs (“When you look forward into […]

Who are you going to trust on Iran?

Secretary of State John Kerry ran into a bipartisan buzzsaw at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday: California Republican Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told Kerry at a hearing that members of the panel have serious concerns about the direction of the more than 1-year-old talks, which are […]

Morning Bits

The historic role actually belongs to the states. “President Obama would veto the House Republican plan to overhaul the controversial No Child Left Behind law, his administration said Wednesday.... The bill ‘abdicates the historic federal role in elementary and secondary education of ensuring the educational progress of all of America’s students, including […]

Democrats’ dilemma on Iran debacle

What started out as a test of wills between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, aggravated repeatedly by the administration’s insistence on making a federal case out of the House’s invitation to speak, has turned into yet another dilemma for Democrats. The latter have been called to defend a host of foreign […]

What are Iowans telling us

The headline grabber from Quinnipiac’s latest Iowa poll is that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is leading the filed with 25 percent, nearly double the next challenger. Walker has steadily taken hold of the base while attracting support from other segments of the party. With only 7 percent unfavorable an 50 percent favorable ratings he should […]

Hillary Clinton’s bore-a-thon

There is only one presidential contender who has nothing to say, at least nothing new or that hasn’t been said for years by others. Speaking to a bunch of privileged, wealthy women in Silicon Valley, Hillary Clinton proclaimed her concern for gender equality and the middle class (generally not defined as people making six figures […]

Debatable questions

Yesterday the Republican National Committee announced that three debates (of nine already sanctioned) for the GOP presidential nomination would be co-moderated by CNN and the conservative Salem Media Group. In the first debate, talk radio host Hugh Hewitt will join in the questioning, with other conservative journalists to be included in the other two debates. […]

Congress isn’t buying what Kerry is peddling

The Associated Press reported: Secretary of State John Kerry told wary lawmakers on Tuesday that it was premature to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran before any deal can be reached to keep Tehran from developing atomic weapons. “The president has made clear — I can’t state this more firmly — the policy is Iran will […]

No longer fighting for the sake of fighting

The Post reported, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters he was prepared to move swiftly on a bill to extend funding for DHS through the fiscal year that is not contingent on Republican demands to repeal President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Under McConnell’s proposal, the Senate would vote first on the funding measure […]

Morning Bits

Not enough evidence to prosecute, but didn’t all those liberal pundits declare it an open and shut case? “Justice Dept to Announce No Charges Against Zimmerman for Death of Trayvon Martin.” If the president won’t sign a no brainer, bipartisan bill like this, I doubt anything will get done for the rest of his term. […]

Six tips for credible commanders in chief

Michael Barone notes that a campaign heavy on national security poses problems for the co-author of President Obama’s foreign policy, Hillary Clinton. But, he says, “As for the Republicans, none of them has much or any experience in making or carrying out foreign policy, though some can speak more knowledgeably than others. Republican voters, once […]

Will we pay for the defense we need?

In a letter to the top GOP and Democratic leaders, a large array of former military and diplomatic officials and foreign policy experts urge them to match actions with rhetoric when it comes to the Pentagon budget: The National Defense Panel, which was co-chaired by former Secretary of Defense William Perry and retired General John […]

For Clinton, money trumps women and girls

The State Department’s human rights report on Saudi Arabia tells us: The most important human rights problems reported included citizens’ lack of the right and legal means to change their government; pervasive restrictions on universal rights such as freedom of expression, including on the internet, and freedom of assembly, association, movement, and religion; and a […]

Will Elizabeth Warren seize her opportunity?

Hillary Clinton is theoretically a highly vulnerable candidate. She has been “caught” — in plain sight — being a Clinton, meaning her abnormal attachment to money has driven her into the pockets of big donors who seem like a Who’s Who of Evil Forces in a MoveOn.org ad. Dick Cheney played small ball, merely working […]

DHS charade nearly over?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) did what he promised. He waited until the GOP had its Senate majority and made multiple runs at defunding the president’s executive order on delayed deportation. The Democrats held firm in their filibuster, so McConnell now proposes to end the pointless standoff. The Hill reports, “McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday […]

Scott Walker consolidating the right

The Texas Tribune reports, “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has erased U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s strong lead among Texas Republicans in the volatile and still-developing race for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, according to the latest...Show More Summary

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