Shocker eh?... A former senior intelligence official told me that the Obama administration had altered the available information ? in terms of its timing and sequence ? to enable the president and his advisers to make intelligence retrieved days after...
I know. I hate getting suckered into this annual nonsense, but the list presents some interesting options"Bashar Assad, President of SyriaJeff Bezos, Amazon FounderTed Cruz, Texas SenatorMiley Cyrus, SingerPope Francis, Leader of the...Show More Summary
Back in 2008 then-Governor John Hoeven and the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (aka the Three Affiliated Tribes) signed a revenue sharing deal that opened the door to oil development on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Previously, due to a maze of tribal regulations and uncertain tax implications, there was almost no oil development taking place...
"Propaganda is a strong word but..."
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Calling a student a "dirty ho"
A bipartisan group of senators working to craft a proposal threatening new sanctions on Iran is poised to release the details of their plan either tonight or tomorrow morning, per a Senate aide familiar with the negotiations. The aide...Show More Summary
Nothing for the White House to be cheery about in the polls. “The five yardsticks are presidential job approval, honesty, handling of the economy, strong leadership, and the public’s impression of him personally. Being underwater on all five is extraordinary, if not unprecedented.” Secretary of State John Kerry is giddy. Show More Summary
Politico reports that Ed Gillespie — former Republican National Committee chairman, presidential adviser to George W. Bush and senior adviser on the Mitt Romney campaign — may challenge Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) in 2014. The report notes, “Conservatives might force him to answer for the Bush presidency, with an economic record widely criticized from the right, […]
Tingles of biblical proportions
Ted Cruz's 21-hour speech on the Senate floor gained him national headlines, but it also earned him a coloring book. "Cruz to the Future" features moments from the Texas senator's first year in Congress, as well as highlights his stances on issues such as gun control.The book is produced by Really Big Coloring Books, and is available for $4.99.Via Mediaite.
How about these nut case zero-tolerance school officials be reduced to imaginary jobs?
Marsha Blackburn says the White House just isn't credible on privacy. Is she right? Probably. I also think people really don't care about privacy. Note the lack of an exodus from Google services even now. I agree that it's a very smart idea for FCC to eliminate rules that no longer make sense. Show More Summary
It is remarkable that no elected Democrat has seized the moment to advocate repeal of Obamacare — in favor of a single-payer system. This was the plan all along; Obamacare was the fallback when the public option, a stalking horse for single-payer, went down. Liberals were right in a sense when they said a complex […]
Politicians should not run foreign policy by polls. Voters often hold contradictory views (e.g. don’t tolerate weapons of mass destruction, but don’t act against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad). Moreover, foreign policy is not central to most people’s lives and, it is fair to say, they take less interest in the subject. For this reason, leadership is […]
"When’s the last time you heard a man say, 'I’ve been reading this great book, you’d really like it’? My girlfriend always tells me about these books she’s reading, and I don’t even see her reading the book! Where does this book live?"A...Show More Summary
Just how bad is Obamacare? It’s managed to supplant New Coke and the BP oil spill in the pantheon of public-relations disasters.Politico reports that communications firms around the country are now using the Obamacare rollout as a textbook case of how not to handle such a large PR disaster. Show More Summary
A number of commentators, this one included, have hit Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) for his shutdown squad debacle and his general incivility. But let’s consider what occurred in the wake of the shutdown: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) got a jolt in the polls and recreated himself as a policy wonk and a constructive player in […]