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Republican governors vowed not to implement the state based insurance exchanges until after the election. There is also talk of resisting the Medicaid expansion called for in the bill.
Did Charles Rangel win his primary race on Tuesday night or not?
Incredibly, it still isn't clear. A slew of... More
The massive bill also includes measures to prevent an increase in interest rates for student loans, and subsidies to underwrite federal flood insurance.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is urging Congress to act quickly in order to avoid having to cut $500 billion in defense spending over the next 10 years.
Mohammed Morsi. Egypt's newly elected president, called for the "humanitarian" release of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born terrorist convicted after the 1993 World Trade Center attack of plotting to bomb... More
I've had doubts about Chief Justice John Roberts for a couple of years now -- doubts that were unfortunately confirmed Thursday by his decision upholding ObamaCare.
Finally the Romney campaign is hitting back hard on the libels being told about Bain Capital. And they have enlisted Hillary Clinton in the cause.
This is strange because the law is still as unpopular as ever. Evidently, the Supreme Court's ruling ends the debate for a lot of people simply out of respect
The Democrats are continuing with their high minded, new civility post the Obamacare Supreme Court decision. Not to mention continuing their ongoing war denigrating women.
The costly failures of Obama's alternative energy policy continue to mount.
Of course President Obama More
I am just another nameless, faceless American to those in Washington, D.C. and most of the civilized world. I am a mother of seven and a nurse to boot. My husband works hard to support us while I work hard... More
I read the following Ronald Reagan quote later in the day after the Supreme Court shockingly declared ObamaCare constitutional. Reagan's insight sent chills down my spine. Was he a prophet or... More
The papers of record continue to whistle in the dark. The day after Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington... More
More signs that the economy is slowing; consumer spending tanked in May, the worst showing in six months.
Abound Solar, Inc. was awarded a $400 million loan guarantee courtesy of you and me and has now suspended operations. They plan to declare bankruptcy.
Some thoughts from leading scholars and attorneys regarding the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.
Showing the class, the bi partisanship, the post Rep Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) shooting civility that characterizes the Democratic party in general and the President Barack Obama (D) administration in particular,... More
"Well, Doctor, what have we got-a Republic or a Monarchy?"
"A Republic madam, if you can keep it."... More
Eclipsed by the alarming news of the Supreme Court siding with ObamaCare, on Thursday the House of Representatives in a 255-67 vote found the attorney general of the United States in... More
It's been said that history doesn't repeat itself but that it often rhymes. The Supreme Court, principally Justice Roberts, by finding that the people of the United States have no property rights the... More
When in the course of American history, the Supreme Court of the United States has delivered an opinion that the public regards as outrageous, it sets in motion the political equivalent of Isaac Newton's Third... More
We just returned back home to Florida from my wife Mary's family reunion in Maryland. Mary and I are an interracial couple. Before consenting to attend, I asked my wife of 35 years, "Will there be anyone there who is going to give me a hard time?" Mary... More
It looks to me that there are some sweet lemons for conservatives in the ObamaCare decision. Before we burn the chief justice in effigy, let's read the decision and think about the... More
The 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt has become a front-and-center issue in Israel's new relations with a Muslim Brotherhood government in Cairo.
The promises Roberts made during his confirmation hearings cut both ways. If Roberts doesn't believe in legislating from the bench, as the Warren court did in the face of legislative inaction, he made clear... More
Historically speaking, it's never difficult for writers of Jewish history to find an anniversary date connected with a tragedy. For example, a couple days ago I was enjoying an evening surfing the web... More
As everybody knows by now, the Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare. Bush appointee John Roberts cast the deciding vote, allowing the "individual mandate" to proceed as a "tax" - even though the Obama administration... More
Chief Justice Roberts delivered a shocker joining the liberal wing of the Court in finding the mandate is a tax, and therefore permissible. The entire ACA act has been upheld, except for some limitations on the... More
It is no longer illegal to falsely claim to have won a medal. The Supreme Court has thrown out the Stolen Valor law. The opinion is here:
A little more than 4 months to go before election day and another series of snapshot polls give us a sense of where the race is at this point in late June.
The previous week's number was revised upward by 6,000 so the drop in first time claims for unemployment is pretty insignificant.
Can't say exactly whether this makes war between Syria and Turkey more likely, but it is a definite escalation on the part of Turkey following the shoot down last week of their unarmed... More
Some indices tumbled markedly, including export growth revised down from 7.2% to 4.2% while consumer spending fell from 2.7% to 2.5%.
If there is genius in crowds, then the internet prediction market Intrade might be the smartest website of all.
The DoJ had asked for a restraining order against the state of Florida to halt the process of purging the voter rolls of ineligible voters. A federal judge in Talahassee denied the request, but had some harsh... More
It seems a certainty that up to a dozen Democrats will defect from their party and vote Eric Holder in
Ed Markey would like to present himself as a genteel senior statesmen, whose 36-year career in Congress has been devoted to helping the people of Massachusetts, as well as saving the planet with legislation like... More
The Obama economy has done more to stem the tide of illegal immigration than any fence could. Because of the misguided notion that Hispanics vote as a group, many in the pundit class fall in line behind... More
Has anyone noticed the federal government has seceded from Arizona?
Apparently, the state no longer... More
At the 2012 Arab Festival in Dearborn a small group of Christians holding Christian signs was physically assaulted by a large group of Muslims with bottles, stones, glass, concrete and other objects; they were... More
This is not unexpected. The EPA drew up those rules based on a Supreme Court ruling that gave them the power to regulate CO2.
I've listened to Barack Obama whine so long about fairness that I think my tympanic membranes are bleeding. B.O. wouldn't know fairness if it walked up and grabbed him by his cuppy ears, unless of course... More
This week saw a generally peaceful evacuation of 30 Jewish settlers from a Beit El neighborhood in the West Bank -- a move ordered by Israel's Supreme Court which found that five buildings were on Palestinian... More
Astonishing. Stockton, California, a city of 300,000 people, has gone flat broke.
Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania; two states Romney has to have and one he'd dearly love to win. Polling over the last months has shown Obama with a consistent lead in those crucual states and a new
Never again can anyone ever accuse Barack Obama of not accomplishing great things during his term as president. We all know that "real men don't eat" quiche, which is why when he's out on the road Barack Obama... More
After Mr. Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, became President of Egypt, Senator Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,
Rep. Darrell Issa threw down the gauntlet to President Obama in a letter to the president that accuses him of being involved in the Fast and Furious operation.
The White House showed about 30 of the subpoened documents to House Republicans yesterday, but failed to satisfy chairman Issa. This clears the way for a vote on AG Holder's contempt charge... More
In checking to see how David Maraniss's new biography, Barack Obama: The Story, was faring on Amazon's bestseller list, I came across an intriguing reader review, an excerpt of which... More
On the eve of the ObamaCare decision, it is worth reading the words of John Marshall from the landmark case Marbury v. Madison. To this day, Marshall's words sum up what the ObamaCare case is all about... More
How's the strictest gun control laws in America working out for ya there, Chi-town?
Join Rick Moran, and co-host Fausta Wertz for another scintillating hour of repartee and insightful conversation on the RINO Hour of Power.
After the U.S. Supreme Court ruling yesterday on Arizona's immigration bill SB1070, the Obama administration was quick to exact its revenge on the border state. Only the "show me your papers" requirement was... More
I put "Human Rights" in quotes because you have to be Dafffy Duck to believe the council has anything to do with what any reasonably intelligent, partially sane human being would identify as "human... More
Am I the only Hispanic who is a bit confused with the disproportionate amount of the time the Spanish-speaking media devotes to immigration?
The Obama administration's response to yesterday's Supreme Court decision affirming the right of authorities to seek proof of legal residency when otherwise engaged with suspects has now made manifest Barack... More
Authorities are worried that a rejuvenated al-Qaeda is now a real threat to the London Olympics later this summer.
Tiny Cyprus, the third smallest economy in the euro zone, has asked for a 10 billion euro bailout. The entire economic output of the island is only 17.3 billion euros, but the financial sector is heavily exposed... More
Everyone knows how exhausting it is to be a congressman from a safe district. Everyone also knows that the prospect of an indictment on corruption charges can really sap the energy.
I thought the era of "Big Government" was over. Bill Clinton said so. But apparently, throwing gobs of money at social problems is very popular among Democrats and the Obama White House.
Since before Obama took office and until the present, the narrative has been and is: if you oppose anything he does, there must be an underlying racist motive to your opposition. And if there's not underlying... More
The government spent $34.6 billion on food stamps in 2008. In 2012, that number was $75 billion - almost double.
In the past several years, we have witnessed massive legislative bills passed in Congress. Some are more than 2,000 printed pages. What are the consequences? What does this... More
Islamists in Nigeria have been on a rampage in recent months and they may be getting help from the world's #1 sponsor of terrorism.
Turkey has requested an urgent meeting of the NATO alliance to discuss the recent shootdown of one of their fighters and Syria's firing on a second aircraft today.
Two days ago More
Israel is rolling out the red carpet for Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit, unveiling a memorial to Russian soldiers who died in World War II, a cordial meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu, a... More
Stalwart Florida Republican Congressman Allen West has written an entry at his official
This is pretty depressing when you stop and think that the underpinnings of our republic depend on a citizenry who believes they have a say in government.
The Supreme Court, in a 5-3 decision, struck down 3 of the 4 provisions in the Arizona immigration law being challenged by the Justice Department. (Justice Kagan recused herself.)
Is the core of the Syrian government beginning to falter? It's only three defections - at least two colonels and perhaps a general - but the prospect of further erosion of support for Assad in the army should be... More
The Florida political blog The More
The Obama administration may get hit with a double whammy of bad news this week; not only is SCOTUS contemplating overturning Obamacare, but a decision is also expected in the government's challenge to the Arizona... More
With SCOTUS ready to rule on Obamacare and the Arizona immigration statute, the
The mainstream media cofferdam around the Fast and Furious scandal didn't work. Reassurances from Democrats and their media lickspittles that this is just a "fishing expedition" have been to no avail.... More
Law authorities and
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi said all the right words, made all the right noises in his first speech as president.
In its Sunday, June 24 edition, the New York Times reports the following:
"Israeli military... More
In an unintentionally hilarious article, New York Times scribes Bill Carter and Brian Stelter manage to
A small town in New Hampshire wants the Obama presidential campaign to pay from $20-30,000 in police overtime so that residents will be adequately protected
Well - whatever the diplomatic equivalent...
We have no idea what went on behind the scenes before the announcement on Sunday that Mohammed Morsi, the candidate put forward by the Muslim Brotherhood, had won the presidency of Egypt over former Mubarak-era... More
A barrage of 150 rockets or more have rained down on southern Israel over the last six days, requiring the Israeli air force to respond by hitting terrorist launchers in Gaza.
Mark Steyn on revelations in David Maraniss's new book that the president has lied about his life story:
The Republicans want to eliminate grants from the National Science Foundation for political scientists, and the poly sci professors are in an uproar.
They may be right. SCOTUS may rule as early as Monday on the constitutionality of the mandate and the entire legislation.
This is the kind of thing that panics markets so let's hope it's nothing more than intelligent speculation.
The crowds are out again in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Egypt's military has dissolved the newly-elected Parliament -- which consisted mostly of members of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood -- and has taken full power,... More
No, we're not metaphorically speaking of his campaign. President Obama actually went three quarters of the way to a pratfall yesterday at a campaign event in Tampa, which in anticipation of the GOP convention has... More
Tempermentally, the two Republicans match up well. But Pawlenty is just a born again Romney to a lot of GOP activists.
According to news reports, there are approximately 1 million "dreamers" in the US. They are the young people who came here with their parents and grew up in the US. They are the objects of a huge... More
The slogan for Obama's fundraisers ought to be "no limits," for it is clear that desperation for cash has become the guiding principle. The most recent example is an
Numbers wizard Nate Silver on the race for control of the US House:
I suppose it's truly silly of white victims of black criminals to expect equal treatment by the mainstream media. But still, it's aggravating when we keep getting smacked in the face repeatedly with
I'm relieved yet saddened by the events of June 22, 2012.
Relieved because I believe justice has... More
Within what used to the hallowed and respected halls of Congress...there amongst the current representatives of the people, are housed the memories of past leaders - the ghosts of the founders of our great... More
They've been doing it on the sly for a few months and most of the weapons have been small arms - rifles, grenade launchers, etc.
Theodore H. White wrote that you should think of voters as a series of boxes; white, black, union, office worker, stay at home mom, student, corporate president, business owner, etc. and that the candidate who... More
I wonder if he was thinking of this when he reversed his position on gay... More
The news comes via al-Manar, the Hezb'allah TV station. The Hez is pro-Syrian, although they've condemned Assad's crackdown.
Just a four man squad - suicide mission, really - and the Afghan army eventually rooted them out. The fact that the US military thinks it was an operation by the Haqqani network shows that the terrorists are... More
David Myers, Worldcom's controller, spent 9 months in jail for his role in cooking the books that destroyed one of the giants of the telecom industry.
So desperate are Obama supporters in the media that the more bigoted liberals among them have resorted to horrifying racism and sexual innuendo to demonize Mitt Romney. John Nolte of
European workers already get 4-6 weeks of vacation so the idea that you can now take additional time off if you get sick while on holiday is not that surprising.
There is a school of thought among GOP party pros that Fast and Furious is a distraction, that President Obama would rather talk about anything other than the economy. Much as I admire the insight and focus... More
What they are going after is the crown jewel in the legislation; the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, that has sweeping and unchecked powers.
Over the last couple of years, we've heard this warning from a variety of european officials -- we have a week, or two weeks, or ten days to save the project unless some specific action is... More
The grown-ups in the Democratic Party are looking beyond what they anticipate will be Barack Obama's single term, and positioning themselves to survive the aftermath. How else to explain the words of "Obama... More
This is a topic rife with psychological and political implications, most of which will not be welcomed in the liberal world of Obama supporters. This supposedly most confident man we elected to lead our country to... More
Given the usual bias of the
Moody's Investor Service cut the credit rating of the 6 largest US banks with international arms.
Judging from New York Times More
Now that Obama has invoked executive privilege in order to protect Eric Holder and apparently the White House relative to the "Fast and Furious" gun-walking debacle, the sycophants in the media and the Democratic... More
In the CIA's defense, you use the networks that are in place rather than trying to create your own conduits for arms. It's cheaper, and more reliable to tap into the Muslim Brotherhood's arms smuggling operation... More
Enjoy this while we can. The Supreme Court is likely to take another look at its Citizens United decision next year as several cases are advancing in the lower courts. Given the shocking amount of money being... More
New claims for unemployment held steady last week at 387,000 - within kissing distance of 400,000 which is generally seen as a failing labor market.
In the three and a half years since Barack Obama took office the American Dream has turned into an American nightmare. Listening to him grant immunity to illegal immigrants in his
There is no doubt that offering safe passage and clemency to Syrian President Bashar Assad in order to get him to attend a conference on political transition in Syria would be an odious deal. Assad has the blood... More
A UK doctor estimates that 130,000 elderly are put on a "death pathway" under socialized medical care to spare the medical system inconvenience. According to the UK
Deficit spending has become such a habit with President Obama that now his campaign is doing it. Oliver Knox of
In spite of President Obama's attempt to thwart their action by claiming executive privilege, the House Oversight Committee has forwarded a contempt citation for Attorney General Eric Holder to the House of... More
This is getting to be depressing. These constant downard revisions of economic forecasts showing already anemic growth becoming even weaker tells us that Mitt Romney is going to have a huge job ahead of him if he... More
Having lived through Watergate and Richard Nixon's cover-up effort to claim executive privilege, I find that President Obama's claim of executive privilege sounds like a desperation move. Tom Cohen of... More
This is embarrassing. The President of the United States looks like an unpopular kid at a high school dance in the early seconds of the video below, circling around the more popular kids, chewing gum. I suppose it... More
Watch Vice President Biden rile up AFSCME (below).
No Joe, the members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees do not provide all those good things that... More
Years ago, I was working in Mexico City and enjoying lunch in one of those wonderful "Zona Rosa" restaurants. I was catching up with a couple of Mexican friends who happened to be PAN-istas, or members of... More
In its June 20 edition, the Washington Post runs no fewer than three articles on Israel -- its collaboration with the United States on cyber-warfare against Iran, the torching of a Palestinian mosque in the West... More
Court watchers are no more accurate than other pundits, but considering the fact that most observers believed it was impossible for the mandate to be overturned, this is a significant... More
Quinnipiac has a poll out that shows strong support for Florida Governor Rick Scott's efforts to prevent voter fraud in the state by purging the voter rolls of illegal aliens, felons, and the... More
James Pethokoukis makes a compelling case that we are:
Yes, finally, an Obama biographer admits what the right side of the blogosphere has known for the last four years, that there was no Obama family, that the president's mother and presumed father never lived... More
Why yes, apparently President Barack Obama's (D) massive debt inducing stimulus is providing jobs for some of the so called professionally victimized 99% as only the Democrats can--disrupting legal gatherings and... More
The slippery slope leading down from rule of law to tyranny has been getting a lot of lubrication lately. The President of the United States bypassing the Constitution to announce he will not enforce immigration... More
Your infidel lifestyle has proven to be a total and absolute failure. Your degenerate Western way of life is collapsing all around you. You are unable to solve your own problems.
President Obama has equated graduating high school (or obtaining a GED) with military service, in terms of justifying granting work permits to illegal aliens of a certain age.
Join me, Rick Moran, and my co-host, KUIK Portland talk show host Jeff Kropf for another edition of the RINO Hour of Power. We'll entertain you with our usual mix of good natured insults, sharp analysis... More
Ann Romney's dressage horse Rafalca
When Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani refused to re-open corruption cases against current President Asif Ali Zardari, the Supreme Court held him in... More
Putin, Russians caught in a Big Lie, assuring the world that the US was crazy in saying they were sending helicopters to Syria, the assuring the world that they wouldn't be used to kill... More
At this point, it looks like the GOP will hold on to the House of Representatives by a comfortable, if not overwhelming margin.
David Maraniss's new biography, "Barack Obama: The Story" is shredding the carefully constructed mirage of a life story that Obama rode to victory in 2008.
It's funny, but when european banks were making money hand over foot trading in derivatives and mortgage backed securities, the European Commission president said nary a word against "unorthodox practices" of... More
You are going to see a lot of southern Democrats - what few there are anyway - being tempted to skip the Democratic convention in Raliegh because of the president's and party's radical... More
Israel belatedly has begun to address ways of stemming a flood of illegal African infiltrators - some fleeing from persecution but many lured by higher living standards in the Jewish state. In all, an... More
During a hearing last week Attorney General Holder said he had no intention of resigning over Operation Fast and Furious.
The Australian government claims that next month's tax on carbon dioxide cannot be blamed for today's soaring costs of living.
My last year in high school I went out with an older woman. She was a freshman at UCLA. Judy was embarrassed to have me visit her in her dorm, so we would meet at the newest landmark on the Westwood... More
The mind boggles. Occupy groups have done stupid, disgusting, unpopular things before, but never have they acted as enablers of child sex traffickers. The irrepressible Zombie of
Roger Clemens has been More
An estimated 100-200 policeMore
It's supposed to govern the powers granted to the president and lay out conditions for a new parliamentary election.
There's been no official word that if progress isn't made in Moscow this week in dismantling Iran's nuclear program, both sides will probably end the charade and give up the effort. But that is the consensus... More
An Israeli working on the border fence in the Sinai was killed by a squad of terrorists who crossed over from Egypt into Israel. The attack occurred as Egyptians were voting for a new president, who appears at... More
After months and months of participating in GOP primary debates, Mitt Romney has finally touched on an emotional theme, whether he is aware of it or not, that is a perfect counter-offensive to the strategy of... More
The sound you hear is the collective exhale of breath from the continent of Europe. The pro-bailout party in Greece has won a narrow plurality in the parliamentary elections held on... More
After suffering three and a half years of economic stagnation, high unemployment, war, and civil unrest, the United States marked a grim milestone, never before seen in our history. President Obama yesterday played... More
Last Thursday in Cincinnati Mitt Romney called out the president from across the state of Ohio where Obama was preparing to deliver a speech on the economy. Romney said that "
In case America had any doubts about it, the word is out -- no one questions Barack Obama, especially when he's decided to sign an executive order that he knows is relatively unpopular. While exercising autonomy,... More
How crazy has the presidential election in Egypt gotten? A rumor that 180,000 pens filled with ink that disappears after a few hours had been shipped into the country prior to the vote this weekend was causing... More
Despite the best efforts of a compliant media to puff up the alleged star power of the Preezy of the United Steezy, the entertainment industry gloss on his most recnet high profile fundraiser in New York turns out... More
Friday evening in Baltimore, my 84-year-old dad was honored at The African-American Fire Fighters Historical Society 3rd Annual Salute Dinner. The event observed the June 1953 desegregation... More
A resurgent al-Qaeda or Sunni insurgents? Whoever it is, they're trying to reignite sectarian conflict in Iraq by murdering dozens of Shia pilgrims commemorating the death of Mohammed's... More
The biggest question that the ascension of socialists to total power in France that will best asked is, will the fiscal crackup occur over a period of years, or will the confluence of events elsewhere in Europe... More
Playing golf is one of President Obama's favorite pastimes, maybe his favorite one of all. In the three and a half years he's been in office he's played 99 rounds of golf, a far higher number than any of his... More
Israeli officials are saying that a Hamas rocket attack on Friday was launched at the request of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
Nearly half the senate is urging President Obama not to allow the Iranians to run out the clock on their nuclear program by endlessly negotiating while surreptitiously building a bomb.
This week is the two-year anniversary of the passing from this world of my adored father. The pain is still so excruciating that at times I cannot speak or move. If I had to tell you about my father in one word,... More
The military council ruling Egypt has already won the presidential race. That's because no matter who is elected, they will have to serve under a parliament elected by rules set down by the military, act under a... More
The next time you leave the grocery store with plastic bags in tote and notice the disapproving glare from someone proudly carrying a canvas bag that's printed (using earth-friendly ink) with words that one way or... More
If the citizens of this Republic still took the Constitution seriously, Obama would be impeached for his decision to unilaterally grant amnesty to certain illegal aliens.
Whenever I see George Stephanopoulos's wife Ali Wentworth on TV or video, she's irreverent and crude and I wonder why people watch her in the first place. Any serious commentary she might... More
MSNBC's Martin Bashir's featured a witless, embarrassingly crude video segment cutting from the Romney campaign bus to movie clips of exploding busses, apparently to stoke violent viewer fantasies of assassinating... More
Just what it was doing up there for more than 450 days is a mystery.
Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz, first in line to succeed King Abdullah, has died, according to the royal family. He was in his late 70's.
Read what the "sustainable development" crowd has in store for the rest of us if their wacky schemes are ever seriously considered.
Conflict between Republicans in the House of Representatives and IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman may be escalating in the weeks ahead. Prompted by recent incidents of alleged IRS harassment of... More
They have been so usesless this wouldn't be much of a shock. But it was thought that they would stay at least until the middle of July when the Security Council is scheduled to reauthorize their... More
The irresponsible left represented by the radical socialist coalition of parties known as SYRIZA and their leader Alexis Tsipras is pushing the New Democracy party of Antonis Samaras in the parliamentary election... More
Maybe Nanny Bloomberg will require them to wear burqas eventually.
The Obama campaign is twisting the truth into political pretzels in attempting to make its candidate appear to be a tough guy in the terror wars. Trying to remake the public image of a pol famous for... More
Obama has attended 153 fundraisers since he announced his run for reelection. He is raising the funds to travel to them from our taxes. He throws in a pseudo real event like a visit to the WTC site to... More
Can he really do this without the permission of Congress? Doesn't matter. "I won," he told us, remember?
Economists had been wondering if the recent flagging employment numbers were a statistical fluke or signs of a downturn.
John Podhoretz notes - as have others, including the Obama-worshipping Jonathan Alter over at MSNBC - how boring Barack Obama's speech was yesterday in Ohio. Not only was it long-winded but it just recycled the... More
I confess. I am stunned and excited. Black family and friends who voted for Obama are saying they will not vote for Obama this time around.
During the Senate Judiciary committee hearing on Tuesday regarding Fast and Furious Attorney General Eric Holder said he was "prepared to make... More
The Obama administration and our taxpayer dollars help fund the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) to the tune of $50 million annually. UNPF's operation in China coerces women into having only... More
Political columnists are not half as influential as they used to be. The internet has seen to that. But Dana Milbank of the
Administration flaks had been promoting the president's economics speech in the battleground state of Ohio for days as an event that would "reframe" the campaign and allow the president to emerge from several... More
Now we know why President Obama came up with his ridiculous analogy for George Bush's legacy: ordering a big steak dinner with a bunch of martinis, and leaving the bill for poor Barry to pay. Charles... More
Child graduates of a kindergarten in Gaza run by Islamic Jihad dressed up in military uniforms, waved toy rifles in the air and chanted anti-Israel and anti-Semitic slogans at their recent
Most of the developed world are taking pre-emptive steps to avoid any contagion from a crisis in Greece if that country votes on Sunday for an anti-bailout government.
The coming weekend will be a painful one for Desiree... More
Our source on this story, Scott Shackford, has issued a correction:
CORRECTION: I need my eyes... More
When the issue of the dunes sagebrush lizard first became a hot topic last year, it was widely believed in the oil industry that the environmental movement had such a strong and sympathetic ally in the anti-fossil... More
I just returned home from the Tea Party Express national bus tour VII -- picked up mail from the P.O. box, petted Sammy, our greyhound, who was excited to see me, and enjoyed listening to Mark Levin rant on... More
It is widely believed the Surpreme Court in Egypt is in the hands of the old guard so their ruling that parliament should be dissolved and new elections called just two days before voting begins in the runoff for... More
For obvious reasons, the Greek government is not making any announcements about what appears to be a run on banks and the potential pull out of foreign companies if Greece leaves the... More
Of course it isn't. And God don't make little green apples and it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summertime.
Her name is Mary. She was born in the Midwest and grew up on a dairy farm with her father, mother and six siblings. Mary didn't attend Head start or kindergarten; she took her chances and went right for first... More
Israel's state comptroller has released a lengthy report that is highly critical of Israel's decision-making in the run-up to a 2010 Turkish flotilla raid that ended in bloodshed on both sides. Nine Turkish... More
More fallout from the recall vote was visible today as
This is how it works. Someone gets a horrible idea and rather than denouncing it, others in the room try to outdo the originator by coming up with an even more idiotic idea. Soon, the snowball is rolling downhill... More
This might be the smartest, funniest, and most effective putdown of a green mush head yet written. James Delingpole of the UK
The Washington Post More
If it gets any worse, they might call for a suicide watch on David Axelrod.
Here's a thumbnail summary of... More
Name calling is a juvenile exercise, one to be discouraged on serious websites like American Thinker. It is better to examine the personalities and issues thoughtfully, arriving at a logical conclusion as to the... More
Move over, Don Rickles, Barack Obama is claiming your turf. It seems to me that Bush never insulted Democrats, whereas Obama is completely comfortable with dissing his opponents. Daniel Halper in the... More
There was a time when President Obama could have run for president of the world. He had sky high approval ratings just about everywhere but in Muslim countries.
Timothy Yost, a 46-year-old homeless man was in jail on Tuesday in Bastrop, Texas, charged with public intoxication and criminal trespassing.
Wow! If you were worried about another softball campaign against Obama, this 60 second ad from American Crossroads will reassure you that Obama is going to have do a lot of explaining.
Reports surfaced Tuesday that Russia is supplying Bashar al-Assad's murderous regime in Syria with MI-17 attack helicopters. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke to this issue publicly, and... More
Now would not be the best time to be a cave or hut-dwelling proponent of Islamo-fascist terrorism. Barack Obama may be falling miserably in public opinion, but his supporters still fancy B.O. as some sort of... More
In my neighborhood this morning, I found a flyer in free newspaper street box for the "8th Annual Benefit for Planned Parenthood of New York City" and a link to their website. They call the event... More
As with most everything else it deals with, the UN is just a little bit behind the reality curve. Having apparently given up on Kofi Annan's stillborn "peace plan," the UN is apparently ready to accept the fact... More
The RINO Hour of Power is back! Two of the most famous RINO's on the web -- Jazz Shaw and Rick Moran -- are ready to rock your political world with their unique blend of humor, wit, and sharp ... More
It figures that a narcissist would want to make a physical impact on the landscape.
In a previous column... More
Oh, the things people say...in particular, those who support President Obama.
At the recent "ATM... More
Remember when Obama's "smart diplomacy" and the "reset button" was going to win Russian cooperation? That could really come in handy in helping to end the civil war in Syria. I guess Obama's charisma and... More
When North Dakotans go to the polls today, they'll have a chance to strike a blow for freedom.
They can make... More
Wow! Exports tripled between March and April, while April 2012 is up 200% over April 2011. Which country is our great customer? Uh-oh, It is Iran. Michael Rubin reports at
It is apparently out of bounds to suggest that Secretary Bryson may have been under the influence when he left the scene of an accident over the weekend in California. The seizure story explains some of what... More
It doesn't appear to be a permanent break, but the fact that US negotiators are going home without securing a supply line from Pakistan into Afghanistan only shows the depth of the fracture in relations between... More
As the dust settles from the bailout package announced on Sunday for Spanish banks, many analysts believe that the bailout will do little to stem the crisis in Spain and that eventually, the entire Spanish economy... More
American families have a net worth approximately the same today as in 1992. That's a conclusion reached by the Federal Reserve on the affect of the recession on wealth.
President Obama's foreign policy team has it big time -- the fear of making Muslims mad.
As Barry Rubin argues,... More
As Israel, along with the rest of the world, watches its vicious next door neighbor Syria slaughtering its own citizens the Israeli Defense Forces' Deputy Chief of General Staff, Yair Naveh,
President Barack Obama's campaign strategy, at least as it regards foreign affairs, consists almost entirely of boasting of the various covert operation successes that occurred on his watch, and leaking government... More
No, not Fidel. Not brother and military dictator Raul Castro. But Raul's daughter, Mariela. She is in America to deliver speeches, the
For a man who could halt the rising level of the seas on the day he was elected, President Obama seems to have been incredibly inept in stopping the BP gulf oil spill. The question the media lapdogs have never... More
David Axelrod took to the Sunday morning airwaves to clarify the 'Hope and Ever Changing' President's assessment that the economy-is-fine and not-so-fine statements. Hearing Barack Obama's top campaign... More
There is no indication from the Trinbune story regarding the race of the attackers. That is the paper's policy, for good or ill.
In David Cameron's case, it was his 8 year old daughter who was left behind at a pub.
They didn't find any obvious signs of alcohol or drugs, but Commerce Secretary John Bryson has been cited for two felony hit and run accidents in California on Saturday night.
Spain's $125 billion bank bailout probably would have waited a week or more except for the Greek parliamentary elections scheduled for this coming Sunday.
The radical left magazine Adbusters, who first proposed the idea of Occupy Wall Street, has admitted that OWS is a total flop.
Listening to President Obama speak one would assume from his demeanor and delivery that he is both thoughtful and deliberate. And when you factor in his frequent use of prefaces like "make no mistake" and "let me... More
President Obama is quoted in a More
Living in a state politically dominated by Hispanic Democrats, I tend to pay attention to what their spokesmen have to say on political issues, events and outcomes. Aware of their intrinsic conservative instincts... More
On June 8, 2012 many thousands of people took to the nation's streets to protest the Obamacare contraceptive mandates and to support religious freedom in the United States. The mainstream media... More
There are a handful of books that I return to after another of life's transitions, and I've begun the path of a new journey. Ray Bradbury wrote two of these books, Dandelion Wine and The Martian... More
We are in my office at Gleason's Gym, getting ready for Ari's boxing lesson. Ari tells me that he hates Israeli right-wingers. He thinks the Palestinians should kill them. He seems to have... More
Situated in the Horn of Africa, Somalia is known for many things, some of which include poetry, pirates, civil wars, body-cavity suicide bombs, frankincense, myrrh, and other exotic spices. Of late, Somalia is also... More
For the past few years, there has been an ongoing narrative put forth by our current president and his more rabid (and mindless) supporters among Progressive-Democrats that America is not an exceptional... More
Greedy, corrupt, shortsighted, anti-business - and those are their good qualities.
I'm talking about the UN,... More
Most of the support for the homeless comes not from city coffers but from churches, non-profits, and private individuals.
Leave it to the master wordsmith to identify, define, and then skewer President Obama's "celebrity fundraising presidency."
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be grilled about why her department has removed the sections on religious freedom from its Country Reports on Human Rights, which are statutorily required. Pete Winn... More
One of the pitfalls of writing anything about Syria is that no one - not even the brave and resourceful Local Coordinating Committees who have been smuggling video of Assad's atrocities out of the country for... More
In response to the federal threats to religious freedom, pastors in Catholic churches
On Friday in response to a Fox News reporter's More
In a Bill Clintonesque off-script moment, on Friday, Obama declared that the economy is fine during a rare press conference. Maybe that would explain why dealing with the economy and finding a meaningful... More
The Democrats in the California Legislature, Governor Jerry Brown, and their co-enablers, the powerful labor unions, have been waterboarding the taxpayers of California with the insane notion of building a... More
Although I have not yet gotten a copy of David Maraniss's new Obama biography, Barack Obama: The Story, the advance reviews of it suggest that the media, at least the respectable conservative media, are... More
Mike Lupica should have stuck with sports. At least then, his opinionated rants would have been about meaningless drivel instead of issues of consequence.
Once again Michelle Obama has managed to exempt herself from her own rules and regulations in a very public way. Swinging through Virginia, talking up her husband's many outstanding accomplishments such as... More
Daniel Klaidman of Newsweek has written a new book, More
Increasingly isolated in the world community because of its support of Syria's brutal crackdown, Russia is giving signs that it may be willing to see the departure of their ally, President Bashar Assad, under... More
The Motor City will be broke in 7 days unless a lawsuit challenging the consent agreement between Detroit and the state of Michigan is withdrawn.
Spanish banks, reeling from bad home loans and a horrible economy, will almost certainly have to be bailed out by the EU to the tune of $40 billion.
Resisting calls to appoint a special prosecutor, Attorney General Eric Holder has assigned two Justice Department attorneys to investigate national security leaks that may have originated in the White House and... More
It is extremely important to do what the mainstreams refuse: To spread the truth about the Houla massacres to the world.
Newark mayor Cory Booker made the mistake of deviating from the Marxocrat Party line, and now he's learning the hard way that illiberal modern liberals don't tolerate dissent. In fact, zey have vays of making... More
Many of us remember a time in school when a girl's desk suddenly went empty. But, thanks to the left, those desks no longer are abandoned.
If President Barack Obama (D) has lost "Obama Girl" has he lost the rest of the country?
Remember Amber Lee... More
Lately, several Obama surrogates have been struggling to get their talking points straight. Commenting on Obama's campaign strategy, Newark mayor and big-time Obama supporter Cory Booker referred to recent... More
On June 7, Israeli media and a Palestinian news service reported that a Palestinian Authority court sentenced Muhammad Rashid, a former Arafat financial adviser, to 15 years in prison at hard labor for having... More
On May 8th the American Prevaricator-in-Chief held one of his infrequent press conferences. Within that performance Barack Obama made the statement that the private sector is doing fine but state... More
A friend informed me that Gov. Scott Walker defeated the recall on the same day President Ronald Reagan passed away, June 5. She added that Walker reminds her of Reagan.
Yesterday, AG Eric Holder evaded questions and continued his stonewall on the House Judiciary Committee subpoena for thousands of documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal, which has claimed the lives of... More
This is hysterically funny. It's a scene from the excellent German language film "Downfall" and the creators of this video substitute their own subtitles.
Here's more proof - not that any is needed - that the Obama recoveryless recovery is not really a mystery if you look at the numbers.
Just goes to show you can' keep a corrupt, leftist scumbag down for long.
This might prove an interesting twist on divide and conquer. Michael Gerson
All administrations have been known to fudge statistics on occassion for political purposes. But this list of "green jobs" that include "oil lobbyists, bus drivers, garbage men, bicycle shop employees and... More
Thirty-seven House Democrats have voted with House Republicans to repeal the 2.3 percent ObamaCare medical device tax, which goes into effect next January if not repealed or struck down with the rest of the bill... More
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday Attorney General Eric Holder stuck to his guns on Operation Fast and Furious. He lied, denied and acted smug while his posse, Reps. Waters, Lee and Conyers held... More
As he continues his full-time campaign for re-election, President Obama is showing clear signs of panic -- of the realization that a great many former supporters, particularly centrists and independents, are... More
Over the past few weeks, Barack Obama probably spent a lot of time fretting over whether or not, at his recent "Barack
Maybe it was because of D Day. Or maybe it was because the weather was perfect. Perhaps, it was the Venus Transit. But the stars were aligned for the San Francisco Tea Party when Obama blew into... More
Colorado is tied. Romney up 1 in Michigan (via a respected Michigan pollster). Michigan was a state Obama won by almost 17%. If Michigan is this close, Romney will be in very good shape in other... More
The recent victory for Scott Walker in the Wisconsin recall election was a stunning surprise for the left.
Comedians, after dinner speakers, even your Uncle Harry tells the off color joke now and again. Double entendres can be funny for adults and usually go over the head of children.
Every president and Secretary of State and Defense has said this for the last decade. "We're getting close...Lookout! We're going to do something really, really serious - like dash off an angry letter or... More
Paul Krugman used to be an eminent economist, a Nobel Prize winner and Princeton professor. But something happened to him, and his role as a New York Times columnist seems to have captured his soul. He is in... More
New socialist president Francois Hollande says it's a matter of "social justice." As for lowering the retirement age to 60 in the midst of a fiscal crisis, it is more a matter of insanity than... More
The body count is at least 70, with some estimates much higher than that. The massacre took place in Hama and activists say that almost half the victims are women and children.
The justification for labor unions is that they provide a power base to force industrial... More
I was unable to determine if George Bush failed to commemerate D-Day during his 8 years in office, but somehow, I would think that veterans would have let him have it if he didn't.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the first governor in history to survive a recall.
He didn't just win, he... More
THe case had been dragging on due to Waters' contention that her rights were violated by the committee's procedures.
With Father's Day just over a week away, it is important to publicize the ongoing situation with Best Buy and CAIR. Best Buy was founded by Richard Schulze in 1966 and the first store opened in St.... More
On election night, I was in the hotel hot tub in Oak Creek, WI when my wife called from our home in Florida. Extremely excited, Mary yelled, "Gov. Scott Walker defeated the recall!" Then I... More
It turns out that the union card may not be the most expensive item in union members' wallets. It could be their credit card, at once both attacked and sold by Big Labor's lucre-seeking bosses.
Exit polls showed a tie. They had Walker up 13 among men, and Barrett up 12 among women, with slightly more women voters, right after polls closed. I was getting... More
Let this be a lesson to all mainstream media types; if you're going to help a foreign nation infiltrate our media, don't put anything in writing.
The only thing that went wrong last night was that Republicans possibly lost control of the state senate.
Voters in San Diego and San Jose, the 8th and tenth biggest municipalities in the United States, decisively voted to redistribute income from the rich (public employees) to the middle class taxpayers who earn far... More
This is good news on a couple of fronts. First, killing al-Qaeda's Number 2 leader is a victory in and of itself. But the fact that we got him in Pakistan shows that either we are thumbing our nose at the... More
In Wisconsin, the preliminary gubernatorial recall results showed a deeply divided electorate in the Badger State. The deep blue (Democrat) counties went heavily against Walker, and the deep red (Republican)... More
I don't think "national security" means the same thing to Obama than it does to the rest of us. At least, as far as using top secret info to show what a stud our president is when it comes to fighting the bad... More
Debbie Wasserman Schultz discounted the stinging Democrat union defeat in Wisconsin with reference to the out of state money sent to Scott Walker. She would be wiser (laugh) to recognize the significance of... More
Sort of what the voters did to him, except not on national TV.
Scams are often used by law enforcement personnel to trick and trap criminals. We love to hear the details and learn how cleverly the plan was put together. And we love to see how badly the bad guys... More
Sarah Jessica Parker is inviting people to go to her house on 6-14 for a fundraising dinner for Obama. She says he ended the war in Iraq. Oops, he was against the surge and the war would have dribbled... More
During a recent grocery store run, I noticed a slender, blonde, thirty-something woman shopping with her cute four-year-old daughter. There was a lot of playful interaction between the mother and her... More
Good news for the sane sector of the public, as Wisconsin voters appear to have handed victory to Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch in the recall election sponsored by the unions. So says Fox News after... More
The RINO Hour of Power is back! Two of the most famous RINO's on the web - Jazz Shaw and Rick Moran - are ready to rock your political world with their unique blend of humor, wit, and sharp ... More
At the Washington Post, E.J. Dionne
Remember the violent confrontation aboard the Turkish ship, the Mavi Marvara, that tried to run Israel's blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza?
It may be a harbinger of the election ahead: last night outside the Obama-Bill Clinton fundraiser in New York City, young Republicans mocked the gathering, and Democrats revealed how different 2012 is from 2008 for... More
The question has been bandied about for months, both before and after the IPO. Experts seem divided, but this analysis by Eric Jackson of Ironfire Capital makes a lot of sense.
Democrats in Wisconsin are already preparing the ground for a recount if the race is close.
Affirmative action...uh, diversity...is alive and well in China, a distorted fun house mirror image of its application in the USA according to Isaac Stone Fish writing in
A lot has been made of the importance of Tuesday's recall election of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. National pundits have seemingly predicted fallout to range anywhere from a rejuvenated labor movement... More
If you want to understand Texas Republicans, forget about the GOP primary race pitting Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst against Tea Party-backed former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz -- the contest spotlighted by... More
Why has an education PAC
We apologize for the the inconvenience. AT was down for almost an hour and half in the early morning hours.The problem has been diagnosed and fixed. No dark forces at work.More
What happened over the weekend at the Louisiana Republican state convention was a travesty of democracy, with tactics used by the LA GOP "regulars" akin to the worst of the Nazis.
After the famous air raid on Japan on April 18, 1942 led by then Colonel James Doolittle and his squadron of B-25 bomber, launched from the USS Hornet, a series of events were set into motion. One being from... More
President Obama loves distractions. From the phony War on Women to gay marriage to attacks on Romney's Bain career, Obama has engaged in a "look over there" campaign to take the focus off of his dreadful... More
I am a thinking, educated, intelligent, independent voter.
I am fanatical in my support for the Constitution... More
According to the usually reliable Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in London, rebels told the group that more than 100 Syrian soldiers were killed over the weekend. The human rights group was able to confirm... More
Tea Party Express Vll national bus tour has added a new feature -- a Mobile Phone Bank Bus which gives Tea Party groups an opportunity to make calls to Wisconsin voters for the June 5th recall... More
That certainly is one possible conclusion to be drawn from what's happening at Parchin, an Iranian military base that western intelligence agencies have long suspected of carrying out A-bomb... More
Another bad sign for the economy. Industrial output, which had been surging in the first quarter, appears to be leveling off and even falling in the second quarter.
The miserable American economy - including the dismal jobs numbers released last Friday -- along with the growing crisis in the euro zone in the banking sector, have world markets in a near... More
Tomorrow Wisconsin voters will be asked to make a decision whether or not to recall Governor Scott Walker after a sixteen month long effort by Walker's opponents to oust him from office. But something else has... More
With less than 24 hours before the polls open in the Wisconsin recall election, both sides are making a final push to energize their supporters and get out the vote.
No, Governor Scott Walker did not father a love child in college and abandon the baby and its mother. As it turns out, the mother denied it was the governor's child. And a
Where has all the love gone? The Obama campaign must be asking itself why those donors who flocked to its support in 2008 are sitting on their pocketbooks this election cycle. JournOlist member Ben Smith, editor of... More
Jason hasn't been at Gleason's Gym in six years. He and his wife moved to San Diego. Now they're in town trailing a three year old son -- Winston. They all look great. I love getting in... More
One question legal minds might entertain when pondering whether ObamaCare ought to be overturned is this: Should any law be constitutional that is so damned ugly? Whether one looks at process, product,... More
A $100 billion boondoggle that's supposed to protect the environment needing environmental waivers to get built?
It happened 23 years ago and to this day, no one has an accurate number of dead. Estimates range as high as 10,000 to as low as 800.
The subsidies in question are direct payments to farmers whether they grow a crop or not. The Congress appears to be moving toward ending the program, replacing it with far cheaper subsidies for crop... More
Clashes in Tripoli between pro and anti Assad supporters killed 13 and wounded dozens. It appears that Lebanese are choosing sides in the Syrian conflict and are willing to kill those who disagree with... More
Angry Egyptians took to the streets on Saturday night, protesting the life sentence given former President Hosni Mubarak by a court that tried him for the murder of protestors and... More
The latest polls show that Senator Scott Brown is not winning any advantage over the revelations about Elizabeth Warren's claims to Cherokee ancestry.
Yes, there's a danger that the GOP may get overconfident as a result of Governor Scott Walker's narrow 7 point lead in the recall vote scheduled for Tuesday. The signs are very positive but that doesn't mean... More
Bloomberg can try to sugarcoat this all he wants but NYC's proposed ban on the sale of large soda drinks over 16 oz, which is supposed to save people from their own destructive impulses, is yet another example of... More
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An interesting article
Once again the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party is stunning in its display. Over at Breitbart, Mike Flynn is
Recently at the White House Barack Obama solemnly draped Medals of Freedom around the necks of an aging rock star in sunglasses, a Democrat astronaut, a United Farm Worker/chair of the
Like we really expected them to convict?
Seems the Democrats are so focused on winning the "war on women" that they gave a thumbs-up to the unfettered destruction of female fetuses purely on the basis of being female. Barack Obama's House Democrats made... More
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker released the state's yearly employment numbers a month early in order to get the maximum political benefit from the improving jobs picture in Wisconsin.
While Big Media
From the looks of him at his appearances in court, it will be a fairly short sentence.
Yesterday was the worst day for world markets of the year. The euro zone unemployment rate is at a record 11%. Manufacturing crashed in Great Britain. The jobless rate went up in the US. Emerging economies in... More
It has come to this; the need for a law to guarantee one of the fundamental rights of parenthood.
A few... More
We've all seen the "margin of error" clearly disclosed in the barrage of political polls nearly every night on some news channel. Usually it's printed under the poll results and normally amounts to something like:... More
Obama 's dissipating support among Catholics, women, the young, suburbanites and Jews has been copiously noted, even in the lap-dog palace media. The unintended consequence of B.O's calculated, cynical ... More
Science is solely concerned with demonstrable truth -- no matter the source of the information. A More
For the first time this cycle, the Rasmussen survey now shows Mitt Romney ahead of Barack Obama in Florida, Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina, the last by a wide margin. Three of the four are within the... More
Actually, it's pretty lame. But what else do they have? Blame Obama? Never!
They were the only EU nation to hold a referendum on the fiscal union pact promoted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. And it appears to be headed for an easy victory.
Romney gets a twofer for this one; a brilliant way to highlight the failed energy and economic policies of the president while reminding voters where so much of the stimulus money ended up -- in the hands of... More
Writing about Edwards makes me feel as if I've pawed through a garbage dump. I always want to wash my hands afterward.
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This time, UN monitors discovered 13 bodies, bound and shot in eastern Syria.
"Unexpected" of course. The administration only missed the estimates - 158,000 - by a measly 87,000 jobs.
Watching Mitt Romney deftly punch back against Obama brings back traumatic memories of McCain's pitiful failure to do the same. To some careful observers in 2008, McCain seemed to be deliberately trying... More
Recently President Barack Obama caused a firestorm by referring in a speech to
Birthers believe that President Obama's proffered birth certificate shows evidence of being a forgery, and that he may not be a natural born American citizen. I'm agnostic on the issue, but I am bothered at... More