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House Democrats finally agree to pass DHS funding bill — for a whole week

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2015

The saga continues

Which means Congress gets to have this same fight all over again next week. Joy. The Senate passed a clean funding bill late yesterday afternoon, placing efforts to combat President Obama’s executive overreach in a separate piece of legislation. Last night it looked as though a DHS shutdown was imminent. Democratic lawmakers in…
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Chris Kyle could receive Medal of Honor

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2015

…but not everyone supports that

On Thursday, Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) introduced a bill that would call on the President to honor “American Sniper” Chris Kyle posthumously with the Medal of Honor. From the Washington Post: “Chris gave the ultimate sacrifice and served his nation with distinction and bravery while saving countless American lives,” said Williams. “There is…
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Obama’s Netanyahu Paranoia

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2015

A three ring diplomacy circus

Obama knows he’s vulnerable on Iran, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending visit to the U.S. and Congressional address isn’t doing him any favors when it comes to gaining a vote of confidence from lawmakers and other world leaders. The White House expects Netanyahu to hit back against its efforts…
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Taiwanese Cartoon Captures Ridiculousness of Net Neutrality

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2015

These new rules are out of control

This week, the FCC voted 3-2 in favor of implementing net neutrality policies. These rules will prevent internet service providers like Verizon or Comcast from blocking or throttling traffic, ban giving priority to providers who are willing to pay for faster service, and reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service. This means…
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Student Government Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2015

Your weekly dispatch from the world of higher education.

It’s amazing what can disqualify someone from serving in student government these days. Was This UCLA Student Denied A Place In Student Government For Being Jewish? George Mason U. Student Govt Rep Loses Position for Opposing In-State Tuition for Illegals It’s pretty clear that academia fears Scott Walker. U. Wisconsin Chancellor Lobbies Alumni Against Scott…
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Democrats obstruct DHS stopgap funding bill — shutdown imminent

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2015

The party of ‘no’ strikes again

What a mess this has become. Hell bent on pursuing legislation that would allow for the dissolution of Congressional powers (a.k.a. Obama’s Executive immigration overreach), House Democrats refused to pass a short term funding bill for DHS. The bill would’ve funded DHS through March 19 and prevented an agency shut down. Unless…
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Whose CPAC is it anyway?

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2015

What are we all doing here?

Every year, conservatives waste time and energy debating the point of attending CPAC. We have this obsession with debating why we’re all here. Debate? Solidarity? Passing judgment on the presidential prospects? No one really knows. And that’s okay. It’s okay because, for better or for worse, everyone comes to CPAC for…
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Spock Dead

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2015

Though he is gone, his work will inspire kids to “reach for the stars.”

America has lost one of its most iconic actors. Leonard Nimoy is dead at age 83. Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing the role of Spock in the “Star Trek” movies and television series has died at age 83, his rep confirmed to FOX411. Nimoy was taken to the hospital earlier…
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The New York Times Cheers On A Nuclear Iran

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2015

Why is this man smiling?

Yesterday’s New York Times editorial on the emerging nuclear deal between the West and Iran is completely delusional. I will try to tackle the editorial’s arguments in the order of ridiculousness, from most to least: Critics of any deal — including those in Congress, such as Senator Mark Kirk, a Republican of Illinois,…
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In the Belly of the Beast

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2015

My presentation to House staffers on BDS, and radio row at CPAC.

On Thursday, I had the pleasure of giving a presentation to House staffers on the BDS movement, and the role Congress legitimately can play in addressing the new form of the century-old Arab boycott of Jews in the land of Israel. I spoke about pending legislation, as well as possible…
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ISIS and Civilization Just Don’t Mix

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2015

Meanwhile, Egypt’s Sisi and Jordan’s King plan a “coalition of the civilized.”

Islamic terrorists have destroyed more priceless objects of beauty and incomparable historical value, this time in Mosul. Islamic State thugs have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures in Iraq dating back thousands of years. Extremists used sledgehammers and power drills to smash ancient artwork as they rampaged through a museum…
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Pictures From Blog Bash at #CPAC2015

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2015

Bloggers, assemble!

Getting to CPAC this year was a real challenge. As I was loading my car this morning, I slipped and went down my back steps like a human sled. I barely escaped the snow of my hometown and faced the traffic of Boston. I arrived at Logan airport on time only to…
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Llamas wreak havoc in Sun City, Arizona

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2015

Llama drama

It’s not everyday llamas make national news. And it’s not everyday I have an opportunity to write a headline with about a llama. According to Fox News: Two escaped llamas sparked a high-speed chase in Sun City, Ariz., this afternoon. Police and residents alike swarmed the black and white llamas in an attempt…
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Net Neutrality

FCC votes 3-2 in favor of net neutrality

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2015

Neutral, eh?

Is there anyone who is surprised that the FCC has voted in favor of net neutrality, and that the vote followed party lines? I doubt it. The general trend has been for greater and greater control by agencies in matters that may seem innocuous, technical, and/or unimportant at the time but…
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Zimmerman Trial Redux: Busting the Myths Again

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2015

Happy anniversary

I suppose it’s to be expected that on the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad victim selection day we would get to enjoy a resurgence of the many false narratives surrounding Martin’s attack on George Zimmerman, Zimmerman’s self-defense, the circus of Sharpton-led protests, the politically-driven prosecution, and the resulting…
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WATCH: The #CPAC2015 Live Stream

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2015

Welcome to the circus

Whether you’re tea party, libertarian, establishment, or something in between, chances are you’ve heard about the Conservative Political Action Conference. CPAC serves as a rallying point for activists, a networking event for up and comers, and most importantly, a springboard for our deep bench of potential 2016 presidential candidates. Every year, conservatives…
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The left is looking for a reason to care about CPAC

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2015

Beware of lefties looking for a scoop.

Infiltrators come in all shapes and sizes. As someone who has taken a camera into a hostile environment for the specific purpose of generating viral content, I can tell you that at pretty much any conservative event you attend, you’re going to run into at least one lefty with an agenda….
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