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After strong debate performance, Ted Cruz defends legislative record

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2015

Is a block a legislative win?

After strong debate performance, Ted Cruz defends legislative record

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11/1/2015 at 5:35pm
In the 48 hours immediately following the GOP debate, Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign raised over a million dollars.  His performance during the debate included some significant comments directed at the moderators that resulted in the highest score pollster Frank Luntz has seen in his career conducting debate focus groups. The Business Insider…
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Russian airliner crash in Sinai – What we know and don’t know

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2015

Cause of the crash is uncertain; Putin declares national day of mourning

Russian airliner crash in Sinai – What we know and don’t know

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11/1/2015 at 3:30pm
A Russian airliner “broke up in mid-air,” according to the head of Russia’s Air Transport Agency, Aleksandr Neradko, who stated that “all signs attest to the fact that the aircraft disintegrated in the air at a high altitude.”  All 224 people on board were killed. CNN reports: A Russian passenger plane crashed early…
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Bad Lip Reading Dresses Down the Debates

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2015

“The white boy thinks it’s scooter time!”

Bad Lip Reading Dresses Down the Debates

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11/1/2015 at 1:30pm
As much as I love electoral politics, every once in a while it’s good to flip the switch, stop taking things so seriously, and enjoy a heartfelt laugh at the expense of the politicians working their tails off to convince me that I should support their campaigns. Let’s not kid ourselves—this…
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German Village of 102 to Get 750 Refugees

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2015

This will not end well.

German Village of 102 to Get 750 Refugees

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11/1/2015 at 11:30am
The small German village of Sumte has approximately 100 local residents but is now slated to receive 750 refugees from Syria and other countries. How is this supposed to work? If you lived in a one bedroom apartment, would you volunteer to take in seven permanent house guests? Andrew Higgins reports at…
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“Racist” narrative takes hit with arrest in string of St. Louis church fires

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2015

If suspect is guilty, conclusions jumped to were wrong.

“Racist” narrative takes hit with arrest in string of St. Louis church fires

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11/1/2015 at 9:30am
The city of St. Louis has been plagued by a string of fires at churches with black congregations. Some were quick to jump to the conclusion that the fires were racially motivated. David Graham at The Atlantic played that racial card: The situation is not unlike the arsons that followed the massacre…
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One-Child Policy Hits China Hard

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2015

Lost generations.

One-Child Policy Hits China Hard

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11/1/2015 at 7:30am
The United States has been engaged in a lot of international wrangling with China, between its high-tech espionage and escalating tensions in the South China Sea. However, the unintended consequences of China’s one-child policy may have hit the country harder than any bomb. Though the nation is reversing its course on the…
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GOP needs to make an example of NBC News

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2015

GOP can harness the anger of the electorate by not letting the CNBC Debate crisis go to waste

GOP needs to make an example of NBC News

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10/31/2015 at 7:40pm
The GOP has a long history of subjecting its candidates to abuse by debate moderators. From George Stephanopolous to Candy Crowley, debates are a time for network journalists to earn their battle badges by damaging Republicans. And the GOP just sucks it up and takes it. So why would the CNBC moderators have thought…
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Ted Cruz: Climate Change isn’t Science, it’s Religion

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2015

Denial is a form of heresy.

Ted Cruz: Climate Change isn’t Science, it’s Religion

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10/31/2015 at 6:00pm
Ted Cruz recently spoke to Glenn Beck about climate change as a political issue and suggested it’s not science but religion. He makes an interesting case. Cruz points to the language around the issue, specifically the use of the term “denier.” CNS News has the transcript: Ted Cruz: ‘Climate Change Is Not Science…
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Post-debate Poll: Trump and Carson Lead, Followed By Cruz

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2015

“Rubio and Bush are fighting over relatively small turf”

Post-debate Poll: Trump and Carson Lead, Followed By Cruz

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10/31/2015 at 4:30pm
While it seems clear that the loser of this week’s CNBC debate debacle was CNBC (and in many ways, the mainstream media as a whole), I was and am really curious to see post-debate polling.  Watching the debate, I couldn’t help but think that those ill-prepared, condescending, and generally unpleasant moderators…
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WHO cooks up controversy by linking bacon to cancer

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2015

International ratings are recipe for new requirements in California.

WHO cooks up controversy by linking bacon to cancer

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10/31/2015 at 2:30pm
The World Health Organization (WHO) is feeling some heat after publishing a report indicating processed meats, such as bacon, should be classified as carcinogens. Instead of accepting this dread data as “truth”, when asked if they were going to give up meat based on the news, Chicago Tribune readers quickly mocked the…
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Progressives Try to Ruin Another Halloween

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2015

The end of fun.

Progressives Try to Ruin Another Halloween

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10/31/2015 at 12:30pm
As a member of Generation X, I was lucky enough to enjoy Halloween as a child in the 1970’s before progressives began trying to ruin it with politics. What used to be a fun night of costumes and “trick or treat” with your friends has become the latest casualty of political correctness. In…
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Liberals having tough time coming to grips with Dr. Ben Carson

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2015

Black conservative success story is an oxymoron only to morons.

Liberals having tough time coming to grips with Dr. Ben Carson

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10/31/2015 at 10:30am
Jonah Goldberg points out something that the MSM has been purposely ignoring: Carson has the highest favorables of any candidate in the GOP field. But…most analysis of Carson’s popularity from pundits focuses on his likable personality and his sincere Christian faith. But it’s intriguingly rare to hear people talk about the fact…
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Death of the Humanities Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2015

Your weekly dispatch from the world of higher education.

Death of the Humanities Week at College Insurrection

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10/31/2015 at 8:30am
You can now get a degree in English at UCLA without ever studying Shakespeare, but you will be required to take courses in social justice. Prager University – Who Killed the Liberal Arts? What’s in a name? NYU Wants to Rename Engineering School After Donors College Dumps ‘Crusader’ Nickname Because it Lacks Diversity Northwestern University School…
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Video: #BlackLivesMatter Plays Hillary Like a Fiddle

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2015

They will not be ignored!

Video: #BlackLivesMatter Plays Hillary Like a Fiddle

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10/31/2015 at 7:00am
When it comes to social justice, no one is immune to the warriors’ tactics of persuasion—not even Hillary Clinton. Yesterday, Black Lives Matter protesters interrupted an “African-Americans For Hillary” event with chants of “BLACK LIVES MATTER” and various hymns. Clinton was forced to pause her speech to address the interruption—and of course…
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‘Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan’ Blog Relaunches After Its Hero is Elected Speaker

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2015

Paul Ryan has the Speaker’s gavel, but does he still have conservatives’ hearts?

‘Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan’ Blog Relaunches After Its Hero is Elected Speaker

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10/30/2015 at 7:45pm
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) was officially sworn in as Speaker of the House on Thursday, and the sign over the doorway to the Speaker’s Office wasn’t the only change. It’s real. pic.twitter.com/faDo8ZXpiS — Brendan Buck (@BrendanBuck) October 30, 2015 The “Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan” Tumblr, first launched in April 2012 with a seemingly…
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Classified Emails on the Homebrew Server: 600 and Counting

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2015

Doc dump? Must be Friday…

Classified Emails on the Homebrew Server: 600 and Counting

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10/30/2015 at 6:15pm
Because it’s the Friday before a raucous drinking holiday, the State Department released today 7000 new pages of messages (or, 4432 individual messages) pulled from Hillary Clinton’s homebrew email server—including 268 more classified emails. That brings the grand total of classified messages housed on the former Secretary’s unsecured server to over…
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Young Voters: Marco Rubio Most Relatable Candidate

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2015

And not just because he’s young

Young Voters: Marco Rubio Most Relatable Candidate

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10/30/2015 at 4:15pm
When it comes to relatability, young voters peg Senator Rubio as the winner. A Fusion-hosted panel of younger voters during the third Republican Presidential debate unanimously agreed Marco Rubio was the most relatable. Citing his honesty about his law school loans and the fact that he didn’t begin life with a…
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