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Unions and progressives can gloat, but Walker’s returning to finish the job he started

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2015

“You’re going to see a renewed Scott Walker in the Governor’s Office”

Unions and progressives can gloat, but Walker’s returning to finish the job he started

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9/22/2015 at 1:00pm
Wisconsin radio talk show host Charlie Sykes interviewed Scott Walker confidante John Hiller on Walker’s decision to end the campaign, and on Walker’s future. The money quote emphasized at Syke’s website, RightWisconsin, was that Walker “Was At Peace With the Whole Thing”: John Hiller, a closer confidant of Scott Walker, told Charlie Sykes…
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Is Migrant Crisis leading Balkans into another civil war?

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2015

35 million migrants heading to Europe, says Hungary’s Foreign Minister

Is Migrant Crisis leading Balkans into another civil war?

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9/22/2015 at 11:35am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s grandstanding might have secured her accolades from the German left or bolstered her chances for the Nobel Peace Prize, but her moves have also mobilized millions of migrants from Middle East and North Africa towards Europe that now not only threaten European Union’s integrity, but could also…
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Even MSNBC is out to get Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2015

…not that there’s anything *wrong* with that!

Even MSNBC is out to get Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

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9/22/2015 at 10:00am
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is not having a good time this cycle. Charges over the DNC’s “rigged” debate schedule have gained traction, and activists and prominent Democrats from presidential candidate Martin O’Malley to congressional leader Nancy Pelosi have taken to national media outlets to question DWS’s decision to limit the number of official…
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Do Dems fear Marco Rubio?

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2015

That’s what they say, but …

Do Dems fear Marco Rubio?

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9/22/2015 at 8:30am
Marco Rubio did a pretty good job in the Republican debate last week. He didn’t hurt himself in any way and when he had a chance to speak, he sounded strong and got applause. Since then, two liberals have expressed fear of Rubio as a candidate and it seems real, not the…
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Pope Francis is Focus of Latest Terror Threat

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2015

Meanwhile, Cuban security tackles dissidents.

Pope Francis is Focus of Latest Terror Threat

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9/22/2015 at 7:00am
As the United States is preparing for the visit of Pope Francis, security efforts are focused on a potential terror plot: On the eve of Pope Francis’ historic first visit to the United States, law enforcement officials are concerned terrorists could disguise themselves as police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians to…
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Kasich Cuts a Rug

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2015

Footloose and fancy-free

Kasich Cuts a Rug

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9/21/2015 at 8:00pm
Ohio Governor John Kasich was caught on camera showing off his dance moves on Mackinac Island, Michigan Saturday night. Or at least we’re told this is supposed to count as dancing: The video was posted by American Bridge, a progressive SuperPAC. According to Cincinnati.com: A Republican presidential candidate last won That State Up North…
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50 New Pages of Top Clinton Aide Emails Released

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2015

Hillary wasn’t the only one using her home-brewed server

50 New Pages of Top Clinton Aide Emails Released

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9/21/2015 at 6:30pm
Monday Judicial Watch released 50 new pages of emails from top Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin. Released as a result a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit instigated by Judicial Watch, the emails are from the clintonemail.com server and were penned during Former Secretary Clinton’s tenure at the Department of State. To be…
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https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/646084962903552000

Scott Walker Watch: Dropping out? Update – Yup

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2015

Parting shot at Trump?

Scott Walker Watch: Dropping out? Update – Yup

https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/646084962903552000
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9/21/2015 at 5:00pm
Scott Walker has a 6 p.m. Eastern press conference, at which he is expected to drop out of the race according to numerous news reports, such as this from the NY Times. His speech: https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedAndrew/status/646078607681552386 Before the conference: Walker never survived the Trump storm. The turning point was the Fox News debate, when W…
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Condolences to Mary Katharine Ham and family

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2015

There but for fortune, could go you or I.

Condolences to Mary Katharine Ham and family

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9/21/2015 at 4:15pm
Mary Katharine Ham’s husband Jake Brewer was killed over the weekend during a long-distance cycling ride as part of the Ride to Conquer Cancer, when he lost control of his bike and crashed into a car. When I heard the news my thoughts after the enormity of the loss were that it…
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Cato’s SCOTUS Review Raises Questions about Upcoming Session

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2015

Are you ready for the October Term?

Cato’s SCOTUS Review Raises Questions about Upcoming Session

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9/21/2015 at 3:10pm
Last week I had the privilege of attending the Cato Institute’s Constitution Day event covering the October 2014 and 2015 Supreme Court terms. It was a wonkishly good time, and afforded me the opportunity to both soak in some new insight on the Court, and kick off analysis and prediction posts…
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Reader Poll: “If You Had to Vote Today,” Rubio vs. Cruz Edition

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2015

Voice your opinion!

Reader Poll: “If You Had to Vote Today,” Rubio vs. Cruz Edition

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9/21/2015 at 1:30pm
Last week’s CNN debate stirred the pot in what has been a roller coaster of an early primary season. A post-debate CNN poll showed Carly Fiorina surging into second place behind Donald Trump (a 12% jump since early September,) followed closely by Ben Carson. Right now, it’s an outsider’s race—but how…
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http://www.cc.com/video-clips/5hu17z/the-colbert-report-juan-cole

Maybe “Death to America” really does mean “I’d really like to visit Disneyland”

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2015

The Iranian President doesn’t go quite as far as Prof. Juan Cole.

Maybe “Death to America” really does mean “I’d really like to visit Disneyland”

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/5hu17z/the-colbert-report-juan-cole
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9/21/2015 at 11:42am
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani confirmed what we all, ahem, knew, that when hundreds of thousands of Iranians led by the Iranian leadership chant “Death to America,” they don’t really mean it. He didn’t say “I’d really like to visit Disneyland,” but he did downplay the significance. What they mean is, well, here’s the…
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Elections will always turn partly on emotion

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2015

That’s okay, to a point.

Elections will always turn partly on emotion

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9/21/2015 at 10:00am
I have the deepest respect for Thomas Sowell and his work, and this column of his is no different: It is easy to understand why there would be pent-up resentments among Republican voters. But are elections held for the purpose of venting emotions?… Elections…have far more lasting, and far more serious — or…
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Get ready for 85,000 refugees in 2016

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2015

100,000 in 2017

Get ready for 85,000 refugees in 2016

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9/21/2015 at 8:30am
John Kerry said in a statement Sunday that President Obama plans to increase the number of refugees allowed into the United States. Currently, the United States grants 70,000 refugee visas per year. Under the new plan, 85,000 refugees will be granted access to the US in 2016, up to a grand…
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Branco Cartoon – Mistaken Identity

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2015

Sorry, Not Sorry

Branco Cartoon – Mistaken Identity

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9/21/2015 at 7:00am
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Anti-Israel activism hits elementary school in Ithaca, NY (Update)

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2015

Anti-Israel activists gloat over appearance of Bassem Tamimi before third graders.

Anti-Israel activism hits elementary school in Ithaca, NY (Update)

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9/20/2015 at 8:30pm
See this important update: Superintendent: Third Grade event “politically skewed, inflammatory” against Israel An uproar is brewing in Ithaca, New York, after anti-Israel activists bragged on Facebook how they managed to bring Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi to a third-grade class as part of a presentation on the suffering of Palestinian children at the…
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Tsipras, Greek Left Wing Return to Power

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2015

5 elections in 6 years

Tsipras, Greek Left Wing Return to Power

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9/20/2015 at 7:00pm
Alexis Tsipras overcame fierce yet concentrated opposition from the Greek anti-austerity movement this Sunday as voters returned his far-left Syriza party to power. With just 25% of the vote in, the election was called for Syriza, causing the right-wing New Democracy party to concede defeat, and thus the opportunity…
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