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American President Featured during German Tour

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2015

Surprise! It’s the Gipper, not Obama!

American President Featured during German Tour

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7/7/2015 at 8:30pm
During my family’s visit of Berlin, Germany yesterday, an American president was prominently featured as part of the tour we took. Our guide spoke glowingly of a speech that he heard, and one which still resonates with him to this day. As we passed the Bradenburg Gate, he quoted Ronald Reagan’s 1987 speech…
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Here’s why fundraising is not Carly Fiorina’s priority

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2015

Getting on stage for the debates is Priority No. 1

Here’s why fundraising is not Carly Fiorina’s priority

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7/7/2015 at 7:00pm
Monday, Carly Fiorina’s campaign announced they’d raised a total of $1.4 million dollars since their early May launch. But $1.4 million is a drop in the bucket compared the fundraising of a few other Republican presidential contenders. According to the Wall Street Journal, “In an email entitled “Momentum,” Frank Sadler, her campaign…
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Will Nuke Deal green light even worse Iranian Human Rights abuses?

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2015

By granting sanctions relief, the US will become complicit.

Will Nuke Deal green light even worse Iranian Human Rights abuses?

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7/7/2015 at 5:30pm
Yesterday the Washington Free Beacon reported that that the Obama administration is willing to do whatever it takes to prevent a veto override when Congress votes on the Iran deal. This morning, CNN hosted a veritable White House press conference about the subject. Former State Department Iran negotiator Hillary Mann Leverett and Obama…
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The Chinese Stock Market Is In Big Trouble

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2015

700 companies have halted trading

The Chinese Stock Market Is In Big Trouble

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7/7/2015 at 3:45pm
Things are bad in both of China’s big exchanges; both the Shanghai and Shenzen are seeing companies halting their trading on both: Over 700 Chinese companies have halted trading to “self preserve,” according to the state media. That means about a quarter of the companies listed on China’s two big exchanges –…
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What deadline? Iran nuclear talks drag on

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2015

No deal…yet

What deadline? Iran nuclear talks drag on

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7/7/2015 at 2:29pm
Another day, another deadline busted. Officials attending nuclear policy talks in Vienna announced today that the deadline set by negotiators has been extended three days to July 10. This is the third time in a year that officials have blown past a deadline, but spokespeople from various parties blame this failure…
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Afghan government negotiating for peace with Taliban

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2015

The end of the Afghan war?

Afghan government negotiating for peace with Taliban

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7/7/2015 at 12:58pm
Since the Taliban rose to power in 1996, the people of Afghanistan have lived a live of fear and deprivation. A cursory search for ground footage in preparation for this article offered little in the way of troop movement or news spots, but much in terms of brutal executions; the western…
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AP’s false history of BDS movement (@AP)(@tgoldenberg)

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2015

Whitewashes anti-Semitic start of anti-Israel boycott movement

AP’s false history of BDS movement (@AP)(@tgoldenberg)

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7/7/2015 at 11:10am
This week the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and its supporters will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the supposedly grassroots launch of the BDS movement by Palestinian “civil society” organizations. The Associated Press, through its writer Tia Goldenberg, has a lengthy article on the BDS movement. The article is receiving…
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Poll Finds 70% of Americans Believe Media is Biased

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2015

Watching the watchdogs.

Poll Finds 70% of Americans Believe Media is Biased

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7/7/2015 at 10:00am
Media bias is no longer a problem perceived only by conservative bloggers. A Gallup poll last fall found 60% didn’t trust mass media but a new survey from USA Today and the Newseum Institute finds that 70% of Americans believe the media is biased. Clearly, the scandals of Brian Williams and George…
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Rick Perry’s unorthodox economic opportunity speech went there

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2015

A lesson on how to address the issue of slavery and black poverty

Rick Perry’s unorthodox economic opportunity speech went there

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7/7/2015 at 8:30am
Somewhat overshadowed by the Independence Day holiday weekend, Rick Perry’s unorthodox jobs and economic growth speech ruffled all the right feathers. Candidate job plans tend to blur together because regardless of party affiliation, they’re virtually indistinguishable. Reduce/raise taxes, decrease/increase regulation, “get America working again!”, “yada yada yada middle class!” Then there’s…
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Obama sidewalks

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2015

The Stimulus sidewalks of Warren (RI) revisited

Obama sidewalks

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7/7/2015 at 7:00am
Remember the Miles of New Sidewalks, and Empty Stores I wrote about on July 6, 2010? It concerned federal Stimulus Plan “shovel ready” construction of miles of sidewalks in Warren, Rhode Island, which were built pretty much just for the sake of building them: Warren, Rhode Island, has new sidewalks from the center…
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Wishing President George W. Bush a very happy birthday

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2015

Not to be misunderestimated

Wishing President George W. Bush a very happy birthday

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7/6/2015 at 7:45pm
Today, former President George W. Bush celebrates his 69th birthday. To commemorate this great man, world class leader, and Texan, we’ve compiled some of our favorite W moments. This great moment in baseball history His SMU Commencement Speech from earlier this year His post-9/11 bullhorn speech W.’s knack for mixing up words I have it…
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Guess what the Clinton campaign had to say about press access and Bernie Sanders

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2015

“We try to allow as much access as possible”

Guess what the Clinton campaign had to say about press access and Bernie Sanders

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7/6/2015 at 6:00pm
Amazingly, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has a Communications Director. Constructing approximately five answers to press questions per year must be an incredibly grueling job. Monday morning Jennifer Palmieri sat down with MSNBC’s Morning Joe to chat about the state of the campaign. Morning Joe showed a absurdly ridiculous footage of press who…
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Has Israel lost Democratic “opinion elites”?

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2015

My column at The Times of Israel responding to Frank Luntz’s survey.

Has Israel lost Democratic “opinion elites”?

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7/6/2015 at 4:15pm
Frank Luntz recently conducted polling of American “opinion elites” attitudes toward Israel. The results, but not the data, were published in an article by David Horvitz, Editor in Chief of The Times of Israel, Israel losing Democrats, ‘can’t claim bipartisan US support,’ top pollster warns: Three quarters of highly educated, high income, publicly…
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Greek Debt Crisis Makes Waves in US Markets

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2015

Dow rebounds, crude still down

Greek Debt Crisis Makes Waves in US Markets

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7/6/2015 at 2:54pm
US stock prices sank into the negative this morning in the wake of Greece’s landslide “no” vote rejecting a referendum that would have created yet a new layer in the flailing country’s creditor-debtor relationship with more stable Eurozone countries. In the US, the Dow showed a mid-morning flatline, but recovered by…
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Conservatives are right to question the EPA–here’s proof

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2015

It’s not paranoia if they’re actually plotting against you.

Conservatives are right to question the EPA–here’s proof

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7/6/2015 at 1:25pm
Earlier this month, the EPA lost big when the Supreme Court ruled that the agency had erred during implementation of new regulations governing coal-fired power plants. That blow came on the heels of Congressional action against the EPA’s new “Waters of the United States” rule, which opponents rightly argue amounts to…
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Iran Lobby Targets Legislators Who Oppose Nuclear Deal

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2015

Democratic Congressman in the crosshairs.

Iran Lobby Targets Legislators Who Oppose Nuclear Deal

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7/6/2015 at 11:30am
Adam Kredo of the Free Beacon obtained an e-mail threatening Democratic legislators who have doubts about the nuclear deal with Iran that the administration is negotiating. “Democrats in Congress are the only remaining obstacle to finalizing today’s historic deal,” Zack Malitz, campaign manager for CREDO, said in a statement emailed to reporters…
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Don’t like Hillary’s press pen? Blame the media.

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2015

“This is humiliating.”

Don’t like Hillary’s press pen? Blame the media.

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7/6/2015 at 10:00am
On Saturday, the internet exploded after Hillary Clinton’s campaign lasso’d reporters covering an Independence Day parade into an actual, mobile pen. It was a terrible visual for the Clinton machine, and as Aleister pointed out yesterday, revealed yet another crack in the facade hiding an operation that is barely holding itself…
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