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Pompeo, Cotton Poke More Holes in Iran Nuke Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 27, 2015 at 12:00pm 11/27/2015 at 12:00pm

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R – Kan.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R – Ark.) have a lot in common. Both are army veterans and both are graduates of Harvard Law School. And both have been doing a great job of exposing aspects of the nuclear deal with Iran that the administration would...

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Mall Ditches Santa’s Christmas Village, Hides Him in Glacier Display

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3:35pm 11/8/2015 at 3:35pm

We’re all familiar with the annual attempts to clamp down on Christmas.  Be it schools banning Christmas songs, Obama’s VA banning Christmas carols and cards for veterans, schools removing Christmas from calendars, or outrage and fainting vapors over the mere of sight of a Christmas tree, we expect this barrage of...

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Conservative Latinos to Meet Privately Before GOP Debate

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 26, 2015 at 2:30pm 10/26/2015 at 2:30pm

Some of the most influential Latino minds in the conservative movement, including Alfonso Aguilar, Director of American Principles Project’s Latino Partnership, representatives from the LIBRE Initiative, Mario H. Lopez, president of the Hispanic Leadership Fund, Rosario Marin, former U.S. treasurer, Massey Villareal, the former chairman of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of...

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A Wing and a Prayer: American WWII Aviators Who Flew For Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00am 10/20/2015 at 7:00am

In a previous post, I noted that the U.S.-Israel military relationship remains solid. But back in 1948, America failed to support Israel militarily when the fledgling Jewish state needed it most.

In fact, as former Middle East peace envoy Dennis Ross writes in his important new book, the U.S. government was downright hostile to Israel in...

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Wounded Veteran Makes Case Against Iran Deal in Powerful New Video

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 7:00am 8/12/2015 at 7:00am

The man in the video below is Sergeant Robert Bartlett who was wounded in Iraq in 2005.

Bartlett is part of a group called Veterans Against the Deal which obviously opposes the Iran Nuclear Deal. The video makes a very strong statement because you’re hearing from someone who has experienced the brutality...

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Billions spent, VA health care system still a mess

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 4:20pm 5/20/2015 at 4:20pm

It’s another failure of the “Have a problem? Throw money at it!” strategy democrats know and love so well—but this time, it’s happening at the expense of veterans.

It’s been nearly a year since Eric Shinseki resigned his role as VA Secretary, and yet things are no better for veterans than...

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Our Senate Majority has their committee assignments

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:15pm 12/15/2014 at 7:15pm

Today, the Senate released committee assignments for the 114th Congress, and revealed just how big of a difference having a majority can hold. Republicans are set to gain as many as three seats on the powerful Judiciary, Finance, and Environment and Public Works Committees, which means Republicans will have an early...

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To the Voting Booth!

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 7:00am 11/4/2014 at 7:00am

Tom Blumer from BizzyBlog sends this video:

It’s about getting informed, getting involved, and voting.

It’s about getting informed, getting involved, and (obviously most relevant to tomorrow) voting:

“It Matters” –

Several who have seen it have said it “brought me to tears” — and I originally thought I was the only one.

I am VERY...

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Are the VA firings significant?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:48pm 10/7/2014 at 7:48pm

Today officials announced that four Veterans Affairs officials have been recommended for termination after investigations into their facilities revealed long wait times, unsafe water systems, and general “neglect of duty.”

VA headquarters revealed in a statement today that the heads of hospitals in Pittsburgh, central Alabama, and Dublin, Georgia, should expect to...

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Even Democrats are abandoning Obama

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 1, 2014 at 1:15pm 9/1/2014 at 1:15pm

It seems like even the most staunch democrats are waking up to the realities of Obama’s America—especially the political realities.

Republicans need to capture 5 of the 6 most competitive Senate seats in the 2014 midterms to regain control of the chamber and end Majority Leader Harry Reid’s reign of terror...

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VA Secretary nomination hearing set for next week

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 10:00am 7/16/2014 at 10:00am

The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing next Tuesday for Obama’s nomination for Veterans’ Affairs Secretary.

From Politico:

The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a nomination hearing next week for Robert McDonald, the White House’s choice to lead the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sen. Bernie Sanders...

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VA Office of Inspector General finds agency still struggling with claims backlog

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 8:30am 7/15/2014 at 8:30am

Testimony from the VA Office of Inspector General released ahead of a House committee hearing on Monday indicates that the agency is still facing challenges in reducing a backlog of disability claims.

From The Hill:

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Major Networks go quiet on VA Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 8:30am 7/2/2014 at 8:30am
*Graphic courtesy of the Media Research Center

This past April, a whistleblower at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix revealed to the world that agency officials were falsifying their wait lists in exchange for bigger bonuses and the appearance of efficiency. The scandal gave birth to a flurry of media activity, and...

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Insurgents advance in Iraq as Obama ponders what to do, if anything

http://youtu.be/WZVC-WuvuTc
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 13, 2014 at 7:00pm 6/13/2014 at 7:00pm
http://youtu.be/WZVC-WuvuTc

Media and civilian reports throughout northern and central Iraq on Friday suggest that the situation on the ground has become increasingly violent and unstable to the point that the Iraqi government is crumbling:

Heavily armed Islamist militants flush with $450 million...

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Taliban-Bergdahl swap unpopular, so … blame Hagel

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/bergdahl-prisoner-swap-cbs-news-poll-shows-majority-say-u-s-gave-up-too-much/
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:19am 6/10/2014 at 11:19am
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/bergdahl-prisoner-swap-cbs-news-poll-shows-majority-say-u-s-gave-up-too-much/

The polling is pretty consistent that the public is not buying Obama’s spin on the trade of 5 senior Taliban Gitmo detainees for alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl.

CBS News reports:

Just over a week after U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed by the Taliban, a CBS News Poll shows 45 percent of...

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Reactions to the Bergdahl story

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 2:26pm 6/5/2014 at 2:26pm

Nothing about the Bergdahl/Taliban affair should have been surprising to people who have studied Obama over the years.

Not Obama’s audacity, nor his disregard of prior bipartisan warnings in Congress or from the intelligence community, nor his aides’ attempts to discredit those from Bergdahl’s unit who are calling Bergdahl a deserter or...

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White House narrative of Bowe Bergdahl return under rapid fire

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3602219622001/exclusive-former-platoon-mates-speak-out-about-bergdahl-/
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 8:15am 6/3/2014 at 8:15am
http://video.foxnews.com/v/3602219622001/exclusive-former-platoon-mates-speak-out-about-bergdahl-/

Since the news broke over the weekend regarding the recovery of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five detainees held at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, there have been mixed reactions from the public.  Many are obviously very critical of the decision to exchange what are now known to be some...

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