The GOP Turns 'Political Correctness' into the Mother of all Straw Men
Back in the summer, when Megyn Kelly confronted Donald Trump with a few of the nasty things he had said about women, the candidate had a simple retort. “The big problem this country has is being politically correct,” he said. The big problem? Not economic growth, or terrorism, or
Climate Change Shock: Burning Fossil Fuels 'COOLS Plant', says NASA
Major theories about what causes temperatures to rise have been thrown into doubt after NASA found the Earth has cooled in areas of heavy industrialization where more trees have been lost and more fossil fuel burning takes place. Environmentalists have long argued the burning of fossil fuels in
Obama: It's the Media's Fault that People are Worried about ISIS, You Know
Look at things from Barack Obama’s perspective. Since when do jayvee teams rate such intense media coverage, anyway? When asked by NPR why (a) people have less confidence in his ability to keep the nation safe and (b) are more worried about ISIS in particular than ever, the rational response would be
Are Obama, Clinton Setting Up Trump to Win Republican Nomination?
President Obama and Hillary Clinton have intensified attacks on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, accusing him of manipulating voters’ “fear and ignorance” and using anti-Muslim rhetoric that helps recruit Islamic State terrorists — jabs that appear to be energizing his supporters
The Problem with Jeb Bush is Jeb
The myth of Jeb Bush as a victim and martyr has been with us for quite a long time. He was the “smart one” who should have been president, who had been cheated by fate in 1994 when he was unexpectedly beaten in Florida while George scored his upset win over Ann Richards, putting him in line for
Will the GOP Mount a Third-Party Challenge to Trump?
Donald Trump may have eased some Republican fears Tuesday night when he declared his intention to stay inside the party. But if their angst has been temporarily eased at the prospect of what he would do if he loses, they still face a far more troubling, and increasingly plausible,
Ted Cruz for President Because the GOP Establishment Hates Him
I’ve never formally endorsed a candidate in any presidential primary. This time the stakes are too high not to. Look around. The world is on fire and the party of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, not to mention the GOP’s Obama-enabling RINO establishment, are playing with gasoline.
How Our Overly Restrictive Rules of Engagement
Keep Us from Winning Wars
Imagine if the United States had fought World War II with a mandate to avoid any attack when civilians were likely to be present. Imagine Patton’s charge through Western Europe constrained by granting the SS safe haven whenever it sheltered among civilians. If you can imagine this reality,
No Word from Vacationing Obama After Deadliest
Attack on U.S. Troops in Afghanistan in Three Years
Responding to the deadliest attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan in more than three years, the White House issued a statement Monday saying its “thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and their loved ones.” “We express our deepest condolences to the families of the six U.S. service 
IRS Mistakenly Issued $46 Million in Tax Refunds Due to Glitch
Citing a computer “programming error,” a Treasury Department internal audit has found that the Internal Revenue Service incorrectly issued $46 million in tax refunds for the tax year 2013. “[The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration] identified that because of a programming error, over $27 million
Republicans Blast Kerry for Suggesting Iran Could Skirt New Visa Rules
Republicans on Monday blasted Secretary of State John Kerry for suggesting in a letter to his Iranian counterpart that the administration could help the country get around new visa restrictions passed by Congress. “Instead of bending over backwards to try to placate the Iranian regime,
Mall of America Sends Black Lives Matter a Message
That'll Have Everyday Shoppers Cheering
Since the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, the Black Lives Matter movement has done a lot of controversial things to draw attention to itself. And now the U.S.’s largest mall, the Mall of America, has decided to take legal action to prevent the group from protesting during one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Woman Chanted 'ISIS is Good, ISIS is Great' During Sex
An 82-year-old woman called Brown Deer Police Sunday night requesting police because she heard someone chanting, “ISIS is good, ISIS is great” while having sex. The incident took place in the 4400 block of Dean Road. Police advised the woman to call back if she heard the chanting again.
Obama Thinks He Had a Very Good Year. The Public Isn't So Sure.
By almost all traditional metrics, the White House should be celebrating his 2015 instead of offering the subdued and measured defense seen from President Obama at his end-of-the-year press conference. After all, the usual numbers are good—unemployment rate down, job creation up, inflation low,
Prosecutor: No Indictment in Sandra Bland Jail Death
A grand jury decided that neither sheriff’s officials nor jailers committed a crime in the treatment of a black woman who died in a Texas county jail last summer, but has not yet determined whether the state trooper who arrested her should face charges, a prosecutor said.
Crystal Ball Predictions for 2016
Each year at this time, I like to use my column to go out on a limb and predict 10 big news stories I believe will happen in the coming year. Usually I get two or three right, come close on a few others, and then I’m way off on the rest.

 

YESTERDAY'S NEWS
 
Obama: ISIS Cannot Destroy U.S.
The Islamic State does not pose mortal danger to the existence of the United States, President Obama said in a interview Monday warning Americans against overreaction to the Syria-based terror group. “It is also important for us to keep things in perspective, and this is not an organization that can destroy the
Obama Poised to Tighten Gun Laws after Holidays
Senior congressional aides and sources in the gun-control community expect the White House to use its executive powers to tighten federal gun laws shortly after President Barack Obama returns from a Hawaiian vacation in early January. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said
AP FACT CHECK: Glossed-Over Realities at Democratic Debate
In the latest Democratic presidential debate, oversimplification struck again. Hillary Clinton spoke of fixing “glitches” in President Barack Obama’s health care law to address rising costs, skimming over deeper issues on matters of affordability and the Affordable Care Act. And in education, fancy dorms and
McConnell: Budget Deal was Necessary to Ensure National Security
Conservatives have criticized congressional GOP leadership, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for what they say was caving on the $1.1 trillion budget deal, but McConnell said Sunday the deal was necessary to ensure national security. “Republicans felt like we needed in response to the foreign
Hillary: ISIS 'Showing Videos of Donald Trump ...
To Recruit More Radical Jihadists'
In the Democratic presidential debate hosted by ABC News in New Hampshire on Saturday night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that ISIS is “showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists.” Donald Trump responded by tweeting that “Hillary
Watch Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski HAMMER Hillary Clinton and the Media
Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski is very frustrated that Republicans bend over backwards to do interviews on both TV and radio, even getting up extremely early when on the West coast to do a show on the East coast. But Hillary, she says, only shows up when the read carpet is
Florida Man Putting Up Gay-Pride Themed Poles in State Capitols
This holiday season, as many as eight state capitols will be graced with a rainbow-festooned Festivus pole—a 6.5-foot-tall display crowned by a glittering disco ball. The pole was designed by Chaz Stevens, head of The Humanity Fund, a scrappy advocacy group that champions separation of church and state,
Hundreds of Women Sue Hair Care Label
Endorsed by Alyssa Milano Over Claims It Made Hair Fall Out
Hundreds of women are coming forward after they claim a popular celebrity-endorsed hair product is causing their hair to fall out in clumps and leaving unsightly sores on their scalp, making them depressed and not wanting to go out in public. More than 200 people in 40 states have filed a class action
Obama Has Broken the Second-Term Curse
Presidential scholars have a term to describe the typical experience of a chief executive who wins re-election to the White House. It’s called the “second-term curse.” There’s evidence for it. Midway through their second terms, George W. Bush suffered Hurricane Katrina and the Iraqi quagmire, Bill Clinton was
The Democratic Candidate Do Their Best to Preserve ISIS
The Democratic debate Saturday focused as advertised on how to deal with ISIS and the growing threat of Islamic terrorism, but absolutely no new ground was broken. Although there were minor difference between the candidates, it came down to this:  foreign — build a coalition of Muslim states
THIS is Why Police Can't Hesitate: Suspect
Sucker-Punches Cop, Shoots Him During 'Routine' Stop
One of the drum beats of the anti-police movement in America is how cops “over-react” during “routine” traffic stops when a subject doesn’t obey commands. The next time someone makes that argument they ought to be shown this video. Florida’s Indian River County Sheriff’s
In Defense of Donald Trump
As Donald Trump tweeted when he posted my National Review piece, we are friends, and I know him to be a generous, honorable and decent man, and a loyal friend (he volunteered to testify on my behalf in my trial in Chicago in 2007, when he certainly had other things to do. He distinguished himself in a difficult
 
Miss Universe Pageant Bans Miss Puerto Rico
Because of Anti-Muslim Comments
Miss Puerto Rico has been suspended indefinitely from the Miss Universe pageant after she went on a tirade about Muslims on Twitter. In a lengthy Facebook post where he called Donald Trump a big wuss, Michael Moore said that Trump was “desperate and insane” for proposing a temporary ban
Obama Vetoes Bill to Dismantle EPA Global Warming Rules
President Barack Obama has vetoed legislation to repeal Environmental Protection Agency regulations on power plants that are a key part of the administration’s global warming agenda. Obama announced Sunday morning he would not be considering bills to repeal the EPA’s power plant rules, meaning the
School District Approves Arming Teachers, Even Provides the Handguns
One school district is now finally answering that call. On December 16, the Keene, Texas school board voted not only to allow teachers to be arm themselves in the classroom, but to provide them with the actual handguns as well. According to Fox 5, Keene ISD members "approved a
Missouri Rep Authors Bill Nullifying Unconstitutional Executive Orders
A proposed bill prefiled in the Missouri state House of Representatives would provide a means for unconstitutional executive orders to have no legal effect in the state. State Representative Tim Remole (shown) is the author of House Bill 1791, a bill that would oblige the state legislature to
Obama Makes Threats, But Can't
Close Guantanamo Through Executive Action
Leaders in Congress and the U.S. attorney general say President Obama simply doesn’t have legal authority to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility through executive action, but that fact didn’t stop a supremely confident president last week from threatening to act on his own if lawmakers don't
The Missing Black Millennials
The Democrats need young black voters. But the political party of our parents doesn’t seem to know how to reach us — the black millennials they can’t afford to lose — this time around. Activists associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, which sprang up in the aftermath of protests over the killing of
Cheer Up, Obama's Legacy Can Be Erased
President Obama seems to aspire to join Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan as one of the three most transformative presidents of the past hundred years, and by all outward signs he has achieved that goal. But while Roosevelt and Reagan sold their programs to the American people and enacted them with bipartisan
'Baking' and 'Yoga': Two of the Excuses that
Get Terrorist Thugs Out of Gitmo
It doesn’t take much to get released from Guantanamo these days. Just argue you’re a family man who likes baking. And look, you’ll even touch a woman! In President Obama’s rush to clear out the military prison, any excuse — no matter how flimsy — is reason enough to parole.
5 Ways to Bless a Military Family During the Holidays
The holiday season is one that can be especially difficult for military families. From the absence of a deployed spouse to the first holiday away from family and friends, the most wonderful time of the year can be just plain tough. As an active duty military family,
Stop Making Excuses for Islam
What is the number one refrain from the Muslim community? Before I answer that, if I may go off topic – is there any wonder why our country has become so dysfunctional – so segregated. It seems everyone is part of their own “community,” and as a result pledges allegiance to that community in lieu of
It's True: Hitler Only Had One Testicle
Warning: This post is juvenile, but I had to share. When I was a child (okay in some ways I still am a child). When I was a child chronologically my friends and I used to sing the following refrain to the tune of the “Colonel Bogey March.”
What Was Fake on the Internet This Week: Why This is the Final Column
There is nothing — NOTHING — too crazy for the Internet hoax beat. Pregnancy by flu shot? Six days of total darkness? In the past 82 weeks, I’m prettyyyy sure I’ve seen just about everything. We launched “What was Fake” in May 2014 in response to what seemed,


NEWS SINCE THURSDAY
 
Obama Commutes Sentences of 95 Prisoners, Bringing Total Since 2009 to 184: More than Last 5 Presidents Combined
President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 95 people, mainly for non-violent, drug-related offenses, and pardoned two others, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Obama has made reforms to the US criminal justice system to reduce the number of people serving
Clinton Pledges No Middle Class Tax Hikes
Hillary Clinton was the only candidate to pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class during the third Democratic debate Saturday night. “That is off the table as far as I am concerned,” Clinton said of middle class tax hikes. “That is a pledge that I am making.”Since launching her campaign in April, 2015, Clinton has
Clinton's Own Source UNDERMINES Her Wall Street Donors Claim
Trying to downplay her Wall Street ties, Clinton said about 3 percent of her donations come from “people in the finance and investment world,” and invited viewers to check opensecrets.org, the Center for Responsive Politics’ website. We did, and it shows that her campaign and
New York Drug Bust Nets 136 Pounds of Cocaine Worth Estimated $3 Million
Two men were arrested and nearly $3 million worth of cocaine was seized in New York City in what is being described as the biggest bust involving the drug in recent years as heroin abuse has surged, law enforcement authorities said on Saturday. Mark Soto and Xavier Herbert-Gumbs,
Jeff Sessions Challenges Paul Ryan
Jeff Sessions chided Paul Ryan for making publicly false statements about the contents of the legislation. While members of House Freedom Caucus are giving Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) a public pass on the omnibus, populist thought leader Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is weighing in strongly.
Trump: Putin 'is Right, I am Brilliant'
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday continued to tout his endorsement from Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying Putin “is right, I am brilliant.” “Well, you know, isn’t it sort of nice if like countries that we’re always fighting with, maybe we get along and let them do — right?” Trump told
Clinton Makes Questionable Claim During Debate:
ISIS 'Showing Videos of Trump' to Recruit Fighters
Hillary Clinton claimed at Saturday night’s Democratic debate that the Islamic State is showing videos of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump to potential fighters as a way to recruit. “He is becoming ISIS’ best recruiter,” she said at the New Hampshire debate. “They are going to people showing
House Judiciary Committee Slams Immigration Officials
after Reviewing Tashfeen Malik's Visa File
After reviewing the immigration file of one of the San Bernardino shooting suspects, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee slammed immigration officials for their “unacceptable” vetting process. In a scathing statement provided to TheBlaze, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said that it was clear that
Hillary Clinton's Extra-Long Bathroom Break - As the Debate Continued
Hillary Clinton took a long bathroom break during the middle of the Democratic debate on Saturday, causing her to miss the beginning of a round of questioning, leaving just Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley on the stage. About an hour into the debate, around 9:30 PM EST, ABC cut to a commercial break that ran for
Obama or Comey: Who's Giving Nation Straight Talk on Terror?
New questions of strategy to fight ISIS.  See video
What is America Fighting For?
The United States has been at war with ISIS for more than a year, and with Islamic extremism for nearly a decade and a half. But beyond defending the homeland against terrorism, U.S. leaders have not offered a compelling answer to this vital question: What is it that America is fighting for?
Kerry to Iranian Regime: Don't Worry About
Those Visa Waiver Program Changes
Secretary of State John Kerry assured his Iranian counterpart in a weekend letter that the administration will find ways to ensure that changes to the U.S. visa waiver program will not interfere with Iran’s “legitimate business interests.” The changes, contained in the omnibus spending bill which President
The United States is Scarier than the Islamic State
When I ponder the greatest threats to the United States, the first thing that comes to mind is Islamic terrorism. No doubt this is the case for most Americans. Since the early 1990s, religious terrorism, most notably driven by Muslim fanatics overseas, has emerged as a major source of violence. According to 
Hillary's Already Running against the GOP
The enduring image of the third Democratic debate was the empty podium between Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley as Hillary Clinton returned late from a bathroom break. “Sorry,” the front-runner said awkwardly as she took her place. Clinton has emotionally checked out of the Democratic
Inside Obama's Secret Pity Party
Poor Barack Obama. Americans don’t appreciate his wisdom, and those nasty Republicans are picking on him again. Woe is the leader of the free world. That was the essence of his private meeting with friendly journalists, where the president gave his water-carriers talking points so he could jet off to Hawaii
School Reverses Course on Prayer Ban
After Being Reminded of the U.S. Constitution
A Wyoming school that told students they couldn’t pray in the cafeteria has lifted the ban after a Christian legal group gave threatened legal action on constitutional grounds. A small group of students at Platte County School District #1 created a prayer circle in the cafeteria of Glendo High School to pray
Preschools Today are Crushing Kids Rather than Building Them Up
Step into an American preschool classroom today and you are likely to be bombarded with what we educators call a print-rich environment, every surface festooned with alphabet charts, bar graphs, word walls, instructional posters, classroom rules, calendars, schedules, and motivational platitudes—few of
Has Europe Reached the Breaking Point?
The European Union was supposed to be an economic superpower, but after seven years it is still struggling to recover from the global economic crisis. Economic growth is sluggish at best (and uneven, given the divide between a more prosperous north and a debt-burdened south).
The Budget Deal from Hell
Everyone and their brother are talking about the latest behemoth budget deal. The deal couldn’t be worse for the country if Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi crafted it themselves. Strike that – they did, or at least helped Ryan and McConnell. Words can’t adequately describe what an abomination it is.
Ryan Budget Admits HOW MANY Muslim Migrants in the First Year?
The House passed Rep. Paul Ryan’s $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, negotiated with Rep. Nancy Pelosi. A majority of House Republicans voted for the measure, which fully funds Obama’s refugee resettlement operation, all Mideast immigration programs, Sanctuary Cities, Obama’s continued executive amnesty
Chuck Hagel: The White House Tried to 'Destroy' Me for Doing My Job
It was Aug. 30, 2013, and the U.S. military was poised for war. Obama had publicly warned Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad that his regime would face consequences if it crossed a “red line” by employing chemical weapons against its own people. Assad did it anyway, and Hagel had spent the day approving
DNC Penalizes Sanders Campaign for Improper Access of Clinton Voter Data
Officials with the Democratic National Committee have accused the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders of improperly accessing confidential voter information gathered by the rival campaign of Hillary Clinton, according to several party officials. Jeff Weaver, the Vermont senator’s campaign manager,
Documents Show at Least 4 Sanders Staffers Accessed Clinton Voter Data
Documents obtained by ABC News show at least four individual Sanders staffers accessed Clinton voter data and saved the data into folders they created. Two staffers were readily identifiable from the documents: National Data Director Josh Uretsky, who has been fired by the campaign, and his deputy.
Sanders Aide Slams Saturday Debate: 'I Guess Christmas Eve was Booked'
A campaign spokesman for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday blasted the national Democratic Party for holding the next presidential debate the weekend before the holidays. “We’re playing the hand we were dealt,” Sanders campaign spokesman Michael Briggs said, according to The Week Magazine.
Obama Grants Clemency to 97 Federal Prisoners,
Most Convicted for Drug Crimes
President Barack Obama shortened the sentences of 95 federal inmates on Friday, in his latest mark on a bipartisan push to reduce prison overcrowding and undo the harshness of the nation’s war on drugs. After using executive authority to grant his third batch of clemencies during his administration,
Kasich: Punch Russians in Nose; Christie:
Shoot Down Russian Warplanes; Paul: Hello to WWIII
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said when it comes to foreign policy, “you have to know how to pick and choose.” One of Kasich’s choices would be to punch Russia in the nose. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was even harsher: He said not only would he set up a no-fly zone over Syria, he would shoot down Russian warplanes that
Soros Adding Fuel to Fire of EU Refugee Crisis
George Soros, the notorious business magnate, is shifting the responsibility for America’s adventurism in the Middle East onto Europe, most notably Germany, American-German researcher, historian and strategic risk consultant F. William Engdahl underscores. “Since John D. Rockefeller was advised
This is Why the Second Amendment was Added to the Bill of Rights
President Obama, as messaged from the White House, can’t understand why gun sales increase after a major shooting. It’s because there are people who will kill no matter what laws say they shouldn’t, criminals will always find ways to arm themselves, and the police can’t be everywhere to stop a crime.
Who Will Stop Republican Islamophobia?
In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Islamophobia has become a powerful and divisive issue in American politics. The two main political parties are increasingly defining themselves by sharply different rhetoric and policies on the treatment of Muslims, both in the United States
Feds Can't Locate Thousands Who Had
Visas Revoked over Terrorism Concerns
The United States has revoked 122,000 visas – 9,500 over terrorism concerns – since 2001, but doesn’t know where all those former visa-holders are, according to congressional testimony on Thursday. Michele Thoren Bond, assistant secretary for the Bureau of Consular Affairs, was grilled before the House
Hillary Admits Obamacare Forcing Americans into Taking Part-Time Jobs
Many companies are pushing employees into a part-time workforce because of Obamacare restrictions, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton acknowledged this week at an Iowa City town hall meeting, saying the situation needs to be changed. “We have built in some unfortunate incentives that discourage
Russia Travel Agency Offers Vacations to Syria Conflict
A deadly conflict zone that has seen more than four million of its own citizens flee the country seems unlikely to make anyone’s travel wish list for 2016, but Russian travel agency Megapolis thinks otherwise. Starting next year, it’s reportedly hoping to sell what it has dubbed Assad Tours:
Trump: It's a Great Honor to be Complimented by
a Man as Highly Respected as Vladimir Putin
In a way this is the perfect complement to that piece-of-sh*t omnibus bill the GOP is about to foist on taxpayers, replete with lots more foreign labor to compete with blue-collar American workers. A middle-class voter who’s confident that his government is looking out for his interests would read this and think,
Christie Predicts Final Three GOP Candidates
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie believes he will be one of the top three Republican candidates going in to next year’s convention. Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Christie Thursday night if he agrees the contest for GOP presidential nomination will come down to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen.
Dating Apps Blamed for Spikes in Syphilis
Health officials are urging people to get themselves a gift this Christmas, in the form of a sexual health check. The advice follows the release of a report on sexually transmitted infections, which shows a large spike reported by New Zealand sexual health clinics in the last year. It is believed the blame may lie,
CNN Sashays with Satanists
When Ted Turner was running CNN back in 1991, he banned the use of the word “foreign” on air. In a memo to employees, he made a threat to fine employees with a forced donation to UNICEF. To avoid offense, they were told they should use the word “international” instead because it “promotes a sense of unity.”
White Guys are Killing Us with Toxic, Cowardly Masculinity
When the New York Times editorial board issued its powerful condemnation of America’s gun culture, they went beyond mere outrage in response to the recent murder sprees in San Bernardino, California, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Times went so far as to suggest that “assault rifle”-style weapon
Lyndon B. Obama
When it comes to offering progress reports on his war against ISIS, Barack Obama is beginning to sound like a previous wartime Democratic president. It is not a flattering comparison. Over the past few weeks, Obama has issued several upbeat statements crafted to assure
Pharma Chief, Who Jacked Up Drug Price 5000% Arrested by FBI
A reviled US pharmaceutical boss who caused a storm in September by jacking up the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent was arrested Thursday on fraud charges, prosecutors said. The arrest of Martin Shkreli — who has appeared to revel in his notoriety — was not linked to the massive increase in the
REPORT: Price of Obama Getaways: $70 Million and Counting
There was the weekend trip for President Barack Obama and his daughters to New York, including a Broadway show and a private museum tour. The ski trip to Aspen, Colorado, for first lady Michelle Obama in February. And lots and lots of golf in Florida, Southern California and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. Now as the
Finally .... Navy to Award Purple Hearts to Chattanooga Victims
After determining a shooting at a Chattanooga reserve center this summer was inspired by foreign terrorists, the Navy will award the Purple Heart to the four Marines and one sailor who were killed and the one Marine who was injured there. U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced
Putin Praises Trump as 'Talented' and 'Very Colorful'
Russian President Vladimir Putin offered praise for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump today, telling ABC News, “He’s a very colorful person. Talented, without any doubt. But it’s not our affair to determine his worthiness. That’s up to the United States voters.”
Cuba: Obama Can Visit If He Doesn't Interfere
A Cuban government official said late Wednesday that President Obama would only be greeted with open arms if he does not interfere in the Communist nation’s policies. “The day that the president of the United States decides to visit Cuba, he will be welcome,” said Josefina Vidal, director of
Yale Fail: Ivy Leaguers Sign 'Petition' to Repeal First Amendment
Trigger warning! This story and video may be unsuitable viewing for the “safe space” crowd. Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation’s most
Hillary Meter: Voters Still Confident Clinton Going All the Way
Just before the Democrats’ third pre-primary debate Saturday night, Hillary Clinton remains comfortably ahead in the expectations game. The latest Rasmussen Reports Hillary Meter finds that 87% of Likely Democratic Voters think Clinton is likely to be their party’s presidential nominee in 2016,
Here's How Congress is Quietly Giving the
UN Money for Its Global Warming Agenda
Congress is set to pass a massive spending bill to fund the government for another nine months, but that spending bill also includes funding that could go towards the United Nations’ global warming redistribution schemes. Republicans have long pledged funding for the U.N.’s Green Climate Fund (GCF), which
The Fed's Uncertain Leap Forward
As expected, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced that it would raise the target range for the federal-funds rate to between 0.25% and 0.5%. The decision raises more questions than it settles. Most involve uncertainty about future interest-rate changes, and some about technical or operational issues.
Shocking Moment Woman Threatens to Throw
Her Daughter into a River for Getting Bad Grades in School
If a child isn’t doing their best at school, some parents might ground them or take their gadgets away. But throwing a child into a fast-flowing river because of bad grades seems one step too far. That’s exactly what one pushy parent did in Chaozhou, south China's
Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?
College Suspends Professor Who Said Yes
Wheaton College, a prominent evangelical school in Illinois, has placed a professor on administrative leave after she posted on Facebook that Muslims and Christians “worship the same God.” The official school statement Tuesday about associate professor of political science Larycia Hawkins’s suspension said
American Worker Sold Out [Video]
The $1.1 trillion omnibus funding bill includes language that would dramatically increase the number of visas available for foreign workers, setting off alarm bells among conservatives and labor unions.
Is The Bill of Rights Expendable?
When our Founding Fathers established the US Constitution, they realized the need to spell out certain rights not specified in the Constitution, so they penned ten amendments to be ratified and attached to the governing document of the newly formed nation. For two centuries, the ten amendments,
 
Leader McConnell Warns GOP Voters: We Need Candidates 'Who Can Win'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday warned Republican voters to steer clear of nominating Tea Party candidates who can’t win in next year’s general election. “The way you have a good election year is to nominate people who can win,” he told reporters
Report Shows Minimum Wage Increases
Do Not Reduce Reliance on Gov't Assistance
Minimum wage increases do not reduce reliance on government assistance programs, according to a report from the Employment Policies Institute. Some argue that by raising the minimum wage, individuals would participate less in social safety net programs, and in turn this would save taxpayers
UN Delegation Report: Pro-Lifers are Terrorists
A three-woman delegation representing a UN working group on discrimination against women visited the United States for 10 days in December to prepare a report on gender equality in America, and reportedly were “appalled” by what they found. The women, from Poland, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica, were
UN's IAEA Drops Investigation into Iran's Secret Nuclear Program
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which has investigated for years whether Iran was working secretly to develop a nuclear weapons capability, decided Tuesday to end its investigation and to support instead the  deal that Tehran struck in July with several other governments, including the U.S.
Trump Togs Google Searches Before Dem Debate
Presidential Republican front-runner Donald Trump is not even on stage in Saturday’s Democratic debate and yet he is receiving more Google searches than any of the three Democrats. In a search of Google trends covering the four hours leading up to the 8 p.m. debate in New Hampshire,
Cop 1 Shoots Cop 2, Then Blames
Handcuffed Suspect - Who They Proceed to Execute
A video was released on Friday that show two Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies murder a man after…. Wait for it … riding a bicycle with his headphones on. But how the murder occurred is the really interesting part, and we’ve got the video to demonstrate just what happened.
Sen. Ted Cruz Just Released the Most INCREDIBLE CHRISTMAS Political Ad
Not only is it hilarious and brilliant, but his two little daughters are the most adorably cute girls ever. Watch Cruz Christmas Classics!
'They Don't Speak for Me': New Muslim Groups Reject CAIR Representation
Within hours of a terror attack that left 14 dead in Southern California, the nation’s best-known Islamic advocacy group held a press conference with the killers’ family – and Muslims around the country cringed. In the days following the Dec. 2 attack in San Bernardino, Council for American-Islamic Relations
Hillary's Campaign Quietly Transferring Cash to DNC
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is quietly transferring cash to the Democratic National Committee to pay for party activity in Southern states. “We are planning to do another transfer to the DNC on December 1st,” Brynne Craig, deputy national political director for the Clinton campaign, said in an email to a
Hillary Clinton: Armed Americans Don't Make Country Safer
Hillary Clinton said urging more Americans to carry guns in the wake of San Bernardino will not make the country safer. Clinton’s statements came in response to the question, “Are Americans wrong to want more guns after the San Bernardino attack?” Clinton said, “Guns, in and of themselves, in my opinion, will
When This Vietnam Vet Died, He Had No Family to Bury Him -
But Check Out What Happened The Day of His Funeral
A few days before Thanksgiving this year, James Beavers, a staff sergeant with the US Army during Vietnam, died at the age of 74. However, after searching for family members of Sgt. Beavers for three weeks, no one was able to locate any. However, it was what followed, in both the burial and those in attendance
Muslim Cabby Fined for Not Allowing Woman to Sit Up Front in Crowded Cab
A Muslim taxi driver refused to let a woman ride up front with him as her family piled into his yellow cab at Penn Station — later claiming that his religion forbids him from being that close to a female stranger. But a city judge didn’t buy the Islam argument and socked the driver with a $350 fine for his discrimination.
Judge Jeanine: Hillary Poses Greatest Danger to Our Safety
Clinton says one thing and does another all in the name of getting elected. The Judge POUNDS Hillary with facts, using Hillary’s own words.
In Solidarity with Suspended Prof, Wheaton College Student
Urges Hijabs Be Worn on Holiday Flights
The student who inspired a Wheaton College professor to don a hijab in solidarity with Muslims has gotten about a dozen students to wear the traditional Muslim headscarf on their flights home for Christmas. Karly Bothman, 20, of Eugene, Ore., said the lessons she learned this fall from
Darwin vs. Florida? Father & Son Sue
School Board for Not Teaching Evolution
A father and son have filed a lawsuit against Palm Beach County School Board for not teaching evolution. The 18-page lawsuit accuses the school board of purposely omitting information that goes against their religious beliefs. It claims the school board is teaching false, misleading and dangerous information about
Democrats Should Squash the Ginned-Up Right-Wing Panic
Beyond the appeals to anti-Muslim xenophobia that have defined the Republican Party’s post-Paris consensus, the most recent GOP primary debate was an elaborate group sermon on the importance of being afraid. As Jeet Heer wrote in his after-analysis of the debate, the candidates “spoke of an America under
6 Takeaways from the New Hampshire Debate
On the eve of Saturday’s debate, the Democratic race was, albeit briefly, roiled by news that Sanders’ campaign staffers had accessed the Clinton campaign’s voter data. The revelation led to a firing, a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee by Sanders and the DNC suspending,
Debbie Waserman-Schultz Must Go
`Tis nearly the night before Christmas and not a creature is stirring, what with everyone out at a party, multiplex or mall. What better time for a presidential debate? That at least is the view of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Clinton campaign, from which she takes her cues. They wanted the
At Final 2015 Presser, Obama Says He's Going to
Leave It All Out on the Field in 2016
Around 2p.m., President Obama held his final news conference of the year. He touted the longest streak of private sector job growth since the recession, with 13.7 million new jobs created. The unemployment rate has been cut in half, and the steady implementation of Obamacare has driven the uninsured rate down.
Obama Boasts 'I've Never Been More Optimistic' about Enacting My Agenda
A supremely confident President Obama said Friday he’s “never been more optimistic about a year ahead” than he is right now, and he made the case that 2016 could be a landmark year in which he is able to enact even more of his agenda before leaving office. At his traditional year-end press
Obama Uses Slavery to Fundraise for the DNC
Earlier this month, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in America and helped the country begin to heal in the years following the Civil War. The 13th Amendment’s ratification, on December 6th, 1865, set the tone for future progress that has helped
Paul Ryan Won't Fund Border Fence, But Does Fence His $421,000 Mansion
I confess that there is some concern I have about whether or not an actual fence would keep out those crossing our southern border. I confess that the added expense of manning that fence at several mile increments also concerns me about costs and debt, considering we have no actual money. We’re $19
'Old Dixie Highway' in Deep South Renamed 'Barack Obama Highway'
When Governor Nikki Haley – in the wake of the shooting that claimed the lives of nine churchgoers in Charleston – called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State Capitol, it marked a significant shift. Across the South, symbols of the Confederacy have been
Obama: Stopping Terrorists 'Not that Different' from Mass Shootings
President Obama says that stopping the next terrorist attack in the United States will be just about as hard as stopping the next mass shooting. “It’s not that different from us trying to detect the next mass shooter,” he said. “You don’t always see it. They are not always communicating publicly, and if you’re
Secret Hashtags Help Teens Share Dangerous Habits Like Self-Mutilation
Rule-breaking may be just as irresistible to teenagers today as it was in their parents’ day, but a new study of secret social media hashtags like #selfharmmm suggests that new technology is helping kids share dangerous behaviors more easily than ever before. When it comes to what’s known as non-suicidal self-
Mentoring Mykola, an 11-Year-Old Boy Who Lost His
Legs and Arm in Ukraine When He Found an RPG
The war that has been quietly raging in Ukraine for three years has produced a casualty that literally landed in my lap. On August 24, 2015, while most of us enjoyed the dog days of summer, halfway around the world in Ukraine the life of an 11-year-old boy named Mykola was turned upside down.
Yet More Evidence to Prove Global Warming is a Hoax
This news story reminds me of a cartoon I once saw picturing Al Gore at the north poll trying to melt the ice with a hairdryer. The Daily Caller reports, “NOAA Relies On ‘Compromised’ Thermometers That Inflate US Warming Trend.” The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s reliance on poorly-sited
In Defense of Scrooge
There are lots of different editions of “A Christmas Carol.” Some are large and ornately illustrated, with woodcuts and curlicue letters; some are pocket-size and printed on cheap paper with smudgy ink. Either way, by the middle of page one or the top of page two of Charles Dickens’s misunderstood paean
Becoming a Christian Ruined my Love of Christmas
I continued to cherish Christmas well into my adulthood, probably because it conjured up so many happy childhood memories. I never dwelt on the religious aspect. In fact, during my sophomore year of college I fell into an existential crisis of faith. As I teetered on the edge of disbelief, I called my father looking
White House: Obama Will Give a 'Nontraditional' State of the Union
White House officials are pledging that President Obama will deliver a “nontraditional” State of the Union address in January, the last time he will deliver the annual speech as president. The address will still be given in the Capitol before a joint session of Congress.
Virginia School District Shuts Down after Backlash over Islamic Assignment
After defending a Virginia teacher who made her students copy the Muslim statement of faith known as the shahada as part of a calligraphy assignment, Augusta County Schools shut down the entire school system Friday when a backlash erupted on social media. “While there has been no specific threat
Study: Blame Vegetarians for Climate Change;
Lettuce Produces 3 Times as Much Greenhouse Gas as Bacon
Sticking to a vegetarian diet may not be as beneficial to the environment as you think — in fact, it might be helping to destroy it. A study from Carnegie Mellon University has found that many common vegetables require more resources per calorie, and produce higher greenhouse gas emissions than some types of meat.
Another Day, Another GOP Backstabbing
That didn’t take long. The once-promising Paul Ryan finally got a taste of power and promptly jumped into the same slime pit his predecessor John Boehner lived in. The new speaker of the House has “curated” his first trillion-dollar appropriations bill by betraying everything Republican voters keep
Chris Matthews When Asked If He Still Has
a 'Thrill' Up His Leg Replies, 'Go to Hell'
MSNBC host Chris Matthews was less than amused when a staffer for the conservative Media Research Center approached him before the CNN Republican debate asking if he still had a “thrill up his leg.” In 2008, Matthews famously said that he felt a “thrill up his leg” while covering then-Senator Barack Obama.
Woman Ordered to Abort
My body, my right! We’ve heard the slogan time and again. People pretend that because a baby is within a woman’s body that the baby is part of her body. It’s a lie but it is an abortion-rights advocates creed. Notice, this has nothing to do with the genetic connection.
End the Republican Freedom Project
The republican “Democracy Project” was on full display in Tuesday night’s debate. The establishment candidates from Bush to Kasich and Christie all espoused virtually identical views on the Middle East and particularly the handling of Bashir al-Assad in Syria. But now you count newly crowned establishment
Tarantino: Disney 'F*cking Me' over 'Star Wars' Booking
Despite much hype and excitement around “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opening this Friday, there’s at least one person who isn’t too happy with Disney — Quentin Tarantino. The Oscar-winning director claims Disney is “going out of their way to f— me,” among other choice words he used on
Will Trump 'Voters' Vote?
Donald Trump dominates the national polls, but he’s second in Iowa, according to the RealClearPolitics average. And, as I pointed out in a recent column, “The more that polls refine for the likelihood of a respondent actually voting, the worse Trump does.” At first glance, this suggests that Trump supporters are
San Bernardino Shooters Buried in Quiet Funeral Following Islamic Rituals
Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, who opened fire on a San Bernardino holiday party earlier this month, were buried Tuesday in a quiet, graveside funeral. Many of those who attended mosque with the couple refused to attend, two mosque members said. U.S.-born Farook, 28, and his Pakistani-born wife
White House Declares Victory over GOP in Budget Battle
The White House declared victory Wednesday over congressional Republicans in the budget negotiations that concluded late Tuesday night, saying Democrats beat back the GOP across the board. White House officials cited a long list of wins over majority Republicans on individual budget items ranging from funding
Bernie Sanders Visits Mosque, Says Trump's
Rhetoric Could Lead to Another Holocaust
Looking to keep pace in a campaign where security and terrorism have taken center stage, Bernie Sanders took his message to a new setting Wednesday: he visited a mosque. On Wednesday, the senator from Vermont told a small crowd at Washington’s Masjid Muhammad (also known as “the Nation’s Mosque”) that
Senate Intel Panel Backs Off: Cruz Not under Investigation
The Senate Intelligence Committee put out a one-sentence statement Wednesday denying it is looking into whether Texas Sen. Ted Cruz revealed classified information in Tuesday’s GOP presidential debate. “The Committee is not investigating anything said during last night’s Republican
The Debate Democrats Can't Have
The over 18 million Americans who tuned to CNN on Tuesday night for the first Republican presidential debate since the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino might have been pleasantly surprised. American anxieties over the threat of radical Islamic terrorism are nearing or surpassing their immediate
Heatlhcare.gov Signups Crest 4M as Deadline Nears
At least 4.1 million people have selected a 2016 health plan on HealthCare.gov, according to an Obamacare update released Wednesday that says more than 1 million people signed up in the last week alone. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says 1.3 million people signed up between Dec. 6 and Dec. 12,
Bergdahl Worth HOW MUCH to Taliban?!
The American soldier’s capture was a gift from God to the Taliban, the militants said; he was like “a golden chicken.” They thought so even after 15 of their fighters were killed in a raid by U.S. forces trying their hardest in the summer of 2009 to find Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl. “Some people are worth more than a
L.A. Defends Response to Threat that New York Dismissed as a Hoax
The threats arrived at the same time on opposite sides of the country. Shortly after 10 Monday night — about 1 a.m. on the East Coast — public school officials in Los Angeles and New York received nearly identical emails promising imminent attacks on campuses involving explosives and gunmen. The immediate response
Another Poll Shows Americans Oppose
Assault Weapons Ban for First Time Ever
A second national poll from a major media outlet in the past week has found a majority of Americans now oppose a ban on so-called assault weapons even after the New York Times published an editorial on its front page supporting it. Fifty-three percent of respondents said they oppose a ban on assault
Why Malala Yousafzai is Taking on Donald Trump
Malala Yousafzai knows a thing or two about overcoming extremism and hate. The Pakistani Nobel Prize winner and education advocate was shot by a member of the Taliban in 2012 when she was just 16, but survived. Ever since, she’s campaigned for girls’ education and against hate-driven ideologies. 
Attempted Self-Abortion Results in First-Degree Attempted Murder Charge
A woman who attempted to perform an abortion with a coat hanger six months into her pregnancy has been indicted on a first-degree attempted murder charge, Murfreesboro Police reported. Anna Yocca, 31, of Swindon Circle, was arrested Wednesday at
Cruz Bested Rubio in the Debate
If you are a Ted Cruz supporter like me, you thought he won the debate. The same goes for Trump and Rubio supporters. To supporters of all others – Rots-a-Ruck. If you are a Ted Cruz supporter like me, you thought he won the debate. The same goes for Trump and Rubio supporters.
How Do I Talk about 'Terror Days' with my First-Grader?
It was shortly after 7 Tuesday morning when my husband came into our home office and whispered, “Come here. I need to show you something.” I followed him into the kitchen, past our kids, ages 7 and 4, who were slowly getting ready for the day. He showed me his phone:

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