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Let Prediction Markets Flourish

I have a new paper out with the Mercatus Center on prediction markets that you can find here. Much has been written about these markets, but I think critics are often thinking about this incorrectly. The most important thing that is missing from the discussion is this: to the extent that market …

Cheney: Obama should consider some military options

Former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized President Barack Obama on Sunday, saying he failed to consider military options while trying to handle the Ukrainian crisis.<p>"No military," Cheney said on CBS's "Face The Nation." "He seems to operate that way most of the time. There are military options …

King: Must consider terrorism in Malaysia flight

Rep. Peter King said Sunday that terrorism cannot be ruled out in investigating the disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner, following reports that two passengers possibly boarded on stolen passports.<p>"We cannot make any conclusions, but considering what's happened in the past and considering where …

MTP Exclusive: Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Children Flee to Lebanon in Wake of Syrian Crisis

Palin mocks Obama's 'Yes you can'

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Sarah Palin offered a tour of the past year of anti-establishment Republican politics in a speech that stirred activists here on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference.<p>The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee contrasted her current optimism with the …

‘But He’s Not Listening!’: Obama Advisor Grilled on NBC Over Why Obama Can’t Seem to Stop Putin

Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken was grilled on “Meet the Press” Sunday, with host David Gregory repeatedly asking why the Obama administration has been unable to exert more influence on Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>“Since this started, the president and his top officials have …