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Thomas Sowell Makes the Case for Ted Cruz

I’ve spent most of the last 12 hours debating whether or not conservative hero Thomas Sowell jumped the shark with a recent article he wrote about …

Cruz: Don't 'Turn Texas into a Liberal Swamp'

The Texas story of jobs, growth, and opportunity should be a model to celebrate, yet, there’s a new movement afoot to stomp out our enterprising …

BEFORE AND AFTER: Kiev's Independence Square

Independence Square (aka Maidan) in central Kiev is the epicenter of an ongoing crisis in Ukraine.<p>Protesters have been camped out since December, defending Maidan against Russian-backed riot police and security forces loyal to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. At least 26 people have died in …

White House spins minimum wage report

Five hundred thousand jobs.<p>That’s the number that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says may be lost if President Obama pushes through a raise in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, from $7.25. The report cranked up the heat online on what has already been a feisty political …

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Meet the Elizabeth Warren Democrats

What happens when you mix FDR-style populism with a Paul Krugman-esqe love of wonky policy? You get the so-called “Warren wing” Democratic candidates.<p>…

Liberal Newspapers Waking Up to Obama’s ‘Aggressive’ Executive Power

Major newspaper editorial pages that President Barack Obama has generally been able to count on for support are now raising red flags about the White House’s potential for executive overreach.<p>AP<p>“Although the administration may have the right motives, its aggressive use of executive power to change …

See the Eye-Popping Chart About Food Stamps and the Military

Roughly $104 million worth of food stamps were redeemed at military commissaries in 2013, according to the latest data from the Defense Commissary Agency.<p>Military families used food stamps to purchase milk, cheese, meat and bread at the military grocers, CNN Money reported.<p>“I’m amazed, but there’s …

Is This the End of Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela?

“I want to get out of here. I want to leave this country as soon as possible and never come back.”<p>The text from my friend Luis surprised me. A lawyer …

Obama's itchy trigger finger on drone strikes: what happened to due process?

<i>Terrorism (ter-ror-ism; see also terror) n. 1. When a foreign organization kills an American for political reasons.</i><p><i>Justice (jus-tice) n. 1. When the United States Government uses a drone to kill an American for political reasons.</i><p>How’s that morning coffee treating you? Nice and warming? Mmmm.<p>While …

Ted Cruz: 'Hell Will Freeze Over' Before Establishment GOP Listens To American people

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told conservative radio host Mark Levin on Thursday evening that establishment GOP politicians will “never” listen to the …

Romney: Judge Hillary Clinton on her own record

Hillary Clinton should be judged on her own record, not her husband's, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Sunday.<p>"I don't think Bill Clinton is as relevant as Hillary Clinton, if Hillary Clinton decides to run for president," Romney said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "In her …

Secretary of State Kerry lashes out at climate change skeptics

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called climate change perhaps the world's "most fearsome" destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence or question its causes, comparing them to people who insist the Earth is flat.<p>In a speech to Indonesian students, civic leaders and …

House Dems to use longshot tactic to force votes, tarnish GOP in midterms

House Democrats are vowing to try a rarely used tactic to force votes in the GOP-led chamber on the minimum wage and immigration reform, a strategy that will likely fail but might hurt Republicans with voters in this year’s elections.<p>The tactic is known as a “discharge petition." It would require …

100% of Groups Audited by the IRS Were, You Guessed It, Conservative

The House Ways and Means Committee has revealed that its investigation into the IRS targeting scandal has unearth yet another layer of the culture of …

Tea Party battles the 1 percent: How a Christie ’16 campaign could break the GOP

<b>Tom Perkins, Chris Christie, William Temple (AP/Ben Margot/Rich Schultz/Reuters/Jason Reed)</b><p>If he runs for president, Chris Christie will spark an all-out war for control of the Republicans. It will be ugly<p>Elias Isquith<p>February 15, 2014 11:30am (UTC)<p>It’s been more than a month since “Time for some …

ABC's '14 For 14' Hot Seat: Meet Mary Landrieu's Tea Party Challenger Rob Maness

As part of ABC News' "14 For 14? project, which is tracking 14 political races that matter between now and November, we're rolling out a new segment …

Bachmann: Obama's Policies are Hurting the Poor

‘I Don’t Give a Damn What They Say’: Listen to the Fiery Rant From Mark Levin That’s Sure to Annoy Some Republicans

Conservative radio host Mark Levin says he is “sick and tired of defeatist Republicans,” especially after watching GOP leaders in both the House and Senate fail to even try to attach any conditions or reforms to the debt ceiling increase passed this week.<p>Conservative radio host Mark Levin speaks at …

Obama pledges $1 billion in loan guarantees for Jordan

RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday pledged $1 billion in loan guarantees for Middle East ally Jordan and the renewal of a five-year aid package.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Jordan's King Abdullah at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California February …

Obama says considering new pressure on Syria's Assad

RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday he is considering new ways to pressure the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as he pledged fresh U.S. assistance to Jordan’s King Abdullah, whose country is reeling from the Syrian civil war.<p>Obama and Abdullah …

Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen factory reject United Auto Workers union

Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have voted against union representation in a devastating defeat for the United Auto Workers union's effort to make inroads in the South.<p>The 712-626 vote released late Friday was surprising for many labor experts and union supporters who expected a UAW …

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CA's Concealed-Carry Rules Voided

Obama to propose $1B climate fund

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to set up a $1 billion “Climate Resilience Fund” in his proposed budget next month.<p>Obama is traveling to Fresno, Calif., on Friday to discuss the drought plaguing most of California and the Western U.S. and to announce new administration actions, including …

Boehner Fights Back Against Tea Party, Again

A high-stakes drama played out over the debt ceiling on Capitol Hill this week. It ended with President Obama getting exactly what he'd asked for — an extension of the Treasury's borrowing authority with no strings attached — and an even wider gulf between GOP congressional leaders and Tea …

Lawmakers want to see the ‘black budget’

Dozens of House lawmakers want the Obama administration to release the secret “black budget” used to fund intelligence agencies.<p>A bipartisan group of …

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Rand Paul’s Prediction About Future Presidential Elections May Frighten Half the Country

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made a bold prediction about the remaining presidential elections in his lifetime during an interview with Glenn Beck that aired Thursday.<p>“I think Republicans will not win again in my lifetime … unless they become a new GOP, a new Republican Party,” Paul said evenly. “And it …