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  • Ted Cruz: Dr. King believed in the American Dream, and he believed in America

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/28/13 11:45 AM

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released an essay on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington. “Dr. King believed in the American Dream, and he...

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  • Snoop Lion dreams of ‘no guns allowed’ on the streets

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/28/13 10:40 AM

    NBC featured YouTube clips from celebrities, politicians and entrepreneurs, sharing their “dream” for America as part of recognizing the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday.

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  • Only 58 percent of uninsured plan to use Obamacare

    By CONN CARROLL | 08/28/13 09:35 AM

    Obamacare will spend almost $1.8 trillion over the next 10 years providing health insurance to more Americans, but, according to a new Kaiser Health Tracking poll, only 58 percent of those currently uninsured plan to...

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  • Rand Paul: We’re not the party that wants to give you another cellphone

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/28/13 08:45 AM

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. explained on the Mark Levin show that the Republican party was about maintaining freedom and opportunity in the country, not just giving poor people tangible goods.

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  • Morning Examiner: Ted Cruz walks fine line on Syria

    By CONN CARROLL | 08/28/13 08:10 AM

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, appeared to reject President Obama’s impending missile strike on Syria Monday, but also left open the door for possibly supporting some type of United States intervention in the conflict.

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  • Are cable news ratings a harbinger of voter turnout?

    By MICHAEL BARONE | 08/28/13 12:50 AM

    Evidently MSNBC’s ratings have been plummeting this year, and not just because it’s August; the comparisons are with similar months last year. August 2013 ratings were 28% below those for August 2012.

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  • California: Straight-A high school student not ready for college

    By JOEL GEHRKE | 08/27/13 04:45 PM

    Hard work, a good attitude, and a desire to learn won’t help a student succeed academically if the local high school regards minimal performance as excellent, as one California student discovered upon arriving at the...

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  • Obamacare unlikely to operate during a government shutdown

    By ASHE SCHOW | 08/27/13 04:05 PM

    Despite the Congressional Research Service’s insistence that Obamacare would continue to be implemented even if Republicans succeeded in their defunding effort, the claim seems unlikely.

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  • Scott Walker: Don’t shut down government over Obamacare

    By BYRON YORK | 08/27/13 03:05 PM

    Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, a possible 2016 GOP presidential contender, warned that "Republicans like me want less government, want limited government, but we want government that works, and I don’t think...

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  • They’re ‘public servants,’ not ‘public masters’

    By ASHE SCHOW | 08/27/13 02:00 PM

    Public officials are afforded many privileges over ordinary citizens, which essentially puts them in a different class than those they are meant to serve, said Glenn Harlan Reynolds, law professor at the University of...

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  • Rasmussen poll: 42 percent of GOP voters think defunding Obamacare will help the party

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/27/13 02:00 PM

    A new Rasmussen poll shows that 42% of likely Republican voters think that threatening to vote against a government funding bill unless it cuts off funds for the health care law will help the GOP.

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  • Court: First Amendment protections don’t allow unions to engage in nuisance lawsuits

    By SEAN HIGGINS | 08/27/13 01:30 PM

    Here’s a case worth keeping an eye on: the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a union’s First Amendment rights do not allow it to engage in a pattern of legal harassment against a non-union business....

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  • Unions plan national fast-food walkout Thursday

    By SEAN HIGGINS | 08/27/13 01:10 PM

    You might want to stock up on McNuggets now: The Service Employees International Union and the United Food and Commercial Workers are targeting the McDonald’s, Wendy’s and KFC chains, among others, in a planned...

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  • Obama’s creeping amnesty plan

    By CONN CARROLL | 08/27/13 11:05 AM

    As President Obama’s top second term legislative priority, citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the United States, slowly dies from lack of momentum in Congress, Obama is expanding his...

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  • Obama admits he ‘teared up’ while watching Oprah in 'The Butler'

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/27/13 10:15 AM

    President Obama admitted that he “teared up” during his private screening of The Butler – a film starring Oprah Winfrey, Forrest Whitakerand Cuba Gooding Jr. Obama made his comments during an interview with with...

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  • Obama: Martin Luther King Jr. would have liked Obamacare

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/27/13 09:55 AM

    President Obama signaled in an exclusive interview with radio hosts Tom Joyner and Sybil Wilkes that Martin Luther King Jr. would have liked his health care plan for Americans. Obama spoke to the pair in the Oval Office...

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  • Keith Olbermann praises Chris Christie during ESPN2 debut

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/27/13 09:35 AM

    Jamie Weinstein caught this clip of Keith Olbermann praising Gov. Chris Christie during his ESPN 2 debut of his new sports themed talk show. Olberman noted with approval that Christie called a reporter...

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  • Ted Cruz on Syria: US military doesn’t exist to be a policeman for the world

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/27/13 08:25 AM

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, criticized President Obama’s foreign policy on Fox News Monday night, asserting that the United States, under President Obama, has grown weaker.

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  • Answering Chris Christie jab, Bobby Jindal stands by GOP ‘stupid party’ critique, takes shots of his own

    By BYRON YORK | 08/27/13 08:05 AM

    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says he was right to call Republicans the “stupid party,” no matter what fellow GOP governor and possible 2016 presidential rival Chris Christie says about it.

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  • Morning Examiner: The debt limit and government shutdown fights are now the same

    By CONN CARROLL | 08/27/13 08:05 AM

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Monday informing him that the Treasury Department has exhausted available “extraordinary measures” to fund federal government spending...

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  • Obama meets with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton, black pastors about Obamacare enrollment

    By JOEL GEHRKE | 08/26/13 05:25 PM

    President Obama met with MSNBC host Al Sharpton and an array of African American pastors today, urging them to convince black Americans to enroll in Obamacare exchanges when they come online. “[H]e also discussed the...

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  • Wife of pastor jailed in Iran faults Obama: MLK would have spoken up

    By JOEL GEHRKE | 08/26/13 04:45 PM

    An Iranian court rejected an American pastor’s request for an early release from prison, prompting his wife to fault President Obama for failing to intervene personally on his behalf.

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  • Women’s Equality Day

    By ASHE SCHOW | 08/26/13 03:30 PM

    President Obama signed a proclamation Monday declaring August 26 to be “Women’s Equality Day.” A nice gesture, but Obama, in addition to patting himself on the back for signing meaningless or detrimental laws...

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  • 12 questions CNN’s Candy Crowley asked Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/26/13 02:55 PM

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday with host Candy Crowley. Here are the twelve questions Crowley asked the freshman senator from Texas. I have to get this birth certificate off the...

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  • Justice Department: Bobby Jindal’s student vouchers are racist

    By JOEL GEHRKE | 08/26/13 01:05 PM

    President Obama’s Justice Department asked a federal judge to halt a program that gives vouchers to poor students, arguing that the use of vouchers “impeded the desegregation process” of failing Louisiana schools.

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  • The Great Healthcare Cashout: At least 30 Obamacare authors on K Street

    By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 08/26/13 12:50 PM

    If you want to understand the perverse incentives that exist on Capitol Hill, check out the Great Healthcare Cashout — the dozens of congressional staffers, lawmakers, and executive-branch officials who shaped President...

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  • Monday meme: Elected representatives

    By ASHE SCHOW | 08/26/13 12:15 PM

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  • Obama rodeo clown speaks: ‘This clown bit has been around for generations’

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/26/13 12:05 PM

    “Obama rodeo clown” Tuffy Gessling has finally broken his silence about his controversial skit wearing an Obama mask. Gessling said that since his skit sparked nation-wide controversy, he has receieved five death...

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  • Chris Christie dreaming of a white Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/26/13 11:40 AM

    Chris Christie is already excited about a snowy northern Super Bowl next February as the event is being hosted in the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Speaking on sports talk radio show “Boomer and...

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  • Hickenlooper still tied with Tancredo in Colorado

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/26/13 11:00 AM

    Former-Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., continues to maintain his statistical tie with Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., in the Colorado governor’s race. A new Quinnipiac poll released Monday shows Hickenlooper at 46...

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  • Ted Cruz is 'delusional!' Ted Cruz is 'Joe McCarthy reborn!!'

    By MARK TAPSCOTT | 08/26/13 09:55 AM

    Think what you will of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, but one thing is absolutely certain: He gives folks on the left a serious, maybe terminal, case of the Willies.

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  • Crossroads enters HHS contest to promote Obamacare

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/26/13 09:50 AM

    Crossroads GPS, the 501(c)(4) co-founded by Karl Rove, has entered the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services video contest aimed at promoting Obamacare among young people. Watch the “Propaganda” ad above.

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  • Morning Examiner: Whatever Obama does in Syria, don’t expect him to run it by Congress

    By CONN CARROLL | 08/26/13 08:40 AM

    President Obama will have to decide how to respond to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s apparent use of chemical weapons soon, but whatever Obama does do, do not expect him to run it by Congress. Calling Obama’s...

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  • George Will: Iran is watching Obama’s ‘red line’ dance on Syria

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/26/13 07:55 AM

    Conservative columnist George Will thinks that Iran is watching President Obama’s commitment to his “red line” promise on chemical weapons used in Syria. “Iran is watching this little dance of deadlines and red...

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  • Bipartisanship: House Dem, GOP senator agree US should bomb Syria

    By JOEL GEHRKE | 08/25/13 07:35 PM

    A Democratic House member and Republican senator found common ground on a foreign policy question, agreeing that the United States needs to bomb Syria in response to the latest reported chemical weapons attack by dictator...

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  • Ted Cruz’s father: ‘I don’t see him running for president’

    By ASHE SCHOW | 08/25/13 02:05 PM

    Rafael Cruz, father of popular Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, may have dashed the hopes of many conservatives when he told CNN’s Candy Crowley that he doesn’t believe his son will run for president. “I don’t see him...

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  • Ted Cruz on CNN: We’re about to see a ‘grassroots tsunami’ hit Washington

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/25/13 12:35 PM

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, faced CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday, defending his plan to defund Obamacare and what he would do to fix health care in America. Cruz praised the power of grassroots activists, suggesting that a...

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  • Lawsuit challenges Teamsters for charging ex-members fees to file grievances

    By SEAN HIGGINS | 08/25/13 11:30 AM

    Four former members of Teamsters Local 214 in Dearborn, Michigan, have filed suit against the union, alleging it has no right to charge them $150 plus expenses if they want to file a grievance with their employer.

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  • Report: Keystone pipeline decision likely to be delayed until 2014

    By SEAN HIGGINS | 08/25/13 10:55 AM

    Claims that a contractor hired by the State Department to do a draft environmental impact report of the US-Canada Keystone XL pipeline project has a conflict of interest will likely delay a decision on project until at...

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  • Republicans want a 2016 candidate who’s fearless; that’s what Ted Cruz is selling

    By BYRON YORK | 08/24/13 10:20 PM

    “I’m sick of Republicans letting Obama walk all over them,” says Denise Roberts, a Dublin, New Hampshire Republican who has come to a grand old home in the shadow of Mount Monadnock to get a first-hand look at Sen....

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  • The socialist history of the 1963 March On Washington

    By SEAN HIGGINS | 08/24/13 07:55 PM

    In the 50 years since the 1963 March on Washington,it’s connection to the socialist movement has been largely airbrushed from history. For example, a Washington Post piece “Five myths about the March on Washington”...

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  • Author Harlan Coben recalls playing baseball with Chris Christie in New Jersey

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/24/13 11:20 AM

    Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., and author Harlan Coben will be inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence on Sunday, August 25.  The pair grew up together in New Jersey and even played baseball on the same...

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  • How Obamacare killed amnesty

    By CONN CARROLL | 08/24/13 07:10 AM

    Susan Jones had a good story up at CNS Friday, catching Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius telling a Latino group in Philadelphia Thursday that amnesty was key to them getting access to Obamacare. “The...

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  • Global warming alarmists worried about House hearing

    By ASHE SCHOW | 08/23/13 03:25 PM

    Temperatures will be a little cooler in September when Congress returns from August recess, but House Republicans may heat things up again with a hearing on global warming and climate change. Democrats are wary of the...

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  • David Axelrod: GOP establishment trying to shove Rand Paul and Ted Cruz off the debate stage

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/23/13 02:00 PM

    Former Obama campaign chief David Axelrod said that the Republican party is trying to push Republican conservatives off of the debate stage in 2016 with the RNC’s resolution to exclude NBC and CNN from the debates.

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  • Obama at town hall: ‘If you want to get called on, wear the president’s face on your shirt’

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/23/13 01:20 PM

    During a town hall Friday afternoon at Binghamton University, President Obama called on a student wearing an Obama T-shirt. “Here’s a general rule in a presidential town hall,” Obama said. “If you want to get...

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  • Snoop Dogg comments on Ron Paul's Reddit AMA

    By ASHE SCHOW | 08/23/13 01:15 PM

    Former U.S. Rep. and presidential candidate Ron Paul held an "Ask Me Anything" on the popular social news website Reddit on Thursday, and rapper Snoop Dogg, now known as Snoop Lion, got in on the action.

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  • 14 lemurs that won't blink in the fight to defund Obamacare

    By CHARLIE SPIERING | 08/23/13 01:07 PM

    “We’ve all seen this movie before,” Sen. Ted Cruz explained during a town hall on the plan for Republicans to defund Obamacare. “President Obama and Harry Reid are gonna scream and yell ‘those mean, nasty...

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  • Ted Cruz on Obamacare: 'The wheels are falling off'

    By ASHE SCHOW | 08/23/13 12:05 PM

    Cruz, speaking with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren on Thursday, further explained the problems with President Obama's health care law and the effects that it would have on the economy.

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  • State Department: Syria crossed red line ‘a couple of months ago’

    By JOEL GEHRKE | 08/23/13 09:55 AM

    Syria crossed President Obama’s redline on chemical weapons two months ago, a move that prompted swift American action, reporters were surprised to hear from the State Department spokeswoman.

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