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10:32 am CST - October 16, 2014

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We’ll Tell You How Dangerous Ebola Is After the Election


By Ann Coulter

ann-coulter33There had never been a case of Ebola in the U.S. until a few months ago. Since then, thousands of people have died of the disease in Africa, and millions upon millions of dollars have been spent treating Ebola patients in the U.S. who acquired it there, one of whom has died.

But the Obama administration refuses to impose a travel ban.

This summer, the U.S. government imposed a travel ban on Israel simply to pressure Prime Minister Netanyahu into accepting a ceasefire agreement. But we can’t put a travel restriction on countries where a contagious disease is raging. Continue Reading.

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10:30 am CST - October 16, 2014

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Washington Post: Attack Ad Blaming Republican Cuts for Lack of Ebola Funding is ‘Absurd’ and ‘Extreme’


By Katie Pavlich

katie-pavlich2Earlier this week the far left activist group Agenda Project released an advertisement showing the dead bodies of Ebola victims in Africa and blamed Republican budget cuts for the outbreak. Agenda Project is the same group that produced the 2012 election ad portraying Paul Ryan pushing Grandma off a cliff.

The ad is obviously over the top and classless, but it’s also very false. The Washington Post fact checker took a look at the ad, its claims and determined it deserves four Pinocchios with a description of “absurd.” Continue Reading.

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12:07 pm CST - October 14, 2014

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Can’t Quit Mitt: Friends Say Romney Feels Nudge to Consider a 2016 Presidential Run


By Philip Rucker and Robert Costa 

romney-wavingCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Officially, Mitt Romney returned to Iowa, the quadrennial presidential proving ground, to give a boost to Joni Ernst. But at a closed-door breakfast fundraiser here Monday, the first question from a donor had nothing to do with Ernst’s Senate campaign. Continue Reading.

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11:15 am CST - October 14, 2014

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Will Independent Candidates’ Support Dissipate in Kansas and South Dakota?


By Michael Barone

Michael-Barone1213One question I’m asked in every electoral cycle is, “What are the surprise races in this election?” My answer in recent years has been, “There are no surprises, because any unexpected development becomes universally known in seconds.”

There have been two such developments in this cycle. One in Kansas: the emergence about five weeks ago of independent Greg Orman (and the withdrawal from the ballot of the Democratic nominee) as a strong competitor against 34-year Capitol Hill veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Continue Reading.

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11:14 am CST - October 14, 2014

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Goodbye, Columbus


By Pat Buchanan

pat-buchananIn 1492, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue” and discovered the New World. And Oct. 12 was once a celebrated holiday in America.

School children in the earliest grades knew the date and the names of the ships on which Columbus and his crew had sailed: the Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria. They knew his voyage had been financed by Queen Isabella of Spain, after the Genoese Admiral of the Ocean Sea had been turned down by other monarchs of Europe. Continue Reading.

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9:39 am CST - October 14, 2014

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Stop Disease at the Border


By Phyllis Schlafly

phyllis-schlafly3Americans against amnesty are not only worried about unemployed Mexicans crossing our southern border illegally to take U.S. jobs. More than ever, we need the fence that Congress voted for and President George W. Bush made a television photo event when he signed it into law.

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) said that at least 10 ISIS thugs have crossed our southern border. Hunter added, if we caught 10, “you know there are going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the Border Patrol.” Continue Reading.

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12:11 pm CST - October 09, 2014

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Ebola, Electronic Medical Records and Epic Systems


By Michelle Malkin

michelle-malkin33A Dallas hospital’s bizarre bungle of the first U.S. case of Ebola leaves me wondering: Is someone covering up for a crony billionaire Obama donor and her controversy-plagued, taxpayer-subsidized electronic medical records company?

Last week, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital revealed in a statement that a procedural flaw in its online health records system led to potentially deadly miscommunication between nurses and doctors. The facility sent Ebola victim Thomas Duncan home despite showing signs of the disease — only to admit him with worse symptoms three days later. Continue Reading.

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12:10 pm CST - October 09, 2014

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Obama Stands Aloof From America’s Four Foreign Policy Traditions


By Michael Barone

Michael-Barone1213President Obama’s speech at the United Nations last week was “an important turning point in American foreign policy — and in his presidency.” That’s the verdict of Brookings Institution scholar and former Clinton White House aide William Galston, a Democrat who has not been an unqualified admirer of this Democratic president’s foreign policy.

Whether Obama’s decision to launch air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Khorasan terrorists is a turning point, it was at least a move in the direction of a tradition in American foreign policy that has been conspicuously lacking in his administration. Continue Reading.

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12:07 pm CST - October 09, 2014

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The Supreme Court’s Nonruling on Gay Marriage


By Cal Thomas

cal-thomasThree points need to be made about Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to decide whether the equal protection clause of the Constitution grants people of the same sex the right to marry.

Point 1: While the court’s liberal wing probably wanted to accept cases banning same-sex marriage in five states that have been overturned by three different federal appeals courts in recent months, the conservative majority, along with swing Justice Anthony Kennedy, apparently wished to see states resolve the issue. Continue Reading.

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3:08 pm CST - October 06, 2014

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It’s Time for President Obama to Present a Clear Mission to Congress


ted-cruz6Sen. Cruz Posts Op-Ed in National Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today should mark the end of the 60-day period designated by the War Powers Act that has thus far enabled President Obama to take military action against ISIS without congressional approval. In an op-ed published by National Review Online, Sen. Cruz highlights seven concerns with the President’s current mission, and calls on him to present clear, defined military objectives before Congress for the mission to continue.  Continue Reading.

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