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9:40 am CST - September 16, 2014

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Obama Forced by Events to Reverse Course — and Disillusion Base


By Michael Barone

Michael BaroneIraq, immigration, inversion. On all three of the issues referred to, President Obama finds himself forced by events to do something he dislikes — and he’s in trouble with much of his Democratic Party base for doing so.

Obama seemed ill at ease before the camera and teleprompter on the evening of Sept. 10. Sending troops into Iraq and Syria is probably the last thing he expected to do when he set out running for president in 2007. Continue Reading.

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9:26 am CST - September 16, 2014

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Don’t Count On An Election-Day Tsunami


By Jeff Jacoby

jeff-jacobyDemocrat Seth Moulton’s defeat of US Representative John Tierney in the 6th Congressional District primary last week came right on schedule.

The political newcomer, an Iraq War veteran with three Harvard degrees, was the first Massachusetts candidate in 22 years to vanquish a sitting congressman from his own party. It last happened in 1992, whenupstart Marty Meehan booted incumbent Chet Atkins in the Fifth Congressional District, then went on to win the seat in November. It was 22 years before that, in the Third Congressional District primary in 1970, that Father Robert Drinan, an antiwar liberal, toppled fellow Democrat Philip Philbin, who had first been elected to Congress in 1942. Continue Reading.

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9:23 am CST - September 16, 2014

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Obama to ISIS: “If You Like Your Terror Army, You Can Keep Your Terror Army”


By John Ransom

john-ransomThe only difference between Obama’s ISIS strategy in defeating the Islamic terror group and Obamacare is that under Obama’s strategy, ISIS will likely be able to keep their doctors and their current coverage, while under Obamacare you will not. Oh, and it won’t cost ISIS even a penny more to beat Obama than it would have previously.

Make no mistake though: Neither will work the way they are being sold. Continue Reading.

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12:37 pm CST - September 15, 2014

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How Obama Can Salvage His Last 28 Months


By Karl Rove

The president must accept the role history has thrust upon him, that of wartime leader.

Karl-Rove2Two new polls this week are the latest indications that Barack Obama’s presidency is in perilous shape. The Sept. 7 Washington Post/ABC survey found 52% feel it has been more of a failure while only 42% believe it has been more of a success. A record 55% say Mr. Obama is not a strong leader, only 38% believe he has done more to unite the country while 55% say he has done more to divide it. Continue Reading.

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12:33 pm CST - September 15, 2014

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Ted Cruz: How U.S. Can Stop ISIS


By U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

ted-cruz1(CNN) — This week, as we mark the 13th anniversary of horrific attacks on our home soil, Americans should have no illusions about the terrorists who have repeatedly declared their intent to strike America again.

We know the threat of the vicious terrorist organization known as ISIS has concerned the intelligence community for more than a year. And the group’s atrocities have been well-documented since it began attacking northern Iraq, and it is deeply concerning that it has taken President Barack Obama so long to develop any kind of strategy to address these increasingly powerful terrorists who have now gruesomely killed two American journalists before the world stage. Continue Reading.

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10:30 am CST - September 11, 2014

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The Jihadists’ Eternal Plan


By Michelle Malkin

michelle-malkinHere’s the first and last rule of Islamic jihad: If at first you don’t succeed, plot, plot again.

9/11 wasn’t the first. 9/11 won’t be the last. It’s not “fear-mongering” to face reality. These head-chopping, throat-slitting, bloodthirsty hijackers — of planes, freedom and civilization — have conspired for decades to inflict modern mass murder on the West. Their homicidal mission is spectacular destruction in the name of the Koran. Continue Reading.

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10:27 am CST - September 11, 2014

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Success or Failure?


By Thomas Sowell

thomas-sowellThose people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the ISIS terrorists in the Middle East may be mistaken. It seems to me that he has a very clear and very consistent strategy. And a vision behind that strategy.

First the strategy — which is to get each crisis off the front pages and off television news programs as quickly as he can, in whatever way he can, at the lowest political cost. Calling ISIS a junior varsity months ago accomplished that goal. Continue Reading.

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10:19 am CST - September 11, 2014

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Hong Kong: One Country, One System


By Cal Thomas

cal-thomasThe promise the Chinese government made to Britain and to the world as Hong Kong reverted to Chinese control at midnight on June 30, 1997, that China would abide by the “one country, two systems” plan, which would afford Hong Kong greater autonomy, except in matters of foreign relations and defense, was to last 50 years.

That promise is falling 33 years short of fulfillment. Continue Reading.

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7:22 am CST - September 05, 2014

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Ukraine Abandoned


By Charles Krauthammer

Charles-KrauthammerAt his first press briefing after the beheading of American James Foley, President Obama stunned the assembled when he admitted that he had no strategy for confronting ISIS, a.k.a. the Islamic State, in Syria. Yet it was not nearly the most egregious, or consequential, thing he said.

Idiotic, yes. You’re the leader of the free world. Even if you don’t have a strategy — indeed, especially if you don’t — you never admit it publicly. Continue Reading.

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7:19 am CST - September 05, 2014

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Obama Has No Middle East Strategy? Good!


Ron Paul

ron-paul2Last week President Obama admitted that his administration has not worked out a strategy on how to deal with the emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a dominant force in the Middle East. However, as ISIS continues its march through Syria and Iraq, many in the US administration believe it is, in the words of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a threat “beyond anything we have ever seen.”

Predictably, the neocons attacked the president’s speech. They believe the solution to any problem is more bombs and troops on the ground, so they cannot understand the president’s hesitation. Continue Reading.

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