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12:41 pm CST - May 22, 2015

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Rove: When Politicians Loathe the Press

By Karl Rove

Obama assails the media, while Hillary Clinton figures she can duck them until Election Day.

karl-roveMost politicians occasionally get upset at the media. But few demonstrate as much contempt for journalists as do Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Sometimes it appears they’d prefer a state-run media rather than a free press.

For example, last week at a Georgetown University conference on poverty, President Obama indulged in a favorite pastime: attacking Fox News (for which I am a political contributor). Mr. Obama asserted that stories suggesting “the poor are sponges, leeches, don’t want to work” are a “constant menu” on the cable news channel. Of course that isn’t true, but how would he know? Does anyone believe Mr. Obama is a regular Fox viewer?  Continue Reading.

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12:39 pm CST - May 22, 2015

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George Clintonopoulos!

By Larry Elder

larry-elderWhat took so long?

The question isn’t whether George Stephanopoulos compromised his credentials as a “journalist” by failing to reveal his donations to the Clinton Foundation. The question is why, immediately after Stephanopoulos left the Clinton administration, ABC hired this partisan in the first place.

In 1996, when ABC hired him, the initial press release said he would “serve both as a political analyst and as a correspondent.” Continue Reading.

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2:44 pm CST - May 21, 2015

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MILLS: U.S. Should Be ‘Great Arsenal Of Energy’

Alex Mills Texas Alliance of Energy Producers3cAn Insider’s ENERGY REPORT

By Alex Mills

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Four decades ago, some members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries – more commonly known as OPEC – made it clear that they did not like the foreign policy of the United States of America.

Texas Alliance of Energy Producers3cIf the U.S. was going to support Israel, it was going to have to pay. Crude oil imports were reduced, prices rose, lines appeared at gasoline stations, and people got mad. America’s vulnerability to crude oil imports became a reality.

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11:36 am CST - May 19, 2015

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‘Just Asking’

By Thomas Sowell

thomas-sowellIn a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric — and disregard of reality.

One of the ways of fighting poverty, he proposed, was to “ask from society’s lottery winners” that they make a “modest investment” in government programs to help the poor. Continue Reading.

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11:35 am CST - May 19, 2015

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Who Is a Journalist?

By Cal Thomas

cal-thomasMy first job in journalism was as a copyboy at the NBC News Bureau in Washington, D.C. In my early 20s, I asked Bill Corrigan, the newsroom manager, “What must I do to get on the air?” He replied, “Get a college degree and a minimum of five years writing experience with a newspaper or wire service.”

In those days every reporter at NBC News and the other two networks came from print because television was relatively new and as network news president Reuven Frank noted in his book “Out of Thin Air,” we were making it up as we went along. Continue Reading.

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11:32 am CST - May 19, 2015

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Iraq War History Ensnares Both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush

By Byron York

byron-yorkIn January 2007, shortly after entering the race for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton traveled to Iowa, where one of the first questions she faced was about her vote to authorize the war in Iraq.

“If we had known then what we know now, there never would have been a vote,” Clinton said, “and I never would have voted to give (President George W. Bush) that authority.” Continue Reading.

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10:48 am CST - May 18, 2015

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De Blasio Takes Amtrak Crash Scene Selfies

By Katie Kieffer

katie-kiefferEight people died on an Amtrak train last week, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took selfies at the crash scene. He wasn’t literally holding a selfie stick and saying “Cheese!” But he certainly found a way to transform the tragedy into a political opportunity for himself.

Around 9:30 p.m. last Tuesday, the driver of Amtrak Train No. 188 cruised around a sharp corner at 106 m.p.h.—more than double the 50 m.p.h. speed limit. Continue Reading.

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10:47 am CST - May 18, 2015

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Waterboarding Worked

By Debra J. Saunders

debra-saundersDianne Feinstein of California arguably used to be the CIA’s best friend on the Democratic side of the Senate. I think it’s fair to say that San Francisco voters were not enthusiastic about her pro-intelligence posture during the George W. Bush presidency. One thing DiFi has going for her, though, is that it’s hard even for critics to not crack a smile at her famously idiosyncratic stubborn streak. She’s old-school. She makes up her mind and digs in deep. And then something else sticks in her craw. Continue Reading.

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10:45 am CST - May 18, 2015

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Candidates Win Evangelicals with Pro-American Worker Immigration Policy

By Ken Blackwell

ken-blackwellWisconsin Governor Scott Walker, an expected GOP presidential candidate, drew the ire of the political right and left recently over his comments on immigration. When it comes to the immigration issue, Republicans are expected to use the tried and true, consultant tested “secure the border” talking point and move on to other issues.

Gov. Walker, like former US Senator, Rick Santorum, has taken things further than just a discussion of illegal immigration. Continue Reading.

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1:09 pm CST - May 14, 2015

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It’s Islamic Terrorism, Stupid!

Obama Administration does not even acknowledge existence of Islamic Terrorism

Michael Connelly3cBy Michael Connelly

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — For weeks I have been talking on my radio show about the fact that there are known Jihadist cells operating across our southern border in Mexico, and cells within the United States. These cells are made up of foreign fighters from ISIS Hillary Clinton Barack Obama3band Al Qaeda and they are actively recruiting American citizens and illegal aliens.

I predicted that, with the wide open borders illegally degreed by Obama, we could be attacked in our own country soon and often. Unfortunately, on a recent Sunday night it started in Garland, Texas.    Continue Reading.

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