May 30, 2015

Gov't Watchdog: Suspected Nazi War Criminals Got $20.2 Million in Social Security Benefits

President Barack Obama late last year signed into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving the benefits.

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Rand Paul Raising Money Off Forcing Expiration Of Surveillance Law

'I know you have the ability to make a big impact with your generosity'

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Jeb Bush: Rand Paul 'Wrong' on Efforts to End Surveillance Laws

Bush said he does not consider the collection of domestic phone metadata a violation of civil rights.

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Connecticut lawmakers return to Capitol as deadline looms

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Major issues, including a new two-year state budget, election reforms and an anti-domestic violence measure remained on the to-do list for Connecticut legislators on Saturday.

With Wednesday's midnight adjournment deadline looming, proponents of certain bills showed up at the state Capitol, hoping to persuade the General ...

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Joe Biden's Son Beau Dies Of Brain Cancer

In a late night statement, Vice President Joe Biden announced the passing of his elder son, Beau, to brain cancer. "It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated […]

Via: The Daily Caller

FIFA? What About The NFL, MLB, NBA And NHL?

FIFA has nothing on the NFL

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Poll: Scott Walker Expands Lead in lowa

"For the time being, he's doing the right things to make the right first impression." 

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I'll say one thing for Martin O'Malley

(Paul Mirengoff) He isn't Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. But then, Rawlings-Blake, the current mayor of Baltimore, isn't running for President. O'Malley, the former Baltimore mayor is, and he's not profiting from reports about how badly the city is doing. As the Washington Post puts it, "Baltimore's blight has O'Malley on the defensive. The Post provides a useful look at O'Malley's time as mayor. As you would expect from an ambitious liberal, O'Malley was an

Source: Power Line

Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby in the Spotlight Again, Pumping Up a Crowd at a Venue That Might Surprise You

"I am honored to be a part of this initiative …"

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On Lindsey Graham's Turf, Rand Paul Begins Patriot Act Endgame

The senator rallies across South Carolina and pledges to block the law.

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Report: At Least Four Americans Held by Yemen's Rebels

The Americans are believed to be imprisoned in the capital Sanaa.

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Texas Senate OKs concealed handguns on college campuses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate has approved allowing license holders to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses - but included a caveat that lets college presidents designate "gun-free zones."

Senators voted 20-11 Saturday to approve the measure. House passage expected Sunday sends it to Gov. Greg Abbott ...

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These Ten Celebrities Aren't Afraid To Go In The Ocean [SLIDESHOW]

Is that a shark out there?! They don't care

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Scott Walker Has Early Lead in Iowa Poll as Jeb Bush Faces Challenges

Marco Rubio is a popular second choice, a potential indication of strength if he can convert that support to his own.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Police Fatally Shoot Oklahoma Man Who Fought With Them After Floodwater Rescue

"It's not real clear how it all transpired."

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Flooding Is So Bad, This Major Dallas Road Could Be Closed for a Week as Workers Try to Pump It Clear

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Five more superstars join our already stellar Pandoland lineup

It's just over a couple of weeks until our incredible Pandoland conference begins in Nashville, Tennessee. We've been so busy coordinating speakers, organizing break-out sessions, mentoring finalists for our $100k startup contest, planning parties,  booking bands and all that important stuff that I almost forgot to share the latest additions to our already stellar line up. In addition to the couple dozen speakers, mentors and judges already announced, I'm delighted […]

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See How 'Very Reasonable' You Think Bill Nye's Analogy About Climate Change Is

"No, the scientists who studied cigarette smoking, they don't know…"

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House Foreign Affairs Committee subpoenas White House over expensive State Dept. training site

The House Foreign Affairs Committee issued a subpoena to the White House budget office on Thursday for documents about a new State Department security training facility. 

The administration has plans to build an expensive new facility at a military base in Blackstone, Va. rather than expanding an already existing law ...

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She Barely Knew Him, but When This Hooters Waitress Heard What He Needed, She Was Ready to Go Under the Knife

"I did my part, now it's God's turn…"

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Martin O'Malley Delivers Powerful Campaign Kickoff Speech

Analyzing the substance, style, and overall impact of the Democrat's presidential campaign launch.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

15 Arrested After Gay Protest in Moscow

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Reporter Said She 'Got Caught Up in a Couple Brawls' at Mosque Protest. Watch the Video and See If You Can Spot the Violence.

"Don't bring that B.S.!"

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The Definitive H&H Martin O'Malley Scouting Report

Analyzing the former Maryland governor's candidacy, point by point.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Martin O'Malley Launches Longshot 2016 Challenge to Hillary's Left

"Well I've got news for the bullies of Wall Street."

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Survey shows majority support for NY gun control law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A recent survey shows majority support among registered voters for New York's gun control law enacted two years ago.

The law banned large-capacity magazines and sales of some popular semi-automatic weapons like the AR-15 rifle. It also required owners of those guns now redefined as assault ...

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Rand Paul Plans to Kill the PATRIOT Act

"I will force the expiration of the NSA illegal spy program."

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The Power Line Show, Episode 18: Obama's Global Crack-Up, With Pete Wehner

(Joe Malchow) Last night, Steve, Paul and I were joined by Pete Wehner of the Ethics and Public Policy Center for a discussion of the comprehensive failures of the Obama administration in foreign policy. The conversation took off from Pete's recent Commentary article, "Counting Up Obama's Cataclysmic Foreign Policy Failures." Pete then stayed with us for a spirited discussion of "reform conservatism," a movement with which he is identified. It is a

Source: Power Line

Bruce Jenner Will Be On The Cover Of 'Vanity Fair' As A Woman [PHOTOS]

He officially announced his 'transition into a woman' in April

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'Definitely That Is Not Me': FIFA President Has Defiant Words About the U.S. Investigation of Soccer Corruption

"Arrested for what? Next question."

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Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday.

Will that make Americans less secure?

Absolutely, Obama administration officials say.

Nonsense, counter civil liberties activists.

That heated debate may recede to ...

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'Feminism Devouring Itself': Professor Faces Title IX Charges After Criticizing Culture of Bringing Title IX Charges Willy-Nilly

"Sexual paranoia."

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Martin O'Malley Expected to Announce Democratic Presidential Bid

Hillary Clinton gets a challenger who's ready to attack her program and character.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Life lessons from Justice Thomas

(Scott Johnson) This is the season of left-wing and formulaic commencement speeches. Contributing to the cause of true "diversity" — diversity in the life of the mind — Zev Chafets has edited a volume of heterodox commencement speeches under the title Remembering Who We Are: A Treasury of Conservative Commencement Addresses. There are several speeches that I find inspirational and/or moving and/or thought-provoking in the book. One that is all of the

Source: Power Line

Paul McCartney Reveals Why He Quit Smoking Marijuana

"…the kids were little so I'd just try and keep it out of their faces."

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The Week in Pictures: Liberal Crack Up Edition

(Steven Hayward) In looking for a theme for the week, it is hard to escape noticing the senescence of liberalism across the board. Obama is lame even for a lame duck, with the relentless advance of ISIS making a has of his pronouncements about how we were on the road to defeating them. Bernie Sanders is stuck in a Galbraithian time warp; surely he'll advocate regulating advertising after we ban Ban Roll-On.

Source: Power Line

This Video Proves Why You Should Always Stop Before Turning Right on Red

"Instant karma."

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Blatter criticizes US justice chief, soccer corruption case

ZURICH (AP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter criticized U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and an American federal investigation into soccer corruption which could yet lead directly to his door.

In a defiant interview with his local Swiss broadcaster, Blatter said "there is something that smells" about the timing of dawn ...

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The Jewish Revolt

Bruce Hoffman's Anonymous Soldiers is a deftly written account of the Jewish revolt against the British in 1940s Palestine. Despite its scholarship—it draws heavily on recently declassified British documents—and its significant bulk, it is a page-turner that leaves the reader feeling sorry once the book is finished.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Hastert rose to speakership among the scandals of others

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dennis Hastert's career as House speaker both arose and ended amid the sex-related scandals of others.

Now, eight years after leaving Congress, Hastert's own legacy is threatened by an indictment charging financial misdeeds - and cryptically referring to "misconduct" against an unnamed individual. A person familiar with ...

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Charles Krauthammer: Rand Paul's 'Ignorance Really Astonishes Me'

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer blasted Sen. Rand Paul Friday on the "Hugh Hewitt Show" for the remarks he made earlier in week claiming  "hawks" in the Republican Party were to blame for the rise of ISIS. Krauthammer said he was "astonished" by Paul's ignorance and laid out his dissent point-by-point. "Who is right in this spectrum ...More

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NYC to weigh landmarking Stonewall Inn, gay rights beacon

NEW YORK (AP) - Officials are considering whether to make the Stonewall Inn a city landmark, granting recognition to a powerful symbol of the gay rights movement.

The New York Times ( ) says the Landmarks Preservation Commission is set to vote Tuesday on taking a first step: adding the ...

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Phoenix 'Draw Muhammad' Protest Organizer Reveals How He's Responding to Alleged Death Threats Against Him

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