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Sasse, McConnell Talk, But Not About Leadership Race

Sasse, McConnell Talk, But Not About Leadership Race

LINCOLN, Nebraska–Contrary to some reports, the tension between Nebraska GOP Senate nominee Ben Sasse and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell does not seem to be over. McConnell and Sasse feuded in the fall, with McConnell upset about Sasse’s involvement with the

The Conservative Movement Strikes Back

The Conservative Movement Strikes Back

With decisive primary victories by U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse in Nebraska and U.S. House candidate Alex Mooney in West Virginia, the establishment’s dream of electing more status quo-supporting candidates has been stopped after just one week. Sasse and Mooney,

Ben Sasse Wins Nebraska GOP Senate Primary

Ben Sasse Wins Nebraska GOP Senate Primary

LINCOLN, Nebraska–Midland University President Ben Sasse won convincingly against former State Treasurer Shane Osborn and businessman Sid Dinsdale in the Republican Senate primary here, likely sending a vaunted young conservative voice to the Senate in 2015. Sasse, who received the

Judge Strikes Down Idaho's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gay and lesbian couples in Idaho could start getting married as soon as Friday after a judge ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale wrote in her decision

Obama Judicial Nominees in Trouble

Obama Judicial Nominees in Trouble

President Barack Obama has a serious challenge next week with judicial nominees. Despite changing Senate rules to end filibusters and to confirm nominees with 51 votes, two of Obama’s picks to the federal courts are in jeopardy, with a possible

Smart Guns Not Smart Enough for Police Issue

Smart Guns Not Smart Enough for Police Issue

The 2002 New Jersey law mandating only smart guns be sold in the state once a “viable” smart gun is on the market has an exemption for law enforcement, leading one to assume smart guns are not smart enough for

Obama: Only 'Two to Three Months' Left to Pass Amnesty

Obama: Only 'Two to Three Months' Left to Pass Amnesty

President Barack Obama believes there may only be three months left to get sweeping amnesty legislation done. At a Tuesday meeting at the Eisenhower Office Building with law enforcement leaders, White House officials, and Jeh Johnson, the Department of Homeland

It's Official: Obamacare Sparks 2015 Double-Digit Premium Hikes

It's Official: Obamacare Sparks 2015 Double-Digit Premium Hikes

Opponents of President Barack Obama’s controversial Obamacare program warned that the health law would fail to reduce insurance costs and could result in double-digit premium jumps.  Now it’s official: 2015 filings in the states of Washington and Virginia show large

Karl Rove's Todd Akin Moment

Karl Rove's Todd Akin Moment

After blasting, haranguing, and lambasting Republican candidates like Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin for rhetoric that he deemed counterproductive, Karl Rove did not take his own advice last week when he implied that Hillary Clinton may have brain damage.  According

McConnell on Cochran Trips: No Comment

McConnell on Cochran Trips: No Comment

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to defend taxpayer-funded travels of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and his executive assistant Kay Webber on Tuesday. “You’ll have to address those questions to Sen. Cochran,” McConnell replied when asked if he thought Cochran

Obamacare Sends Virginia 2015 Premiums Soaring Up to 16.6%

Obamacare Sends Virginia 2015 Premiums Soaring Up to 16.6%

New filings from Virginia insurance companies reveal that Obamacare will result in premium spikes of up to 16.6% for some customers.  The Wall Street Journal reports that the Anthem HealthKeepers Inc plan’s 110,000 Virginia customers can expect an average 8.5%

Vehicle Rams Maryland TV Station; Driver Not Found

Vehicle Rams Maryland TV Station; Driver Not Found

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A truck rammed a Baltimore-area television station, leaving a gaping hole in the front of the building, and police said Tuesday afternoon that an armed person might be inside. WMAR-TV News Director Kelly Groft told The

Halperin: Republicans Will Take the Senate

Halperin: Republicans Will Take the Senate

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Time magazine’s senior political analyst Mark Halperin asserted that Republicans would take back the Senate. Halperin was asked by MSNBC’s Willie Geist whether Republicans would take the Senate in the 2014 elections. The political panel examined

Woman to Command UN Peacekeeping Force for First Time

Woman to Command UN Peacekeeping Force for First Time

On August 13th, Norway’s Major General Kristin Lund will become the first woman to command a UN peacekeeping force. According to BBC News, Lund told the Associated Press that she was “looking forward to the challenges of her new job.”

My Child Is Not Common

My Child Is Not Common

“My Child Is Not Common” are the words on the attention-getting signs carried by a group of white and African-American mothers protesting the adoption of the aggressively promoted Common Core standards. Common Core is scheduled to take over the testing

Enviros Attack Markets to Kill Energy Industry

Enviros Attack Markets to Kill Energy Industry

The strategy has been obvious for a number of years, but rarely has it been so blatantly espoused as in an article by Bill McKibben in Politico Magazine where he attacks the development of a Liquified Natural Gas export terminal

NY Post: Karl Rove Suggests Hillary Clinton Has Brain Damage

NY Post: Karl Rove Suggests Hillary Clinton Has Brain Damage

Karl Rove reportedly suggested last Thursday that former Secretary of State and potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may have brain damage.  According to The New York Post, Rove told conference attendees in Los Angeles, “Thirty days in the hospital? And when