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Mansour: Five Reasons Why George W. Bush Is the New Jimmy Carter

Former President George W. Bush appears to have discovered a new pastime: virtue-signaling. His latest target is President Trump. 43’s quest for a post-presidential-image rehab is starting to resemble that of another failed-president-turned-full-time-virtue-signaler, Jimmy Carter.

In a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House, Tuesday, July 31, 2001, President Bush and former President Carter talk about a long-awaited report on how to improve America's voting system. The study was headed by Carter, left and former President Gerald Ford, not pictured.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pinkerton: Reagan Rising, Carter Falling: a New Book Offers Lessons for Trump from Two Presidents

“For conservatives, it was their Camelot.” Those words appear as the epigraph to Craig Shirley’s new book, Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980. In his new volume, Shirley chronicles the years 1976 to 1980, when Reagan, having lost his bid to grab the Republican presidential nomination away from Gerald Ford, was pondering his next political move—if there was to be one. Along the way, we learn much about America in the late 70s—lessons that echo even to this day, as Americans once again see populist insurgency pitted against establishment power.

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READ: Netanyahu’s Chanukah Speech Blasts Obama, Salutes Soldiers

“Here, on the first night of Chanukah, I stand next to the Maccabees of our times, IDF soldiers and wounded IDF heroes. I salute you and I say to you clearly: The light will dispel the darkness. The spirit of the Maccabees will overcome. Happy Chanukah.”

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California Moves Closer to Dumping Daylight Savings Time

Despite warnings from law enforcement that criminals hate daylight savings time (DST) because they are more likely to be seen by witnesses and police, Assembly Bill 385 cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee and is headed for confirmation, to be placed on the state ballot in 2018.

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Top 1% Wins — and Middle Class Loses — on ‘Regulatory Drag’

A new study documents that “regulatory drag” has eliminated about a third of economic growth in America since 1980, and explains why the top one percent’s inflation-adjusted share of income has tripled, while the middle class has lost income.

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Guantánamo Parole Board Upholds Detention of Bin Laden Bodyguard

On Thursday, the Pentagon released the decision of the Guantánamo parole board that Yemeni national Muhammed al-Ansi, 40, would remain a “forever prisoner,” despite appeals from former president Jimmy Carter’s organization for his release.

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Washington Post: Boycotts of Israel Will Never Work

TEL AVIV – Boycotts of Israel, such as those by “naïve academics” in the U.S., don’t work and are mostly “noise and hot air,” an editorial in the Washington Post claimed. The editorial, published on Sunday, asserts that BDS – the

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Israeli Breakthrough Drug Helped Cure Jimmy Carter’s Cancer

An Israeli-tested drug that tackles cancer through sophisticated manipulations of the body’s natural immune system was key in helping rid former US president Jimmy Carter of life-threatening tumors that developed after he was diagnosed with melanoma earlier this year.

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Obama Tries to Flee Islamic State in Sinai; Egypt, Israel Say No

Egypt and Israel have thwarted an effort by the Obama administration to withdraw U.S. peacekeeping soldiers from the Sinai peninsula. Obama had recently floated the idea of reducing the U.S. presence in the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO).

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