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Nov 30, 2009 19 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: The anti-war left is turning on the president it helped put into office, launching a counteroffensive against President Obama's decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan. Activist groups are joining liberal members of Congress in condemning the president's expected announcement on Tuesday that he will order roughly 30,000 more troops to the war zone ...

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Nov 30, 2009 15 Comments ›› Erik Wong

The Washington Times: After years of putting the cost of war on the nation's credit card, liberal members of Congress say the time has come to impose a new war tax and drive home to average Americans how expensive it is to keep fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The call for a tax on high-income earners, coming ...

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Nov 30, 2009 11 Comments ›› Erik Wong

The Wall Street Journal: 'He talks too much," a Saudi academic in Jeddah, who had once been smitten with Barack Obama, recently observed to me of America's 44th president. He has wearied of Mr. Obama and now does not bother with the Obama oratory. He is hardly alone, this academic. In the endless chatter of this region, ...

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Nov 30, 2009 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - As governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee had a hand pardoning or commuting many more prisoners than his three immediate predecessors combined. Maurice Clemmons, the suspect in Sunday's slaying of four Seattle-area police officers, was among them. For a politician considering another run for the White House, Clemmons could become Huckabee's Willie ...

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Nov 30, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Telegraph: Campaigners in Austria claim the jolly bearded man who brings presents and joy to children around the world is an invention of Coca Cola and synonymous with gaudy commercialism. They claim Father Christmas should be ditched in favour of the more traditional Christkind, or "Christ-child", a tiny blond baby who brings a candle-lit tree ...

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Nov 30, 2009 14 Comments ›› Erik Wong

At least my girlfriend's name doesn't end in .jpg

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Nov 30, 2009 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Telegraph: A week after my colleague James Delingpole , on his Telegraph blog, coined the term "Climategate" to describe the scandal revealed by the leaked emails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, Google was showing that the word now appears across the internet more than nine million times. But in all these ...

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Nov 30, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Politico: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spent $2,993 in taxpayer money on flowers between June and October. House Majority Whip James Clyburn has a thing for Chantilly Donuts, spending about $265 at the Virginia shop in the past quarter. And Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), a fiscal conservative, decided to give about $2,000 in unused office funds ...

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Nov 30, 2009 21 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Nov 30, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

World Net Daily: WASHINGTON – The media coordinator for the U.N. climate change convention in Copenhagen next week today formally denied WND and senior staff writer Jerome Corsi access to the meeting billed by some participants as a major step forward in global governance. Axel Wuestenhagen, media coordinator for the event, admitted in his response that, after two weeks ...

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Nov 30, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

The Hill: Individual insurance premiums would increase by an average of 10 percent or more, according to an analysis of the Senate healthcare bill. The long-awaited report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) also concluded that subsidies provided by the legislation would make coverage cheaper for those who qualify. The report, ...

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Nov 30, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

ABC: A felony arrest warrant for radical Islamic cleric Anwar al Awlaki was rescinded in 2002 a day before he was intercepted as a terror suspect at New York's JFK airport, forcing authorities to release him, according to sources familiar with the case. The warrant was cancelled by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver, even though ...

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Nov 30, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

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Nov 30, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

NewsBusters: Ben Stein made an indirect reference to the ClimateGate e-mail scandal during a face-off with Democratic strategist James Carville on Wednesday’s Situation Room: “The truth is, we’ve now got a lot of data coming out that the scientific community who are on the side of anthropogenic global warming were cooking the data and were suppressing ...

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Nov 30, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Nov 30, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

NY Daily News: The 2008 presidential race was widely trumpeted as the "Youth Election," and for good reason. Inspired by Barack Obama's relative youth and his message of "hope" and "change," young Americans flocked to the then-junior senator from Illinois. It is doubtful that he could have become the most powerful man in the world without them. What ...

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Nov 30, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Politico: Presidential politics is about storytelling. Presented with a vivid storyline, voters naturally tend to fit every new event or piece of information into a picture that is already neatly framed in their minds. No one understands this better than Barack Obama and his team, who won the 2008 election in part because they were better storytellers ...

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Nov 30, 2009 14 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Nov 30, 2009 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Politico: After months of buildup, the historic debate on health care reform opens on the Senate floor Monday — but the C-SPAN cameras won’t see the real action. The next phase in the Democrats’ health care push will be waged in the privacy of the Senate leadership office, where Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will attempt to ...

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Nov 30, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Nov 30, 2009 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Nov 30, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

BBC: A lawyer for John Demjanjuk, accused of helping to murder 27,900 Jews at a Nazi death camp, has accused German prosecutors of double standards. Mr Demjanjuk, 89, denies he was a guard at Sobibor camp, in wartime Poland. As the case began in Munich, his legal team said in previous cases Germans assigned to the camp had ...

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Nov 30, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

The Washington Times: Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants could receive health care coverage from their employers under the bills winding their way through Congress, despite President Obama's explicit pledge that illegal immigrants would not benefit. The House bill mandates, and the Senate bill strongly encourages, businesses to extend health care coverage to all employees. But the ...

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Nov 30, 2009 10 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Nov 30, 2009 14 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Rasmussen: Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters nationwide say they’re at least somewhat angry about the current policies of the federal government. That figure includes 46% who are Very Angry. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 27% are not angry about the government's policies, including 10% who are Not at All Angry. Men are angrier ...

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