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The conservative media vs. Donald Trump

W. JamesAntle III, After yet another primary loss for Hillary Clinton — this one on Tuesday in West Virginia — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus decided to have a little fun at the Democratic frontrunner’s expense. Sick Bern! And indeed, Clinton has lost an embarrassingly large number of times — Priebus is right, it’s

Miss. Senate candidate runs to ‘save the republic’

 Chris McDaniel comes from a small town, with a skyline of church steeples and a courthouse that overshadows a memorial to Confederate soldiers. It’s where the tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate grew up. Where he and his wife raise their two children. Where, for more than 30 years, he’s spent most Sundays in the same

U.S. defense chief defends swap of Taliban for war prisoner

 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the U.S. decision to trade five Taliban leaders at Guantanamo for war prisoner Bowe Bergdahl, insisting it was the right move but admitting failure to tell lawmakers hurt trust with Congress. Hagel told the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee the administration felt a growing sense of urgency

Directive outlines Obama’s policy to use the military against citizens

Bill Gertz | Washington Times  A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans. The directive contains noncontroversial provisions on support to civilian fire and emergency services, special events and the domestic use of the

Hagel to propose big cuts in Army in 2015 budget

 Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel is recommending shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities, defense officials said Monday. Hagel is expected to announce that and other recommendations Monday in a speech at the Pentagon outlining