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Scott Walker Prepping for a Presidential run in 2016?

Matt Vespa,  Scott Walker appears to be unbeatable. He’s won in a purplish state three times (2010, 2012, and 2014), humiliating labor unions, accruing the support of conservatives, and increasing the odds of a presidential run in 2016. Also, as Republican political consultant Mike Murphy once said, if you’re going to run for president, make […] Read More →

In Iowa, Ben Carson Says He’s Edging Closer to 2016 Run

 Ben Carson said Saturday he’s getting closer to making a decision to run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and is spending time studying foreign policy and building a network of “people in critical positions” waiting to launch a campaign. In an interview in Iowa with Bloomberg Politics, the retired neurosurgeon declined to provide specifics about building a real […] Read More →

Is this Lois Lerner’s Downfall? Investigators may have recovered lost IRS emails

Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday. Frederick Hill, a spokesman for Republicans who run the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the […] Read More →

Investigators may have recovered lost IRS emails

 Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday. Frederick Hill, a spokesman for Republicans who run the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the […] Read More →

Conservatives, states set to launch legal blitz against Obama over immigration

 The morning after President Barack Obama announced his sweeping action to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative groups and states were already pulling together legal strategies to dismantle the plan. Opponents said there will likely be a three-pronged legal approach to stymie Obama’s moves: Congress could sue the president for constitutional overreach, states could file […] Read More →

Rubio Wants Immigration Reform, Just Not Like This

 Potential Republican presidential candidates have been quick to criticize President Barack Obama. Senator Marco Rubio, who has criticized the poll-testing of policy in national politics, said was opposed to President Barack Obama’s immigration action because it was too divisive for the country. While other Republican aspirants have criticized Obama’s actions as executive overreach, Rubio focused on style […] Read More →

Meet the Snobocrats: Obama, Jonathan Gruber, Eric Holder, Lois Lerner and Susan Rice

Victor Davis Hanson,  Last week, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Jonathan Gruber, one of prominent architects of Obamacare, was exposed as little more than an elitist fraud.  Gruber was caught on videotape expressing the haughty attitude that drove the Affordable Care Act, deriding the “stupidity” of Americans as a way to justify misleading them.  Gruber […] Read More →

Va. Tech yanks funding for conservative group over Bay Buchanan immigration speech

 A conservative group at Virginia Tech is fighting back after a student-run group pulled its funding following a speech on illegal immigration by former Treasury Secretary Bay Buchanan. Young Americans for Freedom, which co-sponsored the speech by the conservative pundit and sister of former presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan with the school’s College Republicans, is appealing […] Read More →

Turning to 2016, Republicans look to swing state governors

 As attention turns to the 2016 presidential race, Republicans are taking a closer look at three governors from politically diverse states whose success in midterm elections this month bolstered their White House prospects. New Jersey’s Chris Christie, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and Ohio’s John Kasich feature prominently in a crowded field of Republicans because of their […] Read More →

Slate’s Left-Handed Sleight-of-Hand

Arthur Schaper,   Following the 2014 GOP shellacking which expanded Republican numbers in the House and gained the US Senate, left-wing contrarian William Saletan for Slate went to work dumbing down repudiation of Obama’s economic policies. The title could not be more explicit (and misleading): Really? The basis for William Saletan’s argument? Republicans campaigned, effectively and […] Read More →

School replaces ‘hall of heroes’ murals honoring Mother Teresa, others with Oprah, J.K. Rowling

 For years, boys and girls at South Arbor Charter Academy have been inspired by Heroes Hall – a corridor featuring murals that honored the Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts, Mother Teresa, Betsy Ross and Albert Einstein. But many parents are furious after the principal had the murals replaced with paintings honoring President Obama, J.K. Rowling and […] Read More →

BRAIN IN USE: Conservatism: A Thinking Man’s Game

Luke Hamilton, It is important that we continue to think. Conservatives must rigorously apply the full capacity of our reason and intellect to evaluate any substantial idea. It’s possible that this is one reason why conservatism has lost so much ground over the past three decades.  At some point along the way, we stopped challenging […] Read More →