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Illinois’ new GOP governor throws down gauntlet in union, spending fight

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While Bruce Rauner campaigned for governor of Illinois, he repeatedly promised change. Opponents, supporters and undecided voters alike complained he never defined what that change meant.
Now they know.

In his first budget address to the Illinois General Assembly, the… Continue reading

China Makes Its Move In Latin America

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For the last five years, President Obama has been talking about an American “pivot” to Asia. It is now common knowledge that the Asia pivot has been a resounding failure – emboldening those powers it sought to keep in check… Continue reading

President Obama To Move Ahead With Immigration Reform By Executive Order

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Public opinion be damned.
Tomorrow night in a prime time speech, the President will unveil his plan to shield up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. By expanding the Dreamers program to adults –a move that the President said… Continue reading

Michael Brown case: Media hype trumps appeal for calm in Ferguson

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Ferguson, Mo., is sadly back in the news. The city and an eager media anticipate a grand jury decision in the possible indictment of Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of an African-American teenager.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a… Continue reading

Russian Forces Moving Into Ukraine

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Earlier this week, I relayed an account from a colleague about the situation in Ivano-Frankivsk, a city in Western Ukraine that is now feeling the effects of the violence between Ukrainians and pro-Russian separatists that had, until recently, been largely… Continue reading

The Republican Victory Tonight Is A Rejection Of President Obama

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President Obama’s net negative rating across key battleground states was a staggering 30 points.
With numbers like that, it’s not at all surprising that the Republicans took control of the Senate tonight, especially considering the polling going into today’s contest.… Continue reading

Hypocrites on the left: Liberals believe abusing women is awful – unless it’s the Palins

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Four Islamic terrorism incidents in a single week – two in Canada, one in New York and one in Israel. Naturally, journalists found a perfect target for their hate.
Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol.

CNN’s Carol Costello showed the… Continue reading

With Two Weeks Until Election Day, Republicans And Democrats Lack A Plan

In less than two weeks time, Americans will head to the polls and decide the hotly contested battle for the Senate. Current polling shows that it’s increasingly looking like the Republicans will control both chambers for the next two years.… Continue reading

Border Patrol’s hiring blitz not enough to counter hands-off policies, say critics

Jan. 11, 2012: A Border Patrol agent works in front of a color-coded chart at a detention center in Imperial Beach, Calif. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are seeking to hire roughly 1,600 agents in 2015. (AP/Gregory Bull)

U.S.… Continue reading