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Will House Republicans Lead or Melt Down on Border Crisis Bill?Will House Republicans Lead or Melt Down on Border Crisis Bill?

Michelle Malkin Michelle Malkin: The Environmental Corruption Agency

The lofty motto of the Environmental Protection Agency is "protecting people and the environment."

Mark Davis Mark Davis: The Bitter Taste of Jesse Ventura vs. Chris Kyle

There were two things Jesse Ventura was never supposed to win: the 1998 Minnesota Governor’s race, and his just-ended trial seeking a big payday from a hero’s widow.

Erick Erickson Erick Erickson: August Arrives

Sextili became August eight years after the birth of Christ to honor Emperor Augustus. While August may have worked out well for Augustus, for American politicians August tends to be a month of scandal and trouble.

Michael Barone Michael Barone: Bipartisanship is Alive and Well, but not in the Obama White House

Bipartisanship is dead. That's the conventional wisdom, and there's a lot of evidence to support it.

Michele Bachmann Michele Bachmann: What I Saw at the U.S.-Mexico Border

This past weekend I did what President Obama refused to do during his recent trip to Texas—I visited the U.S-Mexico border.

Jonah Goldberg Jonah Goldberg: Let Us Now praise Democratic Hypocrisy

?Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship. Before that, some proposed amending the Constitution to lock in the traditional definition of marriage. Ronald Reagan wanted a presidential line-item veto added to the Constitution.

David Limbaugh David Limbaugh: Democrats, the Constitution and the Rule of Law

Have we arrived at the point in our nation that a Democratic president and powerful members of his administration can act as lawlessly as they choose without any significant objection or protest from the Democratic Party, the liberal media and Democratic voters?

Mona Charen Mona Charen: Driving Off a Cliff

Last week, The Washington Post's Tehran, Iran, correspondent was arrested. The charges are unspecified, but according to the paper, Jason Rezaian, 38; his Iranian wife, Yeganeh Salehi; and two other U.S. citizens were detained. State Department spokesman Marie Harf issued a protest that didn't even rise to the level of tepid, saying "Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of U.S. citizens abroad."

John Ransom John Ransom: How to Save the Soviet Security System

We can’t fix Social Security; we can only destroy the myths surrounding it before those myths destroy us. Because if we continue to drift in this way, one day a group of people will assemble, like they did in the old Soviet Union, and demand by force the justice that government denied them economically.

Pat Buchanan Pat Buchanan: Stop the Coming Obamnesty!

According to Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Obama intends "to act broadly and generously" on behalf of the "millions and millions" of illegal immigrants in the United States today.

Suzanne Fields Suzanne Fields: The Jews Renew Vow of 'Never Again'

The front pages across the world tell an old and familiar story. Hatred of the Jews is back. The sons and daughters of Abraham enjoyed a brief respite from an ancient hatred, but it was only an intermission. The old story never ends.

David Harsanyi David Harsanyi: Seriously, What Is John Kerry Doing?

Let's concede for a moment that most of us don't believe the United States should be taking sides in conflicts abroad. Even so, most Americans would probably agree that at a minimum, our diplomatic efforts should not cause unnecessary harm. Which brings me to Secretary of State John Kerry's recent misadventure in the Middle East.

Linda Chavez Linda Chavez: Hamas' Propaganda Victory

The pictures are horrific: schoolroom walls covered in blood, parents running with injured children against a backdrop of bombed-out rubble, women with outstretched arms imploring Heaven. But they do not tell the full story of what is happening in Gaza any more than the casualty or rocket tallies printed daily in The New York Times and elsewhere do.

Paul Greenberg Paul Greenberg: The Beauty of Blight

I can understand why Mr. William Widmer's first sight of Pine Bluff caught his artist's eye. "It was a clear, crisp Southern winter day," he recalls, "and downtown was still and vacant. That first walk, the light was perfect down Main Street."

Rich Galen Rich Galen: Obamacare Overruns

When the Government Accountability Office - better known as the GAO - released that number, it was like finding a Kenyan birth certificate with the name "Barry Obama" written in official Swahili.

Donald Lambro Donald Lambro: Deconstructing Barack's Boasting and Bragging

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama has been saying that Americans are doing a lot better than they were before he was sworn into office in 2009.

John Nantz John Nantz: Terrorism's Useful Idiots

The Hamas propaganda machine is running full throttle, pumping out disinformation faster than their murderous barrage of indiscriminate missiles, tunneling like grubs into the psyche of the unsuspecting.

Charles Payne Charles Payne: The Darts of Destruction

The War on Business has been unrelenting during this administration, and with a little more than two years left (and the love affair of executive orders), the battles will become more intense.

Night Watch Night Watch: Extremists Are Slowly Gaining More Ground in Iraq

Fighters and supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continue to show their reach and capability. The frequency of bombings in Baghdad is slowly increasing.

Phil Kerpen Phil Kerpen: Tapes Expose the Truth about Obamacare

?The language in the Obamacare statute has always been crystal clear. Eligibility for the "affordability tax credit," or subsidy, requires enrollment "through an Exchange established by the State under 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

Charlotte Hays Charlotte Hays: American Grocery Bills Resemble Life in "The Hunger Games"

?President Obama has taken to having sit down lunches with people who write him letters. I wonder if I could get a free burger from POTUS if I wrote him a heartfelt letter about my “too damn high” grocery bills. A free burger certainly would not come amiss in times such as these.

Daniel J. Mitchell Daniel J. Mitchell: America’s Built-In Greek Fiscal Future

The real question, though, is whether politicians in America would be willing to adopt the entitlement reforms that are needed to control the long-run growth of spending.?

Political  Calculations Political Calculations: Ditch the Long-Term Unemployment Benefits - Get These People Jobs

You can bet that the political activists who mindlessly cite the IDES' data in their calls to crank up the federal government's extended unemployment benefits program will be happy to never see that data updated beyond February 2014.

Ryan Williams Ryan Williams: Agency Ruling Sets the Stage for Labor’s Biggest Act

?It’s been a good week for organized labor.

Nicholas Vardy Nicholas Vardy: Why You Should Pay Attention to Global Currencies

When you buy a share of Facebook (FB), this stock carries U.S. dollar risk with it. You just don’t think about it because the U.S. government does not have a history of announcing an overnight currency devaluation — as governments elsewhere in the world have done in the past.

Mike Shedlock Mike Shedlock: When All Else Fails Blame "Free Markets"

We've tried everything else, and it did not work. Can we please try "free markets" with the minimum number of regulations and laws needed to preserve property rights, preserved human rights, and prevent fraud?

Ransom Notes Radio Ransom Notes Radio: NASA’s Love Affair with Russia

Hillary Clinton’s ‘reset’ of American relations with Russia has been pretty abysmal… But why let a little thing like geopolitics get in the way of a crony-capitalism love affair? Jeff Shapiro, investigative journalist and Washington Post contributor, joined the show to talk about America’s reliance on Russian space technology.

Ann Coulter Ann Coulter: The Loophole is Obama

It's been reported everywhere --The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News -- that the William Wilberforce Sex Trafficking Act requires that any non-Mexican children who show up on our border be admitted and given a hearing. (New York Times, July 7, 2014: "Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking.")

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Border Bill Back On Deck, Members Plan to Take Action Before Recess   (272)  
UN: Hamas, Israel Agree To 72-Hour Ceasefire
Judge Orders DOJ to Release Fast and Furious Documents Withheld From Congress Under Obama Executive Privilege Claim   (132)  
GAO: Healthcare.gov Trainwreck Resulted From Obama Admin Incompetence   (21)  
Great Moments In Government: NY Governor, GOP Opponent Under Investigation For Ethics Violations
How Will Obama Pay for His Next Unilateral Amnesty?   (24)  
‘Sharknado 2’ Takes Chainsaw to NYC Gun Control Policy   (21)  
CIA to Senate Intelligence Committee: Hey, Sorry For Spying on You   (24)  
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Bill Clinton Told Businessmen On 9/10/2001 That He Passed On Killing Osama Bin Laden   (47)  
AP Poll: Immigration Becomes Hot Potato for Democrats   (205)  
So, It Looks Like Warren Isn't Running For President   (109)  
Son of Hamas Founder Defends Fight Against Terror: "Israel is Doing Them the Biggest Favor"   (76)  
Rep. Eshoo: GOP Should Stop 'Whining' About Obamacare Gutting HealthCare Plans   (45)  
Ami Horowitz Braves the Streets of Cairo to Hang Out With the Muslim Brotherhood
MRCTV Discovers That People Care About Migrant Children...To A Point
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CA Insurance Commissioner: Individual Premiums 'Skyrocketed' in 2014   (109)  
History Professor: Convicted Cop Killer Mumia Should Be Celebrated Like Martin Luther King Jr. in Schools   (269)  
Optimism to Win War on Terror Hits Decade Low   (42)  
The Conservative Case Against Boehner's Border Bill   (267)  
Grimes: Uh, Iron Dome Protects Israelis From Underground Tunnels   (95)  
Congressman Calls Planned Parenthood What it Is: 'Criminal'   (33)  
Cynicism: Reid Threatens to Tie Border Crisis Bill to 'Gang of Eight' Proposal   (220)  
#BornIn88: Healthcare.Gov's Creepy New Campaign for Youth Enrollment