Leah Barkoukis

Posted February 27, 2014

National Security Adviser Susan Rice was in the headlines again this week, this time for saying in an interview with NBC’s David Gregory that she has no regrets about her remarks on Benghazi. It was a softball interview, to be sure—and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., wasn’t happy about it, to say the least.

Posted February 27, 2014

The White House wished the Grand Canyon National Park a happy 95th birthday on Thursday the only way they know how—with a picture of President Obama, of course.

Posted February 26, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act at a Black History Month event Tuesday and said that voter ID laws in some southern states are evidence of lingering “zealotry” and “hatred.”

Posted February 25, 2014

“Absolutely dangerous” and “just devastating” were the words used by former Vice President Dick Cheney to describe the Obama administration’s plans to make drastic cuts to the U.S. Army, which would scale back ground forces to its lowest point since World War II.

Posted February 24, 2014

Is Benghazi really a “non-story” that only Republicans want to continue to investigate? Far from it.

Posted February 23, 2014

"We don't want to taint the water..."

Posted February 22, 2014

The federal government indicted several union members on Tuesday for burning down a Quaker meetinghouse in 2012. Why? Because it was employing non-union workers, of course.

Posted February 21, 2014

When it comes to working with the United States, Russia is “playing a zero sum game,” Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News Thursday.

Posted February 20, 2014

Discussing whether the “lure of the first female president” will be enough to overcome concerns voters have about Hillary Clinton, Rep. Michele Bachmann ?told Cal Thomas that the former secretary of state would essentially be “Obama’s third and fourth term in office,” which may “scare enough people to vote for the Republican nominee.”

Posted February 19, 2014

Hillary Clinton is undoubtedly the Democratic frontrunner, a point Charles Krauthammer conceded on the Hugh Hewitt show Tuesday, but if any Democrat wants to challenge her, he thinks the place to start would be with her abysmal record as secretary of state.

Posted February 17, 2014

Keeping track of all the changes, delays, and repeals made to Obamacare seems nearly impossible these days—and for good reason.

Posted February 16, 2014

California state Sen. William Monning ?proposed a bill Thursday that would require a warning label on the front of all beverages that have added sweeteners. The label, which would apply to beverages with 75 or more calories in every 12 ounces, would reade: “STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.”

Posted February 14, 2014

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan have skyrocketed under President Obama.

Posted February 13, 2014

You didn’t think Michigan’s labor unions would let right to work laws pass without enacting some sort of retribution, did you?

Posted February 12, 2014

According to a reporter with the TimesDaily.com, Alabama Democratic Rep. Alvin Holmes allegedly said on the state House floor that he doesn’t like Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas because…he’s married to a white woman. Holmes, for the record, is African-American.

Posted February 11, 2014

National Intelligence Director James Clapper and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Michael Flynn directly contradicted the president during a Senate Armed Services committee hearing.

Posted February 09, 2014

There are consequences of the increased prevalence of marijuana use in society—one of which is undoubtedly drugged driving.

Posted February 07, 2014

Assistant Secretary of State Victory Nuland has apologized for the supposed leak of a telephone conversation with the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, in which she said “f*** the EU.”

Posted February 06, 2014

Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Thursday, President Obama focused on religious freedom in other countries, saying that it matters to national security at home and plays a prominent role in the country’s foreign policy.