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    June 16, 2014

    IRS Experiences the Agony of Delete

    For the Obama administration, the Year of the Computer Glitch just produced the most convenient one of all. Late Friday, while people were leaving to celebrate Father's Day, the government announced the mother of all mistakes: an "inadvertent" deletion of all the relevant IRS targeting emails. Even for the Obama administration, which no one would ... (more)

    June 13, 2014

    Little Spat on the Perry

    Everything's bigger in Texas -- including political scrutiny. If anyone knows that, it's Texas Governor Rick Perry. The longtime Lone Star has taken his share of lumps from the press, despite a popular 14-year run that positioned the state as one of the most financially solvent in the country. Regardless of Texas's success, the media isn't eager ... (more)

    June 12, 2014

    Political Correctness Run a Duck

    It used to be offensive to support natural marriage -- now it's offensive just to like someone who does! Even, two Eglin Air Force officials found out, if that "someone" is a famous celebrity. In a mind-blowing story of political correctness run amok, a controversy is rocking a Florida military base over two tiny decals stuck to the back of ... (more)

    June 11, 2014

    Brat Wins, GOP Fears the Wurst

    Dave Brat may teach economics, but yesterday, he gave Republicans a lesson in civics. The longtime conservative professor, whose Wikipedia entry was just two sentences before Tuesday, made history last night, knocking out the House Majority Leader in a primary for the first time in American history. It was a Dave versus Goliath moment for the ... (more)

    June 10, 2014

    The United States Does Not Negotiate... with Congress

    Americans have gotten the raw end of a lot of Barack Obama deals -- but the Bowe Bergdahl swap could literally be the most explosive yet. With five of the world's top terrorists on a "work release" program in Qatar, voters see the swap as the ticking time bomb it is. President Obama, who seemed to show some remorse for the "oversight" of breaking ... (more)

    June 09, 2014

    Under Crabb, Democracy a Lost Claws

    While Americans are glued to the story of one high-profile deserter, the courts seem packed with them -- lawless judges eager to walk away from the Constitution and the oath they swore to uphold it. Unfortunately, the country is all too familiar with one of those activists, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb, who's been tied to the National Day of ... (more)

    June 06, 2014

    'They Left the Vivid Air Signed with Their Honor'

    By FRC Senior Fellow Bob Morrison There's a famous photograph of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower talking with the men of the 101st Airborne Division in the hours before D-Day. Eisenhower had already set in motion the vast machinery of the greatest invasion in history -- issuing hundreds of orders that would send tens of thousands of men and a vast ... (more)

    June 05, 2014

    The Bible Verses Planned Parenthood

    Women are used to Planned Parenthood preying on them -- but praying on them? That's a new approach altogether. After a string of celebrity endorsements, Planned Parenthood insists it got the ultimate one: God's. Obviously, Cecile Richards's group is always looking for new ways to justify abortion. But the Bible? That's a step too far, even for ... (more)

    June 04, 2014

    Grassley Protects Constitutional Turf

    If Democrats don't know basic history, should they really be trying to rewrite it? That's a question some people wondered yesterday after Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) primetime gaffe. The Harvard-educated agitator, one of 42 liberals trying to scrap the First Amendment, argued for his party's amendment by suggesting that the author of it would ... (more)

    June 03, 2014

    Bowe Ties Obama to another Foreign Policy Blunder

    Stuck in a cycle of scandals, President Obama was ready to do anything to change the conversation -- including, we now know, unleashing five of the world's most deadly terrorists on the rest of society. Four days into the administration's large-scale distraction, the White House is probably wishing it were still answering questions about the VA. ... (more)

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