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April jobs report: 223,000 jobs added, 5.4% jobless rate
5/8/2015 10:01:47 AM  Ed Morrissey
After a poor outing in March, job creation rebounded in April as the US economy added 223,000 jobs. The official jobless rate dipped slightly to 5.4%, while the U-6 rate dropped to its lowest level since August 2008, just before the financial-sector

Hillary testing precisely how much hypocrisy liberals will accept
5/8/2015 9:21:49 AM  Noah Rothman
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is going to be studied for years as a virtual laboratory experiment designed to test precisely how much insincerity, duplicity, and faithlessness a group of subjects can force themselves accept. For the moment,

Pollsters stunned after Tory majority emerges in UK elections
5/8/2015 8:41:55 AM  Ed Morrissey
Maybe we should say, pollsters stunned again. They seem to be on a roll over the last few months, missing the scope of the GOP’s win in November, Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory for Likud earlier this year, and now David Cameron’s

New poll indicates that there are a lot of Republicans running for president
5/8/2015 8:01:02 AM  Jazz Shaw
The Friday morning news held some of the usual lessons about reading further than the headlines. I stopped by The Hill to see what they were covering today and spotted the lede, Walker Hits Bump in ’16 Race. “Uh oh,” I thought. I wonder

Hillary continues quest to become perfect emblem of money in politics by getting her Super PAC swerve on
5/7/2015 10:21:26 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
She kept her own server for professional e-mails, which State Department didn’t archive, and 30,000 of which she destroyed in violation of records-keeping laws and every best practice of public servants. She refused to turn over that server for

Must read: Is the Senate defrauding the D.C. ObamaCare exchange to get subsidies for its staffers?
5/7/2015 9:21:29 PM  Allahpundit
Dynamite stuff from Brendan Bordelon at NRO. Remember the Grassley Amendment? That’s the provision that ended up being tacked onto ObamaCare before it passed in 2010 requiring members of Congress and their staffs to sign up for coverage on an

Congressman: Cuomo, Obama don't really grasp the Constitution, huh?
5/7/2015 8:41:02 PM  Ed Morrissey
Earlier today, Rep, Doug Collins (R-GA) appeared on the show to discuss the progress of the budget and what the successful return to normal order in the 114th Congress will mean for Republicans this year and next. The conversation then turned to

The rehabilitation of George W. Bush continues as Jeb embraces his brother
5/7/2015 8:01:32 PM  Noah Rothman
The rehabilitation of the 43rd President of the United States appears to be accelerating. George W. Bush abandoned the wariness that has characterized his post-presidency when he recently addressed a variety of controversial political topics at a

White House going to war with Warren on trade?
5/7/2015 7:21:13 PM  Ed Morrissey
Be still, my foolish heart. While the media has mainly focused on divisions within the GOP as the presidential primary prelims have unfolded, they have caught up to the internecine fight triggered by Barack Obama’s embrace of free trade. Moderate

The Saudis drop the veil: Yes, we're considering our own nuke to balance against Iran
5/7/2015 6:41:08 PM  Noah Rothman
The Saudis have not been coy about their intention to address the threat posed by a revisionist and potentially nuclearizing Iran. While the West and the Obama administration, in particular, have been pursuing a deal with Iran that critics say ensures

UK election open thread: Conservatives set for a surprisingly big night?
5/7/2015 6:01:35 PM  Allahpundit
A place to vent for our Anglophile readers. If these numbers hold up, it would be a surprise. Wow, UK exit poll predicting Conservatives will be the largest party by a long way with 316 seats — Raf Sanchez (@rafsanchez)

Did a mob compel a prosecutor to overcharge… again?
5/7/2015 5:21:20 PM  Noah Rothman
Everyone knows that history repeats, but the cycles seem to be growing increasingly shorter. In the spring of 2012, Florida prosecutor Angela Corey was held up as a hero after she brought second-degree murder charges against George Zimmerman for the

Audio: "I am adamantly against illegal immigrants," says … Hillary Clinton
5/7/2015 4:41:59 PM  Allahpundit
Via Jeff Dunetz, a time capsule from 2003 rescued from the memory hole by GOP oppo researchers. We already knew she said this, but knowing it and having it available as a soundbite for attack ads are two different things. It’ll come in handy next

Poll: Even Republicans are warming to Obama's immigration actions
5/7/2015 4:01:43 PM  Noah Rothman
In the late autumn of 2014, it seemed as though Barack Obama's executive actions pertaining to the enforcement of immigration law would not only be a major issue in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries but they might be one of a handful of issues that

Game over: 150 House Dems send letter to Obama signaling they'll protect his final Iran nuclear deal in Congress
5/7/2015 3:21:21 PM  Allahpundit
Why is the number 150 important? Because, under the terms of Bob Corker’s Senate bill, it would take only one-third of either chamber in Congress to support Obama’s deal with Iran to guarantee that it takes effect. In a constitutional system,

Thursday TEMS: Duane Patterson, Rep. Doug Collins, Judith Miller
5/7/2015 2:53:22 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), we have another great lineup for the news of the day! Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson brings us up to date on the week's top stories and gives us a preview of tonight's Hugh Hewitt show. Rep. Doug Collins comes

ABC: Say, why is the Clinton Foundation taking money from company accused of "serious human rights violations"?
5/7/2015 2:41:59 PM  Ed Morrissey
Oh, come on … is this a test? No, it’s actually a good question, and perhaps better that it’s former Clintonista George Stephanopoulos who had to front this segment on Good Morning America earlier today. A long awaited Clinton

Video: British jihadi tells Pam Geller she should be tried and executed for lampooning Mohammed
5/7/2015 2:01:07 PM  Allahpundit
I understand why Hannity has this guy on, especially in a format as irresistible as a one-on-one with Geller, but I feel like this guy has made more appearances on his show at this point than Alan Colmes. He’s the most notorious media whore in

Dorian Johnson, American hero or something
5/7/2015 1:21:24 PM  Jazz Shaw
Dorian Johnson has been arrested. Again. For those of you who followed the events in Ferguson last summer at all closely, you’re probably familiar with the name. He was the accomplice of Michael Brown in the strongarm robbery of the convenience

NYDN: The rush among the elites to embrace the "assassin's veto"
5/7/2015 12:41:20 PM  Ed Morrissey
New York Daily News columnist Harry Siegel may not be a fan of Pamela Geller, but he’s much less a fan of those rushing to condemn her for her speech rather than lay blame at the feet of terrorists seeking to silence her. Having lived through the

Will the British left emerge victorious tonight?
5/7/2015 12:01:07 PM  Noah Rothman
It's election day in the U.K. If you've never had the pleasure of watching British election returns come in overnight, and it usually is an all-night affair for American observers, it's a treat. Monitoring BBC and/or Sky anchors as the Swingometer tilts

Federal appeals court: Bulk collection of phone records by the NSA is illegal — for the moment
5/7/2015 11:21:27 AM  Allahpundit
Illegal, but not necessarily unconstitutional. The Second Circuit was asked to decide whether Section 215 of the Patriot Act authorizes bulk collection of phone records. This was a case about statutory interpretation, in other words, not about the Fourth

Video: Taxpayers losing "hundreds of millions a month" in Tricare prescription scams?
5/7/2015 10:41:46 AM  Ed Morrissey
One theoretical benefit of a single-payer health system is an ability to control costs through full-cycle management. We’ve seen how well that works with the VA system over the last couple of years, and more accurately for the last several decades.

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