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AQ confirms global ops commander killed in Yemen from US air strike
6/16/2015 10:01:27 AM  Ed Morrissey
For a period of time, being al-Qaeda’s third-highest leader in the hierarchy meant a short career, as US counterterrorism efforts either captured or killed a series of them. Today, that shifts to the network’s number-two leader, Nasir

Video: Dolezal – "I identify as black"
6/16/2015 9:21:15 AM  Jazz Shaw
Anyone on the Left hoping that the Rachel Dolezal affair would simply fade into the background with the former NAACP chapter head being labeled a villain is going to be disappointed this morning. Rachel showed up on The Today Show with Matt Lauer and let

NYT: Blumenthal documents show State or Hillary held back e-mails from Congress
6/16/2015 8:41:22 AM  Ed Morrissey
Sidney Blumenthal has complied with the document requirements of the subpoena from the House Select Committee on Benghazi — and now it’s clear that others have not been as forthcoming. Blumenthal’s submission of memos and correspondence

Donald Trump is really sort of in it, right?
6/16/2015 8:01:43 AM  Jazz Shaw
Donald Trump has, if nothing else, one of the key attributes that’s essentially a requirement for running for the presidency: he’s an extrovert. The man clearly has a love of the limelight and the one subject he never tires of is himself.

Quotes of the day
6/15/2015 10:01:31 PM  Allahpundit
“Our country is on a very bad course. And the question is: What are we going to do about it? The question for me is: What am I going to do about it? And I’ve decided,” Bush said Monday afternoon at Miami Dade College in Florida.

Bill Maher and Don Lemon join the anti-PC crusade to save speech
6/15/2015 9:41:22 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
And, lo, it came to pass that we agreed with Bill Maher. Maher, who at times has needled the PC police on issues such as alleged Islamophobia and other liberal orthodoxies, here asks roast master Jeff Ross about the PC plague on comedy. Guy Benson and I

The silence of the critics on the Game of Thrones finale
6/15/2015 8:41:55 PM  Jazz Shaw
While it should be needless to say, this article deals with the season 5, episode 10 season finale of the HBO series Game of Thrones. If you have not seen it and plan on watching it, don’t read this. We are also going to discuss some subjects which

Hillary campaign boots pooler after denying access to other reporters
6/15/2015 8:01:37 PM  Ed Morrissey
I suppose this qualifies as a reboot, in the sense of “booting again.” The new approach to the campaign will still feature the same arms-length approach to the press, and that may have reporters undermining the supposed relaunch of the

Josh Earnest to media: This weekend's private White House concert with Prince is none of your business
6/15/2015 7:21:25 PM  Allahpundit
In fairness to O, he deserved some fun after a busy week of doing and saying nothing about China having utterly destroyed America’s espionage capabilities. Besides, after last week’s Democratic betrayal on TAA, the guy’s now retired for

DC Court of Appeals issues stay in latest gun case
6/15/2015 6:41:46 PM  Matt Vespa
The DC Court of Appeals granted a stay last Friday in the latest case that chipped away at the city's onerous gun laws regarding concealed carry permits (via WaPo): A federal appeals court has ordered a stay of a judge's ruling in a challenge to the

Key Obama enabler Bob Corker: Why, this Iran nuclear deal looks surprisingly terrible
6/15/2015 6:01:52 PM  Allahpundit
Corker’s the guy who brokered a “compromise” in the Senate on Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Instead of insisting that the final agreement be regarded as a treaty, requiring the support of two-thirds of the chamber for

Americans: Uh, we definitely feel safer in neighborhoods that allow guns. Is that even up for discussion?
6/15/2015 5:21:50 PM  Matt Vespa
On June 12, Rasmussen released their nationwide poll showing an overwhelming majority of Americans support living in neighborhoods that allows them to own firearms (via Rasmussen) [emphasis mine]: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds

Revealed: Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University for … discriminating against her because she's white
6/15/2015 4:41:07 PM  Allahpundit
This was in 2002, before the “transition.” According to a Court of Appeals opinion, Dolezal’s lawsuit "claimed discrimination based on race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender." She alleged that Smith and other school

Did the NY Governor mess up the manhunt for fugitives?
6/15/2015 4:01:40 PM  Jazz Shaw
It’s now been nine days since Richard Matt and David Sweat pulled off their complex escape from a prison in upstate New York, and while we learn more details of how they did it with every day, we don’t seem to be any closer to catching them

Chuck Todd: My, Hillary's being awfully quiet on trade these days
6/15/2015 3:21:42 PM  Ed Morrissey
Hillary Clinton and her team may have decided to reboot her campaign on Saturday in order to get all the buzz on the Sunday talk shows, but that strategy may not have panned out very well. Despite the “reboot,” Hillary had very little to say

Open thread: America to stride boldly into future behind man named "Bush"
6/15/2015 2:41:10 PM  Allahpundit
Alternate headline: “Man who’s been running for president for seven months to announce he’s running for president.” Live at 3 p.m. ET from Miami Dade College, Jeb will finally make it official, bringing an end to the sham

Canada: Never mind. We'll just ship our energy to China
6/15/2015 2:01:48 PM  Jazz Shaw
When we’ve discussed our energy partnership with Canada in the past, realists have tended to note how our cooperative relationship has produced jobs, lower gas and oil prices and an improved national security position. And why would the Canadians

Video: Watch as college students struggle to define what "consent" means
6/15/2015 1:21:59 PM  Jazz Shaw
The Washington Post has taken the plunge into the murky depths of college campus life this week and produced a short video of various students trying to define what “consent” means in terms of engaging in sexual activity. I’ll confess,

Rachel Dolezal resigns as president of Spokane NAACP
6/15/2015 12:42:58 PM  Allahpundit
Did she jump or was she pushed? On Friday, the national NAACP stood by her, noting there’s never been a bar to leadership in the organization based on race. On Saturday Dolezal announced that she’d address her racial identity during the

Video: Libya claims "The Uncatchable" terrorist killed in US strike
6/15/2015 12:01:06 PM  Ed Morrissey
When we say “Libya,” we of course refer to the government that controls a significant part of Bayda and not much else, so take this with a grain of salt. Mokhtar Belmokhtar runs terrorist operations in Algeria and other parts of North Africa,

Jeb Bush's first campaign ad: Compassionate conservatism is back, baby
6/15/2015 11:21:13 AM  Allahpundit
Byron York quotes various rival GOP strategists sniffing that this plays more like a general-election ad than one for the primaries. Okay, tell me: What should a Jeb Bush primary ad look like? If he did four minutes of red-meat conservatism here,

The three stooges of the apocalypse
6/15/2015 10:41:09 AM  Jazz Shaw
While the specifics would, at first glance, seem to only be applicable to residents of the Big Apple, (or at least New York State in general) Michael Goodwin has an op-ed at the NY Post this week which I would still recommend to readers in the rest of

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