Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) made a comment on NBC´s Meet the Press Sunday that is guaranteed to raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle. "If we had a Clinton presidency, if we had Erskine Bowles chief-of-staff at the White House, or President of the United States, I think we would have fixed this fiscal mess by now. That´s not the kind of presidency we´re dealing with right now." DAVID GREGORY, HOST: It was interesting on the day of the inauguration, Brian Williams and I and others were talking,
Editor’s note: With the Pentagon’s recent elimination of the ban against women serving in combat, Frontpage editors have deemed it important to reprint an article written by David Horowitz twenty years ago that now, for obvious reasons, proves extremely relevant to the issue at hand. [David Horowitz, "The Feminist Assault on the Military," Center for the Study of Popular Culture, October 5, 1992.]: For nearly two decades after the Sixties, the U.S. military remained the one institution that had withstood the baleful influences of the radical left. Now that the cold war is over,
SEVARE, Mali- Fleeing Islamist extremists torched a library containing historic manuscripts in Timbuktu, the mayor said Monday, as French and Malian forces closed in on Mali´s fabled desert city. Ousmane Halle said he heard about the burnings early Monday. "It´s truly alarming that this has happened," he told The Associated Press by telephone from Mali´s capital, Bamako, on Monday. "They torched all the important ancient manuscripts. The ancient books of geography and science. It is the history of Timbuktu, of its people."
Now that she´s moved back to Wyoming, speculation is growing that Liz Cheney, the GOP activist and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is interested in political office. Fans told Secrets that it began right after she returned to Jackson, Wyoming and sparked anew when the state Chamber of Commerce said she would address them next month. Much of the speculation focuses on a potential Senate run should GOP Sen. Mike Enzi, up for reelection in 2014, decide against a bid. GOP strategists say that the Cheney´s roots in Wyoming,
Over the weekend, Iowa Democrat Sen. Tom Harkin, 73, announced he would retire, after a mere five terms in the U.S. Senate. His departure creates the first open Senate seat in Iowa since 1974. The speculation about his replacement is focusing on three members of the U.S. House from Iowa – one Democrat, and two Republicans: Democratic U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley said Sunday that he is considering running for Harkin’s seat because supporters statewide have encouraged him to do so. The Republican speculation is likely to focus on U.S. Reps. Tom Latham and Steve King.
New Delhi -- An Indian news report says India has successfully tested a medium-range, nuclear-capable ballistic missile fired from an underwater platform in the Bay of Bengal. The Press Trust of India news agency says the missile would soon be ready for deployment on platforms, including a nuclear submarine. India´s Defense Ministry spokesman was not available for comment.
Did you see the ABC News interview with Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez? ABC News recently promoted Martha Raddatz to become its chief global affairs correspondent. On Sunday she interviewed Menendez, who is embroiled in a global affairs story of his own. Specifically, he is accused of having sex with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. That story isn’t a mere accusation. It is supported with email trail evidence, among other things. During the entire six-minute interview, Raddatz never once asked Menendez about his global affair. Not one time. The obvious inference is, because Menendez is a Democrat,
Security officials in Iran have raided at least four newspapers and arrested several journalists in what appears to be concerted action aimed at intimidating the media in advance of the presidential elections in June. Sources in Tehran said reformist newspapers Etemaad, Shargh, Bahar and Arman were targeted by a group of plain-clothes officials who ransacked offices, filmed staff, confiscated documents and held several journalists. When the Guardian phoned journalists at Etemaad and Bahar in the evening, officials were still present in the offices and editors of the two newspapers could not be reached.
A report claiming that a mysterious blast rocked the Fordow uranium enrichment facility in Iran last week made headlines in Israel on Sunday, but remained unverified. According to the report, penned by former Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Reza Kahlili, for the WND.com website, the explosion “destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground.” Kahlili, who says he turned CIA agent in the 1980s and 90s, cited a “source in the security forces protecting Fordow” as saying that the blast occurred last Monday at Fordow, which is located deep inside a mountain to protect it from aerial attack.
America´s top-grossing golfer Phil Mickelson drove himself into a bunker on Jan. 20 when he said that federal and California state tax hikes had made him contemplate making "drastic changes" in his life—including, it was widely assumed, moving to a no-income-tax state such as Texas or Florida. But he was only stating publicly what many professional athletes are mulling privately.(Snip) Last week, Lefty´s rival, Tiger Woods, acknowledged that he left California for Florida in 1996 when he turned pro because of the difference in state tax. California´s top marginal rate then was 9.3% for individuals earning more than $32,000.
Imagine you´re getting ready to head to church one fine Sunday morning and on your television you hear a man say, "Let´s give up on the Constitution." Such actually happened when CBS News Sunday Morning aired a rather inflammatory commentary by a Georgetown University law professor teased by host Charles Osgood asking, "Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it?" (video follows with transcript and commentary): CHARLES OSGOOD, HOST: Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it?
Barnes & Noble Inc. expects to shut down as many as a third of its retail stores over the next decade, Mitchell Klipper, chief executive of the company´s retail group, told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. "In 10 years we´ll have 450 to 500 stores," Klipper told the Journal. The company had 689 retail stores as of Jan. 23, along with a separate chain of 674 college stores. Even with 450 to 500 stores, "it´s a good business model," Klipper told the WSJ. "You have to adjust your overhead, and get smart with smart systems.
So who has cuter dimples? Swoon Journalist Steve Kroft or Mario Lopez? It´s a reasonable question to ask because the Extra host´s interviews of celebs like Angelina and Brad couldn´t have been any more of a puff piece than Kroft´s starry-eyed interview of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday´s 60 Minutes. A half hour of softballs were gently served up by Kroft who acted as if he were overjoyed to just bask in the glow of his interviewees who ate up almost all the time praising each other.
Fox News host Greta van Susteren isn’t taking lightly criticism from President Obama that her news network – along with conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh – is failing America by questioning his policies. In an interview with the left-leaning magazine, The New Republic, Mr. Obama faulted Rush Limbaugh Fox News for punishing Republican members of Congress for “working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest.” Ms. van Susteren blasted back: “Apparently, President Obama wants his usual media pass and Fox challenges his policies – which happens to be the
The pyrotechnic fire that killed at least 233 people in a crowded Brazilian nightclub yesterday stunned the still traumatized survivors of Rhode Island’s 2003 Station nightclub blaze and prompted prayer vigils among the Boston area’s large Brazilian community. “It’s just heartbreaking to know that someone else has to go through this,” said Gina Russo, 45, of Cranston, R.I., a survivor of the Station nightclub fire, who has undergone 54 surgeries to date after more than 40 percent of her body was burned. She lost her fiance in the fire. “It’s everybody’s worst nightmare,” said Aguilar Martins of ?Lynnfield, a 42-year-old Brazilian
SAO PAULO, Brazil — Police in Santa Maria said Monday they´ve made three arrests and are seeking a fourth person in connection with a nightclub fire that killed 233 people. Inspector Ranolfo Vieira Junior said the arrests are for investigative purposes. He said the detentions have five-day limits. A preliminary investigation indicated that a band´s pyrotechnics show ignited the blaze. One band member died in the blaze. The Zero Hora newspaper quoted lawyer Jader Marques as saying his client Elissandro Spohr, a co-owner of the club, was arrested. The paper also said two band members were arrested.
He worked just one year as a full-time teacher in New York. But he has collected nearly $1 million for 13 years for doing almost nothing. Aryeh Eller, 46, a former music teacher at Hillcrest HS in Queens, is the longest-sitting “rubber room” teacher in the city. He was yanked from the classroom in 1999 and confessed to repeated sexual harassment of female students, according to a 2000 investigative report. But a hearing officer who decides whether tenured teachers can be fired dismissed the case, ruling that Eller wasn’t told his rights.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s name surfaced repeatedly over the course of the weekend’s National Review Institute Summit in Washington D.C., so it was only appropriate that the governor himself gave the final address on Sunday afternoon. Yuval Levin, editor of the domestic policy journal National Affairs, praised Jindal on Saturday morning for “thinking creatively about how to use the strengths of his state to build on its weaknesses. Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) included Jindal in a list of several politicians whom he called the “children of Reagan” during his lunchtime address on Saturday.
A bipartisan group of Senators have already released the conceptual structure of an immigration reform compromise, if not the legislative language. This is getting plenty of press today, and it will probably take most of the attention in politics this week for both its own substance and how it plays in both parties and among voters. The compromise provides normalization for most of the illegal immigrants in the US, but puts certification of border security and a visa-program overhaul first — as well as all of those applying legally for immigration as of the bill’s passage:
Algiers-Suspected Islamist militants attacked an oil pipeline in northern Algeria on Monday, killing two guards and wounding seven other people, a security source told Reuters. The Djebahia region, some 70 km (45 miles) east of the capital, is a stronghold of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) which earlier this month killed 37 foreigners at a gas plant in the south, and is where its leader Abdelmalek Droukdel is believed to be based, the source said. Militant attacks are relatively rare in the north of the country where there is a heavy security presence that pushed
Not surprising: following the passage of the Magnitsky Act — which penalizes Russians who were involved with the brutal torture and murder of a human rights attorney — supporters of Vladimir Putin’s KGB dictatorship criticized Americans for supporting American values in Russia. But would you be surprised to learn that one of those minions is not just an American citizen, but a professor emeritus at New York University and Princeton? Professor Steven F. Cohen — husband of Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of ultra-liberal The Nation – has been speaking up for the interests of Putin and Russia’s KGB.
We´re used to MSNBC´s Toure saying outlandish things, but his latest commentary in celebration of the 40t anniversary of Roe v. Wade is by far the worst. During a segment last week, Toure went on what he called an abortion rant in which he thanked God and country abortion was there to "save him" at a time when taking care of a baby and becoming a father would have been inconvenient for him. He also refers to abortion as a "safety net." Got that? Toure was willing to end the life of an unborn child so
I am a New England liberal, born and bred. I have lived most of my life in the Northeast — Boston, New York and Philadelphia — and my politics are devoutly Democratic. (Snip) I am also a Texas resident and a gun owner. I have half a dozen pistols in my safe, all semiautomatics, the largest capable of holding 20 rounds. I go to the range at least once a week, have applied for a concealed carry license and am planning to take a tactical training course in the spring.
If you feel uncomfortable, declasse and stared-at during your next trip to Las Vegas, blame it on the gambling mecca´s new ads bidding for the nation´s lucrative gay tourism market. Each one of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority´s new pictorials features a tag line: "Everyone´s WELCOME Even straight people." And, BTW, guess who´s dropping into Sin City tomorrow? The president himself on a quick 4,200-mile day-trip aboard Air Force One. At $182,000 per flight hour that makes for a $1.5 million minimum photo op to plug his immigration reform ideas.
A bipartisan group of eight senators plans to announce they have agreed on a set of principles for comprehensive immigration reform. The deal, which will be announced at a news conference Monday afternoon, covers border security, guest workers and employer verification, as well as a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country. The eight senators expected to endorse the new principles are Democrats Charles Schumer of New York, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Michael Bennet of Colorado; and Republicans John McCain
A report of a massive explosion at Iran´s Fordo nuclear facility, first published by World Net Daily last week and based on an Iranian source, has apparently been confirmed by Israeli officials speaking to the London Times. World Net Daily´s Reza Khalili reported on Jan. 24 that a massive act of sabotage had taken place at Fordo: An explosion deep within Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility has destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground, according to a former intelligence officer of the Islamic regime.