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Jimmy Carter Sends Condolences to Kim Jong-un, According to North Korean Media

By Doug Powers  •  December 21, 2011 08:29 PM

**Written by Doug Powers On the night Kim Jong-il’s death was reported, I wrote half-jokingly (or maybe quarter-jokingly) that Jimmy Carter had volunteered to lead a US delegation to the funeral. According to the state-run media in North Korea, Carter has done the next best thing: Former President Jimmy Carter has sent North Korea a […]

Analysis: Chevy Volt Costing Taxpayers $250,000 Per Vehicle

By Doug Powers  •  December 21, 2011 11:37 AM

Lots of green

Michelle Obama’s Unsavory School Lunch Flop

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 21, 2011 11:05 AM

Michelle Obama’s Unsavory School Lunch Flop by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 The road to gastric hell is paved with first lady Michelle Obama’s Nanny State intentions. Don’t take my word for it. School kids in Los Angeles have blown the whistle on the east wing chef-in-chief’s healthy lunch diktats. Get your Pepto Bismol […]

Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama Should Use Executive Order to Extend Payroll Tax Cut/Unemployment

By Doug Powers  •  December 20, 2011 06:54 PM

Constitution, shmonstitution

Left Kind of Upset With Politifact’s ‘Lie of the Year’ Choice

By Doug Powers  •  December 20, 2011 01:41 PM

“Throw grandma from the cliff” blowback

WBAL’s Ron Smith, R.I.P.

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 20, 2011 11:07 AM

Over the last 20 years, I’ve done thousands of radio interviews with hosts and anchors around the country. WBAL’s Ron Smith in Baltimore was one of the first who spent time in-depth discussing my early books and columns. Whether he agreed or disagreed (the former Marine opposed the Iraq war), he was always gracious, deeply […]

Joe Biden: The Taliban Per Se is Not Our Enemy

By Doug Powers  •  December 19, 2011 04:06 PM

Really?

Boehner: House Will Reject Senate’s 2-Month Payroll Tax and Unemployment Extension; Update: Vote Delayed Until Tuesday

By Doug Powers  •  December 19, 2011 01:45 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Last I heard, the House vote on the Senate-approved plan that would extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment for two months (which also includes a provision for the job creator that dare not speak its name) was to take place this evening. At this time, the odds of House passage […]

MTV Ditches ‘Choose or Lose’ Slogan

By Doug Powers  •  December 19, 2011 10:59 AM

Chose and lost?

North Korea’s Kim Jong Il Dies

By Doug Powers  •  December 18, 2011 11:05 PM

**Written by Doug Powers It’s being reported that Kim Jong Il, who was a regional menace and global annoyance for years, has died at the age of 69. From CBS News: Kim’s death was announced Monday by the state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. Kim is believed to have suffered a stroke in […]

Not So Fast: Boehner Opposes Senate’s 2-Month Payroll Tax Plan

By Doug Powers  •  December 18, 2011 11:33 AM

Can kicking on hold?

Romney: I’m the Ideal Tea Party Candidate; Update: Des Moines Register Endorses Romney

By Doug Powers  •  December 17, 2011 04:05 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Alternate headline: Romney campaign to unveil breakthrough memory erasing technology: Mitt Romney said today he’s “the ideal candidate” for the Tea Party movement because his stance on issues lines up “pretty darn well” with the movement he says will soon realize that GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich isn’t their best option for […]

Senate Passes Payroll Tax Cut & Unemployment Extension — Oh, and Something About a Pipeline

By Doug Powers  •  December 17, 2011 11:15 AM

Keystone Carolers on standby

Boston Tea Party: 238th anniversary

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 16, 2011 01:38 PM

On December 16, 1773, the taxpayers of Boston had had enough. The Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum website recounts the story: On the cold evening of December 16, 1773, a large band of patriots, disguised as Mohawk Indians, burst from the South Meeting House with the spirit of freedom burning in their eyes. The […]

One cheer for the belated SEC lawuit against Fannie/Freddie execs

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 16, 2011 11:53 AM

It’s a start. Sorry I can’t get more enthusiastic than that. But knowing the long history of Fannie/Freddie execs escaping accountability, expectations must be managed. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing a half-dozen Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac officials for fraud and deception. “All individuals” will be held accountable for the Enron-style financial mess they […]

Nancy Pelosi, Down and Dirty

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 16, 2011 01:56 AM

My column is a year-end review of Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi’s congressional self-dealing and ethics covers-up. On a related note, here’s an amusing story of blue-on-blue corruption conflict: Calif. Democrat Rep. Laura Richardson (flashback here on her financial scams) attacking Pelosi’s wealth: The sources disagreed on the exact wording of the unusually direct shot at […]

Christopher Hitchens, R.I.P. — and an atheist Christmas remembrance

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 16, 2011 12:49 AM

In the midst of all the GOP presidential campaign hustle and bustle comes the sad news tonight that iconoclastic journalist Christopher Hitchens has succumbed to cancer. Vanity Fair announces: Christopher Hitchens—the incomparable critic, masterful rhetorician, fiery wit, and fearless bon vivant—died today at the age of 62. Hitchens was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the […]

Fox News GOP Debate Open Thread

By Doug Powers  •  December 15, 2011 08:49 PM

Swan song in Sioux City

The Brian Terry Memorial Act passes

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 15, 2011 06:08 PM

The ultimate tribute to murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry would be to evict Eric Holder and Barack Obama from Washington. Until then, this is a nice memorial from the House. Via GOP Rep. Darrell Issa: ISSA STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF BRIAN A. TERRY MEMORIAL ACT FROM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WASHINGTON. D.C. – Representative Darrell […]

MSNBC Leans Forward to Apologize to Mitt Romney

By Doug Powers  •  December 15, 2011 04:33 PM

Sorry we much

White House withdraws Craig Becker/NLRB nomination

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 15, 2011 02:57 PM

Under the bus. The news just hit Twitter: Team Obama is giving up on SEIU legal counsel Craig Becker, who served on the National Labor Relations Board through recess appointment. Withdrawal tweet here. (He had been previously defeated in the Senate on a cloture vote by 52-33.) You may recall that the radical union attorney […]

Dueling Headlines: Efficient Government Spending Edition

By Doug Powers  •  December 15, 2011 11:47 AM

**Written by Doug Powers As expected, President Obama and the First Lady will be traveling separately to Hawaii for vacation this month: ***** Obviously the separate travel is pricey, so keep that in mind while reading an Executive Order signed just over one month ago: ***** Stay tuned for Executive Order 13590: Promote “Do as […]

Reports: Miners trapped in Mullan, Idaho; 6 hospitalized

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 15, 2011 01:34 AM

KTVB and other local media in Idaho are reporting tonight on a mine collapse involving an unknown number of miners. A few details: Shoshone County Dispatch says a call came in Wednesday night about buried miners at Lucky Friday Mine. Dispatch also says that they do not know how many miners are trapped or what […]

Pelosi and Pickens sittin’ in a tree…

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 14, 2011 05:50 PM

I’ve written before about Cozy Nancy Pelosi and her financial stake in the eco-adventures of billionaire T. Boone Pickens. See August 2008 – Nan and the Big Wind Boone-doggle. Refresher: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called congressional Republicans who want up-or-down drilling votes “hand maidens of the oil companies.” Let’s call Pelosi what she is: House […]

The murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry: One year ago today

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 14, 2011 11:11 AM

Since this blog was founded in 2005 and before that, since the publication of Invasion in 2002, I’ve covered the blood-boiling deaths of law enforcement and border security officials who put their lives on the front lines for us — only to lose them in part because of government negligence, malfeasance, and refusal to do […]

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