New State Dept. “Fact Sheets” Push More Government, More Spending on Foreign Aid

Recently, The Heritage Foundation reported that the State Department is making major changes to its venerable series of “Background Notes”—transforming them from useful reference materials into a new “fact sheet” format that, in reality, is more often than not just a puff sheet for the Obama Administration’s foreign policy accomplishments. Turns out the Administration is […]

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Democrats Eliminate ‘G-d’ from Platform

The Democrats’ election platform, which in 2008 spoke of people’s “G-d given potential,” has erased any mention of Him in the new platform document under the section “Moving American Forward.” Arutz Sheva previously reported that the 2012 platform also has dropped the item of Jerusalem from the platform, but if Jews felt slighted, they now […]

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Clinton Defends Obama on Gutting of His Welfare Reform Law

Last night, former President Bill Clinton claimed that President Obama had not gutted welfare reform. Clinton proclaimed that Obama would actually strengthen welfare reform by urging states to increase the number of people moving “from welfare to work” by 20 percent. What is Obama really doing? In July, the Obama Administration illegally declared that it […]

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Border Security Alone Not Enough to Stem the Tide of Violence

The Texas Department of Agriculture has launched an online video campaign aimed to “shame” the federal government into enhancing U.S. border security. As part of the campaign, called “Texas Traffic—True Stories of Drug and Human Smuggling,” each week over the next four months the Department of Agriculture will release a video chronicling firsthand accounts by […]

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Secretary Clinton’s Asia Tour: Keep the Pressure on South China Sea

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the midst of a 10-day tour of the Asia-Pacific. Certainly there are many things to be discussed over the week-and-a-half visit, but high on the Secretary’s agenda should be the brewing conflict over the South China Sea and assertion of American interests there, including freedom of navigation, the […]

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U.S. Greatly Reduces Participation in Joint Drill with Israel; Expected Not to Assist if Israel Attacks Iran

Washington has greatly reduced the scale of U.S. participation in a massive joint military exercise with Israel, sources told TIME Magazine on Friday. The drill was postponed seven months ago just as concerns were brimming that Israel would launch a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. It was later rescheduled for late October. The officials told […]

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Union Money in Elections

This election year, millions of Americans will donate to the political candidates and initiatives of their choice at the local, state, and federal levels. But for unionized workers, union dues come out of their paychecks and go to political causes—and they aren’t consulted on where that money will go. In July, The Wall Street Journal’s […]

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Russian “Telephone Justice” for Pussy Riot

Members of the Russian female punk band Pussy Riot, who have become international celebrities as victims of Russian “justice,” on August 17 received two-year jail terms for acts of “hooliganism” against the Russian church. They will be serving their sentence in the allegedly most “lenient incarceration” available, not a particularly reassuring prospect, one would think. […]

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