Economy back ahead of terrorism, government as Americans' 'most important problem': poll

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-02-11 04:15

More Americans named the economy as the most important problem facing the United States than other issues in a Gallup poll taken earlier this month, after terrorism and government had emerged as concerns in December and January.

Seventeen percent of Americans named the economy as the most important problem ...

Judge: Couple, environmentalists can sue over pipeline plan

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-02-11 04:10

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two groups can continue legal efforts to try to prevent the use of eminent domain for a 300-mile pipeline project in Pennsylvania.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1SiRnh9 ) a judge in Philadelphia found the Clean Air Council and a Delaware County couple can continue their lawsuit against ...

Powerful California coastal panel ousts top executive

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-02-11 03:23

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The powerful agency that manages development on California's coastline fired its executive after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veered from accusations about the influence of developers and lobbyists to discussions on the mundane inner workings of government.

The California Coastal Commission voted ...

55 people to become U.S. citizens at Burlington High School

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-02-11 01:30

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says 55 people from 30 countries are going to become U.S. citizens during a ceremony at Burlington High School.

The citizenship oath at the 1 p.m. Thursday ceremony will be administered by U.S. Magistrate judge John M. Conroy.

As part of ...

Outside investigator into DOC probe meets with lawmakers

Washington Times Politics - Wed, 2016-02-10 22:15

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - An outside investigator hired by a Senate panel to assist that chamber's inquiry into the erroneous early release of thousands of prisoners in Washington state told lawmakers his team has reviewed more than 54,000 documents so far.

The brief appearance of Mark Bartlett, a partner at ...

New Hampshire Republicans Stain Their Credibility

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
New Hampshire primary voters have long taken pride in subjecting presidential wannabes to a long and thoroughgoing scrutiny vetting the candidates on their political stands, grilling them at innumerable town hall meetings, assessing their demeanor on the campaign trail. 2016-02-10T10:09:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z Jeff Jacoby

Shame on the Pastors Who Anointed Hillary Clinton as President

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
Hillary Clinton is white. The pastors who declared her to be the next president of the United States, surrounded by the favor of the Lord, were black. 2016-02-10T09:45:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z Michael Brown

New Hampshire 2016

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
So. Everyone who tried to make themselves believe that Donald Trump's second place finish in Iowa signaled the beginning of the end of the Trump campaign was wrong. 2016-02-10T09:41:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z Rich Galen

How Trump Could Become President Inbox x

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
Convincing victories by political outsiders in New Hampshire demonstrate without doubt most voters are disgusted with both political parties. The electorate will probably make one of themmore likely Donald Trumpthe next Commander in Chief. 2016-02-10T09:25:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z Peter Morici

The Sweeney Todds of Washington

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
If the Democrats had shut out a female candidate like the GOP did in Saturdays debate in New Hampshire, the whole party and the candidate herself would have screamed accusations of sexism. 2016-02-10T00:01:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z Paige Lewis

Republicans Can Get More Black Votes

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
The 2012 presidential election delivered a wake-up call to the Republican Party to improve communication with minorities. 2016-02-10T00:01:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z Star Parker

Africa's Third Term Power Grabs: Prelude to War

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
In late December 2015, Rwandan President Paul Kagame confirmed that he will seek a third presidential term. 2016-02-10T00:01:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z Austin Bay

High-Tech Ted

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
Politicians tailor their messages to different audiences. Facing New Hampshire's primary, Ted Cruz talked more about "free-market principles" and a "commitment to the Constitution" and said "no one personality can right the wrongs done by Washington." Politico ran the headline "Ted Cruz, born-again libertarian." 2016-02-10T00:01:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z John Stossel

Sloppy Language and Thinking

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
George Orwell said, "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, "As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate." And John Milton predicted, "When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation." These observations bear heeding about how sloppy language is corrupting our society. 2016-02-10T00:01:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z Walter E. Williams

The Peasant King of Crass Leads the Field

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
While delivering remarks in New Hampshire this week critical of Ted Cruzs thoughtful position on the use of waterboarding, one of Donald Trumps supporters yelled out to him that this made Cruz a word not fit for pages of this site. 2016-02-10T00:01:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z Bob Barr

How Attitude Trumped Conservative Thought

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
On Monday, grassroots Republican favorite Donald Trump repeated the phrase when an audience member called Ted Cruz a "p----." 2016-02-10T00:01:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z Ben Shapiro

Will Ted Cruz’s Conservatism Sell in 2016?

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
Given the popularity of political outsiders in the 2016 race, pollster Pat Caddells recent warning to Washington insiders seems prescient. Addressing the political class, the media and the politicians on the August 31, 2015 edition of Fox News Insiders, Caddell pointed into the camera and said, The American people are coming in this election, and theyre coming for you. 2016-02-10T00:01:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z Timothy Daughtry

The Real Significance of Clinton’s Email Server

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
As we push towards the New Hampshire primaries, I remain sorely dismayed with the inability or unwillingness to articulate the gravity of recent lapses in national security protocol. 2016-02-10T00:01:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z David Grantham

How Hillary Clinton Got Rich Quick By Selling Promises to Wall Street Millionaires

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
When Goldman Sachs, the powerful, multi-billion-dollar, Wall Street investment bank, offered Hillary Clinton $675,000 for three speeches, she readily accepted. 2016-02-10T00:01:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z Donald Lambro

Bloomberg vs. Trump?

TownHall - Wed, 2016-02-10 20:45
The morning of the New Hampshire primary, Donald Trump, being interviewed on "Morning Joe," said that he would welcome his "friend" Michael Bloomberg into the presidential race. 2016-02-10T00:01:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:45:02Z Pat Buchanan

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