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[VIDEO] THE PANTSUIT REPORT: The Weekly Standard‘s Hillary Clinton Fake Southern Accent Intensity Ranking

The Weekly Standard made a mashup of some of the most painfully pandering moments, and ranked the intensity of her accent with cowboy boots (1 = lowest, 5 = strongest).

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[VIDEO] Watch Elizabeth Warren’s Speech in Defense of Selling Dead Baby Parts for Profit

“Do you have any idea what year it is? Did you fall down, hit your head and think you woke up in the 1950’s or the 1890’s? Should we call for a doctor?”

Senator Elizabeth Warren has criticized members of Congress who want to defund Planned Parenthood. Warren was speaking after covertly recorded videos released by the Center for Medical Progress showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the costs associated with fetal tissue extraction. That footage, roundly criticized by both parties, set off a political firestorm…(read more)

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Lindsey Graham Welcomed Joni Ernst to the Senate with a Hog Castration Device


Obama Acknowledges ‘Failure of Politics’

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WASHINGTON — Colleen McCain Nelson reports: President Barack Obama took responsibility for his party’s poor performance in the midterm elections and said in a new interview that his administration has struggled at times to sell its ideas and to persuade the other side.obama_Obama_Barack

“So whenever, as the head of the party, it doesn’t do well, I’ve got to take responsibility for it.”

In the aftermath of a Republican romp that saw the GOP take control of the Senate and tighten its grip on the House, the president told CBS that “the buck stops right here at my desk.”

“There are times, there’s no doubt about it, where, you know, I think we have not been successful in going out there and letting people know what it is that we’re trying to do and why this is the right direction. So there is a failure of politics there that we’ve got to improve on.”

“So whenever, as the head of the party, it doesn’t do well, I’ve got to take responsibility for it,” he said on Face the Nation.”

In the past, Mr. Obama has been largely reticent to identify specific shortcomings in his administration, but he said in the interview that he must constantly remind himself and his team that good ideas alone aren’t enough. Read the rest of this entry »


O and Bo: Playing with Matches

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Boehner Warns Obama Against Unilateral Action on Immigration: Two days after his party’s midterm romp, House Speaker John Boehner became the second leading Republican to warn that unilateral action by President Barack Obama on immigration would “poison the well” for any cooperation with the new GOP Congress. Among the causes of the standoff: a year of previously unreported talks between the two men over a legislative compromise to fix the balky immigration system.

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Mr. Boehner and the president started talking after the 2012 election, according to detailed accounts provided by several aides on both sides. The discussions ended this summer with the two sitting stony-faced around a white wrought-iron table outside the Oval Office.

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Mr. Boehner said yesterday that the president risks “burning” himself if he implements unilateral immigration action, echoing similar admonitions made a day earlier by Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is expected to lead the GOP’s new Senate majority. The immigration issue could put in danger what had looked like a rare opportunity offered to find common ground on trade and business taxes, among other matters….(read moreCarol E. Lee and Peter Nicholas report


BREAKING: Libertarian Senate Candidate Doug Butzier Killed in Plane Crash

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DUBUQUE, Iowa —The wife of Doug Butzier confirmed Tuesday morning to KCRG-TV that it was Butzier who was killed in a plane crash Monday.

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Butzier is running for U.S. Senate as the Libertarian candidate against Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley.

The crash was reported Monday night near Dubuque Regional Airport.

“I was just sitting in there watching TV and all that I heard was an airplane going vrrrmmm — boom! Blew up, came up and seen big ole flames on the neighbor’s yard,” plane crash witness Jeremy Becker told KCRG-TV.

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Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the Piper PA-46 crashed around 11 p.m. Monday on approach to the airport, about a mile north of the runway.

Lunsford said law enforcement told him the sole occupant of the aircraft was killed in the crash.  Lunsford said the plane took off from Ankeny Regional Airport about an hour before the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash. Read the rest of this entry »


The ‘Squeal’ Heard Round the World: The Blockbuster Pork-Cutting Ad by GOP Candidate Joni Ernst

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If you’ve seen this ad, you know what the buzz is about.

This “Best Of” video captures the media reaction to it. Priceless.