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In Iran Nuclear Negotiations
U.S. 'Getting Desperate'

Qatar Funding Islamists.
And playing host to Obama's recently released Taliban 5.

Poll: If Only 2 Candidates Were on Louisiana U.S. Senate Ballot.
Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) 51%, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) 38%.

New Role for National Guard.
In Texas, National Guard is now used to search for bodies of immigrants who died after crossing border.

ISIS Recruits Women.
To "have kids and cook."

Terror Threat: New York Calls Out National Guard.
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo cites increased threat of terrorist activity.

ISIS Frees Turkish Hostages.
Turkey denies military, action, paying ransom, or offering quid pro quo.

Training Syrian Rebels Will Take Months.
Top military expert Susan Rice explains the issue.

9 'Feel-Good' Polls for Republicans.
Example: Gov. John Kasich (R,Ohio) leads by 30 points.

Is Bill Clinton Lying or Just Stupid?
Clinton says U.S. already proved it can't win a ground war in Iraq.

Desperate Kerry Seeks Iran's Help in Iraq.
Sec. of State John Kerry says there's a role for Iran to play.

The Democrats Have a Problem.
Their national chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, talks too much.

Cost of Illegal Minors to One Louisiana School District?
$4.6 million this year alone.

GOP Pulls Ahead in New Hampshire.
Scott Brown (R) 47%, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) 43%.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Big Accomplishment.
The Senate hasn't worked a full 5-day week this year.

Michelle Obama: Barack Has 'Truly Made' the Change He Promised.
But Obama wondered if he could do it after he took office from Bush and saw "the mess he'd been handed."

Can Gun Dealers Survive ATF's Onerous Rules?
Govt requires 100% accuracy on complex forms and threatens dealers with loss of their licenses.

GOP Opens Lead in Colorado U.S. Senate Race.
Rep. Cory Gardner (R) 48%, Sen. Mark Udall (D) 40%.

GOP Leads Georgia U.S. Senate Race.
David Perdue (R) 46%, Michelle Nunn (D) 41%.

GOP and Democrat Party Favorable Ratings Similar.
Dem rating has fallen from high of 51% to current 42%. GOP has risen from 28% low to current 40%.

Ann Coulter's Election 'To-Do' List.
Ann shows how GOP generally loses elections and how to avoid that.

NY Times/CBS Poll: GOP Gains, Obama Sinks.
On generic ballot, 45% vote GOP, 39% Democrat. Obama approval on foreign policy falls to 34%.

GOP in Lead in Iowa U.S. Senate Race.
Joni Ernst (R) 50%, Rep. Bruce Braley (D) 44%.

Number of Uninsured Drops.
But it's not because of ObamaCare.

In Case You Were Wondering.
ObamaCare website,, is still not secure.

Is Sen. Mary Landrieu Finally Done?
Scandals are mounting for Air Mary. Here are some collegians satirizing her use of taxpayer funds for flights.

Biden Does It Again.
This time, he uses an anti-Semitic slur.

Living in the Liberal Bubble.
Who is Charles Krauthammer? Rosie O'Donnell never heard of him.

Household Income Peaked Last Century!
Median household income peaked in 1999. It's now 8.7% lower than then.

1,000 Turks Enter ISIS Fight.
Unfortunately, they're fighting for ISIS.

War on Poverty Has Spent $22 Trillion.
The amount spent on the failed program is 3 times the amount the U.S. has spent on all its military wars.

Cost of ObamaCare Subsidy Set to Soar.
CBO reports that subsidy costs will increase 8-fold over 10 years.

Jails Now the Largest Mental Health Facilities.
Due to community-based mental health care, jails are now the largest mental health facilities in most Indiana counties.

Dead Heat in New Hampshire.
Scott Brown (R) 48%, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) 48%.

Voters Disapprove of Obama on Immigration.
Voters in the most competitive House and Senate races disapprove of Obama on immigration by 64% to 35%.

How ISIS Earns $3 Million a Day.
Oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft, and extortion.

Obama's Risky Plan.
The New York Times says Obama's ISIS plan is "full of hope and fraught with obstacles." Duh.

Large Majority Lack Confidence in Obama's ISIS 'Strategy.'
68% of Americans have "very little" or "just some" confidence in Obama's plan.
U.S. Senators Express Grave Concerns about 'Troubling' Reports of Nuclear Concessions to Iran.
31 Senators sign letter expressing concern. Sen. Mark Kirk (R, Ill.) said that desperation among U.S. negotiators is driven by the desire to hide the fact that Iran hasn't agreed to a single irreversible step to eliminate its nuclear program.

White House Fence-Jumper (and His Family) Should Be Granted Amnesty and Allowed to Live at White House.
Obama should allow same access to his home as he is providing to other Americans' homes for illegals. Petition posted at

The Collapse of Arab Civilization.
Arab journalist writes, "Arab civilization, such as we knew it, is all but gone." He says, "Every hope of modern Arab history has been betrayed."

Former Top Marine General Tells Us What He Really Thinks of Obama's ISIS Strategy: Doesn't Have 'A Snowball's Chance in Hell.'
Retired Marine General James Conway who served as Commandant of the Marine Corps joins the long list of military experts openly skeptical of the Obama "strategy." Conway said, "I don't think the president's plan has a snowball's chance in hell of succeeding."

Former Secretaries of Defense Leon Panetta and Robert Gates Join Long Line of Experts Critical of Obama on ISIS.
Panetta says the U.S. left Iraq too soon and should have engaged in Syria much earlier. Gates says that U.S. boots on the ground are necessary if the U.S. is to have any hope of success.

Most of U.S. Saw Little Recovery in 2013.
Areas rich in technology or oil have made gains. The rest of the country has stagnated.

ObamaCare Architect Ezekiel Emanuel Hopes to Die at 75.
The financial structure of ObamaCare suggests that this is his plan for everyone else, too.

Important: Voter Intensity Strongly against ObamaCare.
Of voters who think ObamaCare is the "most important" issue in the upcoming election, 70% oppose it. Among those who consider ObamaCare "not at all important," 70% favor it.

Does Hillary Clinton Have Anything to Say?
"Everywhere Hillary Clinton goes, a thousand cameras follow. Then she opens her mouth, and nothing happens."
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Says the U.S. Made the Same Mistake in Evaluating ISIS and Iraq as It Did with the Viet Cong and South Vietnam.
Clapper says that the U.S. underestimated the will of the Viet Cong to fight and overestimated the South Vietnamese army. He said we did the same thing with ISIS and the Iraqi army.
But, sadly, that's not the only Vietnam lesson that's been forgotten. What about the Powell Doctrine? Essentially, Colin Powell said that you go to war to win. You apply overwhelming force. Powell said, "As soon as they tell me it is limited, it means they do not care whether you achieve a result or not. As soon as they tell me 'surgical,' I head for the bunker."

ISIS Has Also Learned from America's Vietnam Experience.
Charles Krauthammer postulates that ISIS may be luring the U.S. into war expecting that ISIS will suffer military losses but also that the U.S. will soon lose heart and go home – as it did in Vietnam and Iraq and has announced it will do in Afghanistan.

Obama's Rift with Generals Widens.
Retired Marine General James Mattis: Half-hearted or tentative efforts, or airstrikes alone, can backfire on us and actually strengthen our foes' credibility. We may not wish to reassure our enemies in advance that they will not see American boots on the ground.

Obama: Our War in Afghanistan Will Come to a Responsible End.
Sound familiar? Three years ago, Obama pledged "to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end." That went well.

Obama to Personally Sign Off on Any Syrian Airstrikes.
Move allows Obama to pretend that the Syrian situation is similar to U.S. actions in Yemen and Somalia. It is not. The un-serious president becomes less serious every day.

Ukrainian President Asks U.S. to Fulfill Its Promise.
In 1994 the leaders of Ukraine, the U.S., the U.K., and the Russian Federation signed the Budapest Memorandum under which Ukraine gave its nuclear warheads to Russia in exchange for the promise that its existing borders would be respected.

Sen. Levin: Arming Ukraine Up to Obama.
Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Sen. Carl Levin (D, Mich.) said the Senate cannot respond to the Ukrainian president's request for lethal aid. We can talk about it, but "it's a presidential decision," Levin said.

Dept. of Commerce Ambushes Whistleblower Interview.
The Commerce Department showed up at a transcribed interview with Census Bureau whistleblowers in an attempt to prevent their testimony.

David Limbaugh's Book Banished from New York Times List.
Despite outselling most books on the list, Jesus on Trial doesn't make the cut.
ISIS Already Changing Strategy to Blunt Effect of Airstrikes.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey also said ISIS is dispersing its forces into urban areas to avoid airstrikes. He added that ISIS is adopting terror tactics such as suicide attacks and bombings.

Iraq Says It Will Not Allow Foreign Boots on the Ground.
New Iraqi prime minister says putting foreign troops in Iraq "is out of the question. Not only is it not necessary, we don't want them. We won't allow them. Full stop."

Gates: Boots on the Ground Necessary to 'Any Hope of Success' against ISIS.
Secretary of Defense under Bush and Obama Robert Gates says Obama "traps himself" by repeatedly declaring he won't send in ground troops. Meanwhile, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey has left the door open to U.S. ground troops.

Half the Iraqi Army Is Useless, and the Other Half Needs Work.
Gen. Martin Dempsey testified that 24 of the Iraqi army's 50 brigades are too heavily populated with Shiites to be part of a credible force against Sunni ISIS.

Holder Continues to Block Release of 'Fast and Furious' Documents.
Dept. of Justice trying to prevent release of potentially incriminating information until Obama leaves office.

CIA Won't Say Who Authorized Spying on Senate.
CIA Director John Brennan refuses to answer questions posed by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D, Calif.).

Obama Administration Now Requires New Gun Buyers to Declare Race, Ethnicity.
"Are you Hispanic, Latino, or not?"

Obama to Send 3,000 Military Personnel to West Africa to Fight Ebola.
This number is nearly double the 1,600 military personnel Obama's plan will place in Iraq. The effort in West Africa will cost $750 million over its first six months.

Washington Post Calls Obama Strategy to Defeat ISIS 'Underpowered.'
The Post says that, compared to George W. Bush's 2003 coalition, Obama's effort looks "meager." The editorial says it's not clear the Obama strategy is even "workable."

ObamaCare Funds Abortion on Demand.
1,036 taxpayer-subsidized health plans offered in 28 states fund abortion on demand. This breaks the law and Obama's promise that "no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion."

Administration to End ObamaCare Coverage for 115,000 Who Haven't Proven Citizenship.
Another 363,000 will lose their ObamaCare subsidies because their incomes could not be verified.

Hillary Groups Prepare to Battle Benghazi Attacks.
Pro-Hillary public relations battle begins with (I was hoping for www.WhatDifferenceDoesItMake.lie.)

Hillary Clinton's Staff Reportedly Separated Damaging Benghazi Documents to Hide Them from Investigation Board.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Raymond Maxwell says he stumbled onto an operation in the State Dept. basement where documents were being separated if they might put senior officials in a "bad light." Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R, Utah) said
that Hillary Clinton's chief of staff and assistant chief of staff oversaw the operation.

Sen. Tom Harkin (D, Iowa): Hillary Clinton's 'Fingerprints Are All Over' ObamaCare.
The left-wing Senator thought he was paying her a compliment.

Is a Mutiny Brewing around Obama?
Did Democrats tell Obama there would be open revolt if he went forward with immigration "reform" before the midterm elections? Did Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel say they'd leave if Obama didn't act against ISIS? Ed Rogers speculates in the Washington Post.
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