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Lack of will over Syrian ‘red lines’ destroying our credibility

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American credibility has certainly taken a huge hit during the Age of Obama; the next president, whomever it is, will have his or her hands full trying to repair that damage and rebuild our reputation As the United States and Russia approached agreement on a diplomatic deal in September 2013 to relieve that the Assad regime in Syria of its chemical weapons, thus averting a U.S. military strike, President Obama promised to keep a close watch on Damascus. “The international community expects the Assad regime to live up to its public commitments,” Obama said at the time, threatening “consequences” if ...

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Small businesses to Republicans: Don’t cut corporate taxes

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Small business groups have done the bidding of big business for so long that the current conflict may be temporary Can it be that America’s small businesses are finally waking up to the fact they’re being screwed by big businesses? For years, small-business groups such as the National Federation of Independent Businesses have lined up behind big businesses lobbies. They’ve contributed to the same Republican candidates and committees favored by big business. And they’ve eagerly connected the Republican Party in Washington to its local business base. Retailers, building contractors, franchisees, wholesalers, and restaurant owners are the bedrock of local Republican ...

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The GOP should take a stand for liberty in Patriot Act vote

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Protecting the country and following the Constitution should not be an ‘either/or’ proposition In 2011, Congress passed and President Obama signed another four-year extension of the USA Patriot Act, the ubiquitous piece of 9/11-era legislation that has been the bane of privacy advocates since it was leaked in December 2005 that the National Security Agency was spying on Americans. You may recall at the time that, according to The New York Times, in the months following Sept. 11, President Bush issued a secret order to the NSA authorizing the agency to conduct warrantless electronic surveillance on thousands of Americans. The ...

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The New York Times can’t count Ted Cruz out

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The ‘paper of record’ is already discounting Sen. Ted Cruz’s chances at capturing the 2016 GOP nomination, but the Editorial Board of the Old Gray Lady has gotten it wrong before  By Richard W. Black When The New York Times ran an article entitled, “Why Ted Cruz Is Such a Long Shot”, it could not have drawn more wrong and foolish conclusions. One year before the Iowa Caucus, voters are informed that the first Republican candidate to officially declare has no chance. Before discussing why such ignorance would even reach print, it is only necessary to go back to 2007 ...

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Romney says he would not have traded for Bergdahl

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Two-time GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney says we don’t leave soldiers behind – but we also don’t negotiate with terrorists He tried twice to become the nation’s commander-in-chief but came up short both times. Nevertheless, two-time GOP presidential contender and onetime nominee Mitt Romney said if he were elected president in 2012, he would not have traded five of the most dangerous Taliban commanders for one U.S. Army sergeant named Bowe Bergdahl. “I don’t think I would have made the trade,” Romney told NBC’s “Today” show on Thursday. As reported by CNN, Bergdahl was formally charged with desertion and misbehavior ...

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Rand Paul unimpressed with Ted Cruz candidacy

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The two Tea Party favorites will likely be facing off in the coming months as both vie for the GOP presidential nomination, as Paul tries early on to distinguish himself from conservative Cruz The GOP presidential race became a little clearer with the official announcement Monday by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz that he will seek to become the party’s standard-bearer for 2016. And while many on the Left immediately pronounced his candidacy DOA, some on the Right are making similar claims. One of them is Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who has been an ally of Cruz’s during their Senate tenure. ...

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Republicans urged to discount Gov. Scott Walker’s ‘story’

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has yet to announce whether he will seek the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, but there are already efforts afoot to convince conservatives voters to challenge his credentials As he gets closer to an anticipated decision to run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been telling eager audiences his story – how he came up, how he got into politics, what he’s done since he’s been governor. He quit college to get a take a good-paying job (and has yet to get a degree). He shops (for deals) at Kohl’s (and ...

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