The Carter Syndrome: Why Obama Must Reconcile His Inner Jefferson with His Inner Wilson – Foreign Policy

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By Walter Russell Mead Neither a cold-blooded realist nor a bleeding-heart idealist, Barack Obama has a split personality when it comes to foreign policy. So do most U.S. presidents, of course, and the ideas that inspire this one have a long history at the core of the American political tradition. In the past, such ideas […]

GOP Senate race grows heated over Israel – latimes.com

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In a dispute that commingles foreign policy and a quest for political advantage, U.S.-Israel relations have taken an unexpectedly central role in the California race for Senate.Rivals in the race for the Republican nomination are questioning whether former Rep. Tom Campbell is sufficiently supportive of Israel. They base their criticisms on his voting record, statements […]

Left Complains NBC’s Olympic Coverage Too Patriotic – Bucks Right

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The New York Times’ Alessandra Stanley is upset that NBC is focusing too much of its coverage of the 2010 Olympics on American athletes and seems to be (gasp) cheering for the Americans to do well and happy when they win events. Technology evolves, organizers add new sports — this year it’s ski cross — […]

Book review: Why Intelligence Fails – WSJ.com

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When we hear the sound of hoofbeats, should we think horses or zebras? The question is a classic problem of intelligence analysis. Too often in recent years the CIA, FBI and Department of Homeland Security have got it wrong—most recently with the Christmas Day underwear bomber, who was able to board a U.S.-bound flight despite […]

Mosab Hassan Yousef: The Hamas prince who was spy for Israel – NY Daily News

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He was Israel's most valuable spy inside Hamas – and certainly the most unlikely. For more than a decade, Mosab Hassan Yousef disrupted dozens of suicide bombings and assassination attempts by the militant group, saving hundreds of lives. Infiltrating the upper echelons of Hamas came relatively easy for Yousef: He is the son of Hamas […]

Report: E-Verify misses half of illegal workers – AP

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The system Congress and the Obama administration want employers to use to help curb illegal immigration is failing to catch more than half the number of unauthorized workers it checks, a research company has found. The online tool E-Verify, now used voluntarily by employers, wrongly clears illegal workers about 54 percent of the time, according […]

Obama, GOP clash at summit: ‘We have better idea’ – AP

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama argued Thursday that a sweeping overhaul of the nation;s broken health care system is imperative for the nation’s future economic vitality, clashing in an extraordinary live-on-TV summit with Republicans who want far more modest changes. “We believe we have a better idea,” declared GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander. With the marathon […]

Andy McCarthy: While You Are Distracted by the Summit, Obama Democrats Are Targeting the CIA – National Review Online

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The Obama Democrats have outdone themselves. While the country and the Congress have their eyes on today’s dog-and-pony show on socialized medicine, House Democrats last night stashed a new provision in the intelligence bill which is to be voted on today. It is an attack on the CIA: the enactment of a criminal statute that […]

Brian Riedl: Obama’s Fantasy Jobs – NYPOST.com

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Last year, White House economists claimed that the $862 billion stimulus would create 3.3 million jobs. Since then, the nation has lost more than 3 million jobs. That’s a 6.3 million jobs gap. By the White House’s own standards, the stimulus failed. So President Obama has shifted his argument. Sure, the economy lost jobs, he […]

Pakistan arrests 2 senior Afghan Taliban – AP

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Pakistan has captured two “shadow governors” belonging to Afghanistan’s Taliban movement, an Afghan official said on Thursday. The timing of the reported arrests coincides with the capture of Taliban's second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Pakistan's Karachi by Pakistani and U.S. agents this month. Mullah Abdul Salam and Mullah Mir Mohammad, respectively the shadow governors […]