Ill. prison to get Gitmo detainees – AP

WASHINGTON – Taking an important step on the thorny path to closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the White House plans to announce Tuesday that the government will acquire an underutilized state prison in rural Illinois to be the new home for a limited number of terrorist suspects held at Guantanamo. via […]

Dems against Dems in health care vote struggle – AP

WASHINGTON – The end game in sight, Senate Democrats coped with stubborn internal differences as well as implacable Republican opposition on Monday in a struggle to pass health care legislation by Christmas.A liberal-backed call to expand Medicare as part of the legislation drew strong opposition from Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. and quieter concerns from a […]

Lieberman and Nelson Doubt Medicare Compromise – WSJ.com

WASHINGTON — Two key senators on Sunday raised concerns over one aspect of a proposed compromise on the health-care bill, putting up a hurdle to passage of the measure in the Senate.The proposal to open Medicare to individuals below the age of 65 was a crucial part of a compromise reached last week among senior […]

The FBI Awards – by Lloyd Billingsley

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A Sacramento imam gets a prize while the FBI investigates a jihadist mole.

Spending Folly – by Vasko Kohlmayer

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The Obama administration’s mind-boggling financial excesses and waste.

Carrots for Khartoum – by Faith J. H. McDonnell

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Now is not the time to reward Sudan’s repressive regime.

Climategate distracts at Copenhagen – – POLITICO.com

COPENHAGEN — “Climategate” has muddied the good green message that was supposed to come out of the United Nations climate change talks here, forcing leaders to spend time justifying the science behind global warming when they want to focus on ending it. Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin stirred the pot Wednesday with a […]

The Exit-Strategy President – by Alan W. Dowd

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Obama retreats from the freedom high ground.

Peter Suderman: How the CBO became the biggest impediment to ObamaCare, Reason Magazine

It was January 2009, and Democrats were triumphant. Their party had won major victories in both the House and the Senate, and Barack Obama, arguably the most economically left-wing president in decades, had just won the White House on a promise to finally achieve what had eluded liberals for so long: universal health care. As […]

Abbas Milani: The Great Satan Myth, The New Republic

The Iranian regime has never found itself more vulnerable. And, with this vulnerability, it has never leaned more heavily on its own narrative of history. This narrative, of course, has a central antagonist, a character conjured as the “Great Satan.” As this Koranic moniker implies, the Islamic Republic ascribes supernatural qualities to its adversary: From […]