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Reader Selected News For The Week Of Nov 22 To Nov 28

November 21st

This thread is for the busy bees of S&L to post news articles that might not warrant their own thread. Posting Guidelines Only post news from established news media outlets. Avo…

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Letter Indicates US Paid Ransom For Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

November 21st

From Bill Gertz over at the Washington Times: Pentagon got duped, made ransom payment for Bowe Bergdahl to con man By Bill Gertz | November 19, 2014 The Pentagon is under fire for making…

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HHS Inflated (Lied About) Obama-Care Sign Up Numbers

November 21st

From Bloomberg: Obamacare Sign-Ups Were Inflated With Dental Plans By Alex Wayne | November 20, 2014 … The Obama administration said it erroneously calculated the number of people…

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ICE Readies For Spring Surge, Mexico To Charge For Entry

November 21st

From the Washington Examiner: ICE readies 2,400 beds for new spring surge of illegal immigrants through Texas By Paul Bedard | November 20, 2014 The Obama administration is bracing for ano…

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WP: GOP = Own Worst Enemy When It Comes To Amnesty

November 21st

From a deeply concerned Washington Post: Republicans confront own worst enemy on immigration By Robert Costa | November 20, 2014 Just two weeks ago, Republicans handed President Obama a …

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NYT: GOP Pollsters Fear Hard-Liners Will Alienate Latinos

November 21st

From a deeply concerned New York Times: Some in G.O.P. Fear That Their Hard-Liners Will Alienate Latino Voters By JACKIE CALMES | November 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — All but drowned out…

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America Has Been Warned: Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

November 22nd

What can a chronicler of barbarian invasions, writing in the 18th century, explain to Americans in the 21st century?What lessons can we learn today from the fall of an ancient empire? Plent…

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Most Popular Obamacare Plans Will Spike 10 Percent in 2015

November 22nd

Obamacare customers enrolled in the most popular health plans will experience an average 10% premium spike in 2015, a new analysis by Avalere Health finds. The rate hike may come as a sur…

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Obama Admin Threatens to Cut Maine Food Stamp Funds Over Photo ID Law

November 22nd

The Obama administration threatened to cut Maine's food stamp funding on Thursday over its law requiring welfare recipients to show their photo ID when receiving their taxpayer-funded bene…

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Peter Wehner: The Bush Machine's Progressive Hitman

November 22nd

Note from Senior Management: Jen Kuznicki explores the work of a Bush hitman. We reprint here. Peter Wehner made Mark Levin the target of his work at Commentary lately, as an extension of …

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Practical Federalism: 'First Line of Defense Against Intrusive Federal Executive Should Be Congress'

November 22nd

In his introductory remarks at a forum Saturday focused on the principles of federalism as viewed by the Framers, American Principles Project (APP) education director Emmett McGroarty told…

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