For Americans who have not forgotten the Iraq War, this past week has been surreal. For Americans who fought, suffered and lost comrades in the war, this past week has been hellish. But for the Obama administration, what started as a disaster had by Tuesday turned into an insult. By Wednesday, it had become farce.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is working hard to shift gears. It's difficult -- those gears are worn after nearly a year and a half in traffic. The Chris Christie who bucked conventional wisdom is back, he wrote in The Wall Street Journal Tuesday morning; the Chris Christie who calls out his adversaries by name is back, he showed a New Hampshire primary audience Tuesday night. It's a refreshing Hail Mary he's throwing, no doubt: But it really is just that -- a desperate, backfield hurtle in a losing game of his own making. Because Gov. Chris Christie has no friends.
Enough, Cinco de Mayo. It just isn't worth it.
Have you ever read that book "Beowulf"?
Conservatives should be ecstatic that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is mulling another run for the presidency. So is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie too, for that matter).
Gawker is mad as hell. Next level, righteous fury stuff.
Most of America probably feels like they drank way too much drink and ate way too much turkey Thursday, and that's because we did.
Congress has the power to defund President Barack Obama's executive amnesty order, the Congressional Research Service announced Wednesday. This, after a week of bipartisan declarations that Congress was powerless to stop the order.
On Thursday, The Daily Caller had a rare mandatory staff meeting. We were in a good mood. We'd just returned from the shooting range, where I'd managed to jam an AK-47 three times because I'm from Massachusetts. But the meeting was about that Obamacare, and the mood went from jubilant to about as dour as its been in this office for a long time.
President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that China had agreed to sign another treaty with the United States. This one, to "combat climate change."
It's a new day in Washington.
No event on Earth generates more spin than a disaster.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Monday marks five decades since 53-year-old actor Ronald Reagan entered the national political consciousness, giving a final, twilight boost to Sen. Barry Goldwater’s doomed presidential bid.
In March 2011, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu disregarded a union strike to cross a noisy picket line and give a speech to a business association that donated to her campaign, The Daily Caller has learned.
A new, in-depth analysis of the closely-watched Louisiana Senate race shows that Republicans can cleanly defeat Sen. Mary Landrieu on Nov. 4 -- saving millions of political dollars and putting the GOP one step closer to a Senate majority -- but they need one thing to happen first: Third-place Republican candidate Rob Maness needs to bow out.
The National Geographic Channel's "American War Generals" is ambitious. And it is also fantastic.
This week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unleashed his most cynical attack to date on private Americans who dare involve themselves in politics: Democrats brought to the floor a constitutional amendment to give the government the power to censor what it deems reasonable political speech.
Kevin McCarthy Can Give Republicans Another Tool To Retake The Senate (And It Would Help Him In DC, Too)
When Congress comes back from recess in September, Rep. Kevin McCarthy will begin his first days as the majority leader of the House. The moderate but amiable California Republican will face a number of major challenges in his new role, among them a conservative-leaning caucus that will expect conservative votes; an autocratic Senate majority leader who won't allow conservative measures to even come to a vote; a Democratic president bent on vilifying the GOP as obstructionist at best; and a tough election, where the GOP needs to win the Senate to have any hope of legislative success before January 2017.
The police have failed the people of Ferguson, Missouri. But not in the manner the media has shown, nor simply by the shooting of an unarmed man. They have failed in their most basic duty to protect and to serve -- to protect life and property, and to preserve order. Despite all their gear, weaponry and armored vehicles, they haven't done the job of a basic blue-shirted officer of the peace, and for that, any trace of trust Ferguson's citizens may have clung to has been shattered, torched and carried off into the night by the criminals now running the city.