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As Ramadi Falls, Obama Rallies Troops With Speech On Global Warming

President Barack Obama on May 5, 2015. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst).

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.

There Isn’t A Chance Chris Christie Is Going To Win The Nomination (Because Nobody Likes Him)

10:09 PM 05/13/2015

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.

BEDFORD: How Obamacare Hurt Us, Personally

10:13 PM 11/14/2014

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.

Harry Reid’s New Enemy

10:42 AM 09/12/2014

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)

10:59 PM 08/26/2014

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 Real Failure Of The Missouri Police

11:42 PM 08/20/2014

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.