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Monday, September 03, 2012
A SEAL’s Own Story, Bin Laden and All The worst it has to say about President Obama is that none of the fighters who caught bin Laden wanted to help re-elect him, and that he never followed through on a promise to invite them to the White House for a beer.
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It took some unknown number-cruncher at the AP to make it official, but the media went into breaking-news mode yesterday in declaring Donald Trump the Republican nominee. He was, of course, already the de facto nominee. But after all our months of obsessing over 1,237, there was something about seeing him exceed that magic number that underscored the magnitude of what Trump had just pulled off. I was about to go on the air and was thinking, who needs an election-night speech when you’ve got cable news? But while this should be a unifying moment for Trump, that hasn’t been
President Obama has kowtowed to the Japanese and Western liberals by promising at the site of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb “we shall not repeat the evil.” People who agree with this sentiment ought to do two things. First they should read the essay – Thank God for the Atom Bomb – war historian Paul Fussell wrote on how he felt when, as a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the US army, he and his comrades heard the news that Japan had been nuclear bombed into surrender. “When we learned to our astonishment that we would not be obliged in a few months
What could be seen as the final act in Venezuela’s worsening economic crisis, the Latin American country has begun selling its remaining gold reserves. Just three year after the death of its socialist leader, Venezuela — once a leading oil producer — is on the verge of bankruptcy. It is yet another ‘miracle of socialism’ that a country with the world’s largest oil reserves can go almost broke. Venezuela’s total oil reserves stand at an estimated 296.5 billion barrels, which is higher than Saudi Arabia’s 265.4 billion barrels. But the cash-strapped country is struggling to get investments and technical expertise to
California had one of its driest years in 2015. In fact, last year marked the driest four-year period in the state´s history. But Donald Trump isn´t sold. Six months later, the presumptive GOP nominee told supporters in Fresno, Calif., that no such dry spell exists. In fact, Trump said state officials were simply denying water to Central Valley farmers to prioritize the Delta smelt, a native California fish nearing extinction —or as Trump called it, "a certain kind of three-inch fish.” “We’re going to solve your water problem. You have a water problem that is so insane. It is so ridiculous where they’re
With President Obama´s historic visit to Hiroshima Friday, Americans are divided on whether or not they approve of the U.S. dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 near the end of World War II. The U.S. dropped the bombs to try to avoid what would have been a bloody ground assault on the Japanese mainland, following the fierce battle for Japan´s southernmost Okinawan islands, which took 12,520 American lives and an estimated 200,000 Japanese, about half civilians. Forty-three percent of Americans say they approve of the use of the atomic bomb on Japanese
House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a commanding lead in the re-election race in his Wisconsin district, found a new poll that cast doubts on a spirited challenge in the Republican primary by a tea-party candidate. Mr. Ryan led by 73 points among likely GOP primary voters in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District and enjoyed a 20-point advantage in a general election matchup against a generic Democratic opponent, found the Vox Populi Polling survey releasedFriday. The poll provided clear evidence that at this point Mr. Ryan is not seriously threatened by a primary challenge from businessman Paul Nehlen, a tea party-allied Republican who has
Sen. Claire McCaskill on Thursday defended Hillary Clinton´s use of a private email to conduct official business by saying the then-secretary of state wanted "privacy." "She´s admitted this was a mistake. I think we need to realize she wasn´t trying to undermine the United States of America, she was trying to protect her privacy," the Missouri Democrat said on MSNBC. Sen. McCaskill, who has endorsed her former Senate colleague´s campaign for the presidency, said Clinton was "probably misguided," but speculated that she wanted "some free space of privacy" after being "under attack her entire life." Sen. McCaskill said if she were Clinton´s campaign