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The Tea Party Gets
Into the News Biz

Bloomberg, by Joshua Green

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Posted By:Judy W., 5/8/2014 9:35:29 AM

Last year the conservative Heritage Foundation had more influence on the direction of the Republican Party than just about anyone else—and not necessarily for the better. (Snip) Now Heritage has a new plan to exert its influence and, its leaders hope, win converts to the cause. On June 3 it will begin publishing the Daily Signal, a new digital news site whose primary focus will be straight reporting. “We came to the realization that the mainstream media had really abdicated the responsibility to do the news and do it well,” says Geoffrey Lysaught, vice president of strategic communications at the

      


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Posted By: Judy W.- 5/8/2014 8:27:46 AM     Post Reply
Did you know that the federal government owns nearly one-third of U.S. land? What are they doing with it, you might ask. And the answer is certainly not making the most of it. In fact, true to form, the federal government is getting in the way of domestic energy and American jobs. “Inaccessibility and unnecessary regulations inhibit economic growth in various parts of the country,” says Heritage expert Nicolas Loris, the Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow. He points to a recent study showing that “opening up offshore areas for drilling in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf — just one region

   

 

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Posted By: Judy W.- 5/8/2014 7:58:01 AM     Post Reply
Freedom of speech and the press took two steps forward and one back Tuesday. The good news came from Wisconsin, where U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Randa put an end to the infamous "John Doe" investigation unleashed last year by vengeful local Democrats against political activist Eric O´Keefe, the Wisconsin chapter of Club for Growth and 28 other conservative political groups. Led by Milwaukee County Attorney John Chisholm, Special Prosecutor Francis Schmitz and three others, the defendants used police-state tactics to gather evidence of alleged campaign finance crimes and slapped a gag order on O´Keefe and the other targets to

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Posted By: Judy W.- 5/7/2014 8:10:53 AM     Post Reply
Over the past couple of decades the Chinese have become more interested in the Jews. Of late the Chinese regime has been bringing Jewish scholars and theologians to the People’s Republic to discuss Torah, Talmud, Mishnah and even some of the more mystical tracts. Why? It’s no surprise that China-Israel trade is increasing, nor that the China-Israel relationship has grown and deepened. Israel may well be the most dynamic country in the world, bursting at the seams with high-tech startups, dazzling inventions–especially in military and medical technologies–and highly educated and talented people. But I’m not talking about Israel here. This is about the

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Posted By: Judy W.- 5/6/2014 9:08:16 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Judy W.- 5/5/2014 8:20:32 AM     Post Reply
It directly affects the personal life of every American, and it controls or regulates a complex sector of the American economy that is slightly larger than the entire economy of France. If you guessed Obamacare, you’ve been paying attention for the past four years. Four years ago, many health policy analysts, including those at The Heritage Foundation, predicted some of the effects this law would have on Americans. These are all coming true. Here are nine of our predictions that have come to pass—and it’s not over yet. 1. The individual mandate is an enforcement nightmare. As a candidate, President Obama worried that an

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Posted By: Judy W.- 5/5/2014 8:15:40 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Judy W.- 5/5/2014 7:32:26 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Judy W.- 5/5/2014 7:28:21 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Judy W.- 5/5/2014 6:21:18 AM     Post Reply
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Holocaust remembrance week:
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Washington Post, by David Kopel    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 5/4/2014 6:47:43 AM     Post Reply
Since 1978, the United States Congress designated an annual eight-day “Days of Remembrance” for the Holocaust. This year, that period is April 27 to May 4. (Snip) The best-known Jewish armed resistance was the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. There were also revolts in other Eastern European ghettos, usually lasting a few days, rather than the months-long battle in Warsaw. The Sobibor extermination camp was permanently shut (thus saving an enormous number of lives) because of a prisoner revolt led by Soviet POWs who captured guns from the guards. The Treblinka extermination camp was also at least temporarily disabled because of an

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