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  • Sharyl Attkisson Claims CBS Moved On From ´Fast and Furious´ as She´d ´Barely Begun

    04/10/2014 11:18:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/10/14 | Matt Hadro
    Appearing on Thursday´s O´Reilly Factor, former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson claimed that CBS "had barely begun to scratch the surface" of the "Fast and Furious" scandal before the network moved on from the story. She noted that the network showed similar reluctance for its coverage of Benghazi and the ObamaCare rollout. Before her resignation last month, Attkisson covered Obama administration controversies like "Fast and Furious" and Benghazi and her reporting helped the CBS Evening News win the Edward R. Murrow award in 2012. Yet she told O´Reilly that higher-ups at the network moved on from the
  • Exclusive: House Republicans' Secret Immigration Ploy

    04/02/2014 7:44:48 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 2, 2014 | Matthew Boyle & Jonathan Strong
    House Republicans are quietly working to insert immigration legislation into the text of the Department of Defense authorization bill that would allow so-called DREAMers to obtain permanent legal residency by joining the military, Breitbart News has learned.
  • House GOP Will Attend a Secret Island Meeting on How to Crush Conservatives

    03/27/2014 8:37:29 AM PDT · by drypowder · 48 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | March 27, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Erick Erickson reported that Republicans John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and 25 other Congress members will fly to Amelia Island next weekend to meet with a group dedicated to defeating conservatives in Congress. “Main Street Advocacy” is hosting the event at the Ritz Carlton – only the best for these sorts. Steve LaTourette, liberal Republican and former congressman, is the face of the group and a good friend of Boehner’s.
  • Geek Bumper Stickers [Shameless Vanity]

    03/22/2014 11:20:11 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 61 replies
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  • Third-ranking House Republican backs legal status for immigrants

    01/22/2014 12:38:16 PM PST · by AJFavish · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2014 | Russell Berman
    The third-ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), said he backs granting legal status, but not a new pathway to citizenship, to millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. McCarthy stated his personal view on the contentious issue in an interview with KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News in his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif. He signaled that the call for a provisional legal status would be included in the immigration reform principles House Republican leaders are soon to release.
  • Third-ranking House Republican backs legal status for immigrants

    01/22/2014 8:41:46 AM PST · by maggief · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2014 | Russell Berman
    The third-ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), said he backs granting legal status — but not a new pathway to citizenship — to millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. McCarthy stated his personal view on the contentious issue in an interview with KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News in his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif. He signaled that the call for a provisional legal status would be included in the immigration reform principles that House Republican leaders are soon to release. "The principles aren't written yet, but in my personal belief I think it'll go with legal status that will allow...
  • Carolyn McCarthy, Mike McIntyre to retire

    01/08/2014 12:09:46 PM PST · by amnestynone · 25 replies
    politico ^ | 01/08/20174 | John Bresnahan
    North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre and New York Rep. Carolyn McCarthy will not seek reelection this year, according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with their plans – marking a blow to Democratic efforts to win control of the House. The 57-year-old McIntyre, who was elected in 1996 to the Wilmington-area congressional seat, narrowly defeated Republican state Sen. David Rouzer in 2012 and was poised to face him in a 2014 rematch. His retirement from the heavily Republican district will further thin the ranks of Blue Dog Democrats. It comes less than a month after another Blue Dog, Utah Rep. Jim...
  • Crooked Labs, Agencies and Prosecutors

    12/27/2013 2:16:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | Paul Driessen
    Former Durham, NC district attorney Mike Nifong was disbarred for withholding evidence from the defense and lying to the court in the trumped-up Duke lacrosse team rape case. Ex-Boston crime lab technician Annie Dookhan was prosecuted for faking test results and contaminating drug samples, to get accused dealers convicted. In both cases, charges against their victims were dismissed or are under review. So how should we handle federal officials who’ve become unethical researchers and prosecutors – determined to get convictions, basing their cases on esoteric circumstantial evidence, allowing tainted and fraudulent evidence, hiding exculpatory information, rewriting the law, and...
  • Setting the Record on Joe McCarthy Straight

    12/04/2013 7:55:57 PM PST · by the scotsman · 19 replies
    Frontpage.com ^ | 4th December 2013 | Harvey Klehr
    'I am tempted to start my talk by saying: “I have here in my hands a list of names.” That, of course, was the phrase made famous by Senator Joseph McCarthy, who built his political career in the early 1950s, the history books tell us, on exaggerating the extent of Communist subversion of American life. He also gave his name to a phenomenon that has become a term of opprobrium in American political life. To accuse someone of McCarthyism or to label a person a McCarthyite is not to issue a compliment. The implication is that a person so named...
  • The Kennedys and McCarthyism

    11/23/2013 7:48:54 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    The Kennedy Assassination ^ | 1995 | John McAdams
    Joseph Kennedy had befriended McCarthy because he found him to be a likable fellow Irish-Catholic who had all the right ideas on the domestic communist menace. These warm feelings were quickly transferred to the entire Kennedy family. JFK liked the fact that McCarthy went after the "elites" in the State Department whom JFK regarded with contempt. (13) Even before McCarthy made accusations against the State Department of subversion, JFK had already aligned himself with the militant anti-communists who blamed the Truman State Department for the "loss" of China. So JFK declared on the House floor in January 1949. "The responsibility...
  • The Lawlessness of the ‘Fix’ by Andrew C. McCarthy

    11/16/2013 8:01:43 AM PST · by Innovative · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | Nov 16, 2013 | Andrew C McCarthy
    Insurance companies would be insane to offer plans that failed to comply with the ACA. No, the purpose is to highlight how insouciantly lawless and transparently political the president’s latest Obamacare “fix” is. I refer, of course, to Obama’s magnanimous proclamation that he now deigns to permit insurers to issue policies made illegal by the Obamacare statute — at least until the Democrats can get through the 2014 elections. This was frivolous to the point of malfeasance. Let’s start with the basics. The president has no power to rewrite statutes — he is bereft of dictatorial power to legitimize what...
  • The Man Oswald First Tried to Kill Before JFK

    10/04/2013 4:22:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10-3-13 | Bill Minutaglio, Steven L. Davis
    On February 27, General Walker boards a specially equipped tour bus owned by his close friend, the anti-​communist televangelist Billy James Hargis. The two men are departing on a speaking tour to twenty-​nine cities, mostly in the South: “To alert the public to the enemy within and without.” Taking their inspiration from Paul Revere, they are calling their tour Operation Midnight Ride. Hargis is a thirty-​seven-​year-​old, three-​hundred-​pound Texas-​born leader of the Christian Crusade, a fervent group of a hundred thousand paid followers based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has an unusually boyish and doughy face, prefers tailored suits, and decorates his...
  • Obama's War on Coal

    09/23/2013 2:34:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 24, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Campaigning for the 2008 Democratic nomination for president in Oregon (a must-win state in the Democratic primaries), Barack Obama toadied to environmentally conscious voters. He said on May 17, 2008, "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times — and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK." In one of those "other countries," Australia, a political earthquake has just ended the six-year reign of the leftist Labor party, which had imposed a steep "carbon tax" on electricity bills. In September, Australians elected...
  • Chicago Police Chief Calls for Nationwide Assault Weapon and High-Capacity Magazine Ban

    09/21/2013 8:14:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 21, 2013 | Christine Rousselle
    On Thursday, 13 people were shot and injured in a park in Chicago. The shootings were carried out by an “assault style rifle” with a high-capacity magazine, both of which are already banned in the city of Chicago. Nevertheless, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy has called for a nationwide ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. “Illegal guns drive violence. Military-type weapons, like the one we believe to have been used in this shooting, belong on a battlefield, not on a street or in a corner or in a park.” Chicago was named the murder capital of the United...
  • EPA coal rules tighter than expected, will fuel backlash in Congress

    09/20/2013 10:40:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s dramatic new power plant emissions standards already have touched off a firestorm within the coal industry and on Capitol Hill, with top Republicans promising to fight tooth-and-nail against President Obama’s climate-change agenda. The EPA, the leading actor in the White House’s ambitious global-warming initiative, released the limits on Friday. Hopes that they’d be much less stringent than previous proposals proved to be misplaced. Coal-state lawmakers from both parties are promising to push back. “The president is leading a war on coal and what that really means for Kentucky families is a war on jobs. And the...
  • What Conservative Foreign Policy Looks Like (Andrew McCarthy)

    09/14/2013 6:13:21 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | Sept 14, 2013 | Andrew C McCarthy
    In the Syrian rubble of Barack Obama’s foreign policy lies a moment of opportunity for conservatives. It is a moment for building a muscular foreign policy based on a recognition of good and evil; on an unapologetic conviction that the United States stands firmly on the right side of that ledger because it stands for the liberty and equal dignity of every human being; and, therefore, on an unwavering commitment to have our interventions guided solely by American national interests. It is a Ronald Reagan moment. Now, all we need is a Ronald Reagan. For now, we have only pretenders,...
  • McCarthy: McCain did more for Syria non-intervention with idiotic ‘Allahu Ackbar’ remark than

    09/03/2013 9:49:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/3/13 | Mark Levin
    Andrew McCarthy told Mark Levin that ‘Allahu Ackbar’ doesn’t even mean ‘Thank God’ at all. Rather it’s a war cry that means ‘god is greater’ and Muslims believe that when they go into battle they will win because their ‘god’ is greater, thus they keep chanting it. And it comes from Muhammad who first used it when he waged war against Khaybar where he brutally eradicated the Jews from Arabia. So yeah McCarthy said McCain did more for non-intervention into Syria with that idiotic remark than the actual non-interventionists.
  • Egypt’s One Chance for Democracy

    08/18/2013 6:53:29 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/17/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Only capable armed forces can check the violent proclivities of Islamic supremacism. As Egypt began to implode, yet again, John Kerry inadvertently stumbled into something a lot closer to the truth than the delusional “Arab Spring” narrative that has guided Obama-administration policy. The secretary of state, tied in knots by congressional foolishness that mandates terminating U.S. aid when a foreign government is ousted by a coup d’état, rationalized that, quite contrary to a coup, the Egyptian military’s ejection of President Mohamed Morsi was an exercise in “restoring democracy.” None of this was quite right, although that is to be expected....
  • On climate change, Obama, EPA plan action without Congress

    08/15/2013 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 14, 2013 | By Valerie Richardson
    BOULDER, Colo. | EPA chief Gina McCarthy said Wednesday that the Obama administration is finished waiting for Congress to act on climate change and plans to bypass the legislative branch in developing a federal response. Ms. McCarthy, who was confirmed last month as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, cited President Obama’s June 25 speech at Georgetown University, in which he unveiled his Climate Action Plan and vowed to make combatting climate change a priority of his second term. Mr. Obama gave “what I really think is a most remarkable speech by a president of the United States,” said Ms. McCarthy in...
  • Media Exaggerate Bakersfield Immigration Rally; SEIU Inflates Numbers by Factor of 20

    08/15/2013 7:09:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | 8-15-13 | Joel Pollack
    Thousands of activists for immigration reform have gone missing after only four hundred turned up at Wednesday's rally in Bakersfield, CA outside the office of Republican Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy. Though the SEIU reported that "more than 5,000 people" had boarded buses to the rally, only a few hundred actually emerged in Bakersfield--potentially one of the greatest human tragedies in American history. The Associated Press offered a figure of 1,500 attendees, citing estimates from Bakersfield police. Those estimates are clearly erroneous, based perhaps on expected rather than actual turnout. A local CBS affiliate reported from Los Angeles on the morning...
  • Odds That EPA Is Not Destroying Gina McCarthy Text Messages: 1 in 7.9 Sextillion

    07/31/2013 10:50:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    CEI ^ | 7/31/13 | CEI Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 31, 2013 — Documents obtained by the Competitive Enterprise Institute after it filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency prove Gina McCarthy, EPA’s recently confirmed Administrator, was a frequent user of text messaging on her agency-funded phone while serving as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. What makes this discovery something of a statistical miracle is EPA’s insistence that it has no text message records for McCarthy on the 18 dates when McCarthy testified before Congress. Following up on a tip that McCarthy’s superiors cautioned her about her use of text messages, specifically what...
  • Whipping Post: Kevin McCarthy tries mightily to keep the House GOP united.

    07/18/2013 3:09:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 17, 2013 | Robert Costa
    Inside the House, the era of pork, Tom DeLay–style intimidation, and backroom deals is over — in fact, it’s been dead for years. Republicans have sworn off earmarks, and they recoil at anything that’s comprehensive. This makes the job of whipping votes exceedingly difficult, and the leadership often has only a smile and handshake to offer wary members. But amid these circumstances, Kevin McCarthy of California, the House GOP’s whip, has emerged as a calming force. His bargaining powers are limited, but he has a light touch that helps keep the conference from imploding. The recent farm-bill drama was a...
  • EPA tries hard to keep nominee Gina McCarthy 'clean' before confirmation hearings

    05/09/2013 4:41:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/8/13 | Brian McNicoll
    It's as brazen a defiance of the law as Washington has seen, and the perpetrators are going to get away with it unless things change quickly. The Environmental Protection Agency has bobbed and weaved, defied court orders, made a mockery of the FOIA process and spent barrels of ink redacting its clearly public records ... all to keep Gina McCarthy clean until she can be confirmed in the Senate to become the agency's next administrator. The Environment and Public Works Committee will vote this week on McCarthy's nomination. Senators should not act on her nomination until she orders the veil...
  • Boston And The Future Of Islam In America

    04/22/2013 5:15:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 22, 2013 | Reihan Salam
    One of the central questions surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings is whether they portend a larger wave of terror attacks by homegrown Islamic radicals. The culprits, two brothers of Chechen origin, one of whom was a naturalized U.S. citizen, had both lived in the country for more than a decade.
  • House GOP Leaders: We Can Pass Gun Control, Immigration, Without Republican Support

    03/11/2013 5:46:17 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 77 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 10, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    With more and more conservatives in the House rebelling against John Boehner’s increasingly questionable Speakership, Republican House leadership is now moving to quash in-house concerns by reaching across the aisle for support. Leadership is moving in the wake of a surprising move by 16 House Republicans to vote against a Republican leadership-crafted closed rule on a government funding bill. The rule was designed to limit amendments to the government funding bill, but some House conservatives, concerned over the Boehner team’s refusal to consider a floor vote on an amendment to defund Obamacare implementation, bucked Boehner on the rule. After undergoing...
  • House GOP Leaders: We Can Pass Gun Control, Immigration, Without Republican Support

    03/10/2013 2:39:04 PM PDT · by Bratch · 47 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 10, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    With more and more conservatives in the House rebelling against John Boehner’s increasingly questionable Speakership, Republican House leadership is now moving to quash in-house concerns by reaching across the aisle for support. [...] This is a declaration of war within the Republican ranks. And it should be deeply troubling to Republicans across the country, watching as the recently and controversially reminted House leadership continues to pursue the same political philosophy that led to a mini-rebellion in the House in January.
  • Dispatch International: "Joe McCarthy Was Right All Along"

    02/24/2013 9:28:42 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 126 replies
    Diana West ^ | 1/25/2013
    I cannot overestimate the fearless excellence of M. Stanton Evans' work as a historian, and, I am fortunate to say, mentor. His 2007 book Blacklisted by History is not only a shattering revision of half a century of lies about Joseph McCarthy and "McCarthyism" -- and, by extension, obfuscation about the successful penetration and subversion of the US government -- it is also an exercise in courage, in confronting a false and crippling consensus with an unshakeable dedication to fact and logic. On a personal note, the book served me as a rosetta stone by which I was able to...
  • Chicago Police Chief says firearms owners are corrupt and endanger public safety

    02/17/2013 1:14:56 PM PST · by Illinois Review · 30 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 2/17/13 | Illinois Review
    The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA), thinks Chicago's embattled police superintendent dug himself deeper into a pit of controversy today by claiming that lawful firearm owners are agents of political corruption. Appearing on a Chicago Sunday morning talk show, superintendent Garry McCarthy expressed his conviction that firearm owners who lobby their elected representatives or who donate money to political campaigns are engaged in corruption that endangers public safety. McCarthy went on to express his belief that judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our Constitution. After totally dismissing the citizen's right to redress grievances, McCarthy trained...
  • Are We Still At War?

    02/17/2013 6:48:45 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/16/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Congress should update its military-force authorization. We remain a nation at peril, but are we still a nation at war? In his State of the Union speech, President Obama signaled, yet again, that the war in Afghanistan is effectively over. Soon, in fact, it will be over by any honest measure: The presence of American troops will be halved to 34,000 in the coming months, and erased entirely by December 31, 2014. On this arbitrarily chosen date, the president claims, we will “achieve our core objective of defeating the core of al-Qaeda.” This was just rhetorical fluff. The core of...
  • Top Gun Grabbers In The House Of Representatives Exposed

    01/07/2013 6:37:45 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    freedoms outpost ^ | 1-7-13 | Leon Puissegur
    We as a people seem to now be wondering if our Congress will ever do anything right. We saw the article posted by Tim Brown entitled, “Ten New Gun Bills Introduced On First Day of Congress”. We then began reading, only to see names that looked funny doing this, so we looked up to find out just who these people are that have placed such bills on the floor of the House. Strange to say, the first one by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) is purely due to what happened to her life. Her husband was shot back in 1993 and...
  • McCarthy: I will embarrass Obama on gun control

    12/14/2012 2:47:20 PM PST · by ColdOne · 158 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/14/12 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    In the wake of the deadly Connecticut school shooting, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy said she has warned the White House “the gloves are off” if President Obama fails to act on the issue. McCarthy (D-N.Y.), the foremost gun control advocate in Congress, said she spoke with White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew before Election Day and told him she will exert pressure on the White House to push for gun control legislation. “I said, ‘Jack, I know the president is going through an election and I’m telling you after the election I’m coming out full force,’” McCarthy told POLITICO Friday....
  • California Republicans say McCarthy endorsed gerrymandering that lost them 4 seats

    11/20/2012 7:46:18 AM PST · by old school · 43 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/19/2012 | John Gizzi
    “Kevin McCarthy was a staunch defender of these new lines, reassuring everyone that Republicans would fare just fine under them,” said Jon Fleischman of the Flash Report, the much-read online newsletter on California politics. “Clearly, this turned out not to be the case– although he was easily re-elected to the safe seat drawn for him. Had he drawn a competitive district, I wonder if he would have been so enthusiastic about the lines he helped stopped others from trying to stop.”
  • The Real Foreign-Policy Failure

    10/28/2012 6:36:01 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/27/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Last week, Doug Feith and Seth Cropsey co-authored a very interesting and important op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, “A Foreign Policy Failure to Acknowledge the Obvious.” It is about President Obama’s denial of the Islamist threat. In it, they zero in on two “strategic misjudgments” the administration has made: First is the refusal to accept that the terrorism threat is part of a larger problem of Islamist extremism. And second is the belief that terrorism is spawned not by religious fanaticism but by grievances about social, economic, and other problems for which America bears fault. This is largely right....
  • Sharia and Freedom [McCarthy]

    10/21/2012 6:52:57 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/20/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Multi-religious prayer almost inevitably leads to false interpretations, to indifference as to the content of what is believed or not believed, and thus to the dissolution of real faith.” So wrote Joseph Ratzinger in 1986. Even then, the man who would later become Pope Benedict XVI was renowned as a singularly deep thinker on the finer points of religious belief systems — to say nothing of the sweeping themes. As head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office, Cardinal Ratzinger was ruminating on the World Prayer Day for Peace, forged by his legendary papal predecessor, John Paul II. Though he was among...
  • Road to Moscow: Bill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow

    08/22/2007 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Fedora · 59 replies · 5,574+ views
    Original FReeper research | 08/22/2007 | Fedora
    Road to MoscowBill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow By Fedora SummaryDuring the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton’s student protests and Moscow trip generated much controversy, but few answers. While Clinton’s government files from that era seemingly remain unavailable even today, there is at least more information available than in 1992. The public record reveals that Clinton’s social network and views on Vietnam were influenced by a pattern of contact between Communist agents and sympathizers and Clinton’s academic and political associates. This pattern is documented here through an analysis of Clinton’s antiwar activity up through the time he left Oxford...
  • A Duplicitous Administration

    09/23/2012 5:32:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/22/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    If they lie, you can’t trust them. That’s a fairly straightforward rule. It is certainly the one that trial lawyers bank on. It is not a hard and fast rule. A person may shade the truth for various reasons: vanity, personal allegiances, financial incentives, etc. Usually, once you figure out the relevant motivation, you can sort out on what matters he is probably credible and what he is prone to lie about. Sometimes, though, the story is so unbelievable, so insulting to the intelligence, that a rational juror knows it is best to discount all of the testimony — or,...
  • Double-Minded Republicans

    09/08/2012 9:03:35 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/8/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    They won’t get very far with “We’re not as bad as they say we are.” After a first term that has been historically abysmal, President Obama stands a good chance of being reelected. How can that be? Here is the blunt explanation: We have lost a third of the country and, as if that weren’t bad enough, Republicans act as if it were two-thirds. The lost third cannot be recovered overnight. For now, it is gone. You cannot cede the campus and the culture to the progressive, post-American Left for two generations and expect a different outcome. So even if...
  • CAIR: Censor or Free-Speech Champion?

    09/01/2012 5:05:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/1/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The group opposes a law curtailing Jew hatred.Breaking news: CAIR, perennial agitator for language purges and “hate speech” regulation, is suddenly the champion of First Amendment free expression. It proves, once again, that Islamists and leftists are just like defense lawyers. A defense lawyer who has a good case can be very persuasive. If the defendant really is innocent, or if the prosecution’s case really is flawed, defense counsel can take one main line of defense and pound away at it relentlessly. That is how doubt is sown, which is the defense lawyer’s objective. A credible story that the prosecutor...
  • Understanding the Brotherhood

    08/26/2012 5:25:33 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/25/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    A recent case sheds light on the organization, but most Republicans ignore it. I’m a big fan of the 1 percent. No, not the dastardly 1 percent of Occupy Wall Street myth; I’m partial, instead, to the 1 percent of Congress that takes seriously the threat of Islamic-supremacist influence operations against our government. The people have 435 representatives serving in the House and another hundred in the Senate. Of these 535, a total of 288 are Republicans — 241 and 47 in the lower and upper chambers, respectively. Of these, only five House conservatives — five — have had the...
  • Paul Ryan & the Muslim Brotherhood — My Week Comes Full Circle! [Andrew McCarthy]

    08/12/2012 5:29:28 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/11/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    I’m glad Mitt picked Paul Ryan. Of the finalists who’ve been floated in the last few weeks, he is the best choice. I like him, although as I’ve said before, he’s not quite the Captain Courageous some on our side portray him to be. But he is more serious about dealing with our financial catastrophe than most of the Beltway GOP. As Mark’s never-to-be-missed weekend column illustrates today, that’s not exactly not a high bar, but hey, that’s the hand we’re dealt. Bottom line: I feel better about Romney because he made this choice, and I imagine most other conservatives...
  • (VANITY) Why did the left hate Senator Joe McCarthy?

    06/10/2012 6:04:18 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 51 replies
    June 10 2012 | me
    He was correct about the Soviet atomic spies. The whole focus of the Soviet atomic bomb program was to build a copy of the American "Fat Man" implosion device. Klaus Fuchs, Theodore Hall, David Greenglass, Rosenbergs and the other spies provided all of the info on the bomb to the Soviets. The first Soviet atomic bomb called "RDS-1", detonated on 29 August 1949 was an almost exact copy of the American "Fat Man".
  • Martin Case Affidavit

    I strongly disagree with David French’s analysis. I’m inclined, instead, to agree with commentators ranging from former Reagan Justice Department official Mark Levin to Harvard’s Alan Dershowitz that the affidavit is stunningly weak — “unethical,” as Prof. Dershowitz puts it. In fact, I go further (which, after nearly 20 years of writing and supervising the writing of complaint affidavits, I think I’m qualified to do). This affidavit is not law, it is agitprop: invoking, for example, the explosive term “profiled” but carefully avoiding any discussion of what it means and failing to note that (a) there is no evidence of...
  • Dystopia in America

    03/01/2012 6:48:10 AM PST · by MahatmaKJ · 2 replies · 1+ views
    New Criterion.com ^ | 3/1/2012 | Andrew McCarthy
    Great article about Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, by Mark Levin. http://www.newcriterion.com/m/articles.cfm/Dystopia-in-America-7299
  • Why Apologize to Afghanistan?

    02/25/2012 7:52:50 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/25/2012 | Andrew McCarthy
    The reaction to an accidental Koran-burning was inexcusable. We have officially lost our minds. The New York Times reports that President Obama has sent a formal letter of apology to Afghanistan’s ingrate president, Hamid Karzai, for the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base. The only upside of the apology is that it appears (based on the Times account) to be couched as coming personally from our blindly Islamophilic president — “I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident. . . . I extend to you and the Afghani people my sincere apologies.” It is not...
  • Rosie O’Donnell set up Tim Tebow with Jenny McCarthy at the Super Bowl, apparently

    02/10/2012 9:55:07 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 30 replies · 1+ views
    OffThe Bench ^ | Feb 10, 2012, 11:01 AM EST | Rick Chandler
    Remember when WFAN’s Mike Francesca said that Tim Tebow wouldn’t do Rosie O’Donnell’s Sirius XM radio show at the Super Bowl because he objected to her gay lifestyle? That turned out to be bogus, of course: in fact, Rosie even set up Tebow on a date, according to In Touch magazine. When former Playmate Jenny McCarthy told O’Donnell that she was newly single and “had a crush” on Tebow, O’Donnell introduced her to Tebow and demanded that the two exchange phone numbers. “Rosie jumped up and took Jenny by the arm and walked her over to Tim. She said to...
  • L.I. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s district on the chopping block

    02/09/2012 8:15:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s Long Island district is on the chopping block as state leaders begin redrawing congressional boundaries, the Daily News has learned. State Senate and Assembly negotiators are looking at merging McCarthy’s Nassau County district into a Nassau-Queens district now held by fellow Dem Gary Ackerman, sources close to the planning said. McCarthy’s current district “collides” with Ackerman’s, making it a perfect candidate for merger, insiders said. The lines are expected to be drawn in a way that favors Ackerman in a potential primary. McCarthy, 68, was first elected in 1996, three years after her husband...
  • Gingrich’s Virtues

    12/17/2011 8:43:16 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Editors shortchanged them. I respectfully dissent from National Review’s Wednesday-evening editorial, which derided Newt Gingrich as not merely flawed but unfit for consideration as the GOP presidential nominee. The Editors further gave the back of the hand to the bids of two other prominent conservatives, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann — a judgment that is simply inexplicable in light of the frivolousness of its reasoning and of the Editors’ embrace of Jon Huntsman, a moderate former Obama-administration official, as a serious contender. The editorial surprised me, as it did many readers. I am now advised that the timing was...
  • Likud MK Akunis: Every word Senator Joseph McCarthy said was right

    12/04/2011 6:01:56 PM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 12/04/2011 | Jonathan Lis
    Likud MK Ofir Akunis, who sponsored the bill to limit foreign funding to Israeli human rights organization, stood behind Senator Joseph's McCarthy's actions in the 1950s. Speaking on Sunday on the "London and Kirshenbaum" television show on Channel 10, Akunis said McCarthy – who in the 1950s presided over a committee that investigated Americans suspected of harboring Communist views – said "was right in every word, the fact is - there were Soviet agents."
  • A Terrorist Released

    11/06/2011 5:32:48 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/5/2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Binyam Mohamed is back in the news. You may remember him as the al-Qaeda operative who was slated to help would-be “dirty bomber” Jose Padilla conduct a second wave of post-9/11 attacks, targeting American cities. You also may not remember him. After all, the Obama administration quietly released him without charges. Well, there’s a new chapter in this sordid tale. Mohamed is living large — taxpayer-funded large — in Great Britain. For that, we can thank the Lawyer Left’s stubborn insistence that enemy war criminals are really run-of-the-mill defendants. Actually, make that run-of-the-mill plaintiffs. Unlike Padilla, who actually got into...
  • McCarthy touts 'common ground' with Dems on jobs plans (RINO Alert)

    10/16/2011 3:38:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 2 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-10-14 | Molly K. Hooper
    House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) touted “common ground” measures to spur job creation in the GOP weekly address on Saturday. The California lawmaker – a former small business owner – took to the airwaves promoting several areas in which he says there is bipartisan agreement. “By finding ways to support small business and promote entrepreneurship, we can rev up our economy and grow the jobs we need," he said. "And this shouldn’t be an exercise of partisan gamesmanship or credit-claiming." Noting that the Congress approved three trade deals for the president’s signature last week, McCarthy says that there are...