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The MetLife Saga's Mostly Happy Ending

The government drops its appeal but with an odd and unhelpful demand. Continue Reading....

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I Just Want to Be Alone

Dear Jolters, This missive goes into the pneumatic tubery at NRO as the drama following the impending shutdown grips Washington (and the rest of the country watches reruns of Shark Tank). Like Garbo, I’m sure that if you had the opportunity, you would tell some …

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Samantha Power Regrets

‘I’ve had a lot of bad ideas in my life,” former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power tells Politico. “Though none as immortalized as that one.” Wow. It’s a major concession. And what might “that one” be? Not standing idly by in the White House while Iranians …

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Breaking: Congress Misses Deadline to Prevent Shutdown

The midnight deadline for preventing a government shutdown has passed, following a failed Senate vote to advance the House GOP’s stopgap measure. There is a chance that some kind of measure could be reached during the weekend, as late night discussion and negotiation were underway …

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New York Times Blames Dems for Potential Shutdown: ‘Democrats Seem Set to Block Bill to Keep Government Open’

A New York Times headline Friday night laid the responsibility for a looming government shutdown at the feet of the Democrats. As part of a constantly updating story about the pending shutdown as the Senate appeared to be short of the 60-vote threshold to keep the government …

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Who’s worthy of immigrating here? We may never decide.

A debate as old as the country itself, and, still, we keep pushing that rock up the hill. Continue Reading....

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Democrats need to do their job and make a deal

Nothing can be accomplished if they keep threatening shutdowns and calling Trump racist. Continue Reading....

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Pentagon Shifts Strategic Focus from Terrorism to Nation States

The Pentagon has shifted American defense strategy from a focus on countering terrorism to dealing with threats posed by anti-democratic states such as China and Russia. “Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in U.S. national security,” the unclassified summary of the …

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Facebook to Have Users Grade News Sources to Decide Which Are ‘Broadly Trusted’

Facebook announced Friday it will ask users to grade news organizations based on trustworthiness in order to combat “sensationalism, misinformation, and polarization.” News shared on the social networking site has drawn scrutiny since the 2016 presidential election, and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has …

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Rand Paul’s Neighbor Intends to Plead Guilty to Assault

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) 59-year-old neighbor, Rene Boucher, is pleading guilty in federal court for attacking and breaking six of Paul’s ribs. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana announced Friday that Boucher is pleading guilty to one count of assaulting a member of …

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