Stopping a Lawless President

George Will, Washington Post
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In N.H., Christie Winks & Nods at 2016 Questions

Scott Conroy, RealClearPolitics
BEDFORD, N.H. -- Chris Christie's reputation for bluntness was on full display during an appearance at T-Bone's Restaurant in the nation's first presidential primary state on Friday when he was besieged with inquiries about his White House ambitions. Asked by a reporter whether he had come to New Hampshire to continue laying the groundwork for his widely expected 2016 campaign, Christie answered the question with his tongue planted firmly in cheek. “Absolutely not,” he said, his tone infused with feigned outrage over the question’s premise. “How dare... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

New Jersey Chris Christie pays visit to New Hampshire

BEDFORD N.H. (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday paid his first visit since 2012 to New Hampshire, a key state in presidential politics, touting a Republican candidate for governor while shrugging off questions about a 2016 run for the White House and “Bridgegate.”
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What America Thinks About Iraq

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal
"The past is never dead. It's not even past."We are back to 2003 (the invasion), 2007 (the surge) and 2011 (the withdrawal).How does the American public view what is going on in Iraq now—the burgeoning war, the fall of cities we fought for and held, the possible fall of Baghdad and collapse of the country? What attitude and approach will the public support in response?Here is my sense of it: Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

Camp Calls for Special Prosecutor in IRS Case

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RealClearPolitics
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp called Friday for a special prosecutor to look into why sought-after emails from Internal Revenue Service officials are now lost in the ether. “We are missing a huge piece of the puzzle,” the Michigan Republican told IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Last week, the agency said it could not provide the committee with two years worth of requested emails from Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the investigation, because her hard drive crashed. Koskinen said the IRS already submitted thousands of emails involving Lerner, the former... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

Obama extends family leave rights of gay couples

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday will announce a rule that makes legally married same-sex couples eligible for benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act in all 50 states, a White House official said.
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