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Lessons From The 1995 Strategy

by James C. Capretta, Lanhee J. Chenvia The Weekly Standard
Monday, December 1, 2014

The Republican victory in the midterm election was decisive. Now the victors must chart a sensible course for the next two years—one that demonstrates they can be trusted as America’s governing party and sets the table for 2016.

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The Forgotten Americans

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Political analysts still are arguing over why the Democratic party was washed away in the midterm election. Since 2008, ascendant progressives had been crowing over a fresh mosaic of energized minorities, newly franchised immigrants, single young urban women, greens, gays, and — less often mentioned — upscale professionals and the 1-percenter super-wealthy.

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Who Are the New Legislators Heading to Sacramento

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Monday, November 24, 2014

On November 4th, 37 new Assembly and Senate legislators were elected (11 fewer than in 2012).  This represents 31% of the combined 120-member state legislature.  But who are these “newcomers”?

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Obama's Amnesty Problem

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, November 24, 2014

Unilateral presidential action is not the proper response to the thorny issue of immigration.

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Hagel Out; Obama’s Inner Circle Is Intact

quoting Kori Schakevia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, November 24, 2014

When President Obama chose former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel to serve as his third Secretary of Defense, most Republicans were not amused. Obama was able to claim that his pick was an example of his reaching across the aisle, when in fact, most Beltway Repubs viewed Hagel with distrust.

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Obama Foes Need Laws Or Impeachment In Immigration Fight

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Bloomberg
Monday, November 24, 2014

The lifeline Barack Obama threw 5 million undocumented immigrants is seen as an exercise of discretion that historically only Congress can check, either through legislation or possibly impeachment.

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Goodbye Columbus . . . Or Philly, Or Brooklyn?

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Monday, November 24, 2014

Overall, maybe they rather would be in Philadelphia . . . or Brooklyn, or even Columbus, Ohio.

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What Was Chuck Hagel’s Biggest Mistake?

by Kori Schakevia Politico Magazine
Monday, November 24, 2014

Was it his Syria policy? A distrusting White House? Poor management at the Pentagon? All of the above? As Chuck Hagel steps down as defense secretary, Politico Magazine asked top national security thinkers to tell us what his biggest mistake was—or what went wrong otherwise in his tenure—and here’s what they had to say.

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Differences Between A President And A King

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Monday, November 24, 2014

Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to 4 million illegal aliens exposes yet again the hypocrisy and cynicism of the most partisan administration in recent history.

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Republicans Make Steady Gains With Asian-Americans

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Washington Times
Sunday, November 23, 2014

Asian-Americans, the country’s fastest-growing minority group, are embracing the Grand Old Party.


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