Administration: We’re Defeating ISIS, ISIS is Spreading

From the story:  Secretary of State John Kerry and a top White House official claimed Sunday that the U.S. strategy to defeat the Islamic State is working – despite warnings from other corners of the Obama administration that the terror network is in fact spreading (Fox News).

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Poll: Most Reporters Believe Feds are Spying On Them

From the story:  In a survey of investigative reporters that makes Richard Nixon’s enemies list look like child’s play, nearly seven in 10 said they believe that the Obama administration has spied on their phone calls, emails and online searches (Washington Examiner).  Details (Pew).

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White House Now Talking of Attacking ISIS

From the story:  President Obama is expected to formally ask Congress to authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State terror group in the coming days, even as lawmakers said crafting and passing such a measure would be a challenge (Fox News).  Meanwhile, another story notes ISIS is subjecting children...

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Obama Compares Christians to ISIS at National Prayer Breakfast

The president said “lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place – remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”  He also seemed to blame slavery and Jim Crow on Christians (Fox News).  Jonah...

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Lomborg: Climate Change Alarmists Ignoring the Good News

From the story: Yes, Arctic sea ice is melting faster than the models expected. But models also predicted that Antarctic sea ice would decrease, yet it is increasing. Yes, sea levels are rising, but the rise is not accelerating—if anything, two recent papers, one by Chinese scientists published in the January...

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US Considers Helping Ukrainian Forces

From the story:  The Obama administration reportedly is reconsidering whether to provide defensive weapons and equipment to Ukrainian forces after Russian-backed separatist rebels dealt them a series of reversals in recent weeks (Fox News).  More on the fighting (Reuters).  And then there’s this:  The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has accused the...

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Obama Administration Vents More Anger at Israel

Over Netanyahu’s willingness to speak to congress (Weekly Standard).  But the Muslim Brotherhood is receiving love from the administration (Jihad Watch).  Victor Davis Hanson warns “When the United States arbitrarily lifted tough sanctions against Iran and became a de facto partner with the Iranian theocracy in fighting the Islamic State,...

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Pentagon Bureaucracy Grows as Military is Cut

From the story:  “It makes no sense,” Mackenzie Eaglen, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, told the Washington Examiner. In the initial response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, “we grew the force and we grew the civilian support.” So it would make sense that as active duty forces...

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