American Sniper Breaks Records, Angers Hollywood

Over $100 million expected over the 4-day stretch, “unheard of for any wide release this time of year,” according to the story (Deadline).  From another story:  “The movie has become a cultural phenomenon,” said Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. head of domestic distribution. “It tore apart the record book and not...

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Obama Promises More Executive Orders

As he told Democrats he plans to “play offense” (Politico).  He is rejecting talk of sanctions for Iran, who are upping their nuclear business (Free Beacon).  While Gallup has Obama’s approval ratings recovering (if you can call 46 percent a recovery) Reuters has them at an abysmal 37 percent...

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Poll: 65 Percent Want Obama to Sign Keystone Legislation

Including the majority of Democrats (Fox News). The overall percentage is at 57 percent, according to another poll (CNN). George Will explains how the Keystone debate “has made mincemeat of Barack Obama’s pose of thoughtfulness. It has demonstrated that he lacks even a rudimentary understanding of the most basic...

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Media Hesitant to Show Hebdo Cover

During an interview, a journalist showed the latest cover, causing this response on air from Sky News:  “Here at Sky News we have chosen not to show that cover, so we would appreciate, Caroline, not showing that.  I do apologize for any of our viewers who may have been offended...

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Report: Airstrikes on ISIS Failing

The story begins “More than three months of U.S. airstrikes in Syria have failed to prevent Islamic State militants from expanding their control in that country, according to U.S. and independent assessments, raising new concerns about President Barack Obama ’s military strategy in the Middle East” (WSJ).  A look...

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GOP Looks to Halt Gitmo Transfers Following Recent Attack

From the story:  The measure would repeal current law that has allowed the administration to transfer prisoners to foreign countries and reduce the population at Guantanamo to 127. The bill also would prohibit transfers of terror suspects to foreign countries if there has been a confirmed case where an individual...

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Romney Tops Iowa Poll

Followed by Bush, Walker and Huckabee (Townhall). Hugh Hewitt looks at the candidates (Hugh Hewitt). From the Wall Street Journal:  Mr. Romney is a man of admirable personal character, but his political profile is, well, protean. He made the cardinal mistake of pandering to conservatives rather than offering a...

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White House: Terror Attacks Not “Radical Islam”

From White House Spokesman Josh Earnest: “… we have not chosen to use that label because it doesn’t seem to accurately describe what had happened” (Gateway Pundit).  And Al Qaeda is taking credit for the murders (USA Today).  Meanwhile, from Byron York on the Paris rally:  The administration no-shows...

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Top US Officials Skip World Rally Against Terror

From the story:  French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and dozens of other world leaders all took part in the powerful denunciation of last week’s terror attacks that left 17 innocents dead (NY Daily News).  This led to the hashtag:   #ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally  (Twitter). From another story:  Secretary of State...

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