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NYT: For Obama, Executive Order on Immigration Would Be a Turnabout

President Obama is poised to ignore stark warnings that executive action on immigration would amount to “violating our laws” and would be “very difficult to defend legally.” Those warnings came not from Republican lawmakers but from Mr. Obama himself.


NYT: As Sharpton Rose, So Did His Unpaid Taxes

Mr. Sharpton has regularly sidestepped the sorts of obligations most people see as inevitable, like taxes, rent and other bills.

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Hollywood Reporter: Documentary Race a Battle of Hard Truths vs. Heart Tuggers

When it comes to picking the year’s best documentary feature, the Academy often faces a dilemma: Should it endorse a pointed, politically-charged doc and make a statement, or embrace an uplifting feel-good narrative and have a good time?


NYT: Obama Calls Islamic State’s Latest Beheading "Pure Evil"

Mr. Kassig “was taken from us in an act of pure evil by a terrorist group,” Mr. Obama said in a statement from aboard Air Force One that was read to the news media in Washington.


WaPo: Obamacare Consultant Under Fire For 'Stupidity of the American Voter' Comment

Economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the Obama administration’s consultants on the Affordable Care Act, is under attack from conservatives for comments he made last year in which he said the “stupidity of the American voter” was a factor in passing Obamacare in 2010.


Why the Berlin Wall Fell

On the anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s collapse, we should do Reagan the honor of recognizing his prescient leadership that helped to produce that marvelous event.


WaPo: Two Midterm Elections Have Hollowed Out The Democratic Party

When President Obama was elected in 2008, his victory signaled a generational change and the prospect of renewal for the Democratic Party. Instead, the opposite has occurred. Over the past six years, the party has been hollowed out.


NYMag: Russian Art Exhibit Shows Putin Spanking Obama

An exhibit called “No Filters” opened Friday in Moscow, and despite the Halloween-y date, it was no trick.


NRO: DSCC Abandons Mary Landrieu's Campaign

Originally posted at National Review. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has canceled its advertising reservations for Sen. Mary […]


Yahoo News: Obama's Attorney General Pick is Change of Style, Not Substance

President Barack Obama on Saturday picked Brooklyn federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. attorney general.