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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 20, 2013 3:55 AM

A pair of senators want to turn the family SUV into a mini bullet train. At least, that's how legislation proposed by Jeff Brandes of St. Petersburg and Jeff Clemens of Lake Worth feels -- even if they only want to step up the highway speed limits 5 more miles per hour.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: December 20, 2013 3:55 AM


WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans' long-simmering dismay about Barack Obama's offenses against the separation of powers became acute when events compelled him to agree with them that the Affordable Care Act could not be implemented as written.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: December 19, 2013 3:55 PM
Liberal journalists were glowing and full of hope after President Barack Obama won a second term. As 2012 drew to a close, there was the traditional hour of ABC's Barbara Walters fawning: "Mr. President, Mrs. Obama. There is a photograph of you (hugging) that went viral, became the most shared photograph in the history of Twitter. How do you keep the fire going?"
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: December 18, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

And a penguin?

In case you missed the most pressing issue of the season -- Santa's race -- Fox News' Megyn Kelly reaped a whirlwind when she recently declared that not only is Santa white but so was Jesus.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 17, 2013 3:55 AM

It probably never occurred to Adam Hollingsworth that the lie he told on a job application in the mid-1990s could set him up for a second-degree felony conviction in 2013.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: December 17, 2013 3:55 AM
All this year, House Speaker John Boehner has been taking criticism from all quarters.

He is a squish selling out to the Obama administration and the Democrats, many conservatives charged when he engineered bipartisan (mostly Democratic) approval of higher tax rates on high earners rather than go over the fiscal cliff.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 16, 2013 3:55 AM

Was the woman who accused Jameis Winston of sexual assault -- who accuses him still -- watching Saturday night as Winston collected his Heisman Trophy?

 
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By: George Will | Posted: December 16, 2013 3:55 AM

"It's not true that life is one damn thing after another -- it's one damn thing over and over."
-- Edna St. Vincent Millay

WASHINGTON -- Liberals' love of recycling extends to their ideas, one of which illustrates the miniaturization of Barack Obama's presidency. He fervently favors a minor measure that would have mostly small, mostly injurious effects on a small number of people.

 
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By: Brooke Knight | Posted: December 16, 2013 3:55 AM

Charlie Crist, aka “Chain Gang Charlie,” is running as a born-again Democrat against his former party and as a civil-rights champion. But how can a man who pushed for far-right conservatism suddenly turn on his long-held principles and move in a completely opposite direction?

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: December 14, 2013 3:55 AM
Democratic National Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says that Obamacare will be a vote-winner for Democrats in 2014. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the same thing.

Perhaps they really believe that. But the numbers in polls conducted since Oct. 17, when the end of the government shutdown put the spotlight on the rollout of Obamacare, tell a different story.
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: December 13, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- In explaining the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, President Obama told Chris Matthews he had discovered that "we have these big agencies, some of which are outdated, some of which are not designed properly."

An interesting discovery to make after having consigned the vast universe of American medicine, one-sixth of the U.S. economy, to the tender mercies of the agency bureaucrats at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Internal Revenue Service.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 12, 2013 5:05 PM

Interesting to see Charlie Crist pin one of his own moves -- a vehicle-registration fee increase -- on Rick Scott.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: December 12, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The education of Barack Obama is a protracted process as he repeatedly alights upon the obvious with a sense of original discovery. In a recent MSNBC interview, he restocked his pantry of excuses for his disappointing results, announcing that "we have these big agencies, some of which are outdated, some of which are not designed properly":

 
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By: Roger Dearing, Ph.D. | Posted: December 12, 2013 3:55 AM

After looking closely at how student-athletes move from one school to another, the Florida High School Athletic Association has proposed a significant policy broadening student-athlete eligibility. This new policy will be better for student-athletes, better for parents and – most important of all – better for the cause of sportsmanship and fair play.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: December 11, 2013 3:55 AM
The most defining moment of how MSNBC sees President Barack Obama came when a positively giddy Chris Matthews stated the night before his interview with the president, "I got the Christmas Eve excitement brewing right here at 'Hardball' because tomorrow night at precisely this time ... the president of the United States is going to join us."
 
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By: Ed Moore, Ph.D. | Posted: December 11, 2013 3:55 AM

If you've read the news recently, you've witnessed the backlash against the implementation of the Common Core State Standards both in Florida and across the country. These new standards have been met with opposition across the political spectrum.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 11, 2013 3:55 AM

If Alan Grayson were a Republican, the press would be all over him like a bad hairspray.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: December 10, 2013 3:55 AM

Ed Ball, the late head of the duPont trust, had a favorite toast: “Confusion to the enemy.”

 
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By: Sen. Wilton Simpson | Posted: December 10, 2013 3:55 AM

Last month in New Jersey, a state where Republicans are only 20 percent of registered voters, Gov. Chris Christie was re-elected with more than 60 percent of the vote. This news came after months of analysis by media pundits and national political observers that the Republican Party is losing its ability to connect with the majority of voters.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: December 10, 2013 3:55 AM
Watching the twists and turns of American foreign policy while reading Christopher Clark's "The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914" is an unnerving experience.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 9, 2013 3:55 AM

Technology might finally have outsmarted Maggy Hurchalla, one of the state's leading environmentalists -- a champion of Everglades restoration and the author of Martin County's controversial, often-litigious, comprehensive plan rewrites.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: December 9, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- In his disproportionate praise of the six-month agreement with Iran, Barack Obama said: "For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program." But if the program, now several decades old, had really been "halted" shortly after U.S. forces invaded neighboring Iraq, we would not be desperately pursuing agreements to stop it now, as about 10,000 centrifuges spin to enrich uranium.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 7, 2013 3:55 AM
The scores are in from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, which, every three years, tests 15-year-olds from the world's most advanced countries. For the United States, the report card is dismal. The U.S. ranking has fallen to 17th in reading, 21st in science, and 26th in math.
 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: December 6, 2013 3:55 AM
If President Barack Obama has entertained an economic insight that wasn't fashionable in 1933, I haven't heard about it. It's doubtless he's for recycling glass and plastic, but he's even more wedded to recycling ideas that were fresh and interesting during the New Deal era but have since been discredited.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 6, 2013 3:55 AM

It must be nice living in Florida's version of Lake Wobegon, home of the Florida Department of Education ... where all the administrators are strong, the students are good looking and the teachers are above average.

 
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By: Jeb Bush | Posted: December 5, 2013 2:30 PM

I believe in a strong America; an America that is the definitive beacon of opportunity, an America that is the global leader in economic prosperity, an America that has the most competitive workforce in the world.

 
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By: Chris Guerrieri | Posted: December 5, 2013 3:55 AM

 

I am a longtime public school teacher and I have four main reasons for standing against Common Core. None of them have to do with Barrack Obama trying to  take over our schools and turn our kids into socialists.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: December 5, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Critics of the agreement with Iran concerning its nuclear program are right about most things but wrong about the most important things. They understand the agreement's manifest and manifold defects and its probable futility. Crucial components of Iran's nuclear infrastructure remain.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: December 4, 2013 3:55 AM
It might seem like another day in Tea Party Land when a conservative columnist accuses President Barack Obama's White House of "airbrushing history" like the Stalin-era Soviet Union. But the columnist isn't a conservative. It's Dana Milbank of the liberal Washington Post complaining about what's happened to White House news photographers.

He's not alone. A New York Times photographer has publicly compared Team Obama to the Soviet Tass news agency. What is going on?
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 4, 2013 3:55 AM

It's amazing how many times in the last month one savant or another has written it's time to stick a fork in Marco Rubio's presidential aspirations.

 
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