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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: July 23, 2014 3:55 AM
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By: Leslie Wimes | Posted: July 22, 2014 11:00 AM

Now that the story about a suspect contract Annette Taddeo, as chair of the Miami-Dade DEC, made with her executive director, Juan Cuba, is out, and while the likes of Pam Bondi, and whoever else, is looking into said contract (as well she should), I have a rather pressing question.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 22, 2014 3:55 AM

Hypocrisy is the subplot to the 537 Consulting LLC story. Did anyone else notice?

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: July 22, 2014 3:55 AM
"Why do you think President Obama's job rating is falling, even though the economy is recovering?" the interviewer asked.

It's a fair question, even though the economy declined 2.9 percent in the first quarter, even though most jobs created in June were part-time, and even though labor force participation remains low.
 
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By: Phil Kerpen | Posted: July 22, 2014 3:55 AM

Liberal megadonor Tom Steyer, failing to raise any significant outside money for his global warming super-PAC, turned to one of his San Francisco neighbors for a million-dollar check. It was Herb Sandler, the subprime mortgage lender at the heart of the housing crisis, and like Steyer a huge hypocrite.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: July 22, 2014 3:55 AM

An election is coming. The indicator is not the number of robins or the actions of a groundhog, but the fact that liberals are dealing race cards right and left.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: July 21, 2014 3:55 AM
You needn't be clairvoyant to deduce what the Democratic Party wants to run on in 2016. It really doesn't matter whether their nominee is Hillary Clinton or someone else. Democrats won't be campaigning on the thriving economy under President Barack Obama, global stability under American leadership, the successful routing of al-Qaida or Obamacare. No, the Democratic Party is the ladies' party now -- dependent completely on the lopsided votes of single females for their electoral success. To the degree possible, 2016 will be about women's sex lives and who should pay for IUDs.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: July 19, 2014 3:55 AM
Liberals just aren't very liberal these days. The word "liberal" comes from the Latin word meaning freedom, and in the 19th century, liberals in this country and abroad stood for free speech, free exercise of religion, free markets, free trade -- for minimal state interference in people's lives.
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: July 18, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof knocking.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: July 17, 2014 3:55 AM
"The heartlessness and nativist pandering that have broken America's immigration system must give way to providing proper food, clothing, shelter and medical care to the Central American children streaming into the country." So pronounced the editors of the New York Daily News. Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. echoed the theme in his "Bordering on Heartless" column, noting that Glenn Beck has "come under fierce attack" for his proposal to bring food, water, teddy bears and soccer balls to the children stuck at the border. "It's one more sign," Dionne writes, "of how the crisis at the border has brought out the very worst in our political system and a degree of plain nastiness that we should not be proud of as a nation."
 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: July 16, 2014 3:55 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder granted an exclusive interview to ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" from London, where he was portrayed by ABC as deeply concerned about the global terrorist threat. What stands out from this very rare session -- Holder hasn't been on Sunday network television in four years -- is that Holder pulled out the oldest, lamest card in the Obama political deck: President Barack Obama and he are opposed by people who should be suspected of racism.
 
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By: Robert W. McKnight | Posted: July 16, 2014 3:55 AM

In 1978, Sen. Phil Lewis, D-West Palm Beach, took office as Senate president. The very first appointment President Lewis announced was to make his opponent for the presidency, Sen. Jack Gordon, D-Miami Beach, the important chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. 

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: July 15, 2014 3:55 AM
The flood of underage -- and nonunderage -- illegal immigrants from Central America coming across the border in Texas is, to paraphrase a former Obama administration official, a "man-caused disaster." The man who caused it, more than anyone else, is Barack Obama.
 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: July 14, 2014 3:55 AM
One question I am asked while on tour for my new book, "The Greatest Comeback," on the resurrection of Richard Nixon, is:

Does Nixon's rise, from crushing defeats in 1960 and 1962, and the debacle his party suffered in 1964, to capturing the White House and beginning a string of five victories in six presidential elections, have relevance for today's GOP?
 
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By: Ed Moore, Ph.D. | Posted: July 14, 2014 3:55 AM

And so Benghazi fades, the VA story fades, the missing plane, the missing girls in Africa, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, IRS, the list goes on, all fade from the headlines in this attention-deficit, 24/7 news cycle.

 
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By: Leslie Wimes | Posted: July 12, 2014 12:30 PM

As we near the anniversary of the verdict that set free George Zimmerman -- the man who stalked, shot, and killed Trayvon Martin -- race again comes into play here in Florida.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: July 12, 2014 3:55 AM
Skitter, scamper, scuttle. That seems to be the mode of the Obama administration of late.

Skitter away from your red line in Syria. Scamper off to a meeting you'd previously nixed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
 
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By: Drew J. Breakspear | Posted: July 12, 2014 3:55 AM

Good scammers are also remarkable manipulators. They understand enough about how the human mind works to exploit its weaknesses.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 11, 2014 3:55 AM

Nan Rich won one Thursday. She didn't even have to be in the Biltmore Hotel's Granada Room. She didn't have to touch a microphone. She won because Charlie Crist addressed the Florida media brain trust unobstructed. In all his egotistical glory. His only opposition -- his only enemy -- was himself.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: July 11, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- As is his wont, President Obama is treating the border crisis -- more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossing illegally -- as a public relations problem. Where to photo op and where not. He still hasn't enunciated a policy. He may not even have one.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: July 10, 2014 3:55 AM
Increasingly, across this city, the "I" word is being heard.

Impeachment is being brought up by Republicans outraged over Barack Obama's usurpations of power and unilateral rewriting of laws. And Obama is taunting John Boehner and the GOP: "So sue me."
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 10, 2014 3:55 AM

Twenty years ago almost to the day, I was at the Don CeSar Hotel on St. Petersburg Beach presiding over a gubernatorial candidates forum. It was part of the Florida Press Association/Florida Society of Newspaper Editors 1994 annual convention.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: July 9, 2014 3:55 AM
MSNBC host Chuck Todd assembled a panel of liberal-media veterans on his morning show "The Daily Rundown" Monday and joked that the assembled heavyweights presented "a nightmare scenario for Brent Bozell." But what these journalists proceeded to issue was a devastating indictment of the Obama presidency and a real nightmare for this president. 
 
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By: Leslie Wimes | Posted: July 9, 2014 3:55 AM

We all remember the hug seen around the world. Republicans talked about it incessantly. Now Charlie Crist can’t stop talking about it, especially wherever there are African-American voters.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: July 8, 2014 3:55 AM

With the contest for the governor's seat looming, Florida is waiting with bated breath to find out what Charlie Crist will use for his campaign theme.

 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: July 8, 2014 3:55 AM
Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience.

"Please do not do any more good in my country," he said. "We have suffered too much already from all the good that you have done."
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 7, 2014 3:55 AM
Christopher Findlater is one of those spooky millionaire Democratic donors you might never have heard of. But perhaps you'll want to acquaint yourself with some of his work going into the 2014 elections. He's been particularly busy in Florida, and now in Orange County.
 
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