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Border union: Obama policies caused 14-year-old’s rape in Rockville


By PAUL BEDARD (@SECRETSBEDARD) Open door immigration policies put in place by the Obama administration were cited a cause for the alleged rape of a 14-year-old student inside Maryland high school by two illegals, according to the head of the Border Patrol union. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, cited the former […]

FEC Democrats eye regulating Drudge, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook

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The campaign by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission to regulate the internet, from Twitter and Facebook to Drudge, is back after some liberal commissioners threw in the towel amid GOP opposition. Seizing on an exit report card of the agency by ex-Commissioner Ann Ravel, the left is complaining that the internet isn’t being regulated […]

Report: Dozens of 17-year-olds voted illegally in Wisconsin

FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo, immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala who entered the country illegally board a bus after they were released from a family detention center in San Antonio. Justice Department lawyers are asking a federal judge to reconsider her July ruling ordering the release of children and mothers detained after they entered the U.S. illegally across the Mexican border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

By KELLY COHEN (@POLITICOHEN_) Dozens of 17-year-olds voted illegally in the 2016 Wisconsin primary, according to a new state report. According to a report by the Wisconsin Elections Commission, the individuals incorrectly thought they could cast ballots in the primary if they turned 18 before the November general election. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the […]

Trump fires back: Yes, the President is feuding with Snoop Dogg

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President Trump took a swing at rapper Snoop Dogg for making a music video where the artist fired a prop gun at a clown dressed as the president. “Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!” Trump tweeted […]

“Nazi haircut”: Samantha Bee donates $1,000 to CPAC cancer patient


Late-night news satire show “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” is apologizing for including a young man with brain cancer in a segment about all the “Nazi haircuts” at the annual Conservative Political Actional Conference. The “Wither Conservatism” segment — which aired Wednesday —featured a montage of CPAC attendees sporting similar “Nazi haircuts.” One of those […]

Snowflakes: 50% of millennial Clinton voters want Trump impeached

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By PAUL BEDARD (@SECRETSBEDARD) Half of younger voters who backed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 election support impeaching Donald Trump, and a large block are joining in the #Resistance movement, according to a new Tufts University poll. What’s more, millennials who backed Clinton remain more engaged in politics, driven by their anger at Trump’s […]

Obama, Bush aides tell millennials to ‘do grunt work’


By PAUL BEDARD (@SECRETSBEDARD) The millennial fast track to success in Washington is well-worn, but the top prize of a White House job still requires experience and grunt work, according to job advice from two former top speechwriters. Cody Keenan, who wrote for former President Barack Obama, recalled pleas from White House interns seeking jobs. […]

Blame Trump: Barbra Streisand blames the President for gaining weight


Barbra Streisand snarked that she is packing on the pounds — and President Trump is to blame. “Donald Trump is making me gain weight. I start the day with liquids, but after the morning news, I eat pancakes smothered in maple syrup!” the singer tweeted Saturday. Her tweet came hours after Trump accused the Obama […]

Twitter mocks Democrat response to Trump’s speech

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Twitter lit up late Tuesday night to mock former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, who delivered a stilted response to President Trump’s speech from a coffeehouse. Beshear appeared to be picked to respond because he’s from a working-class state that Democrats are now desperately looking to win back. But several Twitter users made fun of Beshear’s […]

Cruel: Liberal pipeline protesters abandon dogs in dead of winter [VIDEO]

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By EMILY JASHINSKY (@EMILYJASHINSKY) Protesters forced out of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) encampment left behind so many dogs that a local animal shelter is planning to return every weekend to rescue abandoned pets. Staff from local animal shelter Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue told KFYR they’re having a hard time saving the animals because of […]

Sen. Young’s tuition plan: ‘Pay your way through school, after school’

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By Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner When Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., asked Betsy DeVos to endorse tuition-free college, the incoming education secretary parried the demand with an undeniable observation. “There’s nothing in life that is truly free — somebody is going to pay for it,” she replied. That exchange traversed the familiar arguments about government programs […]

Spicer trolls the press, treats them like school children [VIDEO]


White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday chided a reporter for trying to ask a question without being called on first by saying: “We’re going to raise our hands like big boys and girls.” Spicer had called on another reporter to ask a question when Glenn Thrush, a reporter with the New York Times, […]

CPAC removes alt-right leader Richard Spencer from conference

Spencer was removed from CPAC less than three hours into the conference on Thursday, after interacting with reporters and conference-goers around the venue. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

By Gabby Morrongiello, Washington Examiner Organizers behind the Conservative Political Action Conference removed alt-right leader Richard Spencer from their annual gathering on Thursday, telling the Washington Examiner “his views are repugnant.” “The truth behind this thing is that folks like to run around and say ‘I’ve been banned. They won’t let me in and I’m […]

Milo and the lie of teenage ‘consent’ to sex with adults

Milo should be speaking to a therapist, not publishers and CPAC. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

By Richard Mills, Washington Examiner I’ve never considered myself to be a fan of Milo Yiannopoulos. But as a gay conservative trying to find his place in a sometimes-unaccepting society, I was partial to the notorious provocateur. I disagree with him on a number of subjects but respect his right to communicate them. When the […]

Rand Paul rips John McCain for anti-Trump comments [VIDEO]

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By Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Sunday warned against taking seriously comments his Senate colleague John McCain of Arizona made on Saturday, in which the Arizona lawmaker compared President Trump‘s actions toward the press to “how dictators get started.” “The thing is, I don’t agree with his analysis and applying that […]

It’s February. Jill Stein is still keeping 2016 recount fight alive

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Jill Stein hasn’t quite given up the recount fight, more than three months after the Nov. 8th election. Her first recount push, which hedged on suspicion of electronic voting machine hacking that was never proven, was blocked in December by Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judge Paul Diamond, whose opinion said any suspicion of a hacked […]

The new American Girl doll is not a girl

Logan Everett will serve quite literally as an accessory to one of the company's new female characters. (Screengrab/American Girl)

In an effort to placate increasing demands for diversity, American Girl announced Tuesday that the latest addition to its lineup of dolls is actually a boy named Logan Everett who will serve quite literally as an accessory to one of the company’s new female characters. According to CNN, “Logan’s character plays drums for Tenney Grant, […]

Millennials stuck: No spouse, no kids, no house, no moving

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By PAUL BEDARD (@SECRETSBEDARD), Washington Examiner They are the freest generation ever, untethered by family or mortgages, but millennials appear stuck in place and not following others in a mass, job-seeking migration around the country, according to a new survey. Pew Research Center on Monday revealed that the most-talked-about generation since the Baby Boomers are […]

Singer wears pro-Trump #MAGA dress to the Grammy’s

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Singer Joy Villa grabbed attention on the Grammy’s red carpet Sunday with a gown that read “Make America Great Again.” The back of the red, white and blue dress had “TRUMP” bedazzled on the train. Singer and songwriter Joy Villa makes a statement in a "Make America Great Again" dress #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/n4yr3n6o5j— AFP Entertainment (@AFPceleb) […]

Opinion: Libertarian ticket cost Trump the popular vote

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By TOM ROSS, Originally published in the Washington Examiner  I had the pleasure of hosting British financier James Arnold at our presidential Inauguration. Mr. Arnold, a keen observer of American politics, has been rightly concerned for the last several years about the chill in our two nation’s Special Relationship. After enjoying the inauguration and our nation’s peaceful […]