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by | May 29, 2013

In the nearly nine-minute video Michele Bachmann released today to announce that she will not seek re-election, it’s odd how much ‘splainin’ she does. She explains that she doesn’t consider public service an occupation, says that she’s not giving up…

by | May 29, 2013

Rhode Island’s Gov. Lincoln Chafee, formerly a Republican and currently an independent, has joined the Democratic Party in anticipation of his re-election bid, according to the Associated Press. For a good primer on Chafee, check out “Ocean State Anointed” from…

by | May 28, 2013

Journalist and frequent Spectator contributor Quin Hillyer, now running to represent Alabama’s 1st Congressional District in Congress, has picked up a big endorsement from Rick Santorum. This matters: While Santorum fell short in last year’s GOP presidential primary, recall that he did win the…

by | May 23, 2013

OK, so that’s a paraphrase. Here’s what the New York mayoral candidate actually said, on WNYC this morning: “It is what it is.…People may decide they want to come forward and say, here’s another email that I got or another photo….

by | May 22, 2013

At last, the candidate New Yorkers have been waiting for:

by | May 17, 2013

In bizarre testimony on Capitol Hill today, IRS acting director Steve Miller told Congress that agents used secret codenames to identify him, including “space cowboy,” “gangster of love,” and “Maurice.” “People talk about me, baby. Say I’m doing you wrong, doing you…

by | May 15, 2013

The body count from the scandal of IRS agents targeting Tea Party groups finally rises — to 1. CBS News reports: President Obama on Wednesday announced that acting IRS commissioner Steve Miller is stepping down amid investigations into political discrimination…

by | May 14, 2013

The Obama administration has apparently never heard that old saw about avoiding fights with people who buy their ink by the barrel. Journalists haven’t taken too kindly to the revelation that the Department of Justice seized phone records for the…

by | May 6, 2013

This one looks like it could go down to the wire. Mark Sanford, who is running to reclaim his old seat in Congress, has been working hard to paint his opponent, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, as a willing tool of Nancy…

by | May 2, 2013

Via Mark Steyn, a harrowing tale from north of the border: TORONTO – York Regional Police threatened to remove a rabbi as one of the force’s chaplains if he hosted a controversial anti-Islamist speaker at his Thornhill synagogue. Insp. Ricky Veerappan, of…

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