Michael Barone: Donald Trump has 37 percent; Hard to get to 270 electoral votes

Michael Barone: Donald Trump has 37 percent; Hard to get to 270 electoral votes

By Michael Barone Many Donald Trump supporters think he is a slam dunk to beat Hillary Clinton in the general election. The candidate himself certainly takes this view. But Trump’s analysis of current public polls is preposterous. In the RealClearPolitics.com average of recent polls, Trump trails Clinton by 6 points, 47 to 41 percent. Ted […]

Border agents: DHS has ‘no intention’ of deporting illegals

Border agents: DHS has ‘no intention’ of deporting illegals

A top Homeland Security official told Border Patrol agents the Obama administration has “no intention of deporting” many of the illegal immigrants caught trying to sneak into the country, ordering instead that they be released so they don’t clog up the courts, a leading advocate for agents testified to Congress. Brandon Judd, president of the […]

Merrick Garland denied review to pro-life priests challenging contraceptive mandate

Merrick Garland denied review to pro-life priests challenging contraceptive mandate

Conservatives looking for a window into Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland’s jurisprudence need look no further than a circuit court ruling he joined denying further review to religious, pro-life groups being forced to comply with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ contraceptive mandate. After a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of […]

EPA ‘prints in bulk’

EPA ‘prints in bulk’

By Elizabeth Harrington / Washington Free Beacon The Environmental Protection Agency has a “print in bulk” policy that has led to wasting at least 8 million pages of paper and more than 300,000 pounds of carbon emissions. The EPA’s inspector general released an audit Monday detailing how the federal agency tasked with defending the environment […]

Tennessee lawmakers propose alternatives to gas tax hike

Tennessee lawmakers propose alternatives to gas tax hike

By Dustin Siggins / Heartland Institute Tennessee state legislators are proposing alternative ways to increase revenue for the state’s highway construction and maintenance fund, rather than relying on increasing gas taxes. In January, Gov. Bill Haslam (R) announced he was backing away from an earlier proposal that would have increased the state’s gas tax to […]

More Palestinian empty threats

More Palestinian empty threats

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute The Palestinian Authority’s endless threats to suspend security coordination with Israel are a carefully crafted bluff designed to extort more funds from Western donors, scare the Israeli public and provide a cover for its refusal to talk peace with Israel. Many Palestinians say these threats are also intended for […]

The Tampon Tax, Brexit, and reform promises

The Tampon Tax, Brexit, and reform promises

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Of all the “Brexit” battles over whether or not the UK should stay in the EU, I never figured a “Tampon Tax” would become front page news. But here we are. A “Tampon Tax” revolt is at the center of a debate regarding unwelcome interference by Brussels. The EU mandates a […]

Venezuelans in the US say their country is worse than 1960s Cuba

Venezuelans in the US say their country is worse than 1960s Cuba

Outside a fast-casual restaurant in a gas station plaza near Miami, TV crews started to gather while two men corralled anyone who would listen: “We’re having a press conference! It’s about the mayor posing with a known Chavista.” One of the men was Jose Antonio Colina, a Venezuelan immigrant and president of the Politically Persecuted […]