- MISSING LAURA ON THE RADIO?
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- RIP TIM RUSSERT, 1950-2008
Knocking politicians off their game is no easy feat, but for Tim Russert it was second nature. Few pleasures in life were as satisfying as watching Russert's laser-like focus cut through the smokescreen and straight to the point, a talent he wielded objectively and with no clear bias. Sunday mornings won't be the same without him. My heartfelt sympathies to Maureen, Luke, and the rest of the Russert family.
- JUST IN...LAURA TO HOST NEW SHOW ON FOX
Tune in Monday at 5 pm to "Just In with Laura Ingraham." Let the games begin! You can catch her on the Ingraham Angle segment on the O'Reilly Factor Thursday, June 12. She will also be hosting the O'Reilly Factor Friday, June 13th and Friday June 20th at 8pm and 11pm ET. Be sure to tune in!
- LAURA RECEIVES 'WOMAN OF THE YEAR' AWARD
On Saturday, Laura was named Talkers Magazine's "Woman of the Year." Click here to read the acceptance speech she gave with her personal reflections on her 12 year journey in radio and television.
- OUTRAGE OVER SCOTUS
Thursday's 5-4 Supreme Court decision is an affront to US national security. In one fell swoop the Court determined Gitmo detainees have the right to challenge their detention in US federal court. Now irate GOP members are
assessing their options.
- GOP OFFICIAL: WE'LL ONLY LOSE THREE SEATS
Start the laugh-track now.
- KANJORSKI CAUGHT
Pennsylvania Democrat Paul Kanjorski admits that the Dems lied their way to power in 2006, then denies. Unfortunately for him, it's all caught on tape.
- INTERN...IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER
Our friends over at PETA came up with a yummy and humane display to mark World Vegetarian Week: they shrink-wrapped some interns and left them in 80+ degree heat in Memphis!
- EARMARKS MAKE A COMEBACK
Shockingly, Congress isn't following through on its promise to cut back on pork barrel spending. Earmarks in the defense authorization bill alone have grown by $2.2 billion compared to last year.
- INGRAHAM, PENCE JOIN TO DEMAND BROADCASTER FREEDOM
At a press conference yesterday, Laura joined Rep. Mike Pence and other free speech advocates to demand an up or down vote on the Broadcaster Freedom Act. It is crucial this legislation passes before Barack Obama (or even John McCain) has a chance to make liberal appointments to the FCC that could usher in the return of the insidious "Fairness Doctrine." ALSO: click here to see video from the event.
- $4 GASBAGS
Some of the dumbest ideas you've ever heard for dealing with America's high gas prices are being tossed around in the hallowed halls of Congress, while the simplest solution still eludes our elected representatives: expand domestic energy exploration!
- OBAMA PICKING UP HILL'S GAL PALS?
According to a new poll, Barack Obama's support among female voters is climbing. In fact, he now leads McCain 51%-38%.
- OBAMA WANTS YOU TO PAY MORE AT THE PUMP
Barack Obama actually admitted on tape that he doesn't mind higher gas prices--he just thinks they've gone up "too fast."
- CHINA WATCH
Chinese hackers have taken an interest in information contained on congressional computers. One congressman thinks the hackers are looking for lists of Chinese dissidents.
- SMOKING OUT OBAMA
Puffing on occasion, Obama feels the heat of the anti-smoking Nazis.
- GOVT. INEFFICIENCY IDIOCY
Government-issued coupons for digital TV receivers will expire before anyone can use them. The Senate's government-run restaurants are losing so much money that they have been privatized. But let's give the government control over our health care system--it's only one-seventh of the US economy. What could possibly go wrong?
- RADICAL ISLAM--FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY?
Parents are to blame for their children turning to radical Islam, according to a prominent Muslim scholar in Britain.
- GOV'S DIVORCE WORRIES NV REPUBLICANS
As if the GOP needed something else to worry about!
- 'YOUTUBE GENERATION' NOT READING
A sad consequence of today's over-structured, over-stretched, overly plugged-in kids: they rarely pick up a good book.
- BLOGGERS FOR LAURA
The blogosphere is starting to kick into high gear to get Laura back on the air during this pivotal election season. The loud & proud movement continues....
- MISS HEADSCARF WINNER ANNOUNCED!
Look who's assimilating now--Muslims in Denmark boast their own style of "beauty contest." That's right, guys, no swimsuit competition.
- FED WORKER IMMIG CHECKS--FINALLY!
We need to note progress on the enforcement issue, but what took the White House so long?!
- CHINA WATCH
If only torturing goldfish was its most heinous transgression!
- CHARTERING THEIR OWN COURSES
According to a new study done in California, charter school students' test scores are off the charts compared to those of their peers in traditional public schools.
- BIG APPLE=BIG HERPES?
The New York Health Department has concluded that more than a quarter of adults in New York City have genital herpes. Ew!
- LAURA COVERS FOR DEMS?
First Lady Laura Bush gushed about the wives of both Hillary and Barack during an overseas trip. Specifically about Michelle Obama, she said that she probably did not intend to say, as she did in February, that she was proud of America for "the first time" because of her husband's candidacy. "I think she probably meant I'm more proud, you know, is what she really meant," Bush said. "You have to be really careful in what you say, because everything you say is looked at and, in many cases, misconstrued."
- PC MADNESS WATCH!
Dallas has nothing better to do than spend its time considering a name change for one of its major boulevards to the migrant farm workers' (i.e., today that means illegal aliens) hero Cesar Chavez. Could be worse, it could be Hugo Chavez.
- BARACK OBAMA: JUST ANOTHER OLD-SCHOOL POLITICIAN
In his very first political campaign for state senate in Illinois, the candidate of Hope! Change! and Free Lollipops for Ahmadinejad! engaged in the oldest of old school politics to make sure that he won the race--by using technicalities to eliminate all of the competition before a single vote was cast. So much for the Democrat mantra "count ever vote!" CNN (yes, CNN) investigated the Obamessiah's hardball strategy and found out that he even steamrolled one of his mentors on his way to victory. "Obama mentor" may be the most dangerous job in America.
- SUPREME COURT WATCH
As the end of the current Supreme Court session nears, some crucial cases are set to be resolved--including decisions on the DC gun ban and the future of Gitmo. For the latest Supreme Court news straight off the wires, click here.
- 'GIRLY MAN' TREND TAKES OVER PAKISTAN
Muslim nations aren't immune from the spread of metrosexuality--Pakistani men are spending more time primping and preening than their wives! Most remain undeterred even after radical clerics orchestrated the kidnapping of several masseuses from Islamabad.
- PRESIDENT PIGGY, MAN OF PEACE?
Venezuelan strongman Hugy Chavez is calling for FARC to free its hostages and end its decades-long bloody revolution against the government of Colombia. Has Hugo forsaken the socialist struggle? Hardly. With FARC taking a beating on the battlefield and evidence mounting that Chavez has covertly supported the violent guerrilla group, crater-face's move is much less about peace than about keeping FARC's remnants alive long enough grab some goodies in "peace talks" with Colombia.
- PHLEGM FROM PFLEGER TO CONTINUE
Ugh, the Rev. Wright pretender is baaaaaaaaack.
- ENGLISH PRIMERO, POR FAVOR!
Rasmussen says...English first is favored by most Americans. Dios Mio!
- MORE FALL-OUT FROM MCCAIN'S IMMIGRATION BLUNDER:
By pushing "comprehensive" immigration reform and a "humane" approach to border enforcement (read: let 'em all stay), John McCain offended conservatives, many of whom have never trusted him again. So he tried winning them back by blurring his position a bit, stating that he "understands they want the border enforced first." Now a new survey shows that neither Latinos nor conservatives trust him. Atta way to be a maverick!
- CHINA WATCH:
Break out the champers, Beijing has given "official" approval of Olympic cheers.
- OBAMA'S UNFINISHED RACE:
He may have clinched the Democratic nomination, but Barack Obama is still a million miles away from winning the presidency.
- PRES. OBAMA AND THE FIST LADY:
So...a college-style handshake between the Obamas known as the "fist bump" becomes an internet sensation? God help us.
- PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION DOC'S FIGHT:
The battle for the truth about this hideous, Hitlerian procedure continues in Kansas.
- FOREIGN POLICY 101:
Charles Krauthammer has a great piece today about Obama's desire to take a worldwide freshman-year tyrants tour.
- JP2 SOON TO BE A SAINT?
Pope John Paul II is on course for the fastest ascent to sainthood in the modern era, coming as soon as next spring.
- US ECONOMY SUFFERS...MEXICO PROSPERS!
As economic turmoil reigns in the United States, our neighbor to the south is thriving.
- DEM FIGHT, CONT'D!
Hillary's insistence on seating the delegates from Michigan and Florida is causing rifts inside the Democratic Party.
- SENATE APPROVES PORKY WAR FUNDING BILL:
The US Senate managed to rid the bill of mandated troop withdrawals, but loaded it up with billions of dollars in new domestic spending.
- MCCAIN NARROWING VP CHOICES?
Speculation is rampant after it was made public that John McCain has invited Governors Charlie Crist, Bobby Jindal and Mitt Romney(!) to his ranch in Arizona.
- IMMIG SOB STORY ALERT!
This from the Boston Globe: "Illegal immigrants who are high school seniors have been opening college acceptance letters with mixed feelings." Oy.
- DEMS SCREW UP THEIR OWN BILL:
Congress left out a 34-page section of the farm bill that it sent to the White House, meaning Bush vetoed a different bill from the one Congress actually passed--now its future is in limbo. Whoopsie!
- KENNEDY TALKED, KHRUSHCHEV TRIUMPHED:
Make sure you are sitting down for this one: today's New York Times has a great op-ed with some stern warnings for Barack Obama and his policy of negotiating with the world's thugs and dictators.