Turkish president regrets downing of Russian jet

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday expressed regret over Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet, saying his country “wished it hadn’t happened,” ABC News is reporting.Erdogan’s comments to supporters in Balikesir are the first public… More >

Obama dragged into Russia-Turkey showdown in Syria

President Obama is finding himself dragged into a tense standoff between Russia and Turkey even as he struggles to keep the U.S. military focused on the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.The recent downing of a Russian fighter… More >

More Voters Support Government Tracking of Muslims

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says he would support government tracking of Muslims living in the United States through a federal database, a plan his fellow GOP rivals say is going too far. Still, one-in-three voters – and a slight plurality of Republicans – support government monitoring of Muslims. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone […]

Fewer Americans Say They Want to Lose Weight

As Americans enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers this year, about half say they would like to lose weight. This is down from readings near 60% from 2001 to 2008. More >

Choose Gratitude

Via Jon Gabriel: My job requires me to follow all the awful things happening in the world; after all, that’s what makes up the news cycle. War and death and poverty and injustice (okay, and a few cat videos) fill my computer screen from the moment I wake until I go to bed. By the […]

The Washington Free Beacon Poetry Café

Washington Free Beacon assistant editor Matthew Walther performs a dramatic reading of “Bitch,” a poem by Craig Raine recently published in The New Yorker. Click here to see one of Walther’s earlier performances of “Breasts.” The post The Washington Free Beacon Poetry Café appeared first on Washington Free Beacon. More >

Americans Will Be Home for Thanksgiving

More Americans will be home this year for Thanksgiving, a holiday they still attach a lot of importance to. (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 23-24, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. […]

#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Attack Chicago’s Christmas Tree, “This Is Part Of The Problem”, “F**k Yo Christmas Tree!”..

Protestors ripping lights off #Chicago holiday tree #LaquanMcDonald pic.twitter.com/w76wG4o7jX — Elizabeth Matthews (@ElizabethFox32) November 26, 2015 More >

Obama signs defense bill but blasts Gitmo restrictions

President Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion annual defense policy bill, even though it includes language that hampers the closure of the Guantanamo Bay military prison.As a presidential candidate Obama pledged to close the… More >

Have a Happy, Politics-Free Thanksgiving By Michelle Malkin

Many people naturally assume that since I work in political journalism, I must breathe, drink and eat politics 24/7/365 — including on the Thanksgiving holiday.  More >