The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Hillary’s Email, King v. Burwell, Net Neutrality & CPAC

ATF-logo-woodWelcome back to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! Tonight’s panel features regulars Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, and guest Brian Faughnan of the LIBRE Initiative. Also, producer Aaron Gardner joins the panel as a contributor tonight as the guys talk Hillary’s private email account, the King v. Burwell litigation, Net Neutrality, and CPAC.

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Netanyahu’s Churchillian Warning

Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress was notable in two respects. Queen Esther got her first standing O in 2,500 years. And President Obama came up empty in his campaign to pre-emptively undermine Netanyahu before the Israeli prime minister could present his case on the Iran negotiations.On the contrary. The steady stream of slights and insults turned an irritant into an international event and vastly increased the speech’s audience and reach. Instead of dramatically unveiling an Iranian nuclear deal as a fait accompli, Obama must now first defend his Iranian diplomacy.In particular, argues the Washington Post, he must defend its fundamental
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Appeals Court Puts Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Nebraska

March 5 (Reuters) - A federal judge's ruling that would have allowed same-sex couples in Nebraska to marry starting on Monday will be stayed pending an appeal by state officials, a U.S. appeals court panel said on Thursday.

A U.S. District Court judge on Monday had found a Nebraska ban on gay marriage unconstitutional and issued a preliminary injunction allowing same-sex couples to wed as soon as next week. (Reporting by David Bailey in Minneapolis; Editing by Peter Cooney)


Obama seeks Deal with Iran, Ignores Tehran’s Regional Ambitions

Growing concerns are accompanied by scattered coordination to the rhythm of nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran in the P5+1 framework, with a crucial deadline set to arrive on March 24. but whether the negotiations fail or succeed, they have already shaken historic and strategic relations between the United States and its friends - beginning with when secrecy had been unveiled from some of their particulars, and now as the talks enter the stage of grand concessions.

An immediate military confrontation in the event of failure is unlikely and unnecessary. It would be much more prudent at this time in the confrontation with Iran to tighten economic sanctions against Tehran, curb its military capabilities, and rein in its regional ambitions, with Iranian tentacles now extending all the way to Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon. Indeed, the failure of nuclear negotiations is more costly for the ruling clique in Tehran, who are in dire need for the economic sanctions -- in particular US sanctions -- to be lifted, so that they can press ahead with their regional strategies.


Catholic Media Unite In Call For Ending The Death Penalty

Four leading U.S. Catholic publications cast aside sectarian differences Thursday, publishing a joint editorial that calls for ending the death penalty.

"We, the editors of four Catholic journals -- America, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter and Our Sunday Visitor -- urge the readers of our diverse publications and the whole U.S. Catholic community and all people of faith to stand with us and say, 'Capital punishment must end,'" the editorial reads.


Why Lee-Rubio Matters

Ramesh and Yuval have done a thorough job of covering the basics of the new Lee-Rubio tax reform proposal, which has already attracted a great deal of favorable attention from the right and hostile attention from the left. Since Lee-Rubio is unlikely to become law in the next few years, you might be wondering why it matters at all. As Ramesh has argued, what's really important about Lee-Rubio is not the specific tax rates it proposes but rather the basic political bargain it represents: conservatives should strive to make the tax code more growth-friendly, yet they should also seek middle-class
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