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            President Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday but declined his offer to go to the Mexico border just 500 miles away. (Associated Press)

            No laughing matter: Perry’s Texas jails 203,000 ‘criminal aliens’ for 640K crimes

            By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

            Texas Gov. Rick Perry has already spent $500 million trying to maintain order and security in the Rio Grand Valley.

            Colorado Democrats fear the anti-fracking crusade of Rep. Jared Polis may jeopardize their tentative hold on Denver. Mr. Polis is sponsoring two ballot measures against hydraulic fracturing. (Associated press)

            Anti-fracking crusade in Colorado is backfiring on Democrats

            By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

            Rep. Jared Polis and his personal fortune were instrumental in helping Democrats wrest control of Colorado from Republicans, but now Democrats fear that he may jeopardize everything they’ve worked for with his anti-fracking crusade.

            Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of Maj. Amotz Greenberg, 45, during his funeral in the Israeli city of Hod Hasharon, Sunday, July 20, 2014. According to reports, Greenberg was killed fighting a group of militants who infiltrated Israel through a tunnel from the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

            Hamas terrorists wear Israeli army uniforms to ambush soldiers in Gaza

            By Abraham Rabinovich - Washington Free Beacon

            A Hamas force wearing Israeli army uniforms emerged from a tunnel inside Israel and inflicted losses on Israeli troops before being wiped out.

            FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during arrivals for the G-20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.   Congress is stepping up pressure on the White House to confront Russia over allegations that it is cheating on a key nuclear arms treaty, a faceoff that could further strain U.S.-Moscow relations and dampen President Barack Obama's hopes to add deeper cuts in nuclear arsenals to his legacy.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

            Putin one-ups Obama, calls for cease-fire and ‘transparent’ probe of Ukraine tragedy

            By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

            Russian President Vladimir Putin called Tuesday for Ukraine to observe a cease-fire while investigators probe the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in rebel-held territory.

            Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy talks before the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

            DEACE: How to go from civil rights icon to bigot in one quote

            By Steve Deace

            Tony Dungy has become the first civil rights icon to become a bigot in American history. This is the price you pay when you dare to defy the fundamentalist group-think of what lesbian conservative Tammy Bruce calls the “Gay Gestapo.”

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