- Unbeliebable: White House turns Bieber petition response into immigration screed
- Obama signs law denying Iran ambassador’s visa, but says law is ‘advisory’
- Mich. judge to laughing convicted killer: ‘I hope you die in prison’
- Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings
- Keystone XL pipeline still on hold after State Dept. decision
- Fla. man charged with killing 16-month-old son to play Xbox undisturbed
- Drones from the deep: Pentagon develops ocean-floor attack robots
- Michigan mayor slaps back atheists’ try to erect ‘reason station’ at city hall
- PHILLIPS: Where is the conservative establishment?
- 7.5-magnitude earthquake shakes southern Mexico
Inside the Beltway: Vigilant America
For sale: “The Mayor’s Manor,” located in Roundup, Mont. — built in 1910 in “plantation antebellum style” in shingle and stone for the first mayor of the historic town of 1,900 in central Montana. Four bedrooms, two baths, 2,186 square feet on three floors. Elaborate woodwork, “integrity of home well preserved,” plus new roof and outdoor patio, on 14,000-square-foot lot. Price: $234,000. Information through BigMrealty.com
PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH
CNN, the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting recently spent a year determining the 50 “worst charities” in the nation. An organization that promotes fiscal conservativism is not among them, however. FreedomWorks, in fact, has been given a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, the master source for such judgment calls.
The group has been cited for sound management and accountability; more than 90 percent of its total revenue went directly into programs and campaigns in 2012.
“As a service center to a grass-roots community that stands for transparency and fiscal responsibility, FreedomWorks practices what we preach,” notes its president, Matt Kibbe.
POLL DU JOUR
• 65 percent of Americans say the U.S. economic condition is “very” or “somewhat” poor; 77 percent of Republicans and 46 percent of Democrats agree.
• 35 percent overall say the economic conditions are very or somewhat good; 23 percent of Republicans and 54 percent of Democrats agree.
• 50 percent overall expect the economic condition to be “very” or “somewhat” poor in a year; 74 percent of Republicans and 23 percent of Democrats agree.
• 35 percent overall expect the economic conditions to be very or somewhat good in a year; 26 percent of Republicans and 77 percent of Democrats agree.
• 44 percent overall say they are financially “worse off” than they were a year ago; 57 percent of Republicans and 32 percent of Democrats agree.
• 36 percent overall say they are now better off than they were a year ago; 24 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of Democrats agree.
Source: A CNN/ORC poll of 1,014 U.S. adults conducted June 11 to 13.
• Tipline always open at firstname.lastname@example.org.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
- Inside the Beltway: An agenda-free Easter
- Inside the Beltway: A Hillary-free 2016 would confound Democrats
- Times wins two awards from Society for Professional Journalists
- George P. Bush - son of Jeb - the lead figure in the Bush political push for now
- Inside the Beltway: The appeal of 'strong America'
Latest Blog Entries
- A startling 20 percent of Democratic lawmakers already endorse Hillary Clinton for president
- Hey food police: calling obesity a 'disease' is actually a health risk
- Cheese and an 'enhanced experience': White House goes showbiz on the State of the Union address
- Cruz calls it a 'circus': the State of the Union spectacle begins
- Half of American fans say God and 'supernatural' forces are in play during sports events
TWT Video Picks
Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
- Scalia to students on high taxes: At a certain point, 'perhaps you should revolt'
- Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him
- Special Forces' suicide rates hit record levels casualties of 'hard combat'
- Feds approve powdered alcohol; 'Palcohol' available later this year
- Nancy Pelosi washes immigrants' feet in humble Holy Week act then promotes on Twitter
- Justice at last: 'Evil woman' outed for grabbing girl's game ball
- Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters
- Russian fighter jet buzzes U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea
- EDITORIAL: Mark Warner running scared?
- Harry Reid blasts Bundy ranch supporters as 'domestic terrorists'
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.