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President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government. (Associated Press)

Obama’s wilderness designation plan for Alaska refuge draws lawmakers’ ire

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.

Radio host and columnist Armstrong Williams. (Image courtesy of New Chapter Publisher)

Obama’s state of delusion

Most of the discussion after President Obama’s recent State of the Union address centered on various programs and goals that have no chance of actually being passed by the Republican-controlled House and Senate. But the most cynical, and probably the most dangerous, collision between reality and rhetoric was when the president spoke about Iran’s illicit nuclear weapons program.

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- Associated Press

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Matthew Schiccatano rides on a snow tube as he launches off of a make shift snow jump on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 on the Shamokin, Pa. Area Elementary School campus. (AP Photo/The News-Item, Mike Staugaitis)

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- Associated Press

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee waits backstage before speaking during the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Mike Huckabee says he will announce presidential plans in spring

- The Washington Times

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he won't decide on a presidential bid until spring. But he basically threw his hat in the ring Sunday, shoring up his opposition to Common Core education standards and walking a fine line on immigration as the GOP primary season heats up.