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Vice President Joe Biden listens at left as President Barack Obama speaks about the Islamic State group, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015,  in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Obama asked the U.S. Congress on Wednesday to authorize military force to "degrade and defeat" Islamic State forces in the Middle East without sustained, large-scale U.S. ground combat operations, setting lawmakers on a path toward their first war powers vote in 13 years. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Obama affirms terrorist expansion every time he uses the term 'ISIL'

I nearly fell off the treadmill in laughter as I watched respectable foreign policy analysts struggle to keep a straight face as they defended President Obama's weak excuse for snubbing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr. Obama claimed Mr. Netanyahu's March 3 visit is too close to the Israeli elections, so he must avoid him so that Israeli voters don't get the wrong impression.

President Barack Obama speaks during a celebration in honor of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Fort Myer, Va. Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and top military brass praised Hagel at a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall. Obama said the country is grateful for military progress on Hagel's watch.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)  **FILE**

Obama's perpetual campaigning raises questions

- The Washington Times

President Obama seems to be in perpetual campaign mode, using the State of the Union to pitch an unrealistic utopia in which the rich are taxed into poverty, and everyone else gets everything else for free. Now that this annual speech is becoming a distant memory, the focus is shifting to the policies he proposed, both in the speech and the days after. Yet, this focus on his policy proposals has me questioning a few things.

Central Intelligence Director (CIA) Director John Brennan gestures during a news conference at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va., Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Brennan is pushing back hard against the wave of criticism following a Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing harsh interrogation tactics employed by intelligence community people against terrorism war-era detainees. Brennan and several past CIA leaders fear the historical record may define them as torturers instead of patriots. The CIA is now in the uncomfortable position of defending itself publicly, given its basic mission to protect the country secretly. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

The White House wants it both ways on torture report

- The Washington Times

When grilled about CIA Director John Brennan's statement in the days following the release of the report, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest dubiously refused to address the discrepancy between the CIA and the administration-touted "torture" report.

"Building a local playground or library isn't the federal government's job," writes Christine O'Donnell. "If these things will enrich a community, then it's up to the local government to pay for it, or, better yet, to find a private charity to build them." (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Khampha Bouaphanh)

What the government does right

Everything the federal government does should be restricted to three functions. If something does not have a direct impact on defense, infrastructure or interstate commerce, the federal government can't touch it. Leave it to the locals.