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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Already Paying Dividends – Congressman Scott DesJarlais

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Already Paying Dividends – Congressman Scott DesJarlais. by Congressman Scott DesJarlais The American Dream: The idea that every citizen has a chance to succeed, if he or she works hard; that each generation will do better than the last; that freedom creates economic opportunity and progress. Throughout the history of the United States, we as […]

Google’s Secret Speech Police | The Daily Caller

Google's Secret Speech Police | The Daily Caller. More than 100 nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and government agencies around the world help police YouTube for extremist content, ranging from so-called hate speech to terrorist recruiting videos. All of them have confidentiality agreements barring Google, YouTube’s parent company, from revealing their participation to the public, a Google representative told The Daily Caller […]

Clinton Had Detailed Knowledge of Email Server Security Risks, Emails Show

Clinton Had Detailed Knowledge of Email Server Security Risks, Emails Show. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had detailed knowledge about the security vulnerabilities involved in continuing to use her personal email despite claims that she didn’t really “stop and think” about the email system she was planning to use, newly released State Department emails show. The new batch of emails […]

Government Shutdown: Republicans Must Hang Tough | National Review

Government Shutdown: Republicans Must Hang Tough | National Review. by The Editors · January 19, 2018 Senate Democrats have blocked a bill to keep the federal government running and fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program for the next six years. They have, that is, partially shut the government down. They have taken this step not because of any strong objection […]

California Dems propose surcharge on businesses to fund social programs | Fox News

California Dems propose surcharge on businesses to fund social programs | Fox News. Lawmakers from California have proposed a bill that would compel companies making more than $1 million to turn over half their tax-cut savings to the state in order to fund programs that support low-income and middle-class families. Assembly members Kevin McCarthy, D-Sacramento, and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, […]

Trump shuts down immigration talks with Democrats until government reopens

Trump shuts down immigration talks with Democrats until government reopens. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Saturday morning that the White House wouldn’t negotiate with Democrats on immigration at all until they agree to keep the government open, a statement she delivered just after most Democrats voted against a last-minute continuing spending resolution. “We will not negotiate the status […]

The Dow’s 31% gain during Trump’s first year is the best since FDR

The Dow's 31% gain during Trump's first year is the best since FDR. Donald Trump lifted the Dow Jones industrial average in his first year in office more than any other president since Franklin Roosevelt. The Dow has surged more than 31 percent since Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. That marks the index’s best performance during a president’s first […]

Did Christopher Steele Write His Dossier, or Did a Russian Associate?

Did Christopher Steele Write His Dossier, or Did a Russian Associate?. by Joel Gilbert and Jack Cashill · January 19, 2018 Among the few givens in the unfolding drama of alleged Russia-Trump collusion is that former MI6 intelligence officer Christopher Steele wrote the Donald Trump-Russia dossier, alternately known as the “Steele Dossier.” This is the notorious document that purports to […]

McConnell takes hard line after failed shutdown vote | TheHill

McConnell takes hard line after failed shutdown vote | TheHill. by Jordain Carney · January 20, 2018 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ripped Democrats for forcing a “completely avoidable” shutdown seconds after the gavel fell on a 50-49 vote failing to advance legislation to avoid a shutdown. McConnell spoke after the Senate missed a deadline for passing legislation to […]

Rand Paul’s Neighbor to Plead Guilty in Assault Case

Rand Paul’s Neighbor to Plead Guilty in Assault Case. The neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul who allegedly assaulted the Kentucky Republican while he was mowing his lawn has now signed a federal plea agreement. The U.S. Attorney in Indianapolis made the announcement Friday. His office was assigned the case following the recusal by the U.S. Attorney in the western part […]

In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally

In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally. Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump’s ties with Russia found themselves on Friday with an unusual – and perhaps unwelcome – ally. As Republicans called for the release of a classified memorandum that they say shows anti-Trump bias at the Justice Department, a network […]

McConnell and Schumer hit rock bottom – POLITICO

McConnell and Schumer hit rock bottom – POLITICO. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer were supposed to bring a new, more productive relationship to the Senate after years of bitterness and dysfunction at the helm of the chamber. Instead, it’s been a year of slights and one-upmanship between the two men. While there may not be the level of vitriol that […]

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other. The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing […]

Congress seeks release of secret doc revealing Obama as ‘vengeful narcissist’

Congress seeks release of secret doc revealing Obama as ‘vengeful narcissist’. A top-secret memo that has been released to members of Congress, but still is being withheld from the American public, characterizes Barack Obama as “the vengeful narcissist” and alleges surveillance abuses by his administration that one representative likened to the work of Russia’s KGB. The document, released to members […]

How Donald Trump will Reverse Obama’s Failed Foreign Policy Strategy | The National Interest

How Donald Trump will Reverse Obama's Failed Foreign Policy Strategy | The National Interest. by Mike Gonzalez · January 19, 2018 President Obama’s foreign policy was notable for headline-grabbing deals with enemies such as Iran and Cuba, and the abandonment of dissidents there and elsewhere. But under the radar, his administration’s trademark was promoting progressive pet projects as new national-security […]

Trump WH: We’re Not Going to Politicize a Shutdown the Way Obama Did

Trump WH: We're Not Going to Politicize a Shutdown the Way Obama Did. A pause in government funding — or a shutdown as some call it — will not prevent White House employees from continuing to negotiate a pathway to a continuing resolution, Marc Short, the White House director of legislative affairs, told Fox News Friday morning. But Short indicated […]

Under Trump, HHS Acts to Protect Religious Freedom

Under Trump, HHS Acts to Protect Religious Freedom. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said there has “not really been anything” from President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind initiative and President Obama’s changes to the law that the federal government should “embrace” going forward, calling for a “new approach” to public education policy. “The bottom line is simple: Federal education […]

DeVos: ‘At the U.S. Department of Education, Common Core is Dead’

DeVos: 'At the U.S. Department of Education, Common Core is Dead'. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said there has “not really been anything” from President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind initiative and President Obama’s changes to the law that the federal government should “embrace” going forward, calling for a “new approach” to public education policy. “The bottom line is […]

Dickie Durbin Does DACA | The American Spectator

Dickie Durbin Does DACA | The American Spectator. by Scott McKay · January 19, 2018 The last column in this space addressed the fact that, in the event that Amazon Post story, citing anonymous second-hand sources to allege that President Trump referred to a few Third World nations from which a sizable proportion of our illegal immigrants come as “s***hole […]

Tennessee’s Haircut Cops Bust Barbers Who Lack High School Diplomas – Reason.com

Tennessee's Haircut Cops Bust Barbers Who Lack High School Diplomas – Reason.com. Zarate was working upstairs at The Revolution Studio, a small barbershop on trendy Front Street in downtown Memphis. The job, which he had held for only a few weeks before getting busted, was like a dream come true for Zarate. He’d learned to cut hair while helping out […]

March for Life – Strong Message | National Review

March for Life – Strong Message | National Review. by Michael R. Pence · January 19, 2018 Today, tens of thousands of Americans have traveled to Washington, D.C., for the 45th annual March for Life. They come from all across our nation, and from every walk of life – students of every age, blue-collar workers, people of many backgrounds, mothers […]

Media Chickens of the Frankfurt School Have Come Home to Roost – American Greatness

Media Chickens of the Frankfurt School Have Come Home to Roost – American Greatness. by Michael Walsh · January 18, 2018 This week’s press conference featuring the White House physician, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, ostensibly was about President Trump’s health. In reality, it was a physical and mental check-up on the White House press corps, whose jejunity, mental impairment, and […]

Trumping the Administrative State | The Weekly Standard

Trumping the Administrative State | The Weekly Standard. By Adam J. White The Weekly Standard · January 29, 2018 During the 2016 presidential election, the New York Times alleged that the Trump campaign had offered to make John Kasich “the most powerful vice president in history,” through a novel division of duties: The vice president “would be in charge of […]

Tough Road Ahead for Trump in Year 2 – Michael Barone

Tough Road Ahead for Trump in Year 2 – Michael Barone. by Michael Barone As we reach, gingerly, the anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, none of the disasters feared by critics has come to pass. The economy has turned at least mildly upward rather than plummet to depression. The executive branch has obeyed court orders. No military disaster […]

Paul Ryan Shuts Down Reporter’s Question | The Daily Caller

Paul Ryan Shuts Down Reporter's Question | The Daily Caller. “I guess this would be the fourth time in as many months that you all have had to pass a CR — why is that?” Nash Jenkins, a reporter for TIME, asked Ryan. Ryan had already addressed the issue in his opening statement, and chided Jenkins for apparently not paying […]

Paul Ryan Slams Senate Dems for Holding Military ‘Hostage’ in Immigration Debate

Paul Ryan Slams Senate Dems for Holding Military 'Hostage' in Immigration Debate. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) on Thursday accused Senate Democrats of using the military as a “bargaining chip” in negotiations on an Obama-era program that protects young undocumented immigrants raised in the United States from deportation. Ryan said Congress is nearing a deal to lift budget caps […]

GOP lawmakers demand that ‘alarming’ memo on FISA abuses be made public | Fox News

GOP lawmakers demand that 'alarming' memo on FISA abuses be made public | Fox News. by Catherine Herridge | Fox News Video Lawmakers review memo alleging gov’t surveillance abuse The House Intelligence committee made the memo available to all lawmakers, but some called for its release; Catherine Herridge goes in-depth for ‘Special Report.’ A four-page memo circulating in Congress that […]

How Regulations Made California’s Fires Worse

How Regulations Made California's Fires Worse. by Richard Zuber · January 18, 2018 After raging through almost all of December, the so-called Thomas fire, California’s largest wildfire ever recorded, was finally contained on January 12. While the worst is behind us (for now), the fact that last year’s wildfires so violently spun out of control puts the spotlight on the […]

This Defense Of FBI’s Handling Of The Steele Dossier Is Weak

This Defense Of FBI's Handling Of The Steele Dossier Is Weak. by Mollie Hemingway · January 18, 2018 It’s not terribly impressive to destroy a straw man. It’s even less impressive when you attack a straw man and fail to destroy it. That’s what David Ignatius failed to do in his recent Washington Post opinion article headlined “The truth about […]

Ryan to Schumer: Don’t shut down the government | TheHill

Ryan to Schumer: Don’t shut down the government | TheHill. by Scott Wong · January 18, 2018 Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) delivered a stern warning to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and his fellow Senate Democrats on Thursday night, minutes after the House voted to avert a government shutdown. “Sen. Schumer, do not shut down the federal government. Do […]

Senate Democrats, a Few Republicans, Have Votes to Block Spending Bill

Senate Democrats, a Few Republicans, Have Votes to Block Spending Bill. by Joe Williams · January 18, 2018 Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, leaves a meeting on the continuing resolution in House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office in the Capitol on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Joe Williams Posted Jan 18, 2018 4:30 PM Save for later Senate Democrats have the […]

Amazon’s review of Toronto could escalate tension with Trump

Amazon's review of Toronto could escalate tension with Trump. Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) inclusion of Canada’s largest city on a list of 20 finalists for a massive new campus could escalate tensions between the tech giant and U.S. President Donald Trump. Amazon said on Thursday that Toronto and 19 U.S. locales made the first cut in a contest to find a […]

Congress hurtles toward shutdown – POLITICO

Congress hurtles toward shutdown – POLITICO. by John Bresnahan · January 18, 2018 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (center with Sens. John Thune and John Cornyn) told his members in an email obtained by POLITICO that he intends to keep the chamber in session through the weekend if a shutdown occurs. | John Shinkle/POLITICO The possibility of a government shutdown […]

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim. On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure. The partisan roadblock in the GOP-controlled Senate left just a day and […]

Amish family ordered to use electricity

Amish family ordered to use electricity. After a five-year legal battle, a court is forcing an Old Order Amish family to defy their religious beliefs and connect their Pennsylvania home to a public sewer system immediately. Due to religious beliefs, the Yoder family lives without electricity and a modern-day sewer system. Instead, they have an outhouse, or an “old-fashioned privy,” […]

The F-35: How Taiwan Could Really Push Back Against China | The National Interest Blog

The F-35: How Taiwan Could Really Push Back Against China | The National Interest Blog. by Michael MazzaGary Schmitt · January 18, 2018 For the first time, an American National Security Strategy (NSS) explicitly mentions Taiwan. The NSS includes a commitment to “maintain our strong ties with Taiwan in accordance with our ‘One China’ policy, including our commitments under the […]

Al-Qaeda Bomb Instructions are a Free Download at Barnes & Noble

Al-Qaeda Bomb Instructions are a Free Download at Barnes & Noble. by Bridget Johnson · January 9, 2018 Key propaganda texts from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are posted for free download on the Barnes & Noble website, including the inaugural issue of a magazine linked to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Reviews posted on the e-books indicate that they’ve […]

Whole Foods Customers Report Empty Shelves at Stores Across the U.S.

Whole Foods Customers Report Empty Shelves at Stores Across the U.S.. by Paula Bolyard · January 18, 2018 Shoppers at Whole Foods Markets across the U.S. have been astonished to discover empty shelves at their local stores in recent months, with one customer describing the stores as “the Soviet Safeway.” Barclay analysts found stores in disarray with “entirely empty” shelves […]

The Media Normalizes the Unruly Left | The American Spectator

The Media Normalizes the Unruly Left | The American Spectator. by George Neumayr · January 19, 2018 Normally so censorious of shutdowns, the media seemed eager for one on Thursday. Pundits offered up preemptive excuses for Senate Democrats who seek to torpedo a deal. The more that Democratic senators behave like hack liberal activists, the more the media cheers them […]

‘Fake News’ Is Not an Excuse to Regulate the Internet – Reason.com

'Fake News' Is Not an Excuse to Regulate the Internet – Reason.com. by Zach Weissmueller · January 17, 2018 President Trump promised that today he’ll announce the recipients of his “Fake News Awards,” an honor he’s sure to bestow upon unflattering coverage that displeases him, a category that will almost certainly include the book Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s insider […]

The Democrats’ Dilemma: Immigration and the Welfare State – American Greatness

The Democrats’ Dilemma: Immigration and the Welfare State – American Greatness. by Spencer P. Morrison · January 16, 2018 The Democrats used to be the party of the working class: they supported trade unions and believed in the welfare state. Their goal was to smoothe capitalism’s rougher edges, to humanize modern industrialism, and to give the common man a fair […]

The Trillion-dollar Chameleon – Victor Davis Hanson

The Trillion-dollar Chameleon – Victor Davis Hanson. by Victor Davis Hanson Twenty years ago, no one had heard of either Facebook or Google, neither of which existed yet. For that matter, no one knew much about social media or search engines in general. Cellphones were still simply mobile, small and expensive telephones. There was no concept of a phone as […]

Pentagon Shadowing Russian Spy Ship

Pentagon Shadowing Russian Spy Ship. Russia has dispatched an intelligence gathering ship to the Caribbean Sea that is being closely monitored by the Pentagon, according to defense officials. The spy ship Viktor Leonov was spotted leaving Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago on Monday after five days on the island, and its current destination is unknown, said two officials […]

Cory Booker’s Kirstjen Nielsen Rant & Liberal Gender Hypocrisy | National Review

Cory Booker's Kirstjen Nielsen Rant & Liberal Gender Hypocrisy | National Review. by David French · January 17, 2018 This summer, I learned a new term. I’d heard of “mansplaining” and “manspreading.” But “manterrupting” was new to me. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn that in two different hearings, male senators interrupted California Democrat Kamala Harris. Two. Different. Hearings. […]

Tillerson says sanctions ‘are really starting to hurt’ North Korea | Fox News

Tillerson says sanctions 'are really starting to hurt' North Korea | Fox News. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that international sanctions “are really starting to hurt” North Korea, suggesting U.S. military action may not be needed right now. Speaking at an event at Stanford University in California, Tillerson said that South Korean President Moon Jae-in attributed North Korea’s […]

Michael Barone: Trump’s second year is a tough road ahead

Michael Barone: Trump's second year is a tough road ahead. As we approach, gingerly, the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, none of the disasters feared by critics has come to pass. The economy has turned at least mildly upward rather than plummet to depression, the executive branch has obeyed court orders and let the press do its […]

What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right

What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right. by Karin McQuillan · January 17, 2018 Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the […]

Democrats Don’t Actually Want A DACA Compromise

Democrats Don't Actually Want A DACA Compromise. by Mollie Hemingway · January 17, 2018 According to Democrats, they want nothing more than to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which President Donald Trump rescinded in early September due to it being unconstitutional. The registration program was a temporary fix to one of the country’s many significant immigration […]

Shutdown drama grips the Capitol | TheHill

Shutdown drama grips the Capitol | TheHill. by Melanie Zanona · January 17, 2018 House Republican leaders are within striking distance of securing enough GOP votes to pass a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown, which would shift the funding fight to the Senate. But they aren’t out of the woods just yet. The House Freedom Caucus is vowing […]

Trump gives out ‘Fake News Awards’ to CNN, N.Y. Times, Wash Post – POLITICO

Trump gives out 'Fake News Awards' to CNN, N.Y. Times, Wash Post – POLITICO. by Jason Schwartz · January 17, 2018 President Donald Trump first tweeted that the “Fake News Awards” would be held on Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. — a date he later changed to Jan. 17. | Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump tweeted out the winners […]

New scandal in Obama’s war against Netanyahu

New scandal in Obama’s war against Netanyahu. Democrats in Washington have expressed outrage over still-unproved allegations the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to defeat their candidate, Hillary Clinton. But Democrats and their media allies have been virtually silent regarding evidence of interference by Democrat Barack Obama in Israel’s elections. Last October, WND CEO Joseph […]

Trump Honors Civil Rights Icon Barbara Jordan ‘Who Called for End to Chain Migration’

Trump Honors Civil Rights Icon Barbara Jordan ‘Who Called for End to Chain Migration’. President Donald Trump on Wednesday honored civil rights icon Barbara Jordan, the first African-American woman to serve in the Texas Senate, who went on to become the first woman to serve Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. In a presidential message honoring Jordan, Trump pointed […]

US Poised to Shatter Records for Oil Production, Gas Exports

US Poised to Shatter Records for Oil Production, Gas Exports. by Michael Bastasch · January 17, 2018 The U.S. is well on its way to becoming a net exporter of natural gas for the first time in decades after breaking an annual record for oil production, according to the latest government data. The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the U.S. […]

Watch Cory Booker Manterrupt and Mansplain to a Woman for 10 Solid Minutes | Trending

Watch Cory Booker Manterrupt and Mansplain to a Woman for 10 Solid Minutes | Trending. About a year ago, Massachusetts Senator (and honorary Native American) Elizabeth Warren made the news for being interrupted by a man. She was giving a speech on the floor of the Senate about… I forget the topic, something or other. It doesn’t matter what she […]

Report: FBI Cleared Clinton Long Before Ending Investigation | The American Spectator

Report: FBI Cleared Clinton Long Before Ending Investigation | The American Spectator. by Daniel J. Flynn · January 3, 2018 The Hill reports that the FBI believed Hillary Clinton and her aides broke laws despite the bureau director’s stated conclusion that investigators concluded she did not break laws. Then-FBI director James Comey announced in July of 2016 that the investigation […]

‘Fake News’ Is Not an Excuse to Regulate the Internet – Reason.com

'Fake News' Is Not an Excuse to Regulate the Internet – Reason.com. · by Zach Weissmueller · January 17, 2018 President Trump promised that today he’ll announce the recipients of his “Fake News Awards,” an honor he’s sure to bestow upon unflattering coverage that displeases him, a category that will almost certainly include the book Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s […]

Fake news is better than a federal Ministry of Truth

Fake news is better than a federal Ministry of Truth. In an effort to “balance” freedom of expression with other needs, the European Union on Monday launched its “High-Level Expert Group” to tackle fake news. This followed a proposal last week by French President Emmanuel Macron to give government more censorship power, including prior restraint to stop the spread of […]

Donald Trump & Racism – Democrats False Charge | National Review

Donald Trump & Racism – Democrats False Charge | National Review. by Conrad Black · January 17, 2018 The first opportunity for a successful end of the Second Civil War, between President Trump and the incumbent political class, has been squandered by the Democrats. Nothing could be done until Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan accepted that […]

Ted Cruz op-ed: Time to put Kim Jong Un on his heels – The Washington Post

Ted Cruz op-ed: Time to put Kim Jong Un on his heels – The Washington Post. by Ted Cruz · January 16, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AFP via Getty Images) Ted Cruz, a Republican, represents Texas in the U.S. Senate. President Trump’s November decision to designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism — in response […]

Byron York: Trump dossier probes now include possible State Department involvement

Byron York: Trump dossier probes now include possible State Department involvement. Congressional investigations into the Trump dossier have so far been focused on the FBI and Justice Department. They still are, but now investigators are also looking into a possible Obama State Department role in the collection and dissemination of sensational and still-unverified allegations against candidate Donald Trump gathered by […]

The Truth Behind the Trump Storm | City Journal

The Truth Behind the Trump Storm | City Journal. by Kay S. Hymowitz · January 16, 2018 President Trump’s latest obloquy—calling a number of countries “shitholes” and asking why we are expected to accept their immigrants—is offensive for all the reasons you’ve probably heard: it’s insulting, racially divisive, callous, and so on. The United States has welcomed immigrants from various […]

Why Paul Manafort Has a Case in Lawsuit Against Robert Mueller – Byron York

Why Paul Manafort Has a Case in Lawsuit Against Robert Mueller – Byron York. by Byron York It’s not a popular thing to defend Paul Manafort, the international influence peddler who ran Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for a short time in 2016. Just search for “Manafort” and, say, “sleazeball,” and see what comes up. But even bad guys have a […]

House Intel Committee To Vote On Release Of F | The Daily Caller

House Intel Committee To Vote On Release Of F | The Daily Caller. by Chuck Ross · January 16, 2018 The House Intelligence Committee will vote this Thursday on whether to release a transcript of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony, The Daily Caller has learned. A source familiar with the matter says that it is likely that the Republican-led […]

FBI Arrests Ex-CIA Officer Living in Hong Kong

FBI Arrests Ex-CIA Officer Living in Hong Kong. A former CIA operations officer has been charged with mishandling secret information about recruited CIA agents, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. The former case officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, also known as Zhen Cheng Li, was arrested by FBI agents at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport on Monday as he returned […]

John Stossel: The Southern Poverty Law Center is a money-grabbing slander machine | Fox News

John Stossel: The Southern Poverty Law Center is a money-grabbing slander machine | Fox News. The Southern Poverty Law Center says its mission is to fight discrimination and has been credited for helping combat the KKK but along the way they have become a controversial advocacy group. Who will warn Americans about hate groups? The media know: the Southern Poverty […]

Lawmakers want James Clapper prosecuted for surveillance testimony before statute of limitations runs out

Lawmakers want James Clapper prosecuted for surveillance testimony before statute of limitations runs out. Some lawmakers would like to see the Justice Department prosecute former spy chief James Clapper for inaccurate testimony to Congress about domestic surveillance before it’s too late. Privacy-conscious critics say looming five-year statutes of limitation for perjury and making false statements — establishing a March 12 […]

Still Looking for Tax Disaster, Democrats Are in for a Surprise

Still Looking for Tax Disaster, Democrats Are in for a Surprise. by Jack Hellner · January 16, 2018 The Democrats and their media allies did everything they could to defeat Trump’s tax cuts and reforms. They continually lied to the public in a bid to make them believe that less than half of the taxpayers would actually get cuts and […]

Revoking Obama’s Sex Assault Regs Won’t End Campus Witch Hunts

Revoking Obama's Sex Assault Regs Won't End Campus Witch Hunts. by Adam Candeub · January 16, 2018 The Obama administration’s 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter presented universities, colleges and other higher education institutions with an ultimatum: create Title IX kangaroo courts to adjudicate claims of campus sexual assault, or face an end to all federal funding. The schools and their “diversity” […]

Commanders at time of fatal ship collisions charged with homicide | TheHill

Commanders at time of fatal ship collisions charged with homicide | TheHill. by Rebecca Kheel · January 16, 2018 The Navy is filing negligent homicide charges against the former commanding officers of two guided missile destroyers involved in separate collisions over the summer that killed 17 sailors, the service announced Tuesday. The charges will be presented at what’s known in […]

Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena

Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena. President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon declined on Tuesday to comply with a subpoena ordering him to answer questions from a U.S. House intelligence panel about his time at the White House as part of its investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election. After Bannon […]

Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Tuesday that if North Korea does not choose to negotiate on giving up its nuclear weapons that pose a growing threat to the United States it could trigger a military response. After a meeting of U.S. allies on how to beef up the sanctions pressure, […]

U.S. chops $65 million in aid to Palestinians

U.S. chops $65 million in aid to Palestinians. The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is withholding $65 million for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency that supports them make major reforms. The State Department notified the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, UNWRA, that any additional U.S. donations will depend on changes in how the agency operates and is funded. […]

Here Is What America Should Learn from Hawaii’s Missile Scare | The National Interest

Here Is What America Should Learn from Hawaii's Missile Scare | The National Interest. by Wallace C. Gregson · January 16, 2018 Hawaii endured a now-famous false alarm on Saturday. The alarm this time was about an inbound ballistic missile, not a tsunami. Ridicule of Hawaii’s system and management followed quickly, validating the cliché that no good deed goes unpunished. […]

White House Doctor on Trump’s Mental Fitness: He Did ‘Exceedingly Well’ on Cognitive Exam

White House Doctor on Trump’s Mental Fitness: He Did ‘Exceedingly Well’ on Cognitive Exam. White House physician Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters Tuesday that President Donald Trump did “exceedingly well” on his cognitive exam. Jackson said the president asked him to do a cognitive exam, even though the doctor at first had “no intention of doing one.” When […]

The Supreme Court Quietly Gives Religious Liberty a Big Win

The Supreme Court Quietly Gives Religious Liberty a Big Win. Religious liberty and freedom of conscience won big at the Supreme Court last week, just in time for Religious Freedom Day on Jan. 16. The justices declined last week to hear a legal challenge against a Mississippi law that protects citizens, small businesses, government employees, and charities from official discrimination […]

Analysis of 3 Major TV Networks Shows Anti-Trump Bias, Obsession Over Trump-Russia

Analysis of 3 Major TV Networks Shows Anti-Trump Bias, Obsession Over Trump-Russia. by Tyler O’Neil · January 9, 2018 Major TV networks spent one out of three minutes covering President Donald Trump last year, with 90 percent of that coverage negative. A full one-fifth of that coverage focused on the Trump-Russia “collusion” scandal. “’90% of Trump 2017 news coverage was […]

The Martin Luther King Jr. we knew 50 years ago | New York Post

The Martin Luther King Jr. we knew 50 years ago | New York Post. by Post Editorial Board · January 15, 2018 This is one of those rare years in which the official celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life falls on his actual birthday, January 15. It will also mark, in April, the 50th anniversary of his assassination. That […]

Democrats decree death in the swamp for the Dreamers – Washington Times

Democrats decree death in the swamp for the Dreamers – Washington Times. by Wesley Pruden Sen. Charles E. Schumer. (Associated Press) ** FILE ** more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and their Democratic followers laid a careful trap for their Republican tormentors, and then fell in it. The Republican leadership can keep them from climbing out if they’re smart […]

Rep. Tom McClintock: The question Democrats fear most

Rep. Tom McClintock: The question Democrats fear most. As the tax reform bill entered its final consideration in December, one congressional Democrat confided to a colleague that the reason they so vehemently opposed it was that they were afraid it would work. With the bill now signed into law over unanimous Democratic opposition, every family is about to find out. […]

President Trump Undoes Obama Legacy: Commonsense Nobama | National Review

President Trump Undoes Obama Legacy: Commonsense Nobama | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · January 16, 2018 Donald Trump continues to baffle. Never Trump Republicans still struggle to square the circle of quietly agreeing so far with most of his policies, as they loudly insist that his record is already nullified by its supposedly odious author. Or surely it […]

McSally: ‘Get Over’ Clean Dream Act | The Daily Caller

McSally: 'Get Over' Clean Dream Act | The Daily Caller. by Will Racke · January 15, 2018 Rep. Martha McSally said Monday that Democrats in Congress are wasting their time pursuing a no-strings-attached bill to give legal status to millions of younger illegal immigrants. She said the Dream Act, which has emerged as the Democrats’ favored replacement for the Deferred […]

Berkeley Sued Over Failure to Protect Protesters

Berkeley Sued Over Failure to Protect Protesters. Four residents of California’s Bay Area injured during the violent University of California-Berkeley protests last year of a Milo Yiannopoulous campus appearance filed a lawsuit Thursday, alleging administrators failed to install appropriate security measures to protect attendees from harm. John Jennings, Katrina Redelsheimer, Trever Hatch, and Donald Fletcher allege they were physically attacked […]

Hawaii Missile False Alarm — No Consequences for Bureaucrats | National Review

Hawaii Missile False Alarm — No Consequences for Bureaucrats | National Review. by John Fund · January 14, 2018 In ancient Hawaii, members of the outcast class Kauwa were often sacrificed to the gods. No one is suggesting that anything like that be done in the wake of the incredible blunder by a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency staffer who triggered […]

Steve Bannon, Corey Lewandowski to testify this week at House Intel Committee | Fox News

Steve Bannon, Corey Lewandowski to testify this week at House Intel Committee | Fox News. Former White House chief strategist and ex-Trump campaign manager Steve Bannon will testify before the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday as part of its Russia probe, in what will be his first appearance on Capitol Hill since the Michael Wolff book firestorm. Bannon, who stepped down […]

Who really ‘blew DACA’ talks?

Who really 'blew DACA' talks?. In his Monday Twitter attack on Sen. Dick Durbin, President Trump didn’t sound like a man who was optimistic about a deal saving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. After castigating “Dicky” Durbin, D-Ill., as someone who “misrepresented what was said” at a White House immigration meeting, Trump offered an assessment of the negotiations. […]

When Durbin Asked the IRS to Silence Karl Rove

When Durbin Asked the IRS to Silence Karl Rove. by Daniel John Sobieski · January 15, 2018 Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin is full of righteous indignation these days regarding President Trump’s comments in a private meeting. Following the meeting, Durbin ran outside to whine to the media. Trump wants immigrants who come to America wanting to be Americans who […]

Blue States Panic To Hide Spending Binges With Crazy Tricks

Blue States Panic To Hide Spending Binges With Crazy Tricks. by Kyle Sammin · January 15, 2018 Democrats have been running around with their hair on fire since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was enacted last month, but some of the latest ravings in high-tax states show the damage may be penetrating to their brains. In Democratic-majority […]

Blaming Dems, Trump Says DACA Deal Likely ‘Dead’

Blaming Dems, Trump Says DACA Deal Likely ‘Dead’. by John T. Bennett · January 14, 2018 President Donald Trump on Sunday declared a deal on the DACA immigration program likely “dead,” tweeting his view that Democrats don’t really want one. Democratic lawmakers “just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military,” he wrote. DACA is probably […]

Lawsuit puts bull’s-eye on Mueller’s communications

Lawsuit puts bull’s-eye on Mueller’s communications. A veteran Washington courtroom fighter, Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, confirmed Monday he has filed a lawsuit that puts special counsel Robert Mueller’s communications with the media in a bull’s-eye. “Robert Mueller and his staff, who are alleged to have illegally leaked grand jury information to damage the president, his family and associates, have […]

Can an Israeli-Saudi Détente Work? | The National Interest

Can an Israeli-Saudi Détente Work? | The National Interest. by Yoel GuzanskyKhader SawaedAri Heistein · January 15, 2018 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not shy about referring to the supposedly secretive ties he is cultivating with Arab states with which Israel lacks formal relations. “Our productive cooperation with Arab states is secret cooperation. . . . I believe that [these […]

MLK’s Niece Alveda King: ‘President Trump Is Not a Racist’

MLK’s Niece Alveda King: ‘President Trump Is Not a Racist’. In an interview on Fox & Friends, Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, Alveda King, unambiguously stated: “President Trump is not a racist.” “Racism is just a word that’s being bandied and thrown about and thrown at the president, in my opinion, unjustly,” said Alveda King. “President Trump is not a […]

Ben Carson: Martin Luther King’s Message Is ‘Urgently Needed to Heal the Divisions’ Now

Ben Carson: Martin Luther King's Message Is 'Urgently Needed to Heal the Divisions' Now. by Rachel del Guidice · January 14, 2018 Ben Carson praised Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy Friday at the White House, where President Donald Trump signed a proclamation honoring the civil rights leader. “I thank you for signing legislation to designate the birthplace, church, and tomb […]

Why Are the Iranian Protesters Islamophobes? | Homeland Security

Why Are the Iranian Protesters Islamophobes? | Homeland Security. by Robert Spencer · January 9, 2018 “We should have an Iranian republic, not an Islamic republic,” said one Iranian protester. “Islam cannot address our needs.” The protesters chanted: “We don’t want an Islamic republic! … Clerics, shame on you, let go of our country!” Some even chanted: “Reza Shah, bless […]

No, Medicaid Work Requirements Aren’t Racist or Cruel | The American Spectator

No, Medicaid Work Requirements Aren’t Racist or Cruel | The American Spectator. by David Catron · January 15, 2018 When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that states could experiment with work requirements and volunteer community service as prerequisites for Medicaid eligibility, the melodramatic response from the Democrats and their media allies was as predictable as it […]

The Corrupt Politics of Low-Income Housing – Reason.com

The Corrupt Politics of Low-Income Housing – Reason.com. by Christian Britschgi · January 15, 2018 The rent is too damn high—so each year Congress appropriates billions of dollars to address the nation’s collective housing needs. The programs vary from loans to tax credits to straight-up subsidies, but a common feature is that federal taxpayers pony up the dough and then […]

Black Protest Has Lost Its Power – WSJ

Black Protest Has Lost Its Power – WSJ. By Shelby Steele Jan. 12, 2018 6:40 p.m. ET 1392 COMMENTS The recent protests by black players in the National Football League were rather sad for their fruitlessness. They may point to the end of an era for black America, and for the country generally—an era in which protest has been the […]

Policing Sexual Desire | City Journal

Policing Sexual Desire | City Journal. by Heather Mac Donald · January 14, 2018 The New York Times now has a “gender editor” and “gender team,” created in the wake of the #MeToo movement to infuse feminist sensibility even further throughout the paper. The gender editor, Jessica Bennett, penned an op-ed last month that serves as a template for the […]

REPORT: Dick Durbin Has A History Of Lying About Private White House Meetings | Daily Wire

REPORT: Dick Durbin Has A History Of Lying About Private White House Meetings | Daily Wire. by Ryan Saavedra · January 12, 2018 Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) accused President Donald Trump on Friday of referring to African countries as “s***holes” during a meeting that they both attended on Thursday. Durbin told reporters that what Trump said was “hate-filled, vile and […]

What the ‘Dreamer’ fight is really about – LA Times

What the 'Dreamer' fight is really about – LA Times. by Victor Davis Hanson The loud fight over what will happen to America’s “Dreamers” isn’t what it seems. For both sides, it’s a fig leaf used to mask their true intentions. In his first term, Barack Obama admitted that he had no constitutional authority (“I’m president, I’m not king”) to […]

Labor’s Last Stand

Labor's Last Stand. One of the nation’s largest public sector unions defended mandatory unionism in a brief filed to the Supreme Court Friday. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 is fighting to maintain a government agency’s right to mandate union dues or fee payments as a condition of employment. Several AFSCME members in Illinois have […]

The Ladies vs. the Mullahs

The Ladies vs. the Mullahs. by Manda Zand Ervin · January 14, 2018 No one knows her name, but a young Iranian woman waving a white scarf has become a symbol of almost forty years of struggle by Iranian women, protesting the gender apartheid that clerics brought to our country, overnight, in the winter of 1979. She waved a white […]

Patrick Deneen On Why Liberalism Is Failing On Right And Left

Patrick Deneen On Why Liberalism Is Failing On Right And Left. by Nathanael Blake · January 12, 2018 There has been no serious ideological challenge to liberalism, broadly understood, since the fall of world communism. The paradigm of liberal political philosophy is dominant: representative government, individual human rights and personal autonomy, the free movement of goods and people across borders, […]

Blaming Dems, Trump Says DACA Deal Likely ‘Dead’

Blaming Dems, Trump Says DACA Deal Likely ‘Dead’. by John T. Bennett · January 14, 2018 President Donald Trump on Sunday declared a deal on the DACA immigration program likely “dead,” tweeting his view that Democrats don’t really want one. Democratic lawmakers “just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military,” he wrote. DACA is probably […]

Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump

Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump. by Noah Barkin5 Min Read · January 14, 2018 BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of competing world views with U.S. President Donald Trump. […]

Criminal charges against street preachers dismissed

Criminal charges against street preachers dismissed. A group of five Washington state Christian street preachers who received prior approval of their public evangelism efforts but were nevertheless charged criminally under the guise of violating a noise ordinance won dismissals with the assistance of a nonprofit First Amendment legal defense group. Police in Washougal, Washington, cited the five for disturbing the […]

Trump Must Follow through with His UN Threats | The National Interest

Trump Must Follow through with His UN Threats | The National Interest. by Brett D. Schaefer · January 14, 2018 Donald Trump’s formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel complied with a 1995 act of Congress and fulfilled a promise made by each of the last four U.S. presidential candidates. Internationally, it did not play well. The Palestinians […]

Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders FBI to Release Comey Memo on Trump

Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders FBI to Release Comey Memo on Trump. by Fred Lucas · January 14, 2018 A federal court last week again ruled in favor of Mick Mulvaney as the rightful head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which strengthens his hand on such issues as the recent decision to freeze data collection in light of cybersecurity […]

Brain Dead Lefties Blame Trump for False Missile Alert

Brain Dead Lefties Blame Trump for False Missile Alert. by Rick Moran · January 9, 2018 The false missile alert issued by the Hawaiian Emergency Management Agency on Saturday appears to have been the result of a state employee pressing the wrong button during a shift change. The EMA is a wholly state agency. It is funded partly by the […]

Here Comes Inflation | The American Spectator

Here Comes Inflation | The American Spectator. by Ben Stein · January 13, 2018 Friday It’s almost two weeks into the New Year and it already shows signs of being just as crazy as the old year was. To begin with, my life has been upside down for about one solid year since my wife came down with what seems […]

The Intellectual Grenades of Charles Murray | The Weekly Standard

The Intellectual Grenades of Charles Murray | The Weekly Standard. By Matthew Continetti The Weekly Standard · January 22, 2018 For the packed house at the American Enterprise Institute on the evening of January 8, Charles Murray needed no introduction. We were there to celebrate the 75th birthday of the author of Losing Ground, The Bell Curve, and Coming Apart […]

Alan Dershowitz: Don’t diagnose Trump, respond to him

Alan Dershowitz: Don't diagnose Trump, respond to him. by Politics · January 14, 2018 Is President Trump mentally ill, suffering from dementia, or both? Some mental health professionals and others are arguing that he should be removed from office because the answer to at least one of those questions is “yes.” I believe this is a dangerous course to follow. […]

Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America? – LA Times

Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America? – LA Times. by Kerry Jackson Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That’s according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, […]

Barnes: The GOP Triumphs of 2017 | The Weekly Standard

Barnes: The GOP Triumphs of 2017 | The Weekly Standard. For 37 years, efforts to open the remote Alaskan tundra known as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling for oil and natural gas got nowhere. It’s a barren, uninhabitable area that looks like the surface of an asteroid. But environmental groups and their Democratic allies treated it like a […]

Obama: Fox News ‘Different Planet’ | The Daily Caller

Obama: Fox News 'Different Planet' | The Daily Caller. by Justin Caruso · January 13, 2018 Former president Barack Obama poked at Fox News viewers Saturday, saying they are “living on a different planet” than an NPR listener. WATCH: Obama, appearing on David Letterman’s new Netflix show, said, “One of the biggest challenges we have to our democracy is the […]

Durbin Claims ‘Chain Migration’ Term Is Offensive to Descendants of Slaves

Durbin Claims 'Chain Migration' Term Is Offensive to Descendants of Slaves. During a press conference on Friday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) recalled how he told President Donald Trump that the term “chain migration” was offensive. Durbin confirmed an accusation that the president called African countries and Haiti “s—holes” during a Thursday meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, calling […]

Moby claims CIA asked him to post about Trump and Russia | Fox News

Moby claims CIA asked him to post about Trump and Russia | Fox News. by Kathleen Joyce | Fox News Moby claimed his friends in the CIA asked him to spread the word about President Trump and Russia. (Reuters) Singer Moby claimed his friends in the CIA asked him to spread the word that President Trump has ties to Russia […]

Byron York: Paul Manafort has a point

Byron York: Paul Manafort has a point. It’s not a popular thing to defend Paul Manafort, the international influence peddler who ran Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for a short time in 2016. Just search for “Manafort” and, say, “sleazeball,” and see what comes up. But even bad guys have a case sometimes. And Manafort has a case in his lawsuit […]

90% Of Workers Likely To See More Money In Paycheck Next Month « CBS Boston

90% Of Workers Likely To See More Money In Paycheck Next Month « CBS Boston. by Bob Leahy · January 12, 2018 (CNN Money) — The U.S. Treasury and the IRS on Thursday put out new guidance and withholding tables for employers that incorporate changes from the new tax law. Under those new tables, the Treasury estimates that 90% of […]

Confusing Dossier Chaff with Wheat

Confusing Dossier Chaff with Wheat. by Clarice Feldman · January 14, 2018 A hallmark of the Democrats – and the Clintons in particular – is that, with the aid of a complaisant press, they hide their wrongdoings with countless obfuscations and distractions so that the truth of consequential matters is buried in chaff and hard to see. This week, we […]

Trump Is Right To Let States Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

Trump Is Right To Let States Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid. by John Daniel Davidson · January 12, 2018 The Trump administration announced Thursday it will allow states to impose work requirements on abled-bodied adults to qualify for Medicaid. This marks the first time the federal government has allowed any kind of work requirement for Medicaid eligibility—and it’s about time. […]

Hawaii false alarm sparks panic, confusion | TheHill

Hawaii false alarm sparks panic, confusion | TheHill. by Max Greenwood · January 13, 2018 A false emergency alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile caused massive panic in Hawaii on Saturday, as terrified people scrambled to find shelter and prepared for what they thought might be their final moments. U.S. and state officials worked hurriedly to recall the mobile […]

A wave of panic rattles Hawaii after false missile alert

A wave of panic rattles Hawaii after false missile alert. The second recent blunder in Hawaii’s planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack left islanders shaken after an emergency alert warning of an imminent strike sounded on hundreds of thousands of cellphones. For nearly 40 minutes people waited. Then came the second mobile alert: someone hit the wrong button, […]

Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders FBI to Release Comey Memo on Trump

Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders FBI to Release Comey Memo on Trump. Although the Department of Justice under Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fighting against it, the D.C. Federal Court ordered the FBI to turn over the Feb. 17, 2017 memo written by then-FBI Director James Comey, which Comey leaked to the press to trigger a special counsel investigation of […]

Washington Post: We Didn’t Attack The Daily Caller, and Don’t Know Why Google Is

Washington Post: We Didn’t Attack The Daily Caller, and Don’t Know Why Google Is. by Eric Lieberman · January 12, 2018 Google’s relatively new “fact check” feature proves there’s something fundamentally wrong with at least some of its highly influential algorithms, after an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation found that the widget is both blatantly biased and tremendously […]

Fusion GPS Founder Retracts Claim of Trump Campaign Source for FBI

Fusion GPS Founder Retracts Claim of Trump Campaign Source for FBI. by Rick Moran · January 9, 2018 During his testimony before Congress in August, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson said that the FBI had a source inside the Trump campaign that gave credence to the infamous dossier the company created for the Democrats. He repeated the claim in a […]

Reflections on a Chaotic Week | The American Spectator

Reflections on a Chaotic Week | The American Spectator. by Ross Kaminsky · January 13, 2018 Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last several days, you know what happened: On Thursday, President Trump reportedly called the entire continent of Africa, and perhaps a few nearer places, “s***hole countries.” After the “mainstream media” gave the comments more non-stop […]

Drilling in Alaska Is Good for the Earth – WSJ

Drilling in Alaska Is Good for the Earth – WSJ. It has been a good month for American energy development. The tax reform signed by President Trump contained a provision allowing for oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Last week the Interior Department proposed opening up wide swaths of territory offshore. This is good policy for a lot […]

Silicon Valley Will Pay the Price for Its Lefty Leanings – Bloomberg

Silicon Valley Will Pay the Price for Its Lefty Leanings – Bloomberg. by Megan McArdle @asymmetricinfo More stories by Megan McArdle James Damore is gone from Google. But he will not soon be forgotten. He’s joined with a conservative lawyer to bring a class action against the company, accusing it of discriminating against conservatives, Caucasians and men. The lawsuit, just […]

Trump Leads for Rural Broadband, His Administration Should Follow – Peter Ferrara

Trump Leads for Rural Broadband, His Administration Should Follow – Peter Ferrara. by Peter Ferrara President Trump signed two Executive Orders on January 8 instructing the Interior Department to streamline the location of broadband infrastructure for the rural U.S. on federal properties. Now, if the FCC would only follow in that same spirit. The FCC has authority over licenses for […]

The Missing Democratic Agenda

The Missing Democratic Agenda. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall in Elizabeth Warren’s house as people went crazy over the prospect of Oprah 2020. I can only imagine Warren’s reaction. Did she yell at the TV? Mutter under her breath? Immediately call her media consultant in panic? We know the slight got to her. By midweek she […]

Donald Trump’s Comments on Haiti & Africa Hurt Immigration Agenda | National Review

Donald Trump’s Comments on Haiti & Africa Hurt Immigration Agenda | National Review. by The Editors · January 12, 2018 The latest all-consuming Trump controversy is over his remarks in an Oval Office meeting that he doesn’t want people coming here from “sh**hole” countries (although he may have really said “sh**house” countries, for those who are sticklers for accuracy when […]

Nunes charges ‘abuse’ of government surveillance by FBI and Justice officials | Fox News

Nunes charges 'abuse' of government surveillance by FBI and Justice officials | Fox News. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes told Republican colleagues in two closed-door meetings this week he has seen evidence that shows clear “abuse” of government surveillance programs by FBI and Justice Department officials, according to three sources familiar with the conversations, raising more questions about whether the […]

Nine states ready to require jobs for Medicaid enrollees

Nine states ready to require jobs for Medicaid enrollees. Nine states are planning to implement work requirements for their Medicaid enrollees, following Kentucky, which on Friday became the first place in the country to be approved to create such a program. Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin have submitted their own proposals, though some […]

Mueller interview fraught with peril for Trump | TheHill

Mueller interview fraught with peril for Trump | TheHill. by Jordan Fabian and Morgan Chalfant · January 12, 2018 President Trump could face the greatest political and legal peril of his life if he agrees to an interview with Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Mueller would likely confront Trump over whether he obstructed […]

Was Seth Rich Killed over the Steele Dossier?

Was Seth Rich Killed over the Steele Dossier?. by Daniel John Sobieski · January 12, 2018 If we are to believe the transcript of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in August, released unexpectedly by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the search for a smoking gun in the dossier scandal may lead us to a dead […]

Is Trump Really About To Deport 200,000 Salvadorans? Not Quite

Is Trump Really About To Deport 200,000 Salvadorans? Not Quite. by Lyman Stone · January 12, 2018 Last week, the Trump administration announced that they would not renew “Temporary Protected Status” (TPS) for nearly 200,000 Salvadorans residing in America, meaning that those individuals would need to leave the country by 2019, or face deportation. The administration had already decided in […]

White House physician says Trump in ‘excellent health’ | TheHill

White House physician says Trump in 'excellent health' | TheHill. by Julia Manchester · January 12, 2018 The White House physician announced Friday that President Trump is in “excellent health” following his first physical exam as commander in chief. “The president’s exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally well. The president is in excellent health and I […]

North Carolina Asks Court to Halt Congressional Map Change

North Carolina Asks Court to Halt Congressional Map Change. North Carolina lawmakers asked the Supreme Court to stop a lower court order to redraw its congressional map ahead of the 2018 midterms, arguing that it could “hopelessly disrupt North Carolina’s upcoming congressional elections.” In an emergency application, the Tar Heel State lawmakers focused on time constraints — as well as […]

Trump Lawyer Arranged $130,000 Payment for Adult-Film Star’s Silence – WSJ

Trump Lawyer Arranged $130,000 Payment for Adult-Film Star’s Silence – WSJ. By Michael Rothfeld and Joe Palazzolo Updated Jan. 12, 2018 3:13 p.m. ET 3307 COMMENTS A lawyer for President Donald Trump arranged a $130,000 payment to a former adult-film star a month before the 2016 election as part of an agreement that precluded her from publicly discussing an alleged […]

Trump partly denies, also defends vulgar immigrant comments

Trump partly denies, also defends vulgar immigrant comments. President Donald Trump on Friday offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries a day earlier. Trump said he was only expressing what many people think but won’t say about immigrants from economically depressed countries, according to a person who spoke to the […]

Coats moves to curb ‘unnecessary secrecy’

Coats moves to curb ‘unnecessary secrecy’. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is seeking to open the flow of information among the nation’s secret agents, says a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. A new guidance titled Intelligence Community Portfolio Management outlines the use of “portfolios” to facilitate information-sharing and collaboration while maintaining security. A commentary at the Federation of […]

Trump: ‘Never Said Anything Derogatory About Haitians’

Trump: 'Never Said Anything Derogatory About Haitians'. Blasted as a racist on liberal cable networks Friday, President Trump issued this denial in his sixth tweet of the morning: “Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said ‘take them out.’ Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with […]

Here’s How Young Black Conservative Women Are Changing the Face of the GOP

Here’s How Young Black Conservative Women Are Changing the Face of the GOP. by Amber Randall · January 12, 2018 It’s pretty easy to name a couple of black women working in progressive circles and organizations, but it’s a lot harder to name the ones working within the conservative movement. There’s a substantial national conversation about progressive black women like […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel Prevented ‘Numerous’ 9/11-Style Terror Attacks, Is Beating ISIS in the Sinai

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel Prevented 'Numerous' 9/11-Style Terror Attacks, Is Beating ISIS in the Sinai. This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told foreign diplomats that the Jewish state had prevented terror attacks using hijacked aircraft in Europe. “We have, through our intelligence services, provided information that has stopped several dozen major terrorist attacks, many of them in European countries,” Netanyahu […]

Stop Scaremongering. The Press Is Freer Than It’s Ever Been – Reason.com

Stop Scaremongering. The Press Is Freer Than It's Ever Been – Reason.com. by David Harsanyi · January 12, 2018 The Committee to Protect Journalists, a group alleging to promote press freedom and the rights of journalists, gave President Donald Trump the Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom Award in its Press Oppressors awards this week. The story was giddily […]

Trump is right about Medicaid work requirements

Trump is right about Medicaid work requirements. Amid discussion of whether healthcare is a human right, it should be noted that no one ever has an absolute right to get it free from anyone else. Yet with healthcare, as with food, the state often has a duty to provide it to those who, despite their best efforts, would be incapable […]

The Missing Democratic Agenda

The Missing Democratic Agenda. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall in Elizabeth Warren’s house as people went crazy over the prospect of Oprah 2020. I can only imagine Warren’s reaction. Did she yell at the TV? Mutter under her breath? Immediately call her media consultant in panic? We know the slight got to her. By midweek she […]

Is ‘Fire and Fury’ Fizzling? – Michael Barone

Is 'Fire and Fury' Fizzling? – Michael Barone. by Michael Barone The most disappointed people in America this past week must be those Trump execrators who opened their Amazon package only to find that the copy of “Fire and Fury” they had ordered was subtitled “The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945.” It’s a well-regarded 2009 volume by University of Toronto […]

Pelosi: Tax Reform Bonuses Are ‘Crumbs&# | The Daily Caller

Pelosi: Tax Reform Bonuses Are 'Crumbs&# | The Daily Caller. by Peter Hasson · January 11, 2018 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, one of the richest members of Congress, dismissed the bonuses that many companies are giving to their workers due to lower tax rates as “crumbs” and “pathetic.” “A number of bonuses — one of the bonuses was in […]

Congress Monitoring Trump Admin Investigation into Obama Scheme to Nix Hezbollah Investigation

Congress Monitoring Trump Admin Investigation into Obama Scheme to Nix Hezbollah Investigation. Congressional leaders will be keeping a close eye on a recently announced investigation by the Trump administration Justice Department into allegations the Obama administration quashed ongoing investigations into the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah in order to appease Tehran, according to conversations with lawmakers. The Justice Department announced early […]

Trump Threatens End of American Foreign Aid to Palestinians | National Review

Trump Threatens End of American Foreign Aid to Palestinians | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · January 11, 2018 President Trump set off another Twitter firestorm last week when he hinted that he may be considering cutting off hundreds of millions of dollars in annual U.S. aid to the Palestinians. Trump was angered over Palestinian unwillingness to engage in […]

Feinstein blames ‘bad cold’ for handling of Fusion GPS transcript | Fox News

Feinstein blames 'bad cold' for handling of Fusion GPS transcript | Fox News. by Judson Berger | Fox News Video Why Sen. Feinstein released the Fusion GPS transcript Former press secretary for Vice President Pence, Marc Lotter, explains why Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was compelled to release the Fusion GPS transcript. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein seemed to blame a “bad […]

Trump is right about Medicaid work requirements

Trump is right about Medicaid work requirements. Amid discussion of whether healthcare is a human right, it should be noted that no one ever has an absolute right to get it free from anyone else. Yet with healthcare, as with food, the state often has a duty to provide it to those who, despite their best efforts, would be incapable […]

Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul – Bloomberg

Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul – Bloomberg. by Matthew Boyle @bizboyle More stories by Matthew Boyle Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is boosting its starting hourly wage to $11 and delivering bonuses to employees, capitalizing on the U.S. tax overhaul to stay competitive in a tightening labor market. The increase takes effect next month and will […]

Their Refusal To Tolerate Is Creating Global Backlash On LGBT People

Their Refusal To Tolerate Is Creating Global Backlash On LGBT People. by Stefano Gennarini · January 11, 2018 Last December, Politico published a leaked memo by State Department senior aide Brian Hook, on the importance of realism in U.S. foreign policy. Extensively citing speeches of President Ronald Reagan, Hook argues that instead of seeking to impose human rights, democracy, and […]

Exclusive: Issa mulls running in neighboring district | TheHill

Exclusive: Issa mulls running in neighboring district | TheHill. by Scott Wong · January 11, 2018 GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, who said Wednesday he is not seeking reelection in California’s 49th district, has been discussing with colleagues the possibility of running in a neighboring San Diego district if embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) resigns, multiple sources told The Hill. Some […]

Ryan Tries to Thread the Needle on DACA Solution

Ryan Tries to Thread the Needle on DACA Solution. by Lindsey McPherson · January 11, 2018 Updated 4:22 p.m. | An immigration deal to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation will be bipartisan, Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday. But the Wisconsin Republican left the door open to voting on a bill that is not expected to draw Democratic support. […]

Hillary-funded ex-spy had call with FBI about email probe

Hillary-funded ex-spy had call with FBI about email probe. During the contentious 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton was fuming that then-FBI Director James Comey had closed and then re-opened the investigation into her emails. So what’s a Clinton to do when the FBI won’t get off her tail and is threatening to derail her coveted White House bid? Hire an […]

Pelosi Pooh-Poohs Tax Reform-Fueled Wage Hikes, Bonuses as ‘Pathetic,’ ‘Crumbs’

Pelosi Pooh-Poohs Tax Reform-Fueled Wage Hikes, Bonuses as ‘Pathetic,’ ‘Crumbs’. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (R-Calif.) pooh-poohed the growing number of wage hikes and bonuses companies are attributing to tax reform measures President Donald Trump signed into law at the end of 2017. Asked about the proliferation of companies crediting passage of tax reform for their announcements of wage […]

Court Decision Protects Free Speech Rights of Pro-Life Centers in Baltimore

Court Decision Protects Free Speech Rights of Pro-Life Centers in Baltimore. by Jay Hobbs · January 11, 2018 In a ruling seven years in the making, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the city of Baltimore to “lay down the arms of compelled speech” it had taken up against pro-life pregnancy centers, once and for all, last Friday. […]

Twitter Engineers Explain How They ‘Shadow ban’ Conservatives

Twitter Engineers Explain How They 'Shadow ban' Conservatives. by Debra Heine · January 9, 2018 No, you weren’t being paranoid. Everything you ever suspected about Twitter censoring right-wing opinions through “shadow bans” is true. In his latest sting, conservative muckracker James O’Keefe caught eight current and former Twitter employees admitting on camera that they engage in the practice. Twitter tries […]

Donald Trump: wannabe dictator?

Donald Trump: wannabe dictator?. by The Editorial Board, USA TODAY Attacks on the rule of law are more befitting a wannabe dictator than the president of a free country: Our view Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ TV image is reflected in President Trump’s portrait at the Justice Department on Dec. 15, 2017. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images) The independence of the […]

It looks like Trump got through to ‘Little Rocket Man’ | New York Post

It looks like Trump got through to ‘Little Rocket Man’ | New York Post. by Post Editorial Board · January 11, 2018 For all the horror over President Trump’s “fire and fury” tough talk on North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is giving him “big credit” for diplomatic success. see also South Korean president ‘open’ to meeting with Kim […]

Federica Mogherini, Europe’s High Representative for Appeasement – Bloomberg

Federica Mogherini, Europe's High Representative for Appeasement – Bloomberg. by Eli Lake @elilake More stories by Eli Lake If Federica Mogherini didn’t exist, the world’s autocrats would be trying to invent her. As the European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs, she is a tireless advocate for engaging rogue states. Few diplomats though have pursued this kind of engagement with […]

The Trump dossier’s credibility is collapsing | New York Post

The Trump dossier’s credibility is collapsing | New York Post. by David Harsanyi · January 11, 2018 No sooner did Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, unilaterally release the testimony of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson than liberals and their advocates in the media were claiming victory. Look, they argued, the Donald Trump investigation was […]

Trump Threatens to Deal Another Blow to the Palestinian Cause – Victor Davis Hanson

Trump Threatens to Deal Another Blow to the Palestinian Cause – Victor Davis Hanson. by Victor Davis Hanson President Trump set off another Twitter firestorm last week when he hinted that he may be considering cutting off hundreds of millions of dollars in annual U.S. aid to the Palestinians. Trump was angered over Palestinian unwillingness to engage in peace talks […]

Wolff’s Fire & Fury, How Many Copies | The Daily Caller

Wolff's Fire & Fury, How Many Copies | The Daily Caller. by Benny Johnson · January 10, 2018 Michael Wolff’s controversial new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House,” hit shelves last Friday. The book drew ire from the White House and critics alike for it’s mysterious sourcing and blatant factual inaccuracies. However, the juicy anecdotes from Trump’s […]

SCOTUS Hears Case on Purged Ohio Voter Rolls

SCOTUS Hears Case on Purged Ohio Voter Rolls. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in an Ohio voting law case which pits supporters, who see the law as vital to preserving honest elections, against critics, who have attacked it as illegally disenfranchising thousands of Ohioans. The case, Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, focuses on Ohio’s process for routinely […]

James Damore’s Google Lawsuit Exposes Company’s Intolerance | National Review

James Damore’s Google Lawsuit Exposes Company's Intolerance | National Review. by David French · January 9, 2018 Let’s ponder a disturbing question: What if the crisis of free speech on college campuses, with their often extreme intolerance for conservative points of view, represents the high point for free expression in a student’s life? In other words, what if the “real […]

Michael Barone: Is ‘Fire and Fury’ fizzling?

Michael Barone: Is 'Fire and Fury' fizzling?. The most disappointed people in America this last week must be those execrators of President Trump who opened their Amazon package only to find that the copy of Fire and Fury they had ordered was subtitled The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945. It’s a well regarded 2009 volume by University of Toronto historian […]

Lawmakers Look Into SpaceX Launch That Ended With Lost Satellite – Bloomberg

Lawmakers Look Into SpaceX Launch That Ended With Lost Satellite – Bloomberg. by Erik Wasson @elwasson More stories by Erik Wasson Lawmakers said they will receive classified briefings on a secret U.S. government satellite that apparently crashed into the sea after it was launched by Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. “The first statement by SpaceX was that the failure […]

How to Get Kicked Off YouTube

How to Get Kicked Off YouTube. by Colin Flaherty · January 11, 2018 Not to worry, all you lovers of racial venom. YouTube still has plenty of material to satisfy even your most vitriolic yearnings. Want to use the world’s largest video platform to watch a Nobel Peace Prize-winner sing about killing white people? No, it’s not Barack Obama, but […]

Trump refuses to commit to Mueller interview | TheHill

Trump refuses to commit to Mueller interview | TheHill. by Jordan Fabian · January 10, 2018 President Trump said Wednesday it is “unlikely” he will have to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller for an interview, arguing that there was “no collusion” between his campaign and Russia. Trump repeatedly dodged whether he would submit to an interview with Mueller […]

South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, rattles market

South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, rattles market. by Cynthia Kim, Dahee Kim5 Min Read · January 11, 2018 SEOUL (Reuters) – The South Korean government on Thursday said it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation’s police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged […]