Illinois Republican Introduces Bills Aimed at Protecting Taxpayers from the IRS

In the aftermath of the targeting scandal at the Internal Revenue Service, one Republican lawmaker is working to protect taxpayers from the agency’s intrusive practices. Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee, reintroduced two bills today aimed at ensuring taxpayers’ rights, The Daily Signal has learned. The […]

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How Obama’s Veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline Unfolded in Real Time

After its passage in both the House and the Senate, legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline reached President Obama’s desk today. But, in his first rejection of major legislation as president, Obama didn’t sign it. Twitter users tracked the entire veto process throughout the day. The proposed pipeline would stretch 1,179 miles, […]

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Republicans Differ Over How to Fight Obama on Immigration, Fund Homeland Security

For each side in the debate over funding the Department of Homeland Security, the answer is simple—at least in their own minds. “I think the bill we passed is the right position, plain and simple,” said Rep. Jim Jordan, who won’t support anything other than House-passed legislation that funds Homeland Security only if Congress revokes […]

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Homeland Security Funding Expires on Friday. Is Congress Any Closer to a Solution?

As the Feb. 27 deadline for funding the Department of Homeland Security looms, Congress appears no closer to a resolution to the ongoing funding dispute. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told George Stephanopoulos today on ABC’s “This Week” that it’s “imperative that we get it resolved.” “Because if we don’t, by Friday at midnight,  the […]

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Professor Teaches His Students to Capitalize on New Business Opportunity: Marijuana

Professor Shad Ewart suggests pot as a viable career option. This spring, the business management assistant professor at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland is offering a course titled “Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Emerging Markets: Marijuana Legalization.” “I like to compare business opportunities associated with marijuana legalization with the success of businesses that grew out of […]

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Cartoon: Obama’s Handouts

from Heritage Action CEO Mike Needham’s column earlier this week: Allow funding for the Department of Homeland Security to lapse or engage in the legislative process. Those are the only two options Senate Democrats have at this point. Everything else transcribed in the press or recited by television pundits is nothing more than a distraction. […]

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Congress Is About to Impose Another Unfunded Mandate On Doctors

Doctors in their day-to-day practice already face a mound of federal regulations. Now, starting Oct. 1, doctors will face a new unfunded mandate as they will be required to transition to a costly and complicated coding system for payment. While the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) system was originally designed specifically for disease classification, since […]

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‘We Love This Land’: Iraqi Christian Men Fight to Keep ISIS Away From Homes

Athra Kado had never shot a gun before, let alone seen a battlefield. Until recently Kado, 25, spent his young career in a classroom, teaching high school students how to speak Syriac, his native language. But Kado is one of hundreds of Assyrian Christian men—many with no military experience—taking up arms to protect their towns […]

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