Conservatives Train Fire on Government ‘Land Grab’ in Key Defense Bill

Parkland and wilderness provisions added to a defense policy measure have outraged friends of the military, who call the move both a “land grab” and a slap at men and women serving in the armed forces. Considered must-pass legislation, the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act details Republicans’ and Democrats’ military policy priorities. It ranks high on […]

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Proposed Minnesota Policy Would Allow Student Athletes to Choose Teams Based on ‘Gender Identity’

Minnesota high schools may soon be affected by a proposed policy that would allow students to participate in sports based on their gender identity rather than their biological sex. On Dec. 4, the board of directors of the Minnesota State High School League will vote on the policy. According to the draft of the policy, […]

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Americans Should Fear Terrorists Crossing ‘Defenseless’ Border, Warns Tom Cotton

Arkansas Sen.-elect Tom Cotton shot back at NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd when asked whether his campaign rhetoric about the threat of terrorism on the U.S. southern border was “fear mongering.” In defending his stance, Cotton said, “As long as our border is open and it’s defenseless, then it’s not just an immigration issue. It’s […]

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Memo to Elizabeth Warren: Here’s the Right Way to Make Financial Markets Safer

Recently I had the pleasure of testifying at a Senate hearing. The topic was “Improving Financial Institution Supervision: Examining and Addressing Regulatory Capture.” “Regulatory capture” refers to a common phenomenon: individuals serving as regulators come to identify with the firms they regulate at least as much as with the agencies that employ them. Thus, the regulator […]

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Daily Signal Story Inspires Social Media Action to Mend This Iraqi Boy Wounded in ISIS Attack

Ali Albayati, a neurologist in Iraq, learned of a little boy wounded in deadly bombings by ISIS terrorists the old-fashioned way: through a written story. Back-to-back car bomb attacks Aug. 7 struck a building in Kirkuk, Iraq, used by Shiite Muslims for religious purposes, reportedly killing and wounding scores of people. Among the severely injured […]

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Cruz: Obama Action Same as ‘Counterfeiting Immigration Papers’

Sen. Ted Cruz today described President Obama’s move to shield 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation as essentially the same as counterfeiting. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” the Texas Republican said: For 4 to 5 million people here illegally, he’s promising to print out and give out work authorizations — essentially, he’s gotten in the job […]

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How to Rebuke a President

BY JAY COST For responding to a president who defies his constitutional limits, Congress is said to possess four powers: to impeach, to defund, to investigate, and to withhold confirmation of nominees. But there is a fifth recourse, which the new Republican Congress might consider in view of President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants: […]

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