FBI Chief Vows to Keep Politics Out of Probes After Trump Says Bureau’s Reputation Is in ‘Tatters’

FBI Director Christopher Wray told a congressional hearing on Thursday that investigations should never be politicized, while at the same time defending the integrity of the people who serve in the bureau. “I am emphasizing to every audience I can inside the bureau that our decisions need to be made based on nothing other than […]

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GOP Congressman to Resign for Having ‘Discussion of Surrogacy’ With Female Staffers

Rep. Trent Franks announced that he will resign from his seat after reportedly asking two of his female staffers to be surrogates. “I have recently learned that the Ethics Committee is reviewing an inquiry regarding my discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates, making each feel uncomfortable,” Franks, R-Ariz., said in a statement Thursday. […]

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GOP Lawmakers Press for Investigation of FBI’s ‘Special Treatment’ of Hillary Clinton Probe

Conservatives are calling for an investigation of what they say was the FBI’s “special treatment” of Hillary Clinton ahead of the Dec. 7 testimony of FBI Director Christopher Wray before the House Judiciary Committee. “I am proud to be joined by my fellow conservatives in the House to call for an investigation into the FBI’s […]

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4 Highlights From Christian Baker’s Wedding Cake Case at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched case dealing with free speech, religious liberty, and same-sex marriage. Specifically, the justices considered whether the state of Colorado can force Jack Phillips, a Christian baker, to create a custom cake for a same-sex wedding against his deeply held religious beliefs. Attorneys for […]

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15-Year-Old Pro-Life Student Punched in the Face, Sent to Hospital

An unidentified assailant punched a 15-year-old pro-life student in the face Saturday as the student and a fellow pro-life demonstrator were peacefully holding pro-life signs and offering counseling. The alleged assailant punched Purity Thomas, a high school fellow from Students for Life of America in Roanoke, Virginia, according to a press release received by The […]

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In a Win for Trump, Supreme Court Upholds ‘Extreme Vetting’ Travel Ban

President Donald Trump won a big victory Monday in the Supreme Court, which upheld his “extreme vetting” on immigration into the United States. The dispute over the policy stemmed from its application to six majority-Muslim countries. Lower federal courts in California, Hawaii, and Maryland ruled the ban was unconstitutional. In September, the administration revised the […]

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Former White House Insider Explains Why Trump Is Uniquely Able to Challenge the Left and Media

Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump and counterterrorism adviser, is delivering a series of lectures for The Heritage Foundation about national security issues. His next speech will take place at Heritage on Dec. 15. Gorka spoke to Daily Signal editor-in-chief Rob Bluey about a range of topics—his time in the White House, […]

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We Hear You: Jack Phillips’ Fight at the Supreme Court ‘Is a Fight for All of Us’

Editor’s note: With the case of Jack Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop going before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, we thought we’d highlight some of the responses The Daily Signal has received, including to the latest video profile on the story produced by Kelsey Harkness, Lauren Evans, and Michael Goodwin. Be sure to write us at [email protected]—Ken […]

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