In a Turkey Day ‘Recount,’ Trump Pardons Both Peas and Carrots

President Donald Trump has pardoned Peas, a 39-pound turkey that traveled all the way from South Dakota to be dubbed the 2018 National Thanksgiving Turkey. Reporters, White House officials, and families gathered Tuesday in the White House Rose Garden to witness one of America’s most unusual traditions. Americans this week were given the opportunity to […]

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3 Senate Democrats Sue to Stop Acting AG Whitaker From Serving

Accusing President Donald Trump of taking “dictatorial” action and “evading accountability,” three Senate Democrats are asking a federal court to prevent his acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, from serving in that capacity. The three Democrats, who all serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia […]

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Podcast: How to Tell If the News Is Reliable

On today’s show, we feature an interview with the founders of NewsGuard, a journalism project that applies nutrition labels to media outlets.  Steve Brill and Gordon Crovitz, the co-CEOs of NewsGuard, speak to The Daily Signal about its mission and how their rating system works. Earlier this year, NewsGuard gave The Daily Signal a rare […]

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We Hear You: Recounting Votes, Feeding Anti-Semitism, and Promoting Socialism

Editor’s note: Here we go again with election recounts in Florida, and The Daily Signal’s audience is none too pleased. This week’s mailbag begins with some of those comments. Remember to write us at [email protected]—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: One again we see the double standard, as Fred Lucas reports on the Florida recounts (“Trump […]

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5 Things to Know About the Democrat Considering Challenging Pelosi for the Speaker’s Gavel

Democrats will retake the majority in—and control of—the House of Representatives on Jan. 3, and a Democratic congresswoman is considering challenging House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for speaker. Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, has said she is open to the idea of challenging Pelosi, who wielded the speaker’s gavel from 2007 to 2011, and hopes […]

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Media Misses: Coverage of Melania vs. Michelle

First lady Melania Trump caused a stir this week when she publicly called for the removal of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel. While this particular statement was unprecedented, it is a long-held tradition that the nation’s first ladies have influence in their husbands’ administrations. The mainstream media is all over this story, and it’s a […]

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House GOP Urged to Use Lame-Duck Session to Fund Border Wall, Make Good on Other Promises

Conservative Republicans are calling for a busy lame-duck session of Congress between now and Jan. 3, when Democrats will retake the majority in—and control of—the House. “Republicans still have an opportunity to do what we said,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, former chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said in a statement provided to The Daily […]

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