Congress Approves One-Week Pact to Fund Homeland Security, but Immigration Fight Lingers

After Congress tonight approved a one-week funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security just hours before a midnight deadline, Republican lawmakers still struggled over how to fund the agency beyond seven days while fulfilling their stated goal of stopping President Obama’s immigration actions. “I am not sure how it is all going to end,” […]

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FCC Commissioner: Order Undermines Free Market, Constitution

The Federal Communications Commission has voted down party lines to impose strict new regulations on internet service providers. “This order highlights the unprecedented lengths that the commission is willing to go in undermining the free market system, the federal statute, the U.S. Constitution and common sense in order to try to dictate where, when and […]

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Top 12 Takeaways From America’s Biggest Conservative Conference

The Daily Signal made its CPAC debut this year, closely following the 2016 contenders and hot policy debates at America’s largest conservative conference. We’ve pulled together a quick take on the highlights of the first day. 1) Scott Walker Casts Himself as Champion of ‘Hard-Working Taxpayers’ The Wisconsin governor arrived at CPAC as the early […]

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Ben Carson Tells CPAC Crowd He Wants to ‘Get Rid of Dependency,’ Not Welfare Programs

Ben Carson, the celebrated neurosurgeon who has excited many grassroots conservatives, said today that if were president he would not be an enemy of welfare programs but of “dependency” on government. “I’m not interested in getting rid of the safety net; I’m interested in getting rid of dependency,” said Carson, the lead-off prospective candidate for […]

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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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The End of Freedom in America

By Alan Caruba The America that has existed from the days of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, when its sovereignty was acknowledged by a treaty with England 1783, and its founding in 1788 with the ratification of the Constitution is no more. The America for which thousands fought and gave their lives is no […]

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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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