After Nice, France Grapples With How to Combat Terrorism

KYIV, Ukraine—The Nice terror attack spurred finger pointing among France’s political elite about insufficient security during Bastille Day celebrations, as well as a sober acknowledgment that the threat of radical Islamist terrorism has become a day-to-day reality for life in France. The terror attack that killed 84 along the French Riviera on France’s independence day, […]

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House Conservatives Explain Latest IRS Chief Impeachment Push: ‘Leadership Has Been Too Timid to Go After Corruption’

The House Freedom Caucus has launched a pressure play against Republican leadership in an effort to force a vote on impeaching John Koskinen, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. Before Congress skipped town Thursday for a seven-week recess, Reps. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., and John Fleming, R-La., filed a parliamentary measure known as a privileged resolution […]

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‘No American Should Be Forced to Participate in Abortion,’ Says Pastor Following Pro-Life Vote

Seated in the House gallery, one man watched the vote on the Conscience Protection Act with all the intensity of a general going into war. On July 13, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill, which intended to protect the rights of health care providers, churches, and other groups that object to participating in abortion. […]

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How the GOP Senate Is Boosting Obama’s Judicial Legacy

Republican senators consistently accuse President Barack Obama of refusing to follow the law and exceeding his constitutional powers. Yet they’ve been unwilling to draw the line when it comes to giving Obama’s judicial nominees lifetime appointments to the federal bench. So far in 2016, the Republican-led Senate has confirmed nine Obama judges. And that number […]

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The 5 Bills House Conservatives Plan to Push Before Election

Protecting religious liberties, keeping Americans secure from foreign and domestic threats, and holding government accountable are the goals of the House Freedom Caucus for 2016. The members of the Freedom Caucus held a press conference Wednesday to unveil their policy priorities. Five bills were at the forefront of the proposal. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, chairman […]

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Debunking 6 Myths About the First Amendment Defense Act

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing Tuesday on the most important piece of religious liberty legislation before Congress in years: the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), introduced by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho. Several Democratic House members and their invited witnesses made some stunning claims about the […]

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The Young Gun Helping to Craft the GOP’s Platform in Cleveland

Tommy Valentine still lives at home, hasn’t graduated from college yet, and barely looks old enough to buy a beer. But the baby-faced 22-year-old with thick glasses will help plot the course of the Republican Party—and perhaps the direction of national politics. Valentine isn’t just one of Virginia’s 49 delegates to the Republican National Convention. […]

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The Young Gun Helping to Craft the GOP’s Platform in Cleveland

Tommy Valentine still lives at home, hasn’t graduated from college yet, and barely looks old enough to buy a beer. But the baby-faced 22-year-old with thick glasses will help plot the course of the Republican Party—and perhaps the direction of national politics. Valentine isn’t just one of Virginia’s 49 delegates to the Republican National Convention. […]

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