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In a blow to public sector unions, Supreme Court overturns 40-year-old precedent

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Wednesday in Janus v. AFSCME that nonunion workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions.

The case, one of the most hotly anticipated of the term, is the second in two days to hand a major victory to conservatives, following Tuesday’s ruling by the high court that President Donald Trump’s travel ban is constitutional. Some experts had said a finding in favor of the plaintiff, Mark Janus, would be the most significant court decision affecting collective bargaining in decades.

 

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June 27, 2018

Obama’s spying scandal is starting to look a lot like Watergate

F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims,” read the headline on a lengthy New York Times story May 18. “The Justice Department used a suspected informant to probe whether Trump campaign aides were making improper contacts with Russia in 2016,” read a story in the May 21 edition of the Wall Street Journal.

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June 21, 2018

Trump signs executive order to stop family separations at border

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to allow children to stay with parents caught crossing the border illegally — moving to stop the family separations that have triggered a national outcry and political crisis for Republicans.  The measure would allow children to stay in detention with parents for an extended period of time. This comes as congressional Republicans scramble to draft legislation to address the same issue, but face challenges mustering the votes. In signing the measure, Trump said he wants to keep families together while also enforcing border security. He vowed his administration’s “zero tolerance” policy for illegal immigration would continue.

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June 21, 2018

The Anti-Trump Media’s ‘Missing Kids’ Myth

The viral story not a mistake but the product of unchecked bias.  It was a mistake so egregious and so widespread that even the New York Times, the flagship of liberal journalism — and not the source of the original story — felt it had to devote an article to explaining how it happened.  Last weekend a horrifying tale about the Trump administration “losing” 1,500 children was all over the Internet. The hashtag #Wherearethechildren went viral on Twitter. Adding fuel to the fire was a photo depicting children being kept in cages.  The only problem was that the children weren’t lost and the photo was taken during the Obama administration. The Left’s eagerness to embrace this “fake news” stemmed, according to the Times’s Amanda Taub, from “partisan polarization,” and as a result the tale “spread across liberal social media.”

 

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June 21, 2018

Rosenstein threatened to ‘subpoena’ GOP-led committee in ‘chilling’ clash over records, emails show

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to “subpoena” emails, phone records and other documents from lawmakers and staff on a Republican-led House committee during a tense meeting earlier this year, according to emails reviewed by Fox News documenting the encounter and reflecting what aides described as a “personal attack.”  The emails memorialized a January 2018 closed-door meeting involving senior FBI and Justice Department officials as well as members of the House Intelligence Committee. The account claimed Rosenstein threatened to turn the tables on the committee’s inquiries regarding the Russia probe.

 

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June 21, 2018

UN poverty report blasting Trump, US for ‘hatred for the poor’ uses data from last year of Obama’s presidency

A recent United Nations report blasting President Trump and America in general for harboring “contempt” and “hatred for the poor” is based on highly inaccurate data that can’t easily be used to compare the U.S. to other nations.  The U.N. report’s main contentions read like an attack on the Trump administration by the Democratic Party: America has 40 million poor people, including 18.5 million who live in extreme poverty; U.S. policies regarding the poor are “cruel and inhuman;” the Trump tax cuts aren’t working and will worsen inequality; and the U.S. needs to spend less on defense of our nation and more on social programs.

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June 21, 2018

Trump administration withdrawing from UN Human Rights Council

The Trump administration is expected to announce Tuesday that the U.S. will withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council. A U.S. official confirmed the decision to Fox News. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley will use a joint statement in Washington at 5p.m. to announce and explain the departure from the 47-member council.

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June 21, 2018

The IG Report: They’re Guilty, but It’s Okay

The IG report is really Comey 2.0.  Comey spent a long time describing how Hillary had broken the law but then concluded that it was okay.  Similarly, the IG report lists example after example of political bias but declares that it had no impact on the Hillary email whitewash.

The IG report on the Clinton email investigation is proof positive that the entire DC justice establishment is corrupt; that they view themselves as rulers not public servants.

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June 21, 2018

Sarah Sanders Makes Laura Bush Regret Trump Attack: Your Husband Signed the Law

The complicated legal entanglements regarding illegal immigrants who get caught trying to bring their children to the United States have been reduced, more or less, to two separate sets of opinions: either separating children from their mothers while their cases are adjudicated is a human rights violation like never before or we should enforce the law until the problems with it are fixed by Congress.

Part of the great irony with the first argument is that many of the luminaries speaking out against enforcing what they see as unjust laws are associated with the individuals who passed the laws in the first place.

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June 19, 2018

New holes in Loretta Lynch’s story on the Hillary probe

When former Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified last year about her decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, she swore she never talked to “anyone” on the Clinton campaign. That categorical denial, though made in response to a series of questions about whether she spoke with Clinton world about remaining attorney general if Hillary won the election, could come back to haunt her.

 

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June 6, 2018

Franklin Graham Urges Pastors, Christians to Become Political Activists

Franklin Graham is a man on a mission.

“I’m encouraging pastors to become political activists,” the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse said on the Todd Starnes Radio Show.

“I’m not telling them how to vote. I’m not telling them what party to belong to,” Graham said. “Get out there and vote and be a spokesperson for God’s standards and moral issues that we face every day politically.”

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June 3, 2018

David Bossie: State Department says it’ll take 45 to 65 YEARS to get me info on its role in the 2016 election

For years my organization, Citizens United, battled the Obama State Department over dozens of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuits. It became common knowledge that if you wanted to get information out of the State Department in a timely manner, you had to go to court.

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June 3, 2018

Baltimore mayor announces taxpayer-funded defense fund for illegal immigrants

Democratic Mayer Catherine Pugh announced on Wednesday that the city of Baltimore will begin to use public funds for the legal defense of illegal immigrants facing deportation.  Pugh’s statement comes less than a year after Baltimore prosecutors ordered staff not to charge illegal immigrants with minor, non-violent crimes on the grounds that the offenders would be deported.

 

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March 26, 2018

WATCH: Parkland Student Complains Clear Backpacks Infringe On His Constitutional Rights

On Friday, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left-wing activist David Hogg complained that the school’s new policy of making students use only clear backpacks after spring break infringes on his “First Amendment rights.”  Grabien News reported “Hogg appeared Friday at a gun control forum with Axios’s Mike Allen,” where he launched into varying off-topic political tirades, advocating for far-left Democratic positions.

 

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March 26, 2018

In the War Against Faith-Based Adoption Agencies, Children Lose

I’m a lawyer. I confess that math was never my strong suit, and I figured that law school would keep me safe from it.  I did, however, pick up on some of the more basic concepts—like greater than or less than, and more versus less.  Surely, we can all agree on the basic math supporting the following statements:

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March 26, 2018

As Robyn Gritz found out, he’s not a gentleman.

In April 2015, National Public Radio reported on the case of former FBI Special Agent Robyn Gritz who had been forced out of the bureau after she “got crosswise with her supervisors.”  “When you’re fighting terror and you’re seeing buildings come down before you, you’re passionate and you’re emotional, and I think the American people want you to be that way when you’re fighting terror and keeping them safe,” she said.

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March 23, 2018

More Racist Rhetoric From South Africa: Whites ‘Must Leave Everything’

As violence against white farmers continues, following the South African parliament’s decision to seize all farmland from whites without compensation, Julius Malema, leader of the Marxist-Revolutionary Economic Freedom Party, continues to spew hateful rhetoric against South Africa’s white citizens.

In response, Australia has debated whether or not they would be offering emergency visas to white farmers if the hatred reaches dangerous levels. Malema says that if white farmers wish to flee to a “racist country” like Australia, then they should be free to do so. However, he denies that their lives are in any danger — even as he’s talked publicly about “cutting the throat of whiteness.”

 

March 22, 2018

University of Wisconsin campus proposes elimination of majors such as English, history

The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point is reportedly discussing a plan to eliminate 13 majors including English, philosophy, history and Spanish. The campus — one of 11 campuses in the University of Wisconsin system — would instead focus on programs that have “clear career pathways,” The Washington Post reported.

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March 21, 2018

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