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I Represent Christian Baker Jack Phillips. Believe Me, He’s a Good Man.

They say to walk a mile in someone’s shoes before judging them. When it comes to cake artist Jack Phillips, the man at the center of the wedding cake case that the Supreme Court just decided, you’re better off spending a day in his shop. …

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Once Again, Obamacare’s Constitutionality Comes Into Question

Readers might recall that, in 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, by a 5-4 vote in a case captioned NFIB v. Sebelius. Last year, Congress revised Obamacare. In …

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We Hear You: Climate Change, Wedding Cakes, Social Security, Planned Parenthood, and Transgender Soldiers

Editor’s note: Our interview with a straight-talking climate change skeptic captured a big audience, and this week’s roundup begins with that. Unrelated question: Have you been pressured to participate in an LGBT Pride Month celebration at work? Tell us what happened by writing [email protected]—Ken McIntyre …

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Sports Tickets, Other Freebies for FBI Leakers Raise ‘Bribery’ Issues, Legal Experts Say

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is investigating FBI leakers, as legal experts say revelations about gifts in an inspector general’s report this week raise new legal and ethical issues. “We will separately report on those investigations as they are concluded,” @JusticeOIG says. The Justice Department’s …

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Seattle City Council Repeals Tax on Jobs a Month After Unanimously Approving It

The Seattle City Council voted 7-2 to repeal its less-than-a-month-old “head tax” on the city’s businesses Tuesday in a win for employers, The Seattle Times reports. On May 15, the council unanimously approved an annual tax of $275 per employee to fund housing programs for …

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Merkel’s Leadership Threatened by Killings by Immigrants, Wrought by Open Borders

Diana Feldman received an unusual text message from the phone of her 14-year-old daughter, Susanna, late last month. Written in broken German, the message said she would be back home in a few weeks and that her mother should not try to find her. Yet …

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‘Viva Le Resistance’: Mueller Team Attorney Sent Anti-Trump Texts

An FBI attorney who worked on the special counsel’s Russia investigation until earlier this year sent anti-Trump text messages to a colleague, including one exclaiming: “Viva le Resistance.” The attorney’s comments are revealed in a Justice Department inspector general’s report released on Thursday. The lawyer …

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‘Politics Is Driving the Day’: Nikki Haley Slams Latest UN Resolution Blaming Israel for Gaza Violence

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed the U.N. resolution blaming Israel for recent violence at the Gaza border. “The nature of this resolution clearly demonstrates that politics is driving the day,” Haley said at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, according to …

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The Riddle of the Father-Son Relationship

It has been many years since my own father passed, but I always celebrate Father’s Day in his honor. My relationship with my dad was excellent. We enjoyed a very close bond as father and son. He taught me the virtues of discipline, hard work, …

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Justice Department IG Report: FBI Agents Regularly Received Free Handouts From Journalists

The Department of Justice inspector general identified a number of instances where FBI employees regularly spoke with members of the media and received a number of free perks from journalists including meals and tickets to various events. On page XII in the report, the IG …

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