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Democrat Didn’t Fire Top Staffer, Who Earned $170k, for Tax Evasion Conviction

The chief of staff to Rep. Bennie Thompson spends his days in the halls of Congress and his weekends in jail for tax evasion, after the Mississippi Democrat violated his pledge to fire his wealthy chief if the aide was found guilty of stiffing the …

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Problematic Women: Moms Fret Disney’s Moana Costumes ‘Cultural Appropriation’

The concern over “cultural appropriation” and Halloween costumes isn’t just an issue on college campuses anymore. According to the New York Post, some moms are deeming Disney costumes such as Moana inappropriate for their daughters to wear. Writing for the blog raceconscious.org, Sachi Feris said: …

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Confirmed: 99% of Union Donations Go to Liberal-Leaning Causes

Unions across the country donated $765 million to various organizations over the last four years, and 99 percent of that cash went to liberal-leaning causes. Labor unions gave $764,952,394 to left-wing special interests between 2012 and 2016, according to the Center for Union Facts. Of the …

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Our Outdated Nuclear Policy Puts Security at Risk. Here’s How Trump Can Improve It.

Reports have begun to swirl over what the Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review will hold. The Pentagon will likely release the review in the first half of 2018. In the process, the administration can take several steps to put U.S. nuclear weapons policy on a …

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Sessions Faces Tough Questions on Civil Forfeiture, a Practice That Needs Sweeping Reform

Amid headline-grabbing exchanges on Russia and sanctuary cities, Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced tough questions on civil asset forfeiture at Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing. Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., both voiced their concerns over abusive forfeiture practices and Sessions’ July …

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3 Senators Talk Next Steps on Health Care

As two Senate lawmakers float yet another plan to fix problems with Obamacare, another wants to revisit legislation that he says would more substantially repeal the health care law. “Actually, we could have more coverage under Graham-Cassidy than under the status quo,” Sen. Bill Cassidy, …

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Why Trump’s Not Replacing Bureaucrats Enables the ‘Deep State’

Hillary Clinton is urging federal workers to stay in their jobs so they can fight for progressive policies again. On her book tour, the former secretary of state and presidential candidate told government workers to “stick it out, stick it out, because the tide has …

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Why Pulling ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ From the Classroom Hurts Students

This year, as in years past, eighth-graders in Biloxi, Mississippi, began reading the classic American novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” And then, partway through and with little warning, they stopped. Why? Because, according to the school board vice president, it “makes people uncomfortable.” If you …

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Trump Says ‘I Can’t Support Bailing Out’ Insurance Companies Profiting From Obamacare

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he could not support the bipartisan proposal to shore up Obamacare and stabilize the health insurance markets through 2019. “I am supportive of Lamar as a person & also of the process, but I can never support bailing out …

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A School Named After Jefferson Davis Will Be Renamed After Obama

A dominantly black public school in Mississippi named after Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States in the 1860s, will be renamed after former President Barrack Obama, according to a report released Wednesday. Stakeholders in the school voted earlier this month at the Jackson Public …

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