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UN Poses Danger to Free Speech, Parents’ Rights. Here’s How Trump Administration Can Fight Back.

A dangerous alliance between United Nations bureaucrats and LGBT activists poses a new danger to free speech, free exercise of religion, and parental rights—not just for Americans but for people around the world. Under the leadership of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki …

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New Trump Administration Move Deals Significant Blow to Planned Parenthood

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to soon file a proposal that would update regulations of the Title X Family Planning grant program—and likely deny Planned Parenthood millions of taxpayer dollars. The proposal would require Title X grant recipients to maintain a …

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Russia Makes Bold Move to Try to Solidify Control Over Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine—On Tuesday, Russia’s ongoing conflict against Ukraine flared up once again. This time, however, it wasn’t another Russian artillery or rocket barrage in eastern Ukraine’s embattled Donbas region. Rather, the latest escalation was evidenced by the completion of a bridge across the Kerch Strait …

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Senators Need to Stop Asking Judicial Nominees Their Personal Views

On Thursday, in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s business meeting, Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, addressed efforts to force judicial nominees to express personal views on issues or cases in their confirmation hearings. Senators routinely press nominees, for example, to say whether particular Supreme Court precedents, such …

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A Year Later, Still No Justice for Chinese Voice of America Journalists

World Press Freedom Day was duly celebrated at the Broadcasting Board of Governors late last month. Yet, at Voice of America, a major part of the Board, the fate of three Chinese journalists remain in limbo, more than a year after they were placed on …

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Trump Is Keeping His Promises, but Congress Isn’t, Says Conservative Lawmaker

Rep. Jim Jordan says President Donald Trump has accomplished a lot in his nearly 17 months in office but Congress has dropped the ball on making good on promises to the American people. “Taxes have been cut, the economy is growing, unemployment is at its …

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The Left’s War Against Prosperity in Seattle

The left is sleepless in Seattle, working overtime to squander years of economic success. Seattle is, by many measures, one of the fastest-growing cities in America, if not the fast-growing city. A few big tech companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, plus other large, successful businesses such …

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Trump Judge Tally Setting Records Despite Unprecedented Democrat Obstruction

The Senate confirmations on May 15 of two more of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees bring the total number approved so far in the 115th Congress to 39. Twenty-one of the 39 have been to appeals courts. The appeals court total is the highest at this …

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How a New PBGC Director Could Help Protect Private Pensioners and Prevent a Taxpayer Bailout

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is a government entity that provides mandatory insurance to private pension plans. The PBGC’s multiemployer program deficit—estimated to be between $65 billion and $101 billion—and looming insolvency threatens workers who stand to lose their insured pension benefits, as well …

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How the Media Just Created a Powerful New Lie About Trump

If you’ve been scanning news headlines in the past 24 hours, you might have read that President Donald Trump on Wednesday called immigrants “animals.” Here are a few of the headlines: “During Roundtable, Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants ‘Animals’” (NPR) “Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants …

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