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Illegals fleeing from Trump to Canada not faring too well there either

You may recall from earlier this year we learned that Canada was facing a new sort of border challenge. People were actually fleeing from the United States and crossing over illegally into the Great White North. These were primarily illegal immigrants looking to escape The …

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Israel settles who can stand where at the Western Wall

In a move that was both hailed and denounced, Israel’s Cabinet voted Sunday to rescind a 2016 decision to create a section of the holy Western Wall where men and women could pray together. You may have noticed during his May stay in Israel, President …

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SCOTUS deals a blow to Second Amendment in Peruta v. California

Wait a minute… I thought we were supposed to be winning these cases now. A huge disappointment came out of the Supreme Court today when the justices declined to hear the appeal of the case of Peruta v. California, a potentially game changing case when …

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Bake the cake? SCOTUS takes major religious-liberty case for next term

The Supreme Court will wrap up most of its work in the 2016-17 term today, but they have set the stage for a big fight in the next term. Among its orders released today, the court granted cert in Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights …

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Russians: Stalin the most outstanding person of all time (Putin is 2nd)

A poll asked 1,600 Russians to name the most outstanding person from any country, dead or alive and respondents chose communist strongman Joseph Stalin. From the Washington Post: Without prompting, 38 percent named Stalin, followed by Putin at 34 percent, in a tie with Alexander Pushkin, …

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A second look at paper ballots?

Glenn Reynolds is responding to the latest round of news about Russian attempts to hack into American voting systems (along with whoever else may have been doing it) with a blast from the past. Electronic voting systems which are hooked to the internet haven’t been …

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Trump: Obama “colluded or obstructed” on Russia meddling to help Hillary

On Friday, the Washington Post ran an in-depth story about the Obama administration’s lack of response to Russia’s attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. The story quotes an unnamed, high-ranking former official admitting that Barack Obama and his team “choked” on the issue, …

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Boom! SCOTUS reinstates travel ban (mostly), will hear case in fall

It’s going to be a long day of Supreme Court news, folks, so buckle yourselves in. One of the most hotly debated decisions we were waiting for dealt with President Trump’s widely contested travel ban. (Yes… at this point I’m just saying travel ban for …

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CNN source: “People will be disciplined” over retracted Russia reporting

It must have sounded like a great scoop. CNN reporter Thomas Frank heard from a single source that claimed the Senate Intelligence Committee was probing Trump transition team member Anthony Scaramucci for a supposed meeting with a Russian investment fund CEO, and ran the story …

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A truck stop teaches Mark Zuckerberg that politics is hard

In case you hadn’t heard, Facebook founder and gazillionaire Mark Zuckerberg is on a listening tour. He wants to talk to “real people” in all fifty states. If you look at this as an effort to reach out to consumers and get a better feel …

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