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Trump’s EPA Chief Backs Approach to Science That Could Upend the Global Warming ‘Consensus’

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt reignited a long simmering debate over a method of scientific inquiry that could upset the supposed “consensus” on man-made global warming. In an interview with Breitbart’s Joel Pollak on Monday, Pruitt said he supported a “red team-blue team” set up to test climate science. Pruitt was inspired by an op-ed by theoretical physicist Steven Koonin, but others have been pushing this idea as well. “If truth is what we are all after, why would any scientific organization object to an independent look at the claims of the climate establishment?” climate scientist John Christy said. Christy has testified on the value of “red teams” for climate science many times in the past decade. This time, however, environmentalists and “consensus” scientists are worried Congress will take him seriously. Red teams would challenge … Read entire article »

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7 Unexpected Takeaways From James Comey’s Testimony

Former FBI Director James Comey didn’t let every cat out of the bag in his prepared opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee, released the day before his testimony. “I understood that I could be fired for any reason and for no reason at all,” James Comey says. The initial words under oath Thursday morning from Comey, who President Donald Trump fired May 9, barely resembled that earlier statement. And during questions and answers, he offered some surprises. “Lordy, I hope there were tapes,” Comey exclaimed at one point to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., referring to a one-on-one dinner conversation with Trump in which his loyalty was a topic. He talked mostly about Trump, but also about the president’s vanquished opponent Hillary Clinton and political pressure from Loretta Lynch, former President Barack Obama’s second attorney general. The … Read entire article »

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House Conservatives Float Ideas for Tax Overhaul, Welfare Reform

Members of the most conservative caucus in the House of Representatives are ready to share their vision for a tax overhaul, welfare reform, and other legislative priorities. Tax reform is overdue, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said in a statement provided to The Daily Signal. “American voters have demanded a simplified tax code that allows our economy to grow, businesses to thrive, and families to keep more of their money,” Meadows said. “Republicans in Congress have promised for years that if given the opportunity, we would deliver on this goal. It’s our responsibility to do nothing less.” Meadows and other caucus members will outline their ideas Friday at 9:30 a.m. during an event at The Heritage Foundation. Repealing Obamacare remains a top priority, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, … Read entire article »

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Trump, Keeping Campaign Promise, Picks More Conservative Judges

Trump, Keeping Campaign Promise, Picks More Conservative Judges

President Donald Trump submitted a new slate of judicial nominees to the Senate Wednesday, naming nine appointees to federal courts across the country. The list is the second such slate that the president has submitted to the Senate. The White House also indicated that Trump will officially nominate three more judicial candidates in the coming days. The nominations are the latest in what are expected to be monthly waves of nominations. The most high-profile nominations include Justice Allison … Read entire article »

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The IRS Can Seize Your Money Based on a Hunch. This Bill Will Bring That to an End.

The federal government currently wields a tremendous amount of power over the citizens of the United States, far more than the Founders intended. One manifestation of federal overreach is civil asset forfeiture. This practice allows the federal government to confiscate the wealth of its citizens upon the mere suspicion of wrongdoing. The IRS, not content with expropriating the wealth of its citizens on April 15 every year, has now taken up the practice of seizing funds that have been involved in perfectly legal transactions on the basis of a hunch. Thankfully, legislation in the House and the Senate has been introduced to bring this practice to a halt. Both chambers should act on the bills swiftly. Under the Bank Secrecy Act, financial transactions of over $10,000 trigger bank reporting requirements. If there are multiple … Read entire article »

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Ted Cruz Lays Out 4 Priorities for a Blockbuster Year for Conservatives

We have “a historic opportunity,” was the message of Sen. Ted Cruz at the Road to Majority Conference. “It is June 2017, and Hillary Clinton is not president and Neil Gorsuch is a Supreme Court justice,” said the Texas Republican Thursday. This year “demonstrates that elections matter,” Cruz said. “It demonstrates that men and women here, men and women of faith, pastors, Americans across this country love freedom, and if we rise up and stand together, we can do remarkable things.” “We have a majority in the House, we have a majority in the Senate, we have a Republican as president, how about we act like it?” Cruz said to the crowd. And with this “historic opportunity” in mind, Cruz laid out the four big priorities that Republicans need to deliver on. Otherwise, he … Read entire article »

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30 Years Ago, the Berlin Wall Began to Crumble. Now, We Honor the Victims of Communism.

A key element of the Reagan Doctrine that ended the Cold War was the delivery of the right speech at precisely the right time. In June 1987, 30 years ago this month, President Ronald Reagan took his freedom offensive to Berlin where he directly challenged the Kremlin, proclaiming, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” The president’s blunt words were a telling contrast to John F. Kennedy’s emotional declaration a quarter of a century earlier, “Ich bin ein Berliner,” which thrilled the people of West Berlin but was ignored by Soviet leaders who remembered Kennedy’s weak response in 1961 to the building of the Berlin Wall. White House aide Peter Robinson, who drafted Reagan’s Berlin Wall speech, has recounted how the State Department and the National Security Council fought for weeks, right up to … Read entire article »

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Trump: ‘We Don’t Worship Government, We Worship God’

“We will not back down from doing what is right.” Those were the words of President Donald Trump at the Road to Majority Conference Thursday. “A nation is more than just the geography,” Trump said in his speech. “A nation is the sum of its citizens, their hopes, their dreams, their values, their prayers … Whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood.” He dedicated much of his speech to emphasize religious freedom and power decentralization. “But we know that families and churches, not government [officials], know best how to create a strong and loving community … In America we don’t worship government. We worship God.” In his speech, Trump discussed immigration, tax reform, terrorism, repealing and replacing Obamacare, and several more specific initiatives like his push against … Read entire article »

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Trump Was Right to Leave the Paris Agreement. Why He Shouldn’t Have Had to Withdraw in the First Place.

Supporters of the Paris Agreement have expressed considerable angst over President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the climate agreement last week. Regardless of the merits of that decision—although for the record, Heritage Foundation analysts recommended that the U.S. withdraw—Trump should not have had to make that call. The Paris Agreement had all the hallmarks of a treaty and should have been submitted by President Barack Obama to the Senate for advice and consent, as required under Article II of the U.S. Constitution. Instead, Obama signed the Paris Agreement as an executive agreement. He was able to do so because of ambiguity over how international agreements are implemented in the United States. There are different types of international agreements: treaties, executive agreements, and congressional-executive agreements. Precisely which agreements constitute treaties requiring Senate advice and consent in … Read entire article »

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How New Social Media Background Checks Could Enhance Homeland Security

Terrorist travel just got a little bit harder, as selected visa applicants are now being asked to turn over their social media information to State Department officials. While this new process is only expected to impact 0.5 percent, or 65,000 of the 13 million annual visa applications to the U.S., it still presents questions of whether it will be effective. The new questionnaire asks for details such as social media handles and accounts, phone numbers, and emails used by the visitor within the last five years. Further, it asks for travel history, how the travel was funded, employment history, and passport numbers from the last 15 years. This extra layer of security will only be used to target those travelers who have already been identified as being a heightened security risk by the … Read entire article »

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Lawmaker Says CHOICE Act Could Bring Deregulation and Promote Economic Growth

The House of Representatives will vote on legislation Thursday afternoon that one lawmaker says, if it passes, will promote economic growth and provide regulatory relief. “The Financial CHOICE Act is designed to give working Americans that pay increase that they have earned and to unshackle the economy and let the animal spirit move yet again through our economy,” Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, said at a briefing at The Heritage Foundation on Thursday. The Financial CHOICE Act seeks to eliminate policies of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, which was put in place following the 2008 financial crisis. Dodd-Frank instituted major regulations on banks and expanded the influence of the federal government in the economy. The Financial #CHOICEAct gives everyone a fair chance at the American dream.https://t.co/mHL2QLCAUI pic.twitter.com/9wC34WKEPb — House Republicans (@HouseGOP) June 8, 2017 “Included in … Read entire article »

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Why the US Must Stay the Course in Afghanistan

The desire to “bring the boys home” after war’s end is deeply engrained in the American psyche. Americans tend to get impatient with long-lasting military commitments overseas and like to see an end in sight. It is an understandable and noble impulse, and reflects the deep connection many Americans feel with family, friends, and neighbors serving in the military. History has shown, however, that peace and stability often depends on America being willing to accept a presence on foreign soil, and to be committed there for decades into the future after wars have been won. U.S. military bases in Europe are a case in point. So are the U.S. troops stationed in South Korea and Japan. These bases have been part of a 70-year commitment, begun directly after World War II. This commitment has … Read entire article »

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Donald Trump’s Other Lies: His Campaign Promises by Ted Rall

This week’s political coverage — probably next week’s, too — will likely be dominated by deposed FBI director James Comey’s incendiary testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. However, Trump’s “lies, pure and simple” are limited neither to the president’s claim that Comey’s FBI was “in disarray, that it was poorly led” nor his litany of falsehoods — most recently, that the mayor of London doesn’t care about terrorism and that Trump’s First 100 Days were the most productive of any president in history. … Read entire article »

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Novel idea! Mich. law ends pensions for public employees who breach public trust

**Written by Doug Powers That there needs to be a law to force this into reality speaks volumes: Governor Rick Snyder signed into law this week new legislation that will forfeit the pensions of public employees convicted of felonies that breach the public trust. […] The new law, which will also forfeit public contributions made to an employee’s 401(k), follows a 2014 7 Action News investigation that revealed public officials throughout the state convicted of abusing the public trust were still collecting public pensions, some of them significant. […] Ex-Detroit City Council member Lonnie Bates went to federal prison for putting ghost employees on the city payroll. In retirement, he’s been quietly collecting an almost $25,000 a year pension, for life. Former East Detroit Superintendent John Gardiner was found guilty of accepting bribes that cost the … Read entire article »

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