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We Hear You: Facing the Opioid Crisis and Defending the Marriage Views of Farmers

Editor’s note: We were pretty jazzed to publish a commentary on the opioid crisis by William Bennett and Robert DuPont. We’ve been meaning to run some of your reactions, so let’s begin with them, followed by more on the farmers banned from a farmers market . Be sure to write us at letters@dailysignal.com—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: The current panic over opioid drug abuse is just the latest hyped-up cause for the media (“Getting the Opioid Epidemic Right”). The only result is that people who legitimately need opioids for chronic, intractable pain have an increasingly difficult time getting doctors to prescribe those desperately needed medications. Doctors are told that their licenses may be in jeopardy if they prescribe opiates, so they are reluctant to do so. “Pain doctors” are being designated and onerous … Read entire article »

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Trump Dumps Reince Priebus After Rocky 6 Months as Chief of Staff

A week after a communications team shake-up at the White House, President Donald Trump announced he was replacing his chief of staff with his homeland security secretary—leaving a key Cabinet position to fill. “Reince is a good man. John Kelly will do a fantastic job,” @POTUS says. Just before 5 p.m. Friday, Trump tweeted that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly would replace Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff. Priebus reportedly opposed the hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director. Scaramucci also disparaged Priebus, according to The New Yorker, and said he and Priebus were brothers like “Cain and Abel” in a CNN interview. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is … Read entire article »

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Congress Needs to Go Right Back to Work on Health Care Reform

Enough is enough. The Senate needs to get back to work and deliver a health care reform bill. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump needs to shut off the flow of illegal health insurance subsidies to members of the House and Senate and congressional staff, and force them to live under Obamacare’s damage just like other Americans. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); With the collapse of the Senate effort to advance a health care reform bill, Americans witnessed a monumental failure of governance. >>> Related: 3 Republicans Join Democrats to Defeat Obamacare Repeal For seven years, members of the House and Senate repeatedly promised the voters that they would repeal and replace Obamacare. The voters repeatedly rewarded them with election to office, and Republicans secured majorities in the House and Senate. Senators must now keep their promises. It is amazing … Read entire article »

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How Obamacare Is Eroding Private Insurance

The Senate has now failed to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. The longer Congress delays or avoids action, the more the problems are likely to grow and compound. The most common and publicized problems with the law have been the skyrocketing premiums and withdrawal of insurers from Obamacare exchanges—consequences that have flown in the face of Obamacare’s backers who said the reform would increase choice and lower costs. But the increasing cost of premiums has had additional repercussions. Larger numbers of middle-income Americans who aren’t eligible for subsidies are now struggling to pay for coverage or, as more insurers leave the market, unable to get coverage at all. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); So while programs for the poor, like Medicaid, continue to grow, the private market for middle-income Americans shrinks. Middle-income Americans … Read entire article »

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Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Would Embolden Russia, Put European Stability at Risk

The proposed Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, which will run alongside the existing Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea in northern Europe, would directly connect Russia and Germany by bypassing several other European countries. This pipeline would only make Europe more dependent on Russian gas and more vulnerable to Moscow’s energy blackmail. The Trump administration should pressure Germany to not go ahead with the deal. The project, led by Germany and Russia, has shown the deftness of Berlin toward its neighbors. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); First, the project is to be funded through a joint venture between Gazprom, a Russian energy oligopoly, and five other European countries—but other countries like Poland are against the project. Poland is not alone in believing Nord Stream 2 will undermine its national security, and, in fact, … Read entire article »

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Conservatives Say Losing Jeff Sessions Would Be ‘Disastrous’

Conservatives across the country are joining forces to support Attorney General Jeff Sessions following President Donald Trump’s criticism of Sessions’ recusal from the Russia investigation. “We support Attorney General Jeff Sessions and believe he is the right man, and the best man, to lead the Justice Department at this time,” reads a memo released Friday from the Conservative Action Project and signed by dozens of conservative leaders. Signers of the memo include Ken Blackwell, a former Ohio secretary of state and Trump transition team member who is on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity; L. Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center; Tim Wildmon, president of American Family Association; Ron Robinson, president of Young America’s Foundation; and Richard Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government. (adsbygoogle … Read entire article »

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Cartoon: Charlie Gard, RIP

Cartoon: Charlie Gard, RIP

The post Cartoon: Charlie Gard, RIP appeared first on The Daily Signal. … Read entire article »

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DUH: Dem worried Armed Forces Commander in Chief’s ‘militarizing’ WH (Open thread)

DUH: Dem worried Armed Forces Commander in Chief’s ‘militarizing’ WH (Open thread)

**Written by Doug Powers Over 80 degrees and nothing but sun today, so I’m going to a baseball game as mandated by July. Here are a few starters for the weekly Sunday free-for-all… Some liberals, including the Democrat member of Congress below, are concerned President Trump is “militarizing” the White House with his choice of new chief of staff: (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A Democratic Congresswoman has blasted General John Kelly’s appointment as the new White House chief … Read entire article »

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‘I Wouldn’t Pick on America’: The War on ISIS Gets Personal for the US Navy

USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, Mediterranean Sea—The sound of aircraft launching off the flight deck rumble deep within the bowels of the aircraft carrier. Conversations in the officers’ mess room, where I’m having chicken cacciatore for lunch, dutifully pause while the jet engines above decks run up to full afterburner. Then, the walls and floor shudder when the steam-powered catapults launch the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet strike fighters and the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare jets off the flight deck at an acceleration of zero to 184 miles per hour in just two seconds. Just by the sound of it, there’s no way of knowing if each successive launch is for combat or for training. But there’s a good chance the jet you hear is headed to war. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Each day … Read entire article »

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Ben Shapiro, Adam Carolla Call on Colleges to Teach Students Civil Disagreement

Instead of disinviting controversial speakers, college administrators should model civil disagreement for students, say Ben Shapiro and Adam Carolla. Shapiro, editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, and Carolla, a comedian and radio host, testified Thursday before a joint subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on campus challenges to free speech. “You can’t put students in a bubble and expect them to come out stronger,” said Carolla of administrators who disinvite or obstruct speakers in response to student protests. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Shapiro had a similar take, saying, “a healthy nation requires a population ready to engage in open debate at any time.” The hearing, the second in a series of subcommittee panels highlighting First Amendment issues, occurred amid increasing tensions on campuses over free speech. Shapiro, who has encountered multiple … Read entire article »

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New Report Exposes Thousands of Illegal Votes in 2016 Election

A new bombshell study released by the Government Accountability Institute shows why President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has such an important job ahead of it. The institute concluded in its report that thousands of votes in the 2016 election were illegal duplicate votes from people who registered and voted in more than one state. The Government Accountability Institute, founded by Peter Schweizer, author of “Clinton Cash,” seeks to “investigate and expose crony capitalism, misuse of taxpayer monies, and other governmental corruption or malfeasance.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Over the last few months, the institute sought to obtain “public voter information” from every state in order to search for duplicate votes. This is the same type of information the president’s Election Integrity Commission has requested. With this report, we may have a … Read entire article »

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3 Republicans Join Democrats to Defeat Obamacare Repeal

Republican Sens. John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins joined Democrats to keep Obamacare, at least for now. The “skinny repeal” bill managed to get only 49 votes, with every Democrat and the three Republicans voting against the scaled-down version of the repeal and replace bill.  Just before 2 a.m. Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., noted that for seven years, Republicans have promised to repeal and replace Obamacare. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We told our constituents we would vote that way and when the moment came, most of us did,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “Our friends on the other side decided early on they didn’t want to engage with us in a serious way to help those suffering under Obamacare.” “I’m proud of the vote I cast tonight, consistent with … Read entire article »

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What Jeff Sessions Thinks About Trump’s Attacks

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he’s hurt by President Donald Trump’s recent criticism, but he’s confident he made the right decision recusing himself from the Russia investigation. In an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that aired Thursday night, Sessions vowed to continue his work as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. “I’m confident I made the right decision, a decision that’s consistent for the rule of law,” Sessions said. “An attorney general who doesn’t follow the law isn’t very effective in leading the Department of Justice.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In recent days, Trump has faced mounting criticism from Republicans and conservatives for attacking Sessions, one of his most loyal supporters and a staunch ally on a range of policy goals. The post What Jeff Sessions Thinks About Trump’s Attacks appeared first … Read entire article »

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In Video, Planned Parenthood Medical Chief Tells How to Get Around Ban on Partial-Birth Abortion

A new undercover video shows a top physician at a Planned Parenthood affiliate discussing how her organization routinely circumvents federal law regulating certain late-term abortions. In the latest hidden-camera video from the Center for Medical Progress, Dr. Suzie Prabhakaran, vice president of medical affairs for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, talks about using a “checkbox” to get around the 2003 law banning partial-birth abortion. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In the video, released Thursday as the Senate again debates defunding the nation’s largest abortion provider, Prabhakaran speaks with investigators from the pro-life group posing as buyers of fetal tissue from a biotech company. Prabhakaran is seen explaining that to circumvent federal law against partial-birth abortions—in which the unborn baby is extracted partway and then killed—Planned Parenthood doctors document their intent either to … Read entire article »

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‘Dunkirk’ Shows Why Nationhood Really Matters

They were practically kids, and they were sitting ducks. In the summer of 1940, roughly 400,000 British troops stood stranded on a beach in Dunkirk, France, besieged by an advancing German army and targeted by a swarming German air force. They had been Western Europe’s best hope for liberation. Now, pushed to the edge of the continent, they stood awaiting their fate: a miraculous rescue, or death. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Few Americans are likely to have heard of Dunkirk in the year 2017. This early episode of World War II history had fallen into relative obscurity, overshadowed by the more celebrated Allied feats at Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of Paris, etc. But film director Christopher Nolan has now brought it roaring back to life in a vivid recreation on … Read entire article »

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Republicans Promise to Make Your Taxes ‘Simpler, Fairer, and Lower’

Republicans Promise to Make Your Taxes ‘Simpler, Fairer, and Lower’

Republicans are working to find a way to raise enough revenue to offset their plans for steep tax cuts after tax writers and the Trump administration announced Thursday that the border adjustment tax is officially off the table. The border adjustment tax—a key revenue raiser in the House GOP’s “A Better Way” tax reform proposal—was strongly supported by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, who argued that it was the best … Read entire article »

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4 House Republicans Seek Answers on FBI Probe of Clinton Emails

As President Donald Trump calls for the Justice Department to probe the actions of his vanquished opponent, Hillary Clinton, four Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee want another look at the FBI’s investigation of the Clinton email scandal. The four Republican lawmakers—Florida’s Matt Gaetz, Arizona’s Andy Biggs, Ohio’s Jim Jordan, and Louisiana’s Mike Johnson—filed an amendment Wednesday directing an investigation into how then-FBI Director James Comey’s managed the case. The lawmakers’ interest comes after Comey, ousted May 9 by Trump, told a Senate panel in June that, during the Obama administration, Attorney General Loretta Lynch had directed Comey to call the FBI’s probe of Clinton’s private email server a “matter” instead of an “investigation.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Comey also told the Senate Judiciary Committee in May that Lynch’s meeting with Clinton’s husband, … Read entire article »

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How Britain’s Surrender to the UN Led to Charlie Gard’s Fate

The heartbreaking story of British infant Charlie Gard has transfixed me. Five years ago, my wife almost lost her life during pregnancy complications. Our first son was born early, weighing just 2 pounds. We went through many scary times during the six weeks he was in the NICU. God was merciful to us. Today, Dominic is a healthy, happy boy. During the entire time, there was never any doubt that my wife and I were making the decisions on how to care for and protect our son. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This is why Charlie and his parents’ ordeal has hit me so hard. I cannot imagine what it would be like to be told that a faceless bureaucrat would decide if our son lived or died. But that is what happened in … Read entire article »

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Michael Moore tells fractured nation to choose between him, or Trump

**Written by Doug Powers With the Russia collusion case falling apart before it could even be constructed, the Democrats continue to look for anything they can find to add to the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. For now they’re down to “We have to or Michael Moore will leave the country.” Far-left political activist and film-maker Michael Moore is about to debut on Broadway, in a show called “The Terms of My Surrender.” On Wednesday night, Moore discussed the show with Stephen Colbert, who asked him – “What are the terms of Michael Moore’s surrender?” “You have to come see the show,” Moore said. “I will tell you this. I will say this. I will say this. I refuse to live in a country where Donald Trump is president, and I’m not leaving. … Read entire article »

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A Republican Senator’s Warning to Trump: Forget About Replacing Jeff Sessions

In the fall of 2015, when I first spoke on the Senate floor, I gave Nebraskans and every member of this body my word that I would speak up when a Republican president exceeded his or her powers. At that moment, the Democratic president had taken to himself powers that the Constitution had not given him. My opposition was not that President Barack Obama was a Democrat, but rather that our brilliant Constitution intentionally separates executive and legislative powers. I gave my promise then because, despite the lazy partisan rhetoric of the city, not everything is actually a blood feud between Republicans and Democrats. That’s because American politicians at our best are acutely aware of the difference between justice and strength. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); That’s because when our body is working well … Read entire article »

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