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Some States Have No Interest in Fighting Voter Fraud

It was a simple request—hardly one to stir up controversy. Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state and vice chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, recently sent letters to his fellow secretaries of state requesting “publicly-available voter roll data” and soliciting feedback on ways to secure America’s electoral system against fraud. Yet the response has been as swift as it is absurd. Liberal activist groups, many media outlets, and politicians—predominantly left-leaning ones—assailed the commission for somehow invading the privacy of American voters. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Some went even further. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh tweeted that the request was “repugnant.” Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe labeled the commission a “tool to commit large-scale voter suppression.” California Secretary of State Alex Padilla called it a “waste of taxpayer money.” All three indicated their … Read entire article »

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The Stalling Technique 2 Democrats Are Using to Block a Conservative Judge

The confirmation process for one of President Donald Trump’s judicial picks is stalled because the two U.S. senators from the nominee’s home state have not given their green light. The Senate Judiciary Committee has not taken up the nomination of Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals because the two senators, Democrats Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, have not signaled their approval, The Detroit News reported July 4. Under Senate tradition, the committee doesn’t hold hearings for a judicial nominee until his or her home-state senators submit “blue slips” showing their consent to advancing the nomination. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “What we have seen is that these senators [Stabenow and Peters] are attempting to use Senate procedure to just block Larsen’s appointment altogether,” Carrie … Read entire article »

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McCain on Trump: ‘Disregard the Tweets, Look at What He Does’

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., spoke with The Daily Signal about the fight against ISIS and the Trump administration’s commitment to the war on terrorism during a visit Tuesday to The Heritage Foundation in Washington. Having just returned from Afghanistan, McCain offered his assessment of the military’s role there but also criticized U.S. leadership for lacking a long-term strategy for finishing the job. When it comes to President Donald Trump, McCain says the rule to follow is this: “Disregard the tweets, look at what he does. And what he has done is pretty impressive.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Watch the full interview and follow The Daily Signal on Facebook for more live interviews in the future. The post McCain on Trump: ‘Disregard the Tweets, Look at What He Does’ appeared first on The Daily Signal. … Read entire article »

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‘Laptop Ban’ on Airplanes Expands but Wisely Gives Airlines a Way Out

The Department of Homeland Security announced on March 21 that all personal electronic devices larger than a cellphone—such as a laptop—were banned from the cabin of direct flights to the U.S. from 10 Middle Eastern and African airports. Over three months later, it created an alternative to both expand and replace the ban: Large electronics would be banned on all flights to the U.S. unless airports met more stringent security measures, including increased screening measures, enhanced security protocols surrounding passengers and airports, and expanded canine screening. The 10 original airports on the list were in Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); However, since Sunday, three airports have been removed from the list after meeting the new security requirements. The Emirates, Turkish, and … Read entire article »

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18 States Sue Betsy DeVos Over Delayed Regulation Enforcement. Why the Delay Is a Good Thing.

Under the banner of student loan borrower protection, the Obama administration placed significant regulations on institutions of higher education. The most egregious of which is called “borrower defense to repayment,” which opens the door for students to claim that their university was fraudulent for virtually any reason. If the school is found guilty of defrauding a student, which does not require proof that a school intended to commit fraud, a student can have his student loans discharged. Under the leadership of Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Department of Education has delayed the enforcement of this rule, which was set to go into effect July 1. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The District of Columbia, along with 18 other states, have now filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education, claiming that this delayed action is … Read entire article »

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Lawmakers Cite Evidence Russia ‘Colludes’ With US Green Groups to Block Fracking

Forget about allegations of Russian interference in U.S. presidential elections for a moment, or even “collusion” between Russian officials and Trump campaign operatives. “If successful, an anti-fracking campaign deprives Americans of affordable, dependable energy.”–@NiconomistLoris The real action is in the European and U.S. energy markets, according to a letter from two Texas congressmen to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that details what they call “a covert anti-fracking campaign” with “little or no paper trail.” The Daily Signal obtained a copy of the June 29 letter to Mnuchin from Reps. Lamar Smith and Randy Weber, both Republicans who chair energy-related House panels. (See the full letter below.) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Smith and Weber quote sources saying the Russian government has been colluding with environmental groups to circulate “disinformation” and “propaganda” aimed at undermining hydraulic fracturing. … Read entire article »

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Democrats Would Rather Run Congress Than White House

When it comes to power in Washington, there are two major players: the president and Congress. And most voters, including most Democrats, would rather their political party run the latter. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of all Likely U.S. Voters would prefer to have their party control Congress rather than the White House if given the choice. Thirty percent (30%) would rather have their political party in the White House, but 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 6 & 9, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin … Read entire article »

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Stupid Hostile Media by John Stossel

President Donald Trump drives people crazy. … Read entire article »

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Most Favor Sending New Terror Suspects to Guantanamo

The Trump administration is reportedly considering sending new suspected terrorists to the Guantanamo Naval Base prison camp in Cuba, and most voters think that’s a good plan. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that only 29% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the Guantanamo prison established after 9/11 by the George W. Bush administration should be closed. Fifty-three percent (53%) say the facility should not be closed as President Obama unsuccessfully attempted to do. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 10-11, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 … Read entire article »

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Will new wrinkle in Trump Jr./Russia story render MSM temporarily incurious?

**Written by Doug Powers Safe prediction: Much of the same MSM that suddenly started clamoring to be the next Woodward and/or Bernstein in mid-January after a drooling 8-year trance won’t be overly curious about this new wrinkle in the Donald Trump Jr./Russian lawyer story. Here’s why: The Russian lawyer who penetrated Donald Trump’s inner circle was initially cleared into the United States by the Justice Department under “extraordinary circumstances” before she embarked on a lobbying campaign last year that ensnared the president’s eldest son, members of Congress, journalists and State Department officials, according to court and Justice Department documents and interviews. This revelation means it was the Obama Justice Department that enabled the newest and most intriguing figure in the Russia-Trump investigation to enter the country without a visa. Later, a series of events … Read entire article »

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The crisis in America’s crime labs

The crisis in America’s crime labs by Michelle MalkinCreators Syndicate Copyright 2017 Junk science endangers lives. Forensic junk science in the hands of overzealous prosecutors, ignorant police detectives and reckless experts threatens liberty. There is a crisis in America’s government-run crime labs — and it’s not just the result of a few rogue operators. The problem is long-festering and systemic. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In April, Massachusetts state crime lab chemist Annie Dookhan made national headlines after investigations and lawsuits over her misconduct prompted the state’s Supreme Judicial Court to order the largest dismissal of criminal convictions in U.S. history. Prosecutors were forced to dismiss a stunning 21,000-plus drug cases after Dookhan admitted to forging signatures, misleading investigators and purposely contaminating drug samples en masse over nearly a decade. Dookhan pleaded guilty to dozens of charges … Read entire article »

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