Walz Declares Healthcare a ‘Basic Human Right’ in Inaugural Address, Vows to Make Minnesota the ‘Education State’

Minnesota’s newly elected constitutional officers were sworn in Monday, including now Gov. Tim Walz (D-MN), Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan (D-MN), and Attorney General Keith Ellison (D-MN). All five officials inaugurated are members of Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party, a grim reminder to the Minnesota GOP that it failed to win a…

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Commentary: By Declaring a National Emergency, President Trump Could Use Defense Department Funding to Build the Border Wall Now

by Harlan Hill President Trump has given the Democrats every reason to compromise with him on ending the partial government shutdown, yet they still cling grimly to their obstructionist tactics. Congressional Democrats have maintained that a border wall would be both “ineffective” and “immoral,” yet insist that they support the…

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Commentary: Tucker Carlson, the Deep State Establishment, the Tea Party, and Modern Populism

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by Thaddeus G McCotter   I listened the other day to Tucker Carlson’s populist dirge on what’s ailing America. Then I perused some rejections, critiques, and commendations of it. Then I shrugged. To be charitable, it certainly wasn’t their fault. It’s the fruit of our communication revolution, wherein the head rush from new media’s immediacy…

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Two GOP Reps Who Retired In 2018 Join DC Lobbying Firm

by Henry Rogers   Two former Republican representatives who retired in 2018 have decided to stay in Washington, D.C., both joining a big name lobbying firm Monday. The Akin Gump, a well-known lobbying firm with offices across the world, sent out a joint press release, addressing both of its new…

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Ocasio-Cortez Issues an Apology to Donald Trump Jr. for Subpoena Threat

by Nick Givas   Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York issued an apology to Donald Trump Jr. on 60 Minutes Sunday, after implying she’d use her congressional powers to subpoena him. Ocasio-Cortez originally tweeted about the president’s son on Dec. 7 and said it was unwise of Trump Jr. to…

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Commentary: An Epidemic of Erasures, Redactions, Omissions, and Perjuries

by Victor Davis Hanson   Imagine the following: The IRS sends you, John Q. Citizen, a letter alleging you have not complied with U.S. tax law. In the next paragraph, the tax agency then informs you that it needs a series of personal and business documents. Indeed, it will be…

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Virginia Governor Aims To Repeal Voter ID Law

by Luke Rosiak   Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday announced proposed legislation to repeal the state’s requirement that voters show photo ID. “Participation makes our democracy strong—we should encourage every eligible voter to exercise this fundamental right, rather than creating unnecessary barriers that make getting to the ballot box…

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American Militia Catch Texas School Teacher Allegedly Fighting for ISIS in Syria

by Grace Carr   American-backed forces say they apprehended a former Texas school teacher Sunday who was fighting for the Islamic State. U.S.-supported militia apprehended the Houston man, Warren Christopher Clark, 34 (pictured left), fighting on a battlefield in Syria, The New York Times reported. He allegedly previously sent a résumé and cover…

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Enviros Launch Campaign Against Trump’s Pick To Replace Scott Pruitt At EPA

by Michael Bastach   Environmentalists kicked off the new year with a campaign to derail the nomination of Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Make no mistake — to protect our health, planet, economy, and national security we must #StopWheeler from being permanently…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Miss Arguments Following Lung Cancer Procedure

by Kevin Daley   Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments Monday as she recuperates from cancer surgery. It’s not clear when the 85-year-old justice will return to work, though the Supreme Court’s public information office said she will continue to participate in official business from her home…

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