Michigan Senate’s Budget Excludes Gas Tax Proposed by Gov. Whitmer, Potential Veto

by Tyler Arnold   The Michigan Senate passed a budget package that secured some additional funding for roads, but falls far short of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed road funding and excludes her proposed 45-cent gas tax hike, which would nearly triple the tax. “We are … investing an additional…

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Commentary: Trump’s Immigration Plan Puts America First by Securing the Border and Emphasizing Merit

by Robert Romano   President Donald Trump on May 16 unveiled his immigration reform plan that would secure the border, place an emphasis on merit-based migration and limit family chain migration. These changes are long overdue and come after more than 50 years since immigration has been meaningfully addressed by…

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Todd Starnes Commentary: Eight Republicans Join Democrats to Pass All-Out Assault on Faith

by Todd Starnes   If Democrats get their way religious hospitals would be forced to perform abortions, Christian churches would be forced to host events that are contrary to the Bible’s teachings and Christian schools would be required to accommodate the preferences of transgender students regarding athletic teams and bathrooms.…

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Barr: ‘Very Unusual’ for FBI to Rely on Steele Dossier Given ‘Clear Mistakes’

by Chuck Ross   Attorney General William Barr said in an interview that aired Friday that he is investigating what role the Steele dossier played in the Russia probe, and that the salacious document had “a number of clear mistakes.” “It’s a very unusual situation to have opposition research like…

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Trump Strips California of $930 Million in High-Speed Rail Funding

by Michael Bastasch   The Trump administration will terminate its agreement with California to fund the state’s struggling high-speed rail project, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) said Thursday. In a letter to state officials, Administrator Ronald Batory said FRA would deobligate the $928.6 million set aside for the California High-Speed…

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Democrats Agree to Billions in Humanitarian Assistance for US-Mexico Border

by Jason Hopkins   Top Democrats in Congress have acquiesced to some of the administration’s request for billions in southern border aid, but the offer comes with notable limitations. As lawmakers continue to negotiate over a humanitarian relief package, Democrats have offered to include a portion of President Donald Trump’s…

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Democrats Unanimous as House Passes Bill Forcing Schools to Let Male Athletes Compete in Girls’ Sports

by Peter Hasson   The Democratically controlled House of Representatives voted Friday 236-173 in favor of the Equality Act, which would require schools to include male athletes who identify as transgender girls on female sports teams. Eight Republicans crossed party lines to vote for the bill, which had unanimous Democratic…

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Commentary: The New SAT ‘Adversity Score’ Turns the Idea of Meritocracy Into a Sham

by Jarret Stepman   It would be nice to think that high school students can get into a good university based on their abilities or talents, but a proposed change to the SAT shows how the concept of meritocracy has been turned into a sham. The College Board, according to…

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Report: Ohio State Team Doctor Allegedly Abused Nearly 200 Male Students Over 18 Years

by Evie Fordham   Ohio State University employees allegedly failed to act in a timely manner on claims that a university team doctor was sexually abusing student-athletes — and at least 177 students were abused over roughly two decades, according to a long-anticipated report released Friday. The independent investigation found…

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