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Nov. 25, 2015

Good day before Thanksgiving from Washington, where France’s leader appealed for President Obama’s help in the war against the Islamic State. Kelsey Harkness caught up with the couple fined for declining to host a same-sex wedding. The Obama administration rushed out 144 major regulations as most Americans prepared for turkey day. And tasty commentaries examine how progressivism is at odds with giving thanks and what’s wrong with the president’s call for talking politics at the dinner table. Morning Bell will pause for the holiday and return to your inbox Monday.

News

Lawyers Suing Farmers for Refusing to Host Same-Sex Wedding Compare Case to ‘Race Discrimination’

Cynthia Gifford, owner of Liberty Ridge Farm, told The Daily Signal she felt the arguments from the New York Civil Liberties Union were “one-sided,” and didn’t take into account her constitutional rights.

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Commentary

Obama Administration Announces 144 Big Regulations Right Before Thanksgiving

President Barack Obama is nothing if not predictable. Required by law to release plans for new regulations twice a year, the administration has consistently done so just before major holidays, when few are paying attention.

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Commentary

Why George Washington Thought the Practice of Gratitude Was Essential for the American Character

National days of reflection are required to unify the American public in common sentiment. Washington had this in mind in issuing his rightly famous Thanksgiving Day proclamation of 1789.

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News

How Will Downing of Russian Plane Impact Campaign Against ISIS?

As President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande announced that the U.S.-led coalition would intensify its airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the two leaders suggested their efforts are limited by Russia’s lack of cooperation.

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What This Formerly Homeless Man Does for the Homeless on Thanksgiving

Jeff Tooles is looking forward to working a 12-to-14-hour-long shift on Thanksgiving Day. He’ll cook roughly 70 “nice, pretty, golden brown” turkeys for those city dwellers that, as he says, “don’t have anywhere to go.”

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Commentary

Once Again, Obama Wants You to Push Liberal Views During a Holiday Dinner

Should the White House really be urging that a holiday be the time for political debates? After all, Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to give thanks, not swap statistics and battle over government control.

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