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Dec. 16, 2015

Good morning from Washington, where Josh Siegel gives you a first look—along with Congress—at a gigantic spending bill. Phil Wegmann also reports on what House Speaker Paul Ryan means by saying lawmakers have "three days" to read the omnibus, and on Ryan's pledge to put a "railroad" on a track that serves the public. Meanwhile, Kelsey Harkness interviews a football coach fighting to be allowed to pray at the 50-yard line.

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Here's What's in Congress' Spending and Tax Package

Congressional leaders released the details of a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government on Tuesday night. But with spending levels already predetermined, lawmakers were more concerned with what policy provisions were attached to the legislation.

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This Football Coach Was Sidelined for Praying. Now He's Fighting Back.

The high school football coach who was removed from his job for praying at the 50-yard line after games filed a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, arguing the school discriminated against him based on his faith, The Daily Signal has learned.

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Lawmakers Won't Have Much Time to Read Spending Bill Topping 1,000 Pages

Though some lawmakers have debated specifics for weeks, they won’t know what’s in the package until the last minute. It's still up in the air if they'll even have time to read the measure before they vote on it.

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Commentary

A Vote for Green Climate Fund in Omnibus Spending Bill Is a Vote for Paris Agreement

The Green Climate Fund is nothing more than a taxpayer-funded wealth transfer from developed countries to developing ones.

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Commentary

Bowe Bergdahl Goes to Trial. What Happens Next?

There are some important facts to keep in mind regarding Bergdahl's case going forward, as well as some unique aspects of the military justice system.

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Paul Ryan, Criticizing a Spending 'Railroad,' Promises to Put the House on New Track

House Speaker Paul Ryan became the unwilling engineer of the spending locomotive that John Boehner built. But he says the appropriations process established by his predecessor "is no way to run a railroad" and promises sweeping reforms.

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