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Dec. 2, 2015

Good morning from Washington, where tea party activists seek to stop the IRS from gathering donors' Social Security numbers. Melissa Quinn has the story. In a dispatch from Paris, correspondent Nolan Peterson tells how the U.N.'s climate conference may be overshadowed by global conflicts. Among commentaries, a Heritage Foundation scholar celebrates a humanist group's failure to knock down a century-old war memorial and a guest columnist calls out Planned Parenthood for trying to silence Americans after the Colorado shootings.

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The IRS Wants Organizations to Collect Donors' Social Security Numbers. This Tea Party Group Is Fighting Back.

"Having gone through the [IRS] targeting [of conservative groups] because our name is Tea Party Patriots, I'm very sensitive to anything that expands the IRS' reach into nonprofits and who their donors are," said Jenny Beth Martin, the organization's president

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Worldwide Conflicts Threaten to Overshadow Paris Climate Summit

Daily Signal foreign correspondent Nolan Peterson reports from Paris on the long list of contemporary security concerns that threaten to overshadow the two weeks of negotiations at the climate change conference.

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Commentary

Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Filed by Those Who Found a WWI Memorial Cross Offensive

The lawsuit was filed by the American Humanist Association, as well as several individuals who were apparently “offended” that they had to drive by the monument and see it every day on what is a very busy highway.

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Policy Riders: What They Are, How Congress Uses Them, and Why They Matter to You

When appropriation bills sail through Congress, lawmakers often stow policy riders inside. This way, they can achieve policy victories that would have little chance of becoming law on their own.

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Commentary

Planned Parenthood Turns Tragedy Into Censorship

Planned Parenthood is using the Colorado Springs shooter as a tool in its new censorship campaign, which can be summed up in two, increasingly familiar words: "Shut Up."

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Commentary

Why Paris Climate Conference Is a Throwback to 1997 Kyoto Debate

Eighteen years ago, the Kyoto climate protocol was debated in Congress, and back then many members questioned the science and the high price Americans would pay for little, if any, benefit from the climate agreement.

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