Daily Signal - What Obama Got Wrong on Guns

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Jan. 11, 2016

Good morning from Washington, where President Obama's restrictions on gun sales inspired a short video from our Genevieve Wood on where his claims miss the mark. In another video, Melissa Quinn boils down a Supreme Court case where nonunion teachers object to paying union dues. Also: House conservatives say they'll respect your money, and the connection between prison reform and an Oregon land rights showdown. Plus: 12 million fewer Americans work now than during the "Reagan recovery."

Commentary

What Obama Got Wrong on Guns

President Barack Obama made some interesting claims over the past week about why America needs more gun control. We take a look at some of his statements to see how they stand up to the facts.

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News

California Teachers Gear Up to Take Fight Against Unions to Supreme Court

Rebecca Friedrichs and nine teachers are calling into question the agency fees that public-sector workers are required to pay to unions, which they say violate their First Amendment rights.

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Commentary

The Difference Between Obama's Recovery and Reagan's

On almost every measure examined, the 2009-2015 recovery has been the meekest in more than 50 years, writes economist Stephen Moore.

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News

Paul Ryan Wants to Make History by Changing the Way Congress Spends Your Money

House Speaker Paul Ryan has given Congress a New Year’s resolution: Skip gigantic spending bills and return to the regular, piece-by-piece appropriations process.

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Conservatives Hoping to Reduce Prison Terms Say Oregon Ranchers Are a Reason Why

Conservatives pushing for easing mandatory minimum prison sentences are using an unlikely selling point to their instinctively tough-on-crime colleagues: The story of Oregon ranchers whose terms of incarceration sparked the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge.

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Gov. Scott Walker Threatens Lawsuit Over Obama's Gun Control Orders

"President Obama is again disregarding the constitutional principles of separation of powers and exceeding his authority as chief executive," Walker said.

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