Daily Signal - Republicans Battle to Roll Back Washington's New Transgender Bathroom Rules

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Jan. 19, 2016

Good morning from Washington, where some conservatives see things differently on making war with ISIS and spending taxpayers' money. They're eyeing the usefulness of formally targeting the Islamic State, Josh Siegel reports. They also want to undo a budget deal with President Obama, Philip Wegmann writes. Kevin Mooney profiles an advocate for anti-union Christian teachers. Heritage's Rachel Sheffield examines America's war on poverty. And in Washington state, Kelsey Harkness speaks with parents who hope to repeal a transgender rights measure they say goes too far.

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Republicans Battle to Roll Back Washington's New Transgender Bathroom Rules

"I believe that when I drop my kids off at school…I have a right to expect that the men will use the men's locker room and the women will use the women's locker room," said a Washington state lawmaker leading the fight against new rules.

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Why the Freedom Caucus Wants to Declare War on ISIS

"I want to make sure my son [in the National Guard], his commanders, have the authority to do what he needs to do to kill the bad guys and get out of there," says Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga.

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Commentary

How the Expensive War on Poverty Failed

The official poverty rate has hovered between 10 percent and 15 percent for 50 years.

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House Conservatives Say New Trouble Brews Over Old Spending Deal

The disagreement revolves around the budget deal negotiated in October by President Obama and then-House Speaker John Boehner. That agreement locks in government spending levels for two years, increasing overall spending by $80 billion.

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The Christian Educator Behind Teachers' Fight for Free Speech at the Supreme Court

An "adversarial attitude" toward people of faith permeates the public education system and should be confronted by teachers and parents who disagree, warns the head of an organization for Christian educators.

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Find Out How Much Obamacare Rates Increased in Your State

Premiums under the Affordable Care Act will rise in nearly every state this year, spiking health insurance costs for nearly all Americans, according to a new report.

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