Daily Signal - How West Virginia Is Leading the Charge Against Obama's Environmental 'Power Grab'

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Feb. 2, 2016
Good morning from Washington, where West Virginia is fired up and ready to go against President Obama's "clean energy" rules. Philip Wegmann interviews the state's top lawyer. Just outside D.C., Kelsey Harkness reports, a mom has words for the sexually explicit language in her son's mandatory reading. Melissa Quinn tells who's questioning police for fighting reform of "seized property" laws. Plus: Christian parents sue over their daughter's homework on Islam. A congressman wants terrorists off welfare. A senator sums up conservatism lickety-split.
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How West Virginia Is Leading the Charge Against Obama's Environmental 'Power Grab'

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Christian Family Sues Over 'Islamic Indoctrination' Homework

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