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Thursday
Feb042016

Daily Signal - Sen. Ben Sasse: Conservatives Don't Need a 'Republican Barack Obama' 

The Daily Signal

Feb. 4, 2016
Good morning from Washington, where lawmakers, wonks, and activists gathering for a Conservative Policy Summit heard a freshman senator warn that America doesn't need "a Republican Barack Obama." Other reports from the Heritage Action event include a swipe at House Speaker Paul Ryan. Some conservatives, itching to cut spending, are ready to bolt on the Boehner-Obama budget deal. Plus: Heritage Foundation fellow Mike Gonzalez on Europe's awakening to the threat within, and 17 facts about the man closing the National Prayer Breakfast.
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Sen. Ben Sasse: Conservatives Don't Need a 'Republican Barack Obama'

"The idea that a 'strong man' can save us isn't true," said Sen. Ben Sasse. "What America needs is a constitutional recovery."

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House Freedom Caucus Hits Back at Paul Ryan

The House Freedom Caucus rallied against Speaker Paul Ryan Wednesday after he suggested the conservative members rein in their goals while Democrats control the executive branch.

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Finally, Europe Is Waking Up to Dangers of Multiculturalism

When British, French, and German leaders begin to say that immigrants and their children must assimilate and that those who join ISIS may lose their citizenship, it's time to sit up and take notice.

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The New Budget Showdown: Conservatives Want to Disavow Boehner Deal

A new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projecting trillion-dollar deficit levels by 2022 appears to be persuading more than just the usual suspects to insist on a lower spending level.

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US Bound by Climate Change Deal That Skirts Constitution, House Panel Told

"The president's decision to treat the Paris agreement as an executive agreement instead of a treaty is just his latest use of executive power to achieve an end that he knows full well would not pass congressional muster," said The Heritage Foundation's Steven Groves.

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17 Facts About Football Star Giving Closing Prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast

"God is everything. Always keep God first. Always pray. Don't be afraid to pray; he'll always hear your cry," said University of Alabama football player Derrick Henry when accepting the Heisman trophy last year.

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Thursday
Jan282016

ALG urges rejection of Energy Policy Modernization Act 

Jan. 27, 2016, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging rejection of Senate legislation, the so-called "EnergyPolicy Modernization Act":

"Americans for Limited Government urges the Senate to reject the Energy Policy Modernization of 2015.  There is no excuse for the Senate to move forward with legislation that continues the practice of picking energy winners and losers, expands federal government authority and fails to turn control of federal lands back to the states. Rather than creating a Working Group on Energy Markets that will be abused by a future President intent on conducting a future war on energy, the Senate should focus on policies that strip the federal government's control over energy producers."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-urges-rejection-of-energy-policy-modernization-act/

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Thursday
Jan282016

Daily Signal - How Michigan and Ohio Made It Harder to Accidentally Break the Law 

The Daily Signal

Jan. 28, 2016
Good morning from the nation's capital, where half the states want the Supreme Court to put the kibosh on the EPA's "clean power" rule. Heritage Foundation analyst Katie Tubb explains the buzz. The high court also may decide whether a pharmacy must dispense abortion-inducing drugs. Heritage's Elizabeth Slattery analyzes. And Josh Siegel reports why two states decided criminal intent should be a factor in sending someone to prison. Also on our docket: Obama's new free lunch plan, Virginia’s voter ID law, and a disputed abortion regulation.
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How Michigan and Ohio Made It Harder to Accidentally Break the Law

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy says that 26 percent of felonies and 59 percent of misdemeanors in the state lack an "adequate" mens rea provision, meaning a judge or jury doesn't necessarily need to be convinced that the accused knew he was committing a crime.

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25 States Have Asked Supreme Court to Halt This Costly EPA Regulation

In addition to a majority of states challenging the Clean Power Plan in court, dozens of groups across the spectrum have also filed suit against the Clean Power Plan.

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$12 Billion Obama Plan Would Give Lunch to Poor Children in the Summer

Rachel Sheffield, a policy analyst in welfare and education at The Heritage Foundation, said the federal government already runs roughly a dozen programs targeted toward providing food aid to low-income Americans.

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How The Washington Post Got Virginia's Voter ID Law Wrong

Virginia provides an excellent example of how the photo ID battle has been waged in state legislatures and reported (poorly) by the media.

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This Local Pharmacist's Religious Liberty Case Could Go to Supreme Court

The Stormans family, which owns Ralph’s Pharmacy, cites religious beliefs as its justification for refusing to stock abortifacient drugs.

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Should Courts Be Able to Make Legislative Judgments on Abortion?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit issued an opinion blocking the enforcement of a commonsense abortion regulation in Wisconsin.

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Thursday
Jan282016

Strong NH - National media criticizes Maggie Hassan 

"...she refused to touch any question that veered toward even remotely treacherous territory" - Politico

MANCHESTER - Governor Maggie Hassan received sharp criticism in a Politico article today, which resulted from her first interview with a national media outlet since she announced her campaign for the US Senate last year.

Here are some highlights from the Politico article:
  • "But Hassan also hewed relentlessly to talking points and political bromides..." 
     
  • "She repeated some variation of that 10 times. The strategy, of course, denies her opponents fodder for attacks. But it opens Hassan to criticism that she's running a generic campaign and is looking to ride Hillary Clinton's coattails to Capitol Hill."
     
  • "...play-it-safe campaign..."
     
  •  "...though here, too, she sticks closely to the script about her motivations."
     
  • "...she refused to touch any question that veered toward even remotely treacherous territory, such as Obama's executive actions or Bernie Sanders' rise in New Hampshire despite Hassan's endorsement of Hillary Clinton."
     
  • "...Hassan stuck painstakingly to her script."
     
  • "As if on cue, she repeated nearly the exact same answer to two follow-up questions."
The National Journal also echoed the criticisms found in the Politico article.

Derek Dufresne of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire made similar assertions of Governor Maggie Hassan turning into a "generic," "droid-like" Democrat in a Union Leader opinion column earlier this month titled, "Maggie Hassan is a droid from the dark side."
 
Derek Dufresne of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire released the following statement;

"Governor Maggie Hassan has truly become nothing more than a generic, party-controled robot, who painstakingly sticks to her poll-tested scripts and refuses to answer the tough questions. It is refreshing that the news media is beginning to recognize the same regrettable reality our organization has been highlighting for months.

"Granite Staters deserve better than a generic, career politician, whose s
ole purpose isn't to make our state or country better, or even to advance important issues, but rather to just increase her party's numbers in Washington."


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Monday
Jan252016

Daily Signal - Sexual Assault Victims Speak Out Against Washington's Transgender Bathroom Policies 

The Daily Signal

Jan. 25, 2016

Good morning from the nation's capital, where two senators want the attorney general to probe the EPA's new water rule. In Washington state, Kelsey Harkness has the stories of three women who, recalling their sexual abuse, oppose a liberal bathroom policy for transgenders. Heritage Foundation scholar Robin Simcox sees trouble for Britain in Europe's revamped refugee policy, while Melody Wood calls President Obama a hypocrite on religious freedom. Plus: visas for Iran and signs at the March for Life.

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Sexual Assault Victims Speak Out Against Washington's Transgender Bathroom Policies

"It started when I was in diapers and went through until I was 10," Kaeley Triller Haver, who is now 32, told The Daily Signal of her abuse. "I used to get watched in the shower—that was his thing."

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How Europe's Radical Refugee Shakeup Could Push Britain Out of the EU

The European Commission is seeking a radical shakeup on refugee policy—and that means big trouble is brewing for British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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GOP Senators Push Attorney General to Investigate EPA Over WOTUS

Two Republican senators opened up a broadside assault against the Environmental Protection Agency last week in the ongoing battle over President Barack Obama’s controversial "Waters of the U.S." rule (WOTUS), a regulation that extends federal authority over smaller waterways.

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Obama's Hypocrisy on Religious Freedom

Some of the greatest threats to religious freedom in America in recent years have come from policies he supports.

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After Changes to Visa Waiver Program, Republicans Upset Over Exception for Iran

The Obama administration and Congress last month agreed to shore up a program that allows citizens from 38 approved countries to travel to the United States for 90 days without a visa.

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35 of the Most Interesting Signs at the March for Life

An enthusiastic crowd showed its support for the pro-life movement by attending the 2016 March for Life despite frigid Friday weather and an impending blizzard in our nation's capital.

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