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February 18, 2017
NEWSMAX — Vice President Mike Pence vowed Saturday that the United States will "hold Russia accountable" even as President Donald Trump searches for new common ground with Moscow at the start of his presidency.... (more)


February 18, 2017
NEWSMAX — Support was building Saturday for former UN Ambassador John Bolton to fill the White House national security adviser spot left vacant by Michael Flynn's resignation.... (more)


February 18, 2017
CNN — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reassigned a majority of the staff meant to work most closely with the top US diplomat in what career officials at the State Department fear is the start of a major reorganization.... (more)


February 18, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Norma McCorvey, the pseudonymous plaintiff at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion, Roe V. Wade, passed away Saturday from a heart ailment, The Washington Post reported. She was 69. McCorvey's death was confirmed to the newspaper by Joshua Prager, a journalist currently in the midst of writing a book about the landmark court ruling. She died Saturday at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas, west of Houston, the Post reported.... (more)


February 18, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The Supreme Court on Friday scheduled oral arguments for April in a crucial religious liberty case concerning state funding. Federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation proceedings begin March 20, and he could be seated on the court before arguments begin.... (more)


February 18, 2017
BOB UNRUH — The party of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is taking it on the chin in a daily tracking poll. The Gallup survey found that only 25 percent of voters self-identify as Democrats as of about the beginning of this year. The percentage who identify as Republican is 28, while it is independents who have made the biggest gains, measuring 44 percent.... (more)


February 17, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The Associated Press dropped the ball Friday with a supposed scoop alleging President Trump is considering deploying approximately 100,000 National Guard units to round up illegal immigrants. The Department of Homeland Security is considering no such thing, an agency spokeswoman said following the story's publication.... (more)


February 17, 2017
NEWSMAX — Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took to social media to quell what it calls "dangerous and irresponsible" stories that allege the agency is executing "roundups" of illegal immigrants for deportation. Untrue, ICE said in a tweet.... (more)


February 17, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — CBS News host John Dickerson says the press ruined its own reputation long before President Trump came along. Appearing on Hugh Hewitt's radio show Friday, Mr. Dickerson agreed with Mr. Trump's claim during Thursday's heated press conference that the American people have lost faith in the media's credibility.... (more)


February 17, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said his fellow Republicans should repeal Obamacare before agreeing on a replacement, and dismissed concerns of a potential backlash when current beneficiaries lose coverage as a fictional "boogeyman" designed to scare lawmakers away from delivering on repeal.... (more)


February 17, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Democratic Party activists who tried unsuccessfully to sink Hillary Clinton's nomination at last year's convention are at it again, pestering national party members ahead of next week's vote on a new chairman. Party leaders are eager to incorporate the energy of progressives who buoyed Sen. Bernard Sanders' presidential campaign last year -- but less enthusiastic about the activists' rough edges that continue to irk many Democratic National Committee members.... (more)


February 17, 2017
CHERYL CHUMLEY — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, wrote in a 5,800-word manifesto his personal vision of recreating the world in his image -- an image that includes a true "global community that works for all of us," he said, in an interview with the Associated Press.... (more)


February 17, 2017
BOB UNRUH — The nine judges on the Washington state Supreme Court -- Mary Fairhurst, Charles Johnson, Barb Madsen, Susan Owens, Debra Stephens, Charles Wiggins, Steve Gonzalez, Sheryl McCloud and Mary Yu -- have decided they can order a citizen to violate her Christian faith.... (more)


February 16, 2017
WALL STREET JOURNAL — U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from President Donald Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised, according to current and former officials familiar with the matter.... (more)


February 16, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Trump White House and the U.S. intelligence community moved closer to open warfare in the wake of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's spectacular downfall -- and the fallout is unnerving key American intelligence partners around the world, according to several high-level national security sources.... (more)


February 16, 2017
BYRON YORK — I spent much of Wednesday talking and corresponding with Republicans in various states of anxiety about the latest revelations concerning the Trump campaign and Russia. Some put more credence in the allegations than others. All thought the leaks of national security intercepts behind the news stories were outrageous, and that the leakers should be punished. But even for those most inclined to support President Trump, there was still a nagging fear that the stories might be true.... (more)


February 16, 2017
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — Let's hear the tape. The Flynn affair is a tale of intrigue, with head-spinning twists and turns, manipulative spies, narrative-weaving pols, and strategists who mostly outsmart themselves. It is easy to get lost in the weeds. There is one easy way to get to the bottom of it, though -- one way to get a real sense of whether General Michael Flynn, the now-former national-security adviser, is a lying rogue who deceived every Trump administration official in sight, or the victim of an elaborate "deep state" scam whose real objective is to destroy not merely Flynn but the Trump presidency.... (more)


February 16, 2017
CHERYL CHUMLEY — With Barack Obama gone, and the future of Obamacare on shaky ground, the Internal Revenue Service has quietly decided, in all its President Donald Trump-era wisdom, to stop turning away filers who fail to provide the once-required proof of health-insurance coverage on their tax forms.... (more)


February 16, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — A large number of non-citizen Hispanics, as many as 2 million, were illegally registered to vote in the U.S., according to a nationwide poll. The National Hispanic Survey provides additional evidence for use by anti-voter fraud conservatives and bolsters an analysis by professors at Old Dominion University who say non-citizens registered and voted in potentially large numbers.... (more)


February 16, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Hispanic voters support President Trump's new focus on deporting illegal immigrants with criminal records and punishing some 300 cities that grant "sanctuary" to undocumented criminals, according to a new poll. The survey for Secure America Now found that 56 percent of Hispanic voters approve of deporting criminal illegals. Some 31 percent don't.... (more)


February 15, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — President Donald Trump's controversial complaint that the intelligence community was using police-state tactics against him has been confirmed in the forced resignation of his national security adviser Michael T. Flynn. When Trump made his complaint, he was referring to leaks of potentially damaging information about him from an unverified dossier.... (more)


February 15, 2017
FRANK MAGUIRE — Back in 2010, I became associated with RenewAmerica.com. One major reason was that I came to know the wonderful Christian woman and exquisite writer, Bonnie Alba. Bonnie and I shared thoughts and ideas for a number of years, and right up until her demise, Bonnie and my wife Helen were Facebook friends.... (more)


February 15, 2017
NEIL BRIAN GOLDBERG — Has there ever, ever been such an all-out assault by every element of the press, the media, the teachers (and thus the students and the schools), the entertainment industry, the judiciary, the betrayers in his own party, and the world press on any president in history?... (more)


February 15, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump forced Michael Flynn to resign as national security adviser because of broken trust, not broken laws, the White House said Tuesday, trying to clean up the mess after the first major shake-up of the administration. The explanations, however, failed to quell calls from both sides of the aisle to expand the Senate probe into Russian email hacks during the presidential campaign to Mr. Flynn's contacts with Russian officials, including possibly calling him in to testify.... (more)


February 15, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — The White House's national security adviser resigned Monday night and President Trump tapped retired Lt. Gen. Joseph Keith Kellogg Jr. to serve as acting adviser in his place, in the first major shakeup of the still-young administration.... (more)