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December 14, 2017
CNBC — Nearly one quarter of teens are using marijuana, according to a new survey. Of eighth, 10th and 12th graders surveyed, 24 percent said they've used the drug in the past year, according to research from the University of Michigan. The 1.3 percent increase is the first significant rise in seven years.... (more)


December 13, 2017
CHELSEA SCHILLING — The Republican Party lost a critical seat in the U.S. Senate Tuesday as voters in the deeply conservative state of Alabama elected Democrat Doug Jones in an upset race that could jeopardize President Trump's legislative agenda.... (more)


December 13, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Republican negotiators on Wednesday said they've managed to strike a deal on a $1.4 trillion tax-cut package and that they'll be prepared to send it to President Trump's desk next week. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch told reporters that House and Senate lawmakers working to reconcile the two chambers' versions have reached an agreement.... (more)


December 13, 2017
CHELSEA SCHILLING — Just one month into the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation -- and only weeks after the FBI had been given a copy of the anti-Trump dossier in the summer of 2016 -- one of the FBI's top Russian counterintelligence experts discussed an "insurance policy" in the event that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump won election to the White House.... (more)


December 13, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — Former D.C. Metro Transit Police officer Nicholas Young had unusual political views, a federal prosecutor told jurors in Young's terrorist trial. He "was attracted to Nazis and Islamic terrorists at the same time," Gordon Kromberg said in his opening statement. "Both hate Jews."... (more)


December 13, 2017
LEO HOHMANN — A sobering new report warns of growing nuclear threats to U.S. national security posed by the deterioration of the nation's own nuclear arsenal just as Russia, China, North Korea and Iran are all upgrading their arsenals. The report documents how Russia and China are aggressively implementing nuclear force modernization, "likely made possible with covert and low-yield nuclear testing."... (more)


December 13, 2017
LOS ANGELES TIMES — The blaze that swept through the hills of Bel-Air last week, destroying six homes and damaging a dozen others, was sparked by a cooking fire at a homeless encampment in a nearby ravine, Los Angeles officials said Tuesday.... (more)


December 12, 2017
ALAN KEYES — In 1995, The United States Congress passed (by a vote of 374-37 in the U.S. House of Representatives, and 93-5 in the U.S. Senate) the bill entitled the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. Its stated purpose was "to provide for the relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem." So, why is the United States Embassy to Israel still physically located in Tel Aviv?... (more)


December 12, 2017
JOAN SWIRSKY — It's become de rigeur for public figures and media personalities to repeat the tired mantra: Always believe the women. This refers, of course, to any accusation of sexual harassment, no matter how far in the past it took place and even if it was interpreted at the time as innocent flirting.... (more)


December 12, 2017
CHELSEA SCHILLING — "Impeach him!" some Democrats cry, as they accuse the U.S. president of "colluding" with Russia to undermine the 2016 presidential election. Americans can't escape the apparent feeding frenzy: Every day, headlines screech with new plot twists in the alleged Trump-Russia saga.... (more)


December 12, 2017
BOB UNRUH — A federal judge -- already criticized for acting as the "supreme judicial commander of the military" by usurping the president's authority -- doubled down Monday on her ruling allowing transgenders to enlist in the military.... (more)


December 12, 2017
AL.COM — In a poll released less than 24 hours before the polls open on Tuesday, Alabama Senate Republican nominee Roy Moore has taken his biggest lead in weeks. In the Emerson College poll, Moore has seized a 9-point lead over Democrat Doug Jones in polling done in recent days.... (more)


December 12, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — California Gov. Jerry Brown and former Vice President Al Gore lead the list of those blaming climate change for Southern California's devastating wildfires, calling them "the new normal," but others insist the science just isn't there. That includes climate scientists such as University of Washington meteorologist Cliff Mass, who moved to extinguish the "now normal" narrative by arguing that the data "strongly suggests there is no credible evidence" that global warming is fueling this fall's California coastal wildfires, and that claims to the contrary are "baseless, if not outright wrong."... (more)


December 12, 2017
AL.COM — North Korea's political prisons are just as bad as - and perhaps even worse than - the Nazi concentration camps of the Holocaust, a renowned judge and Auschwitz survivor has concluded after hearing from former North Korean prisoners and guards.... (more)


December 11, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — A terrorist set off a bomb in New York's subway Monday morning, and the worst thing he did was blow up his own crotch. That may be why you don't see the cries and arguments that you usually see in the wake of terrorist attacks. There have been no loud calls for new security measures, no angry attacks on the intelligence community, no bills proposing more surveillance, no new legislation to curb immigration, and no new country we're supposed to invade.... (more)


December 11, 2017
PAUL BREMMER — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has donated $5 million worth of aid to the nine federal refugee resettlement agencies in the U.S., according to the Deseret News. The donation comprises $1.2 million in cash and $3.8 million in commodities to be used during 2018, and it marks the second straight year the church has made such a donation.... (more)


December 11, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — A Nevada federal judge raised the possibility of a mistrial Monday in the 2014 standoff at the Bundy ranch, citing the failure of prosecutors to provide the defense in a timely fashion with a slew of documents. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro also dismissed the jurors, who had returned Monday to the Las Vegas courthouse for the first time since Nov. 29, and told them to return Dec. 20.... (more)


December 10, 2017
ALICIA POWE — The Central Intelligence Agency knows the identities of the people who leaked DNC emails to the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks during the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign, a former CIA officer contends.... (more)


December 10, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump continues to push back at the hostile news media with great vigor, prompting his critics to squawk and chafe -- but to no avail. The presidential tweet has become a strategic fixture in the war between White House and press corps, and an effective one at that.... (more)


December 10, 2017
ROBERT KNIGHT — Faced with plummeting attendance and TV ratings over its boneheaded unwillingness to require its millionaire players to at least stand during the national anthem, the National Football League brain trust has come up with another beauty: Let's throw millions of dollars at left wing political causes.... (more)


December 10, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, warned Saturday that climate change could bring more wildfires to the state as firefighters continue battling at least six blazes that have spread throughout Southern California.... (more)


December 10, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Al Gore's sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth" has ended up on the shortlist for Oscar consideration despite questions about its credibility raised by challenges to some of its climate-change claims. "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" was among the 15 films included by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on its list of those still in the hunt for 2017 Best Documentary, which will be pared down to five finalists when the nominees are announced Jan. 23.... (more)


December 10, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — FBI Director Christopher Wray rebuffed requests from Republican lawmakers Thursday for information about a key agent accused of political bias against President Trump and the role the man played in exonerating Hillary Clinton of criminal wrongdoing and in starting surveillance of Trump campaign officials.... (more)


December 10, 2017
BOB UNRUH — Responding to an expert for the United Nation's Human Rights Committee who recently advocated killing unborn children who have Down syndrome, a young woman with the condition fired back. "You sir, do not speak for my community," Charlotte Fien said a video on the website for the European Center for Law and Justice, a non-governmental organization that has special consultative status before the United Nations.... (more)


December 10, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — A Korean War veteran who spent 16 months on the front lines told reporters on Friday that God was with him when two men broke into his home. Don Lutz of Ellport, Pennsylvania, woke up to the sound of strangers barreling their way into his kitchen early Friday, but only one of invaders left alive. The former power-lifter and gymnast, just three months shy of his 85th birthday, grabbed his Taurus M380 revolver and fired a round that went through the chest of one assailant.... (more)