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November 19, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES The administration has already taken the first step to accommodate President-elect Trump's positions, agreeing Friday to take a timeout on President Obama's push to kick-start his 2014 deportation amnesty. In documents filed with a federal judge in Texas the Justice Department said that in light of the new management that will take over next year, the case should be suspended.... (more)


November 19, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Donald Trump says he'll abandon his predecessor's global climate change deal, but that didn't stop the Obama administration this week from rolling out a new, even more ambitious plan to cut U.S. emissions by 80 percent by 2050, undermining the incoming president on the world stage two months before his inauguration.... (more)


November 19, 2016
NEWSMAX U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to settle fraud lawsuits relating to his Trump University series of real estate seminars for $25 million, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.... (more)


November 19, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER The right-leaning Wall Street Journal editorial board is calling on President-elect Trump to let go of his business empire when he becomes the nation's next president in January.... (more)


November 19, 2016
ASSOCIATED PRESS Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas called on fellow conservatives Thursday to continue the work of the late Justice Antonin Scalia to keep the power of the courts and other branches of government in check.... (more)


November 19, 2016
CHELSEA SCHILLING The mainstream media are going wild circulating a viral list of so-called "fake news" websites -- and the list includes established news sites like WND, Breitbart, Red State, the Daily Wire and Project Veritas -- but WND has found a leftist, Trump-bashing assistant professor in Massachusetts who specialized in "fat studies" is behind the effort to target and discredit legitimate news organizations.... (more)


November 18, 2016
SUSAN FERRECHIO President-elect Trump made his first legislative move on Thursday, and convinced the Republican-led House to delay major spending legislation until next March. Appropriators had been working for weeks on a long-term spending proposal, but that was scrapped thanks to an electoral upset by Trump that has suddenly shifted the balance of power decisively to the Republican party.... (more)


November 17, 2016
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY The revolving door is the root of corruption in Washington, D.C., and President-elect Donald Trump may have just slowed it. Trump's pledge to bar administration officials from lobbying for five years after they leave office is his first valuable move towards unrigging the game.... (more)


November 17, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn is being considered by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Department of Education in his new administration. "Names fly around at light speed. Mine is one of the minor names. This is not the first time this has happened to me," Arnn wrote in an email to Hillsdale's campus newspaper on Thursday... (more)


November 17, 2016
THOMAS SOWELL As the post-election shock of some, and the euphoria of others, both begin to wear off, the country and the new administration will have some very serious problems to face, at home and abroad. How those problems are faced -- or evaded -- will tell us a lot about the next four years, and about the longer-run future as well.... (more)


November 17, 2016
LEO HOHMANN One of Michigan's 16 electors who will be called upon to cast a vote validating the election of Donald Trump in the Electoral College has testified on video that he and others in the state are receiving "dozens and dozens of death threats" from Hillary Clinton supporters urging them to switch his vote to Clinton.... (more)


November 17, 2016
DAVID FRENCH Last week, my friends and former colleagues at the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit against the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The facts of the case aren't terribly exciting: The university, like many universities, has a mandatory "service learning" program that requires students to perform 30 hours of community service, and it uses the program as a thinly disguised means of astroturfing student activism.... (more)


November 17, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper abruptly announced plans to step down Thursday after six sometimes-contentious years in the post, opening another gap in the growing list of top national security posts the incoming Trump administration will have to fill in the coming weeks.... (more)


November 17, 2016
WES VERNON The left and their backers often argue their case by resurrecting parts of their closetful of smear paint, including the vilification of anyone who disagrees with them.... (more)


November 17, 2016
CLIFF KINCAID Media bias won't let up just because the liberal media were humiliated on November 8. The bias is now being directed at the President-elect's conservative appointments. On Monday night's CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley proclaimed that the Southern Poverty Law Center had declared that Donald J. Trump's campaign CEO Stephen Bannon "has no business being in the White House." Bannon was named as chief strategist and counselor.... (more)


November 17, 2016
BRYAN FISCHER In the late stages of the campaign, President Obama made a feeble attempt to coax people into voting for Hillary Clinton to protect his legacy. Discerning voters have a right to ask, "What legacy?"... (more)


November 17, 2016
RUDY TAKALA Top Republicans on Tuesday called on the Federal Communications Commission to cease implementing controversial regulations during the presidential transition period, telling agency chairman Tom Wheeler to drop issues that next year's officeholders "will have an interest in reviewing."... (more)


November 17, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. Nancy Pelosi formally announced Wednesday she is running to retain her spot as House minority leader and sent a warning shot to potential rivals by informing her colleagues that she has already locked up "the support of more than two-thirds" of the Democratic caucus.... (more)


November 16, 2016
THE HILL Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday persuaded Republicans to postpone votes on bringing back legislative earmarks until 2017 after reminding members of President-elect Donald Trump's promise to "drain the swamp" of Washington.... (more)


November 16, 2016
CONSERVATIVE TRIBUNE One of former President Bill Clinton's closest advisers revealed what he believed to be the reason why former first lady Hillary Clinton suffered a humiliating loss in the presidential election, and it had nothing to do with James Comey or the FBI. "Bill didn't buy the excuse that Comey would cost Hillary the election," the source told author Ed Klein.... (more)


November 16, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES After five days of anti-Trump protests and mayhem led by left-wing groups, including one linked to top Clinton donor George Soros, Republicans said Sunday that it's time for Democrats to call off the dogs... (more)


November 16, 2016
BOB UNRUH Judicial Watch, the Washington watchdog that has for years been fighting to access Internal Revenue Service documents that reveal the extent of its discriminatory actions against Christians and conservatives, now is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to have his administration consider criminal counts against the much-feared federal agency.... (more)


November 16, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER The House voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to extend an Iran sanctions law for another 10 years, amid growing worries that the U.S. needs to keep some leverage over Iran as it pushes for that country to implement the nuclear agreement.... (more)


November 16, 2016
NEWSMAX Hidden from the public in his Manhattan high-rise, Donald Trump huddled Tuesday with Vice President-elect Mike Pence as he tried to fill out key posts in his Cabinet. But the transition team appeared to be straining under the enormous challenge of setting up a new administration.... (more)


November 16, 2016
THOMAS SOWELL The good news is that we dodged a bullet in this election. The bad news is that we don't know how many other bullets are coming, or from what direction. A Hillary Clinton victory would have meant a third consecutive administration dedicated to dismantling the institutions that have kept America free, and imposing instead the social vision of the smug elites. That could have been the ultimate catastrophe -- not just for our time, but for generations yet unborn.... (more)