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December 17, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — With Republicans set to achieve a decades-long policy goal of opening a section of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, environmentalists over the weekend launched a last-ditch effort to halt the initiative, though their efforts almost surely will be in vain.... (more)


December 16, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — A lawyer for President Trump's transition team said that special counsel Robert Mueller's obtaining of emails related to the transition was inappropriate, both on Mueller's behalf and the agency that provided them.... (more)


December 16, 2017
BYRON YORK — Yes, the release of texts sent between top FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page show that both loathed Donald Trump while they were working on investigations involving Trump as a presidential candidate and later as president. Of course, lots of federal employees loathe Trump. It would be hard for all of them to recuse themselves from government matters, although it is probably not a great idea to have them play key roles in high-stakes probes that could have a momentous effect on the presidency.... (more)


December 16, 2017
BOB UNRUH — The FBI's special investigation of "Russian collusion" with the Trump campaign during the 2016 election has been under fire in recent days over an agent, later dismissed, who apparently repeatedly protected Hillary Clinton from prosecution and in partisan fashion attacked then-candidate Donald Trump.... (more)


December 16, 2017
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump has called the wife of John McCain as the Arizona senator is hospitalized for cancer treatments. The White House said Trump called Cindy McCain on Friday to send his best wishes and check on her and her husband.... (more)


December 16, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Parents would get new federal tax breaks for sending their children to private or religious schools or teaching them at home if the final Republican tax overhaul bill becomes law. For that, they can thank Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who offered the original amendment to extend 529 college savings plans to grade school and high school, including costs for homeschooling.... (more)


December 16, 2017
NATIONAL REVIEW — Suppose you always wanted to date tall and good-looking people, and believe yourself to be tall and good-looking too. There's a club in your city called Lucky's where all the tall and good-looking people go, so you show up there. But you can't get in. The bouncer stops you.... (more)


December 16, 2017
CNBC — Facebook just admitted that using Facebook can be bad for you Facebook just admitted that using Facebook can be bad for you 3:48 PM ET Fri, 15 Dec 2017 | 00:45 Facebook admitted on Thursday that using its social network can be bad for you in some instances. Facebook's director of research David Ginsberg and research scientist Moira Burke published a post in which they addressed questions about the impact Facebook has on our moods, and revealed some compelling information.... (more)


December 16, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — The head of Planned Parenthood is not happy with House Speaker Paul Ryan over his call for a higher U.S. birth rate. Cecile Richards took to social media on Friday to blast the idea that male lawmakers should use their bully pulpit to discuss the national birth rate. Mr. Ryan told reporters on Thursday that entitlement programs like Social Security require more bodies than Americans are providing for the accounting to work.... (more)


December 16, 2017
YAHOO NEWS — Pope Francis is criticizing journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalize the news, saying it's a "very serious sin" that hurts all involved. Francis, who plans to dedicate his upcoming annual communications message to "fake news," told Catholic media on Saturday that journalists perform a mission that is among the most "fundamental" to democratic societies.... (more)


December 16, 2017
NEW YORK POST — 'Our record as journalists in covering this Trump story and the Russian story is pretty good," legendary reporter Carl Bernstein recently claimed. Pretty good? If there's a major news story over the past 70 years that the American media have botched more often because of bias and wishful thinking, I'd love to hear about it.... (more)


December 14, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — The Alabama win for Barack Obama's candidate Doug Jones confirms our thesis that Obama is running the Democratic Party and the anti-Trump resistance. Obama, who recently compared President Trump to Hitler, recorded a robocall in support of the Alabama Democrat, calling him a "fighter for equality, for progress." His notion of progress means suppressing the white vote and inciting black voters, who now believe by a margin of 72 percent that Trump should be impeached.... (more)


December 14, 2017
BOB UNRUH — Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., used to be a prosecutor. So he's not entirely new to the concept of evidence, investigations, charges and conflicts of interest. What he apparently doesn't understand is the FBI's idea of a "conflict-of-interest-free" special counsel's office, which employed a key investigator who helped clear a political candidate he supported and later targeted one he vehemently opposed.... (more)


December 14, 2017
NEWSMAX — Attorney and political analyst Alan Dershowitz said Wednesday he would like to see a "non-partisan commission" examine special counsel Robert Mueller's team and its investigation into claims the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.... (more)


December 14, 2017
GREG COROMBOS — A top lawyer in Texas says the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be nothing more than effort to charge people with crimes unrelated to Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. He also said recent revelations of rampant partisanship on the part of prosecutors on Mueller's team ought to be the death blow to the probe.... (more)


December 14, 2017
NEWSMAX — Former Fox News star Bill O'Reilly believes the FBI has been compromised and no longer carries the gravitas it once did. "No doubt in my mind, and I'm a big law enforcement guy as you may know . . . I've lost faith in the FBI," O'Reilly told Newsmax TV's John Bachman on "Newsmax Now."... (more)


December 14, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, announced on Thursday that it filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI regarding records related to Peter Strzok, a top FBI counterintelligence agent who was part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry team before being demoted due to critical messages about President Trump.... (more)


December 14, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to dismantle net neutrality, moving to spur innovation and investment by loosening the federal government's grip on the internet over the outraged objections of progressives who insist the repeal will destroy it.... (more)


December 14, 2017
GROVER NORQUIST — As the Federal Communications Commission approached a vote on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order at its December open meeting, the Left got frantic, claiming it would bring about the end of the internet as we know it and even the end of democracy.... (more)


December 14, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Senate confirmed President Trump's 19th federal judge Thursday, approving James Ho for a seat on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and further bolstering the judicial army that conservatives wanted to build. Mr. Ho, confirmed on a 53-43 vote, becomes the first Asian-American on that appeals court. Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota joined Republicans in voting for Mr. Ho.... (more)


December 14, 2017
THE HILL — The Alabama Supreme Court has reportedly stayed a lower court's order to election officials that would have required the preservation of voting records in Tuesday's Senate special election. A circuit judge on Monday ordered election officials to set voting machines to save all digital ballot images, which would preserve voting records in the event of a recount.... (more)


December 14, 2017
ART MOORE — President Trump's critics have blamed him for many things, from climate change to a decrease in the frequency of Americans engaging in sex, and now he's being held responsible for messing up the celebration of Jesus' birth.... (more)


December 14, 2017
LOS ANGELES TIMES — More than a week after the Thomas fire ignited in Ventura County, destroying hundreds of homes and displacing thousands as it grew into a massive inferno, firefighters are now in a race to protect the pristine coastal communities of neighboring Santa Barbara County before a shift in powerful winds forecast for this weekend.... (more)


December 14, 2017
NEWSMAX — Walt Disney Co. agreed to a $52.4 billion deal to acquire much of the global empire that media baron Rupert Murdoch assembled over three decades, from a fabled Hollywood studio to Europe's largest satellite-TV provider to one of India's most-watched channels.... (more)


December 14, 2017
CNN — More than two months have passed since 58 country music fans were gunned down in the Las Vegas massacre, and survivors as well as victims' families are still searching for some semblance of closure.... (more)