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February 13, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — In more than a decade on a federal appeals court, Judge Neil Gorsuch never had one of his own written opinions overturned by the Supreme Court, according to the questionnaire he delivered to Capitol Hill over the weekend in preparation for an eventual confirmation hearing.... (more)


February 13, 2017
WESLEY PRUDEN — Neil Gorsuch doesn't know much about politics and how the political class in Washington works, and that's a good thing. Politics and the law make unnatural bedfellows, and the progeny of such beds is often unnatural. But a well-meaning innocent adventuring into the high weeds that abound in Washington can get into trouble without meaning to, and when the innocent emerges from the weeds he can expect a face full of thistles and scratches.... (more)


February 13, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Donald Trump co-opted the Tea Party platform on the campaign trail and has so far managed to merge the Tea Party movement with "Trumpism." Lawmakers swept into office during the Tea Party wave recognize that President Trump took the mantle, but Tea Party and like-minded groups warn they stand ready to snatch it back if he strays from the core principles.... (more)


February 11, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — She's been labeled the "Daughter-in-Chief" by the tabloids and, in this case, it appears to be the truth. According to several news accounts that have not been denied or debunked, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, persuaded President Donald Trump to retain an executive order from the Obama administration that prohibits companies from doing business with the federal government unless they hire and promote open homosexuals and transgendered people.... (more)


February 11, 2017
BOB UNRUH — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals carried out a "coup d'etat" when it ignored both federal law and U.S. Supreme Court precedent to maintain a suspension of President Trump's order to bar entry to travelers from seven terror-supporting nations. John Eastman, a commentator for the Hill, said the 9th Circuit's ruling upholding federal Judge James Robart's nationwide temporary restraining order... (more)


February 11, 2017
NEWSMAX — Democrats are "sabotaging" America's national security and the party is about to topple over a cliff, New York Times bestselling author David Horowitz told Newsmax TV. During an appearance on "Newsmax Prime," Horowitz told host J.D. Hayworth that left-leaning America is doing more harm than good when it comes to keeping people safe.... (more)


February 11, 2017
THE EDITORS OF NATIONAL REVIEW — The Ninth Circuit's decision against President Trump's immigration order is worse than wrong. It is dangerous. To review, Trump issued an executive order blocking entry by refugees and aliens from seven Muslim-majority countries. The travel restriction is to be short-lived: a period of months while better vetting procedures are developed.... (more)


February 11, 2017
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — Rich Lowry has a great column on our "overly sanctified" view of the judiciary. It comes amid the hysteria over President Trump's rather mild rebuke of federal judges -- particularly, James Robart, the district judge who imperiously issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Trump's temporary travel ban excluding refugees and other aliens from seven countries.... (more)


February 11, 2017
LAW NEWZ — In a rare move, one of the judges on the Ninth Circuit of Appeals has made a request that a vote be taken as to whether the order issued by the three judges Thursday night should be reconsidered en banc, which means before 11 federal judges of the Ninth Circuit. It's not clear if this means that this judge (who was not named in the order) believes that there are enough votes to overturn the lower court's decision which put a temporary halt on Trump's controversial travel ban or if the judge simply wasn't satisfied with the panel's decision.... (more)


February 11, 2017
LA TIMES — Rebuffed again by the courts, President Trump said Friday that he is weighing a new, more narrowly tailored executive order to curb entry into the U.S., a step that would mean setting aside his legal battle in favor of moving more quickly on his broader goal of restricting the flow of who comes into the country.... (more)


February 11, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — As the legal war over President Trump's controversial travel ban carries on, a behind-the-scenes appraisal of screening procedures is already underway, and the White House fully expects a host of recommendations once the hourglass runs empty.... (more)


February 11, 2017
JIHAD WATCH — At a time when Western people are constantly warned to speak respectfully of Muhammad, or else offended Muslims might respond with violence -- to the shame and blame of those who exercise their freedom of expression -- consider what Muslims regularly say about the things non-Muslims hold dear.... (more)


February 11, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Protesters physically blocked newly-confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from entering a Washington, D.C., public school Friday morning. Mrs. DeVos eventually made it into Jefferson Middle School Academy, her first visit to a public school since her confirmation Tuesday, after she ran into a group of protesters that initially prevented her from entering the school, ABC News affiliate WJLA reported.... (more)


February 11, 2017
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — President Trump's skepticism of free trade often leads him astray, but it also leads him to one good and important stance: skepticism of multilateral trade treaties.... (more)


February 10, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Trump promised additional legal action from his Justice Department on Thursday evening after the 9th Circuit denied his request to reinstate his ban on immigration from seven countries.... (more)


February 10, 2017
GREG COROMBOS — Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are pushing party leaders to speed up work on major legislative priorities and stay committed to their campaign promises, but one key member says the effort should begin with tax reform and not Obamacare.... (more)


February 10, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Rep. Tom Price was confirmed early Friday, 52-47, by the Senate, after surviving yet another Democratic onslaught against a Trump nomination. President Trump's new health secretary already has a massive to-do list built up, with the White House saying it was awaiting his arrival to roll out a replacement for Obamacare, and to begin taking steps to ease the transition.... (more)


February 10, 2017
JOSEPH FARAH — If Donald Trump wants to reform election practices in the U.S. -- and, frankly, make America great again, he really ought to give serious thought to revoking the fraudulent dual citizenship of George Soros, the puppeteer of the American radical left.... (more)


February 9, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — The epitaph of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is being written by cowardly corporations, spineless politicians, politically correct adults afraid to say anything, and of course the liberal media. The Washington Post and The New York Times have been on the front lines of the "progressive" movement that now seeks to abolish the differences between the sexes by using our children as guinea pigs in the latest version of their sick social experiment.... (more)


February 9, 2017
NEWSMAX — The Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday accepted its first transgender member, the Independent reported. Joe Maldonado, 9, was originally denied a membership because of a 100-year-old Boy Scouts rule that based eligibility on the gender that appeared on the child's birth certificate. But that rule changed Jan. 30, when the BSA announced the change, saying they had done so based on states and communities changing how gender is defined.... (more)


February 9, 2017
RICH LOWRY — If the law means anything, the Trump administration will succeed in overturning the so-called court ruling against its travel ban. The nationwide stay of the ban issued by Judge James Robart, a Washington state-based federal district judge, is tissue-thin. It doesn't bother to engage on the substance, presumably because facts, logic and the law don't support Robart's sweeping assertion of judicial authority in an area where judicial power is inherently quite limited.... (more)


February 9, 2017
NEWSMAX — The ongoing legal proceedings regarding President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration are walking on the edge of the justice system's rulebook, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy told Newsmax TV.... (more)


February 9, 2017
SELWYN DUKE — Does our current status quo make our Constitution a suicide pact? Thomas Jefferson certainly said as much, warning that accepting judicial supremacy would make our founding document just that, a felo de se, as he put it in Latin.... (more)


February 9, 2017
BOB UNRUH — The U.S. Senate confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as U.S. attorney general by a vote of 52 to 47 on Wednesday after rancor in the body reached a low not seen in decades. Democrats, unable by sheer lack of numbers to force their will on majority Republicans, resorted to publicly impugning the integrity of Sessions during a hearing on his nomination by President Trump and watched as one member embarrassingly was officially reprimanded by the body and told to "take her seat."... (more)


February 9, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Sen. Jeff Sessions is on the verge of achieving the ultimate personal vindication when the Senate confirms his nomination to be attorney general as expected Wednesday night, and many law enforcement groups can't wait for his installation.... (more)