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June 6, 2018
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY I must respectfully disagree with the editors regarding the Supreme Court's ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop. Professor Steve Vladek is right: The decision is "remarkably narrow." One cannot help but be struck by the majority's reticence from the outset: "Whatever the outcome of some future controversy involving facts similar to these, the Commission's actions here violated the Free Exercise Clause." Mind you, this is from the pen of Anthony Kennedy, a judicial supremacist who ordinarily interrupts his liberty bender only to scold the People -- formerly known as the sovereign -- to pipe down and quit grousing once the Robed Nine have spoken.... (more)


June 6, 2018
NEWSMAX Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators are reportedly asking witnesses to turn over their personal phones so agents can examine private conversations on messaging programs like WhatsApp, Confide, Signal, and Dust. Fearing a subpoena, the witnesses have complied with the request, CNBC reported, citing unnamed sources.... (more)


June 6, 2018
NEWSMAX White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow predicts that the U.S. economy, the fastest growing among industrialized nations, is on the path to even greater prosperity under President Donald Trump. "The United States now has the fastest growing economy in the world, according to the OECD, or at least the fasting growing economy among the industrialized nations," Kudlow told reporters at a White House press conference.... (more)


June 6, 2018
GREG COROMBOS Social Security and Medicare are on the path to insolvency sooner than previously thought, and Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., is frustrated that Congress won't act to stave off fiscal disaster when the solution seems obvious to him.... (more)


June 6, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW The Obama administration helped Iran utilize sanctioned oil revenue stranded in a foreign bank account in 2016 while actively misleading Congress about the cooperation, according to the results of a Republican led Senate investigation released Wednesday night.... (more)


June 6, 2018
NEWSMAX New York billionaire George Soros and other wealthy donors appeared to come up short in California's primary races Tuesday, as voters appeared to reject liberal candidates they backed in three local races for district attorney.... (more)


June 6, 2018
WORLDNETDAILY A city has banned a Christian church and now is facing a court fight over its decisions. The action was filed this week by the Alliance Defending Freedom over the action by the city of Monroe, North Carolina, to not allow a church to have worship services at its newly rented and renovated building. That's even though another church had been in that space previously.... (more)


June 6, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES Watchdog groups say the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in China is at its most intense since the Cultural Revolution, as churches are shuttered, Bibles confiscated and believers arrested at rates not seen in decades.... (more)


June 6, 2018
NEWSMAX House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., suited up and returned to the baseball field -- a year after he was seriously wounded while practicing for a congressional charity baseball game, CBS News is reporting.... (more)


June 6, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES Thursday marks the beginning of a pivotal 72 hours in the nation's capital for the Faith & Freedom Coalition, the 1.8 million-member grass-roots nonprofit that will stage its annual "Road to Majority" gathering. The three-day event features a startling number of lawmakers and power players, including coalition chairman Ralph Reed and Vice President Mike Pence -- the keynote speaker for a Saturday night "Patriot's Gala" at a historic hotel north of the White House.... (more)


June 6, 2018
CNBC Facebook has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including a manufacturing giant that has a close relationship with China's government, the social media company said on Tuesday.... (more)


June 5, 2018
NEWSMAX President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager Tuesday announced a new website, titled "Promises Kept," where voters can log on and see "each and every promise" the president has made in his tenure so far.... (more)


June 5, 2018
NEWSMAX Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is seeking immunity from the Senate Judiciary Committee for his upcoming testimony on the Hillary Clinton email probe, CNN reported Tuesday.... (more)


June 5, 2018
NEWSMAX A shocking new book has torn away the curtain from the secret, subversive "Deep State" and exposed the plotting and tactics of those trying to destroy the Trump Presidency. "The Plot to Destroy Trump: How the Deep State Fabricated the Russian Dossier to Subvert the President," written by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, CEO of The Roosevelt Group, with a forward by leading Republican political consultant Roger Stone, is a hard-hitting book that rips the lid off of how the Deep State tried to use a phony dossier to spy on Donald Trump's campaign, smear him and block his election.... (more)


June 5, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES Veteran Democrat political operative Patrick Caddell finds the idea that the FBI had informants and electronic surveillance operating within the Trump campaign is "incredible and unheard of and frightening." He also said the actions of the Justice Department would have been noted int he articles of impeachment if they had occurred under Richard Nixon.... (more)


June 5, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES The Trump campaign unveiled Tuesday night an online platform to chronicle President Trump's accomplishments and "counter the errors" of the mainstream media. Campaign manager Brad Parscale said the web site, PromisesKept.com, will serve to tell a different story from the mainstream media "which distort, underreport, and lie about the president's remarkable record since taking office."... (more)


June 5, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW MSNBC host Chris Matthews said on Tuesday's Morning Joe that the Democratic party's level of elitism is "outrageous." "There's too many elitists. There is so much elitism in the Democrat party, it's so outrageous," Matthews said. "Too many galas. People are tired of it."... (more)


June 5, 2018
PHILIP KLEIN The U.S. is now closer to the insolvency of the Social Security than to the attacks of Sept. 11. Trustees for the retirement and disability program revealed on Tuesday that Social Security will no longer be able to meet its obligations to beneficiaries starting in in 2034, or 16 years from now -- which is less time than has elapsed since terrorists slammed airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001.... (more)


June 4, 2018
ALAN KEYES In an article last week, I lament the ongoing elitist faction assault on the presidency. To write it, I revisited, as I often do, good arguments from America's founding generation. Its leading lights often proved to be deeply thoughtful individuals. This thoughtfulness showed itself in a reliable "reverence for the laws...inculcated by the voice of enlightened reason" (James Madison, Federalist 49).... (more)


June 4, 2018
NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE Disability rights activist Karen Gaffney has swum the English Channel, holds an honorary doctorate, and is a nationally acclaimed speaker. In short, Karen, who has Down syndrome, has an amazing list of accomplishments on her resume.... (more)


June 4, 2018
THE HILL A Democratic congressman hammered Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, following a report that the company is sharing large amounts of its users' data with other companies. "Sure looks like Zuckerberg lied to Congress about whether users have 'complete control' over who sees our data on Facebook," Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) tweeted on Sunday.... (more)


June 4, 2018
BOB UNRUH The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled in favor of a Christian baker in Colorado who refused to lend his artistry to a wedding cake for a same-sex duo, scolding state officials for violating the U.S. Constitution by showing hostility to religion.... (more)


June 4, 2018
EDITORS OF NATIONAL REVIEW The word of the day, according to the media, is "narrow." Describing the Supreme Court's 7–2 holding that the state of Colorado violated baker Jack Phillips's right to free exercise of religion by ruling that he violated the state's public-accommodation law when he refused to bake a custom cake for a gay wedding, the New York Times said that the majority "relied on narrow grounds." CNN legal analyst Steve Vladeck called the decision "remarkably narrow." NPR's Nina Totenberg wrote a story headlined "In Narrow Decision, Supreme Court Decides In Favor Of Baker Over Same-Sex Couple."... (more)


June 4, 2018
ART MOORE Members of a growing grass-roots movement in Iran seeking to overthrow the mullah-led Islamic regime are emboldened by new sanctions imposed this week by the United States on top of the canceling of the nuclear agreement.... (more)


June 4, 2018
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY As he often does, President Trump hijacked the news cycle with a Monday-morning tweet, this one observing that "numerous legal scholars" agree that "I have the absolute right to PARDON myself." The president elaborates that he has done nothing wrong, and thus there is nothing to pardon.... (more)