California congressman Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday that the panel is negotiating with the FBI about narrowly redacting sensitive information contained in a memo intended to counter a Republican document alleging surveillance abuses. But Schiff described the information that the Bureau identified as broad and characterized by whether
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(Author’s Note: If you have any question regarding just how badly conservatives and ProLife believers have lost the Cultural Civil War, ponder this: Not a single one of the newspapers and websites that normally run my Cagle Syndicate column ran this one.) A Maryland abortion mill recently held an audition that was so important the
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President Donald Trump’s favorability is on the rise, according to a new survey from a Democratic super PAC, The Hill is reporting. In a memo sent out Tuesday, Priorities USA warned that Democrats must stay focused on healthcare and the economy, The Hill reported. The survey’s results: 44 percent approved of Trump’s job approval while 53
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Have a question for Matt Labash? Ask him at askmattlabash@gmail.com or click here. Dear Matt,As the news becomes more and more important, it’s becoming less and less important to me. I am losing the ability to care. Maybe I have a declining attention span, or am just overwhelmed. But should I care that I no
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Two House Freedom Caucus members say they are determined to push for a tough immigration reform bill that supports President Donald Trump’s plan, rather than “liberal” Senate legislation, The Atlantic reports. Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and caucus member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told The Atlantic in a joint interview that they want the
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The White House’s Office of Management and Budget just released its annual budget proposal—and on health policy, it’s sending massively mixed messages. The Trump administration’s budget rightfully assumes that congressional Republicans should roll back Obamacare, which is currently having harmful effects on millions of Americans in the individual and small group markets. Obamacare continues to drive up
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Tucker Carlson opened his Tuesday Fox News Channel program by offering his theory on why former National Security Advisor Susan Rice sent herself an email with the White House system to herself regarding the incoming Trump administration and had some elements possibly compromised by Russia. According to Carlson, Rice’s email revealed former President Barack Obama’s perception
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President Donald Trump issued a statement Wednesday exhorting the immigration bill introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley and encouraged “all senators in both parties” to support it. “The Grassley bill accomplishes the four pillars of the White House Framework: a lasting solution on DACA, ending chain migration, cancelling the visa lottery, and securing the border through
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President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are confident they’re in a good place “from a PR standpoint” if Senate Democrats walk away from the DACA deal that’s on the table, Politico reports. That deal — offering a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants — is a non-starter for Democrats, because it also would restrict legal
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Are Republicans in the Trump era deficit-hawks-in-name-only? Or does the party still have faithfulness toward reducing the federal deficit in meaningful ways. Between last week’s Republican-forged budget deal that ended a severely flawed, but effective, system of spending caps and the advent of President Trump’s infrastructure spending proposal, the GOP’s credibility on fiscal discipline has
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Thirty-nine percent of voters would now back the Republican candidate for Congress in their district, compared to 38 percent who would support the Democratic candidate, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll reveals. The poll also found President Donald Trump’s approval going up with 47 percent now backing his job performance, compared to 47 percent who disapprove of
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The Trump administration recently announced that it will “reassess” American aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA). That’s the agency charged with overseeing Palestinian refugees displaced in 1948 and, of equal importance, their descendants. The United States will now voluntarily contribute to the agency only $60 million rather than the
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Getty Images/Richard Heathcote by Dylan Gwinn13 Feb 20180 13 Feb, 201813 Feb, 2018 Whatever you’ve got planned for Valentine’s Day, American figure skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and her husband Chris Knierim, have you beat. The pair, who began skating together in 2012 and were married by their coach in a skating-themed wedding four years later, bring
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Last February 14, “Ask Matt Labash” dissented from Valentine’s Day. One year later, the editorial staff submitted a question (under the name “All Out of Love”) asking if he felt any different now. His response, written with his characteristic flourish, was, “No.” Here THE WEEKLY STANDARD presents the 2017 classic “Valentine’s Day: A Dissent” in
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Companies are facing pressure to raise wages, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is threatening to punish legislators who deny amnesty for roughly 3.5 million ‘dreamer’ illegals and ‘Temporary Protected Status’ migrants. The threat was delivered via letter as Senators prepare to vote on Democratic-drafted amnesties and on GOP-drafted plans to cut the supply of immigrant
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