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What’s Next for House Freedom Caucus After Poe’s Exit?

Texas GOP Rep. Ted Poe’s exit from the House Freedom Caucus after it helped sink the Republicans’ ObamaCare overhaul has created widespread uncertainty about the political future of the caucus and its roughly 35 other members. The picture emerging Monday appeared to be that caucus members realize that their future largely depends on fulfilling campaign

The Silver-Tongued Liars’ Playbook

Paul Driessen, Coal-fired power plant scrubbers now remove 80-90 % of airborne particulate, mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and other pollutants. But that means “fly ash” and noncombustible residues (what we used to call clinkers) must be sent to landfills. That’s opened a new front for anti-energy activists, who use accidents, “detectable” pollutants in water,

The Truth About How ‘IMMIGRANT PRIVILEGE’ DRIVES THE CHILD RAPE EPIDEMIC

Ann Coulter: Before breathing a sigh of relief that, unlike Western Europe, we don’t have Muslim rapists pouring into our country, recall that we have Mexican rapists pouring into our country. Almost all peasant cultures are brimming with rapists, pederasts and child abusers. Latin America just happens to be the peasant culture closest to the

Trump administration working on new transgender bathroom directive

Ryan Gaydos, The Trump administration is working to undo an Obama-era directive that allows students to use school restrooms that correspond with their gender identity, the White House said Tuesday. White House spokesman Sean Spicer did not go into specifics on the new set of guidelines being prepared by the Justice Department, but said Trump

NBA Weighs in on Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’ Amid NFL, Governor Clash

As Texas lawmakers mull a controversial transgender “bathroom bill” similar to North Carolina’s law that outraged top sports leagues, the NBA said Thursday that making sure its fans are treated “fairly and equally” is a key factor in determining which states it chooses to host key events – including future NBA All-Star Games. Entitled “Texas Senate Bill

Basketball or bathrooms: The Tar Heel state is stuck

John Moody, RALEIGH –  You would think reasonable people could find compromise, especially on a fine, warm winter day, in a city named for a gracious nobleman, a place gracious and noble in its own right. But questions of personal choice – once just that, personal – have flared into an angry showdown between two

Massive crowd protests Trump, anti-LGBT law in North Carolina

A massive crowd took to the streets in North Carolina on Saturday in opposition of President Donald Trump and to a state law limiting LGBT rights for an annual civil rights march. The “Moral March on Raleigh” was led by the North Carolina NAACP for an 11th year. Officials in Raleigh didn’t provide any information

States Are Cracking Down on the Biggest Protests Since ’60s

Republicans in statehouses across the U.S. are devising legal tools to regulate public dissent as demonstrators take to the streets to protest President Donald Trump in waves not seen since the Vietnam War. At least 10 bills to limit protests have been introduced in recent months. North Dakota is considering protection for motorists who unintentionally kill

Military families deserve high-quality educational offerings. They’re not always getting them

Gov. Jan Brewer,   It’s hard being a kid. There’s countless forms of peer pressure to fit in or be original or start a global social enterprise before you reach high school. Technology can exacerbate this, as we’ve seen in too many unfortunate instances of cyber-bullying. People in their 40s and older breathe a sigh