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DeVos slams billions in Obama school spending: ‘They tested their model and failed miserably’

Victor Skinner, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos highlighted President Obama’s failure to improve education during his eight years in office, including $7 billion in “improvement” grants that made no meaningful improvement, at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. DeVos took direct aim at the liberal ideology that money equals results in education,

Israeli PM seeks ‘no gaps’ with Trump ahead of White House talks

WASHINGTON,   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, preparing for his first meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, will work with advisers on Tuesday to align Israeli and U.S. thinking on the Middle East and ensure “no gaps” remain. Staff have cleared most of Tuesday for discussions with Israel’s ambassador to the United States,

Gen. Mike Flynn resigns amid Russia controversy

UPDATE: National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned after reports he misled Trump administration officials about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. Flynn’s departure less than one month into the Trump administration marks an extraordinarily early shakeup in the president’s senior team of advisers. Flynn was a loyal Trump supporter throughout the campaign, but

Special Inaugural Celebrations, Ticketing to Public Events #Trump45

WASHINGTON, D.C., The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced two special inaugural celebrations, free and open to the public, which will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017. These events will allow the American people to witness history and tickets are not required for admittance to events on the National Mall, including the celebrations and the public

Congressman Lou Barletta’s Bill To Defund Sanctuary Cities

Michael Cutler, Getting the new year off to a great start. Time and again our elected political “representatives” on all levels of government have acted in ways that failed to truly represent the best interests of America and Americans. Time and again my articles have focused on my frustration and anger over how all too

Presidential Parade Participant Lineup #Inauguration2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) released an initial list of groups who have accepted an invitation to take part in the inaugural parade following the swearing in of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Michael R. Pence on January 20, 2017. There will be more than 8,000 parade participants representing

Trump may pursue border wall without new bill

WASHINGTON –  Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump’s transition team are exploring whether they can make good on Trump’s promise of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border without passing a new bill on the topic, officials said Thursday. Under the evolving plan, the Trump administration would rely on existing legislation authorizing fencing and other technology along

Trump plans to revamp top US intelligence agency, restructure CIA

WASHINGTON –  President-elect Donald Trump, a harsh critic of U.S. intelligence agencies, is working with top advisers on a plan that would restructure and pare back the nations’ top spy agency, people familiar with the planning said, prompted by a belief that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has become bloated and politicized.

This Christmas Season Was Different

Emmett Tyrrell, WASHINGTON — Around Thanksgiving time, I noticed portents of this Christmas season being different. I noticed it when people unbidden would wish me happy Thanksgiving. There seemed to be a note of exultance in their greeting. Not everyone would say “happy Thanksgiving,” but enough did that it got me to wondering. Was this

The Mad Search for Pro-Trump Columnists

Emmett Tyrrell, WASHINGTON — Over the weekend some pathetic wretch — obviously a casualty of the Nov. 8 election — writing under the pen name Paul Farhi filed a column in the Washington Post lamenting that after an extensive search of the newspapers of this great country, he could hardly find any pro-Trump columnists. Actually,

Americans’ Support for Electoral College Rises Sharply

Art Swift, Gallup WASHINGTON, D.C. Americans’ support for keeping the Electoral College system for electing presidents has increased sharply. Weeks after the 2016 election, 47% of Americans say they want to keep the Electoral College, while 49% say they want to amend the Constitution to allow for a popular vote for president. In the past, a