POLITICS & POLICY

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) shouts during a confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (Win McNamee/Reuters) Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) joined Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and other GOP senators in announcing on Tuesday their intentions not to watch the first public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry slated to begin
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Governments create problems. Then they complain about them. “A public health crisis exists,” says Kentucky’s government, citing a report that found “a shortage of ambulance providers.” Local TV stations report on “people waiting hours for medical transportation.” “Six-year-old Kyler Truesdell fell off his motorcycle,” reported Channel 12 news. “The local hospital told (his mother) he
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(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) When President Obama unilaterally changed immigration policy after repeatedly and correctly insisting that he lacked the constitutional power to do it, he said that congressional inaction had forced his hand. In the case of his first major unilateral move — “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” which gave quasi-legal status to illegal immigrants who
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Demonstrators hold signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices were scheduled to hear oral arguments regarding the Trump administration’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in Washington, U.S., November 12, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the DACA case today, with a ruling expected next
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Pennsylvania is not a slam-dunk for Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. That’s one takeaway from Tuesday’s elections, which turned the Philadelphia suburbs even bluer, as Republicans suffered additional congressional losses following last year’s midterms. The Democrats have gone from a 13-5 minority in the House to a 9-9 split. These results in the eastern part of
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While President Trump is sticking with the “no quid pro quo” defense of his “perfect” phone call with Ukraine’s president, Republicans in Congress continue to be all over the map. Louisiana Republican senator John Kennedy argued on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday that assessing President Trump’s motive will be the decisive factor in any
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House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill, May 8, 2019. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) called on the State Department Monday to ban the bodyguards of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan who assaulted protesters in a 2017 incident in Washington, D.C. from reentering the U.S.
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks during a news conference about impeachment proceedings on Capitol Hill, September 25, 2019. (Al Drago/Reuters) President Trump criticized “Shifty” Adam Schiff (D., Calif) on Twitter Monday for releasing “doctored transcripts” of testimonies from the impeachment inquiry, and called for the House Intelligence chairman to testify “as to
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a media briefing ahead of a House vote authorizing an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, October 31, 2019. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Republicans aren’t joining the impeachment effort. The House of Representatives voted 232–196 to make its impeachment proceedings against President Trump official and open rather than formal and closed. Evolving from
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Participants carry the American flag during a Fourth of July parade in Los Angeles in 2013. (Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters) There’s no substitute as a source of social cohesion  I  wouldn’t have thought the importance of the English language in America would be controversial, but our era is full of surprises. When I was on Morning Joe
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(Blueenayim/Dreamstime) 1961—Phony cases make silly law. Estelle Griswold, executive director of the Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut, and Lee Buxton, a Yale medical school professor who doubles as medical director of the League’s New Haven facility, contrive to get themselves arrested for violation of an 1879 Connecticut law against using, or being accessories to the
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A man hammers a section of the Berlin Wall near the Brandenburg Gate, November 9, 1989. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters) It fell 30 years ago; freedom has yet to win the twilight battle. This year has seen many important anniversaries — the 75th of D-Day, the 70th of the establishment of NATO, the 50th of the first
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Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter attend an NCAA basketball game in Washington, D.C., January 30, 2010. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) House Republicans intend to call Hunter Biden as their top witness in the impeachment inquiry, according to a list of witnesses obtained by Fox News on Saturday, just days before public impeachment hearings will
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Greetings, People of Earth Welcome, dear PJ Media VIP friends, to the first installment of my weekly column, “Worst Week Ever”. I mean that from the bottom of whatever it is in me that generates my semi-annual feeling. I would like to begin by introducing myself to any of the VIP Gold members who may
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1995—In A Woman’s Choice v. Newman, federal district judge David F. Hamilton issues a preliminary injunction preventing Indiana from implementing its recently enacted statute governing informed consent for abortion. Hamilton’s extraordinary obstruction of that statute—which was materially identical to the provisions held to be constitutionally permissible in the Supreme Court’s 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood
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Sister Loraine McGuire with Little Sisters of the Poor after the Supreme Court heard Zubik v. Burwell, an appeal demanding exemption from providing insurance covering contraception, in Washington, D.C., March 23, 2016. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) The late Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy wrote, “Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have
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