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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) holds her weekly news conference in Washington, D.C., May 20, 2021. (Ken Cedeno/Reuters) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) denied that House leadership rebuked Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) following a tweet in which Omar compared the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban, in comments on CNN’s State
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Police clear the U.S. Capitol with tear gas in Washington, D.C. January 6, 2021. (Stephanie Keith/Reuters) The rioters will be punished appropriately, but not punished as if they were terrorists who were trying to overthrow the United States government. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he office of the United States attorney for the District of Columbia
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(Spc. Cody Black/Reuters) 2008—In Boumediene v. Bush, the Supreme Court, by a vote of 5 to 4, rules that aliens detained as enemy combatants at Guantanamo have a constitutional habeas right to challenge the basis of their detention in the course of an ongoing war. In so doing, the majority invalidates the statutory scheme that
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Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot speaks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 88th Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., January 23, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot again defended her policy of only accepting interview requests from “black and brown journalists” on Friday, calling a discrimination lawsuit filed against her by the Daily Caller News
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2021. (Oliver Contreras/Pool via Reuters) Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) said he would continue to support the Hyde amendment, in comments to Bloomberg Government on Thursday. “I’m going to support Hyde in every way possible,” Manchin said.
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Office of Management and Budget acting director Shalanda Young answers questions during a Senate Budget Committee hearing to discuss President Biden’s budget request for FY 2022 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., June 8, 2021. (Greg Nash/Pool via Reuters) During a congressional hearing Wednesday, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
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President Joe Biden gestures as he delivers remarks on the state of his American Rescue Plan from the State Dining Room at the White House, May 5, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Over at the New York Post, I look at Joe Biden’s diminishing options if he can’t abolish the filibuster.
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Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a nomination hearing for Eunice C. Lee, who was nominated by President Biden for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, among other nominees. Lee was born in 1970 on a U.S. Air Force base in Wiesbaden, Germany. She graduated summa cum laude from Ohio
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Dallas, Texas, May 4, 2018. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Republican Texas governor Greg Abbott signed legislation Monday that prohibits businesses and government entities from requiring proof of vaccination in the state. “Texas is open 100 percent and we want to make sure that
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A customer holds an AR-15 rifle at a gun store in Provo, Utah, in 2016. (George Grey/Reuters) There is a growing, nigh-unbridgeable cultural gap over guns. But however big it grows, conservatives remain right on the Second Amendment. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE H ere’s something Charlie Cooke and I disagree about: I don’t much care for
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(Kacper Pempel/Reuters) It’s a very welcome development that the FBI has managed to seize most of the ransom Colonial Pipeline paid to the hackers, believed to be Russia-based, in order to get its operations and fuel deliveries back on line. As the Wall Street Journal reports, based on a Justice Department announcement, investigators recovered approximately
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2021. (Oliver Contreras/Pool via Reuters) Senator Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) said Sunday that he will vote against Democrats’ “For the People Act” and will also oppose weakening or eliminating the filibuster as he believes partisan
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Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) speaks with an aide in Washington, D.C., January 24, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Manchin, who hasn’t really left any doubt on these questions prior to this point, said in an op-ed today that he opposes eliminating the filibuster and opposes H.R.1. The Left’s response, of course, is to imply he’s some
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Former president Donald Trump speaks at the North Carolina GOP convention dinner in Greenville, N.C., June 5, 2021. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) During the 2021 North Carolina GOP state convention, former President Donald Trump condemned China as the culprit that unleashed the deadly coronavirus on the globe, ravaging populations and economies. Trump referenced the Chinese Communist Party
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Stanford University campus (Noah Berger/Reuters) Did Federalist Society students make it worse? Stanford University recently threatened a liberal law student’s ability to graduate over a satirical post to an email listserv aimed at the campus chapter of the Federalist Society. Fortunately, the school has now backed down. This is yet another story of academic disciplinary
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Sirhan Sirhan at a parole hearing at Corcoran State Prison in California in 1997 (Pool/via Reuters) 1968—Sirhan Sirhan assassinates Democratic presidential contender Robert F. Kennedy just after midnight during the celebration of Kennedy’s victory in the California primary. Sirhan’s death sentence for the crime will be voided when the California supreme court in 1972 misconstrues
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The campus of Yale University (Michelle McLoughlin/Reuters) A psychiatrist delivered a lecture at Yale University’s Child Study Center in which she described her “fantasies” of murdering white people, a recording of which was posted by journalist Katie Herzog on Substack. The lecture, entitled “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind,” was delivered on April 6
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Allen West speaks to the press after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York City, December 5, 2016. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Allen West, the chairman of the Texas Republican Party, resigned on Friday and hinted that he would consider running for governor. West “has submitted his irrevocable resignation to the officials’ meeting
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President Joe Biden speaks after the House of Representatives passed his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, February 27, 2021. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Late last week, the Biden administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2022, and, unsurprisingly, it came as a huge disappointment to pro-lifers. The budget
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2021. (Oliver Contreras/Pool via Reuters) Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) cautioned against using budget-reconciliation rules to pass the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan, in comments to NBC reporter Garrett Haake on Thursday. Manchin expressed optimism that there
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