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Code blue

By J.C. Derrick
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Healthcare | A string of bad news has beset Obamacare, and worse is likely on the way

Far as the curse is found

By Jamie Dean
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Poverty | The poverty rate remains stubbornly high 50 years—and trillions of dollars—after the federal war on poverty began, but some have learned true riches come…

Midday Roundup: Last-minute details tie up budget deal in Congress

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Deadline. Time is running out for Congress to vote on a budget bill that would keep the government open past midnight tonight. The House and Senate…

Bad Sir Jonathan Gruber (with apologies to A.A. Milne)

By Marvin Olasky
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Healthcare | Only A.A. Milne, author of not only Winnie the Pooh but great children’s poems such “Bad Sir Brian Botany,” could do justice to Jonathan Gruber’s…

Benghazi investigator: More hearings to come

By J.C. Derrick
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Benghazi Attack | Chairman Trey Gowdy says questions remain and the government needs to answer them

Midday Roundup: Congress effuses Christmas spirit in bipartisan spending bill

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Let’s make a deal. Leaders in the House and Senate reached a deal yesterday to keep the government funded with a $1 trillion spending package. Congress has…

Senate report: CIA interrogations crossed the line

By Lynde Langdon
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Government | The Senate Intelligence Committee has released a grisly report on the CIA’s torture practices in the post 9/11 years. The report claims to debunk the…

Paul Ryan’s hope for a Congress that works

By Cal Thomas
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Congress | Like two predatory animals circling each other, Republicans and Democrats are trying to sort out the meaning of last month’s election and plan strategies…

The problem of police and the policed

By D.C. Innes
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Police | The recent police killings of black men—Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley—accidental or not, justified or not, remind us of the difficulty at the…

Fight against ISIS gets more money, troops

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote last week, the House of Representatives approved a $585 billion defense spending bill that expands support for Operation…

Defense spending bill sparks battle over federal land

By Angela Lu
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Government | The $585 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the House on Thursday not only funds the Defense Department, but also devotes 450 pages…

Virginia health board guts abortion center regulations

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Virginia’s Board of Health voted yesterday to modify abortion facility licensing regulations passed two years ago, including a requirement that the…

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