Tuesday, September 6, 2016

How Liberal Judges Took Control of 70 Percent of US Appeals Courts - Back Again: This Time Obama Administration Wants a Taxpayer Bailout for Puerto Rico

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Sept. 6, 2016

How Liberal Judges Took Control of 70 Percent of US Appeals Courts - Back Again: This Time Obama Administration Wants a Taxpayer Bailout for Puerto Rico

Good morning from Washington, where part of President Obama's legacy—no matter who wins in November—is a liberal takeover of federal courts. Philip Wegmann has numbers and reasons. Is the coming lame-duck session of Congress a problem? In a new video, Genevieve Wood breaks it down. Public financing of elections, meanwhile, is not without its chilling effects. Fred Lucas reports. Plus: Rachel Greszler and Salim Furth on the president's outright taxpayer bailout for Puerto Rico, and Beverly Hallberg on how to tell skeptics about school choice. Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly died yesterday at 92. We'll have an appreciation later today.
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How Liberal Judges Took Control of 70 Percent of US Appeals Courts


"The Supreme Court grabs the spotlight, but it hears fewer than 100 cases a year," Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett tells The Daily Signal, "while the 13 federal courts of appeals handle about 35,000."
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The Threat of a Lame-Duck Congress


In past lame-duck sessions, the period after the election but before new lawmakers are sworn in, unaccountable lawmakers have hiked taxes and laid the groundwork to bail out the auto industry and enter a nuclear treaty with Russia.
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Connecticut Limits Free Speech Using Campaign Finance Rules


"A government that funds speech will seek to control that speech," says David Keating, president of Center for Competitive Politics. "Bureaucrats who control the funding will try to penalize candidates for trivial violations."
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Back Again: This Time Obama Administration Wants a Taxpayer Bailout for Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico residents are not subject to federal income taxes. So why should U.S. citizens who do pay federal income taxes have to fork over an extra $36.2 billion over the next 10 years to provide benefits to people who do not pay those taxes?
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How to Talk School Choice and Win


Liberals love to emphasize words like "choice" and "opportunity" and "fairness" in reference to education. Here's how to steal their words.
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