Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Trump's Pick for Attorney General Prosecuted These Civil Rights Cases

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Good morning from Washington, where the senator chosen by Donald Trump for attorney general is under renewed fire from civil rights groups. Fred Lucas checks into his actual record. A legal question arises for the outgoing secretary of labor's campaign to lead the Democrats. Lucas has that story too. Plus: Jason Snead and John-Michael Seibler on fallout from the federal war on drones, Nick Loris on cleaning up the Energy Department, and Sen. Ted Cruz on props for Clarence Thomas.
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Trump's Pick for Attorney General Prosecuted These Civil Rights Cases


Accusations about the Alabama senator's past on racial issues have become a focal point for those opposing his confirmation as the next attorney general after President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
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Commentary

What It's Like to Be The Daily Signal's White House Correspondent


"Since joining The Daily Signal in June, I've embraced the opportunity to stray from the pack and report stories most of the White House press corps either don't care about or just plain ignore," writes Fred Lucas.
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Commentary

Clarence Thomas Should Be Included in the African-American History Museum


"As much as I am grateful for the museum and its efforts to preserve and promote the indispensable contributions of African-Americans to the collective history of our nation, I believe the museum has made a mistake by omitting the enormous legacy and impact of Clarence Thomas," Sen. Ted Cruz writes.
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Labor Secretary's Bid to Lead Democrats Comes Under Legal Scrutiny


The Hatch Act, passed in 1939, limits political activities by federal employees to ensure they do their taxpayer-funded work in a nonpartisan way and protects employees from partisan retaliation by a supervisor.
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Commentary

What Rick Perry Could Do to Prevent Future Solyndras


The Department of Energy's loan guarantee program provides taxpayer-backed loans to politically favored clean technologies that are "typically unable to obtain conventional private financing due to high technology risks."
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Commentary

How the FAA's War on Drones Is Killing a Popular Pastime


And because nothing says "Christmas" quite like criminal fines and jail time, the agency promised $277,500 in civil and criminal penalties and three years' imprisonment to any overeager youngster who rushed out to play without first thinking about the wishes of a distant bureaucracy.
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