Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Daily Signal

First, the IRS Took $68K From Connecticut Bakers. Now, It's Investigating Them.


David Vocatura, who handles the bakery's finances, told The Daily Signal that in its near 100-year lifespan, Vocatura's Bakery has always been an honest business, paying its taxes, and obeying the law.
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Commentary

43 Republicans Join Democrats to Support Obama's Transgender Agenda


President Barack Obama's executive order and Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney's amendment treat conscientious judgments about behavior as if they were invidious acts of discrimination akin to racism or sexism.
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News

Why This Senator Is Asking Facebook Tough Questions


"The allegations that were made suggest that [Facebook] actually had curators who were suppressing conservative content and infusing liberal content," Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said. "We're just trying to get to the bottom of it."
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News

Russia Releases Jailed Ukrainian Pilot


The sometimes-farcical nature of Ukrainian army helicopter pilot and Member of Parliament Nadia Savchenko's trial, and the flimsy, illogical evidence often presented against her drew comparisons among Ukrainians to Soviet-era show trials designed for propaganda value.
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News

Is It Time to Increase Defense Spending? McCain Proposal Sparks Debate


Citing what he calls a "dangerous mismatch" between worldwide threats, and congressionally prescribed limits on spending to respond to them, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would add $17 billion to the Pentagon budget.
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News

Battle Over LGBT Amendment Threatens to Stall Entire Appropriations Process


There wasn't a broad base of support for the energy and water spending bill among Republicans. For fiscal hawks, the topline spending levels made the bill unpopular. And for social conservatives, the LGBT amendment made the bill untenable.
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