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House hearing on reparations for slavery is set for first time in more than a decade

A House hearing on reparations for slavery is set for next Wednesday, which marks the first time in more than a decade that a panel will consider slavery’s “continuing impact” on the country and the next steps to “restorative justice.” The scheduled hearing held before…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 14, 2019

Democratic rep says she’s tired of ‘sex-starved males’ talking about abortion rights

Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) said she’s tired of hearing “so many sex-starved males on this floor talk about a woman’s right to choose” while debating legislation that includes language related to Title X funding on the House floor on Wednesday. The California Democrat’s remarks followed…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, June 13, 2019

Ilhan Omar filed joint tax returns with husband while married to another man

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Firearms industry girds for fight over silencers

The firearms industry is braced for a state-level fight over access to gun suppressors, which were thrust into the national discussion following last month’s shooting at a municipal building in Virginia. The massacre, which left 12 dead, has given way to calls for silencers to…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

California Dems agree to full health benefits for many low-income illegal immigrants, in swipe at Trump

In a stance to distance itself from President Trump’s administration, California is set to become the first state in the country to pay for tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to have full health benefits. Under an agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrats in…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 10, 2019

BIDEN BUCKLES, FLIPS ON HYDE AMENDMENT UNDER PRESSURE FROM DEMOCRATS

Former Vice President Joe Biden reversed his position on the Hyde Amendment Thursday after facing intense backlash from within his own party. Biden, while speaking in Atlanta, first reaffirmed his support for Roe v. Wade. He was noted saying the following at the DNC’s IWillVote…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 7, 2019

Trump, Macron hail D-Day veterans at ceremony in Normandy

President Trump on Thursday joined French President Emmanuel Macron and other world leaders in Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, offering praise for those who stormed the beaches, dozens of whom were in attendance. “To more than 170 veterans of the…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, June 6, 2019

Democrats fail to mollify impeachment crowd

Democratic leaders hoping to mollify restive liberals through aggressive oversight of the Trump administration are facing early warning signs from the pro-impeachment crowd that it’s simply not enough. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has signed off on a strategy for the House to hold Attorney General…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Democrats keep censure for Trump on the table

House Democrats are eyeing a move to censure President Trump as a possible alternative to impeaching a president they have accused of gross wrongdoing while in office. A censure resolution — essentially a public reprimand — lacks the teeth of impeachment’s intrinsic threat to remove…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 4, 2019

U.S. moving toward major antitrust probe of tech giants

The U.S. government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on Monday, setting up what could be an unprecedented, wide-ranging probe of some of the world’s largest companies. The Federal Trade Commission and…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 4, 2019

‘We’ve invited you’: Chris Wallace spars with Gillibrand over abortion controversy

Things got heated at a Fox News town hall in Iowa Sunday when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. used the platform to blame the network for allowing discussions of infanticide in debates about abortion and women’s reproductive rights. When asked by a retired pediatric nurse named…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 3, 2019

Bannon and Kobach unveil crowdfunded border wall amid unspent millions

A group of immigration hardliners who used millions of crowdfunded dollars to build a border barrier on private land along the U.S.-Mexico border unveiled the nearly completed half-mile steel bollard fence Thursday following construction delays. The 2,300-feet-long project marks the first time a nongovernment organization…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 31, 2019

Bannon and Kobach unveil crowdfunded border wall amid unspent millions

A group of immigration hardliners who used millions of crowdfunded dollars to build a border barrier on private land along the U.S.-Mexico border unveiled the nearly completed half-mile steel bollard fence Thursday following construction delays. The 2,300-feet-long project marks the first time a nongovernment organization…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 31, 2019

Sean Hannity has a warning for ‘deep state’ after James Comey op-ed

According to Fox News host Sean Hannity, the “deep state” is in full panic mode. This comes after President Trump authorized Attorney General William Barr to declassify information regarding the origins of the Russian probe last week. On his show, Hannity had a warning for…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 30, 2019

McConnell says Republicans would fill 2020 Supreme Court vacancy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that Republicans would fill a Supreme Court vacancy even if it occurs during the 2020 presidential election. McConnell was asked by an attendee during a speech at the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce public policy luncheon in…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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