Alabama Has a Plan to Allow Tax Refunds to Help Pay for the Border Wall

by Jason Hopkins   A bill that would allow taxpayers to donate a part of their refunds to a nonprofit collecting money to build more border wall has successfully passed the Alabama Senate. Alabama state senators voted 23-6 along party lines Thursday in favor of SB 22, the Montgomery Advertiser…

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Ohio Senate Breaks Even Further from Governor DeWine, Lowering Gas Tax to Six Cents

The Republican-held Ohio Senate joined Republicans in the House of Representatives in opposing Gov. Mike DeWine on his proposed gas-tax hike. House Bill 62 (HB 62), the 2020-21 Ohio transportation budget, first proposed by DeWine on Feb. 12, originally called for an 18 cent increase to the current gas tax. This was…

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Sherrod Brown Lashes Out at Trump, Calls Wall ‘Vanity Project’

National Senate Democrats released a report Monday showing that President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration could divert $112 million in funding away from military projects in Ohio. According to The Columbus Dispatch, the cuts could impact a $61 million plan for a new building for the National Air and Space…

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Commentary: Congress Is to Blame for the Trump Administration Reverting Back to ‘Catch and Release’

by James Carafano   Reports have surfaced, citing government officials, that border officials no longer will refer detained migrant families to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Instead, due to constrained resources, they will “begin releasing hundreds of families caught each day in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.” As a result,…

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SPLC President Richard Cohen Resigns From Embattled Left-Wing Nonprofit

by Peter Hasson   Southern Poverty Law Center president Richard Cohen resigned Friday, in the latest blow to the embattled left-wing nonprofit. Cohen’s resignation came nine days after the SPLC fired co-founder Morris Dees on March 13, citing unspecified conduct issues. Cohen announced his resignation in a staff-wide email Friday…

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Economist Cautions Against ‘Spending Increases’ After Ohio Jobs Report Shows ‘Conflicting Trends’

Ohio’s monthly jobs report released this week showed that while the state saw a loss of 7,900 private sector jobs, the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent. According to a press release from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the unemployment rate dropped from 4.7 percent in January…

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Commentary: The Real Islamophobia

by Rabbi Yaakov Menken   While attending a vigil for the shooting victims at two New Zealand mosques last Friday evening, a visibly pregnant Chelsea Clinton was accosted by a pair of left-wing “activists.” The two specifically blamed Clinton for the atrocity. This was a stunning charge. In his 72-page…

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Illegal Alien Admits to Killing Four People to Score Money for Meth

by Jason Hopkins   An illegal immigrant confessed during an interrogation that he killed four people because he needed money to purchase meth. Wilbur Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, a 20-year-old from El Salvador living in the U.S. illegally, broke down into tears as he confessed to being behind four gruesome murders in…

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Ex-FBI Official: Fusion GPS Founder Tried to ‘Elevate’ Dossier by Spreading It all Around Washington

by Chuck Ross   James Baker, the former general counsel for the FBI, told Congress last October that the bureau was aware that the founder of Fusion GPS was spreading the Steele dossier “to a lot of different” people in government and the media in an effort to “elevate” the…

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