GOP Sen. Alexander comes out against witnesses, paving way for imminent Trump acquittal

Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander announced late Thursday night that he would not support additional witnesses in President Trump’s “shallow, hurried and wholly partisan” impeachment trial, seemingly ending Democrats’ hopes of hearing testimony from former National Security Advisor John Bolton and paving the way for the president’s imminent acquittal as soon as Friday night. Republicans have a…

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Elections Have Consequences: Student Privacy Breached Under Dem Leadership in Arizona

Jake Hoffman, Make no mistake, elections have immense consequences. In some cases, those consequences are historic victories for the American people such as the lowest ever unemployment rate for blacks, Hispanics and women, the return of manufacturing jobs, generationally significant wage growth for lower and middle income Americans, and numerous other accomplishments, as we have…

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FBI probes use of Israeli firm’s spyware in personal and government hacks

The FBI is investigating the role of Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group Technologies in possible hacks on American residents and companies as well as suspected intelligence gathering on governments, according to four people familiar with the inquiry. The probe was underway by 2017, when Federal Bureau of Investigation officials were trying to learn whether NSO…

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California Democrats Declare War on Independence

Lloyd Billingsley, New law targets freelance writers and independent contractors. As Katy Grimes of the California Globe reports, hundreds of independent contractors gathered at the state capitol in Sacramento on Tuesday to protest California’s Assembly Bill 5, by San Diego Democrat Lorena Gonzalez. According to the protesters, the law threatens their right to earn a living. “Perhaps…

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The Cult of Western Shaming

Victor Davis Hanson, An ancient habit of Western elites is a certain selectivity in condemnation. Sometimes Westerners apply critical standards to the West that they would never apply to other nations. My colleague at the Hoover Institution, historian Niall Ferguson, has pointed out that Swedish green-teen celebrity Greta Thunberg might be more effective in her…

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Senate Republicans increasingly confident impeachment trial could end by Friday

A senior Senate Republican said momentum was building on Thursday for a quick end to President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial despite a push by Democrats to call witnesses such as former national security adviser John Bolton. John Barrasso, the Senate’s third-ranking Republican, told reporters during the second day of questioning by U.S. senators that Republicans…

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