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What The WikiLeaks Hack Exposes About Democrat Media Bias

July 26, 2016 by


By Philip Wegmann ~ Leaked emails seem to suggest that the Democratic National Convention maintains cozy relationships with mainstream media outlets but takes a more caustic approach with publications it believes to be conservative. According to these emails, party officials stonewalled and blacklisted the Washington Examiner when editors approached the party in May to gather the names of […]

Despite Efforts From LGBT Group, GOP Platform Retains Social Conservative Tenets

July 19, 2016 by


By Philip Wegmann ~ CLEVELAND—A dramatic effort to change the GOP’s stance on LGBT issues ended with a whimper Monday as the Republican National Convention kicked off officially. The document, adopted Monday on the floor of Quicken Loans Arena, codifies the traditional definition of marriage and denounces the administration’s school bathroom directive. “It’s the most […]

Conservatives Raise Alarms Over Liberal Record Of Obama’s Supreme Court Pick

March 17, 2016 by


By Philip Wegmann ~ President Obama nominated a longtime federal appeals court judge to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. But even before the announcement became official Wednesday morning, conservative groups quickly expressed concern. Conservatives raised the alarm that the nominee was unacceptable as word leaked that Merrick Garland, […]

Will Tie Votes On The Supreme Court Be A Problem? These 2 Justices Don’t Think So.

February 29, 2016 by


By Philip Wegmann ~ For more than a century, the Supreme Court’s bench has had nine spots, enough to round out the roster of a baseball team. With the death of Antonin Scalia, eight justices remain. Now President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats are pushing Republicans to OK an Obama recruit to replace Scalia. But Republicans say the […]

Senate Republicans Plan To Follow Joe Biden’s Advice On The Supreme Court Vacancy

February 23, 2016 by


By Philip Wegmann ~ Months before the 1992 presidential election, Joe Biden urged fellow U.S. senators to shut down the nomination process and block President George H.W. Bush’s judicial picks from a confirmation vote. Today, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, called on the Senate to follow what he dubbed “the Biden Rules.” The lawmakers […]

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies, Creating Election Year Vacancy On Court

February 14, 2016 by


By Philip Wegmann ~ Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died from natural causes while visiting friends in West Texas on Saturday morning. He was 79. News of the conservative justice’s death was first reported by the San Antonio Express and later confirmed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Shortly after, Chief Justice John Roberts released a […]

5 Places Paul Ryan Wants Republicans To Make A Mark In 2016

January 16, 2016 by


By Philip Wegmann ~ BALTIMORE—House Republicans sought to come of age the past few days at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. During their annual policy retreat, an introspective Republican caucus took up the question posed by House Speaker Paul Ryan: “How do we offer the country a very clear and compelling choice?” At issue is the legislative direction Republicans will take […]

Fact-Checking President Obama’s Final State Of The Union

January 13, 2016 by


By Melissa Quinn and Josh Siegel  and Philip Wegmann ~ President Barack Obama looked to the future Tuesday night in his final State of the Union address, touching on issues ranging from health care and the economy to climate change, terrorism and military strength. Obama touted the achievements of his seven years in office, and outlined how […]