• A Former Planned Parenthood Employee Shares Why She Changed

    A Former Planned Parenthood Employee Shares Why She Changed

    Yesterday was the March for Life in Washington, D.C., and we were joined by Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood employee who had a change of heart and is now a pro-life advocate. Plus: Rachel del Guidice shares why she’s been attending the march for the past 13 years.

    We also cover these stories:

  • A day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged the president to delay his State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump delayed Pelosi’s trip overseas.
  • A measure pushed by House Republicans that would keep the government closed but would provide pay to affected government employees failed, with only six Democrats voting for it.
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham re-introduced a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
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  • Cummings Calls All-Out Trump Probe 'Fight for Soul of Our Democracy'

    Cummings Calls All-Out Trump Probe ‘Fight for Soul of Our Democracy’

    The new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says he will do all he can to investigate President Donald Trump and his administration over the next two years.

    “We are in a fight for the soul of our democracy,” Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired on Jan. 13. “And you’ve got to understand that. This is serious business.”

    Cummings said that, as chairman of the committee, he has the authority to investigate anything he deems appropriate to examine. READ MORE...

  • No, the Electoral College Is Not a 'Shadow of Slavery's Power'

    Democrats’ New House Rules Stifle Conservatives, Critics Say

    Conservatives say Democrats’ new rules, pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, will stifle conservative lawmakers.

    “House Democrats are using parliamentary rules to consolidate power in Speaker Pelosi’s hands, push forward a liberal agenda, and deny conservatives an equal voice in what is supposed to be a legislative body that represents all Americans,” Jessica Anderson, vice president of Heritage Action for America, told The Daily Signal in an email.

    “The new Democrat rules package will make it more difficult—and in some cases nearly impossible—to advance conservative positions in the 116th Congress,” Anderson said. READ MORE...

  • Blackburn Bill Would End Federal Funding to All Abortion Providers

    Blackburn Bill Would End Federal Funding to All Abortion Providers

    Newly elected Sen. Marsha Blackburn announced Thursday that she has introduced her first bill in the Senate, one that would end federal funding to all abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood.

    “Tennesseans and the American people do not want their tax dollars funding abortions,” Blackburn, R-Tenn., said in a statement posted on her Twitter page Friday.

    Blackburn, 66, was elected to the Senate on Nov. 6, beating Democrat Phil Bredesen, a former governor. She had previously represented Tennessee in the U.S. House since 2003, and before that, served in the state Senate. READ MORE...

  • Major House GOP Caucus ‘Counterweight’ to Democrats, Leader Says

    Major House GOP Caucus ‘Counterweight’ to Democrats, Leader Says

    The new leader of House Republicans’ largest caucus says he plans to “streamline” its operations to effectively counter the Democrats as they take control of the lower chamber of Congress.

    For starters, the Republican Study Committee no longer will have a dozen or so task forces, Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., said in a recent phone interview with The Daily Signal as the group’s incoming chairman.

    “We’re going to streamline that into seven core working groups,” Johnson said of the RSC, a caucus of about 178 GOP lawmakers. READ MORE...

  • Retiring Republicans May Not Show Up to Vote, Threatening Border Wall Vote

    Retiring Republicans May Not Show Up to Vote, Threatening Border Wall Vote

    There might be one bloc conspicuously absent from Washington, D.C., this week amid the possibility of a shutdown: retired House Republicans.

    Government funding expires at midnight Friday, and despite President Donald Trump’s repeated calls to pass $5 billion for border wall funding, Republicans in either chamber might not be able to pass a spending bill that includes a provision funding the wall.

    “Many lawmakers, relegated to cubicles as incoming members take their offices, have been skipping votes in the weeks since House Republicans were swept from power in the midterm elections, and Republican leaders are unsure whether they will ever return,” The New York Times reported Sunday. READ MORE...

  • Envoy Says Trump Willing to ‘Stand Up' for Global Religious Freedom

    Envoy Says Trump Willing to ‘Stand Up’ for Global Religious Freedom

    President Donald Trump is committed to pushing for greater tolerance of different faiths by governments around the world and dismantling an “iron curtain of religious persecution,” his envoy for religious freedom said in an interview with The Daily SIgnal.

    “Most people in the world move by what their faith tells them,” Sam Brownback, the former Kansas governor who is Trump’s international ambassador-at-large for religious freedom, said in the interview.

    “Much of the world—we’re looking at numbers now—nearly 80 percent live in a religiously restrictive atmosphere, so they don’t have freedom of religion,” he said. READ MORE...

  • Prison Reform Should Be a Conservative Priority, Mike Lee Argues

    Prison Reform Should Be a Conservative Priority, Mike Lee Argues

    One of the Senate’s conservative stalwarts, Mike Lee of Utah, says lawmakers should pass a criminal justice reform bill before the end of the year because it is necessary to the nation’s well-being.

    “We’ve seen what happens when we take away somebody’s brother or son or uncle or nephew or father and we warehouse them for decades at a time,” Lee said Thursday during a press conference in the Senate Visitors Center.

    “It’s not always a good outcome, it’s not always the outcome that we claim to want as a society, which is to protect innocent Americans from the dangers of crime,” the Utah Republican told reporters. READ MORE...

  • Students Want Name of Clarence Thomas Off Building, but Can’t Say Why

    Students Want Name of Clarence Thomas Off Building, but Can’t Say Why

    Some students at a Georgia college continue to call for removing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ name from a campus building, but aren’t able to say why.

    “We should probably just take his name off of the building,” a young woman tells Cabot Phillips, Campus Reform’s media director, in a video posted Monday by the conservative student organization.

    “It’s not that big of a deal,” she says.

    The subject of the video is the Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation on the campus of  the Savannah College of Art and Design. READ MORE...

  • Flake Continues to Hold Judicial Confirmations Hostage to Vote on Mueller Protection Bill

    Flake Continues to Hold Judicial Confirmations Hostage to Vote on Mueller Protection Bill

    Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake is staying true to his pledge to not advance judicial nominees in the Senate Judiciary Committee, unless a bill that would prevent President Donald Trump from firing special counsel Robert Mueller gets a Senate vote.

    “It is not productive,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, per Politico. “One of the greatest substantive victories that we have delivered for the American people the last two years is nominating and confirming strong constitutionalist judges. For a Republican senator to be blocking that is frustrating the promises we made to the voters.” READ MORE...