• GOP Urged to Fund Border Wall, Keep Other Promises in Lame Duck

    GOP Urged to Fund Border Wall, Keep Other Promises in Lame Duck

    Conservative Republicans are calling for a busy lame-duck session of Congress between now and Jan. 3, when Democrats will retake the majority in—and control of—the House.

    “Republicans still have an opportunity to do what we said,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, former chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said in a statement provided to The Daily Signal.

    “We should fund the border security wall, pass a farm bill that requires able-bodied adults to work if they receive welfare, and keep working to hold the FBI and [Justice Department] accountable for their misconduct during and after the 2016 election,” Jordan said. READ MORE...

  • TENNESSEE PROUD: Marsha Blackburn Could Become 'Most Conservative Woman in Senate'

    TENNESSEE PROUD: Marsha Blackburn Could Become ‘Most Conservative Woman in Senate’

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee—Lisa Williams, who cast her ballot Tuesday for Republican Marsha Blackburn in the suburb of Brentwood, said she voted to promote the 15-year House veteran to the Senate because of her character.

    “I voted for Marsha, I have met her, and I have watched her over the years. And she is as true to her values as they get,” Williams, voting at the Brentwood Public Library, said of the conservative Republican.

    In downtown Nashville, by contrast, Kristen Cullen said that she has met Blackburn’s opponent, Democrat Phil Bredesen, and trusts him. READ MORE...

  • Founder of #WalkAway Campaign Hopes to Make It a ‘Roadshow’

    Founder of #WalkAway Campaign Hopes to Make It a ‘Roadshow’

    The founder of the #WalkAway Campaign, a movement showcasing stories of why Americans walk away from leftist ideology and the Democratic Party, says he is pleased with an organized march last weekend in the nation’s capital and plans to take the idea on the road.

    “I thought it was spectacular. I am so proud of the entire weekend from beginning to end,” Brandon Straka said in an interview with The Daily Signal.

    “I have very high expectations, which is why I usually feel let down all the time, but it was one of the rare moments in life where you have the highest possible hopes and expectations and it goes so far beyond,” Straka said. READ MORE...

  • Woman Who Was High School Friend of Kavanaugh’s Calls Claim of Sexual Assault ‘Absolutely Fishy’

    Woman Who Was High School Friend of Kavanaugh’s Calls Claim of Sexual Assault ‘Absolutely Fishy’

    A friend who graduated high school the same year as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says she could not picture him in the situation described by the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her when they were teens.

    The allegation is “absolutely fishy,” Lisa Molina Heaps told The Daily Signal.

    “It’s interesting, even in those small social circles in Washington, D.C., private boys and girls schools, there were certain people who had reputations and people that had crazy reputations, people that had reputations for being partiers, things like that. He did not,”  Heaps, 53, said Wednesday of Kavanaugh in a phone interview. READ MORE...

  • Reporting the News Undermined in ‘Era’ of Trump, Black Journalists Argue

    Reporting the News Undermined in ‘Era’ of Trump, Black Journalists Argue

    Speakers on a panel of journalists at the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington said journalism is suffering in the era of President Donald Trump.

    “One of the things that has just been boiling my blood is the lack of respect for the press coming from the orange man,” Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., said Friday, opening a panel discussion called “Black Journalists: Reporting Our Experiences in the Era of Trump.”

    The event was part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington. Dubbed “the leading policy conference on issues impacting African-Americans and the global black community,” the conference opened Wednesday and ends Sunday. READ MORE...

  • Rally in Washington Will Urge Disillusioned Democrats, Leftists to 'Walk Away'

    Rally in Washington Will Urge Disillusioned Democrats, Leftists to ‘Walk Away’

    The founder of the movement that showcases stories of why people are walking away from leftist ideology and the Democratic Party is bringing a march and rally to Washington next month to send a message he hopes the mainstream media won’t be able to ignore.

    It’s a milestone for what he calls the #WalkAway Campaign.

    “We are only just over 3 months old, and at this point on all social media platforms, we have over 370,000 people who are members of the #WalkAway Campaign who have created testimonials that are a part of it,” Brandon Straka, founder of the campaign, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. READ MORE...

  • Evidence of Crimes Irrelevant to Impeaching Trump, Texas Democrat Insists

    Evidence of Crimes Irrelevant to Impeaching Trump, Texas Democrat Insists

    High crimes and misdemeanors are irrelevant to whether President Donald Trump should be impeached by the House, despite the Constitution, a Texas lawmaker said.

    “The people who say, ‘What law did he break? What rule did he break?,’ they are perpetrating upon you a belief that is totally inaccurate,” Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said Thursday at a yearly meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington.

    “You decide that you are not going to be nice to suspects when you arrest them, you tell police, ‘You don’t have to be nice,’ … and ban children on the border of color, you produce a policy that separates them from their parents,” Green said. READ MORE...