• The US Strikes Back Against Russia’s European Gas Empire

    The US Strikes Back Against Russia’s European Gas Empire

    KYIV, Ukraine—With the Kremlin tightening its grip on the
    European energy market, the U.S. has hardened its opposition to a controversial Russian gas pipeline, which is currently under construction through the Baltic Sea to Germany.

    For months, U.S. officials have said Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline is part of a broader Kremlin gambit to bypass Ukrainian transit pipelines, which have delivered the lion’s share of Russian natural gas exports to Europe for decades.

    Yet, despite U.S. protests, construction hasn’t stopped, and the 750-mile-long pipeline is about one-third complete as of this article’s publication. The U.S., for its part, escalated its resistance to the project this month, when U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell sent letters to construction contractors working on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, warning of “a significant risk of sanctions” unless they abandoned the project. READ MORE...

  • The President's Border Standoff With Democrats

    The President’s Border Standoff With Democrats

    Editor’s note: The Daily Signal’s audience tends to be passionate about standing behind the president in his showdown with congressional Democrats over securing the southern border. We begin this week’s mailbag with that  topic. Remember to write us at [email protected]Ken McIntyre

    Dear Daily Signal: Perhaps the left should back down on the partial government shutdown fight over the border wall? They’re dead wrong and too stubborn to admit it (“From Oval Office, Trump Says Border Wall Would Make Nation ‘Safer Than Ever Before’”). READ MORE...

  • Seattle Couple Fears $16 Minimum Wage Could Doom Subway Franchise

    Seattle Couple Fears $16 Minimum Wage Could Doom Subway Franchise

    When Heidi Mann and her husband Karam took a leap of faith 15 years ago and purchased a Subway franchise in Seattle, they had no idea that one day their dreams could be shattered by the city’s required increases in the minimum wage.

    Nine years later, the Manns bought a second Subway sandwich shop in Kirkland, Washington, a suburb east of Seattle.

    But now their businesses are struggling as a direct result of the steady rise of the minimum wage in Seattle, now up to $16 an hour.

    The couple predict they will be forced to close their Seattle location by March 2020. READ MORE...

  • The Women’s March Is Melting Down, and It Makes Perfect Sense

    The Women’s March Is Melting Down, and It Makes Perfect Sense

    Two years into the movement, the Women’s March is melting down.

    Much of the media will blame its decay on the leaders’ unwillingness to denounce anti-Semitism, but that will only be part of the story. The other reason it will ultimately demise is because it was a fraud from the very start.

    Despite its clever branding efforts, the Women’s March never represented women as a unified force. Instead, it represented radically liberal women who were upset with the results of the 2016 presidential election. READ MORE...

  • Trump Tells March for Life He Will Block Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

    Trump Tells March for Life He Will Block Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

    In remarks delivered by video to the annual March for Life on Friday, President Donald Trump vowed to veto any legislation that doesn’t protect life.

    “Today, I have signed a letter to Congress to make clear that if they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the protection of human life, I will issue a veto, and we have the support to uphold those vetoes,” Trump said.

    Trump called every child “a sacred gift from God” and noted his administration’s pro-life policies, such as ending federal funding for abortions abroad. READ MORE...

  • Double Standard Revealed in Media Attack on Karen Pence's Christianity

    Double Standard Revealed in Media Attack on Karen Pence’s Christianity

    The media have complained for months that the president is unfair to them. They have even referred to him as the “divider in chief.” But what about the media’s divisive behavior to those Americans who identify as Christians?

    The media sunk to a new low when they attacked second lady Karen Pence this week for her decision to teach art at a Christian school in Virginia.

    CNN’s chief national correspondent John King even questioned whether or not Pence should receive taxpayer-funded security protection or government housing because she is working for a Christian school. READ MORE...

  • World’s 2 Most Populous Countries Listed Among Most Dangerous for Christians

    World’s 2 Most Populous Countries Listed Among Most Dangerous for Christians

    Among the world’s 50 most dangerous countries for Christians listed in a new report are China and India, the two most populous countries.

    Now in its 27th year, Christian advocacy organization Open Doors’ “World Watch List” is an annual survey of religious liberty conditions for Christians around the world, measuring the degree of freedom a person has to practice their religious beliefs.

    In remarks Thursday at The Heritage Foundation, David Curry, the president and CEO of Open Doors USA, cited the rise of authoritarianism and nationalism in India and China as reasons for the unapologetic persecution of Christians. China moved up on the list from No. 43 to No. 27, and India placed at No. 10, cracking the list’s top 10 for the first time. READ MORE...

  • 'Our Country Decided to Erase' Our Children, Says Ben Shapiro at March for Life

    ‘Our Country Decided to Erase’ Our Children, Says Ben Shapiro at March for Life

    Among the tens of thousands assembled in Washington for the 46th annual March for Life was conservative pundit and headliner Ben Shapiro.

    Shapiro’s speech started with highlighting the noteworthy American ideals of “life and liberty,” urging Americans to move forward by protecting such values for the unborn.

    “America was founded on the promise of God-given rights. Chief among them was life and liberty,” Shapiro said. “While America has imperfectly fulfilled that promise, we always move forward for the perfection of that promise.” READ MORE...

  • The Left's Extremism Will Continue to Drive Support for Trump

    The Left’s Extremism Will Continue to Drive Support for Trump

    What are Donald Trump’s chances for re-election in 2020?

    If history is any guide, pretty good.

    In early 1994, Bill Clinton’s approval rating after two years in office hovered around a dismal 40 percent. The first midterm elections of the Clinton presidency were an utter disaster.

    A new generation of younger, more conservative Republicans led by firebrand Newt Gingrich and his “Contract with America” gave Republicans a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Republicans also picked up eight Senate seats in 1994 to take majority control of both houses of Congress. READ MORE...

  • 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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