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    CJ reports: Cooper vetoes ‘born alive’ bill; pro-life groups fire back

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal: Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, drew the wrath of pro-life supporters Thursday, April 18, when he vetoed Senate Bill 359, “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.” The bill would have required medical professionals to provide the same treatment to babies who survive an…
    Anna Manning, April 18, 2019
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    Cooper vetoes abortion survivors bill

    Charlotte Oberserver reports Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would create civil and criminal penalties for doctors and nurses that do not provide care for newborns surviving abortions. “Laws already protect newborn babies and this bill is an unnecessary interference between doctors and…
    Sam Hieb, April 18, 2019
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    CJ reports: Senate Education Committee backs bills regarding Read to Achieve, retired teachers, and testing cuts

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal: Wednesday was a busy day for the Senate Education Committee, which approved six bills during its April 17 meeting. Three of them directly affect K-12 education. Senate Leader Sen. Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, kicked off the meeting with an explanation of his sponsored bill:…
    Anna Manning, April 18, 2019
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    Democrats and the Mueller report

    Jason Beale offers Federalist readers a preview of congressional Democrats’ likely response to the Mueller report. After two years of shamelessly and enthusiastically hyping the notion that the president of the United States is a compromised agent of the Russian Federation—a process that involved dozens upon dozens of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019
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    Socialism, charity don’t mix well

    Editors at the Washington Examiner ponder the negative impact of socialism on charity. The news organization points directly at U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. [I]n 2016, his first million-dollar earning year, he donated less than 1% of his income to charity. It’s only fair to point out also that…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019
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    Trump tax law saved Bernie 38K

    President Trump probably won’t see a thank-you note from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, despite the latter’s direct benefit from the former’s tax policy. Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon explains. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) saved roughly $38,000 in taxes thanks to the Tax Cuts and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019
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    The importance of protecting the Constitution

    James Buckley writes at National Review Online that people must understand and respect the Constitution’s safeguards in order to protect them. In my view, the serious problems we face these days are in major part the result of our abandonment of the Constitution’s limits on federal authority. American…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019
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    Criticizing Warren’s approach to taxes

    Jon Hartley explains at National Review Online why U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren takes the wrong approach to taxes. This week, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign unveiled a radical proposal to levy a minimum 7 percent corporate tax on U.S. companies making more than $100 million annually, with…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019