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December 21, 2016, 12:45 PM EST
New 30-year permits that will be issued next month by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) will quadruple the number of bald eagles that wind farms will collectively be allowed to kill per year and avoid prosecution under the 1940 Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
December 15, 2016, 1:24 PM EST
To combat the nation’s opioid epidemic, President-elect Donald Trump and Attorney General-nominee Jeff Sessions need to “clean house” and fire corrupt U.S. government officials who knowingly allow Mexican drug cartels to smuggle vast quantities of heroin over the border, says Christopher Farrell, director of investigations and research at Judicial Watch.
December 13, 2016, 4:03 PM EST
President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with school choice advocate Betsy DeVos, his nominee for secretary of education. (AP photo) 
December 12, 2016, 2:22 PM EST
Conservatives who engage in “actively open-minded thinking” (AOT) and get the highest scores on “science intelligence” tests are less likely to accept the premise that human activity causes climate change than their more close-minded and less educated peers, according to scholars at Yale Law School’s Cultural Cognition Project.
December 12, 2016, 12:06 PM EST
 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said  that he is “optimistic” that all of President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees will be confirmed by the Senate during a Monday morning press conference on Capitol Hill.
December 9, 2016, 5:48 PM EST
Eighteen states have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over Final Rules that expand the definition of “critical habitat” to include areas that are currently unoccupied by any threatened or endangered species. 
December 9, 2016, 2:28 PM EST
Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) says Congress will not be able to perform its constitutional duty of overseeing federal expenditures – including a half-trillion dollars in overspending this year alone - until regular order is restored and individual appropriations bills are debated and amended on the floor of the House and Senate.
December 8, 2016, 2:14 PM EST
 The minority leader of the Alabama State Senate who worked closely with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for nearly two decades said that he had “not witnessed any type of racial overtone” from President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general during that period.
December 5, 2016, 2:53 PM EST
Black pro-life leaders are denouncing the disproportionate number of black babies who are aborted every year as genocidal population control. According to the latest report from the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), 35 percent of unborn babies aborted in the U.S. in 2013 were African American, even though blacks make up only 13.3 percent of the total population.
December 1, 2016, 9:59 AM EST
 “I cannot remain silent,” Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders - who is currently on trial for allegedly inciting hatred against Islamic immigrants –  said last week in his final statement to the three-judge panel that will decide his fate. “For me personally, freedom of speech is the only freedom I still have,” added Wilders, who is under round-the-clock security because of several Islamic fatwas that have been issued against him.
December 1, 2016, 7:45 AM EST
 Today marks the close of the 2016 hurricane season with an unprecedented record of 11 years, one month and six days with no major hurricane strikes on the U.S. mainland, according to data going back to 1851 compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
November 28, 2016, 2:44 PM EST
 Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who is challenging Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for House minority leader on Wednesday, says that if Democrats do not win back the flyover states that voted for Donald Trump, “we’re never going to be back in the majority.”
November 23, 2016, 10:31 AM EST
When U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed ISIS out of Nimrud last week, they found 70 percent of the 3,000-year-old Assyrian village razed and its 140-foot tall mud brick ziggurat, which is considered one of ancient Mesopotamia’s most spectacular structures, “reduced to a pile of dirt.” “The destruction was worse than we thought,” Iraqi Ministry of Culture General Director Qais Hussein said.
November 22, 2016, 1:07 PM EST
Starbucks employees are not required to accommodate customers who claim their name is “Trump” in order to force baristas to call out the president-elect’s name as revenge for CEO Howard Schultz’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton, the Seattle-based coffee company says.
November 21, 2016, 4:24 PM EST
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who is challenging Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House minority leader, said Sunday that there will be a “Youngstown street fight in the Capitol” if President-elect Donald Trump attempts to defund Planned Parenthood or tries to dismantle Obamacare.
November 21, 2016, 4:24 PM EST
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who is challenging Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House minority leader, said Sunday that there will be a “Youngstown street fight in the Capitol” if President-elect Donald Trump attempts to defund Planned Parenthood or tries to dismantle Obamacare.
November 21, 2016, 11:37 AM EST
Cement, the ubiquitous material used to build roads, buildings and other infrastructure, absorbs about one billion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) annually, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience.
November 18, 2016, 4:41 PM EST
“The enemy of freedom right now is Congress and the courts. It’s not the president-elect,” former Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said after criticizing efforts by some Republican members of Congress to end the current ban on earmarks.
November 17, 2016, 1:19 PM EST
A bill introduced Wednesday in the Illinois General Assembly would punish any businesses that help the federal government build a wall along the U.S. southern border by placing them on a “Prohibited Business List” alongside companies that boycott Israel and do business with Sudan and Iran.
November 16, 2016, 4:47 PM EST
 Republicans added to their historic 2014 gains in the nation’s state legislatures with the addition of five state House and two state Senate seats in last week’s election, while Democratic control was reduced to levels not seen since the Civil War.