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Ted Cruz: Republicans Have to Support Asset Forfeiture Reform

Says he can’t back criminal justice reform for violent offenders. Ed Krayewski|Feb. 23, 2017 4:55 pm ReasonSen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke to CPAC attendees after his speech. Asked by Reason about whether he would back criminal justice reform this Congressional session, Cruz explained that Democrats “lost” him on reform with their “focus” on violent criminal […]

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New Orleans Police Chief Says He Needs to Hire and Fire Commanders at Will to Protect Reforms

The civil service commission in New Orleans has punted on a decision to allow the police superintendent to hire and fire commanders at will—delaying the issue until next month, the New Orleans Advocate reports. The commander position was created on a temporary basis in 2011 to replace district captains. Commanders report to deputy superintendents and […]

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Fed Not Sure Trump Will Be Good or Bad For Economy, Cuba Still Interested in Detente, 7 Earth-like Planets Orbiting Nearby Star: P.M. Links

The Federal Reserve remains unsure whether President Trump will be good or bad for the economy. The lead negotiator for Mexico with the Trump administration says the country will not accept individuals deported by the U.S. who are not Mexican citizens. Cuba is still interested in detente, senators who met with Raul Castro say. China […]

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Mike Pence Meets Ukrainian President While Trump Lawyer Works on Back Channel Deal

Mykola Lazarenko/Ukrafoto/Polaris/NewscomMike Pence met with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko while making his first trip to Europe as vice president, with his office saying he had “underscored U.S. support” for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and that the U.S. would continue to not recognize Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. He also called on Russia to implement the Minsk […]

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Uganda’s President Has His Own Trump-Russia Hot Take: Let’s Work Together When We Can

US Mission UgandaUganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for thirty one years, offered his own ideas about President Trump, and U.S. relations with Russia as well as with the rest of the world, writing in an open letter that he heard Trump call for “convergence rather than divergence” and that he agreed—that […]

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Mattis Tells NATO to Pay Up or U.S. Will Pull Back—Why Not Both?

Defense Secretary James Mattis delivered a warning about military spending to fellow defense heads at a NATO meeting in Brussels that focused on “ensuring NATO’s strength and flexibility in the face of evolving challenges.” “No longer can the American taxpayer carry a disproportionate share of the defense of western values,” Mattis said according to Bloomberg. […]

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Puzder Withdraws From Labor Secretary Consideration, Arrest in Killing of Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother, Winston Churchill on Aliens: P.M. Links

Ed Krayewski|Feb. 15, 2017 4:30 pm Library of CongressDefense Secretary James Mattis told NATO members they need to increase their contributions or the U.S. would moderate its commitments. President Trump called on Israel to “hold back” on settlements in the West Bank at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Andy Puzder has […]

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Super Bowl Ads Illustrate Importance of Free Speech Rights for All, Even Corporations

84 LumberDid you see the Super Bowl ad about Mexican avocados? The Coke commercial? Budweiser’s mini-bio of its immigrant founder? Was corporate America trolling Donald Trump with ads that celebrated free trade, diversity, and immigration? Or were they just selling products to people perhaps more sensitive to gleaning political messages than they have been before? […]

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