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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) has ties to a group that includes numerous radical anti-American and anti-Israel activists on its board of directors.

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U.S. Concerned Over Hezbollah’s Growing Role in Lebanon

Members of Hezbollah

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hezbollah’s growing role in the Lebanese government worries the United States, the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon said during a meeting with Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Tuesday, according to the U.S. embassy.

Pritzker Keeps Private Pay Records for Top Aides Hidden

J.B. Pritzker

Gov. J.B. Pritzker pledged that he would be transparent about using his personal fortune to double the state salaries of his top aides in the governor’s office, but the billionaire has yet to release payroll records for those employees.

Warren: Evidence Suggests Abrams Had Race Stolen From Her in Georgia

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.—Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) agrees with other Democrats who think last year’s Georgia governor’s race was stolen from Democrat Stacey Abrams, saying Saturday it’s what the “evidence seems to suggest.”

Bill Would Cut Red Tape for Kid Entrepreneurs

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A bill that would allow Colorado minors to operate lemonade stands and other small businesses in the state without being required to obtain licenses or permits is being considered by the General Assembly.

Warren Supporter Explains Why He Walked Out of Her Announcement Speech

A former supporter of senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said he walked out of the speech announcing her candidacy because the Massachusetts Democrat was placing too much emphasis on raising taxes, and not talking enough about issues of equality and opportunity for minorities.

AOC Aide Complains Dem Staffers Don’t Want to ‘Burn Down’ Political System

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D., N.Y.) legislative assistant Dan Riffle, who goes by “Every Billionaire Is A Policy Failure” on Twitter, expressed his frustration with Democratic staffers looking to get cushy jobs as lobbyists instead of wanting to “burn” the political system down.

Wyoming Blocks Death Penalty Abolition

The Wyoming state Senate late last week voted down a proposal to abolish the death penalty in the state.

State senators voted 12-to-18 against the abolition proposal, the Casper Star Tribune reported. This marked a reversal from its hearing in committee, when the bill received unanimous support from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Happy Presidents’ Day!

The Washington Free Beacon staff wishes its readers a wonderful Presidents’ Day.

A Soul Healed

A conversion to Catholicism is invariably a romance with the Eucharist through the holy sacrifice of the Mass—and in this sense, New York Post op-ed editor Sohrab Ahmari’s memoir From Fire By Water is a typical conversion story. But it’s also deeply personal: For Catholics, the Mass is the wellspring of a relationship with God, and Ahmari’s story speaks to the humbling power of the sacrament.

Environmental Activists Pushed Chinese-Friendly Policies with Obama Administration

State Department email records show that environmental activists, who have denied operating as foreign agents in response to congressional inquiries, partnered with Obama administration officials to advance climate change policies that were beneficial to China and detrimental to the United States, according to energy policy analysts and attorneys who have reviewed the electronic correspondence.

Trump Just Declared a National Emergency. What Does That Mean?

Speaking in the White House Rose Garden Friday morning, President Donald Trump announced that he would declare a national emergency in order to construct a barrier on the southwestern border.

“We’re talking about an invasion of our country, with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs,” Trump said. “I’ll sign the final papers as soon as I get into the Oval Office, and we’ll have a national emergency.”

Wyoming Blocks Death Penalty Abolition

The Wyoming state Senate late last week voted down a proposal to abolish the death penalty in the state.

State senators voted 12-to-18 against the abolition proposal, the Casper Star Tribune reported. This marked a reversal from its hearing in committee, when the bill received unanimous support from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

U.S. Concerned Over Hezbollah’s Growing Role in Lebanon

Members of Hezbollah

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hezbollah’s growing role in the Lebanese government worries the United States, the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon said during a meeting with Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Tuesday, according to the U.S. embassy.

Happy Presidents’ Day!

The Washington Free Beacon staff wishes its readers a wonderful Presidents’ Day.

Pritzker Keeps Private Pay Records for Top Aides Hidden

J.B. Pritzker

Gov. J.B. Pritzker pledged that he would be transparent about using his personal fortune to double the state salaries of his top aides in the governor’s office, but the billionaire has yet to release payroll records for those employees.

A Soul Healed

A conversion to Catholicism is invariably a romance with the Eucharist through the holy sacrifice of the Mass—and in this sense, New York Post op-ed editor Sohrab Ahmari’s memoir From Fire By Water is a typical conversion story. But it’s also deeply personal: For Catholics, the Mass is the wellspring of a relationship with God, and Ahmari’s story speaks to the humbling power of the sacrament.