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Bill Kristol Was My Boss and a Friend. What Happened?

Tucker Carlson, FOX NewsLast night the top of the show, we addressed the removal of civil war monuments from public places around the country. We made the point that the sudden outrage over confederate icons isn’t entirely about slavery horrifying as slavery is. It’s also part of a larger effort on the left to discredit the founders of this country and the beliefs they enshrined in law. Once you believe that any figure in history who once owned slaves is inherently illegitimate and should be erased, it’s hard to take…

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Trump Signs Bill Expanding College Assistance for Veterans

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law an updated veterans education bill that provides the largest expansion of college assistance for military veterans in a decade. The Forever GI Act immediately removed a 15-year time limit on the use of GI benefits. The measure also increases financial assistance for thousands serving in the National Guard and Reserve, building on a 2008 law that guaranteed veterans a full-ride scholarship to any in-state public university, or a similar cash amount to attend private colleges. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who joined…

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‘Bathroom bill’ dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends

AP Photo/Eric Gay AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s summer demands as an already bruising legislative session was derailed by Republican backbiting that could preview an even nastier 2018 primary season. It is the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas, and Abbott gave no indication he would order weary lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again – which would … Read the referenced┬ástory here: ‘Bathroom…

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AP Explains: How the Texas ‘bathroom bill’ keeps faltering

AP Photo/Eric Gay AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would … Read the referenced┬ástory here: AP…

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Trump Set to Sign Bill Extending Veterans Health Care Program

President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign into law Saturday legislation that extends a program allowing veterans to receive private health care. The bill, which allocates $2.1 billion for the six-month extension of the Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will be signed by the president at his private golf club in Bedminister, New Jersey, where he is on a 17-day working vacation, according to the White House. The program, which was set to run out of funds earlier than expected in mid-August, pays for veteran visits…

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