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Peter Schweizer: Jared Kushner’s White House Policy Portfolio ‘Speaks of Hubris,’ Not ‘Smarts or Wisdom’

Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Monday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about recent staff departures from the White House and the influence of President Trump’s family members, particularly daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Charles Munger Jr. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Sacramento Democrats Target Munger Transparency Measure

Bay Area billionaire and moderate Republican mega-donor Charles Munger, Jr. has proposed a transparency measure, the California Legislative Transparency Act, likely to qualify for the ballot this November. However, Democrats in Sacramento may try to stop it first.

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34 Lawmakers Demand Answers on ‘Altered’ ISIS Intel Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) and 33 other Republican lawmakers wrote a letter to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, expressing outrage over allegations that senior intelligence officers at U.S. Central Command altered their assessments of the U.S. military efforts against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Syria to make it appear that President Obama is winning the war.

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Pulling Teeth with the Office of the Texas Attorney General

Getting information from the Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) about areas wherein the AG is representing the state, is as the proverbial phrase “like pulling teeth.” Media spokespersons for the Lone Star state’s top lawyer, Attorney General Ken Paxton, report that it is the policy of the OAG not to comment on pending litigation. Like the chorus of a song, this refrain has been the repeated response to any request for information from the agency. The contrast between the previous Office of Texas Attorney General, and the present administration, is great.

State Dept. Appoints ‘Transparency Czar’ After Clinton Email Scandal

Czars are often dropped as distractions, like a fighter jet ejecting flares to avoid heat-seeking missiles. The appointment of a powerful new position with great fanfare is the ultimate Washington way of pretending to Do Something and mollify an angry public. And so, there comes unto the State Department a new “transparency czar,” officially to be known as the Transparency Coordinator.

Hiding Common Core’s Damage: New SAT Won’t Allow Comparison To Prior Years’ Scores

“Next year the College Board will roll out a major change in the SAT that will make comparisons with past results impossible, and allow Common Core proponents to argue ‘these are different and better tests, so don’t pay attention to past results,'” Wurman states. “We are lucky that this year’s SAT has not changed yet, so the decline is clearly visible and cannot be hidden or denied.” The College Board president is David Coleman, the so-called “architect” of the Common Core standards.