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Sarah Sanders Says Census Citizenship Question Protects Voters

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, during Tuesday’s briefing, defended the inclusion of a question on citizenship in the U.S. census as providing data to the Department of Justice to protect voters and comply with the Voting Rights Act.

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Virgil: Opposition Research — A Guided Tour of the Deep State’s Covert Resistance to Trump

Please, walk with me, and let’s take a tour of the Deep State. Virgil is used to being a guide. After all, in his immortal way, he was the docent for Dante as he traveled through Hell and Purgatory, 700 years ago, in “The Divine Comedy.” More recently, Virgil has been haunting a different kind of netherworld, here in Washington, DC—the Deep State.

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Penny Pritzker: The Obama Crony Destroying the Internet

The Wall Street Journal’s L. Gordon Crovitz reports Monday that the Department of Commerce is unlikely to stop Los Angeles-based XYZ.com from enforcing Chinese censorship of domain names around the world.

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US Opens Market to Limited Crude Oil Exports to Mexico

The Department of Commerce announced this week that U.S. companies can now export some crude oil to Mexico. There is a vigorous debate in Washington over crude oil export policy. Exxon and other industry groups lobbied to remove the prohibition on exporting crude oil.

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Rand: Cut Department of Commerce Budget 100%

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said he “would cut every bit” of the Department of Commerce’s budget in an interview broadcast on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. “We either do it [spending cuts] 1% across the board, or maybe