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Voters at the Poll

Supreme Court Upholds Ohio’s Ability to Remove Ineligible Voters

The Supreme Court upheld states’ ability and obligations under federal law to remove the names of illegal voters from voter rolls prior to Election Day in case out of Ohio, though election experts caution that the justices’ 5-4 vote highlights the stakes for Republicans’ retaining control of the Senate this November.

Troops at Border

Trump Announces Troops for U.S.-Mexican Border, Blackwell Says It Reveals ‘Unified Trump Policy’

President Donald Trump’s said on Tuesday that he would order National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border, hours after leading transition policy adviser Ken Blackwell told Fox Business Network that sending troops would show a coherent Trump policy of treating illegal immigration as a national security and homeland security issue, using all the levers of American foreign and domestic power enact his policy.  

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Trump Nominates Ten Conservatives to be Federal Judges

President Donald Trump unveiled a slate of ten judicial nominees to the federal courts on Monday who are mainstream conservatives, taking the next step to fulfill his campaign promise after his successful appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

OPEC countries are complying with a landmark deal to reduce a worldwide glut in oil, the International Energy Agency says

Blackwell: Energy Security Means Putting America First

Every year, the United States spends $67.5 billion to ensure the worldwide free flow of oil. Often produced in unstable parts of the world and shipped through insecure chokepoints, the U.S. military works to make sure crude oil from other countries makes it safely onto the global market. Yet while this global oil market benefits some nations, its volatility threatens the American economy and undermines U.S. national security.

US President Donald Trump signs an executive order with small business leaders in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC on January 30, 2017. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

VA Federal Judge Holds Immigration EO Violates Establishment Clause

A federal district judge in Virginia has ruled that President Trump’s Executive Order 13,769 (EO) violates the Constitution’s First Amendment, guaranteeing that the government shall not establish an official religion, in terms that are likely to carry over into any replacement order Trump may issue in the coming days.

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Amnesty Blocked by a Tied Supreme Court, But Next President Will Decide Whether to Restart It

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty program for illegal aliens went down in flames Thursday when the U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 on the case, leaving in place the lower court’s decision striking down Obama’s program. But a Hillary Clinton victory in November would mean that amnesty would return—and be upheld by a new Supreme Court.

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Trump’s SCOTUS List Gives America Clear Choice

WASHINGTON—Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump took a big step toward rallying GOP conservatives around his candidacy with his list of potential Supreme Court picks, a who’s-who list of legal conservatives which draws a sharp contrast to Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) testify about the impact of heroin and prescription drug abuse and deaths in their states during a Senate Judicary Committee hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 27, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Conservatives Rally to Defend Portman on SCOTUS Stand

Liberals will target Senator Rob Portman, Republican from Ohio, and pressure him to confirm President Obama’s forthcoming Supreme Court nomination. But prominent conservatives are rallying to defend Portman and the Court.