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Justice Department Argues Congress, Not Courts, Makes Sexual Orientation Laws

WASHINGTON, DC—Justice Department lawyers told a federal appeals court on Wednesday that only Congress can decide to make sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes under federal civil rights laws, reversing the Obama administration’s position that courts can reinterpret previous laws to include these new social categories.

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Fred Fleitz: If Dems Continue ‘Pointless’ Trump Investigations, Congress Should Investigate Hillary Clinton’s Criminal Activity

Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy and former CIA analyst, Fred Fleitz, joined Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday to discuss the death of Otto Warmbier just days after returning from North Korea and the possibility of Loretta Lynch testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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How Russia Probe Exposes Loretta Lynch for Possible Wrongdoing in Clinton Email Case

In the course of the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, serious questions have been raised about the possibility that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch may have engaged in wrongdoing with regard to the FBI’s criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

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The Six Most Important Revelations from the Comey Hearing

Trump supporters, swamp dwellers, and Americans from all walks of life had their eyes glued to coverage of the testimony by former FBI Director James Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee this morning.

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Pollak: The Attack on Trump Is Exactly What a Russian Disinformation Campaign Looks Like

The accusation that President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with the Russians, and that he is trying to cover it up, looks increasingly like a classic Russian disinformation campaign — one designed to bring down the only president since the Cold War who has actually been willing to confront Russia in any meaningful way.

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CA Liberals’ Demand to Shut Power Plants Risks New Energy Crisis

The Los Angeles Times reports a new effort to shut down local natural gas power plants due to the possibility of a 21 percent electrical capacity glut by 2020. But shrinking the surplus generation cushion runs the risk of launching another energy crisis like the one that caused Governor Gray Davis’ recall.

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Former DOJ Attorney: Sessions Faces ‘Nest of Vipers’ If Confirmed as Attorney General

Senator Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General, is already facing fierce opposition from the establishment left, with a series of coordinated protests kicking off Tuesday to try and derail Session’s nomination. A former Department of Justice official says, however, that the real battle will begin after Sessions takes office.

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Transgender Debate: N.C. Legislators Will Define Who is Male or Female

GOP legislators in North Carolina are keeping their legislature’s power to decide who is male and who is female, amid furious opposition from gay advocates and their progressive allies, who say they should have the power to decide people’s legal sex, regardless of biology.

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Loretta Lynch: I Wish I Had Not Met With Bill Clinton

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she wish she had not met on tarmac in Arizona during the 2106 presidential campaign with former President Bill Clinton. Lynch said, “I wish I had seen around

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AG Loretta Lynch: Obama Can’t Give Pardon to DREAMers En Masse

At a Politico event on Thursday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch addressed the possibility of President Barack Obama issuing a pardon for so-called DREAMers, illegal immigrants brought to the country as a minor, before he leaves office next month. According to

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Liberal Mayors Vow to Keep Sanctuary City Policies

Liberal mayors across the United States have vowed to keep their sanctuary city policies intact. Mayors of New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Providence spoke out in defiance of a possible nationwide, anti-sanctuary city law.

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