U.S. housing starts at 13-year high, factory output gains
U.S. homebuilding surged to a 13-year high in December as activity increased across the board, suggesting the housing market recovery was back on track amid low mortgage rates, and could help support the longest economic expansion on record.
Posted on: Monday, January 20, 2020

First Pro-Life Marches of 2020 Have Record Turnout
The new year has kicked off with a record number of pro-lifers taking to the streets in a bid to achieve greater protections for the unborn.
Posted on: Monday, January 20, 2020

Key Players Squabble Over Trump's Impeachment Trial
Key players in the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump and his defense argued sharply Sunday whether his efforts to get Ukraine to launch investigations to benefit him politically were impeachable offenses that warranted his removal from office.
Posted on: Sunday, January 19, 2020

Supreme Court to review two Trump-related cases
The Supreme Court announced Friday it will take up two legal battles affecting President Trump and his administration.
Posted on: Sunday, January 19, 2020

14 states, NYC, DC sue Trump admin over work requirement rule that would cut 700,000 from food stamps
Calling it 'arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion' and contrary to law, 14 states, New York City and Washington, D.C., asked a federal court in a lawsuit Thursday to vacate a final rule that if implemented will cut off nearly 700,000 people from food stamp benefits due to the imposition of stricter requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents.
Posted on: Sunday, January 19, 2020

Planned Parenthood launches $45M campaign for 2020 Democrats
Planned Parenthood is launching a new $45 million campaign to support Democrats in the 2020 elections, the organization's most expensive campaign push in its history.
Posted on: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Senate approves Trump's rewrite of North American trade deal
The Senate approved President Trump’s rewrite of the North American trade deal Thursday, handing him a second trade victory in as many days while he fights to remain in office.
Posted on: Thursday, January 16, 2020

‘Assault on the Second Amendment’: Virginia Senate passes three gun control bills
Virginia Democrats took an important step toward passing several gun control bills they have prioritized during this year's General Assembly session.
Posted on: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Trump removes faith-based groups from legal purgatory
The White House did it again on Thursday by proposing two administrative rule changes to stop government from discriminating against faith-based people and institutions. Both proposals are necessary and well reasoned.
Posted on: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Media label Tennessee religious liberty bill as 'anti-gay'
For most major news organizations, accuracy often takes a back seat to ideology, which is why groups such as the Associated Press are mischaracterizing Tennessee’s new religious liberty bill as 'anti-gay.'
Posted on: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Trump issues new rule ensuring prayer in schools is protected
President Trump issued updated rules on Thursday to ensure that public school students are allowed to engage in constitutionally protected prayer, calling his action 'the Right to Pray.'
Posted on: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Michigan could add third gender option to driver's licenses by 2021
The state of Michigan is considering adding a third gender option for residents applying for driver's licenses.
Posted on: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Federal Judge Sides with Trump Administration Over ACLU in Family Separation Case
A federal judge in California has ruled that the Trump administration’s separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border complies with the 2018 ruling that banned separations 'absent a determination that the parent is unfit or presents a danger to the child.'
Posted on: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

House Sends Impeachment Effort and Pelosi's Prosecutors to Senate to Put Trump on Trial
After a month of delaying, Democrats in the House of Representatives finally voted Wednesday to send their articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over to the Senate where an impeachment trial will now take place.
Posted on: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Illinois Changing Birth Certificates to Show Mother Who Gave Birth as 'Father'
The state of Illinois is changing the parental designations on its birth certificates to accommodate the wishes of transgender people.
Posted on: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Immigration US Judge: States Cannot Block Refugee Arrivals
A federal judge in Maryland said U.S. states and localities cannot opt-out of receiving refugees for now, the latest move in a court case challenging a Trump administration order that reversed decades of standing practice that guided the arrivals of millions of displaced people.
Posted on: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Judge delays ruling in House lawsuit over Trump tax returns
A federal judge on Tuesday stayed House Democrats’ lawsuit over their efforts to obtain President Trump’s tax returns from the IRS until a court decision is issued in a separate case.
Posted on: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Trump plans to divert $7.2 billion from Pentagon for border wall construction
Lawmakers again expressed anger and frustration at the news that the White House again will be tapping the Pentagon’s budget to pay for President Trump’s long-promised border wall.
Posted on: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

$1,163,090,000,000: Federal Spending Sets Record Through December
The federal government spent a record $1,163,090,000,000 in the first three months of fiscal 2020 (October through December), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released Monday afternoon.
Posted on: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Federal budget deficit running 11.8% higher this year
The U.S. budget deficit through the first three months of this budget year is up 11.8 percent from the same period a year ago, putting the country on track to record its first $1 trillion deficit in eight years.
Posted on: Monday, January 13, 2020