What's Going On in Our Airspace?

It's been nearly a month since the Chinese spy balloon incident began, and the American people still don't have an answer to what's going on in our airspace. As The Heritage Foundation's James Carafano explained, the situation was pretty cut and dry, but the Biden Administration bungled the entire response:

There are no two ways to parse this. A Chinese spy balloon traversing the entirety of the United States is blatantly illegal, a clear violation of American airspace, and a deliberate encroachment on American sovereignty. It is a perfect example of the kind of threat that post-9/11 homeland security measures were meant to prevent.

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Democrats Admit "Real Problems" with Biden First Circuit Nominee

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for Michael Delaney, who the Biden Administration has nominated to fill a vacancy on the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Very quickly, it became apparent that Delaney's nomination would be controversial, as he appeared by himself rather than on a panel with other nominees as is the usual practice for non-Supreme Court nominees. As Carrie Severino explained for National Review, Delaney's role in the public naming of an underage sexual assault victim while representing her school in a civil suit is embarrassing for Democrats:

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The Senate Should Join the House in Blocking D.C.'s Noncitizen Voting Law

Last week, the U.S. House voted to block a measure passed by the D.C. Council last fall that would allow noncitizens to vote:

The first resolution took aim at D.C.’s Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act, which allows noncitizen residents to vote in local elections. The D.C. Council approved the measure in October.

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Opposing the Weaponization of Government "Shouldn’t be a Partisan Issue"

Last week, the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government held its first hearing to discuss "the politicization of the FBI and DOJ and attacks on American civil liberties." A variety of topics were covered including the targeting of concerned parents, Biden family corruption, and the First Amendment.

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Democrats "Flood the Zone with so Many Bad Nominees"

This morning, Senate Judiciary Democrats rubber stamped a number of President Joe Biden's judicial nominees, including Nancy Abudu, whose nomination to the Eleventh Circuit RNLA formally opposes. Of particular importance to RNLA, Abudu has a history of extremist views on election law issues:

Comparing the opposition to enfranchisement of convicted murders, rapists, and child molesters to supporting slavery is offensive to all but the most partisan activists. 

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House Oversight Holds Hearing on Twitter's Suppression of Biden Laptop Story

On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee held a much-anticipated hearing entitled, “Protecting Speech from Government Interference and Social Media Bias, Part 1: Twitter’s Role in Suppressing the Biden Laptop Story." The witnesses were former Twitter employees, including Yoel Roth, the former Global Head of Trust & Safety.

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Happy Ronald Reagan Day!

Today, we join 26 states across the country—both Republican and Democrat—in celebrating Ronald Reagan Day:

Every year, the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project aims to have every governor proclaim February 6 as Ronald Reagan Day in honor of President Reagan’s birthday.

President Reagan worked to restore the American spirit and instill a sense of pride in the nation during a time of great challenge. He worked tirelessly to promote these ideals both at home and abroad. His unique ability to connect with people from all walks of life endeared him to millions of Americans.

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House Republicans Issue Subpoenas on Unlawful Targeting of Parents

On behalf of House Republicans, Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan has issued a batch of subpoenas to Biden Administration officials regarding their role in the Department of Justice's (DOJ) alleged targeting of parents who stood up to local school boards for implementing woke policies. The Daily Caller reported:

According to the subpoena, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona is “commanded” to produce documents before the Judiciary Committee on March 1, 2023, at 9 a.m. ET. The subpoena comes as Jordan sent four letters to various officials Friday, calling for information and interviews the committee has been requesting, in a final warning shot before he sent the subpoena their way.

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Senate Judiciary Set to Vote on Radical Biden Nominees

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on whether to move the nominations of a long list of Biden judicial appointees to the Senate floor. Among them are some of the most radical nominees brought during the Biden Administration. The nominees highlighted below were renominated by the Administration after they were unable to secure their confirmation prior to the end of the 117th Congress.


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UPDATE: Pro-Lifer Acquitted After FBI Raid Last Year

Last year, we reported on the FBI raid of Pennsylvania pro-life advocate Mark Houck's house in an apparent political move. Now, Houck has been acquitted of the federal charges brought against him relating to the incident:

A federal jury on Monday acquitted Catholic pro-life activist Mark Houck, who was charged with violating the FACE Act over a 2021 skirmish with a Planned Parenthood volunteer outside a Pennsylvania clinic.

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