Publius / Jan. 3, 2017

Tuesday Top Headlines

115th Congress in session, judge blocks Obama, and Dave Berry on 2016.

  • A new era! As the 115th Congress opens its session today, the GOP’s majority mandate starts with ending ObamaCare. (Fox News)

  • Governors lead a Republican renaissance in New England. (The Washington Post)

  • Trump names Robert Lighthizer for U.S. trade representative. (The Washington Times)

  • New Years’ Eve injunction blocks the federal redefinition of the word “sex.” (Washington Examiner)

  • Fed wastes $412K on study “How to Make Glaciers Feminist.” (Newsmax)

  • Fake news: The great hacking of Vermont’s electrical grid that never happened. (National Review)

  • Then there are actual threats to national security. Edward Snowden and Chelsea Bradley Manning want pardons from Obama. (New York Post)

  • Democrat Poverty Plantation update: Obama’s hometown of Chicago ends 2016 with 762 homicides, up 57%, a 20-year high, and more than New York and LA combined. (Chicago Tribune)

  • Obama names Utah, Nevada monuments despite GOP opposition. He celebrated by tweeting pics of the wrong park. (Associated Press)

  • Policy: How to worry about “climate change.” (National Affairs)

  • Policy: Correcting the course of future defense spending. (Real Clear Defense)

  • Dave Barry’s Year in Review: 2016 — What the … ? (Miami Herald)

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