Publius / January 18, 2017

Wednesday Top Headlines

Sweeping education change, Obama scandals, and a commutation.

  • House GOP warns agencies against accelerated hiring in anticipation of Trump’s freeze. (Government Executive)

  • Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, hints in confirmation hearing at sweeping changes ahead. She won’t take a salary for one thing. (Yahoo News)

  • Obama scores the worst legislative record in history, having signed fewer bills into law than one-term Carter. (The Washington Times)

  • The seven most under-covered Obama scandals. (NewsBusters)

  • 10 killed, 29 wounded in Chicago MLK Day weekend shootings. (CBS Chicago)

  • Man who shot and beat an Arizona Trooper is illegal immigrant. (Arizona Central)

  • Obama commutes sentence for domestic terrorist Oscar López Rivera, who clearly doesn’t deserve it. (Time)

  • Obama orders Secret Service to pay $24 million in decades-old race-bias case brought by black agents. (The Washington Post)

  • Obama gives global climate fund another $500M. (The Hill)

  • Hoax ads in two dozen cities offered protesters up to $2,500 to agitate at Trump inaugural. (The Washington Times)

  • Policy: The Dakota Access Pipeline must be built. (Heartland Institute)

  • Policy: A helpful starting point for rebuilding the military. (American Action Forum)

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