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Outgoing Ethics Chief says U.S. Is ‘Close to a Laughingstock’

Actions by President Trump and his administration have created a historic ethics crisis, the departing head of the Office of Government Ethics said. He called for major changes in federal law to expand the power and reach of the oversight office and combat the threat. (more…)

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Michael Flynn to Take the 5th Amendment and Refuse Senate Subpoena

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to honor a Senate committee's subpoena request for documents relating to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a source close to Flynn confirmed for ABC News. (more…)

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For the First Time, Casey Anthony Speaks About Daughter’s Death, But Says She Still Doesn’t Know What Happened

Casey Anthony knows that much of the world believes she killed her 2-year-old daughter, despite her acquittal. But nearly nine years later, she insists she doesn't know how the last hours of Caylee's life unfolded. (more…)

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Chicago Public Schools Chief Takes Leave of Absence Amid Federal Probe

Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett is taking a leave of absence pending the outcome of a federal probe into a contract the district awarded to a company that had previously employed her, officials said on Friday. (more…)

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Judge Rejects Houston Lesbian Mayor’s Demand to Deny Pastors a Jury Trial in Battle Over Controversial Transgender Ordinance

A Texas judge has rejected the city of Houston’s demand to deny a jury trial to pastors fighting a controversial transgender ordinance. (more…)

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Attorney General Will Not Force New York Times Reporter to Reveal Source

The Justice Department has ruled out forcing New York Times reporter James Risen to divulge his source in the upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of disclosing government secrets, a person familiar with the matter said Friday night. (more…)

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Westboro Baptist Church Pickets Joel Osteen, Houston’s Lesbian Mayor, Annise Parker, at his Lakewood Church

The infamous Westboro Baptist Church made its way to Joel Osteen's home base in Houston, Texas, Sunday to blast the city's lesbian Mayor Annise Parker and protest against the famous pastor. (more…)

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Ben Carson on Houston’s First Amendment Abuse

The recent, questionably unconstitutional moves by the City Council of Houston to subpoena the sermons of five area ministers as well as internal correspondences dealing with social issues, should have the American Civil Liberties Union and everyone else who believes in free speech and religious freedom up in arms. (more…)

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Eric Metaxas Urges Christians to Act to Save American Religious Liberty

Last week I told you that Houston’s Mayor, Annise Parker, demanded to see the sermons of a group of five pastors and threatened them with a subpoena. Why? Because the pastors had objected to a new so-called “equal rights” ordinance that would allow self-identified “transgendered” men to use women’s restrooms.

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Sen. Ted Cruz speaks out against Houston City Hall's subpoena request for the sermons of certain ministers opposed to the city's equal rights ordinance. Cruz spoke Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (Photo: Marie DeJesus / Houston Chronicle)

Houston Mayor Revises Subpoena Request: Still Asks for Pastors’ “Speeches or Presentations” Related to Homosexuality and Gender Identity (Sermons Are Not Explicitly Precluded)

Mayor Annise Parker on Friday followed through on her pledge to narrow the scope of subpoenas sent to local pastors who led opposition to the city's equal rights ordinance earlier this year. (more…)

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WATCH: Ted Cruz Holds Rally Against Houston Mayor’s Subpoena of Sermons; Grace Church to Host “I Stand Sunday” on November 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4MX7zumDIE Houston Mayor Annise Parker has been on quite a fishing expedition -- but it's her power that needs to be reeled in. Americans everywhere are appalled by the lesbian leader, who declared war on the First Amendment by barging into churches and demanding pastors' private communications. In a country still

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Annise Parker (Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Just Hours Before Press Conference, Houston Mayor Wrote on Twitter, “Sermons Are Fair Game”

Following intense media attention, officials in Houston, Texas, appear to be backing away from a sweeping subpoena seeking church communications and sermons from five faith leaders who are affiliated with activists opposed to the city’s controversial equal rights ordinance. (more…)

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Mississippi Pastor Says He Was Paid by Sen. McDaniel’s Campaign to Report Negative Info On Sen. Thad Cochran

Mississippi pastor Stevie Fielder says he was paid by Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel's (R) campaign to give an interview to a conservative blogger in which he said Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) campaign had asked him to pay people to vote for Cochran. (more…)

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