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What We’re Reading Today

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Now Let’s Hear Who Authorized Spying on the Trump Campaign — Peter Roff, Newsweek

Ignorant press ‘surprised’ by 3.2% blowout GDP number — Monica Showalter, American Thinker

Rosenstein defends Russia investigation, takes shots at Obama administration— Politico

Dem race shows signs it could get nasty— The Hill

How California’s high-speed rail project was ‘captured’ by costly consultants — Los Angeles Times

US judge charged with aiding undocumented immigrant in escape — BBC

House Democrats have shifted witch hunt into full gear — USA Today

Snow expected in metro Detroit this weekend. We give up. — Detroit Free Press

What economic lessons about health care costs can we learn from the competitive market for cosmetic procedures? — Mark Perry, Carpe Diem

Strzok-Page texts suggested using post-election briefing to gather information on Trump team — Fox News

Former State Department Official Spied for China Since 2007 — Washington Free Beacon

Larry Kudlow to Newsmax TV: Stephen Moore Still a Candidate for Fed Post — Newsmax

What’s behind a new climate surcharge coming to your restaurant bill in California — San Francisco Chronicle

School Riots Underscore Why Parents Prefer Charter Schools — Daily Caller

Labor Fights Over the City’s New Energy Agency Are Just Getting Started — Voice of San Diego


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John Merline

Veteran journalist John Merline was Deputy Editor of Commentary and Opinion at Investor's Business Daily. Before IBD, he launched and edited the Opinion section of AOL News, and was a member of the editorial board of USA Today, where he continues to be a regular contributor. He’s been published in the Washington Post, National Review, Detroit News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Forbes, and numerous other publications. He is regular commentator on the One America News Network and on local talk radio. He got his start in journalism under the tutelage of M. Stanton Evans.

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