Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., is a former distillery owner and a veteran. “If you don’t fight for what you think is right, if you’re not willing to stand up, you will get rolled over,” the newly-elected Riggleman tells The Daily Signal, adding, “I don’t want to be in politics, but I think people who hate politics need to get involved with politics.” Plus: We discuss Fox News’ Tucker Carlson’s proposal that the government ban smartphones for teens.

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  • Lawmakers’ guests to the State of the Union include a transgender military member and an illegal immigrant.
  • New Jersey has a new law on the books, making it the second state to mandate schools teach LGBT history.
  • A Hawaii legislator wants to do away with cigarettes for everyone who’s younger than 100.

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