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Trump administration disagrees with CBO report on health care

The Trump administration on Monday lashed out at the Congressional Budget Office’s report that estimated that about 24 million more Americans in a few years would be uninsured under the new legislation. The bill, called the American Health Care Act, would be “less generous” with new tax credits for those receiving subsidies under the current

Hello Congress: What Part of “Repeal” Do You Not Understand?

Arthur Schaper, Legislative politics is tough. On one hand, lawmakers must cobble together a simple majority to pass legislation. As rules currently stand, legislation needs 60 votes in the United States Senate to pass. Republicans (liberal and conservative) along with Democrats will not support the latest Obamacare replacement proposal. The American people were crystal clear

“We Are A Nation of Laws”, But “Sanctuary Cities” Are OK?

Helen Raleigh, Right after the 9th Circuit Court ruled against President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said, “We are a nation of laws, and as we have said those laws apply to everybody in our country.” When he was uttering these words, he seemed to ignore the fact

A Trillion Reasons Why U.S. Debt Is Incomprehensible

Tom Purcell, Get this: The U.S. Treasury says that America’s debt grew by another trillion dollars in 2016. If you’re like me and you find it difficult to grasp how much a trillion really is,, an educational project of the nonprofit Employment Policies Institute, offers a mind-blowing illustration. “Let’s say someone told you to

Trump’s phone call with Taiwan leader ‘a very tough signal to Beijing’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich defended President-elect Donald Trump’s phone conversation with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, saying the break with decades-long diplomatic tradition was a “deliberate … specific signal.” In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity Monday night, Gingrich favorably compared Trump’s Taiwan call to President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba earlier this year.

Complaints About the ‘Normalization’ of Trump are Hypocritical

Jonah Goldberg, The war on normalization has begun. “The media is starting to normalize Donald Trump, and it should make you very scared,” proclaims a headline at Salon. HBO’s haughty in-house mocker, John Oliver, says, “Optimism is nice if you can swing it, but you’ve got to be careful, because it can feed into the

School choice advocates celebrate victories in AR, FL, GA, IN, IA, KY, LA, MO, NV, OK, TN, WI

Victor Skinner, The American Federation for Children, a pro-school choice advocacy group, is touting nationwide momentum for its cause in the wake of the 2016 election. A total of 80 out of 82 candidates endorsed by the AFC won their races across the country on election night, making it clear that many parents are

Load of manure dumped at Democratic headquarters in Ohio county

Workers at Democratic Party headquarters in Warren County, Ohio had to deal with a stinky situation Saturday after a load of manure was dumped outside the building. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the Warren County Sheriff’s Office informed party officials of the dump at around 7:45 a.m. Deputies met with party officials later in the