Boots on the Ground

If we all can remember, this was the promise President Obama made about our involvement in Syria. In fact, according to USA Today, President Obama told us 16 times there would be "no boots on the ground in Syria."  The truth is by the end of 2106 we have had around 5,000 troops in Syria.  This in itself...

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CBO Numbers for TrumpCare

Finally, the numbers are in for TrumpCare and it's not awful, but it is not great either... Roughly 24 million more people would be uninsured over a decade if the House Republican Obamacare repeal bill is enacted, according to a much-anticipated Congressional Budget Office analysis that could threaten GOP hopes of getting the measure through the House in the coming...

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Making Universities Earn Their Funding

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on how some states are moving to fund universities based off of their performance. Taking a page from cash-strapped parents, states are increasingly telling their public universities to prove they’re worth the investment. The question is, why has this idea taken so long? As we reported here, university spending is out of...

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Non Scandalous Scandal

Friday night the press was up in arms over Sessions decision to ask for the resignation letters of 46 Obama appointed US Attorneys... President Donald Trump’s administration asked remaining U.S. attorneys appointed by President Barack Obama to offer their resignations Friday, a seemingly abrupt move that surprised many—including the officeholders asked to leave. ... The timing and scope...

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Trump Signs New Immigration EO

Moments ago President Donald Trump signed a new immigration executive order... President Donald Trump on Monday re-issued his travel ban executive order with significant concessions from his prior directive: exempting existing visa holders from travel limits and removing Iraq from the original list of seven Muslim-majority countries whose citizens were barred from entering the U.S. ... The new...

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Lt Governor Dan Forest:

Lt Governor said what made last night's speech so great for President Donald Trump was he was able to talk to the American People for the first "unfiltered." The majority of Americans last night were happy with President Donald Trump's speech.  Most democrat pundits and politicians were kind of perplexed by this.  While they do admit his tone changed,...

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The Entitlement Myth

Many of President Donald Trump's supporters are outraged about the budget debate currently happening within the GOP right now, Mr. Trump’s budget blueprint — which is expected to be central to his address to Congress on Tuesday night — sets up a striking clash with the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, who has made a career out of pressing...

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Trump’s Budget Makes No Sense

President Donald Trump is seeking a 10% increase in military spending in his new budget.  A proposal that is both sticking to and deviating from his promises on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump is seeking what he called a "historic" increase in defense spending, but ran into immediate opposition from Republicans in Congress who must approve his...

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DOJ Drops Voter ID Challenge

President Donald Trump continues to deliver... President Trump's Justice Department is ending the government's opposition to a controversial voter ID law in Texas, according to a group involved in the case.  ... After six years of legal wrangling, the Justice Department will no longer argue that Texas intentionally sought to discriminate against minorities when it passed the law...

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Independent Media

This morning, on the Today Show, former President George W. Bush discussed the press and what role they play in a democracy. Early on in the exclusive sit-down, the former president expressed a clear-eyed support for the news media, saying a free press was "indispensable to democracy." "We need an independent media to hold people like me to...

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