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Grassley-Graham Is the Real Bombshell Memo

A bombshell just dropped on Washington. A newly released memo from Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham reveals that officials within the Obama administration used hearsay from an unreliable source to justify surveilling associates of the Trump campaign. It’s an enormous story. Or at least, it should be. Unfortunately, it works better as a salacious,…
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Bipartisan Budget Deal is a Big Deal for a Depleted Military

Congressional leaders completed a bipartisan two-year budget agreement that lifts spending caps on military and domestic spending and suspended the debt limit for a year. “This bill is the product of extensive negotiations among congressional leaders and the White House. No one would suggest it was perfect, but we worked hard to find common ground…
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Republicans Have Reason for Optimism in 2018

With roughly nine months to go until the midterm elections, Republicans have much to be fearful about and much to be hopeful for. Fearful, because history suggests that Republicans’ House majority is in peril. The president’s party loses an average of 32 seats in the first midterm election after taking his seat in the Oval…
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A Week of Turning Points Spell Good Things for GOP

Republicans have been bracing for strong headwinds heading into this year’s midterm elections, but the past week has been marked by a few key turning points that spell hope for Republicans’ chances in the fall. Here’s four of them       1. Economic good news continues to pour in The past few months have…
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President Trump: America is Open for Business

James Carville, one of President Bill Clinton’s campaign strategists, desperately wanted to keep his client on message. To help the effort he hung a sign in the campaign’s Little Rock headquarters that read: Change v. more of the same The economy, stupid Don’t forget health care It’s the economy, stupid. And right now, the Trump…
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Under Trump Wages are Finally Rising

The president delivered a powerful messages to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland: “The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America.” By almost any economic measure Trump was correct. The U.S. economy grew 2.3 percent last year, the best growth in two years, and it has grown at a rate…
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Democrat Dissension on Display in Response to Trump’s State of the Union

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump was relentlessly positive about the good things that could be accomplished if we set aside our differences and work together. “This is, in fact, our new American moment,” he said, adding that “all of us, together, as one team, one people, and one…
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The State of Our Union is Strong Because Its People are Strong

Since 1983, when Ronald Reagan first used the word “strong” to describe the state of the union, the adjective has become a mindless mainstay of nearly every subsequent address. But while simple, plainspoken descriptions of the direction of our nation are powerful, it also helps if they are true. For the first time in many…
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Tax Reform Gives Republican Poll Numbers a Big Lift

Polls have not been kind to Congressional Republicans recently. Across 15 polls spanning the month of December, Democrats led the generic Congressional ballot—which asks respondents whether they’d vote for a Republican or Democrat congressional candidate next year, without giving the names of specific candidates—in all of them, by double digits in nine of them, and…
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Democrats’ Shutdown Collapse Highlights Intra-Party Problems

Politico’s Bill Scher put it best: “Democrats are living their own version of Groundhog Day. Every day, they wake up and realize they are still in the 2016 presidential primary.” More than a year after the 2016 elections the party is still facing an internal struggle between its left-leaning faction, with Sen. Bernie Sanders as…
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