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Democrats Push the Government Toward a Shutdown

A government shutdown is looming. Unless Congress passed a debt-ceiling increase and a continuing resolution by December 9, the federal government will not have enough money to fund a range of government programs. The disagreement between Republicans and Democrats is over a fix for the so-called “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as…
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Senate Republicans Push Historic Tax Reform One Step Closer to Reality

Tax reform is hard. Not just hard, nearly impossible. The tax code has been slowly turned into a minefield of competing credits, deductions and loopholes, essentially guaranteeing that any attempt at reform will have unintended side effects on one or another group of taxpayers. For a while, it looked as though the Senate would not…
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Millennials Stand to Win Big From Republican Tax Reform Plans

Millennials recently overtook Baby Boomers as America’s largest living generation. They are the largest share of the American workforce. Their median wages, after adjusting for inflation, have at best been stagnant, and at worst fallen, since the Great Recession. And according to a recent Pew Research analysis, they represent the largest group of households living…
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Democrats Continue to Learn All the Wrong Lessons from Recent Successes

By any measure, Democrats had a successful Election Night last week. They picked up legislative seats in competitive states like Colorado, they expanded their supermajority in the New Jersey state legislature, and most importantly, they held off a last-minute challenge in the Virginia governor’s race. But Democrats are at risk of drinking their own Kool-Aid,…
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Political Expediency is a Dangerous Moral Guide

Democrats are finally being forced to confront their longstanding hypocrisy on sexual assault. Or at least, that was the hope following the emergence of a photograph of Senator Al Franken appearing to grope Leeann Tweeden, who was traveling with him on a USO tour, as well as her story of how he forcibly kissed her…
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The Individual Mandate is a Tax on the Working Class. Get Rid of It

“Here’s the concern. If you haven’t made it affordable, how are you going to enforce a mandate. If a mandate was a solution, we could try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody buy a house. The reason they don’t have a house is that they don’t have the money.” – Barack Obama in 2008.…
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House Republicans Achieve Historic Tax Reform Victory

House Republicans achieved a historic legislative victory on Thursday, passing a sweeping tax-reform package that will create jobs, increase paychecks and make the tax code simpler. The pro-growth tax reform package sailed through the House by a vote of 227-205. No Democrats voted for the bill, while a mere 13 Republicans—all from states with high…
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Trump’s Stresses Need for Trade Fairness During Historic Indo-Pacific Trrip

President Trump is back on American soil after a weeks-long trip through Asia to reenergize relationships with strategic partners and reaffirm America’s commitment to the region. The trip, which included stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines was a ringing success by any measure. Over the 12-day trip, President Trump was able…
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