Democrats Continue Their Double Dealing on DACA

Democrats continued their years-long streak of making and breaking amnesty promises this week by refusing a deal to include a DACA fix in the omnibus spending bill. The streak began when then-candidate Barack Obama promised a comprehensive solution in his first year in office. “I cannot guarantee that it is going to be in the…
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Democrats Have Veered Left on Immigration Debate

It wasn’t that long ago that Democrats supported an immigration proposal that looked much like the one that has currently been put on the table by Republicans. The so-called Gang of Eight, led by Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer, included three key planks: A path to citizenship for certain unlawfully present aliens, increased border security (including…
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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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Liberals Decry the #SchumerSellout to Reopen the Government

With the Schumer Shutdown heading into its third day, Democrats finally realized just how untenable their position was and promptly caved. From the start of the negotiation Democrats overestimated their leverage. They believed that Americans’ desire for a DACA gave Democrats a mandate to pressure Republicans into taking a one-sided deal. What they assumed was…
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Democrats Resort to Same Tired Anti-Tax Reform Tactics

Congressional Democrats plotted their political approach to stop the GOP’s tax reform efforts well before Republicans had conceived, much less introduced, their plan. In Democrats eyes the actual policy choices contained in the plan, and the reasoning behind them, wouldn’t matter. What matters is selling Americans on one simple, politically resonant theme: That Republicans’ plan…
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Democrats’ Economic Agenda Falls Woefully Short

Better ingredients. Better pizza. Papa John’s. A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future. The first slogan is meant to sell pizza, the second is meant to sell Democrats. The first has worked to convince Americans to order pedestrian slices of baked dough and cheese. Will the latter succeed at convincing voters to buy…
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Republicans’ Medicaid Reforms Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

Obamacare is in jeopardy and Democrats know it. And while they don’t necessarily want to own the inevitable collapse of the individual market that Obamacare put into motion, neither do they want to admit that it took electing a GOP-led Senate to fix it. So it’s not surprising that Democrats are pulling out the stops…
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Are Democrats Pro-Tax Reform? Depends on the Year

There is a phenomenon in physics whereby the mere act of observing an event changes the outcome. This is perhaps most pronounced in the debate over whether light was composed of particles, which travel in a straight line, or waves, which travel in undulating ripples. Experiments have proven that when electrons are not observed, they…
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Democrats’ Broke the Health Care System, Now They’re Lying to Keep it That Way

Obamacare was a bill built on lies so it’s fitting that Democrats must now turn to lies to keep their signature legislative accomplishment afloat. Given the law’s slow-motion self-destruction, it’s easy to forget the lengths that President Obama went to in order to get the bill over the finish line. “If you like your health…
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Chuck Schumer’s Playing a Losing Hand in Gorsuch Filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is playing a losing brand of poker in promising to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Sen. Schumer knows he has a losing hand, he knows he’s all-in on his bluff, and he knows that to come away a winner Republicans are going to have to fold.…
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