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Will Tax Reform Hit the Same Road Bumps as Obamacare Repeal?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 9, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/9/2017 at 4:00pm
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The House passed a 2018 budget resolution last week along with the Senate Budget Committee, two crucial steps to start tax reform. It’s an opportunity for President Donald Trump and the Republican lawmakers to hold a promise after they couldn’t repeal Obamacare.

The GOP has the majority, but just like with Obamacare,...

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GOP Lawmakers Joining Democrats to Ban Bump Stocks

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 2:30pm 10/5/2017 at 2:30pm
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A few GOP lawmakers in the House and Senate have announced they are open to legislation that will ban bump stocks, a device allegedly used by Stephen Paddock in the Las Vegas massacre.

This device “is a sliding stock that when pressed against a shooter’s shoulder allows a semi-automatic gun to shift...

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Congress Working to Defund AG Sessions’ Asset Forfeiture Initiative

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 4:31pm 9/2/2017 at 4:31pm
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In a puzzling move, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last month that the Department of Justice would be ramping up asset forfeiture.

Mary wrote at the time:

Civil forfeiture remains a controversial issue in America since it’s “a process by which the government can take and sell your property without ever convicting, or...

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Trump Travels to Missouri to Push Congress on Tax Reform

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 1:00pm 8/31/2017 at 1:00pm
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As Congress is scheduled to return from recess next week, President Donald Trump traveled to Missouri on Wednesday to encourage Congress to tackle tax reform and actually get the job done…unlike the ordeal with Obamacare. From Yahoo! News:

“I don’t want to be disappointed by Congress, do you understand me,” Trump said,...

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Democrats and Republicans Put Politics on the Back Burner at Congressional Baseball Game

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:00am 6/16/2017 at 7:00am
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The Congressional Baseball game is a 108-year-old tradition and one of the best annual showings of bipartisanship.

This year, a day after Rep. Steve Scalise was shot and severely injured during baseball practice, a public display of unity and civility was desperately needed. And that’s exactly what happened.

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Puerto Rico has Voted to Become the 51st State

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 6:00pm 6/11/2017 at 6:00pm
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Puerto Ricans went to the polls today to vote on possible statehood with America. The majority of people voted yes, but only 23% of the people voted, which could call into question the validity “of the nonbinding referendum.”

From The Wall Street Journal:

According to early results on a government website, statehood drew...

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Mnuchin: U.S. has Plans if Congress Won’t Raise Debt Ceiling

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 9:00am 6/11/2017 at 9:00am
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In May, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asked Congress to raise the debt ceiling before members take their summer recess in order for America to pay its debts. The ability to borrow money expired on March 16.

Now Mnuchin has said that he and...

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Democrats in Congress Three Times as Likely as Republicans to be Ivy League Grads

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:30am 5/10/2017 at 10:30am
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This isn’t very surprising, is it? The party which is obsessed with privilege is the privileged party.

The American Interest reports:

The Party of the Ivy League

Democratic Congressmen are three times as likely to have attended an Ivy League college as their Republican counterparts, according to a new tally from the Chronicle of...

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Would journalists support congressional investigation of Obama surveillance of … journalists?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/5/2017 at 12:00pm

Donald Trump’s accusation that the Obama administration “wiretapped” his phones and/or Trump Tower, continues to reverberate.

The accusations have refocused the argument over Trump’s alleged Russia ties, which amount at this point only to innuendo, into a discussion of Obama surveillance practices.

As discussed in my prior post, which is getting a lot...

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Ivanka Meets With Congress to Push $500 Billion Child Care Agenda

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:00pm 2/26/2017 at 3:00pm
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At the Republican National Convention last year, Ivanka Trump stated:  “As President, my father will change the labor laws that were put into place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce, and he will focus on making quality childcare affordable and accessible for all.”

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Call for Congressional investigation into Obama admin role in anti-Israel UN Resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 3:00pm 12/28/2016 at 3:00pm

The Israelis say that they have “ironclad” information that the Obama administration pushed the anti-Israel UN Security Council resolution passed on December 23, to which the U.S. abstained. Some public evidence supporting the accusation was summarized in my post last night.

The Obama administration denials are very Clintonian, phrased in ways to...

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Cruz, DeSantis Propose Congressional Term Limits

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 6:00pm 12/10/2016 at 6:00pm

One of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s promises on the campaign trail was to “drain the swamp,” and a part of that, he announced during his “Gettysburg Address,” would be his push for a Constitutional amendment requiring term limits for members of Congress.

In October, I wrote about this promise:

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Obama Admin Rushes To Pass At Least 98 New Regulations

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 6:00pm 11/27/2016 at 6:00pm

The Obama administration’s agencies are in a frenzy of activity as they push new regulations before Obama leaves office in January. Republicans, however, are warning against such activity, saying that they will overturn them via the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

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The Next Congress and the Nuclear Option

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 11:30am 11/1/2016 at 11:30am

When Barack Obama took office in 2008, one of the most difficult things for conservatives was the fact that he soon had a compliant and Democrat-controlled Congress to do his bidding. With the defection of Arlen Specter in April of 2009 and...

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Congress Concerned Intelligence-Sharing With Cuba Will Aid Iran, Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 28, 2016 at 10:00am 10/28/2016 at 10:00am

On October 14, 2016, Obama issued a “presidential policy directive” in which he laid out a multi-pronged approach “to promote engagement with the Cuban government and people, and make our opening to Cuba irreversible.”  In this directive, Obama directs the Director of National Security to share intelligence with Cuba and to...

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Wells Fargo CEO Steps Down After Controversy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6:00pm 10/12/2016 at 6:00pm

Wells Fargo has recently dominated business news after regulators said the business created over 2 million fake bank and credit card accounts. CEO John Stumpf announced he will step down immediately:

Stumpf said that he was “grateful for the opportunity to have led Wells Fargo” and is optimistic about the bank’s future.

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Congress Votes to Override Obama Veto of 9/11 Families Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 4:00pm 9/28/2016 at 4:00pm
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Yesterday, I wrote about today’s Senate vote expected to override Obama’s veto and today they voted overwhelmingly to do just that.

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The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to overturn President Obama’s veto of a bill letting families of Sept. 11 victims sue...

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