Congress

Experts to Senate Committee: There’s no end in sight for the opioid crisis

On Thursday morning, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee held their first of a series of hearings evaluating the government’s response to the opioid crisis. Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) called on experts to explain to members “what’s working, and what needs work.” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) asked why the preventative measures […]

Are the ESSA requirements that replaced No Child Left Behind working?

This week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee held a hearing to evaluate state’s education proposals under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ESSA Act, passed with bipartisan support in 2015, reformed and replaced the No Child Left Behind Program after educators argued that the “one size fits all” model was […]

Even 538 admits that sweeping gun control doesn’t stop mass shootings

Like with any mass shooting that happens in the United States, the central conversation shifts almost immediately to what our lawmakers in Congress can do to restrict the sale and purchase of firearms beyond what is already regulated. However, according to one statistician from the website FiveThirtyEight who researched gun deaths in America, sweeping common-sense […]

Late night politics: Hosts push for gun control in wake of Las Vegas [VIDEO]

Between hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, and James Corden, the mood was somber throughout the late night comedy stratosphere. Every comic opened their show focusing on the tragic events that unfolded in Las Vegas on Sunday night where Stephen Paddock allegedly opened fire on a country music […]

Expert: Liberals don’t realize gun control punishes blacks, poor people the most

The calls from liberals for more gun control following the horrific shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 dead and 527 injured, but many of them don’t realize that the unintended consequences of such policies actually criminalize blacks and poor people the most. Adam Bates, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal […]

Here’s the list of Democrats politicizing the Las Vegas shooting

Just hours after the deadliest mass shooting in the United States, Las Vegas police are still identifying and counting the lives lost at the scene of the active investigation.  President Trump addressed the nation calling for unity following the massacre that killed at least 58 people and injured more than 400 concertgoers. Meanwhile, in the wake […]

No one is talking about it: The longest standing federal student loan program will expire today

Today, the Federal Perkins Loan Program will expire, leaving approximately 700,000 students without access to these low-interest loans. With its expiration approaching, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called for Congress to vote on a two-year extension of  Perkins loans. It is not the first time that Congress has extended the program. The […]

Millennial Congresswoman: Free college isn’t working in New York

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is the youngest women in history to serve in the United States Congress. Elected at age 30, she is now in her second term at age 33. Stefanik is aware of the day-to-day challenges millennials face and serves as the voice for young people by heading up the House GOP Millennial […]

Conservatives explain to Kimmel: You’re wrong on healthcare

The Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace Obamacare seems all but dead, and Jimmy Kimmel significantly contributed to kill it. On Tuesday night, the late night host accused Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) of lying to him regarding his health care proposal to fix the Affordable Care Act. Kimmel took on this political cause after his […]

Sanders’ foreign policy speech sounds more like a 2020 campaign rally

On Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave a foreign policy speech to the students at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. At Westminster, the progressive senator spent an hour discussing his foreign policy views, but mostly focused on where he thinks President Trump is going wrong. It’s speculated that the 76-year-old Vermont senator still has his […]

How the Graham-Cassidy bill would impact young people

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dean Heller (R-NV), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) health care plan or the GCHJ health care bill is designed to give power back to the states. The GCHJ bill provides federal block grants to states and allows each state to decide how to take care of their constituents best. […]

Jimmy Kimmel blasts Bill Cassidy: He “lied right to my face” [VIDEO]

Late night comic Jimmy Kimmel, who rarely takes time out of his monologue to address serious matters, vented his frustrations with Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) for “lying” about his health care bill intended to replace the Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the late night host, whose son, Billy, was born earlier […]

EXCLUSIVE: GOP Rep explains why bipartisanship is the best way forward

Last week, President Trump praised Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) for his loyalty and willingness to work across the aisle and find bipartisan solutions. “I want to thank Tom Reed. He’s been a friend of mine for a long time. He was there right at the beginning when it wasn’t very fashionable,” Trump said. Reed has […]

Dreamers protest Nancy Pelosi for working with Trump on DACA [VIDEO]

During a press conference in San Francisco on Monday, Dreamers protested House Minority Leader Nancy (D-CA) Pelosi for working with President Donald Trump on a deal to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) program. shouting her down with chants like “undocumented and unafraid.” Dreamers went as far as disrupting Pelosi’s presser by […]

Bernie Sanders admits that universal health care would ‘bankrupt the nation’ [VIDEO]

Earlier this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced his “Medicare for All” bill, a single-payer health care plan. In an op-ed piece for the New York Times, the Vermont Senator said that the bill is not a “radical idea.” However, it is far from his 1987 stance on the issue when he was mayor of […]

What fappened? Ted Cruz’s account “liked” a porn video on Twitter

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is in some hot water on Tuesday morning after his Twitter account (@tedcruz) “liked” a hardcore porn video from the account Sexuall Posts (@SexuallPosts). The favorited tweet appeared on Cruz’s verified Twitter account before it was reported to the website and subsequently taken down, according to The Verge. Cruz’s team believes […]

UC Berkeley uses taxpayer dollars to organize a “resistance” event

The University of California – Berkeley is hosting a lecture where students will learn what “effective resistance” looks like, and how to use it to undermine President Trump’s agenda. UC Berkeley claims that the speech, which will be given by the head of Greenpeace USA, “honors the memory of the late Mario Savio, spokesperson for […]

DACA is dead. Anti-Trump opposition killed it.

On Thursday, a senior official in the Trump administration told Fox News that President Donald Trump intends to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, and is expected to make the announcement on Friday. However, some are saying this decision was not necessarily the President’s preferred option — and that he was willing […]

Affirmative action: Top Democrats side against Asian-Americans

Top Congressional Democrats are sending mixed messages when it comes to affirmative action — oddly siding against Asian-Americans. On August 18th, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Rep. Conyers (D-MI) sent a joint letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos […]

Boston Free Speech Rally speaker: The Establishment ‘wants a race war’

Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai had some strong words for establishment politicians when discussing the Boston free speech rally this past weekend. “They want a race war,” Ayyadurai told Red Alert Politics in an interview, recounting his experience in Boston where tens of thousands of counter-protesters swarmed their 100-person […]