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Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Why millennials should oppose the border adjustment tax

House Speaker Paul Ryan stood before the Republican Senate lunch last Tuesday to make his case for the Border adjustment tax. Previously, Speaker Ryan defined the border adjustment tax as a “compromise between a tariff… and conservative orthodoxy against border taxes.” GOP Senate members have expressed growing concern over the 20% tax on imports. Sen. […]

Rand Paul rips John McCain for anti-Trump comments [VIDEO]

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By Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Sunday warned against taking seriously comments his Senate colleague John McCain of Arizona made on Saturday, in which the Arizona lawmaker compared President Trump‘s actions toward the press to “how dictators get started.” “The thing is, I don’t agree with his analysis and applying that […]

Trump to roll out Obamacare repeal and replacement in March

Amidst discussing fake news and Russia during a Thursday press conference, President Trump announced that he will unveil his Obamacare replacement in March. (Photo via AP)

On Thursday, President Trump announced that his Obamacare alternative will be unveiled in March. When asked by a reporter about tax reform during Thursday’s press conference, the President dovetailed into Obamacare, saying, “Tax reform is going to happen fairly quickly. We’re doing Obamacare. We’re in final stages. We should be submitting the initial plan in March, […]

Tim Scott reads racist liberal tweets on the Senate floor [VIDEO]

Senator Tim Scott continues to gain the ire of black liberals. He's finally fighting back. (Photo via AP)

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) has faced immense criticism from the black community over his support for Jeff Sessions to be the next United States Attorney General. “If you sign up to be a black conservative, the chances are very high you will be attacked. It comes with the territory,” Scott said before the Senate. Scott, […]

GOP shouldn’t create their own 2,700 omnibus bill to replace Obamacare

Senate Maj. Ldr. Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan are struggling to find the ideal replacement to Obamacare. If anything, they should do it step-by-step. (Photo via AP)

House and Senate Republicans are hastily trying to find a health care plan to replace Obamacare once it’s repealed. According to a leaked recording of a closed door meeting in Philadelphia last Thursday, GOP leaders expressed concern about how they could find a better, long-term health care solution. “We’d better be sure that we’re prepared to live […]

Rand Paul unveils Obamacare replacement: Millennials should love it

Kentucky Senator and Dr. Rand Paul has finally released his plan to replace Obamacare. Will it provide the relief that millennials need? (Photo via AP)

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released his comprehensive plan to replace Obamacare on Wednesday, which is oddly enough named “The Obamacare Replacement Act” (S.222). If Paul’s plan is passed into law, it might be the relief millennials need. One of the key highlights to Paul’s plan is repealing the “individual and employer mandates, community rating restrictions, rate review, […]

McCain to oppose Trump’s OMB pick for supporting limited government [VIDEO]

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been the voice for a hawkish foreign policy abroad and big government spending at home, a worldview totally opposed by President Donald Trump. The Arizona Senator is so committed to a bigger military budget that he’s willing to vote against the President’s pick for Director of the Office of Management […]

Ted Cruz just owned Deadspin on Twitter

Ted Cruz has emerged from his shell of being a human punching bag, and is now punching back. Starting with Deadspin. (Photo via AP)

Ted Cruz has been a human punching bag for the last few years during his time in the Senate and while running for president in the Republican primary. Ever since the Texas Senator was maligned by then-candidate Donald Trump and went through a rough patch with his Republican colleagues, Cruz has been looking to patch things up. […]

Flashback: Elizabeth Warren advocated for school vouchers in 2003

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Partisanship and politics are a hell of a drug, and Elizabeth Warren is an addict. The Massachusetts Senator has been attacking Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, for her position on expanding school vouchers.  Warren attacked her viciously on the issue of school choice. “[DeVos has a] deep record of activism, bankrolling and lobbying […]

Dear Inauguration boycotters: Running away is not resistance

Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez is one of many Dem lawmakers protesting Donald Trump's inauguration. What are they really trying to accomplish? (Photo via AP)

The list is growing. 56 Democratic members of Congress will boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Their rationales vary. Some Democrats are staying away because they believe Trump is an “illegitimate” president spawned from Russian hacking. Others are protesting Trump’s comments on women and minorities. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) says she will be “organizing.” Rep. […]

Cory Booker is not the progressive savior Bernie Bros are looking for

A lot of folks are speculating about a 2020 run for NJ Sen. Cory Booker, but progressives see through his record. (Photo via CQ Roll Call)

Democrats are still reeling from an election upset of Hillary Clinton, and they’re looking for any liberal or progressive to lead them in the future who isn’t named Bernie Sanders. Enter Cory Booker, the Democratic Senator from New Jersey. During the confirmation hearing of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Booker broke with precedent and testified against Trump’s […]

Dear Republicans: Listen to Rand Paul (& Donald Trump) on Obamacare repeal

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Someone please tell me congressional Republicans aren’t this dim. Any plan to repeal Obamacare without a conservative replacement, with phasing out of the least destructive elements slowly, is doomed to disturb millions of Americans —  many of whom have already seen spiking premiums and deductibles under Obamacare. Not only are Republicans considering repealing without replacement, […]

Only 14 Senators wanted to balance the budget and save millennials from debt

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Senate Republicans proved this week that most of them aren’t serious about leaving a sustainable federal government to future generations. Senator Rand Paul put forth a reasonable alternative budget proposal earlier this week to balance the budget within five years, while also maintaining the language needed to repeal Obamacare. The current Republican leadership-backed version would […]

Donald Trump and Rand Paul: Unlikely allies

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By W. JAMES ANTLE III (@JIMANTLE) Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has a secret weapon in his war on the Republican establishment. The weapon’s name is Donald Trump. Paul ended the week by saying he had spoken with Trump and he agreed with the Kentucky Republican about repealing and replacing Obamacare simultaneously. Trump said as much […]

Bernie Sanders printed a gigantic Trump tweet, photoshop contest ensues

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) printed a giant Trump tweet to make a point about entitlement spending, and the internet went nuts. (Photo via C-SPAN)

Bernie Sanders is back in Congress for all you millennials looking to squeeze every morsel of socialist rhetoric from the former Democratic presidential candidate. The Vermont Senator took the floor on Wednesday to address the Senate on a number of concerns he has as President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration is fast approaching. In an effort to […]

Kid does the Dab in front of Paul Ryan, is now grounded [VIDEO]

Rep. Roger Marshall's son wanted Paul Ryan to look at his dab. He did, and didn't get it. Now, Marshall's son is grounded. (Photo via AP)

Paul Ryan is not about that trap life. During Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremonies of Senators, Congressmen, and Congresswomen, a newly sworn-in lawmaker’s son decided to do the “Dab” when posing for pictures with House Speaker Paul Ryan. The teen’s father, Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kansas), was none too pleased. His son, Cal, was tasked with holding the […]

Massie: House GOP slacking on gun rights, it’s time to change with Trump

GOP Congressman Thomas Massie's trigger finger is itchy to pass more pro-gun legislation with President-elect Trump. (Photo via Twitter)

Republican Congressman Thomas Massie isn’t afraid to break partisan lines and give his own party get an earful, especially when it comes to an issue that’s near and dear to his heart: the Second Amendment. In an interview with GunsAmerica, the Congressman representing the 4th district in Kentucky, who relaunched the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, doesn’t think […]

The Socialist Pair: Sanders, Warren oppose life-saving bill everyone else likes

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President Obama will sign the 21st Century Cures Act, also called the Cures Now Act, into law on Tuesday, December 13th. Both Republicans and Democrats supported the bill, which passed the House on a 392-26 vote. It then sailed through the Senate with a vote of 94-5. Two of those dissenting Senators are favorites of […]

Rand Paul vows to block John Bolton from State Dept.

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While Democrats have threatened to block some of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments, it may be one of his fellow Republicans who is actually successful. Rumors have been swirling all weekend that Trump may tap former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton as the Deputy Secretary of State. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has vowed to fight against […]

Yuge: U.S. to forgive $108 billion in student loan debt

Millennials got some good news from the GAO and hopefully President-elect Trump can carry the torch regarding the student debt crisis. (Photo via AP)

Millennials don’t want a handout from the government. However, when it comes to student loans, they need all the help they can get. According to a new report released by the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday, the federal government is on track to forgive at least $108 billion in student debt in the coming years. […]