Policy

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On civil liberties, Obama is one of the worst presidents of all time

The left is having a tough time dealing with the end of Barack Obama’s presidency, commemorating it with gushing articles and public displays of mourning. Yet, despite their attempts to whitewash his record, Obama will go down as one of the worst records on civil liberties in American history. Obama’s record on civil liberties was absolutely terrible, arguably worse than […]

5 Obama/Clinton policies celebs should have protested the last 8 years

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Speaking in a room full of people who think, act, and believe just as you do is not heroism — it’s living in a safe space. Actors like Meryl Streep and Hugh Laurie who thought they were standing up for progressives values against incoming President Donald Trump would have served their cause much better had […]

Not Fired: VA dentist may have infected 592 veterans

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592 veterans treated by a VA dentist in Wisconsin have been notified that they should get tested for blood diseases because the dentist mishandled equipment while treating them. The impacted veterans are being advised to get tested for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV. Victoria Brahm, the acting medical director of the Tomah, Wisconsin VA […]

Rand Paul wants Sen. Bob Corker for Secretary of State

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Senator Rand Paul has been an admirer of Donald Trump’s willingness to campaign against the hawkish foreign policy of Republican party standard bearers like Senator John McCain and former President George W. Bush. Now that he’s the President-elect, the Kentucky Senator wants him to keep his promise and pick a Secretary of State that will […]

We may never know how many illegal immigrants vote

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Donald Trump recently tweeted that he would have won the popular vote if not for the millions of people who voted illegally. He went on to discuss the media’s refusal to cover illegal voting problems in California, New Hampshire, and Virginia. Meanwhile, liberals, led by Jill Stein, are demanding costly recounts in Trump-won states without any […]

What a Trump presidency means for gun-toting millennials

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During the early portions of this election cycle, many gun owners, like myself, were wary of the presidential candidates’ promises to protect our Second Amendment right. Who could blame us? Gun owners have recently weathered eight years of scrutiny and criticism from our liberal counterparts, the media and the government. We watched as each and […]

Big Brother vs. Puppies: Feds are wasting millions on abusing animals

Government waste and abuse comes in all forms (Associated Press)

The White Coat Waste Project is an advocate for animals – and taxpayers. The nonprofit, bipartisan group is not your typical animal rights organization – they don’t take a position on cosmetics testing or vegan nutrition, for example, but they are opposed to taxpayer-funded animal testing and call for greater transparency in animal research. The group will present a report […]

Minimum wage hike makes child care more expensive: Unintended consequences

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Many voters support minimum wage increases because they believe these policies will benefit workers who are struggling to make ends meet. Proponents of minimum wage hikes say they allow workers in all sectors of the economy to make a “living wage.” Yet, minimum wage increases often have unintended consequences, one of which is shocking a […]

Did Obama suggest undocumented immigrants can vote? [VIDEO]

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In an interview on Friday that caused many people to scratch their heads, President Obama seemed to suggest that undocumented immigrants could vote in the 2016 election. The president was interviewed by actress (not journalist) Gina Rodriguez on the YouTube channel “We are mitu,” which has 78,000 subscribers. We are Mitu is much like a Latino/a BuzzFeed, the […]

Marco Rubio destroys $15 minimum wage argument in 30 seconds [VIDEO]

Sen. Marco Rubio, right, gestures as he and Rep. Patrick Murphy, left, answer questions from a panel during a debate, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Broward College in Davie, Fla. Rubio and Murphy held their second and final debate, 13 days before the election. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

During a heated debate between Florida Senator Marco Rubio and his Democratic challenger Rep. Patrick Murphy on Wednesday, Rubio blasted his opponent for supporting raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, and explained how this policy would eliminate jobs. “I do want to increase people’s wages by growing the economy and by my idea for […]

Here’s how DOJ is threatening to scrap our online privacy rights

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For those of us born in the 1990s, it is hard to imagine that people once lived without email and the internet. Rather than instantaneously sending a message to a colleague, people were stuck using the dreaded snail-mail services like USPS that take 3-5 days to deliver. Now, not only do we expect instant communications, […]

New York tries to ban Airbnb: The battle for the future of the sharing economy

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Airbnb is the latest sector of the sharing economy being forced to overcome legal hurdles. The home-sharing service now faces major financial implications if it continues to operate in New York — one of the most visited places in the country. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that charges a $7,500 fine for those who advertise their […]

Anti-Trump Miss Universe proves Trump’s point on immigration

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Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado is the newest victim Democrats are parading to denounce Donald Trump. The former beauty queen is having a field day reliving the horror of being told by the billionaire that she gained too much weight 20 years ago. Trump actually defended Machado from the press, who shamed her for the weight […]

These 17 policy reforms for millennial women are flame

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Regardless of which political party they identify with or which presidential candidate they support, poll after poll has found what millennials really want: affordable education and more job opportunities. Two conservative women’s organizations — the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) and the Network of enlightened Women (NeW) — have recently released a set of 17 policy […]

Not Libertarian: Johnson supports a carbon tax

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Don’t look now but Gary Johnson is once again spitting in the face of Libertarians and dumping the party’s philosophy in favor of big government progressivism. In an interview with the Juneau Empire on Sunday, Johnson discussed how he was a big believer in man-made climate change and how he supports a carbon tax in an effort to […]

Real estate ‘tax discrimination’ benefits the rich while millennials miss out

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When it was revealed by gaming license applications that Donald Trump paid $0 in taxes for at least four years in the 1970s and ’90s, Trump said such low tax rates are normal in the real estate business. While it was notable that Trump was living a lavish lifestyle and that he is unwilling to […]

Trump: immigrants who come to this country need to respect women & gays

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Youngstown, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Donald Trump outlined his plan to defeat ISIS and protect America with “extreme vetting” of immigrants in a speech at Youngstown State University on Monday. “The rise of ISIS is a direct result of policy decisions made by President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,” he remarked. This is more plausible version of his […]

Hillary targets ‘DREAMers’: “Mi Sueño, Tu Voto” (My Dream, Your Vote)

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Hillary Clinton, who already has sizable support from the Hispanic community, is calling on DREAMers to help get her elected. The “Mi Sueño, Tu Voto” (My Dream, Your Vote) campaign announced on Sunday will “recruit undocumented ‘DREAMers’ into a voter registration army even though they are not allowed to vote,” the Washington Examiner reported. The DNC published […]

Less than 50% of people caught at border are from Mexico

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2016 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent patrols Sunland Park along the U.S.-Mexico border next to Ciudad Juarez. A new Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News Border Poll released Monday, July 18, 2016, says a majority of residents surveyed on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are against the building of a wall between the two countries. The poll also suggests residents feel Democrats and Republicans are ignoring their concerns and aren't proposing solutions to help their economy and combat drug trafficking and human smuggling. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras,File)

According to new data from the U.S. Border Patrol, slightly less than half of the people that were apprehended at the Mexican border are from Mexico. In the first six months of 2016, of the 264,165 people were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, only 49.6 percent of them were from Mexico. While many of the […]

Your Starbucks coffee is getting more expensive — and wage hikes are to blame

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You thought Starbucks couldn’t charge any more for a cup of coffee — but you’re wrong. Drinks increased by as much as 30 cents this week. Brewed coffee prices are up by 10-20 cents and espresso and tea latte drinks are 10-30 cents more, according to a statement on the Starbucks website. Why? On Monday, […]